Zevran was actually my favorite characer in Dragon Age. I’m kind of saddened that they never elaborated more on his back story. It never bothered me that he was into guys, I actually thought it was refreshing surprise, even though thats not my thing
N.B. I originally wrote this for GayGamer on March 7, 2011. GayGamer has since ceased to exist, so I am republishing this here, and will also do so with a few other pieces over the next few months. Of late I am replaying Dragon Age: Inquisition, so this series of posts about Dragon Age before the release of Dragon Age 2 has played through my head.
Zevran Arainai is a bit of a touchy subject around many forum threads that discuss him, both regarding his sexuality and not. His hedonism tends to rub many the wrong way, in much the same way that Morrigan’s cool, selfish, and pragmatic demeanor does. The counts against him in our community tend to go along the lines of: he’s an elf, he’s a rogue (albeit, specced to be dual-wielding and in the thick of it), he’s promiscuous, he sounds like Puss in Boots…
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