Actually what I think is horrible and great about Anders as a character that he and Justice have a cause that is bigger than any close relationship with others they had. Every other LI eventually can be persuaded to do things Hawke's way: Merrill can destroy the mirror, Isabela will return with the book, Fenris will acknowledge the problems of the mages. But Anders and Justice will never tell Hawke about the Chantry. They do not want anything to interfere. And that's beautiful and sad.
nah, there’s really nothing beautiful about Anders emotionally abusing Hawke and tricking them into becoming an accomplice to mass murder and the destruction of everything Hawke loves. Like, I get your point, but lets please not romanticize what was really unambiguously an act of emotional abuse and physical violence against a minority community that never consented to be part of Anders’ “activism” in that way.