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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?


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?
FenrisDeSolar Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank yooouu
martinez88 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
That's awesome!!
FenrisDeSolar Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, that's a lot like my thinking, too! And thank you!
Halendia Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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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. :)
Azeroth2 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
will do!
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. ;)
FenrisDeSolar Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Biotics in general are fucking AWESOME!
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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