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* OnlyOneFindsItFun: In the "Tresspasser" DLC, Josephine invites the Inquisitor to join her for an evening of Antivan opera. Should they accept, the scene which follows makes it clear that Josephine is enjoying herself, but the Inquisitor, not so much.

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* OnlyOneFindsItFun: In the "Tresspasser" DLC, Josephine invites the Inquisitor to join her for an evening of Antivan Orlesian opera. Should they accept, the scene which follows makes it clear that Josephine is enjoying herself, but the Inquisitor, not so much.

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* OnlyOneFindsItFun: In the "Tresspasser" DLC, Josephine invites the Inquisitor to join her for an evening of Antivan opera. Should they accept, the scene which follows makes it clear that Josephine is enjoying herself, but the Inquisitor, not so much.


* LamePunReaction: Cassandra to Varric, when you meet Scout Harding in the Hinterlands.
-->'''Varric:''' Harding, huh? Ever been to Kirkwall's Hightown?\\

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* LamePunReaction: LamePunReaction:
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Cassandra to Varric, when you meet Scout Harding in the Hinterlands.
-->'''Varric:''' --->'''Varric:''' Harding, huh? Ever been to Kirkwall's Hightown?\\



'''Cassandra:''' ''(disgusted noise)''

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'''Cassandra:''' ''(disgusted noise)''''[disgusted noise]''



--> ''(Seeing a giant owl statue in the Emerald Graves)'' ''OWL'' you doing? ''(Dorian groans)''

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--> ''(Seeing ---> '''Iron Bull:''' ''[Seeing a giant owl statue in the Emerald Graves)'' Graves]'' ''OWL'' you doing? ''(Dorian groans)''doing?
---> '''Dorian:''' ''[groans]''



* LethalJokeItem: [[spoiler:The EasterEgg item "Ardent Blossom." It's a crown of white flowers... which adds a pretty hefty (for a helm) 41 armor and also negates 25% of a foe's armor on-strike.]]

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* LethalJokeItem: [[spoiler:The LethalJokeItem:
** The
EasterEgg item "Ardent [[spoiler:"Ardent Blossom." It's a crown of white flowers... which adds a pretty hefty (for a helm) 41 armor and also negates 25% of a foe's armor on-strike.]]



-->'''Cassandra:''' ''(smiles knowingly in the crowd)''

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-->'''Cassandra:''' ''(smiles ''[smiles knowingly in the crowd)''crowd]''



--> '''Varric''': [[SeriousBusiness She once killed a man over a semicolon.]]

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--> ---> '''Varric''': [[SeriousBusiness She once killed a man over a semicolon.]]



* PurpleIsPowerful: The walls of purple fire that block off certain optional areas in the ''Trespasser'' DLC are more or less the only fires in the whole game to consistently deal damage - so much damage, in fact, that merely touching the stuff results in a OneHitKill regardless of fire resistance.

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* PurpleIsPowerful: PurpleIsPowerful:
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The walls of purple fire that block off certain optional areas in the ''Trespasser'' DLC are more or less the only fires in the whole game to consistently deal damage - so much damage, in fact, that merely touching the stuff results in a OneHitKill regardless of fire resistance.


* PartyInMyPocket: Party members disappear when the Inquisitor is mounted and reappear when the Inquisitor dismounts.

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* PartyInMyPocket: Party members disappear when the Inquisitor is mounted and reappear when the Inquisitor dismounts. The devs originally intended for everyone to have their own horses to ride, but in the end the idea was scrapped.


** When the Nightmare is taunting you in the fade, it [[IShallTauntYou lets slip]] that [[spoiler:it is the medium through which Corypheus commands his demon army. The Justinia-impersonating spirit then flips that around by sweetly remarking, "So if we banish you, we defeat the demon army? Thank you for that information." Nightmare realizes his folly with an angry grunt afterwards.]]

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** When the Nightmare is taunting you in the fade, it [[IShallTauntYou lets slip]] that [[spoiler:it is the medium through which Corypheus commands his demon army. The Justinia-impersonating spirit then flips that around by sweetly remarking, "So if we banish you, we defeat the demon army? Thank you for that information.information, embodiment of all that men fear." Nightmare realizes his folly with an angry grunt snarl afterwards.]]


'''Blackwall''': Heh, I'd never make a terrible joke like that.

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'''Blackwall''': Heh, I'd I would never make such a terrible joke like that.joke.


** Reaver (Iron Bull): Rampage. The user attacks faster, causes more damage per hit, and absorbs enemy health for ten seconds. Additional focus increases the effect.

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** Reaver (Iron Bull): Rampage. The user attacks faster, causes more damage per hit, and absorbs enemy health for ten seconds. Additional focus increases the effect. The health absorption effect of Rampage and the [[CastFromHitPoints health drain effect of Dragon Rage]] cancel each other out.



** Artificer (Varric): Hail of Arrows. Any archery ability is used twice at once for a set amount of time. Additional focus increases the duration.

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** Artificer (Varric): Hail of Arrows. Any archery ability is used twice three times at once for a set amount of time. Additional focus increases the duration.

