Baldur's Gate 3's Lae'zal faces Twitter roast after negative reception
Baldur’s Gate 3’s least popular companion, Lae’zal, is getting a roasting on social media after the RPG game’s launch. While the RPG game is beloved by fans, many took to Twitter to share their dislike for the elf. Some believe the negative reception is a result of a double standard for female characters, while others argue that Lae’zal simply isn’t a good character. Now, the actress who voices Lae’zal has responded to mean tweets in character.
Actress Devora Wilde, who voices Lae’zal, takes on the role of the elf in a TikTok video, reading out mean tweets directed at her character. In the style of a “roses” video, Wilde mocks the critics in Lae’zal’s voice, often responding with a sassy comeback.
“I’m the worst elf in the history of the Forgotten Realms,” Wilde reads aloud, before adding, “No, you are.” Other responses range from mild degradation – “Lae’zal is so stupid, she couldn’t even get a man if she tried” – to Wilde admitting that another character is “pretty badass.”
Wilde also mocks those who ignored her advances and even mocks someone’s appearance. If you didn’t choose Lae’zal due to personal preference, you were spared the backlash. In that case, you’re either lucky or simply a better person than the critics.
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While this article doesn’t introduce any new information, we think it’s important to highlight the double standard at play here. If Lae’zal is truly the “worst elf in the history of the Forgotten Realms,” then surely the same can be said of Astarion, a “lovable bad boy.” In fact, a lot more people are upset about Lae’zal than Astarion, despite the fact that he rejected over 100,000 players who pursued him.
Ultimately, this roast shows a clear bias against Lae’zal, likely stemming from the fact that she is a female character. If this were a male character receiving this sort of treatment, we doubt it would be so severe.
If you’re looking to try out a new companion in Baldur’s Gate 3, be sure to check out our guide on the new Aluvia companions in Shadowheart. You can also check out our review of the RPG game, where we share our experience with Lae’zal.