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|affiliation = [[Tevinter Imperium]] <small>(formerly)</small> <br> [[Darkspawn]]
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|affiliation = [[Tevinter Imperium]] <small>(formerly)</small> <br> [[Darkspawn]]
 
|gender = Male <small>(formerly)</small>
 
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|race = [[Ghoul]] <br> [[Darkspawn]]
 
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{{SpoilerDA2|style=short|After his fall in -395 Ancient, Corypheus lay in a dormant state until he awoke in the aftermath of the [[First Blight]] in -191 Ancient.<ref name="wot245" /> The [[Grey Wardens]] discovered several darkspawn capable of thought and speech and prodigiously powerful magic and also able to command and lead portions of the darkspawn horde even in the absence of an [[Archdemon]]. The Grey Warden, [[Grey Warden membership#Ancient Age|Sashamiri]], acting on the orders of [[Commander of the Grey|Warden-Commander]] Farele, set a trap in the Vimmark Mountains to capture the most powerful of these creatures: Corypheus. In -189 Ancient, Sashamiri imprisoned Corypheus in a tower stemming from the [[Deep Roads]] in the middle of the Vimmark Mountains.<ref>[[Codex entry: Privileged to the Wardens]]</ref><ref name="wot189">{{Cite wot2|189}}</ref> To capture him, she used the blood of Dumat, whose remains had been preserved in [[Weisshaupt]] Fortress. To ensure that no one would know the secret of the spell she'd used to seal Corypheus away, she destroyed Dumat's remains.<ref name="wot189" />
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{{SpoilerDA2|style=short|After his fall in -395 Ancient, Corypheus lay in a dormant state until he awoke in the aftermath of the [[First Blight]] in -191 Ancient.<ref name="wot245" /> The [[Grey Wardens]] discovered several darkspawn capable of thought and speech and prodigiously powerful magic and also able to command and lead portions of the darkspawn horde even in the absence of an [[Archdemon]]. The Grey Warden, [[Grey Warden membership#Ancient Age|Sashamiri]], acting on the orders of [[Commander of the Grey|Warden-Commander]] Farele, set a trap in the Vimmark Mountains to capture the most powerful of these creatures: Corypheus. In -189 Ancient, Sashamiri imprisoned Corypheus in a tower stemming from the [[Deep Roads]] in the middle of the Vimmark Mountains.<ref>[[Codex entry: Privileged to the Wardens]]</ref><ref name="wot189">{{Cite wot2|189}}</ref> To capture him, she used the blood of Dumat, whose remains had been preserved in [[Weisshaupt]] Fortress. To ensure that no one would know the secret of the spell she'd used to seal Corypheus away, she destroyed Dumat's remains.<ref name="wot189" />
   
 
The Wardens initially hoped they could use Corypheus as a weapon against the darkspawn, but interrogation proved futile, as any Warden in his vicinity became mysteriously drawn to his influence. When removed from the area, they would have forgotten anything prior, and would be left dazed.<ref>[[Codex entry: A Change of Course]]</ref> This appears to be a type of [[Old Gods#The Call|call]] to anyone bearing the [[taint]], similar to that emitted by the Old Gods, which draws darkspawn and Warden alike to his prison. When it became clear that no Warden could stand in his presence without being influenced by him (rendering controlling or killing him impossible), Warden-Commander Daneken had the prison sealed to bind Corypheus in perpetuity.
 
The Wardens initially hoped they could use Corypheus as a weapon against the darkspawn, but interrogation proved futile, as any Warden in his vicinity became mysteriously drawn to his influence. When removed from the area, they would have forgotten anything prior, and would be left dazed.<ref>[[Codex entry: A Change of Course]]</ref> This appears to be a type of [[Old Gods#The Call|call]] to anyone bearing the [[taint]], similar to that emitted by the Old Gods, which draws darkspawn and Warden alike to his prison. When it became clear that no Warden could stand in his presence without being influenced by him (rendering controlling or killing him impossible), Warden-Commander Daneken had the prison sealed to bind Corypheus in perpetuity.
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Eventually, the final seal is broken and Corypheus is freed. He is confused, and demands that all present show him the respect due a person of his status, as any citizen of the Imperium owes fealty to a [[Magister]] of [[Tevinter]]. His confused ramblings reveal that he was in fact one of the magisters who [[Second Sin|entered]] the so-called [[Golden City]] and returned as one of the first darkspawn.
 
Eventually, the final seal is broken and Corypheus is freed. He is confused, and demands that all present show him the respect due a person of his status, as any citizen of the Imperium owes fealty to a [[Magister]] of [[Tevinter]]. His confused ramblings reveal that he was in fact one of the magisters who [[Second Sin|entered]] the so-called [[Golden City]] and returned as one of the first darkspawn.
   
Regardless of Hawke's intentions, Corypheus decides that they intend to bar his escape and attacks them. After a drawn-out battle, Corypheus is defeated. However, just as Hawke delivers the final blow, Corypheus looks at Larius or Janeka (depending on who Hawke chose to help) and faintly smiles. As Corypheus is struck down, the Warden can be seen shuddering before stumbling.
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Regardless of Hawke's intentions, Corypheus decides that they intend to bar his escape and attacks them. After a drawn-out battle, Corypheus is defeated. However, just as Hawke delivers the final blow, Corypheus looks at Larius or Janeka (depending on who Hawke chose to help) and faintly smiles. As Corypheus is struck down, the Warden can be seen shuddering before stumbling.
   
