History YMMV / MassEffect1

5th Dec '16 1:11:18 PM Zaptech
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*** It's also rather strange that she's targeted for ridicule in this regard when fan-favorite Garrus is a far more blatant and hostile racist than she is. For example, while Ashley makes fast friends with Tali and says she hopes that Tali's participation in the mission will improve her peoples' reputation, Garrus imposes collective racial guilt on her and [[{{Jerkass}} says that she should feel bad for her ancestors creating the geth 300 years ago.]] He also outright [[KickTheDog tells Wrex that his species deserved to get hit with a sterility plague and that removing it would be a mistake.]]
5th Dec '16 1:41:23 AM MonsieurThenardier
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** While pretty much every squadmate in the game is some degree of racist (except Kaidan and maybe Liara) and an extremely popular line is Shepard calling a hanar a "big, stupid jellyfish", expect anytime Ashley is mentioned to have that she's a "space racist" popping up. She's not racist as merely cautious about having strangers near the Normandy's important areas (and a few things in the third game proved some of her suspicions to be founded and that she should have suspected Tali instead), she becomes friends with Tali and Liara quite fast, she's the one who suggests you go talk to Liara after Noveria, and her "I can't tell the difference between the aliens and the animals" line was supposed to only play near Keepers.

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** While pretty much every squadmate in the game is some degree of racist (except Kaidan and maybe Liara) and an extremely popular line is Shepard calling a hanar a "big, stupid jellyfish", expect anytime Ashley is mentioned to have that she's a "space racist" popping up. She's not racist as merely cautious about having strangers near the Normandy's important areas (and a few things in the third game proved some of her suspicions to be founded and that she should have suspected Tali instead), areas, she becomes friends with Tali and Liara quite fast, she's the one who suggests you go talk to Liara after Noveria, and her "I can't tell the difference between the aliens and the animals" line was supposed to only play near Keepers.Keepers.
*** It's also rather strange that she's targeted for ridicule in this regard when fan-favorite Garrus is a far more blatant and hostile racist than she is. For example, while Ashley makes fast friends with Tali and says she hopes that Tali's participation in the mission will improve her peoples' reputation, Garrus imposes collective racial guilt on her and [[{{Jerkass}} says that she should feel bad for her ancestors creating the geth 300 years ago.]] He also outright [[KickTheDog tells Wrex that his species deserved to get hit with a sterility plague and that removing it would be a mistake.]]
30th Nov '16 7:51:59 PM MonsieurThenardier
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** In one of their elevator conversations, Tali and Wrex discuss the FantasticRacism Tali gets just from walking around. Tali [[AngstWhatAngst tries to brush it off,]] and explains that they see her people that way because their ancestors created [[TheDreaded the geth.]] Wrex simply responds "Perspective is a beautiful thing. Wait until ''their'' homeworld gets wiped out". Come ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', the human, asari, and turian homeworlds are also torched and their populations nearly genocided by machines, the ones that the geth allied with in fact. On the bright side, [[spoiler: in 2/3 resolutions of the Rannoch arc]], Wrex's prediction that the galaxy as a whole will respect her people more after getting that "perspective" does come true.
-->''(Mass Effect 3, after Garrus apologizes for blaming Tali for her ancestors creating the geth)''
-->'''Tali:''' I guess losing your homeworld gave you some perspective?
-->'''Garrus:''' Yeah... you could say that.
28th Nov '16 3:00:18 PM Zaptech
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** May have something to do with being the first alien players are introduced in a franchise famous for its well-developed alien cultures, diverse galactic community, and also being a ReasonableAuthorityFigure compared to the rest of the bureaucratic idiots that litter Citadel Space.
28th Nov '16 5:29:40 AM GreenFablesInverness
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** May have something to do with being the first alien players are introduced in a franchise famous for its well-developed alien cultures, diverse galactic community, and also being a ReasonableAuthorityFigure compared to the rest of the bureaucratic idiots that litter Citadel Space.
20th Nov '16 12:51:15 AM Zaptech
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* AngstWhatAngst: For someone who had to watch her mother die, possibly even through [[SelfMadeOrphan matricide]], or at least finding out that she is dead after being rescued, Liara doesn't seem to display any signs of angst at all. Never mind finding out that her mother was an unwilling puppet all along, not the traitor everyone thought she was. Heck, even the fact that she is now the daughter of a revealed traitor should be cause for angst. But no, Liara seems to take all of that in stride.
** This is a bit of FridgeBrilliance, but asari being a long lived species and any friends, mates, ect, they have that are of another species will die much sooner than the asari thus their philosophical approach to death is much different compared to humans or any other short-lived species. Also, Shepard can remark on how calmly Liara reacts to the Matriarch's and the asari explains she had neither seen nor been close to her mother for years. Indeed, it is telling that in later games Liara will speak of her mother (whose only been dead a few years in-verse which is like a month or two of an asari lifetime) with the fondness of a distant childhood memory. It's clear that even though the Matriarch has not been dead long Liara lost her mother long ago and chooses to remember the woman she was, not as she died as, as a possible coping mechanism for the tragic circumstances of her mother's death.
17th Nov '16 8:33:02 AM GreenFablesInverness
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** This is a bit of FridgeBrilliance, but asari being a long lived species and any friends, mates, ect, they have that are of another species will die much sooner than the asari thus their philosophical approach to death is much different compared to humans or any other short-lived species. Also, Shepard can remark on how calmly Liara reacts to the Matriarch's and the asari explains she had neither seen nor been close to her mother for years. Indeed, it is telling that in later games Liara will speak of her mother (whose only been dead a few years in-verse which is like a month or two of an asari lifetime) with the fondness of a distant childhood memory. It's clear that even though the Matriarch has not been dead long Liara lost her mother long ago and chooses to remember the woman she was, not as she died as, as a possible coping mechanism for the tragic circumstances of her mother's death.
9th Nov '16 12:45:00 PM Grobi
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-->'''Shepard:''' I don't think kissing turians will be necessary, Williams.
-->'''Ashley:''' You never know, ma'am.

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-->'''Shepard:''' --->'''Shepard:''' I don't think kissing turians will be necessary, Williams.
-->'''Ashley:''' --->'''Ashley:''' You never know, ma'am.
26th Sep '16 1:09:55 AM StrangeBro
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: On Eletania, Shepard is tasked with recovering a downed recon drone, but if you explore with the Mako you can find a Prothean relic. If you helped Sha'ira, you'll find that the trinket she gave you is the key to unlocking it, and Shepard experiences the memories of a Cro-Magnon man who had once been under observation by the Protheans. There's no payoff in future games, and it's even completely ignored by Shepard, when one would think that Prothean tech like that would be ''kind of a big deal''.
17th Sep '16 5:16:59 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* VocalMinority:
** Declarations of the first Mass Effect being a player's favorite aren't uncommon, but a rare thing to see is when someone reports that they actually like the gameplay mechanics of the game. Amusingly, they'll still pick the gameplay's flaws apart as quickly as anyone else.

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* VocalMinority:
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VocalMinority: Declarations of the first Mass Effect being a player's favorite aren't uncommon, but a rare thing to see is when someone reports that they actually like the gameplay mechanics of the game. Amusingly, they'll still pick the gameplay's flaws apart as quickly as anyone else.
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