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Why me and not you...

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I have been late to realise there is (was?) a Virmire Survivor Appreciation Week ongoing on tumblr. Thought I'd submit something fast, since my muse seems to kick back in :D
I must say I'm not the biggest fan of Kaidan's, and I usually keep Ash alive instead of him. Me and Mr Biotic just don't seem to fit on one ship ;) I tried to do him justice, so, Kaidan fans, please tell me if he's good enough!

I initially wanted to use ME1 models, but started with ME3 ones, because I realised I'd have to download ME1 Kaidan and was kinda lazy to do that... then I decided I like it looking this way.
Both models by Goha.
Posed in XNALara, all edits done in Photoshop. Background from a screenshot of Virmire mission.
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Very good.  Thank you for sharing.  Here is an application I think you may appreciate... 
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Kaidan/Ashley "FOR A GREAT LEADER WE HAVEN'T LOST YET"
:love:
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:iconcryforeverplz: Why did Bioware have to make us choose?!
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Dem bastards...
Galadri's avatar
I love it. I usually keep Kaidan because I find Ash to be a little too xenophobic. Like, she'd totally be down with Cerberus in my crazy head's backstory. Also, he's got biotics AND electronics, and since I play soldier our skills are then complimentary. Still, if I could have Garrus from game one I'd totally go that route and still kill Ash.
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Love it. Alos I killed Kaiden Everytime. I played the first one seven times.
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Thank You :)
Natsumi494's avatar
Awesome work !!!
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Thank You! :D
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They both look very good imho! :) I find this fitting with both Ash and Kaidan's dialog after Virmire, well done! :thumbsup:
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Thank You! That dialogue always messes up with my feels >.>
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Great picture, I´ve always chosen saving Ashley but it´s true that I´ve missed Kaidan in the last Mass Effect game... Maube I should start it again ^^
Take care!
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Thank You, and same, take care :)
I've started an experimental playthrough when I kept Kaidan alive, but I'm stuck in ME2 and have no time to finish ^^;
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Such a critical point in ME1's story.
Man I love Boiware.
But wheres Jade Empire 2?
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*fingers crossed* for the Jade Empire 2 :)
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Well Lionhead Studios is finally remaking/remastering the original Fable so if it does well and if its any good, maybe Bioware will decide to follow suit and remake/remaster Jade Empire much like Lionhead is doing with Fable anniversary edition. CloudDesperate for Ziggles+Yami :D (Big Grin) 
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Am I the only one who thinks Kaidan and Ashley look like they could be siblings?

That being said; I love Ashley's fierce look in this. Kaidan looks damn good also.
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Never thought of that, actually, but You have a point! I always considered they could be a great pair of buddies, maybe even lovers... :)

Thank You very much! :D
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"I always considered they could be a great pair of buddies, maybe even lovers..."
Strange, that. I TOTALLY ship them as lovers!!! :XD: Willenko FTW!!!! :D
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I just always thought it was kind of funny that they look so "alike".
I think they'd be great friends too, can't see lovers since Shep wanted Kaidan all for himself. :D
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I'm quite used to thinking Ashley is romanced by Vega when she's not romanced by Shepard... I wonder what happens to Kaidan if he's not romanced? I kept him alive with my mShep's playthrough, but didn't get as far as ME3 yet >.<
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I actually don't know, I haven't been able to resist romancing him yet. Seen the friendship conversations on Youtube but besides that I don't know if there are any major changes, no pun intended.
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I'll make sure to find out - IF my Jake Shepard aver gets that far XD No time for serious gaming lately...
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Maybe I should try not to romance Kaidan next time I play myself. I could try something else like... romancing Cortez or, dare I say it, maybe my Shepard could be heterosexual for once. Or a woman! Femshep is badass.
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