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Name: Tali'Zorah / nar Rayya / vas Neema / vas Normandy
Occupation: Technician
Status: Player determinant
Relationships: Rael'Zorah (father)
Fandom: Mass Effect
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Tali'Zorah vas Normandy is a squad member and a possible love interest for a male Commander Shepard in the Mass Effect trilogy.


Tali'Zorah is a quarian and a member of Commander Shepard's squad. She is the daughter of Rael'Zorah, a member of the Admiralty Board. Though young, Tali is a mechanical genius. In 2183, she is on her Pilgrimage, the rite of passage to prove her worth and bring something of value back to her people aboard the Migrant Fleet. In 2185, having completed her Pilgrimage, Tali has been entrusted with leading an important research mission for the Admiralty Board. [1]


Reaction to Tali's face

Tali's face, like all quarians, remains hidden under her mask throughout the Mass Effect trilogy. What she and other quarians would look like was a popular source of speculation, with much fanart being created to show how some fans thought Tali would look. If Tali was still in a relationship with Shepard by Mass Effect 3 then she would leave a photo of herself, unmasked, in his quarters. However it drew criticism from fans once it became apparent that it was an edited stock photo from Gettyimages.[2]


Tali became a potential love interest for a male Shepard in Mass Effect 2, making them a relatively popular ship. Some fans were disappointed that a female Shepard could not begin a relationship with her as well, more so when unused dialogue within the game inderacted that this was once going to the case. Tali is also often paired with Garrus Vakarian as they have a canon relationship in game if players are not in a relationship with either of them by the end of Mass Effect 3.

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  1. masseffect wikia
  2. Gamers Are Now Angry at BioWare Because of An Image in Mass Effect 3 (SPOILER)