Party members that can be recruited in '''either''' ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' or ''Baldur's Gate II'', as well as their associated tropes.

Note: In the original Baldur's Gate, if you took a character's portrait as CHARNAME's during character creation they would have a new picture to represent them. The following pictures are their original portraits.

'''Warning: Here there be spoilers!'''
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[[folder:Party Members in Baldur's Gate]]
::'''Khalid'''
--> ''I don't want to seem c-confrontational, but could you be a little less... well... evil?''
--> '''Voiced by:''' Jim Meskimen
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Jaheira's husband and one of CHARNAME's canonical companions in [=BG1=], Khalid was a half-elf fighter. Early in [=BG2=] Jaheira tries to track him down, only to find his corpse (and give a HandWave on why he can't be resurrected).

Associated Tropes:
* AdventureDuo - He and Jaheira, before his demise.
* BattleCouple - with Jaheira.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead
* DroppedABridgeOnHim
* ExtremeDoormat - A downplayed version: He grew up in a large family where his biography implies that he was ignored and disregarded as a child.
* TheGenericGuy - He's a fighter with nondescript stats and no special abilities.
** That said, his Constitution is very high and his Intelligence 15 is unusual (if useless) for a fighter. (Strangely his INT is only 12 if recruited at level 1 without a bugfix, due to a typo in the game engine.)
*** There is some evidence to suggest that Khalid was meant to be a Fighter/Mage. There are also mods that restore him to this status.
* HalfHumanHybrid - Like Jaheira, a half-elf.
* HappilyMarried - Despite their differences, he and Jaheira are portrayed as having quite a loving marriage.
* HenpeckedHusband - "If at first I don't succeed... the wife won't let me forget."
** Subverted if you read his biography. Khalid was always very insecure due to family issues, and actually appreciates Jaheira's take-charge attitude because he knows he'll never be able to speak up for himself either way.
** If Khalid dies in [=BG1=], though, Jaheira does say "I swear, you'll never hear the end of this!"
* HeroicBastard - Implied by his biography.
* NeutralGood[[invoked]] - In-universe alignment
* PorkyPigPronunciation - All the time.
* StoneWall - Featuring a 16 DEX, 17 CON and fighter access to shields and armour, Khalid is only outdone by Kagain in the 'take hits' department and is better at dodging. On the flip side, his 15 STR is dreadful for a melee combatant.
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome - It wouldn't be possible to romance Jaheira in [=BG2=] if he were still around, would it?
* UglyGuyHotWife - Not ugly, exactly, but not very charming, with a very low Charisma score. Several [=NPC=]s seem to think Jaheira is out of his league. Faldorn is one of them, but whether she believes it or is just trying to irritate Jaheira is debatable.

:: '''Dynaheir'''
--> ''For Right! And I always am!''
--> '''Voiced by:''' Jennifer Hale
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Dynaheir was a witch from Rasheman and Minsc's companion, and in CHARNAME's canonical party in [=BG1=]. When Irenicus captured CHARNAME and his party he murdered Dynaheir in front of Minsc's eyes just to anger him.

Associated Tropes:
* ActionGirl - And does a pretty nifty job of it too.
* AdventureDuo - With Minsc.
* [[BlackDudeDiesFirst Black Girl Dies First]] - She's the first major character from [=BG1=] you find out has been killed in [=BG2=], though her death occurs off-screen.
* BlackMagicianGirl - Literally.
* CripplingOverspecialisation - As an Invoker, she lacks two schools of magic, Conjuration and Enchantment.
* DistressedDamsel - She needs to be rescued from a pack of monsters before you can recruit her.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim - Unlike with Khalid, it's totally off screen, so it's almost a BusCrash.
* [[TheGenericGuy The Generic Girl]] - Your other choices for party mage in [=BG1=] are Edwin, the scheming red wizard who's the best mage in the series, Xan, the chronically depressed elf, Xzar, the psychotic necromancer, and Quayle, the ridiculous gnome. Dynaheir comes off as positively ''boring'' next to them.
* LawfulGood[[invoked]] - In-universe.
* SassyBlackWoman - Kinda. She doesn't speak stereotypical Black Urban American English, but she is opinionated and thinks that she should be in charge.
* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe

:: '''Xzar'''
--> ''I wanted infravision like the elves... But 'tis more than just taking their eyes... ''
--> '''Voiced by:''' Frank Welker
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Xzar is the official crazy guy of the playable [=NPCs=], and he fills the role well. He can act normal for long enough to work in civilized society, but only just barely. He doesn't join in [=BG2=], but shows up to give a quest that ultimately ends up killing him.

Associated Tropes:
* ArchEnemy - Along with Montaron, to Khalid and Jaheira. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that he and Montaron are agents of the Zhentarim, an [[TheSyndicate evil network]] opposed to the Harpers, a secret organization of do-gooders.
* AxCrazy
* BadBoss: In the second game, you overhear a couple his apprentices talk about how cruel their master is. Xzar punished one apprentice for miscasting a spell by ''pulling out three of his toenails!''
* ChaoticEvil[[invoked]] - In-universe
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}} - And not the nice kind ether.
* DemotedToExtra - Though at least he plays a fairly major role in the Harper sidequest.
* HitchhikerHeroes - Almost literally; he and Montaron are encountered on the road after the PC leaves Candlekeep.
* InformalEulogy - If Montaron dies, he responds by saying "Montaron! I... I never loved you!"
* LargeHam - Justified however in that he is [[AxCrazy absolutely, completely insane]].
* {{Necromancer}} - His school of magic.
* OddFriendship - Subverted: He's forced by his superiors to stay with Montaron, whom he despises.
* PsychopathicManchild - At time he can come across as this.
* ShoutOut - To Robert J. Oppenheimer, one of the creators of the atomic bomb, and indirectly to the ''Bhagavad Gita'':
-->"I am become death, destroyer of worlds!"
** Also:
-->[[Literature/OfMiceAndMen "Tell me about the rabbits!"]]
-->[[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Some fava beans, and]] ANiceChianti.
* SociopathicHero - In the first game, his goals are noble, his methods and motivations anything but.
* StopPokingMe
-->Stop touching me!!!
* TheNecromancer
* ThoseTwoBadGuys - With (who else?) Montaron.
* WithFriendsLikeThese - He and Montaron.

:: '''Montaron'''
--> ''Ye live longer if ye don't annoy me. Mayhaps even a week or more.''
--> '''Voiced by:''' Earl Boen
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Montaron is the counterpart of Xzar, and hates him dearly. A halfling fighter/thief, Montaron is an intentional subversion of the happy-go-lucky halflings everywhere else in fantasy, being a person interested only in doing his job in the bloodiest way possible. He dies off-screen in [=BG2=].

Associated Tropes:
* ArchEnemy - To Khalid and Jaheira. Being [[PsychoForHire purely in it for the money]], he's less invested in the rivalry than Xzar however.
* {{Backstab}} - He enjoys it more than most thieves as well.
* BalefulPolymorph - When you enter the harper hold in search of him in the second game, they imply he's been turned into a bird. They're playing you for a sucker.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim - As it turns out.
* HitchhikerHeroes
* {{Hobbits}} - As mentioned above, a deliberately atypical one.
* InformalEulogy - If Xzar dies, he responds by saying "And the mad wizard falls!... Saves me the trouble".
* NeutralEvil[[invoked]] - In-universe
* OddFriendship - With Xzar, whom he hates.
* PerpetualFrowner - Again, in defiance of the "happy go lucky" halfling.
* PsychoForHire - How he ends up working for the Zhentarim.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys
* WithFriendsLikeThese - He and Xzar.

:: '''Xan'''
--> ''We're all doomed...''
--> '''Voiced by:''' Jeff Bennett
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Xan is an elven enchanter who has had the misfortune of being kidnapped by bandits. If you rescue him he can join your party. He comes with a Moonblade, a [[EmpathicWeapon sword who is bonded to its owner and gives him strength,]] and his depressing view on your party's success.

Xan only appears in the first Baldur's Gate, but has appeared in the tutorial mode for Baldur's Gate 2. He's also popular enough to get mods that add him to Baldur's Gate 2, and was probably the most popular [=BG1=] character to not get into [=BG2=].

Associated Tropes:
* BlessedWithSuck - Xan has this opinion about his moonblade. And about his magic. And about everything.
* CantArgueWithElves - You ''can'', but he really doesn't care.
* DeadpanSnarker - Pretty much with his every line.
* DemotedToExtra - And not even in the main storyline, at that.
* DeterminedDefeatist - Much more obvious in his mods, but it's the main reason he stays with the party.
* TheEeyore - "Life... is so hollow."
* EmpathicWeapon - The aforementioned Moonblade.
* TheFatalist
* GotMeDoingIt - Indirectly: an extremely minor character in ''VideoGame/IcewindDale'' named Erevain realizes that he's complaining so much that he's beginning to sound like his cousin Xan.
* HeyItsThatVoice - Creator/JeffBennett, who also does the voice of Cespenar and Jan.
* LawfulNeutral[[invoked]] - In-universe.
* OurElvesAreBetter - A subversion in that Xan doesn't care and thinks every race is equal in the extent of how doomed they are.
* ShoutOut - There's an offhand mention to Xan, and through him Baldur'sGate, in Erevain's journal in ''VideoGame/IcewindDale''.
* SourSupporter - All the way.
* SquishyWizard - At a miraculous '''7''' constitution, Xan is the squishiest NPC of them all.

:: '''Branwen'''
--> ''And by Tempus, I always repay my debts!''
--> '''Voiced by:''' Bernadette Sullivan (Baldur's Gate), Jane Singer (Baldur's Gate 2)
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Branwen is a self-exiled cleric of Tempus, the god of war. She felt that her people wouldn't accept a priestess of the war god, and being right, she up and left. She bears no resentment, however, reasoning that faith must be tested or be worthless. At some point she was transformed into stone by a mage named Tranzig and sold to a halfling who uses her as a sideshow to be gawked at in a fair. Once she's rescued, she joins the party. She's in [=BG2=]'s tutorial mode, but not in the game proper.

Associated Tropes:
* ActionGirl
* ChurchMilitant - Averted. While she's a priestess of the war god Tempus, her devotion to battle is a personal choice and not part of a church organization (which Tempus hasn't got anyway, being Chaotic Neutral).
* DropTheHammer
* FantasyCounterpartCulture - She's from the setting's equivalent of medieval Scandinavia, which is quite apparent in everything from her name to her way of speaking to her choice of deity.
* [[TheGenericGuy The Generic Girl]] - Her stats are decent across the board as opposed to the more specialised Viconia, Yeslick and Jaheira, she has no noticeable personality conflicts and is somewhat obscure to obtain. And, just to rub it in, she was the very last playable character added to this page having been forgotten about entirely.
* GiveMeYourInventoryItem - In order to get her in your party, you have to use a magical scroll to reverse her petrification.
* IOweYouMyLife - Why she follows you.
* JackOfAllStats - Occupies a middle ground between Jaheira and Yeslick (who are fighters with some priest spells) and Viconia and Quayle (who are spellcasters unsuited for melee combat).
* [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race Girl]]
* OddFriendship - Will occasionally exchange slightly flirtatious compliments on courage and battle prowess with Kivan.
** She also really likes Ajantis, and will praise him roughly every five minutes if you have both in a party.
*** Ajantis in turn will inform Branwen in an uncharacteristically low tone that she "is a most beautiful lady". Get a room you two!
* PutOnABus - Not even mentioned in [=BG2=].
** Though she does at least get a [[TheCameo cameo]] in the tutorial.
* TakenForGranite - Though not permanently.
* TrueNeutral[[invoked]] - In-universe.
* {{Valkyrie|s}} - Her long golden hair, large frame, Northern European accent, and worship of the war god gives this impression. Sadly, she came along an edition too early to be allowed to wield an axe (which turns out to be Tempus' favoured weapon, just to rub it in).

:: '''Kivan'''
--> ''My soul aches for my lost Deherianna.''
--> '''Voiced by:''' Rob Paulsen
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Kivan is an elven ranger with a dark past. The love of his life, Deherianna, was slain, in a rather horrific manner, by an ogre bandit named Tazok, and has dedicated his life to hunting him down.

Kivan only appears in the first Baldur's Gate, but has enough of a following to warrant fan-created mods so you can use him in Baldur's Gate 2 and Throne of Bhaal.

