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FINALLY ! it took me so so so so long.

My engineer paragon earthborn Femshep and Liara … my mass effect OTP …
There's still few issues in the painting but I don't dare to touch it again...I fear I'll make it worse ! I hope you like it !
(stupid thought : I love my engineer femshep....you know why ? because I'm an engineer...I know it's stupid but it always makes me laugh)

SPOILER :skull: :skull:

This picture takes place after the destroy ending. I picked « destroy » because it fits with how my Shepard thinks.
Everytime I play, I build my story. I build an entire background and a psychological profile of my Shepard. So the choices I make are not necessarily what I would do.
I don’t think that there’s a « best » ending in this game and I made this choice with this character because to me, the Catalyst is a machine, an AI and it made its conclusion with the reapers as a solution like a machine does. It is calculation. Saying that war between synthetics and organics would be inevitable.

But my femshep has faith. She believes in the intelligence of the different species and their ability to learn from what just happened. Even if it hurt to have the geth killed and EDI (especially after working my ass off to get them get along with the quarians). It had to be done, she wanted to stop the reapers and so she did it.
She had no reason to believe the catalyst about control as she could have been tricked and synthesis was too risky. Changing every single being in a galaxy to their very core...their DNA only because the Catalyst said it. She could never do that.
That is why she destroyed it. Moreover the mission from the very beginning was "destroy the reapers"...so she did.

And as you know, she barely survives but in my head she does and is found eventually since the Citadel is not totally destroyed. I imagine that some rescue team went up in the conduit checking if there was anyone to save up there and she was found under the ruins.

So here are Shepard and Liara finally together in a world of peace...they deserve their little blue children !

PS : personally I would have picked destroy, I am paragon to the heart (but my Renegon broshep picked control because he was hesitating “what if the Catalyst is right after all?”... I don’t like the synthesis idea )
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Ladies-man1 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How could Synthesis be risky? Everyone seems to get along in that ending.
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's my opinion, for me it is. You don't modify the essence of every single being in the galaxy without any 2nd thought.
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Ladies-man1 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe, but it seems to be the best option for me.
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locuas Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
She was in the middle of an explosion and she only got away with only a broken leg......no wonder krogans send her breeding requests...
i chose "destroy" despite being a full paragon (with a few renegade options because some are so goddamn funny). But, in my head, Femshep did it because she decided it was the best of three evils.
And it's not like she later acts like it was nothing. In my head, she is not only tormented by her choice, but she also becomes a strong supporter of Civil Rights for AI, fights with teeths and nails so the geth are remembered as war heroes, and she even calls her first daughter "EDI" Benezia Shepard.
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Everybody know she is tougher than a Krogan :p :p I loved when she headbutted this idiot on Tuchanka in ME2 by the way.

Your headcanon is very interesting :)
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Flauschtraut Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
It's... simply beautiful. Love the colour scheme, so soothing and hopeful.
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much. Mass Effect is a very stressful game, there are not a lot of peaceful moments except maybe on Rannoch once everyone is happy...but for the reste of the game, you're running against time
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:wave:
Ce magnifique travail a été featuré dans mon journal: [link]
:iconhappydayplz:
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ooooh miciiiii ça fait toujours très plaisir !
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:glomp:
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Lo-Relei Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How sweet !!
Your Liara's so beautiful ! I thought it was a 3d model at first >.>
and I LOVE the idea of the cast with the writings all over it!
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much... I'm glad you like it, it's the 1rst time I draw Liara (and Femshep)
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Lo-Relei Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hem, pardon je n'ai pas fait attention comme toute la description était en anglais ^^;
Moi aussi ma Shepard a choisi la solution "destroy"... j'étais tellement bouleversée au moment des explications des choix et au moment de choisir, qu'au moment de passer à l'action j'étais incapable de me souvenir quel conduit définissait quel choix... heureusement qu'il y avait les couleurs >.>

Et j'en profite pour rajouter que j'aime bien le fait que le décor au premier plan se fonde parfaitement avec le ciel derrière ^^
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Mihoshi5 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Awsome art :la:
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks very much :love:
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Mihoshi5 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
No problem ;p
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Veyron722skyhook Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Everything you said in the description I agree with 100% It's the same for me too, no matter how many different Shepard's I use, i'll always pick the Destroy ending. I'm never picking Control or Synthesis. I didn't play through all 3 games just so that Shepard could die a second time and be separated from Liara forever.
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad there are people around who agrees with me. I often see people laughing at me saying that I only picked destroy because Shepard would live but it's not that at all. Even if I'm very very veeeeery happy with the thought of my Shepard surviving the war, I have been thinking about the choices for quite some time. I have many reasons not to choose synthesis or control...it just fits what my Shep' would do.
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Veyron722skyhook Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Same with me. I did originally just pick synthesis because Shepard lives and I can't bear to watch Shepard get disintegrated or turned into a husk in the other endings, but I now, I have other reasons. The other endings just don't seem right with what any Shepard would do.
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Deemonef Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet^^
even the broken leg looks nice
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks very much...I wanted the broken leg to show that it was taking place AFTER the game
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Deemonef Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
and even the great Shep got a lil hurt:)

