I know Grumpmeister Fenris is a popular characterization but consider these canon Fenris facts:
-Fenris is a nerd who laughs at Hawke’s dumb jokes
-Fenris is very eloquent when speaking, rarely uses contractions, and swears like, once
-Fenris is an introvert
-The very first time Hawke flirts with him, he’s awkward and shy
-”If I seem bitter, it is not without cause”
-Varric once asked Fenris what he did in his old mansion all day, and Fenris claimed (completely deadpan) that he dances through the place.
-Actually he makes a lot of jokes in banter. They’re just very deadpan.
-This one is a favorite:
Fenris: I thought all dwarves had beards. Where’s yours?
Varric: I misplaced it, along with my sense of dwarven pride and my gold-plated noble caste pin.
Fenris: I thought maybe it fell onto your chest.
Oh and this one:
Varric: You know, if you need advice on how to lay low I can give you some.
Fenris: Being short would make for an excellent start, I suspect.
-Fenris plays cards regularly with Varric and Donnic
-Fenris: I disavow any knowledge of gambling occurring in my house.
-seriously just read his banters with Aveline.
-He has a lot of snark:
Carver: You’re very different from other elves.
Fenris: Oh? You know them all?
-He ends up being rather fond of Bethany, if she survives.
-Also this, in regards to the Qun:
Fenris: I didn’t escape one form of slavery only to become slave to myself.
Isabela: Er, what does that mean?
Fenris: I’m… not sure. But it sounded profound, didn’t it?
Idk where I was going with this