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An end, once and for all - 3 (spoilers) by suthnmeh An end, once and for all - 3 (spoilers) by suthnmeh
Edit: Holy shitkabobs on a dinner table! I can't believe the support and love I've been recieving for this comic! I wasn't expecting it and it's had me on a big fluffy cloud for a couple of days now! Thank you all so much! :hug:
And to top it all, ~nicholasfunstuff went ahead and made a video of it with the music and sound effects!! Go watch it here! [link]



HEY HEY! LISTEN TO THIS WHILE READING! Recommend having tissues around. [link]

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I have spent too much time on this... :iconimdeadplz:

This was a result of a need to get the Mass Effect ending from my system. Funny thing is it took so long to make, I was pretty much over it half-way through XD Even funnier is I just cried a little right now :iconcryforeverplz:

One of the jillion things that bothered me about this ending was that the characters most dear to me didn't even seem to be on Lara Shepard's mind. As explosions were going off, images of Joker, Anderson and... Liara? seem to flash before her eyes. I was kind of outraged. I absolutely love Joker and Anderson, but... Liara? She's great and all, but... No chance of Garrus's face to pop in her mind instead? They ARE in a relationship after all! HE VENTURED INTO THE IDEA OF HAVING KIDS, FOR F**K'S SAKE!

It's funny that everything else about that ending would pretty much make sense if we have in mind the popular Indoctrination Theory (which I'm all on board with), but this... this, haha, really bothered me :P Somehow it's like Liara's friendship is forced down my throat a lot of times. No ofense to Liara fans, she's actually a great character, just not one I'm specially fond of. And I really just wanted to see Tali, and Garrus... and Mordin... and Legion and Wrex... one last time... *tear flood* So all this just added to the feeling that the ending was rushed and put together as quickly as possible.

Hence this.

A huge thank you to :icondrawanon: for her enthusiasm and beta reading!

Resources:
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[link](star brushes)
For Tali's pattern I used something I found on the Bioware forums. If anyone knows who made it, I'll add the link.
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Illyria012 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016
Should have more favs, this is what i would like to see ingame. The idea, how our Best friends are helping us to Do the last step is so amazing, i would like to belive thats what Shepard saw in this moment.
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Professional General Artist
Yessss that is all we asked for! That all our friends would be with us at the end! Thank you so much, friend^^
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h-iro Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
just amazing !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
:la: Thank you!
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Sha-doki Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
The whole comic is great. My favorite panel is top right with Tali and Garrus, it's just powerful. Especially remembering that they were the two that stood by Shepard throughout everything. Great job, you definitely got a bucket of tears out of me.
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
I like that one too :heart: My two best pals. Thank you so much, and glad I made you cry :D
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spoiledlucrece Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Oh god, that's just... the most moving ME thing I saw lately. Just cried smiling.
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you :icontearplz:
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BellaVega Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
and Tali... :iconbigloveplz:
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:iconsuthnmeh:
suthnmeh Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Always Tali :heart:
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Azukurai Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I am touched! This is so sentimental :'(
This is fantastic! I love how the two people that were with Shepard for the longest are the ones helping him in the right direction :D
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
I got very sentimental, yes XD
And that is correct, Garrus and Tali are closest to me, but many other come in VERY closely.
Thank you^^
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Heyala Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
totally agree though I wish my Fem-Shepard would survive and later re-unate with her whole crew she ahd back in Mass Effect 3 and follow Garrus's idea: ''Live of they royalties from the vids...'' Like the perfect ending, I hate tragic endings :c
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
I knuu. I wouldn't have minded a sad ending that much. What bothered me about this one was.... well a hundred other different things :P And who knows? Maybe she DOES survive!
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Heyala Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
yeah, but how awesome wouldn't it be to have, instead of the stargazer and kid scene that even doesn't make sense, a small cutscene where you and your shepard are united with their romance and crew if you're lucky enough. c: Since I'm a sensitive person as I wrote before, I hate sad endings. How come you don't mind sad endings? What's your opinion? :3
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
*sigh* I swear, if bioware doesn't give us that, I will make it :shakefist:

There's more than one kind of sad for me. There's beautiful sad and then there's deppressing sad. The first shows how "bad" things can be taken well and teach us stuff. The movie Up. Pan's Labyrinth. The latter... that's ME3's ending.

