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.
"It was not Hawke that survived Kirkwall, it was Kirkwall that survived Hawke." -Varric Tethras
- 1 Overview
- 2 Biography
- 3 Relationships
- 4 Miscellaneous
- 5 Trivia
- 6 Links
- 7 Gallery
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. Following his duel against the Arishok in Kirkwall, he felt the need for a change and wound up cutting his hair drastically short and losing the facial hair.
Of course, later after he has left Kirkwall, he starts letting it all grow out once more.
- 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.
"A single thread of hope is still a very powerful thing."
If you had to summarize the man in two words or less, that 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 eager to make a personal connection with others, adhering to the old saying about catching more flies with honey. As someone who came from humble beginnings, Wyatt being brought 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 time in 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.
Insecurity - He seems confident on the outside, but underneath the laughs and the pleasant disposition is a man who worries often about doing the right thing. He worries about pleasing everyone while juggling responsibility and his personal biases.
Impulsive - Wyatt is a risk taker and often acts without fully considering all possible outcomes or repercussions of his plans. He is known to throw himself into dangerous situations for the sake of protecting those he cares about.
Stubborn - A trait that seems prevalent in all the Hawkes, is obstinance. Wyatt, once he gets a thought in his head, is generally is hard to dissuade otherwise and develops a serious determination that can easily lead to his impulsiveness.
Savior Complex - Wyatt feels the need to help anyone and everyone he can, or he used to anyway. He needs to feel useful and needed and relied upon in order to be fulfilled. This goes hand in hand with his impulsivity, however by the time he is called to assist the Inquisition he is a little more reluctant to jump to everyone's aid and tends to put himself and his own first more often.
Loyal to a fault - Both a strength and a flaw really, but Wyatt is loyal and dedicated to those in his inner circle above all else. It’s also fed by his insecurity and need to surround himself with people he cares for and care for him in return. He needs these relationships and it often leads him to overlook their flaws as individuals and rising to their defense in spite of things they may do.
Lightweight - Wyatt is not a huge drinker, but happily partakes in the occasional pint with his friends in the hanged man while Varric spins stories, or over a round of Wicked Grace. Thus his tolerance for spirits is a bit lower than some, and inebriation is fairly quick to hit him. Fortunately, his friends make sure he doesn’t make a complete fool of himself. A drunken Wyatt also tends to become a bit more insufferably affectionate with those he cares about, but it can be considered endearing in a humorous way.
Magic - Wyatt is a mage and born into a family with magic prevalent in both his bloodlines. His talents manifested young at the age of 9, and he took to his craft readily. While growing up as an apostate, his teachings came secondhand from his father who passed on what he knew of his time in the Circle and some of his own personal development. This led to Wyatt possessing a fairly wide assortment of skills, but with no real sense of cohesion. His proficiency is with the Elemental school first and foremost, with a strong preference for fire spells.
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.
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 he takes a point of pride in being healthy and capable as it allows him (in his mind) to better protect those he cares about.
Compassion - It can’t be said that Wyatt Hawke isn’t a man with a good heart and a penchant for always trying to be kind and do what he can for those in need even at his own expense. He wasn’t sure what to make of the mantle “Champion” at first but something Carver said stuck with him and he did his best to better the lives of others around the City of Chains. At the same time, he adopted Anders's cause as his own (being a mage himself) and sought to help his people as much as possible and continues to do so until they are free.
Life growing up on the farm wasn't so bad. His family wasn't wealthy, but they lived within their means and they were comfortable with that. Initially, Wyatt was rambunctious and spirited with only so many outlets to express himself but he was tempered easily enough by his mother. Once the twins were born, he became fiercely protective of them and was quick to take on bullies and children twice his size if they were particularly troublesome. He adored his little siblings, and despite them being a few years younger than him, they were practically inseparable, at least until Wyatt turned nine years old. In an attempt to confront a local bully about bothering other kids in the village, he accidentally lit the other boy’s hair on fire in a small and unexpected spark of magic. This new revelation immediately put the family on high-alert, and by nightfall they packed up what they could and prepared to leave their home to avoid trouble with the local Templars.
West Hill became their next destination and it seemed like they had managed to escape notice - until a few years later when little Bethany was the next child to demonstrate latent magical talents. Once more, the Hawke family knew that they could not stay.
As a family of apostates, they had to move often and never stayed in one place too long for fear of drawing too much attention to themselves. It was hard on them as a family, but they made the best of it until they finally settled on the outskirts of Lothering by 9:20 Dragon, and resumed a simple life of farming. Years later in 9:27, Malcolm succumbed to a virulent illness that had been persisting for some time. With no other place to go, Wyatt and his family remained in Lothering until the Fifth Blight came to a head in 9:30 Dragon.
