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* FanNickname: Charname, obviously.
* [[TookALevelInBadass Forced To Take Levels In Badass:]] In the start of the Baldur's Gate Saga, you're just a level one newbie; however, your continued survival against EverythingTryingToKillYou eventually transforms you to a Badass of ([[PhysicalGod literally]]) god-like proportions.
** If the in-game journal is to be trusted, it's even more awesome feat, considering that in the first game, you're twenty years old and it takes you a little over a month to loop through the Sword Coast and Baldur's Gate back to Candlekeep[[note]]According to your journal's entry when you return.[[/note]], becoming a pretty formidable foe in the process. And the last instalment of the series, VideoGame/BaldursGateIIThroneOfBhaal, where even liches and elder vampires are very reluctant to cross your path, takes place mere two years later.



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* TheHero

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* {{Jerkass}}: Certain dialogue choices certainly make you into one.
** NiceGuy[=/=]NiceGirl: ...or they can go the other route.
* KarmaMeter: Via reputation.

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* %%* {{Jerkass}}: Certain dialogue choices certainly make you into one.
** NiceGuy[=/=]NiceGirl: ...or they can go the other route.
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%%* KarmaMeter: Via reputation.



* MoralityPet: If a male player character's alignment is good or neutral, then he becomes Viconia's should he romance her.
** Imoen and/or their potential LoveInterest can also be this for an evil Charname.
* MultipleEndings
** AGodAmI: [[spoiler: As noted above. You can be either a good or evil God, depending on your reputation, though most every Good-aligned character will try to sway you away from this path regardless.]]
** BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: If you manage to romance Viconia in the ending of [=ToB=] has you become a politician with her as a consort. You become happy for a while, even have a child, but Viconia gets killed by vengeful drow. [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge You and your kid vow vengeance and hunt the drow for the rest of your lives.]] If you romance Rasaad, he and Charname build a home for themselves and begin raising a family, but Rasaad's ArchNemesis has the lovers killed just to rub in how untouchable he is, and their seven children launch a campaign of vengeance of their own against the Dark Moon Order.]]
** CrusadingWidower: [[spoiler:Viconia's ending, again. If Charname is a male who romances Viconia and turns down godhood, Viconia and Charname will get married and start a family. But shortly after the birth of their child, Viconia is assassinated by an agent of Lolth. In retaliation, Charname launches a one-man crusade against Lolth and her drow followers (even taking the fight to Lolth's home turf by traveling to the Demonweb Pits). ]]
** DownerEnding: [[spoiler:If you romance Dorn but don't ascend, his relationship with Charname becomes increasingly strained by Mercy Whitdove's repeated attempts to capture Dorn, eventually ending with a big fight which ends in the death of Dorn and Charname vanishing into obscurity.]]
** FromBadToWorse: [[spoiler:For Faerun, if you ascend as an evil mortal.]]
** HappilyEverAfter: [[spoiler: A romance with Aerie, Jaheira, Neera, Hexxat (arguably) or Anomen. There are also game mods that give Viconia's romance a happy ending.]]
** WalkTheEarth: [[spoiler: If you decide to retain your mortality instead of becoming a god and do not romance anyone.]]

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If a male player character's alignment is good or neutral, then he becomes Viconia's should he romance her.
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* MultipleEndings
** AGodAmI: [[spoiler: As noted above. You can be either a good or evil God, depending on your reputation, though most every Good-aligned character will try to sway you away from this path regardless.]]
** BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: If you manage to romance Viconia in the ending of [=ToB=] has you become a politician with her as a consort. You become happy for a while, even have a child, but Viconia gets killed by vengeful drow. [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge You and your kid vow vengeance and hunt the drow for the rest of your lives.]] If you romance Rasaad, he and Charname build a home for themselves and begin raising a family, but Rasaad's ArchNemesis has the lovers killed just to rub in how untouchable he is, and their seven children launch a campaign of vengeance of their own against the Dark Moon Order.]]
** CrusadingWidower: [[spoiler:Viconia's ending, again. If Charname is a male who romances Viconia and turns down godhood, Viconia and Charname will get married and start a family. But shortly after the birth of their child, Viconia is assassinated by an agent of Lolth. In retaliation, Charname launches a one-man crusade against Lolth and her drow followers (even taking the fight to Lolth's home turf by traveling to the Demonweb Pits). ]]
** DownerEnding: [[spoiler:If you romance Dorn but don't ascend, his relationship with Charname becomes increasingly strained by Mercy Whitdove's repeated attempts to capture Dorn, eventually ending with a big fight which ends in the death of Dorn and Charname vanishing into obscurity.]]
** FromBadToWorse: [[spoiler:For Faerun, if you ascend as an evil mortal.]]
** HappilyEverAfter: [[spoiler: A romance with Aerie, Jaheira, Neera, Hexxat (arguably) or Anomen. There are also game mods that give Viconia's romance a happy ending.]]
** WalkTheEarth: [[spoiler: If you decide to retain your mortality instead of becoming a god and do not romance anyone.]]



