Communication Skills n. /kəˌmjuː.nɪˈkeɪ.ʃən
The ability to convey information to another effectively and efficiently.
- saying “They’re my ISU-approved anxiety meds, not steroids, you idiot!” and sparing hundreds of fanfiction readers the screaming, crying, hyperventilating and curling together in a ball in the floor.
Do you think there's anything else Anders could have done in Act 3? I always support him but I also find the other people killed in the explosion hard to stomach (and the "innocents always die in war" thing is too callous). Why not confront Elthina directly? Anders was ready and willing to face whatever justice someone else wanted to exact after the Chantry exploded, so if he had instead gone and essentially assassinated Elthina and was killed immediately after, what would have been different?
This is actually a really big question, and one that is of interest to me (so I hope you don’t mind me posting it publicly; let me know if you do, and I’ll delete it, no questions asked).
Because while I never hated Anders, at first, I had many similar concerns as you and others who think this way. It was sort of a case of ‘okay, I see what you’re doing, and it worked, but still, seriously buddy, you can’t just do that’. But honestly, the reason I’ve changed my mind is because I legitimately cannot see another way, at least not one that works within the limits of the game.