I was thinking about Javik’s statement about protheans dating asari and now I have a mental image of one flirting with a primitive asari in tribal garb and saying
"hey babe, what’s your name? Mine is Janiri but you may call me the god of fertility.”
this is some of the most inane shit I have heard in a very long time
being “hella privileged” relative to the other characters does not mean Garrus is coded as white. making naive bigoted comments does not mean Garrus is coded as white. first of all, there is an entire world of intra-racial fuckshit that goes on in and between POC groups. second of all, imposing a real world western-centric model of human race relations on fictional alien species who have entirely different (and extremely complicated) histories and racial dynamics, who don’t even operate under the same kinds of structures of privilege and oppression (which species is coded as black in this scenario? bc anti-blackness is the fulcrum of white supremacy) is some fucking bullshit i refuse to even entertain.
furthermore all of this is ignoring the entire fucking context of the conversation in which humanized aliens was brought up in the first goddamn place, which is fandom’s continued boner for portraying every single alien crewmember as white, in fan art and fan casts, whether it makes sense for their species or not (and it never actually does make sense)
the fact that Garrus is continually drawn and fancast as white has fuck all to do with how he OR turians are allegedly racialized (turians, who BTW live in a deeply collectivist society that brings to mind many Confucianist values, and who sometimes adopt Buddhism because it meshes so well with their cultural beliefs)
the reason that fans do this is because of a white supremacist mindset that considers “white” the default setting for “human”, it does not even occur to some of them to make brown humans, and they literally cannot conceive of a story where white heroes are in the minority. and they do this to Garrus specifically because he is seen as sexy and cool and a popular love interest for Shepard, who is also always white to these people.
I honestly cried looking at this lineup
I wanted to draw garrus in a leather jacket so I DID
Alternate romances in Mass Effect 2.
In that lovely, awkward conversation with Mordin, femshep has some extra dialogue that never saw the light of day. It appears that at one point, Tali, Jack and Miranda were all romance options for femshep and some dialogue was recorded to that effect. Sadly this didn’t make it into the final game.
And broshep isn’t left out! He surprisingly has something to say about Garrus during this conversation.
16 seconds long.
Mass Effect 3 - The Team Distracts the Guard