Dr. Liara T’Soni, left, is a member of the Asari species in BioWare’s Mass Effect trilogy.
Christopher Drake pens a convincing case that we should fear the benevolent-seeming Asari race for the Overthinking It blog. Here’s the lede:
At first blush, the Asari are a cultured, benevolent and highly developed race with both significant military and diplomatic advantages. However, that is a shallow analysis of the species and their characteristics. It is this paper’s goal to demonstrate that the Asari are a race of dangerous, predatory parasites who have evolved a beautiful symmetric appearance and beatific culture in order to take advantage of other species. They demonstrate evolutionary traits which have only one distinct advantage, to appeal to other species to make up for their own lack of available recombinative diversity, inadvertently driving them to extinction.
If you don’t play video games, much less the Mass Effect franchise, you won’t enjoy this at all. But if you do, and did, then buckle up and read the whole thing, you racist.