OK, this is driving me nuts.

OK, I’m fiddling through yet another casual run-through of Dragon Age Origins (mostly because I was hearing about how great it is to double-dagger rogue it).  So, every time I load up the game I get a brief flash of an artist-inspired intro screen; which means that I get a quick look at this guy:

Who the hell is this guy supposed to be?  He shows up nowhere in the game.

This is a minor enough mystery, but I’m getting bored with wondering.


  • Rob Crawford says:

    That’s Phil. You kill him in the second or third quest.

    He left behind a wife and three kids. The youngest has a nasty cough she caught last winter and can’t seem to shake. Phil went into the mercenary to try to earn enough to hire a healing spell.

    Unfortunately, he made a poor choice of employers, and got gutted during one of those “throw some incompetents in the way so the player can learn the controls” stages.

  • BigGator5 says:

    He’s in the novel.

  • Matthew says:


    I think that’s supposed to be Duncan with the Duncan killing ogre in the background.

  • BigGator5 says:

    Hey Rob, I like your description of Phil. Can I use that character?

  • Cameron says:

    I think it’s Duncan. The artists always makes them look better than the game.

    And yes, double dagger Rogue is a FUN way to play the game. That was my first play through.

  • Rob Crawford says:

    Feel free to use him, BigGator. If he’s an NPC/target, make sure part of the loot the players find on him is a “World’s Greatest Dad” coffee mug.

    (That last shamelessly lifted from Terry Pratchett.)

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