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* In ''VideoGame/GrandiaII'', you have a vagabond mercenary, a priestess of TheChurch, a demon, a [[spoiler:prince]] from a human kingdom, a guy from the ProudWarriorRace, and an [[spoiler:an ancient humanoid robot servant]] of ThePrecursors.

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* In ''VideoGame/GrandiaII'', you have a vagabond mercenary, a priestess of TheChurch, a demon, a [[spoiler:prince]] from a human kingdom, a guy from the ProudWarriorRace, and an [[spoiler:an ancient humanoid robot servant]] of ThePrecursors.the {{Precursors}}.

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*** Though ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' might actually be an inversion since pretty much ''every'' companion has a StopBeingStereotypical attitude towards their own group, and join the Inquisition by pointedly [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch breaking away or distancing themselves from their own group]], the point that pretty much every companion ends up regurgitating the exact same Andrastian human muggle worldviews.


* The Ankh-Morpork City Watch in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' books from ''Literature/MenAtArms'' - when they get their first troll, their first dwarf, and their first werewolf - onwards. Later books add more dwarfs and trolls, plus at least one each of a zombie, a gnome, a gargoyle, a pictsie, a golem, an Igor and - under protest from Vimes - a vampire. It's considered notable in ''Literature/UnseenAcademicals'' that Mr Nutt, believed to be the city's first goblin, ''didn't'' join the Watch.

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* The Ankh-Morpork City Watch in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' books from ''Literature/MenAtArms'' - when they get their first troll, their first dwarf, and their first werewolf - onwards. Later books add more dwarfs and trolls, plus at least one each of a zombie, a gnome, a gargoyle, a pictsie, a golem, an Igor Igor, a medusa and - under protest from Vimes - a vampire. It's considered notable in ''Literature/UnseenAcademicals'' that Mr Nutt, believed to be the city's first goblin, ''didn't'' join the Watch.

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* The Ankh-Morpork City Watch in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' books from ''Literature/MenAtArms'' - when they get their first troll, their first dwarf, and their first werewolf - onwards. Later books add more dwarfs and trolls, plus at least one each of a zombie, a gnome, a gargoyle, a pictsie, a golem, an Igor and - under protest from Vimes - a vampire. It's considered notable in ''Literature/UnseenAcademicals'' that Mr Nutt, believed to be the city's first goblin, ''didn't'' join the Watch.


SubTrope of RagtagBunchOfMisfits. SuperTrope to MultinationalTeam. Compare also FiveTokenBand and AlikeAndAntitheticalAdversaries.

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SubTrope of RagtagBunchOfMisfits. SuperTrope to MultinationalTeam. Compare also FiveTokenBand and AlikeAndAntitheticalAdversaries.
AlikeAndAntitheticalAdversaries. [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] a political party consisting entirely of elected representatives.


* This is a core aspect of every game in the ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series, which always has the protagonist recruit the [[OneHundredAndEight 108 Stars of Destiny]]. By the end of each game, their army literally consists of volunteer soldiers, mercenaries, and key political figures from all cities throughout the continent.

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* This is a core aspect of every game in the ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series, which always has the protagonist recruit the [[OneHundredAndEight 108 Stars of Destiny]].Destiny. By the end of each game, their army literally consists of volunteer soldiers, mercenaries, and key political figures from all cities throughout the continent.


