Stupid question - where’s that quote from? It rings a bell but I can’t place it.
It is one of my very favorite quotes that made me stop and smile like a fool. It’s from ME3 when Garrus and Vega are in the mess hall area trying to one-up each other.
Full convo (because any excuse to post it is a good excuse, and I’ve been wanting to keep it for reference.)
James: What’s the matter, Vakarian? You chicken?
Garrus: I don’t even know what that is — though I’ve heard everything in the galaxy tastes like it. But if you’re suggesting I’m scared.. game on Vega.
James: Age before wisdom.
Garrus: Okay. Back in my C-Sec days I busted a Batarian spy ring that was trying to assassinate a councilor.
James: Please, I fought off a dozen angry Bakarians on Omega single-handedly. Used one of them as a landing pad off a three story jump.
Garrus: Just warming up, seeing what you had. Now: I tracked down this guy… Saren. Stopped him from raising a Geth army and unleashing the Reapers three years ago.
James: Doesn’t count. You did that with Shepard.
Garrus: Your’e right. I was with Shepard. From the very beginning.
James: That just means you’re old.
Garrus: You still think you can win this, huh?
James: I can do this all day, Scars.
Garrus: Funny you mention those. Ever hear the name Archangel?
James: I might’ve.
Garrus: You know you have. I’m Archangel.
James: Maybe I heard something about that too.
Garrus: Hm, then maybe you also heard that for a couple of months there, the crime rate on Omega mysteriously dropped while Archangel did a little “housecleaning.”
James: So you ran a cleaning service on Omega? Back on Fehl Prime, I uncovered a pair of Harvesters. Had to kill them. By myself.
Garrus: Two wormnecks… that’s almost impressive.
James: Oh that’s not even the best part. They left behind an egg. It hatched, and I trained it to let me fly it.
Garrus: Heh, The Alliance teach you to make up crap like that, or did you figure it out all by yourself?
James: It’s a gift.
James: You’ve been through a lot, Scars.
Garrus: You giving up?
James: Nah, I got more. Just don’t like to talk about it.
Garrus: Fair enough… we’ve all got one of those.
James: Just one, huh?
Garrus: Yeah. Not every story has a happy ending.
James: Except there was this one time I teamed up with a Turian named Garrus Vakarian.. He was pretty good with a gun, but he thought he was some kind of hotshot.
Garrus: Yeah.. Yeah I knew this wise-ass marine named Jimmy Vega - sounds like a pole dancer on Omega - always got on my nerves.. But the kid was all right. Had guts when it counted.
James: And together they cured the genophage.
Garrus: And stopped Cerberus from taking over the Citadel.
James: And finally kicked the Reapers from this galaxy and into the next.
Garrus: With a little help from their friends.
James: Nah, it was just us. But mostly me.