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Skyhold Academy has a much bigger cast than its authors expected, so it was only a matter of time before it had a character sheet. Included are the Hypothetical Casting choices, with links to what the authors consider the 'definitive' pictures of the all-human cast.

Beware the spoilers.

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World Leaders

A few of the people running Thedas are important to the series.

    Alistair Theirin 
Alistair Theirin, President (formerly King) of Ferelden

  • Commonality Connection: A reluctant example. When speaking to Morrigan during a visit to the University of Orlais, he observes that "being in [his wife's] fan club" is the only thing he and Morrigan have ever had in common. Much as she dislikes having anything in common with him, she concedes the point, since Elissa is her beloved friend.
  • Cordon Bleugh Chef: Despite being this, his job prior to becoming King was as the host of a Cooking Show.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Part of how he got pushed onto the throne.
  • Happily Married: To Elissa, whom he openly adores.
  • Hypothetical Casting: Ewan McGregor
  • In-Series Nickname: Varric calls him "President Kingy."
  • Law of Inverse Fertility: He and his wife love children, but could never have any of their own for reasons unknown.
  • Permanent Elected Official: The people of Ferelden love him too much to let him get away, so when he helped the country transition from a hereditary monarchy to an elective democracy, they compromised by making him this. He will hold the office of President until he decides to step down.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Very much so.
  • Royal Blood: He's the last known member of the family which ruled Ferelden for several ages.
  • Team Dad: To the kids at Skyhold; he even calls them "my kids."
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Cheese, of course.

    Elissa Theirin 
Elissa Theirin, nee Cousland, First Lady of Ferelden and Commander of the Grey Wardens

    Sebastian Vael 
Prince Sebastian Vael, despite the democratization of the Free Marches, is still the guy running Starkhaven, and still recognized as a prince.



The teachers and administrators at Skyhold Academy are deeply attached to their school, their students, and each other.

    Tropes which apply to the staff as a whole 
  • Badass Teacher: Usually downplayed, but they have no second thoughts about risking their lives to protect their students.
  • Berserk Button: None of them take kindly to anyone threatening the school, the kids, or their colleagues.
  • Family of Choice: As Blackwall points out in one story, most of them don't have any family outside of the school - just like many of their students.
  • Informed Ability: Somewhat improbably, they can all sing pretty well. The reader has to just accept the narrative's word for it, since the medium doesn't allow proof.
  • Must Have Caffeine: Most of them are shown drinking coffee or tea a lot.
  • Parental Substitute: For most of their students, who either have terrible parents or none at all.
  • Secret Keeper: They're pretty nearly the only ones who know the truth about what Skyhold really is.
  • True Companions: How they see each other.

    Cullen Rutherford 
Cullen Rutherford, history teacher

    Evangeline Trevelyan 
Evangeline Trevelyan (later Rutherford), substitute art teacher

    Dorian Pavus 
Dorian Pavus, music teacher and school librarian


    Varric Tethras 
Varric Tethras, writing arts teacher and secret school philanthropist

