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Some Notable Bioware characters who share voice performers

Not a complete list at all but quite a few voice actors and actresses who cross over from Knights of the Old Republic, Mass Effect, and Dragon Age. (list does not include The Old Republic, as I’ve not played that one)

Also worth noting that some of these actors also played minor roles as NPCs in the games, but I couldn’t find all of them (also gave up after Alix Wilton Regan’s went up to 5 picture slots)

Jennifer Hale - Bastila Shan (KOTOR, KOTOR II), Female Shepard (ME, ME2, ME3), Krem (DAI)

Raphael Sbarge - Carth Onasi (KOTOR, KOTOR II), Kaiden Alenko (ME, ME2, ME3)

Steve Blum - Oghren (DAO), Grunt (ME2, ME3)

Alix Wilton Regan - Female Inquisitor (DAI), Comm Specialist Traynor (ME3), Macha (DAII), Ser Cauthrien (DAO)

Nicolas Boulton - Male Hawke (DAII, DAI), Reyes (MEA)

Jo Wyatt - Female Hawke (DAII, DAI) Dr. Cole (ME3) Ostagar Nurse (DAO)

Courtenay Taylor - Juhani (KOTOR), Jack (ME2, ME3)

Freddie Prinze Jr. - James (ME3), The Iron Bull (DAI)

Allegra Clark - Josephine (DAI), Kesh (MEA)

Ali Hillis - Liara T’soni (ME, ME2, ME3) Scout Harding (DAI)

Indira Varma - Vivienne (DAI), Sloane Kelly (MEA), Moshae Sjefa (MEA)

Like I said, not a complete list. I may revisit this post at a later date and add more! If there are any other Bioware carryover voices you’d like to see on the list please let me know!

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Love doesn’t lead to the Dark side. Passion can lead to rage and fear, and can be controlled… But passion is not the same thing as love. Controlling your passions while being in love, that’s what they should teach you to beware. But love itself will save you…not condemn you.
—  Jolee Bindo
This blog is a KotOR female party members and NPCs appreciation zone

Bastila, Juhani, Mission, Kreia, Visas, Brianna, Mira, Yuthura, Atris, Queen Talia, and everyone else

The KotOR series is full of amazing female characters. There is not a single female party members and NPCS from KotOR that I do not love

I commissioned @beastqueenart for art of my Jedi Exile, Wren Sloane, and the pilot of her heart, Atton Rand. It came out exactly like I wanted! Thank you so much for your hard work. They warm my heart and can always make me smile. <3

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“To be united by hatred is a fragile alliance at best.”

These are really my first ever digital drawings…so they aren’t spectacular. (/.\) I’ve been craving KOTOR lately though. As you can tell. If you reblog, please don’t remove the source.

PICTURE: ME, FREAKING OUT ABOUT TLJ

this is literally what I’ve wanted from SW since playing KOTOR II three years ago??? I mean, this is obviously just a teaser trailer, so I need to be careful not to extrapolate a radical shift in narrative from less than three minutes of footage, but! but!!

I’ve been saying for years now that cosmic horror is actually the villain of the SW universe—the concept that, no matter what happens, the Sith are always going to bounce back, the Jedi are always going to fall, there’s always going to be this battle between the light and the dark, the Republic and the Empire, etc. the Galaxy is always going to be entrenched in this awful, centuries-long, bloody war, and why? Atton Rand, the love of my life, says it perfectly:

The Jedi, the Sith. You don’t get it, do you? To the galaxy, they’re the same thing; just men and women with too much power, squabbling over religion while the rest of us burn!

so when Luke says the Jedi need to end, it’s kind of like………… ya, duh. the Jedi are toxic af, and you see that so clearly in KOTOR and KOTOR II, especially when the Council condemns so many innocent people to their deaths. I’m not saying the Jedi are awful—the philosophy behind the Order is, I think, incredibly important, and there are certain things in the Code that I love. but the key here is balance: you can’t just cut yourself off from emotions, but on the flip side, you can’t just let your passions rule you. in order to truly maximize the Force, the Light Side and the Dark Side need to be in harmony, because otherwise there’s just always going to be this power struggle between the different extremes. so when Rey said “balance,” I’m pretty sure I let out a pterodactyl screech, because this is exactly what the franchise (aside from the EU, of course) has been scared to explore since its inception.

plus—Luke is the perfect herald for this radical shift in narrative. just like the Exile was in the Old Republic era! Luke has been portrayed time and time again as having feelings. this wasn’t too important back when SW first came out, but now that we’ve seen the Jedi as they were pre-TCW—heartless, stoic, etc; for those of us who are familiar with TOR, the Order’s corruption isn’t at all surprising—, we know just how revolutionary this is. Luke isn’t a perfect Jedi. he gets angry, he gets attached, he’s human, yet he’s still believed to be the Chosen One. (side note: I know a lot of people consider Anakin to be the Chosen One and, like, that’s cool, you do you, but I still think that, while Anakin certainly instigated the change, Luke is the vessel for it. Luke fulfills the prophecy. Luke is going to bring balance to the Force, not by eliminating the Sith/the Dark Side but by eliminating the need for a binary all together.)

this is super messy but I needed to get it out of my body!!! cosmic horror fascinates me and I’m dying to see the last Jedi (including Finn!!!!!!!!) remake the Galaxy for the better. the only way to end the War is to eliminate the binary—one could even say the Force, if you subscribe to Kreia’s line of thinking. the Jedi are corrupt, as is the Republic. the Sith are corrupt, as is the Empire (I mean, c’mon, space!Nazis). the only way forward is complete and total destruction. it’s time to make the Galaxy anew.

(I also find it super interesting that they’re introducing the “balance” concept so soon after bringing the Republic and the Empire together via an alliance in SWTOR. granted, BioWare did not handle it well, which is probably why they’re returning to the Republic vs. Empire nonsense in 5.2, but I still think it represents a new way of thinking about SW, which is why I’m proud of the devs for going the route they did. going back on 40 years of tradition is not an easy thing to do. but if it’s done skillfully—and I think that, in terms of the movies, it will be—, the payoff will be huge. talk about the kind of binary refusal we’ve been looking for in media for years.)