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Sorcery Inquisitor Alignment

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Sorcery Inquisitor Alignment

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ApollosNight
10.18.2019 , 07:25 AM | #1
So I'm looking for some ideas/justification for my new main's LS or DS alignment. My driving force is that my Sorcerer is going to go his own way and not let the Sith tell him what to do: the essence of the Sith Code is freedom, and he's going to embrace that. He's also going to work for a better and more efficient Empire that doesn't massacre its own people and resources. He's able to do this since he had a half-brother (my Warrior) who treated him with compassion, even though he was still a slave. This kept him from becoming jaded.

I can see a LS and DS both being justified here. I don't like the overall goody-two shoes of a pure LS, but I also don't like how you are treated as a comical villain if you go DS. Any advice?

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Xilizhra
10.18.2019 , 11:14 AM | #2
LS really isn't overly "goody." The Sith Warrior runs into that more often, at least in Act 1. My LS Inquisitor is still a scheming minx, just not pointlessly cruel, and with a merciful streak.

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GHaley
10.19.2019 , 11:32 AM | #3
LS Inquisitor always feels wrong. Occulus is fine, and Nox is the baseline, but Imperius is just a walking contradiction.

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Nefla
10.20.2019 , 03:05 PM | #4
Just roleplay your character based on those motivations/guideline, make your choices based on it, and don't worry about where their alignment ends up. Those end up being the most interesting and human characters compared to the pure LS or DS ones.

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Xilizhra
10.21.2019 , 06:41 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by GHaley View Post
LS Inquisitor always feels wrong. Occulus is fine, and Nox is the baseline, but Imperius is just a walking contradiction.
Why? It fits perfectly with her slave background.

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Nefla
10.21.2019 , 09:54 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Xilizhra View Post
Why? It fits perfectly with her slave background.
Agreed. To me it makes sense that someone who has been abused and enslaved might not want to be the same as their captors. They also weren't raised evil like a SW might be since they came from a sith family. Adding to that it made sense for my LS inquisitor to defect to the Republic.

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Xilizhra
10.22.2019 , 03:52 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Nefla View Post
Agreed. To me it makes sense that someone who has been abused and enslaved might not want to be the same as their captors. They also weren't raised evil like a SW might be since they came from a sith family. Adding to that it made sense for my LS inquisitor to defect to the Republic.
Mine is LS, but could never betray the Empire after its people put their trust in her.

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PRHMro
10.24.2019 , 07:39 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Nefla View Post
Just roleplay your character based on those motivations/guideline, make your choices based on it, and don't worry about where their alignment ends up. Those end up being the most interesting and human characters compared to the pure LS or DS ones.
This is exactly the right approach for any character in my opinion. I personally had an amazing experience playing through the Inquisitor's class story, the only other class that came even close to the Inquisitor was the Imperial Agent. Chapter 2 onward especially resonated greatly with me, and it felt positively cathartic to put Sith Lords and Moffs in their place as my character grew in power.

I leveled my Inquisitor before the LS/DS commitment system was implemented, and for the most part of the class story he stayed neutral, and only accumulated enough LS points to reach Light I right before the end just in time to be named Darth Imperius rather than Occlus. From RotHC onward however, he went pretty much full LS, although he still did make DS decisions from time to time. He did make plenty of those in Onslaught, by the way, as he killed several Darths and the king of Onderon as a saboteur.

As for my Inquisitor's motivations, he is primarily motivated by his hatred of the Empire (DS), but he will help other victims of slavery and oppression (LS).

But overall, what Nefla said. Don't look at the LS/DS icon in your dialogue wheel (better yet, turn it off) and think of your character in terms of personality and motivations.