Herren and Wade are coded as a gay couple in Dragon Age: Origins and‘Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening. Whether they they are indeed a couple is never confirmed in the game; however David Gaider, a BioWare game designer, has confirmed it in a forum discussion.
Wade has a diva personality, and his voice and intonation evoke effeminate gay stereotypes, as seen in the following video.
LGBTQ references in this game series:
Dragon Age II (2011): Serendipity
Heroes of Dragon Age (2013): Maevaris Tilani
- HonorableShadow (2010, April 14). Dragon Age: Awakening – Wade and Herren. YouTube.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gb6v62TUQLg
- Herren. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Herren
- VorpalBunny (2011, March 3). Queer characters: Herren and Wade. GayGamer.Net.http://gaygamer.net/2011/03/queer_characters_herren_wade.html
- Wade. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Wade
- Wade & Herren, lovers? (2010, March 25). Bioware Forumsfrom http://forum.bioware.com/topic/99353-wade-herren-lovers/#1898481