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* WouldHurtAChild: Implied. [[spoiler:Part of Golo's deal with the Collectors involved "two dozen pure quarians who have never left the Migrant Fleet." Since the Pilgrimrage where they leave the Fleet is a Rite of Passage, this could mean that [[FridgeHorror Golo may have been willing to sell quarian children to the Collectors]].]]

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* WouldHurtAChild: Implied. [[spoiler:Part of Golo's deal with the Collectors involved "two dozen pure quarians who have never left the Migrant Fleet." Since the Pilgrimrage Pilgrimage where they leave the Fleet is a Rite of Passage, this could mean that [[FridgeHorror Golo may have been willing to sell quarian children to the Collectors]].]]



* BerserkButton: Golo doesn't like his exile being brought up or mocked. [[TranquilFury However, his fury is a quiet and sadistic one]].

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\n* BerserkButton: Golo doesn't like his exile being brought up or mocked. [[TranquilFury However, his fury is a quiet and sadistic one]].one.]]



* TheBigGuy: Pel takes this in the psychotic larger than life direction. Hendel plays the gruff, stoic, but good-at-heart form completely straight. Though the big part is easy to miss, at one point he is described as half a foot taller than Grayson, a man who is himself described as tall. Which puts him at least at two meters.

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* TheBigGuy: Pel takes this in the psychotic larger than life larger-than-life direction. Hendel plays the gruff, stoic, but good-at-heart form completely straight. Though the big part is easy to miss, at one point he is described as half a foot taller than Grayson, a man who is himself described as tall. Which puts him at least at two meters.



* DisabilitySuperpower: Gillian is a high functioning autistic. She is also significantly more powerful than a military biotic with decades of training, and more powerful (albeit riskier, with nasty side affects) implants.

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* DisabilitySuperpower: Gillian is a high functioning high-functioning autistic. She is also significantly more powerful than a military biotic with decades of training, and more powerful (albeit riskier, with nasty side affects) implants.



* NeverMyFault: Golo kills more quarians than anyone else in the novel to get revenge for them "betraying" him. He makes no mention of the fact that he was exiled from the fleet due to him ''trying to sell his people to the Collectors.''
* OffscreenVillainy: When Lemm confronts Golo about the fate of the Cyanid, Golo reflects to himself, [[LackOfEmpathy without a hint of regret or remorse]], that "...Over the past decade (he) had done ''dozens'' of acts that might cause another quarian to hunt him down in search of vengeance. [[ButForMeItWasTuesday There was no point in trying to guess which one had set off this particular young man]]."

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* NeverMyFault: Golo kills more quarians than anyone else in the novel to get revenge for them "betraying" him. He makes no mention of the fact that he was exiled from the fleet due to him ''trying to sell his people to the Collectors.''
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* OffscreenVillainy: When Lemm confronts Golo about the fate of the Cyanid, ''Cyanid'', Golo reflects to himself, [[LackOfEmpathy without a hint of regret or remorse]], that "...Over the past decade (he) had done ''dozens'' of acts that might cause another quarian to hunt him down in search of vengeance. [[ButForMeItWasTuesday There was no point in trying to guess which one had set off this particular young man]]."



* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: Magnificently demonstrated by Lemm Shaal nar Tesleya.

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* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: Magnificently demonstrated by Lemm Shaal Lemm'Shaal nar Tesleya.



* SoftSpokenSadist: Golo rarely even raises his voice, at one point when another quarian insults Golo [[TranquilFury he doesn't say a word and smashes their faceplate]]. sounds like this in the audio version of the book.
* TheSociopath: Golo, as seen in the tropes above and below that apply to him. It's especially noticable as the quarians have a reputation for being, almost psychologically, very communal with each other.

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* SoftSpokenSadist: Golo rarely even raises his voice, at one point when another quarian insults Golo [[TranquilFury he doesn't say a word and smashes their faceplate]]. sounds Sounds like this in the audio version of the book.
* TheSociopath: Golo, as seen in the tropes above and below that apply to him. It's especially noticable as the quarians have a reputation for being, almost psychologically, very communal with each other.



* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:The Illusive Man's]] carefully composed façade slips when [[spoiler:Grayson quits Cerberus and tells TIM not to go after Gillian, Hendel or Kahlee or he'll tell the Alliance vital information that would cripple Cerberus]]. [[spoiler:The Illusive Man]] expresses visible and audible frustration and anger over this. Given how composed he [[spoiler: usually]] is, that's saying something.
* WouldHurtAChild: Implied. [[spoiler:Part of Golo's deal with the Collectors involved "two dozen pure quarians who have never left the Migrant Fleet." Since the Pilgrimrage where they leave the Fleet is a Rite of Passage, this could mean that [[FridgeHorror Golo may have been willing to sell quarian children to the Collectors]].]]

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* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:The Illusive Man's]] carefully composed façade slips when [[spoiler:Grayson quits Cerberus and tells TIM not to go after Gillian, Hendel or Kahlee or he'll tell the Alliance vital information that would cripple Cerberus]]. [[spoiler:The Illusive Man]] expresses visible and audible frustration and anger over this. Given how composed he [[spoiler: usually]] [[spoiler:usually]] is, that's saying something.
* WouldHurtAChild: Implied. [[spoiler:Part of Golo's deal with the Collectors involved "two dozen pure quarians who have never left the Migrant Fleet." Since the Pilgrimrage where they leave the Fleet is a Rite of Passage, this could mean that [[FridgeHorror Golo may have been willing to sell quarian children to the Collectors]].]] ]]


* DarkAndTroubledPast: Hendel Mitra was a student at BAaT, which brutally pushed its students to the point that some died and many of them snapped.

