Lawful doesn't equate someone who follows laws. A villain who breaks the law on a daily basis but has an unshakable devotion to his own credo is Lawful.Tarek said:Conan had a strong personal code. Conan was not lawful; he routinely ignored the laws of the lands he was in.
Again, I have to put this out there: A personal code of ethics and conduct does not necessarily mean that the person is Lawful.
Case in point: Deathstroke The Terminator (DC Comics). He's a hired assassin, the world's finest killer. He breaks the laws just by being there. But he has a deep devotion to his own moral code. He would rather let a rival slash his infant son's throat than to break his code and name his latest employer. His son died without finishing his contract, so he took it upon himself to finish that contract (kill the Teen Titans).
Lawful. and Evil.