I tend to see Robin Hood used as an example of chaotic good more often than chaotic neutral.
Just for some context, the guy behind the D&D alignment system said that it would be a Lawful Good act for a Paladin to kill an enemy that has surrendered and renounced their previous evil ways. Like, not just as a trick. He said it would be okay if they honestly repented. That way they would be then sent on to their reward before they backslide.
Nooooooooooooot exactly what most people would consider Lawful Good behavior, no? Goes to show that people have been arguing over the alignment system back to the beginning.
I only understand the chaotic neutral idea within the D&D system. To my mind it was simply enabling law abiding characters IRL to unleash the id and do whatever they please, virtually.
I remember being sick with laughter as a 19-20 yo at some of the antics our party got up to, which you would never dream of doing IRL. For example, my favourite way of getting money and weapons as a new character was to go into a bar, take note of someone who looked wealthy, commit their shoes to memory, then go into the bathroom and hide in a stall - waiting to see the shoes and hear them engaged at their ablutions. Then I would emerge and stab them in the back. Obviously, there were risks (as per the dice) but it usually worked. Although I do remember one hilarious episode where people kept walking into the bathroom as I was robbing corpses so they had to be attacked as well. It all got a bit silly...
I have hardly ever done this in real life.
You wouldn't know I'm a pacifist and a lawyer, would you?
Totally tracks! ... Am ADHD. Have ADHD friends. Dated ADHD people.'Chaotic Neutral' = 'attention deficit disorder'