Hi, yes, this is a picture of Priya swimming across the pond, captured precisely between my “Oh my god, this is hilarious, look at her swimming” mental state and my “OH SHIT THERE’S A DEER, SHE IS TRYING TO SWIM AT THE DEER, GOD PRIYA NO” mental state.
i am physically and emotionally crying he revealed his real name and identity to the summoner he trusts them THAT much AND HE VOWS…TO FIGHT FOR THEM…….AND WITH A WIDE SMILE WHILE HES AT IT IM SO…………………..
Tbh one of my favorite things about Cullen in Inquisition is the fact that, as I’ve heard someone phrase it before, he’s a work in progress. Like, this is man who spent the better part of his life believing in the templar order, heart and soul. He was practically raised in the Chantry, he believed it was an honor to become a templar, that it was his duty to serve and protect.
But then, of course, the events of Origins and DA2 happened. We saw Cullen in this dark place, we saw him do and say awful things. The Ferelden Circle completely turned everything he believed- about mages, about what his job is as a templar- on its head. Serving under Meredith in a place like Kirkwall did nothing for him but amplify that anguish and the belief that being a templar meant that it was his duty to keep mages locked away- because obviously if they aren’t kept in check they’ll all become maleficars. Over the years we see him question everything he knows, trapped between a faith he’s held onto since he was a child and the knowledge that something isn’t right.
And then we have Inquisition. It’s been a few years since Kirkwall- and he knows that he was wrong. He knows that he wasn’t a good person. He knows that he did and said awful things during that time.
So he’s trying to change, to get better and to be a better man. And I just sort of love the fact that we get to see him in the middle of that process- because it is a process. Every now and then he still says something that’s a bit shitty, (Meredith was cruel, but necessary, or something along those lines) but that’s because it takes a long time to change the way you think about something- how to stop believing something you had faith in for so long. It takes a while to realize and learn from all the mistakes you made.
It’s just. For me, Cullen has such a cool character arc, and I love the way we get to witness it from across all three games.
ALL OF THE “CHARACTER SELECT SCREENS” as someone coined in the tags. Wasn’t going to include Jake’s at first but then I felt bad for leaving him out when I was including two of Janey so figured why the heck not.