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** From Anders. The two are both former slaves (of a sort) that share an intense, unreasonable hatred of those similar to their oppressors who are ruled by their rage. Anders actually invokes this to mock him in ''Legacy'', and they both seem to take pleasure in taking petty digs at each other. It should be noted that the few notable differences between Fenris and Anders (aside from their clashing opinions) is that Fenris [[spoiler: hasn't started a war yet]]; and unlike Anders, Fenris can see reason, admit if he's wrong or being hypocritical, and actually grow to move past his hatred, even if only a little.

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** From Anders. The two are both former slaves (of a sort) that share an intense, unreasonable hatred of those similar to their oppressors who are ruled by their rage. Anders actually invokes this to mock him in ''Legacy'', and they both seem to take pleasure in taking petty digs at each other. It should be noted that the few notable differences between Fenris and Anders (aside from their clashing opinions) is that Fenris [[spoiler: hasn't started a war yet]]; and unlike Anders, Fenris can see reason, admit if he's wrong or being hypocritical, and actually grow learn to move past his hatred, even if only a little.
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[[folder:Fenris / Leto]]

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[[folder:Fenris / Leto]][[folder:Fenris]]



An elven slave turned living weapon. He used his power to escape his master Danarius, a Tevinter Magister who is trying to reclaim his "property." Even now that he's free and out of the Imperium, Fenris nurses a bitter streak against all mages. He is a potential love interest.

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An elven slave turned living weapon. He used his power to escape his master Danarius, a Tevinter Magister who is trying to reclaim his "property." Even now that he's free and out of the Imperium, Fenris nurses a bitter streak against all mages. He is a potential love interest. [[spoiler: His real name is Leto]].
25th Mar '17 5:39:34 PM Eagal
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[[folder:Fenris / [[spoiler:Leto]]]]

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[[folder:Fenris / [[spoiler:Leto]]]]Leto]]
13th Feb '17 4:35:23 AM yin_13147
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!The Mages

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!The Warriors

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!The Rogues

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!!Merrill



!!Aveline Vallen



!!Dog



[[folder:Fenris]]
!!Fenris / [[spoiler:Leto]]

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!!Isabela

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!!Sebastian Vael
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-->'''Voiced by:''' ''Creator/EveMyles''

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* 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 Marethari instead of saying that she 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 state that she's blameless for what had happened.
** Basically, Merrill shows 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, as she admits that it ''is'' her fault that [[spoiler: the Keeper or even her whole clan died]].

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* 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]], quest: a large amount of rivalry points can be are gained if Hawke chastises her for not listening to Marethari instead of saying that she 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
her, and if the option to take responsibility for what she had done was chosen, rather than the other two options which would make Hawke state that she's blameless for what had happened.
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[[spoiler: the Keeper's death]]. Basically, Merrill shows great disapproval she disapproves 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, as she admits that it ''is'' her fault that [[spoiler: the Keeper or even her whole clan died]].



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* LackOfEmpathy: Although Sebastian is [[NiceGuy nice]], [[LawfulGood virtuous]] and has no personal bad feelings against mages, he completely fails to see any problems with the Circle system or any cause for mages to rebel, even considering how bad things get during the course of the game.

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* LackOfEmpathy: Although Sebastian is [[NiceGuy nice]], [[LawfulGood virtuous]] and has no personal bad feelings against mages, he completely fails to see any problems with the Circle system or any cause for mages to rebel, even considering how bad things get during the course of the game. Although if a full friend and if [[spoiler: Anders was executed]], when you talk to him at the Gallows, he will acknowledge that not every mage is like [[spoiler: him]] and that they should fight for the mages who were treated unjustly at the hands of the Templars.
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* FantasticRacism: He suspects that all mages, no matter their intentions, will eventually become power-hungry maniacs unless constantly controlled. [[spoiler:If Hawke sides with the mages in "The Final Straw," Fenris will turn against them unless he has been permanently locked in as a friend or rival or if Hawke calls him on the hypocrisy of supporting the enslavement of mages.]] With a high Friendship, [[CharacterDevelopment Fenris can move a little past this in regards to mages]]. He admits in conversations with both Hawke (particularly a Mage Hawke) and Anders in the third act that there are a few mages who are strong enough that they have proven that they do not require the Circle's supervision, pointing out Bethany or a Mage Hawke as a specific example.

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* FantasticRacism: He suspects that all mages, no matter their intentions, will eventually become power-hungry maniacs unless constantly controlled. [[spoiler:If Hawke sides with the mages in "The Final Straw," Fenris will turn against them unless he has been permanently locked in as a friend or rival or if Hawke calls him on the hypocrisy of supporting the enslavement of mages.]] mages]]. With a high Friendship, [[CharacterDevelopment Fenris can move a little past this in regards to mages]]. He admits in conversations with both Hawke (particularly a Mage mage Hawke) and Anders in the third act that there are a few mages who are strong enough that they have proven that they do not require the Circle's supervision, pointing out Bethany or a Mage mage Hawke as a specific example.



* FreudianExcuse: His pretty horrifying life as a slave, as well as the fact that it was quite literally [[IdentityAmnesia all he knew]], explains quite a few of his antisocial tendencies.

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His pretty horrifying life as a slave, as well as the fact that it was quite literally [[IdentityAmnesia all he knew]], explains quite a few of his antisocial tendencies.



