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Nightblood D&D Alignment

Nightblood D&D Alignment   54 members have voted

  1. 1. What do you think Nightblood's D&D alignment is?

    • Chaotic Good
    • Lawful Good
    • Neutral Good
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    • Lawful Neutral
    • Neutral
    • Chaotic Neutral
    • Neutral Evil
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    • Lawful Evil
    • Chaotic Evil
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What alignment, on the Dungeons and Dragons scale, do you think Nightblood is?

I think Chaotic Good because he wants to do good (destroy evil) but doesn't know who to destroy and so acts pretty chaotically.

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Gotta be Lawful Evil. DnD officially says the "evil" axis involves harming/killing others. Nightblood's whole thing is Destroy Evil. I would be tempted to say Chaotic Evil, it he wasn't an Awakened creation with a Command that rules his life.

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I'd say Lawful Neutral is the closest fit. He's Lawful in the sense that he's governed by his Command and can't disobey it and he's Neutral in the sense that he doesn't really know what 'Evil' is and consequently doesn't really know 'Good' either. Brandon's mentioned that Nightblood lets his wielder make those decisions, it's not his fault if everyone who fails the Nightblood Test decides that they're evil and deserve to be destroyed too...

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Nightblood himself, unfortunately, doesn't quite understand what good and evil are. (This is mentioned later in the text.) However, he knows that his master can determine who is good and who is evil—using the sword's power to make people sick, or through other means. So, he pretty much just lets whoever is holding him decide what is evil. And if the one holding the sword determines—deep within their heart—that they are evil themselves, then they will end up killing themselves with the sword.

Warbreaker Annotations (Dec. 22, 2010)

 

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9 hours ago, Invocation said:

Gotta be Lawful Evil. DnD officially says the "evil" axis involves harming/killing others. Nightblood's whole thing is Destroy Evil. I would be tempted to say Chaotic Evil, it he wasn't an Awakened creation with a Command that rules his life.

So you are saying that every soldier, police officer, and adventurer whose job involves harming/killing "bad guys" is evil? 

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3 hours ago, Etherealness said:

So you are saying that every soldier, police officer, and adventurer whose job involves harming/killing "bad guys" is evil? 

Per the DnD definition, yes, but that's massively over simplified to apply to real life. Arguably it's oversimplified for everything.

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9 minutes ago, Invocation said:

Per the DnD definition, yes, but that's massively over simplified to apply to real life. Arguably it's oversimplified for everything.

While the whole alignment system is indeed massively simplified (and is basically intended as a guide to roleplaying) you're reading way too much into that description of what 'evil' is. For example, the Paladin class simply couldn't exist in D&D if evil was read as broadly as you're doing since through 3rd edition they were required to be Lawful Good, yet their role is to be a fighter/spellcaster hybrid with the purpose of fighting evil. That by definition requires harming or killing others at times.

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Just now, Weltall said:

While the whole alignment system is indeed massively simplified (and is basically intended as a guide to roleplaying) you're reading way too much into that description of what 'evil' is. For example, the Paladin class simply couldn't exist in D&D if evil was read as broadly as you're doing since through 3rd edition they were required to be Lawful Good, yet their role is to be a fighter/spellcaster hybrid with the purpose of fighting evil. That by definition requires harming or killing others at times.

I mean yeah that's fair, I probably am taking it too literally. I don't usually bother with alignments in my games.

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I'd say True Neutral because he doesn't really make moral/ethical decisions as such. He just does what's in his nature.

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Lawful Neutral.

All the arguments were already made for me

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18 hours ago, CrazyRioter said:

I'd say True Neutral because he doesn't really make moral/ethical decisions as such. He just does what's in his nature.

But his nature is to act "morally."  The same could be said of humans(to an optimistic person at least).

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Chaotic Neutral, although Chaotic Evil could be argued.. Neutral because Nightblood has no morality, or at best very little, and is not actively trying to hurt or help anyone. Or Evil, becuase Nightblood will happily slaughter people who don't really deserve it a desperate attempt to obey his directive, although his lack of agency might place the blame on his creators/wielders. Chaotic because even though he is trying to at all times follow one law, his law is so vague and his ability to comprehend that law so small that obeying the directive perfectly, or even getting remotely close, is impossible.

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True Neutral. Because if someone tells him something is evil, he'll destroy it, even if they are "Good"

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He has to be lawful because he is completely driven by his commons to destroy evil. Good because the Intent behind his creation was good. However he is still lawful stupid.

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Nightblood should be Chaotic nuetral . Even though he wants to destroy evil , he has no clue what evil is . So he destroys everything figuring he will get to evil that way . It’s exactly how chaotic nuetral functions

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Chaotic Neutral. He has exactly one precept with two words and no idea how to decode the complex idea behind one of them, to make matters worse, that one word is supposed to give him context for the first word which acts as his command.

Destroy Evil.

He understands 'destroy'. He doesn't understand 'evil'.

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