The Tale of Sylver’s First Stupid Hawke
My very first playthrough of Dragon Age 2, I did a custom Hawke. Red spiky hair, stubble - and he coincidentally came out looking pretty much MODEL-IDENTICAL to the street punk who nicks Hawke’s money in Varric’s first scene.
If you watch that opening scene, first you see him (the punk) sitting on the ground, watching people. And I was like “oh hey it’s my Hawke, lookin’ fine” and then it switches to Bethany/Carver and Actual Hawke talking, which confused me because wasn’t he just sitting over there?
And naturally it gets weirder, because of course in a few seconds, MY HAWKE IS NOW GETTING ROBBED BY HIMSELF. He is watching his identical twin get pinned to a wall and smacked around by a dwarf.
Needless to say, this… rather confused me. I seriously thought it was a game glitch at first. (Well, I HAD bought my copy pre-owned.)
TA-DAAAHHH. Now you know the story of Sylver’s First Stupid Hawke who looks exactly like a redheaded street punk, and it is now my headcanon that he actually has appeared as that punk in every subsequent playthrough, giving my future Hawkes a hard time.
And maybe he’s in yours too.
Can you feel him? Can you feel my Doppleganger Hawke in your games? He’s there. Watching. Always.
… And with that, I say good night.