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: One of Charname's possible motivations for chasing Sarevok and Irenicus in the first and second games is wanting to make them '''pay''' [[YouKilledMyFather for what]] [[StrappedToAnOperatingTable they did]] to him/her.

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: One of Charname's possible motivations for chasing Sarevok and Irenicus in the first and second games is wanting to make them '''pay''' [[YouKilledMyFather for what]] for]] what [[StrappedToAnOperatingTable they did]] to him/her.



* SeparatedAtBirth: From [[spoiler:Sarevok]].
** And it extends this by having a WhatIf moment as one of the trials in Throne Of Bhaal [[spoiler:by showing what would have happened if Sarevok had been saved by Gorion and Charname was put into Sarevok's shoes. CharacterAlignment being what it is, of course, the answer could very well be "you would have ended up ''just as evil as you are anyway''".]]

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* SeparatedAtBirth: From [[spoiler:Sarevok]].
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[[spoiler:Sarevok]]. And it extends this by having a WhatIf moment as one of the trials in Throne Of Bhaal [[spoiler:by showing what would have happened if Sarevok had been saved by Gorion and Charname was put into Sarevok's shoes. CharacterAlignment being what it is, of course, the answer could very well be "you would have ended up ''just as evil as you are anyway''".]]


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* TookALevelInBadass: In the start of the Baldur's Gate Saga, you're just a level one newbie; however, your continued survival against EverythingTryingToKillYou eventually transforms you to a Badass of ([[PhysicalGod literally]]) god-like proportions. If the in-game journal is to be trusted, it's even more awesome feat, considering that in the first game, you're twenty years old and it takes you a little over a month to loop through the Sword Coast and Baldur's Gate back to Candlekeep[[note]]According to your journal's entry when you return.[[/note]], becoming a pretty formidable foe in the process. And the last instalment of the series, VideoGame/BaldursGateIIThroneOfBhaal, where even liches and elder vampires are very reluctant to cross your path, takes place mere two years later.


* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Kind of a subversion: most drow in these types of stories are ChaoticGood types rebelling against their horrible world, while Viconia simply doesn't enjoy it. Still, she's ''nowhere'' as evil as the [[AlwaysChaoticEvil typical drow]].

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* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Kind of a subversion: most Downplayed. Most drow in these types of stories are ChaoticGood types rebelling against their horrible world, while Viconia simply doesn't enjoy it. Still, she's ''nowhere'' as evil as the [[AlwaysChaoticEvil typical drow]].


* CanonName: Overall averted as there is no source of canon to confirm their name, so they're mostly referred as either Charname or 'The Bhaalspawn'. But if you enter a blank name during entry, the game defaults to 'Abdel'. Presumably that was the source of that terrible novel's decision to name their protagonist 'Abdel Adrian', but you can pretend that our Charname/Bhaalspawn only shared the first name Abdel and had a different surname (which is once again, not revealed at all).

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* CanonName: Overall averted as While there is no in-game source of canon to confirm their name, so they're the main character's name (leading to them mostly being referred to as either Charname or 'The Bhaalspawn'. But Bhaalspawn'), the pre-made Save File for the ''Tales of the Sword Coast'' expansion pack names him Abdel, and if you enter a player enters a blank name during entry, character creation, the game defaults to 'Abdel'. Presumably that was the source same name. The novels and the ''Murder in Baldur's Gate'' adventure for the 5th Edition of that terrible novel's decision to ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', give his full name their protagonist 'Abdel Adrian', but you can pretend that our Charname/Bhaalspawn only shared the first name as Abdel and had a different surname (which is once again, not revealed at all).Adrian.

