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so do you think that a half-dwarf born to a mage parent could inherit magical ability

If we assume the same rules for human-elf relationships apply, then possibly. The human genes will overwrite the dwarven ones and allow for magical talent. Gaider hasn't clarified if this is the case, as far as I'm aware. EzzyD (talk) 02:01, March 4, 2013 (UTC)
At a PAX thing some time ago Gaider answered a question regarding human-dwarf offspring. He said they look like short humans or tall dwarfs but he didn't mention anything about magical ability. I think it can be assumed that they can't. If the dwarven magic resistance is strong enough to carry down from one generation to the next over several thousand years then I imagine that would carry on to a human-dwarf child, and even then there's no guarantee that the human could have a mage child given how it's hereditary and most mages wouldn't meet a dwarf much less form a sexual relationship with one. Not to say all mage children had mage parents but I imagine most families will know if they have magic in their blood. Heck, some may even have a child with a dwarf if it means less chance of their child being born a mage ;) (DDragonfly1990 (talk) 13:17, March 4, 2013 (UTC))
Its been about 10 years since I've used biology, so this might not be 100% accurate. But if you do a Punnett Square of, for example, a Dwarf father and a Human mother. If we assign the symbols (mm) to the father and (Mm) to the mother (if M is a dominant trait, m is the recessive, Mm is for assuming that magic is a recessive trait), and work out the punnett square,
--m m
M Mm Mm
m mm mm
So there a probability that the 50% of their children would carry the gene for magic, while 50% probability. of their children won't. Again, it probably isn't accurate, due to the child being a hybrid, but hey, isn't science fun?--Madasamadthing (talk) 19:26, March 4, 2013 (UTC)
Actually I think science is fun. (talk) 20:35, March 4, 2013 (UTC)Just call me Dalish fan
Is it just me who is amused that we're applying science to... magic and dwarves? :P (DDragonfly1990 (talk) 02:50, March 5, 2013 (UTC))
It's SCIENCE! It's fun! Also, without SCIENCE! you wouldn't have magic or dwarves. Because without SCIENCE! you wouldn't have games that had magic or dwarves. So...SCIENCE!
Actually assuming M is the dominant trait of non magic ability m is recessive magic ability the child would never be magic but would always carry the magic trait. The dwarf father has MM, human mage mother mm.Punnet squares are a hobby of mine :)--Azkalani (talk) 17:34, March 11, 2013 (UTC)
-- M M
m Mm Mm
m Mm Mm

Why is everyone obsessed on mages and templars? For 2 years most of forum topics are about nothing but them. (talk) 07:39, March 4, 2013 (UTC)

Because DA2 was about mages and Templars, Asunder was about mages and Templars, and DAI will be about mages and Templars. Until this story arc ends (probably in DAI), they will continue to be the main event, even if it rustles your jimmies. After that (assuming DAI is not a commercial failure), I reckon it's the Qunari's turn for some story attention. --Darkly Tranquil (talk) 11:46, March 4, 2013 (UTC)
I'm just sick of mages and templars. Lands we haven't seen in games are a different matter. (talk) 11:53, March 4, 2013 (UTC)
If that's the case then Dragon Age III: Inquisition is not for you. Alexsau1991 (talk page) 20px 19:51, March 5, 2013 (UTC)
After seeing how bad games and too expensive poor DLCs Bioware makes, I agree. I expect DA3 to be an awful game with awful plot and silly scenes like last DLCs of Mass Effect. (talk) 22:14, March 5, 2013 (UTC)

We have yet to see a single half-dwarf. There is no proof they even exist. -Algol- (talk) 00:38, March 6, 2013 (UTC)

Yeah, for all we know they might just be human, like elven hybrid - it would defnitely made it easier for BW to have dwarven OGB in the game. Or they become Sandal-like, and the parents kill them or leave them in the Deep Roads (so other houses wouldn't find out the ancestors have cursem them with such child), like Sandal was. Henio0 (talk) 00:44, March 6, 2013 (UTC)
As to origins of Sandal... I wouldn't even go there :) Seriously:) -Algol- (talk) 00:52, March 6, 2013 (UTC)
Origins of sandal would be an awesome DLC. Plus ENCHANTMENT--Halisme (talk) 19:34, March 9, 2013 (UTC)

Yes. Case in point: Sandal. (talk) 16:05, March 9, 2013 (UTC)

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