This page is for listing the tropes related to characters from the native angara race in Mass Effect: Andromeda.
For tropes relating to the angara race as a whole, see the Andromeda Race Tropes page.
- 100% Adoration Rating: The angara love her. Only one angara is shown decrying her, and he's the one who sold her out to the kett, for which Sloane Kelly plans to give him the "head, spike, wall" treatment, because even the angara on Kadara, who couldn't give a rat's ass about the war with the kett, still love her.
- Ambadassador: She's one of the choices for ambassador after the credits. Of course, she's not exactly happy over being chosen without anyone asking her first. But she'll grumble if she's not chosen either. Damned if you do, damned if you don't...
- Barrier Warrior: The applications of the angara ability to discharge the electrostatic energy within their bodies overlap with biotics, so she creates and maintains an impressively large shield dome for the final battle after her rescue from Voeld's kett exaltation facility. She's later seen doing it alongside Pathfinder Raeka/Hayjer during the assault on Meridian.
- Blue-and-Orange Morality: She views not destroying the kett facility as not only awful, but claims that doing so shows Ryder doesn't think much of angara society.
- Cool Old Lady: She is 115 years old and one of the few angara to personally remember First Contact with the kett. It was largely her guidance that allowed the angara to last as long as they did.
- The Cavalry: She shows up in full armor alongside Pathfinder Raeka/Hayjer when assaulting Meridian.
- Foil: An obvious one to the kett leader, The Archon. Moshae Sjefa is treated as the Big Good of the angara while The Archon is the Big Bad of the game. Sjefa is one of the most unambiguously good characters in the game while The Archon is a Hate Sink. Where Sjefa is a Humble Hero, The Archon is a Smug Snake; Sjefa even dislikes being referred to by her title while The Archon refuses to be known as anything else (the lore implies kett do have individual names apart from their titles, but none are shown). They both have scientific knowledge, but with Sjefa applies it directly, The Archon often lets his underlings handle that side of things. She's also willing to give her life to help save the angara while The Archon betrays the kett and their cause for selfish reasons.
- The Gadfly: Claims Jaal talks in his sleep, just to see the look on Ryder's face.
- Humble Hero: She's one of the most unambiguously good persons in Heleus, an accomplished scientist and a revered paragon for her entire race, but she's personable, down-to-earth, has an endearing sense of humor and a noted tendency to downplay both her accomplishments and her importance to her people.
- Ill Girl: The torture she endured from the Archon compromised her immune system.
- The Mentor: Jaal studied under her and holds her in exceedingly high regard. The same is true for Akksul. Her title and backstory heavily suggest that she's a mentor figure for the entire angaran race by virtue of making scientific breakthroughs that kept them all alive through the initial kett onslaught. Without her guidance, the angara probably wouldn't have existed anymore by the time the Andromeda Initiative arrived in Heleus.
- Named by Democracy: She really doesn't like being called Moshae, but after several decades there's not much she can do about it. Except grumble.Sjefa: I don't recall who first called me Moshae, but I do recall telling him to shut up.
- Never Mess with Granny: Despite her age, she shows up for the final battle.
- Passing the Torch: She's strongly considering it, with Avela being the receiver.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Realizing that Ryder has a lot of experience with the Remnant, she goes to the vault with them after they are safe. At the end of the main story, she can become the authority for all of Heleus.
- Spell My Name with a "The": Moshae has long become her title, but it was originally an ancient angara term meaning something akin to 'a great scholar'. There were other Moshae in the past. Thus, others will refer to her as the Moshae. She doesn't much like it.
- The Needs of the Many: She will disapprove of Ryder saving the angara at the kett facility instead of destroying it because she believes the latter course will save more angara in the long run.
Governor Paaran Shie
- The Baby of the Bunch: It's not specifically mentioned what order she was born in, but she was treated as the youngest and no one ever listened to her. Paaran remarks that her mother said Paaran only became a governor so other people would listen to her.Ryder: Is she right?Paaran: Always.
- Married to the Job: A Ryder of any gender can ask if she has time for romance with her job as governor, but she answers flatly that she does not.
