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30 Days of DA: Favorite NPC

Day Twenty-two: Favorite NPC

I've talked about these questions asking for a favorite being difficult before, but seriously. Seriously. Thedas is populated with so many fascinating, well-realized NPCs that even starting to narrow it down is a problem. Duncan, Teagan Guerrin, Gorim, Dagna, First Enchanter Irving, Shianni, Anora. Flemeth. Cullen. Bodhan Feddic and Sandal. Seneschal Varel. Athenril, Thrask, Keeper Marethari, Seamus, the Arishok, Cassandra. Every time I look back up at this, I think of another name to add. And if I started listing bit players, this list could get even longer. I've said it before and I'll say it again: I love these games for the characters. All of the characters. One of the things I enjoy most about the world is how populated it feels, how real, and the breadth and depth of the NPCs is a huge part of that.

That said, I suppose I have to pick someone. And so I'm going to pick Flemeth. Because she is always so much more than she seems. Because she's an old lady who wields power and kicks ass and couldn't care less what you think of her while she's doing it. Because she might in fact be the puppetmaster pulling all the strings in Thedas right now, or maybe she just knows how to toss a bomb in the right place for maximum effect. Because it's clear that she's playing a really long game, and I want to know what her plan is. Because she's Captain Janeway. And because when we come to the end of all things, I suspect she might be the last woman standing, and I think I'm really okay with that.

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