Associated Tropes:
* TheArcher - Starts with bow skills and the attitude. NPC mods for Tutu tend to have the option of turning him into an archer.
* BestServedCold - He wants revenge on Tazok for torturing him and killing his wife.
* ChaoticGood[[invoked]] - In-universe
* CrusadingWidower - Even though Tazok is his ultimate goal, he's been hunting bandits for months before you meet him.
* FacialMarkings
* FanNickname: The Machine Gun, for his exceptional archery skills.
* FantasticRacism - Against [[NeutralEvil Viconia]]
* HeyItsThatVoice - Rob Paulsen, who has also done [[PinkyAndTheBrain Pinky]]. Not that you could tell, though.
* OddFriendship - With Branwen whose courage he admires while she in turn compliments him on his strength as a warrior.
* PerpetualFrowner - Not surprising given his backstory, but he's never happy.
* PutOnABus - Despite being a fairly popular character in the first game, he doesn't even make a cameo in the commercially released sequel. There are fan mods which put him back in however.
** Unlike most of the companions who don't appear in the second game, Kivan's character files and data are in [=BG2=], and he can even be spawned with a console command or viewed with a creature editor. His file has a character portrait associated with it, which [=BG1=] characters who make cameos but don't join the party don't get, indicating that he would have been recruitable.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge - Kivan's sole reason for being in the game.
* ShoutOut - His voice sounds almost exactly like DirtyHarry


:: '''Coran'''
--> ''A figure like yours shouldn't be risked in a profession such as adventuring.''
--> '''Voiced by:''' Brian George
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Coran is a happy-go-lucky elven adventurer and serial womanizer who's encountered in Cloakwood forest. At first he's insistent on hunting wyverns, but after that subquest is complete he will join the party permanently. He will flirt shamelessly with female party members, particularly Safana, and in addition has a lovechild in Baldur's Gate that he may or may not know about...depending on player actions.

He can't be recruited until fairly late in the game, but his combination of archery and thieving skills and his excellent statistics make him a fairly popular character nonetheless.

Associated Tropes:
* AbortedArc - Pre-release materials pegged him as one of the characters who would return as a party member in [=BG2=]. Instead, his role in the sequel is limited to a very brief cameo. CHARNAME can still ask him to join, but he will decline.
* AwesomeButImpractical - With his stats, he ''should'' be the best thief in the game; however, because the game handles the auto-leveling of thieves very poorly, by the time many players get to him he will be [[CantCatchUp locked out of his full thieving potential]].
** He is hardly useless though. Even if he is gotten too late to adequately fill the party's needs for a thief, he handles the "Fighter" part of his Fighter/Thief multiclass very well. While his relatively low Strength (for a Fighter) means his decent sword skills will pretty much go to waste, his anomalistically high Dexterity and his bow skills make him the best archer in the game and he's still fairly useful all-around.
* TheCasanova - A relatively sympathetic one, in contrast to Eldoth.
* ChaoticGood[[invoked]] - In-universe.
* ChocolateBaby - His former lover is human, as is her husband. The fact that her child was a half-elf is what tipped him off that she was playing away from home.
* DemotedToExtra - A pseudo-villainous one.
* DisappearedDad - Though it's not clear he knows about the child.
** He does if you take him into Baldur's Gate with you. [[spoiler: Brielbara, the mother of the child, is near the Splurging Sturgeon and will ask the party to save her child from a curse her husband put on the baby. She will specifically talk to Coran and tell him it's his child if he's in the party. Once she is done explaining her situation, Coran will ask the party members to help him. If you refuse, he leaves. If you agree and bring back Yago's spellbook so the curse can be broken, Brielbara will ask Coran to join her in raising their daughter together. He refuses.]]
* FacialMarkings
* HandsomeLech - It gets him in trouble eventually.
* ImAManICantHelpIt - To his eventual sorrow.
* LovableTraitor - In [=BG2=], there's a subplot in which he turns into one.
* MyRulesAreNotYourRules - Even with his unnatural dexterity aside, Coran is given some incorrect bonuses. He has three proficiency points in bows, even though multiclasses shouldn't be able to have higher than two. His base [=THAC0=] and attacks per round are also higher than what a normal Fighter would have, let alone a multiclass.
* OurElvesAreBetter - Like many characters in these games, he's a subversion of a fantasy stereotype, in this case the severe, humorless elf warrior.
* YourCheatingHeart - While having an affair with a mage in Baldur's Gate, he was caught by her seducing another woman, which is what forced him to flee into the woods.

:: '''Safana'''
--> ''I'll do anything.''
--> '''Voiced by:''' Diane Pershing
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Safana is a sultry female thief first encountered in the Seawatcher Ruins area, where she is searching for lost treasure. She has a bit of a dark past, and is skilled at using her looks to manipulate men and get what she wants. As a result, Coran will take quite a shine to her if they're in the same party.

She can be obtained relatively early in the game and has some amusing dialogue, so she was fairly popular among players, but nevertheless she did not make it to the sequel as a playable character. She does, however, show up as a minor NPC at one point late in the game.

Associated Tropes:
* ActionGirl
* {{Backstab}} - Literally and figuratively.
* ChaoticNeutral[[invoked]] - In-universe
* CharmPerson - Safana's Flirt special ability, [[DummiedOut restored]] in Unfinished Business and some unofficial patches, is essentially a non-magical version of this.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder - Though she doesn't betray the PC until the second game.
* DemotedToExtra - She only has a few lines of dialogue in the sequel, and is only around long enough to betray the party before being killed.
* DoubleEntendre - Much of her dialog consists of these, which is part of what makes her popular with players.
* FaceHeelTurn - Sorta.
* FemmeFatale - Her entire personality is a take on this trope, though she doesn't behave this way toward the player. Definitely to Coran, though.
* KarmicDeath - She's betrayed and killed by one of Coran's other lovers, after betraying the protagonist.
** Not so Karmic if [[KickTheSonOfABitch the player is a]] ChaoticEvil [[KickTheSonOfAbitch priest of Talos however.]]
* TheMunchausen - A female version, though her stories aren't quite as outlandish as Jan Jansen's.
* MurderTheHypotenuse - How she ultimately meets her downfall.
* PirateBooty - What she's looking for when you meet her.
* ReallyGetsAround - She claims as much.
* TheVamp

:: '''Tiax'''
--> ''The day comes when TIAX will point and click!''
--> '''Voiced by:''' John Mariano
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Tiax is the utterly insane gnomish cleric/thief of Cyric (the utterly insane god of lying and evil). Tiax is, possibly, the single most insane character in the entire series, and that is honestly saying something. He believes Cyric has proclaimed him to rule Toril (the world you're on) and that though he hasn't ''quite'' taken over yet his time will soon come. He has what's slightly more than a cameo in [=BG2=] when he helps you fight Irenicus but dies at the end of the battle.

Associated Tropes:
* Main/AxCrazy - Oh yeah.
* Main/BoisterousBruiser
* Main/TheCaligula - He orders people around with demands like these, though no one listens to him.
* ChaoticEvil[[invoked]] - In-universe
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}} - Even more out there than Minsc or Xzar, which is saying something.
* Main/DemotedToExtra - Not that most players gave him too big a role in the first game, but he gets only a short amount of screen time in the sequel.
* Main/EpicFlail - He comes with one.
* Main/IncomingHam - Like Minsc, it's his standard way of responding whenever he's spoken to. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] by the fact that he is utterly insane.
* Main/JokeCharacter - Though he's not as underpowered as the typical example, his primary role is to provide comic relief.
* Main/LargeHam - Tiax shall RULE THE WORLD! Just... you... wait.
* TheNapoleon - A particularly mad example.
** If you put him in a party with Quayle, the latter's snarky comments will eventually end in bloodshed.
* NoFourthWall - "The day will come when TIAX will point and click."
* Main/OurGnomesAreWeirder
* Main/ReligionOfEvil - In his case, the religion of AxCrazy, [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} mentally unhinged]] evil.
* Main/SmallNameBigEgo - It doesn't get much bigger than believing you're destined to rule to world.
** One of the few things would be to believe what Tiax does in the sequel: that he ''already'' rules the world.
* Main/TakeOverTheWorld - Of course!
* Main/ThirdPersonPerson - Practically every time he speaks.

:: '''Shar-Teel'''
--> ''Men are pathetic.''
--> '''Voiced by:''' Jennifer Darling
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A female warrior who's encountered in the wilds between Candlekeep and Baldur's Gate. She enjoys humiliating male adventurers by challenging them to duels and soundly thrashing them. She'll challenge a male member of the PC's group to a fight when you meet her, and if she is defeated, she will grudgingly agree to join the party.

Associated Tropes:
* ActionGirl
* AxCrazy - Though not as much as some of the other ChaoticEvil characters.
* BloodKnight - With a gender-specific twist.
* ChaoticEvil[[invoked]] - In-universe
* DefeatMeansFriendship - Subverted. She offers to join the party if you defeat her, but she never warms up to you even if you accept.
* DefeatMeansPlayable - As noted above, you have to beat her in order to recruit her into the party.
* DoesNotLikeMen - To say the least.
* EvilRedhead
* FacialMarkings - Though they're never explained in the game.
** The game doesn't explain anyone's facial markings, leading most people to belive they're either tattoos or war paint.
*** The game doesn't exlain facial markings of party followers because if during character creation you pick the portrait that is cannonically assigned to them the game will asign them another one instead.
* FreudianExcuse: In addition to her dislike of men, Shar-Teel's biography says that she also hates Flaming Fist mercenaries and that "...likely her childhood was not of storybook quality." Fast forward to Chapter Seven and you meet her father. Briefly: he's a member of the Flaming Fist, and he is a horrible, horrible person. All of sudden her behaviour makes a bit more sense.
* GlassCannon - Strength? 18/53, a fair score. Dexterity? 17. Constitution? 9. She also focuses on two-handed weapons, removing the option of a shield.
* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon - Not that you can blame them in Shar-Teel's case.
* PutOnABus - Disappears between games.
* TheReveal - [[spoiler:She's actually the daughter of Angelo Dosan, an officer in the Flaming Fist and one of Sarevok's lieutenants.]]
* ShoutOut - One of her quotes is taken from [[ArnoldSchwarzenegger John Matrix]] in ''Film/{{Commando}}'': "You're such a funny man. That's why I'm going to kill you last." [[ILied She lied]] (in a way that unless you order to, she won't even kill that guy at all)
* StrawFeminist - Oh GOD, is she ever. She even praises an all-female party.
** But you need to have at least one male to recruit her. Go figure.

:: '''Eldoth Kron'''
--> ''Shar-Teel, your lot in life is to bake cookies and bear children, now shut up.''
--> '''Voiced by:''' Neil Ross
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A sleazy bard first encountered in Cloakwood forest, Eldoth wants the party's help in "rescuing" Skie, a young noblewoman from Baldur's Gate with whom he's involved. Suffice it to say, he doesn't have her best interests at heart and intends to use her as he has all his previous lovers, which earns him the enmity of a few of the other characters.

Like all bards in [=BG1=] he's rather underpowered; that combined with the fact that he can't be recruited until late in the game (and is tied to a second character who can't be recruited until even later) left him unused by most players.

Associated Tropes:
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys - Skie prefers him to the generally much nicer Garrick.
* BattleCouple - with Skie, potentially.
* BlackMail - What he intends to do if his plan to elope with Skie is successful.
* TheCasanova
* GoldDigger - His method of supporting himself.
* HeyItsThatVoice - When not being a womanizing jerk, Eldoth is [[Franchise/MassEffect reciting entries from the galactic Codex]]. With Neil Ross on the cast, it almost makes you wonder why they chose Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson as the narrator instead of a man who is largely associated with those kinds of roles.
* {{Jerkass}}
* LoveTriangle - between he, Garrick, and Skie.
* ManipulativeBastard - Pretty much described as such in his character biography.
* NeutralEvil[[invoked]] - A good example of everyday, non-AxCrazy evil at that. In-universe.
* PoisonedWeapons - His special ability is creating poisoned arrows.
* PutOnABus - He plays no part at all in the sequel. (Although he cameos in at least one mod in a typical Eldoth fashion).
* TheRival - Garrick hates his guts.
* SpoonyBard - The one thing he and Garrick have in common is that neither is particularly useful.
* StayInTheKitchen - He's a raging sexist, as demonstrated by the quote above.
* TooDumbToLive - As the quote above also shows, he thinks absolutely nothing about getting to the case of ''Shar-Teel'', a similarly sexist and very strong warrior woman. She eventually, and predictably, responds with violence.

:: '''Skie Silvershield'''
--> ''I broke a nail!''
--> '''Voiced by:''' Grey Delisle
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A naive young noblewoman who enjoys sneaking out of her family's estate, she dreams about becoming an adventurer but has rather unrealistic ideas of what that entails. She's involved with Eldoth and will call the guards when confronted by the party unless he is with them.

She's one of the last characters in the game to become available for use and is always accompanied by SpoonyBard Eldoth, and for those reasons many players don't bother with her.

