There’s nothing about Morrigan’s characterization or background that reads as heterosexual to me- it’s so awkwardly tacked on for the Straight Male Gamer, this wild woman for them to tame and command with the power of their Straight Male Penis (if you don’t believe me look up some of the deleted content for Morrigan, where she gets hysterical about the relationship and insists that she can’t risk falling in love with the Warden but then passionately starts making out with them)

The Dark Ritual was written with Straight Male Gamers in mind

This is a woman who grew up in isolation, under the watchful eye of an abusive mother who only valued her for her body (either as a potential vessel for her own consciousness or as a vessel for the OGB) and who had no reason to adhere to a heterosexual mindset (which the devs have tried to claim in the past isn’t default in Thedas anyway without providing any evidence for it?)

She’s disdainful of romance, frustrated by and mocks interdependence in an intimate context. She is the only LI to cut off sexual interactions, presumably again because she’s terrified of the strength of her affection for the SMG but she is never frightened of the strength of her friendship with a female warden- the passion in her voice (god bless Claudia Black for that) when she calls you sister is far more convincing than anything in her romance path

And she gives up her bodily autonomy for the Dark Ritual, partaking in something that gives her no pleasure or comfort (although she might delight in the power it gives her) for the sake of a warden, something that so many people in the fandom are quick to forget under claims that she’s grasping and power hungry and looking to corrupt Alistair/Loghain. She still submits to an uncomfortable ceremony so that the Warden can live, committing to a long and lonely pregnancy with a god growing in her body. Even if you want to believe that she’s power hungry, even if you are comfortable with the canon portrayal of her as heterosexual, that’s still a huge sacrifice and commitment that she’s willing to make, all to save the Warden’s life 

Morrigan is proof to me that it’s so easy to have asexual aromantic characters in our consumable media, because there’s so much in her characterization that easily reads as ace aro. The beauty of her friendship with a female warden is one of the most magnificent relationships I’ve ever encountered, and it’s no less intense and no less meaningful just because it’s not romantic or sexual  



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