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Tagged: #Dragon Age #DA2 #Sebastian Vael #hello sweet prince #aren't you handsome today #with your nose and your eyes and your teeny little smile in the third gif #shh the fandom at large totally mischaracterizes you I know but it's okay #there's a few of us who will always be here for u bb
I agree people project preachiness on Sebastian based on RL experiences with bible thumpers. hes actually pretty chill about it- see his banters with Merrill. personally, I found Anders pro-mage rhetoric waaay more preachy (even if its secular)
I adore Sebastian’s dialogue with Merrill.
The thing that gets me, is they went out of their way to display a moderate religious view, and he still gets called out on it.
iirc, the only religious conversations he starts are with Merrill and Fenris.
With Merrill, he very politely asks her about dalish faith, because, hey, he’s probably never met a pagan before. (Everyone else in the group is, at least in a desultory fashion, andrastian, and one assumes much the same held true for the rest of his life.) He even suggests to the pagan that maybe their beliefs came from the same divine source. He doesn’t try and convert her. He doesn’t expect her to try and convert him. They have a very civil conversation on the matter and both continue believing in their own faiths. LOOK AT THAT. THAT’S HOW EVERYONE SAYS THEY WANT RELIGIONS TO GET ALONG.
(And she makes a joke about him becoming an elf because she’s Merrill.)
He brings up faith with Fenris only because he’s trying to offer comfort to a friend who is obviously seeking some answers in life, and only after he sees him attending services.
He is never the aggressor in his conversations with Anders, though he certainly dings back at him when he can; he is still human, after all. He believes a bit too easily that the Chantry and the Templars mean well, but he never actually stops Anders from spouting his rhetoric about them. He politely disagrees and then attempts to diffuse the situation by looking at clouds.
And yet he’s the one who repeatedly gets called a zealot.
/and I know anyone who is actually hanging around my blog already agree with me, but some days I just feel the need to rant. Today is apparently a ranting day. Sorry?
I have nothing useful to add here (because I’m at work and I don’t have time to go nuts with this) but THANK YOU, YES.