So wait I can't romance Aveline?

#1 Posted by SmasheControllers (2554 posts) -

I was playing through and hoping to romance Aveline, but apparently I can't. Then why give me the option to flirt? 
 
Overall really enjoying the game but why?

#2 Posted by Enigma777 (6059 posts) -

Have you seen her arms? Ewww!

#3 Posted by SmasheControllers (2554 posts) -
@Enigma777: Can't resist red head, also green eye.
#4 Posted by John_Lawlz (110 posts) -
@SmashedControllers said:
" @Enigma777: Can't resist red head, also green eye. "
Hahahaha. I love your fortitude in this matter.
#5 Posted by Shirogane (3582 posts) -

Who said you can't? I'm pretty sure you can.
#6 Posted by BraveToaster (12588 posts) -

No, you cant. 

#7 Posted by Ghostiet (5345 posts) -
@Shirogane:
Um, BioWare? Isabela, Fenris, Anders and Merrill can be romanced. Also Sebastian from the DLC, but he's only for a female character.
#8 Posted by SmasheControllers (2554 posts) -
@Ghostiet: Really only two female romances and neither of which I like.
#9 Posted by Ghostiet (5345 posts) -
@SmashedControllers:
Well, here everyone except a noble prince go both ways. You can always fuck Fenris.
#10 Posted by SmasheControllers (2554 posts) -
@Ghostiet: Can't really do the gay thing, Isabla's a slut and Merrill's a blood mage So I guess I'll have to wait for my female run through for the achievement.
#11 Posted by blackfire83 (43 posts) -
@SmashedControllers:
I agree completely. Neither of the female romances are the "Take Home to Meet Mom" type. Merrill is a bit more innocent, but that whole blood mage thing.... Yikes.
#12 Posted by McGhee (6075 posts) -
@SmashedControllers said:
" @Enigma777: Can't resist red head, also green eye. "
Can't resist the blocky, man-face either, I suppose.
#13 Posted by Vinny_Says (5721 posts) -
@blackfire83 said:
" @SmashedControllers: I agree completely. Neither of the female romances are the "Take Home to Meet Mom" type. Merrill is a bit more innocent, but that whole blood mage thing.... Yikes. "

#14 Posted by project343 (2838 posts) -

Generally speaking, I have an innate reflex that prevents me from flirting with people whom I do not wish to marry. It's horrible. :P 
 
Joking aside, it is a shame. She's one of my favourite BioWare characters.

#15 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
#16 Posted by SmasheControllers (2554 posts) -
@blacklabeldomm: That really sucked, I didn't see it coming. 
@CL60: I know, same bullshit with Kasumi in ME2.
#17 Posted by ricetopher (1046 posts) -
@CL60 said:
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The quest where you find that out is absolutely hilarious if you have Varric in your party out the time.

Also, I saw some flirt options talking to her, didn't use them but I take she just turns you down/gets offended?

#18 Posted by Teaspoon83 (629 posts) -
 
Aveline can't be romanced. I'm kinda disappointed with the lack of options in the game. Total of 4, 5 if you get the Prince DLC. I wanted to bang them all! XD
#19 Posted by ArbitraryWater (12138 posts) -

Considering that you can sex roughly half your party, man or woman, I don't consider it an especially great loss to not be able to romance Aveline. She's a good tank and an alright character, but would you really want an awkwardly animated sex scene with her? There's the slutty pirate chick, the wide eyed elf girl (who is also a blood mage), the pathos filled elf man, and the pathos filled possessed mage if you want action.

#20 Posted by Turambar (6898 posts) -
@ArbitraryWater:  Well, Zevran did offer, and I agreed to take him up on it.  But then Merril (already moved into the estate) coughed very unapprovingly and that was that.  Guessing if your romance partner isn't in the active party, it can work out.
#21 Posted by Shirogane (3582 posts) -
@Turambar said:
" @ArbitraryWater:  Well, Zevran did offer, and I agreed to take him up on it.  But then Merril (already moved into the estate) coughed very unapprovingly and that was that.  Guessing if your romance partner isn't in the active party, it can work out. "

Only coughed unapprovingly? For me she pretty much told him to shut up. 
I think the exact words were 'I think we've heard enough out of you!'
#22 Posted by Stoindar (1 posts) -
@Turambar:
Well, nobody coughed disapprovingly at me, so I did end up having a little hankypanky with Zevran. All you see is yourself walking off with him, though, which I thought was rather disappointing..
#23 Posted by Marz (5672 posts) -

you can flirt all you want with aveline, she just ignores you.  So yeah no ramance for you!

