Whether it is your Dwarven stallion who has a beard that puts santa to shame to your sassy gay Hawke who always has a perfect line for any occasion our possibility's really are limitless with character creation, aren't they?
My personal favourite would be the second Hawke I made for my second run of DA2, Charliezard (Yes, he was a mage. I like fire. And deep down I'm a pokemon loving child at heart) He tried to protect his family, despite constant rejection from his younger brother, his mothers ability to start courting insane murderers and his uncles obsession with gambling. He was somewhat a jester at heart, always pulling out the sarcasm whenever needed. And in the end, he chose to stand with his brethren the mages with his whole gang of misfits at his side, except for Sebastian because I might have let a terrorist live..... But other than that, lovely guy Charliezard was.
My second Warden. Spent an hour making her face, downloaded three mods for hair (then settled on one of the vanilla... that was pointless). She was a Circle Mage and she liked being in a Circle, thinking that it was a far better fate than being thrown out of home. She was just happy receive her staff and move into a bigger room, maybe start on her own project. But alas, fate did not allow her and she was shipped off to Ostagar, where she met a human who'd end up travelling with her until the end. Throughout her quests she helped as many as she could, even fell in love, met friends from all walks of life. She wasn't exceptionally beautiful, tremendously good or anything, but she always tried her best to make the situation better.
Why is my favourite? Well, apart from the fact that she's actually my first Warden I did all the quests on (my first Warden, I just rushed through to see how things went), she's easy to write about. Unlike my other characters she listens and negotiates. - 20:13, May 17, 2012 (UTC)
First post! Also, Spoiler alert for those who may not have played origins, awakening and which hunt. (Hey, you never know…)
For me it was my Dalish Warden, Erinvecna. Initially distrustful towards the shemlen, and resentful of Duncan for “saving” him while pulling him away form a continuing search for Tamlen. Eventually finds himself traveling with Alister which becomes a close friend, and Morrigan (destined to become his great love). Slowly he comes to fully embrace his role as the Warden, and maintains a friendly, often sarcastically witty, report with his traveling companions. Whit his enemies, he is direct, and often brutally intimidating. (I though of his behavior often as an Alpha male in a wolf pack). He saves the circle, frees the Dalish and the Weres form the curse, puts Bhelen on the throne (at Zevrans suggestion), sides with Caradin, and saves Aamons family and Redcliff. After killing Loghain and putting Alister on the throne, he slays the archdeomn and lives (having trusted his lover and taken her offer). During this time he came to forgive and respect Duncan, eventually claiming Duncan’s blades from Ostigar as his own. He then goes on as Warden Commander to rebuild the wardens, drafting all available recruits. When the time comes, he makes the hard choice and burns Armarantine to rush back and save his friends at the keep. When confronted by the architect, he slays him like the darkspawn he is, and finally takes out the mother.
Shortly after that Zevran (who left after Alisters coronation to help Erinvecna search for Morrigan) send word that Morrigan was seen in the wilds. He pursues her, and ultimately finds her. (In one save, he follows her. In the other, he bids her farewell).
He was my first warden, and my favorite (and I have had a lot of wardens. I played him twice fully through. And when my first ps3 died, I played him a third time so I would have him as my canon warden to continue the series)Erinvecna (talk) 20:21, May 17, 2012 (UTC)
My favorite Warden/Hawke changes with my mood, but currently the title goes to Dvalin the Dwarf Noble. He's a boisterous bruiser who enjoys the simple things in life, like killing darkspawn and knobbing anything that moves. He holds no ill-will towards his younger brother for the frame-up, and indeed believes that such a devious fellow would be far better for Orzammar than another old fogey who might only have a few good years left. If Dvalin has one fault, it's his impatience with anything magical and he prescribes to The Fonzie School of Problem Solving -- i.e. hit it, preferably with a large hammer. Son Goharotto (talk) 20:26, May 17, 2012 (UTC)
Oh crap. Do I have to choose just one? I got 2 favorites. But since I have to choose one:
