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Which scene in the game do you think was the saddest? I think the saddest was Marlowe Dumar carrying his dead son and expressing his sorrow. I think lose of own child is the worst possible thing in life.FirstDrellSpectre (talk) 19:50, April 28, 2014 (UTC)

I agree, that seemed like the saddest one to me. Second place would go to Hawke and Gamlen's conversation after Leandra's death. --CountSilvershroud (talk) 21:35, April 28, 2014 (UTC)

I don't know if this is sad or rage-inducing, or just shockingly tragic, but seeing Oriana and Oren dead on the floor in the human noble opening. Also, watching Isolde kill Connor was pretty messed up. Silver Warden (talk) 23:44, April 28, 2014 (UTC)

Well, Fergus did tell Oren he'd be seeing a sword up close "real soon", he promised. (talk) 01:47, April 29, 2014 (UTC)

I think the saddest part of the entire Dragon Age Series, no matter what else they can do, is the Ultimate Sacrifice ending video. No matter what Origin. No matter what you did. No matter how much a giant prick you were. The Ultimate Sacrifice captures the mood perfectly. It shows a Hero that fought against impossible odds. Did what took others centuries in under year, with a civil war at hand. Organized an army comprised of Humans, Elves (or Werewolves), Dwarves (Maybe with Golems), & Mages (or Templars). You did all that in under a year. You did what you had to do. You were given the possibility of a way that no one needed to die (because for all your character knew it was a possibility, not a definite). And you said no. Your character took their sword and said to the other Grey Warden around you: "No, this is my duty." And struck the final blow into the Archdemon. You died to make sure others would not need to.

In War, Victory. In Peace, Vigilance. In Death, Sacrifice. Dabuddah (talk) 00:18, April 29, 2014 (UTC)

Even though my character forced her to do it, I always felt worst when Isolde had to kill Connor to end the possession of the demon; the way she tried to comfort him through it, sobbing as she drew the knife to stop his suffering. Heartbreaking, really. EzzyD (talk) 01:58, April 29, 2014 (UTC)

every scene involving Tamlen especially durinf the guantlet and when hes a ghoul telling my dalish he loved her, also the gauntlet scene of the human nobles father made me sad and when a female warden who isnt the human noble has Alistair beco e king and cant become his wife that always upset me. Blitzbear93 (talk) 02:04, April 29, 2014 (UTC)Blitzbear93

DA:O's credit role was the only sad part for me. I was sad that it was the end of the game, yet satisfied with the whole thing. The music that played was of a bitter-sweet theme as well. As for an actual scene, having the human noble leave his parents behind to be slaughtered by Howe's men, followed by the somber atmosphere of Ostagar. Believe it! (talk) 02:20, April 29, 2014 (UTC)

Hold on, I rescind my previous statement being the saddest part, that's subjective. But another really sad one that you as a player, I feel, cannot necessarily comprehend simply because you can dump about 50 hours of gameplay rather than the full year. Imagine being Morrigan. Imagine having your only friend (and best friend at that) be in love with this man (Alistair). And needing to tell her that in order to save the man she loves that you need to sleep with him. Imagine the guilt she would feel. She saved Her Best Friend's Love, but she needed to sleep with him. Dabuddah (talk) 03:37, April 29, 2014 (UTC)

Sheamus and Leandra's deaths were the worst for DA2, Origins had quiet a few, including the Ultimate sacrifice, the human nobles' parents being left behind and I thought the lady of the forest and Zathrian giving up their lives, was kinda sad to. However, Duncan's death after Logains betrayal takes the cake for me. SenjiBen (talk) 03:52, April 29, 2014 (UTC)

Another sad scene is Amethyne, when she misses her mother Iona. She's completely alone and she doesn't know she's an orphan. Also the red haired boy in Lothering misses his mother, but she's also dead. Poor both children. Zerlinda has also sorrowful background, her family kicked her out because she had a casteless baby. All those stories made my cry. (talk) 07:13, April 29, 2014 (UTC)

For me, the saddest part scene is the ending/epilogue. Wait on. Let me speak here, the ending of DAO got to me. Despite how joyous the ending is, that is if you survived, going around talking to your companions, after all the hard work and dedication you have put in. Knowing these people like friends, almost of a family like party, it got to me that all these people are going there separate ways. That each and everyone of them would find their new paths, yeah some of them stay on for a bit but all leave. This is similar to DA2. It was sad, that these people that i got to know, that my warden loved and cared for are leaving. I married Anora at the end and decided to stay on at court but still. This, and other scenes such as the Warden's father, Bryce Cousland and Eleanor's deaths were pretty touching,the perfect way to start the game. As well as this, i guess the motivational speech hawke gives to each of the individuals also got me a bit sad. Heck i guess it comes up to what you define as sad.Lazare326 (talk) 14:52, April 29, 2014 (UTC)

It's not really a "scene" it's in the credit roll, I romanced Morrigan HARD. I did everything for her, I mean EVERYTHING. So her leaving was terribly saddening for me. But when the credits said “The ring that Morrigan gave my Warden remained in his possession. She had once claimed that it formed a connection between the two, and there came a night when he was sure that she was thinking of him... somewhere. She felt regret, and sorrow. But the ring told no more.” I was literally IN TEARS, my girlfriend heard me sob and first time to. I was inconsolable for the rest of the day... Gray_Mask (talk) 15:50 April 29, 2014 (UTC)

How bout hawke whole family dying???

Hawke's siblings and mother don't die in same moment and we say "dying".FirstDrellSpectre (talk) 05:52, April 30, 2014 (UTC)

Having to leave Bryce and Eleanor to die in the human noble origin. You don't spend much time with them, but what little time there is makes an impact. When you "fail" to save them, then, it feels like you let them down. You feel alone. And the dialogue tree lets you keep insisting that you won't leave them, which really turned on the waterworks for me. (Close second is probably Gamlen's reaction to Leandra's death. Pretty visceral--and sort of unexpected, considering what a jerk he is--response.) HELO (talk) 13:39, April 30, 2014 (UTC)

My father passed away in September of 2009. December of that year I bought Dragon Age: Origins and I played the human noble. The scene when Brice Cousland dying. His wife staying there with him. The character lost his parents and that hit me hard. I cried for almost an hour remembering the loss of my own father, and I put the game down right there. Early 2010 I picked the game back up, feeling a deep connection to the character. As I continued playing the game I felt that the character and I were both on a journey of healing, so I took my time. It was hard to play that game just because of the origin, but for some reason I felt I needed to finish it. The character had more of me in him then I ever thought possible. I even named the character, Robert, after my father. It took me so long to get through that game. The day before the one year anniversary of my father's passing I played the battle of Denerim. It was difficult because the game helped me so much after causing me so much pain in the beginning. When the time came for me to strike the killing blow against the archdemon. The clock struck midnight and my father was officially gone for one whole year. My limbs felt kind of weightless as I took in the final scenes. My usual sense of triumph and victory was replaced with a slight sadness but also a sense that I was going to be alright. I created Robert Cousland, and like him we both endured and we came out OK. My entire first play through of Dragon Age: Origins was the saddest thing in the game for me. But every time I play it now I feel good. GreyWolf84 (talk) 20:04, April 30, 2014 (UTC)

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