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)
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 )