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Samara the Justicar by Moumou38 Samara the Justicar by Moumou38
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Here's Samara, one of my favorite character in Mass Effect 2...and Mass Effect 3 just broke my heart.
I LOVE HER ... not in the way "I want to rip your clothes and go full lesbian with you" (that's for Liara !) ... But more like "please adopt me, I love you, be my mommy, teach me how to be a badass"
She's such a complex and interesting character, you should really try to be paragon when you play so you get to know more about her (and read the files in the Shadow Broker's lair !).

You guys should totally follow Rana McNear [link] who's the face of Samara and morinth. it is so so so so aweome to see someone so devoted to this character. She really brings her to life.

:skull: Mass Effect 3 spoiler :skull:

Why I loved her even more after ME3 ?

The mission in the monastery.

Several times during the mission, I noticed two things from Samara. The first is that, at times, she was unusually quiet. This is her mission, and these are her daughters, so she has a professional and personal investment in the situation. I took this to indicate that she was enduring a huge amount of emotional agony. The other, is that I noticed that she would pause in her sentences.
Her emotions are showing through, but she composes herself.

Outside the monastery, I was completely surprised by Samara's actions.
She wanted to kill herself, so that she wouldn't have to kill her only remaining daughter.
In Samara's interpretation of the Code, this was her last resort...it just killed me. I was so taken aback ! I'm still crying ...
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JesterDK Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014   General Artist
Fantastic picture! Samara is such a great character, too. 
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks very much :) she's such a great character, deep....OMG I want to do a Mass Effect marathon right now.
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JesterDK Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014   General Artist
Hahaha

I know that feeling. About 9 months ago I picked up Mass Effect 2 among a few other games.
Since doing that, I've played through Mass Effect 2 and 3 over 7 full times each, and still haven't even put some of the other games I bought on. They pull me in!
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Deemonef Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are such a great artist, my favorite asari looks so perfect:)
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks very much ^^ I'm glad you like it. I love Samara too, she's such a cool character
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light-in-shadows Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i know how you feel. i felt sick after that scene. shes one of my favourites too. also, you've really captured her face perfectly! ive seen some other drawings and paintings but yours is the first that really looked like her! good job!
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much :heart: she's such a cool character and i'm very happy that true fan of her actually appreciate my work :)
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light-in-shadows Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
no problem! =]
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Bellverios Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Super beau boulot sur Samara!! Moi qui aime bien se personnage, tu m'as bien gâté!
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Merci beaucoup, je suis ravie de trouver des fans francophones de ce personnage. Contente que ça te plaise !
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Haupmann Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Samara deserved more, particularly in ME3.
Call me crazy but her and Shepard getting together makes a lot of sense to me.

As for the picture itself, its really damn nice, good lighting, nice scene. The fact she's alone with no kind of surroundings makes me think that she feels alone, which i thought she did in the games too. But i did like her little near romance, it made you feel there was actually a woman behind the stoic mask and rigid sutras.
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah she deserved more...I wish she could stay a bit longer with us on the Normandy....but I understand that the developers needed her gone. I mean that we already had an asari (full biotic) with us.

About the romance, even if part of me really wanted to kiss her, I'm actually glad it never happened. We got to see a slight glimpse of who she is but to me, she's kind of person I love to love.
I know it's weird but I have crushes on people, even inappropriate thoughts about them but I like keeping this idealistic vision of them...the "purity of my love". It's not platonic, it's a bit more complicated to explain in English...

Aaaanyway, i'm glad you like my drawing.
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Haupmann Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Out of the crew who leave, Samara is one of the few who makes sense, she does say she'll leave afterwards.
As for full biotics, she's more like a commando, at least she can use assault rifles, Liara cannot, despite cutscene power.

Nah i liked that scene, even how it ended, i did it in every playthrough after all. But she was completely ditched as an LI option in ME3, which disappointed me greatly. Its probably the third biggest thing about me3 that disappointed me.

I know what you mean, but any kind of romantic love isn't exactly 'pure'. I know having any kind of feelings for a videogame character is a bit odd, but i really liked Samara as a character, although her outfit is a bit impractical. But i found her the most interesting, she's a mother, a warrior monk-ish kind of person who lives her whole life by a code but does not choose to pursue a romantic relationship(although sorely tempted) and is willing to commit suicide for her daughter. But in a way i think she and Shepard would be kindred spirits. Paragon Shep anyway.

