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Since Javik is a Prothean who has already dealt with the reapers and understandings things a bit better, if you complete Mass Effect 3 with him as a squad member do you gain more insight about the history of the Reapers?

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You learn some information about the Prothean war with the Reapers, but not very much. His comments about the topic mostly focus on how his race got wiped out. With basically no more information about the Reapers themselves.

He does talk a lot about the way Prothean society operated, how the empire spread, their views on race, culture, warfare etc.

Mostly you learn just how wrong the Asari are about Prothean society. Liara is not impressed.

I second him being a racist jerk.

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You'll gain some insight, but it's not really into the Reapers.

You'll learn a bit more about the Protheans, as well as the early days of the younger races. For instance, Javik is fond of reminding you that Salarians used to eat flies.

He's... kind of a racist jerk.

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Yeah, if you go talk to him after every mission, he's usually got something unflattering to say about whatever species it was you encountered during the mission. :P –  Sterno Mar 13 '12 at 15:41
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The Galaxy kind of romanticize the Protheans much like we kind of romanticize the ancient Romans, based solely on the architectural ruins left behind. The truth is Roman society was rather brutal to anyone but the elite. –  MBraedley Mar 13 '12 at 15:51
    
Taking him on Priority:Thessia was actually really enlightening. I'd highly recommend doing so. –  FAE Mar 17 '12 at 13:37
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