im on my second full playthrough and for shits and giggles i took grunt on miranda’s loyalty mission. there’s a moment when miranda talks about being genetically engineered and being a legacy and idk if its just the animation but it really looks like grunt is surprised and empathetic with her situation. it got me thinking about how they both were created for a different purpose, and the mission they’re on and their relationships with shepard force them to confront the possibility that their purpose can’t really be fulfilled.
i just imagine miranda having trouble focusing after the mission, freaking out about her misjudgment with niket, and going to grunt just to talk about legacies~ and genetic engineering and grunt is gruff but secretly really pleased. he occasionally hangs out in her office when he’s feeling particularly aggressive because she’s a calming, big-sisterly presence who is both a powerful warrior and a genetic abnormality designed to be “perfect” just like him.