* Your entire party in one way or another from ''VideoGame/MassEffect'', especially your alien party members. Ashley lets you know how humans (their military in particular) are dealing with the first contact war, Kaiden and the training human biotics. Garrus lets you in on the rigidity of C-Sec and the military focus of the Turians. Wrex brings up the issues of the genophage, Liara is an asari and Tali lets you know of the Quarians and their involvement with the geth,
* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', each of your companions represents a certain group of people, allowing you insight into their beliefs and flaws. Veronica is a member of the Brotherhood of Steel, Arcade is part of the Followers of the Apocalypse [[spoiler: and comes from the Enclave]], Lily lets you witness the effects of schizophrenia present in all nightkin, Raul is from Arizona and is passably alright with Legion control. Boone and Cass are both NCR, but Boone represents the military side while Cass is a civilian business owner.
* In ''VideoGame/RadiantHistoria'', you get four members from your home country of Alistel, with one later turning out to actually be from the southern country of Cygnus, someone from the "evil" country of Granorg [[spoiler:(and the main hero is also from Granorg)]], one member of the satyr tribe, and one of the ape tribe.
* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' games usually end with you recruiting a mishmash of people from all across the world. This is most evident in [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn]], in which the entire continent is at war, and you still end up recruiting people from all sides.
* In ''VideoGame/GrandiaII'', you have a vagabond mercenary, a priestess of TheChurch, a demon, a [[spoiler:prince]] from a human kingdom, a guy from the ProudWarriorRace, and an [[spoiler:an ancient humanoid robot servant]] of ThePrecursors.
* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'': From the first two games, you had the hero, his best friend, his girlfriend and her brother from the (not-quite) DoomedHometown, an orphan brought up by the leader of a merchant town, a healer who failed her one duty to keep a CosmicKeystone where it was, an orphan implied to be of the Precursors, and a native of the {{Atlantis}} equivalent. The third game gives us the children of the original heroes, plus the heir to a HiddenElfVillage, a {{Miko}}, and a {{Pirate}}. In both games, your party is accompanied by the same CoolOldGuy.
* ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' has a final team composed by a group of [[HumanAliens Homs]], a [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Nopon]], a High Entia, and [[spoiler:a Homs-turned-Mechon]]; thus covering all living sentient races in the game's world [[spoiler:save for the Machina, although the last member covers them indirectly]].
* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles2'' has a party consisting of Leftherian human Rex, Titan Azurda/"Gramps", Aegis Blade Pyra, [[CatFolk Gormotti]] girl Nia, Nopon Tora, artificial Blade Poppi, Ardanian human Mòrag, Tantalese human Zeke, and the numerous mundane Blades they travel with. Furthermore, the Urayan mercenary Vandham is a GuestStarPartyMember, and [[spoiler:Nia is revealed to be a part Gormotti, part Blade "Flesh Eater" late in the story]], meaning that the only race in Alrest not represented in the team at some point are the Indoline.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'': The final party contains the WhiteMage daughter of a famed summoner, the former bodyguard of said father, her GadgeteerGenius cousin from the barely-tolerated technological faction, a sports star and a BlackMage from her village, a ProudWarriorRaceGuy lion man, and a guy from a technologically advanced world. Or so it seems at first, it gets complicated.



** ''Franchise/MassEffect'': ''VideoGame/MassEffect1's'' squad included humans, a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy turian]], a [[BarbarianTribe krogan]], an [[BlueSkinnedSpaceBabe asari]], and a quarian. ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' added more races with a salarian, a drell, and [[spoiler:a geth (an AI race formely believed to be AlwaysChaoticEvil)]]; and ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' added a [[RobotGirl human-made AI]] and a [[{{Precursors}} prothean]]. All of them represent a rather wide spectrum of all known sentient galactic races.

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** ''Franchise/MassEffect'': ''VideoGame/MassEffect1's'' squad included humans, a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy turian]], a [[BarbarianTribe krogan]], an [[BlueSkinnedSpaceBabe asari]], Your entire party in one way or another from ''VideoGame/MassEffect'', especially your alien party members. Ashley lets you know how humans (their military in particular) are dealing with the first contact war, Kaiden and a quarian. the training human biotics. Garrus lets you in on the rigidity of C-Sec and the military focus of the Turians. Wrex brings up the issues of the genophage, Liara is an asari and Tali lets you know of the Quarians and their involvement with the geth,
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''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' added more races with a salarian, a drell, and [[spoiler:a geth (an AI race formely believed to be AlwaysChaoticEvil)]]; and ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' added a [[RobotGirl human-made AI]] and a [[{{Precursors}} prothean]]. All of them represent a rather wide spectrum of all known sentient galactic races.



* This is a core aspect of every game in the ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series, which always has the protagonist recruit the [[OneHundredAndEight 108 Stars of Destiny]]. By the end of each game, their army literally consists of volunteer soldiers, mercenaries, and key political figures from all cities throughout the continent.
* In ''VideoGame/PillarsOfEternity'', the party was [[WordOfGod apparently]] specially designed to give a broad representation of the various cultures, religions and factions in the setting. Your companions are: an elven wizard nobleman [[spoiler:with a SplitPersonality]]; a snarky but kind-hearted war veteran who follows a religion dedicated to a dead god; a [[{{Jerkass}} rather unpleasant]] old priest [[spoiler:who's responsible for ''killing'' said god]]; an Orlan druid with a very dirty sense of humour; a naive young [[FishPeople Aumauan]] adventurer; a [[EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette creepy midwife]] who's also a [[PsychicPowers cipher]]; an avian Godlike paladin who's driven to bitter cynicism by her nation's politics; and a dwarf ranger who's searching for the reincarnation of her village's previous elder. The expansion also adds a ruthless convicted criminal's soul inhabiting a bronze golem, an old monk who's CoveredInScars, and an older, experienced Aumauan pirate and explorer turned follower of a religious order.
* By the end of the game, the main party of ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness'' contains one full demon, one half-demon, one angel, two humans, a robot, and a Prinny.

