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I have a Tiefling character I'm currently writing backstory for to use in a later campaign. Being a Tiefling, she is half-demon and her demonic nature is in her personality, i.e., she has a contempt for structure, law, and society and enjoys seeing others in pain. 

But because of her nature, she also likes to spite people, so she forces herself to be a stand-up citizen to fight stereotypes, i.e., she follows laws and customs and helps anyone in need. 

The question comes to: for a spell like Detect Good/Evil, would the caster see that she would do the right thing (even though she doesn't really want to) or would they see that she doesn't want to do the right thing (even though she will)?

I have a Tiefling character I'm currently writing backstory for to use in a later campaign. Being a Tiefling, she is half-demon and her demonic nature is in her personality, i.e., she has a contempt for structure, law, and society and enjoys seeing others in pain. But because of her nature, she also likes to spite people, so she forces herself to be a stand-up citizen to fight stereotypes, i.e., she follows laws and customs and helps anyone in need. The question comes to: for a spell like Detect Good/Evil, would the caster see that she would do the right thing (even though she doesn't really want to) or would they see that she doesn't want to do the right thing (even though she will)?

I have a Tiefling character. Being a Tiefling, she is half-demon and her demonic nature is in her personality, i.e., she has a contempt for structure, law, and society and enjoys seeing others in pain. 

But because of her nature, she also likes to spite people, so she forces herself to be a stand-up citizen to fight stereotypes, i.e., she follows laws and customs and helps anyone in need. 

The question comes to: for a spell like Detect Good/Evil, would the caster see that she would do the right thing (even though she doesn't really want to) or would they see that she doesn't want to do the right thing (even though she will)?

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I have a Tiefling character I'm currently writing backstory for to use in a later campaign. Being a Tiefling, she is half-demon and her demonic nature is in her personality, i.e., she has a contempt for structure, law, and society and enjoys seeing other peopleothers in pain, especially when she gets to inflict it (making her internally Chaotic Evil). The thing is,But because of her personalitynature, she also loveslikes to spite people, and since people assume Tieflings are evil, so she forces herself to act likebe a goody-twostand-shoes justup citizen to prove them wrongfight stereotypes, i.e., she will offer food to the hungryfollows laws and defend the defenseless (making her externally Lawful Good)customs and helps anyone in need. MyThe question is, which alignment do I list on my character sheet and which one do I refercomes to: for gameplay purposes (i.e., detect gooda spell like Detect Good/evil)? Will theyEvil, would the caster see that she wants to killwould do the bad guysright thing (even though she doesn't really want to) or would they see that she wantsdoesn't want to killdo the right thing the bad guys(even though she will)?

I have a Tiefling character I'm currently writing backstory for to use in a later campaign. Being a Tiefling, she is half-demon and her demonic nature is in her personality, i.e., she enjoys seeing other people in pain, especially when she gets to inflict it (making her internally Chaotic Evil). The thing is, because of her personality, she also loves to spite people, and since people assume Tieflings are evil, she forces herself to act like a goody-two-shoes just to prove them wrong, i.e., she will offer food to the hungry and defend the defenseless (making her externally Lawful Good). My question is, which alignment do I list on my character sheet and which one do I refer to for gameplay purposes (i.e., detect good/evil)? Will they see that she wants to kill the bad guys or that she wants to kill the bad guys?

I have a Tiefling character I'm currently writing backstory for to use in a later campaign. Being a Tiefling, she is half-demon and her demonic nature is in her personality, i.e., she has a contempt for structure, law, and society and enjoys seeing others in pain. But because of her nature, she also likes to spite people, so she forces herself to be a stand-up citizen to fight stereotypes, i.e., she follows laws and customs and helps anyone in need. The question comes to: for a spell like Detect Good/Evil, would the caster see that she would do the right thing (even though she doesn't really want to) or would they see that she doesn't want to do the right thing (even though she will)?

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