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Where is the source!Edit

Where is the source of Thane being a crew member-Jio Freed 22:00, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

The official page [1]. It says, "In order to survive the mission, Commander Shepherd will have to recruit the very best soldiers and specialists in the galaxy. Meet Thane- hailing from the drell race, he is one of the most feared assassins in the galaxy." This, combined with the fact that Thane has been shown in video being recruited by Commander Shepherd, leads to the conclusion that Thane will be a party member (or crew member) SpartHawg948 10:52, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

"Meet Hank hank is the one of the best trained demo experts" dosen't mean he joins your team now link to video would be nice-Jio Freed 22:00, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

No it doesn't. However, "In his mission Shepherd will recruit some of the best operatives in the galaxy. Meet Hank"- all under a section entitled, "Meet Hank", might mean something different, don't you think? As for links to the video, all can be found on the official site, which I linked to in my above response. SpartHawg948 22:11, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

That still dosen't mean when taken out of context of someone who hasn't been on the site in a while, and a better example is the "Location Illium" section of the site [2] it says "Objective: Acquire Operative - Notorious assassin" because it says that he is acquirable right there. just because you display a character dosen't mean he is even if it's heavily implied. I'm simply asking for source because there is none on the article-Jio Freed 22:37, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

OK, again- context to someone who hasn't been to the official site in a while is irrelevant. You asked for a source, I gave it. Sorry that it seemed out of context to you, but I can't help that, as the problem is on your end there. As for the Location Illium section, I have been over this with other editors. That in itself is NOT a viable source, because "acquire" and "recruit" are not synonymous. You had to acquire Lizbeth Baynham on Feros, but she wasn't a squad member. And additionally, it states you acquire an assassin, not Thane, and Thane is far from the only assassin in the galaxy. A source that doesn't even provide the person's name, let alone the fact that they are a squad member, is hardly better. And yes, there is sourcing for Thane being a squad member cited on the page. Please see comments on the ME Forum posted by Chris Priestly, BioWare Community Coordinator, about midway down the page, under the section labeled Character/Species and Party Q&A. SpartHawg948 04:46, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

I didn't and don't care to mainly because I'm asking to have the source on the article instead of just saying "He is confirmed to be a squad member." without a source not for personal verification and it says "Notorious assassin" how many Notorious assassins are we introduced to through out both mass effects so far?......1.....Thane I'm asking for simply putting the source on the article that's all-Jio Freed 01:59, September 3, 2009 (UTC)

Wrex isn't a notorious assassin? He is certainly notorious, and he's hired to kill people. However, in hopes that it will resolve this, I have added another source. SpartHawg948 10:59, September 3, 2009 (UTC)
Wrex is a Notorious Mercenary and there is a difference if you know definition an assassin is "a person who commits murder; especially : one who murders a politically important person either for hire or from fanatical motives" while a Merc is "one that serves merely for wages; especially : a soldier hired into foreign service" the difference is hairline but there. It was already resolved just put the link up next time don't just tell me where to go on this certain board in this certain place. -Jio Freed 08:13, September 4, 2009 (UTC)
You asked for the source, and I gave it to you. Sorry, my bad. The story I linked to hadn't been released yet. As for what constitutes an assassin, you should know that there is some debate over the proper definition, as some insist that it must be politically motivated, while others define it as "someone who kills a famous or important person usually for political reasons or in exchange for money". Wrex fits this bill. In fact, if you consult wikipedias List of assassinated people you note many people such as John Lennon and Darrell Abbott who are considered assassination victims and were not political figures. For more on the definition dispute, you can refer to Assassination, under the section entitled definition problem. I am glad this is resolved, just please in the future do not get snippy with me when I am just trying to answer your questions. Thanks. SpartHawg948 09:32, September 4, 2009 (UTC)

I'm going off Merriam Websters definition THE English dictionary to end all of them. and if you read the first part of the defintion I gave that Merriam Websters gives it say "A person who commits murder" and added on to that is "especially : one who murders a politically important person". Assassinate is defined as "1 : to injure or destroy unexpectedly and treacherously 2 : to murder (a usually prominent person) by sudden or secret attack often(but not all the time) for political reason" they do fall under assassinations. however Wrex dosen't in that usually the people he targeted during mass effect 1(excluding the guy who has his grandfather's armor) He kills them because they owe someone and that's the way the person who hired Wrex wants him to collect. he calls him self a Merc but he some times is an assassin like any merc who's paid to do so. and Wrex's style is too sloppy to be called an assassin by modern definition remember he likes to get up close and be noisy as he dose it killing anything in his way while most assassins like Thane either get close without alerting or take out the target from far away that or thanes profile is wrong.not getting snippy being very very through, because I've seen to many bad game franchise wikis in my time you should have seen Dead Space's before the release of the game it was crap beyond crap-Jio Freed 22:52, September 4, 2009 (UTC)

