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Mass Effect - Male Asari by kolakis Mass Effect - Male Asari by kolakis
Just made this rough paintover for fun.
Been a while because of tendonitis, but had to try one quick fan art piece since Mass Effect's one of my favorite games. Thought I'd share with fellow fans!

For non-ME players; the Asari are a mono-gendered, female looking species, so I wanted to try a male version.

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DannyAndYoko Featured By Owner Edited Sep 15, 2017
The male Asari, capable of making any other species (both male and female) pregnant with their child, including their own species for obvious reasons... XD
anessanaseri Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2017
Hiccaries Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I really hate the idea of ''monogendered'' asari , I'm not against the idea but bioware designed the asari to be nothing but sexual objects with a really shitty biological explanation.

I love this
kapinkdiva509 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree, but the thing that always confuses me is the whole "mind melding" thing. Because it sounds like they don't actually have intercourse with their partners. 
But within Mass effect, it is hinted that Asari can have safe reproductive intercourse with anyone. 
And Asari are Levo, meaning that they aren't allergic to their dextro partner's fluids like humans.
So can they safely have sex with Dextro because their immune or Bioware just didn't want to elaborate?
CharlottaRose Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017
Considering that Liara T'Soni is unarguably the most important squadmate in the series, entirely on account of her brains, knowledge, and organizational ability, it's a pretty big stretch to say that Bioware designed them as 'nothing but'.

It would be truer to say that the Asari very beautifully called to a particular sort of glorious femininity often found in myths, while blending seamlessly with the 'scientific' setting, and while being individually well drawn characters.
DarkWillUser Featured By Owner Edited Jul 12, 2016
People seem to misunderstand what "monogender" means.  It means "one gender" and not "no gender".  Asari aren't "female looking", they're genetically female.
ilikebiggirls Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016
Shepard is so damn manly, that h of an asari wife
ilikebiggirls Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016
What I meant to say was:

Shepard is so damn manly, that the son of his asari wife was male...
CharlottaRose Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017
ilikebiggirls Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016
Damn iPhone buttons
Filanwizard Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Male Asari would be damn sexy.   Its too bad they never put em in the game.   I did not mind them being female only but it did kind of feel like a cop out to give the game its Orion Slave Girls.
Dead-Angel144 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing piece of work! I think the all-female Asari works in the games, but if there were males too, this is along the lines of what they should look like. Very impressive.
thebalancer20 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015
If there are other male asaris' in the game, we be living in a different world right now.
0Mindinabox0 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015
*O* love this!
GodKingErebus Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015
What an amazing work you have done, shame they had to remove the male Asari, he looks hell cool
PKBitchGirl Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015
'Shame they had to remove the male Asari'

Bioware planned to have male Asari at one point?
GodKingErebus Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015
I think there was male asari but they got wiped or something long time ago so there's only females
Gabriel-de-la-Torre Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But they are not females neighter, they can reproduce with everything!
NekoLivia Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
I didn't know I needed it in my life.
Now I now.
You got to hook Bioware up with this Asari portrayal with masculine features. After they see this excellent design, they got to make him a selective main character for Mass Effect 4!

Background and description for him in ME 4 (in my opinion):
- At Maiden age in the game.
- Heavily values intelligence and knowledge about every species' history, especially about the Protheans and Asari.
- Very humble and respectful but sometimes gets extremely annoyed when someone jokes about whether or not he has any genitals, about his questionable gender, or when someone tries to touch his "hair tentacles".
- A child of Liara (if she did not die in ME 3). If Commander Shepard romanced her during the series, his name will be mentioned as the father later on during the game. If not, the father's name is never revealed. He is a true "Mommy's boy" to Liara. He deeply loves her, and is very clingy-protective of her. When someone flirts with her, he will not hesitate to intimidate that person. When he's far away, he always calls her before sleeping. Never disobeys or disagrees with her unless absolutely necessary. He later discovers that Liara genetically tweaked him that way so she could protect him; he doesn't mind it. If Liara died in ME 3, her role is replaced by a random female Asari.
- Also secretly studied under Samara. Learned her teachings about the Justicar code, although he chose not to be bound to it. However, learning from it made him a true Paragon (in the game, player can only choose Paragon routes). Later on, some of the choices he make will lead him to question whether or not if he did the right thing, regardless of good intentions. He views Samara as a grandmotherly figure. If Samara died in ME 2, her role is replaced by Morinth. She instead taught him how to be seductive and manipulative, only to be ironically used against her later on in the game. After learning from Falere that Morinth is an Ardat-Yakshi, he cunningly defeats her and hands her over to Asari huntresses. If Samara died in ME 3, her role is replaced by another thousand-year old Asari who follows the Justicar code.   