  • Affectionate Nickname: In addition to all the others he bestows, he refers to the Hawke sisters as "my girls."
  • Age-Gap Romance: He's a dozen years older than his love interest.
  • Berserk Button: If you so much as imply that you're thinking of harming Bethany or Marian Hawke, he will end you. Literally.
    • More humorously, he also really, really hates the Fifty Shades books. Mostly for existing.
  • Best Friends-in-Law: With Hawke, post-Disorienuptials.
  • Conversational Troping: He's guilty of this at times.
  • Cool Bike: He rides a black and silver Harley-Davidson.
  • Cool Teacher: In a different way than most of the others. He and Dorian have a minor Friendly Rivalry about which of them is cooler, but neither is particularly serious about it.
  • Cool Uncle: More specifically, he's known as the "whiskey uncle."
  • Deadpan Snarker: As in canon.
  • Family of Choice: In his own words, he's an honorary Hawke. He also becomes the honorary brother of Dorian and, by extension, Evvy.
  • The First Cut Is the Deepest: By the time of the series, he's finally moved past Bianca. She doesn't actually get mentioned until about midway through the series, when she sends a letter.
  • Game Master: He takes on this role in Love is a Mystery, running tabletop campaigns of Gatehouses and Ghouls for students and teachers alike.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Toward Sebastian, mildly.
  • Grumpy Old Man: He describes himself like this.
  • Happily Married: To Bethany, post-Disorienuptials.
  • He Cleans Up Nicely: If a certain young lady is to be believed.
  • Home Sweet Home: He misses Kirkwall terribly, even singing Owl City's "Metropolis" in the first installment as an indicator of it. Of course, what he really misses are the Hawkes.
  • Hot Teacher: He gets explicitly called this during the concert in the first story. He doesn't seem to think it's accurate, though; a few times he refers to himself as having "a face made for radio."
  • Hypothetical Casting: Michael Hurst - he even has Varric's earrings!
  • I Call It "Vera": Bianca, as ever; in this iteration, she's a vintage typewriter.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: In the first installment.
  • Informed Ability: Averted. Being a writer, he's the only staff member who gets to show off his talent in the medium.
  • In-Series Nickname: The Nicknamer actually gets one himself here - "Ick." Needless to say, Hawke loves it. In later installments, Dorian occasionally addresses him as "brother" as an Affectionate Nickname.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Vaguely with Evvy, mostly because they (eventually) each consider Dorian to be their honorary brother. They're not quite as close as the trope would normally imply, however, though they are fond of one another.
  • Meta Guy: With a gift for Painting the Fourth Wall.
  • Must Have Caffeine: He drinks a lot of coffee in general, but he uses it to self-medicate for a time in the first story.
  • The Nicknamer: As in canon.
  • Odd Friendship: With Cassandra.
  • Panicky Expectant Father: In the final installments - and a more justified example than many, given Bethany's health issues.
  • Percussive Therapy: After the major crisis in the first story, he refuses to see the therapist Leliana brings into the school, preferring to utilize this instead.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Hawke - they adore each other, but it's not even faintly romantic.
  • Secret Keeper: He's the only one (besides, possibly, Leliana) who knows the real reason for Hawke's sabbatical in the first story.
  • The Short Guy with Glasses: He's explicitly stated to be the shortest of the male teachers, and wears reading glasses.
  • The Storyteller: As in canon.
  • Sweet Tooth: One to rival Cullen's.
  • These Hands Have Killed: A source of angst for him during the first story.
  • Troll: On occasion, though it's always meant in good fun.
  • Uncle Pennybags: It's not commonly known, but he's the one who funds the school's weekly ice cream nights and monthly movie outings, among other things.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With his "brother," Dorian, and also Cassandra.

    Cassandra Pentaghast 
Cassandra Pentaghast, girls' physical education teacher

    Marian Hawke 
Marian Hawke, art teacher

  • Affectionate Nickname: She frequently calls her sister "Bethy."
  • Artists Are Attractive: A mutual version with her husband; she's a painter and he's a dancer, and it factored into both how they met and how they were drawn to each other.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Don't even think about touching her little sister. She's already lost her little brother.
  • Best Friends-in-Law: With Varric, post-Disorienuptials.
  • Boyish Short Hair: As seen in her 'casting' image.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Bethany; they're very different but nevertheless very close.
  • Deadpan Snarker: More often than most.
  • Happily Married: To Fenris.
  • Hypothetical Casting: Anne Hathaway
  • Informed Ability: As with Evvy, the reader just has to take the narrative's word for it that she's an exceptional artist, since there's no way to prove it in the medium.
  • It's Personal: Part of her backstory; she's the one who finally put an end to the White Lily Murders in Kirkwall a few years before the series. Sadly, she wasn't able to stop the killer in time to save his final victim, her mother.
  • Last-Name Basis: Very few people are allowed to call her Marian.
  • Law of Inverse Fertility: Averted. According to Word of God, Hawke and Fenris don't really mind that they've never had children because of the demands of their careers. (That said, she can't wait to be the Cool Aunt to Bethany's baby.)
  • Long-Distance Relationship: Owing to the traveling he does for his career, her relationship with Fenris is usually this, even since their marriage.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Varric - they adore each other, but it's not even faintly romantic.
  • Present Absence: Her sabbatical from Skyhold Academy is what kicks off the first story, and affects a significant chunk of its plot.
  • Self-Made Woman: Arguably, more than anyone else in the series.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Bethany and Varric, despite the latter's expectation that she would be against it.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The tomboy to Bethany's girly-girl. She wears her hair short by choice and comments more than once on her dislike of wearing dresses. She's seen to wear only one in the whole series, when she serves as matron of honor in a wedding.
  • Troll: Occasionally, but usually only to Varric. He gives as good as he gets.

