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Wyatt Conor Hawke is the oldest child born to Leandra Amell - the estranged daughter of a noble family in the city of Kirkwall - and the apostate mage Malcolm Hawke. Eventually, the Hawkes ended up with three mages living under their roof: Wyatt, Bethany (twin to Carver), and Malcolm; so it became commonplace for the family to move frequently in order to avoid trouble with the Templars and remain free of the Circle.

Whether it was actual fate that put him at the center of some of Kirkwall’s most renowned history or just pure dumb luck, no one is really sure. That he made it out relatively unscathed was a combined effort of sheer determination and the watchful guidance by a patron spirit who had taken an interest in the Hawkes from early on, though Wyatt was unaware of its presence until much later in his life.

"It was not Hawke that survived Kirkwall, it was Kirkwall that survived Hawke." -Varric Tethras

Overview

Physical Appearance

At an impressive 6'5" (195.58 cm) tall, with a strong, broad build, Wyatt does not look like most people expect mages to be - wiry and thin. Instead, he has a brawny physique developed over time through physical labor, exercise and regular activity. With the exception of his brother, and other races such as the Qunari, Wyatt typically towers over everyone else around him so it can be a little difficult for him to blend into a crowd. Thanks to his father's roots in Antiva, Wyatt's complexion is a medium tan with a warm undertone that freckles and tans deeper after extended sun exposure.

Throughout most of his youth in Ferelden, he kept his auburn-red hair long and tied back in a bun, hiding the naturally but subtle curly texture. Usually by the time it reached the middle of his back he would hack off a few inches, let it grow again and repeat the process. Once he reached adolescence, it was very common for him to sport facial hair, though typically it was just heavy scruff as opposed to a full-on beard. As Wyatt's duel against the Arishok took place not long after his mother's death, a combination of grief and the need for drastic change drove him to chop his hair short and lose the scruff entirely. It was this look he sported throughout his entire career as Champion of Kirkwall. After he left the city and took up work within the heart of the rebellion, Wyatt returned to his roots and started to let his hair grow long once more.

Scars

  • Forehead: Right side - cuts through eyebrow and goes to the eyelid. Narrowly missed by a sword.
  • Chin: Left side - from chin up across the lips. Templar gauntlet.
  • Torso: Right side - runs from pectorals just above the waist. Impaled by Arishok.
  • Torso: Left side - diagonal cut along the waist. Sword wound.
  • Forearm: Left - numerous diagonal scars/scratches. Shriek claws.
  • Arm/Fingers: Right - burn scars. Improper handling of mage fire in his youth.
  • Ankle: Right - ice burn. Magic accident while training with Bethany.
  • Thigh: Left - deep gash. Farming accident.
  • Various others earned over the course of time both in Ferelden as a rambunctious young man, or his time in Kirkwall.

Personality

"A single thread of hope is still a very powerful thing."

If you had to summarize the man in two words or less, it would be "gentle giant". He is kind and loyal to a fault, with a profound sense of compassion and desire to give back regardless of what he has gained in life. He is fiercely devoted to those he cares for, and quite protective too. Wyatt is an enigmatic and soft-hearted soul who draws many into his orbit as a result. He makes friends easily, is always quick with the pleasantries and goes out of his way to make personal connections with others. As someone who came from humble beginnings, growing up in a loving household that had so little taught him to appreciate everything, from small gestures and gifts, to the satisfaction gained from a good day's work. Even before his family was elevated to nobility within Kirkwall, it was common for him to put others' needs before his own, giving what coin he had to refugees and even putting in time with Anders's clinic.

When it comes to magic, Wyatt considers it a gift, one he was taught to nurture and develop and be proud of as opposed to living in fear and shame like mages brought up in the Circles. Like his Father had been until he got out. Using magic is as natural as breathing to him, so when he gets to Kirkwall and meets other mages, he jumps at the chance to know them and share in that beauty with them.

Flaws

Insecurity - He seems confident on the outside, but in truth, Wyatt frets often about whether he is doing the right thing, or doing enough. Inherently a people pleasure, he is often found juggling his responsibility to others and his own personal biases.

Impulsive - Wyatt is a risk taker and often acts without fully considering all possible outcomes or repercussions of his actions. He is known to throw himself into dangerous situations for the sake of protecting those he cares about and dealing with the fallout later.

