One way to categorizing fictional characters is by the character alignment system. Originating in the fantasy tabletop game Dungeons & Dragons, this system involves nine different alignments consisting of combinations of good, neutral, evil, lawful, and chaotic. Most anime characters can also be sorted into this system.
Let's take a look at one of these alignments: chaotic good. Chaotic good anime characters don't care about obeying rules or keeping order - they make their own rules, thank you very much. But while they don't feel the need to uphold structure, they're also well-meaning, kind folks who will do anything to help the people around them. If this sounds like nearly every shonen protagonist ever, that's because most shonen protagonists are chaotic good, which is why you'll see Luffy, Edward Elric, Ichigo Kurosaki, and more on this list.
These characters are a lot of fun, and though they can be frustrating to the more lawful among us, they're loyal where it counts. Which of these characters is the best? That's up to you to decide.
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Koro-sensei wants to save the world from being destroyed by his own exploding body, and he wants to help his friends' former students build up their confidence. How does he do that? By threatening to destroy the earth unless a bunch of middle schoolers assassinate him, and he's allowed to teach them how.1,094433Does this character embody chaotic good?
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Luffy is a pirate, which means that he shuns the rules of society, and will happily break the law without a thought. Nevertheless, he'll do anything to help those in need.1,887802Does this character embody chaotic good?
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Nothing says chaotic good like a willingness to try and bring your mother back from the dead using forbidden alchemy techniques. Edward Elric doesn't care about what's advisable or even possible, he's going to do whatever it takes to get to the outcome he believes is best.1,628685Does this character embody chaotic good?
Asta - Black CloverPhoto: Studio Pierrot
Becoming the Wizard King requires having magical powers, but that doesn't matter to Asta. He's determined to go for it anyway, because what's important to him isn't the rules of society, it's achieving a position that will allow him to create a society that treats people fairly.963381Does this character embody chaotic good?