An agent of the Citadel office of Special Tactics and Reconnaissance. Although based on the Salarian Special Tactics Group, Spectres are expected to rely on their own resources, rather than being constantly funded by a governing body. However, they usually operate outside the bounds of galactic law.

Rather than being trained, the Citadel Council selects notable soldiers who have proven themselves capable of the strenuous responsibilities of upholding galactic law. Some agents are sympathetic peacekeepers who resolve issues with minimal bloodshed, while others are cold-blooded killers who eliminate problem individuals.
Asari Councilor: Commander Shepard - step forward.

Asari Councilor: It is the decision of the Council that you be granted all the powers and privileges of the Special Tactics and Reconnaissance branch of the Citadel.

Salarian Councilor: Spectres are not trained, but chosen. Individuals forged in the fire of service and battle; those whose actions elevate them above the rank and file.

Asari Councilor: Spectres are an ideal, a symbol. The embodiment of courage, determination, and self-reliance. They are the right-hand of the Council, instruments of our will.

Turian Councilor: Spectres bear a great burden. They are protectors of galactic peace, both our first and last line of defense. The safety of the galaxy is theirs to uphold.

Asari Councilor: You are the first human Spectre, Commander. This is a great accomplishment for you and your entire species.
by Flash Dude April 8, 2011
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1.A ghost, or entity. awsome person who plays alot of games and pwns people.
Spectre just pwned me at cs yesterday.
by Anonymous January 28, 2003
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One who has varied yet similar tastes in music, some of which is obscure or obsolete.
Spectre is into Gang of Four.
by Budlabweeack June 19, 2003
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A name for a BAMF that physically abuses and intimidates anyone in the room with him.

1. Dont be disrespectful
2. Dont look him in the eye
3. Dont threaten him
4. Dont @ him
Damn< i just got my ass kicked by THE SPECTRE.
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as in The_Spectre. One who is not around anymore
As in "speccy hates us all"
by jim October 23, 2003
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