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The 20 Best 'Chaotic Good' Anime Characters of All Time

Updated August 14, 2019 26.4k votes 4.6k voters 40.8k views20 items

List RulesVote up the characters who fit most neatly into the chaotic good category.

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.

  • While Ichigo Kurosaki can usually be found helping others, he's insistent that he only does it on his own terms, not on those of other people. In fact, he'll even go so far as to help people who don't want his help - like when he rescues Rukia by destroying Soul Society's social structure, even though she asked him not to.  

    Does this character embody chaotic good?
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    Katsuki Bakugo - My Hero Academia

    Katsuki Bakugo doesn't listen to anybody except himself, which makes him impossible to deal with on team missions. Nevertheless, he wants to be the greatest superhero the world has ever seen. Though this goal is partially based on a desire for power and glory, he also has a genuine desire to save people.

    Does this character embody chaotic good?
  • Inuyasha - Inuyasha is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 20 Best 'Chaotic Good' Anime Characters of All Time
    Photo: Sunrise

    After being rejected by society for his status as a half-demon, half-human, Inuyasha decides that he doesn't particularly care about what that society expects from him. Still, he's going to do whatever it takes to protect the people he cares about - and random people he doesn't know, too. 

    Does this character embody chaotic good?
  • Yusuke Urameshi is ultimately a good kid, which he proves when he saves a child from getting hit by a car. Still, he's not exactly keen on following rules - he gets into fights on a regular basis, and if he doesn't agree with how he's told to handle a villain, he'll do what he thinks is right. 

    Does this character embody chaotic good?
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