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An end, once and for all - 5 (spoilers) by suthnmeh An end, once and for all - 5 (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! www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tJ1LY…


MORE EDIT: So this was done before the Extended Cut came out, so at least the issue with the flashbacks was resolved. Handsome Garrus is finally in my Shepard's thoughts *sob*



HEY HEY! LISTEN TO THIS WHILE READING! Recommend having tissues around. www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5JvbD…

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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 could've been 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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rabieshund.deviantart.com/art/… 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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:iconmrsjaneharkness:
MrsJaneHarkness Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Digital Artist
This is so awesome!
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Hnng thank you!!
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cantbreath45 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm utterly balling, that was splendid!
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
*offers tissue* Sorry and thank you!
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undeadt-100 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
i just can't make myself choose that ending... legions sacrifice would have been in vain, and i wont accept that. so green space magic for me 
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I just can't help think that the Starchild totally pulled our chains with this. He said Shepard would die with this option, but she CAN survive. So that is MY ending XD Choose red, break out of indoctrination, wake up and have a party with all your organic and synthetic friends.
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undeadt-100 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
But that still means a geth less universe. 
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You didn't read me correctly :P As far as we know, if Shepard was able to survive, then maybe the Geth did as well... 
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undeadt-100 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
hopefully you are right.
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:iconsuthnmeh:
suthnmeh Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hopefully. I wish I knew for sure^^
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ExileBlaze Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
The one walk all Shepards must take. You are not alone.
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Onwards!
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RickOShay1 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 19, 2014
One quick question concerning the Destroy ending...

WHY THE HELL CAN'T SHEPARD SHOOT THAT DAMN THING FROM A SAFE DISTANCE?
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Not that it would've helped in the end but... yeah I would not have walked into that XD
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RickOShay1 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
If Shepard simply shoots that from the starting point, it would blow up and not engulf him/her.

Anyway, if you haven't already, check out Nightfable's destroy ending located here: nightfable.deviantart.com/gall…
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Whoa that comic looks huge. I'll check it out.
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RickOShay1 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
What do you think of it now?
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Sol-Vikar Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I still cannot with this.  Ugh it hurts more than the ending, especially Garrus nuzzling her.
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CANNOT

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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:iconcryforeverplz: I'm sorry man I'm sorry!
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Sol-Vikar Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It's all good.  Just means you are a very powerful artist.
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wow thank you so much :hug: XD
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Sol-Vikar Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
XD
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:iconinunashi:
Inunashi Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Student General Artist
I will cry. Now.
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:iconsuthnmeh:
suthnmeh Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Go ahead. We all have :iconcryforeverplz:
*hands tissue*
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Inunashi Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student General Artist
*Sneeze*

Thanks for the tissue
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hehh... o v o
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KazzyMoyashi Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
You seriously just made me cry. Between the music that you suggested and then reading this in order...I just...I couldn't even. I started crying right then and there. Oh god, it just...I can't even. This series has become such an integral part of my life and I love what you've done here. It is such a moving little comic and absolutely breath-taking. I love your style as well; you really pulled off the characters.

I keep replaying this series to get new options, etc. Though I can never have that one person die in the first game (I don't want to mention spoilers for people).
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awww... *offers tissue* I know I know... I have replayed the series several times, and I have even tried complete opposites just to be completionist, but there are some things I just can't... It hurts too much. 
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KazzyMoyashi Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
*Takes tissue and wipes eyes* Agreed; some things I seriously cannot do (like getting the achievement for having Ashley in your team for like 75% of the first game or whatever), or other heart-wrenching moments. I just did a Thane romance for the second game [it was so hard to say no to Garrus, bwahah] and I'm gonna cry during the third one, I just know it.
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
There's an achievement for Ashley?? Pft. Is there an achievement for having Garrus on your team 100% of the time? XDDD I once attempted to romance someone else but... the main battery called to me.
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KazzyMoyashi Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
There is. In the first game only, there is an achievement for having each character on your team for 90% of the mission, I think.

Haha, yeah, it nearly killed me to romance Thane. I adore his character and I don't regret the romance, but it was so hard not to pursue Garrus.
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Indeeeeed. I only managed to romance someone else by making myself a DudeShep and choosing Tali. Dat Tali.
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JoelletheNose Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This gave me chills, especially with the music in the background! I don't think I'll ever stop getting emotional about this game.
Fantastic work on these! I started getting teary eyed at the end :')
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, and I'm with you there. Mass Effect will always give me feels. 
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onion926 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*gross sobbing*
I saw this over on tumblr and wound up crying a bit, especially over the third frame on this page.

Thought I was over the ending, but I guess not.  ;_;
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Isn't it just amazing how after two years we STILL get the feels?
thank you plenties, and cheer up! :hug:
Psst: making another comic now...
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MightyBOBcnc Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
:| dat feels
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
yep... :(
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Sylvesto Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
Dem feels. Also have my respect for being able to think straight pre-Extended Cut, we got a real Shepard here
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ooooh I had help with that XD Those Indoc Theory documentaries were a ton of fun.
Thank youuu!
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AlisaKmd Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional Photographer
*aaaaaaaaaaghhhhhh* you got me crying all over again :'(

And even tho I chose different ending, this is just beautiful :')
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awww here *hands tissue* Thanks a lot^^
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Veliks Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm having a lot of feelings. T_T
Just wanna say this entire comic is great and emotional and oh my goodness.
It brings tears to my eyes.
Thank you so much for sharing this!
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank YOU so much for your comment, it always means a lot! *hands tissue*
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Keyshe54 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014   Traditional Artist
This is... very intense comic panels, all of them, all the pages, the color, texture and expression... I got to say... that's how you end a game series. There is a lot of finesse in how you presented this. Really digs into the human connection with all the interaction with each of the characters, and presents a real feeling of overcoming a horrible obstacle and a true victory, if not with out great cost and sacrifice, but with a touch of hope of all the love from everyone who got you there. Damn. T_T A lot of tears from this. This is going to be with me for the rest of my life.
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Aw gee :iconcryforeverplz: Means a lot that you say that, because the characters in Mass Effect meant a lot to me. I grew to love them all like they were real friends.
Thank you so much!
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Keyshe54 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014   Traditional Artist
You are so very welcome!
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Calleahan Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
It goes right through the feelings :tears:
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
And shreds them to pieces, does it not?
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Calleahan Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
damm right :manhug:
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