GUYS. GUYS. GUIZE.
OGHREN AND ZABUZA (dub) ARE PLAYED BY THE SAME VOICE ACTOR. OMGGGGG. :D
Yeah, I made this one all big and fancy~ I’m really not even sure how to answer today’s challenge, but these are meant for open interpretation, right?
Well, honestly, I have had about twenty Wardens in total (I wish I was kidding. I’ve actually had more, but twenty will suffice). That’s not even including all of the ones I started, but never finished. However, for this, I shall choose my most recent playthrough.
Her name is Aeryn. She is a human noble and a warrior archer. Yeah, that’s right. Let me repeat it. A warrior. archer. Now that we have that out of the way, we can move on. She has pale skin and dark chocolate coloured hair. She was definitely a very family orientated girl and had an outstanding sense of moral. When Highever castle was taken by none other than her father’s lowly confidant, Arl Howe, she tried to save everyone that she could. Except for those who meant the most to her_ her parents. That was the hardest part for me — er, I mean her — was leaving them to their frightful deaths. She didn’t want to go and argued with her father until the very end. Only succumbing when he said it was her duty to go. Rather than be conscripted, she would rather become a Grey Warden with consent. I didn’t want to go. I didn’t want to go. I didn’t want to go. I was willing to stay there and shoot every bastard that walked through that door until I was overwhelmed. I didn’t care about rationale or strategy or logic. I just knew that my parents weren’t going to make it out of that castle alive. Leaving them was the hardest part of the game when I first started.
*speeding this show up a bit*
Aeryn quickly fell in love with Alistair. As I said, it was love at first darkspawn <3. There wasn’t anyone else in her heart and she took no love interest in anyone else. She was faithful only to him and him to her. When time for the Landsmeet had arrived, she used her persuasion skill to become Queen, with Alistair as their king. It was like a dream come true. Happy ever after. Something I never thought I’d see happen. Until the night of the battle when Morrigan entered, swaying her seductive hips and batting her pretty eyes. She made an offer that Aeryn couldn’t refuse (and no, that wasn’t a Godfather reference. …okay, it was). Could she selfishly allow herself or Alistair to die after such an opportunity was possible? Certainly not. Knowing Alistair wouldn’t let her make the final blow — and fear of leaving him alone if she were to die — she hesitantly accepted. It was the longest walk of her life to Alistair’s room where she had to convince him, the man she loved, to have
relations with another woman. Don’t get me wrong, Aeryn and Morrigan were best friends, but now she was just some floozy trying to steal her man. After much coercion, Alistair accepted.
She defeated the arch demon and, best of all, no one had to die. She made Harrowmont king. Destroyed the anvil. “Killed” Flemeth. Saved the mages. Assisted the werewolves and, subsequently, the elves. Won the Landsmeet against the now deceased Loghain. And rescued Redcliffe with no body count. She did all of this while meeting a ton of magnificent people she now readily welcomed as her “friends.” That she adored and loved. Everything couldn’t have been better and more perfect in her eyes. Until they all informed her that they would be parting ways. Leliana to the Chantry (Sacred Ashes). Sten to the Qunari. Morrigan’s disappearance. Despite everything, she still felt a sense of accomplishment. She was proud. She knew that, somewhere, someday, they would all see each other again and reminisce about her husband’s dry humor, Morrigan’s poisoned cooking, Oghren’s drunken antics, Wynne’s lectures, Shale’s “kill-all-humans”, Zevran’s sex stories, and her Mabari hound’s bite. She lived a good, fulfilling life and was now ready to take her seat as Ferelden’s Queen.
….Until the Awakening expansion.
….Ohshit. I’ve already answered this…… It’s Anders. I would just choose my next least favourite love interest, but I honestly can’t. I just don’t hate anyone as much as I hate him. Sorry. I feel like I sort of wasted this day. LOL.
I didn’t think I was going to make it, but I made it with a whole two minutes to spare. The time is now 11:58. WOOHOO. YOU GO, KEY COCO.
(And here I was thinking I wasn’t going to post anything today. I always remember my challenge at the end of the night)
ALISTAIR. HELL YEAH. I TOLD YOU HE WOULD BE FEATURED IN THIS CHALLENGE AND HERE HE IS. MY BABY ALISTAIR. <33333333333333333333 OH HELL YES. *fanboy fawn~~~~~~~~~~*
Alistair. Alistair. My dear Alistair. Please forgive me if this is a bit.. inadequate. It’s 11:22 and, honestly, I had almost forgotten about day four of the challenge. I just remembered ten minutes ago and I /barely/ have the energy to write this, BUT I MUST PERSEVERE. FOR YOU.
