I had a heck of a time capturing this and maybe someone’s already posted a better version, but I thought this was a super interesting bit of dialogue re: asari and gender.
[[transcript since holo-Jien insisted on talking over them: asari: Yes, the gender binary of other races is irrelevant to us. angara: I’ve been using feminine pronouns this entire time. Should I- asari: In my case it’s fine to continue. Thank you for asking, I appreciate it. Some asari prefer male pronouns, while others gravitate toward gender-neutral where language allows. angara: My people have several pronouns to identify themselves with. Perhaps I should prepare a document. asari: Please do.]]
So in Mass Effect 2 on Illium there is a small quest about a Krogan named Charr trying to woo back his Asari girlfriend with poetry.
It turns out they were dating but she had to tell him that while Asari could have children with any race, they would always be Asari, not Krogan. This is an issue because of the Genophage, the mass-infertility plague the Krogan suffer from.
And how does Charr respond? He’s quiet for a long time and say, “I will love our daughters no matter what color they are.”
So all this takes place over three minutes and it’s already one of the best romances I’ve ever seen and has me on the verge of sobbing