History Franchise / DragonAge

4th Mar '18 10:51:49 AM RainbowPhoenix
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* NoBiologicalSex: Spirits of the Fade are technically genderless. Even [[HornyDevils Desire Demons]] only appear to be female to make tempting mortals easier.

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* NoBiologicalSex: Spirits of the Fade are technically genderless. Even [[HornyDevils Desire Demons]] only appear to be female to make tempting mortals easier.easier, and, while not seen in-game, they are mentioned to take male forms if that would work better on their targets.
17th Feb '18 7:12:18 AM bunting
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* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: Subverted. Although they still possess a few of the standard traits (mostly living underground and with a heavy focus on smithing), their rigid caste society and customs make them very different from Tolkien-esque dwarves. One of the classics is completely avoided: dwarven beer is ''horrible'' because it is brewed from ''lichen''. The human king acts like that isn't true, but he's kind of a moron. The dwarves also have American accents, as opposed to the traditional Scottish ones. Only a third of them have huge beards as well.

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* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: Subverted. Although they still possess a few of the standard traits (mostly living underground and with a heavy focus on smithing), their rigid caste society and customs make them very different from Tolkien-esque dwarves. One of the classics is completely avoided: dwarven beer is ''horrible'' because it is brewed from ''lichen''. The human king acts like that isn't true, but he's kind of a moron. The dwarves also have American accents, as opposed to the traditional Scottish ones. Only a third of them have huge beards as well.
16th Feb '18 5:52:11 AM bunting
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* ChurchPolice: The Templars and Qunari again, the former carefully guarding and watching the mage towers while the latter seek to spread their own brand of religion by force. The Seekers serve as essentially InternalAffairs and investigate after the Kirkwall chantry is blown up and the Templars and mages go to war. Subverted with the Inquisition, initially called by Cassandra and Leliana to find out who destroyed the Temple of Ancient Secrets, after pursuing one lead it turns out to be a matter less about religion and more political, about power, trying to save the whole world regardless of faith.

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* ChurchPolice: The Templars and Qunari again, the former carefully guarding and watching the mage towers while the latter seek to spread their own brand of religion by force. The Seekers serve as essentially InternalAffairs and investigate after the Kirkwall chantry is blown up and the Templars and mages go to war. Subverted with the Inquisition, initially called by Cassandra and Leliana to find out who destroyed the Temple of Ancient Secrets, Sacred Ashes, after pursuing one lead it turns out to be a matter less about religion and more political, about power, trying to save the whole world regardless of faith.
31st Jan '18 9:01:23 PM Discar
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** TheEmpire (Orlais) and several {{The Kingdom}}s, with StandardRoyalCourt, modeled off of [[MedievalEuropeanFantasy historical feudal]] and imperial societies. And then there's TheHorde (darkspawn).

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** TheEmpire (Orlais) and several {{The Kingdom}}s, kingdoms, with StandardRoyalCourt, modeled off of [[MedievalEuropeanFantasy historical feudal]] and imperial societies. And then there's TheHorde (darkspawn).
30th Dec '17 8:57:05 AM lakingsif
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* ActionGirl: [[WorldOfActionGirls Extraordinarily common]]. Thedas is a run-of-the-mill StandardFantasySetting with enormous amounts of gender equality, and you'll run into badass ladies by the cartload who fight with you and against you. Female party members include [[ArcherArchetype Leliana]], [[TokenEvilTeammate Morrigan]], [[BadassGrandma Wynne]], [[spoiler:Shale]], [[GuestStarPartyMember Mhair]]i, [[CantArgueWithElves Velanna]], [[BadassAdorable Sigrun]], [[DaChief Aveline]], [[PirateGirl Isabela]], [[BlackMagicianGirl Merrill]], [[SheFu Tallis]], [[ReligiousBruiser Cassandra]], [[IceQueen Vivienne]], and [[JustLikeRobinHood Sera]], plus potential female player characters [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins the Warden]], [[VideoGame/DragonAgeII Hawke]], and [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition the Inquisitor]].