--->''(during Act I)'' You have all the freedom none of our kind enjoy, and you throw it away. On what?\\

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* GetOut: [[spoiler: If Hawke convinces him to spare his sister, he simply tells her to get out of his sight. She does, though not without dropping a bombshell about how he got his markings.]]

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* GetOut: [[spoiler: If Hawke convinces him to spare his sister, he simply tells her to get out of his sight. She does, though not without dropping a bombshell about how he got his markings.]]markings]].



* GoodIsNotNice: Fenris is definitely a JerkAss much of the time and has a very abrasive personality, not to mention a strong prejudice against mages. [[MurderIsTheBestSolution He also tends to answer things like betrayal by ripping out the offender's heart.]] However, Fenris is fiercely loyal and protective to the few people he cares about, is capable of seeing past his anti-mage prejudices if given reason, and can even be swayed into protecting various mages if given sufficient reason.

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* GoodIsNotNice: Fenris is definitely a JerkAss much of the time and has a very abrasive personality, not to mention a strong prejudice against mages. [[MurderIsTheBestSolution He also tends to answer things like betrayal by ripping out the offender's heart.]] However, Fenris is fiercely loyal and protective to the few people he cares about, is capable of seeing past his anti-mage prejudices if given reason, and can even be swayed into protecting various mages if given sufficient reason.



* HappinessInSlavery: Tells Hawke that the reason most slaves don't simply run away or rebel is that they don't think of anything beyond satisfying their masters. The only reason he was able to subvert this trope and escape is because [[spoiler:he was accidentally separated from Danarius for a few months and in the care of the Fog Warriors, who treated him as a person instead of an object or a pet. After Danarius returned, the Fog Warriors were prepared to fight to protect him, but Danarius ordered Fenris to kill them [[MoreThanMindControl and he did so]].]] The resulting WhatHaveIDone shocked him to his core and he ran.

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* HappinessInSlavery: Tells He tells Hawke that the reason most slaves don't simply run away or rebel is that they don't think of anything beyond satisfying their masters. The only reason he was able to subvert this trope and escape is because [[spoiler:he was accidentally separated from Danarius for a few months and in the care of the Fog Warriors, who treated him as a person instead of an object or a pet. After Danarius returned, the Fog Warriors were prepared to fight to protect him, but Danarius ordered Fenris to kill them [[MoreThanMindControl and he did so]].]] so]]]]. The resulting WhatHaveIDone shocked him to his core and he ran.



* HeadbuttingHeroes: Hates the party mages who are careless about their abilities -- Anders for thinking he can take a spirit into him and remain in control and Merrill for believing herself justified in using blood magic. He is much more lenient toward Bethany, who is wary of her abilities and wishes she could be normal, and potentially a mage Hawke.

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* HeadbuttingHeroes: Hates He hates the party mages who are careless about their abilities -- Anders for thinking he can take a spirit into him and remain in control and Merrill for believing herself justified in using blood magic. He is much more lenient toward Bethany, who is wary of her abilities and wishes she could be normal, and potentially a mage Hawke.



** He believes Mages are too powerful to be trusted and will inevitably abuse their power, so they should accept being enslaved and controlled by the Chantry. He himself is an escaped slave [[MagicKnight with magical powers]] who is being hunted by his former master and will mercilessly kill those who are no longer a threat to him if they piss him off enough. At least half of his arguments for corralling and controlling mages could also apply to him. Anders [[WhatTheHellHero calls him out on it once or twice.]]
** He's vehemently against slavery, yet supports locking up mages and denying them the freedoms and equal rights that others enjoy. Hawke can point out this hypocrisy at the endgame if [[spoiler: they side with the mages, prompting Fenris to turn against Meredith and support Hawke.]]

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** He believes Mages mages are too powerful to be trusted and will inevitably abuse their power, so they should accept being enslaved and controlled by the Chantry. He himself is an escaped slave [[MagicKnight with magical powers]] who is being hunted by his former master and will mercilessly kill those who are no longer a threat to him if they piss him off enough. At least half of his arguments for corralling and controlling mages could also apply to him. Anders [[WhatTheHellHero even calls him out on it once or twice.]]
twice]].
** He's vehemently against slavery, yet supports locking up mages and denying them the freedoms and equal rights that others enjoy. Hawke can point out this hypocrisy at the endgame final quest if [[spoiler: they side with the mages, prompting Fenris to turn against Meredith and support Hawke.]]Hawke]].



* ICantDoThisByMyself: From the moment Hawke meets him, he'll ask for their help using pretty much these exact words. Comes up in his later personal quests as well.

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* ICantDoThisByMyself: From the moment Hawke meets him, he'll ask for their help using pretty much these exact words. Comes This comes up in his later personal quests as well.



*** This is even present if Hawke only pursue a Friendship with him as a mage. At the end of his first Questioning Beliefs, he will toast Hawke with a happy smile on his face, stating, "Here's to you, Hawke. A finer mage, I have never met." Considering that he seems to hate ''every other mage'' (sans Bethany), this says a lot.
** Also mentions this nearly by name if romanced during his Act II "Questioning Beliefs" quest. Due to the lyrium in his skin and general slavery, he HatesBeingTouched and has serious trust issues; he's never needed ''or wanted'' anyone before - but Hawke is unlike anyone he's ever met and might be different.
* IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer: Will warn Anders in this manner, if he had been romanced and [[spoiler:has dumped Hawke.]]