     Ivan Ronbul 
Coach Bull, the boys' physical education teacher and football coach

    Solas Harel 
Solas Harel, teacher of all forms of science

  • Confirmed Bachelor: One of the only adults in the series with no love interest. As far as anyone can tell, his true loves are science, video games, and cake.
  • Deadpan Snarker: On occasion. His sense of humor is very dry.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: And it's mentioned repeatedly.
  • Famed in Story: His "Dread Wolf" persona is very well-known in the YouTube gaming community.
  • Hidden Depths: In addition to singing (like the rest of the staff), he's a well-known gamer and also a gifted mime.
  • Hypothetical Casting: Mark Strong
  • Informed Ability: You just have to take the authors' word for it that he's a really good mime.
  • Let's Play: He moonlights as popular Let's Player "The Dread Wolf."
  • Mysterious Past: No one knows anything about his past. The authors admit that they just never found an opportunity to work it into the plot.
  • Not So Above It All: He occasionally startles his colleagues by participating in things like talent shows and bachelor parties.
  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: The main reason he was hired, despite the mysterious past. By bringing in one guy who could effectively teach all the necessary sciences, Skyhold could stretch their budget farther than if they hired multiple teachers.
  • Sweet Tooth: To the point where some reviewers have suggested that the real OTP of the series is Solas/Cake.

    Gordon Blackwall 
Gordon Blackwall, industrial arts teacher

     Josephine Montilyet 
Josephine Montilyet, guidance counselor and deputy headmistress

    Leliana Nightingale 
Leliana Nightingale, headmistress of Skyhold Academy

  • The Chanteuse: She occasionally sings solos at the various events (an Informed Ability, as with everyone else's singing, although at least hers has been heard in the games) and is explicitly cast in this role in one of Jim and Rory's fanfics.
  • The Chessmaster: A very benign version. It's implied and outright stated many times that nothing happens in Skyhold without her knowledge; she has her fingers in many pies and her eyes are everywhere. In I Must Be Going, Varric casts her in the Miracle Max role because he reasons that if he were ever going to ask anyone to perform a literal miracle, it would be Leliana.
    • Failed a Spot Check: However, in the first story, even she fails to realize that a number of the school's support staff are actually moles for Venatori Prep.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Largely averted; she's one of the few adults in the series with no confirmed love interest. However, when Michel's friends from the University of Orlais are invited to visit, he acknowledges that "Fairbanks would be here tomorrow" if he thought Leliana would give him the time of day.
  • Hypothetical Casting: Kate Winslet
  • In-Series Nickname: Varric calls her "Songbird," since Nightingale is her actual surname here.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Almost too reasonable; until she learns the truth about the school, Evvy is genuinely shocked at some of the things Leliana tolerates among the staff, not least the romantic shenanigans. The Reveal, when it comes, makes her acceptance of it all much more understandable.
  • Secret Keeper: She knows pretty nearly everything about everyone in the school, except for the spoilered example under Failed a Spot Check.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: She's very partial to a specific blend of tea which includes peppermint and lavender.

    Vivienne de Fer 
Vivienne de Fer, foreign language instructor

  • The Fashionista: She wears nothing less than cutting edge fashion. Rory describes her Instagram as featuring "wicked sweet fashion" that one might wear while killing people.
  • Hypothetical Casting: Lupita Nyong'o
  • Pet the Dog: When she returns for the school reunion, she engages in some of this with Varric, of whom she appears genuinely fond.
  • Put on a Bus: She gets subjected to this early in the first story, owing to a personal crisis.note 
  • The Rival: She seems to view Morrigan this way, although Morrigan's own feelings on the subject are unknown.

