In case you didn't notice the spoiler mention in the title, here it is again: Spoilers for Mass Effect 3 be here.
Alright, good. Let's begin.
What the fuck?
Those were the only words I could come up with every time he appeared on the screen. I'm sorry, but for everything I actually *do* love about Mass Effect 3, every moment where Kai Leng is on the screen was either funny, absurd, stupid, infuriating, or any combination of those.
We start out with the first time you really see him in action: where he fights Thane. First of all, that whole scene, from the way Kai Leng is dressed to the choreographed sword fighting moves reminds me of those two weirdos from Highlander 2, which I sure wish I could find a Youtube clip of to illustrate because it's freaking funny. The fact that Shepard just stands there slack-jawed while Thane gets run-through while he has plenty of opportunity to fire off a couple of rounds is frustrating, especially since this is a game, and I totally would have fired if it wasn't super-long cutscene time.
Then you actually fight him. Then you realize that, for the amount of time he spends doing acrobatics for no reason, getting stuck on the environment and running in place, or just standing stock still, he's gotta feel lucky that he has the best shield strength in the Mass Effect universe. And yet you fear him, because (on insanity, at least), he'll pummel you dead in a matter of seconds, even from a distance. Couple that with the legions of troops that accompany him in the last fight, and you're ready to crack the disc in half and forget any of that even happened. It's not fun; in fact, it's among the dumbest boss fights I've ever played.
He's just the most absurd character who comes out of seemingly nowhere.