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* CanonName: Overall averted as there is no source of canon to confirm their name, so they're mostly referred as either Charname or 'The Bhaalspawn'. But if you enter a blank name during entry, the game defaults to 'Abdel'. Presumably that was the source of that terrible novel's decision to name their protagonist 'Abdel Adrian', but you can pretend that our Charname/Bhaalspawn only shared the first name Abdel and had a different surname (which is once again, not revealed at all).


Viconia is a Drow, a race of AlwaysChaoticEvil elves with dark gray skin and silver hair who live beneath the earth. Having fled her homeland due to a string of conflicts with rival families and her GoddessOfEvil, she is now wandering the surface by herself with no purposes beyond surviving in a land foreign to her both in appearance and in customs. Unlike most of her kin who have fled to the surface though (such as [[Literature/TheDarkElfTrilogy the famous Ranger Drizzt Do'Urden]]), Viconia is by no means intending to leave her nature behind her and become a good person. Rather, she has become a loyal follower of the dark goddess Shar, the Mistress of the night, worshipping whom has become one of the few distractions in her otherwise lonely existence. Still learning that the surface world is only marginally less dangerous for outlaws than her homeland, the protagonist may earn her companionship by saving her from a Flaming Fist Mercenary who deems her a threat.

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Viconia is a Drow, a race of AlwaysChaoticEvil elves with dark gray skin and silver hair who live beneath the earth. Having fled her homeland due to a string of conflicts with rival families and her GoddessOfEvil, GodOfEvil, she is now wandering the surface by herself with no purposes beyond surviving in a land foreign to her both in appearance and in customs. Unlike most of her kin who have fled to the surface though (such as [[Literature/TheDarkElfTrilogy the famous Ranger Drizzt Do'Urden]]), Viconia is by no means intending to leave her nature behind her and become a good person. Rather, she has become a loyal follower of the dark goddess Shar, the Mistress of the night, worshipping whom has become one of the few distractions in her otherwise lonely existence. Still learning that the surface world is only marginally less dangerous for outlaws than her homeland, the protagonist may earn her companionship by saving her from a Flaming Fist Mercenary who deems her a threat.


* VampireHunter: In ''Shadows of Amn'' his racial enemy has been changed from Gnolls to Vampires. [[GameplayAndStoryExplanation No explanation is given]], but it is without a doubt ''very'' useful.

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* VampireHunter: In ''Shadows of Amn'' his racial enemy has been changed from Gnolls to Vampires. [[GameplayAndStoryExplanation [[GameplayAndStorySegregation No explanation is given]], but it is without a doubt ''very'' useful.


* BerserkButton: Minsc literally goes berserk if somebody hurts his witch.

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* BerserkButton: Well, he ''is'' a Berserker.
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Minsc literally goes berserk if somebody hurts his witch.



** He also has a ''literal'' BerserkButton. It's on his Special Abilities tab, and you can click it to activate his Berserk ability.
** He'll also go berserk if Keldorn or Mazzy die while in the party at the same time as he is.

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** He also has a ''literal'' BerserkButton. It's on his Special Abilities tab, and you can click it to activate his Berserk ability.
** He'll In the second game, he'll also go berserk if Keldorn or Mazzy die while in the party at the same time as he is.



* VampireHunter: In ''Shadows of Amn'' his racial enemy has been changed from Gnolls to Vampires, and it is without a doubt ''very'' useful.

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* VampireHunter: In ''Shadows of Amn'' his racial enemy has been changed from Gnolls to Vampires, and Vampires. [[GameplayAndStoryExplanation No explanation is given]], but it is without a doubt ''very'' useful.



'''Minsc:''' ''[When selected]'' You point, I punch!\\

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'''Minsc:''' ''[When selected]'' ''[on selection]'' You point, I punch!\\


* AdventureDuo: With Dynaheir in ''[=BG1=]''; potentially with Aerie or Nalia in ''[=BG2=]''.

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* AdventureDuo: With Dynaheir in ''[=BG1=]''; ''[=BG1=]'', as the witch (or ''wychalarn'' in Rashemi) he has been assigned to protect during his ''[[RiteOfPassage dajemma]]''. He can potentially take up a similar role with Aerie or Nalia in ''[=BG2=]''.''[=BG2=]''. And then of course there's always [[LoyalAnimalCompanion Boo]].



* ArbitrarySkepticism: In a world of magic, monsters, and, oh, say, giant {{Dire Beast}}s, is the idea of a giant hamster really ''that'' much of a stretch? Furthermore, animal companions do exist, and Animal Empathy is a spell Charname themselves can cast, so is it really so far-fetched that Minsc can communicate on some level with Boo? RuleOfFunny is, of course, heavily in play.



