What crimes could your protagonist be charged with?

#1
I just thought it'd be an interesting way to think about your character. Mine?

Murder (any, 1st degree)
Conspiracy to commit Murder (repeatedly) 
Assault
Robbery 
Assault of an Officer of Law 
Whatever  causing mass panic would be
Unlawful use of Deadly force? 
Probably terrorism
Is planning and actively moving to commit vandalism a crime?
Could probably get him on Incitement for a bunch of these other ones
Is defiling the dead still something? 
Kidnapping (technically innocent but it'd probably stick)
Trespassing
Squatting 
Harboring criminals


DrakanSweat  I didn't think about this still I started writing the list. I'm almost sure there is more.

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#3
One of my six MCs (Tokino) is currently in a supreme court for murdering numerous mages during a self-appointed mission by the lead character.

It’s far more complicated than you think. The bottom line is that she dealt with a conspiracy done by her old mother (who was a super fucked up executioner/torturer). She ran a company that sought to gentrify the lead character’s hometown.

Let’s just say Tokino has a “little” issue with anger management. She has no qualms killing those she deems deserving of it.

The reason why I choose bleak plotlines like these is because life itself is never black-and-white. She may be rightly trailed for justice, but the court sees her motives as coldhearted with no nuance whatsoever.

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#6
Hoo boy let's see.

Murder 1st degree (28)
Murder 2nd degree (129)
Murder 3rd degree (28792)
Aggravated assault (118692)
Unlicensed possession of nuclear material (18)
Unlicensed possession of a nuclear arm (2)
Bringing an unlicensed deadly weapon into a school (12)
Bring an unlicensed nuclear weapon into a school (1)
Destruction of government property (89032)
Firing a cannon inside city limits (962)
Causing a scene/disturbing the public (1895324)
Exposing state secrets on national television (8)
Vandalism (63)
Deliberate destruction of dimensional barriers (17)
Kidnapping (894)
Kidnapping a minor (33)
Kidnapping a public official (46)
Grand larceny (72)
Destruction of Historical relic (12)
Antagonizing God to Action (3)
Conspiracy to assassinate a government official (82)
Assassination of a government official (80)

I know there's more but that's all I can think of off the top of my head. Man, you never realize just how much illegal shit you get up to in a sixty year career as a super hero until you sit down to think about it.

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#11
Nudge Wrote:
sunshinehours Wrote: Being a holy person who sleeps around and insults royalty isn't a crime I guess, but she'd definitely go down for perjury and treason.
Good thing she defected!
Defection doesn't absolve her crimes, you scary dangerous person, it's actually an addition to the list of charges against her!
Well they could try to charge her, but they don't have a country any more 

DrakanLaugh


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#12
I mean, there's a whole two years of mercenary life I haven't actually detailed... So I don't know the extent of everything that Ali could be charged with. 😅

She's already got a couple of mutiny charges. But I'm sure they could toss in treason, trespassing, theft, absconding, maybe kidnapping, various assault charges, destruction of property. A good lawyer could probably get her on manslaughter because of some of the fights. 🤔

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#13
In chronological order:

Theft
Running away from an active crime scene
unregulated use of skills in a public space
assaults
"prank-calling" the police hotline
stalking
BnE
Assault*2
theft
Destruction of private property
assault with a deadly weapon
helping in comitting a murder
destruction of private property
Running away from an active crime scene
kidnapping (allthough my readers might argue about that one)
theft
unregulated use of skills in a public space
figting in a public space

[tbc]

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#15
Crusixblade Wrote: I just thought it'd be an interesting way to think about your character. Mine?

Murder (any, 1st degree)
Conspiracy to commit Murder (repeatedly) 
Assault
Robbery 
Assault of an Officer of Law 
Whatever  causing mass panic would be
Unlawful use of Deadly force? 
Probably terrorism
Is planning and actively moving to commit vandalism a crime?
Could probably get him on Incitement for a bunch of these other ones
Is defiling the dead still something? 
Kidnapping (technically innocent but it'd probably stick)
Trespassing
Squatting 
Harboring criminals


DrakanSweat  I didn't think about this still I started writing the list. I'm almost sure there is more.
Your protagonist is one fine hombre! Runs in some fine circles of movers and shakers! 

Throw in a little common-Joe disturbing the peace... 

But this is a protag I have not yet introduced to RR.... 

Jep might be busted for serving cold coffee or stale donuts. About it. 

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#18
My protagonists aren’t anything fun. One is a king during war, so he’s killed a few people but he kind of has to; his son has done the same. They wouldn’t get charged for murder, though because war.

But does protagonists that don’t start as protagonists count? Because if so, one kid from Silver Bloodline has attempted to murder the royal family (several times—attacks the queen but leaves before he can attack baby princes) and raised an army against them, so...attempted murder and treason, I think? I’m not well-versed in the list of possible laws that can be broken.
And if literally anyone else was on the throne, he probably would’ve been charged for it—but at that point the royal family figures that he’s already paid for the crimes, since they also understand why he did them.

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#20
YJarex Wrote: Murder (Is there a specific one for lethal self defense?)
Assault
Trespassing
Robbery (If looting dead individuals counts)
Blasphemy (If we're going by the in-universe justice system. Though even then, that's debatable.)

So, yeah.

Killing in self defense is usually not considered a crime unless it was done with "undo force for the situation." That varies based on where someone is and what circumstances there are.