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The '''lawful evil''' [[alignment]] is the realm of those who know what they want and will manipulate the system (legal, cultural, and so forth) to achieve those ends, no matter the consequence. This can be for personal gain (for example, an [[evil]] vizier who seeks to claim the kingdom for himself) or to better society at all costs—an "I know what's best for everyone else"-attitude without any of the compassionate limits to action found in [[lawful good]].{{Source}}
 
The '''lawful evil''' [[alignment]] is the realm of those who know what they want and will manipulate the system (legal, cultural, and so forth) to achieve those ends, no matter the consequence. This can be for personal gain (for example, an [[evil]] vizier who seeks to claim the kingdom for himself) or to better society at all costs—an "I know what's best for everyone else"-attitude without any of the compassionate limits to action found in [[lawful good]].{{Source}}
  
 
== Characters ==
 
== Characters ==
[[File:Abrogail Thrune II.jpg|250px|right|thumb|[[Abrogail Thrune II]], queen of [[Cheliax]], embodies lawful evil rule.]]
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[[Asmodeus]] is probably the best example of a lawful evil [[deity]]. This diabolic tyrant believes only in his uncompromising vision of the [[Great Beyond|multi-verse]] and shows no mercy to those who do not bow to him.<ref>{{Cite book/Gods and Magic|6-7}}</ref> The other major lawful evil deity is [[Zon-Kuthon]], a sadist who believes in purging the flesh through pain.<ref>{{Cite book/Gods and Magic|42-43}}</ref> A host of [[archdevil]]s and [[infernal duke]]s and foul [[whore queen]]s also serve as lawful evil divine entities that can grant spells to their followers.
 
[[Asmodeus]] is probably the best example of a lawful evil [[deity]]. This diabolic tyrant believes only in his uncompromising vision of the [[Great Beyond|multi-verse]] and shows no mercy to those who do not bow to him.<ref>{{Cite book/Gods and Magic|6-7}}</ref> The other major lawful evil deity is [[Zon-Kuthon]], a sadist who believes in purging the flesh through pain.<ref>{{Cite book/Gods and Magic|42-43}}</ref> A host of [[archdevil]]s and [[infernal duke]]s and foul [[whore queen]]s also serve as lawful evil divine entities that can grant spells to their followers.
  
 
== Outsiders ==
 
== Outsiders ==
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Lawful evil [[outsider]]s are known as [[devil]]s, foul creatures that want to hold dominion over the entire multi-verse.<ref>{{Cite book/Bestiary|71}}</ref>  
 
Lawful evil [[outsider]]s are known as [[devil]]s, foul creatures that want to hold dominion over the entire multi-verse.<ref>{{Cite book/Bestiary|71}}</ref>  
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
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The lawful evil alignment is the realm of those who know what they want and will manipulate the system (legal, cultural, and so forth) to achieve those ends, no matter the consequence. This can be for personal gain (for example, an evil vizier who seeks to claim the kingdom for himself) or to better society at all costs—an "I know what's best for everyone else"-attitude without any of the compassionate limits to action found in lawful good.[citation needed]

Characters

Abrogail Thrune II, queen of Cheliax, embodies lawful evil rule.
Order is everything, at any cost.
  — Ultimate Campaign, page 136

Lawful evil characters run the gamut of malicious order, from diabolical queens to mercenaries, and from corporate kingpins to devious librarians. They thrive on discipline, punishment, and subjugating others, and are willing to sacrifice anything—and anyone—to achieve their goals, though without resorting to messy chaos.[1]

Gods

Asmodeus is probably the best example of a lawful evil deity. This diabolic tyrant believes only in his uncompromising vision of the multi-verse and shows no mercy to those who do not bow to him.[2] The other major lawful evil deity is Zon-Kuthon, a sadist who believes in purging the flesh through pain.[3] A host of archdevils and infernal dukes and foul whore queens also serve as lawful evil divine entities that can grant spells to their followers.

Outsiders

Lawful evil outsiders are known as devils, foul creatures that want to hold dominion over the entire multi-verse.[4]

References

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