Video Game Dragon Age Origins Discussion

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LOMI
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12:11:18 PM Aug 16th 2015
I've been looking at this for a while, and while I haven't played through the games to confirm this 100%, should some mention be made of how the characters (at least from Dragon Age: Origins) are expies of main party of Star Wars: KOTOR?

Let's have a slightly closer look:
  • We have protagonists who are very much blank slate/chosen one types, but that's not saying a lot. Moving on.
  • Alistair and Carth share a very similar, military based background with snarky personalities.
  • Morrigan and Bastilla are both early game magic users who disapprove of many things.
  • Similarities between the "pet" sort of characters, the Dog and T3-M4
  • Wynne and Jo Lee Bindo, both of whom are the older magic users that are more passive in how they deal with the world
  • Leliana and Juhani, active magic users that want to go out into the world and make a difference
  • Sten and Canderous Ordo, proud and stubborn people from warrior races
  • Shale and HK-47, both of which are humanoid shaped artificial warriors

Given the fact I've yet to encounter Oghren, Zevran Araini or the "secret companion", I can't really offer my opinions on those.

My main point of all this is, if it were seen a legitimate point to note, where would it even go? On the characters page? on the main game page?
VeryMelon
10:28:43 PM Aug 16th 2015
There isn't a real point in labeling each character as an expy of an existing character from a past game. Characters.Bio Ware did all that already anyway.
EarlOfSandvich
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12:41:17 PM Feb 28th 2013
edited by EarlOfSandvich
nvm
Koveras
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12:40:50 AM Jan 26th 2013
edited by Koveras
It bugs me that this pages is currently used as a sinkhole for everything Dragon Age-related, rather than concentrating on Origins, which it is supposed to be about. The title is also wrong: there is no video game called "Dragon Age". There is Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age II, Dragon Age III Inquisition, but no standalone "Dragon Age". In fact, Dragon Age is the title of the franchise, which has its own page.

So here is what I propose to do:

This should probably go to the TRS but I hope I can find help here without packing out the big stick...
Koveras
01:28:57 AM Jan 26th 2013
edited by Koveras
So, about subpages. Following actions should be taken:

Regarding redirects:

Koveras
02:22:45 AM Jan 26th 2013
edited by Koveras
Splitting off Awakening may be weird, because we don't usually have separate pages for add-ons (at least, I don't know of any), but I think it is justified in this case, because Awakening is almost a full-length standalone story that potentially has an original protagonist (Orlesian Grey Warden) and an almost-original main cast (except Oghren).
Koveras
11:30:52 AM Feb 28th 2013
Well, since there haven't been any objections in the last month, I will go ahead and start working on this rename and split.
Koveras
12:58:26 PM Feb 28th 2013
OK, the technical part is done. I will now request the mods to move this talk page to the new address, and start sorting through the Origins examples to move to Awakening, as well as generally fixing errors I made while getting here.
Koveras
02:56:54 PM Feb 28th 2013
Update: I've done what I could with the examples and the errors. Too tired to do anything now, maybe gonna check it again tomorrow.
inferno
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10:58:14 PM Nov 3rd 2012
ok Dwarfs have a magic resistence so they cannot be mages but genlocks who are just dwarfs who have been tantied can be emmisarys who are basicly are dwarfs with magic how is it posible?
CapFox
01:00:20 PM Dec 13th 2012
A Dwarf who has been tainted just becomes a ghoul if they do not die from the taint first. True Darkspawn are only produced by Broodmothers, which are a special kind of ghoul. The answer to your question is that even though Genlocks originated from dwarfs they are still an entirely different species.
MangaManiac
03:47:55 AM Jun 10th 2013
I don't think darkspawn magic comes from the Fade. That could allow genlocks to magic the fuck out.
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