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Old 03-16-2012, 11:13 AM   #1327
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So what do Reapers look like? They are AI too
No they aren't. The squid bodies are merely a vessel for an organic super-collective consciousness. Hence the whole "each a nation" line that Sovereign gives you in ME1 on Virmire. It was hinted at throughout the series and Legion tells you directly in ME2:

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It's possible that Karpyshyn or one of the other writers was a fan of Evangelion or Arthur C. Clarke's Childhood's End (which Anno cited as an inspiration for Evangelion's central plot device that deals with the merged consciousness concept).
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