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[ME3 spoilerth] no shepard you are the reapers
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Published: May 26, 2012
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I dunno what crappy ending you guys got but my Shepard is now controls the reapers and is the unofficial mostly-benevolent emperor of the galaxy so yeah pretty great. I don't really need an extended cut dlc I already know what happens thanks

The little travel size human reaper here was made with the genetic material absorbed when she made her choice, mass relays are simply rebuilt again after inexplicably exploding because Shepard is the reapers and therefore knows how to build them, and the Normandy and crew are shuttled back to wherever they want to go because Shepard can just fly them there in a reaper.
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ShardsOfIdentity's avatar
Ah yes.  Cyborg overlord/lady of the robotic alien overlords.  Life is good.  (Mine installed a throne room -- complete with throne, dramatic lighting, ominous alien-robo-cthulhu imagery, and a glass of Chianti -- inside what was left of Harbinger, so as to make the right impression when revealing himself to the galaxy.)  Best ending.  
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Xephinetsa|Hobbyist Writer
This has got the be the bestest Mass Effect ending ever! Gotta love Reaper-Shepard. 1) Her design is epic and beautiful and damn son she's cute! 2) Definitely better than canon. Yesgood. I love your take on it, and I love the details and the lighting and yeah. ;n; Your art is amazing.
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RocCenere|Hobbyist General Artist
Would use reaper beams to carve dickbutt into Mercury.
I don't know how I feel about the endings, each has their merit, and at least control means I don't have to kill the geth.  I love the geth to bits.
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Stickeavo's avatar
Does anybody think that Mass Effect could have done without the Reapers. I mean, we have the human/batarian tensions, the geth/quarian tensions, the genophage issue, Cerberus coup, the Collectors(who could have just been doing because they were weird), Exogeni's experiments, the Shadow Broker and many more. The Reaper threat could have just been her in the background. For example, you stopped Sovereign in ME1 and that delayed the Reapers for another 50 thousand years because... I don't know, Bioware could have found something. In a universe like Mass Effect, a big bad like the Reapers seem out of place and they weaken the narrative because they require a super weapon to beat them. That is my opinion anyway.
As for my ending, it stops right before the Star brat appears. Anderson and Shepard bleed out while looking outside where the Reapers suddenly becoming inactive and get blasted by thanix canons. Shepard thinks of Liara and their blue children that will never happen and the relays remain intact. She sacrificed her life to give a future to the galaxy and I'm okay with that. She died for a better tomorrow and became a legend in the next cycle. Down the line, some people like the Krogan made her a symbol of hope and triumph. That is my ending anyway. 
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Werehorse89|Hobbyist General Artist
This looks so awesome! :love: My Shep united everyone with the synthesys but I didn't mind the ending either.... I like it bittersweet. :D
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Cooldude104|Student General Artist
I've been thinking about my own ending where Shepard talks the Catalyst to death, and just shuts down the Reapers from a logic loop. Pointing out every flaw of their logic and letting them crash. It'd be infinitely more satisfying to have that in my now not so humble opinion.
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ILikeCommas's avatar
ILikeCommas|Hobbyist Writer
Haha! Found where it came from!
Excellent work. :D
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lazymansload's avatar
Meh, I kinda liked those endings.
BTW, I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who thought of Doom:Repercussions of Evil 

:)
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watchamacallit-daAL|Hobbyist Digital Artist
reaper shep is best shep
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CarbonBasedAndroid's avatar
Wow. You know, I never really thought of that. Shepard does basically become the "god-emperor" of the galaxy in the control ending. That is...terrifying.
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FullmetalHeart20's avatar
She's gonna have some fun with Harbinger!
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WootMannen's avatar
That's... pretty damn awesome. I like it.
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KelsoKitten's avatar
KelsoKitten|Student General Artist
That is really similar to what my ME3 ending was...
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hinchen's avatar
hinchen|Professional Digital Artist
you have an amazing sense for color! :star:
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eineminutenbitte's avatar
And Garrus tracks down his hot reaper girlfriend and turian-reaper-human babies are made. THE END.
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HoundGirl's avatar
cool, my idea is pretty close to yours :)
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warsol12343's avatar
awesome i had a similar idea too but my shepard was male and was gaurdian of cycles and made monuments of all previous life that fell and made many copies and lived with many of his friends and helped rebuild and married his love intrest liara which they began to worked together to keep a semi peaceful galaxy and she was pregnant with alot of his children
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Cennoreth's avatar
And then Shepherd was a zombie.
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Zousha's avatar
Zousha|Hobbyist Writer
Wrong. And then Shepard was a ROBOT zombie! :D
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Teresthul's avatar
Great artwork. I found out about this from someone after I asked them about the possibility of Shepard having the Reapers build him/her a new body in the control ending that could be used similar to how the Geth just download themselves into bodies.
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NamelessManic's avatar
I say cheese (Yellow Ending). But that is still very cool! :thumbsup:
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Duper's avatar
Duper|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great pix!

And I agree. I kinda had everything figureed out that was in the Ex-Cut. It only took a bit of brain work and imagination... less fan-boy rage.. moar tinking!!

I prefered the synth as i wanted Joker and EDI to get together and I wanted things on Rannock to turn out ok. ^_^.

Being the galactic-man ..or woman is pretty rockin. ;D
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Kharnath's avatar
Eternal. Infinite. Immortal.
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SetsunaUltimania's avatar
This is the canon ending. Especially for femshep. My galactic goddess <3
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