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This Is Jim Lahey's Dungeons & Dragons Alignment According To Trailer Park Boys Fans

Dungeons & Dragons is more popular than ever these days, and that popularity has brought more attention to D&D's features, like its iconic character alignment system. If you've never played D&D before, the alignment system is a way to define a character's behavior and motivations. Characters are defined on two axes: good vs. evil, and lawful vs. chaotic. While the alignment system works well enough when creating a D&D adventurer, it also works as a handy way to define characters from practically any other stories, whether it's Friends, Star Wars, Wuthering Heights, or practically anything else. Turns out, most characters fit into one of the system's nine categories.

So it definitely works with the characters from Trailer Park Boys. The long-running Canadian mockumentary series originated with a short film in 1995, and it's been airing on television since 2001. It's also spawned an animated series, several feature films, and regular live shows. One reason why the show is such a hit is its characters; take the hard-drinking trailer park supervisor Jim Lahey, played by the late, great John Dunsworth. The fans have debated, and they've settled on his alignment. Here's a hint: it's not lawful good.

For Jim Lahey, D&D stands for "Drunk & Drunker"

Trailer Park Boys fans on Reddit put their heads together and came up with chaotic neutral. The "chaotic" part might seem like an odd fit, because Mr. Lahey is both a former police officer as well as the supervisor of the Sunnyvale Trailer Park; he's usually the one trying to stop Ricky, Julian, and Bubbles' schemes. But he doesn't do this out of a respect for the law or even just order. He does it because their schemes usually blow back on him and even lost his job as a cop because of a prank they pulled on him back in 1977. In fact, he will often break the law in order to catch the boys breaking the law.

"Neutral" is probably the best fit on the other axis. "Good" characters are selfless and altruistic by definition, so we can rule that one out. But Mr. Lahey isn't quite "Evil," either. He doesn't intentionally hurt people or enjoy seeing them hurt and he does have genuine feelings for his assistant/boy toy Randy. In the end, Mr. Lahey is just a selfish hedonist who tries to only do what he wants to do, just like everyone else at Sunnyvale.  In fact, "chaotic neutral" probably fits most Trailer Park Boys characters except for Bubbles. Maybe.