Baldur’s Gate 3 players reveal rare Emperor interaction you probably missed

Stephanie Zucarelli
The Emperor romance scene in Baldur's Gate 3

Baldur’s Gate 3 fans have discovered a unique romantic interaction with The Emperor and are now convinced that the main character is the Mind Flayer’s favorite.

The Emperor is a controversial character in Baldur’s Gate 3 since most players are convinced that it only guides the main character for its own benefit. However, other fans aren’t really bothered by its antics and feel that this complex Mind Flayer has a lot more to be worried about than trying to trick them.

These fans had also noticed that The Emperor doesn’t only become close to their characters after one of the strangest romance scenes in Baldur’s Gate 3, but think that a hidden interaction reveals that they’ve become the creature’s favorite being in its lifetime.

Fans of The Emperor gathered in a Reddit post to explain this unique dialogue and how can female characters discover the Mind Flayer’s true feelings.

Baldur's Gate 3 The Emperor romance scene
Players will need to romance The Emperor before trying to trigger this special dialogue.

To trigger this interaction, players need to have passed the two DC 15 Insight checks during Act 1 (which will allow them to hug The Guardian), romance, and agree to sleep with The Emperor in Act 3. After doing so, they have to go to the Emperor’s hideout and look for Steelmane’s portrait.

This will prompt a dialogue with The Emperor where it will say, “She’s beautiful, isn’t she? I always thought Belynne the most regal of all women.” If the main character has spent some quality time with The Emperor, they’ll have to pass one more check before getting it to admit that they’re indeed “more regal” than Steelmane.

“It makes me wonder about a lot of things. He seems to be trying to reassure the female player, to make sure that she won’t be jealous, but he doesn’t do anything like this when it comes to Ansur. It’s fascinating,” commented a fan.

Baldur’s Gate 3 fans were amazed by this interaction, especially since it has to be “prepared” from Act 1, where players have no idea of The Emperor’s true identity yet.

And that’s everything on the rarest Emperor interaction you probably missed in Baldur’s Gate 3. If you want to read more stories about Larian Studios’ RPG, you can check which is the hidden boss you should avoid in Act 1 and how to get your Mage Hand to wield weapons to fight alongside your characters.

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Stephanie is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel. After graduating as a journalist, she started working as a tech writer for Infobae, Channel 9, and Rolling Stone. She's currently focused on covering Diablo 4, Baldur's Gate 3 and Fortnite, but can't resist anything related to The Sims 4 and Stardew Valley. You can contact her at [email protected].