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*** This is even present if Hawke only pursue a Friendship with him as a mage. At the end of his first Questioning Beliefs, "Questioning Beliefs" quest in Act II, he will toast Hawke with a happy smile on his face, stating, "Here's to you, Hawke. A finer mage, I have never met." Considering that he seems to hate ''every other mage'' (sans Bethany), this says a lot.
** Also He also mentions this nearly by name if romanced during his Act II "Questioning Beliefs" in the aforementioned quest. Due to the lyrium in his skin and general his life in slavery, he HatesBeingTouched and has serious trust issues; he's never needed ''or wanted'' anyone before - -- but Hawke is unlike anyone he's ever met and might be different.
* IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer: Will He will warn Anders in this manner, if he had been romanced and [[spoiler:has [[spoiler: Fenris dumped Hawke.]]Hawke and Hawke eventually moves on with Anders]].



* ItsNotYouItsMe: Gives this apology to Hawke after their first night together, [[spoiler: having momentarily gained back and instantly lost his pre-ritual memories.]]

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* ItsNotYouItsMe: Gives He gives this apology to Hawke after their first night together, [[spoiler: having momentarily gained back and instantly lost his pre-ritual memories.]]memories]].



** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: While he does have a searing hatred of mages (although he has respect for ones he deem "stable" like Mage!Hawke and Bethany), he's ultimately just a bit cranky and gradually becomes a pretty likable guy if the player starting maxing out his friend meter. He even starts playing cards once a week with Varric and Guardsman Donnic.

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** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: While he does have a searing hatred of mages (although he has respect for ones he deem "stable" like Mage!Hawke and Bethany), he's ultimately just a bit cranky and gradually becomes a pretty likable guy if the player starting maxing out his friend meter. He even starts playing cards once a week with Varric and Guardsman Donnic.



** From Anders. The two are both former slaves (of a sort) that share an intense, unreasonable hatred of those similar to their oppressors who are ruled by their rage. Anders actually invokes this to mock him in ''Legacy'', and they both seem to take pleasure in taking petty digs at each other. It should be noted that the few notable differences between Fenris and Anders (aside from their clashing opinions) is that Fenris [[spoiler: hasn't started a war yet]]; and unlike Anders, Fenris can see reason and can actually grow to move past his hatred, even if little by little.

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** From Anders. The two are both former slaves (of a sort) that share an intense, unreasonable hatred of those similar to their oppressors who are ruled by their rage. Anders actually invokes this to mock him in ''Legacy'', and they both seem to take pleasure in taking petty digs at each other. It should be noted that the few notable differences between Fenris and Anders (aside from their clashing opinions) is that Fenris [[spoiler: hasn't started a war yet]]; and unlike Anders, Fenris can see reason reason, admit if he's wrong or being hypocritical, and can actually grow to move past his hatred, even if little by only a little.
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* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: Viciously insulting an already devastated Merrill at the end of both of her personal quests.]]

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* KickTheDog: KickTheDog:
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[[spoiler: Viciously insulting an already devastated Merrill at the end of both of her personal quests.]]



** He approves of [[DealWithTheDevil dealing with a demon]] during "Night Terrors," [[spoiler:dooming an innocent to possession in the process and risking the lives of everyone around him]], as long as Anders is in the party - because Hawke will have to fight him when Justice/Vengeance (the dominant personality in the Fade) objects.

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** He approves of [[DealWithTheDevil dealing with a demon]] during "Night Terrors," [[spoiler:dooming an innocent to possession in the process and risking the lives of everyone around him]], as long as Anders is in the party - -- because Hawke will have to fight him when Justice/Vengeance (the dominant personality in the Fade) objects.



* LightningBruiser: As a warrior specializing in two-handed weapons, Fenris can hack through low-level enemies almost as easily as he can stick a hand through someone's chest. His unique specialization combines the best passive skills from Hawke's Reaver and Berserker classes into one lethal package, allowing him to increase his attack speed and restore his stamina every time he kills an enemy, causing his battle effectiveness to snowball. Low survivability, the one weakness of two-handers, is partially mitigated by his Lyrium Ghost sustained mode.
* LongLostRelative: [[spoiler:He has a sister named Varania. Like Alistair before him, the reunion doesn't go well. But in Fenris' case, the sister can wind up dead -- by his own hand.]]
* MeaningfulName: Shares his name with the monstrous wolf Fenrir of Norse mythology, who will slay Odin during Ragnarök (an apocalypse of terrible winter and war) after breaking free of his magical bindings. In ''Dragon Age'' lore, it means "little wolf" in Tevene, the language of Tevinter, and was chosen by his former master. [[spoiler: His birth name, Leto, directly translates as "summer" in some Slavic languages, and "he who is always happy" in Latin. Considering his current less than sunny disposition, this goes to show how much he's lost.]]