-->'''Minsc:''' I grow tired of shouting battle cries when fighting this mage! Boo will finish his eyeballs so HE DOES NOT RISE AGAIN! Evil, MEET MY SWORD! [[BringIt SWORD, MEET EVILLLLLLLLLLLLLL!]]

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-->'''Minsc:''' I grow tired of shouting battle cries when fighting this mage! Boo will finish his eyeballs so HE DOES NOT RISE AGAIN! Evil, MEET MY SWORD! [[BringIt SWORD, MEET EVILLLLLLLLLLLLLL!]]SWORD. MEET. EVILLLLLLLLLLLLLL!]]
* ReplacementGoldfish: Can bond with either Aerie or Nalia as a replacement witch in ''[=BG2=]''.
* RiteOfPassage: He's on his ''dajemma'', a Rashemi custom in which a Berserker is assigned to protect a witch (in Minsc's case Dynaheir) on her journeys outside of the homeland. Thanks to Irenicus, Minsc [[FailureKnight ultimately fails]], though he can eventually take to Aerie or Nalia as a ReplacementGoldfish.



* AmbiguousSyntax: "Miniature Giant Space Hamster" sounds like gibberish -- how can something be both miniature and giant at the same time? --and a space hamster sounds like it should be some kind of [[CallASmeerpARabbit smeerp]. Giant space hamsters are real, at least out in [[TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer Wildspace]], and are simply giant, bear-sized hamsters that live on other planets.

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* AmbiguousSyntax: "Miniature Giant Space Hamster" sounds like gibberish -- how can something be both miniature and giant at the same time? --and a space hamster sounds like it should be some kind of [[CallASmeerpARabbit smeerp]. smeerp]]. Giant space hamsters are real, at least out in [[TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer [[TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer}} Wildspace]], and are simply giant, bear-sized hamsters that live on other planets.



* RiddleForTheAges: Is Boo actually what Minsc says he is, or is he just an ordinary hamster?



** ''VideoGame/PillarsOfEternity'' has various cosmetic pets -- including the Miniature Giant Space Piglet that comes with the preorder for both games, and affectionately dubbed "Cosmo" by fans.

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** ''VideoGame/PillarsOfEternity'' has various cosmetic pets -- including the Miniature Giant Space Piglet (known simply as astral piglet in the game files) that comes with the preorder for both games, and affectionately dubbed "Cosmo" by fans.


* LoyalAnimalCompanion: Oddly, despite being the least ranger-y of all ranger [=NPCs=] (Minsc wears heavy armor, uses a two-handed sword, and never seems to use stealth), Minsc is the only one with an animal companion.

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* AmbiguousSyntax: "Miniature Giant Space Hamster" sounds like gibberish -- how can something be both miniature and giant at the same time? --and a space hamster sounds like it should be some kind of [[CallASmeerpARabbit smeerp]. Giant space hamsters are real, at least out in [[TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer Wildspace]], and are simply giant, bear-sized hamsters that live on other planets.
* TheDogIsAnAlien: Or at least that's what Minsc claims -- Boo is supposedly a miniature giant space hamster. Giant space hamsters [[AluminumChristmasTrees actually exist]] in the ''TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer}}'' setting, but of course none of the other companions know that, and they're the size of bears (and used as [[HorseOfADifferentColor mounts]] by gnomes) whereas Boo appears for all the world like an ordinary hamster.
* LoyalAnimalCompanion: Oddly, despite being the least ranger-y of all ranger [=NPCs=] (Minsc wears heavy armor, uses a two-handed sword, and never seems to use stealth), Minsc is the only one with an animal companion. Sort of.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Miniature Giant Space Hamster Animal Companion.



** In a slightly hidden side-quest in ''NeverwinterNights2/MysteriesOfWestgate'', [[spoiler:a giant space hamster refers to the exploits of Minsc and Boo]].

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** In a slightly hidden side-quest sidequest in ''NeverwinterNights2/MysteriesOfWestgate'', [[spoiler:a giant space hamster refers to the exploits of Minsc and Boo]].



** ''VideoGame/PillarsOfEternity'' has various cosmetic pets -- including the Miniature Giant Space Piglet that comes with the preorder for both games, and affectionately dubbed "Cosmo" by fans.



