Prothean Leaked on Mass Effect 3: From Ashes

Expected to arrive on March 6 2012, Mass Effect 3: From Ashes has leaked with Prothean as one of the biggest rumors spread about this game. It was happening on February 21, when Microsoft accidentally revealed it over Xbox Live. BioWare, as the developers finally have no other choice after that leak except to confirm its existence and the official release date. As for Prothean, which becomes the main actor of Mass Effect 3 as the first leaked info is featuring the sound of Prothean is still not officially confirmed by Bioware. Even so, many of the rumors mentioned that this alien race will be one of the squad members in Mass Effect 3: From Ashes.

For you who are not Prothean fans, the Prothean in that will be available as squad member on Mass Effect 3: From Ashes is actually a surviving member of Prothean race, which has been in stasis for more than 50,000 years. Some facts about Prothean is described below, which gamers that loved to have this character as squad members would found the facts very interesting.


  • Prothean armor is based on samurai armor from Japan to get the ancient feeling, though it still a high tech armor
  • Prothean name can be derive from various words, including ‘Protero’ from Greek that meaning ‘earlier’, Proto that means ‘primary’, ‘protean’ that means adaptable. But the closest is the words ‘proto’, ‘protero’, and ‘theos’ that simply means GOD. In short, the name could mean someone who existed before God. In other word, this alien is even stronger than God
  • Prothean statues on Ilos is rumored to take the inspiration from Space Jockey from Alien movie
  • Pyramids of Prothean resembles the object in The Sentinel, and 2001: A Space Odyssey, which have a square pyramids inside
  • Protheans are extinct alien race that vanishes for more than 50,000 years ago. That is why the reason why there is one Prothean left on Mass Effect is still shrouded in mystery
  • Prothean is believed to have such advanced technology as they able to create the Citadel, mass relays, and other feats of engineering. This is shown from the relic, artifacts, and ruins. 
  • Prothean were actually having humanoid appearance, though with some ‘alien’ properties such as long fingers, toes, and others.
  • Prothean body were resistant to low amount of radiation, making them more invulnerable to some weapon and environment

Besides Prothean as new squad member, Mass Effect 3 also expected to be coming with some new features, including new mission on Eden Prime, new weapon, and alternate outfits for all squadmates. Regarding the price, this Mass Effect 3 DLC, the access to From Ashes, with Prothean in it surely, is free included with all copies of Mass Effect 3 N7 Collector’s Edition. But if you don’t want to purchase the collector edition, you can wait until it is available for separate purchasing that cost 800 Microsoft Points or 800 BioWare Points, or $9.99 on PlayStation Network. This leaked info certainly a great news for Prothean fans.