This is nonsenses. Lawfull dosent have to meen speaking the truth.... bla bla bla bla DELETE PLEASE

Sorry, anonymous, but you're mistaken. The article is accurate. Let me quote from page 104 of the Player's Handbook: "Lawful characters tell the truth, keep their word, respect authority, honor tradition, and judge those who fall short of their duties." -- Alec Usticke 10:49, 31 August 2006 (PDT)
PLease Don't tell me a "LAWFULL" evil respect authority or tells the truth.
Lawful evil absolutely can respect authority and even tell the truth. The bottom line is lawful respects and obeys laws. The "laws" can be different things -- not just a government's laws -- but they wouldn't be lawful if they didn't follow a belief system. You might want to read the lawful evil article. -- Alec Usticke 21:58, 31 August 2006 (PDT)

Truth and Respect for Authority[]

To give you an example of how Lawful Evil would do this is simple. Just like any lawful character, they believe that you get ahead by at the very least having a system of trust in place, because without that system, society would fall into complete chaos. Thus they deal with truth more than they do lies, because lies mean you cannot trust anyone, so you end up with utter anarchy (which is the playing ground of the chaotic). They also respect their superiors, and understand that even though they are evil, there is a pecking order to this evil and they believe the ultimate personal goal is achieved by having this structure of authority.

A prime example of this would be the Empire from Star Wars. They clearly respect authority, having an military order which each level intimately respects even though they have nothing more than an evil agenda of suppressing the universe. They also believe in truth over lies as you can see the Empire is structured on honesty and not lies.

Do you need a better example than that? Enigmatic 02:32, 3 September 2006 (PDT)