He respects art, to grasp the gestalt of opposing force psychology? Offer a painting of the Enterprise-E, of the White Star, of the Normandy, of the Battle of Isandlwana, of the Reapers. Offer tea. Commander Shepard would show respect by offering tea. Mi'thrawn'arudo, born of the Chiss people. The Imperial equivalent of Sun Tzu. The most fanatical believer in the New Republic, if they have a SHRED of professional respect ...
::martial shout in Chiss language::
Does he have a place of burial? We of the new era shall give him a place of professional honor and an eternal flame for him, though haply his body be unrecoverable. Admiral Ackbar ordered the eighteen-gun salute from his flag vessel, Home One. I know. I was there.
With equal firepower and resources, he would not leave a shred of Francis Drake, or Lord Nelson, or Halsey, or Nimitz.
How would Thrawn have contended, with equal firepower and resources, in an excercise opposite Stephen Ainsley Hackett, my comrade of the Mass Effect universe? How would Thrawn have contended, with equal firepower and resources, in an excercise opposite the respected Picard? In either case, both would have minds in tatters, and learn strategems they had never thought possible. And if by the end they did not feel mutual respect, I would be speechless with astonishment, and close to tears.