Mordin is one of my favourite characters from Mass Effect 2. He’s funny and therefore worth keeping alive.
If you get to know Mordin well enough he makes mention that he’s even sung. Continue that chain of chat and he’ll give you a quick song. A highlight of the game.
Mordin’s song is inspired by Gilbert and Sullivan. The original is the “Major-General’s Song” from Pirates of Penzance. It’s considered a Patter song; which, if you forgive this poorly educated blogger, seems to be a bit of an opera rap! It has a fast tempo, a rapid succession of rhythmic patterns and each syllable of text corresponds to one note (says wikipedia!).
Here’s an example (the poor quality video fixes in seconds);
Just in case you’re feeling brave; here’s the opening verse;
I am the very model of a modern Major-General,
I’ve information vegetable, animal, and mineral,
I know the kings of England, and I quote the fights historical
From Marathon to Waterloo, in order categorical;
I’m very well acquainted, too, with matters mathematical,
I understand equations, both the simple and quadratical,
About binomial theorem I’m teeming with a lot o’ news,
With many cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse.
I’m very good at integral and differential calculus;
I know the scientific names of beings animalculous:
In short, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral,
I am the very model of a modern Major-General.