I sometimes like to speculate about how characters would fit into the old-school Dungeons & Dragons character system. For those of you who are unfamiliar, D&D would classify characters based on two axes: Good-Neutral-Evil and Lawful-Neutral-Chaotic. This resulted in 9 possible combinations. Obviously, this is by no means a perfect system…but it’s the one that I grew up with.
So I tried to come up with some initial choices for the heroes in the Codex world, based on what we know about their lore. This is massively speculative, and for some heroes we know almost nothing. I’m interested in thoughts and feedback.
Rook: Neutral/Chaotic Good: Obviously a good guy, he lets birds nest on his head. Whitestar being the land of Do-As-You-Please, Chaotic seems like the better fit.
Setsuki: Chaotic Neutral? Largely due to her somewhat unrestrained fighting style.
Grave: Lawful Neutral: Discipline really says it all. He’s not really a hero, he doesn’t care much about others, and is purely devoted to his own skill and development.
Midori: True Neutral: Balance spec really says it all.
Calamandra: (Chaotic) Neutral, somewhat the embodiment of nature itself. One article referred to animals as “Neutral Hungry”, which seems like it would be the ideal choice.
Argagarg: Neutral Good: Basically, a nice guy, something of a pacifist.
Jaina: Chaotic Neutral: Fiery, aggressive, but not malicious.
Zane: Chaotic Evil: He throws bombs. Basically the closest thing Codex has to the Joker.
Drakk: Chaotic Neutral?? Could easily be Chaotic Evil.
Troq: (Chaotic) Neutral: More or less the equivalent of the Hulk, he’s big, kinda dumb, and likes to pound things…but he’s not exactly malicious about it.
River: ?? True Neutral?? No idea here.
Onimaru: Lawful Neutral: Dedicated to the security and defense of the state.
Quince: Lawful Evil: A corrupt official using lies and trickery to maintain power.
Bigby: Lawful Neutral: Could easily be interpreted as Lawful Evil
Garth: Neutral Evil: Seems a reasonable choice for someone who came to necromancy seemingly by accident.
Orpal: Neutral Evil: Of course, only evil from the viewpoint of large life forms…for the microbes he’s a wonder.
Vandy: Chaotic Evil: “Queen of Demons” kind of says it all.
Vortoss Collective: No idea here. I’m tempted to say they’re all True Neutral.