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* This is a core aspect of every game in the ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series, which always has the protagonist recruit the [[OneHundredAndEight 108 Stars of Destiny]]. By the end of In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', each game, their army literally consists of volunteer soldiers, mercenaries, and key political figures from all cities throughout the continent.
* In ''VideoGame/PillarsOfEternity'', the party was [[WordOfGod apparently]] specially designed to give a broad representation of the various cultures, religions and factions in the setting. Your
your companions are: an elven wizard nobleman [[spoiler:with represents a SplitPersonality]]; a snarky but kind-hearted war veteran who follows a religion dedicated to a dead god; a [[{{Jerkass}} rather unpleasant]] old priest [[spoiler:who's responsible for ''killing'' said god]]; an Orlan druid with a very dirty sense certain group of humour; a naive young [[FishPeople Aumauan]] adventurer; a [[EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette creepy midwife]] who's also a [[PsychicPowers cipher]]; an avian Godlike paladin who's driven to bitter cynicism by her nation's politics; people, allowing you insight into their beliefs and flaws. Veronica is a dwarf ranger who's searching for the reincarnation of her village's previous elder. The expansion also adds a ruthless convicted criminal's soul inhabiting a bronze golem, an old monk who's CoveredInScars, and an older, experienced Aumauan pirate and explorer turned follower of a religious order.
* By the end
member of the game, Brotherhood of Steel, Arcade is part of the main Followers of the Apocalypse [[spoiler: and comes from the Enclave]], Lily lets you witness the effects of schizophrenia present in all nightkin, Raul is from Arizona and is passably alright with Legion control. Boone and Cass are both NCR, but Boone represents the military side while Cass is a civilian business owner.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'': The final
party of ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness'' contains the WhiteMage daughter of a famed summoner, the former bodyguard of said father, her GadgeteerGenius cousin from the barely-tolerated technological faction, a sports star and a BlackMage from her village, a ProudWarriorRaceGuy lion man, and a guy from a technologically advanced world. Or so it seems at first, it gets complicated.
* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' games usually end with you recruiting a mishmash of people from all across the world. This is most evident in [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn]], in which the entire continent is at war, and you still end up recruiting people from all sides.
* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'': From the first two games, you had the hero, his best friend, his girlfriend and her brother from the (not-quite) DoomedHometown, an orphan brought up by the leader of a merchant town, a healer who failed her
one full duty to keep a CosmicKeystone where it was, an orphan implied to be of the Precursors, and a native of the {{Atlantis}} equivalent. The third game gives us the children of the original heroes, plus the heir to a HiddenElfVillage, a {{Miko}}, and a {{Pirate}}. In both games, your party is accompanied by the same CoolOldGuy.
* In ''VideoGame/GrandiaII'', you have a vagabond mercenary, a priestess of TheChurch, a
demon, one half-demon, one angel, two humans, a robot, [[spoiler:prince]] from a human kingdom, a guy from the ProudWarriorRace, and a Prinny.an [[spoiler:an ancient humanoid robot servant]] of ThePrecursors.
* ''VideoGame/KingsRaid'' features collectable characters that are gathered from all across the world, ranging from standard humans to dwarves, elves, demons, and {{Beast M|an}}en.



* ''VideoGame/KingsRaid'' features collectable characters that are gathered from all across the world, ranging from standard humans to dwarves, elves, demons, and {{Beast M|an}}en.