Associated Tropes:
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys
* BattleCouple - With Eldoth, sorta.
* CantCatchUp - Like most of the characters found in the city of Baldur's Gate itself.
* CityMouse - She wants to be an adventurer, but turns out to be ill-prepared for the realities of life on the road.
* TheDitz: She has an INT score of 15 and a WIS score of 8, making her intelligent, but clueless, foolish and naive. She has an interest in history and languages.
* FallenPrincess - If you actually do break her out of her family's estate, all she does is complain about how dirty and uncomfortable the road is.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter - She doesn't seem to realize just how big a scumbag Eldoth is.
* IBrokeANail - As quoted above.
* TheIngenue
* LoveTriangle - Eldoth and Garrick both pursue her.
* PutOnABus - As with Eldoth, no mention is made of what becomes of her after the events of the first game.
* RebelliousPrincess - Similar to Nalia in [=BG2=], she's a noblewoman rather than a princess. Her rebelliousness isn't motivated as much by idealism as Nalia's is.
* TooDumbToLive
* TrueNeutral[[invoked]] - In-universe.
* VirginityMakesYouStupid - It's not clear whether the literal definition of this trope technically applies or not, but the setup between her and Eldoth is a classic case.

:: '''Faldorn'''
--> ''I revel in the rituals of combat, and I welcome the chance to end your miserable existence.''
--> '''Voiced by:''' Heidi Shannon (Baldur's Gate), B.J. Ward (Baldur's Gate 2)
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Faldorn is a member of the Shadow Druids, a militant sect of druids that believe that civilization is incompatible with nature and must be opposed with violence if necessary, something about which she and Jaheira vehemently disagree. In ''Baldur's Gate'' she's surprisingly laid-back despite these beliefs, but in the sequel she shows up as a non-playable character with a much more antagonistic attitude.

Most players, if they want a Druid, elect to use Jaheira instead, as she can be recruited earlier and as a multi-class fighter is much sturdier and more effective in combat.

Associated Tropes:
* AnimalWrongsGroup - In [=BG2=], she and her Shadow Druids.
* BloodKnight - She quite enjoys killing rival Druids in single combat.
* DarkActionGirl - A non-villainous example.
* EvilCounterpart - To Jaheira in [=BG2=]; the two can have a lengthy exchange in which they attack each others' philosophical approach to Druidism.
* FaceHeelTurn - One of only a few characters to go from a playable character in the first game to a villain in the second.
* FacialMarkings
* GaiasVengeance - What she believes she's out to inflict.
* GreenThumb - Inverted in [=BG2=]; her drawing energy from the forest in order to "protect" it is actually killing it.
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters - Her justification for her actions. Suffice it to say, Cernd and Jaheira both disagree with her.
* InHarmonyWithNature - Subverted. Faldorn's obsession with protecting nature leads her to destroy it instead.
* KnightTemplar - Or NatureHero Templar.
* MisanthropeSupreme - Goes along with HumansAreTheRealMonsters, above.
* NatureHero - Crosses the line into Nature AntiHero or worse in [=BG2=] however.
* TookALevelInBadass - In [=BG1=] she's a nondescript druid in gameplay terms and fairly even-tempered in personality despite her philosophy; in the sequel she's much more powerful, as well as much more ruthless.
* TrueNeutral[[invoked]] - In-universe.
* VoluntaryShapeShifting - She transforms into a panther when you fight her.
* WellIntentionedExtremist - Of the eco-terrorist variety.

::'''Quayle'''
--> ''I am so smart! S-M-R-T! I mean, S-M-A-R-T!''
--> '''Voiced by:''' Jeff Bennett
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An annoying gnome just ouside of Baldur's Gate, Quayle can join for reasons vague even as he explains them. He's of no importance in [=BG1=], but is revealed as Aerie's foster father in [=BG2=]. Because he is a mage/cleric multiclass with average (for mages) intelligence and average (by ''fighter'' standards) wisdom, he's an awful, awful character.

Associated Tropes:
* TheCameo - In [=BG2=]. CHARNAME doesn't even seem to recognize him unless he dies.
* ChaoticNeutral[[invoked]] - In-universe
* DemotedToExtra - Thankfully, most players would probably agree.
* Main/InsufferableGenius - What makes him truly insufferable is the fact that he's far from being the game's smartest character and comes off more as just a jerk.
* Main/{{Jerkass}}
* Main/JokeCharacter - About as close as any character in these games get. You get him late in the game and with poor ability scores and low HP he's one of the weakest spellcasters in the game.
* Main/NiceHat
* Main/OurGnomesAreWeirder
* Main/RetCon - And not a particularly smooth one. In the first game there's no mention of him running a circus or having an adopted elf daughter.
* Main/TheRival - To Tiax, whom he absolutely despises in every way.
* Main/ShoutOut - [[TheSimpsons Check the quote]].
* Main/SmallNameBigEgo - The one thing that he and Tiax have in common.
* TookALevelInKindness: He's much less of a {{Jerkass}} in the second game.

:: '''Yeslick Orothiar'''
--> ''Watch what ye say. Good natured, I am. But I swing a mean axe when evil's concerned.''
--> '''Voiced by:''' Bill Farmer
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Yeslick is a good-hearted dwarven fighter/cleric, and one of few surviving members of his clan when their ancestral mines were accidentally flooded. He ended up befriending the wrong human, was doublecrossed and forced to reveal the location of his clan's mine and help reclaim it. If you rescue him he helps you in re-flooding the mine (which is a major blow to the villains' operations) and can join your party. He doesn't get along with fellow dwarf Kagain whom he finds very much to be a disgrace to dwarves due to his money-grubbing personality (and vice versa).

Like Tiax and Quayle you can only get Yeslick fairly late in the game, which makes him unpopular with many players since you normally already have a well-developed party at that point (however, they were pretty okay with his personality). A fan-made mod exists which makes him available sooner.

Associated Tropes:
* Main/DropTheHammer - His weapon of choice. Given that he can't use axes, it's a little odd he mentions them in the page quote.
* Main/DugTooDeep - Well, they only hit an underground river instead of an EldritchAbomination but the effects were no less devastating.
* Main/IdiotBall - He clearly was holding one, which caused him to trust the wrong person and get tortured. He's got an Intelligence score of 7 (where the world average is 10), too.
** Intelligence is more "book learning"; Wisdom is considered the common sense stat. You would think someone with a Wisdom of 16 wouldn't be such an idiot, but he was. Maybe it was lower before you met him and freed him?
* Main/KillItWithWater - What he suggests doing to the bandits that took his clan's mine.
* Main/LastOfHisKind - Well, not quite the last of his clan, but you never encounter any of the other survivors.
* LawfulGood[[invoked]] - He's basically a dwarven paladin (fighter/cleric), except that the second edition rules did not allow non-humans to be paladins. Thus, this trope is in-universe.
* Main/OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame - Compared to Korgan and Kagain, he's really different, but Yeslick is probably the closest one you can get to classic Tolkien-style dwarves.
* PutOnABus - Yeslick is not encountered, or even mentioned at all in [=BG2=], so his fate after the first game is unknown.
* TheRival: Kagain. Yeslick remarks that while all dwarves are family, he refuses to see Kagain as such.
* Main/ShoutOut - One of his annoyed quotes is him singing 'Lali Ho!' from ''Disney/SnowWhite''.

::'''Ajantis Ilvastarr'''
--> ''We have much evil to fight, we have no time for idleness''
--> '''Voiced by:''' Jason Marsden
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Ajantis is a Paladin who serves Helm and is under the Order of Radiant Heart. His superior is Keldorn (which is probably why they get along even when they worship different Gods). He's joining the Bhaalspawn's group to spread the teaching of Helm and just generally do good like how a Paladin should do.

Some time later, Ajantis got sent to the Windspear Hills with several Paladins. However, he is later put under a spell that makes him think that a group of men who came to them are gnolls and ogres. Unfortunately, the spell also makes those who see Ajantis' group think they look like gnolls and ogres, and the group happens to be the Bhaalspawn's group, who proceeds to kill Ajantis by accident.

There's also a mod in progress that makes Ajantis savable and allows him to join your party.

Tropes associated with Ajantis:
* Main/BlackAndWhiteMorality - As noted by Xan, who calls him 'The Resident Suicide Monger', he lives in this.
* Main/DemotedToExtra - RedShirt, in fact.
* Main/DroppedABridgeOnHim - At the hands of the player character, no less.
* Main/HealingHands - Like all Paladins in the setting.
* Main/JusticeWillPrevail - He does NOT tolerate evil.
* Main/KnightTemplar - Probably the straightest example who can join your party.
* Main/LargeHam - "This [forest/city/dungeon] reeks of EVIL" is his standard line whenever you enter a new place.
* LawfulGood[[invoked]] - Being a Paladin and all.

::'''Garrick'''
--> ''Brave Sir Garrick lead the way, Brave Sir Garrick RAN AWAY!!''
--> '''Voiced by:''' Dee Bradley Baker
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Garrick is a traveling Bard who held a free-will life and just joins the Bhaalspawn for fun. He later tried to woo the noblewoman Skie, even though she's all heels to Eldoth, whom he despises not just because he's his competition, but because Eldoth is... well... an evil sleazeball.

Later, Garrick is no longer involved with the Bhaalspawn, but tried to woo a Female Paladin of the Order of the Radiant Heart. However, he's too shy and asks a gnome (named [[CyranoDeBergerac Cyrando]] to help him woo her. The Paladin in question ends up marrying the gnome, while Garrick ends up with someone else.

Tropes associated with Garrick:
* Main/CanNotSpitItOut - As Lady Irlana observes, he's awfully inarticulate for a bard.
* Main/ChaoticNeutral[[invoked]] - Though not of the batshit insane / ChaoticStupid variety. His alignment might have more to do with his class than his actual personality.
* Main/DemotedToExtra - Shows up in the sequel, but only in a very minor role.
* Main/DidNotGetTheGirl - His lot in life, it would seem.
* TheDitz: When encountered and spoken to in the second game, he has ''no idea'' who the player is, nor does he remember Silke, the evil sorceress who hired him. If present, Jaheira will comment on this.
* Main/DoggedNiceGuy - Always trying (and failing) to woo the ladies.
* Main/LoveTriangle - He tries to create one with Eldoth and Skie.
* PlayingCyrano - The aptly-named Cyrando is this to Garrick.
* TheRival - To Eldoth, whom he HATES.
* Main/ShoutOut - To [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail Brave Sir Robin!]]
** Not to mention the whole bit with the paladin and the gnome is a clear take on ''CyranoDeBergerac''.
** When in a city, he may also spontaneously sing, "'Tis a beautiful day in the neighborhood!", similar to the opening song of ''Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood''. He will also recite part of ''Trees'' by Joyce Kilmer ("I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree") when he's in the woods with your party. His voice is really low, though, so it's hard to hear what he's saying without turning on the subtitles.
* Main/SpoonyBard: He's not all that useful a character. Lampshaded in the sequel, where he can admit that he's not a very good bard.
* Main/TenorBoy - A standard example. Actually, he and everybody related to him could easily be stock characters in a comic opera, including their voice types, so it was probably intentional.
* Main/WalkingTheEarth - His approach to the adventuring life.

::'''Alora'''
--> ''Happy happy joy joy! Happy happy joy joy!''
--> '''Voiced by:''' Amber Hood
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Alora is a halfling thief, notable mostly for being quite literally the last available character in the game. Because thieves need to be gotten earlier than other characters (they tend to waste their thieving skills on useless garbage like Pickpocket instead of Detect Traps), Alora ends being possibly the worst character in the game.

Associated Tropes:
* Main/ActionGirl - Less so than some of the others, but she can still hold her own.
* Main/{{Backstab}}
* Main/CantCatchUp - You get her so late in the first game that she's not much use. It's not so much that she can't catch up as that she's already as leveled as she'll ever get with lousy HP and her thieving skill points put into relatively useless skills.
* Main/ChaoticGood[[invoked]] - In-universe
* Main/GenkiGirl - Even more pronounced than Imoen: this is her entire personality.
* Main/{{Hobbits}} - A much more stereotypical one than either Mazzy or Montaron.
* Main/LovableRogue - She seems to think of herself this way.
* Main/PutOnABus - Along with lots of others.
** Her character files appear in the sequel and she can be summoned with the console, so she was intended to be in the game at some point. That would have made her the only pure thief in the game besides Yoshimo.
* Main/ShoutOut - To RenAndStimpy, of all things.

::'''Kagain'''
--> ''I like it here, where the gold grows.''
--> '''Voiced by:''' John Mariano
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Yet another dwarven fighter, Kagain runs a mercenary company that provide protection for caravans, but is very obsessed with gold. In contrast to other evil characters, he tends to be rather quiet. However, he is always at odds with Yeslick, who continually chastises his gold-obsession, and Kagain hates him for being too 'goody-goody' and stupid. Sometimes this can come to blows. He has a constitution of twenty, which grants him regeneration.

