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Thursday, March 1, 2012

30-Day Mass Effect Challenge: Day 7

Favorite alien species

Duh, asari.

I like the calm world-view their 1000+ year lifespan affords them. I love their military prowess. I love that their monogendered, pansexualness means that they can mate with any gender from any species- not because oh, it's so sessy, but because oh, it's so insidious. In the Mass Effect universe, asari appeal to every species through some sort it shapeshifting ability? Mind control? I don't know if that's been specified, but the point is, asari appear essentially humanoid to humans, salarian to salarians, and so on. And if they do mate with someone from another species, the babies are still asari. That is some sly take-over-the-universe shit!

Oh, and I love elcor, too. I am just saying.


CashBailey said...

Can't really argue there. Asari are cool and sexeh.

Although I'm probably more intrigued by Quarians, because I want to know what those motherscratchers look like.

Stacie Ponder said...

I wonder what they'll do with the quarian conundrum in ME3. Maybe they'll get around showing Tali by showing other quarians- either living or, I don't know, something on their homeworld- art or some such. Then the player can have a good idea what she might look like, and they avoid the no-win situation of having to actually show her face.

I'm pretty excited to visit all the alien homeworlds, I have to say!

CashBailey said...

I have a scenario in my head for the end of ME3 where Tali is shot and the bottom half of her mask is shattered, showing only her mouth.

She professes her love for Shepherd, who kisses her bare mouth before she dies for realsies, and we never get to see the rest of her face.

I hope nothing like that happens, but I can't help but come up with ideas about how the game will play out.