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If Morrigan's approval becomes high enough she will tell the Warden about her life in the Wilds. Eventually, she will claim that Flemeth plans to kill her in order to prolong her own life. To prevent this, Morrigan asks the Warden to kill Flemeth.
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If Morrigan's approval becomes high enough she will tell the Warden about her life in the Wilds. Eventually, she will claim that Flemeth plans to kill her in order to prolong her own life (Note: This will only occur if the Warden successfully manages to give her the Black Grimoire as a gift). To prevent this, Morrigan asks the Warden to kill Flemeth.
   
 
At the end, a difficult decision must be made. Most believe that a [[Grey Wardens|Grey Warden]] must die in order to defeat the [[Archdemon]], yet Morrigan offers another option. If a male Grey Warden (a male Warden, [[Alistair]], or [[Loghain]]) lays with her, she will conceive a child possessing the taint. This dark ritual will ensure that the the essence of the Archdemon is lured into the unborn child, rather than a Grey Warden. Morrigan believes that the child will survive and posses the soul of an [[Old God]]. This ritual, Morrigan claims, is the reason Flemeth rescued the Wardens and the reason Morrigan had to accompany them. If the ritual is refused Morrigan will leave the party immediately. If the ritual proceeds, she will stay for the final battle. Afterwards, Morrigan is not seen by the Warden again.
 
At the end, a difficult decision must be made. Most believe that a [[Grey Wardens|Grey Warden]] must die in order to defeat the [[Archdemon]], yet Morrigan offers another option. If a male Grey Warden (a male Warden, [[Alistair]], or [[Loghain]]) lays with her, she will conceive a child possessing the taint. This dark ritual will ensure that the the essence of the Archdemon is lured into the unborn child, rather than a Grey Warden. Morrigan believes that the child will survive and posses the soul of an [[Old God]]. This ritual, Morrigan claims, is the reason Flemeth rescued the Wardens and the reason Morrigan had to accompany them. If the ritual is refused Morrigan will leave the party immediately. If the ritual proceeds, she will stay for the final battle. Afterwards, Morrigan is not seen by the Warden again.

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Morrigan is a Witch of the Wilds, a clan of sorceresses who, at one time, terrorized the Korcari Wilds. She is willing to leave her home to become a companion to the Warden. If he is male she can form a romance with him.


Morrigan is voiced by Claudia Black and is modeled after Victoria Johnson[1].

Background

Her mother is claimed to be Flemeth,  a legendary and fearsome personage that walked the wilds centuries ago, although Morrigan herself is dismissive of these tales. Morrigan dislikes the race of men, yet finds herself strangely intrigued by them. With the outbreak of the war, Morrigan is commanded by Flemeth to join the Grey Wardens in their quest to save Ferelden.

Involvement


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If Morrigan's approval becomes high enough she will tell the Warden about her life in the Wilds. Eventually, she will claim that Flemeth plans to kill her in order to prolong her own life (Note: This will only occur if the Warden successfully manages to give her the Black Grimoire as a gift). To prevent this, Morrigan asks the Warden to kill Flemeth.

At the end, a difficult decision must be made. Most believe that a Grey Warden must die in order to defeat the Archdemon, yet Morrigan offers another option. If a male Grey Warden (a male Warden, Alistair, or Loghain) lays with her, she will conceive a child possessing the taint. This dark ritual will ensure that the the essence of the Archdemon is lured into the unborn child, rather than a Grey Warden. Morrigan believes that the child will survive and posses the soul of an Old God. This ritual, Morrigan claims, is the reason Flemeth rescued the Wardens and the reason Morrigan had to accompany them. If the ritual is refused Morrigan will leave the party immediately. If the ritual proceeds, she will stay for the final battle. Afterwards, Morrigan is not seen by the Warden again.

Romance

If you engage in romance with Morrigan, she will give you a ring and at the end of the game, the after `story will say "One night, the Warden was sure she was thinking of him and felt regret".  Morrigan is the only character with whom it is impossible to get any semblance of a 'happily ever after' as she will leave the group, regardless of your approval rating with her, immediately after the final battle and will 'never be seen again' save through rumours.  Should the character survive the events of the game, he can choose in the epilogue to track down and find Morrigan.  Bioware have said that we have not seen the last of Morrigan and will likely be showing in the next instalment of Dragon Age.

Morrigan will get angry sometimes after you have a romantic relationship with both herself and Leliana/Zevran.