Lilly - A dalish elf who disliked the shemlen. She was secretly in love with her friend Tamlen. When they came across the mirror and Tamlen went missing she tried to find him until Duncan had to drag her away to the wardens. She was heartbroken for not being able to continue the search for Tamlen and for having to leave her clan. She had friends from all walks of life but her 2 close friends were Alistair and Morrigan. Eventually she was able to find love again in the crow assassin Zevran. Ever since she first met him they had a special connection. Eventually she did find Tamlen and was able to get closure for what happened with the mirror. She put Bhelen on the throne, cured the dalish clan of Lycanthropy (with the lose of thier keeper), saved Redcliff and Connor (by getting help from the circle of Magi). She put her friend Alistair on the throne and stayed with the Grey Wardens with Zevran by her side. They had to part ways for a brief time. Lilly had to deal with the events of Awkaening while Zevran went to Antiva to deal with the crows. Once the broodmother was stopped (the architech was spared) she went to antiva to be with Zevran and to have a showdown with the crows. Emmalee (talk) 21:16, May 17, 2012 (UTC)
My first Warden, Ned Cousland. Forever. He grew on me like a real person; I'm in his head and I see through his eyes. He's not a perfect Gary Stu, he's human with all the faults and flaws (which I gladly forgive him), and subject to the struggle between his good heart and pragmatic brain, further complicated by his sense of honour and unforgiving consciousness. - And then there is the bittersweet Morrigan romance, which I simply cannot resist. --Ygrain (talk) 11:12, May 18, 2012 (UTC)
My 4th Warden, City Elf who was initially distrustful of humans but started to lose some of prejudices after meeting and falling for Leliana. He was witty and cunning but carried a stoney demeanor to anyone whom he hadn't met before. He takes racism for his being elven very seriously. He saved Redcliffe but was unable to rescue Connor from the demon and had to slay him. The mage tower was saved by chance and he enlisted their help. The Dalish elves were cured of the curse and the Werewolves were slain. During Paragon, Lord Harrowmont was installed as the next king as Warden believed that Bhelen would've made a strong king but didn't trust what he was willing to do to gain that power (killing/exiling his brothers, lying to the deshyrs, etc.) When it came to the Battle of Denerim, he did the Dark Ritual with Morrigan; trusting her to save him so he could remain with Leliana. Afterwards he became the Bann of the Alienage and set about repairing what was damaged in the war and rebuilding the Grey Wardens. I loved this character because his plight at the beginning drew me in, I enjoyed seeing how someone considered so insignificant become the greatest hero. :D EzzyD (talk) 16:06, May 18, 2012 (UTC)
Mine was my first Warden, a Dalish rogue with the default name as I dont like coming up with names. He was a Duelist, Legionnaire Scout, and I cant remember the third sadly. He was hard to kill thanks to the Legionnaire Scout and had DPS because of his other two specializations. Didnt stop trying until he could solo the dragon in the marsh in awakening. He was also my worst character ever though as I just started playing the game, so I made terrible decisions. and I learned to start listening to conversations after killing the circle at the last second. --Warden0276 (talk) 04:02, May 19, 2012 (UTC)
I'm going to pick a warden and a Hawke. Most favorite of the two is my horridly inappropriate sarcastic Mage M!Hawke, he was totally into Isabela too. Sorry writers of the warden jokes. Hawke's made me laugh so much harder, which is a large part of the appeal for DA for me. Might partly rule that to Nicholas Boulton's VO though, I loved him as Hawke. I just learned Boulton also voiced Hawke's father, it made me laugh again. Then my male Amell, though I always make my wardens look the same based on race and gender, except Dalish female. But my Amell was awesome. His career is listed on my user page. Tommyspa (talk) 04:28, May 19, 2012 (UTC)
I've made a few Hawke's and Wardens I really liked. One of my Warden's, the Human Noble female warrior, Miranda Cousland, was maybe my favorite female Warden I'd say, mostly because I think she's the most attractive female Warden I've made and probably the kindest Warden I've made. I'd say my male rogue Aaron Cousland and my Dalish Elf rogue Jacob Mahariel are my two favorite male Warden's. They both are ridiculously attractive and the biggest ladies man kind of Warden's I can get them to be.
