I see your Cute Dragon Age Dads Letting Daughters Braid Their Hair headcanons, and I raise you Cute Dragon Age Dads Teaching Their Daughters to Be Badasses headcanons:
Alistair taking her to important meetings, breaking down the talking points for her, asking for her opinion. Helping her to be fair minded in a heavily prejudiced world. Showing her it’s ok to make mistakes, that even the End of the World might not be the end of the world.
Zevran teaching her how to pick locks, how to disappear, how to stay in control of every interaction, but also how to know when to let go. Making sure she knows that she is her own person, that she doesn’t owe anyone anything, but also how to know when she’s found a just cause, a worthy ally, a friend.
Fenris taking her on little quests, only the safe ones at first, but tougher ones as she learns and ages. Teaching her to observe power dynamics, how to tell when an innocent is overpowered and needs help. The importance of being brave, for her own sake and others.
Anders with a mage child, determined that she will learn to use and control her power without the Circle. Guiding her through the dangers of the Fade, making sure she never feels the guilt of accidental destruction.
Sebastian bringing her in to see petitioners and diplomats. Showing her how to lead by example, the importance of listening, courtesy, compassion. Showing her that sometimes kindness is the fastest way to reach a person. Giving her a little bow so she can practice like daddy, looking forward to the day he can pass his grandfather’s bow on to her.
Cullen giving her a wooden sword and shield when she asks to train like daddy and taking her out for lessons every morning. Taking her into the war room to teach her strategy, asking her for more and more input as she learns. Teaching her that it’s ok to question, that quitting isn’t the same as failing, that it’s ok to try a new path.
Blackwall making sure she knows the importance of standing up for others, of standing up for herself. Teaching her the value of saying “no” when something feels wrong. Building her up so she will feel confident enough to do it when the time comes.
Iron Bull letting her run wild at first, a fierce, grubby warrior with a pointy stick. As she grows, showing her how to control her strength for greater impact, how to spot weaknesses, how to honor a worthy foe. The value of a challenge.
Solas meeting her in her dreams. Introducing her to his friends there, raising her with a new perspective on the world, one without the prejudices of those who fear the Fade. Teaching her to approach both spirits and people as individuals, to give them the benefit of trying to understand them as they are.
Dorian showing her the importance of trust, loyalty, friendship. Letting her flip through “safe” books when she’s little, but showing her tougher, more important works as she grows. Asking for her help when he’s researching, proving to her that her presence, her thoughts, her perspectives are important.
Olivia Flaherty, well Liv Dingle, is a cheeky, beautiful, artistic little mischief maker that I can’t help but adore.
She is legitimately equally alike to Aaron and Robert with her abandonment issues, her wildness, her independence, her cheekiness and slightly more successful master planning. Robert clearly recognizes his younger self in her so its no surprise he understood her so easily, and her need for Mill Cottage to establish a sense of belonging. Aaron is so keen to nurture her but hates the discipline side of things. I think he’s terrified of being anything like Gordon, I mean obviously he is nowhere near. I wish he knew how much of a big softie he is. Liv is so lucky to have these boys as her “weird gay brother Dads” because they so obviously dote on her and are so proud.
Dick: cute little ninja boi, pun lord, obvs dating Kid Flash
Wally: silly lil yellow blob of sunshine, even more adorable when he’s with Robin, really tho stop hitting on girls to pretend ur str8
Connor: sad boy with daddy issues, the YJ writers think he’s the hot one
Kaldur: actually the hot one, srsly why are the ladies ignoring him, Too Mature For This Shit
Artemis: will shoot you if you look at her wrong, kick-ass lady with daddy issues, I want to marry her
M’Gann: such a mary sue ugh why did they–OH MY GOD JUST KIDDING SHE’S A BADASS
Roy: daddy issues are starting to look like a theme with this show, the Other Archer, don’t call him a sidekick, hot when he’s angry
Dick: HOLY PUBERTY BATMAN, voice makes my panties drop so hard they dent the floor, why dont we get to see him more??, I KNEW he was hiding a fantastic ass under that cape
Wally: where tf is he tho, my baby grew up, srsly are Wally and Artemis still a thing?? why
Connor: poor lost puppy, someone pls love him, m’gann did him dirty, but at least Superman accepts him now
Kaldur: Didn’t think he could possibly get hotter but then he went darkside
Artemis: why isn’t she hooking up with Zatanna again??
M’Gann: heartless looks good on her
Roy: the “after” side of the before/after pic you see inside anti-drug pamphlets, married a super villain and fathered a child he didnt know about, way to go Roy you nailed this whole ‘adulthood’ thing