Quest Given

Initial Statistics

Class: Mage

Specialization: Shapeshifter

Starting Talents:

Shapeshifter: Spider Shape

Primal: Winter’s Grasp

Spirit: Mind Blast

Entropy: Vulnerability Hex, Disorient, Horror, Drain Life

Strategy

Morrigan’s early spells open up possibility for future combat dominance. Start out with the Cold chain and get to Cone of Cold and Blizzard as soon as possible. After Mind Blast, best thing is to increase your defense tenfold with Force Field (Because there are will be situations where enemies are concentrating on Morrigan rather than other party members). Then get for Crushing Prison which is a powerful single-target root/damage spell. Build on her Entropy spells also and pick up Sleep, Waking Nightmare, and Death Cloud spells (try combined spells for greater damage). Also keep in mind that you can get Bear Shape at level 8, Flying Swarm at level 10, and Master Shapeshifter at level 12.

Most mages must stay in the rear to be effective but with Morrigan it is not the case. Use her ranged spells early, until your mana is low or the enemy engages in melee, then switch to one of your specialization forms and deal effective melee damage. Even though your spells are more powerful, but it’s a nice luxury to be able to adapt to the ever-changing combat dynamics.

Quotes

  • (On first meeting with Morrigan in the Korcari Wilds.)
"Well, well, what have we here? Are you a vulture, I wonder? A scavenger poking amidst a corpse whose bones have been long since cleaned? Or merely an intruder, come into these darkspawn filled wilds of mine in search of... easy prey?"
  • "The Chasind have tales of we witches... I have prowled shadows that you never dreamed existed. Am I an unnatural abomination to be put to the torch?"
  • "Apparently everyone seems to agree that a blight is the perfect time to start killing each other. Marvelous, really."
  • "And now we have a dog. And Alistair is still the stupidest member of the party."
  • (After Bella kissed the Warden)
"Kissing serving wenches, now? Perhaps you intend to roll around in the nearest pig pen, as well?"
  • "What is the name they have for mother and I? Apostates? Truly it boggles the mind."
  • "So the mages are all locked within? A fitting end for all those who gave up their own freedom."
  • (Upon arriving at Lake Calenhad Docks to head to Circle Tower)
"How very fitting that they would build a prison for mages in the middle of a lake and make it look like a giant phallus."

Dialogue

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  • Alistair: "Just what would you do if your mother died?"
  • Morrigan: "You mean, before or after I stopped laughing?"
  • Alistair: "Right, very creepy. Forget I asked."

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  • Morrigan: "I see the stories they tell of Grey Warden endurance are not exaggerated."
  • Warden: "Do you really need to talk?"
  • Morrigan: (Chuckles) "Finished with me now, are you? Well, you do not get away so easily as that. I will have my way with you until I am satisfied. Out of a sense of fairness, if nothing else...

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  • Murdock: "So you're the Grey Warden, are you? I didn't think they made women Grey Wardens."
  • Warden: "I am a mage, as well, if it makes a difference."
  • Murdock: "Well, now, that's just great. As if we weren't nervous enough as it was, now we got magic too."
  • Morrigan: "More than you realize, even."

Cheat for Infinite Approval

Speak to the Chantry Mother in Lothering, and ask to her about releasing the caged prisoner. You are then able to use the repeatable INTIMIDATE dialoge option to gain infinite approval from Morrigan. Also you must fail the Dialoge Challenge each time to do this. Alistair must not be in your party when you do this or else he will settle the dispute and you'll be given the key.

Trivia

Morrigan Concept Art

Morrigan's Concept Art

  • Morrigan is used as the face of the game because, according to Mary Kirby, "she best symbolizes the world and the conflicts within it."[2]
  • Actress Kate Mulgrew, who plays Morrigan's mother Flemeth, has said that "Morrigan is innocent. She is beautiful. She is vulnerable."[3]
  • When asked to compare a list of NPC companions to food, BioWare employee Cori May described Morrigan as "the darkest of dark chocolates; bitter but rich."[4]
  • If the party was going out for a drink, writer Sheryl Chee has said, Morrigan would "refuse to partake in any such foolishness."[5]
  • She is also a star of the Penny Arcade Dragon Age comic, along with Flemeth.
  • Morrigan is one of the only party members (along with Sten) to recognize that the dream the sloth demon creates in the fade isn't real. She is able to recognize this because of her high willpower and because the sloth demon did a poor job at copying Flemeth.

References

  1. The Girls of 'Dragon Age: Origins'
  2. http://daforums.bioware.com/viewtopic.html?topic=690449&forum=135
  3. http://fidgit.com/archives/2009/09/kate_mulgrew_brings_classic_gr.php http://fidgit.com/archives/2009/09/kate_mulgrew_brings_classic_gr.php
  4. http://daforums.bioware.com/viewtopic.html?topic=665915&forum=135
  5. http://daforums.bioware.com/viewtopic.html?topic=672231&forum=135
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