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* LightningBruiser: As a warrior specializing in two-handed weapons, Fenris can hack through low-level enemies almost as easily as he can stick a hand through someone's chest. His unique specialization combines the best passive skills from Hawke's the Reaver and Berserker classes into one lethal package, allowing him to increase his attack speed and restore his stamina every time he kills an enemy, causing his battle effectiveness to snowball. Low survivability, the one weakness of two-handers, is partially mitigated by his Lyrium Ghost "Lyrium Ghost" sustained mode.
* LongLostRelative: [[spoiler:He has a sister named Varania. Like Alistair before him, the reunion doesn't go well. But in Fenris' case, the sister can wind up dead -- by his own hand.]]
hand]].
* MeaningfulName: Shares his name with the monstrous wolf Fenrir of Norse mythology, who will slay slays Odin during Ragnarök (an apocalypse of terrible winter and war) after breaking free of his magical bindings. In ''Dragon Age'' lore, it means "little wolf" in Tevene, the language of Tevinter, and was chosen by his former master. [[spoiler: His birth name, Leto, directly translates as "summer" in some Slavic languages, and "he who is always happy" in Latin. Considering his current less than sunny disposition, this goes to show how much he's lost.]]



* MoreThanMindControl: By his own words, a slave does not dream of freedom but thinks only of satisfying his master. Fenris's initial escape had been an accident, not deliberate, and even after months spent outside of his master's influence, upon his return it felt unthinkable for him to do anything but obey. Danarius also claims that Fenris had once felt affection for him. Of course, it bears remembering that Danarius is a [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Tevinter Magister]].
* MrFanservice: That pretty much runs the norm for elves anyway. Especially if they have white hair, green eyes, a DarkAndTroubledPast, and happens to wear skin-tight black clothing.
* MundaneUtility: Isabela thinks his phasing could help remove sharp objects from people, while Varric thinks it could make pickpocketing easier.

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* MoreThanMindControl: By his own words, a slave does not dream of freedom but thinks only of satisfying his master. Fenris's initial escape had been an accident, not deliberate, and even after months spent outside of his master's influence, upon his return it felt unthinkable for him to do anything but obey. Danarius also claims that Fenris had once felt affection for him. Of course, it bears remembering that Danarius is a [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Tevinter Magister]].
magister]].
* MrFanservice: That That's pretty much runs the norm for elves anyway. Especially anyway; especially if they have white hair, green eyes, a DarkAndTroubledPast, and happens to wear skin-tight black clothing.
* MundaneUtility: Isabela thinks his phasing ability to phase through could help remove sharp objects from people, while Varric thinks it could make pickpocketing easier.



* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: [[spoiler:Fenris competed for a boon to free his family. He then got the previously-unknown "honour" of being subjected to an agonizing ritual that reduced him to an [[AmnesiacHero amnesia-addled]], [[AcheyScars lyrium-scarred]] MagicKnight SuperSoldier RightHandAttackDog and SexSlave for a corrupt magister. After fleeing said master for years, he finds a brief HopeSpot in reuniting with his lost sister... only to learn she sold him out to said master, because the freedom he underwent so much agony to win for her and their mother turned out not to be a boon after all. Ouch.]]

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* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: [[spoiler:Fenris competed for a boon to free his family. He then got the previously-unknown "honour" "honor" of being subjected to an agonizing ritual that reduced him to an [[AmnesiacHero amnesia-addled]], [[AcheyScars lyrium-scarred]] MagicKnight SuperSoldier RightHandAttackDog and SexSlave for a corrupt magister. After fleeing said master for years, he finds a brief HopeSpot in reuniting with his lost sister... only to learn she sold him out to said master, because the freedom he underwent so much agony to win for her and their mother turned out not to be a boon after all. Ouch.]]Ouch]].



* NotSoDifferent: From Anders. The two are both former slaves (of a sort) that share an intense, unreasonable hatred of those similar to their oppressors who are ruled by their rage. They both seem to take pleasure in taking petty digs at each other.
** Anders actually invokes it to mock him in ''Legacy''.
** It should be noted that the only notable difference between Fenris and Anders (aside from their clashing opinions) is that Fenris [[spoiler: hasn't started a war yet.]]
** Also with Hadriana, oddly enough, though mostly [[AllThereInTheManual only apparent in the Codex]]. Apparently she was treated cruelly by the other magisters and their apprentices, which slowly tore down her own decency and led to her own acts of cruelty to the slaves around her.
** Hawke can invoke this in "Night Terrors" [[spoiler:if he is brought to the Fade, saying that if he takes the Pride Demon's offer of power, then he is no better than the magisters. [[MomentOfWeakness It doesn't work.]]]]
* OddCouple: With a mage-supporting (or just mage) Hawke. Both he and a Mage Hawke can note the irony of it at one point.

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* NotSoDifferent: NotSoDifferent:
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From Anders. The two are both former slaves (of a sort) that share an intense, unreasonable hatred of those similar to their oppressors who are ruled by their rage. They Anders actually invokes this to mock him in ''Legacy'', and they both seem to take pleasure in taking petty digs at each other.
** Anders actually invokes it to mock him in ''Legacy''.
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other. It should be noted that the only few notable difference differences between Fenris and Anders (aside from their clashing opinions) is that Fenris [[spoiler: hasn't started a war yet.]]
yet]]; and unlike Anders, Fenris can see reason and can actually grow to move past his hatred, even if little by little.
** Also the case with Hadriana, oddly enough, though mostly [[AllThereInTheManual only apparent in the Codex]]. Apparently Apparently, she was treated cruelly by the other magisters and their apprentices, which slowly tore down her own decency and led to her own acts of cruelty to the slaves around her.
** Hawke can invoke this in "Night Terrors" [[spoiler:if he is brought to the Fade, saying that if he takes the Pride Demon's pride demon's offer of power, then he is no better than the magisters. [[MomentOfWeakness It doesn't work.]]]]
work]]]].
* OddCouple: With a mage-supporting (or just mage) Hawke. Both he and a Mage mage Hawke can note the irony of it at one point.