Well, we're gonna have to agree to disagree. I was using the definition approved by the Oxford English Dictionary, which has always been seen, at least in my experience, as THE English dictionary to end all others. Regardless, we're now completely off topic, and as such there is no more reason for this to continue. The original question has been answered (twice) so let's leave it at that. Again, I would just ask that when I am simply trying to answer a question to the best of my ability, please do not get snippy in replies, as that inevitably leads to these lengthy debates, and we don't really need those around here. I was merely trying to answer your question. SpartHawg948 23:12, September 4, 2009 (UTC)

Warrior Monk Edit

In Thane's blurb on the official site, under the characters section, there is mention of him being a warrior-monk, I was having trouble figuring out how to address this in the article. Thoughts?--Xaero Dumort 05:24, December 27, 2009 (UTC)

I don't know if it's worth mentioning. It's certainly not meant to be taken literally (as in he's not actually a monk on any official capacity), just a figure of speech. JakePT 05:36, December 27, 2009 (UTC)

But do we know that? I was under the impression that because of him being a warrior monk is why he has such religous conviction and is wanted as an assassin. Chances are it is just a descriptor, guess we'll see.--Xaero Dumort 07:03, December 27, 2009 (UTC)

JakePT has a point. As for whether we know that, the real question do we know that the warrior monk thing is to be taken literally? The evidence as it stands supports Jake's take on it, the it's not to be taken literally. Thane isn't a monk, he's an assassin. And the fact that he's an assassin also would seem to preclude the warrior bit as well, as assassins tend to not be warriors, preferring to skulk in the shadows and strike unseen rather than fight conventional battles. If I had to guess, I'd say the warrior monk bit is more to describe his mindset than to be taken as an actual description of him and what he does. SpartHawg948 07:24, December 27, 2009 (UTC)
It says warrior monk, therefore he is a warrior monk. You did not creat mass effect they did, and their description of the character is law. However I will back up the idea that he is a warrior monk, a monk is a form of religious figure, he has demonstrated religious tendancies (praying, leaving the deceased in a respective pose) he also has shown he is a capable warrior (biotics, beating the crap out of people) he is also a none standard assassin, actualyl preferring to get up close and kill his targets. And how can warrior monk not be taken literally? ralok 23:12, December 27, 2009 (UTC)
Do you have any idea what a standard assassin is, Ralok? A standard assassin gets in close to kill targets. So yes, he is a standard assassin. Long distance assassination is an anomaly which only came around very recently, as opposed to the time-honored method of getting in close for the kill to ensure success. As for how warrior monk can not be taken literally, it's very easy. Do you want to know what a warrior monk is? The Knights Hospitaller and Knights Templar were warrior monks- that is they were members of military monasatic orders. There has been no evidence that Thane is a member of a monastic order. You can't be a monk if you aren't, by the very definition of the word. Displaying "religious tendencies" DOES NOT make someone a monk. A monk is not, as you claim, "a form of religious figure", a monk (this is the actual definition of the word) is "a man who is a member of a monastic order". The fact that there is no proof that the term "warrior monk" was meant to be taken literally is what led me to not take the term literally. You did not create Mass Effect, Ralok, they did. When BioWare demonstrates that he is literally a warrior monk, I will believe it. Your desire for him to be so does not suffice. SpartHawg948 23:42, December 27, 2009 (UTC)
Really honestly my idea of a typical assassin is not punching the crap out of people, and wearing a less revealing shirt. I am just sort of repeating what bioware has said. Thats all I have to say.ralok 00:23, December 28, 2009 (UTC)
That may not be your idea of a typical assassin, but the fact remains that the vast majority of assassinations (even those committed with guns) are carried out at VERY close range, for one main reason. It is much easier to assure that the target is dead if you are right there with them. Too many people believe the movies, or get assassins and snipers confused. And you didn't state that Thane wasn't what you would consider a standard assassin. You stated that he was not a standard assassin, even though, as you admit, you were unaware of what a "standard" assassin was. Just please check the facts before making statements like that, which is all I ask. Warrior monks and assassins are two totally different concepts. While BioWare is of course the ultimate source, until we find out one way or another I stand by my belief that the warrior-monk line is describing his state of mind, not his actual profession. SpartHawg948 00:32, December 28, 2009 (UTC)
Well not really, whats stoppign a warrior monk from being an assassin, kind of nothing. it all really depends on what sort of religion your order belongs to. And there isnt enough information to make a judgement like that. What you said i think is really wrong because assassins come in all shapes and sizes i am sure a warrior monk is one of those possible sizes, I still wish he wore a less revealing shirt. ralok 00:41, December 28, 2009 (UTC)
I was just going off of all the known examples of warrior monks. You are right that different religions could hypothetically not have an issue with warrior-monks also being assassins, but as I pointed out, all known precedents preclude it. Likewise with assassins. While it may be possible for a monastic order to be both warriors and assassins, there have really been no known instances of this. Also, please bear in mind that calling other people's opinions wrong is not necessary, and I would ask you please not do it again. It is also interesting to note that while the phrase warrior-monk only appears once, the phrase assassin (and it's derivatives) appear several times, which would seem to indicate that this is perhaps the more prominent feature of his nature? SpartHawg948 01:02, December 28, 2009 (UTC)

