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- Hawke loves it when a plan works out.
- Fight dialogue changes with the route you're taking Hawke's personality down. During pitched battles, Funny!Hawke will occasionally shout that "At least it's not boring!"
- Clicking on the window in the Hawke estate will sometimes prompt Hawke to remark that their neighbor needs to put some clothes on.
- One promotional armour set claims that the chilling adventures of "Ser Isaac of Clarke" are a bard favourite on dark nights.
- A talkative patron at the Hanged Man wants you to know that the truth is out there.
- At the Hanged Man bar, everybody knows your name.
- Ordering 30 drinks leads everyone to cheer "Hawke!" whenever you enter the bar.
- If you purchase a drink at the Hanged Man, Hawke's drinking animation is identical to Commander Shepard's. Hawke also finishes conversations with the bartender with "Thanks. I should go.".
- Also from Mass Effect, the upgrade of the revival spell is called Unity.
- There's a magic spell called Horror, which stuns its victims and can cause damage to the soul. The icon for it looks like Cthulhu.
- One of the dock workers complains that he loaded 16 tons, and what does he get? A bad back.
- In one "encounter" in the Blooming Rose, Hawke can say "Give me something that will really blow my mind." Cut to Hawke in a room with a man who says "...and it turns out it was actually the name of his sled, from when he was a little boy!" Other encounters with the man at the Blooming Rose include references to Planet of the Apes ("He realised it was his home all along, but in the future!") and The Sixth Sense ("... he had been dead the whole time!").
- One of the letters you receive is a 419 Scam (only a bit more coherent).
- Sandal saw something nasty in the woodshed.
- In one conversation at the Hanged Man, Varric calls for drinks from a serving wench named Edwina. One can only imagine that she is a very bitter woman. It's also a callback to the Edwina from Origins.
- A unique ring named "Three Wolf Boon" can be found.
- When you arrive at Kirkwall and the guard insists that there's no more room in the city, Hawke can say, "There must be some room for the pretty people."
- In Isabela's intro, the men call her by her first name. She corrects them with "Captain Isabela." In addition, one of her passive skills is called "Savvy".
- The side quest for clearing the Redwater bandits out of Kirkwall's docks is titled Pier Pressure.
- A merchant on the Wounded Coast will comment to Hawke that Knowing Is Half The Battle.
- Where did you get the maps for the Deep Roads? According to Anders, A Wizard Did It.
- While in the Deep Roads, one of Bartrand's workers mentions that he read once that wandering around in the dark may result in being eaten by a grue.
- Aveline wonders why Ser Emeric can't spend his declining years building a boat.
- Varric and Anders think of ways to enact revenge on Bartrand. Anders suggests one and Varric finds it poetic: Dunking him in gold and dumping him in the ocean.
- Aveline gets on Varric's case about a novel series he's writing about a rogue guardsman He says in mock appeasement that he'll end the series with him retiring and buying a bar, saying that the cop is "too old for this shit." (Hilariously, he actually keeps this promise.)
- One quest has you framing a Templar for various illicit activities. The name of the Templar? Ser Conrad Vernhart.
- There's a quest titled "A Debt in the Family."
- Taking Isabela into the Fade with you will result in her saying;
- In the alley filled with the saar-qamek, there's an insane elven woman who screams "Baby! Come to Mother! Something sharp and shiny!" This is a reference to the Ray Bradbury short story "The Small Assassin."
- At one point, Varric goes into an Imagine Spot that directly references the finale of Scarface (1983), complete with him quoting lines from the film in Pacino's fake Cuban accent.
- During a quest to hunt down a Serial Killer you encounter Gascard DuPuis in a very suspicious situation. When he says he can explain:Varric: Twenty silver if he says, "It wasn't me, it was the one-armed man!"
- When Fenris asks Varric why he named his crossbow "Bianca,", Varric replies, "'Mirabelle' was taken."
- For that matter, "Bianca" is also the name of Bartolomeo's sword.
- When talking to Seneschal Bran :
- Isabella's "plan" to deal with the man who is trying to kill her.Isabella: Step one, we go to Velasco. Step two... something exciting happens. Step three, profit.
Mark of the Assassin
- If Snarky!Hawke decides to fight his/her way into the castle, s/he seems to be channeling Minsc.Hawke: I never do anything quiet if I can help it. Swords for everyone!
- "To hunt the wyvern on its ground is to tempt fate. A terrible risk - but the prize..."
- Silly!Hawke's pitch-perfect Horatio Caine impression after Duke Prosper falls to his death.Hawke: Looks like the duke (beat) has fallen from grace.
- Blunt!Hawke's two-line conversation with Tallis.
- A party guest asks Hawke how their mother has been, and Hawke may reply:Hawke: She killed a man, just to watch him die. Everyone needs a hobby.
- Aggressive!Hawke gives this gem when having to search for the servant during the party:Hawke: Urge to kill. Rising. note
- If you bring Varric and Fenris along with you, in party banter Fenris will ask Varric about his spy network, to which Varric gives a non-answer. Fenris calls him a "strange, hairy little man."
The Exiled Prince
- Leliana shows up in the quest "Faith" dressed in some medieval version of Blackwater's battle dress uniform. It's a pitch perfect replica, replete with red hair, of what Anna wears in Conviction.
The Black Emporium
- The entire DLC is one big shout out to Planescape: Torment - particularly "The Box of Screaming," which references not only the humorous Sealed Evil in a Can quest from Torment but also the bronze sphere.
- Another artifact in the Black Emporium, The Emergent Compendium, is The Book of Sands by another name. Or possibly Twitter.