* TrueNeutral: [[invoked]] As an animal in '"D&D'', he's True Neutral in the sense that he has no other alignment.

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* TrueNeutral: [[invoked]] As an a natural, ordinary (apparently) animal in '"D&D'', ''D&D'', he's True Neutral in the sense that he has no other alignment.


* AbortedArc: Originally Minsc was going to have a unique quest in [=BG2=] like nearly every other character, but because it involved Boo being stolen it would necessitate all of his dialogue, battle quotes, and portrait to be redone, and time constraints forced him to have no unique quest.

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* AbortedArc: Originally Minsc was going to have a unique quest in [=BG2=] ''[=BG2=]'' like nearly every other character, but because it involved Boo being stolen it would necessitate all of his dialogue, battle quotes, and portrait to be redone, and time constraints forced him to have no unique quest.



* AdventureDuo: With Dynaheir in [=BG1=]; potentially with Aerie or Nalia in [=BG2=].

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* AdventureDuo: With Dynaheir in [=BG1=]; ''[=BG1=]''; potentially with Aerie or Nalia in [=BG2=].''[=BG2=]''.



* BreakoutCharacter: A big lovable lug and one of the game's most quotable characters, to the point of appearing in Creator/{{IDW}} comics as recently as 2017.

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* BreakoutCharacter: A big lovable lug and one of the game's most quotable characters, to the point of appearing in Creator/{{IDW}} Creator/IDWPublishing comics as recently as 2017.



* ChaoticGood: In [=BG1=], Minsc is listed as NeutralGood, but he acts chaotic good. In [=BG2=], this is corrected. [[invoked]]
** It makes sense that Minsc is NeutralGood in [=BG1=], he's still bound with the rules from Rasheman in terms of escorting his witch Dynaheir. However, in [=BG2=], Dynaheir dies and Minsc considers himself a failure of Rasheman and no longer deserve to obey its rules, but his overwhelming passion of ''Buttkicking for Goodness'' remain at large even without rules, bringing him into ChaoticGood territory.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: One of the best examples in all of fiction. He only gets worse in-between [=BG1=] and [=BG2=] due to Dynaheir's death.

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* ChaoticGood: In [=BG1=], ''[=BG1=]'', Minsc is listed as NeutralGood, but he acts chaotic good. In [=BG2=], ''[=BG2=]'', this is corrected. [[invoked]]
** It makes sense that Minsc is NeutralGood in [=BG1=], ''[=BG1=]'', he's still bound with the rules from Rasheman in terms of escorting his witch Dynaheir. However, in [=BG2=], ''[=BG2=]'', Dynaheir dies and Minsc considers himself a failure of Rasheman and no longer deserve to obey its rules, but his overwhelming passion of ''Buttkicking for Goodness'' remain at large even without rules, bringing him into ChaoticGood territory.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: One of the best examples in all of fiction. He only gets worse in-between [=BG1=] ''[=BG1=]'' and [=BG2=] ''[=BG2=]'' due to Dynaheir's death.



* FailureKnight: In [=BG2=]. He can redeem himself by adopting another witch (either Nalia or Aerie).

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* FailureKnight: In [=BG2=].''[=BG2=]''. He can redeem himself by adopting another witch (either Nalia or Aerie).



* {{Flanderization}}: A mild case, but it's there: his habit of talking to Boo became a much larger part of his characterization in the sequel. Justified in-story, as it's mentioned in his [=BG2=] profile that his inability to prevent Dynaheir's death has left him more unhinged than he already was.

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* {{Flanderization}}: A mild case, but it's there: his habit of talking to Boo became a much larger part of his characterization in the sequel. Justified in-story, as it's mentioned in his [=BG2=] ''[=BG2=]'' profile that his inability to prevent Dynaheir's death has left him more unhinged than he already was.



* ForGreatJustice: In [=BG2=], less so but still present in [=BG1=].
-->'''Minsc:''' Buttkicking! For goodness!

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* ForGreatJustice: In [=BG2=], less so but still the most over-the-top manner possible ''[=BG2=]''. Still present but less prominent in [=BG1=].
-->'''Minsc:'''
''[=BG1=]''.
%%-->'''Minsc:'''
Buttkicking! For goodness!



