The turians are a fictional extraterrestrial humanoid species in the Mass Effect multimedia franchise developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts. Turians are the first alien species to have come into contact with humanity within series lore, which inadvertently sparked a brief but vicious period of conflict which is eventually de-escalated due to the intervention of the Citadel Council, a multispecies governing body based on the Citadel space station. The aftermath of the so-called First Contact War as well as the underlying tensions between humanity and the turians form a recurring narrative theme in the Mass Effect series, which began with the franchise's debut work, the novel Mass Effect: Revelation. Turians are conceived as an avian humanoid species with an exoskeleton, whose biology is radically different from that of humanity and several other species, and are culturally rooted in a stratocratic society. In addition, the turians are playable characters in the multiplayer modes for Mass Effect 3 and Mass Effect: Andromeda. The turians have been recognized as an important and recognizable aspect in the Mass Effect narrative, and turian characters are popular among series fans as subjects for expressions of fan labor.
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When the series was first released, Mass Effect 's alien species were overwhelmingly male with the exception of humans and the asari. In most of the original trilogy there was little to no chance of encountering female turians, krogan, or salarians. Even the less prominent races like the elcor and volus were entirely male. Mass Effect 3 and Andromeda both took steps to change this, adding female characters of different races to the franchise and bringing the gender balance much closer to even. However, it's worth asking why the problem arose in the first place. Outside of the asari, which are a mono-gendered and feminine-appearing species, male characters are above and beyond more commonly encountered in the Mass Effect trilogy.
In Omega, the new downloadable add-on for BioWare's science fiction role-playing shooter Mass Effect 3, two never before playable characters steal the show. The first of these is Aria T'Loak, the frowning asari mob boss who, in her view, is the rightful owner of Omega, the space station last seen in Mass Effect 2. And her abilities, created specifically for her use, reflect that power. Lash sends a biotic lash out onto the battlefield, attracting enemies to her and doing heavy damage.
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