Baldur’s Gate 3 players debate “romance logic” of beloved companions

Stephanie Zucarelli
Baldur's Gate 3 Lae' Zel romance

Larian Studios’ famous RPG got fans debating over some unusual interactions that pop up when romancing some of the game’s most beloved companions. Here’s what the Baldur’s Gate 3 community has been talking about.

Baldur’s Gate 3 gives players several options to romance their favorite companions while traveling through Faerun. However, as many fans pointed out, the “logic” behind these interactions is sometimes surprising and almost bizarre.

In a Reddit post called “WTF is this romance logic?,” user ‘goddess-reaka’ was baffled by Lae’zel challenging the main character to a duel if she’s being romanced during Act 2.

Even if the outcome of that battle isn’t necessarily important, players commented on how strange it was that even a character like Shadowheart later states: “I can’t help but be jealous of what you and Lae’zel have.”

Some players agreed that the twisted logic behind Baldur’s Gate 3 romance answers to some companions’ backgrounds and explained that this kind of “rough love” goes in line with Githyanki’s culture.

Baldur's Gate 3 Lae'zel romance dialogue
Lae’zel’s feelings for the main character don’t change despite the duel’s outcome.

“By all the cultural reference of Gith culture, I found it pretty much on point. The ‘you’re the source of my bruises’ even further emphasizes the point of a fight needing to happen, if you intend on showing her how you feel,” pointed out user Cerahion.

Meanwhile, some users insist that Shadowheart was “just kinky,” even if she’s meant to be jealous of the emotional bond the main character and Lae’zel show during the duel.

“Have you seen Shadowheart’s reaction to getting the Loviatar’s Love buff by getting whipped in the Goblin Camp?,” commented user ‘Fabled_Warrior,’ who points out that Shar’s Cleric seems to be “into that sort of thing.”

Baldur’s Gate 3 players also noticed that, while every companion is very vocal about what type of relationship they’re into, some of them secretly slip some more intimate details during some minor dialogues.

“I think Wyll and Karlach are the only ones who don’t express some level of interest in BDSM, lol,” said Reddit user Raviary. “Her (Shadowheart) and Halsin are the biggest freaks and that’s one of the many reasons why I love them,” chimed in user ‘mymomsaysimbased’.

And that’s everything the Baldur’s Gate 3 community has been talking about. If you want to know more about Larian Studios most recent RPG, you can check which “hypocritical” character fans hate during the Durge playthrough and how a player accidentally cloned themselves during character creation.

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