However, I wouldn't mourn Thane's death. [18] His "balaclava-style" helmets tried to reflect his criminal background by imitating ski masks. The character is critically acclaimed and well received by critics and fans, with attention drawn to his complex characterization and as a positive depiction of a character with disabilities and openly religious video game character. [18] Thane ultimately went through eight or nine "phases" before his design was finalised. The authors posited that in the alternative, Thane and his religion are clearly recognized as alien by players, which do not invite comment on real world religions and spirituality, wheres the same cannot be said of Ashley and her religiosity. I remember doing Thane's mission first seemed to flow with the dialog and it seeming awkward to do it second. Irikah gave him a coin that once belonged to her father, telling him to rub it whenever he felt restless. The morning after the party while the rest of the crew starts boarding the Normandy, Shepard continues to look out at the ship from the Docking Bay. Thane is off on a job and we need to go find him. In the regular edition, Thane is depicted with his trusty M … He elaborates by saying that his condition now requires daily medical treatment, and that would be impossible aboard the Normandy. He thought freedom would mean exactly as is, but as it turned out he felt a mixture of elation and uncertainty. He felt his conscious mind slipping away from his body once more, and was content to let it. Thane tracked Stiv down and prepared to snipe at him. [9], Thane was first trained by his hanar masters as an assassin since he was six, making his first assassination by the time he reached twelve. Thane is a possible romantic interest for a female Shepard. Thane finished the job, killing everyone involved in his wife's murder. In Mass Effect 2, if players opt for the female version of Commander Shepard, they’re eventually presented with the chance to romance Thane, the green-skinned drell assassin. Before the suicide mission, Thane will go up to Shepard's cabin and tell her that before he was diagnosed with his disease, he had no fear of death. [3], "I look at myself and I don’t see even the most remote possibility of an action hero, yet Thane opened new doors. But by the end of his life, he discovered his true purpose. While he is glad for the chance he has had to redeem himself and to reconnect with his son, he confesses he is not at peace. This event caused him to abandon their young son Kolyat, a decision that still haunts him. He was unable to make the kill at the time, and for days he wandered aimlessly. Thane Krios is a drell assassin, rumored to be the most skilled in the galaxy. 1/4 scale), the Thane exclusive statue is carefully cast in polystone resin and hand-painted by artisans. It has been so long since he had someone that the thought of losing them concerns him. Depending on the selected dialog option, Shepard will comment that Thane's condition is not bad yet, feeling concerned about the fact that she doesn't know how much longer the two have, at which point Liara reminds her that this is no different than is the case with any asari who is in a relationship with someone of a short-lived species (in comparison to asari standards), such as a human. He had flaws and nuances. He is absent the first time Shepard visits the Citadel to visit Ashley/Kaidan in the hospital and to meet with the Council, but after Shepard rescues Primarch Victus from Menae and brings him aboard the Normandy, Thane will send Shepard an e-mail explaining he heard a rumor that the Normandy was docked at the Citadel, and he wants Shepard to come visit him at the hospital. Thane's outfit was made available for purchase via the Xbox LIVE Avatar Marketplace at a price of US $3.99. Game: Mass Effect Series characters/pairing: Thane x Reader Disclaimer: Bioware owns all things associated with the Mass Effect series. Thane deemed it clumsy, crediting Arashu's grace as the only reason he was the one left standing. Rogers appreciated that not only did the writers of Mass Effect present Thane as "one of the few chronically ill characters to play a significant role in any video game" which she could identify herself with, they did not give Thane a cure narrative as part of his story arc, which Rogers found to be respectful. Grant Thane's wish by going to the Citadel. If Shepard has begun a romance with another person, she may still say "you won't be alone for long" even if she also behaved romantically with Thane up until this point. Following the service, Shepard could also view some video recordings made by Thane addressed to Shepard. I'll also tell you where to find the viper sniper rifle and how to handle the krogan bounty hunter at the elevator. You own you. His handler warned him that not all were destined for happiness, but Thane was willing to take the chance. I finally decided to do the Garrus mission first and there was no crash. His mind slipped into darkness and he disregarded his clean-kill approach for brutal torture. FEATURES. Encountering Thane, an assassin on Illium, with some style. Thane's story revolves around his son, Kolyat, and his desire to rescue him from a life of crime. If Thane was romanced, there will be a fourth message for Shepard. Thane realized how long and deeply he sunk into battle sleep, as Irikah's presence made him feel alive for the first time. Liara also recommends Shepard to make use of her time with Thane rather than dwelling on it, and wishes the two happiness regardless. This option avoids the romantic encounter. “Kalahira, mistress of inscrutable depths, I ask forgiveness. He also praised Thane's "gravelly voice", while another staff member rated the character for his