* PeekABangs: Camera angles and his tendency to duck his head during some emotionally-charged moments mean his hair sometimes covers his eyes, which emphasizes his vulnerability (or {{Wangst}}, depending on how sympathetic the player finds him at the moment).

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* PeekABangs: Camera angles and his tendency to duck his head or look away during some emotionally-charged moments mean his hair sometimes covers his eyes, which emphasizes his vulnerability (or {{Wangst}}, depending on how sympathetic the player finds him at the moment).



** [[spoiler:After his above KickTheDog moment to Merrill, he will (grudgingly) admit that the Keeper must have truly cared for her if she was willing to sacrifice herself for her, and (in his own [[JerkAss way]]) encourages her to live up to her memory.]]
** He gets several other moments, like during the quest "A Bitter Pill," when he [[spoiler:shows genuine concern and sympathy for the elven slave Orana and gets angry if Hawke decide to take her as their slave]]. There are also many moments between him and [[spoiler:Hawke, especially if Hawke is in a friendly romance with him, or are at least friends, even if Hawke is a mage. Most of them are sweet enough to qualify as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming]].

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** [[spoiler:After his above KickTheDog moment to Merrill, making very cruel remarks towards Merrill after the latter's final personal quest, he will (grudgingly) admit that the Keeper must have truly cared for her if she was willing to sacrifice herself for her, and (in his own [[JerkAss way]]) encourages her to live up to her memory.]]
memory]].
** He gets several other moments, like during the quest "A Bitter Pill," when he [[spoiler:shows genuine concern and sympathy for the elven slave Orana and gets angry if Hawke decide to take her as their slave]]. There are also many moments between him and [[spoiler:Hawke, especially if Hawke is in a friendly romance with him, or are at least friends, even if Hawke is a mage. Most of them are sweet enough to qualify as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming]].extremely heartwarming]].



* PowerDyesYourHair: Since his eyebrows don't match the head on his hair [[spoiler:and his sister is a redhead]], many fans believe that his hair was once brown/black but turned white during the lyrium tattoo process.
* PowerGlows: His lyrium scars glow when he is [[IntangibleMan phasing]].
** Some PartyBanter suggests they have a slight glow, visible through clothing, even when he isn't using his powers. Varric thinks this is "kind of cool."

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* PowerDyesYourHair: Since his eyebrows don't match the head on his hair [[spoiler:and his sister is a redhead]], many fans believe that his hair was once brown/black but turned white during the lyrium tattoo branding process.
* PowerGlows: His lyrium scars glow when he is [[IntangibleMan phasing]].
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phasing]]. Some PartyBanter suggests they have a slight glow, visible through clothing, even when he isn't using his powers. Varric thinks this is "kind of cool."



* PrettyBoy: He's most likely older than twenty, but considering the new, leaner elven body model, he certainly fits the aesthetic.

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* PrettyBoy: He's most likely older than twenty, but considering the new, leaner elven body model, model for elves, he certainly fits the aesthetic.



* PuppyDogEyes: During his romance scenes - and every time Hawke's back is turned, if Merrill is to be believed, though he denies it.

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* PuppyDogEyes: During his romance scenes - -- and every time Hawke's back is turned, if Merrill is to be believed, though he denies it.



* RevengeBeforeReason: Most obviously during his Act II personal quest, where he kills a hired sword after [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique interrogating him]], and then kills Hadriana despite promising not to kill the latter in return for information about his past. Neither of these people were exactly innocent (Hadriana may have even [[KickTheSonOfABitch deserved it]]), but he still killed them after it was obvious they were no longer a threat to him. He also yells at Hawke if they try to call him out on it. To his credit, he does clearly regret his behavior, and he goes to Hawke to apologize later. He even claims he genuinely intended to let Hadriana go, and was ashamed that he gave into his hatred when he thought he'd moved past it.
** Even in Act III, [[spoiler:he will kill his sister who, while she did sell him out to Danarius, did so out of desperation, did not participate in the ensuing fight, and is completely unarmed and cowering in the corner at the time.]] His CharacterDevelopment is showcased in how Hawke and the others ''can'' talk him out of it.

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* RevengeBeforeReason: Most obviously during RevengeBeforeReason:
** In
his Act II personal quest, where quest in Act II, he kills a hired sword after [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique interrogating him]], and then kills Hadriana despite promising not to kill the latter in return for information about his past. Neither of these people were exactly innocent (Hadriana may have even [[KickTheSonOfABitch deserved it]]), but he still killed them after it was obvious they were no longer a threat to him. He also yells at Hawke if they try to call him out on it. To his credit, he does clearly regret his behavior, and he goes to Hawke to apologize later. He even claims he genuinely intended to let Hadriana go, and was ashamed that he gave into his hatred when he thought he'd moved past it.
** Even in Act III, [[spoiler:he will kill his sister who, while she did sell him out to Danarius, did so out of desperation, did not participate in the ensuing fight, and is completely unarmed and cowering in the corner at the time.]] time]]. His CharacterDevelopment is showcased in how Hawke and the others ''can'' talk him out of it.



