May 14, 2017

Star Wars references in the Mass Effect trilogy

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Star Wars references in Mass Effect

During my Mass Effect 3 run through I noticed a sweet Star Wars reference and thought it might be a good idea for a post so here's what I've found and what other kinds of easter eggs and reverential nods people have found in the campaign of the three games in the series.

The Original Game
  • There are several instances of "I have a bad feeling about this."  being uttered.
  • The Krogan Wrex say's "It's a trap" after being ambushed by Geth, being the classic line uttered by Admiral Ackbar in Return of the Jedi.
  • Upon seeing the Sovereign, the line "Look at the size...", is dropped, a probable reference to A New Hope when Luke sees the Death Star for the first time.
Mass Effect 2
  • Miranda's loyalty takes leads you to docking bay 94, which is the same number for the docking bay the Millennium Falcon was found in A New Hope.
Mass Effect 3
  • When Sheppard helps the Cerberus scientists escape the line "The first transport is away.." is uttered and is a reference to the Rebels escaping the planet Hoth. In fact the whole scene is a homage.
  • A lot of the characters that can be found in the Docks on the Citidel have the costumes and colours that appear to be inspired by the Star Wars universe - such as the orange jump suit Luke Skywalker wears in Empire Strikes Back.
  • If you look at the Rachi ravagers (the ones with sacs) side on, they kind of look like those Droideka robots that 'roll' around in The Phantom Menace, kinda:

And if you liked all that, why don't you check out some Star Wars cosplay or just skip to Leia in a bikini...or read these lines by Kylo Ren from The Force Awakens.

Leeloo from The Fifth Element cosplay

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"Leeloo Dallas mul-ti-pass"

Leeloo costume play from The Fifth Element movie


The best thing about the film The Fifth Element was Gary Oldman chewing scenery as the super villain whilst being adorned with perhaps the most horrible hair do in history. The second best thing about the film was the emergence of  Milla Jovovich as the perhaps the most famous red headed character ever, Leeloo.

With her good looks, hot body and rather interesting attire, Leeloo was instantly became one of the most recognisable heroines that the movies have offered and thus she is always a fair target for the cosplay queens of this world. 

First up is Top Model Adrianne Curry, featured with a friend from the Dark Side

Adrianne Curry as Leelo and Bobba Fett

Ashley Williams cosplay from Mass Effect

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Fan cosplay of Ashley Williams from Mass Effect


Mass Effect fans will surely appreciate this fantastic version of Ashley Williams from Mass Effect. Nice work! If you want to see more ME cosplay, check out this ultimate Mass Effect cosplay page.

Is this the best ever Star Wars cosplay?

best ever star wars cosplay

Star Wars is a world that's just ripe for cosplay. There's your Bobba Fett freaks. There's your iconic Princess Leias wearing golden bikinis and we always appreciate a sexy storm trooper getting felt up by Darth Vader.  Your Star Wars fails are amusing enough and we really like it when the Jedi and Sith make their peace.

But this photo is the best Star Wars cosplay we've have ever seen. It's a beautiful homage to a beloved set of characters done with a mood of, this us, we're doing it like this and if you don't like it, go back to your cave, troll!

We love the R2D2 - it's like Jack Black as his own prom date. C3PO looks pretty grand and as for Han Solo, never have we seen her look so sexy...