 
The Grey Warden survivor then ominously thanks Hawke for their freedom from Corypheus's control and then leaves to inform the Grey Wardens of what has transpired.
 
The Grey Warden survivor then ominously thanks Hawke for their freedom from Corypheus's control and then leaves to inform the Grey Wardens of what has transpired.
   
When [[Varric Tethras|Varric]] recounts the encounter with Corypheus to [[Cassandra Pentaghast]], she mentions that the Wardens she met at the ruins of the prison told her nothing of Larius/Janeka, suggesting the surviving Warden never returned to the Order.
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When [[Varric Tethras|Varric]] recounts the encounter with Corypheus to [[Cassandra Pentaghast]], she mentions that the Wardens she met at the ruins of the prison told her nothing of Larius/Janeka, suggesting the surviving Warden never returned to the Order.
 
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While posing as an ordinary Grey Warden [[Mage]], Corpyheus is contacted by [[Bianca Davri]] who asks him to help investigate the [[red lyrium]] [[Varric Tethras|Varric]] found in the [[Primeval Thaig]], although she was not aware that the Warden she spoke to was in fact Corypheus. Discovering that red lyrium is [[lyrium]] which somehow carries the darkspawn taint, Corypheus seizes it as a new weapon in his arsenal, even grafting it to his own form and further enhancing his already formidable power.
 
While posing as an ordinary Grey Warden [[Mage]], Corpyheus is contacted by [[Bianca Davri]] who asks him to help investigate the [[red lyrium]] [[Varric Tethras|Varric]] found in the [[Primeval Thaig]], although she was not aware that the Warden she spoke to was in fact Corypheus. Discovering that red lyrium is [[lyrium]] which somehow carries the darkspawn taint, Corypheus seizes it as a new weapon in his arsenal, even grafting it to his own form and further enhancing his already formidable power.
   
Corypheus settled on a design to reach the Fade physically once more and restore Tevinter by surreptitiously seizing control of or disabling the most powerful factions in southern [[Thedas]]. Corypheus is even able to sway some of the most powerful [[Demon]]s in the Fade to his cause, and most notably achieves an alliance with [[Nightmare (demon)|Nightmare]], an exceptionally powerful [[Fear demon]] that had fed well on the banquet of fear Corypheus's actions had created in causing the Blights. The Nightmare amplified Corypheus' false [[Calling]] throughout every Grey Warden in [[Orlais]]. Deceived into believing that the death of the order was inevitable and without them to stop the Sixth [[Blight]], the Wardens became desperate; leading Warden-Commander [[Clarel de Chanson]] to make a deal with [[Venatori]] Magister [[Livius Erimond]] (one of Corypheus's underlings, unbeknownst to the Wardens) into performing a blood magic ritual that allowed them to bind demons to their control, creating the perfect army to invade the [[Deep Roads]] and kill the remaining Old Gods before they could become [[Archdemon]]s preventing any further Blights. The ritual however had the side effect of leaving the Warden mages and the demons completely enslaved to Corypheus's will, giving Corpyheus an army of demons and powerful mages to use.
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Corypheus settled on a design to reach the Fade physically once more and restore Tevinter by surreptitiously seizing control of or disabling the most powerful factions in southern [[Thedas]]. Corypheus is even able to sway some of the most powerful [[Demon]]s in the Fade to his cause, and most notably achieves an alliance with [[Nightmare (demon)|Nightmare]], an exceptionally powerful [[Fear demon]] that had fed well on the banquet of fear Corypheus's actions had created in causing the Blights. The Nightmare creates a false version of [[the Calling]] to deceive the Grey Wardens of [[Orlais]], led by Warden-Commander [[Clarel de Chanson]], into thinking they were dying. Believing this meant the death of the Wardens entirely and that Thedas would then inevitably fall during the Sixth [[Blight]], the Wardens became desperate. The Wardens were then tricked by Magister [[Livius Erimond]] (one of Corypheus's underlings, unbeknownst to the Wardens) into performing a blood magic ritual that allowed them to bind demons to their control, creating the perfect army to invade the [[Deep Roads]] and kill the remaining Old Gods before they could become [[Archdemon]]s preventing any further Blights. The ritual however had the side effect of leaving the Warden mages and the demons completely enslaved to Corypheus's will, giving Corpyheus an army of demons and powerful mages to use.
 
[[File:DAI Corypheus Full.png|thumb|150px|Corypheus augmented with Red Lyrium]]
 
[[File:DAI Corypheus Full.png|thumb|150px|Corypheus augmented with Red Lyrium]]
   
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CorypheusHoDA.png|Corypheus in ''[[Heroes of Dragon Age]]''
 
CorypheusHoDA.png|Corypheus in ''[[Heroes of Dragon Age]]''
 
Corypheus tarot.png|Corypheus tarot card
 
Corypheus tarot.png|Corypheus tarot card
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