Maybe it wasn’t a good idea to give this hedonistic dick complete control of your wardrobe, Sten.
This is the most effort I’ve put into a MGDMT comic for a while. Iron Bull deserves it.
I hope to GOD Iron bull is romanceable. If he isn’t, all my qunari characters will end up single and just burning in unsatisfied desire (Come on bioware, his bio on the site says he’ll jump into bed with anyone he thinks he won’t break, at least let me tap that!)
I’d be interested if they add a body reinforcing spell. That would mean he could bed EVERYONE.
I have the same standards really. If you’re female (Negotiable as long as you have lady parts) and you exist, if you don’t break, I’m your man. And sanitized for your protection.
Fun fact, he IS romance able! He’s also pansexual! And, from what I’ve heard (Don’t take my word on it, though), he was originally going to be race locked, but the fans wanted to be able to romance him as a dwarf, so they put in the extra hours to remove the race lock.
“he was originally going to be race locked, but the fans wanted to be able to romance him as a dwarf”
Must…not…break into spontaneous, possibly hazardous laughter…
Good God, this is gorgeous. I love this update~! Also slightly due to my current DA high.
That’s amazing! You’d think he wouldn’t be so flexible while wearing that armor.
Let me see … iron shoulderpads … iron upper-torso … Well, he can totally flex his ass’ with this.
On the one hand, I really really really REALLY want Iron Bull to be a romanceable LI.
On the other, I feel like just to spite me given my gripes with DA2, he’ll be romanceable but the moment you lock in with him, he’ll turn all weepy and filled with ill-defined angst.
This might need to be a two-parter. I definitely need to see Sten play wingman.
“This guy is a major hero in a foreign land. You should get together with him. Get him in your room, keep the door locked and always have the key on you. Please.”
Haven’t seen Sten in a while. Was wondering what he was up too. Seems like he would have killed the elf by now.
I’m willing to bet he keeps a full stack of Thoughtful Gifts on him at all times to keep Sten at max friendship or whatever.
He’s gonna get mad if the Warden doesn’t stop calling him Sten, since that’s not his “name” anymore.
You mean because he’s the new Arashok?
Good thing he stocked up on thoughtful gifts. The cookies weren’t working out anymore.
Despite the antics of the Warden here and in other strips, I wouldn’t be surprised if he could kick Sten’s ass.
Of course the warden can kick Sten’s arse, depending on your play through, he/she kicks his arse in Haven.
I would just like to point out that the lighting on this piece is absolutely fucking mind blowing….
I found this so fast because David Gaider posted it on Tumblr. I do believe that counts as AWESOME.
Knowing the Warden, he’s got the best cookies in Thedas.
Huh. I keep seeing Dragon Age comics, and I love Sten as Coella draws him, but I still have no idea who he is, having done no searches or played anywhere but about a half hour into Dragon Age: Origins.
Still love the comic, Coella. <3
You’re missing so much if you didn’t play DA:O solely for Sten. :D
(He’s also one of the first few optional characters you can get after the origins storyline and Ostagar.)
Sten is in the second village in Dragon Age: Origins. The one you retreat to after the lighthouse/beacon. Depending on play speed, I imagine you would find him in less than 3 hours, likely sooner.
He is the 5th character available to you, and is very easy to recruit (not that any are hard to recruit).
Sten is a Quanari, a race of militant religious giants (they are not human and they are tall, so I think its the proper name for them). Sten is probably 6’9″ or maybe even 7′. I’m not really sure if other Quanari are taller or not. When Quanari become infected with blight, they become hulking monstrous ogres and trolls, as opposed to the more man-sized darkspawn.
Sten himself is very inflexible, and considers the teachings of his society to be the only way to do anything, even things that most cultures wouldn’t care about. How much he represents his society, I couldn’t guess.
I think of Sten as basically the Worf of DA.
Ogres are born from quanari made broodmothers. People infected by the blight do not become darkspawn, they become ghouls.