Chances are, it is just a descriptor, just thought I would see what other people thought, personally I hope he is a real warrior monk. I like the idea of that sort of character.--Xaero Dumort 01:09, December 28, 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, I also believe it's just more of a descriptor, indicative of his personality. It would be pretty cool to have a warrior-monk, but it is telling that warrior-monk has been used once to describe him, as opposed to assassin which has been used dozens of times. SpartHawg948 01:24, December 28, 2009 (UTC)

I think Monk is refering to the common MMORPG class defining hand to hand combat. 20:54, March 30, 2010 (UTC)

Krios Trivia Edit

Althogh Krios could mean Aries using that spelling, couldn't it also mean cold in an alternative greek spelling(κρύος)? As in cold-blooded assassin? And his species being cold-blodded? Or was the meaning confirm by Bioware?

Never thought of that, but the Drell are a "reptilian" species from a faraway planet (hence the mention of Krios as a translation of a constellation) so the other terms matching each other could purely be a coincidence. H-Man Havoc 00:37, January 12, 2010 (UTC)

Are the drell cold-blooded though? I don't recall ever seeing anything suggesting that. SpartHawg948 00:41, January 12, 2010 (UTC)

You never know, but I base my claim on his scaly skin, similar to the average reptilian scales. H-Man Havoc 00:46, January 12, 2010 (UTC)

You do want to be careful though... there's a reason we don't allow claims like that in articles. For example, salarians are amphibians, and their skins look remarkably similar to that of a frog. From that info alone, the natural conclusion (using your line of thinking concerning the drell) would be that salarians are cold-blooded. But they aren't. They are, in fact, warm-blooded. SpartHawg948 00:51, January 12, 2010 (UTC)

Ok, so if not this, then why is he labeled as a cold-blooded assassin? It's not as if he kills in cold blood, as in fact he constantly prays for forgiveness each time he kills, so meaning he has empathy for his killings. But for the case of Salarians, they could've also been named after Salamanders, whom I don't think are cold-blooded, as they are regularly found in lukewarm to cold water, from what I've seen. Of course I'm not insinuating that species in Mass Effect 2 are comparable to species on Earth. H-Man Havoc 01:22, January 12, 2010 (UTC)

"Cold-blooded assassin" tends to refer to someone who's happy to kill in cold blood, rather than when they get upset.
Also, what a species is named has nothing to do with its biology. The Codex states that salarians are warm-blooded amphibians. --Tullis 01:35, January 12, 2010 (UTC)
Yup. There are plenty of (biologically speaking) warm-blooded humans I've heard described as cold-blooded, due to their unsavory natures. Also, while as Tullis pointed out species names have nothing to do with their biology, it should be noted that salamanders are cold-blooded, as are all amphibians. Well, all real amphibians, as the salarians are fictional... SpartHawg948 02:32, January 12, 2010 (UTC)
My question still stands though. Maybe I'm not up to date with my info but was it confirmed by Bioware that Krios in this respect refers to the constellation and not the word cold (for whatever reason cold is used for)? I admit however that I shouldn't have jumped to the conclusion that his species is cold blooded but I do believe from what we've seen that his methods seems pretty cold-blooded if only for the fact that he's so mechanical about it up until the end. 23:02, January 14, 2010 (UTC)
Not that I know of, but given the info we currently have, the constellation tends to make more sense than "cold". Now if it was "cold-blooded" or something, that would be different, but just cold? That's a pretty big stretch. SpartHawg948 23:10, January 14, 2010 (UTC)

