Commander Shepard has the option to pursue heterosexual romantic involvement with a human squad member — male Shepard with Ashley Williams , female Shepard with Kaidan Alenko — or xenophilic romance for either gender with the asari squad member, Liara T'Soni. Regardless of gender, Shepard can also have a sexual encounter with Sha'ira , an asari consort. Note: As part of a workaround for a programming issue, Mark Meer and Jennifer Hale voiced all of the lines for both human romances in Mass Effect even though the romances were intended to be exclusively heterosexual. A soldier who served as a gunnery chief on Eden Prime. A sentinel and staff lieutenant of the SSV Normandy. Completing the romance subplot unlocks the Paramour Achievement.
The Right Choice In Mass Effect: Kaidan Alenko
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Games Beat. Kaidan Alenko Alliance Marine and crew-mate, is perhaps the most overlooked character in the Mass Effect series. Many felt that he was too whiny or generic in the first game, and subsequently killed him off, leaving Ashley Williams to live. However, I let Kaidan live during the events of the first game, and I was very excited about how that affected my play through of the trilogy. Possibly because the promo art of the Mass Effeect trilogy focuses on a male Shepard, Kaidan often becomes sidelined, and is generally not marketed as an option on the team, as opposed to Ashley Williams, who is featured more prominently in promos for the first Mass Effect. However, I would say that the friendship, relationship and eventual partnership with Kaidan offers far more depth and reward than the one with Ashley, or arguably any other character in the game by a wide margin. In the opening of the original Mass Effect, we begin on Eden Prime with Kaiden and Jenkins, who hardly makes it around the corner before being killed.
Mass Effect will be ten years old this year. This was an intelligent, dramatic and accessible marriage of the RPG and action game, taking what had worked about Knights of the Old Republic and retooling it with a larger audience in mind. Accessibility means more than shooting and conversation wheels, mind: also marks a strong first step towards better, more inclusive writing. The notion that Ash Williams is a bigot whose views warrant her being sidelined — even sidelined to the point where you leave her to die in a nuclear explosion — is pretty widely held.
She is a potential romance partner for a male Shepard. Born on April 14th,  on the colony world Sirona in the 61 Ursae Majoris system, Ashley Madeline Williams comes from a large family that includes a long line of Alliance soldiers. During training, Chief Williams was certified proficient with the standard-issue M7 Lancer assault rifle and light to standard-weight combat hardsuits. She also completed certification in zero-gravity combat aboard the Rakesh Sharma Orbital Platform in Earth geosynchronous orbit. For Hostile Environment Assault Training, she was assigned to Fort Charles Upham on Titan, one of Saturn 's moons, where she was awarded a commendation for her bold assault technique in a field exercise simulating an attack on turian point defense emplacements.