Stubborn - It's a family trait, one that all of the Hawkes possess no less. Not only does he possess a startling amount of determination, once Wyatt gets a thought in his head it’s very difficult to dissuade him from his chosen path. His tendency to dig in his heels and stay the course is a trait most certainly inherited from Malcolm.

Savior Complex - Wyatt has always felt the need to help anyone and everyone he met, citing the need to feel useful and relied upon in order to be fulfilled. By the time he allied with the Inquisition to take down Corypheus, he was a little more reluctant to jump to everyone's beck and call, putting himself and his own first more often, but the instinct had not completely left him.

Loyal to a fault - Growing up an apostate meant that long-lasting friendships were far and few between. Their safety was paramount and they couldn't trust just anyone. Once Wyatt met the rest of the Kirkwall misfits, forging lasting bonds with them, he latched on them. Ultimately, he became heavily reliant on these connections that the thought of doing anything to put them in jeopardy was more fuel for his "people-pleasing" ways. Wyatt is prone to overlooking the flaws of those closest to him and is quick to forgive them even in situations where it may be detrimental to himself.

Strengths

Magic - Born a mage to a family rife with . He was taught by his father, Malcolm, in the ways of the arcane and even has learned a little from other mages in his life over the years. As a self-professed “battlemage” he focuses on offensive tactics rather than defensive or support and heavily favors the use of fire. That said, growing up an apostate outside of the Circle also allowed him to utilize his magic for rudimentary tasks, such as starting fires, lighting candles/fireplaces, heating or reheating liquid and food, etc. Magic became such an integral part of his every day life that it comes to Wyatt as naturally as breathing.

Fighting - Despite having such power at his fingertips, Wyatt had to also learn how to defend himself and hold his own in a fight were he ever without his magic or was in a situation where he could not use it. Malcolm’s experience as a mercenary, however, allowed him to impart some informal training upon his son. Wyatt’s height and build also lend him a slight advantage in an up close, physical fight.

Physical Labor - Growing up as the oldest of three children, and the effective family “heir” so to speak, he was expected to pull his weight, assisting with chores and raising his younger siblings. This became especially important after his father died and Wyatt became the head of the household. As someone who spent most of his life on the farm, Wyatt is no stranger to hard, honest work and generally prefers to do everything himself if he can help it, even after carving out his status and fortune in Kirkwall.

Staff training - A mage’s staff is no mere decoration and more than a simple accessory to casting. While the staves issued in the Circle were hardly more than walking sticks, according to his father, a good staff should be more than a focus object. Wyatt learned, in addition to casting, how to wield a staff like one might a polearm weapon or a quarterstaff.

Endurance & Strength - Though no Grey Warden, Wyatt's years spent performing hard labor, working the lands and training his body, Wyatt has honed his physical capabilities and possesses admirable strength and stamina - especially for a mage. He continues to keep up with his physical fitness over the years as it allows him (in his mind) to better protect those he cares about.

Biography

History

His life was meant to be simple, uncomplicated, and without anything of great import. Wyatt doesn’t at all for a moment he was destined for incredible or heroic things, or for the life he ended up living. Really, the only noteworthy thing about him was that his mother was the daughter of a fall noble house in the Free Marches who eloped with his father, an apostate who’d slipped his leash and fled the Circle to act upon this sweeping romance. They were farmers, living simply yet comfortably in Ferelden where they should have stayed if it weren’t for the Blight. Yet the Maker has an odd sense of humor doesn’t he?

When Wyatt turned nine, the course seemed set in motion for him as fire sparked from his fingertips in his excitement, making little Bethany and Carver’s eyes light up with fascination. Just like his papa, he had the gift of magic and though he was all too eager to break the news, his parents were naturally less than enthusiastic. Thus began a new way of things for the Hawkes, constantly looking over their shoulders, never staying in one place, being cautious about with whom they spoke, and shared merriment. All of which only got worse once Bethany too demonstrated her innate arcane ability. Still, they made it work, what choice did they have?

Malcolm wasn’t supposed to die. He was the strongest man they knew, that Wyatt knew. Yet he did and he left them broken and hollow and left his oldest son to fill shoes that felt far too big. It was the Blight that took him and it was the Blight that threatened to take everything else and more just three years later. Eventually, the darkspawn threat loomed ever closer, and could not be ignored. With no other choice but to flee, they left with nothing but the clothing on their backs and took ship to his mother's ancestral home of Kirkwall, The City of Chains.

