Mass Effect is a series of award-winning science fiction video games, developed by BioWare. The player controls a character called Commander Shepard through a well-developed story line.

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How quickly do Krogan reproduce, naturally and after the Genophage?

The Mass Effect Wiki says that krogan females can produce up to 1,000 fertilized eggs in a year. However, we also know that Tuchanka is an insanely dangerous place to live: between the thresher maws ...
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Why did the Human Reaper look Human?

I'm guessing that the real answer here is "because the writers changed their minds," but is there an in-universe reason for why the proto-Reaper at the end of Mass Effect 2 actually LOOKED human? ...
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Languages of Mass Effect

Aside from short phrases like "keelah se'lai" and names like "Sur'Kesh," do we ever get samples of fictional languages in the Mass Effect universe? For the most part that franchise uses the normal ...
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Why did Saren care about the Beacon on Eden Prime?

This may be something I never understood, or maybe I'm just forgetting a plot point from the first game, but why did Saren care about stealing the Beacon at the beginning of Mass Effect 1? We later ...
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When do Salarians mature?

It is noted in the ME wiki that Salarians mature much faster than humans. Given that they live typically to an age of 40 years they would likely mature a lot earlier than a human, but how much less? ...
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Are Mass Relays inhabited?

When you look at the various depictions of the Mass Relays in the Mass Effect series, they appear to depict them as if they were inhabited by a crew. http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Mass_Relay ...
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Was there any backstory or purpose for the Cryogenics Pods on the Normandy?

The Cryogenics Pods seem like a big ol' Chekov's Gun on both the SSV Normandy and the Normandy SR-2. However, I did not see them being used in any of the Trilogy games nor did I notice any entries in ...
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Sexual attraction of the Turians and Krogan towards the Asari

Why are the Turians and Krogans attracted towards the Asari sexually? Both Turians and Krogans are Bi-Gender species and have their own kind of females to get attracted to. The sexual attraction of ...
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Why did the Quarians attack the Geth after creating them?

According to the Geth memories shown by Legion in Mass Effect 3, we see that the Geth were shut down and attacked after they were created by the Quarians. The Geth responded by self-defense but what ...
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When and why did the Asari begin referring to themselves as female?

While it is probably quite arguable whether or not the Asari are actually female, I think a separate question remains open as to when and why did they begin calling themselves female. Though they do ...
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Have there been successful non-Asari inter-species relationships?

In the Mass Effect universe, the Asari are universally compatible for mating with other species, even regardless of gender. So, it makes sense that they are the most prominent species involved when ...
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Would it be possible to (re)build a Mass Relay?

Spoilers warning: I'll be spoiler tagging any Mass Effect 3 spoilers, but anything from ME/ME2 won't be spoiler tagged. You've been warned. In the Mass Effect universe, the primary means of ...
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Are there any choices made by the player in the Mass Effect series that are considered canon?

In the Mass Effect series, the player makes several choices that affect further events. Some characters will die or survive based on your choices, and your actions have an impact on the ending. Are ...
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Why do some Salarians have a handle on their chest?

Salarians are one of the council species in Mass-Effect. Some of them have some kind of bottle opener shaped handle on theirs chest: This feature doesn't seem motivated by any biological ...
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Why could we barely see through all Quarian's masks?

In Mass Effect, Quarians are an alien race that have an immune system so weak they need to constantly wear environmental suits to protect them from disease or infection if they are injured. A major ...
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Why don't all Asari look like hybrids?

In Mass Effect 1, Liara T'Soni explains to Shepard that intra-species conception (children from two Asari) is discouraged. Instead they favor inter-species conception to improve the genetic diversity ...
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What did Liara do to Shepard in London?

In the scene prior to the final London fights, Shepard gets to talk to all his companions. When talking to Liara, she offers him a gift, and upon accepting they both are shown on a entirely black ...
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Kinetic Barriers in Mass effect

Prevalant in the Mass Effect Universe are the kinetic shields. These are able to protect the wearer by absorbing the damage caused by high velocity particles from lets say, an assault rifle for a ...
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Blue Suns: Mass Effect <> Firefly?

Was reading this question, and it got me wondering,... Were any of the production team the same, or intense fans, that Mass Effect's Blue Suns were a tribute or nod to the Blue Sun Corporation in ...
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Why do the aliens in Mass Effect have breasts?

I noticed while playing Mass Effect, where there is no limitation to designing an alien due to everything being rendered, that the female species still all have breasts. Breasts are an anomaly on ...
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How are weapons in Mass Effect powered?

In the Mass Effect universe, there used to be limited need for ammo, since it was explained that each weapon used a large block of metal from which it would actively 'shave' off tiny pieces to use as ...
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Are the explanations for Mass Effect technology realistically plausible? [closed]

In the popular video game Mass Effect on Xbox, you can find explanations about the technology that is used in the game. It seems that some of the technology is based on things that could be realized ...