Eventually, as the darkspawn threat loomed ever closer, they were forced to flee Ferelden and took ship to his mother's ancestral home of Kirkwall, The City of Chains. What happened after that can be found in the publications of a one Varric Tethras.
|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 killed in the confrontation.|
|Enemies Among Us||Idunna was killed for trying to enthrall him. Keran was rescued and then reinstated into the Templars.|
|Act of Mercy||Tricked the Templars so the Starkhaven mages could escape. Ser Karras was not killed on site. (HC: he was killed much later in Act 3 when Wyatt hears from Alain what happened)|
|Wayward Son||Sent Feynriel to the Dalish to learn about his magic. Danzig the slaver was killed.|
|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 killed for trying to enthrall him. Keran was rescued and then 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.|
|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 and killed for raiding Hubert's caravans. Spared Sabin.|
|Showdown||Sides with Orsino and the mages|
|On the Loose||Did not turn Emile back into the Circle. Helped him get out of the city.|
|Best Served Cold||Anders abducted. Let Keran go. Did not 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.|
|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.|
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 were better together and the two left, deciding that they earned a reprieve from all the fighting. The pair settled down in an old hunting cabin once belonging to Malcolm just outside the wilds, where they lived quietly for a few years. Until a letter from Varric arrived, requesting aid from the Champion on behalf of the Inquisition and explaining a little more about what had been happening around Southern Thedas. While Anders was still a fugitive, a wanted apostate, Wyatt didn't like the idea of leaving him alone while he was wrestling with (what they assumed was) the 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.
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 even as Malcolm's role as a teacher oftentimes 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 enough and maintained a pleasant relationship. He grew somewhat distant from Leandra the more involved he became in magic lessons and especially as he grew up and shirked all attempts to get married off. After Malcolm's passing, Wyatt had to grow up quicker than he would have liked and stepped 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 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 the closer to Bethany 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. On occasion, she could be persuaded to help him play a prank on Carver. 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.
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): 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.
Aveline: She was the first of all his companions and one he holds very dear. Aveline always felt like an older sister or some other familial figure. Aveline did what she could to steer him down the "path of least resistance" (usually) especially once she became captain of the guard and he started making a name for himself around Kirkwall. While she wouldn’t hesitate to scold him when 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.
Varric: The friend you call when you’re in it deep and know that they will come and bail you out without questions or judgment, and then buy you a pint for your troubles. Varric became family to him, like a second 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.
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 causing such a ruckus around the city so naturally, he supported his friend when she returned most unexpectedly, tome in hand. They bonded more after that, leading to Isabela getting out from under Castillon and acquiring her ship. When she asked him to come sail away with her from Kirkwall and all of its madness, he was warmed by the invitation but ultimately declined. He later found himself taking her up on the offer after the final confrontation against Meredith.
Merrill: It took very little time to form an attachment to the elf. From the very start, Merrill reminded him of Bethany and quickly filled in a much needed younger sibling role, especially after Carver left for the wardens. She was a delight to have around, even in spite of her affinity for blood magic. Unlike his companions, he didn’t rush to condemn her for the practice - after all his father had been known to dabble in the art himself and would not have felt right speaking out. Despite her innocent nature, her quirky sweetness, and seeming naivety about the world outside the Dalish culture, Merrill was still an adult who could make her own choices knowingly. Instead of trying to scold her or pretend to educate her about her work with the Eluvian, something he knew nothing about, he simply advised caution and offered to be there if something ever went wrong.
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 and the circle (and Fenris very frequently locked horns with Anders and Merrill - two people who he considered dear to him) they came to accept their differences. Wyatt was always willing to listen to Fenris and hear him out even if their views didn't line up. What brought them together was how fiercely Hawke was willing to go to bat for Fenris and how adamant he was about driving slavers out of Kirkwall. Fenris saw Hawke as using his status and class for the force of good that it was, even if it didn’t excuse all others like him they forged mutual respect on those grounds.
Anders: The other half of his heart and the love of his life. Wyatt found Anders admirable and took an interest in him from the moment they met in his clinic, something that developed over the years into much more. They became friends quickly, much in part due to Wyatt's persistence and dedication. While he was starting to form an infatuation with the man by the end of the expedition, he knew or assumed Anders was still deep in mourning over Karl and thus kept his pursuits to harmless flirting. Following a close-call with Templars raiding the refugee camps in Darktown, Wyatt invited Anders to stay in the estate for a while until he felt safe to return, not expecting anything to happen. Finding Anders up late in the library, fighting his insomnia, the two stumbled over their burgeoning feelings and eventually shared a kiss in a moment of closeness. That was the catalyst they needed to finally give in. Almost immediately the two of them forged a strong bond like no other, capable of weathering many storms. Wyatt remains deeply devoted to Anders even in spite of the events in Kirkwall and the two eventually marry in a private ceremony sometime during their travels with the Hero of Ferelden on the search for the cure.
- 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.
- 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.
- Tranquility: In spite of his boldness using magic and embracing his status as a mage, Wyatt does fear tranquility as a very real possibility for someone like him 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 and why the death of his mother and his brother’s near-constant absence, while part of the Warden order, 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 keep the feelings of loneliness at bay.
- Thalassophobia: After an incident in his childhood in which he almost drowned after falling into a lake, Wyatt has since found himself afraid of very deep and dark bodies of water such as large oceans and murky lakes. Being out on the open ocean (on a ship), out on the docks, or even swimming gives him some anxiety.
- 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 the older brother to Astrid Hawke where they were both named Champion of Kirkwall and both twins survive. They all go on to eventually return to the Inquisition where they work together and separately as agents.
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