I’m probably going to get skinned for this, but I sometimes wonder why there’s never any discussion of what Garrus does on Omega.
Do you remember the kid in the above screencap? That’s Jonn Whitson. Spent fifty credits on a gun in the hopes that he might earn a five hundred credit payout. Young by his voice and Shepard’s dialogue, poor if he’s willing to run across a bridge towards a sniper for that little cash and hope he doesn’t die. He doesn’t even have any armor and the Blue Suns aren’t going to spot him any. This is Omega. As a human, he probably doesn’t have many other options that don’t involve dying in an eezo mine or slinging red sand.
And if Shepard doesn’t slap that gun away? He’s the first person Garrus kills in the assault. Just another corpse, not even wearing mercenary colors. And I doubt he’s the first of his kind to run across that bridge.
I’m not saying Garrus is a horrible person. I just wonder why he was never held accountable for a lot of the behavior that happened with his squad. He ran to a place where he thought there was the most criminals and started killing them, but on Omega, not everyone is a lifer merc. There are innocents there, but it concerns me that with his black-and-white worldview means that if they’re on Omega, that automatically pushes them into the black. He could have been a guard at Mordin’s clinic or even tried to knock Aria off her throne, but that’s not what happened.
I kept waiting for a ‘shades of grey’ conversation with him in ME2 or ME3, and all I got was him bragging about being Archangel to Vega. There’s a lot more to discuss here, but it’s the frame for a conversation.