Quote Originally Posted by nybbler View Post
Belkar didn't kill the Azure City guard in cold blood. He killed him (or was it her?) in the course of an escape from capture by an enemy. Perhaps not "good", but not "evil" either.
Evil. Perhaps not as evil as possible, but still evil. Calling the law the enemy is not that inaccurate, but one can generally expect to survive dealing with the law, and so killing to escape is at least suspect. Now while Belkar's grapple is rather low for his level, the presumption is that his guard is a low level mook, and thus Belkar does not need to kill him to escape, so he is on moral difficulty on that point too.

Quote Originally Posted by nybbler View Post
He arranged to have the Lawful Good Kobold killed because said Kobold was actively trying to kill him. Nothing evil there either.
The kobold's alignment was unstated, tho unimportant. But Belkar offered extra coin for extra pain for the kobold, which is evil. More important, he was not being truely threatened by the kobold. The kobold was certainly trying, but Belkar ends the encounter unwounded, and at times seems to be almost playing with him. It is not evil to kill what you have to, but it is when you kill what you don't.

Quote Originally Posted by nybbler View Post
He killed Grand Larceny Guy to prevent him from killing Hinjo. His actual motiviations were base, but his actions in that incident were not at all evil.
He killed GLG only after the threat to Hinjo was over, and in a situation where he was effectively harmless, if indeed not highly useful.

Quote Originally Posted by nybbler View Post
If Roy had been in the non-anti-magic section, jumped out, and killed the guard, would anyone blame him for it?
Yes, even more so since we expect Roy to be good at grapple.

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If Elan had been chased by Yok-Yok and maneuvered a group of adventurers into dealing with him, would we not be praising him for his uncharacteristic quick thinking?
We would be astonished, but would expect him to do it by non-lethal means.

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If Haley had shot Grand Larceny Guy, would we have objected?
We would not have objected to her shooting to prevent GLG from shooting, but would if she tried to shoot him as he fell from the wall.