Every time I see something like “oh but Anders doesn’t care for the slaves, he doesn’t aknowledge the elves’ plight, etc” I feel confused as hell, because apparently I missed the part where he proclaimed himself a new messiah and promised to right every wrong in Thedas, including saving every kitten stuck on a tree and every child who got robbed of their ice cream.
The mage cause was the main reason for his merger with Justice, and it’s still a huge task, no matter how dedicated he is, and still barely anyone cares in-game. Once he opens his mouth, though, there’s always a handful of fans ready to shove other “more important” Thedosian social problems into his priority list.
Too true. He’s chosen his battle, and picked the hill where he’ll die, figuratively speaking. Other causes have their own advocates, and arbitrarily assigning them all to Anders simultaneously robs the other companions of their uniqueness and dilutes Anders’ character.
The best part? Is that two of the companions are elves, ONE OF WHICH IS A FORMER SLAVE. And guess what? Neither of them really care either.
Fenris hates Slavers. That doesn’t mean he’s ready to fight for every slave in Thedas. or even wants to. His arch is about personal freedom.
Merrill is Dalish, a “free elf” and she could give shitall about the alienage elves. in fact it takes till act 3 before she even really bothers to take notice. Her arc is about fixing a mirror who stole her friend(s) under the guise that it’s part of her lost heritage. Another personal selfish arc.
And yet people get mad at Anders for only being worried about Mages..