#24 Posted by Brodehouse (10140 posts) -

If BioWare isn't horrible for making 4 romance options who are available to both sexes, they're horrible for not making every character in the party (and the entire supporting cast) romance options.  Maybe Aveline thinks Hawke is fucking ugly?  Maybe she feels the same way about your come ons as you do about the gay guys hitting on you?   Not everything is a win.

And really, complaints that they allow you to make an ass of yourself of your own volition is hilarious.  Either people get mad that BioWare does too much handholding for your dialogue, or pissed that they didn't do enough. 

#25 Posted by lebkin (331 posts) -
@Turambar said:
" @ArbitraryWater:  Well, Zevran did offer, and I agreed to take him up on it.  But then Merril (already moved into the estate) coughed very unapprovingly and that was that.  Guessing if your romance partner isn't in the active party, it can work out. "
If your romance partner is Isabella, not only can you still take up Zevran's offer, she'll join the party.

Which is an inverse of the situation in Origins, where Zevran is the party member and Isabella is offering the threesome. 
#26 Posted by kingzetta (4307 posts) -

You can have a threesome with her and her new husband.

#27 Posted by natalie516 (29 posts) -
@Ghostiet said:
" @SmashedControllers:Well, here everyone except a noble prince go both ways. You can always fuck Fenris. "
Fenris was great... :-) 
#28 Posted by natalie516 (29 posts) -
@SmashedControllers said:
" @Ghostiet: Can't really do the gay thing, Isabla's a slut and Merrill's a blood mage So I guess I'll have to wait for my female run through for the achievement. "
Eh...I don't know...sluts have a certain appeal.
#29 Posted by Ghostiet (5345 posts) -
@natalie516 said:
" @SmashedControllers said:
" @Ghostiet: Can't really do the gay thing, Isabla's a slut and Merrill's a blood mage So I guess I'll have to wait for my female run through for the achievement. "
Eh...I don't know...sluts have a certain appeal. "
They fuck. That's gotta be something.
#30 Posted by natalie516 (29 posts) -
@ArbitraryWater said:
" Considering that you can sex roughly half your party, man or woman, I don't consider it an especially great loss to not be able to romance Aveline. She's a good tank and an alright character, but would you really want an awkwardly animated sex scene with her? There's the slutty pirate chick, the wide eyed elf girl (who is also a blood mage), the pathos filled elf man, and the pathos filled possessed mage if you want action.
"
Welll....if you flirt with him enough you have the option to sleep with him...at least I did the first play through.  Except...if you have a romantic interest in your party they tell him off. 
#31 Posted by natalie516 (29 posts) -
@Ghostiet said:
" @natalie516 said:
" @SmashedControllers said:
" @Ghostiet: Can't really do the gay thing, Isabla's a slut and Merrill's a blood mage So I guess I'll have to wait for my female run through for the achievement. "
Eh...I don't know...sluts have a certain appeal. "
They fuck. That's gotta be something. "
;-)  Like I said...they have a certain appeal...you barely have to romance her.
#32 Edited by Rohok (554 posts) -

I like redheads too, but I just made my character a redhead with green eyes, so problem solved. I went all lesbian up in this bitch-- HELL YAW.

#33 Edited by valrog (3648 posts) -

Wesley would be turning in his grave if he knew your intentions.

I was only interested in Lady Elegant in the entire game, really.

#34 Posted by Jimbo (10008 posts) -

Aveline gets a kick from being in a protective role.  The men she goes for are.... not weak exactly, but not as strong and capable as she is.  It makes sense that she wouldn't be receptive to Hawke's advances.