Kirkwall wasn’t at all what he expected. Yet Wyatt’s only wish was to make his mother happy and for what remained of their broken little family to start over. Only, it couldn’t be that simple, could it? Sure, he was in no hurry to embrace whatever lavish lifestyle his mother had left behind, but sharing a tiny hovel with his uncle seemed less than ideal. Like always, they persevered, took on jobs that would afford them even a little bit of coin all to fund the fated Deep Roads expedition. As the years passed, so did his fortune change and eventually, the Amells were restored to their former glory and by extension, the Hawkes as well. The more Wyatt stuck his neck out for his fellow refugees and mages alike, the more he poked his nose into everyone’s business the larger his reputation as an ally amongst the vulnerable and desperate began to grow. As well, the bonds between he and his companions only grew stronger to the point that there was nothing he would not do for them and in their defense. Even fighting the leader of the Qun in one on one combat. Though it nearly cost Hawke his life and granted him a new title (one which he found ill-fitting at best), that was the price he would happily pay to protect those dear to him.

In-game

Act 1

Quests Outcome
The Destruction of Lothering Aveline dealt with Wesley. Joined up with Athenril and the smugglers to gain entry into Kirkwall. Aveline intimidated Cavril into paying his debt.
The Unbidden Rescue Returned Seamus Dumar safely back to the Viscount. Ginnis Winter was grievously injured in the confrontation and fled.
Act of Mercy Tricked the Templars so the Starkhaven mages could escape. Ser Karras was not slain until late Act 3 when Wyatt heard from Alain what had been happening to him and other mages in the Gallows.
Wayward Son Sent Feynriel to the Dalish to learn about his magic. Danzig the slaver was killed by Fenris.
Loose Ends Let the kid take the goods, lied to Athenril about what happened to them.
Shepherding Wolves Defended Ketojan from the other Qunari.
Enemies Among Us Idunna was spared but only after promising to be an informant. Keran was rescued and then reluctantly reinstated into the Templars.
Mine Massacre Killed the Mature Dragon in the Bone Pit. Convinced the miners to go back to work with double pay.
Friends in Low Places Accepted Dougal’s offer to help fund the expedition.
The Deep Roads Expedition Brought Anders & Carver. Found Grey Wardens - Carver left with them.
Side Quests Told Ghyslain the truth about his wife. Did not blackmail Ser Thrask with his daughter’s secret. Tracked down the illegal cargo for Martin so he could set up shop. Kelder was killed.

Act 2

Quests Outcome
Blackpowder Courtesy Did not kill Javaris.
Dissent Helped Anders find proof of Ser Alrik’s plan, stopped him from hurting Ella.

Began a relationship with Anders who eventually moved into the estate.

Offered and Lost Did not side with Varnell or Sister Petrice against the Qunari. Varnell was killed in the fight.
Following the Qun Didn't help Sister Petrice. Told Elthina what she had been up to.
Prime Suspect Agreed to help Ser Emeric with the investigation; Let Gascard go free after confronting him.
Night Terrors Went into the Fade to save Feynriel who later left for Tevinter to train.
Demands of the Qun Earned the Arishok's respect, agreed to duel. Did not hand Isabela over to him.
Side Quests Fought alongside the guardsmen against the raiders on the cliff. Helped Aveline court Donnic. Brekker was caught raiding Hubert's caravans but not killed. Spared Sabin.

Act 3

Quests Outcome
Showdown Sides with Orsino and the mages
On the Loose Aided in getting Emile de Launcet safely out of the city instead of back in the Circle.
Best Served Cold Anders abducted. Let Keran go. Tried to vouch for Samson. Asked for mercy for Alain and the rest, turned in conspirators to Orsino.
The Last Straw Sided with the Mages against Meredith and her templars. Did not kill Anders and approved of his actions with the Chantry.
Side Quests Nathaniel Howe was rescued from the Deep Roads, Reunited Charade and Gamlen. Helped Nuncio find the assassin, but Let Zevran go. Killed the High Dragon at the Bone Pit.