perceived sex appeal. He was eventually granted his freedom with the hanar's blessing. He observed that Mass Effect 2 does not portray its religious and spiritual themes in a positive light, but he considered Thane to be an interesting case because the violence he commits is not informed by his religion, "although it allows for it. Pursuing this dialogue with him will not unlock the Paramour achievement. [3], Thane's critical reception has been very positive. Thane notes that while he has always striven to kill his targets as quickly and cleanly as possible, he took extra time with them. Thane was born in 2146. Leng escapes and Shepard is able to call medical aid for the drell as he falls unconscious. Although he has long known he would die, he tells Shepard he is now afraid of death, presumably because of their relationship and is ashamed that he is. If Shepard has no other love interest who stops for a final word with her, Thane's spirit walks up to her, telling her that he is glad that she was able to have the time to celebrate. It included multiple ties-in such as novels, comics and an animated movie. He wanted to tell his siha how he felt sooner, but because of Shepard's circumstance back on Earth and Kolyat taking much of his time, he must compose it as a message. The two battle for a moment, with Thane keeping up despite his illness and even managing to throw off the assassin with biotics. He made up his mind to know more about the woman who would give her life to a stranger, stalking her like prey as per his training. This mod allows for the eye to rotate without deforming and messing up Thane's iris (I suspect that's the reason they made his eye so dark just to hide this error). He then talks about living as a model citizen to serve as an example for Kolyat, and succeeding. Thane Krios is a fictional character in BioWare's Mass Effect franchise, who first appeared in Mass Effect 2 as a party member (or "squadmate"). Thane is an excellent choice for assassinating the likes of rival crime gang leaders, the bosses of slaver ships, rogue soldiers or hackers, and the like. Despite their rocky first meeting, Thane and Irikah eventually grew close. I was doing Thane's first and always crashing at the end of the Illusive Man's summary. They contrasted Thane's positive reception as an unambiguously pious character to the broad negativity many players have shown towards human squadmate Ashley William's expressions of faith in the original Mass Effect. If asked to be recruited, he will refuse, stating Shepard needs the best and his condition prevents him from performing. Kolyat explains that he brought a prayer book, and asks the Commander to join him: “Kalahira, this one's heart is pure, but beset by wickedness and contention. Thane returns in Mass Effect 3 provided he survived the events of Mass Effect 2. The woman stepped in front of Thane's scope to prevent him from killing his target. Thane: Attacking the Collectors would require passing through the Omega 4 relay. In the Mass Effect 3: Citadel DLC, Shepard may hold a memorial service for Thane at their apartment. Thane was the first Mass Effect 2 squadmate to be revealed by BioWare in early 2009. Thane resides at the Huerta Memorial Hospital located in the Citadel under the name Tannor Nuara. When he reached the age of six, he was chosen by the Hanar to be trained as an assassin. On one of their dates Irikah suggested that he was free to decide his own future, causing Thane to seriously consider a life with her. Guide him to where all hunters return, where all storms become still, where all stars show the path. Gaming Heads proudly presents the Mass Effect™: Thane regular edition statue (also available in an exclusive edition). Thane appears in the hospital on the Citadel, and tells Shepard he is now in the terminal stages of his illness and cannot join Shepard in the fight against the Reapers. [11], Matt Cronn from Geeks Under Grace, an American pop culture website which publishes news, culture, reviews, and videos from a Christian perspective, examined some of the religious beliefs espoused by Thane within the context of commonly accepted Christian doctrine. If Shepard chooses not to join Kolyat in prayer, then the prayer spoken will differ greatly. Thane begins to shed tears, but Shepard comforts him, and the two spend the night together. When Thane's assassin training began at age six, concepts like honor and free will meant little to him. Researcher Greg Perreault examined Mass Effect 2 as part of his research on the depiction of religion as violent or problematic in video games. The lock-in response was paraphrased as "I'm here for you", which inadvertently led people who aren't interested in romancing Thane to go down that path and people who. As the relationship progresses, Thane will open up his feelings for Shepard and call her "siha", one of the angels in Drell religion. However, Tim Clark dislikes Thane and called him "just a big green cloud of glum". He likes that BioWare still made an effort to remind players to cherish the things that matter to them as individuals, such as their life goals and loved ones, even if Mass Effect is a game series that resolves around big, galaxy-shifting decisions and impossible odds. If you didn't talk to Thane prior to the attack on the Citadel, Kirrahe will intervene instead of Thane and die in his place. [4][5], Thane was raised on the ocean planet of Kahje, the homeworld of the hanar. Shepard responds that she wished Thane was with her. As with Legion being the only named Geth, there are few named Drell in the Mass Effect games. [19] The character was originally intended to have three metal earrings on the sides of his head, but the developers forgot to include this in his model. Thane is