* SeenItAll: Gives off this impression with his generally stoic reactions, especially concerning the darker side of magic, though he is not in all likelihood older than his mid-twenties.

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* SeenItAll: Gives He gives off this impression with his generally stoic reactions, especially concerning the darker side of magic, though he is not in all likelihood older than his mid-twenties.



* ShutUpHannibal: Gives a rather spectacular one to [[spoiler:Danarius]] when he starts in on an evil rant in his final personal quest.

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* ShutUpHannibal: Gives He gives a rather spectacular one to [[spoiler:Danarius]] when he starts in on an evil rant in his final personal quest.



* SoWhatDoWeDoNow: The gist of his final "Questioning Beliefs" conversation. He decides that even if neither he nor Hawke has a clear answer, it's entirely ''his'' decision for once.

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* SoWhatDoWeDoNow: The gist of his conversation in his final "Questioning Beliefs" conversation. He decides that even if neither he nor Hawke has a clear answer, it's entirely ''his'' decision for once.



* SugarAndIcePersonality
* SuperSoldier: He mentions that there are other soldiers with markings like his, but they're very rare. [[spoiler: He had to compete against other warriors to earn the 'honour,' not that he was told about it going in.]]
* TiredOfRunning: He's already been on the run for around three years when Hawke first meets him. He chooses to stay in Kirkwall because it's a 'fortified position' and Hawke is his first ally of any substance.

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* SugarAndIcePersonality
SugarAndIcePersonality: ''Very'' icy by default, but if accompanying the right people or if Hawke is nice to him (or even romances him), and he can show his softer side.
* SuperSoldier: He mentions that there are other soldiers with markings like his, but they're very rare. [[spoiler: He had to compete against other warriors to earn the 'honour,' "honor", not that he was told about it going in.]]
in]].
* TiredOfRunning: He's already been on the run for around three years when Hawke first meets him. He chooses to stay in Kirkwall because it's a 'fortified position' "fortified position" and Hawke is his first ally of any substance.



* TroubledButCute: He claims he doesn't brood. Varric isn't buying it for a second; the dwarf's nickname for him is "Broody."

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* TroubledButCute: He claims he doesn't brood. Varric isn't buying it for a second; the dwarf's nickname for second, and would describe him is "Broody."as broody every now and then.



* VengeanceFeelsEmpty: The aftermath of both his personal quests. In spite of years of abuse, he feels only disquiet after killing Hadriana - and finally killing Danarius leaves him wondering what the heck he's going to do next.

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* VengeanceFeelsEmpty: The aftermath of both his personal quests. In spite of years of abuse, he feels only disquiet after killing Hadriana - -- and finally killing Danarius leaves him wondering what the heck he's going to do next.



* WhatTheHellHero: Hawke can give him one of these for breaking his word about leaving Hadriana alive.
** [[spoiler: Hawke can also call him out on his hypocrisy concerning keeping mages captive during the end-game and get him to turn his back on supporting Meredith. It says something about how much he respects Hawke, considering how Anders has been browbeating him about that particular issue since Act I (or possibly about how much he dislikes Anders).]]
** He himself will be furious at Hawke if they choose [[spoiler: to take Orana as a slave.]] Be particularly blasé about it and he'll [[PardonMyKlingon curse at Hawke in Tevinter]] and [[SpitefulSpit spit at the ground]] before storming off.[[note]]He's quickly mollified and even a little ashamed of his outburst if you tell him you intend to pay her.[[/note]]
** After the final events of Merrill's companion quests, Fenris will be particularly hostile towards her, calling her a "witch".
* YouAreACreditToYourRace: His opinion of Bethany or a Mage Hawke. He gains a great deal of respect for them for their ability to control their power and temptation, and believes that they have proven themselves strong enough that they do not need the supervision of the Circle.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: When Sebastian suggests he train other elves, as they'd admire his accomplishments, Fenris sounds genuinely confused and says he hasn't accomplished anything. Sebastian doesn't think he's giving himself enough credit.

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* WhatTheHellHero: WhatTheHellHero:
**
Hawke can give him one of these for breaking his word about leaving Hadriana alive.
alive. While he lashes out at Hawke for it, he does apologize later and states that Hawke did not deserve that response.
** [[spoiler: Hawke can also call him out on his hypocrisy concerning keeping mages captive during the end-game final quest and get him to turn his back on supporting Meredith. It says something about how much he respects Hawke, considering how Anders has been browbeating him about that particular issue since Act I (or possibly about how much he dislikes Anders).]]
Anders)]].
** He himself will be furious at Hawke if they choose [[spoiler: to take Orana as a slave.]] slave]]. Be particularly blasé about it and he'll [[PardonMyKlingon curse at Hawke in Tevinter]] and [[SpitefulSpit spit at the ground]] before storming off.off. [[note]]He's quickly mollified and even a little ashamed of his outburst if you tell him you intend to pay her.[[/note]]
** After the final events of Merrill's companion quests, second personal quest, Fenris will be particularly hostile towards her, calling her a "witch".
* YouAreACreditToYourRace: His opinion of Bethany or a Mage mage Hawke. He gains a great deal of respect for them for their ability to control their power and temptation, and believes that they have proven themselves strong enough that they do not need the supervision of the Circle.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: When Sebastian suggests he train other elves, elves as they'd admire his accomplishments, Fenris sounds genuinely confused and says he hasn't accomplished anything. Sebastian doesn't think he's giving himself enough credit.
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->''"[[BlatantLies I don't brood.]]"''

