Its interesting to me how the fandom seems to take Cullen having PTSD as fact. Especially considering if thats true, then he has no place leading armies in a position of power.
I don’t normally reblog these types of confessions, but I noticed something very strange with this one: I’d seen it before, or so I thought. This prompted me to see if maybe it was double posted, but it wasn’t, and that’s when I noticed a pattern.
There’s this confession above, then this one, and this one, all on the same blog and posted within the past month. So my question is this: Is someone spamming the blog’s inbox, or is Cullen’s abilities in leading the military arm of an organization really so obscure and difficult to surmise?
Granted, these confessions suggest differing things, but the overall theme of them is his experience and qualifications. However, given the amount of time that’s not only passed between games, but also during the games when we’re not with him 24/7/365 or however many days a Thedosian year possesses, why is it so hard to believe that he’s acquired the necessary skills and is completely qualified to be a General of the Inquisition’s army?
I can’t help but ask this question considering he’s spent over half his life in the ranks of a military organization that would certainly train its members. Additionally, if you’re looking for actual experience on a battlefield, we don’t know exactly what his part in the Mage/Templar War has been so far, or if he’s fought there/done whatever else (aside from the fight against Meredith, which I guess doesn’t qualify as being a battlefield or something).
We also don’t need evidence aside from Bioware’s word that Josephine is skilled at diplomacy (and I’m most certainly not picking on her either, just using this example because I’m not seeing anyone asking what her qualifications are).
So yeah, as stated above, I don’t normally reblog these confessions, and I’m not naysaying the OPs’ opinions here. Just couldn’t help making note of the hubbub everyone’s making over this particular topic and wondering why it’s apparently such an issue. =|
Also HAHA YEAH IF YOU HAVE PTSD YOU MUST BE INCAPABLE OF MAKING ANY RATIONAL DECISIONS RIGHT CAN’T BE A LEADER NOPE.
Realistically, ALL OF THE GAMES’ PROTAGONISTS should have PTSD after all the shit they’ve been through, but we don’t throw them under the bus. They aren’t suddenly incapable of making decisions.
For fuck’s sake.