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I promised my boyfriend baby krogan playing in the water with floaties.

I promised my boyfriend baby krogan playing in the water with floaties.

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#krogan #mass effect

I promised my boyfriend baby krogan playing in the water with floaties.

I promised my boyfriend baby krogan playing in the water with floaties.

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#Mass Effect #krogan
biowarelove:

Wrex-bakara by h-iro
104 notes3.72:24 PM • Source: biowarelove
#urdnot wrex #krogan #mass effect #ought to be a bit more of a hump imo but daaang she's gorgeous

anoia:

what if krogans sleep in a lump. kroglump.  like their legs tuck under and their crest goes under their back shell. 

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9,577 notes2.1812:48 PM • Source: anoia
#mass effect #krogan

shityeahh:

Greetings & Goodbyes:
           
→ Urdnot Wrex

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3,118 notes12.187:18 AM • Source: burgerswright
#Mass Effect #krogan #Urdnot Wrex #:')
tamerobot:

Entry for an ME-themed zine. 

tamerobot:

Entry for an ME-themed zine. 

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569 notes12.98:21 AM • Source: tamerobot
#mass effect #krogan #asari #no

Dalatrass Linron, and why she’s actually the raddest of the rad

keptonice:

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Greetings all. 

It shouldn’t surprise my friends that I am super over invested in the very minor characters of the Mass Effect series.

I have strong feelings about salarians, and Dalatrass Linron is the only female salarian you are guaranteed to meet in the game if you let the original council live in ME1.

And unfortunately, a lot of people remember her as the unreasonable frog lady who tried to blackmail Shepard to agree to screw over their buddy Wrex, or Grunt’s entire species. And who doesn’t want Krogan babies? Did you see the Krogan babies in the slides at the end? They were sooo cute. 

It’s funny because I’m not even being sarcastic. 

But the honest truth is, I think she gets hated on for a lot of the same reasons Anora from DA:O gets hated on; because she dares to say no to the player. For the majority of , people say yes to being Shepard’s ally. Sure, you might need to do a mission to get them, and another to save their son but they agree in the end.

Linron gives you an ultimatum. And it’s one that makes complete sense, the minute people are willing to look at what her options were, and what she knew of the situation.

Facts:

  • The krogan blame the salarians for the creation of the genophage
  • The krogan are a race known for their physical aggression and many of them attack salarians and murder them for their race’s role in the genophage
  • The salarians are a race known for intelligence and quick thinking
  • The krogan population skyrocketed after the rachni war and krogan frequently attacked and took over other colonies 

She knows these things, and then a Spector with connections to an organisation that tried to murder the council  wants:

  1. a cure for the genophage, allowing a race that once nearly decimated the galaxy to breed and spread again 
  2. her ships to go to the human’s home world, leaving Sur Kesh and the other colonies unprotected from the Reapers

Salarians like to strike first, to stop the fight before it can really begin. Tactic wise, what if the Reapers are destroyed and the Krogan rise up? What if the Reapers is not destroyed at all? She would have lost most of the salarian fleet and her top soldiers, and the salarian home world and colonies would be vulnerable to Reapers, raiding parties, krogan…

And why should she take the word of one human over everything she knows? Even Shepard, who’s history is blurred between what actually happened and what people talk about. Shepard is asking for a lot, and hasn’t done something to win Salarian trust like with finding the primarch and his son for the Turians. 

And Wrex? Wrex is extremely aggressive towards the dalatrass at that meeting, and she refuses to be intimidated by him despite his threats. He talks about the Krogan being different, but why would she take his word for it? He talks about making them change, but again, why would she take the word of one krogan over several generations worth of knowledge about just what Krogan can be capable of. 

And honestly, I think the inability to be able to empathise with strong minded female who stands her ground and doesn’t let a player’s character sway them is a problem in us as a society more so than the writing.

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For Sur’Kesh, motherfuckers

I don’t care about Dragon Age so I can’t say a thing about Anora, but I think you’re comically oversimplifying by boiling it down to sexism. If you want to sympathize with her, cool, and I’m not going to argue that she doesn’t have her complexities. But don’t try to erase all the extremely unethical things she did.

Bakara and the other krogan women were kidnapped from Tuchanka, and held on Sur’kesh for experimentation. The kidnapping and experimentation of yahg citizens (the yahg are sentient beings, remember) were also done on her watch.

And her hostility towards the krogan is bigotry, not logic. The krogans blame the salarians for the genophage, yes…because the salarians were the ones who created the genophage. The salarians are a race known for their poor foresight.

"Generations’ worth of knowledge" about what the krogan are capable of? The Krogan Rebellion happened over a thousand years ago; the krogan have been demilitarized since then. They’re not even allowed a space armada, and a force made up only of ground troops is no thread to anyone, no matter how many extra organs they have. There’s no way the krogan as a whole have been a military threat to the Union—or anyone—in her generation, or her mother’s, or her mother’s.

