While Larian have come out and said they are "toning down" the traditional D&D alignment chart for BG3 (at the behest of WotC), I think there is still a fun discussion to be had about the origin characters and how they fit into it. Flawed as it is, the chart still provides useful guidance when engaging with D&D characters (both upon character creation and during interaction) and so I thought placing the BG3 companions on the chart might be a fun exercise, especially since we know so little about them still.
I'll kick things off by giving my thoughts on Wyll the Warlock
. We know very little about Wyll, as he is the one revealed companion who has had the least exposure thus far. Still, we have a blurb about his backstory and motivations from the origin selection screen:
Noble by birth, Wyll made his name as the heroic 'Blade of Frontiers'. He keeps his pact with a devil well-hidden, and is desperate to escape the hellish bargain - even if that means rescuing the seductive creature that made the deal.
My knowledge of Forgotten Realms lore isn't great so I don't know if the "Blade of Frontier" is a reference to something or someone, but the heroic part undoubtedly casts him in a good light. What immediately follows undoes that a fair bit, however. So we know Wyll is a warlock and that he has made a pact with a devil, a fiend of the lower planes. That typically doesn't correspond well with someone of a good alignment. However, given that he used that power for good (presumably), it could be that he believes that the ends justify the means. With that in mind, it seems likely he would classify as Chaotic Good.
There are still two major parts of his background worthy of examination, however. The first is the pact itself. The devil is described as "seductive", which can mean many things but usually connotates attraction, often sexual. Which brings me to the other big thing: he is of noble birth. This carries A LOT of baggage that would mess with anyone's head. There were certain expectations placed on Wyll's shoulders from day one, expectations that likely fostered weakness the devil could exploit.
This is interesting because while Wyll might have accepted the devil's deal because it meant he could do more good for others, he just as easily might have done it to further his standing in the world. If he was raised to believe that a person's worth comes from their reputation, power, and public perception, it doesn't seem farfetched to believe that making his name by being "heroic" was an individualistically driven decision (an end to justify the means in a different sense). This would paint Wyll more as a Chaotic Neutral type, someone in it simply for their own gain. Such a character would have fewer qualms with making dark deals, so long as they didn't feel that their personal freedom was being compromised. In this case, the seductiveness wasn't necessarily sexual, but narcissistic.
There are plenty of other ways to go with this of course (being heroic could be a way of trying to repent for falling to the devil's vices, he might genuinely be mad etc) but in general, it seems very likely Wyll falls on the Chaotic side of the spectrum. Both CG and CN have reasons to make the deal and regret it later. Personally, I'm hoping for CN simply because I don't like the optics of having both humans as the "Good" options, but at this point I expect him to be CG. What do you guys think?