“You were saying something?”
“I’ve missed you, Shepard.”
Done. Promise. For now.
SAYS DOESN’T WANT TO SPEND HIS FINAL DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL
SPENDS FINAL DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL
THEN HAS LETTER AUTOMATICALLY SENT SAYING HE DIDN’T WANT TO HAVE SPENT FINAL DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL
I once accepted my fate. Nothing remained but a shell destined to die. I only had to choose the when and how of my passing. I had refused to be confined to a bed, gasping horribly as my life beeped away to machinery I had no use for. I thought of my Irikah, broken, bloodied, and betrayed by my absence. Of Kolyat, small and afraid, bravely pushing at his eyes to stem the flow of tears I had entrusted to him to cry… for both our sakes.
The expectation to move swiftly to my end vanished upon uniting with your cause. You awoke me, Shepard. My heart quickened its sluggish beat if only to remain at your side and protect you with everything that I am. I was content to simply watch, take the time left given and praise all I know for allowing me to walk my final days with hope and certainty that I am worthy of more than my cold isolation, solely because you believed.
more like SCUMBAG ME3 DEVS but still
I may still be bitter.
lol He got stabbed with a freaking ninja sword, guys. You try not spending your last moments laying down in a bed after that.
Given the ME3 team, I had accepted Thane’s death to Kai Leng inevitable as soon as he was announced. Though the fight was embarrassing as a viewer (I’m in HK, I see a crabtonne of bad wushu flicks with poorly filmed action sequences and I am still more embarrassed by this), and though Thane would totally have just gone and snapped Leng’s neck or such, it was inevitable.
What was not inevitable was his being written as choosing to stay in a hospital prior to that. Also that it is only Kai Leng and Shepard who acknowledge his death.
Should one have done the Thane romance, his being all SIHA I’M GOING TO REMAIN HERE IN THIS HOSPITAL TO DIE was a complete backtrack from his development in ME2. The numbers given during his single conversation (being told nine months prior that he had three months to live) go against both what he had said before and the actual timeline of the games (he had only been apart from Shep for at least six months and after joining the SM team had said that he had at least 8-12 months before he would be in such a state that he would be useless to the team — not dead), even accounting differences between earth time and Galactic Standard Time. Some will say (as they have) that he was ill and his remaining in hospital makes sense. True, the devs chose to write him to be in significantly a worse state than he should have been in. They also chose to disallow various things that could have improved his condition. (They also chose to make him ill in the first place which, as I’ve babbled on here before, was a bit much, but I’m all for working within the parameters set by ME2 canon.) There were various opportunities for such presented within canon, on both CDN (the magical lung gel) and in the game (LotSB raises that he remained a viable candidate for a lung transplant, though I fully believe that he would still continue to never accept one, being the stubborn person that he is), but it all comes down to the writers simply not caring to improve his condition. That’s their right as devs, but one must admit it being what it is.
how the fight should have gone