Thane is a romance interest Edit

There's a ME2 Developer chat over on best buy's site where Casey confirmed Thane is a romance interest! A transcript of the entire chat will be posted tomorrow, apparently. --Tecni 00:51, January 12, 2010 (UTC)

I think he's for a female Shepard. Just had to delete a user's addition to the main article because a) it wasn't sourced and b) It said "he's confirmed as a romance for a male Shepard", which I find hard to believe. H-Man Havoc 00:26, January 12, 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, you can't put "he's confirmed as a romance for a male Shepard" into an article without a source. That's speculation. You shouldn't put it in even with a source, as it's poorly worded, but the no source means removal is a no-brainer! :) SpartHawg948 00:32, January 12, 2010 (UTC)
Also, why is stuff like this being put into trivia? People seem to be putting any old thing under trivia these days. --Tullis 00:34, January 12, 2010 (UTC)
You mean the fact that he kinda, sorta resembles a turtle I once saw isn't trivia? Darn! SpartHawg948 00:37, January 12, 2010 (UTC)
California has bipedal assassin turtles? :p --Tullis 00:50, January 12, 2010 (UTC)
Well, he does look more like an bipedal iguana, but that's not counting anything. H-Man Havoc 00:39, January 12, 2010 (UTC)
If I remember correctly, Casey hinted at female. I was only in the chat for part of the Q&A, and when the question came up again, he didn't specify. Who knows, maybe Thane is the Liara of ME2. --Tecni 00:51, January 12, 2010 (UTC)
Fair enough, but again, we would need a documented source that could be easily referred to before it could go in the article as "confirmed". SpartHawg948 00:52, January 12, 2010 (UTC)

Is Shepard only called Siha if following romance subplost? --DeadlySiren 14:05 February 8, 2009

He calls you siha for the first time when you have the OPTION to start a romance subplot with him. This entails you saying something like "just 'friends', huh?" and he responds with something like "interesting, I'll have to think about that" after which the conversation ends. The next time you speak with him, he'll begin calling you siha. However, at that point, you are not technically in the romance. If you are in a romance with another character, and you talk to him, he will still call you siha, but say that he will not pursue you while somebody else thinks you are interested in them. You know he is in a romance with you when he explains what 'siha' means. --Lilliful 20:03, February 8, 2010 (UTC)
Well, I had that conversation with Thane, but when he thanked me for being a friend I specifically chose the middle option, saying it was okay, and encurraging him to make friends with the other crewmates too. He said he'd have to give it a some time, or something, and then still called me Siha in the same conversation. It may just be a term for someone dear to you, friend or otherwise, not everything is to do with romance. - Rain 17:12, May 19th, 2010 (GMT)

Wha? Source? Edit

Where is the source for that last bit in the dossier? Not saying I don't believe you, but damn... Matt 2108 18:51, January 18, 2010 (UTC)

I've removed it just to be safe until a reputable source can be found. Even if it's true, it might be best to wait until the game comes out before posting a spoiler THAT huge.--WouldYouKindly 18:58, January 18, 2010 (UTC)

My thoughts exactly... that was quite a spoiler if true... :( Matt 2108 19:00, January 18, 2010 (UTC)
It's true, and it's said when you first meet Thane. Source = Tecni 19:02, January 18, 2010 (UTC)
Good enough for me.--WouldYouKindly 19:04, January 18, 2010 (UTC)

Kepler's Syndrome Edit

What was Thane suffering from? What did it do?

Basicly, the race comes from a very arid planet, and the climate of their new homeworld as well as that of most races are very humid. This leads to their lungs taking damage, so eventually they cannot take up oxygen anymore and they essentially drown. Luckmann 21:36, February 19, 2010 (UTC)

Actually, based on Thane's dialogue in ME3, Kepral's Syndrome is a form of hemoglobinopathy (, that obviously target's the Drell's hemoglobin substitutes, as opposed to actual hemoglobin (which, being non-human, they don't have). Which leads me to my own question: if Huerta Memorial Hospital is so damned good at what they do (according to Avina, of course), why can't they just treat him!? We have bone marrow transfers even today to help treat diseases caused by hemoglobin malformation, would it not be reasonable to assume that by the time of Mass Effect 3, or even 2, the technology to do this would have been improved further? Conclusion: unless you can prove otherwise, Thane is a hopeless pessimist, and all his doctors are idiots who should be executed for negligence and medical malpractice. Ataki Uchiha 11:59, April 20, 2012 (UTC)

And did it ever cross your mind that they may have considered that yet it doesn't work for drell? Not to mention this is based off of your interpretation so please leave the opinionated statements for blogs and forums as that really isn't what talk pages are for. Lancer1289 14:45, April 20, 2012 (UTC)

Thane's Illness Edit

Is there actually anything the player can do for thane regarding his syndrome? I know that even without treatment, thane will live long enough (naturally) for his terminal illness to be inconsequential, but still, i thought there might be some way to slow its progression. Someone who's beaten the game please respond.

