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25th Jun '17 7:35:39 PM NightShade96
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* [[spoiler:DatingCatwoman: Quite possibly with Wynne in their youth. Greagoir's entry in ''The World of Thedas Vol. II'' lines up suspiciously well with an unsigned letter written by Rhys's father.]]

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* [[spoiler:DatingCatwoman: Quite DatingCatwoman: [[spoiler:Quite possibly with Wynne in their youth. Greagoir's entry in ''The World of Thedas Vol. II'' lines up suspiciously well with an unsigned letter written by Rhys's father.]]
15th Jun '17 10:30:43 AM Heart
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** If made king, he also restores a Dwarf Noble PC to the Aeducan house, which by extension also restores the male PC's mistress and their son to the noble caste. He agrees to care and provide for them in the PC's stead, since as a Warden, he cannot stay in Orzammar.
3rd May '17 8:14:07 PM Gregzilla
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* ReliableTraitor: He is only too eager to turn over evidence against [[spoiler:Loghain]] if it means he can get out with his skin (and his money) intact.
2nd Apr '17 4:39:34 PM TheNerevarine
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* BrokenPedestal: Let's just say that by the time you actually meet her, you'll find yourself wondering why the dwarves revere her as a Paragon.

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* BrokenPedestal: Let's just say that by the time you actually meet her, you'll find yourself wondering why the dwarves revere her as a Paragon. [[spoiler:If she survives, then either Harrowmont or Bhelen will go to war with her over different reasons in the epilogue and one dwarf in ''Inquisition'' (roughly ten years after the events in ''Origins'') refers to her as "the cracked Paragon".]]


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* MadScientist: ''Oh hell yes''. At first, she was just an eccentric smith and inventor, but then her desire to recover the lost craft of creating golems drove her mad. To the point, [[spoiler:she deliberately allowed her entire female retinue to be infected so that their Darkspawn progeny would provide her with a limitless supply of test subjects]].
9th Mar '17 5:04:13 PM Heart
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* DrivenToSuicide: If the Warden sides with her against Caridin, they can then persuade her to see reason at long last and destroy the Anvil, after which she kills herself by leaping into lava.


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* BodyHorror: [[spoiler:Has begun the horrific process of turning into a Broodmother - but she apparently avoids this fate by committing suicide.]]


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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Developer notes in the toolset reveal that she walks off the edge of a cliff after her last conversation with the Warden, killing herself. Considering the FateWorseThanDeath she would have suffered otherwise, this is probably a good thing.]]
28th Feb '17 12:43:31 PM Heart
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* MissingMom: No mention is ever made of his, Bhelen's, or the Dwarf Noble PC's mother, though a conversation between Morrigan and a Dwarf Noble reveals that she died many years prior to the beginning of the story.


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* MissingMom: No mention is ever made of his, Trian's, or the Dwarf Noble PC's mother, though a conversation between Morrigan and a Dwarf Noble reveals that she died many years prior to the beginning of the story.
23rd Feb '17 8:35:31 PM Heart
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* CainAndAbel: Shades of this between him and Trian, though '''far''' more so with a Dwarf Noble PC. Though, if his sibling later makes him king of Orzammar, their relationship is mended somewhat, and the sequels reveal that the two have made peace with each other. In ''Inquisition'', he adamantly refuses to give up searching for his sibling (who is currently MIA), even though the Assembly wishes to declare him/her dead.
16th Feb '17 6:20:43 AM HeyFella
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* HiddenDepths: . His journal reveals that he greatly respects Gorim for his UndyingLoyalty to the family, and mentions caring about keeping the relations between houses strong. He doesn't seem to quite get why Jaylia Helmi wants to be courted when he considers their marriage a foregone conclusion, but he conscientiously notes her favorite color.

