The Fool quite resembles his master, the Dragonforged - this is like as not through the process known as Bestowal of Spirit.
After the defeat of the Dragon the Fool remains in the cave, and probably by the process of Bestowal of Spirit now claims to be the Dragonforged, though he still seems most confused.
- Like other pawns, when killed, the Fool is returned to the Rift.
- "Him who knows that I know what he seeks to know, knows it well while he who knows not, knows not what I know or know not."
- "The Dragonforged suffered mortal injury in combat with the wyrm, though he persists now between life and death. And so he waits for Arisen to come, that he may bequeath his knowledge unto them."
- "There have been other Arisen come before you to meet my master...Two, perhaps. Or three..."
- "Even when the dragon descends upon the land, the Arisen may never come to find this place."
- "In truth, the Arisen is not bound to join the dragon in combat, should they not will it. While the dragon lives, so lives each stolen heart... The Arisen has time unending to decide how to spend time unending."
- "In the fullness of time, I shall come to know when the time has come. Know that all I know is that I shall know all who know me. I am not but my shadow, though my shadow be not shadow, but myself. I am come here at the end of my journeys, rich in scars and rich of mind. I am dragon-forged, knower of the beast, and known to it in kind."
During Company for the Road
- "As you've like come to know, this pawn served the Dragonforged in his journeys as the Arisen. The path we walked to the dragon's door saw its end long ago... So long ago, 'tis lost to the haze of oblivion now. Did we truly walk this world? Or was it but a dream glimpsed from beyond the rift? I cannot say even that much, so long ago it was..."
- "My master chose to follow the bidding of his inner voice. "
- "He cast aside all ties to others and chose to stand against the Dragon."
- The Fool in Dragon's Dogma may well have been inspired by the character of the Fool in King Lear, who was in fact the wisest character in the play. He too spoke in riddles which masked his critiques on Elizabethan society and Lear's actions. The Fool in King Lear disappears at some point during the play and the question as to why is an issue of much debate... whereas the Fool in this game lingers on alone after his master's death.