- Massive Numbered Siblings: She has eight sisters and ten brothers, which she describes as average. When Ryder says that they only have one sibling, Shie asks what happened to the rest of them.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Despite Evfra's misgivings, she decides to trust Ryder and the Initiative as allies, and even gets a embassy from the Initiative opened on Aya following the Moshae's rescue.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Gives a subdued one if Ryder shoots Akksul, noting it'll make things between the Initiative and the angara more tense.
- Workaholic: She finds productivity the best form of relaxation.
- Worthy Opponent: Despite her frequent disagreements with Evfra, he respects Shie for being one of the few people capable of holding her own against him.
- You Didn't Ask: If Ryder asks why she didn't tell him/her about Kadara when they first met on Aya, Paaran says it's because she assumed they already knew. She didn't know that the Outlaws and Exiles were different from the Initiative.
Commander Evfra de Tershaav
- Aliens of London: He sounds like a spit and polish British soldier.
- The Chains of Commanding: Since he's the one in charge of the Resistance, he's suffering from it badly.Evfra: I wake up every morning to fight a war. I send people to kill and die. If I'm lucky, there are more dead kett than Resistance when I go to sleep.
- Control Freak: Paaran Shie strongly suggests he's one.
- The Cynic: Openly admits to Ryder he thinks the Initiative are invading the same way as the kett (pretending to be friendly before stabbing them in the back), even after Ryder helps out.
- A Father to His Men: Goes with aforementioned Chains of Commanding. If Vehn Terev is executed, he notes he'll at least notify what's left of the guy's squad that the Moshae's capture wasn't their fault. An overheard conversation with one of his troops has him calling off an attack because one of his codebreakers thinks it's a trap, and neither want to risk springing it.
- Good Is Not Nice: Evfra is a rather stern and brusque individual, especially towards other races, but he is carrying the weight of his entire species on his shoulders and has only their well-being in mind.
- It's Personal: Evfra claims he was motivated to form the Resistance because of sheer irritation at the other angara. Actually, it's because his family were killed by the kett.
- Not So Above It All: Evfra's usual attitude is one of stony indifference and/or annoyance. After defeating the Archon, Jaal will mention he actually said the angara and the Initiative were better off together.
- Pragmatic Hero: Mentioned by many, including Jaal, that Evfra is a results-driven man and cares more for those than ideals. Shows up if the player shoots Akksul. Evfra's not bothered about the fact he's dead, just the fact Ryder did it so violently.
- Rebel Leader: Became the leader of the Resistance five years prior to the start of the game, transforming the once scattered and divided group into an effective guerilla organization.
- Shoot the Dog: If Ryder destroys the ancient angaran A.I., Evfra sends a e-mail congratulating them (and also noting they saved a prisoner with a family), adding that he'd have done the exact same thing. This is notably one of the very few times that Evfra directly expresses approval of Ryder's actions.
- Sour Supporter: He is very hostile towards Ryder upon their first meeting but, knowing how bad things are against the kett, gives them a chance to prove themselves. After Ryder delivers on a number of occasions, Evfra accidentally makes a backhanded compliment toward him/her. Ryder is surprised, but says s/he'll take it.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: He doesn't like the idea of relying on aliens, because he believes the angara should handle their own problems. However, he prefers results, and is willing to send Jaal and Ryder off on missions he cannot spare resources for. He comes around when Ryder brings back good news.
- What the Hell, Hero?:
- If Ryder spares the ancient AI but takes it to the Nexus, rather than giving it to the angara like Evfra wants, he sends them a grumbly email, the general gist of which is "how could you be so stupid?"
- Is angry if Ryder lets Sloane execute Vehn Terev, because he wanted to question the guy.
- If Ryder trusts Jaal during his loyalty mission and lets him deal with Akksul, Evfra will read them the riot act for letting a terrorist point and fire a gun at Jaal.Evfra: Lucky it didn't come to that.
Jaal's true (meaning biological) mother and a member of the Resistance. She appears to be very affectionate towards her son and is very happy to meet Ryder.