No, there is nothing you can do, for now. He says the hanar are currently working for a cure, but that he does not expect to live long enough to see the fruits of their research. However, I wouldn't be surprised if, depending on his popularity, a cure crops up in ME3. He says his life expectancy is 8-12 months and that he'll live through the mission at the very least. He's still alive at the end of the game if he survives the suicide mission. -- Lilliful
Nothing that you can do about it, out of everyone in ME2, Thane is the one person I suspect to not return for ME3, simply because of that fact that he states he has 8-12 months, and the Hanar are years from finishing their research, add in the amount of time and prep that ME2 covers (several months) and by the end of the suicide mission, he's on his final days.. I think simply if he returns in ME3 it'll be near the start of it, perhaps as female Shepard if you're in romance with him, it'll be an extremely touching funeral, likely still if you aren't, but I'd think it would be extra touching in that case. I don't suspect him to be a squad member at least for ME3 due to his sickness, some people I've heard say that if he isn't, his son should fill in for him, however considering Thane's Loyalty quest, I highly doubt that his son would fill the same spot, if anything, he'd be a C-Sec officer in ME3. Also, it'd just be plain weird if a female Shepard could *then* romance Thane's son as well, so yeah, unlikely that Thane will make it far into ME3, even if there is popularity, I think "miracle cure" would be in bad taste, and having a funeral for him would be the best choice if he turns out popular enough. Jaline 01:05, February 4, 2010 (UTC)
I started writing this to prove Jaline is wrong but as I thought it through Thane really doesn't seem to have any chance to return. But still, he is the first noteable drell to appear in the game and he is popular for a reason. I really hope Bioware has other plans with Thane which doesn't include a painful lung collapse. Mitsubishi 20:46, February 9, 2010 (UTC)
Initially, I agreed with you thinking "well, he doesn't seem to have any chance to return," but then it occurred to me that all of the characters could potentially die and be permanently lost at the end of ME2, and that potentially many/all characters may not return. So I'm revising my stance to "Thane has as much of a chance of surviving to ME3 as all of the other ME2 exclusive characters (Miranda, Jacob, Mordin, etc etc)." I think Garrus and Tali probably have the highest chance of recurrence, seeing as they've endured once already. Also, no main character who survived ME1 was revealed to have died before ME2, so hopefully that gives Thane a bit more of a chance. But, really, seeing as every character has the potential to be permanently killed before ME3, I worry that no characters will return... let alone Thane... --Lilliful 21:50, February 9, 2010 (UTC)
The whole point of ME2 is to recruit people to fight the Collectors and Reapers...this renders the entire game moot if no one returns for the third...I can easily see Thane being found a cure. He's a romance option, first of all, as well as probably being the most popular new character of ME2. I can see you having the choice of curing Thane at some price (like him leaving the team or losing his vision or something), or not curing him and keeping him with you. 15:49, March 29, 2010 (UTC)

Couldnt he just like, go live on a planet with a dry environment, i happen to conveiniantly have an apartment on a desert planet that he could stay at, that would be interesting. If thane could only return in mass effect 3 if someone bought the pinnacle station dlc in mass effect one, soooooo many people would complain but i would LOVE that. ralok 21:34, April 16, 2010 (UTC)

How would that help, exactly? He has a degenerative disease that, once acquired, erodes the ability of the lungs to process oxygen, and which spreads over time to other organs. How would a change of scenery help that in the least bit? That's like suggesting that someone with ALS should go live in the Arctic. It's not going to change the fact that they have a degenerative and incurable disease, just like going someplace dry won't somehow magically slow or undo Thane's disease. SpartHawg948 21:56, April 16, 2010 (UTC)
I thought it was only progressing because he continued to live in humid environments, i thought that his lungswere like all soggy and that breathign with his lungs in that condition is what was causing the damage, i dont knowthe dynamics of his conditions i am sorry, i thought maybe if he didnt have soggy lungs it would help vOv ralok 22:05, April 16, 2010 (UTC)

