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== Trivia ==
== Trivia ==
*Besides voicing Rana, Belinda Cornish also provides the voices for several characters in BioWare's Dragon Age video game series:
*Belinda Cornish also provides the voices for a number of characters in BioWare's Dragon Age Series. [[w:c:dragonage:chanter farrah|Chanter Farrah]], [[w:c:dragonage:chanter rosamund|Chanter Rosamund]], [[w:c:dragonage:Goldanna|Goldanna]], and [[w:c:dragonage:Melora|Melora]] in Dragon Age: Origins; [[w:c:dragonage:baroness|The Baroness]] and [[w:c:dragonage:sargeant joanna|Sargeant Joanna]] in Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening; And [[w:c:dragonage:ser marlein salbrech|Ser Marlein Selbrech]] in Dragon Age II.
**[[w:c:dragonage:chanter farrah|Chanter Farrah]], [[w:c:dragonage:chanter rosamund|Chanter Rosamund]], [[w:c:dragonage:Goldanna|Goldanna]], and [[w:c:dragonage:Melora|Melora]] in Dragon Age: Origins
**[[w:c:dragonage:baroness|The Baroness]] and [[w:c:dragonage:sargeant joanna|Sargeant Joanna]] in Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening
**[[w:c:dragonage:ser marlein salbrech|Ser Marlein Selbrech]] in Dragon Age II
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Rana Thanoptis is an asari neurospecialist working for Saren Arterius in his base of operations on Virmire.

Mass Effect

Commander Shepard encounters her during the assault on Saren's base. Rana is hiding under her desk when Shepard and the squad enter her office. She begs them not to shoot her, and offers information in exchange for her life. Rana was employed by Saren and assigned to Virmire to continue the research there, but soon realised the dangers of studying indoctrination. She informs them that indoctrination does not just affect the subjects, such as the captive salarians, but the support staff too; Rana's first test subject was her predecessor. She tells Shepard more about indoctrination and Saren fearing it might be affecting him too. She offers the squad access to Saren's private lab, where another Prothean Beacon is stored.

Once Rana has told them everything, Shepard may shoot Rana as punishment for her actions or suggest she start running. If its the latter, Rana is horrified to hear they are planning to destroy the facility and flees, much to the squad and Shepard's amusement.

Mass Effect 2


If Rana is allowed to leave Virmire, Shepard will encounter the asari on Korlus in 2185 while seeking Dr. Okeer. She has mixed feelings about crossing Shepard's path once again, but insists she did not put the second chance she was given to waste — despite being a part of the project involved on Korlus. She created a mental imprint routine to educate Okeer's tank-bred krogan, but most of them don't make it. She also tells them a little about Okeer's work, saying that although the warlord is not trying to cure the genophage, he is trying to help his people somehow. Rana mentions that she had shut off the security cameras once she saw Shepard's approach to the facility. Once allowed to escape, she quips that she "knows how Shepard works", and expresses her intentions to get as far away from the facility as possible — this is likely referring to the nuke that Shepard had set off on Virmire. One of Shepard's squadmates sarcastically comments on Shepard's decision to let her go again.

Mass Effect 3

If Rana survived the assault on Virmire, she is mentioned in an ANN Report on indoctrination in 2186. She has apparently murdered several top asari military officials and then committed suicide. While in custody, Thanoptis reported "voices" in her head (a typical symptom of indoctrination) to investigators.

News report on Rana Thanoptis

ANN Alert: New Article on "Indoctrination"

From: Alliance News Network Information Partners

Thessia - Asari scientist Rana Thanoptis has died in custody, allegedly committing suicide after she was arrested for the murder of multiple asari military officials.

Prior to her death, investigators said Thanoptis spoke of voices in her head, which they believed to be indicative of her indoctrination. The voices foretold the ascension of the asari--and told Thanoptis that anyone fighting the Reapers "needed to die."

Thanoptis worked for a top-secret project for former Spectre Saren Arterius several years ago, where she likely became indoctrinated. She received a pardon from the asari government in exchange for providing research assistance on Reaper technology.

Thanoptis was believed responsible for planting a makeshift device that detonated at a research center, killing five visiting asari military officers along with four civilians. The attack seriously wounded a dozen more and caused significant damage to the facility.

Investigators say they are not seeking any more suspects in the case.


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