Wednesday, November 04, 2009
This chart shows the moral alignments of nine pop culture characters using the Dungeons & Dragons alignment system. Rorschach as Chaotic Good? I think that Chaotic Neutral is more likely. And Neutral Good for John Locke at best.
Top row, left to right: John Locke of Lost, Dwight from Sin City, Rorschach of Watchmen.
Middle row: Indiana Jones, Niko Bellic of Grand Theft Auto 4, Tyler Durden of Fight Club.
Bottom row: Darth Vader, Anton Chigurh of No Country for Old Men, and the Joker.
I'm not sure who's responsible for this chart -- it's been floating around the net. I found it via Jeremy Barker's Popped Culture.
Way back in my gaming days, I often thought of Palladium's alignment system, which accepted selfishness as a factor in human behavior, instead of a pure good-evil duality.
A couple of years ago, I would have thought of myself as Neutral Good. Right now, I'm moving firmly in the direction of Chaotic Neutral. Appropriately, Fight Club to be a movie that spoke to me in a powerful way.
What's your alignment?