[[center: [- [[Characters/DragonAgeOrigins Main Character Index]] | [[Characters/DragonAgeOriginsPlayableCharactersTheWarden The Warden]] | [[Characters/DragonAgeOriginsPlayableCharactersTheCompanions The Companions]] | [[Characters/DragonAgeOriginsNonPlayableCharactersGreyWardens Grey Wardens]] | [[Characters/DragonAgeOriginsNonPlayableCharactersFereldanNobles Fereldan Nobles]] | [[Characters/DragonAgeOriginsNonPlayableCharactersOrzammar Orzammar]] | [[Characters/DragonAgeOriginsNonPlayableCharacters Non-Playable Characters]] | [[Characters/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening Awakening]] | '''DLC Characters''']]-]


!!Leliana's Song

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MarkMeer

A surfacer dwarf who works for Marjolaine.
* BoisterousBruiser: Loves to brag about how tough he is.
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: He makes jokes about this when he sees Marjolaine tackle Leliana.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: He goads the Hard Line Guards into torturing him before Sketch, because they'll remove Sketch's hands to prevent him using magic, and he figures he could take the punishment they have in store. Unfortunately, he is wrong.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He gives his friends a hard time, but he is fiercely loyal to them, as exemplified by [[spoiler:his HeroicSacrifice.]]
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:His death shows how serious the consequences of Marjolaine's betrayal are]].
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Sketch's blue.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Sketch.


->'''Voiced by:''' John Ulyatt

An elven apostate mage specialized in healing magic who works for Marjolaine.
* BadassBookworm: Had to be one in order to learn healing magic.
* TheCameo:
** Makes an appearance in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' running from several squads of assassins.
** In ''Inquisition'', he shows up during a war table mission. He's joined the mage rebellion and passes some information off to Leliana.
* CowardlyLion: His first suggestion to danger is always running from it.
* DoomMagnet: The tall tales surrounding him make him a prime target for mercenaries in ''Dragon Age II''.
* FamedInStory: He blames it on Leliana.
-->(to Hawke) "Take my advice, friend: stay away from storytellers. Never know what they'll say."
* MetaGuy: In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', he shares a lot of similarities to Hawke in that both have become FamedInStory as a MemeticBadass due to having been friends with storytellers, which has lead to powerful enemies attempting to track them down. As the FramingDevice has Varric recounting the games events, Sketch's final warning to stay away from storytellers also doubles as Varric delivering a sly [[SelfDeprecation take that to himself]], since his stories about Hawke have caused similar trouble and lead to his own interrogation by Cassandra.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Tug's red.
* TragicKeepsake: [[spoiler:There is a sidequest where you can give him or Silas Tug's handaxe]].
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Tug.
* WhiteMage: Is a Spirit Healer, the standard healing party member.


[[folder:Silas Corthwaite]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AdamHowden

A man who Leliana rescues from prison.
* TheAtoner: He seeks to join the Chantry to atone for the poaching that got him imprisoned.
* DistaffCounterpart: To Leliana.
* IOweYouMyLife: He's grateful for his rescue from Harwen's dungeon.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: [[spoiler:For Tug, both are Weapon and Shield warriors.]]
* SixthRanger: Joins the party in after he's rescued.
* ThisIsNotMyLifeToTake: [[spoiler:Leliana can allow Silas to finish off Raleigh after defeating him in battle. He smacks him around and throws him off a cliff.]]
* TragicKeepsake: [[spoiler:There is a sidequest where you can give him or Sketch Tug's handaxe]].


[[folder:Harwen Raleigh]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Mark Healy

The leader of the Hard Line mercenaries.
* TheBeastmaster: He has a horde of "pets" for you to deal with. [[spoiler:Including a dragon.]]
* ClusterFBomb: "Spying bitch-born Orlesian whore" is was probably the most profane sentence in the franchise until ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''.
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:No matter who kills him, he falls off a cliff without showing what happens to his body.]]
* TheDragon: To Marjolaine. [[spoiler:He even has his own literal pet dragon that must be killed before he is dealt with.]]
* DragonInChief: He's the main antagonistic force in the DLC, not Marjolaine.
* FantasticRacism: Against Orlesians.
* {{Hypocrite}}: He hates Orlesians, but has no issue with sleeping and allying with Marjolaine.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: [[spoiler:Leliana or Silas kicks him [[DisneyVillainDeath off a cliff]], much to the player's satisfaction.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: See ClusterFBomb. Also, his reaction if [[spoiler:Leliana tells him that she will expose his attempts to start a war with Orlais]].