    Michel de Chevin 
Michel de Chevin, substitute foreign language instructor

  • Hot Teacher: To the point where some of Cullen's fan base defects.
  • Hypothetical Casting: Simon Baker
  • Pair the Spares: Later stories in the series have him dating Cullen's sister Mia.
  • Unknown Rival: He has no idea that Cullen thinks, in the first story, that they're in a Love Triangle with Evvy. By the time it's finally explained to him, Cullen and Evvy are in a relationship, so they can both afford to be amused by it and Michel doesn't hold a grudge.

    Lace Harding 
Lace Harding, administrative assistant

    Felix Alexius 
Felix Alexius, assistant librarian, aspiring filmmaker, and yearbook photographer

  • Camera Fiend: He's frequently seen playing photographer in the stories.
  • Hypothetical Casting: Theo James
  • Ill Boy: He has an undefined chronic condition (a nod to his illness in the game). It doesn't seem to affect him too heavily, but is the reason for his very minor role.
  • The Mole: During the first story, he undertakes this role, venturing into Venatori Prep in search of information.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: The authors just couldn't bring themselves to kill him off as in canon.


Students at Skyhold Academy are very special, although not for the reasons the world thinks. As such, their teachers are willing to do whatever it takes to make sure they're happy and safe.

    The student body in general 

  • Abusive Parents: It's not described in detail, but some of them have these.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Most of them have some form of this.
  • Demoted to Extra: In Inquisition, Sera is a member of the inner circle. Here, she's a student named Sera Archer, who appears mostly by mention. Cole is also a member of the inner circle who gets turned into a student, although he has a larger role due to his relationships with Evvy and Cullen.
  • Drama Club: When Dorian forms one, it might be easier to count the kids who don't join.
  • Good Parents: A lucky few (like Rory) have these, but were chosen to come to Skyhold because their families are struggling in other ways.
  • Only One Name: Some of the students have only been identified by their first names in the stories.
  • Parental Abandonment: Some of them, like Jim and Cole, suffer from this, which means they have been through an Orphan's Ordeal.
  • Shipper on Deck: For the various pairings among their teachers, which naturally results in...
  • Squee!: Often and loudly.

    Cole Rutherford 
Cole is a lonely and withdrawn boy who eventually becomes Cullen and Evvy's son.

  • Armor-Piercing Question: He's capable of delivering these from time to time, most particularly to his father.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: The reason for his attachment to all of the Skyhold staff, and especially to the two who become his parents.
  • Berserk Button: A very mild (and funny) example compared to most, but there are a few references from I Must Be Going onward to the fact that Cole really hates the word "smaragdine." He even writes an essay about it!
  • Big Brother Instinct: After I Must Be Going, he has this toward his baby sister Skye.
  • Canine Companion: As of Where the Sky is Held, he has a mabari named Snow.
  • Friend to All Living Things: He's very kind to animals.
  • Happily Adopted: After the first story.
  • Hypothetical Casting: Evan Peters. This crosses into Accidentally Correct Writing territory, since it was not until after he was picked for the hypothetical casting that the authors discovered that David Gaider had described the character as looking like Evan Peters.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: His are mentioned a few times.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Despite not being biologically related, he and Cullen share a number of mannerisms and interests.
  • Literal-Minded: On occasion. For example, when Rory receives a book of poetry for Wintersend and asks him if it was him, he replies, "No, I am not a book of poems." It's a Call-Back to his personality from the game.
  • Loners Are Freaks: Until Evvy helps him come out of his shell, he's very solitary.
  • Meaningful Name: His surname before adoption was Hughes, from the Germanic element hug meaning "heart, mind, and spirit." This has yet to be revealed in the stories.
  • Momma's Boy: To an extent; he adores his mother and would do absolutely anything to make her happy.
  • Name's the Same: His backstory includes two people named Rhys and Evangeline, as in the novel Asunder, though of course their involvement in his life is changed to reflect the setting. This has only been mentioned once in the series thus far, when he explains that he immediately trusted his mother when they met because her name was also Evangeline, but AuroraBorealia has actually written his history to flesh out the details.
  • Nice Hat: He's very fond of hats.
  • The Nicknamer: Not to the extent of Varric, but he does give nicknames to certain people in his life, most particularly his parents, who are "the rainbow" and "the sun."
  • The Quiet One
  • Rainbow Motif: He's the one who originally gives Evvy her 'rainbow' nickname; he also decides that Cullen is the sun and he himself is the rain, since a rainbow needs both sun and rain in order to appear.
  • Trauma Button: A mild example, but after the events of the first story, he has a hard time with the idea of anything happening to his mother. There are a few offhanded mentions of him seeing a therapist, even after the events are long over.

