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#2  Edited By Skald

I couldn't find another topic like this, so I decided to make one. 
 
Personally, I found Fenris's character and story to be the most interesting.        

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#3  Edited By indus

Overall, I like most of the characters in da2 but Merril's banter with the other characters seems to always be entertaining. Though, I would agree Fenris has the better story. 

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#4  Edited By Moofey

I almost find Merill to be annoying, honestly, but that's just me.  Varric's awesome with his bantering and quips sometimes. 
 
inb4bethanycauseshesawesometolookat

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#5  Edited By SpartanAmbrose

Merrill is just too goddamn cute not to love, but over the course of the game Aveline and Varric have become like family to me.

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#6  Edited By PhatSeeJay

Isabela. She has contributed with the most surprises and dramatic tension to the story. Haven't finished the game yet and I have not used Fenris at all and Carver is dead so not him either. In five minutes she made me call her a backstabbing bitch and draw a sigh of relief.
 
Anders is my most appreciated combat friend with his skills in healing and revival, though his INCREDIBLY annoying and whiny replies to everything just makes me facepalm when he opens his mouth.

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#7  Edited By ricetopher

In terms of single character, its Varric no contest.

My favorite pairing to bring around though is Aveline and Isabela, they have the best (and most awkward, especially if you romance Isabella) party banter that I've heard so far.

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#8  Edited By Yummylee

Varric for being such an amazingly charismatic and funny son'bitch. He's more like (Awakening era) Anders than even Anders is, frankly. I also really liked Aveline, because of how calm and full of confidence she always appeared to be. Plus the side story of her trying to 'court' Guardsman Donnic was giggle worthy ;P Oh and she made for a beastly tank.

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#9  Edited By gjedwards

one thing i didnt get though, was why did Merill have a welsh accent when all of the other dalish had irish accents?

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#10  Edited By FritzDude

Merrill. Because of her underwear.

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#11  Edited By _Phara0h_

WTF what is wrong with you ppl Marril is a stupid whiny bitch that uses black magic, Isabela is my favorite even if she is a laying cunt.
I actually like Ander to because he rags on Marril every chance he gets....

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#12  Edited By phantomzxro

Hard to pick one but i will say i always had Merrill in my party. But the crew i would roll with all day would be Aveline Merrill  and Varric. They were like family in my game and i would switch every once in a while to hear different party banter. Anders i can say i liked the least always complaining and not as funny as he use to be. Dude you got a bad ass vengeance spirit how bad can it be? Fenris is cool in that i fell out of a jrpg kind of way. But he does not care for mages and would get on Merrill so  i save him for my second run in the game. Isabella is ok and her talks with Aveline are great but i hated getting negative points because i was the good guy. 

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Varric can get you out of so much bull shit. 
 
And you don't have to find him a new weapon ever. 
 
God he's so fucking great.

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Varric
 
He's the best character in the entire game, he's just there, always, and he rocks.
 
Oh and:
 
  

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#15  Edited By Ursus_Veritas

I picked Aveline because she's an awesome tank and I love her no nonsense personality, she's almost like a mother to Hawke and the other party members. But I also really like Merrill, mainly because, well... she's voiced by Eve Myles! And I adore the way she welshifies 'here' to 'hyurrrr'. Welsh accents are awesome.
 

 The Welsh Hotness
 The Welsh Hotness
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#16  Edited By mazik765

Tough call...I really liked Varric, Isabella, Fenris and Sebastian. If you had asked me before act 3 I would have said Anders as well. But now I think he's a fucking asshole....probably Sebastian when it comes down to it though.

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#17  Edited By vager

Varric. His comments on whats going are always awesome.
Merrill comes at a close second. Her blabbering is funny and so damn lovable.  
 
@gjedwards said:

" one thing i didnt get though, was why did Merill have a welsh accent when all of the other dalish had irish accents? "

 
She was originally from another clan.  
I guess that's where she got her welsh accent.
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#18  Edited By Chris2KLee

Varric yo, man carries a mean gat and and knows how to crack the funny. Also, always have a soft spot for bard types.

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I'd like to point out that no one has voted for Carver. 
 
That whiny bitch.

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#20  Edited By FirePrince

Varric. 
Anyways, I'm still getting over the fact that Bethany is supposed to be your sister.And where is Isabela anyway?I'm at the Deep Roads, and she's nowhere to be found.
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#21  Edited By Cornman89

Aveline. Her thing for Donnic was adorable.

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#22  Edited By StarvingGamer

Merrill is this game's Tali

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#23  Edited By jkz

Varric and Isabella are my two favorites, by far.

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#24  Edited By zameer

I like Izzy, she's crude and totally trashy. Seems like a real person rather than a fantasy RPG character.  
 
Merrill comes across as a poor man's Aerie though, sadly.

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#25  Edited By DougQuaid

Good God Merril is so fucking cute! 
 
Varric is pretty damn great too. I initially didn't want to like him because dwarves without sick beards are pretty blasphemous, but he's got a heck of a lot of charm. 
 
Fenris just seems like a huge dick and even though he was tanking in my group, I had to replace him because of how much of an ass he was being to everyone in my party.

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#26  Edited By Nottle
@THAfara0: Hmm. Isabella may be my least favorite character in videos games and I really liked Merrill.
 
I liked Aveline the most. At first I though she'd be terrible but she's a good friend. She's very dry when it comes to humor and can be a bit of bad ass as well. She' supportive, and always had my back. She was a good guard and I always had a buddy cop feeling everytime I talked to her.
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#27  Edited By sameeeeam

Varric, by far.