Salarians like to strike first, which is what makes them completely useless in a war of attrition, as with the Reaper attacks on their colony. If the Reapers are not destroyed, the krogan are absolutely not a concern of hers, because the Reapers will steamroll them all together. The instant win button of the Crucible is the only logical scenario at that point. It’s the most effective use of salarian resources and she refuses to consider it because she’s too focused on the salarians. I certainly agree that the earth-centric story (and instant win button) of ME3 is awful writing, but regardless, it’s what we have to work with.

Does it not tell you something about Linron as a leader that she can’t even control the STG? Kirrahe brings forces against her wishes. Can you imagine the Navy SEALS going to help another country against the President’s order? Linron is extremely flawed.

I’m certain that some people dislike Linron for reasons rooted in sexism. But you can’t deny that she’s biased against the krogan and focused only on the plight of the salarians. You can’t deny that she’s authorized extremely unethical experimentation. You can’t deny that she’s a hypocrite (“The krogan are too brutal to reverse the genophage, but the yahg are perfectly safe to uplift”). She’s myopic, and the fact that the STG are more loyal to Kirrahe than to her speaks volumes about her as a leader. There are plenty of completely legitimate reasons to dislike Linron. And of course flawed characters make for interesting characters, but it’s inaccurate to paint her as a glowing hero who’s only disliked for her womanhood.

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45 notes12.41:58 PM • Source: keptonice
#mass effect #salarian #krogan

keptonice:

ALL HAIL OUR MOST EXCELLENT DALATRASS, LEADER OF THE UNION! LONG LIVE SURKESH

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69 notes12.21:03 AM • Source: masseffect-caps
#mass effect #salarian #krogan #turian #they all look really pretty here
171 notes11.136:21 PM • Source: turtlespartyhard
#animals #krogan #what #don't look at me like that
nihlust:

a silly headcanon occurred to me like what if Wrex’s plates were originally pink and just became a bright to dark red with age

nihlust:

a silly headcanon occurred to me like what if Wrex’s plates were originally pink and just became a bright to dark red with age

21 notes11.85:09 PM • Source: nihlust
#Urdnot Wrex #krogan #Mass Effect #adorable

nhaneh:

Because suggestion. And reasons.

4,089 notes10.253:56 PM • Source: nhaneh
#mass effect #krogan
Anonymous asked, "What's your perspective on unique foods offered by various races? Would Turian food be martial, plain, and functional? Would Asari food be gourmand and sophisticated? Krogan simply eating things raw/char them over a fire? I know that the Quarians are generally vegetarian due to the water-needs of raising live-stock on their colony ships."

reginaprimata:

I’d think stuff would vary by region on their respective homeworlds, not to mention by colony, but there could be an overarching theme to each species’ tastes.

Turians: Obviously carnivores, given their teeth. Since turian society places importance on function over style, I’d imagine their food preparation would favor portability and efficiency. Carpaccio and ceviche-style meat dishes are probably turian staples. Seasoning is probably the most creative part of turian gastronomy, as even the most utilitarian people still need some variety. They probably also rely on curing (both salting and smoking) for long-term food storage.

Asari: Asari food probably reflects as many regional and cultural schools as human gastronomy, but even more diverse given the age and size of their empire. Whatever the particular preparation, flavor and presentation would be the overarching theme of asari gastronomy, given their general taste for pleasurable things.

Salarians: Like the turians, eating is something that has to be done on the way to more important things for salarians. Since they have mostly flat teeth from what I remember, salarians most likely are chiefly herbivorous, but can supplement their diet with insects or other similarly-sized fauna for protein. I see a lot of emphasis placed on grain products, probably a lot of processed convenience foods by the time we meet them in Mass Effect.

Krogan: Krogan are already established as a predatory species, so meat is of course included in their diet. Their teeth have the same shape variation as our own—incisors, canines, and grinding teeth in the back—so I would guess they’re also omnivorous (which would make the most sense on a planet as unforgiving as Tuchanka). Since there is past evidence of art and aesthetic appreciation in krogan history, I’d say there probably is some appreciation for skillful food preparation, though it wouldn’t be nearly as extravagant as human or asari cooking. Meat of course would be the main focus, probably served raw. Blood and offal would probably feature prominently as well. Krogan would probably supplement this with tubers, root vegetables, and grain breads—anything that would be energy-dense to support their huge bodies.

Hanar: Plankton.

Elcor: There probably isn’t a lot of preparation that goes into their food, but I imagine they’re vegetarian. Their size and speed limits their ability to catch and butcher prey (plus I’m not even sure if they have any sort of dentition behind those nose/mouth-flappies), so they probably take in a lot of raw vegetation.

Volus: God only knows. I imagine like the quarians they’re probably also limited in what kind of food they can take in off-planet. Back home, there’s probably a robust gastronomy industry, since volus can appreciate indulgence. No idea what kind of food in particular they can eat, though.

Vorcha: Everything. Raw.

