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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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leostarkoneru.deviantart.com/a…
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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:iconasumashepard:
AsumaShepard Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  New member Student Writer
So fucking sad. 
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:iconsuthnmeh:
suthnmeh Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
She lives. I promise.
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AsumaShepard Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  New member Student Writer
You should do Mshenko ♥ *-* 
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:iconsuthnmeh:
suthnmeh Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
Sure, I should do all of them, right? XD
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AsumaShepard Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  New member Student Writer
You said it ! GO FOR IT ♥ 
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
That was sarcasm, it would take me like three years to do all the ships XD
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Larwen Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Your comic is so perfect!! I started crying all over again and I absolutley adore the second picture on this page with Shepard and Garrus :heart: There's so much emotion in it.
Thank you so much! This is how Bioware should have done the ending scene.
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
D'awww and thank you so much for this comment, seriously :hug: Mass Effect, man...
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YukinaSk Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Me hizo llorar ver a todos los compañeros junto a Shepard T_T, en especial Garrus ;_;. Te felicito, te quedó increíble!
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:iconsuthnmeh:
suthnmeh Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Muchas gracias, de verdad! Lloré mucho mientras lo dibujaba jajaja
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Deemonef Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not the greatest Fan of ME3 anymore... but this Comic is so awesome!
I have tears in my eyes and I fu**ing love it!
This helps over the end and... Wow! This is so perfect!
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:iconsuthnmeh:
suthnmeh Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I am so glad it helped!! There's a love-hate relationship with that game and it's a shame, really. Danke, dude!
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Gooey-brains Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I was fine up until I saw Mordin's legs on the 3rd page, and then I started blubbering. Stupid Salarian.

This is amazing! Thanks for helping me clean out my eyes :P
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Better than eye drops!
Thanks a lot, yo! Have a tissue on the house.
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Thatoneguynamedbob Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
.....I have dust in my eyes...

(Taken verbatim from TV Tropes/Death Seeker) It is implied throughout the entire game that the times have worn Shepard down to becoming a Death Seeker. With so many deaths and so many more lives resting on his/her shoulders, he/she seems to be running solely on the fact that no one else can do his/her job. By the end of the game, he/she seems accepting of, even welcoming his/her death, and a line in the control ending made by the intelligence formed from the sacrificed Shepard seems to drive the point home.

"Through my birth, his/her thoughts are free." 

Completely fantastic artwork by the way!
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
That's awesome, thanks so much!
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MrsJaneHarkness Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This is so awesome!
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suthnmeh Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  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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:iconsuthnmeh:
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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:iconsuthnmeh:
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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:iconsuthnmeh:
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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:iconrickoshay1:
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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:iconsuthnmeh:
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.
saedoijhasdoihjva['ofnarfvE

CANNOT

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:iconsuthnmeh:
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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:iconsuthnmeh:
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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Inunashi Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Student General Artist
I will cry. Now.
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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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