[[folder: Reverend Mother Dorothea]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Kath Soucie

An Orlesian Revered Mother in Denerim, who helps Leliana escape from prison.
* AmbiguouslyBi: Much like Leliana, she was seduced by and became an UnwittingPawn of Marjolaine, though its unknown if she also harbors attraction to men.
* BigGood: Of ''Leliana's Song''. She is also implied to be one of main reasons for Leliana's eventual HeelFaithTurn.
* TheChessmaster: Her re-introduction in ''Literature/{{Asunder}}'' has it mentioned that she's an expert of [[DeadlyDecadentCourt The Game]].
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Alludes to having a similar background as Leliana, although the details of her "colourful past" are not ever revealed.
* RankUp: [[spoiler:Dorothea goes from being a Revered Mother in Denerim to Divine Justinia V, after the death of the elderly Beatrix III]].


!!Witch Hunt

->'''Voiced by:''' Corri English

A Dalish Elf looking for Morrigan after the latter stole a tome detailing elven lore from her clan. Having a common goal, she joins the Warden-Commander in searching for the witch. Voiced by Corri English.
* ActionGirl: A Dalish warrior.
* CuteBruiser: Being a female elf, she's significantly shorter than the majority of people around her (who tend to be human), yet she dual-wields two full-sized swords with lethal skill and makes it clear from the beginning that she doesn't take shit from anyone - especially not from the aforementioned humans. She's also quite the looker, to boot.
* DeadpanSnarker: Aimed at the Circle Tower's way of life mostly.
* DualWielding: Her default fighting style of choice.
* HyperAwareness: After noticing the male Warden fiddles with the ring that a romanced Morrigan gave him when he thinks no one else is looking, she becomes aware the Warden might have more ''personal'' reasons for finding Morrigan.
-->'''Warden:''' We're ''[[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend not]]'' married, [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial if that's what you're asking.]]
** LockedOutOfTheLoop: However, if the Warden had previously mentioned that Morrigan had taken his child, it's unclear whether Ariane ever figured out that this was because Morrigan was actually the child's ''mother'', rather than a kidnapper as she'd [[YouDidntAsk initially assumed]].
* LadyOfWar: She renames one of her swords to something more feminine because the previous named disturbed her.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Due to the [=DLC's=] smaller scope, fleshed-out dialogue isn't as prevalent as it is in the base game, which means talking to her while exploring elicits nothing but a random quip from her and thus serves no actual purpose. One of her lines for such an occasion claims that, as a child, she used to break the fingers of those who poked her needlessly.
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: On discovering the identity of the Dalish Warden.
* ThePrankster: Hinted at having elements of this in Circle Tower. Dog ends up having to restrain her.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Unlike most characters, whose conversations with Dog are truncated by his inability to speak Common, Ariane actually understands what he's saying, and is even ''lectured'' by him at one point!


[[folder:Finn (Florian Phinneas Horatio Aldebrant, Esquire) ]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YuriLowenthal

