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DA:I - Divine Heretic by MattRhodesArt DA:I - Divine Heretic by MattRhodesArt

Another one of those moments that never saw the light of day, but made for some interesting and heated discussion internally. We thought it would be interesting if you gained enough power you could name yourself Divine. It would be twice as hard to do if you played as a male, and for the hardcore player it would twice as hard again to do it as a male Qunari. An effectively game and lore breaking act of heresy. Not even a little bit surprised we backed away from this one. 

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Cromwell300 Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
BOW DOWN
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Cromwell300 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I fucking love this
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Symester Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL is the Elder one's head in the staff?
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MattRhodesArt Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Yep!
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irrenderNarr42 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
i can understand that they backed away from being able to make yourself divine as a male, but as a femal that should have been an option - if you can make a mage, that hasn't been part of the chantry before divine i see no reason, why a noble woman from the free marches should have the same option.
Plus: if you are a completionist you end up with so much power with which you can do nothing but let it sit around. i mean if 30 power is enough to get an invitation to the imperial court, having 350 power should be enough to just walk up to the sunburst thron and place your inquisitiorial buttocks upon it, should it not?
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AmyTheSpiritSeeker Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconlike-plz: :iconfreeinternetplz:
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narakubeforhewentbad Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016
omg this is brilliant! 
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lompotu Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015
Cassandra is not happy.
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:iconbredfound:
bredfound Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015
Genius. That would have been hilarious almost to say
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:iconhxstile:
hxstile Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015
male qunari divine aka The ultimate asshole playthrough
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silversnie Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
Playing an asshole in Origins was fun. (Alistair Disaproves - 100000) As long as the Blight was ended everything was ok.
Divine Male Qunari would've been glorious.
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WritterInTheArtHat Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015
Oh man. Lilianna's face is so heart breaking.
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Tamarandom Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that this was even considered, and also love his pose "It's good to be the King (well, Divine)"
I can just imagine the outrage in the game, and poor Leliana!
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KirbyIsLove Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015
You should've kept it in. That would've been interesting!
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MONSTA-E Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
would someone mind explaining the story with this on? Like, Why is the fact a qunari being divine a bad idea? (Never played the game but this got me interested)
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NihilAzari Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Qunar…
^ That's a good place to start.
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Blooburd Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!!!  That would be crazy!  
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LittlemissZT Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh my god the whole idea is freaking glorious!
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MrSchenobelen Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
Leliana's face is priceless. :P
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GigglingGhast Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Most fans I talked to agreed it was probably best that it got cut.
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screechingvilnce45 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Holy fuck, I can physically feel this one. Good job, Matt
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jakem72 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Oh man I am definitely sad they didn't implement that. My whole second playthrough I played a devout Human Female JUST so that I could name myself divine. Needless to say, that was a lot of time wasted.
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Griffonheart Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Well, it's a story-based RPG game, an outcome like this should always be an option, even if it has to go into a DLC.
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Angelkitty17 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree!!  Yes, it would shake Thedas to its very core, but it would still be a fantastic element!
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Rad-Pax Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
his face kinda looks like its doing this >I 
and idk why but that amuses me.
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Pinkatron2000 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Leliana's face is just breaking my heart. 
This whole god damn game is breaking my heart. 

IT'S AWESOME!
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o-rlyization Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Student General Artist
I love the idea behind this since there is a lot of 'what will YOU do with the Inquisition' from companions and allies once you've gained a considerable amount of power, so seeing this kinda feels like a grand 'I'LL DO WHAT I WANT' ending. It's pretty great (terrible) in a self-serving what-if way.

I'm sure everyone says it, but lord I LOVE your expressions and body language. Just Cassandra and Leliana's expressions here make it, but the Qunari's casual pose and the drastic lighting really pushes the scene home with an extra dose of symbolism.
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Whisper-Of-Night Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
Cassandra tho. with the fierce expression and these tiny little tears in her eyes (she shouldnt be so hot while holding back crying damn). is she trying to harakiri herself? or is the knife symbolics for Divine's right hand??
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Faroha1987 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
What's wrong with Lilianna???
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TariSaralonde Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
She's sad, dude.
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:iconfaroha1987:
Faroha1987 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
That I noticed,but her face is so crumpled and contorted , that face :/
and I'm not a "dude" :D
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TariSaralonde Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
Well... she's really sad?

Dude is a gender-neutral pronoun. ; )
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:iconfaroha1987:
Faroha1987 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
Thought Dude was for, you know, guys ??? 
Imagine a qunari Divine of all things :D
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TariSaralonde Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
It just wouldn't happen. My mind is blown by the thought of the political shitstorm that would ensue...
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:iconfaroha1987:
Faroha1987 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
They have male Divines in Tevinter, right?
Not Qunari sure , but male :/
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Vonathan Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not a pretty cry face.
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:iconfaroha1987:
Faroha1987 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
yeah that or something terrible just happened, like when Empress Celene got stabbed in another artwork??? 
Would've loved to know the story behind this artwork Nod 
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Vaahlkult Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha!
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PirateGeek5550 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
dude thats intense 
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DorianPavus Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014   Digital Artist
It would have been scandalous indeed, but I would have LOVED that. Reminds me of what Dorian said about the Black Divine. You could have used it in a nightmare or fade quest, though. The what if?-question. Pity it got scrapped. Did you like the idea?
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StruggBuggStudios Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hah, I would try to get it. I could solve everyone problem.
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FlyingPastaCat Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not gonna lie, they're kinda takin that a bit hard there. O_o
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Sin-of-August Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
Poor Leli... 
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:iconpaulreinwand:
PaulReinwand Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Holy shit, Matt..
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:iconk-yon:
K-yon Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That option would have been really interesting! And quite funny, in some way.
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MrSunnytale Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist
wow. This is chilling!
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