- Action Mom: Implied. She is a member of the Resistance and probably encouraged her children towards a similar path. Then there's Jaal's statement that the mother should always be given a gun...
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Towards Jaal. When Ryder meets her, she'll immediately start gushing about how Jaal is "her favorite" and listing off his many virtues until an embarrassed Jaal asks her to stop.
- I Want Grandkids: If Ryder romances Jaal, Sahuna asks for information about the human reproduction "for the obvious reason." She does this even if Ryder is male. Since Ryder appears to be the first human Sahuna has met, she may not know what Ryder's gender is at first.
- Parental Favoritism: Played with. She claims Jaal is her favorite child, but Jaal tells Ryder that she considers all her children "the favorite." It's more likely she said this as a way to make Jaal look good in front of Ryder.
- Shipper on Deck: For Jaal and Ryder if they have a romance. She immediately takes a liking to Ryder, brags about Jaal to them, and will send all kinds of intrusive emails afterwards asking details about human biology and Ryder's likes/dislikes. It's safe to say she basically considers them a member of the family from the first meeting.
A group of angaran anti-alien fanatics, formed by Akksul. Named after a legendary set of angaran warriors, they're determined to do anything to drive those filthy aliens from their shores.
- Category Traitor: Their opinion of anyone who likes or supports aliens, like Jaal or Paaran Shie. Only Akksul's word keeps them from trying to kill other angara.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: On some missions, it's possible to find datapads or terminals from the footsoldiers friends and family, asking what the hell's gotten into them, and why they've run off from the Resistance.
- Faceless Mooks: The rank-n-file Roekaar. Named members go without, as do a small crowd of Roekaar present at the end of Jaal's loyalty mission.
- False Flag Operation: During Jaal's loyalty mission, the Roekaar plan to blow up the Forge, a site of significant historical importance to the angaran, and make it look like the Initiative did it.
- Fantastic Racism: They despise any and all aliens, even ones who haven't done anything to them.
- Moral Myopia: From their point of view, they're defending their home. Apparently trying to murder pregnant women and children, using violently ill women as weapons, or utterly poisoning the biospheres of entire planets counts as "defense".
- A Nazi by Any Other Name: Aside from their general racism and "Heleus for angara only" mindset, the generic troopers have outfits with their insignia on the left arm.
- Not So Different: In addition to their complete xenophobia, the ones who abduct a violently ill woman refuse to even consider her a person, identifying her either as a weapon or just "it". Ryder will even point out that makes them sound a hell of a lot like the kett.
- Ungrateful Bastard: No matter what Ryder does to help the angara, the Roekaar continue to want to murder all the Milky Way species.
- Would Hurt a Child: A group of them try to kill Dr. Zoe Kennedy, and her unborn child, to make an example of them.
- Your Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters: Some angaran see Akksul and his followers as heroic freedom fighters, battling the evil alien oppressors, as they plan to blow up the Forge, which the angara consider an important historical site.
- Absolute Xenophobe: The founder and leader of an entire organization of them.
- Arc Villain: Of Jaal's loyalty mission.
- Armor-Piercing Response: At one point, shuts down Ryder's attempt to make peace with him by pointing out the Milky Way species can treat each other like crap, citing the example of the krogan. Ryder can't respond to that one, and Akksul walks off before they recover.
- Being Tortured Makes You Evil: He was once considered to be among the best of angara, but being imprisoned and tortured by the kett turned him into a genocidal fanatic who wants to wipe out all aliens, not just the kett, to keep his people safe from invaders.
- Black and White Insanity: In his mind, all aliens are evil and no matter what they claim eventually they will turn on the angara.
- The Corruptor: Manages to sway a good deal of angara to his side, including Jaal's siblings, with the implication he went after them specifically to get at Jaal.
- Debt Detester: Some of his canned orders in Jaal's loyalty mission have him give this as a reason for attacking the Initiative - given the amount Ryder has done, is doing and probably will do for the angara, how much would it cost the angara to repay that debt? Of course, this is running on the refusal to acknowledge Ryder wouldn't ever call in those debts. (And it's just an excuse for Akksul's vendetta.)