36 notes9.228:37 AM • Source: reginaprimata
#mass effect #salarian #turian #krogan
reyairia:

dgcatanisiri:

spectreconfessions:

“I’m still utterly astounded that no one in the ME series seemed to have considered what psychological effects having multiple miscarriages and still-births would have on the Krogan. Or worse, that they might have known and accepted multiple emotional traumas for every single individual Krogan who wanted children an acceptable cost - and allowed the Genophage to continue for as long as they did. The Krogan might have been wrong but I cannot accept that punishment as “justice”. It was cruel.”

The big shame in the fact that there is no female krogan in the game until ME3 is that, ultimately, the genophage is worst on the female krogan. STILLBORNS. As in they do not know if they’re fertile until they give birth. Because if they knew ahead of time, they would save themselves the time and the pain. So they go through their adolescence unsure, get pregnant, and then learn that they’re sterile. AND SO THEN WHAT DO THEY DO?! The females who volunteered for Maelon’s experiments were so desperate for the chance to become fertile, so what do these non-fertile females do? We have no idea! The genophage’s ultimate victims are the females of the krogan, and we don’t get to see how they feel about it. It’s all about Wrex’s man-pain or how Grunt is bred to be ‘perfect.’ Nothing about how the women of the krogan feel until ME3.
As much as I love Grunt (my tankbaby!) I would love to have him replaced with a female krogan, and get the REAL perspective on the genophage. I doubt a tank-bred female could be written right with the writers as is (love the games, but yeah, there is a lot of male privilege going on in that writer’s room, because I think they only had one or two female writers do things with the entire series, so they just don’t recognize these things), but if we could get a writer who would treat it with respect and dignity, and recognize the barbarity of these things, I think the overall storyline would have been greatly improved.

I agree. The story behind Okeer and Grunt could have been so much more interesting had they been female.

reyairia:

dgcatanisiri:

spectreconfessions:

I’m still utterly astounded that no one in the ME series seemed to have considered what psychological effects having multiple miscarriages and still-births would have on the Krogan. Or worse, that they might have known and accepted multiple emotional traumas for every single individual Krogan who wanted children an acceptable cost - and allowed the Genophage to continue for as long as they did. The Krogan might have been wrong but I cannot accept that punishment as “justice”. It was cruel.”

The big shame in the fact that there is no female krogan in the game until ME3 is that, ultimately, the genophage is worst on the female krogan. STILLBORNS. As in they do not know if they’re fertile until they give birth. Because if they knew ahead of time, they would save themselves the time and the pain. So they go through their adolescence unsure, get pregnant, and then learn that they’re sterile. AND SO THEN WHAT DO THEY DO?! The females who volunteered for Maelon’s experiments were so desperate for the chance to become fertile, so what do these non-fertile females do? We have no idea! The genophage’s ultimate victims are the females of the krogan, and we don’t get to see how they feel about it. It’s all about Wrex’s man-pain or how Grunt is bred to be ‘perfect.’ Nothing about how the women of the krogan feel until ME3.

As much as I love Grunt (my tankbaby!) I would love to have him replaced with a female krogan, and get the REAL perspective on the genophage. I doubt a tank-bred female could be written right with the writers as is (love the games, but yeah, there is a lot of male privilege going on in that writer’s room, because I think they only had one or two female writers do things with the entire series, so they just don’t recognize these things), but if we could get a writer who would treat it with respect and dignity, and recognize the barbarity of these things, I think the overall storyline would have been greatly improved.

I agree. The story behind Okeer and Grunt could have been so much more interesting had they been female.

(via mording)

227 notes9.45:46 PM • Source: spectreconfessions
#mass effect #krogan #Genophage #sexism

The once proud warrior race known as the Krogan were gifted earthbenders, having originally learned their abilities from the great Thresher Maw matron, Kalros. However, the Krogan’s natural fiery tempers combined with these potentially destructive abilities soon led to all out war, leaving the Krogan scattered and Tuchanka in ruins. With their bending severely weakened by the genophage, many Krogan now spend their time hurling radioactive waste at each other and swearing vengeance on the salarian race.  
|Salarian Waterbender|

The once proud warrior race known as the Krogan were gifted earthbenders, having originally learned their abilities from the great Thresher Maw matron, Kalros. However, the Krogan’s natural fiery tempers combined with these potentially destructive abilities soon led to all out war, leaving the Krogan scattered and Tuchanka in ruins. With their bending severely weakened by the genophage, many Krogan now spend their time hurling radioactive waste at each other and swearing vengeance on the salarian race.  

|Salarian Waterbender|

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187 notes7.202:22 PM • Source: gristol
#crossover #krogan #avatar

Alien Name Reference

tyvani:

I’ve looked for a list of alien names organized by species before and haven’t really turned up anything, so I decided to make one… I’ve got a lot of names together on my own, but if anyone wants it for whatever reason, then feel free to use it. It’s editable, too, if anyone has something to add or fix.

Alien Names List for Mass Effect

Ah, what a handy reference! I’ve been meaning to scrape CDN and Codex entries for names, too.

109 notes2.137:40 AM • Source: tyvani
#mass effect #salarian #asari #krogan #turian #batarian