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* ''VideoGame/KingsRaid'' features collectable characters that are gathered In ''VideoGame/PillarsOfEternity'', the party was [[WordOfGod apparently]] specially designed to give a broad representation of the various cultures, religions and factions in the setting. Your companions are: an elven wizard nobleman [[spoiler:with a SplitPersonality]]; a snarky but kind-hearted war veteran who follows a religion dedicated to a dead god; a [[{{Jerkass}} rather unpleasant]] old priest [[spoiler:who's responsible for ''killing'' said god]]; an Orlan druid with a very dirty sense of humour; a naive young [[FishPeople Aumauan]] adventurer; a [[EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette creepy midwife]] who's also a [[PsychicPowers cipher]]; an avian Godlike paladin who's driven to bitter cynicism by her nation's politics; and a dwarf ranger who's searching for the reincarnation of her village's previous elder. The expansion also adds a ruthless convicted criminal's soul inhabiting a bronze golem, an old monk who's CoveredInScars, and an older, experienced Aumauan pirate and explorer turned follower of a religious order.
* In ''VideoGame/RadiantHistoria'', you get four members from your home country of Alistel, with one later turning out to actually be from the southern country of Cygnus, someone from the "evil" country of Granorg [[spoiler:(and the main hero is also from Granorg)]], one member of the satyr tribe, and one of the ape tribe.
* This is a core aspect of every game in the ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series, which always has the protagonist recruit the [[OneHundredAndEight 108 Stars of Destiny]]. By the end of each game, their army literally consists of volunteer soldiers, mercenaries, and key political figures
from all across cities throughout the world, ranging from standard humans to dwarves, elves, demons, continent.
* By the end of the game, the main party of ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness'' contains one full demon, one half-demon, one angel, two humans, a robot,
and {{Beast M|an}}en.a Prinny.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'', Verse and Barik (the earliest companions you can befriend) represent opposing the Scarlet Chorus and the Disfavored. As a result of their different cultures, their loyalties often contradict each other, teaching the player early on that at least one side will be pissed off no matter what you do.
** The other companions are the Sage Lantry, the Tierswoman Eb who abandoned the Vendrien guard when it was clear they would lose, the beastwoman Kills-in-Shadow that follows your strength, and Sirin, who worked under both Kyros and the Voices of Nerat.
* ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' has a final team composed by a group of [[HumanAliens Homs]], a [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Nopon]], a High Entia, and [[spoiler:a Homs-turned-Mechon]]; thus covering all living sentient races in the game's world [[spoiler:save for the Machina, although the last member covers them indirectly]].
* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles2'' has a party consisting of Leftherian human Rex, Titan Azurda/"Gramps", Aegis Blade Pyra, [[CatFolk Gormotti]] girl Nia, Nopon Tora, artificial Blade Poppi, Ardanian human Mòrag, Tantalese human Zeke, and the numerous mundane Blades they travel with. Furthermore, the Urayan mercenary Vandham is a GuestStarPartyMember, and [[spoiler:Nia is revealed to be a part Gormotti, part Blade "Flesh Eater" late in the story]], meaning that the only race in Alrest not represented in the team at some point are the Indoline.

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* ''TabletopGame/PrometheanTheCreated'' incentivizes this through game mechanics, since the titular {{Artificial Human}}s have a WalkingWasteland effect that's lessened by having prometheans of diverse [[{{Splat}} Lineages]] traveling together.

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* ''Literature/TheBelgariad'': The company of heroes assembled by Belgarath the Sorcerer comes to include a member of every "good" nation in the West, minus the morally dubious Nyissans. Some are formal representatives of their rulers, who want to see the [[CosmicKeystone Orb of Aldur]] returned to its rightful place; others get roped in by a SentientCosmicForce of Prophecy with a fondness for symmetry. TheHero Garion initially appears redundant until his [[RightfulKingReturns Rivan royal blood]] is revealed [[IAmWho to him]].



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* For some time after the end of the Second World War, Allied-occupied Berlin was divided into four districts controlled by the United States, Britain, France and the Soviet Union. Security patrols were carried out by Military Police personnel working in four-man teams, one from each nation.


** ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles2'' has a party consisting of Leftherian human Rex, Titan Azurda/"Gramps", Aegis Blade Pyra, [[CatFolk Gormotti]] girl Nia, Nopon Tora, artificial Blade Poppi, Ardanian human Mòrag, Tantalese human Zeke, and the numerous mundane Blades they travel with. Furthermore, the Urayan mercenary Vandham is a GuestStarPartyMember, and [[spoiler:Nia is revealed to be a part Gormotti, part Blade "Flesh Eater" late in the story]], meaning that the only race in Alrest not represented in the team at some point are the Indoline.