-->'''Minsc:''' Butt kicking for goodness!\\
'''Minsc:''' Jump on my sword while you can, evil. '''I''' won't be as gentle!\\

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-->'''Minsc:''' Butt kicking for goodness!\\
'''Minsc:'''
Jump on my sword while you can, evil. '''I''' won't be as gentle!\\



* OddFriendship: Minsc and Keldorn. Despite being opposed on the Law/Chaos scale, Minsc will gladly fight beside anyone who ''buttkicks for goodness!''

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* OddFriendship: Minsc and Keldorn. Despite being opposed on the Law/Chaos scale, Minsc will gladly fight beside anyone who ''buttkicks ''kicks butt for goodness!''



* SuperStrength: His defining attribute, gameplay-wise. His Dexterity and Constitution are fairly mediocre (especially in the first game), and his other stats are atrocious even by Warrior standards, but his Strength is the highest in the game (at least before [[spoiler: Sarevok]] in ''Throne of Bhaal'' and, as of the ''Enhanced Edition'', Dorn rolls around) by a long shot. As if that wasn't enough, he can boost it [[UpToEleven even further]] with his personal [[BerserkButton Berserking ability]].

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* SuperStrength: His defining attribute, gameplay-wise. His Dexterity and Constitution are fairly mediocre (especially in the first game), and his other stats are atrocious even by Warrior standards, but his Strength is the highest in the game (at least before [[spoiler: Sarevok]] [[spoiler:Sarevok]] in ''Throne of Bhaal'' and, as of the ''Enhanced Edition'', Dorn rolls around) by a long shot. As if that wasn't enough, he can boost it [[UpToEleven even further]] with his personal [[BerserkButton Berserking ability]].



* [[TookALevelInBadass Took A Level In Hamminess]]: Voicing between the first and second game. While the original was fairly hammy in its own right, the one in the second game took it to new heights.

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* [[TookALevelInBadass TookALevelInBadass: Took A Level In Hamminess]]: Hamminess. Voicing between the first and second game. While the original was fairly hammy in its own right, the one in the second game took it to new heights.



* UnskilledButStrong: As a Ranger Minsc cannot specialize in weapon proficiency beyond Two-star proficiency, but with that Strength he'll still put a mighty dent into the enemy.

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* UnskilledButStrong: As a Ranger ranger Minsc cannot specialize in weapon proficiency beyond Two-star two-star proficiency, but with that Strength he'll still put a mighty dent into the enemy.


* TeamPet: Boo.

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* TeamPet: Boo.Pretty much declares his hamster Boo to be this. Most of the other companions eventually come to agree.



* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: When All You Have Is A Big Freakin' Sword]... Minsc prefers to respond to complex dilemmas with simple solutions. To wit:

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* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: When All You Have Is A Big Freakin' Sword]...Sword... Minsc prefers to respond to complex dilemmas with simple solutions. To wit:


* AssShove: "Boo is small and evasive, and there is ever so much of Minsc to search..."

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* AssShove: "Boo AssShove:
-->'''Minsc:''' Boo
is small and evasive, and there is ever so much of Minsc to search..."search...
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny:
-->'''Minsc:''' Your words are as sharp as my blade, though not half as shiny. Oooo, shiny.



* EyeScream: "Go for the EYES, Boo! ''GO FOR THE EYES!''"

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* EyeScream: "Go EyeScream:
-->'''Minsc:''' Go
for the EYES, Boo! ''GO FOR THE EYES!''"EYES!''



* GonnaNeedMoreX: "No effect?!? I need bigger sword..."



** ''"Butt kicking for goodness!"''
** ''"Jump on my sword while you can, evil. '''I''' won't be as gentle!"''
** ''"Feel the backhand of JUSTICE!"''
** ''"Aaah, we're all heroes... you and Boo and I... HAMSTERS AND RANGERS EVERYWHERE! '''REJOICE!!!'''"''
* KindheartedSimpleton

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** ''"Butt -->'''Minsc:''' Butt kicking for goodness!"''
** ''"Jump
goodness!\\
'''Minsc:''' Jump
on my sword while you can, evil. '''I''' won't be as gentle!"''
** ''"Feel
gentle!\\
'''Minsc:''' Feel
the backhand of JUSTICE!"''
** ''"Aaah,
JUSTICE!\\
'''Minsc:''' Aaah,
we're all heroes... you and Boo and I... HAMSTERS AND RANGERS EVERYWHERE! '''REJOICE!!!'''"''
'''REJOICE!!!'''
* KindheartedSimpletonKindheartedSimpleton: Thirsts for justice but lacks basic situational awareness. For the latter he has Boo. Oh, and Dynaheir, too.