A rather foppish Circle mage. A bookworm at heart, about the only thing that will make him leave the Tower willingly is if he has a chance to delve into some ancient Elven or Tevinter history.
* {{Adorkable}}: He's TheDandy and a bookwork.
* AdventurerArchaeologist: His sole motivation for joining you is to hopefully learn more about the Eluvian.
* BadassBookworm: A well-read expert on Dalish history and capable of putting up a fight.
* BerserkButton: Improper handling of ancient books! The Warden first meets him when he chews them out for doing so.
* CampStraight: He has very campy mannerisms.
* CombatMedic: His default specialization is Spirit Healer, and he's heavily invested in the generally defensive Creation school of magic.
* ContinuityNod:
** He tells the Warden about one of Anders' attempts to escape from the tower.
** He mentions that escape attempts which consist of "a dangerous plan with little or no chance of success", have been dubbed by the other Mages as "pulling a Jowan", although he acknowledges that this is technically a misnomer since Jowan ''did'' successfully escape.
** In the same conversation, he mentions that Mage's phylacteries are no longer stored in the basement after the incident with Jowan, which a Mage Warden can admit to having also been partially responsible for.
* TheDandy: He enchanted his robe to remain perfectly clean, and he hates dirt and physical exertion because they mess up his appearance.
* EmbarrassingNickname: Due to his OverlyLongName, most just shortened it to "Flora." Not liking this at all, he decided to go with "Finn" instead.
* {{Foil}}: To the Mage Warden. Both are mentioned as being [[BadassBookworm highly academic]], both are considered highly talented mages within the Circle by their peers and if the Mage Warden is Human, both are originally from wealthy families. The only difference between the two is that when the Warden left the tower, s/he ended up ''[[FallingIntoTheCockpit fighting a war!]]''
* {{Foreshadowing}}: The oracle statue in the Mage Tower tells him they will not speak again, and Finn wonders if this means something will happen to him. [[spoiler:Nothing does over the course of ''Witch Hunt''. However, according to World of Thedas Volume II, he and Ariane continued adventuring together after parting from the Warden. He never went back to the Circle, technically fulfilling Eleni's prophecy.]]
* FreedomFromChoice: An example of a Circle Mage who has no problems whatsoever being locked in a tower all the time. It helps that, unlike most of them, he's lucky enough to still know his family.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Similarly to Wynne in ''Origins'', he can be specialized as a Battlemage despite his vocal hatred of not only combat, but all physical exertion in general. (He can also be specialized as a Blood Mage despite his obvious discomfort with the implications of blood magic in his ritual to locate the Lights of Arlathan, although his appallingly low Constitution score makes it a poor choice.)
* ICallItVera: His staff [[ShoutOut really is]] called Vera.
* NeatFreak: To the point that he is one of the few mages who doesn't enjoy any outings from the Tower.
** World of Thedas Volume II shows that his NeatFreak tendencies have softened somewhat.
* NonActionGuy: Before meeting the Warden, at least.
* {{Omniglot}}: He considers himself one of the best linguists in the tower.
* OverlyLongName: His full name is Florian Phineas Horatio Aldebrant, Esquire.
-->'''Finn:''' Can't forget the Esquire. Father insisted.
* ParentalAbandonment: A very rare subversion in the Circle of Magi. When discussing his OverlyLongName with Ariane, she asks if his parents hated him and he replies, "My parents are actually very fond of me." Unlike most mages who are taken from their parents never to see them again, it's implied that Finn has somehow been able to maintain a relationship with his. His "Ghastly Hat" was knitted by his mother. It protects against the cold, but [[MyBelovedSmother Willpower takes a hit]].
* ShoutOut:
** He possesses a weapon called [[ICallItVera Vera]] and a Ghastly Hat that he doesn't wear. [[{{Series/Firefly}} Hmmmm...]]
** He's also a magic user who works with an organization of "Wardens", and wears clothing that he himself enchanted to protect against magic, arrows, and unsightly stains. When selected during combat, he may respond with a battle cry of [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles "I am mage, hear me roar!"]]
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: See OverlyLongName.

!!The Darkspawn Chronicles

[[folder:The Hurlock Vanguard]]

