Ok but imagine if the turians got the asari treatment. We’d have three games filled with super hot human-looking dudes with maybe some weird feathers instead of hair and maybe wings hiding in their armor. Just an entire planet filled with hot dudes. C-Sec is filled with hot dudes. They wear tight armor because their skin is super thick and heavy armor just slows them down. They gotta have reach and flexibility.
Asari got the turian treatment. They’re weird-looking as fuck. Their faces look like squids and their crest-thingies are literal tentacles. They’re super soft and vulnerable so they wear heavy armor at all times. Asari pole dancers? An acquired taste. Looks fucking weird.
BioWare may be trash. The gaming world may not be ready. But I am.
Does anyone else ever think about how strange it is that a galactic community ruled by
a monogendered race
an asexual race organized by matriarchal clans
an egalitarian race that doesn’t care if you’re male or female
supposedly came up with a very human-like misogynistic culture complete with gentlemen’s clubs and sexist comments (but only to Femshep) and rampant objectification of the asari? Like, isn’t it silly that the galaxy’s supposed culturally dominant race doesn’t actually dictate the cultural norms and instead is misunderstood and diminished for being more open about their sexuality? THAT’S NOT HOW CULTURAL IMPERIALISM WORKS GDI.
Asari attitudes towards sex (and most other things) should be the standard in Citadel space… but no, Bioware wanted sexy babes but also didn’t want to give them any actual power, so we get this weird universe with a race that’s simultaneously discriminated against while supposedly dominating in culture and philosophy. How even does that happen.