Month of Mass Effect, Day 8: The Benchwarmer

I’m shamelessly stealing the Mass Effect Month article series created by the always awesome Athena over on AmbiGaming in 2017 (which was the Mass Effect 10th anniversary) and turning it into one of those 30 day challenge thingys! Definitely check out Athena Veta’s great content on AmbiGaming and consider supporting her Video Game Relevancy Crusade (TM) on Patreon, if ya got a few bucks to spare.

Please Note: Enjoy… but be warned that there will be unmarked SPOILERS for all of the Mass Effect games. Read at your own risk!

Today’s Mass Effect series question: Who is your least favorite companion character?

There was just something about James Vega that rubbed me the wrong way, thus he spent most of my Mass Effect 3 playthrough on the Normandy. He seemed like a stereotypical super-macho idiot character at first glance, and meh. First impressions can make or break any relationship.

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Sorry, James…. you seemed like a jerk.

I grew to like the big guy over the course of Mass Effect 3, especially when my Shepard worked out with him in the Citadel DLC. I did all those chin ups and was disappointed there was no real reward… Boo! But yeah, I don’t hate him. He’s just my least favourite companion.

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By the end of the game, Vega was the annoying brother I never knew I wanted.

And as I mentioned in my comment on Athena’s original post, he seriously needs to stop calling my Shepard “Lola” because that song by The Kinks keeps getting stuck in my head…

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🎵 L-O-L-A Lola, lo lo lo lo Lola 🎵

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"Lightning" Ellen

My name is Ellen, and I've been babbling on the interwebz about video games for over 15 years. Video games themselves have been a large part of my life since 5-year-old me first encountered a SNES in a children's hospital. Fun times... Video game escapism is still the #1 coping mechanism for adult me these days.

3 thoughts on “Month of Mass Effect, Day 8: The Benchwarmer”

  1. I haven’t played through Mass Effect in a few years now, but I feel like if you had asked me to list all the party members, I would never have remembered James Vega without being prompted, so I guess I agree with you.

    In a world full of interesting and unique characters … he’s just a standard beef cake. 🍖

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