Ah, yes. This bastard.
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— Giant Bomb (@giantbomb) September 18, 2018
Lemme tell you about this bastard. After the fold, because spoilers.
SOB’s name is Balak: he’s a batarian (slave-owning alien species) ‘terrorist’ who first shows up in a DLC for Mass Effect. The one where Shepard had to stop him from dropping an asteroid on a human colony. She had to let him go, thanks to circumstances, but Shepard promised — she promised — that the Alliance would eventually track this guy down and double-tap him. And Shepard meant that.
Fast forward to Mass Effect 3, where Shepard finally gets into a confrontation with Balak (because nobody else in the galaxy apparently can wipe their own nose without help… sorry). Only problem is, the scumbag is apparently the only batarian left in their government (and that’s why the earlier scare quotes around ‘terrorist’) who can rally the shattered remnants of the batarian military for the fight against the Reapers. But Shepard can still shoot him! Go ahead! I mean, if your personal honor is worth more than a few million more dead soldiers, Shepard…
God damn it, but that one still rankles. Jackwagon probably survived the final battle, too. He’s just the type to do so.