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Aftermath by Moumou38 Aftermath by Moumou38
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 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" 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 Photographer
How could Synthesis be risky? Everyone seems to get along in that ending.
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.
Ladies-man1 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Maybe, but it seems to be the best option for me.
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 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.
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 :)
Flauschtraut Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
It's... simply beautiful. Love the colour scheme, so soothing and hopeful.
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
DameOdessa Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ce magnifique travail a été featuré dans mon journal: [link]
Moumou38 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ooooh miciiiii ça fait toujours très plaisir !
DameOdessa Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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