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I need answers for the topics I raise for assurance. But no one seems to give me any answers. Why is this?


I'm not sure. I'm new to this whole forum thing but I'd be happy to answer your topic. But first can you explain this "Alignment" stuff to me? I don't know anything about it.

adam_tensei 04:34, December 30, 2010 (UTC)

I haven't gotten far in the original games so do forigve me if I'm totally off about this stuff.
First off: Well...I guess people just don't generally visit the forums. They're kind of hidden, I guess, and few people even post in them anyway. That's all I can say.
It would help to sign your name, too.
For Alignment, well it's sort of exactly what it seems to be. Alignment doesn't really appear outside of the core SMT games. We also have an article on it. I suggest you check it out. There are two...types of alignments, you could say, as it shows on the article. Based on my loose grip on the subject, I personally like to call them the Philosophy & Ethical Alignments. Law or Chaos, and "Good" or "Evil". (Though of course Light is not always Good, Dark is not always Evil) These two alignments are compounded to achieve your alignment, and there are 9 combinations total.
The basics of each:
Alignment
Law Chaos Light Dark Neutral
Order Freedom "Good" "Evil" No Inclination
In the series, they tend to be associated with certain types of demons. For example, Light demons are often the figures viewed as good in their origins.
(And by "no inclination", I mean that they are neither necessarily good nor evil.)
The alignment system is pretty much based off of or inspired by the D&D alignment system.
Your alignment affects mainly what kinds of demons you can have. I can't attest for its effects in other games, but for example in IMAGINE, it will cost less MAG to summon a demon of your own alignment, but more for a demon of the opposite alignment. (In IMAGINE, there is only LNC) Alignment also decides your ending. In some games, you can check your alignment, other games not so much. Alignment is usually decided by responses to some questions, what demons you summon, and with who you side with (Ex: Messians V. Gaeans).
The TVTropes page & Laconic page are also good places to look for information on Alignment in general, but being TVTropes be cautious if you wish to see. (You can get stuck there for a long time just looking at links)
So yeah. I think that explains it. Sorry this is kind of wordy, but it pretty much boils down to that chart I put up there. If you're still confused, go to our article for this series' alignment in particular.
Hope I helped.
~ FangzV ( Flame at me here) as said on 20:24, January 12, 2011 (UTC)

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