A little makeover for Thane … yes poor him, he should just change his tights sometimes :p !


Un p’tit changement de look pour Thane… bin oui le pauvre, il doit bien changer de collants de temps en temps :p !


T H A N E   K R I O S

We made many thumbnail drawings for early Thane concepts. Early in development, concept artists are given as much freedom as possible. For Thane, some drew upon lizards or birds of paradise for inspiration. Later refinements led to a mixture of aquatic and reptilian characteristics. Also included are some concepts for jewelry on his face and neck. Only his necklace made it into the final game.

In early passes at Thane’s clothing, we debated whether to give him tight clothing, suitable for an assassin, or a loose-fitting jacket that spoke of the image of a professional. Variations on Thane’s face included a mannequin-like, “perfect human” appearance, but this was considered off-putting for a character intended as a potential romantic interest.

Closing in on the final concept, the artists used an open-collared look for a rebellious vibe. Early attempts to remove the jacket because of animation concerns ended up destroying the entire design. Thane’s balaclava-style helmets were intended to evoke a ski mask, signifying his criminal background.

Things I want to see in the next Mass Effect

-Ridiculously detailed character creation.
-Ridiculously detailed armor and weapon customization.
-Female Turians.
-Female Drell.
-More Krogans.
-Ship customization.
-More Elcor and Hanar in important roles.
-A Volus squadmate.
-Squadmate leveling and class-change akin to Fire Emblem
-Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer classes available for single-player.
-Lots of story content to match the size of the world.
-Melee centric classes.
-No more Reapers.