Kaiden Alenko and Ashley Williams Models Based on Monoethnic Human Prediction?

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#1 Posted by Srbanator (790 posts) -

I found these two pictures on a recent article on Listverse. As soon as I saw them the absolute first thing I thought of was Kaiden and Ashley's models from ME1. Odd, considering that I am not playing Mass Effect nor have I in months.

Seeing as the game is set almost 200 years in the future, I thought that perhaps designing your two human squadmates in line with monoethnicism might be a nod from bioware. I thought it was interesting to look at.

Anybody else see it?

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#2 Posted by 6_Dead_360s (1673 posts) -

I was about to say half the humans in that game are totally mixed, but you might be on to something. The resemblance is too strong for coincidence.

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#3 Posted by funsohng (29841 posts) -
Meh Ashley and Kaidan are too ugly to be compared to those pics.
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#4 Posted by dkdk999 (6760 posts) -
I don't really see it.
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#5 Posted by jim_shorts (7320 posts) -

I definitely see Kaiden's resemblence, but not so much Ashley's.

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#6 Posted by LoG-Sacrament (20397 posts) -
vega is shouting a snappy hispanic catchphrase right now.
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#7 Posted by Srbanator (790 posts) -

I definitely see Kaiden's resemblence, but not so much Ashley's.

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Pay attention to her hair, and the size of her lips. Ashley's eyes are bigger, but the facial structure itself is very similar. Looking at either of them you can't really place them as distinctly white or Hispanic, they've both got this... kinda -different- look. Overall, props to Bioware if this was intentional since they never mention it outright in any of the games, it's a very subtle detail that I think should be appreciated.

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#9 Posted by Ballroompirate (25826 posts) -

If I'm not mistaken Bioware based off a few of their characters like male Shepard,Liara and a few others off of real people. I know they did it for Shep and Liara so they could've done the same with other characters.