Thane: The measure of an individual can be difficult to discern by actions alone.
Character: Thane Krios
Kolyat: All of you, back off! I’ll kill him!
Shepard: No you won’t.
Kolyat: Oh my gods.
Shepard: Hostages only work when your enemy cares if they live.
Thane: Interesting solution.
Thane: I abandoned them. No, not all at once. Nothing dramatic, no sneaking out in the middle of the night. No final argument or slammed door. I just… did my job.
Thane: Laser dot trembles on the skull. Spice on the spring wind. Sunset eyes defiant in the scope. A bystander noticed my spotting laser and threw herself between me and the target. She couldn’t see me… but she stared me down.
Shepard: It was odd that you just blurted that out… just another vivid drell memory?
Thane: Not… no. She was a vivid person.
Shepard: Did you take the shot?
Thane: Not that day.
Shepard: You don’t act like a dying man.
Thane: You have the advantage there, Shepard. You’ve already died. Perhaps later you can give me some suggestions.
Thane: I don’t need your help, I want it! The last time I saw my son– They’ve wrapped her body in sea vines, weighted it with stones. He tries to pull from me, calls for her. The hanar lift her off the platform, they sing like bells. “The fire has gone to be kindled anew.” He begs them not to take her away. They let her body slide into the water. He hits me. “Don’t let them! Stop them! Why weren’t you–” It rains. It always rains on Kahje. Warm water pours down his face.
Shepard: I didn’t mean to make you relive that.
Thane: Perfect memory. It is sometimes a burden.
Thane: “Siha.” Someday I’ll tell you what it means.
Thane: The universe is a dark place. I’m trying to make it brighter before I die.