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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!

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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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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  Student General 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  Student General 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 5 days ago  Student General 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
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  Student General 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  Student General 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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