i think it’s beautiful that no matter who you are, no matter your feelings about mages or templars, no matter what kind of hawke you play, no matter who you’re romancing, the very first time you play dragon age 2, everybody has the exact same reaction.
Everyone’s upset because it’s August, but for Anders THERE IS NO SUMMER BREAK FROM JUSTICE. THE ALARM CLOCK OF JUSTICE HAS NO SNOOZE BUTTON. THOSE WHO SLEEP IN SHALL FEEL JUSTICE’S BURN. SLEEP IS A DISTRACTION.
For those too lazy to click, “ANDERS! IT IS TIME TO ARISE AND SPREAD JUSTICE!”
the best advice i can give you is to only romance bioware characters because as long as you give them gifts and pick the dialogue options with hearts next to them then they won’t ever hurt you literally only romance bioware characters real people are stinky
Confession: While I don’t hate Anders for blowing up the Chantry…why not just overthrow Meredith through Hawke? Just have the Champion challenge Meredith for the Viscount’s seat and then boom! Instant freeing of mages! Kirkwall likes Hawke more than Meredith, and its not like Anders won’t go to Hawke for help if he’s desperate. Less bloody, more peaceful and a hell of a lot smarter.
It wasn’t just about Kirkwall though. Mages are systematically oppressed throughout Thedas, and the Chantry is instrumental in that oppression. They’re in charge of the Templars, they oversee the Circles of Magi, and they are the religious powerhouse of Thedas. They wield the most influence.