|“||There is a realm of existence so far beyond your own you cannot even imagine it. I am beyond your comprehension. I am Sovereign.||„|
|~ Sovereign introducing itself to Shepard.|
|“||We impose order on the chaos of organic evolution. You exist because we allow it, and you will end because we demand it.||„|
Sovereign (also known as Nazara) is the main antagonist in Mass Effect.
It is voiced by Peter Jessop.
He is a member of an ancient race of evil, sentient starships called the Reapers who want to assimilate all organic life in the galaxy. It has indoctrinated Saren Arterius and Matriarch Benezia and plans to use them to find the portal called "The Conduit", which will allow the Reapers to begin their mass harvesting of organic life.
Being approximately two kilometres in size, Sovereign is not directly fought as a boss in the game, but is fought indirectly at the end where it assumes direct control over Saren's corpse during the final battle, right after which it is destroyed by the SSV Normandy and the Alliance fleet while trying to finish activating the Citadel relay.