There's something I've been thinking about regarding Mass Effect 3, and the Mass Effect trilogy in general. BioWare stated that Mass Effect 3 would more feature a more direct foil to Shepard than the previous games, which seems to have been intended to be Kai Leng. I'd like to look at Shepard's major adversaries in all three games, and see how the adversaries in Mass Effect 3 stack up in context.
Despite the presence of several secondary opponents (Matriarch Benezia, the Thorian, even sometimes the Council), there is no question that Saren was the clear primary antagonist and foil for the hero in the first Mass Effect. He is woven through the main plot of the game, from the first mission through the last, and is both a menace to galactic…
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