I don’t understand why people are shocked at the character difference in Varric between DA2 and DAI. Dragon Age 2 is a story told by Varric that could have happened very differently to how it’s presented. For example, watching How I Met Your Mother, Older Ted regularly corrects things for what he should’ve said, he censors things he tells his kids and paints things in a very different light to how they probably happened. What stopped Varric from having the hindsight to recognize the opportunities for what many consider his trademark sass that he didn’t take at the time because he might not have noticed? What might Varric have completely lied about due to the fact he was being interrogated by a woman who didn’t hesitate to show violence? Varric knew Cassandra was looking for a story, he must definitely gave her a creative one.
i know i’ve already pulled the receipts on Cass and Jason’s ages and proved that she’s six months older, but i’d just like to point out that them being the same age wasn’t some mistake or accident by DC in some kind of lol what are timelines shenanigans. They did it deliberately.