Comm Specialist, Samantha Traynor in Mass Effect 3

Samantha Traynor is the first openly lesbian character in Mass Effect. She appears in the story as a novice but promising communication’s specialist and develops a close relationship with both Female and Male Shepard. However when the latter tries to flirt with Traynor, she reveals that he is not her type. With FemShep the romance develops on the main game and intensifies during the Citadel DLC.

LGBTQ references in this game:

Romance Options in Mass Effect series

The Asari

Lieutenant-Commander Kaidan Alenko

Comm Specialist, Samantha Traynor

Alliance pilot Steve Cortez

Nyren Kandros, Mass Effect 3 – Omega DLC

Other NPCs with possible LGBTQ references


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