History Characters / DragonAgeIICompanions

8th Feb '16 1:39:19 PM Scabbard
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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Initially, her venture into [[spoiler: cleansing the shard]] had her approach the Keeper so they could pool their healing magic together, as in the first game the Keeper's unamplified magic was enough to [[spoiler: weaken Mahariel's taint]]. When the Keeper refused, and seeing that she had no lyrium to work with, she turned to the [[spoiler: a Demon trapped inside a statue and sundered from the Fade, asking it to teach her the basics of blood magic, in order to have the means to cleanse the shard]] and reclaim some of her people's history. She does not come into contact with [[spoiler: the spirit]] again and builds her own Eluvian from scratch, but is still using blood magic which many consider a dangerous road. She is aware that these actions might harm herself, but her inability to comprehend that the consequences will likely hurt others as well sometimes crosses over into denial.
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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Initially, her venture into [[spoiler: cleansing the shard]] had her approach the Keeper so they could pool their healing magic together, as in the first game the Keeper's unamplified magic was enough to [[spoiler: weaken Mahariel's taint]]. When the Keeper refused, and seeing that she had no lyrium to work with, she turned to the [[spoiler: a Demon trapped inside a statue and sundered from the Fade, asking it to teach her the basics of blood magic, in order to have the means to cleanse the shard]] and reclaim some of her people's history. She does not come into contact with [[spoiler: the spirit]] again and builds her own Eluvian from scratch, but is still using blood magic which many consider a dangerous road. She is aware that these actions might harm herself, but her inability to comprehend that the consequences will likely hurt others as well sometimes crosses over into denial.
28th Jan '16 4:41:18 PM system
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28th Jan '16 12:06:18 PM Xilizhra
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* FatalFlaw: Merrill's is that she doesn't understand that her actions have consequences that she cannot completely control, and those consequences may not stop with her - she's aware that she runs the risk of becoming an abomination, and on some occasions she even makes sure to have someone on hand to [[ShootTheDog kill her]] if that should happen, but she rarely seems to consider the potential collateral damage if she were to become possessed or let a demon loose on the world, and can't remotely grasp that others such as Hawke and Marethari would rather put themselves at risk than let her die. Yet, because she believes she fully understands and accepts the risks of what she's doing, she refuses to listen to warnings or criticism. [[spoiler: Unsurprisingly, the Demon she summoned to help her fix the Eluvian, as well as the Demon that causes her to temporarily [[OutOfCharacterMoment turn on Hawke]] whilst they are in the Fade, in both instances are revealed to be ''{{Pride}}'' Demons.]]

* HappilyAdopted: By Keeper Marethari, as per the Dalish tradition of moving magically-gifted children between the clans to distribute them evenly amongst clans that need them, but by the start of the game their relationship has gotten strained due to the blood magic and demon summoning.
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* HappilyAdopted: By Keeper Marethari, as per the Dalish tradition of moving magically-gifted children between the clans to distribute them evenly amongst clans that need them, but by the start of the game their relationship has gotten strained due to the blood magic and demon summoning.strained.

* NeverMyFault: She appears to have this attitude, as shown in her final personal quest. In the scene where Merrill [[spoiler: mourns the Keeper's death]], a large amount of rivalry points can be gained if Hawke chastises her for not listening to the Keeper instead of saying that the Keeper was foolish for not believing in her. ** Another example is when confronted by the hunters after the [[spoiler: Keeper's death]], the same amount of rivalry points are gained if the option to take responsibility for what she had done was chosen, rather than the other two options which would make Hawke indicate that she's blameless for what had happened. ** Basically, Merrill will show great disapproval whenever Hawke will say something that indicates that what happens to her clan is of her own doing, directly or indirectly. This is subverted if a full rivalry with her is achieved, however, as she will say that it is her fault that the Keeper [[spoiler: or even her whole clan died]].

* {{Pride}}: Merrill's fatal flaw is that she feels she's convinced that she had complete control over her deal with the demon. [[spoiler: It turned out that Merrill would have eventually been tricked into being possessed if it were not for Keeper Marethari.]] %% ** Except for a Pride Demon to possess Marethari, she must have been prideful and Merrill did not express any Pride at all. She expressed Desire. She wanted the Mirror fixed. She simply wanted. It was Marethari that refused to leave Merrill's side and continuing trying to thwart Merrill. Merrill was the only character who treated Audacity with caution, but the spirit had to be getting pride from somewhere. Marethari was the one who who refused to see herself as wrong and refused to leave Sundermount with her clan. [[spoiler: Then, in DA:I you see Merrill's eluvian in the crossroads so Merrill was right all along.]]

