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One of the legendary Grey Wardens, raised by Arl Eamon Guerrin only to find out later on in his life that he was the son of King Maric Theirin. This making him royalty. Trained as a Templar for most of his life, eventually he ascended to become the King of Ferelden. Looking for clues to unlock the mysteries surrounding his father, Alistair teams up with pirate captain Isabela and cunning dwarf Varric to gather more intelligence.


Alistair first appears in the Dragon Age franchise, created by BioWare. The successful franchise originated as a video game series, which went on to spawn comic books. Alistair first appears in the Dark Horse Comics published Dragon Age: The Silent Grove.

He appears in the first issue released in 2012.

Major Story Arcs

Antiva City

The King of Ferelden King Alistair, pirate Isabela and charming Dwarf Varric arrive and meet in Antiva City, Alistair, meeting Isabela before, brings her along due to her knowledge of the city. They are together to break into the Archive of the Crows, a building housing many secrets and sensitive information. Varric's keen dwarfen eyes allow him to disarm many traps however he misses an alarm and they group find themselves before Claudio Valisti, who fortunately is on good terms with Alistair and lets them leave with their new information. Retiring to the Perfumed Spring they plan their next step. Isabela, and Varric then offer aid in helping Alistair in his new plan of breaking into the Velabanchel prison. A small mistake by Varric sets multiple guards on to them. Isabela and Varric hold the guards off long enough for Alistair to locate and speak to an inmate. Alistair seeking more important information, he sets a course for the trio to head to Tellari swamps, where they encounter a high dragon. The conflict ceases when a witch of the wilds Yavana emerges and soothes the dangerous creature.

Tellari Swamps

Alistair distrustful of Yavana, closely watches her speak to the high dragon, before sending it to away. She explains why it did not kill the three, before talking to Alistair cryptically. There is talk among the group of witches and Yavana's mother Meredith and her sister Morrigan. Varric threatens Yavana with Bianca before Alistair mentions his father prompting Yavana to guide them to the Silent Grove. The Silent Grove the witch explains is a safe haven for dragons. A place designed for their protection and safety. She goes on to explain that Alistairs father had been obligated after Meredith had saved his life many decades ago that he would one day visit the Silent Grove. Alistair wants more information, he demands to know where his father is now, questioning if Yavana killed him? She only replies that she did not but she offers no additional help turning away and leaving. As the trio depart, Isabela is shot in the shoulder by group led by Claudio Valisti. A brief battle ensues, although with Isabela wounded and the group heavily outnumbered Alistair pleads for a surrender. Alistair offers himself up under the condition Varric and Isabela be free to go. Claudio Valisti agrees to this

Rescuing Alistair

Alistair still in Prison contemplates his situation as Isabela stubbornly starts planning the rescue mission with Varric as eager. Isabela kills Claudio, as Varric frees Alistair, Yavana appears before the three ready to help. She Reanimates Claudio's deceased body and the four learn of his master, before heading back to the Silent Grove. Only allowing Alistair to enter, Yavana tells Alistair of the purpose of the Silent Grove., A safe haven for Dragons, but atlas a place where the majority of the dragons, including the most powerful were still hidden deep in slumber. These majestic creatures dormant Yavana had wished to awaken them and she required Alistair's blood to do so. Rather than play the pawn to her schemes Alistair impales the witch with his sword, seemingly leaving her dead. He returns to Isabela and Varric the three planning to track down Claudio's master Aurelian Titus.

Powers and Abilities

Alistair is a warrior, and Templar, welding both religious zeal and a sword and shield. He has had expert Combat Training, from the wardens, and a understanding of magic from the Templar.

Other Media

Video Games

Dragon Age: Origins (2009)

Alistair is one the main characters of the 2009 BioWare released Dragon Age game available on PC, PS3 and X-Box.

Dragon Age: Awakening (2010)

If Alistair became the King of Ferelden in DA:O, he return in a cameo at the beginning of the Add-On.

Dragon Age II (2011)

Alistair plays a lesser role, or none depending on the choices mad in the previous game. Although according to cannon he is in the 2011 BioWare released sequel to Dragon Age, Dragon Age 2 available on PC, PS3 and X-Box. She is available as a playable character and has a significant role in the second acts plot.

Dragon Age: Inquisition (2014)

If Alistair remaind to be a Grey Warden and didn't became the King of Ferelden, he reapears for some missions at the side of Hawke, the protagonist of Dragon Age II. Together with the Inquisitor, Hawke and Alistair will travel into the Fade, where the player is forced to make a choice to let one of them stay behind. If you choose Alistair, he will sacrifice his own life to save the day.

If he became the King, Alistair is just mentioned and won't appear in the game.


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