Originally Posted by Roethen
Originally Posted by OneManArmy
I fully support the idea of taking Minthara prisoner on a Good run, but she should be able to get out of the cage and become a companion (optional)
I doubt Minthara would have any interest in joining a group that imprisoned her. She's a Lolth-sworn Drow, and from what we've seen she's an extremely proud personality, and fierce warrior. She would probably rather die in the name of the Absolute like a true zealot than join the campaign at that point.

I will say it might be fun to have her try and persuade us with her illithid power to set her free or join her.

There are several parts in the game that actually tell us quite the opposite of what you have written here.

Originally Posted by TheOnlyRealTav
You remember though, that:
- "I do not intend to lead a suicide charge"
- "Goblins are expendable, I am not"
- She spent her whole life "anticipating knife in the back"
- Via mindreading, we get to know that she is pretty cowardly, we can even call her a coward afterwards.

She clearly values her life to a great degree and isn't the most brave person. Also, if defeaten, but not killed:
- She still needs protection from possible drow assasins, as she is an ex-Lolth believer
- Enemies are everywhere, she has no friends as well
- I do not think that Absolute tolerates failure, returning there isn't an option.

At first, she wouldn't join you out of sympathy, to quote Lae'zel - "Practical choice". That would be the reason. She is said to be very intelligent and her possible knowledge of Absolute could be put to a great use for PC. I'm pretty sure she could realise that.

We get to know too, that she isn't exactly the most honest follower of Absolute, probably she sides with them only for power.

The exact moment, when we learn that she
Isn't the most honest follower of the Absolute is when you talk with her in the camp and select the dialogue option "you can resist the Absolute"
She is also completely unaware of having the tadpole inside her, which could be a beginning for a quest, in which she wants to take revenge on the cult. That alone, making her realise that she has been lied to, could make her actually want to side with PC, even if their views would be different.

Minthara is also coded like a companion at this moment -> when you loot her, all equipment that is taken away, literally diseappears from the model. Also notice, how every companion so far has a tadpole inside them. She could join the PC just to find the cure, if she would actually realise what's inside of her head.