|“||It's just my way of remembering people. Some people don't match their names, so I just give them a new one||„|
|~ James on his nicknaming|
James Vega is a character from the Mass Effect universe, appearing as a squadmate in Mass Effect 3 and the main protagonist in Mass Effect: Paragon Lost. Back in his past, he was forced to choose between letting a colony die or getting data that could save many more people, as it could be used to destroy the Collectors. Ultimately, he chose the data, a decision he deeply regretted not only because he ultimately didn't need the intel, but because he got promoted for it. In Mass Effect 3, he is recruited on the Normandy by Commander Shepard to help defeat the Reapers.
He is voiced by Freddie Prinze Jr.