It’s probably not a huge surprise that my favorite female companion is Tali, is it?
I love Tali. I love Tali for many reasons. She is resourceful; she is fun; she is smart. She is flirty and in charge of her sexuality; she is a powerful engineer who doubles as a shot-gun wielding maniac in a fire fight.
More than any of that, though I love Tali because she is our door to thinking about Mass Effects’ galactic society.
Shepard and co.were all lucky enough to be born human. Being born human isn’t quite as privileged as being born salarian, turian, or asari, but it’s close. Everybody knows that your race will get a council seat sooner, rather than later. Everybody knows that you are to be respected.
Your first likely Citadel recruit – Garrus – doesn’t break the status quo. He’s respectful to you. But the next two recruits completely shatter our ideas about the power distribution of this universe.
Wrex is kind of nasty. He’s brusque, short-tempered, and dangerous. He works as a mercenary, an assassin; any kind of talk about Tuchanka visibly bristles him. It’s clear that he takes a lot of pride in his Krogan identity, but he comes across as hostile and threatening whenever you want to talk to him about it. Any attempts to relate Krogan history to human history with him fall flat. It’s easy for a player to look at Wrex and go “This is someone who fits every possible stereotype about his people. I guess Krogans really are as bad as everyone says.”
In contrast, Tali is a sweetheart. Tali keeps quiet about her quarian heritage at first. She does not hesitate to help you. She does not complain about being a dextro soldier on a levo ship. She is all too eager to help you go after Saren, even though she doesn’t have a personal stake in that fight. Tali is, in short, Wrex’s polar opposite.
And then you get in an elevator with her and Garrus, and Garrus snidely says: “I hope your people are contrite for unleashing the Geth, Tali.”
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Aaaaand I forgot about this. Knew I would. Eh. I’ll just do two today.
Anyways, this is another one of those ‘no contest’ things. Rose Tyler is and always will be my favorite companion for so many reasons. I felt like we could all really identify with Rose - she was that completely average girl who grew up on an estate, dropped out of school, worked in a shop, lived with her mum. There was nothing extraordinary about her, and there’s something about that which makes her so much more real. Of course, then she goes and becomes a goddess of time, which, can I just say, is one of the most epic things to ever happen on television ever. Period.
She’s wonderful, really. She’s kind and compassionate and purely good at her core, something which is hard to find in people these days. She’s strong and determined and stands up for what she believes in. And don’t think that because she hasn’t got her A-levels she’s not clever as hell. There have been so many times that her quick thinking have gotten them out of a spot of trouble when the Doctor was too busy doing something else - for example, defending his sonic screwdriver (see The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances - remember, she grabs the squareness gun and opens a hole in the floor and saves them all while the Doctor’s shouting at Jack?). She’s really just an incredible character and a perfect companion, and I love her. And so does the Doctor.
It’s not just that she was the first companion I knew, It’s that she’s the one who i believed helped the Doctor the most. She’s the one companion who truly mattered and was revelant even after she left. She didn’t have an smart job like Martha and wasn’t the most important woman in all of creation like Donna but she cared about everyone before herself, from the start. Most of the companions the doctor travels with find out as they travel that they can actually do amazing things and impact people. But Rose just starts off from the beginning knowing who she is and just tries to help out the war-worn Doctor. For those reasons, The Doctor cared about Rose so much that he blew up a star to say goodbye and it’s only terribly sad that in the end, she got the doctor but he didn’t get her.