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An end, once and for all - 4 (spoilers) by suthnmeh An end, once and for all - 4 (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!

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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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:iconokulacreator012:
Okulacreator012 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student General Artist
I think my heart just cracked a little (haha), but really, this is an amazing comic book of the mass effect ending. kudos!
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you lots^^
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:iconokulacreator012:
Okulacreator012 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student General Artist
no problem.
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taniiee93 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Student Writer
Feels!!!
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:iconsuthnmeh:
suthnmeh Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
:iconcryforeverplz:
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:iconkraut007:
Kraut007 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Heart touching epic.
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:iconsuthnmeh:
suthnmeh Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :heart:
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Exilon58 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Even though destroy is the best. i couldnt pick it. i didnt want to EDI and the geyh die
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:iconsuthnmeh:
suthnmeh Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
I still don't trust anything the friggin' GodChild told me... For all I know, neither of the things we're shown happen O_o
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littleneonlily Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Photographer
:iconsobbingplz: :iconsobbingplz: :iconsobbingplz:

WHY?! WHY?!

WHERES THE DAMN TISSUES?!
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:iconsuthnmeh:
suthnmeh Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
HERE! HAVE ALL THE SPACE TISSUES! *hands*
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:iconladyroslinedrake:
LadyRoslineDrake Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconsobbingplz:
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:iconsuthnmeh:
suthnmeh Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
:iconcryforeverplz:
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:iconladyroslinedrake:
LadyRoslineDrake Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would imagine it would be like for Shep...You sure as hell captured the sadness with this
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you ^^
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:iconladyroslinedrake:
LadyRoslineDrake Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome, I really think your talented
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:iconsuthnmeh:
suthnmeh Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
:iconohuplz:
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:icon3rdmillhouse:
3rdMillhouse Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
That was.... that was something else. *wipes tears*
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:iconsuthnmeh:
suthnmeh Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
*pats shoulder* Thank you^^
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BellaVega Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Legion... Mordin... Wrex... Liara... Jack... Kaidan... Joker... Anderson... Grunt... Ash... Samara... Cerberus cheerleader :P... :heart:
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Dat cerberus cheerleader... XD
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Rocketfist14 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
That...would have indicated best ending....right there...
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:iconsuthnmeh:
suthnmeh Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well thank you^^
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ArtanisRose Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
I don't think it was indoctrination. Everyone gets behind that theory so easily but the truth is I think the only real choice is to destroy the Reapers. I didn't really buy into Synthesis because it kills Shepard outright. Control sounds closer to indoctrination and unless I thought like the illusive man, which I don't, only then would I have considered it. Two the Catalyst pointed out to Shepard that they had no control whatsoever over him. That right there should disprove the theory. The only real option is to destroy them which really is a very permanent solution to stopping the Reapers. I also chose destroy because my Shepard lives. *thumbs up*
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
The catalyst does indeed say "...we already controlled him (TIM)."
Honestly, the theory is easy to get behind of because... well everything just fits best with indoc theory. It even makes the ending GOOD. Have you actually seen the videos explaining it? I tell you, the more I look into it the more i believe it. And I HAVE watched videos like "debunking indoc theory". The arguments cannot hold a candle. It makes so much sense that even if it's somehow not what Bioware had in mind, it is now inevitably my headcanon.

And thank you! :la:
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RawrchelSC Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist
THIS ^
i wish this was in the game. all my shepard saw was joker and liara, what the hell? not even garrus?
i wish it was like this all her friends 'there' with her in the end. much more touching =<
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank youu :heart: And yes. The outrage...
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Borkless Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist
I love the third panel. Just... beautiful and yet awesome.
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much :la:
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TheLoneWolfer Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
I wish this had actually happened in the game only when you choose to destroy them. I'm sure no one could have stopped from shedding tears if they had seen it. All the companions you had met throughout your journey, all there with you if not physically, supporting you as you make the final sacrifice. If only they had added this.
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes! One of the things that were messed up about that ending was that somehow it wasn't crying material! Didn't make me sad even. Just... confused!
Thank you^^
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TheLoneWolfer Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
It made me angry and confused until I found out about the whole Indoctrination theory, then it made complete sense. If you want to check it out, just look here: [link]
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh i know the indoc theory well *points at description* And it is awesome.
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:iconthelonewolfer:
TheLoneWolfer Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
I wish this had actually happened in the game only when you choose to destroy them. I'm sure no one could have stopped from shedding tears if they had seen it. All the companions you had met throughout your journey, all there with you if not physically, supporting you as you make the final sacrifice. If only they had added this.
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TrixbeeCassiGirl Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Holy crap; I got chills down my back when I saw all of them walking with her. This is so touching. Wonderful job.
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ffff emotions. I had them.
Thank you :la:
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HeThatLurks Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I read something similar to this in a thread, but this gives me so much feels it is ludicrius
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
All the feeels!
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Adeviantman Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
FTW!
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:iconsuthnmeh:
suthnmeh Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
:la:
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Raydis Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Manly tears...you will shed manly tears!
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:iconsuthnmeh:
suthnmeh Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
I would too if I were a man XD
Thank you!^^
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jw-18 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good stuff! Love the color.
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you!
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Haupmann Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
This would be a good add into that scene, me and some other people wondered why the hell you only saw joker, anderson and liara/kaiden/ashley. This would make it a lot more...comprehensive, also it would add a bit more sense, which the ending sorely requires.
If wrex, even dream wrex showed up in the current ending he'd be like "What? What kind of choices are those, i should eat you!"
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
I know right? I was outraged that Liara should forcefully appear in the flashbacks :P
And you're right! Wrex would NOT be impressed XD
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Haupmann Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Indeed. All ME2 romanceables were downgraded. I was surprised mordin, legion and thane did not show up the least, because Shep saw them die.
Wrex knows bullshit when he sees it.
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
I romanced Garrus (can't not romance Garrus...) and I thought it was pretty SWEET, especially since he's also like your best bro whether you romance him or not, but I understand pretty much everyone else who's not Liara was downgraded... Stupid Liara bioware favorite XD
Wrex is a smart Krogan.
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Haupmann Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Yeah, Garrus is awesome. Problem is its kind of lazy as only the me1 romances get sex scenes. May sound strange but they were pretty good, rather tasteful. Honestly i would have made a femshep to specifically see what turians look like without armour. Ditto with quarians and their suits(except not a femshep, obviously). Ah well, i like liara a lot too, but she does hog the spotlight. I like Samara the most of all the asari.
Too bad wrex is stuck on earth >_<. I bet he's pissed about that.
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Pfft yeah, although I suspect Garrus doesn't get the smex because Bioware thought it could be weird. You know, bestiality or something. Like that would ever bother us fangirls. And oh gods, I was honestly hoping that I'd get to see at least a topless Garrus ffff! And Tali. WHY, BIOWARE, WHY!
Wrex is going to have a hard time keeping the krogan from eating humans once the supplies run out.
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