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->''"[[BlatantLies I don't brood.]]"''
->''"I have no doubt that some [mages] are good and noble men, strong enough to resist temptation. But how many temptations do you wish to offer a man before he will give in?"''



* AmnesiacDissonance: Among other things, he resents the lyrium markings and the power that was inflicted upon him. In his final companion quest "Alone," he discovers [[spoiler: that he had actually competed for them, for the sake of using the boon offered to the winner to free his family. At least, Danarius and his sister lead him to believe he did. He actually only competed for the boon to free his family. He didn't know about the ritual or what it would entail.]]

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* AmnesiacDissonance: Among other things, he resents the lyrium markings and the power that was inflicted upon him. In his final companion quest "Alone," he discovers [[spoiler: that he had actually competed for them, for the sake of using the boon offered to the winner to free his family. At least, Danarius and his sister lead him to believe he did. He actually only competed for the boon to free his family. He didn't know about the ritual or what it would entail.]]entail]].



* AndTheAdventureContinues: According to Varric, as of ''Inquisition'', Fenris is still continuing his campaign against Tevinter Magisters and slavers, leaving a trail of corpses in his wake.

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* AndTheAdventureContinues: According to Varric, as of ''Inquisition'', Fenris is still continuing his campaign against Tevinter Magisters magisters and slavers, leaving a trail of corpses in his wake.



* BareYourMidriff: His outfit as a slave in ''Heroes of Dragon Age'' and in an illustration in the ''World of Thedas'' book.
* BerserkButton: His EstablishingCharacterMoment is his violent reaction over being called a slave, and being taunted with it also comes up several times during his personal quests. He hates mages; particularly the Magisters of Tevinter, and the blood magic connected to them.
** He doesn't take kindly to the suggestions that he "just move on" or, worse, to forget about revenge against Danarius.

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* BareYourMidriff: His This is apparent in his outfit as a slave in ''Heroes of Dragon Age'' and in an illustration in the ''World of Thedas'' book.
* BerserkButton: His EstablishingCharacterMoment is his violent reaction over being called a slave, and being taunted with it also comes up several times during his personal quests. He hates mages; particularly the Magisters magisters of Tevinter, and the blood magic connected to them.
** He doesn't take kindly to the suggestions that he should "just move on" or, worse, to forget about revenge against Danarius.



* BrutalHonesty: He's extremely blunt with his criticism of anything he dislikes, especially if it relates to magic or its users.
* BystanderSyndrome: Generally neutral in affairs not involving [[BerserkButton mages or slavers]]. In fact, it's implied that for most of the game, outside of adventures with Hawke and a few mercenary jobs he takes for money, he doesn't interact much with anyone. Varric complains that after years in Kirkwall he's still "practically a ghost."

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* BrutalHonesty: He's extremely blunt with his criticism of anything he dislikes, especially if it relates is related to magic or its users.
* BystanderSyndrome: Generally He is generally neutral in affairs not involving [[BerserkButton mages or slavers]]. In fact, it's implied that for most of the game, outside of adventures with Hawke and a few mercenary jobs he takes for money, he doesn't interact much with anyone. Varric complains that after years in Kirkwall he's still "practically a ghost."



** If a full rival, [[spoiler: he admits revenge has brought him nothing and decides it's time to let go of his hate.]] Unfortunately, unlike Isabela's rivalry, this does not change his comment at the final quest, [[spoiler: as he still shows hatred towards magic and is initially against supporting the mages]].
** Another example would be his gradually opening up to a few of the other companions and eventually befriending them (evident in party banter), in contrast to his initial anti-social behavior. He even jokes with some of them, and by Act III regularly plays cards with Varric and Donnic.
* TheComicallySerious: His generally dour demeanor gets him ribbed on by some of the more jokey companions.
** ... Although if Hawke keeps him away from people who push his buttons, he makes his share of jokes.
** And Silly!Hawke's comments usually get at least a smile out of him. He even chuckles with regularity.

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** If a full rival, [[spoiler: he admits revenge has brought him nothing and decides it's time to let go of his hate.]] hate]]. Unfortunately, unlike Isabela's rivalry, this does not change his comment at the final quest, [[spoiler: as he still shows hatred towards magic and is initially against supporting the mages]].
mages]]. Though if he is a friend and all his personal quests are completed, he still learns to move on from his past, and he also becomes a bit more lenient towards magic and mages, all the more so if romanced by a mage Hawke.
** Another example would be his gradually opening up to a few of the other companions and eventually befriending them (evident in party banter), in contrast to his initial anti-social behavior. He even jokes with some of them, and by Act III he regularly plays cards with Varric and Donnic.
* TheComicallySerious: His generally dour demeanor gets him ribbed on by some of the more jokey companions.
** ... Although
companions, although if Hawke keeps him away from people who push his buttons, he makes his share of jokes.
** And Silly!Hawke's
jokes. In fact, Sarcastic!Hawke's comments usually get at least a smile out of him. He even chuckles with regularity.