- Dangerously powerful with Biotics. After undergoing optional missions with Samara/Morinth, he learns and gains control over new abilities. One of the early main missions involves him training to become an Asari commando. He also has the ability to be able to meld his mind to others without mating or harming them (Player can use this ability to gather important information during missions). A different character will humorously comment about his mind-reading ability that he can tell who is a spy in a room full of people in the dark. 

- Enjoys having lots of friends. Garrus will be mentioned as his first and closest friend only if Shepard romanced Liara during the series, serving as a protector. During a main mission, Garrus is the one who tells him that Shepard is his father. Has a peculiar relationship with Javik, whom makes good and bad remarks about Liara. He always ask questions to Javik about the book "Journeys with a Prothean".

- Has taboo romantic interest in other Asari females (though the player can choose otherwise). Developed a thing for older Asari females after his training with Samara/Morinth. Funny moments in the game would be him shamefully having numerous Asari strippers dancing around him, embarrassingly lusting over Aria, and frequently visiting the Consort's Chambers to "meet" Sha'ira. According to Human females, he is described as "beyond beautiful".

Personal choice for name:
- Zoran (pronounced with a short "a").

Anyone can reply to share their idea.
Great design.  I imagine the backstory regarding him is that he is considered a rarity among Asari; a genetic throwback to their ancient past, when they were a two-gendered species.  Maybe there's a very, very small chance of this occurring during a bonding.  A mutation, perhaps.
Realdeadmeat Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I like this, fifty thousand thumbs up
ELRummery Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
very cool!
924twinblade924 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Awesome. Hopefully they make an exception in future games to make this possible via hybrid DNA. 
Skianous Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just discovered your gallery; I was planning on roleplaying a genetically engineered male Asari with a friend and wanted to find some references.

Your art is truly amazing, I hope to see more of it in the future !
Ownerest Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
I wonder how the monogendered male asari would spread..

Perhaps they can sleep with any specie with a womb and make it have an asari male baby? Hm.
mayorguy Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
Thst would be an interesting biology class seeing as they would Have no choice but to impregnate random loosely related animals until they met another alien race
Ownerest Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
This is true.. That OR their planet had another race/specie on it
mayorguy Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
Now THAT would be an interesting alliance, bioware should do that
Ownerest Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
nah... bioware don't do anything for fans
mayorguy Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
Still, it's a nice concept, I'd imagine the male asari are extremely violent on top of super powerful biotics
Ownerest Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
probably no diff than the females.

but we would need some reason/way for them to reproduce by themselves
mayorguy Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
Probably using reverse mind meld to impregnate other beings would work
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NaomiWelton Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I've played through ME1-3 and I had an attraction to Garus, but WOW! Now I want the abilty to romance this hunk!
Bokang Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
Dude this is awesome
I love Mass Effect and this would really have been a cool idea, especially with ME4 looming
markysparkyboy101 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
cool... that would be great for shepard, and liara's say 35yr old son, 
'cadet-shepard' just out of the accademy. 

main mail character for mass-effect 4! 
when shepard's a grandfather around 75 yr's old.
mikakaf Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Is that male Aria?His tattoo looks like her's
Rez79 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
It's Shepard's son :D
AnonymousLifeform Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Got this theory/headcanon going around in my head, that there were once male & female asari, just like the other races, but when they began developing biotic powers, the asari... being asari... tried using them during... *ahem* reproductive processes. For some reason this only produced female asari, and by the time they realized what was happening, it was to late for the males and they went extinct.
Realdeadmeat Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Damn you! I like turians, but when I saw this I blushed all shades of red, GerdDern it!
Peihn Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Zhalia225 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
<3 <3
Alexgv-art Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
he looks so cool and chill :) (Smile) 
JadeTheBard95 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Student Writer
I literally squealed at this picture! SQUEALED! Like a crazed, hormone based fan girl! I do not do that... but this!!! HOLY FLAMING ZEUS THIS IS AMAAAAZZZIIINNNNGGGGG!

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Strufo Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Im Speechless, looks cool
AresStudios Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work! Love this game as well:) Always bummed that there was not a male Asari.
SanguineMiasma Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You know, this makes darn good sense, because of what the Asari said about not being one single gender, although I suppose looking female is easier to immerse with other species. /shrug
ElfsDeathBox360 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn, that's amazing! Like, wow....  Awesome work right there!
wishingdreams Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a good thing. That you did.
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