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13th Jun 2019, 6:00 AM in School Raze
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Newbiespud 13th Jun 2019, 6:00 AM edit delete
That's absolutely something Rarity's player would do, I think - give herself a Good-aligned foil in the family to counterbalance her initially and ostensibly Evil character. Create a point of tension should her secret life ever be revealed to her family.

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Ether Space 13th Jun 2019, 6:22 AM edit delete reply
I have a funny reverse "foil" that happened to me.
I had attempted to create a chaotic good spellsword, and attempted to have her be a rebellious princess pretending to be an exiled noble turned adventurer.
My DM trolled me and had her father's back story be that he was an even BIGGER rebel than she ever could hope to be, going so far as to emansipating himself from his old home (Which happened to be the Big Bad Evil Empire we're fighting) to start his own country.
My character is proud and horrified. After all, how is she supposed to rebel if her dad AGREES with her?! That completely defeats the purpose!
Crisis 13th Jun 2019, 6:41 AM edit delete reply
Heh. That reminds me of a series of pro-reading commercials that I've never been able to find online.

One goes something like this:

"She doesn't want to be anything like her mother."
"She wants to be independent and strong-willed."
"Then one day, she finds out that... makes her *just* like her mother."
"Sound like your life?"
*Copy of Anna Karenina is tossed into the scene*
"Find yourself in a book."

Edit: I actually just found it, and I got a few things wrong, so... yeah:

Edit 2: Found exactly one more, but I'm sure there were others:
Ishidan 13th Jun 2019, 9:54 AM butterfly in the sky edit delete reply
Take a look, it's in a book
FanOfMostEverything 13th Jun 2019, 7:01 AM edit delete reply
I love how Rarity's player uses "very... Good-aligned" as a euphemism. In the wise words of Dark Helmet, "Evil will always triumph over good, because good is dumb."
CrowMagnon 13th Jun 2019, 8:11 AM edit delete reply
My Hell's Rebels character, the constable, has had a lot of potential for conflict with another party member who's sort of her "foil" since the beginning, but it keeps getting thwarted by the characters themselves.

Her counterpart, Tyberius, is a warpriest of Gorum, god of battle and conflict. My character, Brenna, is an ex-cop who absolutely LOATHES Gorum and everything he stands for. She sees Gorumites as people who'll juggle torches in a room full of fireworks, and is afraid of civilians getting caught in the crossfire between fight-happy lunatics.

But what keeps her and Ty from getting into it is that, boisterous and eager to fight as he is, Ty is just so helpful and kind to others that Brenna can't help but like him. She thinks of him kind of like a beloved kid brother who's fallen in with a bad crowd.
Digo 13th Jun 2019, 9:56 AM edit delete reply
Dang that last panel is bad-touch creepy. O_o

My experience as a DM says that usually PCs will charge at some magical trap to free an ally and just tank it. To their defense, this worked way more often than it should, but I let the dice fall that way and if anything, it is amusing to watch the Sparks and banter when they break things.
torquelift 13th Jun 2019, 7:18 PM edit delete reply
Well, that's just being good PC's. We all know the DM put a lot of time and effort into setting the damage and other effects for those traps, it would just be wasteful to not set them off.
Mr Wednesday 14th Jun 2019, 2:38 PM edit delete reply
Well said!
Freelance 13th Jun 2019, 11:43 AM edit delete reply
Another possible reason she would make Sweetie Good-Aligned? Morality Pet or Morality Chain tropes.
T 13th Jun 2019, 6:51 PM edit delete reply
Because Sweetie Belle is pure. PURE!
CrowMagnon 13th Jun 2019, 8:04 PM edit delete reply
*glances at Sweetie's stat block* Why is she listed as a construct?
Gindranis 14th Jun 2019, 9:17 PM edit delete reply
Set phasers to hug
Lethologica 15th Jun 2019, 1:03 AM edit delete reply
Wise men say
Only fools rush in
But I can't help
Falling into your trap
Tatsurou 17th Jan 2020, 5:05 PM edit delete reply
The way she says "...very Good-aligned" makes me think Sweetie Belle's class is Paladin...and the reason she's 'dictionary' is because in building her character, Rarity put a lot of points into intelligence so she wouldn't end up "Lawful-Stupid".