- Don't Create a Martyr: At the end of Jaal's loyalty mission, Ryder has him at gunpoint. Whether they shoot is up to the player, but it's made clear that if they do, Akksul will be a martyr for the Roekaar. If they do shoot, near everyone scolds Ryder for it.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He clearly cares about his old teacher, Moshae Sjefa, and frets over her once she's rescued from the kett.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Refuses to kill fellow angara, even those who aid the Initiative. Attempting to cross this line is what causes many of his followers to abandon him.
- Evil Counterpart: To Evfra. Both are charismatic but grouchy angara who were badly hurt by the kett, and began recruiting many like-minded angara to their cause, but while Evfra is willing, however begrudgingly, to work with aliens, Akksul is utterly incapable of seeing them as anything but utter evil.
- Evil Sounds Deep: His voice is as deep as Jaal's, and he's not a nice guy.
- Expy: Of Ka'hairal Balak from the original trilogy: An Absolute Xenophobe whose hatred drives him to commit terrorist acts with VERY high amounts of Collateral Damage. He alienates some of his followers when they realize just how mean spirited he really is. You can shoot him, ending his threat but martyring him in the eyes of his "revolution", or spare him, leaving him still at large but his operations considerably set back. If spared, he proves possible to reason with, thought it is unlikely that he can truly let go of his hatred.
- False Flag Operation: Launches one during Jaal's loyalty mission. Using stolen Initiative munitions, he plans on blowing up the Forge, a sacred cultural site said to the birthplace of the angara, in the hopes of turning his people against the Milky Way races. Fortunately, Ryder and Jaal are able to intervene in time.
- Fantastic Racism: Against all aliens.
- Hazy Feel Turn: Should he survive Jaal's loyalty mission, he sends Ryder an e-mail saying that while he probably isn't going to get over his Fantastic Racism any time soon, he might at least try.
- He Who Fights Monsters: His hatred of the kett blinds him to the fact that he has become just as monstrous as them, with plans for the extermination of all members of the Initiative. His plan for triggering a war even involves blowing up the Forge, one of the angarans' most sacred and ancient sites that they believe was the birthplace of their civilization. He also has the same master plan as The Archon; render planets uninhabitable to kill their enemies and anyone who gets in their way.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: He attempts to provoke Ryder into killing him, thus making him a martyr and strengthening the Roekaar. Jaal immediately turns the situation around on Akksul and, depending on player choices, allows Akksul to shoot him to weaken the Roekaar instead.
- Hypocrite: During Jaal's loyalty mission, Akksul can be heard declaring the Initiative doesn't want to share worlds. This would be the leader of an anti-alien hate group who would do anything, even attempt to destroy the ecosystems of the planets they've settled on, to get rid of them.
- My God, What Have I Done?: After shooting and nearly killing Jaal, he seems in shock at the lines he's willing to cross.
- Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: While he claims that what they do is to protect the angara, it becomes clear from their actions (murdering angaran Milky Way sympathizers, attempting to destroy entire biospheres and trying to blow up an angaran holy place with stolen Initiative tech) that he's motivated purely by a hatred of aliens and only use angaran safety as a cheap excuse.
- The Paragon Always Rebels: Many angarans, including Jaal and the Moshae, remember Akksul as one of the brightest and best of them. Then a year of imprisonment and forced labor at the hands of the kett, with the Resistance completely helpless to do anything to save him and his fellow prisoners, turned Akksul into a vengeance fueled monster who used his popularity and charisma to convince hundreds of angarans that only the extermination of all alien life in the Heleus Cluster would free them.
- A Pupil of Mine Until He Turned to Evil: He was once the Moshae's best student, filled with curiosity and intellectual drive. Then he was a prisoner of the kett for over a year, turning him into a bitter, angry, and hate-filled shell of his former self.
- Sanity Slippage: His obsession causes him to become more and more unstable, until he's willing to kill other angara for his cause.
- Shoo the Dog: Mixed with kicking it at the same time, no less. He abducts all the scientists and pilgrims at the Forge, using violent means when they resist, but he has them shoved onto a shuttle rather than leaving them around for when he tries to blow it up.