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#28  Edited By Cataphract1014

Varric and Merrill are the top 2.
 
I like Fenris just because he has the same voice actor as Balthier from FF12.

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#29  Edited By FunkasaurusRex
@ricetopher said:
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In terms of single character, its Varric no contest.

My favorite pairing to bring around though is Aveline and Isabela, they have the best (and most awkward, especially if you romance Isabella) party banter that I've heard so far.

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Agreed. Aveline and Isabella have some hilariously catty dialogue
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#30  Edited By Mechanical_Ape

My favorite is certainly Merrill. Her conversations are humorous and endearing, and she is great in a fight.  Varric and Bethany would probably be tied for second.
 
My least favorites are definitely Isabella and Aveline. I find both of them to be incredibly annoying and I only use them if they are required for a specific quest.
 
@FirePrince: If you are already in the Deep Roads and you don't have her, I think you've missed your chance at getting her. You need to go to the Hanged Man after doing Anders' quests in Act 1. You will get a brief cutscene and she will join you.

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#31  Edited By Dejkrigeren

Varric, Bianca is a classy lady.

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#32  Edited By melcene

Tough call.  I'm torn between Varric and Fenris.   
 
Also, I can't stand Merrill.  Just had to get that out.

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#33  Edited By coaxmetal
@FirePrince said:

" Varric. Anyways, I'm still getting over the fact that Bethany is supposed to be your sister.And where is Isabela anyway?I'm at the Deep Roads, and she's nowhere to be found. "

You probably missed her then, she is at the hanged man. 
 
Anyway, my favs, in order, are Varric, Merrill, and Isabela. That is also my party, even though it isn't ideal since I am a mage. On normal difficulty the game is easy enough that I can get away with a less than ideal party setup. 
 
@zameer said:
" I like Izzy, she's crude and totally trashy. Seems like a real person rather than a fantasy RPG character.  
 
Merrill comes across as a poor man's Aerie though, sadly. "
Aerie sucked though. I think Merrill is much less annoying and more amusing than Aerie. There were much better characters than her in that game.
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#34  Edited By Enigma777

Fenris. Not only is he a beast in battle, but I also really like his dialogue and his voice actor. Runner up would have to be Merrill though because I have never laughed so hard in my life!

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#35  Edited By Karkarov

Well for me the standard party is Verric, Aveline, and Merill.  Coincidentally that is also the correct order for my three favorite characters.  Fenris is a close fourth though, like Anders he is very emo and bitchy but unlike Anders he actually says something funny here and there, will make a rare wisecrack, and actually has some real personality and interesting story behind it all.  Least favorite characters would be a better poll really because it won't be so one sided.... for me personally it is Bethany (bland, uninteresting, she is the little sister stereotype the end) followed by Anders who is such a worse character than what he was in awakening it is almost painful to see.  Carver might make the list but he dies so fast in my game it is hard to tell ;p.

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#36  Edited By H_U_R_D

like Varric's "don't give a shit" attitude 
 
merril reminds me of Tali from ME, so she's second

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#37  Edited By tallTuck94

i rolled for 99% of the game with Varric, Merrill and Isabela 
they were by far the best companions and the chatter they produce was some of the best writing in the game 
fenris and anders however i could not hate any more 
fenris turned on me and some should know why anders is a dick

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#38  Edited By falconer
@Ursus_Veritas: Eve Myles?! That's why I love Merrill!
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#39  Edited By Red

Varric because he's a man's man. 
And the only male character who doesn't want to be a man's man with the man being my character. 
 
I did, however like Anders and Merill, although I felt they both kinda deceived me and forced me into things I didn't want to do. I trusted them, but they didn't trust me. 
 
 

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#40  Edited By LinksOcarina

Aveline grew on me because of her personal quest in Act II, Varric was always funny to begin with, Merrill was surprisingly cute, and Fenris had the best backstory and was the most tortured character.
 
So I liked them all.

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#41  Edited By Daveyo520

Varric is just a great personality. Isabela is second for me. When those two talk it is great.

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#42  Edited By Chaossebba

to the people complaining about a missing beard on Varric, he has no beard because he's such a smooth motherfucker.

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#43  Edited By ryanwho

Brian Bloom's voice is like silk, but Merrill sounded like the Maid from Gosford Park, which is a fun juxtaposition considering she dooms her clan. 

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#44  Edited By shamroll

I haven't used Varric much so my opinion might change later but for now my favorite is Merrill.  She is just so sweet and good natured.  She thought being mugged was a lowtown greeting and that no one must like her because she hasn't been mugged yet.

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#45  Edited By Pumpeho

Varric and Isabela.
Their personalities fit each other and the banter is nice. Other than that Varric and Merrill or Isabela and Merril. Pretty nice synergy there aswell.

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@Chaossebba:  Fell onto his chest, of course.
 
 
Has there ever been a dwarf that was such a smooth motherfucker?  Even his intro when he first meets Hawke, he approaches spinning an arrow through his fingers, gives both his first name and last, and ends it with 'at your service'.  I was playing a Ladyhawke, and immediately I knew who I wanted for a love interest.
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#47  Edited By damswedon

Varric. With Merrill, Isabella and Aveline coming right after. 
I didn't like Fenris but I like that I didn't like him. 

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#48  Edited By vaiz

Varric is bro-tier, kinda like Alistair in the first game.

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#49  Edited By Entus

Lore wise, Fenris and Varric. 
Combat wise, Fenris, Aveline and Anders. Varric was a monster when Bianca got 4 slots.

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#50  Edited By Ravenousrattler

Varric no contest

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