Kaidan: Big place!
Character: Kaidan Alenko
Sovereign: Rudimentary creatures of blood and flesh. You touch my mind, fumbling in ignorance, incapable of understanding.
Kaiden Alenko: I don’t think this is a VI.
Sovereign: There is realm of existence so far beyond your own you cannot even imagine it. I am beyond your comprehension. I am Sovereign.
Kaidan: I just want to know, is the person I followed to hell and back–the person that I loved–are you still in there… somewhere?
Shepard: They didn’t change me, Kaidan. Or how I feel about you. But words won’t convince you, will they?
Kaidan: Those asari commando units are impressive. Lightly armored, but their speed more than makes up for it.
Ashley: Unless that speed lets them outrun bullets, I’m more inclined to stick with nice solid armor and a big gun.
Kaidan: Point taken.
Ashley: Huh. Nobody died.
Kaiden: I could shoot someone if it would make you feel better.
Ashley: Nah, I’m good.
Female Shepard: The council represents more races than I thought. No wonder they’re careful with newcomers.
Kaidan: They probably just want to keep everything running. It has to be hard keeping all these cultures working together.
Ashley: Or maybe they just don’t like humans.
Female Shepard: Why not? We’ve got oceans, beautiful women, this emotion called love. According to the old vids, we have everything they want.
Kaidan: When you put it that way, there’s no reason they wouldn’t like you. I mean, us! Humans! Ma’am.
Ashley: You don’t take much shore leave, do you, LT?
Liara: It would be wise to avoid touching any controls without reading the instructions.
Kaidan: It’s always a good idea to RTFM, ma’am.
Liara: …to what?
Kaidan: Fifty thousand years to figure this out and it’s down to twenty-five mutineers. Way to go, Team Milky Way.
Kaidan: I haven’t spent much time with any krogan before, Wrex. I have to say, you’re not what I expected.
Wrex: Right. Because you humans have a wide range of cultures and attitudes, but krogan all think and act exactly alike.
Kaidan: Look, I didn’t mean —- Just forget I said anything.
Kaidan: I’ve heard some humans are angry at the quarians after the attack on Eden Prime. After all, you created the geth.
Tali: The geth killed billions and forced us from our homeworld. Most quarians believe we have paid properly for our mistake.
Kaidan: Hopefully having you with us fighting Saren will change people’s minds.
Kaidan: Hearing about the Protheans makes me wonder if some distant civilization is going to find our artifacts someday and study us.
Liara: I have often wondered the same thing, Lieutenant. Artifacts of vanished cultures are reminders of our own mortality.
Kaidan: I’m not afraid to die. I guess I just want to be remembered by more than a few trinkets in a ruin somewhere.
Kaidan: Well, Garrus, any regrets about leaving Citadel Security?
Garrus: Fighting a rogue Spectre with countless lives at stake and no regulations to get in the way? I’d say that beats C-Sec.
Kaidan: Well, we don’t lack for excitement, that’s for sure.
Liara: Lieutenant? In the last few fights, your biotics seemed to pack more punch. Is it practice, or are you actually getting stronger?
Kaidan: I’ve always held back a little when I used my powers on living targets. Fear of hurting someone, I guess. After what I saw on Eden Prime, I’m not holding back any more. Not against the geth, not against anyone.
Wrex: So tell me, who’d win in a fight between you and Shepard?
Kaidan: What? Commander Shepard is my superior officer. I can’t imagine us ever having to fight.
Wrex: You can’t? That’s why Shepard’s your superior officer. And that’s why Shepard would win.
Garrus: Your biotics are impressive, Lieutenant. I’m surprised that humans stopped using the L2 configuration with results like yours.
Kaidan: My headaches can be pretty bad, and I’m one of the lucky L2 implants. The L3’s are safer.
Garrus: Humanity will be judged by the sacrifices its people are willing to make, Lieutenant. The turians would have kept the L2 implants.