Imagine if Eleanor had come with Cousland and Duncan at the end of the origin instead of staying. That would have been such a trope subversion. Not only does Dad die instead of Mom or both parents, you could just have your bad ass mom as a follower for the whole game.
"Come here, you have darkspawn blood all over your face!" *spits on tissue and rubs it off*
"MOTHER I’M THE COMMANDER OF THE GREY!"