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From what we've been told, the Inquisitor is seen with suspicion because they're the only one that survives some crazy explosion that killed everyone else... and that he has the unique ability to close the tears in the sky.

That last bit... does that really make him special? In Dragon Age Origins, Warden's Keep DLC, We learn that the tears in the Veil can be easily repaired. The Warden Mage, Avernus, does some hand waving movements, and the tear in the veil is repaired... well, more so than before... My point is we've already seen that the tears in the veil can be repaired. Why does this ability make the Inquisitor special? Kaspar Sinclair (talk) 10:25, May 19, 2014 (UTC)

That tear was a small one, the warden or Avernus couldn't close the ones that the inquisitor can because they are HUGE. 64.90.137.2 (talk) 15:19, May 20, 2014 (UTC)
See something opened up the tears in the veil and somehow the inquisitor is connected to it and plus in the gameplay trailer Cassandra literally says "you came out of the fade" so we know that he had something to do with the explosion and subsequent tears in the veil which is how to me he is able to close these tears these aren't your average tears that you tend to see in the other games these tears let demons physically enter our world normally when a demon is summoned it appears in less than it's true form these demons coming from these new tears are in their physical form and terrifyingly powerful at least that's how I've seen it from what i know about the fade and DA:I WardenMaster (talk) 02:47, May 21, 2014 (UTC)

Here's the thing, The Vale can be opened and fixed easily by mages with the help of spirits or lots of lyrium. That's how demons and some spirits come in. However, they don't come in physically, meaning they don't pass through the Vale with their body. During the recent events that lead to the Mage-Templar War (thanks a lot Anders..) the Vale was torn apart in many diffrent places and demos and spirits came in with their bodies, not possesing anyone. Normal mages can't close the Torns, Inquisitor can and so he/she is a special kind of errand boy/girl... Emilia Da'len (talk) 17:48, May 19, 2014 (UTC)

Demons cross the veil physically all the time. It's mortal who can't physically enter the fade. And Avernus isn't the only instance of a mortal closing a veil tear. The Warden does it at least two more times, once in the Blackmarsh (with the help of Justice), and again in the Circle Tower basement during Witch Hunt. However, I think these new tears will be much bigger in size and scope, which is probably why the Inquisitor's ability to close the tears is such a big deal. Silver Warden (talk) 19:27, May 19, 2014 (UTC)

I think Avernus closing the veil may have been a special case, because he was the one breached the veil in the first place when he was summoning the demons. Since he was the person who drew those summoning circles, i think he had the knowledge on how to erase his previous work.

However, in Awakening the Warden is able to repair the veil from the inside by activating those pedestools, and the warden isn't even necessarily a mage. That would seem to suggest any mage could repair the veil if they were able to enter the fade first. That normally requires a lot of lyrium or blood magic, so perhaps the Inquisitor's power is unique because it doesn't need those? Drake72 (talk) 10:57, May 19, 2014 (UTC)

Like Drake said, i think Avernus too was a "special" case. Plus those veils are minuscule in comparison to those the Inquisitor has to deal with. But what makes it special is that this dude (or dudette) can close veils through a mysterious power. People will wonder as to how a non-mage attained those abilities. And I'm guessing -since Laidlaw said- if you're a mage, i wouldn't be surprised if some individuals saw you as the perpetrator. I've got a feeling that we'll be possessed without knowing it though, and they'll do a Revan and let us know that we're the thing that caused the tears. That the Inquisitor is an amnesiac, or the demon or spirit or whatever that possess them is of memory loss.

SIDE NOTE, that idea -as awesome as it'd be- is probably and definitely unlikely. But I do think that the Inquisitor's powers are linked with the perpetrator. Lazare326 15:29, May 19, 2014 (UTC)

I think the one responsible for the explosion is a demon that possesses the Inquisitor or is at least occupies the body waiting for the right moment and the Inquisitor isn't aware of it. The Inquisitor doesn't remember what happened because the demon wiped the memories of last hours out. That's my theory.78.8.131.195 (talk) 18:31, May 19, 2014 (UTC)

I guess... Now that i think about it, at Vigil's Keep, the veil wasn't actually "ripped open" like it is in the Inquisition trailer... i guess it was kinda just.."thin"? like the density of Velvet and silk... ah well~ guess we'll find out come Inquisition. Kaspar Sinclair (talk) 00:09, May 20, 2014 (UTC)

I have watched the trailer a few times now but I've been playing Bioware games for years i don't see them reusing an old idea that was done before but i do agree there is a connection between the blast that killed those people and our inquisitor but no i don't think he caused it but i do think there's something special about him that we don't know yet i personally think there is a very strong connection between the Inquisitor and the fade i have a few theories but to me they seem a little ridiculous or just strange WardenMaster (talk) 15:03, May 20, 2014 (UTC)

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