Associated Tropes:
* Main/AffablyEvil - Compared to the other evil characters, at least.
* Main/AnAxeToGrind: His favored weapons are axes.
* Main/BewareTheQuietOnes: He's rather calm for a dwarf, fighter ''and'' [[TokenEvilTeammate evil companion]], considering which [[WorldOfHam game]] we're talking about.
* Main/CoolHelmet: He wears a cool gold helmet, though it doesnít have magical properties. Itís also seen in the portrait.
* Main/CorruptCorporateExecutive: He runs a rather shady mercenary company.
* Main/EvenEvilHasStandards - When he sees a caravan of slaughtered women and children, he decides it's not worth the money he'd get from salvaging it and just leaves.
* Main/GeniusBruiser: He has a 15 in Intelligence. Very high for a fighter, especially an AD&D dwarf fighter -- Intelligence is traditionally a DumpStat for fighters, especially under the AD&D ruleset.
* Main/GoldFever - Although he never betrays the party for it, making it a minor subversion.
* Main/HealingFactor: His constitution of 20 (which is pretty much unheard of) allows him to slowly regenerate over time.
* Main/LawfulEvil[[invoked]] - InUniverse, as it's his CharacterAlignment. As several of the above tropes reveal, he's small "e" evil- greedy and unpleasant, but not actively malevolent. He also has the dubious honor of being one of only two Evil party members in the pre-Enhanced Edition who ''isn't'' some flavor of crazy, with the other being Viconia. Xzar and Tiax are raving lunatics, Montaron and Korgan are bloodthirsty sociopaths, Shar-Teel and Eldoth are raging sexists, and Edwin is mildly delusional and prone to talking to himself. Arguably, Sarevok counts as a third "sane evil" character, but he was out to make himself the new God of Murder before you killed him.
* Main/OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame - He's got a very different personality from Yeslick, but he's a fighter with a beard who swings an axe/hammer. 'Nuff said.
* Main/PutOnABus - Like all the other [=BG1=] characters who didn't make the cut for the sequel.

::'''Biff the Understudy'''
--> ''I really, really tried.''
--> '''Voiced by:''' Rob Paulsen

In [=BG1=], if you'd murdered an NPC who was required for the story to continue, Biff the Understudy would appear magically and say his lines for him before disappearing, to keep the game (vaguely) continuous. If this happened to a potential party member, Biff could actually join the group, making him the only playable character with no portrait. In [=BG2=], the game handles plot-important [=NPCs=] dying by spawning an area-specific super-enemy that can't be defeated, or having the NPC turn invulnerable and leave the area until you come back, making Biff unnecessary. He gets a brief cameo in the second game as an unsuccessful actor.

Associated Tropes:
* Main/TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything - His very reason for existence.

* Main/JokeCharacter - He's effectively useless in combat, if he joins your group.
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[[folder:Party Members in Baldur's Gate II]]
:: '''Yoshimo'''
-->''Hiiiiii yah! Heh, the tourists love that stuff.''
--> '''Voiced by:''' Maurice Lamarche
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Yoshimo is an adventurer and swashbuckler from [[FarEast Kara-Tur]], who joins your party in the first dungeon in the second game after having escaped a fate as experimental subject by whoever runs the place. Being the game's only single-class thief, and a generally easygoing character on top of it, Yoshimo fits into pretty much every party. [[spoiler:As it turns out, he is actually a mole planted by Irenicus in the party. He is not at all very fond of his employer, but a Geas is put on him to force him to obey.]]

Associated Tropes:
* [[spoiler:AntiVillain - Type IV]]
* BackStab - Like any self-respecting D&D thief.
* [[spoiler:BecomingTheMask - Despite the fact that he's [[TheMole secretly working for Irenicus]], he does come to care for the rest of the party and hate himself for betraying them. He's magically compelled to do so anyway, however.]]
* BoobyTrap - As a bounty hunter, he specializes in setting them.
* TheCharmer - In a game full of people as varied as ''Baldur's Gate'', the only person Yoshimo doesn't get along with is Haer'Dalis.
* CrutchCharacter - The only single-class thief in the game, has no personality or alignment conflicts with anyone, and comes with very good trap disarming abilities and bounty hunter traps. The game practically pushes for you to keep him, [[spoiler:but he leaves you at Spellhold no matter what you do and conveniently frees up a slot for Imoen to join.]]
** And [[spoiler:having him directly betray you at Spellhold will cause your party members to have interesting, unique EtTuBrute quotes for him.]]
* DeadpanSnarker - A light case, but it's there.
* EmpathicWeapon - He comes with a katana that only he can use, as it's bonded to him, though it's not very powerful.
* FakeNationality - He's voiced by Canadian actor Maurice [=LaMarche=], better known as [[PinkyAndTheBrain The Brain]]. But you really wouldn't know it.
* GratuitousJapanese - Almost all his dialogue is in (perfect) English, but he does speak a few phrases of GratuitousJapanese. They [[BilingualBonus actually make sense in context]], though they don't suit his rather carefree and informal personality. Which makes sense, in a way, given [[spoiler: his cheerful persona is partly an act to disguise his [[SixthRangerTraitor true intentions.]]]]
* HumansAreWhite - There are plenty of black people in Amn, but he's from Kara-Tur, the setting's [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Asia analogue]], and given his fondness for katanas and [[GratuitousJapanese Japanese]] almost certainly one of the Japan-analogues. Along with Tamoko, he's one of only two Kara-Turans in the games.
* KatanasAreJustBetter
* {{Kiai}} - He shouts this upon a successful CriticalHit. And he uses this as part of his GratuitousJapanese. Aside of the quote ontop of his section, there's also "Very well! *sigh* Hiiiii yah"
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]] - There are mods to work around this, however.
* [[spoiler: LastSecondChance - The player can offer him one after he betrays the party. He can't take it, though, because he's under a geas forcing him to be loyal to Irenicus]].
* LovableRogue - Part of what makes him good at his job.
* [[spoiler:TheMole]]
* NoodleIncident - Two cases. Firstly, Yoshimo is in some manner of trouble with Athkatla's local Thieves' Guild and you have to bail him out: The exact nature of this trouble is never revealed (but is implied to be something along the lines of 'thieving without guild permission'). Secondly, Yoshimo can pull a favour to get you into Spellhold due to an unexplained and, in his own words, rather embarrasing event concerning the pirate king of the local island.
* ObfuscatingStupidity - Though not exactly 'stupid', more like 'harmless' -- Yoshimo is a lot more cunning than his carefree countenance lets on.
* [[spoiler:PlotlineDeath - Whether you bring him to Spellhold or not; if you do, you have to kill him, if you don't, he fails to obey his Geas and dies as a consequence.]]
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLion - Possibly, depending on how sympathetic you find him.]]
* [[spoiler:SixthRangerTraitor]]
* TrueNeutral[[invoked]] - Of the self-interested but not evil, "live-and-let-live" variety.
* [[spoiler:WhatASenselessWasteOfHumanLife]]
* WordOfGod - Although thought by some to be {{Fanon}}, David Gaider has confirmed that Yoshimo is Tamoko's younger brother and came west looking for her [[spoiler: and ended up with the geas as a result of his search of revenge]].

:: '''Aerie'''
-->''My wings have been clipped... oh, I wish you could understand how it feels to be bound to the ground, chained and weighted like a miserable prisoner of earth...''
--> '''Voiced by:''' KathSoucie
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Aerie is another romanceable character; a potentially powerful cleric/mage with a sweet demeanour but a very traumatic past. She's an Avariel, a winged elf, captured by slavers and had her wings clipped off to preserve her life, until the Gnome Illusionist Quayle rescued her and adopted her as his niece. She joins the player character's party when they are investigating her circus which was under the illusion of another gnome named Kalah. She struggles with life on the ground, but manages to move on eventually, ''much'' more easily if she gets romanced by a nice male player character; otherwise she has to go through disillusionment and frustration first. She doesn't get along with Korgan, and may also develop a romance with Haer'Dalis. If romanced with a male player character, she gives him his first son and has one of the happiest endings amongst the entire roster.

Associated Tropes:
* AbortedArc - There was supposed to be a quest that will turn her into a bird, enabling her to fly again, but instead she decides to face her troubles on the ground and [[TookALevelInBadass takes a level in badass]]. Time constraints aborted it, but the change can be seen in her lines in [=ToB=].
* ActionMom - During [=ToB=] she can bear a male CHARNAME's child.
* ApologeticAttacker - At first. She [[TookALevelInBadass later becomes much less apologetic about it]], however.
* BabiesEverAfter - In addition of giving birth to a male CHARNAME's first son, [[spoiler: she also gave birth to his daughter in the epilogue.]]
* BadassAdorable - She becomes one by ''Throne of Bhaal''.
* BattleCouple - With either a male PC or Haer'Dalis, potentially.
* BettyAndVeronica - She's Betty. So, so Betty.
* BreakTheCutie: Her backstory. Being enslaved and handicapped. She goes through a really hard one in ''Throne of Bhaal'' if you're romanced. [[spoiler: A shade will bluff her into thinking that her mother has been killed while searching for her, and she is the one to blame. It's a big, fat lie (the romance epilogue confirms this) but she ''really'' breaks.]]
** StepfordSmiler: Very depressed deep down, but she tries to keep a positive outlook in spite of it.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome - Pretty much requests you help everyone you come across. Acting like this was also what got her imprisoned in the first place.
* {{Claustrophobia}}: Being underground makes her extremely uncomfortable, for understandable reasons.
* CowardlyLion: Her pre-TookALevelInBadass persona. She's very timid but still a competent Cleric/Mage determined to fight injustice.
* TheCutie: Oh yes.
* FreakinessShame - She has self-image problems because she ''doesn't'' have wings anymore.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation - Despite being portrayed as [[NaiveNewcomer almost]] [[TheIngenue completely]] [[WideEyedIdealist naive]] in the ways of the world, Aerie has a high WIS score and has already attained a high character level when you meet her.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold - She's the blonde among the romanceable female characters. She's also the sweet, feminine, innocent one.
* [[spoiler: HappilyMarried - The end of her romance arc with a male CHARNAME has her demanding him in marriage. You can accept the offer or not but it won't matter since you'll be married in the epilogue anyway.]]
* HeWhoFightsMonsters - Her epilogue if she's not romanced, as she goes on a vengeance spree against Sword Coast slaver rings. She eventually manages to calm down and returns to her home after springing some fellow Avariel from slavery.
* HeyItsThatVoice - Voiced by the ever-sweet-voiced KathSoucie.
* TheIngenue - At first.
* LastGirlWins - If you choose her over Jaheira and Viconia, who are both met during the events of the first game.
* LawfulGood[[invoked]] - An interesting contrast to Keldorn's {{Lawful Good}}ness, too.
* LoveTriangle - If a male PC romances her with Haer'Dalis in the party, this will result.
* MoodSwinger: If you pursue a romance, she becomes prone to outbursts as old traumas start coming to the surface. Though she starts to pull herself together eventually.
* NaiveNewcomer - When you first meet her, she hasn't seen much of the world outside of Quayle's circus.
* OutOfCharacterMoment: If you have Aerie and Jaheira in the same Group, she will insult Khalid during the romance triangle. It's totally out of character from the otherwise goody two-shoe Aerie.
** Though not completely unexpected. She was already showing signs of being a StepfordSmiler long before the meltdown.
* PregnantBadass - Strangely, given her [[VirginityMakesYouStupid initial]] [[WideEyedIdealist characterization]], she can spend a good portion of [=ToB=] as this, before becoming an ActionMom.
** It gets better. There's a good chance that she'll go into labor in the middle of a dungeon. After delivering the child, she takes a few moments to patch herself up with a few healing spells, then jumps right back to fighting/traveling alongside you with baby in tow.
* RedMage: She is a Cleric/Mage capable with both healing, protective and offensive spellcasting.
* {{Sex As Rite-Of-Passage}} - A gender inversion. At the end of her initial romance arc, she will ask the PC to spend the night with her so that she can "become a woman". (It's not ''the'' reason, since she's an utter romantic, but it certainly comes up.) Needless to say, this is the ''wrong'' move, because she will decide in the morning that she's not ready for such a close relationship yet and puts it on hold. Telling her that there is more than that to love and that she should wait until she's more certain of her feelings is the right move. In the expansion pack, she and a male PC [[spoiler:apparently get intimate quite a bit, as Jan will observe. She also becomes pregnant with the PC's child.]]
* ShrinkingViolet - At first. She [[TookALevelInBadass gets more assertive]] later on.
* SquishyWizard - Ties for lowest constitution in the game (9) and is a multi-class on top of it.
* TechnicalPacifist - At first doesn't really like the concept of fighting. (Battle cry: "I... I won't let my friends be hurt!") Until she [[TookALevelInBadAss changes her mind]].
* TookALevelInBadass - She starts spouting out 'I'll kick your ass' style voices in [=ToB=]. As she grows more confident, she gets in some quite good lines, including the following, to Irenicus: ''I came to Hell to help my friend! Who helps you, Irenicus? Demons? You're going to die alone in Hell and you know it!''
* WhiteMagicianGirl: Despite being a RedMage, her demeanour fit this trope to a T.
* WideEyedIdealist
* WingedHumanoid - Or former WingedHumanoid, in this case.
** Annoyingly, the game doesn't give a proper HandWave for why she can't use one of the myriad options canonically available to get them back (in contrast to Khalid, whose HandWave actually ''is'' in line with what can stop resurrections). She just doesn't regenerate her wings when subject to ''Regeneration'' for no apparent reason.

