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• "I fall off horses. It's this thing I do." - Maric Theirin

You know something Dragon Age fans? It just occurred to me that there isn't nearly enough Maric fan art out there in the world. We have plenty for his sons and yet almost nothing for him and that my friends.. Is a real shame. :no:

Anyway, since he's known to be real fortunate and lucky in the novels, I wanted to give him a look that basically says:

"Hm...Well. That didn't go the way I thought it would."

He always seems to come out alright no matter the situation he's in. Like, he's the sort of guy that would manage to win the Jack Pot at a Slot Machine right after someone who's been playing it for hours gives up on it. Or he'd be the one to be the One Millionth Customer at a grocery store and win a check for $100,000 just because he's just that lucky. :lol:

I have so much love for this character. I honestly didn't count on loving him as much as I do, but nearly every piece of dialogue coming from him while I was reading the book brought a smile to my face. He's just so genuine.

Granted, as far as fan art for him goes.. In that defense there's only 2 pictures of him available and those who haven't read the books have no idea who he is anyway other than he was the King of Ferelden prior to Cailan. Well, without giving anything away. He's a really amazing character, funny, loyal, while at the same time a real badass when he wants to be. The books Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne and Dragon Age: The Calling aren't Lord of the Rings types literature by any means but they are definitely worth the read especially if you're a fan of the game's lore.

It even gives you great insight on characters from the game itself to boot such as Loghain Mac Tir. It pretty much puts to question everything that you think you know about him. I know that I myself heavily disliked Loghain after my first playthough of Dragon Age: Origins but after reading the book.. Well.. Let's just say it's a lot easier to hate someone when you know nothing about them.

In the meanwhile, enjoy this fan art of King Maric! He definitely deserves more love than he's currently receiving.


• Art & Coloring By Lurockia
• Maric Theirin © Dragon Age
:bulletred: Tools Used : Paper, Pencil, Wacom Intuos4 Tablet & Adobe Photoshop CS5
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:iconistriel:
Istriel Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
Whooa the best Maric ever ! I love the facial expression ! It's...so him !XD
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Lurockia Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like it, I was just trying to derive a lil from his image on the cover of The Stolen Throne while trying to fill out the blanks. I love that man.
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Istriel Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
He is likeable even if sometimes we need to shake him up a little XD
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Kei-Ivory Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoooaaa, how have I not seen this?

Still flabbergasted by your talents with armor and weapons. Just.... goddamn~ This is incredible and he looks amazing!!
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Lurockia Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I certainly hope I did him justice he's one of my favorite characters of all time. :D
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JessTheKitten Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
Astonishing. x~x This is just... blindingly fantastic. Beautiful (and pretty freaking hot x///x) in every regard! Into my faves with you! C:<
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Lurockia Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thank you! I'm glad you like it. ;)
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Zaidisha Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Waaahhhh! He looks so cool~ I'm in love Love 
Great work!
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Lurockia Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconblarghatheturnipking:
Never really don't know much about maric, but from everything I've heard, he sounds really cool! I love the color of his armor!
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:iconlurockia:
Lurockia Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's an amazing character. I'm very attached to him. I think you would be too if you read the books, I definitely recommend them. :)
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Dahgnear Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nicely done! Just how I imagined him.:clap:

I am in the process of reading through "The Calling" right now and totally agree with you, he is one of the best characters in DA.=)

As for Loghain, I really started to change my opinion of him during "The Stolen Throne", but after that one thing near the end, my opinion again changed 180 degree.=(
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Lurockia Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Due to the books, I definitely see Loghain a lot differently than I used to than when I simply just played the game.
Brought out his character a lot to know where he came from and why he behaved in the way that he did.

I'm glad you like the picture though! It wasn't entirely my vision however, just what I could make out from the first books cover. :giggle:
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Dahgnear Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, books added more depth to the character, but in the end my opinion of him is still more to the negative side.

