Is Paimon evil, the final boss, or just a friendly companion in Genshin Impact?

Where do Paimon's loyalties lie?

Since you started your adventure in Genshin Impact, Paimon has been alongside you. Despite spending hours together, traveling through three different regions, and meeting three archons, she still is a mystery. Paimon is a character who makes literally has no lore in a game that is loaded with it.

Paimon tells the Traveler nothing about their past, where they come from, or even how they have so much knowledge of Teyvat. Despite knowing about the regions and their customs, no one you meet recognizes Paimon or even seems to know what she is. Some even assume she is a fairy or a strange type of floating pet.

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Here's what we do know about Paimon:

  • She possesses a large amount of knowledge about the world.
  • She has a cape that matches Dainslief's and a design linking her to Celestia.
  • The Pyro Abyss Lector doesn't trust her and heavily implies that she will betray Lumine/Aether.
  • She seems to posses no elemental power, but somehow floats.
  • She knew how to activate the Traveler's elemental powers, despite the fact that no vision was given to them.
  • The archons never question or attack Paimon, even though she should be seen as an anomaly by Raiden Shogun.

Paimon, in general, doesn't seem to be evil, but she does follow the Traveler and guide them on their journey. This can easily be Celestia's way of interfering with the Traveler's quest. Rather than Paimon being the Unknown God, it's looking more like she is a guide sent to control the Traveler's actions as they explore Teyvat.

This is further proven by the fact that Dainslief seems to have been your twin's guide. It's quite possible that due to the twin's powers, the only way for Celestia to keep control over them is by separating the pair and then preying on their loneliness.

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Is Paimon evil, the final boss, or just a friendly companion in Genshin Impact?

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  1. My friend and I have a headcannon that Paimon is the younger/smaller version of the Unknown God. She saw the twins go thru the world the first time and wreak absolute havoc to everyone and everything in their path. So she went back in time, separated the twins, and then had them be led thru alone bc like you said it’s easier to control them that way. Plus by being there herself, she could make sure she prevents them from going down that path and destroying future worlds.

    By the way you have a couple typos…