HOW Malcolm Hawke died? Was it a spell gone awry, old age, a wasting sickness...
WHAT his schools of magical study were, or if he had knowledge and ability in them all, or what?
Just wondering, because Malcolm Hawke is a character that I wish had been developed/acknowledged more.
NovaZero: Bethany says he died during the blight. Retcon maybe?
Does anyone know who the voice actor for Malcolm was in Legacy? My brain wanted to make me think it was Boulton, with some alteration to the voice in post-production, but that's more than likely wishful thinking.
It is the same VA as male hawke ...
- Hi, I asked Mike Laidlaw and he told me Nick Boulton voiced Malcolm in Legacy. He praised his wide range and versatility in managing to sound completely different to male Hawke while doing it!
Some more info about Malcolm
Can we use the info in the codex of Malcolm's things to fill his profile? Like his tunics: the Fugitive mantle and Malcolm's Bequest, and staves: The Staff of Parthalan, and the Malcolm's Honor. There is some info about his time as mercenary for the Crisom Oars and others, and the Ball when he meets Leandra disguised with that Orlesian Mask. And, I don't remember well, Did he help the Wardens in exchange of Larius help with Lord Aristide? Lhomepereta (talk) 19:13, January 15, 2012 (UTC)
- Going to have to vote no on this one. While I agree the current image is not great but I would still favour taking an in game appearance image over artwork from a tertiary product and a different title to Malcolm's only actual direct appearance in the series.
DA2 item DLC codex entries
Are these codex entries even a part of Malcolm's true backstory? They claim he came to Kirkwall on a job for his mercenary work, and that's how he meets Leandra. This contradict what Leandra, Bethany, Gamlen and Tobrius, who say Malcolm was a Kirkwall Circle mage. Now they contradicts the WoT2, which says he had been at mage at Kirkwall Circle (ever since he was young apprentice), and it says nothing about him ever being a merc.
Also, in WoT 2, there is this note by Lady Phyllis Reinhardt. She writes that young girls loved to hear/tell romanticized stories about Malcolm Hawke. "There was such stories about Malcolm Hawke in those days. He was a pirate, he was a lost prince, he was a mercenary with a heart of gold." So are the codex entries just suppose to be some of these stories? Molon (talk) 18:38, May 17, 2015 (UTC)
- Most codex entries are in-universe documents, so it is entirely possible that they purposefully represent erroneous views on their subject matter that exist among Thedosians. --Koveras Alvane (talk) 21:20, May 17, 2015 (UTC)
- Yeah, I think the contradictions are on purpose. There are even stories within World of Thedas Volume 2 that contradict each other; the stories vary based on who's telling them and in what context. --♫ Kelcat Talk 04:00, May 18, 2015 (UTC)
- I think there can still be some truth to him being a merc once he escaped the circle and needed means to earn coin to book passage to Ferelden. The codexes may be fabricated but it may not be, hard to judge when we can't judge the credibility of the codexes' author. It can all have some truth to it but in a certain order of events. (Sports72Xtrm (talk) 04:33, May 18, 2015 (UTC))
- I don't think he needed to be a merc to get money. According to the letter found in Legacy written by Malcolm to Larius, the Grey Wardens payed Malcolm 25 sovereign per seal. And there is some other issues with those codex entries. The ball for the Empress doesn't really make any sense if Leandra wasn't allowed to leave the estate, and Celene did not succeeded her uncle until 15 years latter. Then there's the codex which says he kept it a secret where he was from, but in DA2, Gamlen calls him a Fereldan. WoT 2 backs up Gamlen- Malcolm was born in Ferelden and transfer to the Kirkwall Circle. Molon (talk) 13:18, May 18, 2015 (UTC)