    The Partners in Crime 
Aurora Norbertson, James Scout, and Janessa Dasher are three of the students who have been attending Skyhold since it first opened, and have been best friends since the beginning.

  • Affectionate Nickname: They frequently call each other "Jimmy," "Nessie," and "Rors."
  • Ascended Extra: They're this in many ways. They were originally brought into the series in the second installment, which is a one-shot humor piece, but over time they all took on a life of their own.
  • Asexuality: Jim is asexual; Rory is demisexual.
  • Commonality Connection: According to a comment Rory makes in I Must Be Going, she and Jim first became friends due to their mutual love of The Princess Bride.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Rory loves baby animals.
  • Drama Queen: Rory calls Jim this.
  • Family of Choice/Like Brother and Sister: All three are only children, and they see each other as the siblings they've never had. Rory and Nessa even refer to Jim as "our silly brother" in New Message Received.
  • Flower Motif: Rory becomes associated with daisies, at least briefly.
  • Full-Name Ultimatum: Rory and Jim are known to do this to each other.
  • Generation Xerox: A variant. Rory and Jim are amused (as seen in New Message Received) to realize that their relationship makes them a sort of younger version of Hawke and Varric.
  • Hypothetical Casting: Sarah Gilman (Rory), Charles Vandervaart (Jim), and Auli'i Cravalho (Nessa).
  • In-Series Nickname: Eventually, Varric dubs them "Sonnet," "Bishop," and "Lyric." In addition, their self-selected group name of the "Partners in Crime" gets picked up by the teachers when speaking of the trio.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: Jim delights in making these; his Hurricane of Puns in Beauty and the Bloodsucker is a prime example. The girls are alternately amused and annoyed by it.
  • Ironic Nickname: They dub themselves "Partners in Crime," but they're three of the best-behaved teenagers you'll ever meet.
  • Meaningful Name: Varric nicknames Jim "Bishop," after the chess piece, but it has a double meaning that falls into Fridge territory. Jim, as noted above, is asexual, and chooses to be celibate... much like a priest.
  • Moment Killer: Jim is the unlucky bloke who interrupts the first kiss between Cullen and Evvy. (He's based on the scout in Inquisition who does the same thing.)
  • Most Fanfic Writers Are Girls: Played straight with Rory, averted with Jim.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Rory and Nessa's full first names are maybe mentioned twice in the whole series.
  • Only Sane Man: Nessa has her silly moments, but she's got nothing on the other two.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: Nothing romantic here at all.
  • Romantic False Lead: Jim is sometimes mistaken for either Rory or Nessa's boyfriend. When discussing the matter with Krem, Rory admits she can see where people get the idea, since they're so close.
  • Troll: Jim is this to the girls occasionally, but only in benign, playful ways. They evidently consider it part of his charm.
  • Twice Shy: Rory with her crush, Krem.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Life is a Roller Coaster reveals that Jim is deathly terrified of snakes, while Rory is afraid of heights.
  • You Said You Couldn't Dance: Played with; it's a running gag that the girls want to see Jim tap dance. It's unclear whether or not he actually can, since he keeps refusing. Only at graduation is it finally revealed that no, he really can't, and he doesn't know why they keep asking.