I just think that Alistair is such a great romanceable option. Ever since we were first thrust in the middle of saving the world together, I knew it was love. The way he was so concerned for my warden and always putting her first, even before himself. The fact that he would be willing to sacrifice himself just for her to live transcends love. When you are willing to die for the one you love, that says something. I loved chipping away at his defensive wall and getting to know his vulnerable side. I thought it was the cutest thing in the world when he denied my request for sex. Claiming that he “just wasn’t used to this sort of thing” and that he “wanted it to be special.” FKLASEMFSLEMFL. *fanboy fawn~~~~~~~~* He is seriously my ideal guy. Whenever I play as a male warden, it just isn’t the same. I’m not content just being Alistair’s “close friend” nor “confidant.” I wish that I could court him as a male, as well. Alistair is just so affectionate and sweet. I love the fact that he’s a clutz and that he is always the one to provide the comedic relief. He made saving Ferelden more bearable. Honestly, Alistair was always in my party. There wasn’t ever a moment when I removed him. Not because I needed him there, but because I just couldn’t imagine the game without him always being by my side. Together we whooped darkspawn ass. <3
Alistair has a way with charm. The way he enchants you with his banter and his awkwardness. I just don’t see how anyone could dislike him. After my very first playthrough as a human noble, I’ve never been able to play anything different. There is no life after the blight for my Warden if she can’t spend it with her love, Alistair. Becoming queen was just a bonus.
All in all, he makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.
OH MY MAKER THIS ONE IS SO EASY. ANDERS. ANDERS, BY FAR. OH MY FUCKING MAKER, CAN I SHOUT IT FROM THE HEAVENS? (Maker, forgive me for saying your name in vain)
HE IS JUST SO F&*#)*%&#(*$)@#()jtmeklwmef IRRITATING. I swear, whenever he’s not trying to get in my fking pants he’s complaining about OMG THE TEMPLARS AND THEIR OPPRESSION. :((((((( sadfacejpg.
I’m sorry, nothing, and I swear nothing, is more bothersome in Dragon Age 2 than Anders. I honestly cannot tolerate his constant flirting with Hawke. It was either you sleep with him or you take a gigantic disapproval hit. Fortunately, I decided on the latter. Sorry, Anders, but you weren’t gettin’ any boo lovin’ from my girl. Uh-uh. Not only that, but, personally, I think Anders is more suited with a male, anyway. Just throwing that out there. HOWEVER, I DIGRESS. I REALLY WISHED THAT THERE WAS A “PUNCH ANDERS IN THE FACE” OPTION. IF THERE WAS, I WOULD CHOOSE IT. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. Not only that, but some of his little comments were just so inappropriate and insensitive. Like when he tried “convincing” my Hawke out of her relationship with Fenris…. I was like: “bitch said what.jpg?” I really enjoyed killing Anders at the end *spoilers*. The only thing I regret is not being able to severely torture him. :( I would have hung him by his big toes and given the townsfolk thick sticks to beat him with… among other things. I know that I may receive some criticism from this, but Anders has always been an unfunny version of Alistair to me. Not so much in Awakening, but definitely in Dragon Age 2. It was like Alistair and Isolde Dragon Ball fusioned into one person. I would never say something like this, normally, but Anders was a whiny beyotch. All he cared about was furthering his anti-Templar agenda and seducing Hawke. That was literally the total of his concerns. If I could have, I would have killed him sooner.
Isabella. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, Isabella. Honestly, I really had to think about who it was. I was debating upon choosing the first two people who appeared in my mind, Alistair or Isabella. Unfortunately, I can’t choose Alistair because he is going to be featured later in this challenge. NEVERTHELESS, I DIGRESS. My love for Isabella is endless. I’m not sure if I can accurately describe it. I’ve noticed that Isabella receives a lot of criticism in this fandom, and I suppose I can understand why. Out of every character on Dragon Age 2, I feel as if Isabella was the only friend I really had. I really enjoyed watching Isabella grow and mature. Her character developed magnificently. When she came back to save me, I nearly fanboy squealed_ I was so happy. After the amount of courage it must have taken for her to nearly sacrifice herself and the care she must have acquired for Hawke, I couldn’t let anything happen to her. It doesn’t matter if I had to fight every Qunari in that building, I wasn’t going to let them take my little Isabella. My affection for her transcends physical attraction; in fact, I don’t think I could ever imagine my Hawke ever romancing her. I view her as my best friend, my confidant, and my source of comedic relief. Maybe I’m the only one who noticed, but I could see pain in her eyes during a lot of our dialogue sessions. I think what she (and my Hawke) really needed during this time was a friend. I really think that she came to rely on Hawke more than she let on.
This is probably going to be the easiest question for me. My favourite Dragon Age game had to of been the original_ Dragon Age: Origins. I’m sure a lot of fans would agree with me. For me, personally, all of the other games (and Awakening’s respective expansion) were lacking immensely for me. They were not nearly as compelling as Origins was. Sure, Dragon Age 2 may have been more aesthetically appealing and a tad more paced than Origins, but that was traded at the cost of what made Origins so amazing. The dialogue. I loved the fact that I could talk to my companions in Origins whenever I pleased, even if I had exhausted every dialogue option there was. I was just so interested in all of my friends and wanted to know as much as I possibly could about them. In Origins, I never felt like I was alone. Not to mention none of the party members in Origins were bothersome. I loved every single one of them with all of my heart. I cried at the end of Origins when everyone seemingly went their separate ways. I couldn’t bare the thought of Sten leaving and returning to his people or Morrigan running off into the unknown. I really felt like I knew who everyone was and that they all genuinely cared about me. I don’t know, I just cannot say enough how much I loved each and every one of those silly, witty banter-filled idiots — and I’d kick each and every single ass to make sure they stayed safe.