I have a headcanon that powerful mages develop purple eyes once they reach a certain strength. I always make my Hawke Mage with purple eyes straight away but my Inquisitor Mage starts with a natural eye colour and then after the attack on Haven I go to the Black Emporium and change her eye colour. Circle Mages don’t usually get purple eyes so it’s a shock for my Trevelyan Inquisitor when she wakes up one day to see them. If a Mage goes beyond that strength their eyes become yellow/golden like Morrigan’s and Flemeth’s which basically marks them unstoppable.
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