* LeeroyJenkins: "Minsc shall inspire you by CHARGING BLINDLY ON!"

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* LeeroyJenkins: "Minsc LeeroyJenkins:
-->'''Minsc:''' Minsc
shall inspire you by CHARGING BLINDLY ON!"ON!



* {{Lzherusskie}}: I hope you weren't expecting an explanation for Minsc's vaguely Russian accent.
** Aside from being a native of the TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms FantasyCounterpartCulture to Dark Ages Russia?
** His name also sounds the same as the name of the capital of Belarus (Minsk). Considering the racial background of Creator/BioWare's founders, this is most likely intentional.

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* {{Lzherusskie}}: I hope you weren't expecting an explanation for Minsc's vaguely Russian accent.
** Aside from being a
A native of the TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms FantasyCounterpartCulture to Dark Ages Russia?
**
Russia and/or Ukraine. His name also even sounds the same as the name of like the capital of Belarus (Minsk). Considering the racial background of Creator/BioWare's founders, this is most likely presumably intentional.



* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: When your resident BoisterousBruiser advises you to "come back later, with a bigger sword", even the newest player should get the hint that Dragons are optional encounters to be fought when you're quite sure of your levels and equipment.
** In BGII, if he's present when Chaname first turns into the Slayer, he ''isn't'' hammy:
--> '''Minsc:''' Charname, Boo just soiled my backpack.

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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: When your resident BoisterousBruiser advises you to "come back later, with a bigger sword", even the newest player should get the hint that Dragons are optional encounters to be fought when you're quite sure of your levels and equipment. \n** In And in BGII, if he's present when Chaname first turns into the Slayer, he ''isn't'' hammy:
--> '''Minsc:''' -->'''Minsc:''' Charname, Boo just soiled my backpack.



* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "EVIL, meet my sword! Sword, MEET EEEEEEVIIIIL!"
** The full quote is my favorite example of BringIt: "I grow tired of shouting battle cries when fighting this mage! Boo will finish his eyeballs so HE DOES NOT RISE AGAIN! Evil, MEET MY SWORD! SWORD, MEET EVILLLLLLLLLLLLLL!"

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* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "EVIL, meet my sword! Sword, MEET EEEEEEVIIIIL!"
** The full quote is my favorite example of BringIt: "I
PunctuatedForEmphasis:
-->'''Minsc:''' I
grow tired of shouting battle cries when fighting this mage! Boo will finish his eyeballs so HE DOES NOT RISE AGAIN! Evil, MEET MY SWORD! [[BringIt SWORD, MEET EVILLLLLLLLLLLLLL!"EVILLLLLLLLLLLLLL!]]



* SoMuchForStealth: Granted, everyone has an "entering stealth mode" quote, but Minsc's deserves a special mention. Mechanically, he's [[GameplayAndStorySegregation actually still quite good at it]], being a ranger.
-->'''Minsc:''' ''[stage whisper]'' None shall see me! ''[regular voice]'' Though, my BattleCry may [[WithCatlikeTread give me away]].



* WeHelpTheHelpless: "As heroes we must befriend the friendless. We must help the helpless. We must deaccuse the accused."

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* WeHelpTheHelpless: "As WeHelpTheHelpless:
-->'''Minsc:''' As
heroes we must befriend the friendless. We must help the helpless. We must deaccuse [[DelusionsOfEloquence deaccuse]] the accused."



* [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer When All You Have Is A Big Freakin' Sword]]: Minsc prefers to respond to complex dilemmas with simple solutions. To wit:
** ''"This is silly! Buttons are not how one escapes dungeons! I would smash the button and rain beatings liberally down on the wizard for playing such a trick!"'' (In response to a genie who poses a Prisoner's Dilemma type question to the PC involving pressing a button.)
** ''"You point, I punch!"'' (When selected.)
** ''"Magic is impressive, but now MINSC leads! SWORDS FOR EVERYONE!"'' (when promoted to party leader)
** ''"No effect!? I need bigger sword..."'' (when attacking an enemy immune to his weapon)
* WithCatlikeTread: Granted, everyone has an "entering stealth mode" quote, but Minsc's deserves a special mention. "[stage whisper] None shall see me! [regular voice] Though, my battle cry may give me away."