:: '''(Sir) Anomen Delryn'''
-->''There is an evil in my heart, I have always known this and I spoke of it to you. Hate and anger, twisted and black... and I... I cannot control it.''
--> '''Voiced by:''' Rob Paulsen
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Ah, Anomen. Squire of The Order of the Radiant Heart. {{Jerkass}} extraordinaire. Pompous, arrogant, insufferable and vain. He's on a quest to [[IWantToBeARealMan become a full knight]]. He's the only option for a female Bhaalspawn romance. Hurrah. Still a decent character gameplay-wise, though.

Associated tropes:
* AbusiveParents - He has a drunkard father that abuses the hell out of him--though only verbally, now that he's extremely fit and strong.
* TheAlcoholic - Or son of TheAlcoholic, as the case may be.
* BadassBoast - Anomen tends to brag about awesome, near-impossible battles he saw action in, though it's very debatable that he ever participated. There's a good chance he's rather intimidated by CHARNAME's resume and is just trying to measure up.
** If he's being romanced he even admits at one point that he hasn't been on many campaigns, and that the things a female CHARNAME's accomplished on her adventures are much more impressive than anything he's done.
* BigScrewedUpFamily - Anomen's family is a noble one quite possibly of this type, based on the things his father says.
* BlackAndWhiteMorality - At first. Part of his character development is learning to look at the world with more nuance.
* BlackSheep - Anomen becomes this if he refuses to avenge his sister's death; ironically, becoming a ''better'' person is what causes his alienation.
* CallingTheOldManOut - He does so practically every time he talks to his father.
* CharacterAlignment: Anomen starts out as LawfulNeutral. Succeed the test and he becomes LawfulGood. Fail the test, and he becomes ChaoticNeutral.
* CharacterDevelopment - Even his detractors tend to acknowledge that the various subplots which involve him give him a lot of depth.
* ChurchMilitant - He's a warrior-priest of Helm.
* TheComicallySerious - Jan, Imoen, Korgan and Haer'Dalis ''love'' to mess with him.
** Of course, this doesn't stop a CrowningMomentOfFunny when he taunts Edwin[[spoiler:a]] about the [[spoiler:GenderBender by asking to champion "her"]].
* FakeBrit - A rare case of the character ''himself'' being a fake Brit: he adopted the accent because he thinks it's more knightly. Notably, his father has no such accent. You can call him on it if you want, but all it'll do is annoy him.
* FantasticRacism: Particularly aggravating when directed at Mazzy, who is far nearer to the Paladin ideal than he could ever be, race restrictions or not.
* TheFettered - Though less so if he fails his test.
* FeudingFamilies - His family has an ongoing feud with another noble family in Amn, which leads to his character-specific {{subquest}}.
* FreudianExcuse - Much of his [[{{Jerkass}} jerkassery]] is suggested to be a result of his family background.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation - Anomen is deeply concerned with honor and the law, and wants to be a noble paladin. But because his alignment starts out as a variation of Neutral, the game engine will make him start complaining if you do too many good deeds.
** There's also the fact that he's a Fighter/Cleric dual-classed character with a WIS score of 12. It suits his character, but under the rules of the game it shouldn't be allowed.
** Furthermore, he has lines like "Point the sword and I shall strike!" but as a fighter/cleric, he can't use any type of sword.
*** [[PaintingTheMedium It's because the mouse cursor becomes a sword when you hover over the enemy.]]
* HeroWithAnFInGood - He becomes this if you advise him to take vengeance on his sister's murderer.
* HeyItsThatVoice - [[PinkyAndTheBrain "NARF!"]] Sadly, his dialogue with Yoshimo contains no ActorAllusion.
* IHaveNoSon - If he refuses to take revenge for his sister's death, his father disowns him.
* ImpoverishedPatrician - Not quite, as his family still has a rather posh estate in Athkatla, but his father is in financial trouble and they seem to be on their way to this.
* IWantToBeARealMan
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold - He's proud, egotistical, vain, and quite loud in his expression of those traits. He's also a basically good-hearted, idealistic guy with the best of intentions.
** He becomes less of a jerk if he's knighted, and/or being romanced by a female PC.
* KarmaHoudini - In order to pass his test of knighthood, he has to [[spoiler:let the murderer of his sister go unpunished.]]
** [[spoiler: Or, at least, the man he ''thinks'' is her murderer. Part of the test is learning to control his look-before-you-leap tendencies and rage.]]
* KnightInShiningArmor - He likes to present himself as such; if you guide him in the right way through his personal crises he can actually become one for real.
* KnightTemplar - At first, it's what he thinks the ideal knight should be. He only actually becomes a knight if you convince him otherwise.
* LameComeback
-->'''Anomen:''' I have failed at nothing! I was chosen to squire for my courage and nobility.\\
'''Jan:''' Of course you didn't 'fail'! They have to tell the failures something to keep up blind obedience, that is to say, morale.\\
'''Anomen:''' Just leave me be you icky little man!\\
'''Jan:''' 'Icky"?? (ha ha) Did you think of that on your own? (ha ha ha ha)
* LawfulStupid - At first. The quest involving his family forces him to consider the limitations of inflexible moral codes.
* LordErrorProne - At first. He either grows out of it, or abandons it, depending on the player's actions.
* MilesGloriosus - He's prone to bragging about things he couldn't possibly have done, but in his defense, he IS pretty powerful and only rarely are his "exploits" truly unbelievable.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge - He wants to go on one after Saerk murders his sister. You can convince him not to, however. [[spoiler: Saerk isn't guilty, either, which will only torment the poor guy more if Saerk's been murdered when he finds out.]]
** It's kinda worse than that. [[spoiler: Initially there's not enough evidence to determine whether Saerk killed Anomen's sister or not. If Anomen murders Saerk, later it turns out Saerk isn't guilty. But if Anomen doesn't go after Saerk... guess what, it turns out Saerk hired the men who killed her.]]
* SmallNameBigEgo - He boasts incessantly about both his status as a member of the Order of the Radiant Heart and the many battles in which he's fought, but he's still a squire and hasn't even been knighted at the time he's encountered.
* WellDoneSonGuy - Anomen has daddy issues up the ass.

:: '''Korgan Bloodaxe'''
--> ''Those grog-blossomed prickmedainties 'ave crossed me one time too many! We've some walking undead to dispatch, now, and then some live dead to find and bury!''
--> '''Voiced by:''' Bill Martin
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A bloodthirsty dwarven berserker, essentially the evil {{Foil}} to Minsc. He can be first recruited as a mercenary in [=BG2=], and later follows the main character. He is generally considered a pain to deal with by other teammates, particularly the women. Ironically, he is sexually interested in Mazzy, the closest thing there is to a Halfling Paladin. Bizarrely, of every character in [=BG2=], Korgan is the only one who has no special ability or unique item, being ''only'' a dwarven berserker.

Associated Tropes:
* AffablyEvil: Korgan is boisterous and genial when you meet him, and befriends more characters then most of the other Evil party members. He's also a bloodthirsty maniac who kills for coin and also because he gets bored sometimes who probably killed a bunch of his old adventuring party members in their sleep.
* AnAxeToGrind - His preferred weapon, not to mention his preferred way of threatening people.
* AxCrazy
* {{Badass}} - Korgan [[ChaoticEvil may]] [[TheBerserker be]] [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness many]] [[TheStarscream things]], but few can deny he's a badass.
** BadassBeard / BeardOfEvil - An impressive one at that.
* TheBerserker - It's his character class.
* BloodKnight
* BoisterousBruiser
* CainAndAbel - Murdered all of his brothers to secure his inheritance.
* CardCarryingVillain - He's completely blasť about his brutish world-view, and outside a few banters with Mazzy completely unapologetic about it too.
* CasanovaWannabe - Mazzy's not the only woman Korgan hits on, though hers is pretty much the typical reaction he gets.
* ChaoticEvil[[invoked]] - Though unlike many such characters, not StupidEvil.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder - PlayedForLaughs. His former adventuring band drop the first hints of it when they accuse him of killing members of their group in their sleep (his altogether unconvincing glossing over of this doesn't help), and later cemented when he'll promise to kill you if you ever become an invalid, assuming you'd do the same to him.
** He plays it down with the notion that he's giving out [[MercyKill mercy kills]].
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* DeadpanSnarker - And completely unsubtle about it.
* DoubleEntendre - He drops a few of them, particularly if Mazzy's around.
-->Just so's ye know, I have somethin' long, hard, and low to the ground yer free to touch and fondle if ye wish. No need to glare, girlie: I was talkin' about me axe!
* EvenEvilHasStandards - One of the ''very'' few decent things you ever hear him say only occurs if you pursue Jan Jansen's personal quest to help his friend's child. When it comes to light that the little girl's catatonia stems from being physically abused by her father, Korgan -- who we must remind you is an AxCrazy murdering bastard -- condemns the actions leading to her condition:
-->'''Korgan:''' Ehhh, there be many things I would do gladly. Harming children be not one of them. Her man be a cur and not worthy of the spittle on me boot.
* EvilCounterpart - To Minsc.
* FantasticRacism - Hates us Longlimbs, especially Drow.
* FreudianExcuse - Lost both his parents to inter-clan warfare and claims to have been negatively influenced by spending too much time amongst humans. Mazzy is less than convinced.
* HeroesWantRedHeads - Or in Korgan's case, Psychotic BloodKnight wants red-headed halflings.
* HeroicComedicSociopath - His brutishness and sociopath personality is mostly PlayedForLaughs, barring a few banters with Mazzy.
* HiddenDepths - Surprisingly adept at poetry.
* LadyMacbeth - He frequently urges you to take on the darker path choices, though mostly because they tend to have a greater [[OnlyInItForTheMoney monetary gain]].
* LargeHam - Of the AxCrazy sort.
-->''on a CriticalHit''
-->'''A SKULLBREAKER!'''
* [[PoliticallyIncorrectHero Licensed Sexist]] - As the quote above illustrates, he's quite boorish to women.
* LukeNounVerber
* MeaningfulName - Korgan Bloodaxe.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* TheNapoleon - Played straight.
* NotSoDifferent - Korgan observes that he and Edwin aren't that different in a banter.
* OddFriendship - He gets on pretty well with Jan.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney -
-->'''Korgan:''' Aye! Great! Blasted bloody wonderful! Aye, let's go take on bloody trolls to get this man's gong back... and for NO REWARD, mind ye! I've a mind to go back to yon tavern and kick his BLOODY ARSE!
* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame - All except his insanity.
* [[spoiler:ParentalAbandonment - It's revealed in his dialogs with Mazzy that he witnessed the murder of both his parents.]]
* PetTheDog - Does, believe it or not, genuinely feel something for Mazzy, in his own screwed-up way.
* PsychoForHire - He makes his living this way before you encounter him. If you kick him out of the party after completing his personal quest, you have to pay him off to convince him to rejoin.
* PsychoSupporter
* SecretTestOfCharacter - If he's in the same party as Aerie, he will relentlessly insult and belittle her. In the original release of [=BG2=], this would cause her to leave the party after awhile, but if the expansion is installed, she will eventually snap and insult him right back. At this point, he announces that his abuse was a SecretTestOfCharacter and now that she's proven she will stick up for herself, he's got no problem with her.
** Usually insults characters after meeting them, and befriends those that insult him right back. Including [[NeutralGood Imoen]]
* TheStarscream - One of his in-game lines is a threat to disembowel you. In his epilogue [[spoiler:he pulls off a Starscream gambit for real.]]
* {{Troll}} - He insults Aerie. He makes crude come-ons to Mazzy. He tries to bond with Valygar over both having had to kill their own family. He sprouts ethnic slurs at Viconia. And, if Anomen fails his knighthood test, Korgan will cheerfully remind him of it. His 'favourite' party members are Imoen and Jan, who are able to give as well as they get.
* TokenEvilTeammate - Sometimes.
* VillainousFriendship - If your PC is evil and takes Korgan's suggestions to heart, then the relationship between the two of you may end up inclining to this.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity - After the events of the game, [[spoiler: Korgan goes down in history for leading a doomed crusade against the drow. This wasn't because he disliked the drow, he just wanted to kill as many sentient beings as possible. Oh, and did I mention that he got a hold of the forces he used to support his bloodlust by killing their leader and sticking the blame to "a target of his choosing"?]] Rare that someone so nuts can get such a wonderful reputation.
* ViolentGlaswegian - Since OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame, Korgan has an accent somewhere between Scottish and Welsh. Oddly, he is voiced by Bill Martin, who used to be a producer for TheMonkees.
* VitriolicBestBuds - With Edwin. If you keep them both around until ''Throne of Bhaal'' they'll form a 'pact' of sorts and try to take over the band to get a bigger share of the loot. It lasts only until you ask them how they plan on distributing their joint share.

