Lepidine Musings – Mass Effect’s Effect on a Modern Pagan

By veggiewolf I am blown away by Thane Krios, but not necessarily for the reason(s) you might think.
Yes, Thane is handsome and has that other thing going on. Yes, he’s an amazing match for fem!Shep, and yes, I cried bitterly at the denouement. But the thing that really gets to me about Thane is not his charisma, or his tortured acceptance of where his life will end up; it’s his religious practice that continually rocks my world.
Amonkira, Lord of Hunters,
Grant that my hands be steady, my aim be true, and my feet swift.
And should the worst come to pass, grant me forgiveness. – Thane Krios, Mass Effect 2.
While it is the relationship between fem!Shep and Garrus Vakarian (GARRUS!) that keeps me playing Mass Effect 2 and 3 over and over again, Thane’s storyline and interactions with fem!Shep are a close second.
I’m not new to religion in video games (not by a long shot!), and I’ve written before about using gaming to work through aspects of my personal religious practice. The Divines and Daedra; Yevon; Andraste and the Chantry – I’ve happily mulled them over and applied their concepts to my own practice without crossing the line that so many people have between …read more

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