History YMMV / MassEffect1

22nd Mar '17 9:39:47 AM Zaptech
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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, 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, 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.
21st Mar '17 10:20:19 AM cricri3007
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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, 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.
21st Mar '17 12:29:03 AM falsefortuneteller
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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, 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.
20th Mar '17 9:30:52 PM Zaptech
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** In regards to removing the sterility plague being a mistake, Garrus did have a point in that the Krogan reproduced so quickly that they overwhelmed resources. Saying that they deserved it however, is unnecessary.
20th Mar '17 9:47:29 AM profviral
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** In regards to removing the sterility plague being a mistake, Garrus did have a point in that the Krogan reproduced so quickly that they overwhelmed resources. Saying that they deserved it however, is unnecessary.
14th Mar '17 12:34:42 PM Zaptech
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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, 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. That said, she is openly racist to ''all'' non-human species (rather than just one or two like most characters) and she does bring it up just about every other conversation, whereas the other companions will mention it once, if that; so it makes sense for the fandom to remember it for her more than the others since she herself keeps bringing it up.

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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, 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. That said, she is openly racist to ''all'' non-human species (rather than just one or two like most characters) and she does bring it up just about every other conversation, whereas the other companions will mention it once, if that; so it makes sense for the fandom to remember it for her more than the others since she herself keeps bringing it up.
14th Mar '17 12:33:52 PM Zaptech
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* InformedWrongness: The Council is presented as maddeningly obtuse {{Obstructive Bureaucrat}}s who willfully refuse to believe Shepard's obviously true claims about Saren and the Reapers due to FantasticRacism against humans. However, time and time again the Council is shown to believe and act on Shepard's claims ''after'' Shepard and co. present solid ''evidence'' to back up their claims, not just expect the Council to take their word for it, showing that they are more reasonable than given credit for. That said, they continue to doubt Shepard even by the endgame, after Shepard has turned out to be right all game. Potentially Lampshaded by Shepard, who can point out, "One of these days, you're going to have to take what I say on faith."
** To a lesser extent, Liara's scientific peers. She claims that she is not taken seriously by her peers due to her youth and inexperience, and adds that she lacks proof to back up her claims about the Protheans' disappearance, but knows her gut instinct is right. Except, you know... the asari ''scientist'' doesn't have any ''scientific evidence'' to back up her ''scientific claims''. Maybe that's the reason her peers don't believe her?
13th Mar '17 10:00:02 PM Give1Take2
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* InformedWrongness: The Council is presented as maddeningly obtuse {{Obstructive Bureaucrat}}s who willfully refuse to believe Shepard's obviously true claims about Saren and the Reapers due to FantasticRacism against humans. However, time and time again the Council is shown to believe and act on Shepard's claims ''after'' Shepard and co. present solid ''evidence'' to back up their claims, not just expect the Council to take their word for it, showing that they are more reasonable than given credit for. That said, they continue to doubt Shepard even by the endgame, after Shepard has turned out to be right all game. Potentially Lampshaded by Shepard, who can point out, "One of these days, you're going to have to take what I say on faith."
** To a lesser extent, Liara's scientific peers. She claims that she is not taken seriously by her peers due to her youth and inexperience, and adds that she lacks proof to back up her claims about the Protheans' disappearance, but knows her gut instinct is right. Except, you know... the asari ''scientist'' doesn't have any ''scientific evidence'' to back up her ''scientific claims''. Maybe that's the reason her peers don't believe her?



** 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, 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, 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. That said, she is openly racist to ''all'' non-human species (rather than just one or two like most characters) and she does bring it up just about every other conversation, whereas the other companions will mention it once, if that; so it makes sense for the fandom to remember it for her more than the others since she herself keeps bringing it up.
19th Feb '17 7:55:55 AM Zaptech
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* DontShootTheMessage: On one hand, it's nice that Shepard gets a GayOption here. On the other hand, it's only [=FemShep=], and it's Liara (who's technically genderless, even if her people look like, and identify as, female). This is on top of there being hints in the code of Kaiden being Male Shepard's GayOption. Rectified in future games, which allow {{Gay Option}}s for both genders (with Kaiden being one in 3).
18th Feb '17 11:32:09 PM Kytseo
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* DontShootTheMessage: On one hand, it's nice that Shepard gets a GayOption here. On the other hand, it's only [=FemShep=], and it's Liara (who's technically genderless, even if her people look like, and identify as, female). This is on top of there being hints in the code of Kaiden being Male Shepard's GayOption. Rectified in future games, which allow {{Gay Option}}s for both genders (with Kaiden being one in 3).
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