The player of Baldur's Gate 3 embraces the chaos and achieves the worst possible outcomes for each character
Baldur's Gate 3 harbors a distinguished ensemble of characters that one will come to love and loathe. The relationships with these characters will und...
Baldur's Gate 3 harbors a distinguished ensemble of characters that one will come to love and loathe. The relationships with these characters will undoubtedly shape their destiny, as the proverbial "happily ever after" rests entirely in the palm of your hand. Most of us likely desire the best for Gale, Karlach, Shadowheart, and others, yet a twisted personality recently endeavored to orchestrate the most dire outcome imaginable for each individual character within a single playthrough, thereby unleashing unspeakable misery upon their hapless, unsuspecting group.
Initially shared by IGN, this player has documented every step of their playthrough on the Baldur's Gate 3 subreddit, meticulously describing what one must do to ensure that everyone has the most wretched time imaginable. One might naturally assume that this simply entails swiftly murdering everyone encountered, as death is typically the worst fate one can bestow upon another. However, at times, there are fates that are worse than death, and u/Sparkism spares certain individuals, allowing them to "endure the consequences of their actions."
As an example, u/Sparkism's guide instructs one to ensure the survival of Lae'zal and Astarion, as they hold significance for crucial decisions in the future that will facilitate tormenting anyone encountered. Naturally, there is also a considerable amount of murder and proxy killing, as the guide advises leaving Gale and Shadowheart to their own fate when encountered. It also encourages allowing the goblins to kill Aradin and his gang, thus "steering fate in the right direction" if Aradin begins to emerge victorious without your intervention.
However, there are two characters in the game who are spared from the wrath of u/Sparkism, and those are Scratch and the Owlbear. Both are recruited into the group, joining u/Sparkism on their harrowing quest, with Scratch himself confident that his reputation as the "goodest boy in all the realms" will bestow upon him a happy ending.
I won't delve too deeply into specifics, but it goes without saying that if you are still playing Baldur's Gate 3, it would be advisable to steer clear of the thread itself, as it contains significant story spoilers regarding crucial decisions in the game. You may choose to bookmark the thread if you desire for everyone in your subsequent playthrough to be unhappy, and you could even select a character with dark desires to truly immerse yourself in the role. The Forgotten Realms won't know what has hit them.