Playable Aenar? Meh... I think Project Image would be a little OP in the right hands, should it be given to the players.
I'm more curious why there are so little Aenar duty officers in the game? I sometimes get an Aenar refugee, but I never got a random Aenar of quality other than common. The only purple I recall is the KDF one from Marauding Tier 4.
But it's more likely she just knew what Shran looked like from Shran's own mind.
JHAMEL: I came here to apologise.
SHRAN: For what?
JHAMEL: When I saw you for the first time, I sensed some of your thoughts. I didn't intend to.
SHRAN: It's never been all that hard to figure out what I'm thinking.
Aenar are only blind in a physical sense Jhamel seemed to have some other sense she used to find her way around. There's one scene where she senses these worms burrowing through the ice and moves out of their way.
Aside from the visuals, it would be fun to have a true playable Aenar where we can control both the main character and the double they project, like controlling both parts of a Galaxy class starship in game.