- Shut Up, Kirk!: To Ryder.Ryder: I want to be allies. Equal allies.Akksul: You don't even treat your own equally. Isn't that why the krogan left?
- Smug Snake: Jaal even calls him "someone who is pleased with their own shit".Peebee: Guy loves the sound of his voice, huh?Jaal: You have no idea...
- Villainous Breakdown: During his confrontation with Jaal, Akksul's argument quickly breaks down when Jaal points out all the things Ryder has done up to that point, including saving the Moshae. Akksul has no argument against that, and quickly resorts to pointing a gun at him.Jaal: I've seen Ryder make worlds habitable!
Akksul: I know!
Jaal: [They] saved our beloved Moshae!
Akksul: I know! Stop defending them!
A Roekaar on Havarl, who Ryder encounters in their quest to save the planet's ecosystem.
- Face Death with Dignity: Assuming Ryder has come to kill him, and given by the time they meet face-to-face Ryder has killed all his troops (in self-defense, admittedly, since the Roekaar attacked without provocation), he's calmly accepting of the situation.
- HeelFace Turn: He agrees to help Ryder restart the monoliths. Seeing Zorai's memories give him pause, and makes him quit the Roekaar once everything's over.
- Living Macguffin: Ryder needs to find Taavos because he's the last known descendant of Zorai, the last person who knew where the third of Havarl's monoliths are. The Ryder Luck rearing it's head when the person they need to find is a terrorist.
- Mook Lieutenant: While the Roekaar hierarchy isn't explored, he's in direct communication with Akksul, having received several e-mails from the guy before Ryder shows up, suggesting he's up there.
- Reincarnation: Believed by the Sages of Mithrava to be one of Zorai, who's been dead for several hundred years. Whether he is or isn't, he definitely responds to her gauntlet.
A Roekaar leader on Kadara.
- Fantastic Racism: Like all Roekaar, she despises aliens and sees them all as invaders.
- Just Between You and Me: If Ryder tries to ask some questions, she immediately shoots them down with a perfunctory "no". You ain't getting a motive rant out of this one.
- Kill 'Em All: Her ultimate endgame is to kill every Milky Way alien in Heleus, despite Ryder pointing out this is impractical and unlikely.Ryder: You can't kill all of us.Farah: I can try!
- Knife Nut: She is very fond of knives, using one to murder multiple people across Kadara and attacking Ryder with it.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: A gruesome example, but she and her cell managed to overpower an armed, armored and experienced krogan warrior, then killed him by prying off his headplate with a knife. Ryder's team seems equal parts impressed and disturbed when they investigate the grisly aftermath.
- Serial Killer: Killed several aliens and angarans who she viewed as sympathizers and left their bodies in public as messages.
A merchant on the planet Elaaden, and the only person who can reliably sell water, making her de facto ruler of the planet.
- The Cavalry: Assuming you don't reveal her water supply to the rest of Elaaden, she'll join in the battle against the Archon.
- Character Death: If she loses her sole access the Elaaden's water, Annea will try to have Ryder killed. Eventually, she can be found and confronted in a makeshift camp, where she'll respond with violence once again and die for it.
- Dramatically Missing the Point: One of the datapads found by her hired thugs if she tries to assassinate Ryder proclaims "no more lives will be lost to this meddling outsider." Apparently the notion that people would stop dying if she stopped trying to kill Ryder isn't sinking in for her.
- Evil Wears Black: If Ryder confronts her at her secret base, she's decked out in black armor.
- Famous Last Words: "Strike at them."
- Guide Dang It!: Her character arc seems to fizzle out if she and Ryder end up as enemies. There's no indication in-game that she's still around afterwards, beyond random attacks from mercenaries, and can be interacted with, and her location is both unmarked and out of the way, so even if you know she's still out there, you probably won't find her without a guide unless you happen upon her by accident.
- I Own This Town: She makes absolutely no secret of how much she enjoys the near-absolute power she wields over Elaaden's population just because she's their only source of water. Notably, this dependency extends to the krogan colony as well. No wonder she's royally pissed if Ryder finds her source and chooses to make it public.