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Hendel Mitra was a student at BAaT, [=BAaT=], which brutally pushed its students to the point that some died and many of them snapped.

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Hendel Mitra was a student at BAaT, which brutally pushed its students to the point that some died and many of them snapped.

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* BerserkButton: Golo doesn't like his exile being brought up or mocked. [[TranquilFury However, his fury is a quiet and sadistic one]].


'''''Mass Effect: Ascension''''' is a novel within the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' universe, written by then-lead writer Creator/DrewKarpyshyn. Set between the first and second games in the series, it follows Kahlee Sanders, who works at the Ascension project.

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'''''Mass ''Mass Effect: Ascension''''' Ascension'' is a novel within the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' universe, written by then-lead writer Creator/DrewKarpyshyn. Set between the first and second games in the series, it follows Kahlee Sanders, who works at the Ascension project.


* FantasticRacism: Most obvious in Pel, yet present throughout. Sets up some conflict within Cerberus, between those ideologically motivated for a better future for humanity, and the racists that believe in human dominance.

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* FantasticRacism: Most obvious in Pel, yet present throughout. Sets up some conflict within Cerberus, between those ideologically motivated for a better future for humanity, and the racists that believe in human dominance.



* [[TheSociopath]]: Golo, as seen in the tropes above and below that apply to him. It's especially noticable as the quarians have a reputation for being, almost psychologically, very communal with each other.

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* [[TheSociopath]]: TheSociopath: Golo, as seen in the tropes above and below that apply to him. It's especially noticable as the quarians have a reputation for being, almost psychologically, very communal with each other.


* OffscreenVillainy: When Lemm confronts Golo about the fate of the Cyanid, Golo reflects to himself, [[LackOfEmpathy without a hint of regret or remorse]], that "...Over the past decade (he) had done ''dozens'' of acts that might cause another quarian to hunt him down in search of vengeance. [[ButForMeItWasTuesday There was no point in trying to guess which one had set off this particular young man]]."



* OverrideCommand: Two codes need to be entered simultaneously to defuse a bomb in the finale.

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* OverrideCommand: [[TwoKeyedLock Two codes need to be entered simultaneously simultaneously]] to defuse a bomb in the finale.



* SoftSpokenSadist: [[spoiler:Golo]] sounds like this in the audio version of the book.

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* SoftSpokenSadist: [[spoiler:Golo]] Golo rarely even raises his voice, at one point when another quarian insults Golo [[TranquilFury he doesn't say a word and smashes their faceplate]]. sounds like this in the audio version of the book.book.
* [[TheSociopath]]: Golo, as seen in the tropes above and below that apply to him. It's especially noticable as the quarians have a reputation for being, almost psychologically, very communal with each other.



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* {{Badass}}: The quarian pilgrim Lemm Shaal develops into one during the course of this book. He was setup by Golo to be captured by Pel, but suspects a trap and manages to not only break himself free from the trap ''but also rescue Kahlee, Hendel and Gillian in the process''. And he also manages to almost single handedly decimate Pel's squad.



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* {{Badass}}: The quarian pilgrim Lemm Shaal develops into one during the course of this book. He was setup by Golo to be captured by Pel, but suspects a trap and manages to not only break himself free from the trap ''but also rescue Kahlee, Hendel and Gillian in the process''. And he also manages to almost single handedly decimate Pel's squad.


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* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: Magnificently demonstrated by Lemm Shaal nar Tesleya.


'''''Mass Effect: Ascension''''' is a novel within the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' universe, written by then-lead writer Creator/DrewKarpyshyn Set between the first and second games in the series, it follows Kahlee Sanders, who works at the Ascension project.

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'''''Mass Effect: Ascension''''' is a novel within the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' universe, written by then-lead writer Creator/DrewKarpyshyn Creator/DrewKarpyshyn. Set between the first and second games in the series, it follows Kahlee Sanders, who works at the Ascension project.


'''''Mass Effect: Ascension''''' is a novel within the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' universe. Set between the first and second games in the series, it follows Kahlee Sanders, who works at the Ascension project.

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'''''Mass Effect: Ascension''''' is a novel within the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' universe. universe, written by then-lead writer Creator/DrewKarpyshyn Set between the first and second games in the series, it follows Kahlee Sanders, who works at the Ascension project.


'''''Mass Effect: Ascension''''' is a novel within the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' universe.

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'''''Mass Effect: Ascension''''' is a novel within the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' universe. Set between the first and second games in the series, it follows Kahlee Sanders, who works at the Ascension project.

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* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:The Illusive Man's]] carefully composed façade slips when [[spoiler:Grayson quits Cerberus and tells TIM not to go after Gillian, Hendel or Kahlee or he'll tell the Alliance vital information that would cripple Cerberus]]. The Illusive Man expresses visible and audible frustration and anger over this. Given how composed he [[spoiler: usually]] is, that's saying something.

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* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:The Illusive Man's]] carefully composed façade slips when [[spoiler:Grayson quits Cerberus and tells TIM not to go after Gillian, Hendel or Kahlee or he'll tell the Alliance vital information that would cripple Cerberus]]. The [[spoiler:The Illusive Man Man]] expresses visible and audible frustration and anger over this. Given how composed he [[spoiler: usually]] is, that's saying something.

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