* SelectiveObliviousness: Her attitude towards demons and blood magic crosses over into this frequently. She states, (and even demonstrates), that she understands the risks... yet is surprised when people ask/demand that she stop, and doesn't seem to understand why others might view ''her'' as dangerous. %% ** Subverted in Inquisition, in that Merrill was correct. Demons and Spirits are one and the same, and Blood Magic may be dangerous but one has to express caution when using it. They can be perverted into being worse by human emotion and can be handled if one expresses caution like Merrill did. She just did not account for Keeper Marethari who shown too much Pride that she may have been wrong.

* ToughLove: [[spoiler: The only way to get Merrill to understand how her actions affect others, and break the Eluvian, is to have a full rivalry with her]].

* WellIntentionedExtremist: Initially, her venture into [[spoiler: cleansing the shard]] had her approach the Keeper so they could pool their healing magic together, as in the first game the Keeper's unamplified magic was enough to [[spoiler: weaken Mahariel's taint]]. When the Keeper refused, and seeing that she had no lyrium to work with, she turned to the [[spoiler: a Demon trapped inside a statue and sundered from the Fade, asking it to teach her the basics of blood magic, in order to have the means to cleanse the shard]] and reclaim some of her people's history. She does not come into contact with [[spoiler: the spirit]] again and builds her own Eluvian from scratch, but is still using blood magic which many consider a dangerous road. She is aware that these actions might harm herself, but her inability to comprehend that the consequences will likely hurt others as well sometimes crosses over into denial.
19th Jan '16 5:35:35 AM thecouchwitch
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* BiTheWay: Dialogue indicates that in his youth he slept with both men and women. Despite his bisexuality, he will only allow a female Hawke to romance him, assumably because of his role in the Chantry (The Chantry allows brothers and sisters of the order to marry chastely but wont allow same-sex marriages).
9th Jan '16 5:52:45 PM nighttrainfm
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* InsecureTerminology: Treated differently depending on Hawke's gender. For a male Hawke, the romance scene starts with her bringing up the cross-species issues. If female, she instead talks about how perfect and clever Hawke seems to her.
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* InsecureTerminology: InsecureLoveInterest: Treated differently depending on Hawke's gender. For a male Hawke, the romance scene starts with her bringing up the cross-species issues. If female, she instead talks about how perfect and clever Hawke seems to her.
9th Jan '16 5:47:11 PM nighttrainfm
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* DrowningMySorrows: He can be seen drinking quite a lot at least twice during the game, especially when he's about to confess something about his past.
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* DrowningMySorrows: He can DrowningMySorrows: ** His most personal conversations with Hawke tend to be seen drinking quite over a lot at least twice during the game, drink, especially when he's about to confess something about his past.

* IntangibleMan: The lyrium-infusion gives him the power to make himself partially intangible.
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* IntangibleMan: {{Intangibility}}: The lyrium-infusion gives him the power to make himself partially intangible.
23rd Nov '15 8:43:57 AM Andropunk
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Fenris drinks twice throughout a game that lasts six years. He is not an alcoholic.
* TheAlcoholic: All but stated that the only reason he hasn't left the mansion is because of Danariusīs massive wine cellar.
5th Nov '15 4:05:57 PM nighttrainfm
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* BadPowersGoodPeople: She's sweet, innocent, and naive, and means harm to no one. She's also a practicing blood mage and demon summoner. This is the cause of most of her problems with others in-game.
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* BadPowersGoodPeople: She's sweet, innocent, and naive, optimistic and means harm to no one. She's also a practicing blood mage and demon summoner. This is the cause of most of her problems with others in-game.
10th Oct '15 2:54:40 PM RomanBowler
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* ButtMonkey: In ''Inquisition's'' DLC ''Trespasser'', the new Viscount of Kirkwall, [[spoiler:Varric,]] will ignore his letters as much as he does [[spoiler:with the Dwarven Merchant's Guild]]. There is a good reason for this [[spoiler:if Sebastian tries to annex Kirkwall but he's pretty much trolling him if he didn't]].
9th Oct '15 10:18:06 PM MeiwakunaBoku
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* DoesNotLikeShoes: Like most elves, even after romancing her and she changes her outfit entirely, she still never wears shoes.
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* DoesNotLikeShoes: Like most elves, despite making multiple comments that she should've worn proper shoes, even after romancing her and where she changes her outfit entirely, she still never wears shoes.
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