DLC

Legacy Took Carver. Found Malcolm's will. Sided with Larius.
Mark of the Assasin Took Carver. Spared Baron Arlange. Fought way through the Chateau. Followed Tallis.

Post-game

Just as the final battle was coming to a close, Anders - in an attack of conscience over what he'd done - fled the scene while everyone was distracted, leaving Wyatt bewildered and heartbroken. Still, he wasn't about to give up on the man so easily and soon followed after once his business within the city was concluded. With some help from Isabela and her new ship, Wyatt left Kirkwall behind and set sail for his old stomping grounds: Ferelden. From there, he felt he could do more good by helping the rebel mages while trying to puzzle out where Anders had run off to.

He fell in with the rebels around the Hinterlands for a while, doing what he could to further the cause, keep them safe and inspire them to keep going even when it seemed like the odds were against them. Eventually, after some months of separation, Wyatt got a lead to Anders's whereabouts and headed off in search of him. At some point he lost the trail and stopped over in a small hamlet following a run-in with some templars on the road. It was here that he unexpectedly discovered Anders who had been working with the locals as a wandering healer. After the tearful reunion, Wyatt convinced him that they earned a reprieve from all the fighting and the pair settled down in an old hunting cabin once belonging to Malcolm just outside the wilds. It was here they stayed for the next few years, until a letter from Varric arrived. He could hardly turn down his old friend who was requesting aid from the Champion on behalf of the Inquisition. Wyatt wasn't ignorant to what had been happening around Southern Thedas, nor the breach, but guilt was a powerful motivator and the mention of Corypheus was enough to make up his mind. While Anders was still a fugitive, a wanted apostate, Wyatt didn't like the idea of leaving him to struggle alone with what they naturally assumed was the real Calling. Much as it was a risk, he invited Anders along with him to Skyhold where both he and Varric could keep an eye on him while he stayed mostly out of sight, not wanting to chance a run-in with either Cullen, Cassandra or Inquisitor herself - until they knew her stance at least.

His business with the Inquisition was concluded within a month and he immediately departed to Weisshaupt to deliver the news about Warden Stroud and the rest of the order, only to find himself once again pulled into chaos. Not long after he was surprised by the arrival of not only his brother Carver but the Hero of Ferelden herself who helped them deal with the newly erupted confrontation within the fortress' walls. Once resolved, Wyatt engaged in conversation with the two Wardens their search for a Cure to the taint - the inevitable fate that awaited all Wardens, and something he had only limited knowledge of. She invited Anders and him both to follow her on the search and they agreed.

Relationships

Family

Would-be family portrait

Malcolm & Leandra - Wyatt loved his parents dearly, even as a young and rambunctious boy. His relationship with his mother was very different growing up to what it eventually became and the same can be said for his father. For the first several years he relied on his mother's love and guidance and the two were almost as inseparable as Wyatt and his younger brother. He was a wild child, but respected both of their authority and relished the love he received from both of them, especially as their first and eldest child. Once his magic manifested, his idolization for his father began in much more earnest. Often, Malcolm's role as a teacher often had to take priority over his being a father in order to see that his son grew to be a strong and capable mage. Still, they got along well and maintained a pleasant relationship. He grew somewhat distant from Leandra the more involved he became in magic lessons and especially as he got older and shirked all attempts to get married off. After Malcolm's passing, Wyatt had to grow up quicker than he would have liked, stepping into the role of father figure and head of the household. It was not until much later, after they regained the family estate that they began to grow closer once more. Even though his many adventures took him out of home quite frequently. Wyatt has deep regrets over not being able to prevent her death and not spending as much time with her as he possibly could before she was gone.

Bethany: Being twins, Carver was naturally closer to Bethany than he was, but Wyatt still adored his baby sister and doted on her alongside his little brother. He felt protective of her as any older sibling might, but especially so once her magic manifested. She was very frequently the voice of reason and sweetness when the boys were locking horns. Overall, they had a great relationship and bonded over magic where she bonded over many other things with Carver. Her death at the hands of the ogre when they fled their home still affects him to this day. In AU scenarios where Bethany (and or both twins) survive, the two have a sweet relationship. More often than not, Beth develops to be very independent and self-assured and draws inspiration from her older brother when it comes to finding a sense of peace with herself and her gifts as a mage. She enjoys being the practical one of the three Hawke children and does try to keep both of her brothers out of trouble as much as possible.

