Herren and Wade in Dragon Age: Origins

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.


Herren Image credit http://gaygamer.net/2011/03/queer_characters_herren_wade.html


Wade Image credit http://gaygamer.net/2011/03/queer_characters_herren_wade.html

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

Romance/Relationship/Sex Options in Dragon Age series

Dragon Age: Origins (2009): Herren and WadeHespith and Branka;

Dragon Age II (2011): Serendipity

Heroes of Dragon Age (2013): Maevaris Tilani

Dragon Age: Inquisition (2014): Cremisius Aclassi (Krem)Empress Celene and Briala


  1. HonorableShadow (2010, April 14). Dragon Age: Awakening – Wade and Herren. YouTube.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gb6v62TUQLg
  2. Herren. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Herren
  3. VorpalBunny (2011, March 3). Queer characters: Herren and Wade. GayGamer.Net.http://gaygamer.net/2011/03/queer_characters_herren_wade.html
  4. Wade. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Wade
  5. Wade & Herren, lovers? (2010, March 25). Bioware Forumsfrom http://forum.bioware.com/topic/99353-wade-herren-lovers/#1898481