Top 5 Dragon Age Inquisition characters
Guys, I’m freaking out.
We’ve just had an incredibly frustrating but wonderful update about my favorite video game ever, and I couldn’t be more eager. And even though the game will probably not come into our twitching hands for probably two years, I am ready and waiting to count down the days.
I love video games, as you probably do too, seeing as you clicked on this article, but Dragon Age has always been at the top of my list. A mix of it’s fantasy, the choices, or the emotional depth the story has, has solidified it as a quality game, but something has made it special in the hearts of gamers, and that is the characters. Most games excel in their character creation, but there aren’t many that succeed in making the player feel a connection with their on-screen companions, forging friendships that you kind of wish are real. Here are five of my favorite companions in the game, PSA I did not romance any of these ones, that’s a separate list entirely.
It’s difficult to not like Varric, his weathered but sunny personality is such a comforting presence. He’s the only companion in Inquisition that seems genuinely concerned with the emotional wellbeing of the inquisitor in the beginning of the game. He is also the companion that emphasizes the importance of fun and relaxation, encouraging the gang to play a card game and develop their relationships outside of saving the world.
It’s a dog, need I say more? He is the only companion in Dragon Age II which I still resent. I missed my buddy in Dragon Age Inquisition, and I’m praying to the Maker, that he will be in the next game. This very good boy is the perfect companion, who quite literally always loves you. His approval of you, doesn’t change like the other characters, and he is always there for you, like any dog in the real world. Dog is also beloved by the rest of the characters and makes for some heart-warming moments in the group.
Of course, I included Morrigan on this list, the Witch of the wilds herself. She is an incredibly interesting character, and a huge asset to your team. She is probably the most recognizable character in the entirety of the series, and might not be too farfetched to call her the face of it. Her rogue magic isn’t the only thing that’s interesting about her, she is strong and unapologetic.
Now this one could divide some people. Solas was a big character in Inquisition for good reason, and fans rightly had mixed feelings about him. Some hated him, this could be due to his arrogance, but it could also be the fact that he is a future franchise villain, hiding in plain sight. Or you love him, perhaps for his empathy of the world’s castaways, or maybe even because of his secrets. In the world of Dragon Age he is wrongly believed to be a God, because of immense power as a mage, infamously called the Dread Wolf. Solas is an incredibly well thought out and written character. And while I can understand where Solas is coming from, it did kind of rip out my heart when he told us his plans.
Say something bad about Dorian, I dare you.
With his quick wit and sass, he is automatically memorable. But when you start to peel his personality, Dorian quickly becomes an incredibly lovable character. The friendship he develops with the player in Dragon Age Inquisition is meaningful, and he shows immense care for the relationship you develop. The friendship feels deeper than the others to me, mainly because of the utter surprise Dorian has for developing such a bond with you. His spunk and sometimes hostility pushes many away, but when he joins the inquisition and sees that you are on his side, vulnerability is shown.
Dorian’s character shows how important friendship can be, and that you can only combat so much on your own.
“Distracted? By my wit and charm? I have plenty of both.”
Dragon Age is a massive series, with many more fantastic characters. These were just my personal favourites. Now, back to the all-consuming waiting for the next game.