Loki as Chaotic Neutral, Not Chaotic Evil

The good / neutral / evil alignments can basically be broken down like so:

good = wants to help other people
neutral = self-serving, doesn’t really care about others
evil = wants to hurt other people
the lawful / neutral / chaotic alignments can basically be broken down like so:

lawful = obedient, respectful of authority, prefers tradition
neutral = respectful of authority within reason, neither obedient nor rebellious
chaotic = rebellious, has problems with authority, prefers new ideas
Loki is chaotic because he does what he wants, chooses his own path, has his own agenda, and doesn’t care much about anybody else’s rules or authority. He’s beholden to none, and his duty is foremost to himself. He has no interest in upholding laws, and as a god of change (among other things) he brings novelty (for good or ill) to sweep away traditional values and usher in new ways of thinking and being. This is true both of MCU Loki and the Norse deity.

VIA: silvertonguedgod.tumblr.com

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