unusual among drell in that he follows the old polytheistic religion of his species rather than adopting those of the hanar or asari and spends much of his time in prayer and meditation, even within his work. The measure of an individual can be difficult to discern by actions alone. [24] IGN's Steven Hopper listed him as the sixth best Mass Effect companion, saying he had "one of the most engaging story arcs" in Mass Effect 2 and crediting his complexity. Intrigued, Thane began to develop an interest in the woman. This acknowledgement brings tears to Shepard's eyes. Pressly was the first person Shepard can choose to talk to in the first game. Only available at the Gaming Heads store, the Thane exclusive edition statue depicts him in prayer with head bowed. He spent much time being molded into what the hanar needed him to be, often in the middle of demanding exercises like standing barechested on one foot on a pole with waves crashing all around. A male Shepard asks Kolyat why Thane would ask for forgiveness when his final actions were that of a hero, and a female Shepard would ask why the last verse of the prayer said 'she'. As Kolyat and Shepard recite the prayer, Thane passes away. Thane occasionally loses himself reliving the perfect recall of some of his memories and can describe them in flawless detail. [17] They asked the women in the office what they "liked" in their aliens. He apologized for his actions and carried her off, offering a prayer to Kalahira to guide her through the dark and to show her how to live her life. Thane Krios is a fictional character in BioWare's Mass Effect franchise, who first appeared in Mass Effect 2 as a party member (or "squadmate"). Thane shares his concerns of his son Kolyat to Shepard. Mass Effect Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. In a forum post by Thane's writer Patrick Weekes, which is inaccessible after EA permanently shut down Bioware's forums on August 26, 2016,[15] he noted that, “in many ways, the description for Kepral’s Syndrome is similar to the real-life disease cystic fibrosis.”[3] Chris Hepler was Thane's writer for Mass Effect 3. Thane asks for forgiveness after each kill, even going as far as to ignore those in his immediate vicinity until he is finished doing so. Gaming Heads proudly presents the Mass Effect™: Thane exclusive edition statue. He compared Thane's prayers for his own wicked self to the concept of original sin and the practice of Christians praying to God for forgiveness of their own sins. She can also ask to spend a little "private" time with him, resulting in a brief cut scene. Thane's wife was later murdered by mercenaries who were pursuing her husband. Gaming Heads proudly presents the Mass Effect™: Thane regular edition statue. In his words, it was as if his soul had gone to sleep while his body carried on. Siha, I'm afraid I've picked a bad time to leave. It is a good end to a life. [3] The character also appears in Mass Effect 3, the final game in the trilogy, where his condition has worsened. He then says it was a good fight; Shepard smiles, saying it was a great fight. Completing the missions unlocks Thane's Shredder Ammo ability. Mass Effect - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,659 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Published: 1/28/2013 - Shepard (F), Thane K. - Complete The Fading Sun by Orifiel reviews "Her sweet whispers urge my heart to persist in beating, shield my mind from suffering the toll, bid my flesh to remember our meeting, and write her love all across my soul." [32] A 2014 IGN reader poll, to determine the "Ultimate RPG Party", had Thane be the eleventh-most voted in character. [18] The team went "back to the drawing board",[17] with Thane later becoming a mix of "aquatic" and "reptilian" characteristics. Limited to only 1000 units worldwide! SPOILER: Since Thane has a terminal illness, why stop his death? [17] Concept artists began by drawing on lizards and birds-of-paradise for inspiration. [18], Joe Skrebels from IGN was of the opinion that Thane's final appearance bears a resemblance to Abe Sapien from the Hellboy series.[20]. Should both Tali and Legion be chosen for your squad to fight the Oculus, and Kasumi hasn't been acquired, Thane will appear in their place on the engineering deck during the crash in the debris field. At a deserted alley Thane drew his knife on a slumped and weakened Rasa, utterly prepared to use it. He decided to settle down with her and left the service of his hanar masters through a voluntary severance of their Compact relationship. The most dangerous assassin in the galaxy isn’t somewhere in Illium. However, these attempts were considered to ruin his whole design. He is a highly skilled professional assassin who utilizes a mixture of stealth, firearms, hand-to-hand combat techniques, and biotic powers. She was having a bad day before Thane ruined it further, and in her delirium confessed that she wasn't prepared to die there. The second message opens with Thane apologizing for not receiving Shepard's reply if there ever was one due to Thane living under the radar. [11] On the other hand, Thane is unwavering in his determination to separate his moral conscience from the killing he has committed, and that they aren't anything he bears guilt for; according to drell religious teachings, the body and soul are separate, thus the person who hires him bears the guilt as his body is merely their tool. The mercenaries paid the Shadow Broker for his identity and killed Thane's wife because they were unwilling to face Thane himself. After Thane dies, the letter from his Shadow Broker dossier will appear in Shepard's e-mail. The character is a drell, a race of extraterrestrial reptilian humanoids who form a sociopolitical