By ManaMan 4 Comments
Olan Kooth is a pretty minor character in Mass Effect, but his efforts, although selfish in motivation, would ultimately help save the Andromeda Initiative before it even began. Also, despite being a minor character, he is one of the more powerful biotics that I've seen in the Mass Effect lore.
His story is quite simple. Olan Kooth was born a rarity among the salarians, a biotic. Because of this they put him into Salarian Special Forces training at a young age and taught him how to hone his biotics. He was one of the Salarians top agents for a while but eventually became obsessed with boosting his biotics. He switched out his military biotic implant for a more experimental one. It was unstable and caused him brain and nerve damage. Knowing that the implant in his head would eventually kill him he went on a mad quest to understand his implant and control it. This eventually led him to a secret Geth controlled Mass Relay station where he hoped to find the secrets he desired. At the same time Andromeda Initiative agents raided the station as well, in hopes of correcting mathematical errors in their travel plan too the Andromeda Galaxy. Olan Kooth teamed up with them to hold the Geth off while they accessed the terminal, and asked them to search the database for the secrets to his implant. They found nothing in the database about his implants. Realizing he had run out of time Olan Kooth sacrificed himself to the Geth to help the others escape with the correct equations needed to travel to Andromeda.
This respect thread will be broken down into two sections. Physical Stats, and Biotic Abilities. However, Olan Kooth has next to no showings in the physical department so 99.9% of this respect thread will be discussing his biotic abilities.
There is very little to suggest that Kooth is extraordinary in terms of strength. He really only has one showing of physical strength, right here.
Olan Kooth strangles a quarian with one hand.
Physical Endurance/Pain Threshold
This is Kooths best physical asset. He seems to be more durable than the average character and with a high pain tolerance.
While he was distracted fighting other enemies Olan Kooth gets hit by a surprise Pull/Throw combo from two biotics.
On the very next page Olan Kooth jumps to his feet and impales one of the two biotics, which proves that the push/pull combo did little to him.
He then achieves his best showing of physical endurance...He takes a point blank shotgun blast to the face, and only comes away with severe burns instead of having half his head blown to smithereens like a normal person would.
This is where Olan Kooth shines, and imo, is one of the more powerful biotics in the Mass Effect verse. Olan's biotic abilities are limited in the number of abilties he has compared to other biotics, but his raw power is what makes him so great. His main biotic abilities are shields and electricity.
Before getting his experimental implant he is able to take on a squad of salarian soldiers, and displays enough power to rip a salarian in half. After he gets his implant he can release energy blasts powerful enough to one shots a squad of salarians.
After having his experimental chip upgraded he releases biotic energy from his body that destroys all the medical robots.
Olan Kooth releases a bunch of biotic electricity and destroys and levetates several massive mining vehicles.
Olan Kooth releases enough electricity to instantly annihilate a small building.
Olan Kooth has a short biotic battle with Luna Shank. Olan over powers her despite his implant malfunctioning mid-duel.
Olan Kooth blocks a full squads worth of gun fire with one hand.
Olan Kooth crushes a quarian to death.
Olan maintains a barrier strong enough to block gun fire from a massive amount of enemies.
Immediately after getting shotgunned in the face, Olan Kooth releases a biotic blast from his body that blows everyone near him away.
Olan Kooth blocks fire from a massive amount of Geth, while recounting the damage his implant has done to his body.
While defending against Geth gun fire, Olan can be seen simultaneously retaliating with biotic attacks.
Olan Kooth electrocutes two geth simultaneously.
Olan blasts away a group of Geth casually.
Olan Kooth's biggest strength is also his weakness. His implant is not perfect and can short out, knocking him unconscious.
The implant also causes extensive nerve damage and some brain damage, but of course the biggest weakness is that after implanting it and not being able to discover the secrets needed to make the implant perfect, the implant and Olan Kooth exploded.
Olan Kooth is a very powerful biotic for being such a minor character. He is a bit insane due to the nerve damage and brain damage but still it was cool to see how powerful he was. I plan on making a Liara T'soni RT and Aria T'loak RT. Im really enjoying ME Biotics right now. Anyway tell me what you think.