But then again, if they had made her an LI, she would have received the same bad treatment the rest got...sooo there is that.
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Flauschtraut Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Oh my, this is wonderful! The lightning makes the whole picture so serene and calming.
The face is very well-crafted too. Wow, you are awesome!!
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much, I'm kinda new at drawing things from the Mass Effect universe, it will come I guess. This character seems so peaceful when you talk to her on the Normandy....even with her troubled past, the burden she caries, she's able to remain calm. I really wanted to show that in my drawing.
I'm glad you like it.
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cantbreath45 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Samara really made me love Asari. It seriously wasn't until Samara that I thought more highly of Asari in general, but then she just became amazing. Real emotion, tragic emotion, but real. So much of her made me sad and pained, but she was just, "Do not pity me, this is the path I have chosen. The path I must bare." on me and she proved just how strong she was to. :3 I just love her, and this is an amazing piece of art. :3
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me too... the 1rst time I play ME, I did not care about Asari because I was romancing Ashley with my broshep so I avoided Liara (poor her) then I played ME2 and I fell in love with Samara. I saw a character with depth and a "brain". She was not a space MILF after all...So I tried to know more about Asari and and characters.
Now, I can't help but play femshep and Romance Liara during the 3 games and be veeeery friendly with Samara. I can't be renegate with her.

I'm very glad you like my painting.
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cantbreath45 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I romance Liara everytime, I just can't help it. Like they say, "Once you go blue, you can't go back."
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I should print myself a shirt with this sentence haha
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cantbreath45 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, we both should even. :3
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TonomuraBix Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Samara is definitely one of my favorites too, I feel like she's definitely under appreciated as a character. T3T Love this too, she looks amazing~
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed, most of mass effect fans only appreciate her cleavage...Goddess, there's so much more to see than her huge boobs...
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sublime! On sent toute la complexité du personnage dans son regard, sa pose, on expression et la délicate inclinaison de sa tête! Une magnifique réussite!
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Merci beaucoup, c'est un personnage qui à lui seul rend l'expérience de jeu exceptionnelle...je voulais lui faire honneur.
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Jafean Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Comme toujours, une maîtrise impressionnante des jeux de lumière!
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Merci, comme je le dis souvent, c'est ma partie préféré dans le dessin donc bon, ça m'a bien éclaté.
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Jafean Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Et ca se voit!
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namesRUNdry Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Overall, Samara is a tragic character. But she shows true strength in carrying out what must be done. She speaks to the best in all of us.

This is a lovely tribute.
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks very much, i'm very glad to see someone sharing those good words about this character I love. i'm glad you like the painting as well.
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namesRUNdry Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A shame you couldn't romance her.
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah it's a shame but I think it's good too because we stay frustrated and the relationship is never consumated so it stays an "idealistic" idea
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namesRUNdry Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess they had to run the gamut of possibilities for the romance options. Shame their wasn't any trials for getting any of the 'off-track' LI's. Like doing separate quests, or something.
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tilhe Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Absolutely love Samara. Agreed, she is such a tragic but strong character...

beautiful art :)
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I agree with you. It is so tragic, reading the Shadow broker fils broke my heart... it's even sadder.
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she-ga-roo Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist
awesome! there's way to less samara-art out here.
samara is one of my ME-all-time-faves and i'm always glad to see soem artwork which honors her. thank you for that!
and yeah, i wa so taken aback with her suicide-moment i was almost to late to hit the button to stop her.
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I've found some artworks of her on the internet but unfortunately, most of them are highly sexual and I don't like that, not for this character at least. Hentai and huge boobs all the way...I grew tired of it so I decided to make my own art...my personal contribution.
i'm very glad that you like it and this character as well; She deserves more love.
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killer-rabbit-05 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
See, I always liked Samara, but I've never been able to put into words why... But you couldn't have said it any better.
Lovely painting here. :D
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm very happy to see people who share my opinion. Because of the way she looks there's always a huge sexual connotation from ME players. Often her background is overlooked.
Truth be told, the first time I saw her, I did not want to bound with her becauseof her breasts haha !

Thanks for taking the time to comment.
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killer-rabbit-05 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man, the first time I saw her I was exactly like you; didn't want to like her because of those ridiculous bewbs. XD

And yeah, no problem! It's always nice to see some good art of her!
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gearseffect Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Samara, the only character to steal my virtual heart. I loooooooooooooove Samara!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me too! We rarely find a video game character with so much depth. I'm glad bioware made her be more that her cleavage or a space milf.
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GoombaPie Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
i feel the same degree love for Samara!
she's awesome
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you do ; because of her look, most of the people I know always speak of her in a sexual way but she's my space mommy...
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GoombaPie Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
i actually don't see her sexually or maternally
romantically somewhat, but mostly just really interesting in a really general platonic way
her cleavage might be a bit overdone
but her voice, personal history / baggage of her past, and her general personality is what keeps me thinking back on Samara
however i don't think of her as being a sexy "milf" or as a badass mother-figure for Shepard lol
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Big-Wired Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Lovely artwork... just ovely.

And yeah, I kept Samara from killing herself, and yet her dedication to the Code as well as to her remaining daughter were just astounding.
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks...I almost missed it as well. I did not see this one coming, so much devotion for the Code and her love for her daughters. i'm so happy to see that Bioware managed to give so much depth to a virtual character.
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BlueDemonX Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Samara ♥
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's exactly my thought. I'm glad you like it.
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tanuki-kage Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
I love this
and your description broke my heart
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks very much. It was such a tragic moment, I am glad Bioware created someone like that.
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