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The asari are a fictional bipedal species that have a seat on the Citadel Council from the series Mass Effect.

History

Of all the species in Council space, the asari are the most widespread, powerful, and respected. This is due in part, to their being the first species, after the Protheans, to achieve interstellar flight, (to discover and learn how to use the Citadel) and their position as a founding member species of the Citadel Council.[1]

Growth and Traits

A typical asari individual has a blue and/or green complexion. In the place of head hair, the asari possess wavy folds of sculpted skin. The asari are the closest species aesthetically to humans. Asari are only female, and reproduce by a sort of parthenogenesis, whereby they attune themselves to the nervous system of any other life form; sex, species, and sentience do not factor in. This method of reproduction also gives them superhuman empathy. On Citadel Station, one can visit a the Consortium, where clients pay to be in the company of asari, who can satisfy almost any desire or need.[2]

Politics and Economics

The asari political organization is known as the Asari Republics. It is a loose society governed by a democracy, and informed by aged asari matriarchs. The asari possess the largest economy out of all the known species, giving them enormous importance, and they prefer a neutral centrist political stance. Their military is small, comparatively less powerful than certain other species, but efficient. Despite their small military size, their flagship, the Destiny Ascension, is the most powerful warship ever constructed.[1]

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