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Anime: Dawn of the Seeker

A 2012 anime tie-in to the Dragon Age franchise. Cassandra Pentaghast, a talented female recruit of the Seekers, finds herself forced to work together with a Circle Mage named Galyan to uncover a conspiracy that threatens the Chantry.

Cassandra previously appeared in Dragon Age II as a Framing Device but was promoted to party member in Dragon Age: Inquisition (both games chronologically take place about two decades after the movie).

The film provides examples of following tropes:

  • Almost Dead Guy
  • Animation Bump: The dragons and their subsequent battle near the end of the movie are much more noticeably animated and detailed compared to the animation from much of the rest of the film.
  • Battle Cry: "For the Chantry!" is often said by templars prior to fighting.
  • The Beastmaster: The young Elf girl, Avexis, is noted for having a very unusual ability to control all animals. This makes her vital for the conspiracy's plan: using her to command a whole pack of dragons — and even one of the even larger, fire-breathing high dragons — to attack the Ten Year Gathering.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Fenric and Martel.
  • Black Knight: The Seekers are clad in black armor.
  • Blood Magic: The Blood Mages, as per the original games.
  • Fantastic Racism: Cassandra hates mages, as her family was murdered by blood mages who hoped to force them to help them capture dragons so they could use their blood for their rituals.
  • Foe-Tossing Charge: Cassandra performs one of these at the beginning, slicing her way through a crowd of cultists.
  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: Cassandra and Galyan are attacked mid-way through the film by a group of ogres and golems, said to be controlled by Frenic's cult. Even if you're familiar with the setting, this kind of comes out of nowhere.
  • Gonk: Lazarro.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Frenic forcing Avexis to be able to control dragons proves to be his undoing when she uses said dragons against him near the end of the film after she breaks free of his control.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: The High Seeker and the Grand Cleric of Orlais.
  • Light Is Not Good: Knight-Commander Martel is a Templar clad in silver armor and one of the conspirators who betrayed The Chantry.
  • Mooks: Despite their allegedly powerful spells, enemy mages do little more than stand around waiting to be sliced in half.
  • Not So Different: Frenic to Galyan.
  • Obviously Evil: Frenic, complete with a Red Right Hand in the form of a wicked-looking mask that covers half his face.
  • Off with His Head! How Cassandra kills Martel.
  • One-Winged Angel: Frenic becomes a pride demon abomination when his plans have been foiled.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: The High Seeker proves quite willing to listen to Cassandra after she breaks into his office and accepts the evidence she presents as proof of a conspiracy. Unfortunately, he gets killed by Knight-Commander Martel about two minutes after listening to her story.
  • Smooch of Victory: Galyan gets a pretty chaste one from Cassandra at the end of the film.
  • Suggestive Collision: Occurs between Cassandra and Galyan when they're chained together and escaping.
  • Sword and Sorcerer: Cassandra and Galyan, in a rare female warrior/male mage configuration.
  • Unholy Matrimony: Seemingly between Knight-Commander Martel and Grand Cleric Callista.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: Between Cassandra and Galyan.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Frenic kills Grand Cleric Callista once their plans have been exposed. Callista and Martel also planned to do this to Frenic once the Divine was assassinated.

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