Dragon Age: Origins

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wesleythomasm
Your pet war mastiff can be put into the party, and it's possible for him to be hurt or killed.
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Boopers
You have the choice to kill a dog. Also, an optional party member stomps on some pigeons after you recruit them. This cutscene can be skipped.
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Does a pet die?
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lonesomecowboy
There's no dog fighting as in the sport, but you do have a war hound companion who can fight alongside you, and other instances of the same breed of dog fighting in battles.
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alexandrafrostcc
Giant spiders appear as an enemy in the game.
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MacArthurFrancesHowe
Among the Dragons killed is the big bad, the Archdemon, who is an elder god, corrupted by the Darkspawn taint. Depending on player choices, the soul of this dragon may be preserved, rather than destroyed.
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Does an animal die?
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Alecia
If you have the DLC for the companion Shale, she stomps a chicken and makes comments about how much she hates birds.
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Nazetel
You can also turn into a spider
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jenjen
If you’re playing the “The Stone Prisoner” DLC, you’ll encounter a demon possessing a cat. You have to either kill her or let the demon run free.
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byuone
It can be implied your character may have been if you play a female mage character.
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berrylightmode
The companion Oghren makes several comments throughout the game that imply his ex wife hit him or was verbally abusive towards him. He is an optional companion though and can be turned down initially, or accepted at first, but sent away at any time by speaking to him at the campsite.
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dorian1234
Zevran's backstory states that he was bought by an assassin's guild at a very young age (younger than 10). It is implied that he was trained as an assassin from that age and that the training was deadly.
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alexandrafrostcc
Templars use a very addictive substance called Lyrium that gives them powers to fight against magic users, however with time it damages their minds.
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Em578578
One of your companions is a dwarf named Oghren who is an alcoholic, and the Templar characters gain their power from a substance called Lyrium, which is very addictive to them. There are also a few scenes where you can come across Templars who haven't use in a while, and are clearly in withdrawl
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wesleythomasm
Oghren's favorite activity is drinking, and there are several jokes about this. It's possible to drink so much you wake up in a skeezy brothel.
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Boopers
Many characters, including your own, are shown trapped in cages throughout the game.
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Feles_Hadalis
Offscreen. It is a major plot point in the City Elf origin and implied about women turned into Broodmothers close to the end of A Paragon of Her Kind questline
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Boopers
Blood mages are shown stabbing themselves for more power. Also, there’s an optional ability acquired through a DLC that lets the player cause damage to themselves in exchange for greater powers. The cutting itself isn’t shown, but blood does spew from your character.
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tomato
In the quest "paragon of her kind" it is mentioned that darkspawn have forced dwarves to cannibalize
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jenjen
No, but there’s mention of it. At one point you encounter a character with a wounded leg, and one of your companions (if present) will suggest that the foot “may need to go”. This doesn’t actually happen, and is likely just a mean-spirited joke. There is no visible evidence of injury, and the character walks just fine moments later.
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wesleythomasm
Head injuries are a common Affliction if a character was 'knocked out' in battle.
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Em578578
In game, the main religion of the world includes a martyr figure who was burned alive. You don't ever see this, but you can hear about it often and a main questline involving her brings it up as well
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sebscloset
Multiple instances in the background throughout the game, mostly in areas that are being attacked by the main monsters (Darkspawn) there will be background NPCs that are set pieces who are hanging from trees or buildings.
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tollthedead
Similar to breaking bones, one of the injury statuses includes eye damage
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dorian1234
If you trigger Zevran's recruitment cutscene before completing the Mage Tower quest, and bring him with you, his nightmare involves him being tortured on a rack by fellow assassin. It is implied that this, or similar torture, was part of Zevran's assassin training.
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Boopers
There is an NPC who chokes on blood and dies. The cutscene is able to be skipped.
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alexandrafrostcc
When a party character falls in battle, they may have an injury" stat when they recover. Some of these injuries include broken bones.
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Simon19
The gray warden Riordan falls to his death after trying to kill the archdemon in mid flight.
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alexandrafrostcc
In the Human Noble origin the player's nephew is murdered along with his mother, there is the option of murdering a child who has been possessed by a demon, an the ghost of children can be encountered in two occasions.
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Boopers
There’s one dwarf who is suffering from a lyrium overdose.
