~ Grunt

Urdnot Grunt is a squad-mate and main character in the Mass Effect video game series, first introduced in Mass Effect 2. He is a tank-bred krogan super soldier created by the Krogan scientist Okeer. After Okeer's death, Grunt is brought onboard the Normandy and awakened by Commander Shepard, subsequently becoming a member of his/her squad.

He is voiced by Steven Blum, known for voicing a wide variety of characters including Spike Spiegel, Vincent Valentine, Mugen, Leeron Littner and Dingo.

Mass Effect 2

Grunt is a Krogan build in a lab. Commander Shepard tried to recruit a krogan warlord named Okeer, but turns out he snagged his creation, Grunt. Grunt is similar to many Krogans, he's a brute who doesn't play around. Soon he starts to feel an uncontrollable rage, one that angers him, as his anger is by choice, not illness. (Something he blames it on). So Shepard goes to the Krogan homeworld to speak with either Urdnot Wreav, or Urdnot Wrex, and after seeing him it seems Grunt needs a Krogan ritual that will make him an adult, which he does, and he passes. After this he and Shepard take on the Collectors, but both could die depending on game-play.

Mass Effect 3

He can come back in Mass Effect 3, where he is in command of Aralakh Company, and Shepard could help him on his mission. Grunt fights in the final battle, and has a last discussion with Shepard via intercom.


Even during his first moments of life, Grunt knows how to speak fluently, due to Okeer's voice teaching him all of the things he'd need to know. Initially, he is hostile towards the Commander, openly stating his intention to kill him/her, though he joins the crew after seeing his/her strength. Among Okeer's last words, he chooses 'Grunt' as his name, saying that he likes it for its simplicity and the others are just big words that he doesn't feel; to him, Okeer is merely a voice in the tank, and he shows nothing but animosity towards his creator, considering him to not be worthy of him.

Lacking a krogan upbringing or a sense of honour, Grunt is both violent and highly unpredictable. He often becomes impatient and charges recklessly into the midst of his foes, (unlike more disciplined krogan fighters like Urdnot Wrex) without Shepard's orders. However, despite coming off as unstable, volatile, psychotic,and uncaring to who lives or dies, Grunt is actually far from it; as prone to violence as he is, he makes a point of saying that his life requires meaning and that he seeks to challenge and fight strong enemies- it's fighting he enjoys, not killing.

While he may not look it at first glance, Grunt is very intelligent and philosophical; besides the reason he chose 'Grunt' as his name over something more impressive, he has the military knowledge of several krogan warlords, which was implanted into him when he was being created. He also develops an interest in classic Earth literature, such as the work of Ernest Hemingway.

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