Great Art
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
C'est sublime, quelle superbe atmosphère! :love:
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
merci beaucoup....je n'aimais pas trop les personnages, je les trouvais ratés alors je me suis vengée sur le fond
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Jafean Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pas vraiment mon type d'univers, mais comme toujours, un fond vraiment magnifiques et de superbes couleurs!
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Merci, c'est sûr que c'est pas très medieval fantasy ou autre...mais je suis là dedans en ce moment. J'ai d'autres idées pour des dessins moins sci fi...je manque un peu de temps en fait.
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Jafean Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, mais l'important c'est que tu te fasses plaisir quel que soit l'univers de ton choix! Et au vu des résultats c'est le cas! Et c'est très bien de ne pas se cantonner à un seul type de personnage! ;)
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Dragon-Claw666 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
This is such a tender moment with some amazing warm colors, and the cast is a nice touch.

Good job!
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks, it's different from what we see in the game...there's no time to enjoy the peace we've fought so hard to bring... I wanted to do a little something about it.
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PhilipMessina Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012   General Artist
Very romantic...and the foot in a cast is amusing
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks very much.... on the catch I wrote a bunch of stupid stuffs. I think it's too small for you to read.
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PhilipMessina Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012   General Artist
I can't read it...when I zoomed in it was just pixels, only SHEPARD!....what does it say?
I love people holding hands as well...sweet.
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
there you go [link] ...
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PhilipMessina Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012   General Artist
Thank you that's great...sorry I forgot to favour the one I commented on...
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha no problem ^^ I'm glad you liked it !
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PhilipMessina Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012   General Artist
Blooming marvelous it is!
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CadetotheEndFTW Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
How can you not like the Synthesis ending? You become wannabe Green Lanterns :icongreenlanternplz: And the Reapers will still help you and fight by your side. All becomes one, synthetics and organics, organics will be like terminators (being part synthetic), no genocide, :icongethplz: and :iconawesomeediplz: live, the Geth and Quarians working together. EDI and Geth reach as if they were organics with emotions. Everything would be better. And all it takes is :iconfemshepplz: to sacrifice her own being so that the energy could merge organics and synthetics into one new species. They all will be the same, only better and they are green.
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't like...I think it's an easy way out and I don't like the idea of turning everyone into terminators. As I said, my shepard could never do that, it is too risky and there's NO FREAKING REASON to believe what the catalyst says. It's an AI...worse : a rogue one that turned against its masters. Maybe things are messed up somewhere.

...I can't bring myself to do this. At best control ending with my renegon broshep....but synthesis : never.
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CadetotheEndFTW Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Alright alright I see your point.
Would you have chosen the hidden ending?
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well, as I said, there's no best ending, I understand the people who would choose synthesis but I won't.
Hidden ending ? you mean shooting the catalyst and dooming the galaxy. Nope...it feels like I failed.
To me destroying is hard, you make a sacrifice...the geth and your friend EDI (that I loooove !) so in a way, it's not a good ending because even if you get to survive, you lost a lot.
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CadetotheEndFTW Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Then wouldn't it be better to either Synthesis ending or everyone just dies. That way, you all are together in the afterlife. Though that is just me :iconderpyshrugplz:

The hidden ending is when you have the lowest readiness and the catalysts fires but wipes out all life on Earth, and maybe the galaxy too but idk, doesn't show. Least the Normandy survives (i think).
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ninquetari Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
I don't know mass effect, but I do love the background. Marvelous.
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mass Effect is such a great universe, you should really give it a try !
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ninquetari Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
I'm not a gamer... and I'm trying to find the time to try LOTRO. Already downloaded, now I need to find the time to actually learn how to play. :D
Any advice?
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
come to my server (Imladris) so sometimes we can play together ! ... I advise to play as a warrior or hunter. Hunters are very practical becaus ethey can travel fast but they are weak at close combat.
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ninquetari Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
I have a lot to learn before I even understand the practical meaning of this information. Currently, the map of key functions looks quite frightening to me.
Any help with that? :)
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do you have anything special in mind...ask, I might be able to help you
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Neranella Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Super cool, bravo ! :D
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
merci beaucoup ! Ca m'a pris beaucoup de temps
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Neranella Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Ben le résultat est très bon. :aww:
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