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** * ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles2'' has a party consisting of Leftherian human Rex, Titan Azurda/"Gramps", Aegis Blade Pyra, [[CatFolk Gormotti]] girl Nia, Nopon Tora, artificial Blade Poppi, Ardanian human Mòrag, Tantalese human Zeke, and the numerous mundane Blades they travel with. Furthermore, the Urayan mercenary Vandham is a GuestStarPartyMember, and [[spoiler:Nia is revealed to be a part Gormotti, part Blade "Flesh Eater" late in the story]], meaning that the only race in Alrest not represented in the team at some point are the Indoline.



* The recurring "Sage" characters and their {{Suspiciously Similar Substitute}}s from across ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' typically consist of one person from each race depicted in a particular game, though [[HumansAreSpecial Hylians]] tend to have more than one representative.
** Princess Zelda's Champions serve the same role in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', representing every major species/ethnicity of the game world: Link of the Hylians, Daruk of the Gorons, Mipha of the Zora, Revali of the Rito, and Urbosa of the Gerudo.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
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The recurring "Sage" characters and their {{Suspiciously Similar Substitute}}s from across ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' the series typically consist of one person from each race depicted in a particular game, though [[HumansAreSpecial Hylians]] tend to have more than one representative.
representative. For example, ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' has Rauru (Hylian), Saria (Kokiri), Darunia (Goron), Ruto (Zora), Impa (Sheikah), Nabooru (Gerudo) and Zelda (Hylian again).
** Princess Zelda's Champions serve the same this role in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', representing every major species/ethnicity of the game world: Link of the Hylians, Daruk of the Gorons, Mipha of the Zora, Revali of the Rito, and Urbosa of the Gerudo.

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* ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra'' does it as well, with Korra from the Water Tribes and master of all four elements, Mako and Bolin with mixed Fire Nation/Earth Kingdom heritage and respectively a firebender and earthbender, Tenzin the airbender from the Air Nation, and Asami the nonbender with a mixed heritage as well.


* In ''VideoGame/GrandiaII'', you have a vagabond mercenary, a priestess of TheChurch, a demon from the FantasyAxisOfEvil, a [[spoiler:prince]] from a human kingdom, a guy from the ProudWarriorRace, and an [[spoiler:an ancient humanoid robot servant]] of ThePrecursors.

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* In ''VideoGame/GrandiaII'', you have a vagabond mercenary, a priestess of TheChurch, a demon from the FantasyAxisOfEvil, demon, a [[spoiler:prince]] from a human kingdom, a guy from the ProudWarriorRace, and an [[spoiler:an ancient humanoid robot servant]] of ThePrecursors.


* In ''VideoGame/RadiantHistoria'', you get four members from your home country of Alistel, someone from the "evil" country of Granorg, one member of the satyr tribe, and one of the ape tribe.

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* In ''VideoGame/RadiantHistoria'', you get four members from your home country of Alistel, with one later turning out to actually be from the southern country of Cygnus, someone from the "evil" country of Granorg, Granorg [[spoiler:(and the main hero is also from Granorg)]], one member of the satyr tribe, and one of the ape tribe.


** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' continues the trend. Party members include the aforementioned dwarf spymaster, a chivalrous [[ChurchMilitant Chantry warrior]] from Nevarra, a high-ranking Orlesian Circle Loyalist Mage, a [[ShellShockedVeteran burned-out]] yet [[BoisterousBruiser boisterous]] Qunari spy, a RobinHood-esque elf looking out for the little people, a [[DefectorFromDecadence rebellious Tevinter Magister]], an elven apostate expert on the Fade, an [[OldSoldier aging]] idealistic Grey Warden who JumpedAtTheCall, and a Fade spirit in human form whose nature is anyone's guess. As summed up by Mike Laidlaw, "I may not care about the mages, but I care about Vivienne."

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** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' continues the trend. Party members include the aforementioned dwarf spymaster, a chivalrous [[ChurchMilitant Chantry warrior]] from Nevarra, a high-ranking Orlesian Circle Loyalist Mage, a [[ShellShockedVeteran burned-out]] yet [[BoisterousBruiser boisterous]] Qunari spy, a RobinHood-esque elf looking out for the little people, a [[DefectorFromDecadence rebellious Tevinter Magister]], an elven apostate expert on the Fade, an [[OldSoldier aging]] idealistic Grey Warden who JumpedAtTheCall, and a Fade spirit in human form whose nature is anyone's guess. As summed up by Mike Laidlaw, "I may not care about This is also much less of a ContrivedCoincidence than in most games that feature this trope. Most of the mages, but I care about Vivienne." party members specifically seek you out and offer you their services and the goodwill of their faction.

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