GameInformer featured a segment completely about the past and present of the enigmatic Morrigan from the Dragon Age series, revealing her past, how she was first perceived from the writers as a character, and her future in Dragon Age: Inquisition. When she appeared in the first Dragon Age: Inquisition teaser, everyone exploded with excitement, blubbering about Morrigan’s involvement with the Warden in Origins to the Old God baby to the hope that she may be a party member in Inquisition.
“I think it is fair for people to understand that [Morrigan] will not be a party member,” says creative director Mike Laidlaw. “That’s going to disappoint some people, but I think it’s important for us to be upfront about that.” But even though Morrigan won’t be a controllable party member like she was in Origins, her appearance is still an important addition to the story.
David Gaider teased, “It’s not a cameo. She plays a significant role.”
“The kernel of Inquisition’s story we knew from about midway through Dragon Age: Origins. The story has been in the making for a very long time,” Laidlaw says. “The story of Inquisition is [Morrigan’s] moment, which is a good way to think about it.” So from this statement I can only assume that perhaps we will finally discover Morrigan’s intentions and whether or not she can truly be classified as good or evil. I’m interested to see how these revelations play out.
David Gaider answered a question pertaining to whether or not any past references would come up from past interactions with Morrigan, such as the Grey Warden, if romanced. “Yes. The various states that Morrigan can be in- of which there are quite a few, because we won’t know when to stop when it comes to making decisions– they’re all recognized. Whether or not they have the ultimate effect like the kind of reactivity someone imagines, that depends on the person. But we do recognize them and it does play a role of varying degrees depending on the surroundings.”
What does surprise me and intrigues me is the fact that Morrigan will be playing a very human role in this story. How will her reactions be after so many years have passed since Origins? If the Warden romanced her and even followed her into the Eluvian in Witch Hunt, how will that change the story? There are so many little things that could make Morrigan’s actual reveal and involvement so much different. At least that’s what I’m hoping.
“[Morrigan] has a human role in this plot, which I think may surprise some people because they might only think of her as a plot device,” Gaider says. “She has this big plot she’s involved in, and while that’s true to an extent, I’m taking her to a human place. That will make sense after the fact.”