As with my Warden's, I've made many Hawkes that I really like. Miranda Hawke, Marian Hawke, Chloe Hawke, Simone Hawke, Aimee Hawke, and Morgan Hawke are all my female Hawke's that I'm aware of. Jacob Hawke, Aaron Hawke, Sean Hawke, James Hawke, Lucas Hawke are all my male Hawke's that I'm aware of. Hard to choose, but I think that Morgan and Miranda Hawke are my two favorite female Hawkes while Lucas and Jacob are my two favorite male Hawkes. Marauder 09 I can make the Black Sun look like a Swoop Gang. 04:50, May 19, 2012 (UTC)
My Favorite has to be my Male Elf Mage Warden Alim Surana. an idealist he never really had the same prejudices as his elven peers on the Shemlen simply because his best friend was one and all mages live in the same place. after finding out that Jowan had turned to blood magic he stayed on the straight and narrow as much as possible, leaving his home and fighting at ostragar he assembles the team and heads back to his home to ask Irving for the Mages support in the war. After saving the Circle he then proceeded to the Brecilian forest where he saved the werewolves and elves. after going to the deep roads did he make the tough decision to put harrowmont on the throne. all the while falling in love with morrigan for her sarcasm and giving him arguments over ideological concepts such as love. after defeating the archdemon and living to tell about he went to amaranthine fixed the place up and when it came to whether to defend it or head back to the keep he protected the people of the fair city. when he confronted the Architect (this part made me flip around dialogue options for hours) he slew him killed the mother. after all that he hears that morrigan is finally comeout of hiding and decides to go after and when he finally gets to see his true love he follows her into the Eluvian to be with her no matter what comes. This guy was my absolute favorite he was the way i would view the world, i feel in that situation, and my first playthrough. He was goodnatured, helped no matter who or what was in trouble, calm and cool, friendly, and loved to tease Morrigan. --126.96.36.199 (talk) 07:14, May 19, 2012 (UTC)
I have two of each. My first Warden, Cordon Mahariel, a Dalish Hunter who would have married Merrill if it wasn't for the d*** Eluvian. After Ostagar he was intrigued by Morrigin's ideology and fell in love with her eventually winning her heart. He also cured the werewolves after realizing that Zathrian was a compete mental case. In the end Morrigin's ritual saved him and he put Alistair and Anora on the throne. My next Warden is the lovely Lady Aurora Cousland, a noblewoman more at ease with her trusted bow than in a dress. When Zevran pleaded for mercy she was intrigued by the assassin and brought him into the group. Eventually the elf would succussfully seduce the not unwilling noble woman. Later she would get revenge on Arl Howe and marry Alistair for the throne, with her true love right around the corner. My first Hawke is Dyne, a rogue always ready with a witty comeback. Following the events of My Dalish, this hawke travels to Kirkwall with his sister and mother. Deciding that smuggling killed less people He signed up with Athenril. After meeting Merrill for the first time he decided to help her in Kirkwall, they ended up falling for eachother. Leaving his sister behind during the Deep Road Expedition he returned in time to see her dragged away by the templars. Eventually the time came for him to rise up against the Qunari and he managed to kill the Arishok in a Duel. Many years later he helped Merrill come to terms with what the Eluvian was doing to her and let her know that she was still loved. When Anders caused asuch a stir with Meredith he killed the Apostate healer himself, only to rise against the Knight-Commander and help lead the Mages to a victory of sorts. Later he and Merrill Vanished, with rumors saying the bot left on the ship of a Pirate Queen. Next is the abrasive Isabeau the LadyHawke. When She landed in Kirkwall she imedietly was drawn to the Mercenaies headed by Meeran. Later When she met Fenris the first time she argued with him often, but eventually those disagreements bloomed into a very interesting romance. Taking her sister into the deep roads Isabeau forced Bethany into the Grey Wardens. The Qunari invasion was stopped by an all out brawl in the Viscount's keep. At the end she was disgusted Anders and killed him. When push came to shove she rose to the office of the Viscount. --Dalish bard (talk) 21:47, May 23, 2012 (UTC)
My favourite was my female human mage warden, Solona. She hated the circle, and was an opportunist to put it lightly, but she had good intetions. She cured the werewolves, saved the circle, but put harrowmont on the throne. She was saved by allowing morrigan to do the dark ritual with alistair, the one who she loved but the one who betrayed her. She finally left with sten, never came back to ferelden. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk)
Origins my favorite warden is human noble named Jak Darckner he is a bad ass and hates wardens but loves Morrigan. DA II my favorite is Warlock from the movies mage and he hates everyone except Isabela. --184.108.40.206 (talk) 14:08, May 26, 2012 (UTC)Jak Darckner
Favorite, hmm? Well, it's gotta be my Third Warden, Ryan Amell, the Arcane Warrior. Not only was it a fun class, but the way things play out with mages and Awakening, as well as Witch Hunt, I loved that playthrough. Plus, it was really cool importing to DA2 and hearing how I'm related to the protagonist XD --DarthValius (talk) 00:28, May 27, 2012 (UTC)