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* ActionGirl: [[WorldOfActionGirls Extraordinarily common]]. Thedas is a run-of-the-mill StandardFantasySetting with enormous amounts of gender equality, and you'll run into badass ladies by the cartload who fight with you and against you. Female party members include [[ArcherArchetype Leliana]], [[TokenEvilTeammate Morrigan]], [[BadassGrandma [[CoolOldLady Wynne]], [[spoiler:Shale]], [[GuestStarPartyMember Mhair]]i, [[CantArgueWithElves Velanna]], [[BadassAdorable Sigrun]], [[DaChief Aveline]], [[PirateGirl Isabela]], [[BlackMagicianGirl Merrill]], [[SheFu Tallis]], [[ReligiousBruiser Cassandra]], [[IceQueen Vivienne]], and [[JustLikeRobinHood Sera]], plus potential female player characters [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins the Warden]], [[VideoGame/DragonAgeII Hawke]], and [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition the Inquisitor]].
27th Dec '17 12:57:16 PM TheNerevarine
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* ApocalypseHow: The Blights are regular occurrences in Thedas that have been mostly Class 1, causing continental-wide devastation with massive loss of lives, but the civilizations has always been able to rebuild themselves in the aftermath. Blights can go on for years and the first one in existence lasted nearly two centuries and caused the downfall of the greatest superpower at the time, the Tevinter Imperium which still exists at the start of the game, but as a shadow of its former self.

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* ApocalypseHow: The Blights are regular occurrences in Thedas that have been mostly Class 1, causing continental-wide devastation with massive loss of lives, but the civilizations has have always been able to rebuild themselves in the aftermath. Blights can go on for years and the first one in existence lasted nearly two centuries and caused the downfall of the greatest superpower at the time, the Tevinter Imperium which still exists at the start of the game, but as a shadow of its former self.
24th Dec '17 12:39:37 PM Tahaneira
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* ''Hard in Hightown'' (Varric Tethras and Mary Kirby, TBR 2018) is a {{Defictionalization}} of an in-universe blockbuster novel featuring a hard-bitten Kirkwall guard investigating a conspiracy.
21st Dec '17 7:34:16 PM Epicazeroth
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-->''Records of Rosamund describe her as a radiant beauty, and she captured the hearts and imaginations of the Orlesian public almost immediately. Not long after she was crowned Divine, erotic art and literature featuring her began to make an appearance in noble Orlesian circles. The situations depicted in these works were entirely fictional; Divine Rosamund led a life that was beyond reproach, but it seemed that purity only served to fan the flames of creativity in her "followers." To them, reality was a meddlesome creature to be punted off the nearest cliff, and they showed no restraint in portraying the Divine in the midst of activities both forbidden and often physically impossible.''

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-->''Records of Rosamund describe her as a radiant beauty, and she captured the hearts and imaginations of the Orlesian public almost immediately. Not long after she was crowned Divine, erotic art and literature featuring her began to make an appearance in noble Orlesian circles. The situations depicted in these works were entirely fictional; Divine Rosamund led a life that was beyond reproach, but it seemed that purity only served to fan the flames of creativity in her "followers." To them, reality was a meddlesome creature to be punted off the nearest cliff, and they showed no restraint in portraying the Divine in the midst of activities both forbidden and [[AnatomicallyImpossibleSex often physically impossible.impossible]].''
21st Dec '17 12:14:08 PM HappilyDeranged
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* RuleThirtyFour: Happened InUniverse to, of all people, one of the '''[[HighPriest Divines]]''':
-->''Records of Rosamund describe her as a radiant beauty, and she captured the hearts and imaginations of the Orlesian public almost immediately. Not long after she was crowned Divine, erotic art and literature featuring her began to make an appearance in noble Orlesian circles. The situations depicted in these works were entirely fictional; Divine Rosamund led a life that was beyond reproach, but it seemed that purity only served to fan the flames of creativity in her "followers." To them, reality was a meddlesome creature to be punted off the nearest cliff, and they showed no restraint in portraying the Divine in the midst of activities both forbidden and often physically impossible.''
24th Nov '17 9:30:30 PM Epicazeroth
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** Normal lyrium (which is about the only thing that naturally exists in the physical world and the Fade) also has a "song". The word "lyrium" (at least out of universe) is related to the words "lyrics" "lyrical" etc. in other words it basically means "singing mineral".
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