28 OctRaphael Sbarge answers more ‘Mass Effect’ and ‘Once Upon a Time’ questions
It’s another round of Q&A with Raphael Sbarge.
Hey – it’s Raphael Sbarge, and there were a couple of questions that people had asked, and I wanted to answer as best I can. I guess there were a lot of questions, but I guess this was a sampling of some of them:
Melissa asked: As an actor, did I enjoy Kaidan’s character arc over the course of the Mass Effect series?
I think I might have spoken to this the other day, but just in case I hadn’t, I wanted to make sure I had, just to say: Yeah, absolutely. It’s so exciting when you get to sort of do a, sort of, long-form storytelling, where you get to take a character who you’ve really established and take him through a whole bunch of different scenarios.
The thing that’s incredible about this game is the depth in the game, and how much variation and just how far and wide it goes. It’s thrilling, also, that they have written characters that are not just all about screaming. I may have talked about this in the past, but just to have relationships, intimate relationships, places where they talk about what their passions are, what’s important to them. And Kaidan certainly is a man of great passion, a freedom fighter, a man of high moral sense. So it’s really fun, to take him through the whole series of various scenarios.
Does Kaidan retain his sense of humor?
He does have some sense of humor. I mean, obviously, it’s hard to keep a full sense of humor when you’re out there, trying to save the universe. But there are definitely some occasions where his wit, intelligence and wryness come through.
Siobhan: Would you say that Kaidan has grown and changed between 1, 2 and 3?
You know, I don’t so much feel that he’s changed, as much as perhaps he’s deepened, and grown. Obviously, Kaidan wasn’t in Mass Effect 2 very much — much more peripherally; very much in 1; and now a lot in 3. It looks like, if anything, one could say that the relationships have just sort of deepened and grown, just because of the history and the time that everyone’s known each other. Particularly, his relationship with Shepard and what the dimension in that is, in all its various, different, kind of, you know, the choices, the incarnations of how that could go. But when they do get to those kind of more intimate moments, it’s certainly based upon a lot of history.
Elizabeth: Will [I] enjoy your character in Once Upon a Time more, or Kaidan Alenko more?
laugh I guess it’s so hard to know what you might enjoy most. I mean, Once Upon a Time has its own very particular, wonderful charm about it; as has, of course, Mass Effect 3. I would say if you’re probably deep into the game of Mass Effect, nothing’s going to quite scratch that itch like you get in Mass Effect come March. But in the meantime, certainly, from a fantasy point of view, there’s a lot in Once Upon a Time I think that everyone will enjoy.
And Susan wants to know, Have I considered recording an album of romantic poetry laughs to donate the proceeds to charity?
You know, I love that idea, Susan. If you wanted to make some suggestions of some romantic poetry, ideas to consider, I would certainly consider it. I have a nonprofit, it’s a green nonprofit that supports the planet. Perhaps, as Kaidan’s trying to save the galaxy, I’m trying to save the planet. That’s my own personal mission. But I certainly would consider it. It’s a fun idea, Susan, thank you.
Alright, more to come. I’m sure there’ll be more questions. And I’ll be more than happy to answer them as they come. OK, bye.