I don’t understand why people are already crafting these elaborate headcanons for Mass Effect Andromeda characters knowing precisely nothing about them. Why you want to set yourselves up for disappointment like that?
I’ve always seen Garrus and my Shepards as Legolas and Gimil. I even have a head cannon where they find my Shepard among the rubble and she whispers Garrus’s name. When he’s in her eyesight she smiles at him and says, “I took the kill shot.”
ok this might be super cracky and weird but as someone who enjoys both history and mass effect i noticed something:
the council races are basically the great powers in the world throughout modern history
the asari are great britain because they are the oldest and pretty traditional and they used to be the biggest power around but have now lost most of their influence
humans are the usa because they are the most recent to join space/world politics. also they have a shitty leader i might add
salarians might represent germany since they innovate more than they actually produce. also they are good at genocide.
quarians are china with their one-child-policy, who have a long history and tradition but were forced to restructure their economy and living-situation
Krogans could be russia/udssr since they live in a difficult environment that makes parts of their planet/country hard to use for production of goods or living. they are also one of the biggest military-powers