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* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: Played for laughs during Varric's party banter with The Iron Bull. When Varric asks if Bull knows the Qunari Arishok, Bull sarcastically asks if Varric knows a Dwarf he met once, giving an incredibly vague description that applies to pretty much all Dwarves. Varric blithely responds that odds are he knows only knows him but is owed money by him.


** Tempest (Sera): Thousand Cuts. A target and any other enemies surrounding it are attacked many times. Each hit strikes for three hundred percent of a normal attack. Additional focus increases the number of hits. Made especially ridiculous because the Tempest specialization also includes the ability Flask of Fire, which lets the character use all abilities without cost or cooldown and that applies to focus abilities as well. This means the only drawback of focus abilities, that focus takes a long time to charge, is completely negated and the abilities can be used whenever Flask of Fire is off cooldown, which is once every 30 seconds.

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** Tempest (Sera): Thousand Cuts. A target and any other enemies surrounding it are attacked many times. Each hit strikes for three hundred percent of a normal attack. Additional focus increases the number of hits. Made especially ridiculous because the Tempest specialization also includes the ability Flask of Fire, which lets the character use all abilities without cost or cooldown and that applies to focus abilities as well. This means the only drawback of focus abilities, that focus takes a long time to charge, is completely negated and the abilities can be used whenever Flask of Fire is off cooldown, which is once every 30 seconds.


* QuicksandBox: The game is more open than previous Creator/BioWare titles, a fact which plays on the expectations of players familiar with [=BioWare=]'s standard game design. This results in players spending far too long in the first open area, the Hinterlands. It also doesn't help that one of the missions, which looks like it should be the final one based on the initially established conflict, actually kicks off the story proper. You can easily put 30 to 40 hours in before this point. Several game journalism outlets eventually ran articles urging players to leave the Hinterlands.


* NewGamePlus: ''Trespasser'' released with a free patch that included "the Golden Nug" statue, which becomes accessible once you've completed the main story. Using it will save all of your schematics, recipes, herb seeds, and Skyhold decor, allowing you to access them all by using the Golden Nug in another playthrough, even if you're midway through the game.

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* NewGamePlus: ''Trespasser'' released with a free patch that included "the Golden Nug" statue, which becomes accessible once you've completed the main story. Using it will save all of your schematics, recipes, herb seeds, and Skyhold decor, allowing you to access them all by using the Golden Nug in another playthrough, even if you're midway through the game. This allows you to craft endgame schematics on a new character, though you will still have to work with early game materials, resulting in gear that is stronger than what you'd be able to craft with a completely fresh character, but weaker than properly endgame gear.

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* NotQuiteTheRightThing: During Dorian's personal quest where [[spoiler:you meet up with his estranged father who Dorian is currently furious with due to attempting to use blood magic on Dorian to make him straight, you get the option to either tell Dorian to hear out his father or to cut his father out of his life and leave.]] The latter option doesn't make Dorian mad at you, but it's clear the better outcome is to [[spoiler:let Dorian's father say his piece (especially since he only wants to apologize for destroying their relationship).]] Dorian even gets a big approval boost with you if you [[spoiler:tell him to talk to his father.]]

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* NoodleImplements: During one of their banters, Cassandra tells Dorian that she had heard odd stories about Tevinter Templars, to which Dorian replies they are all true, even the part with "the grapes and feathers". Cassandra says she was hoping to ask about that actually.


* LiteraryAllusionTitle: Quite a few side quests are named after literature:
** [[Literature/SnowWhite "Bring Me the Heart of Snow White"]] is Vivienne's personal quest.
** [[Literature/MobyDick "Call Me Ishmael"]] is the name of a quest offered by Ser Michel in Emprise du Lion, which involves tracking down the titular demon.

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* LiteraryAllusionTitle: Quite a few side quests are named after literature:
quests:
** [[Literature/SnowWhite "Bring Me the Heart of Snow White"]] is Vivienne's personal quest.
quest, riffing on her own self-made reputation as a villain, complete with [[Disney/SleepingBeauty a certain other Disney Villain's]] hat. The "Snow White" of the quest is a snowy wyvern in the Exalted Plains, which Vivienne needs for a potion of life [[spoiler:for her dying lover/patron Duke Bastien de Ghislain.]]
** [[Literature/MobyDick "Call Me Ishmael"]] Imshael"]] (sic) is the name of a quest offered by Ser Michel in Emprise du Lion, which involves tracking down the titular demon.demon ("[[InsistentTerminology ...Spirit of]] ''[[InsistentTerminology Choice!]]''") [[BonusBoss Imshael]].


** [[Literature/MobyDick "Call Me Imshael"]] is the name of a quest offered by Ser Michel in Emprise du Lion, which involves tracking down the titular demon.
** [[Literature/LordOfTheRings "They Shall Not Pass"]] is another quest in Emprise du Lion, which involves rebuilding a landmark bridge.

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** [[Literature/MobyDick "Call Me Imshael"]] Ishmael"]] is the name of a quest offered by Ser Michel in Emprise du Lion, which involves tracking down the titular demon.
** [[Literature/LordOfTheRings [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings "They Shall Not Pass"]] is another quest in Emprise du Lion, which involves rebuilding a landmark bridge.

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