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DAI - Happy Valentine's Day 2014 by aimo DAI - Happy Valentine's Day 2014 by aimo
Starring Varric Tethras and the Dwarven Inquisitor Cadash.

 As usual, belated. But hopefully still relevant ^o^
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vampdemon13 Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
More please :)
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:iconashfae:
ashfae Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
Welp, that was hilarious! Love it!
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vampdemon13 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
Give Cole a cookie for his effort
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Dracawyn Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I wanted to romance Varric SOOOOO bad! I've been in love with him since DA:2

It broke my heart that he's still just stuck on a girl he can't have. They didn't even give me a single flirt option. *sigh*

This deviation did make me feel a little better though. :D Thanks!
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angelavengerl Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
This should have been real!!! <3
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HotaruNS13 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
They would get more dwarven heroes if they got Varric to be a romance and restrict dwarven race with it. I'm either human and recently qunari but I would so switch to dwarf for Varric!
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speckletehcat Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
;u; I would totally play as a Dwarf if I got to romance Varric god danget. 
bioware y u do this
Table Flip 
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SilverDraconicAngel Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh, my gosh! I can't believe it took me this long, but I JUST realized Cole is invisible and dropping the petals onto them! :facepalm:  I always thought he was "off-screen" and then he just threw the basket at them!! :lmao: Awesome work by the way!
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Deltarno Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
from what little I know of Cole, he'd probably turn the entire thing over on verric.  Then wear the basket as a hat.  Or put it on someone else's head...
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I'm just imaging Cole looking at the flowers petals in a very confused manner, not really getting this "romance thing". There's just aspects of his personality that are adorkable pragmatic.  
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Zousha Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
And now Cole's confirmed as a companion in Inquisition.  Does that mean this is canon now? :D
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:iconaimo:
aimo Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014   Traditional Artist
Only if/when Varric is confirmed LI, then it's TRULY canon TwT
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:iconzousha:
Zousha Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
MAKE IT HAPPEN, BIOWARE! *glowers menacingly*
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Leathra Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
Psst...psst....Aimo....have you read the Dragon Age comics put out by Dark Horse? Alistair, Isabella, and Varric go off on an adventure.....We get to see a glimpse of Varric's Dream in the Fade....let's just say there was a reason he wasn't a romance-able character....and why he named his crossbow what he did....
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awinters25 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
awww I love Varric's expressions here. So cute! 
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Winter-Rae Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
If Varric is a romance option in Inquisition I'm fairly certain we fangirls will have you to thank for it aimo. Your comics about him are the best and always put a smile on my face!!
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ISnowdropI Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is awesome! ^^
for anyone who's read the Masked Empire, I have a question - does Cole actually have the mind of a child or is it simply his personality is like that of a child?
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Athelya Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
You mean Asunder? :)
I think it's a fifty-fifty thing. He acts like a child, and when he thinks about his new friends - so to speak - he really reminds me of a child. 
BUT he kills people, and doesn't seem to care much about that. So I think it's both - mind, and personality.
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ISnowdropI Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Ah ok thank you! Just curious because he is an upcoming companion for DAI now :D can't wait to see how his character pans out in game!
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Chika1345 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
Yes! this quite made my day when i was skimming over deviant work! Oh, to wallow in that chest hair!
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bbb35 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Awww~ So cute :D
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MKn1 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Cute La la la la Great job !!
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WhimsyWilde Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, the Varric love.  My dash over on Tumblr was full of Varric not long ago.  I blame you.... :glomp:
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IanLeStraud Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely art as always, aimo.
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IanLeStraud Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You can bet your best pair of dwarven boots that aimo and I (and everyone else) will be romancing Varric. Because he's Varric. But a Varric x Hawke would've been better, and no-one can tell me otherwise.
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CT05 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh Varric!! I can't wait till I romance him!!
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Dewani90 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
happy extremely belated valentine's day aimo, also i like how deep inside Varric is still a dwarf and doesn't want his money spent in vain. 
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Hexash Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
We better be able to romance with varric in new dragon age if not I will freak out
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highonlife2121 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
How awesome would it be if we could romance Varric?

