The Talkative man is a character featured in Dragon Age II.


A strange philosopher, this man is the only person consciously aware of being in a story told by someone else, and in a video game. He regularly breaks the fourth wall with his conversation topics.


  • "The truth is out there."
  • "Do you ever feel like you're part of a story that someone's telling?"
  • "Maker, I wish whoever was telling the story had made me more handsome."
  • "Do you ever feel like the world's getting... simpler? Like everything from eating to fighting is a lot less complex than it used to be?"
  • "What are you looking at? Are you one of them?"
  • My mother used to say there are a lot more mages now than when she was a child."
  • "I think it's the lyrium in the water."
  • Isabela: "When was the last time you were with a women?" - Talkative man: "Never! Women are harlots who seek to steal my life essence."
  • The Talkative Man also says something about believing that the Fereldan Blight was a ploy. His reasoning for this is that, unlike the other Blights, which often lasted hundreds of years, the Fereldan Blight lasted for just over a year. He also thinks that Alistair was put on the throne (if he was, in Dragon Age: Origins) as a way to overthrow Anora, instead of truly being King Cailan Theirin's half brother. The exact quote of his rambling has not yet been recorded.

Behind the scenes

  • The phrase "The truth is out there" pronounced by the Talkative man is a reference of the science fiction series The X-Files, where this phrase comes up regularly throughout the series and became the slogan.
  • The mentions of "lyrium in the water" and women trying to "steal my life essence" is a reference to General Jack D. Ripper from Dr. Strangelove.
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