‘Good’ aligned Baldur’s Gate 3 character may be more evil than you think

Emily Stander
Wyll in Baldur's Gate 3

Although Good, Neutral, and Evil alignments have become more complicated in Baldur’s Gate 3, some characters naturally lean toward one. Wyll is one of the good ones, but it seems that he may have more evil intentions. 

Wyll is known as the Blade of Frontiers in Baldur’s Gate 3, the Warlock who has sacrificed a lot of himself to make sure the people around him have someone to look after them

His storyline deals with the struggles he faced in choosing to sign a contract with Mizora, and some fans find him a little irritating to deal with because of his ‘good guy’ attitude. Turns out, though, that this may all be an act. 

In the Illithid colony at the end of Act 2, you can choose to either free the captives (along with some Mindflayers) or incinerate them. One player chose to kill them, and the outcome was incredibly surprising. 

“The Blade of Frontiers, the man who’s so damn Neutral Good it makes me blush, APPROVED OF ME KILLING INNOCENTS?” ‘GustavVaz’ shared on Reddit

Wyll doesn’t verbally approve of this action, but if you decide to kill the Mindflayers along with the Tieflings trapped in these pods, “Wyll approves” will pop up in the top left corner of your screen. 

Zevlor in Baldur's Gate 3
Zevlor is one of the Tieflings trapped in the Illithid Colony.

It’s not really in line with the way he presents himself, so some players were confused as to why this would happen – does Wyll secretly have an evil side to him? 

Fans think it might actually just be a remnant of his story when Baldur’s Gate 3 was in Early Access. Back then, Wyll was meant to have a more twisted story where he was hiding a dark side. This has changed since then.

More likely, it’s a case where Wyll sees this action as purging the greater threat of Mindflayers, so he would approve. Historically speaking, even though he does act on his responsibility to the people of Faerun, he tends to turn his empathy away from creatures like Goblins or Mindflayers. 

So, it’s not necessarily that Wyll has an evil side, it’s more that he lacks a bit of nuance when it comes to making decisions based on right or wrong. He does see the world as black and white, even though that’s not true. 

If you’re looking strictly at alignments, too, this approval isn’t outside of the norm for a Neutral or Lawful Good character. Wyll follows his own rules – his own idea of what’s right – and at this point in the game, he’ll do anything to stop the greater threat and reach his goals.

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Emily is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel. Most of the time, you can find her playing RPGs and platformers - but she enjoys engaging in the rage of Overwatch 2 or Apex Legends from time to time. Emily has a Masters in Media Studies and has been working as a journalist for over 5 years, both freelance and full-time. You can contact her at [email protected]