Hi, this question is about the ending of the original mass effect but I decided to post here as the ME2 forum seems more active.
I was wondering why the reapers were still considered a threat at the end of ME? Saren used the conduit to get to the citadel and give sovereign the ability to open the citadel relay, but Shepard stopped him. Instead sovereign tried to manually open the relay to dark space, but then the normandy destroyed him.
I assume sovereign was the last reaper not in dark space? With the reapers trapped in dark space unless someone opens that relay, why are they still considered a threat?