Alongside its latest combat preview earlier today, Mass Effect: Andromeda also provided a glimpse at Games of Thrones and The Hunger Games actress Natalie Dormer's role in the upcoming game. She plays Lexi T'Perro, asari doctor to the Tempest and its crew—the Tempest being protagonist Ryder's ship.
At least two videos featuring Natalie Dormer and her Mass Effect alter ego have been released, the first of which arrived via EA UK.
The first video focuses less upon Natalie Dormer and more on Lexi T'Perro, with Mass Effect Lead Writer Mac Walters discussing the nature of the character and her place in the game. Doctor T'Perro is one of the first faces Ryder sees after waking from 600 years in cryostasis—if not the first face Ryder sees.
This awakening, which Mac Walters describes as a sort of rebirth, creates a special sort of relationship between Ryder and T'Perro. In game terms, this places T'Perro in what sounds like a combined role of doctor, aide, and confidant. Throughout the game, Ryder will be able to consult the doctor for advice—and through her, learn how the people around them are reacting to decisions you've made throughout the game.
Lexi T'Perro is also described as having something of a rivalry with midriff-toting Peebee and a crush on your friendly neighborhood bruiser krogan, Drack. Mac Walters uses this as an example of how characters in Andromeda will have lives beyond Ryder and your actions; Lexi's relationships may evolve even when you aren't looking.
The second video, directly from the Mass Effect YouTube channel, focuses more heavily upon Natalie Dormer... and let's be honest, that's what most of you are here for.
At the 0:50 mark, Game of Thrones (or A Song of Ice and Fire) fans might notice a little black humor directed at author George R. R. Martin.
Sorry, that's the last book in the series. The author died before it was finished.
The video also reveals Gethin Anthony, Game of Thrones' Renly Baratheon, is also among the cast of Mass Effect: Andromeda.
Look, we already know Andromeda's banging is pretty good, but this news raises new, far more urgent questions. I'm not saying I want to know if I can bang the good doctor... but this is Mass Effect, so that's exactly what I'm saying. Mass Effect is all about choices, right? While we're at it, can we get Pedro Pascal in this game? You know, for reasons.
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