Samara from Mass Effect is used to fighting alone and doing the job at any cost as justicar. That sounds like a spectrum in the making.
Massive effect it represents a galaxy that is hardly a peaceful and stable place. In this 22nd century setting, many alien empires are fighting through the stars, and wandering pirates, raiders, bandits and more always threaten isolated colonies and vulnerable transport ships. That is why the Galactic Council has the Specters, elite agents who keep the peace by any means necessary.
These Wraiths can come from any race, but Militaristic Turians, Innovative Salarians, and biotically talented Asari seem to make up the bulk of the Wraith ranks. It takes a lot to become a Wraith, and the justicator named Samara could easily qualify, if she made a few adjustments first.
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Samara’s journey so far
Samara was born in the Asari space, long before the Human Systems Alliance was founded. He tried to lead a normal life, partying, vacationing, having a family and more. Samara tried combat for the first time as a mercenary, but realized that justice could not be done like this. She aborted a human trafficking operation and even killed her fellow mercenaries to protect the survivors.
Later, when Samara realized that her three sons were Ardat-Yakshi and that the youngest, Morinth, had fled, she took action. Samara decided to give up all worldly possessions and connections, and trained to become an elite justicar. This is the Asari version of a Specter.
The Justicars are wandering monks who dispense strict justice to evildoers in any world. Even the process of training to become one is difficult and exhausting, possibly even fatal, but Samara turned into the real deal. She adhered to the extensive Code to the letter. Samara spent centuries using her firepower and biotic talents to destroy violent criminals, terrorist cells, bandit gangs, and more, gaining vast experience as she went.
Samara is not trying to be a noble hero or a legend; she just wants to enforce the justice of the Code and destroy evil by any means necessary. Samara also survived Reaper’s war, taking on hordes of those cyborg monsters with her extensive talents while defending the Code the entire time. It seems like nothing can kill Samara, and that’s the kind of person the Council is looking to recruit.
New Samara Code, Specter Style
Samara’s experience, skills, and discipline would have her loved by the Council, and after the Reaper invasion was thwarted in 2186, Samara could easily be recognized as a candidate for Specter. It is true that the Code of Justicar differs somewhat from the Council’s own needs and rules, but Councilor Tevos (herself an Asari) will understand Samara’s position and help her transition from her justicar career to a Specter career. . After all, before the invasion, Samara was only concerned with Asari’s affairs, as was her own daughter, Morinth.
After meeting Shepard and battling insidious Collectors, Samara came to appreciate the true scope of the galaxy and the variety of threats that exist. This process continued during the Reaper invasion, when the Reaper fleets threatened not only the Asari, but all of known space. The stakes are higher than ever, and Samara is now used to fighting for the good of the entire galaxy.
That’s just what the Council needs in a Wraith, and Samara, who has since shed Morinth’s burden, may be open to the idea of becoming one. She became a justicar with the specific purpose of destroying the mighty Morinth, and with that personal matter resolved, Samara has weaker ties to the justicar cause. It would take him some time to unlearn his Code and ways of justifying, but now there’s no going back: he understands that the entire galaxy needs it, and the Code of justicar is too rigid and complex for interspecies issues.
Shepard was once told that no Asari questioned the ways of the justicar, but that other species would feel differently, so Samara would definitely have to abandon the Code. However, that should be doable, and being a Wraith wouldn’t feel that very different from operating as justicar. Wraiths have almost total operational freedom, much like a justicar, and can use biotic powers, firearms, vehicles, or even subterfuge or diplomacy to solve a problem.
Samara is quite used to enforcing peace with violent acts, and if a thug agent like Saren Arterius can turn into a Wraith, Samara can too. He fears absolutely nothing and needs no help from anyone to complete a mission in the darkest reaches of Terminus Systems. With armies and governments in shambles, the post-invasion galaxy can be ripe for an increase in piracy and raiding. The Council will need talent like Samara’s more than ever, and she is ready to protect the peace at any cost.
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