Nope, it's a bacterial disease. According to the drell biology codex entry- "Once an infection settles in, death is slow but imminent. Transplants may buy time, but as the infection spreads to other major organs there comes a point of diminishing returns and eventual system failure." As you can see, a change of location wouldn't help at all. Not to mention the fact that someone, sometime, whether it be Thane himself, or the hanar, could have probably figured it out if a change of location was all that was needed to help. SpartHawg948 22:09, April 16, 2010 (UTC)

Poor thane, why isnt htere an article on this disease explaining how it works, it would save time and keep people like me saying things that would be potentially offensive to any drell editors. ralok 22:18, April 16, 2010 (UTC)

Because there's only about three lines worth of info on the disease, and it's covered both in the drell article itself and in the Codex, under drell biology. SpartHawg948 22:21, April 16, 2010 (UTC)

Can we get a redirect to the part of drell biology that explains this, y'know what how the heck do you make redirects because there is like a billion times that i have found myself needing them created. ralok 22:27, April 16, 2010 (UTC)

There is already an alias in this article that links to it (in the Recruitment section, Kepral's Syndrome is an alias which leads to the relevant section of the drell article), but I suppose a redirect could also be created. SpartHawg948 22:57, April 16, 2010 (UTC)

I think i might spend some time tonight educating myselfon how to be a proper wiki resident, because there is to much i dont understand, or maybe i will just give up on the whole wiki thing, i seem to be really bad at it. ralok 23:02, April 16, 2010 (UTC)

Redirect created. Kepral's Syndrome. SpartHawg948 23:06, April 16, 2010 (UTC)

With the more recent Cerberus News Articles mentioning a device designed to help people with lung conditions (The Eupulmos Device), I wonder if we might be able to help Thane live a longer life, or keep his son from getting the disease. --OmegaPaladin 22:16, August 9, 2010 (UTC)
Read my comment above. Kepral's Syndrome is a degenerative blood-transfer protein disease, so it should be treatable by blood-marrow transplants, which we have the technology to do (albeit on a limited scale) today. Therefore, in Mass Effect, Kepral's Syndrome should be easily treatable. The fact that it's described as a life-threatening disease and explained as a hemoglobinopathy just shows that Bioware forgot to talk to a doctor about this... Ataki Uchiha 12:02, April 20, 2012 (UTC)
See my comment above about this. Lancer1289 14:45, April 20, 2012 (UTC)

Mess Hall Comment Edit

According to the trivia, "Thane comments that he is used to being alone and feels awkward sitting in the mess hall during meals." I've played the game through several (read: far too many) times, but I've never heard him say this particular line. Is it in response to a certain conversation option, or something else I missed? 11:20, May 16, 2010 (UTC)Ren

It's during either the first or second conversation you have with him when he's discussing how he never served with so many before. Tecni 14:36, May 16, 2010 (UTC)

Irikah's MurderEdit

The article says Thane's wife was murdered after giving birth to Kolyat. But she wasn't murdered immediately after, was she? -- Gnostic 22:48, June 17, 2010 (UTC)

No. If my memory is to be trusted, I think dialogue between Thane and Kolyat on his loyalty mission makes it pretty clear that Kolyat reached an age where he and his mother were able to commiserate over the fact that Thane was often gone, and eventually, when he left them completely. It's been a while though, so it's possible that I'm filling in information that's not there. Dammej 23:04, June 17, 2010 (UTC)
Yea it is a little confusing. Irikah was murdered sometime after Kolyat was 10 and Thane traveled back to Kahje to attend her funeral. After the funeral Kolyat was left in the care of his aunts and uncles while Thane, who knew, my guess anyway, he couldn't take care of him. I do remember it was after Kolyat was 10 so I think I'll reword that a bit to make it less confusing, hopefully. Lancer1289 23:43, June 17, 2010 (UTC)

Trivia Edit

Ok the current problem I have with the last undo is that is has precedent in Saren's article. That little bit has been sitting there for months, and hasn't been opposed since. And Spart even allowed it to stay, check his edit on November 29, 2009. So it has been there for over a year, and even allowed to say by Spart, and Tullis, who reformatted the article in January and didn't touch it. Frankly I don't see a problem with it. Currently only four character suits are avaliable, Ashley, Thane, Saren, and Miranda. I really don't see a problem with those being added as trivia as they are quite specific to characters, and a very limited number at that. Lancer1289 05:19, January 17, 2011 (UTC)

My bad, I misunderstood the trivia item. I thought it was for the Alternate Appearance Pack outfit, not the Xbox 360 avatar outfit. Re-adding. -- Commdor (Talk) 05:38, January 17, 2011 (UTC)

