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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 19
02-01-2012, 06:17 AM
Originally Posted by Kelldar View Post
Without a doubt she has walked the line on occasion but in the same episodes you see the impact of her morals and how reluctant she is to make the decision. I think there's a clear difference between someone who is "Good" and follows the rules being "lawful" and only breaks them when it is an absolute necessity and those who would actively seek to circumvent the rules with the intent of doing "good."

You have to admit that for 7 years she held true to the Starfleet principles that eventually brought her crew home, had she broken the rules more than she had to Voyager would have been home a lot sooner, she knows this and you could see the conflict and guilt she felt over this in the show..

Talking out of the context of voyager now character alignment is always much more of a guide in roleplaying games rather than a strict rule the character follows flawlessly, take it from a frequent DM /nerd :p
There is no way you can claim Janeway's alignment is anything but chaotic. She was inconsistent in crew evaluations, her reaction to violations of her orders, even in her command decisions. And starting from the reason they were stuck in the Delta Quadrant in the first place, she was all over the map. She destroyed the Caretaker's Array and involved herself in the internal conflict of THREE sentient species (which would haunt her for several seasons with the Kazon).

Lets not even mention the fact that Janeway also used a subspace weapon (banned by the Khitomer Accords), which presumably parallels to modern day nukes, without authorization from Starfleet. And a few episodes later she is involved in the destruction of an entire planet, placing an entire pre-warp civilization in extinction.

Yeah, that sure sounds Lawful Good to me.