Dragon Age: Inquisition’s Cassandra is a strong woman

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I enjoy the characters that Bioware creates. They are nuanced and realistic, full of personality, and generally voiced by some excellent talent. Cassandra Pentaghast is no exception, and this new video from Bioware shares a few new details on her character.

Miranda Raison voices Cassandra Pentaghast, the Right Hand of the Divine. She has changed since Dragon Age II – she’s still a tough cookie, but she seems to understand that people have their own agendas and backgrounds. At least, that’s how she seems to grudgingly feel about Varric.

I like the way Raison describes her. She’s not manly, she’s just a strong woman who isn’t a girly girl. That doesn’t mean she isn’t feminine, can’t be a good friend or even a devoted lover. Rather, she is her own person and doesn’t need to conform to gender roles. I really like the approach to her character – I’ll probably add her to my party just so that I can hear more of her ambient conversation.

Do you remember your favorite characters from Dragon Age? I found the Mass Effect characters to be more memorable, but maybe that’s because so many carried over from one game to the next, while Dragon Age has had rather different casts of characters in the two iterations thus far. I’m really excited to see all the returning characters, and hopefully this time their stories and backgrounds will be expanded upon even more.

Which characters are you hoping to play with again? Do you already know which type of character you’ll make to balance out your party, or will you only decide when you open character creation?

Last Updated: October 20, 2014

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