    Cremisius Aclassi 
Krem is the quarterback for the Chargers (until he graduates) and pretty universally beloved by the cast.

  • Big Man on Campus: During the time of the main series, he's this; it's later indicated that he inherited the role from Delrin Barris.
  • The Cast Showoff: Arguably more than any of the other students. He really seems to relish the chances he gets to strut his stuff onstage.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Like many Skyhold students, though by his own admission his is somewhat different.
  • Family of Choice: Bull is basically his adoptive father.
  • Hypothetical Casting: Froy Gutierrez note 
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: He sometimes makes these, which he blames on all the time he spends with Bull.
  • Lovable Jock
  • Lovely Assistant: With great amusement, he plays this role for Rory during the school talent show.
  • Mistaken for Romance: He eventually admits that he would have asked Rory out a lot sooner than he did, except that he was under the impression that she was dating Jim.
  • Precocious Crush: He admits to Rory that he had a small crush on Evvy for a brief time during her first year at the school.
  • The Quarterback: Until he graduates, this is his position on the team.
  • Romantic Wingman: He's "the greatest wingman ever" when he helps introduce Michel de Chevin to Mia Rutherford.
  • Twice Shy: With his crush, Rory.

Family members of the staff

Although they're not always on hand for all the shenanigans, a few of the staff members do have family members who have a role to play in the assorted stories.

    The Rutherford Siblings 
Mia is Cullen's older sister, and Branson and Rosalie are their younger siblings. They live in South Reach, but occasionally make the trek to Skyhold for important occasions.

     Fenris Hawke 
Fenris Hawke is the art teacher's husband, and a professional ballet dancer. He appears in the stories infrequently.

  • Artists Are Attractive: A mutual version with his wife; she's a painter and he's a dancer, and it factored into both how they met and how they were drawn to each other.
  • Best Friends-in-Law: With his sister-in-law Bethany. They're clearly very fond of each other.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: A somewhat altered version of his canon backstory; it's the reason he was initially reluctant to get involved with Hawke.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Much like in canon.
  • Happily Married: To Hawke.
  • Hypothetical Casting: Jesse Williams
  • Informed Ability: Given the medium, we can't see him dance.
  • Long-Distance Relationship: Owing to the traveling he does for his career, his relationship with Hawke is usually this, even since their marriage.
  • Secret Keeper: He's one of the only people outside of Skyhold Academy to know the truth about the school; it's explained in a later story that Hawke made telling him and Bethany the truth a condition of her employment.
  • Shed the Family Name: He took his wife's last name when they married. (Of course, in the games he doesn't have a last name, but in this universe it's this trope.)
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Aggregio wine, similar to his appreciation of it in Dragon Age II.

     Bethany Hawke 
Bethany Hawke (later Tethras) is Hawke's younger sister and Varric's "fangirl in chief."

  • Age-Gap Romance: She's about twelve years younger than her love interest.
  • Angsty Surviving Twin: Downplayed, but she definitely misses her brother.
  • Best Friends-in-Law: With her sister's husband Fenris; they're clearly very fond of each other.
  • Big Sister Worship: As different as they are in many ways, Bethany idolizes Marian and they are very close.
  • The Fashionista: Her hat in this universe, owing to her in-game love of pretty clothes. She has a degree in fashion design and manufacture, runs a blog about the subject, and helps with the costumes for the school play, among other things.
  • Happily Married: To Varric, post-Disorienuptials.
  • Hypothetical Casting: Lily Collins. Doubles as a bit of a Casting Gag, since Lily Collins played Snow White in Mirror, Mirror and there are a number of playful comparisons made between Bethany and that princess.
  • Ill Girl: This is the secret real reason for Hawke's sabbatical in the first story, because her condition is so rare and dangerous that she's basically Secretly Dying for a long time. She improves dramatically, and is able to lead a mostly normal life, but she'll never be completely well.
  • Long-Distance Relationship: With Varric, until they get married.
  • Nice Hat: She has a thing for hats.
  • Second Love: She's this for Varric, although details about her predecessor aren't mentioned at all until The Memory Band.
  • Secret Keeper: She's one of the only people outside of Skyhold Academy to know the truth about the school; it's explained in a later story that Hawke made telling her and Fenris the truth a condition of her employment.
  • Spoiled Sweet: Between Hawke and Varric (especially Varric), she can have pretty much anything she wants. It doesn't make her one iota less kind or considerate.
  • Sweet Tooth: Her love of sugar rivals that of Solas.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The girly-girl to Hawke's tomboy; Bethany loves pretty dresses and girly things.
  • What Does She See in Him??: According to Varric, Bethany's greatest flaw is her questionable taste in men.

