The Guardian in Baldur’s Gate 3 is the character you design after you create your own character. You can’t customize them completely, such as choose their class, but you can do a lot. So, this is surely meant to be an important character, right? Perhaps someone who will be with you from the very start of your adventure? A loyal comrade who always has your back? Well… let’s just put up a big ole SPOILER WARNING right now. The next paragraph I’ll keep spoiler-free, but after that, all bets are off. Here we go!
Who is the Guardian in Baldur’s Gate 3
The only real answer I can give you about who the Guardian is in Baldur’s Gate 3 without getting into any spoilers and my own conjecture is: don’t worry about it. You won’t miss any interaction with them. They will appear in specific moments that you can’t really skip. At least, that’s the case for quite a while after the beginning. That said, the Guardian is an important character from what I can tell. What their role and ultimate destiny and effect on the story are, we simply don’t know. This ends our non-spoiler section. Stop reading now if you want to stay unspoiled.
Still here? Awesome, let’s go down the rabbit hole. The Guardian only appears in your dreams during long rests. At least, that has been the case so far; we still have a long way to go. Also, your Guardian in Baldur’s Gate 3 seems to be very eager to make you work with your parasite as opposed to removing it. And on top of that, your companions also have the same dreams as you whenever the Guardian appears. All that leads me to believe is that the parasite is using its psionic powers to trick you into keeping it alive, and its using the image of the Guardian to do so.
That’s my tinfoil conspiracy theory about the nature of the Guardian. We’ll see if I’m right. Maybe the Guardian changes depending on your choices, I have no idea. But, bottom line: whoever or whatever the Guardian is… don’t worry about it and enjoy the ride.