Hey, everyone needs to get their inspiration from somewhere, so I would not worry about it.:shrug:
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ToA03 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
HEAD CANON ACCEPTED! :iconiloveitplz:
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Lurockia Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woo! :la:
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thatcraftychick Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! This image has been chosen for Feature on the "FEATURES" widget on my main page on dA at [link]
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Lurockia Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my, thank you!
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Rinkushimiki Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Maric? Wow just what I imagined! Good work!
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Lurockia Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :la:
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Istriel Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
i'm currently reading the calling (with little difficulties cause i'm french and no translation in my country...) and I begin to really like the caracter ^^
You honor him with a great talent, and all that hair !! XD
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Lurockia Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like it, he's definitely one of my favorite characters of all time. :heart:
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DrazziElder Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
THANK YOU! You are right, there's not enough Maric fan art around.
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Lurockia Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sadly it's because not a lot of people have read the books. >:
Hopefully that'll change though. Glad you like it!
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DrazziElder Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Has he shown up in the DA comics yet? Alistair is searching for him. I haven't read the comics yet. T_T
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Lurockia Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, you do get to see him as a old man and he looks like a bad ass. :la:
Only for one frame though in the form of a flashback. I'm hoping he's still alive.
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DrazziElder Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh my God! I just googled that and I saw him looking all bad ass and with a manly beard. Damn those Orlesians!
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Neith1985 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
wow Maric is soo good!!!! fit fiuuuu
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Lurockia Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Zousha Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I personally felt that The Calling was much better written than The Stolen Throne, if only because I think it tried to cover too much ground too quickly. Winning the war against Orlais was really something that should have taken multiple books, not a few chapters. It forced Gaider to gloss over a lot.
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Lurockia Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True enough, the story itself should have been more elaborated and certain relationships did feel rushed but in itself I still enjoyed it. It gave good insight on why the Fereldans hated the Orlesians and the basic backstory of some of the most important people in Thedas history. So even if it wasn't as well written as it should've been, it did get the point across.

Overall, it's still a very enjoyable read. :)
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Zousha Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No arguments there. I still had fun with it, especially when I got to playing the DLC and Shale mentions previous battles, and I'm like "OH, so THAT'S what happened to that golem in the book!"
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lealea25 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
nice Maric, i never seen what maric looks like, so when people in the game talk about him, i tried to picture him looking like cailan or alistair
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Lurockia Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's a picture of him on the front of the Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne cover. It's one of the only clear pictures you get. He looks pretty similar to this albeit in a bit more realistic style. :)
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lealea25 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
ahh i see, i never read the books so i wouldn't know, but u did amazing on this though
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Ariteiny Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Awesome Maric. But my thirst thought was: "Cailan!" Heh, it's good when son looks like father and father looks like a son:)
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Lurockia Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The design is based off his illustration on the book cover so I can see how you might think that. :giggle: Like Father, like son indeed. ;)
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SynneWarrior Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
oh mercy, if this is how he looks like... I wonder how any else could resist him. >_>
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:iconlurockia:
Lurockia Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used his image from the book cover Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne as reference so yes. He does look something like that. :lol:
You can certainly see where his sons get their good looks. What a gene pool. :giggle:
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SynneWarrior Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
oh mercy be. :faint:
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toupele Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
More gorgeous DA boys?
I never know what to do with you. >w><3
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Lurockia Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What can I say, I love them Dragon Age men~ ;)
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ReiKoko Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
at frist glance, i thought this was cailan o.o from your description of maric, it sounds like alistair took after his father an awful lot XD i thought about getting the books, but didn't want to buy them in case i didn't like them. you did an excellent job on this, though :3
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Lurockia Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, Cailan does take a lot after his father physically but Alistair really does take after his fathers charm. :D
I find it nice that even though they never got the opportunity to bond as Father & Son that a piece of him still managed to seep through. He's so much like his father that it's almost uncanny.

I think you'd really like the books though, they're very quick reads but very enjoyable. ;)
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ReiKoko Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
have you read the silent grove comics? i liked it, but i think they butchered alistair's personality D: there's no trace of his usual humour anywhere.
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Lurockia Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes I've read them. I'm personally not a big fan of the artstyle used. Isabela looks like a man depending on the angles. :ohnoes:
Though he has been king for a few years and he's not exactly on a very fun mission so that could explain the change in his personality. Even Maric had become a bit more serious after a few years on the throne though he did have his reasons to be. :(
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ReiKoko Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
that's true, but i'm not a fan of western comic art in general. i think isabela and varric were only recognisable by their clothing. i mean, varric was missing his epic-sized jaw!
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IceQueenofMitera Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree that there isn't enough Maric fanart.

I loved him in The Stolen Throne and I wasconstantly laughing out loud at his antics.

And I think about... all... of his plans ended with "Well, That didn't go the way I thought it would,"

And "I fall off horses. It's this thing I do," Has got to be my favorite line. A friend and I will say that to each other and laugh at the people who look at us like we're crazy :XD:

And I agree. Loghain was easier to hate when all you knew about him was he was Anora's father, Maric's best friend and the bastard that caused the deaths of Cailen, Duncan and just about everyone at Ostagar. Although it did give some insight into why Loghain hated Orleasians so much...
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Lurockia Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, he is an amazing character. I would love to know what really happened to him by the time Dragon Age: Origins starts. :(

I've been reading the Silent Grove and Those Who Speak comics lately and they have been hinting at his whereabouts. I'm personally hoping he's still alive somewhere.
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IceQueenofMitera Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, those are out now aren't they?

I have a fan fiction series with my Dalish Warden where in the third installment they discover what really happened to Maric


Personally, I like to think he's still alive.
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