- It's All About Me: If Ryder reveals her water source to all Elaaden, Annea will try to have them murdered, and if confronted rails about how awful humans are and how Ryder has ruined her life.
- OOC Is Serious Business: Both her underlings and Jaal (if he's in the party) will comment on how utterly unlike her it is to give Ryder access to her water reserves, free of charge.
- Villain: Exit, Stage Left: If Ryder decides to hand over the source of water to the Initiative, Annea shocks Ryder and orders her Mooks to attack, giving her enough time to make a clean getaway. You can encounter her again later on, when she won't be so lucky.
- Wants a Prize for Basic Decency: When arguing with Ryder about whether she should have shared the water, she declares she allowed the krogan to set up a colony. Ryder shoots back that it shouldn't be up to her.
- You Killed My Father: Why she's reluctant to share her water source. Back when the Outcasts first showed up, her brother gave them shelter out of kindness. They killed him.
An angaran archivist. She is a romance option for a male Ryder.
- Chekhov's Gunman
- Avela makes several educated guesses about the relationship between the Scourge and the Remnant. First and foremost, she notices that the Scourge targeted not just the ship of an ancient angaran, but the angaran's helmet too. She reaches the conclusion that this means the Scourge didn't just attack the ship, but the pilot as well, and Ryder makes the logical leap that the pilot could have had Remnant tech inside them. At the end of the game, you learn that the angara and Remnant are both creations of the Jardaan, and the Scourge was a weapon design to target all of Jardaan's work.
- One that hasn't been fired yet is the early period angara statue that Ryder finds, which Ryder and Avela discuss the possibility of being a depiction of a deity due to its deviations from angara appearances. Considering the origins of the angara, if their hypothesis is correct then that statue is the only known visual representation of a Jardaan.
- Cute Bookworm: She's more of a historian with artifacts than books, but she is romanceable, and has a cute, excitable voice.
- Heroic BSoD: Once the news about the angara's origin comes out, she apparently becomes incredibly quiet. Not that you'd know from speaking to her, though.
- Loved I Not Honor More: She sees her relationship to a romanced Ryder as secondary to his important work as a Pathfinder. As such, she's willing to accept that his life in space is separate from his life with her.
- Love Interest: She can be romanced by a male Ryder.
- Married to the Job: A datapad found at the repository has her assuring her mother that her recent break-up with her boyfriend is no biggie, since she's quite happy with her work. Of course, doesn't apply if she gets into a relationship with Scott.
- Massive Numbered Siblings: She's one of fourteen, by Angaran standards this is considered a small family and even describes her childhood as lonely with so few siblings, when Ryder says they have one sibling she offers Ryder her sympathy, as she assumes something terrible must have happened.
- Nice Girl: Among Aya's citizens she's far and away the most open to the Initiative newcomers, going so far as to scold other angara for their open hostility when Ryder is escorted through the city during the Nexus' first contact. Afterwards she can be found and talked to at the docks, exuding nothing but friendly, excited curiosity. Her attitude is most likely fueled by her scientific interest, but that doesn't diminish it.
- Nightmare Fetishist: She can get pretty excited about items that have been damaged and tainted by the Scourge — but that's because it provides valuable insight into what the early days of contact with it was like.
- Redhead In Green: Angara don't have hair, but Avela's pink skin combined with her green clothes creates a similar striking effect.
- Twice Shy: Background chatter on Aya reveals that Avela and Jaal were mutually interested in each other at some point, but both were too nervous to make a move.
The angara leader of a raider band of slavers and scavengers. He kidnapped one of Liam's friends.
- Arc Villain: For Liam's loyalty mission.
- Attention Whore: He gets very angry when people ignore him.
- Awesome, yet Impractical: His salvaged kett ship is massive and destroyed several of his rivals. However, it's in such bad shape that he needs to keep salvaging and kidnap people for menial labor in order to keep it functioning.
- Bad Boss: He pistol-whips an underling for objecting to Calot's order to space Ryder's squad. Several audio logs found about the ship suggests he's in the habit of murdering underlings for not doing what he wants, even as they're trying to point out what he wants isn't going to work.