:: '''Jan Jansen'''
--> ''You know, this reminds me of that time, wa-a-a-ay back... ''
--> '''Voiced by:''' Jack Roth
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Jan Jansen is a gnomish peddler of turnips and illegal weaponry (but he's really more interested in the turnips). Much beloved by the fandom for his many quotes as well as his interactions with the other fan favorite character, Minsc, Jan is one of Baldur's Gate II's most recognizable characters.

Associated Tropes:
* AbnormalAmmo - His "Flasher Master Bruiser Mate" shoots toy skulls packed with explosive powder. Or normal crossbow bolts, depending on which you have equipped. How it's capable of firing both equally well is not explained.
** And with a certain mod installed, he eventually gains the ability to fire bolts loaded with ''insect swarms''.
** Given how ridiculously overengineered that thing's portrait appears, it's not hard to imagine it might have multiple barrels. For that matter, it probably has a hat shop, lemming farm, and kitchen sink.
* AerithAndBob - Almost everyone else in this world has a fantastic name (or two) - both of his are fairly common real world names.
* BlatantLies - Jan's not above lying to you at first if it'll get you to listen to rest of his story.
* BunnyEarsLawyer[=/=]{{Cloudcuckoolander}} - Vies with Minsc for nuttiest member of the party, though it's uncertain just how much is actual lunacy and how much is an act. They have a lot of banter, including Jan's bizarre attempts at stealing Boo.
* ChaoticNeutral[[invoked]] - The stories he tells indicate a personality bordering on ChaoticStupid, though he doesn't act that way when in the party.
* DeadpanSnarker - Towards Edwin.
-->'''Jan:''' Truth be told, I feel a bit sorry for you. It must be frustrating to see your entire life's goals amount to absolutely nothing.\\
'''Edwin:''' What do you know of [[TakeOverTheWorld my goals]], gnome?\\
'''Jan:''' If you say so. Let me know when it's time to bow. I might not notice it.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys - In his ending [[spoiler:he manages to control a pack of knife-wielding gibbons to kill [[AssholeVictim Vaelag.]] Anything is possible with that many knife-wielding gibbons.]]
* ExpansionPackPast - Most of it probably made up.
* GadgeteerGenius - He's managed to invent a high tech explosive crossbow, vision-enhancing goggles, and an energy absorbent suit. Not bad for a pseudo-Renaissance setting.
** With the Banter pack mod installed, Jan will invent a number of other things, like a monstrously overengineered crossbow for Valygar which he dubs 'the permanent solution to his wizard problem'. Valygar, in a rare moment of GenreSavvy, asks if this will be one of those weapons that shoots the bolt around the world and hits the firer in the back. Jan replies that it's 100% guaranteed. Try to use it in-game and you'll find this is entirely accurate.
* GenreSavvy - Jan is surprisingly insightful and aware he's in a story if you're willing to actually listen to him.
* HurricaneOfPuns - He unleashes them upon occasion.
* ItRunsInTheFamily - The rest of the Jansen clan is nearly as weird as he is.
* IveNeverSeenAnythingLikeThisBefore - Only once: when Jan and the party literally go to Hell.
-->''Whoa! This place looks just like...it reminds me of...this is just like that time I...hmm. I don't think anything like this has ever happened to me before...''
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy - Jan's personal quest will eventually end like this if you get the best result: The love of his life, Lissa, gets back together with her evil, wife-beating husband Vaelag [[BlatantLies who promises he'll change]]. Jan doesn't believe Vaelag for a second, but knows Lissa loves him.
** Subverted in his Throne of Bhaal ending: [[spoiler:It's heavily implied that he trained a horde of monkeys to attack Vaelag's estate. In the end, he ends up with his lover.]]
* LethalJokeCharacter - At first, Jan comes across as a fairly useless character [[PluckyComicRelief included primarily for amusement value]] (with even the [[StrategyGuide Official Perfect Guide]] having him as the lowest rated character, claiming there's nothing good to say about him), but used correctly he's actually quite capable of holding his own against other, more obviously powerful characters.
** He also gets quite lethal in ''Throne of Bhaal'' since he's the only one of two [=NPC=]s who can get thief High-Level Abilities, and has illusionist magic and mage [=HLA=]s on top of it.
* LetsGetDangerous - He's generally incapable of taking things seriously, but in the sidequest during which his former love and her child are endangered he credibly threatens to open up a can of whoopass on his antagonist.
* MeaningfulName - Shares the name of a PlaygroundSong that plays out the same way as '[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_song_that_never_ends The Song That Never Ends]]' -- that is to say, ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yon_yonson it never does]]''. Neither, of course, does his rambling.
* MotorMouth - Talks more than just about any other character, usually just to tell another pointless story involving turnips. Luckily, most of them are [[PluckyComicRelief pretty]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny amusing]].
* TheMunchausen - And how.
* NamesTheSame - Jan Jansen does not come from Wisconsin.
** Nor does he work in a lumber mill there, despite any claims to the contrary.
* NoodleIncident - Quite a few of the crazier events he makes reference to in his stories go unexplained.
* ObfuscatingStupidity - Don't take Jan's turnip fixation, bizzare inventions and tendency to tell random stories for idiocy.
** During his somewhat more lucid moments, mostly during Jan's sidequest with his old girlfriend, Jan puts the (hilarious) storytelling aside and reveals that he is actually very, very much aware of what is happening around, knows how to fix it, and is [[BewareTheNiceOnes totally pissed]] that Vaelag is trying to interfere with his girl, even if she isn't really his girl anymore. Furthermore, I think we all know that Jan would have been perfectly capable of turning Vaelag and his goons in to charred, bite-sized Chunks'O'Gnome, and that the only thing that stopped him was [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy the lady's protest.]] Jan Jansen knows where you live.
* OddFriendship - With Korgan, bizarrely. Most characters find Jan's stories to be annoying, but Korgan enjoys the bloodier ones.
* OrAreYouJustHappyToSeeMe - [[CrowningMomentOfFunny This exchange]]:
-->'''Minsc''': You! The tiny, tricky gnome! Minsc knows it was you who stole Boo! You cannot fool Minsc! What is that bulge moving about within your trousers?
-->'''Jan''': This bulge here? Why that's (ha-ha) that's nothing. I'm just happy to see you, Minscy. (giggle)
* OurGnomesAreWeirder - INDEED.
* OutOfCharacterMoment: Jan's quest gets started when one of his cousins finds him to deliver a message. The converstaion is at first fairly lighthearted and silly... until he hears that his former love and her child are holed up at his house.
-->'''Jan''': [[MoodWhiplash Did he hurt her.]]
* PaintingTheMedium - Jan is a gnome. Gnomes get infravision at night and underground, which highlights creatures with a red glow.
-->'''Jan:''' [after sunset] I've had this little problem ever since I was a wee gnome. When it gets dark, everybody glows red. Frightens a child something fierce...
* PluckyComicRelief - Along with Minsc, he's the primary source of it in [=BG2=].
* SpoofAesop - Occasionally he suggests one at the end of his long-winded stories.
** This is subverted in one of his banters with Mazzy, which starts out on the subject of potatoes and ends on a note of how Mazzy reminds him of a halfling potato farmer living near his family's homestead who had been captured, enslaved and abused by bandits at a young age before escaping, whose work ethic, optimism and appreciation of good honest toil had always inspired him.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood - As noted in the description above, Jan is quite obsessed with turnips, though it's not clear he craves them as food. He does like turnip beer however, which has wondrous medicinal properties in addition to its fine taste.
** Note that he ''claims'' it has medicinal properties; the context in which he mentions it implies it's overindulgence in turnip beer that may be at least heavily responsible for why he ''is'' such a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}. Turnips are also an obsession of all gnomes in the game.
* {{Troll}} - Jan enjoys getting a rise out of other members of the party, with only Korgan coming to appreciate it. Even [[spoiler:Sarevok]] is not safe from Jan's trolling.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend - As his personal quest reveals, he was one to Lissa. Jan at one point says he would have given her the world if he could, but she ended up marrying a richer gnome called Vaelag after he wooed her away. Vaelag later turned out to be a psychopath who beat her and their daughter. [[spoiler:Subverted if you bring him with you through Throne of Bhaal, as Jan trains a pack of knife-wielding monkeys to kill Vaelag and gets together with Lissa in the end.]]
* YoungerThanTheyLook - Between his voice actor and his portrait, it's easy to forget that Jan is probably not very much older than CHARNAME and Imoen.

:: '''Haer'Dalis'''
--> ''My dear raven, valiant as always. You are poetry, you are song!''
--> '''Voiced by:''' Michael Bell
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Haer'Dalis is a Doomguard: essentially he knows the universe is going to end no matter what he does, so he's just enjoying himself until that happens. He's a bard in a traveling play who joins you after you rescue him, perhaps sensing there are tales to be had following in your footsteps.

Associated Tropes:
* AbortedArc - Haer'Dalis and Anomen were going to be the romanceable choices for female characters, but due to time constraints Haer'Dalis' romance was cut.
** Its absence is noticeable too. When picking up Haer'Dalis he will seem very interested in a female PC, which will suddenly stop in later dialogs. That initial friendliness was supposed to have been a segue into a romance.
** There is a fan mod that adds a Haer'Dalis romance, but it just blocks the Haer'Dalis/Aerie romance from starting, rather than adding the planned romance conflicts.
* BattleCouple - With Aerie, potentially.
* BiTheWay: He's the only male character able to have (off-screen) sex with a male drow slave. WordOfGod says it's intentional.
* BunnyEarsLawyer - Haer'Dalis speaks halfway in riddles and strange metaphors and has a mind fixated almost entirely on entropy and theater. [[spoiler:He's also the only party member to see through Yoshimo]], and displays a surprising amount of insight on multiple occasions.
* ChaoticNeutral[[invoked]] - Puts the "Chaotic" into this alignment.
* DisproportionateRetribution - His troupe performed a play that satirized [[{{Planescape}} Duke Rowan Darkwood, Factol of the Fated]]. Darkwood sicced a demonic bounty hunting crew on them. [[AllThereInTheManual For those in the know of the Planescape setting]], this is perfectly in-character for him.
* DualWielding
* {{Expy}}: Exotic, tattooed, bisexual, dual-wielding, rogue-esque (part-)elf with fatalist views and associated with birds? Are we talking about Haer'Dalis or [[Franchise/DragonAge Zevran]] here?
** That should be the other way around- Our lovable Blade can't be the expy if he came 10-odd years before Zevran. Aside from aesthetics, they're actually quite different characters.
* FighterMageThief - Bards were basically this in 2nd edition.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation - Averted as Haer'Dalis is a Blade, a specific type of Bard that specializes in theatrical, balletic fighting. By profession he's an actor who apparently specializes in action-oriented leading man roles.
* GentlemanThief - He presents himself as such when first encountered. He becomes available after being rescued from a powerful wizard, who had caught Haer'Dalis in the act of burglarizing his home to steal a gem, and magically enslaved him. When you free him from this condition, Haer'Dalis admits that he'd come to acquire the gem but takes offense if you call him a thief.
* GlassCannon - Strength? 17 (on a scale of 2-19). Dexterity? 17. Constitution? ...9.
* [[HalfHumanHybrid Half Elf Hybrid]] - Haer'Dalis' race is stated as 'tiefling' (a human with demonic ancestry); according to himself his father was an elf and his mother "no human". Probably some type of cambion.
* LargeHam - Though, he is a stage actor.
* LoveTriangle - With the PC and Aerie, possibly.
* MurderTheHypotenuse - If both you and Haer'Dalis love Aerie and she hasn't yet pledged her love to you, Haer'Dalis will challenge you to a duel for her love.
* TheNicknamer - Haer'Dalis will call most people by their real names. Some, though, he'll create a nickname for: CHARNAME is "Raven", Aerie is "Dove", Sarevok is "Hawk", and Haer'dalis himself is "Sparrow". Breaking the bird themed names, Minsc and Boo are "hound and hamster".
** He does, in fact, have nicknames for all the main party members (modders carried on this trait too). Spellhold Studios has a [[http://www.shsforums.net/topic/25526-haerdalis-bird-names/ complete list]].
* NietzscheWannabe - Haer'Dalis is one of the Doomguard, a faction in the ''Planescape'' setting that practically revels in the idea of entropy.
* PerkyGoth - Rare male example.
* ShipperOnDeck - Added by the Banter Pack, Haer'Dalis ships ''Jaheira and Edwin'' into a BelligerentSexualTension relationship... Though it ''might'' have been just for the sake of screwing with them. Naturally, neither of them are amused.
* ShowWithinAShow - Or "Show Within A Video Game." He was set to play the lead in Raelis Shai's play, before his abduction.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS - His name is variously given as Haer'Dalis, Haer Dalis', [=HaerDalis=]', Haer-Dalis'...
* SpoonyBard - He is a Blade, which gives him some special abilities, but is often considered to downplay the only aspects that could even make a bard worthwhile such as high lore.
** It does however allow use of the ring of free action bug, which regardless of the fact that he is a numerically poor character makes him very powerful in defensive stance.
* StoneWall - As [[GlassCannon weak as he normally is]], his "Defensive Stance" ability can turn him into this. They made it so you couldn't move while in that stance for a reason.
* WarriorPoet - All bards are to some extent, but he even moreso.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen - He was originally intended to be a second romance option for female [=PC=]s, but it was cut due to time constraints.
* WordOfGay: He's bisexual (or, as David Gaider puts it, "up for anything").
* WordOfGod: He's got a forked tongue.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair - Justified in that he's not human.

