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I mean his backstory is cool, but man I am getting HARD flashbacks of Alistair.

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Originally Posted by Pandemonica
I mean his backstory is cool, but man I am getting HARD flashbacks of Alistair.

Who is Alastair?

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Alistair is a companion in Dragon Age: Origins.

I do see similarities, and some people even thought that Gale's VA was Steve Valentine.

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Ah, that was after I had soured on Bioware.

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Alistair never proposed to regale me with tales in his tent. Luckily, i dare say.

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I see some similarity, but it doesn't go much farther than "Nice and charming guys with similar voices". Gale is certainly more experienced and knowledgeable than Alistair, and he's less likely to whine. He also doesn't have the quiet sadness Alistair does, nor does he have the same desire to shirk responsibility. Gale *wants* to be responsible for his actions, as they're something he did and he's living with the consequences. Beyond basic personality similarities and moral values. Alistair and Gale are really rather different.


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Alistair was actually funny and even funnier when you pissed him off. Gale is way to nice, borderline creepy nice. Throw in being a wizard on top of that, would equal kill on sight.

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Alistair was never so smug,
I see Gale as, that guy in 101 who has never read the textbook but thinks he knows it better than the lecturer. Alistair was earnest, Gale is just smarmy and up himself.

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Really hard to say until we hear Gale's thoughts on "swooping".

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Originally Posted by dwig
Really hard to say until we hear Gale's thoughts on "swooping".

Gale: "Swooping is... defined as moving rapidly downwards through the air, derived from a dialect variant of Old Common with an early sense of a blow or stroke." (continues condescendingly for five minutes)

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Really hard to say until we hear Gale's thoughts on "swooping".

Gale: "Swooping is... defined as moving rapidly downwards through the air, derived from a dialect variant of Old Common with an early sense of a blow or stroke." (continues condescendingly for five minutes)

Definitely not the same as Alistair then!

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Ah, that was after I had soured on Bioware.

I can’t blame you for having soured in Bioware by then but it’s a shame since Dragon Age was their one last return to form before turning completely into Nu-Bioware.

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A part both being cis males no. They're completely different, not only from a physical and class point of view but also their character is different, Allistaire was naive, an idealist, in Dragon Age Origins you could harden him getting rid of his most soft aspects.

Gale seems more aware of the ways of the world, he doesn't show the need to become more harsh and cold.

Oh and lets not forget the fact that Allistaire was immune to the herosexual trend.

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Originally Posted by Bufotenina
A part both being cis males no. They're completely different, not only from a physical and class point of view but also their character is different, Allistaire was naive, an idealist, in Dragon Age Origins you could harden him getting rid of his most soft aspects.

Gale seems more aware of the ways of the world, he doesn't show the need to become more harsh and cold.

Oh and lets not forget the fact that Allistaire was immune to the herosexual trend.

That's a mouthful. Ali like Muhammad and stair like stairs.

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"Allistaire" is the Orlesian version, obviously. Fancy mask not included.

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Other than the fact that they are both male and have facial hair? No.

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Nothing about Gale made me think of Allistair. Maybe I'm remembering wrong but Allistair came off as significantly less arrogant and intellectually inclined.

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Other than the fact that they are both male and have facial hair? No.

Its been a while, but I do not recall Alistair as having facial hair... Unless there is some evil version that I missed on all my play throughs.

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Alistair was funny where gale is trying hard to be funny but never manages to be

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Alistair was funny where gale is trying hard to be funny but never manages to be

It's the other way around for me. I found Alistair incredible dull and boring, whereas Gale is quite entertaining. And Gales friendship path is quite more interesting.
I don't really see a similarity between those characters. Gale has more in common with Dorian, if we are looking for a DA counterpart.


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