Wyatt & Carver

Carver: Wyatt’s younger brother and twin to Bethany. Like most siblings, they had their pointless spats, their petty rivalries and various methods of bothering each other. Yet no matter how much they might have given each other guff growing up, the two of them were still as close as can be. Naturally, Carver was always just that closer to his twin, the brothers still loved each other dearly. Wyatt never really understood Carver's feelings about being stuck in his "shadow", not until his brother ended up a Grey Warden and seemed to flourish within the Order. When they reunited during the final fight against Meredith, he couldn't be more proud to see the man his little brother had become. They might have taken vastly different paths in life, but they will always have each other's backs.

Hana (AU with a friend): No one ever outright said that Hana was Anders' child, but too many details added up to the obvious conclusion. He was nervous to get close to her at first, not wanting to spill the beans so abruptly or take away her choice to decide whether she wanted to know her father or not. However, he became quickly endeared to her and the idea of Anders knowing she existed. Once the truth was out (well after Here Lies the Abyss) and Hana had a chance to get to know her estranged father, the three became close very quickly.

Raelynn Amell: His cousin, and the famed Hero of Ferelden. They had never met until during the Arishok's attack upon Kirkwall. They had very little chance to get to know one another while she was in the city during the uprising, but they began exchanging letters after the fact until reuniting later. Once they met up again later following his time with the Inquisition, they were able to bond as family over the course of the journey back from Weisshaupt fortress to seek out the cure for the Darkspawn taint.

Jonas Amell: It was by chance that Wyatt met his other Amell cousin when he started working alongside Anders aiding the Mage Underground. Jonas, with the aid of former Templar, Raleigh Samson, had been able to secure passage out of the Gallows along with many other mages via the Underground movement. Wyatt eventually invites Jonas to live in the Amell estate, and convinces him to take up work alongside Anders in the clinic as he had a knack for herbalism.

Lord Finnegan II: Aka "Finn" Wyatt's best boy Mabari. He is the offspring of the family hounds, Molly and Lord Finnegan I (aka Finnegan or FinnyBoy). The Hawkes didn't originally intend to breed their hounds, but one thing led to another and puppies happened. Wanting their son to have the "True Fereldan Experience" they kept one of the pups and allowed the two to bond. Finn is loyal and protective of the whole family, but can be a little goofy. Birds are his mortal enemy.

Companions

Aveline: Being the first real friend he made after leaving his home in Lothering, Aveline is very dear to him and quickly became like family to the Hawkes. She did what she could to steer Wyatt down the "path of least resistance" (usually) especially once she became captain of the guard. While Aveline wouldn’t hesitate to scold him every time he did something risky or borderline stupid, she always had his back just the same. In the end, when it came to choosing sides, she was there with everyone else helping him fight for a cause that could have cost her everything. Following his flight from Kirkwall, she was the only other person (besides Varric) to know of his whereabouts.

Varric: The friend you call when you’re in it deep. The one that will bail you out with no questions or judgment, and the one who will also buy you a pint for your troubles. Varric became family to him, like a brother; they fed into each other's bad habits, as friends can sometimes do, but they looked out for each other and enjoyed each other's companionship. The two of them played cards, they talked, they trekked through the deep roads together, Varric was there for him through both the best and the worst of Kirkwall, and Wyatt would never have had it any other way. He knew that if he needed something, anything, that Varric wouldn't hesitate. Kirkwall had been many things - eventful, corrupt, broken and tainted but no matter what happened, Varric had his back through it all. Which is why he harbors a tremendous amount of guilt over leaving Varric behind to clean up the mess following the last big battle in the city.

Isabela: Wyatt has a penchant for seeing the best in people and putting his trust in unlikely allies. Isabela was no exception to this. He recognized there was more to her than just flirting, dirty jokes, and a lust for all things gold and shiny. When he learned of her involvement in the Qunari occupation and her theft of the tome, he was both furious and concerned. Furious because she could have prevented a lot of death and chaos, but also concerned because she had clearly gotten in way over her head. He had no love lost for the Qunari who were sowing chaos and strife around around the city so naturally, he supported his friend when she returned most unexpectedly, tome in hand. They bonded more after that, especially when he aided Isabela in her endeavor to get out from under Castillon. It was she who aided in getting him out of Kirkwall by ferrying him back to Ferelden with her new ship.

