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I did my best to keep the title spoiler-free, as this is a major story decision, but the rest of it will obviously have to have spoilers in it.

At the end of Samara's loyalty mission, if you have enough Paragon/Renegade points at the end of it, you can fight Morinth's sway over you. You then get a choice to either kill Samara or kill Morinth.

The default action for this choice is to kill Morinth, as, if you don't have enough Paragon/Renegade points, you won't be able to help in the fight.

However, if you choose to kill Samara, Morinth then takes her mother's place on the ship, which apparently fools everyone (except Kasumi).

Under Returning Characters though, I don't see Morinth listed on the wiki, but I'm unsure if this is only because she was not confirmed in press releases before release.

In what capacities do Samara and Morinth return in Mass Effect 3 (squadmates, mentioned by a NPC, quest-related, increases to Galactic Readiness, etc.)? I would like a comparison to help me make my decision about who I want to save.

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If you killed Samara and allowed Morinth to join your squad, she will send an email to say goodbye and that's the last you'll hear from her.

If you killed Morinth, or if you didn't complete Samara's loyalty mission and she survived anyway, then she'll show up during a side mission and considerably alter its course.

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Actually, according to the ME3 wiki you do see her again -- during the counterattack, as a Banshee. –  Shadur Mar 24 '12 at 12:06
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After you receive that email from Morinth in ME3, she'll show up sometime later...

as a banshee.

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Morinth will appear as a random Banshee in the final level (Priority Earth) if you chose her over Samara.

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