Just a quick note to correct, because lots and lots of people get this wrong: The race is not called Qunari. Most of them identify as Qunari, but that is the name of their religion/way of life. The race is known as Kossith, and most Qunari you fight in Origins are Tal-Vashoth, Kossith who abandoned the Qun. But yes, Ogres are born from Kossith brood mothers.
Technically, any race can be Qunari. There are humans who follow the Qun who identify as Qunari.
At this point, what WOULDN’T the Warden hit on.
Squid’s Warden? Pretty much nothing.
The Warden will hit on “Anything That Moves”. Lols.
That sounds a little restrictive; plenty of things don’t move. Like statues!
Well, not when you’re looking at them, anyway. The Warden could wear a blindfold! And leather…
At this point, I’m expecting the Warden to inform someone that he is a sex offender and then stop and hit on the person he’s talking to in mid sentence.
There is a pair of dwarven twins who offer you a threesome, and there’s no option accept. There is an option to say “Maybe later” but the conversation ending dialogue seems to imply that you said that with a sarcastic tone. (Which is unfortunate, since I had a female Warden who I thought it would be in character to express interest with.)
Well, you CAN get a foursome with Zevran, Isabella and Leliana in Origins, at the brothel in Denerim.
S I just breezed through the entire comic in one sitting, and was pleasantly surprised to see a very recent update. I love it all and can’t wait to see more.
Could you read your email? I need to speak with you.
gonna have to tell me which email in particular you mean, I get quite a lot of them, several of which are completely misdirected ad inquiries that bury my other emails.
Could I do a tranlation in Spanish to MGDMT?
Could you answer?
Christ, it’s like they’re some kind of alternate-universe Jared & Commander.
Except alternate-universe Jared can kill alternate-universe Commander without breaking much of a sweat.
Iron bull IS romance-able
but not by elves (race restrictions are a thing now in romances)
though Iron bull IS bisexual
Nothing is confirmed, the people who edited the DA wiki to say it was were just speculating and projecting, and Patrick Weekes (the guy writing Iron Bull) reminded them as much.
I see; though a friend still insists that romance will have race restrictions; from the bioware forums or something like that is where he read it.
so there is still no way to know I guess :P just waiting
It was confirmed that some of the romances have race restrictions but we still don’t know who all is romanceable and which of those groups have race restrictions (the only romances confirmed by bioware are Cassandra, Sera, and Cullen) and we know there will be some restrictions based on race, and some on sexuality (for instance Sera was confirmed to only be romanceable by the ladies) but we don’t know which ones yet.
Player antics like this are why my Skyrim character doesn’t have a companion. Not many people stick around when they find out you partook in a cannibal cult ritual and ate an Arkay priest just so you could go werewolf afterward and eat everyone else there.
Meh, I’ve done worse IRL.
They don’t have to find out.
My Skyrim character did that quest by freeing the priest and then turning into a werewolf and eating the cannibals, figured it was poetic
Turnabout’s fair play! And with mods/cheating, story and gameplay can be reconciled when the devs failed…
Think of the mayhem an Iron Bull romance would cause. THE MAYHEM.
I always thought a night with Sten would end up breaking me/the PC in half.
Iron Bull looks to be much more of a challenge.
I don’t know what hole I was trapped in that I didn’t know the new DA was coming, but now I do and I do so hope I can romance him! I will admit I used to try to woo Sten to no avail.
Sweet Sunwell I know a guys JUST like the elf. He’s got no personal space boundries, clings like a dryer sheet and moves your hand when he’s pointing to something. He even talks like Simon does!
Man! I thought that was the guy from yuyu hakusho
Will we have hornless (more like goddamn proper) Qunari in Inquisition along with Disney’s Garoyle Qunari as shown in the background or is that just my wishful thinking being shared? I kinda stopped halfway DA2 and never looked back and haven’t been following Inquisition.
Also this page is 11/10. Saved as a Fave.
