A rebel mage with a cause?
Dragon Age – and by extension, Mass Effect as well – has always been a series about making your own romantic choices regardless of the gender chosen. To this effect, Bioware lead series writer David Gaider has revealed Dorian, who he states is the first “legitimately gay” character in the franchise who will be introduced with Dragon Age: Inquisition. This means that he will only be a romantic option for men in the game.
“It added an interesting dimension to his backstory, 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 that façade is seen as stubborn and pointless by his family, which has contributed to his status as a pariah.
“I suppose this 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.”
We’ll wait and see how it pans out when Dragon Age: Inquisition releases this October for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 and PC. Till then, what are your thoughts on Dorian? Let us know in the comments.