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LaynePinky
In the City Elf Origin, if you are a woman, the player and several woman, including your cousin, are kidnapped and abused by several human men. If you are a man, then your fiance is among the women kidnapped.
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lonesomecowboy
Your character can initiate multiple romance routes at once, and the characters involved will consider it cheating, and at least one of the characters will end the relationship with you.
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Alecia
In the human noble playthrough, there is a major scene where your parents are killed.
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alexandrafrostcc
At one point the player must complete a quest inside a haunted orphanage, the figure of crying ghost children can be seen through the mission. Additionally Skeletons, un-dead, spirits and demons are an enemy on the game.
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wesleythomasm
Arl Amon's son is possessed. A mage at the Tower becomes an Abomination. The Big Bad Evil Guy leading the Blight is a mutated dragon possessed by an Elder God.
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tollthedead
Nothing jumps out at the screen etc, but some enemies may appear abruptly / with sounds
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byuone
There is heated debate among fans of the game on the subject and surrounding. The guards and Templars (who guard a specific demographic of people and keep them from leaving) are not uncommonly treated sympathetically by the narrative, but not necessarily by all the characters.
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alexandrafrostcc
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RainWolfheart
There are a few instances where you see injured people being cared for on stretchers by healers or nurses, such as in the war camp at Ostagar. No medical instruments are visible.
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wesleythomasm
Blood Magic involves the user cutting their own hand or throat.
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byuone
Mentally ill (“”crazy””) people are often villains throughout the game(s).
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berrylightmode
While not PTSD by name, the Grey Wardens experience similar symptoms as a result of the "taint", or joining ritual they undertake where they drink darkspawn blood. They will frequently discuss their experiences with night terrors and hypervigilance, and the player character will experience one such nightmare about the Archdemon as a cutscene around mid-game.
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RainWolfheart
There are many instances where your party travels through caves and narrow hallways. They are never in danger of being trapped and if you are meant to go there, it is wide enough for the characters to walk through.
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Boopers
NPCs make choking sounds while drinking blood.
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alexandrafrostcc
Paragon Caridin, a stone golem, can kill himself by falling into lava.
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tomato
Sandal is a dwarf npc who is has a non-specified mental issue but he is treated kindly. He travels with his father and is a gifted enchanter.
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Does a baby cry?
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Lypse
Not as blatantly as some other games. But, Some of the mage abilities like Tempest and Blizzard might have a very similar effect, especially when one plays full screen, in a badly lit room, in dark areas. Be careful w/ using the spells in maps such as the deeproads if you are photosensitive.
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RainWolfheart
At the brothel, there are prostitutes who are identified as "female" (with quotation marks, implying they're not really women). If you're playing on PC, there is a mod to correct these labels.
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Boopers
A dwarf named Sandal is implied to have a developmental disability and the game characterizes him as an “idiot savant”.
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Boopers
There’s a joke made about Alistar wearing a dress. He does not actually put on a dress.
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berrylightmode
Elves are heavily Jewish-coded and there are many instances of prejudice and hatespeech that parallel antisemetism very closely
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Alecia
There is a transgender woman at the brothel you can visit, and it is handled as a joke. It is very brief.
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Yulon
Hate speech of the fantasy racism kind-- most often against elves.
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RainWolfheart
Not necessarily, but it's worth noting that one of the only major Black NPCs does die early in the story.
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Yulon
Leliana and Zevran are both bisexual characters that can die in your party (game mechanic deaths) as well as be killed by you through the course of the game's story. Several minor LGBT NPCs can also be killed or die regardless of your choices.
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eyesinthehills
The player character can be sexual both casually and romantically with a number of characters throughout the game.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Em578578
If you have Alistair and Anora marry, the "gossip" characters you walk past have a conversation option where they joke about them being siblings due to her past marriage to his half-brother (not related by blood)
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Boopers
A party member is sometimes focused on by the game’s camera in a sexual way.
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Boopers
You have the option to make fun of Alistar for crying.
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byuone
You can see and occasionally speak to several homeless npcs throughout the game.
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alexandrafrostcc
It is completely dependent on the player's choices, and may vary from a happily ever after to a bittersweet ending.
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alexandrafrostcc
The game takes place in a medieval fantasy world, there are no cars.
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berrylightmode
there are many bloody/charred corpses scattered throughout the game, either intended to be looted for items, or simply part of the scenery/setting
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