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* HiddenDepths: . HiddenDepths: His journal reveals that he greatly respects Gorim for his UndyingLoyalty to the family, and mentions caring about keeping the relations between houses strong. He doesn't seem to quite get why Jaylia Helmi wants to be courted when he considers their marriage a foregone conclusion, but he conscientiously notes her favorite color.
13th Feb '17 9:12:27 PM Give1Take2
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An Antivan Crow, and Zevran's old partner. Encountered in the Denerim back alleys during the Landsmeet, ''if'' Zevran is in your party. He is here to complete Zevran's mission of killing you, and convince Zevran to return to Antiva with him by turning on you. [[spoiler:Depending on your RelationshipValues with Zevran, he may agree with Taliesin to turn on you (low approval), opt not to fight (if medium approval), or fight Taliesin beside you (if high approval).]]

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An Antivan Crow, and Zevran's old partner. Encountered in the Denerim back alleys during the Landsmeet, ''if'' Zevran is in your party. He is here to complete Zevran's mission of killing you, and convince Zevran to return to Antiva with him by turning on you. [[spoiler:Depending on your RelationshipValues with Zevran, he may agree with Taliesin to turn on you (low approval), you, opt not to fight (if medium approval), fight, or fight Taliesin beside you (if high approval).you.]]



* AllLoveIsUnrequited: It's implied that [[spoiler:Taliesin was in love with Zevran the way Zevran was in love with Rinna. If Zevran falls for the Warden, this can be taken further.]]
* BuryYourGays: [[spoiler:His past relationship with Zevran is not officially revealed to the player unless Zevran sides with you, and after Taliesin is dead.]]

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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: It's implied TheBigGuy: ''The World Of Thedas: Volume II'' reveals that [[spoiler:Taliesin he was this in love in a PowerTrio with [[GuileHero Zevran]] and [[TheSmartGuy Rinna]] when they were all still with the Crows.
* BuryYourGays: [[spoiler:His past relationship
with Zevran is not officially revealed to the way player unless Zevran was in love sides with Rinna. If Zevran falls for the Warden, this can be taken further.you, after Taliesin is dead.]]
* BuryYourGays: [[spoiler:His past EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: ''The World Of Thedas: Volume II'' confirms that [[spoiler:he was in a happy polyamorous relationship with Zevran is not officially revealed to and Rinna, until the player unless Crows tricked the men into killing her. When he finds out Zevran sides survived his encounter with you, The Warden, he immediately comes to finish the job and after Taliesin is dead.offer Zevran a chance to come home.]]



* DepravedBisexual: Being a Crow, his bisexuality is all but a given. Unlike Zevran, [[spoiler:he is utterly ruthless.]]
* LoveCannotOvercome: [[spoiler:Zevran admits that they were lovers and he still has feelings for him, but it wasn't enough to overcome his [[DrivenToSuicide guilt and despair]] over killing Rinna, nor enough to convince him to turn on you if his friendship or relationship with the Warden is strong enough.]]
* MurderTheHypotenuse: It's strongly implied that [[spoiler:Taliesin, Rinna, and Zevran were in an open polyamorous relationship when Zevran was still part of the Crows. However, after Taliesin realized Zevran loved Rinna and vice-versa, he convinced Zevran that Rinna was a traitor that they must execute so he could have Zevran for himself. This backfired horribly, as Zevran was DrivenToSuicide [[SuicideByCop By Warden]].]]

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* DepravedBisexual: Being a Crow, his bisexuality is all but a given. Unlike Zevran, [[spoiler:he is [[spoiler:he's utterly ruthless.]]
* LoveCannotOvercome: [[spoiler:Zevran admits that they were lovers and he still has feelings for him, but it wasn't enough to overcome his [[DrivenToSuicide guilt and despair]] over killing Rinna, Rinna; nor enough to convince him to turn on you if his friendship or relationship with the Warden is strong enough.]]
* MurderTheHypotenuse: It's strongly implied that [[spoiler:Taliesin, Rinna, and Zevran were in an open polyamorous relationship when Zevran was still part of the Crows. However, after Taliesin realized Zevran loved Rinna and vice-versa, he convinced Zevran that Rinna was a traitor that they must execute so he could have Zevran for himself. This backfired horribly, as Zevran was DrivenToSuicide [[SuicideByCop By Warden]].
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* PoisonousFriend: To Zevran. In the past, [[spoiler: he told Zevran that Rinna was a traitor and encouraged him to execute her without hearing her out.]] In the present, he encourages Zevran to betray and kill you so he can return to the Crows. [[spoiler:Depending on your RelationshipValues, Zevran just might take him up on his offer.]]

