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The sidekick of the Barbarian, Minsc, who famously “goes for the eyes!”

Boo

Item text of Boo from the game Click to enlarge

Boo is described in the game text thusly:

Boo is a fuzzy little hamster. While Minsc believes Boo is a miniature giant space hamster, you are rather certain that the tiny rodent is just a normal hamster.

Looking for authoritative source settling Boo’s species: is he really a miniature giant space hamster, or is he just a normal hamster?

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    Yes, that's the joke; forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Boo
    – Valorum
    Oct 22, 2021 at 20:54
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    As far as I know, regular giant space hamsters are only found in the Spelljammer setting, not in the Forgotten Realms.
    – Cadence
    Oct 22, 2021 at 21:04
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    @Cadence: Isn't the Forgotten Realms part of Spelljammer?
    – jwodder
    Oct 22, 2021 at 22:21
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    @jwodder It's a different setting. Both are in D&D, so it's not impossible that Boo could be a space hamster, but unlikely.
    – Mithoron
    Oct 23, 2021 at 0:12
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    @mithoron, the idea is that the Spelljammer universe connects all the other universes.
    – AncientSwordRage
    Oct 23, 2021 at 1:09

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As far as I know, no proof was provided in the Baldur's Gate games. However, in the Forgotten Realms Magic: the Gathering tie-in set, "Adventures in the Forgotten Realms", the Minsc, Beloved Ranger card lets you summon Boo, and make him Giant.

Minsc, Beloved Ranger

When Minsc, Beloved Ranger enters the battlefield, create Boo, a legendary 1/1 red Hamster creature token with trample and haste.
X Variable Colorless: Until end of turn, target creature you control has base power and toughness X/X and becomes a Giant in addition to its other types. Activate only as a sorcery.

It does not, however, allow you to add a Space quality to him.

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    That's pretty cool idea they got there :)
    – Mithoron
    Oct 23, 2021 at 0:15

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