Thirst traps of Astarion on TikTok convinced me to play Baldur’s Gate 3

Incredible Thirst Traps and Romance: My Dive into Baldur’s Gate 3

In a decision that can only be described as a combination of “self-care” and “embracing a state of decadence,” I have made up my mind to embark on the journey of playing Larian Studios’ critically acclaimed role-playing game, Baldur’s Gate 3.

While the game itself is widely known for its captivating storyline, intricate world-building, and impressive multiplayer features, I have a more specific reason for my choice. It all boils down to one character, a silver-haired elf named Astarion, who has flooded my TikTok feed with an irresistible allure, compelling me to indulge in the sultry romance offered by Baldur’s Gate 3.

The Enigmatic Astarion: A Compelling Romance Option

In Baldur’s Gate 3, players encounter a diverse cast of characters who can be pursued romantically. Among these options lies Astarion, a charismatic high-elf Rogue with tousled waves of silver hair and a piercing gaze. Astarion has a penchant for deception and cunning, often employing trickery to overcome challenges. When he first appears in the game, he cunningly feigns helplessness, only to reveal his true colors by brandishing a knife against the player. Despite his elusive and shady nature, Astarion has a hidden softer side.

The internet’s fascination with Astarion has reached unprecedented levels, leading social media platforms like TikTok to overflow with clips dedicated to this enigmatic character. [Ed. note: Some of these clips contain spoilers for scenes with Astarion.]

Discovering the Allure of Astarion

It all began innocently enough – a compilation video showcasing some of Astarion’s most charming moments caught my attention. From his request to hear the words “You’re beautiful” to mark the end of a day to his playful retort of “cheeky little pup” when met with resistance, these clips mesmerized me. In fact, one simple video of him saying the latter phrase alone boasts over 725,000 views on TikTok.

However, TikTok’s algorithm works in mysterious ways. Liking one video led to an entire deluge of captivating content. Bit by bit, I found myself immersed in the intricate cat-and-mouse game of pursuing Astarion’s romance. Little did I know that these clips were merely the tip of the iceberg, for there was more to Astarion than met the eye – he turned out to be a vampire.

Irresistible Temptation: The Allure of Baldur’s Gate 3

As I explored further into the depths of TikTok, I encountered additional clips that ultimately convinced me to fully surrender to the temptation of playing Baldur’s Gate 3. With a staggering 174 hours of cutscenes, it appears that every single one of them features Astarion. The dedicated hashtag for Astarion has already garnered over 56 million views at the time of writing, indicating the immense popularity that surrounds this character.

Thus, inundated by these enticing glimpses into the world of Baldur’s Gate 3, I had no choice but to yield to the allure and partake in the tantalizing experience that awaited me.