Dragon Age: Inquisition is a game I’m looking forward to, despite the last entry to the series being rather mediocre. From what I’ve seen of Inquisition so far gives the impression that BioWare has taken the best elements from Origins, and DA: II, to create a game that will be appealing. As part of a series in learning more about the game a new character Q&A has been released, this time focusing on the mage Dorian, who hails from the Tervinter Imperium.
Dorian is a mage from a very wealthy and powerful family, but has rejected the lifestyle he was accustomed to due to seeing how it can lead to corruption. This in turn makes him a social pariah of the Tervinter elite, especially since he discovers some plot of the Tervinter mages and tries to expose it to the rest of the population. He will prove to be a rather powerful character as he has full control of his magical abilities, which allows him to bring forth incredibly powerful attacks, and raise the dead to fight for him.
As a person Dorian will be a fully gay character who is very intelligent, and has a rather sharp wit. This wit and intelligence has been cultivated over many years in a society where outdoing peers is required, and it also makes him incredibly sarcastic. He also believes that the Tervinter Imperium isn’t beyond saving, and he wants to bring it back from the brink of whatever plot is working through the higher end of its society. BioWare does acknowledge the inclusion of a gay character could be controversial to some, but I say good on them. It’d be nice if we didn’t live in a world where sexual orientation is a big deal, and hopefully any outcry is ignored.