Isabela is actually quite a layered character if you give her a chance.

#35 Posted by overlord_ofthedeadXD (60 posts) -

Merrill is hot. But I just couldn't have sex with her. :(

#36 Posted by melcene (3034 posts) -
@ricetopher said:
"Also, I saw some flirt options talking to her, didn't use them but I take she just turns you down/gets offended?
"
No, it actually develops like a relationship or a good friendship.  You just don't get to capitalize on it.
#37 Posted by DrMcKittrick (231 posts) -

I tried getting Merrill and Aveline but wasn't even able to start the romance on either of them.  It's funny because all the other women you meet in the game even Meredith are better looking than those two.

#38 Posted by ShockD (2421 posts) -

Well she's married to a dead man, so...

#39 Posted by Catolf (2653 posts) -
@natalie516 said:
" @ArbitraryWater said:
" Considering that you can sex roughly half your party, man or woman, I don't consider it an especially great loss to not be able to romance Aveline. She's a good tank and an alright character, but would you really want an awkwardly animated sex scene with her? There's the slutty pirate chick, the wide eyed elf girl (who is also a blood mage), the pathos filled elf man, and the pathos filled possessed mage if you want action.
"
Welll....if you flirt with him enough you have the option to sleep with him...at least I did the first play through.  Except...if you have a romantic interest in your party they tell him off.  "
Weird I tried so FUCKING hard to get him to sleep with me, i had, Had Ander's first playthrough so Fenris was gunna be second but he still wouldn't go for it, even after I had given him his gift and talked to him the way I was supposed too...

So with Fenris at 100% friend I just cut my losses and flirted it up with everyone else and vastly improved my relationships and fell back in with Anders. XD Old habits die hard.
#40 Posted by natalie516 (29 posts) -
@Catolf: hahaha...with Fenris you can't sleep with anyone else for it to work.  So if in Act II you sleep with Isabel you totally miss out with Fenris.  Also...you HAVE to do Questioning Beliefs BEFORE you do The Bitter Pill quest.  So if you didn't do that it won't work.  You also know that your romance is working if Fenris is wearing a red ribbon around his right wrist and a miniature version of your family crest on his waist.  Fenris is the best!  Anders gets annoying after awhile especially in the end.  My second and third playthrough I romanced Fenris...and on my third playthrough I killed Anders.
#41 Posted by Catolf (2653 posts) -
@natalie516:  I tried doing it after bitter pill and got nothing, tried to do it before it and got nothing as well.. Fenris wouldn't go for me no matter what I did, I even used guides...XP
#42 Posted by natalie516 (29 posts) -
@Catolf:   If everything has been done right, after Bitter Pill and he's at your house, you say the "appropriate" things and he sleeps with you.  :-) 
#43 Posted by Catolf (2653 posts) -
@natalie516:  I did, thus why I used guides, he still didn't go for it and I tried four times.. I hear it might have something to do witht he elf you meet in bitter pill as well.. either way It didn't happen, he shrugged me off and walked out XP
#44 Posted by natalie516 (29 posts) -
@Catolf:   :-/  Yeah, he is very particular...you have to do everything just right through the whole time before Bitter Pill...I only flirted when he wasn't around...I never slept with anyone...and as for the elf I met in Bitter Pill I had her go to my place to be my maid (paid of course).  ahh well...give it another go if you aren't adverse to playing again.  He was definitely my favorite, compared to Anders.
#45 Posted by valrog (3648 posts) -

I see the practice of Necromancy is still strong despite the recent laws.

#46 Posted by SuperCycle (333 posts) -
@Turambar said:
@ArbitraryWater:  Well, Zevran did offer, and I agreed to take him up on it.  But then Merril (already moved into the estate) coughed very unapprovingly and that was that.  Guessing if your romance partner isn't in the active party, it can work out.
Yeah either keep them out of your party, or Romance Isabella, she's down for the devil's three way.
#47 Posted by ComradeKhan (686 posts) -

Merril and i GOT - IT - ON!!!

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