A neutral character does what seems to be a good idea. She doesn’t feel strongly one way or the other when it comes to good vs. evil or law vs. chaos (and thus neutral is sometimes called “true neutral”). Most neutral characters exhibit a lack of conviction or bias rather than
a commitment to neutrality. Such a character probably thinks of good as better than evil—after all, she would rather have good neighbors and rulers than evil ones. Still, she’s not personally committed to upholding good in any abstract or universal way. Some neutral characters, on the other hand, commit themselves philosophically to neutrality. They see good, evil, law, and chaos as prejudices and dangerous extremes. They advocate the middle way of neutrality as the best, most balanced road in the long run. Neutral means you act naturally in any situation, without prejudice or compulsion.
What does this mean to me?
Honestly this is the hardest to really play. All i can really give you are examples from media. No human is truly neural, we all lean one way or the other. I would recommend looking at what you want to play and see what way you actually lean.
Examples from media
- The Xenomorphs from Alien.
- Django from Django Unchained (only motivated by revenge and getting his wife back; and is willing to commit deeds good and evil, lawful and chaotic to do so)
- Captain Teague (aka Jack’s father) fro Pirates of the Caribbean may be a respectful character, but not to the point of being lawful. Unlike Jack he isn’t crazy enough to be qualified as chaotic and is barely good or evil.