Confession: I know the game says I’m not calling you a liar is Varrics theme but to me it fits Anders perfectly especially if romanced. “There’s a ghost in my lungs and it sighs in my sleep wraps itself around my tongue as it softly speaks then it walks with my legs” “And I love you so much, I’m gonna let you kill me”
Confession: The first time I played Mark of the Assassin I had Fenris and Anders with me. I about fell off the couch at them arguing about how they were going to save me. Something about their rivalry makes me bring them along all the time, because they’re so similar and dedicated to Hawke, yet they hate each other the whole way. It makes me laugh.
Confession: For all his talk about mages being oppressed and deserving the same rights as everyone else (which I agreed with), Anders actually seemed to be of the opinion that mages were superior to everyone else. Which made me wonder what he would be like if he lived in Tevinter. Would he be a “good” mage or would he be someone similar to Danarius?
Confession: Some of Anders’ party banter in “Mark of the Assassin” made me really uncomfortable. I’ve always seen him being possessed as a metaphor for being mentally ill so hearing companions call him crazy and talk about sewing his mouth shut was really upsetting.
Confession: Despite being a a console player who could never - and still can’t - afford the Awakening DLC, I’m relieved whatever choices I make, Anders will still be alive after that. I’ve read what the possible outcomes are and my heart couldn’t possibly take it if he doesn’t get a good ending!
Confession: It always disturbs me when people brag about killing characters like they’re heroes for doing it or something. Especially if they claim it’s because they deserve it for being murderers themselves, like in the case of Zevran (who didn’t exactly choose his lifestyle) or Anders (who would readily agree that he deserves it). It’s like… you’re taking glee in causing their death? That doesn’t make you better than them, in a way it kind of makes you *worse* than them… (IMO).
Confession: It really bugs me in Act II “The Tranquil Solution” you can actually convince Anders to try and co-operate with the chantry (he’ll even admit that while Meredith might be nuts, she does truly believe she is doing what is right) ….aaand nothing ever happens. This happens with pretty much every problem in the game. I swear Thedas is populated by people who when presented with a problem stick their fingers in their ears and go “lalalalala NOT LISTENING,” then kill first ask questions later.
Confession: I frequently let Hawke die on purpose, just so I can hear their companions’ reactions. My favorites being Bethany crying, (romanced) Fenris’ outrage, (also romanced) Anders’ terrified anguish and Carver’s “You’ll be alright! Damn it! You’ll be alright!”. It’s just nice to know they care (also I’m a sadist), I kind of wish similar companion-specific reactions been in Origins.