There Hawke's intentions the branch is the "good/nice" option, the middle one is a purple grinning mask and that is the sarcastic option, and the red gavel is the "mean" option. I think the branch might be an olive branch. Hope this helps.--- - darb86 04:51, February 23, 2011 (UTC)
I'm not entirely sure what the purple diamond or red gavel is, but the green branch is for a diplomatic, sincere choice. There is also a purple theater mask symbol, which is for a sarcastic answer, and then the red fist, which is for a more aggressive answer. I'm thinking the purple diamond is a close equivalent of the mask and the red gavel the close equivalent to the fist, since it seems each answer is colour coded to the tone they give:
Purple: witty, sarcastic, or brighten-the-mood response Green: sincere, diplomatic, understanding response Red: aggressive, do-as-I-say, get-over-it response
- I think so. I mean, until I played the demo I didn't even know that the purple diamond and the red gavel symbols existed; I only thought that the leaf, mask, heart and fist were going to be used. I think it would be very helpful to know the differences between each symbol in each colour category. Sevarian10 (talk) 05:30, February 23, 2011 (UTC)Sevarian10
I believe the diamond represents a "hardened" response based on the context on the paraphrased lines. Not really mean or nice, but perhaps a neutral response. I think I'm gonna stick with the sarcastic options because it reminds me most of DA:O, and it gets me on Flemeth's good side ;) Stradiviper (talk) 05:32, February 23, 2011 (UTC)
The three arrows are supposed to represent a major twist in any way, I guess. So you can say: "Hey, Aveline, kill your husband!" or "I'll do it!" and you twist your relationship with Aveline around quite a bit. The head simply means that you leave it up your companion to do what she/he thinks is right. The diamond is, as far as I could see, the more pragmatic, slightly cold-hearted answer that proves that Hawke had to go through a great many things. Ghilan'nain (talk) February 23, 2011 (UTC)
I found them very similar to Mass Effect 1 & 2 with the top one being Blue for "paragon" and the bottom being red for "renegade" so I just took it as them meaning the same things. I like the sarcastic response one, and I think I may just have to have a play through of the game being just sarcastic hehe Mondrak (talk) 12:41, February 23, 2011 (UTC)
-Olive Branch is extending an olive branch.
-Halo is being saintly.
-Laughing mask is being funny.
-Diamond is being tough.
-Gavel is being decisive.
-The fist is putting your fist down.
-Spinning arrows are pivotal decisions.
-Finally, the head is letting the party member(s) decide.
I must say these symbols are remarkably appropriate.
Bastian964 14:22, February 23, 2011 (UTC)