I plan on playing a Kossith my first time through, and the height difference would make me giggle the entire time XD

Love your comics.
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ReiKoko Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
omg cole cameo.  i love it.
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SparrowSaiyan Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Varric's face in the last panel I can't stop smiling/squeeing like a fangirl at it La la la la  As cool as it would be to have him as an LI I've got a bad feeling that won't be happening, but here's to hoping :happybounce: 
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Zousha Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Why not?  It happened with Garrus and Tali, didn't it? ;)
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SparrowSaiyan Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well that is true, but didn't one of the writers say that they were uncomfortable with writing a dwarf romance before? I may be miss-remembering but I could have sworn I read it somewhere. Plus the whole part where Varric says he's not into humans doesn't help. Despite all the doubt I just wrote I am still hopeful though :) 
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Zousha Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Eh, people can change.  Perhaps the Inquisitor is the one human Varric has ever felt attracted to...You never know! :D
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SparrowSaiyan Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
True but I could understand if they didn't and felt like it would cheapen his character. Like I said I am hopeful but just a little cautious I would really love either Varric or the Grey Warden guy as an LI but if I'm judging based off the last two games it seems unlikely :( But you are right the Inquisitor could be that special snowflake that changes his mind. Anyway sorry for being such a downer. ^^; 
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Zousha Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, no need to apologize.  We don't know either way yet! ;)

Who's "the Grey Warden guy?"  Alistair?  He was already a LI in the first game!
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SparrowSaiyan Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very true so there still is hope. 

No not Alistair I know he was an LI in DAO though I didn't romance him much, there's some concept art for a Grey Warden that may be a companion (which I really hope he is) heres a few links to some of the concept art. 



I have no clue about his character though so my opinion is really just based off the design and the fact that I love a good beard. In Love 

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Zousha Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I see.  WOW that man is manly!  He gives Varric a run for his money! Shocked 
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Varrics-Love Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
aww so cute
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Jovianwolfgirl Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
LOL! This is great. I do hope we get the chance to romance Varric in the next game. :)
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PistachioInfernal Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
Cole is an awesome fella, I should really read some of the DA books! :)
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The-Diesis Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope that Cole is the returning character...
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Fancy-Indigo Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
God I love your style when it comes to Varric. I just figuritively die eachtime you bless us with such heart throbs.
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tamarialovestechumsa Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
COLE!!!!!
mmm yes good.
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moonlitraven1 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Student General Artist
The fact that you mentioned Cole seriously just made my day XD Great picture
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Nobodys-shadow Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Yay, love the fact that you included Cole :D
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MysticMe123 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I read Asunder, but I'm still not entirely sure I understand Cole... It was revealed *spoiler* he was a demon/spirit of sorts, but I honestly don't get it.... Do you?
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Nobodys-shadow Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Well, it certainly felt a bit ambiguous. That's why it would be really cool if they included him in inquisition. Not necessarily as a party member, but at least some kind of notion about him. And a bit more explanation perhaps?


But anyway, as I understood it..
*SPOILER*


There was a human mage boy named Cole who was taken to the circle, locked up and forgotten. He attracted a spirit (demon?) but eventually died before the start of the book. The spirit somehow resumed his identity and forgot it was a spirit(?), wandering the circle tower and fearing to fade away. He starts to kill people in an attempt to be seen and "not be forgotten". But is it he who actually does the deeds or does he somehow manipulate Rhys to do them? I'm not entirely sure. And as to whenether Cole is a spirit or demon.. Most evidence point to a demon (his blood magic invisibility powers and the need to kill in order to stay alive) but as a person he seems nice and caring, if a bit misguided. Perhaps not all demons are evil?
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MysticMe123 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be pretty awesome! To have Cole even mentioned would be a nice little flourish... Yes, yes, yes. More explanation would also be wonderful. Though *spoiler* since Anders blew up the Chantry (which never made sense to me because in Awakening this topic came up with Justice and Nathaniel and both times he retreated from that course of action). I find it really interesting how Fiona (from The Calling and Asunder) is a Grey Warden that no longer has the taint... Or maybe because she doesn't have the taint, she isn't a Grey Warden. Either way, she is old by this time and Grey Wardens can't be old...

Yes, our understandings are basically along the same line. In this game world, I think that everyone believes there are either demons or nice spirits. I think Cole's case would be a different... breed... if you will. A type of spirit who is mostly neutral, doing things on their own accord? Yeah, I think that makes most sense. After all, new types of super-natural happenings are occurring... Templars getting possessed, demons wrecking havoc.

About Cole, I actually really liked his character. He wasn't one of those self-less saints that are just perfect, but he had motives for his actions. Plus, he was somewhat nice to Rhys, even if he did kind of screw up his life a bit.
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sandpow Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
DAaaawww :D
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