A List of characters from both games
The Good Guys
VahnOne of the playable characters, he's a Human Arcane Archer.
AdriannaOne of the playable characters, she's a Moon Elf and a Sorceress.
KromlechOne of the playable characters, he's a Dwarven Fighter.
JherekA Harper agent that helps our heroes on their quest. He also appears in the sequel where he has a much more prominent role and helps the heroes against Mordoc's fortress.
KarneA Zhentarim agent working for Xantam and leading a Thieves' Guild in Baldur's Gate. He's apparently killed by the three heroes, but he's back on his feet in the sequel, where he works with the Zhentarim to take control of the Onyx Tower.
XantamA beholder and mastermind behind Karne and the rogues of Baldur's Gate, he's slain by the heroes under the city.
SleyvasA lizardman shaman who, unlike his kinsmen, wants to help your heroes to save his tribe from the Onyx Tower. He's actually plotting to take over the Onyx Tower. In the sequel he's hired by Karne to kill the hero and recover the Orb of Thunder, but is slain.
Eldrith the BetrayerThe Big Bad of the first game. Once a champion from Baldur's Gate, she held back the Orcish Black Horde but was betrayed by the city, causing her to attack it and eventually perish in the Marsh of Chelimber. Her hatred was enough to awaken the Onyx Tower and bring back to life her and her minions. She's eventually killed by the heroes and repents of her actions.
The Good Guys
Dorn RedbeardOne of the five playable characters, he's a Human Barbarian who can become a Druid. He's a jovial and boisterous warrior looking for fame, gold and women.
Vhaidra UoswirrOne of the playable characters, she's a Drow Monk who can become an Assassin. She's an evil and rude warrior who seeks revenge for her clan.
Alessia FaithhammerOne of the playable characters, she's a Human Cleric of Helm who can become a Paladin. She's a crusader of good and justice and is driven by her good heart.
Borador GoldhandOne of the playable characters, is a Dwarven Rogue who can possibly become a Dwarven Hero. He's a bad tempered old man who's actually trying to save his clan by repaying a debt.
Ysuran AuondrillOne of the playable characters, he's a Moon Elf Necromancer who can become a Moon Disciple. He's a gentle person despite his job, but is afflicted by amnesia and can't remember his past.
Randalla BrasshornA female merchant who was captured by the goblins. She gives you several quests after returning to Baldur's Gate and falls in love with Dorn. Near the end of the game she's revealed to be a Harper, but when Mordoc summons the Onyx Tower to Baldur's Gate she's turned into a vampire by Xanhast.
OmduilAn old, airheaded wizard who lives in Baldur's Gate. He's a Harper that helps the heroes to reach the four Elemental Foundations. He can also reveal Ysuran's past.
Luvia BloodmireA mad noblewoman living in Baldur's Gate. Her house is infested by abominations and monsters and she has a secret lab where she creates horrible creatures. She's eventually killed by our heroes in the Elemental Plane of Earth.
Arogazia Firewynd/Aizagora the Red DeathAn arrogant noblewoman clad in red and the true mind behind the Red Fang Marauders and the Red Queen, who's implied to be a clone of her. She's actually a Red Dragon working for Karne. She's slain in the Elemental Plane of Fire.
LyranA lich residing in a haunted fortress. He attacks the heroes when they search for the Orb of Thunder in his mansion.
UlchalotheAn illithid residing in the depths of Dragonspear Castle. She has gotten her hands on the Brazier of Eternal Flame.
IlludriaA sorceress working for the Zhentarim. She's killed in the Elemental Plane of Water.
Habazar DoomwingA gnome wizard, vainglorious and cowardly, he's in charge of the Elemental Foundation of Air. He initially takes on the hero on his Manticore and with his escort, but when defeated flees and is killed by Karne.
XanhastA vampire warrior, he's Mordoc's right hand man who constantly informs him about the struggle between the Harpers and the Zhentarim for the Onyx Tower. Near the end he turns Randalla into a Vampire but is fought and slain in Eldrith's Seat at the top of the tower.
Mordoc SeLanmereThe Big Bad of the second game, he's known as the White Prince. He's the vampire overlord of the Keep of Pale Night. He's trying to take over the Onyx Tower for his own plans of conquest.