Some people really love Duncan. Then there’s those who are fairly neutral to him. And then there’s the rest of us who have a bit of a hard time getting over those little things he did in the short period of time we knew him.
Like forcing you to join the Grey Wardens. Just the small things, you know.
haha i just started a new game as a noble ans was thinking the same thing... plus he took my mabari away, and no one takes my mabari away!!!
I never liked Duncan in any of the stories. He was a bastard in the forest elf one too and the noble dwarves story.
Well either way, you had to go with Duncan in the Human Noble one, as the HN-PC's brother was in Ostagar anyway, scouting or something.
I liked him in the human noble origin, I didn't notice the points you made until you said them. D:
DOUCHECAN only became obvious to me when I played the famale city elf. The humans just storm into the Alienage and do their thing and Duncan just ignores it.
His argument about neutrality makes some sense, but you're right... in the human noble origin even though he can't really go against the traitors, there's no need for him to not help the survivor escape, Warden or not. He just stands in the way with his "I came for a recruit and I won't leave without one.".
Still love him, though. It gets really funny if you force your character to be mean to him, he dodges aggression quite amusingly. Also, I love how anarchic he is with some things, like blood magic. My mage was a complete megalomaniac self righteous asshole defending the right of mages to use their power, and Duncan's eyes just glistered with joy. Guess he has a thing for murderous rebels, or maybe he just hopes to direct that ferocity against the darkspawn. He also doesn't seem to be too bothered when you disrespect the king.
Do you think the Wardens in DAII keep the 'no compromise' behavior coherent? I'm not sure, in the final stages, if they do help any of the citizens during the battle or if they're just slashing their way out of the city.
Yes, the most surprising moment as a human noble was the very end "final chat with party members" bit. I really didn't think the brother would ever show up.
Maybe this doucheness shouldn't come out as much when you spent the entire origin story trying to convince everyone to let you fight something.
I feel the same way about the Magi Origin.
I sold out Jowan and sided with Irving and as a result even though Gregoir got mad Irving was like "He acted on my behalf. If anything I should be punished." Then Gregoir was just Q_- "Alrighty then good sir."
Meanwhile Douchecan "Okay well the problem has been resolved. Now you then. You have been conscripted."
And your just like lolwut
I am a huge fan of these web fan comics and yet this is my first comment. This one is HILARIOUS (as are the others)! I hope you make more douchecan comics according to the other origin stories haha, keep it up! It's such brilliant art work and story telling.
I have never seen someone design a character who looks just like my character from a Bioware game. But she looks exactly like my human noble! Creepy...
Probably not if this was in colour, though. (Mine was Aveline-coloured. They could have been sisters. ALSO WEIRD.)