As much as I would like to think I would be a sassy elven mage who immolates people when she's frustrated, with my build and personality, I do believe that I most resemble a Dagna-type. Perhaps I don't have the innate talent for magic, but I'm passionate and goal oriented, and work hard make paths for myself wherever I am able. Apparently the Inquisition pays Dagna a lot, so I wouldn't complain, too much.
Probably a research assistant working with Professor Kendrick - I get to enjoy books & history without moldering away in some stuffy university basement! A middle-class human - hopefully from Fereldan - those masks are ridiculous.
Judging from my personal experience, I'd be someone from Tevinter (a Soporati or Laetan maybe), and then I'd make friends with a bunch of non-Tevinters and they'd pester me with questions about whether or not I am a blood mage and how many slaves I have. >>
i would be daughter or son of a former noble family from orlais, a child of love but also a bastard and gifted with magic. my family would have sent me to the circle very early in my childhood and deny my existance because they were scared of more bad reputation. i would have been a very honest student but a little lazy sometimes, and i would have kept my opinions in silence because i learned to hold my tongue for i feel like i'm not wanted anywhere. someday, after my harrowing, my former mentor would have taken me on a trip outside the circle to study some flora and because i was a very quiet and honest one over all the years the templars who knew me would sometimes just overlook me. that templar who would be guarding me, would leave me a few minutes alone to go behind the bushes, while i'm working on some herbes near the woods and a river nearby. suddenly, while the templar is still absent, i would sense a wild animal, probably a bear and in the same moment when i feel scared about this potential threat, i hesitated instead of screaming for help. i would take a look if the templar returns and then rip some pieces from my robe, cut me to cover them in my blood, leave the pieces on my way while running to the river, attack the bear with a magic bolt and when it attacks me in return i jump into the river. i would let the river carry me as long as i can hold myself over water and then, after almost drowning i would manage to escape the stream. i would take only a few minutes rest to breathe and then i would run until i fall asleep. when i wake up the next morning i am shocked by what i've done and can't believe i'm on the run, now. though my first instinktive reaction would be to call the templars and return to the circle my thoughts go round and round in my head and i decide to keep on running. into the mountains, into the deep wilderness, anywhere the templars wouldn't follow me even if they could find my trace. someday, after weeks, perhaps months of running, i would meet some hunters from an Avvar tribe. and while they're considering either i'm a threat or not, i fall on my knees, exhausted, hungry and wounded. the hunters would show mercy and take me to a save place, bring me to health again and show me their way to live. i would stay with the Avvar, telling stories i read in novels when i was in circle, learning everything they teach me, teaching everything they want to know and after some years they would accept me as part of their tribe.
yup ^^ though this is completely fictional it has many similarities to my own true life story so i can say this is truly how i would act IF i would live in thedas.
and you would be dalish? say, you were a mage. would you be a keeper, a clanless hedge mage or taking part in some anti-shem-rebellion? ignoring or unknowing that ancient elves would call you shem, too? sorry, i needed to ask
A bloodthirsty magister about to conquer the senate and kill the divine-
Or a nug. A pet nug, not the ones you eat. Mainly because I like to get my belly scratched. Which I would get even in the magister option since I'd be the lord of tevinter and could get anything I want. But I'm digressing...
Probably a dalish elf, close to nature and creatures, loving stories and learning things, travelling around the world with my halla :') I don't think i'll be a warrior, but more a scholar-hippie, i guess.
Probably someone who wants to see the world. Travelling everywhere, enjoy life. Or I could just have the luck of being a Tevinter Soporati, ripperinos. (Maybe that'll give me a chance to speak with Dorian though >)
Most likely one of those inconsequential NPCs that get blasted to the depths of the Fade within seconds of starting a storyline... But if the question was "what would I want to be?", then my answer would be some type of goody-two-shoes mage living safely in a nice mage tower surrounded by hunky templars...
With taking a realistic approach to this question, I might most likely be a scholar with focus on researching beasts (just like my RL Biology studies). And everyone and their dog would ask whether one of my parents was a dwarf, taking my height and stature into consideration. I could imagine working at a tavern, too. I can cook and I've worked as a waiter in a bar before. And scholars have to pay their bills somehow, so... Yeah.
But if I could choose, I'd like to live at a circle or any kind of college. I wouldn't fit in with the Seekers of Truth but I'm a wisdom seeker nonetheless and these places seem to be perfect for that purpose. And having Templars around to take as guards for a scientific field expedition might probably be considered a waste of resources but I would love to do that anyway.