* DarkAndTroubledPast: He was a slave in the Tevinter Imperium, and had his skin laced with lyrium in a process so torturously painful that it wiped away his pre-ritual memories.

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: He was a slave in the Tevinter Imperium, and had his skin laced with lyrium in a process so torturously painful that it wiped away all his pre-ritual memories.memories from before he underwent the ritual.



* DespairEventHorizon: If the player chooses to [[spoiler:betray Fenris and give him back to Danarius. [[EtTuBrute Hawke's betrayal so utterly breaks his spirit and his faith in freedom and friendship, he just gives up without a fight]]. He doesn't even have the strength to show anger at you about it. Later, Hawke gets a letter from Danarius thanking them, telling them that Fenris has been memory-wiped again and is now perfectly obedient.]]
* DoesNotLikeMagic: The line he draws between "magic" and "mages" shifts a bit - he's at his angriest directly after confronting one of his old tormentors (Hadriana). Having grown up in a society almost defined by mages abusing their power, he's very wary of any calls for mage freedom outside Tevinter.

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* DespairEventHorizon: If the player chooses to [[spoiler:betray Fenris and give him back to Danarius. [[EtTuBrute Hawke's betrayal so utterly breaks his spirit and his faith in freedom and friendship, he just gives up without a fight]]. He doesn't even have the strength to show anger at you about it. Later, Hawke gets a letter from Danarius thanking them, telling them that Fenris has been memory-wiped again and is now perfectly obedient.]]
obedient]].
* DoesNotLikeMagic: The line he draws between "magic" and "mages" shifts a bit - -- he's at his angriest directly after confronting one of his old tormentors (Hadriana). Having grown up in a society almost defined by mages abusing their power, he's very wary of any calls for mage freedom outside Tevinter.



** He's not immune to his own recriminations; a late-game line all but spells out that he believes he's been corrupted and spoiled by magic and regards himself with loathing.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: His leggings leave his heels and toes bare, one of his idle animations involve looking at them, and he will occasionally say with disgust, "I think I stepped in something."

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** He's not immune to his own recriminations; a recriminations, however. A late-game line all but spells out that he believes he's been corrupted and spoiled by magic and regards himself with loathing.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: His leggings leave his heels and toes bare, and one of his idle animations involve him looking at them, and he will occasionally say with disgust, "I think I stepped in something."them.



* DrowningMySorrows:
** His most personal conversations with Hawke tend to be over a drink, especially when he's about to confess something about his past.
** It's implied that part of the reason he's content with staying in the rundown mansion is because of the wine cellar.

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* DrowningMySorrows:
**
DrowningMySorrows: His most personal conversations with Hawke tend to be over a drink, especially when he's about to confess something about his past.
**
past. It's even implied that part of the reason he's content with staying in the rundown mansion is because of the wine cellar.



** He takes this approach about working with any mage except for, potentially, Hawke. If asked about it when he's recruited he says that he'll be watching the party's mages very closely. Much of his dialogue with Merrill is antagonistic over her blood magic and her naive attitudes regarding elves outside the Dalish, and Hawke can even gain rivalry with him for being nice to her. He tolerates her as a teammate - if only because Hawke is around. He's not much less hostile towards Anders (and in this case the feelings are mutual), though with Bethany he merely suggests that she should be in the Circle; he seems to like her perfectly well otherwise.
** Actually, of particular note of this trope is Anders. Unlike Merrill, the two rarely have a conversation that doesn't end verging on violence. [[spoiler: Even during his Act III quest, Anders is the only one to give Friendship points for selling him out to Danarius. Contrast that with Merrill being on the verge of tears.]] Even if the player don't decide to [[spoiler: give Fenris back to Danarius]], he'll call Fenris a "bloody hypocrite" and says he's just jealous when our dark and broody elf learns [[spoiler: his sister is a mage,]] even though Fenris likely didn't have any idea.

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** He takes this approach about working with any mage except for, potentially, Hawke. If asked about it when he's recruited he says that he'll be watching the party's mages very closely. Much of his dialogue with Merrill is antagonistic over her blood magic and her naive attitudes regarding elves outside the Dalish, and Hawke can even gain rivalry with him for being nice to her. He tolerates her as a teammate - -- if only because Hawke is around. He's not much less more hostile towards Anders (and in this case the feelings are mutual), though with Bethany he merely suggests that she should be in the Circle; he seems to like her perfectly well otherwise.
** Actually, of particular note of this trope is Anders. Unlike Merrill, the two rarely have a conversation that doesn't end verging on violence. [[spoiler: Even during his Act III quest, Anders is the only one to give Friendship points for approve of selling him out to Danarius. Contrast that with Merrill being on the verge of tears.]] tears]]. Even if the player don't decide to [[spoiler: give Fenris back to Danarius]], he'll call Fenris a "bloody hypocrite" hypocrite and says say that he's just jealous when our dark and broody elf Fenris learns [[spoiler: his sister is a mage,]] even though Fenris he likely didn't have any idea.
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