Luckily I believe in the Indoctrination Theory.
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Xaneria Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very awesome! <3
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks so much^^
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Adeviantman Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic!
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thankyou!
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Adeviantman Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
holy shit seriously the best "inside shepards mind" comic strip!! it expresses what shep must have really been feeling will filing that power junction full of holes!
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
That was my intention!! Thank you ! again! :la:
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Adeviantman Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
do mooore ME stuff!! i need it!!
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Meep!!! You will see more Garrus stuff... soon :P
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Gosimmons Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Really like this. I would've liked to see a more fleshed out flashback. Garrus and Tali being with Shep since the beginning, Mordin leaving for the elevator, Legion on the cliffside, etc. But I guess it'd be a pretty drawn out flashback if I was in charge. :D
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
That's a lot of flashback to draw XD But thanks!
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Gosimmons Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Nah you had a better idea in the way you did it. I was just thinking out loud how I would've changed the last scenes in-game. The Normandy wouldn't crash for starters.. :D
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
I really hope it's indoctrination. It would explain it all :P
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PrototypeB Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ALL THESE FEELINGS.
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:iconsuthnmeh:
suthnmeh Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
ALL OF THEM!
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PrototypeB Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconcryforeverplz: My little blue children... D:
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ariabacon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012   Digital Artist
Ugh this panel, this one almost made me cry. After finishing the game I couldn't decide which ending I wanted, but this comic helped me decide finally on destroy. Reasons being the same as in the comic. So great job on this, it's one of my favourite me3 fan arts to date.
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
I was SO CONFUSED I went to ask a friend and she explained all about Indoc Theory XD So destroy it is.
And wow, thanks so much!
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BlueNata Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Have I told you how much I love you for your every drawing? AWESOME!! :woohoo:
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Fff you telling me now. Thank youuu!
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BlueNata Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
No. I thank you!
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
No you. :D
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XoLLoW Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
OMG
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ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Cachis, con esta página si que me vas a sacar las lágrimitas... La última viñeta creo que es la más impactante: a pesar de sólo haber conseguido llegar sóla, Shepard no carece del apoyo de sus compañeros. Me recuerda una de las frases que puedes decir a Javik. No me extiendo porque ahora no recuerdo si tienes el DLC ;)
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Siii! Siente como hierben las lágrimas dentro de ti!
Oooh, tengo muchas ganas de tener ese DLC. Por qué eres tan caro, Mass Effect?? *sobsob*
Toda la serie consiste en como Shepard no es nadie sin sus aliados y amigos. Lo mínimo que podían hacer era dejar claro que le importaban sus compañeros!
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ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Están en punto de ebullición!
Buena pregunta... No lo han bajado??
Bueno, lo dejan superclaro: los envían al planeta Achilipú y allí se quedan muertos de la risa porque lo hay tecnología... Cada vez tengo más ganas de reclamar un final happy hollywoodiense... grr...
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Pos no sé si lo habrán bajado O_O Creo que la última vez estaba a 8 euros o algo.
Pfff después de dejar plantada a Shepard! Nada tiene sentido. A menos que Bioware esté tramando algo, no entiendo como se sorprenden de la reacción de los fans... Y la opción de al menos un final holliwoodiense aunque sea MUY dificil de conseguir en el juego estaría MUY BIEN.
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ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Pues a ver si baja...
Estoy de acuerdo con cada palabra, cada coma... soooo sad!!!! Mira, al principio no quería un final ultrafeliz, con unicornios y arcoiris, pero a estas alturas, me dan ganas de reclamarlo con uñas y dientes. Me siento tan timada...
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Pfff. Al final me he comprado el Fromages. Tenía que conocer a Javik...
Ya! Se entiende que un final disney pueda estar fuera de lugar, pero... bueno, al fin y al cabo ya ha muerto media galaxia... Feliz feliz no iba a ser. Qué menos que poder estar con tu novio turiano... :iconcryforeverplz: Es que... que nos hicieran prometerle a Garrus que volveríamos a verlo... OH NO, LAS LÁGRIMAS!!!
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ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ole! Y que te parece Prothy the Prothean?

Pues mira, yo a estas alturas, ya reclamo un final Disney, con arcoiris y unicornios que le den por el c... al Starchild de las narices. No, en serio, el final del primer juego era Disney y Hollywood-iense... alguien se quejo? Yo quiero esa casa en un lugar calido y tropical!!! Y el bar, puede esperar...
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Prothy es tan mono y tan achuchable... Igual que él XD

Pues hija... si. Si. Por favor, sí. Qué menos! Escena en la playa con Garrus!!!! y Tali!!! y toda la panda! Vacaciones en virmire!
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b4betty Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
even though I went for the blue ending, I couldnt bring myself to destroy the geth and EDI, the point is the same ... I REALLY REALLY REALLY needed my crew next to me...after weeks of dealing with the end unsuccessfully I am a step closer to final closure, my tears are still flowing, thank you for including Tali in such a big way, and thank you for the wonderful gift of this short yet emotionally packed interpretation of the ending...once and for all
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Simplicity0073 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
(sorry for spam comments )
Amg my emotions while listening to the soundtrack OTL You have killed me for the day TTT^TT
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
I hope I've killed you in a good way?

... Sorry ...

Haha thank you so much for the spam, it means a lot^^
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Nack3490 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
OMG!!!
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