Merrill: Underneath the quirky, sweet demeanor was a tenacious and clever woman who came from a vastly different background. Wyatt became friends with Merrill quickly and before long she too became like family to him. He never felt the need to scold or admonish her about the practice of blood magic (not especially when his own father had dabbled in the arts), nor did he have a right to say anything about her work with the Eluvian. Merrill was a grown woman who could make her own choices, so he trusted that she had it well in hand. When she chose to stay behind in the city after the battle against Meredith, there were tearful goodbyes and promises to keep in touch by letter.

Fenris: Talk about an unexpected friendship. Despite the elf’s bristly nature and Wyatt’s status as a mage, the two of them developed a strong friendship. One that was built gradually and on a firm foundation of respect. Much like a few of Hawke’s companions, Fenris wrestled with past traumas and inner demons. While they didn’t share the same opinions on things like mages, magic, the circle (and Fenris very frequently locked horns with Anders and Merrill) they came to accept their differences. Wyatt was always willing to listen to Fenris and hear him out even if their views didn't quite line up. What brought them together was how fiercely he was willing to go to bat for Fenris and how adamant he was about driving slavers out of Kirkwall. Fenris saw Hawke as using not only his status but his magical gifts for sole purpose of helping those in need. Even if it didn’t excuse all others like him, Fenris came to see Wyatt as trustworthy, reliable and the example of what mages ought to be like. Wyatt didn't like the idea of being held up on some pedestal, but he understood the sentiment, that it came from a place of trauma and years of being kept under the thumb of a man who wanted for nothing but power. He continued to support Fenris, to stand behind him even when Danarius came to take back what he thought belonged to him. However, when Fenris was confronted with a decision on what to do with Varania, the sister he couldn't remember until that day, Wyatt encouraged him to stay his hand. Regardless of whether they ever repaired their relationship or not, the fact of the matter was she had acted out of desperation to pull herself out of slavery just as Fenris had done himself in times past. Killing her would solve nothing, but could potentially ruin so much. In the end, during the battle against Meredith and the Templars, Fenris agreed to help after some convincing even despite his anger over Anders' actions.

Anders: The other half of his heart and the love of his life. In truth, their relationship actually began much sooner than what was written in Varric's "Tale of the Champion". There was a spark between them from the very day they met but it wasn't until at least a year into their friendship that the two noticed and began to nurture said spark. It was more out of respect for Anders and his time of mourning that Wyatt chose not to pursue whatever burgeoning feelings he had for the man. Never did he wish to make Anders feel as if he were trying to replace Karl. By the expedition, it was becoming too difficult to keep their hands off of each other and pretend like there was nothing there beyond just a close friendship. It was months after the Hawkes secured the Amell estate and moved in that Wyatt finally decided he couldn't stand the idea of not having Anders in his life in a deeper way. The two agreed to take it slow at first, just wanting to test the waters. Their relationship ended up evolving quickly but never felt rushed.

Anders and Wyatt possess natural chemistry, a bond that feels solid and impenetrable - one might think they'd been lovers across time and space with how easily they mesh. Though it's easy to forget that Justice is very much a part of Anders. Wyatt realized early on that drawing a line between the two just wasn't possible as they are so intertwined. He respects the Spirit's tenacity, his dedication to Anders, to the cause, to learning about the mortal world beyond the Veil. Justice is a protecting, guiding force with a profound curiosity for all things and a righteous desire to fight for what's important. So he regards Wyatt with a fondness and appreciation, knowing he deeply cares for Anders while also being committed to the cause.

Their relationship was strong enough to withstand the events of the Kirkwall rebellion as Wyatt stood by Anders in support of his actions. While he didn't condone the taking of lives, Wyatt cited first-hand knowledge of the Chantry's corruption, of Anders and his many attempts to peacefully petition for change that all went unheard or ignored by those in power. Even though it put a strain on the relationship between Wyatt and some of his companions (namely Fenris and Varric to a degree), he holds no regret for sparing his lover's life and for chasing after him when Anders fled in an attack of guilt after the final battle. Later when they reconnect, their bond is only solidified when the two decide to marry in a small, intimate ceremony while traveling with the rebels during the mage-templar war and before the events of Inquisition.

