Dragon Age: Origins

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This video game contains 59 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
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Anonymous
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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Unanswered Triggers
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Are there abusive parents?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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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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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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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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Addiction
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Anonymous
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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Is there addiction?
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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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Anonymous
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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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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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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Are animals abused?
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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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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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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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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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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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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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Are there spiders?
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Nazetel
You can also turn into a spider
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Anonymous
Giant spiders appear as an enemy in the game.
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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Alecia
In the "Awakening" DLC, your character is caught in a trap and drugged, so that you can be trapped by the main antagonist. It seems to involve some kind of gas that makes you dizzy and then fall unconscious.
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Is rape mentioned?
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umbravas
In the DLC Leliana's Song, it is heavily implied that the main character is raped during imprisonment.

In the female City Elf origin, a group of noblemen arrive on the PC's wedding day to abduct her and several other women to rape them.
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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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curls101
No - but there are strong references to it offscreen during the City Elf Origin. This can be avoided by choosing a different background
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Bodily Harm
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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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Boopers
There is an NPC who chokes on blood and dies. The cutscene is able to be skipped.
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Is there cannibalism?
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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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Is someone crushed to death?
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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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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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curls101
The major section to look out for with this is the Deep Roads. Specifically, the Deep Trenches and beyond contain many instances of people mutated into creatures that would fall under this category. This is part of the main story and cannot be avoided.
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Is there amputation?
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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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jenjen
Clarification on previous comment by wesleythomasm: The afflictions mentioned here are statistic indicators only, and affect nothing except how the characters perform in battle. They are labelled as various types of head trauma (none of which is a squashed head, specifically), and are accompanied by small icons showing potentially upsetting illustrations of said injuries. These statistics have no visible effect on the actual characters, and do not affect dialogue.
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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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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Are any teeth damaged?
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curls101
There are many options throughout to knock people unconcious and if you reach 0HP in combat, that could be seen as unconciousness
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jenjen
Clarification on previous comment by alexandrafrostcc: “Broken Bone” is a statistic indicator that only affects how a character performs in battle. It is accompanied by a small icon depicting an illustration of a snapping bone. The statistic has no visible effect on the characters, and does not affect dialogue.

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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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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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Does someone fall down stairs?
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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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jenjen
Clarification on previous comment by tollthedead: “Damaged eye” is a statistic indicator that only affects how a character performs in battle. It is accompanied by a small icon depicting a potentially upsetting illustration of an eye. The statistic has no visible effect on the actual characters, and does not affect dialogue.
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macari
There is a "persistent gore" setting where there's a lot more blood, but I don't think there's any gore in regards to organs and the like
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Children
Does a kid die?
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Anonymous
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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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does a non-human character die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
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Boopers
There’s one dwarf who is suffering from a lyrium overdose.
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Family
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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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Does a parent die?
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Alecia
In the human noble playthrough, there is a major scene where your parents are killed.
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Does someone cheat?
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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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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
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tollthedead
Nothing jumps out at the screen etc, but some enemies may appear abruptly / with sounds
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Is someone possessed?
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Anonymous
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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Are there ghosts?
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Anonymous
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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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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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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Medical
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Anonymous
nope
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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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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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
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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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Anonymous
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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Is there misophonia?
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Boopers
NPCs make choking sounds while drinking blood.
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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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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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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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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Anonymous
Paragon Caridin, a stone golem, can kill himself by falling into lava.
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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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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Paranoia
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Alecia
There is one small scene where an NPC wanders in the background talking about people controlling the world and making all the choices for you, which is a reference to him being a character and you controlling them all.
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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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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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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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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berrylightmode
Elves are heavily Jewish-coded and there are many instances of prejudice and hatespeech that parallel antisemetism very closely
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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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Is there hate speech?
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Yulon
Hate speech of the fantasy racism kind-- most often against elves.
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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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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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Are there n-words?
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Alecia
The N word is never used, but there are a lot of racial slurs used for other races that are used very heavily, especially in reference to elves and Qunari. If you play an elf, you will be called racial slurs by some NPCs.
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Sex
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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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Boopers
A party member is sometimes focused on by the game’s camera in a sexual way.
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Alecia
There is a type of demon (Desire) that can be seen in several places that wears very little clothing, pretty much just metal nipple clamps and a loin cloth.
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Is there bestiality?
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Alecia
In the brothel, if you choose the "Surprise me." option, one of the results has the Warden waking up in the room with two nugs (an animal similar to a pig and rabbit combined). There is no explanation, but if you mouse over them, it says that they won't make eye contact with you, implying that they either witnessed or took part in (or were) your sexual encounter.
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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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Sexism
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Boopers
You have the option to make fun of Alistar for crying.
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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Alecia
There is a Templar that can be found in a prison cell and a dwarven merchant in Orzammar that suffer from brain damage due to exposure to lyrium, and it seems very much like dementia.
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Social
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byuone
You can see and occasionally speak to several homeless npcs throughout the game.
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Are there fat suits?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Anonymous
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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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Anonymous
The game takes place in a medieval fantasy world, there are no cars.
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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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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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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