Dead in ME3 Edit

Curious question can Thane be alive or in usable health in ME3 with his syndrome or would koliyat possibly take his space? Please help oh wise LANCER THE GENIUS!!! or anybody else that can answer it :)

That comment was unnecessary to begin with. We don't need that. Second we have no information on Thane's status yet. All of the information we have in their respective articles. If there is no information, then we don't have anything. Lancer1289 02:57, April 29, 2011 (UTC)

Link to the Delta Quadrant Edit

The VA for Thane, Keythe Farley, played one of the "Vidiians", a species from an episode of Star Trek: Voyager. The Vidiians suffered from a form of necrotizing fasciitis, a bacterial disease that affects deep tissue, muscle, and eventually vital organs. The symptoms of Keplar's Syndrome are not unlike those suffered by the Delta Quadrant aliens, the difference being that the Vidiians' "Phage" was never really explained as far as origin was concerned, and Keplar's Syndrome isn't contagious and is the result of voluntary habitation of an environment that promotes bacterial infection.

It's a long shot, and probably not worth adding to any trivia sections. But the information is here if you want it. Keythe Farley as Vidiian #2; @Memory Alpha predcon 10:09, February 7, 2012 (UTC)

The bit about the voice actor is irrelevant. Star Trek: Voyager is not a video game, and not one made by BioWare, so the "trivia" is out per site policy. Second, the diseases are quite different. The drell are used to a very dry, arid climate, and Kahje is a very humid climate where it rains every day. Drell lungs cannot handle the moisture, so the tissue starts to break down over time. Which is different than the phage in terms of what it attacks and the symptoms. Either way, there is no trivia here. Even if it was trivia, the disease trivia would end up on the drell page, not here. Lancer1289 13:32, February 7, 2012 (UTC)

Status in ME 3 Edit

Spoilers ahead, obviously.

Thane appears on the Citadel, non-recruitable in the Huerta Memorial Hospital, ostensibly undergoing therapy for his Kepral's Syndrome. He does not join you for as a team member.

His Kepral's Syndrome is now in its last stages and his blood is having difficulty absorbing oxygen, a fact that contributes to his death later.

Later in the story, Thane saves the Salarian councilor from an assassin, Kai Leng, but is stabbed in the stomache by him. Blood transfusions, from his son, don't help because, as noted above, his late-stage Kepral's Syndrome makes it hard for him to get oxygen, and he dies as a result of his wounds.

Near the end, his son offers a prayer of forgiveness, and when Shephard asks why Thane asked for forgiveness for himself, his son says that the prayer is meant for Shephard.

At least, this was the Paragon version. I dunno if going Renegade will have another ending.

Stormkeeper 13:17, March 6, 2012 (UTC)

The Prima strategy guide says that it's either Thane or Kirrahe who dies protecting the salarian councilor from Kai Leng. If you didn't speak to Thane at Huerta Memorial earlier on in the game, and Kirrahe survived the events on Virmire to be around for ME3, Kirrahe will be the one that shows up instead.

Unfortunately I was very sadly unable to corroborate this since I didn't pick up the guide until today, long after I'd already talked to Thane repeatedly. Hopefully someone else can. Morboriel 06:37, March 8, 2012 (UTC)

It is rather inconvenient on the Playstation version, because, regardless of what you do, Kirrahe has been dead the whole time, since ME1 was not available for us.


Confirmed. I received the email, but forgot about him (went to the hospital 50 times, don't know how I missed him. I distinctly remember the email, saying he's staying at Huerta under the fake name). Alas, I missed him, so Kirrahe took the shot (not blade) and died. After the attack on Citadel, I never found him and he is listed on the big black wall on Normandy. Don't know if it's because he is officially dead (changed name) or because he died in the attack. He's nowhere to be found.

Just for clarification, if both are dead (new game), the salarian tries to cloak while the assasin is pointing the gun-hand at him. Assasin takes the shot, succeeds. When confronting Udina, he (Udina) has footage of Shepard taking the shot. It is revealed by Bailey that the VI that erased assassin footage must have forwarded it to Udina.

If both are alive, Kirrahe dies. The scene plays exactly the same, except that the salarian ambassador doesn't even try to cloak. Instead, Kai takes the shot, and puts a hole through a cloaked Kirrahe standing between the gun and the ambassador. Kirrahe states he was right, it WAS an honor fighting with Shepard. When confronting Udina, he skips the part where he shows footage of Shepard killing the ambassador (s/he's still alive) and instead jumps directly at the Asari saying they failed to trust Shepard before and it was bad, followed by the scene where udina pulls a gun and is shot by Shepard.