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* [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: When All You Have Is A Big Freakin' Sword]]: Sword]... Minsc prefers to respond to complex dilemmas with simple solutions. To wit:
** ''"This -->'''Minsc:''' ''[in response to a genie who poses a version of the PrisonersDilemma to the PC]'' This is silly! Buttons are not how one escapes dungeons! I would smash the button and rain beatings liberally down on the wizard for playing such a trick!"'' (In response to a genie who poses a Prisoner's Dilemma type question to the PC involving pressing a button.)
** ''"You
trick!\\
'''Minsc:''' ''[When selected]'' You
point, I punch!"'' (When selected.)
** ''"Magic
punch!\\
'''Minsc:''' ''[when promoted to party leader]'' Magic
is impressive, but now MINSC leads! SWORDS FOR EVERYONE!"'' (when promoted EVERYONE!\\
'''Minsc:''' ''[enemy is immune
to party leader)
** ''"No
his weapon]'' No effect!? [[GonnaNeedMoreX I need bigger sword..."'' (when attacking an enemy immune to his weapon)
* WithCatlikeTread: Granted, everyone has an "entering stealth mode" quote, but Minsc's deserves a special mention. "[stage whisper] None shall see me! [regular voice] Though, my battle cry may give me away."
sword]]...



* ShoutOut: The ''TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer}}'' setting actually does have giant space hamsters (space gnomes use them to power their starships), and these come in many bizarre variants, which include "miniature giant space hamsters". ''Spelljammer'' and ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' do have canonical crossovers, so a miniature giant space hamster making its way to Faerun is, while extremely unlikely, technically possible. Also receives a shoutout in NeverwinterNights2/MysteriesOfWestgate where, in a slightly hidden side-quest, [[spoiler:a giant space hamster refers to the exploits of Minsc and Boo]], as well as in Franchsie/MassEffect, where you can purchase a hamster... for your spaceship, making it a space hamster (who reuses some of the recorded sounds for Boo).

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* ShoutOut: The ''TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer}}'' setting actually does have giant space hamsters (space gnomes use them to power their starships), and these come in many bizarre variants, which include "miniature giant space hamsters". ''Spelljammer'' and ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' do have canonical crossovers, so a miniature giant space hamster making its way to Faerun is, while extremely unlikely, technically possible. Also Boo himself later receives a shoutout in NeverwinterNights2/MysteriesOfWestgate where, in several future shout-outs of his own:
** In
a slightly hidden side-quest, side-quest in ''NeverwinterNights2/MysteriesOfWestgate'', [[spoiler:a giant space hamster refers to the exploits of Minsc and Boo]], as well as in Franchsie/MassEffect, where Boo]].
** In ''Franchise/MassEffect'',
you can purchase a hamster... for your spaceship, making it a space hamster (who reuses some of ''space'' hamster, referred to in-game as such, and even reusing a the recorded sounds classic audio clip for Boo).Boo.



* TeamPet
* TrueNeutral [[invoked]]

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* TeamPet
TeamPet: Tends to become this in good parties, though not everyone is quite as enthusiastic.
* TrueNeutral [[invoked]]TrueNeutral: [[invoked]] As an animal in '"D&D'', he's True Neutral in the sense that he has no other alignment.


* [[ABoyAndHisX A Ranger and his Miniature Giant Space Hamster]]


** The games go to great lengths to make it clear that Bhaalspawn lose their divine essence if they're resurrected: if you die, the game ends, as otherwise the plot would no longer make sense, and when [[spoiler:Sarevok]] joins your party, he explicitly talks about no longer being a candidate for ascension because of his death. [[spoiler:But Imoen, despite (retroactively) being a Bhaalspawn since [=BG1=], will still possess her taint if she is died and resurrected. Presumably, this is so the player isn't saddled with the frustration of having [[WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou two characters who induce a game over.]]]]

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** The games go to great lengths to make it clear that Bhaalspawn lose their divine essence if they're resurrected: if you die, the game ends, as otherwise the plot would no longer make sense, and when [[spoiler:Sarevok]] joins your party, he explicitly talks about no longer being a candidate for ascension because of his death. [[spoiler:But Imoen, despite (retroactively) being a Bhaalspawn since [=BG1=], will still possess her taint if she is died killed and resurrected. Presumably, this is so the player isn't saddled with the frustration of having [[WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou two characters who induce a game over.]]]]

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* SmitingEvilFeelsGood: Well, just look at his quotes. If there's a chance to get into a brawl against something evil, Minsc has the sword out and ready to party.

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