156 Votes in Poll
I absolutely adore Morrigan, as she is an unbelievably well-written character. She has a heartbreaking backstory that results in incredible character development if she befriends or romances the Warden. Somehow, despite being cruel and downright horrible at times, she's a compelling, interesting, and sympathetic character. Her arc in Inquisition only enhances everything I already love about her. Zevran is a close second, though.
After some thought, I have to say Alistair is my favorite. Morrigan is right up there with him, but I could only vote for one. Dog and Oghren are tied for third.
I must admit, I care little for every single one of them, because if they're not completely morally corrupt, they're judgemental on a religious basis. Wynne is my favourite out of these options, because even if she does take the Chantry and Circle loyalty too far for my tastes, she does have the right ideas about most things, morally spoken. I care little for haracters who kill without regret or consider it a viable option in any other but the most desperate circumstances.
^All of the companions in all three games kill without regret. In fact, that's probably true for nearly every RPG. They're all killers by occupation, that's just a given.
What they are all not is murderers. That only includes Zevran, Leliana, and Sten (and Loghain, if you count him as a companion). And Sten does regret his murders.
Oghren only committed manslaughter. Alistair, Morrigan, Wynne, Shale, and Dog have never killed anyone outside of self defense or warfare.
Out of them, only Wynne is religious. Alistair has a bias against blood magic and mages, but that comes from his templar training, not his religious beliefs. (Though that may be a distinction without a difference.) Shale is only biased against birds. Morrigan hates everyone equally.
Morrigan doesn't 'hate everyone equally'. Mostly, she just has no use for the vast majority. Given who raised her and where, she's fairly well-adjusted, all things considered.
^True, perhaps hate is the wrong word. Lacks empathy for? My point was that she doesn't have any spefic prejudices, she's just not a caring person.
Except that she does care, it's just only those she makes a bond with
^Well right, but I meant in general.
^ I kinda saw it as more "indifferent towards anyone she didn't think could help her in her goals" as the best way to describe Morrigan's attitude to others.
Morrigan probably learned that showing empathy or concern was a sign of weakness. Her first forays into Lothering were probably similarly educational with few showing any empathy for the obviously ignorant swamp-dweller. Comfortable with herself, Morrigan doesn't hate everyone, she simply doesn't bother to feign concern for people she does not consider to be friends - and she's only ever admitted to having one of those (The Warden).
What do you think?