History Franchise / DragonAge

24th Aug '16 4:05:14 PM DesertDragon
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* OneGenderRace: The descendants of [[CrystalDragonJesus Andraste]] have all been female; her only biological children were daughters, who only had daughters themselves, and so on. As such, nobody knows who her present-day descendants are because historians lost track of the families her great+ granddaughters married into. [[ArtisticLicenseBiology In reality]], it's the father whose genetic material determines the child's sex, but this ''is'' Andraste we're talking about, so AWizardDidIt applies.
24th Aug '16 1:10:38 AM Koveras
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* ''TabletopGame/DragonAge'' (2010), a TabletopRPG adaptation.

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* ''TabletopGame/DragonAge'' (2010), a TabletopRPG adaptation.[[TheRolePlayingGame adaptation]].
22nd Aug '16 3:47:15 PM tsstevens
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** Spiders. In the first game they were vicious, frightening foes, in the second the various characters would joke around about them being a threat anywhere and the third had codex entries that both played them up for humor and drama, several quests revolved around them and SpidersAreScary becomes weaponized. It's reached the point where ''Tevinter Invasion'' could well have a spider RomanceSidequest as they have maybe even more focus than dragons.
30th Jul '16 7:22:45 AM tsstevens
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* GiantSpider: The series ''loves'' these and feature in all three games. The standard ones resemble skinned cows, in the first game could use webbing to entrap the player and use Overwhelm: [[NightmareFuel overpower and pin you before biting you to ribbons. The poison ones, well, poison, and are a simple PalateSwap in ''Origins,'' resemble Black Widows in ''II'' and a hairless Tarantula with Huntsman or Maneater coloring in ''Inquisition.'' Then there is a giant ''giant'' spider as a quest boss and the Nightmare Demon, it and it's minions are a cross between spiders and scorpion and invoke SpidersAreScary for intimidation.

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* GiantSpider: The series ''loves'' these and feature in all three games. The standard ones resemble skinned cows, in the first game could use webbing to entrap the player and use Overwhelm: [[NightmareFuel overpower and pin you before biting you to ribbons. ]] The poison ones, well, poison, and are a simple PalateSwap in ''Origins,'' resemble Black Widows in ''II'' and a hairless Tarantula with Huntsman or Maneater coloring in ''Inquisition.'' Then there is a corrupted spiders, much the same except based on the Australian Funnelweb and even more aggressive, giant ''giant'' spider spiders as a quest boss guest bosses and the Nightmare Demon, it and it's minions are a cross between spiders and scorpion and invoke SpidersAreScary for intimidation. Rogues can summon them and mages can turn into them
24th Jul '16 9:03:16 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* LeftJustifiedFantasyMap: Inverted (literally) in two ways. First in that it's right justified, second in that [[NorthIsColdSouthIsHot unlike most]] MedievalEuropeanFantasy lands it gets colder as you get further south and warmer up north. The combination means either [[http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/File:ThedasMap.jpg the setting]] is in it's planet's southern hemisphere... or this trope is being played straight and the map's upside down.
12th Jul '16 11:35:23 PM rmctagg09
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* DragonsAreDivine: ZigZagged: regular dragons are mindless beasts hunted to near extinction in modern times. However, at the height of the Tevinter Imperium, most humans worshiped seven draconic OldGods (and there are still holdouts of the dragon cult to this day), who had been fully sentient and actively communicated with their priesthood.
11th Jul '16 5:00:55 AM VulgarisMagistralis
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* AerisAndBob: The names of the four main types of darkspawn: genlocks, hurlocks, sharlocks, and... ogres. This also applies to character names to an extent. There are a lot of real-world names mixed in with the more fantastic fare. Justified in the codices: [[spoiler: Genlocks, Hurlocks, and Sharlocks (labeled in-game by the nickname "Shrieks") are the ancient terms for Blight-mutated Dwarves, Humans, and Elves respectively. But Ogres come from blighted Kossith Qunari, who are newcomers to the region, so Ogres apparently didn't exist until recently.]]

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* AerisAndBob: The names of the four main types of darkspawn: genlocks, hurlocks, sharlocks, and... ogres. This also applies to character names to an extent. There are a lot of real-world names mixed in with the more fantastic fare. Justified in the codices: [[spoiler: Genlocks, Hurlocks, and Sharlocks (labeled in-game by the nickname "Shrieks") are the ancient terms for Blight-mutated Dwarves, Humans, and Elves respectively. But Ogres come from blighted Kossith Qunari, who are newcomers to the region, so Ogres apparently didn't exist until recently.]]



** TheMagicComesBack: The game is actually called "Dragon Age" because that's the age the story takes place in. Each age is named at the end of the previous one based on portents and signs. It's called the Dragon Age because dragons just recently started reappearing after being nearly hunted to extinction. Hell, one of the endings has [[spoiler:Morrigan setting up an old god to be reborn, uncorrupted, as a human]]. However, [[spoiler:no griffons... yet]].

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** TheMagicComesBack: The game is actually called "Dragon Age" because that's the age the story takes place in. Each age is named at the end of the previous one based on portents and signs. It's called the Dragon Age because dragons just recently started reappearing after being nearly hunted to extinction. Hell, one of the endings has [[spoiler:Morrigan setting up an old god to be reborn, uncorrupted, as a human]]. However, [[spoiler:no griffons... yet]].And [[spoiler:some Grey Wardens found a few griffon eggs as well]].
18th Jun '16 12:27:41 PM Generality
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* EthnicGod: The elves worship a pantheon of deities known as the Creators ([[spoiler:revealed to have been ancient elven god-kings in the third game]]), while the dwarves venerate their ancestors and a mysterious female being named "the Stone", which represents the entirety of the earth ([[spoiler:who may be a massive slumbering Titan]]). Humans and the qunari/kossith lack such a deity, since the most common human faith is that in TheMaker, which proclaims universality, and the qunari follow the quasi-religious philosophy of the Qun, which is likewise not specific to their race. In ancient times, however, the human tribe of Tevinters worshiped a pantheon of seven Old Gods (giant magical dragons).
2nd Jun '16 12:06:22 AM tsstevens
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* TheBard: The series uses bard as code for infiltrator/spy/assassin well versed in playing The Great Game, or DeadlyDecadentCourt. You will encounter numerous participants to the point where a character may have to specify they are a mere singer or minstrel.
14th May '16 12:29:12 AM ParagonAngel
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* BadassGay: Another surprisingly common character type. Homosexuality is practically a non-issue in Thedas, since there appears to be no religious or "moral" stigma against it. The only real problems you'll face for being gay are if you're part of a prominent noble family, but that's because of the pressures of marrying and continuing the family bloodline. Badass openly gay or bisexual characters include [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins Leliana and Zevran,]] [[EveryoneIsBi all of the romance options]] in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', and [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition Dorian, Sera, and Iron Bull]]. A PlayerCharacter romancing a same-gender LoveInterest in all three games also counts. There's a lot of random NPC characters who also fit.

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* BadassGay: Another surprisingly common character type. Homosexuality is practically a non-issue in Thedas, since there appears to be no religious or "moral" moral stigma against it. The only real problems you'll face for being gay are if you're part of a prominent noble family, but that's because of the pressures of marrying and continuing the family bloodline. Badass openly gay or bisexual characters include [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins Leliana and Zevran,]] [[EveryoneIsBi all of the romance options]] in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', and [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition Dorian, Sera, and Iron Bull]]. A PlayerCharacter romancing a same-gender LoveInterest in all three games also counts. There's a lot of random NPC characters who also fit.
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