Baldur’s Gate 3 players explain why Orin is actually the hero of the game

Souhardya Choudhury
Orin in Baldur's Gate 3

Baldur’s Gate 3 is famous for making people think about their choices as some players reveal how Orin might actually be the savior of the Forbidden Lands in the game.

Baldur’s Gate 3 has been one of the biggest and most successful releases in recent times as this D&D-based title has been on the lips of many since its release. With its intricate character design and massive storyline, BG3 bagged the Game of the Year title in 2023 as well.

The storyline in Baldur’s Gate 3 has dozens of branching paths, determined by your actions in the game. This is why some first-timers have found it difficult to achieve their desired result and save the world. However, it turns out Orin the Red might be the savior of the Forbidden Lands, according to players.

Reddit user ‘kalik-boy’ claimed: “Orin, in hindsight, might have saved the world,” as they threw light upon the events in a Tav playthrough. “Out of jealousy, she put out of commission arguably the most dangerous person in the realm,” the OP added referring to Durge.

For context, Durge is regarded as the evil antagonist in Baldur’s Gate 3 whose aim is to turn the world into a land full of Mind Flayers. However, Orin out of spite kills Durge in a Tav playthrough, making the entire plan of Bhaal become rattled, putting an end to her father’s plans.

“Orin, in her stupid Bhaalist dumba**ery, thwarted her father’s plans and saved the world,” added a players as they agreed with the OP. Others claimed, “Yeah if she didn’t attack Durge, his kill-all-life plan would have happened way sooner and the brain wouldn’t have broken free.”

Some players even argued that “she’s a hero” while others wanted to even “play, recruit, and romance her” in Baldur’s Gate 3. “She’s the hero of Baldur’s Gate. She needs a statue,” claimed one player as others even added that it was “Orin’s Gate” instead of Baldur’s Gate now.

Even though Durge is found dead in a Tav playthrough, players can experience the outcome of Orin the Red and the Bhaalists in a completely different perspective by playing as the Dark Urge themselves.

For more on Baldur’s Gate 3, check out how this “easy” BG3 boss is ending Honour Mode runs and why players explain why Gale’s “god ending” is actually a bad thing.

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Souhardya is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel, currently covering Diablo 4, EA FC 24, Baldur's Gate 3, and Elden Ring. He has a degree in Media Science & Journalism and has previously worked at Spiel Times and Sportskeeda. You can reach him at [email protected].