I enjoy designing power builds in games, so I would probably have to go with my female human archer that dealt 250 damage per shot by the end of Awakening, with my 170 spellpower (Origins only) elven mage a close second. My DA2 character committed suicide to escape the copy/paste level design and dumbed down gameplay, though since a church blew up he waited until after he wiped the floor with the templars before stabbing himself in the belly repeatedly and bleeding out. Mictlantecuhtli (talk) 06:08, June 23, 2012 (UTC)
My very first Warden. He was a city elf, and a Rogue (Archer) class. Nice guy, normally; Helps the weak, all that noise. But a vicious sense of justice: Killed someone? He hunted you down and returned the favour. RomeoReject (talk) 07:26, June 23, 2012 (UTC)
Probably the Warden Rob Cousland. Human assassin/duelist wielding two daggers and having the best morals of all time. Didn't want to be a Warden, but was constripted anyway. Saved Redcliff from the undead, though only because Alistair wanted to. Helped Connor by sending Morrigan into the fade via Jowan's blood magic ritual. Didn't bother saving the circle mages due to the very large pride demon fighting me. Destroyed the Urn of Andraste to gain reaver knowledge, and allow the risen Andraste to truely embrace her new form. Assisted the werewolves in bringing justice upon Zathrian and his racist asshole clan of elves. Put Bhelen on the throne of Orzammar, and restored the Anvil of the Void to the dwarves. Saved Anora, and was saved from prison from Morrigan and my trusty hound after being betrayed by that deceitful bitch of a queen. Did not offer Anora my support, due to the aforementioned betrayal, and Alistair's own distrust of her. Sacrificed the elven slaves to improve my power. Winning the Landsmeet, even though Anora betrayed me (again) and sided with Loghain. Executed Loghain and placed my good friend Alistair on the throne. Defeated the Archdemon and survived, due to my lover, Morrigan's ritual. Was named Hero of Fereldan, Teryn of Gwaren and Commander of the Grey. Killed the Architect and the Mother, thus ending the darspawn attacks. And finally, left with Morrigan into the mirror and disappeared forever...--R0B45 (talk) 08:13, June 23, 2012 (UTC)
Elissa Cousland: Gorgous red-head archer rouge. Who has a serious grudge aginst Arl Howe. Saved the circle, redcliffe. Sent Jowan's Sorry backside into the fade to right his wrongs. Let Zervan live. Never picked up Sten due to the murdering children bit. Put Bhelen on the throne of Orzammar. Made Zatherin undo the curse. Hardened both Meatshi... i mean Alistair and Lelianna. Won the Landsmeet without Anora's assistance. Let Alistair lop off Loghain's head and was amazed when he declared himself King. Convinced Alistair to continue thier relationship. Accepted Morrigan's offer, and slayed the Archdemon!! And that is as far as i've gotten. Phoenix96 (talk) 11:00, June 23, 2012 (UTC)
My favorite character is my first Warden, made rather spontaneously but who became beloved to me as we adventured together. Brigda Aeducan, exiled princess and kinslayer. I love the dwarven noble origin and it made me love dwarves completely, which I never expected. The Blight taught Brigda humility and allowed her to begin to redeem herself and regain her honor after laying waste to her House. I've played her through twice and am working on a third playthrough to get a polished save for imports. Her exploits have fueled so much fanfic for me and continue to do so. She loves Alistair and they fight side by side as Wardens to this day (I refuse to let the DA2 Warden "disappearance" affect my headcanon).
I only played DA2 once as I despised the game. My Hawke was based on The Dude from The Big Lebowski. It was the only way to make the game bearable. LadyAeducan (talk) 23:09, June 24, 2012 (UTC)LadyAeducan
My favorite character is my second warden, Alys Amell. I did not expect to care for her as much as I do, but she's become my projection into the world of Thedas as well as - I am ashamed to say - the person I wish I could be. She made me love the mage origin and the entire world within the Circle Tower and now I feel unable to play anything but human female mages. I've played through as Alys many times, mainly on the PS3 but now on the PC. She's hopelessly in love with that Antivan assassin. In my one playthrough of DA2, I simply recreated her as a Hawke. Circle Mage (talk) 23:52, June 24, 2012 (UTC)
The favorite character I created was Wade Tabris, my first Warden. I created him rather in a hurry (mainly as an excuse to use the Shepard-style buzzcut hair option) and he turned out to be my hands-down favorite. Though I based him about 50% on Deadpool he has an embarrassing amount of myself in him as well, and though I am not male myself I bonded so hard with him it isn't even funny. I've run through Origins with my roguish city elf several times and am doing so again, like many others on this forum :) Imagining his reactions to the world and characters of Origins, and exploring the city elf origin with him, completely turned me around on elves (to which I was indifferent before DA:O). His unusual connection to Leliana and her backstory enhanced his relationship with the bard and made me love Origins even more, if that's possible. I recreated him as a human in DA2 but it wasn't the same, only in part because unmodded Hawke couldn't be an elf. WardenWade (talk) 23:00, June 24, 2012 (UTC)