A turncoat is the term used for a treacherous, disloyal person who has betrayed those who put their faith in them, those who previously considered the turncoat loyal and true and worthy of trust.
The betrayal is often an act of double-crossing, suddenly changing alliances and going over to the enemy, etc. To name someone a turncoat is to name them the worst kind of betrayer.
Once a person is considered a turncoat they can become a pariah and no one will put their trust in them or ever respect them, not even the people who greatly benefited from their betrayal.
- The Evanuris – betrayed Mythal.
- Fen'Harel – betrayed the Evanuris.
- Maferath – betrayed Andraste and her cause during the Exalted March against the Tevinter Imperium.
- Bann Ceorlic – betrayed Queen Moria Theirin.
- First Enchanter Remille – betrayed the Architect.
- Marjolaine – betrayed Leliana.
- Arl Rendon Howe – betrayed House Cousland and Teyrn Bryce Cousland.
- Jowan – betrayed the Fereldan Circle of Magi.
- Prince Bhelen Aeducan – betrayed his brothers.
- Teyrn Loghain Mac Tir – betrayed King Cailan Theirin during the Battle of Ostagar.
- Senior Enchanter Uldred – betrayed the Fereldan Circle of Magi.
- Zevran Arainai – betrayed the Antivan Crows.
- The Mother – betrayed the First.
- Lady Johane Harimann – betrayed House Vael.
- Fina – betrayed Josmael.
- Grace – betrayed Ser Thrask.
- Knight-Commander Meredith Stannard – betrayed the Kirkwall Templar Order during the Mage Rebellion.
- Lord Seeker Lucius Corin – betrayed the Seekers of Truth.
- Felix Alexius – betrayed his father.
- Iron Bull – betrayed the Qunari.
Some characters accused of being turncoats
- Warden-Commander Genevieve – accused by her brother Bregan of betraying him, the Architect and all the sacrifices he made for her.
- Knight-Commander Martel – Cassandra Pentaghast accuses him of betraying the Chantry.
- Anders – posthumously accused of betraying the Grey Wardens after blowing up Kirkwall's Chantry.
- Ser Michel de Chevin – accused of breaking his loyalty to Empress Celene Valmont by yielding to Grand Duke Gaspard de Chalons instead of killing him.
- Cassandra Pentaghast – Was accused of betraying the Seekers of Truth twice.
- "Howe was a greedy, traitorous bastard. I just wish I'd been there to help you kill him."
- ―Fergus Cousland to his brother Aedan, about Rendon Howe