:: '''Valygar Corthala'''
--> ''We're all filthy. We're all unwashed and tired and hungry. Shut up and tell someone who cares.''
--> '''Voiced by:''' Jeff Osterhage
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Valygar is from a long line of mages, started by his insane evil dimension-traveling necromancer ancestor Lavok. Magic destroyed every single member of his family except himself, and as a result he became a ranger to put an end to his immortal evil ancestor.

Associated Tropes:
* AbortedArc - Another romance option for female [=PCs=] that was cut short. You can even see some of the leftover romance dialogues in the game file.
* AmbiguouslyGay - The entire party thinks he is. Even ''Cernd'' gets a few jokes in about it. Mostly this is due to his [[CantHaveSexEver forswearing to ever pass on his genes]], but he claims that he likes women "well enough" if pressed.
* AngryBlackMan - Valygar Corthala will take precisely none of your shit.
** Wonderfully done when Jan Jansen begin yet another tale by starting to talk about his mother. Valygar cuts him off by very pointedly telling Jan about ''his'' mother and the things she did before he managed to take her down. Jan wisely shuts up.
* Main/BlackMagic - Valygar believes this stains his soul, but it really doesn't.
* Main/CameBackWrong - His father, when his mother tried to revive him.
* Main/CantArgueWithElves - Averted in that, well, he can. Although Valygar will argue with anyone with whom he disagrees.
* Main/CaptainErsatz - Let's see... black, taciturn, uses a katana, killed his mother, sworn to hunt down others who share his lineage/curse... [[{{Blade}} Hmmm...]]
* TheComicallySerious - Especially against Jan, Imoen, and Haer'Dalis.
* Main/DeadpanSnarker - With emphasis on the 'deadpan' and not so much on the snarker, but surprisingly witty when he wants to be.
* DoesNotLikeMagic
* Main/GameplayAndStorySegregation - Averted in how Valygar comes from a family of mages and had training as a child even before he became a ranger. His class, Stalker, gains some mage spells in addition to the druid spells all other ranger kits get.
* HeartbrokenBadass - [[spoiler:In ''Unfinished Business'', after Irenicus kills his lover.]]
* HiddenDepths - Surprisingly adept at punning.
* Main/HumansAreWhite - Not so uncommon in these games, as he's one of three black [=NPC=]s (that's counting Viconia, who is a wholly different kind of black) you can recruit throughout the story, but as one of the only playable characters in the second game who's a native of Amn, which is a FantasyCounterpartCulture of medieval Spain, it's a bit odd. He could be a moor-equivalent.
* Main/TheHunter - Due to his background, he's dedicated his life to hunting down and destroying practioners of evil magic.
* Main/InTheBlood - The way he feels about his family's legacy of magical power/insanity.
* ItsPersonal - [[spoiler:After his lover's death in ''Unfinished Business'', he becomes one of the many people who want Irenicus' head.]]
* Main/KatanasAreJustBetter
* Main/LamarckWasRight - Valygar believes his family is cursed to become mages: after Lavok became a necromancer, his entire family line was made up of wizards until he decided to become a ranger.
* Main/LukeYouAreMyFather - Well, ancestor, but yeah, this is what Valygar tells Lavok.
* Main/MistakenForGay - Bizarrely, it happens to him a few times.
* Main/NayTheist - He lives in a world where the gods are an inarguable fact of life--heck, he's travelling around with the child of a dead god! But he also notes that many gods are psychotic [[{{Jerkass}} Jerkasses]], so he needs a better reason than their existence to worship them. Which is a pretty gutsy stance, considering the atheist afterlife in the Realms is to be shoved into a teeming wall of slowly-decaying souls for all eternity.
* NeutralGood[[invoked]] - In-universe
* Main/OddFriendship - Valygar will, against his will, become Mazzy Fentan's squire, though he doesn't really resist and comes to enjoy it.
* Main/TheQuietOne - He'll talk, but usually only when other characters talk to him first.
* Main/SelfMadeOrphan - Not that his parents gave him much of a choice.
* Main/TheStoic - Valygar would prefer to be this, but he always has to voice his opinion.

:: '''Mazzy Fentan'''
--> ''I won't seem so cute if I break your legs.''
--> '''Voiced by:''' Jennifer Hale
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Mazzy is a halfling fighter who would be a paladin if 2nd edition allowed it. As it is, she's the closest thing to a halfling paladin possible. She's beyond good, among the goodest of {{NPC}}s, and traveled with an adventuring party until its destruction. She follows you mostly because you saved her life.

Associated Tropes:
* ActionGirl
* BadassAdorable - Not that you want to [[BerserkButton point it out to her]].
* BerserkButton - She's generally quite even-tempered, despite being a {{Badass}}. Just don't make the mistake of calling her "cute".
* Main/ChronicHeroSyndrome - Both during the game, and in her character epilogue.
* TheComicallySerious - She's not amused by Korgan's crude come-ons.
* Main/CuteBruiser - If you're going to call her that, make sure to do it where she won't hear you.
* Main/DavidVersusGoliath - A very minor quest has her solo an ogre, but given [[PintsizedPowerhouse how powerful she is]] and [[CurbStompBattle how quickly the fight is likely to end]], this likely counts as a subversion.
* Main/ExpectingSomeoneTaller - [=NPC=]s are constantly commenting that they didn't expect such a renowned hero to turn out to be a halfling, which gets on her nerves.
* Main/FakeBrit - A rather posh one at that. As noted below, she's voiced by Canadian actress Jennifer Hale.
* Main/ForGreatJustice - Though she tends to be a bit more subtle about it than Minsc or Keldorn.
* Main/HealingHands - One of her paladin-like powers.
* Main/HeyItsThatVoice - Jennifer Hale also voices Dynaheir, [[PlanescapeTorment Fall-from-Grace]], [[KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Bastila Shan]], [[Franchise/MassEffect (Female) Commander Shepard]], [[VideoGame/{{Metroid}} Samus Aran]], [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Avatar Kyoshi]], and (most ironically of all) [[JusticeLeague Giganta]].
* Main/{{Hobbits}} - And a nice variation from the typical good-hearted-but-mischievous-rogue type.
* Main/HopeBringer - One of her unique special powers is the ability to inspire courage in allies.
* Main/KnightInShiningArmor - Moreso than any other character in the series, with the possible exception of Keldorn.
* Main/LadyOfWar - She's got the personality and the ass-kicking ability in spades, but because of her stature other characters don't seem to take her so seriously.
* LawfulGood[[invoked]] - The most upright kind imaginable, without being LawfulStupid.
* Main/LovePotion - Her main sidequest involves one of these.
* Main/TheNapoleon - She doesn't like it when people picks on her due to her size, but she doesn't overcompensate for it. When Minsc compliments her on being so powerful in spite of being so short, she accepts it as a compliment after realizing that Minsc is too earnest to use DoubleSpeak to insult people.
* Main/NoFourthWall - At one point, Aerie asks why Mazzy isn't officially a Paladin, to which Mazzy will reply that halflings can't become Paladins. Aerie comments that, not long ago, all halflings seemed to be thieves (like in first edition D&D) and that another paradigm shift might come along, and Mazzy's response is that the gods aren't just going to come out and make a 'third edition' of the world.
* Main/OddFriendship - She will, completely of her own accord, appoint Valygar as her squire.
* Main/PintsizedPowerhouse - One of the best fighters in the game, despite being the size of an eight-year-old girl.
* ThePollyanna
* Main/RedHeadedHero
* Main/TragicMonster - What becomes of her former companion Patrick. Especially tragic as it's implied that they may have been romantically involved.

:: '''Lord Keldorn Firecam'''
--> ''Do not take honor in fighting with my presence. Take honor in that you fight for good, for that is my source of strength.''
--> '''Voiced by:''' Roger Jackson
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Keldorn Firecam is ''the'' paladin of the Baldur's Gate series. The classical KnightInShiningArmor, Keldorn strives for good but when the law directly affects him and his family he gets slightly hesistant to act.

Associated Tropes:
* AscendedExtra - Sort of. He's the only non-playable character from [=BG=] who becomes playable in [=BG2=]; He doesn't actually appear in the first game but he's mentioned in Ajantis' background.
* BadassGrandpa - He isn't technically a grandpa yet, but as a gray-haired fiftysomething with a late teenage daughter he's not far off. He's also one of the highest-ranking paladins in Amn, swings a [[{{BFS}} mean greatsword]], smites evil left and right with extreme prejudice, and, in his character epilogue, [[spoiler:dies heroically after single-handedly fighting off an army of giants]]. So he's definitely {{Badass}}.
** [[spoiler:So Badass, in fact, that his patron deity (that of protection and strength, among others) ''personally claimed him'' upon his death.]] That can't happen too often.
* {{BFS}}
* [[spoiler:ButNowIMustGo - In the good ending to his personal quest, he leaves the party in order to stay with and reconcile with his formerly estranged family. That said, you have the option of subverting this by returning to his mansion the next day. He and his family will happily tell you that their problems are now cleared up, leaving him free to join your party again.]]
* TheComicallySerious - He's a pretty serious guy and fairly humorless compared to Jan, Imoen, Yoshimo, and the like.
** His humour is a lot more subtle and less frequent than the others, but it's most definitely still there. Heck, at one point Yoshimo starts singing a... Rather ribald verse he claims to have found scribbled in the margins of a holy text, then halfway through stops and apologises to Keldorn for his language. Keldorn promptly finishes the verse, much to Yoshimo's astonishment, and implies he was the one who scribbled it in the book while an initiate several decades earlier.
* CoolOldGuy
* [[spoiler:DyingMomentOfAwesome - His OneManArmy ending earns him a place at the right hand of the freaking ''god of justice''.]]
* FantasticRacism - The one chink in his otherwise impeccable morality: he is utterly unable to abide the Drow Viconia and will actually try to kill her if you keep them together in the party for too long. Granted, she ''is'' evil, but it's not like she does anything particularly death-worthy in front of him. Unless you ''tell'' her to.
** And even then, the way he fanboys over Drizzt Do'Urden suggests he might have eventually been able to look past her race if it weren't for her attitude and [[ReligionOfEvil choice of deity]].
** He has a similarly dim view of sahuagin, suggesting that you simply KillEmAll rather then take a side in their civil war.
* TheFettered - Naturally.
* ForGreatJustice - Does a paladin need any other motivation?
* GoodAdulteryBadAdultery - His wife's cheating on him, and the "good" way to handle it is to suggest that there's a distinction between the two. He eventually forgives her and they move past it as a couple.
* GoodScarsEvilScars - He's literally and figuratively scarred from a lifetime of battling evil.
* InfinityPlusOneSword - He's the only recruitable character capable of wielding the Carsomyr, the Holy Avenger.
* JusticeWillPrevail - It's the ideal to which he's devoted his life, but he seems unsure of it at times.
* KnightInShiningArmor - Somehow an even straighter example than Mazzy.
** KnightInSourArmor - He's more world-weary than outright cynical, but it's close.
* KnightTemplar - Subverted: his class (Inquisitor) lends itself to this image, his abilities are all anti-magic and he lives in a heavily anti-magical city, and he follows extremely strict rules he doesn't hesitate to enforce, but he's no Knight Templar.
-->Where men gather, a bustle of chaos ensues. I would save them all, if I could.
** Except if Viconia is around, Keldorn might come to blows on her due to being Drow.
* LawfulGood[[invoked]] - And a spectacular example of a paladin who isn't LawfulStupid.
* LawfulStupid - He subverts the trope awesomely, managing to be righteous in almost every sense of the word. But even he has his flaws; just ask Viconia.
** In fact, his conversations with Anomen seem like a direct TakeThat to the Lawful Stupid trend.
* MarriedToTheJob - Quite reluctantly so, as his main sidequest makes clear.
* OddFriendship - Keldorn and Minsc. Despite being opposed on the Law/Chaos scale, Keldorn can respect anyone who pursues justice.
* OneManArmy - In his ending, Keldorn [[spoiler:faces down a horde of giants by himself, albeit being fatally injured and dying in the end. Even the gods are impressed by that one. Heck, after he dies the ''hand of the god of Justice'' personally reaches down and carries him to the afterlife.]]
* {{Retirony}} - In his character epilogue.
** Not entirely though, since he was ''already'' retired at the time and had been for a good five years, but was press-ganged into fighting anyway due to the urgent need for skilled fighters.
* ShellShockedVeteran - Still fighting hard, though.
* TeamDad - He acts this way toward Anomen, Mazzy, the PC, and several other characters.
* TokenGoodTeammate - Evil-aligned players sometimes try to keep him around for his anti-mage tanking capabilities and his ability to wield the game's InfinityPlusOneSword, but it's hard to pull off since he is liable to [[WhatTheHellHero protest when the protagonist does something wrong]] and [[FantasticRacism doesn't like Viconia]].
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential - In the subplot with his wife, who has [[GoodAdulteryBadAdultery taken a lover because she's lonely]], it's possible for the PC to get his wife put in jail and her lover executed. This causes Keldorn's children to hate him forever.
* WhatTheHellHero - As is [[JustifiedTrope suitable for]] [[LawfulGood a]] [[KnightInShiningArmor Paladin]], he will complain vociferously and/or leave the party forever if you don't behave uprightly.
** A good point is should CHARNAME take up [[ObviouslyEvil Bodhi's]] offer as opposed to [[LesserOfTwoEvils the Shadow Thieves]] Keldorn will leave the party ''promptly'' and will ''not'' be [[LostForever recruitable again]].