alliance with the hanar, a species of jellyfish-like entities known for their strict adherence to polite speech and proper etiquette. [7] The drell consider their service to the hanar an honor, regardless of the nature of the task. 1) Thane's eyeball mesh. En route to the Omega 4 Relay, Thane comes to Shepard's quarters. Thane prays before each mission and asks for forgiveness from his gods after each kill. Eventually he learned the name of the final culprit, a goon named Stiv Kay. [17] BioWare started with a written description of Thane, and wanted to emphasise him as a "career assassin" while keeping him attractive as a possible romantic interest for female players. During one particular assassination mission, a civilian woman noticed Thane's targeting laser. Standing approximately 18.5 inches tall (i.e. No responsibilities, no fears. Despite his illness, he could run, kick ass, shoot a gun, and keep up with Commander Shepard. Mass Effect was a landmark video game trilogy released from 2007 to 2012. His memories of Irikah blocking his scope came unbidden, but Thane pulled the trigger anyway. In one of the trailers Thane was shown using "Pull field", but in game he doesn't have this power. If you didn't talk to Thane prior to the attack on the Citadel, Kirrahe will intervene instead of Thane … Kolyat ends the service with a small speech of his own and a thanks to all who attended. Thane tossed the coin Irikah gave him into the sea, vowing to follow the path he's given to its conclusion. Kelly will say that Thane wishes to speak to Shepard. Alternately, if Captain Kirrahe survived Virmire and Shepard did not talk to Thane before the attack, Kirrahe will be the one to save the salarian councilor and die in the process. Despite his profession, Thane is a deeply spiritual man who prays for success in his missions. He asks Shepard to go to the Citadel to stop his son from becoming like his father. [8] Thane possesses eidetic memory, a genetic trait typical of the drell species. [27] Ben Griffins said Thane is one of his favourite BioWare companions, and that everything about the character is "fascinating" to him. Thane tells her to finish it and when she goes to the sea, he "will be waiting for her at the shore." In one of the trailers Thane was shown using "Pull field", but in game he doesn't have this power. Thane returned to Irikah with the news and wed her in short order. “Kalahira, this one's heart is pure, but beset by wickedness and contention. Some time after Kolyat was ten years old, Irikah was murdered in revenge for a batarian mercenary leader whom Thane had killed. [17] Debates were had over whether Thane should wear tight assassin-appropriate clothing or a loose jacket that evoked the feeling of a professional. He wasn't the most significant character, and he was pretty xenophobic toward the Turians, but his death in Mass Effect 2 when the first Normandy was destroyed did hurt. [18] Early on, the developers tried to remove his jacket over animation concerns. [29] Tina Amini from Kotaku claimed that she reloaded an earlier save and spent at least another 40 hours making alternate decisions for her Mass Effect 2 playthrough just to ensure that Thane, whom she find compelling as a love interest for her Shepard character, survives the suicide mission and expressed a hope that their romance story arc would be continued for Mass Effect 3. Thane sought an audience with the hanar priest that was his handler, first citing his exemplary service as reason enough to be released from his Compact. Further games will follow in 2016 and beyond, although they will form a separate storyline. Confirm that you want to dock on the Citadel. When the hanar wasn't inclined to agree, Thane argued that their Enkindlers raised up the hanar to enable them to forge their own destinies. Time for me is short, siha, but any I have is yours to take. We're off to recruit an assassin. While the relationship itself does not carry forward into Mass Effect 3 due to the conclusion of his story arc, the player has the choice to spend private time with him at the Citadel hospital as his health deteriorates. [25] GRY Online included Thane in their list of the best assassins in video games in a 2015 article. Standing approximately 18.5 inches tall (i.e. The character is a drell, a race of extraterrestrial reptilian humanoids who form a sociopolitical alliance with the hanar, a species of jellyfish-like entities known for their strict adherence to polite speech and proper etiquette. An external stimulus may trigger an involuntary memory recall, which are so vivid and detailed that some drell may mistake it for reality. Thane is wracked by pain, prompting Kolyat to continue the next two lines of the prayer. After the remaining Cerberus forces have been routed, Shepard visits Thane in the hospital where doctors tell Shepard that due to his blood loss and his illness is in the final stages, there is nothing else they can do but to comfort him during his final moments. [31] Savage observed that "this isn't a fate experienced by many major game characters". Thane sees his body as merely a tool or vessel through which people can choose to commit an act of murder, similar to a gun. In visits to Thane in the Life Support room, he tells Shepard that he has never been involved with a member of a different species, but looks forward to the memories of the two of them figuring it out together. Thane asked her why, and she simply replied she never lived her life. "[12] GamesRadar's Jordan Baughman cited Thane as an example of BioWare's "The Honor-bound Psychotic" character archetype, specifically a religious zealot who "adheres to a special code that dictates his murder frenzies". 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