"I think a lot of people forget about the whole Imoen being your sister bit."
/politically incorrect statement
Incest is the game the whole family can play tho!
/end politically incorrect statement
This boggled me as I played through BG2 the first time:
I'm a dorf.
She's a human.
How does this fit into the genetic scheme of things? I mean, let's face it, if she's my sister, she'd have some nice facial hair goin' on, and if I'm her brother, well, I wouldn't be biting kneecaps!
The only real connection between the protaganist and Imoen is the Essence of Bhaal, which she gives up, so if you choose to take the mortal route at the end, that connection would be gone.
I'm pretty sure Sarevok makes a veiled reference to Imoen "longing for someone out of reach" or something to that effect. There's that nicely ingrained Incest Taboo (which is pretty much a universal one for the most part. Let's not get hung up on the obvious exceptions, like feudal Europe...) To make a believable
romance, both the protaganist and Imoen would have to work through that whole social taboo.
But I'd rather deal with social issues than romance Aerie (FLAKEALERTWOOPWOOPWOOP!), Jaheria (YOUR FRIENDS JUST TRIED TO KILL US! This does not fall into the "You turn me on baby" category...now hit the road!) or Vic (Space Cadet with the attitude of a dominatrix...nothx!).
That's just me tho.
Mazzy would make a good canditate if it wasn't for Patrick. Given her character, I doubt she'd be open to romancing so soon after Patrick's death to be frank, and even then it might still be the "Getting over the Dead ex that was possessed by the Shade Lord" routine you'd plow through...
Nalia would've made an excellent choice, especially given the option to say "You're suggesting a marriage of convenience..." after clearing the Keep. That could've worked the "Convenience to Real Love(TM) (aaahhhhhhhhhhh!Itsn'tthatcute?)" angle nicely.
I pity anyone who takes the female romance option with Anomen. Valgyr would've made a much better choice - the brooding young man who had to kill his only family to close the cycle that haunted them for generations as opposed to, well, Anomen.
I'm a romantic and all, but you think killing mindflayers with cloudkill is cheesy, you haven't seen some of his lines...
Edwin, naturally. He just has that twisted demeanor that would make for a very interesting (and possibly very humorous) romance. Korgan as well (if you've had him and Mazzy in the party...rofl...)
Haer'Dalis would have been a MUCH better choice over the lot really. Fitting with the class and persona, and could've been quite well done with a bit of style and flare.
Let's not forget DORFS DON'T GET NO LUV (except from Phaere, which was just deliciously ironic...)