Sorry about formatting, I am new at this.

CaptainOrdoSt 14:33, March 10, 2012 (UTC)

how about Mass Effect 2: Genesis? does that give you the option to save kirrahe? I don't know because I don't want to buy it. VeteranCookie 00:34, March 12, 2012 (UTC)

pictures of thane in ME3 Edit

can someone add these pictures to the article: VeteranCookie 00:32, March 12, 2012 (UTC)

Added, but could you remove the pictures here so they're not doubleposted? Thanks. --Aryn2382 02:52, March 12, 2012 (UTC)
removed, from the talk page, if that is what you mean. VeteranCookie 02:59, March 12, 2012 (UTC)
Yup! Much appreciated. --Aryn2382 03:01, March 12, 2012 (UTC)

Romanced but didn't appear at end of Citadel DLC??Edit

Anyone else have this issue? I'm playing a Renegade FemShep and the only thing I can think of is that I may have accidently skipped a dialogue point that prevented the memorial...

Another possible issue: I downloaded Citadel *after* Thane's death and completed the DLC after all missions excepting Horizon and Cereberus HQ FS07

This is complete speculation, but did you lock in a romance with anyone else in ME3? If so, it may be overiding the Thane romance. Or, as you say, you may have failed to lock in Thane's romance in ME3. TheUnknown285 (talk) 14:32, April 24, 2013 (UTC)

The issue is I downloaded the DLC after Thane's death, which prevented the message from Kolyat arriving in order to hold the memorial. Reloaded an earlier save, retook the Normandy, and got a message from Kolyat... Least the mystery is solved. FS07

The message from Kolyat should have appeared anyway - this isn't the first time I've heard of encounters not triggering however. Garhdo (talk) 22:21, April 24, 2013 (UTC)

Is he Greek? Edit

Is Thane Krios a Greek name? I mean, I know he's a Drell alien, but maybe he's Greek too, cause of his last name; I mean Thane is his first name? Thane = Thanos = Thassos = Thassis = same Greek origin... and Garrus Vakarian sounds like he's Armenian. These names didn't pop into the games without some trivial connection. - {{SUBST:User:PrinceZarbon/sig2}} 20:23, June 5, 2013 (UTC)

Article talk pages are reserved for discussing the maintenance of articles only. Speculation and other non-maintenance topics should be taken to the Forums. -- Commdor (Talk) 20:42, June 5, 2013 (UTC)


It has been confirmed that Kaidan, Ashley (in the first game) and Miranda (in the second one) were going to be availible romance options for both genders althought the ended up not. So I was wondering, does this -> mean that Thane was also originally going to be bisexual? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk · contr).

well that was mildly amusing. and legitimate trivia. T̴̴͕̲̞̳̖̼̱͒͛̎͒ͫ̃ͧeͩ̈̽̈҉͓̝̰̼̦̫̤̀͠m̫̪̪̯̻͎̫̅̇̓̇͌̚p̸̙̝̓̓͌ͨ͆ͣͥ̂̕o͒̽͐̽͏̞̬̻͕͔͕͚̰͍͠͞ṙ̢̞͚͈̹̰ͨ̓ͭ̈́̌ạ̢̧̪̹̺̺̣̹̲͂͆̏ͪͨ͒ͭř̹͈͜͠y̷͍̻̜̹̼̾̽̈́e̵̹̼̟̦͚͐̈́͌͘d͉̲̣̻͉̱͗̅ḭ̷̻̆͋̆̓̔͝t̨͍̦̫̗͂̅̍̋̆ͩ͝ộ̫̟̬̳̝̲̾ͫ̒̿ͮ̑̚rͯ̎ͨͭ̄̿̽͛҉̠̫̱̠̘̘̲́ͅ7̩̻ͤͩͨ͝͡8̜̣̙͇̻ͨ͛͛̆͒̆̽̒͐͜͡ ͥ̍̉̃̇ͥ̓ͨ͏̕҉̥̹͓̗̤̠̖̤ (talk) 10:35, August 25, 2013 (UTC)

I remember having found some other ones. Not about Thane however but Tali and Jack. Not sure if they still exist but would you like me to find them?

Since the development cycle for ME3 is done, all cut content is fair game. So go ahead! Just post on the appropriate talk pages. Trandra (talk) 14:53, August 25, 2013 (UTC)

Trivia? Edit

I have no idea why exactly, but in Dr. Bryson's office, among a collection of photos presumably part of his research into Leviathan, is a close up pic of Thane.