    Mahanon Lavellan 
Mahanon Lavellan is Evvy's oldest friend, who becomes immediately smitten with a certain gym teacher.

  • Affectionate Nickname: Evvy is his "little lady" and has been since childhood; she fondly refers to him as "my darling pain in the ass." Later, he sometimes addresses Cassandra as "my lady."
  • The Cast Showoff: Second only to Dorian, he takes the most obvious delight in singing, dancing, and otherwise pushing his way into the limelight. The others find it more amusing than anything, on account of him being such a Nice Guy.
  • The Charmer: Evvy explicitly describes him this way.
  • Childhood Friend: He and Evvy have been friends since they were very young.
  • Cool Uncle: Participates in the "uncle-off" in The Memory Band to try to prove that he's the coolest.
  • Family of Choice: Even beyond his friendship with Evvy, he's basically an honorary member of the Trevelyan family. In one letter, Evvy's mother refers to him as "my extra son."
  • Gentleman Adventurer: Arguably the best way to describe his occupation; he does a lot of consulting with police departments, doing things like codebreaking.
  • Happily Married: To Cassandra, post-Disorienuptials.
  • Hypothetical Casting: Aiden Turner
  • In-Series Nickname: Varric dubs him "Lockpick."
  • Like Brother and Sister: With Evvy, who tells him that he's "my other self or something." They've been friends since they were very small children, and he absolutely dotes on her in his own weird way.
  • Like Father, Like Son: It may be too early to really say this, but he and his adopted son Anthony seem to have the same sense of humor. Evvy invokes the trope more than once.
  • Long-Distance Relationship: When he starts dating Cassandra, his work requires that they have one of these. This remains true even after they get married, until he reaches a breaking point and just can't take it anymore.
  • Romantic False Lead: Cullen initially questions the relationship between Evvy and "Non," although she later acknowledges that his confusion was understandable.
  • Troll: He's prone to this sort of thing, especially with Evvy, who as noted above sometimes refers to him as "my darling pain in the ass."

    The Baby Brigade - unmarked spoilers! 
These are the Spinoff Babies of the main cast, the children (other than Cole) of the assorted Skyhold staff.

  • Babies Ever After: As the folder title would imply.
  • Baby Language: Their appearances in the later installments show them communicating with each other in this.
  • Baby's First Words: Skye's is "da;" Anthony's is "mama." Both are treated with all the importance one would expect.
  • Cuteness Proximity: They have this effect on pretty much everyone.
  • Dead Guy Junior:
    • Skye is named after her paternal grandmother.
    • Anthony is named after his maternal uncle.
  • Doorstop Baby: Anthony's introduction to the series was to be left on the steps of an abandoned Chantry.
  • Happily Adopted: Anthony is the adopted son of Cass and Mahanon.
  • Hometown Nickname: Eleanor Skye Rutherford is usually called Skye, which is in honor of Skyhold.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Since they're effectively being raised together, it's generally presumed by the adults that this will be their relationship as they get older.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Evvy frequently comments that Anthony has Mahanon's sense of humor. Gender flipped with Skye, who has inherited her father's love of blueberries.
  • Middle Name Basis: Skye's real first name is rarely mentioned; everyone calls her by her middle name.
  • Parental Marriage Veto: A variant. Both Cullen and Dorian have indicated that Skye is never going to be allowed to date, much less get married. Evvy begs to differ.
  • What Beautiful Eyes!: It's indicated that Skye has inherited her mother's big green eyes.

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