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Control by FenrisDeSolar Control by FenrisDeSolar
Nope, no penis. You'll have to read the explanation to sort of get why.

Um, it looks better on paper. That's all I can say really. The colours here are very pale and bland in comparison to what the actual drawing looks like. I think I need a new scanner.

Um, yes. Shepard. Sketch done with a blue ink ball-point pen, fine-lined with a sharpie, coloured with a mixture of fiberpens and highlighters.

I art like a five-year-old. :/

Explanation for this picture?

SPOILERS AHOY!

One of the ME3 endings gives you the option of "Controlling" the Reapers.

In my mind, Shepard does get to "Control" them, but this control comes at a complete loss of autonomy, as well as humanity. When Shepard connects to the Catalyst/Crucible, nanites start rebuilding him cell by cell until he is as much machine as the Reapers themselves are.

Shepard will eventually come to control the Reapers just as they were always meant to be, just as they were before; he sets them loose in the galaxy every 50,000 years. A line of reasoning that was alien and abominable to him before makes sense, because Shepard doesn't really exist anymore--he's just a robot, built by the creator of the Reapers. And so the Control ending just delays the cycle of the extinction, and it'll be hundreds, possibly thousands of years until the galaxy realises that they never won anything apart from time.

Either way; there's a small fic attached to this. I'll post it later.

Oh, also, yes, it does say Kaidan Alenko one of the screen behind him. For as long as Shepard still has his own mind, he circulates the files and records on all his crew on the monitors around him. But mostly Kaidan because that was his LI. 8D
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FullmetalHeart20 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Or...since he was mortal once and understands how organics could hate the Reapers for this, he uses his memories and freedom from the Catalysts prime directive to make a better solution?
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FenrisDeSolar Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank yooouu
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martinez88 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
That's awesome!!
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FenrisDeSolar Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, that's a lot like my thinking, too! And thank you!
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Halendia Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww yeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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Lostoverlord Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
I think that Shepard is meant to symbolise the whole Saren and TIM cyborg thing if done 'right'.

And I think you're right. My opinion, Shepard basically wants to die at that point in time because it'd frankly be a relief from everything he's had to endure over the series - and I dont think living forever as some kind of human/AI hybrid in control of the most powerful force the galaxy has ever known is really productive to that goal.


I like how you've used the pen and colour to create the image thta he is in fact creating an avatar for himself using repear Tech. It may have been unintentional, but it adds to the look and feel of the image. I like. :)
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Azeroth2 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
will do!
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FenrisDeSolar Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, see, I'm writing a fanfic about Shepard finding his crew. If you stick around you'll see precisely how I think things will go. ;)
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FenrisDeSolar Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Biotics in general are fucking AWESOME!
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FenrisDeSolar Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I chose synthesis, too, even though I really wanted to go with destroy. I just don't trust the Reaper-kid. xD And thank you! Saren and TIM were basically my inspiration for this. They both thought they could control the Reapers, and I think Shepard, despite being his awesome self, won't fare any better than they did.
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babiifrshj07 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
***SPOILERS!!!***







***SPOILERS!!!***



I always chose synthesis and my Shep lived. I figure everyone wins with synthesis. After all, it is the final stage of evolution according to "creepy" reaper boy. lol Anywho, I love this concept though. It's amazing, really. He kind of reminds me of Saren here.
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Halendia Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THE ENDING MAN

also: vanguard 4 lyfe!!1
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Azeroth2 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Well the PR said joker was order by Admiral Hackett to get his ass out of there, but again dosen make sence since the only prority at the time was to protect the crusipal.

I got mad at a lot of thing in the ending, the fact that shepard didn have a option to say "screw you" to the child, no talk off with harbinger, a joker that turn tail and ran, a citadel where i try to put everyone that i rescu on it that got clean out of live while i was away. Not seeing my other crewmate kick ass on earth, realy exploding killing or trapping everybody in the sol system. Planet of the ape ending for joker, a in the end nothing realy mater with the old guy and the child on random planet. The fact that the good ending turn out you killing all the geth turning legion sacrifice into a joke. Green ending still not making any sence to me :(

But taking your way to visionise the blue ending i would say, what reaction do you think the normandis crew would have seeing shepard coming to rescu them with a reaper ship. Am still struggling on the reaction of Garrus when he see that Edi similar body in N7 armor coming out of the reaper and heading towar the normandi crash zone :P
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FenrisDeSolar Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, don't even... Just forget about that part. Joker was actually trying to save Shepard or something. He did NOT take Shepard's team and bail. Joker wouldn't. The team wouldn't! They'd stay and fight if it cost them their lives! So ignore that part. In fact, be as liberal as you like in your interpretation of the endings! xD
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Azeroth2 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
yup still trying to figure out thought why all our crew ran from the battle...
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FenrisDeSolar Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think Shepard would have a choice in getting a new body in the control option. XD But I do think that the Control ending is the best hope for restoring the galaxy to what it was.
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FenrisDeSolar Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have no optimistic point of views! xD I like yours, though.
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FenrisDeSolar Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THank you! :]
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FenrisDeSolar Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, I suck at shooters, too, but Mass Effect is an exception. I just make sure to play a biotic class so that I can rely on my skills instead of my guns. xD The ending! >_< I won't rant here in the comment section just in case someone doesn't want spoilers. But the ENDING MAN!
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Asurael-Returns Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had a more optimistic POV about this ending: [link]
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Halendia Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actually don't play! lol. I suck at shooters, honest, it's not my type of game. I do however have a brother who's a big fan, who I'm currently forcing to plow through all three games on my char (I made it, he plays it, I make choices). But yes, I saw when he finished ME3.......................................................................
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Azeroth2 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
prety much what i would have done as shepard, transfering myself in a other hot android body like edi and rebuilding the relay.
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TalismanLangley Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this, and the idea behind it. :D
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FenrisDeSolar Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you finished ME3, yet? Because the endings, man, the endings! But YAY! We got our Kaidan/mShep romance!
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Halendia Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kaidan, Kaidan, Kaidan *cheering* also... I don't like the thought of Shepard "dying". It'd mean Kaidan would lose him, which is a big no-no. I like happy endings.
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