I’ve managed to scoop up all of the optional party members in my first playthrough, and I’ve had a really great time getting to know them. These characters really have amazing depth of personality, and their character-specific side missions have been illuminating and at times heartbreaking. This holds true of The Iron Bull in particular. (I’ll plan to share his side story in my next post.)
Iron Bull is direct and to the point about everything, including his sex life. Apparently, a Qunari “getting his cork popped” is comparable to a Tevintar taking a trip to the Healer, and certain sex games involving a leather-wrapped rod and harness are “not his sword.” Whoa. Also, technically it’s The Iron Bull. He likes having the article at the front. What a fun and oftentimes surprising character. I keep him in my party just for his amusing banter.
I’ve compiled some of my favorite Iron Bull banter in one video:
Other great scenes with him involve sharing a drink to celebrate killing your first dragon, sharing a drink with his Chargers, and sharing a drink with the troops. Hm… Iron Bull certainly likes to drink! And he’s so rowdy about it. Not to mention, once you finish his personal quest and have put in a healthy amount of flirting, he shows up in your bedroom and says that he knows you “want to ride the bull.”