- Berserk Button: Being ignored.
- Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Liam notes that Calot must be an incredibly skilled mechanic to restore a derelict kett ship. Despite this, Calot insists on using his skills to raid and enslave. Even when he kidnaps Liam's contacts, it's not because of their valuable intel, but so they can work on his ship. Even the ship itself is a remarkable find - it's analogous to an ark, making it clear the kett are not native to Heleus - but Calot either doesn't know or doesn't care.
- The Dog Bites Back: Less sympathetic than the usual trope, as Calot was always a raider. However, he was looked down upon by other raiders, and now, after repairing a kett ship, he's out to destroy any who ignored or wronged him.
- Disproportionate Retribution: He tries to space Ryder's squad because Ryder and Liam keep disconnecting Calot when he tries to talk to them.
- Flunky Boss: During his boss fight, Calot hides behind a shield while his minions fight you. The minions respawn infinitely until you bring down the shield.
- Insane Troll Logic: On finding out about Ryder and their team, he declares that by setting foot on his ship they've become his property.
- It's All About Me: And he'll kill anyone who says or implies otherwise. Even as Ryder and co. are bearing down on him, ready to kill, he's still ranting and raving about how he doesn't deserve what's coming to him.Calot: I don't deserve this! I'm better than all of you!
- Large Ham: One of the largest in the whole game, surpassed only by the Archon and his Ascendants. He's devouring so much scenery it's a wonder his ship is still space-worthy by the time you encounter him in person.
- Pyrrhic Victory: A hypothetical one since he doesn't survive his fight against Ryder's team, but even if he had come out on top, the shield generator he rigged up for the battle exposed him to so much radiation in just a few minutes that his remaining time would've been measured in days at most.
- Small Name, Big Ego: He is not nearly as big a deal as he thinks he is.
- Villainous Breakdown: This is more or less his default mode from the moment Ryder's team sets foot on his ship, and it just keeps escalating the closer they get to his position. He then spends the entirety of his Boss Battle throwing an epic hissy fit about the perceived injustice done to him - see It's All About Me above.
- Who's Laughing Now?: Calot was once the laughing stock of the raider world. Then he got his hands on a derelict kett ship and has devoted his life to getting revenge on everyone who has ever looked own on him. And he remains the laughing stock of the raiding world because, while intimidating, his ship is too damaged to do be practical and he's still an incompetent leader.
An angaran living on Kadara, Keema is a longtime acquaintance of Reyes Vidal (known to the Resistance as the informant Shena), and is implied to be the primary go between between him and Evfra. In secret, she is a high ranking member of the Collective, serving as a legitimate front for the organization while it's true leader rules from the shadows.
- Aliens of London: As with many angarans, she speaks with a British accent.
- The Dragon: To the Charlatan.
- Meet the New Boss: If Ryder helps the Charlatan overthrow Sloane Kelly, then Keema becomes the new administrator of Kadara Port while the Charlatan runs things from behind the scenes. Things aren't that much better than they were under Sloane's leadership, as any non-angaran who isn't affiliated with the Collective is effectively given the boot. Although Keema attempts to justify this by saying that supporters of the previous regime could not be fully trusted, there is the hint that something far more sinister is going on.
- Mouth of Sauron: She is one for the Collective, though moreso if they gain control of Kadara Port.
- Not in This for Your Revolution: Like most of the angara on Kadara, she doesn't care about the war or the Resistance, preferring to focus on Kadara's problems first and foremost. She does feed Evfra intel on Kadara when doing so benefits the Collective.
- Pet the Dog: If Keema is running Kadara, she doesn't extort the Ditaeon Outpost for protection money like Sloane Kelly does.
- Villain with Good Publicity: Sloane apparently thought Keema was just an ordinary socialite with no criminal ties, and she was trusted enough to be a high profile guest at the mixer Sloane throws during Reyes' loyalty mission. And if the Collective takes over Kadara Port, then Keema is initially seen as a fairly progressive figure who might be able to enact some positive change on the station... until Ryder starts seeing subtle signs that indicate otherwise.