What makes a “proper Qunari” is sort of up to the writers, i.e., the people who created them, isn’t it?
That said, I would like to see the horned & hornless ones side-by-side, and maybe a freaking explanation of why some have horns & others don’t.
(Makes one wonder if it’s a gender thing, and they all just use the male pronouns because of their culture…)
Some don’t because special snowflake and sloppy retcon. They say in the very first game that people in Ferelden used to think that all the Qunari looked the same and the females were all large and masculine too, until they realized that almost all the Qunari in Ferelden were men and the women are decidedly feminine, they just don’t go to war with the men so you rarely see them abroad. Plus they’ve shown us a qunari female.
This is one great page. That effort you put in was well worth it.
This is just gorgeous. Also, hilarious. “Sten… Sten… Sten, I’m going to hit that…” XD
I just looked through the page, not getting the text at first (non-english reader here) and not getting the story elements (dunno the characters and their story) but that guy crawling all over Sten while he tries to write the roll and the dry comment at the end…
All the damn Cola I had to wipe of my screen afterwards…
Sten has such laser-like focus, it’s ridiculous. What could he be reading that is so attention drawing?
Anything, if it means he doesn’t have to watch this debacle.
His attention goes precisely where he puts it.
This made me laugh like crazy, even though I’ve never played DA :D It’s hilarious.
The one where Commander asks Hawke why she’s with Fenris is still my favorite MGDMT comic of all time, but this is pretty hilarious! One of the reasons I’m so stoked about the new DA Inquisition coming out is I know it will mean more comics from you about it! It’s a bonus!
Y’know, Iron Bull kinda reminds me of Jarlaxle. One-eyed, smartass, founded a mercenary group, kind of an anomaly among his species.
Also they both dont possess hair atop their heads.
I like how you made him say “Sten, sten, I’m going to hit that” a couple times.
I think this strip is now my favorite MGDMT of all time.
Of course, my previous favorite was “My eyes are up here, Warden.”
There needs to be an entire comic about the adventures of Pervy Warden and Sten is what I’m saying.
That would be pretty much the greatest thing ever.
I just love how your warden is just crawling all over Sten and he’s just tolerating it, determinedly filling out paperwork. It really says a great deal about the nature of their friendship.
I just realized, with Iron Bull exosting, Hawke in this comic can now have her dream of sleeping with a Qunari.
She’d have get past the Warden/Kadan first
My but he is limber ._. In regards to the fourth panel in particular.
SO perhaps he and Iron Bull WOULD have a… survivable coitus.
Given the name IRON BULL you’d imagine how many have tried…. and failed
I applaud you good sir.
Your version of Iron Bull would turn any heterosexual man into a homosexual in 6 seconds.
Wow, no copy/pasting of the background?
Damn, girl. Mad props to you.
And now we discover he’s being voiced by Freddie Prinze Jr. I’m … I’m not sure how to feel about that.
I’ve had this conversation. I have made similar threats to folks when I want some big dude.
Since I’m completely new to this strip (i.e., I just discovered it today), I will admit I don’t understand any of your references. I just note that Kadan (pointy-eared creature in armor) is drooling over the one-eyed satyr with two nubile wenches perched on his, um, lap. I like his determination AND his homosexuality. I just don’t know why he would need a wingman. Does he honestly expect Sten to pry off the two wenches so he can present himself as a sexual target? Why would the ladies leave Horned Nookie Man for the Cookie Man?
Presumably as a Qunari, Sten knows more about what entices Qunari than a Dalish Grey Warden.
Welp. Hes been confirmed as a bisexual love interest.
My inquisitors in for a rodeo.
Not sure if anyone else here mentioned it though I’m sure the artists knows by now already but Iron Bull is confirmed to be a Bisexual non race gated LI. We can finally get with a qunari happy happy day!
Oh my God this was just too perfect. I’ve been away FAR too long. Also, yeah Iron Bull can be romanced.
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