I was replaying the game with a new character, affectionately nicknamed Douchebag McBloodmage, and had to fight myself every step of the way XD Rivalmancing Fenris, of course, for those extra Danarius II vibes.
I would also like to take this moment to apologize to Bioware: I have in the past expressed my frustration and displeasure that you can't save anyone in DA2. I see now that I was wrong.
You CAN save mother Petrice.
I was expecting a random qunari to come out of nowhere and do her in, but it never happened. So there's that. Thank you for letting me save the most strangle-worthy character in the game, but not my brother/sister/mother/making peace between mages and templars/making peace with the qunari. That was totally the game altering choice I desperately needed.
Haha, the last three panels are especially giggle-worthy! Never saved Petrice myself, I liked the qunari somewhat. They're one of the few sane (well, less crazy and not stupid) people in Kirkwall.
Would have been a nice option to save Petrice... to kill her yourself. What, a blood mage needs fuel for spells!
I have to admit, Douchebag McBloodmage Hawke does have something of a ring to it.
My favourite thing ever was how you can be a mage or blood mage for a better example and side with the templars.
Wait. You can save Carver/Bethany in the Deep Roads. You can bring Anders with you and they become Grey Wardens.
Or did you mean that you can't keep them with you in Acts 2 and 3?
@FoxyKat: Yes, I know, or you can leave them behind and they become a templar or a circle mage. One of them survives, but you never get to keep them :I I had these glorious plans of running around as team Hawke when we were first told that we'd have a warrior brother and a mage sister. Cue ogre.
Oh Maker, I know!
When Bethany/Carver says that "The Hawke brothers/sisters together again" my first reaction was, "But... But we were supposed to be a team FOREVER. NOT REUNITED."
It's bad enough that one dies right at the beginning. It just ruined the tension for me. It creates sympathy for the Hawke family but they have to flee the country, so it's sympathy enough. I mean- geez. And then your mother is all mopey.
Hey, you should make a comic about the epicness of the Hawke siblings roaming Kirkwall if both the twins stayed with you.
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaat? You can seriously save her? Well, never exploring that option. She's EVIL! >:O Interesting to know it's out there though.
As for my family-- I saved Carver. That's enough for me. (Is still struggling through a play through with Bethany while playing several other files with Carver alive to reduce the pain.)
@FoxyKat: My biggest problem with killing off characters that early is that you have no time to build up any sort of emotional connection with them. At that point Carver was to me just another dude who happened to be the brother of my main character.
In fiction, characters need to grow on you for their deaths to be impactful. Which is why having your sibling die in the Deep Roads was so much more powerful than having them die near Lothering.
@Lynneiah- Yes! They just did it to balance out the classes.
It wasn't at all like Origins where you do quests and meet all your family first before something tragic happens. I played the Human Noble first playthrough and nearly cried because my new family had just been burned alive.
My reaction to Origins: "NO. NEW FAMILY. WHY???
My reaction to DA2: "Wat. Apparently I had a brother. And he just died. He didn't really seem likable, either." Little did I know that Carver's character is much more dynamic. -.-
You made me cry with laughter. Thank you! :D
Wait what?! You can save petrice? Does that mean you can save saemus as well? HOW DO YOU DO THAT?! As for the last panel, I find it hard to finish the game as well just because I get tired of all the dramatic crap...
@jay: Oh no, you can't save Saemus. That would be, you know, someone worth saving. What you have to do in order to save sister Petrice is to side with ser Varnell and her at all times and thus fight on their side against the qunari.
I love how he's more ashamed over saving Petrice then all the other stuff combined
@Vetri: Hey, even evil has standards XD
@Vetri I agree XD lol.
Now i'm tempted to do everything in this- minus the Petrice bit lolz. (normally I try to earn the Arishoks' respect-somehow I think that'd do the opposite lol.)
Somehow I find that Fenris is a hypocrate when you play a mage, honestly lol.
D= You can save Carvier? Well hell, I wish I knew how. D=< Bethany is too much of a whipped bitch for me.
@Kioneslayer: Yep, and all you have to do is play a mage. I wish there was a way to save both of them though :(