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    tbh the problem with Cullen is that everything in the first two games is COMPLETELY ignored by Bioware and every remotely questionable aspect of him is retconned away. He COULD have been a fascinating character that had real depth as you helped him navigate and come to terms with his past, but instead he's the most generic cookie-cutter white boy with ramen noodle hair in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Adequate View Post
    tbh the problem with Cullen is that everything in the first two games is COMPLETELY ignored by Bioware and every remotely questionable aspect of him is retconned away. He COULD have been a fascinating character that had real depth as you helped him navigate and come to terms with his past, but instead he's the most generic cookie-cutter white boy with ramen noodle hair in the world.
    Now that you've actually said it, I understand now.

    I can see your point. What happened to him is mentioned sometimes in dialogue, but yeah, I agree they could've done more. I feel they replaced the issues he had in those two games with a brand new issue - his lyrium. Maybe they could've had the lyrium issue handled by another templar, leaving him room in his story to handle the other two he had as baggage?


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    Lyrium should have been an issue if you sided with the Templars and had to help supply them or wean them off or whatever, yeah. Could have Ser Barris be the one who wrestles with it on a personal level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Adequate View Post
    Could have Ser Barris be the one who wrestles with it on a personal level.
    I support that idea. Ser Barris was one of the side characters I most wished had a bit more screen time.

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    My problem with Cullen is that when I played Dragon Age I played through all three games in quick succession, one after the other, and he did not impress me remotely in the first two games so by the time I got to the third there was no way in hell - or the Void, rather - that he was a viable option for me. I know a lot of people who played DAI first who like him, or who didn't remember him from the other two games who liked him.

    But for me it was like:

    First game: Cullen bitches about mages, tells off my Warden for trying to fix the Circle Tower and cries at me for not killing all the innocent mages.

    Second game: Cullen is the Bad Guy's lackey until literally like the last ten minutes of the game, tells my Mage Hawke to her face that "Mages aren't people" and other fun things like that

    Third game: "Hey guess what I reformed at some point (which you didn't see at all) wanna go out?"

    yeah, nah

    like I'm not saying this to be negative or anything, I'm saying this to explain why he does nothing for me. xD

    Quote Originally Posted by Formalhaut View Post
    That's a good point. We should round up all the dangerous biotics and house them in circle towers. They'll be safe there.
    You do this I'm blowing up the goddamn Citadel

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    Welp, having never played DA2 I can see why Cullen is a tit now.

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    Not as much of a tit as Carver, granted, but still a tit.

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    Disagreed.

    First game: in the mage origin story, he starts off being a total softie who's really nice to mages. He even fancies you if you're a female character. It's only after suffering HORRIFYING TORTURE AT THE HANDS OF EVIL MAGES HOPPED UP ON BLOOD POWER that he gets pissed off at mages.

    Second game: his angers cooled, but he still greatly distrusts mages, distrust which is a natural consequence of suffering HORRIFYING TORTURE AT THE HANDS OF EVIL MAGES HOPPED UP ON BLOOD POWER. He thought he was doing the right thing supporting Meredith, and when he realised that she'd become a greater evil than the ones she was trying to prevent, he quite rightly joined Hawke and co against her.

    Third game: Cullen's realised the error of his ways, and rediscovered his soft, fluffy centre. He still, understandably, feels some distrust towards mages, but now he realises that the horrors he experienced years ago aren't reflective of how all mages are. He's even accepted the role of the templars in how things got as bad as they were, and wants change. He advocates a rather wonderful idea of mages and templars working together to run healing clinics.

    I really enjoy the way that Cullen's character changes and grows throughout the series, and I think he was a great romance option in Inquisition.

    Speaking of romance options, geting back on the topic of Andromeda: any romance options any of youse are looking forward to?

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    Yes, I want to romance a Krogan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psychotic View Post
    Yes, I want to romance a Krogan.
    That would be a cross-generational romance, and no mistake. Isn't he a thousand years old?

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    The cat squid guy is interesting but I will have to actually see how they all are.

    Oh this game has a Full Nudity rating btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freya View Post
    Oh this game has a Full Nudity rating btw.
    Bow chaka wow wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freya View Post
    The cat squid guy is interesting but I will have to actually see how they all are.

    Oh this game has a Full Nudity rating btw.
    I can't wait to see all the not-creepy sex scenes Bioware are notorious for

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psychotic View Post
    Yes, I want to romance a Krogan.
    They have four testicles, if I remember correctly.

    Can I biotic throw Kaiden in the trash shoot and be done with him?


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    So much Kaiden hate in here.

    Formy disapproves.


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