Mass Effect 30 Day Challenge — Day 5: Favorite Character
Every once in a blue moon, when I’m reading a book or watching a show or playing a game, there will be a character that comes along and really gives me this jaw-dropping appreciation for the art of storytelling. Mordin is a hodge-podge of many aspects: the cold and calculating academic, the comic relief, the tragic elder, the insane doctor, and many messianic archetypes across the spectrum of good and evil. It shouldn’t work, it shouldn’t all come together to create an utterly realistic character— a character who is so very, very human and so very, very alien.
So, here’s to you, Mordin. You’re the only character I’m aware of who could have pulled all this off. It had to be you, you perfect, perfect Salarian.