Confession: One time, I skipped recruiting Fenris because I was romancing Anders that playthrough. Come Act 2, I started wondering what happened without Hawke; was Fenris captured? Was he killed? I panicked (like ya do) and, lacking a save from Act 1, restarted that file. I love Fenris, even if my Hawke doesn’t, and I want him safe.

Confession: One time, I skipped recruiting Fenris because I was romancing Anders that playthrough. Come Act 2, I started wondering what happened without Hawke; was Fenris captured? Was he killed? I panicked (like ya do) and, lacking a save from Act 1, restarted that file. I love Fenris, even if my Hawke doesn’t, and I want him safe.

Confession: My first DA2 playthrough I was a M!Rogue!Hawke even though I’m a hetero female, because I fell completely in love with Alistair as a female Warden. I thought nothing in DA2 was going to top that, so might as well try a male playthrough for once. And then Fenris happened. I scrapped the playthrough before finishing Act 1 and made a new F!Mage!Hawke, and I’ll just say I have never been so satisfied with a video game romance in my life.

Confession: My first DA2 playthrough I was a M!Rogue!Hawke even though I’m a hetero female, because I fell completely in love with Alistair as a female Warden. I thought nothing in DA2 was going to top that, so might as well try a male playthrough for once. And then Fenris happened. I scrapped the playthrough before finishing Act 1 and made a new F!Mage!Hawke, and I’ll just say I have never been so satisfied with a video game romance in my life.

CONFESSION:   

Fenris is my favorite Dragon Age character and I really hope he makes a cameo in DA:I.

CONFESSION:  

Fenris is my favorite Dragon Age character and I really hope he makes a cameo in DA:I.

Confession: I love that fenris lets you grieve when you lose your mother. He doesn’t pressure you. He doesn’t pretend to understand, though he probably knows better than anyone what the mother went through. He was just there. He understood that talk isn’t what you need in those moments… and even if your relationship was over… He was there. I looked for that while dating. I found that in my husband.

Confession: I love that fenris lets you grieve when you lose your mother. He doesn’t pressure you. He doesn’t pretend to understand, though he probably knows better than anyone what the mother went through. He was just there. He understood that talk isn’t what you need in those moments… and even if your relationship was over… He was there. I looked for that while dating. I found that in my husband.

Confession: I wish that there were more “middle of the road” mages and templars like Wynne and Alistair. Hearing how Wynne actually enjoyed circle life, and understood that the templars were a necessity, and how Alistair isn’t some crazy mage bludgeoning templar, even after being raised in the chantry makes me believe that they were real characters, instead of metaphors for each end of the perspective spectrum, like Anders and Fenris.

Confession: I wish that there were more “middle of the road” mages and templars like Wynne and Alistair. Hearing how Wynne actually enjoyed circle life, and understood that the templars were a necessity, and how Alistair isn’t some crazy mage bludgeoning templar, even after being raised in the chantry makes me believe that they were real characters, instead of metaphors for each end of the perspective spectrum, like Anders and Fenris.

Confession: I just finished my first playthrough of DA2 and had my female Hawke rival romance Fenris. She sided with the mages at the end and killed Fenris. I feel so guilty and depressed every time I think about it. I tried to make her not do it but I feel headcanon wise that is what she would have done. Now I feel so compelled to replay it and truly romance Fenris and act like my other playthrough never happened.

Confession: I just finished my first playthrough of DA2 and had my female Hawke rival romance Fenris. She sided with the mages at the end and killed Fenris. I feel so guilty and depressed every time I think about it. I tried to make her not do it but I feel headcanon wise that is what she would have done. Now I feel so compelled to replay it and truly romance Fenris and act like my other playthrough never happened.

Confession: The first time I played DA2 I romanced Fenris without knowing what would happen. All the work of trying to mend his emotional wounds, and building a trusting relationship, then after he sleeps with you then leaves, I had a breakdown. It so closely mirrored what has happened in some of my past relationships that it was like reliving it all over again. My best friend had to come console me and it took me a week to go back to playing again, but it was worth it when he came back. Every tear.

Confession: The first time I played DA2 I romanced Fenris without knowing what would happen. All the work of trying to mend his emotional wounds, and building a trusting relationship, then after he sleeps with you then leaves, I had a breakdown. It so closely mirrored what has happened in some of my past relationships that it was like reliving it all over again. My best friend had to come console me and it took me a week to go back to playing again, but it was worth it when he came back. Every tear.

Confession: No matter how many times I have played through Dragon Age 2, I always, ALWAYS, end up playing the default Male Hawke. (sans blood smear) And no matter how many times I tell myself to romance the ladies, I go crawling right back to Fenris. And i’m a heterosexual female. Is this weird?

Confession: No matter how many times I have played through Dragon Age 2, I always, ALWAYS, end up playing the default Male Hawke. (sans blood smear) And no matter how many times I tell myself to romance the ladies, I go crawling right back to Fenris. And i’m a heterosexual female. Is this weird?

Confession: I made a M!Hawke so that I could romance Isabela (because whenever I make a F!Hawke I just HAVE to romance Fenris, I can’t help myself, no matter how many other companions I sleep with, because I put myself into her shoes), in hopes that I wouldn’t relate as much so could play other romances, but after running into Fenris again I don’t know if I can NOT romance him this time too. Damn, wonderful, broody elf. Stop stealing all my Hawkes’ hearts!

Confession: I made a M!Hawke so that I could romance Isabela (because whenever I make a F!Hawke I just HAVE to romance Fenris, I can’t help myself, no matter how many other companions I sleep with, because I put myself into her shoes), in hopes that I wouldn’t relate as much so could play other romances, but after running into Fenris again I don’t know if I can NOT romance him this time too. Damn, wonderful, broody elf. Stop stealing all my Hawkes’ hearts!

Confession: With BioWare games, there’s always one character (usually my favorite LI) that I get REALLY attached too, beyond all rationale. For Dragon Age, it’s Zevran and Fenris.

Confession: With BioWare games, there’s always one character (usually my favorite LI) that I get REALLY attached too, beyond all rationale. For Dragon Age, it’s Zevran and Fenris.