Questions tagged [mass-effect]

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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Why did no one attack the Geth after the events of Mass Effect?

In Mass Effect 2 you learn that the Council still believes the Geth build Sovereign. So why did the Council (or anyone else) never tried to destroy a race supposedly capable of building a ship that ...
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Does Mass Effect provide a lore reason why you can't use enemy weapons?

Is there a reason given why you can't just take weapons from enemies that you've killed? For example, in the Metal Gear Solid series they (sometimes) state that enemy weapons are locked, through DNA ...
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How could humans and turians communicate during the First Contact War?

A supplementary codex entry added in Bring Down the Sky states (or at least very strongly implies) that universal translation does not exist in the Mass Effect universe. But in Mass Effect: Evolution,...
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Why were living humans used by the Collectors?

In Mass Effect 2 you learn that the reason the Collectors were abducting humans was to turn them into a paste in order to create a Human Reaper. Considering the Composition of the human body and how ...
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Mass effect: Andromeda planetary transportation

I get that the Mako (now the Nomad) was brought back because of the nostalgic good part of the original game. Now comparing an all terrain buggy with wheels with a hover buggy: does not a hover car ...
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Why did the Reapers bring the Catalyst to Earth?

At the end of Mass Effect 3, the Reapers seize control of the Citadel (which is the Catalyst) and bring it to Earth orbit. Out of universe, it's obvious. A final stand on Earth is simply cool. But ...
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Why did the geth never leave Rannoch?

So you have the geth, a robotic race that overthrew their former masters, the quarians, and cast them off their shared homeworld of Rannoch to go live in outer space, while they hide from the rest of ...
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Why do people traveling FTL using Mass Effect Relays not experience time dilation?

I have a limited understanding of the physics of it, but as far as I know time dilates at higher velocities. Meaning that time essentially passes slower for objects moving at higher velocities. Why ...
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Why didn't the Alliance wipe the Normandy computers?

At the start of Mass Effect 3 it is revealed that roughly six months have passed since the end of Mass Effect 2. During this time the Normandy SR2 has been in dry dock being refitted. During this ...
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How did the spaceships travel from the Milky Way to Andromeda without running out of fuel?

How did the spaceships travel from the Milky Way to the Andromeda galaxy for 6 centuries? How did they not run out of fuel? Or do those spaceship have nigh infinite fuel?
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Why did Wilson betray Project Lazarus?

The opening sequence of Mass Effect 2 features Wilson, one of the specialists assigned to revive the dead Commander Shepard, betraying the team and trying to kill them all with the station's mechs. ...
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What did Desolas mean by “civilian rulers?”

In the middle of a lengthy monologue (Mass Effect: Library Edition volume 1 p. 167, originally in Mass Effect: Evolution #4), Desolas says this: According to the in-game codex (Secondary Codex -> ...
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How did those characters flee so far in the Mass Effect 3 ending?

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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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What happens to the Fleets at the end of Mass Effect 3?

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Why did Catalyst offer the other options to Shepard at all?

In Mass Effect 3, The above is with reference to the below video major ending spoilers: If Catalyst already believes that to be the ideal solution, why offer the ...
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What is the name of the track that plays before the Geth Armature fight on Therum?

The other night my friend was having me listen to samples from the Mass Effect soundtrack(s) (she said there was more then 1 for the first game) that she was going to get me, making sure that I ...
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Why does Legion have to be used instead of any Geth?

In Mass Effect 3 if Legion survives the second game you find him in a Geth ship boosting Reaper codes against his will, but even if he doesn't survive they make a remake of him as a form of VI. But ...
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How did they maintain the Nexus/Arks in good condition?

The exposition of Mass Effect: Andromeda is that the Nexus and the five Arks are on a journey to the Andromeda Galaxy in FTL-travel. This travel needs approximately 600 years and the colonists are in ...
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Why is the krogan genophage dilemma portrayed so inconsistently?

The ethical problems with the Krogan stem from their massive birth rate: an adult female who lives for centuries pops out ~1 surviving child per Solar year and ~999 that don't survive, or a total ...
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First contact protocol(s) in Mass Effect

I wonder, what are (or have been) first contact policies for each species in Mass Effect along the timeline ? I found some examples in the corresponding wikia, like the peacefull first contact ...
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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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What does XO mean/stand for? [closed]

In the first Mass Effect game, After obtaining the Normady when you leave the Ship's VI says XO Presley has the Deck. and when you return it says XO Presley stands relived. Now i am assuming ...

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