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I was wrong

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Published: October 28, 2014
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i think Saren is good. Damn he is really good.
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N3cr0m4ntic's avatar
N3cr0m4nticHobbyist General Artist
I love Saren and the ME trilogy, although, Saren was really the only "villian" who stuck with me. Amazing piece, I love the emotion
lunarherorose's avatar
me too, but i don't see him as a villain at all, just a good man that was being used by evil.
N3cr0m4ntic's avatar
N3cr0m4nticHobbyist General Artist
Yeah, being manipulated by a bunch of a-holes. Poor guy.
lunarherorose's avatar
glad i got to kill them
Spectre-001's avatar
Spectre-001Hobbyist General Artist
Saren looks Amazing! :D (Big Grin) Saren is the best character in ME for me. Bad that he died in end of ME1, and many forgot him...  Still feel sorry for this guy :sigh:sigh 
TheDarkHeretic's avatar
Whoa ! That`s definitly the best picture of Saren i`d even saw, stunning work :O Clap Clap !
SpinosaurusDinosaur's avatar
SpinosaurusDinosaurHobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah Saren was in the end, just a poor misguided soul, out for revenge gone wrong.
PaleCaesar's avatar
PaleCaesarProfessional Digital Artist
Hug Thumbs Up 
Zolensal's avatar
ZolensalHobbyist
I almost cried and felt sorry for him when he shot himself in ME.

Illusive Man death doesn't have the same impact as Saren's one,maybe I might change my mind after reading ME novels but Saren is one of the best things ME1 has.
theultimatemechMK100's avatar
IKR...there was no reason for the IM to be indoctrinated anyway (assuming you destroyed the collector base). He would've made for a much more interesting villain, had he'd been morally grey like in the 3rd
Veladus's avatar
I'm guessing you didn't read TIM's backstory in the comics.  He's BEEN indoctrinated since the First Contact War.  Where do you think he got those indoctrinated eyes from?  A Reaper artifact that was turning anyone who touched it into its slave.  TIM had second-hand contact: when his friend touched it and it began transforming him, TIM tried to grab him and pull him away.  TIM got those eyes from the affair and started hearing Reaper voices in his head.  He could speak asari's language (keep in mind, this is RIGHT after First Contact, he'd never even heard of an asari and he didn't have a translator) fluently and only even realized he was speaking an alien language after a friend of his pulled him aside and asked what the hell.  He was also compelled to chase down the Reaper artifact again, even though he shouldn't have had any idea where it was in the entire galaxy.  Yeah, the Reapers have been firmly in his mind since First Contact.  Frankly, it's *amazing* that he was able to keep some semblance of sanity for all that time, but when the Reapers finally showed up in the galaxy, their proximity increased the effectiveness of indoctrination (see: Rana Thanopsis) and he finally succumbed completely.  Though I'm sure they were manipulating him in subtle ways long before that - such as when he didn't warn Shepard the Collector Base was a trap.

As for Saren, I'd recommend anyone that feels bad for him to read the first novel.  Even long before Sovereign made him his puppet (or even finding Sovereign), Saren was simply a monster.  He tortured and murdered even people he knew innocent of any major wrongdoing seemingly just for sadistic pleasure.  I don't want to get into spoilers because it's really worth a read, but seriously, Saren is and always has been a MONSTER.  What he got in ME1 wasn't even a good start on what he deserves.  He is the very definition of evil.
theultimatemechMK100's avatar
Well bare in mind, Mass Effect: Evolution was made to justify his "sudden indoctrination". Ergo, they totally coulda implemented a pseudo-indoctrinated IM (The indoctrination was inevitable, as there are only so many ways to explain his eyes, without risking goofiness). As for the latter; I've actually read some of revelation (haven't finished because of procrastination)...and yeah Saren's always been a xenophobic, compassion devoid murderer. And while, the humans might've done significant numbers to the Turians....the first contact war is no "saving grace" (in his own words) for his actions in the book. I only feel bad for him in the first game...because..well, indoctrination's evil in itself.
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PaleCaesarProfessional Digital Artist
I am totally agree with all your words, pal.
Zolensal's avatar
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Can I get your brushes?
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I can send an archive for you, just give me your e-mail.)
MariaCaro's avatar
Сарен! Он просто шикарный у вас.*_________________________*  Призрак по сравнению с ним меркнет в глубине космоса. Я сейчас сама в ME застряла на веки вечные....Хочу пройти 1 часть на 100%, ибо меня после 3 его приказа Хакета выносит психоз. Rage хD Спасибо вам за столь прекрасно нарисованного антагониста! :happybounce: 
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PaleCaesarProfessional Digital Artist
Спасибо))
Призрака тоже очень люблю. Настанет и его черед пасть жертвой моего карандашика. Не факт, что безобидно XD
Вам спасибо за комментарий) 
MariaCaro's avatar
Ну Призрак со своими тараканами в голове. Хотя жалко его было в конце. Так не буду заносится, ибо у меня 3 часть вызывает смешанные чувства из-за многих фактов игровых. А Призрака буду ждать с нетерпением! Может и до Веги дойдет у вас рука. :D (Big Grin)
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PaleCaesarProfessional Digital Artist
Мне его жалко с самого первого момента во второй части. Бедный неврастеник. 
А какие чувства и из-за каких фактов? Мне интересно.
Вега вызывает вот уже меня противоречивые чувства!ахахахах
MariaCaro's avatar
Ну поначалу, мне он тоже ок парнем казался, пока не начал шкуркой Шепарда жертвовать.)) Тут именно из-за этого мелкого малого в начале игры. Он словно призрак его ни кто не видит словно, кроме Шепа. Так же тот момент с одурманиванием. Шепард плясал с самой первой части около жнецовских артефактов и ему хоть бы хны. Так же ретрансляторы! Это моё любимое! Во второй части мы спсамем Аманду Кенсон в DLC: Прибытие. Опять артефакт и в конце эпик просто, в клочья разрушающейся ретранслятор от астероида и уничтоженная система батарианцев. Зато в 3 части ретрансляторы тоже разворотило, но все системы целы. Ибо говорится что взрыв ретранслятора может уничтожить целую систему.А про концовку я молчу, хоть нам и дали больше выбора, но она тоже мутная.
Хах...Ну мне он нравится, тут уже каждому свое.))
Foxiwan's avatar
Holy crap I love you so much right now. ;w;
PaleCaesar's avatar
PaleCaesarProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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