alastair in dragon age origins!!! to me a total babe, funny and well-meaning and generous even though he’s kind of whiny (i’m whiny too! so it’s ok.)
i’ve also struggled with that game a lot - have lost a lot of save files and with new attempts to get through it i’ve found the main quests more and more interminable. that bloody forest. and the WEREWOLVES, ugh. but the characters make it worth it, and alistair most of all.
in my personal dragon age canon he remains a grey warden through inquisition, and grey warden alistair might be my favourite recurrence of a past-character in a game that i can think of. they grow his character really well. he’s very weary and kind of bitter about what’s happened to him in the ten years since, but… the original character is still there. he’s still the same goofball, although he’s grown up and he’s been hurt by the world.
i also like how openly he will just profess that he loves the player if you romance him! and that he brings this up a lot in da:i if you bring him in as a warden.
oh dear this is essentially just a long post about my first videogame boyfriend, but i am not ashamed. he’s a good videogame boyfriend.