Miscellaneous

Likes

  • Romance: When it comes to relationships and love, Wyatt is the type of person to feel deeply; he is gentle, patient and fairly sentimental. It's not uncommon for him to go out of his way to make a partner feel as comfortable and appreciated as possible, often through acts of service which is just one part of his love language. Touch is also extremely important to him, as it both grounds him and allows him to reaffirm his feelings. Being soft of heart, Wyatt tends to take conflict hard and is prone to worry if a partner appears to be distant from him.
  • Reading: While he doesn’t exactly have much time for the hobby, Wyatt does actually enjoy reading and has been known to offer to read Varric’s latest work and give his thoughts. He had a shelf stuffed full of various books and written works in the estate but many sat untouched, especially after being declared Champion when his free time became even more limited.
  • Sweets: Though it is probably the least surprising fact about him, Wyatt, in fact, has a rather serious sweet tooth. One of his guilty pleasures has always been chocolate. Growing up, it wasn't exactly a common household treat, usually reserved for special occasions. After moving into the Amell Estate in Hightown, it was Leandra who discovered a small chocolatier in the city and started bringing home assorted confections and other baked goods. After her passing, Orana continued the tradition in Leandra's honor. The day after the funeral, she left a small basket of goodies in Wyatt's room as a token of sympathy.
  • Art: While no professional who spent years perfecting his talent, Wyatt quite enjoys sketching. It's a hobby he picked up somewhere in his teens and acts upon every so often when the mood strikes. It's usually often relied upon as an outlet for his emotions in times of high stress or melancholy, perhaps his only one. He keeps a heavily worn sketchbook amongst his personal belongings full of rough sketches and doodles of places and people he has known or cares about.

Dislikes

  • Corruption: When they first got to Kirkwall, his first and foremost priority was his family and making sure he was there to provide for them, to carve out a safe and comfortable place for them in Kirkwall. Soon enough he realized there was a significant power imbalance, no shortage of corruption, and plenty of people that needed help but had no one to be their voice.
  • Slavery: While it wasn’t as prominent as in say, Tevinter, Wyatt realized slavers were still an issue even in Kirkwall as they tried desperately to regain a foothold in the city. When he met Fenris, he became even more of an advocate against such a practice and does not hesitate to dispatch slavers quickly, and without mercy whenever he comes across them.
  • Abusing Magic: Something Wyatt saw throughout most of Kirkwall was the flagrant abuse of magic, specifically blood magic. He does not find the practice itself abhorrent so much as he recognizes it as a type of magic that is easily abused and can absolutely be twisted to manipulate, hurt and endanger others and the casters themselves if they are ignorant or not properly practiced in the arts.

Fears

  • Tranquility: In spite of his boldness using magic and embracing his status as a mage, Wyatt does fear tranquility as a very real threat while the Chantry still wields power. He has only met two tranquil mages in his time, but it was the incident with Karl that stayed with him for a long time. Wyatt does not let the fear control him, however, but it is something he finds terrifying.
  • Autophobia: Wyatt fears the idea of being completely alone in the world. It is probably for this reason why he found himself collecting so many friends while in Kirkwall.. It's also why the death of his mother and his brother’s near-constant absence affect him on a much deeper level than he lets on. He is grateful to have a partner like Anders by his side whose love and company go to lengths to keep the feelings of loneliness at bay.
  • Thalassophobia: While living in Lothering as a boy, Wyatt had been playing in and around the lake with his brother - challenging each other over how long they could stay under water when something pulled him down. Getting stuck led to Wyatt nearly drowning until his brother ran screaming for their father who ultimately managed to pull him out in time. This left him with some moderate anxiety over deep and dark bodies of water where he can't see or reach the bottom, such as large oceans and murky lakes.

Trivia

  • Wyatt was named for his late-uncle, Malcolm's younger brother who died from an illness.
  • His face claim is Sean Teale.
  • Has an AU-verse where he becomes the Inquisitor after visiting the Conclave.
  • In RP verses, he is often either the cousin or the older brother to Astrid Hawke where they were both named Champion of Kirkwall and both twins survive.

Alternative (non-reddit) links

  1. Personal Tumblr - All Wyatt Hawke related posts here
  2. AO3 Works - The entire collection of my work on AO3

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