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* {{Polyamory}}: ''The World Of Thedas: Volume II'' confirms that [[spoiler: Zevran, Taliesin, and Rinna were in an open polyamorous relationship.]]
* PoisonousFriend: To Zevran. In the past, [[spoiler: he told Zevran that Rinna was a traitor and encouraged him Zevran to execute her Rinna without hearing her out.]] In the present, he encourages Zevran to betray and kill you so he can return to the Crows. [[spoiler:Depending on your RelationshipValues, Zevran just might take him up on his the offer.]]
21st Jan '17 6:51:13 PM Give1Take2
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[[folder:Taliesin]]
!!Taliesin
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->'''Voiced by''': Gideon Emery

->''"You can return with me, Zevran. I know why you did this, and I don't blame you. It's not too late. Come back with me, and we'll make up a story."''

An Antivan Crow, and Zevran's old partner. Encountered in the Denerim back alleys during the Landsmeet, ''if'' Zevran is in your party. He is here to complete Zevran's mission of killing you, and convince Zevran to return to Antiva with him by turning on you. [[spoiler:Depending on your RelationshipValues with Zevran, he may agree with Taliesin to turn on you (low approval), opt not to fight (if medium approval), or fight Taliesin beside you (if high approval).]]
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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: It's implied that [[spoiler:Taliesin was in love with Zevran the way Zevran was in love with Rinna. If Zevran falls for the Warden, this can be taken further.]]
* BuryYourGays: [[spoiler:His past relationship with Zevran is not officially revealed to the player unless Zevran sides with you, and after Taliesin is dead.]]
* ForegoneConclusion: From the moment he declares his intention to kill you, you know it's going to be a short fight. [[spoiler:Whether Zevran joins him or not is up to him.]]
* DepravedBisexual: Being a Crow, his bisexuality is all but a given. Unlike Zevran, [[spoiler:he is utterly ruthless.]]
* LoveCannotOvercome: [[spoiler:Zevran admits that they were lovers and he still has feelings for him, but it wasn't enough to overcome his [[DrivenToSuicide guilt and despair]] over killing Rinna, nor enough to convince him to turn on you if his friendship or relationship with the Warden is strong enough.]]
* MurderTheHypotenuse: It's strongly implied that [[spoiler:Taliesin, Rinna, and Zevran were in an open polyamorous relationship when Zevran was still part of the Crows. However, after Taliesin realized Zevran loved Rinna and vice-versa, he convinced Zevran that Rinna was a traitor that they must execute so he could have Zevran for himself. This backfired horribly, as Zevran was DrivenToSuicide [[SuicideByCop By Warden]].]]
* NoPronunciationGuide: His name is pronounced ''"Tal-is-een"'' by the characters, but it should be pronounced ''"Tal-ee-eh-sin."'' Taliesin himself is guilty of this, as he pronounces Zevran's name by placing emphasis on ''"Zev"'' rather than the ''"ran"'' as it should be.
* PoisonousFriend: To Zevran. In the past, [[spoiler: he told Zevran that Rinna was a traitor and encouraged him to execute her without hearing her out.]] In the present, he encourages Zevran to betray and kill you so he can return to the Crows. [[spoiler:Depending on your RelationshipValues, Zevran just might take him up on his offer.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Since his presence and backstory are closely tied to [[spoiler:Zevran's CharacterDevelopment]].
* WeUsedToBeFriends: With Zevran, [[spoiler:if the latter declines his offer to return to the Crows.]]

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