:: '''Cernd'''
-->''As the trees are buffeted and snapped in the face of the gale, I shall be as the bamboo and flex.''
--> '''Voiced by:''' Jason Marsden
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Cernd is a druid who intentionally inflicted himself with lycanthropy for... some reason. Despite being an okay guy, his lack of personality quirks and defining traits beyond lots of nature similes makes him quite... hmm... wait, whom were we talking about again?

Associated Tropes:
* BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins - Though Cernd's race is not clear, he does dress like a MagicalNativeAmerican, at least in his character portrait.
* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou - Or at least thinks he did. Nobody buys it. [[spoiler: Not even his son, who takes his constant ignoring him so bitterly he becomes an evil wizard pretty much for the sake of wiping out druids.]]
* DisappearedDad - Not something you traditionally associate with druids, but that is in fact his subplot.
* Main/TheGenericGuy - Probably the least memorable playable character of what was by-and-large a very memorable cast. Especially when you consider that everything he can do, Jaheira can do better.
* Main/GlorifiedSpermDonor - How his former wife and [[spoiler:his son]] end up feeling about him.
* Main/GreenThumb - The reason he's bent on investigating what's happening at the Druid Grove.
* Main/HeyItsThatVoice - Jason Marsden does a lot of cartoon work these days, which may make it something of a weird experience if you pick up the game now.
* Main/IceCreamKoan - Cernd speaks almost entirely in [[{{koan}} koans]], some of which are meaningful, some of which are meaningful but pointlessly elaborate, and some of which are [[IceCreamKoan just plain gibberish]].
** Sometimes he is called on it...
-->Cernd: As the trees are buffeted and snapped in the face of the gale, I shall be as the bamboo and flex.
-->Protagonist: Oh shut up.
*** and sometimes he [[PrecisionFStrike phases out of them abruptly for emphasis]].
-->Cernd: As the simple wasp must coerce the flower to release its nectar, so will I rip your throat from its moorings and drain your lifeblood if I do not see Deril and my child! UNDERSTAND?!
* Main/InHarmonyWithNature - Standard operating procedure for a druid.
* Main/{{Malaproper}} - Cernd's only truly notable characteristic is his bad habit of mixing and matching sayings.
* Main/MarriedToTheJob - [[StatisticallySpeaking Despite having a top-notch Wisdom score]], Cernd continually makes the wrong choice when it comes to choosing between his duty to nature and his family. This comes back to bite him in the ass in his epilogue: [[spoiler: his son becomes an evil wizard, assembles a huge army and goes on a rampage, forcing an ashamed Cernd to abandon his position as High Druid and confront him. It ends in a MutualKill]].
* Main/NatureHero - Moreso than Jaheira.
* Main/NewAgeRetroHippie - The TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons equivalent. He still kills people.
* [[spoiler: OffingTheOffspring: Cernd is ultimately forced to do this to his son, Ahsdale (Ashdale?), who is attempting to engage in an epically, indiscriminately destructive form of CallingTheOldManOut. Doesn't stop him committing {{Patricide}} on Cernd after being struck down.]]
* Main/OurWerewolvesAreDifferent - Despite the fact that werewolves are canonically AlwaysChaoticEvil in this setting, Cernd's a pretty peaceable guy.
* Main/ParentalAbandonment
* Main/PromotionToParent - Cernd initially takes responsibility for his son after his ex-wife is murdered, but then quickly [[WhatTheHellHero abandons him at the Druid Grove to go adventuring again]].
* Main/SimpleStaff
* StealthInsult - He gets an epic-level one against Edwina.
-->'''Edwina:''' Why do you stare so, Cernd? No doubt you are to laugh at my predicament, so get it over with!\\
'''Cernd:''' Why does the King protest? His forests are pilfered, leaving just hills and scrub, but what loss is it? How can it be of value when it was never put to use?\\
'''Edwina:''' (There is an insult in there somewhere, I am certain. Would that I could stop time and kill them ALL first.)
* TrueNeutral[[invoked]] - A much better example than Jaheira.
* Main/VoluntaryShapeShifting - But for his ability to transform into a werewolf he'd have no distinctive abilities.

:: '''Nalia De'Arnise'''
--> ''I'm going to be someone that gives to the poor and takes from the rich, I am. We've got lots to spare... and it's fun, too.''
--> '''Voiced by:''' Grey Delisle
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A runaway noblewoman who hates her arranged marriage and wants to support the peasantry, she nevertheless tends to unintentionally think of herself as above them. She joins the party after they destroy the trolls and Yuan-ti that invade her keep

Associated Tropes:
* Main/AbortedArc - After rescuing her from her evil fiance and discrediting him to the city guard, he swears revenge. Which is never mentioned again, ever.
** However, if CHARNAME is a fighter, [[spoiler: if CHARNAME chooses to keep the D'Arnise estate, the Roenall family later lays siege to the estate.]]
* Main/AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs - Her family's estate has been taken over by a pack of trolls. [[spoiler:It's later intimated that this was the doing of Isaea.]]
* Main/AristocratsAreEvil - Nalia herself is an aversion, but her fiance and ArchEnemy Isaea plays the trope straight.
* Main/ArrangedMarriage - Part of what she's rebelling against. Of course, given the [[SmugSnake kind]] [[AristocratsAreEvil of]] [[NeutralEvil person]] [[VillainWithGoodPublicity her]] [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections fiance]] is, her reluctance to marry him is perfectly justified.
* Main/BlackMagicianGirl - And in [=ToB=], she won't let you forget it.
* Main/BlueBlood - Despite her altruism and favorable disposition toward the common people, she still displays some aristocratic attitudes at times.
* Main/BreakTheCutie - In [=ToB=], she realizes that rushing into the world to do generic goodness won't really accomplish much, and though she remains a good person, she gets more vindictive and sarcastic.
* Main/ChaoticGood[[invoked]] - A classic case, at least at first.
* DaddysGirl - She greatly admires her father, but rarely even mentions her mother.
* Main/DamselInDistress - Her subplot ends up with the PC having to rescue her after she's abducted by her fiance Isaea.
* {{Expy}} - She started out as a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute for Imoen, whom the developers originally planned to have Irenicus kill off/drive permanently insane. When Imoen's popularity among players convinced them to reconsider, they didn't change the "red-haired do-gooder thief/mage" thing much.
* Main/FieryRedhead - Not always, but she is one of the more passionate characters in terms of personality.
* FreudianExcuse/ItsAllMyFault - Conversations with Mazzy have the halfling remark that Nalia blames herself for her father's death, and becomes more careful with her magic as a result.
* Main/TheHero - Nalia thinks of herself as this, but she's really more TheChick.
* Main/HeroesWantRedheads - Averted. Of the female [=NPC=]s who aren't either halflings or related to the main character by blood, she's the only one who can't be romanced.
** You can marry her, though. It's an arranged marriage to keep the De'Arnise estate out of Roenall's hands.
* Main/HeyItsThatVoice - Averted. She is voiced by the same actress as Viconia, despite the fact that the two are near polar opposites in personality, but unless you know that you'd have a hard time telling.
* Main/InsufferableGenius - Shows shades of it in [=ToB=].
* Main/InsultToRocks - In reference to Isaea:
-->"He is a complete and total ''bastard'', and calling him that insults bastards everywhere!"
* Main/JustLikeRobinHood - {{Lampshade}}d by her quote above, not that we actually see her do much stealing.
* NeutralGood[[invoked]] - In [=ToB=], she mellows out and becomes NeutralGood.
* Main/RebelliousPrincess - She's a noblewoman, not a princess, but yeah.
* Main/RichBitch - She's not too bad, but many of her relatives and family acquaintances are.
* Main/SpoiledSweet - She's a bit naive about and obliviously condescending towards the common people at times, but she is nevertheless a genuinely good person and does care about them.
* Main/StrawmanPolitical - She can be interpreted as a [[FantasyCounterpartCulture fantasy counterpart]] to your typical "limousine liberal", ineffectual good intentions and all.
* Main/SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute - Originally, she was created as such for Imoen, whom the developers planned to [[KilledOffForReal kill]] [[PlayerPunch off]] in [=BG2=]; she can still function as one during the part of the game that Imoen isn't around.
* Main/TookALevelInBadass - In [=ToB=].
* Main/WeHelpTheHelpless
* Main/WideEyedIdealist - In [=BG2=], not [=ToB=].

::'''Lilarcor'''
--> ''I dunno what you were expecting, but as a sword I'm pretty one dimensional in what I want!''
--> '''Voiced by:''' Jason Marsden

A sword imbued with the soul of a dimwitted warrior named Lawrence "Larry" Lilarcor. His favorite hobbies are killing things, mouthing off to his owner, killing things, complaining about ''not'' killing things, and, oh yeah, ''[[RuleOfThree killing things]]''.

* AndThisIsFor: "my grandma, who said I'd never amount to anything more than a butter knife!"
* BloodKnight... Sword... Errr..
* CatchPhrase - "So, are we gonna kill something now?"
* TheDitz - To the degree that his backstory reveals what he was best known for as a human was as an idiot.
* EvilLaugh
* HeroicComedicSociopath
-->'''Nalia:''' Mr. Lilarcor, have you always been a sword? Have you ever wanted to be anywhere else, like with family or loved ones?\\
'''Lilarcor:''' Nah, I like it in here 'cause the killin' is easy!\\
'''Nalia:''' What I mean is, do you remember being a person? Do you remember a time when you were not only made to kill things?\\
'''Lilarcor:''' Kill one man and you're a murderer, kill a million and you're a god! A sword god! Muahahah!
* HeyItsThatVoice - Performed by the rather prolific [=VA=], Jason Marsden, who also voices Ajantis and Cernd.
* KillEmAll: His default answer to every obstacle.
* LampshadeHanging - If the player character talks to him, he will point out how odd it is that someone would actually initiate a conversation with a freaking weapon. Granted he's a TalkingWeapon, but still...
* LargeHam
* NoIndoorVoice
* ShoutOut: [[{{Wolverine}} I'm the best there is at what I do, and what I do ain't pretty.]]
** "My brother's a +12 {{Hackmaster}}!"
* TalkingWeapon
* WasOnceAMan - It's unclear whether it's the actual spirit of Lilarcor that lives on inside the weapon or if it's just a constructed personality modelled after the human. Or whether or not that would make any difference in the slightest.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Really, he's a sentient sword. It's only natural that his answer to every problem is "stab it until it dies."
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes - He ''really'' doesn't like forges.
--> "FORGE?! Did someone say forge?! Get it away from me, man! It BUUUUURRRRRRRNNNNSSSS!!"
* WordOfDante - With Minsc's tendency to go berserk with two handed swords and Lilarcor's cool abilities it's become standard procedure to let Minsc wield Lilarcor. Of course, there are mods which allow Minsc [[AndZoidberg and Lilarcor]] to banter with other party members.
-->'''Minsc:''' I have asked Larry many times why he is my sword. I say, "Larry, why are you Minsc's sword?" and he says--\\
'''Lilarcor:''' Because you got the grip and I got the rip! [[QuipToBlack Yeeaaaaaaahhhh!]]
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