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AtreiyaN7 wrote...

I think it's the equivalent of a medieval lady giving her knight/champion a garter or handkerchief (or something else) to show her favor. I think it's the red scarf thing that is the favor itself. No idea what the black thing is.

Yeah I interpret it in the medieval sense, where he fights for her, not necessarily like a high school ring exchange.  Not that it doesn't have romantic significance.  It was a thing in courtly knighthood to be in love with a lady who was unattainable.  Wearing her favor wouldn't necessarily mean they had a thing going, but that she was willing to honor him and he's fighting for her.

What I like about it is that it shows him moving from sticking around because he wants to "turn and face the tiger" (nice image from Seheron there), to being motivated to stay for Hawke as well.
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Addai67 wrote...

AtreiyaN7 wrote...

I think it's the equivalent of a medieval lady giving her knight/champion a garter or handkerchief (or something else) to show her favor. I think it's the red scarf thing that is the favor itself. No idea what the black thing is.

Yeah I interpret it in the medieval sense, where he fights for her, not necessarily like a high school ring exchange.  Not that it doesn't have romantic significance.  It was a thing in courtly knighthood to be in love with a lady who was unattainable.  Wearing her favor wouldn't necessarily mean they had a thing going, but that she was willing to honor him and he's fighting for her.

What I like about it is that it shows him moving from sticking around because he wants to "turn and face the tiger" (nice image from Seheron there), to being motivated to stay for Hawke as well.


Thanks for the info on this. I didn't pay much thought to it other than what it is at face value,  so this interests me.
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Thanks for this, I had been wondering it myself :)! A favour was generally given by q lady to a knight or soldier to show her love, by wearing it the knights deeds in combat would bring her honour! It's very sweet and a nice visual clue fenris is still hawkes
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#24
"Tie a scarlet ribbon 'round the old elf slave
It's been five long years, am I whom you crave?"
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I can't help but think of the gay hankerchief code when I see the red cloth wrapped around Fenris's wrist. Especially not with how Fenris sticks his hand into people as DA's new murder knife and after Isabela asked Fenris about 'that fisting thing you do', and what a red hankerchief means in the gay hankerchief code (...er, into... well, fisting. >.>).

Edited by The Lesser Evil, 18 March 2011 - 12:05 PM.

#26
We know what the red scarf symbolizes, but what's tied UNDER it? There's definitely something there, but it's impossible to tell what it is and he never mentions it.

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#27
It could be an armor strap. I wonder if it's a memento of his bonds in Tevinter- which would make it more significant that he's freely chosen who he fights for now.
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Addai67 wrote...

It could be an armor strap. I wonder if it's a memento of his bonds in Tevinter- which would make it more significant that he's freely chosen who he fights for now.


I like this idea.  Head!cannon officially formed.
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mousestalker wrote...
"Tie a scarlet ribbon 'round the old elf slave
It's been five long years, am I whom you crave?"

*thumbs up*

As for the thing under the scarf... well...  it reminds me of Legion taking a piece from Shepard's old armor. I always thought that was so cute. <3

I think Fenris stole a ribbon from Hawke's armor and placed it under the red scarf. That's my take and I'm sticking to it. :P
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That red ribbon thing on Fenris reminded me of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children - characters from FFVII wore those same red ribbons in that movie. There were other reasons for them to wear it, but still Fenris is similar to Cloud in my book, as he sure does fall into "broody, spiky haired guy" category that weeaboos love. I'm certain there was some influence, I just hope that Bioware won't start making their games as ****ty as JRPGs.

Btw, Isabela has a red ribbon too if you romance her. Although her new costume is bugged and won't show up until you respec her with Maker's Sigh from Black Emporium.
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