The player character for the ''Darkspawn Chronicles'', a powerful Darkspawn who fights and kills most of the ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' cast in an alternate universe.
* AnAxeToGrind: His default weapon is a hand axe.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: The only way to earn approval is to slaughter your enemies, which makes sense if you think about it: your party members in this [=DLC=] are vicious warriors, [[EvilGenius cruelly cunning emissaries]] [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and]] [[AxCrazy blighted creatures]]. They don't have divided personalities to reconcile or personal problems to work through; the only things they care about are killing and destroying; the only kind of leader they respect, therefore, is logically [[IFightForTheStrongestSide the strongest and most destructive Darkspawn in the area]].
** AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The Vanguard has unique equipment better than that available to regular Darkspawn and is a higher level than the others.
* BadBoss: He can avert this by giving his thralls gifts to earn their respect.
** On the other hand, see YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness.
* BloodKnight: Implied by the introductory text.
* TheDragon: To the Archdemon.
* EliteMook[=/=]KingMook: The Vanguard is something of a stand-in for the anonymous Hurlock Generals who fight the Wardens in the main campaign.
* TheFaceless: It's covered by his helmet.
* FlatCharacter: The Vanguard has no chance to display a unique personality. He is defined by his role and rank
* ForWantOfANail: In the main universe, the Vanguard is killed in the ''Return to Ostagar'' DLC, as a lieutenant level baddie. Here, he's leading the invasion of Denerim.
* HeroKiller: Over the course of the [=DLC=] he kills every party member and non-party member the Warden can have save for the Secret Companion (who was probably killed before the battle [[spoiler:at the Landsmeet]]).
* InTheBack: How the Vanguard finally offs Alistair.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Among the people the Vanguard kills are resident {{Hate Sink}}s [[AristocratsAreEvil Arl Howe and Bann Vaughan]]. If anyone deserves to fall at the hands of the Darkspawn...
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: The Vanguard starts with a shield and his abilities revolve around using a shield in the other hand.
* ObviouslyEvil: He'a a Darkspawn after all.
* RightHandAttackDog: [[SavageWolves Blight wolves]] can join the party as a stand-in for [[CanineCompanion Dog]].
* SinisterScimitar: The Darkspawn Longsword is closer to this in reality.
* SpikesOfVillainy: He wears a Darkspawn Alpha's armor, which includes a horned helmet and enough jagged edges to grate cheese on.
* VillainProtagonist: Of ''The Darkspawn Chronicles''.
* TheVoiceless: He doesn't even have BlackSpeech.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: The Vanguard gets around the ArbitraryHeadcountLimit by executing teammates he no longer needs. Of course, [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential you can also just do it if you feel like killing them at a bad time]].

!!The Golems of Amgarrak

[[folder:Jerrik Dace]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/BrianBloom

A dwarf noble who requests the Warden's help in investigating Amgarrak Thaig.
* TheBeastmaster: Summons his pet bronto to fight alongside the party.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Unlike the rest of House Dace, who wrote Brogan off as dead, Jerrik funded the entire expedition out of his own pocket in order to rescue Brogan.
* TheCameo: He can show up in Varric's war table quest in ''Inquisition''. Evidently, Jerrik is a member of the Dwarven Merchant's Guild and a friend of Varric's, and his expedition into Amgarrak was financed by Varric.
* DualWielding: He specializes in using two weapons.
* JerkassHasAPoint: If you attempt to point out that Orzammar already has the Anvil of The Void producing golems for their benefit, Jerrik asserts that they need a back-up plan[=/=]alternative source of golems because [[spoiler:Branka]] is [[AxCrazy not all there]] and could turn on them without provocation; the epilogue of the original campaign mentions that really does happen.
* TheUnfettered: If you warn him that reviving Caridin's research is a poor idea, he'll snap that you ought to spare him your moralizing.


[[folder:Brogan Dace]]
->'''Voiced by:''' John Ulyatt

Jerrik's missing brother.
* AnAxeToGrind: He fights with a rather powerful hatchet.
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Brogan's mental state can be partly attributed to lyrium exposure, but seeing the horrors of what the Harvester got up to didn't help matters. the shell-shock mentioned above probably didn't hurt.
* HandicappedBadass: He's more than a little shell-shocked after what he's been through, but there's a reason he's the last one standing in Amgarrak.
* MoralityChain: In the end, he convinces his brother to abandon the secrets of Amgarrak.
* OnlySaneMan: While "sane" might be pushing it, he is the only one advocating everyone immediately leaving Amgarrak, and convinces Jerrik not to salvage the research left there. These are both excellent ideas.