BioWare has revealed its latest character for Dragon Age: Inquisition and refers to him as BioWare’s first “fully gay” character. Welcome Dorian, a male mage from Tevinter Imperium who just happens to be gay.
David Gaider, a writer for Dragon Age: Inquisition, says that “Dorian is the first fully gay character he’s had the opportunity to write. It adds a unique dimension to his back story, considering he comes from a place where perfection is the face that every mage puts on and anything that smacks of deviancy is shameful and meant to be hidden. Dorian’s refusal to play along with the facade is seen as stubborn and pointless by his family, which has contributed to his status as a pariah.”
Gaider goes on to say that “I suppose the aspect of Dorian will make him controversial in some corners, but I was glad to include it. It made writing Dorian a very personal experience for me, and I’m hopeful that will make him seem like a fully realized character to fans in the end.”
Dragon Age: Inquisition is set to release on October 7, 2014 for PC, Ps4, Ps3, Xbox 1, Xbox 360. Bioware has been slowly leaking out character information and other goodies about this game. Stay tune for more!
Good for them. Good for David Gaider! BioWare has ventured into these grounds before with Dragon Age, Mass Effect and Star War: KOTOR series. From what I’ve seen so far, Dragon Age: Inquisition has a very good cast of characters this time, all very unique. This makes me happy as I’m planning to be spending a good amount of time with them! Now if only BioWare will include an easter egg in Dragon Age: Inquisition dealing with Monty Python’s Spanish Inquisition!
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