As a gay gamer, Alistair was always the forbidden fruit for me. I wanted so badly to romance him, because he’s the perfect guy IMO. And yet, when I got equal love on one of my later playthroughs, I couldn’t go through with modmancing him. The relationship felt fake, like I was doing something I shouldn’t have. To this day, Alistair is my favourite character and that one thing, amongst all the fantastic wonders of Thedas, that I couldn’t have.