Grunt: I don’t remember anything after I ate the lamp.
From: Mass Effect 3
Wrex: You ready?
Wrex: No worrying? No emotional concerns? You’ve grown up, T’soni.
Liara: Well, I recently discovered that I’m one-quarter krogan.
Wrex: Ha! I knew there was a reason I liked you.
Tali: Back on my pilgrimage, I often walked past that sushi bar and watch the fish inside that tank. I knew they would never let me in, but I always planned that if I prove myself to the galaxy, I’d go there for dinner. And you have broken their floor!
Shepard: Did they have anything that you could eat there?
Tali: Not the point, Shepard.
Shepard: Careful. There goes the next Shadow Broker.
Garrus: Could’ve sworn he was muttering ”T’Soni” the whole time.
Liara: Not funny.
Shepard: You gotta get out of here.
Garrus: And you’ve gotta be kidding me.
Shepard: Don’t argue, Garrus.
Garrus: We’re in this til the end.
Shepard: No matter what happens here… you know I love you, I always will.
Garrus: Shepard I… love you too.
Illusive Man: I’m done helping you.
Shepard: When did you start?
Oleg Petrovsky: And so it begins.
Leviathan: Turn back.
Leviathan: You have come too far.
Shepard: I had to find you.
Leviathan: This is not your domain. You have breached the darkness.
Illusive Man: I warned you. Control is the means to survival. Control of the Reapers… and of you, if necessary.
Anderson: They’re controlling you.
Illusive Man: I don’t think so, Admiral.
Shepard: Controlling me is a lot different than controlling a Reaper.
Illusive Man: Have a little faith.
Illusive Man: When humanity first discovered the mass relays… when we learned there was more to the galaxy then we imagined… there were some who thought the relays should be destroyed. They were scared of what we’d find. Terrified of what we might let in. But look at what humanity has achieved! Since that discovery, our technology has
advanced more than the past 10,000 years combined. And the Reapers will do the same for us again. A thousand fold. But… only if we can harness their ability to control.
Anderson: Bullshit. We destroy them, or they destroy us.
Illusive Man: And waste this opportunity? Never.
Illusive Man: Don’t interfere with my plans Shepard, I won’t warn you again.
Illusive Man: Enjoy your little chat, but don’t overstay your welcome.
Shepard: Eternal. Infinite. Immortal. The man I was used these words, but only now do I truly understand them. And only now do I comprehend the full potential of his decision. Through his death, I was created. Through my birth, his thoughts are freed. They guide me now, give me reason, direction. Just as he gave direction to the ones who followed him, the ones who helped him achieve his purpose. Now my purpose. To give the many hope for a future. To ensure that all have a voice in their future. The man I was knew that he could only achieve this by becoming something greater. There is power in control. There is wisdom in harnessing the strength of your enemy. I will rebuild what the many have lost. I will create a future with limitless possibilities. I will protect and sustain. I will act as guardian for the many. And throughout it all, I will never forget. I will remember the ones who sacrificed themselves so that the many could survive. And I will watch over the ones who live on. Those who carry the memory of the man I once was. The man who gave up his life to become the one who could save the many.
Admiral Hackett: The war is over. The Reapers have been defeated. Against all odds, and in the face of the greatest threat this galaxy has ever known, we survived. We suffered many losses. The relays are severely damaged. But we won. This victory belongs to each of us. Every man, woman and child. Every civilization on every world. Now as
we take our first steps toward restoring what we lost, we must remember what it took to win. This wasn’t a victory by a single fleet, a single army, or even a single species. If this war has taught us anything, it is that we are at our strongest when we work together. And if we can put down our grievances long enough to stop something as powerful as the Reapers, imagine what we can achieve now that they are defeated. It will take time, but we can rebuild everything that was destroyed. Our homes, our worlds, our fleet and defenses… all of this, and more. Together, we can build a future greater than any one of us could imagine. A future paid by the sacrifices of those who fought and died alongside us. A future that may will never see. An while we still have many challenges ahead of us, we can face them together. And we will honor those who died to give us that future.