Sure, sure, Ice-T and everything. He has a couple lines that are funny and his delivery is in his traditional Ice-T fashion. But BALEX is who I’m talking about. Not Ice-T.
Might be a few spoilers ahead. You’ve been warned, but I’ll throw up tags for the bigger ones.
BALEX is kind of an ■■■■■■■ and I’m not sure why I’m siding with him other than to get the Vault Key and to have Ice-T become the “Voice of Sanctuary III”. Overall, BALEX is in the wrong in the relationship with GenIVIV. He screwed up and infested the ship (AKA: GenIVIV’s body) with ratch (which we should take as an STI “joke”) and instead of feeling guilty over the mistake he instead calls her a “bitch” and attempts to explain it away and reverse blame by stating that she downloaded him into a teddy bear… which she clearly did way after he allowed the ship to become infested therefore making his point null and more of an attempt at something similar to gaslighting.
He constantly insults her simply because she put him in a teddy bear and sided with Aurelia instead of the Jakobs family. Sure, she betrayed her owner, but she only seems to be on bad terms with BALEX because he sabotaged her and sided with their previous owner. She admits that she did care for BALEX and thought it would work, but BALEX admits that it wouldn’t have primarily because they were from different manufacturers… so, he was in the relationship because… digital booty?
I just don’t really have a reason to like BALEX. Admittedly, I am not a fan of GenIVIV either, but that is primarily because she is posed as a roadblock in our quest and has sided with our opponent after being promised freedom and a new ship. If we’re talking about their relationship I side with GenIVIV every time. BALEX seems to have screwed her over a lot in their relationship and he doesn’t really display any redeeming qualities aside from being loyal to our allies.
BALEX isn’t really a likable character and displays a lot of toxic personality traits. I’m just not sure why I should like him aside from the fact that it’s Ice-T in an old, torn up teddy bear.