I’ve been seeing some Inquisition characters get crossed over into the Mass Effect universe. I was thinking what Blackwall might be, then I remembered something.
The codex on turians reads, “…Turians who murder will try to get away with it, but if directly questioned, most will confess the crime.”
I know it’s not exactly the same; Blackwall is a terrible liar and evasive when people get suspicious or close to the truth (see that noble at the Winter Palace who could almost recognize him). However, it remains he was never asked outright, and came clean when another was about to suffer for what he did.
Could be my bias, and it would be awkward, but I like to think that if—for whatever reason—someone came to him and asked, “Are you Thom Rainier? Did you kill those people?” he wouldn’t put up much of a fight.
Add that to his military service, his insistence on sacrifice and protecting others…
He’s very turian-y, that’s all I’m saying.