Confession: After I played Awakenings, I wished Anders could have shown up wandering Ferelden and been recruited in DAO. Not to romance, but as a healer. Then I could send Wynne back to the Circle to annoy Irving instead of me.
Confession: I can’t rivalmance Fenris. After all the cr@p he’s been through I think he deserves some kindness from someone who isn’t expecting anything in return. Alternately, I can’t not rivalmance Anders. I don’t agree 100% with him, but if he’s going to start a revolution he can’t waver, and that’s what I see in his friendship: a wavering mage that doesn’t have the strength to continue after destroying The Chantry. I love them both, but I think they need two different kinds of support from Hawke
Confession: I hate that when you play awakening as a Mage there is only one line addressing how you and Anders knew each other in the tower. It makes me want so much more backstory for them.
Confession: I think it’s odd that Anders never tells you about his relationship with Karl if you’re playing as f!Hawke.
CONFESSION: I’m glad they changed Anders’ VA from Awakenings, because I just realized Greg Ellis also voices Disciple/Mical from SW: Knights of the Old Republic 2. If they had kept the same VA, I would have cringed picturing Disciple every time I romanced Anders…
CONFESSION: I despise how everyone looks down on Anders for
blowing up the Chantry. Liberation is not easy, is not fun, and does not come without a fight. Anders is trying to free the mages from their
oppression, from being beaten and raped by templars, from being murdered if they want to step foot outside of the circle.
Anders was completely justified in blowing up the Chantry and the Grand Cleric deserved to die for letting such atrocities happen on her watch
Confession: Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely get the appeal for romancing Anders, but I sometimes feel like I’m the only person who got the, “this is a bad idea” vibe early on with him, later heeding Anders’ warning about himself. He can’t be that terrible of a guy, though. I mean, he didn’t want me to get hurt.
Confession: The codex entry for charred sylvan in Awakening says, “Occasionally, demons attempt to escape the Fade by possessing something other than mortal flesh. By corrupting a tree, for instance, a demon avoids the madness that results from possessing a sentient creature.” This, to me, explains Anders’ behavior in Dragon Age 2. He isn’t Anders, he isn’t Justice, he’s been corrupted into some kind of twisted Vengeance. I find this incredibly fascinating and am disappointed at how it was executed in game.
Confession: The only reason I ‘ship Hawke with Anders is because Anders is a ridiculously easy lay. I tried to invest the required time to ship myself (sorry, I mean HAWKE) with Fenris until I realized I was putting more hours into that than I was into real life romance/sexings. Sorry Fenris, you really are the better choice, I just fail at being a human being :(
Confession: As much as I love Anders, the amount of jealousy he shows if you romance Fenris or Merrill makes me want to punch him.