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[ME3 spoilerth] no shepard you are the reapers by makani [ME3 spoilerth] no shepard you are the reapers by makani
I dunno what crappy ending you guys got but my Shepard is now controls the reapers and is the unofficial mostly-benevolent emperor of the galaxy so yeah pretty great. I don't really need an extended cut dlc I already know what happens thanks

The little travel size human reaper here was made with the genetic material absorbed when she made her choice, mass relays are simply rebuilt again after inexplicably exploding because Shepard is the reapers and therefore knows how to build them, and the Normandy and crew are shuttled back to wherever they want to go because Shepard can just fly them there in a reaper.
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ShardsOfIdentity Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015
Ah yes.  Cyborg overlord/lady of the robotic alien overlords.  Life is good.  (Mine installed a throne room -- complete with throne, dramatic lighting, ominous alien-robo-cthulhu imagery, and a glass of Chianti -- inside what was left of Harbinger, so as to make the right impression when revealing himself to the galaxy.)  Best ending.  
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Xephinetsa Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This has got the be the bestest Mass Effect ending ever! Gotta love Reaper-Shepard. 1) Her design is epic and beautiful and damn son she's cute! 2) Definitely better than canon. Yesgood. I love your take on it, and I love the details and the lighting and yeah. ;n; Your art is amazing.
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RocCenere Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Would use reaper beams to carve dickbutt into Mercury.
I don't know how I feel about the endings, each has their merit, and at least control means I don't have to kill the geth.  I love the geth to bits.
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Stickeavo Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
Does anybody think that Mass Effect could have done without the Reapers. I mean, we have the human/batarian tensions, the geth/quarian tensions, the genophage issue, Cerberus coup, the Collectors(who could have just been doing because they were weird), Exogeni's experiments, the Shadow Broker and many more. The Reaper threat could have just been her in the background. For example, you stopped Sovereign in ME1 and that delayed the Reapers for another 50 thousand years because... I don't know, Bioware could have found something. In a universe like Mass Effect, a big bad like the Reapers seem out of place and they weaken the narrative because they require a super weapon to beat them. That is my opinion anyway.
As for my ending, it stops right before the Star brat appears. Anderson and Shepard bleed out while looking outside where the Reapers suddenly becoming inactive and get blasted by thanix canons. Shepard thinks of Liara and their blue children that will never happen and the relays remain intact. She sacrificed her life to give a future to the galaxy and I'm okay with that. She died for a better tomorrow and became a legend in the next cycle. Down the line, some people like the Krogan made her a symbol of hope and triumph. That is my ending anyway. 
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Werehorse89 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks so awesome! :love: My Shep united everyone with the synthesys but I didn't mind the ending either.... I like it bittersweet. :D
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Cooldude104 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student General Artist
I've been thinking about my own ending where Shepard talks the Catalyst to death, and just shuts down the Reapers from a logic loop. Pointing out every flaw of their logic and letting them crash. It'd be infinitely more satisfying to have that in my now not so humble opinion.
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ILikeCommas Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Haha! Found where it came from!
Excellent work. :D
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lazymansload Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Meh, I kinda liked those endings.
BTW, I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who thought of Doom:Repercussions of Evil 

:)
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watchamacallit-daAL Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
reaper shep is best shep
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CarbonBasedAndroid Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Wow. You know, I never really thought of that. Shepard does basically become the "god-emperor" of the galaxy in the control ending. That is...terrifying.
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FullmetalHeart20 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
She's gonna have some fun with Harbinger!
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WootMannen Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
That's... pretty damn awesome. I like it.
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KelsoKitten Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student General Artist
That is really similar to what my ME3 ending was...
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hinchen Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
you have an amazing sense for color! :star:
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eineminutenbitte Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
And Garrus tracks down his hot reaper girlfriend and turian-reaper-human babies are made. THE END.
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HoundGirl Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
cool, my idea is pretty close to yours :)
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warsol12343 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
awesome i had a similar idea too but my shepard was male and was gaurdian of cycles and made monuments of all previous life that fell and made many copies and lived with many of his friends and helped rebuild and married his love intrest liara which they began to worked together to keep a semi peaceful galaxy and she was pregnant with alot of his children
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Cennoreth Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
And then Shepherd was a zombie.
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Zousha Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wrong. And then Shepard was a ROBOT zombie! :D
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Teresthul Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Great artwork. I found out about this from someone after I asked them about the possibility of Shepard having the Reapers build him/her a new body in the control ending that could be used similar to how the Geth just download themselves into bodies.
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NamelessManic Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
I say cheese (Yellow Ending). But that is still very cool! :thumbsup:
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Duper Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great pix!

And I agree. I kinda had everything figureed out that was in the Ex-Cut. It only took a bit of brain work and imagination... less fan-boy rage.. moar tinking!!

I prefered the synth as i wanted Joker and EDI to get together and I wanted things on Rannock to turn out ok. ^_^.

Being the galactic-man ..or woman is pretty rockin. ;D
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Kharnath Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Eternal. Infinite. Immortal.
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SetsunaUltimania Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
This is the canon ending. Especially for femshep. My galactic goddess <3
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EpicKeys Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Reaper DNA + Human DNA = Husk
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makani Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
human + spike = husk

dissolved human sludge = reaper
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Maets Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reaper: U're one of us
Shepard:.........Hell YES!^^
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verge-1 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student
wow nice design and concept lol weird that u had a similar concept like me that reapers might have/make miniture organic size versions of eacg individual reaper lol weird huh
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CircuitDruid Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
I totally did that XD it was odd, but I felt it was the most paragon choice to take ironically.
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CharlieWilcher Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012   General Artist
Your description makes me glad I picked the control ending. If the extended DLC has an explanation anything like your idea then that would awesomeness. :) Great painting!
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Miss-Crane Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Well I chose Synthesis because, well... I didn't really CHOOSE it actually, I just hadn't really understood the way you could choose which ending you wanted, so I just ran forward and the cutscene triggered without me even knowing what I was doing XD. But it's not a bad thing because anyway, that's what I would have picked (synthetics are too awesome to be destroyed, and I just don't like the Control option all that much).

Anyway. I like your interpretation of the control ending X). I can totally see husks working on rebuilding the galaxy alongside humans, Asari etc. Like "Hey, weren't you my mother before the Reapers came and turned you into a zombie ?" AWKWARD.
Also great art as always. Will you be doing more pictures like you did for "Steam Summer Camp" last year ? (I always assumed you were the one that drew them, but correct me if I'm wrong)
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, really cool. Especially hte lighting
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Noctambulotti Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Yes! WE ALL HAIL OUR BADASS ROBOTIC OVERLORD!
Come on, how can you possibly not trust her ? She even promised us Cake if we solve her tests!
Ah, no, wait ... that is the OTHER female robotic overlord ...

Anyway, in my ending Shepard has rejected the way of the Illusive Man, destroyed the Reapers and their control-obsessed creator, survived the ordeal, reunited with his soul-mate and finally returned to Rannoch to build an home and a memorial for mourning the sacrifice of Geth. How is this possible with the Relays destroyed?

Only one word: WORMHOLES. An interesting application of Mass Effect tecnology in warping Space-Time which nobody seems to care about, probably due to the presence of a reliable network of self-repairing, self-powering Mass Relays ... until now. As Mordin said, the presence of new problems and limitations always spurs a fast technologic evolution, and on the Shield Fleet there are the most brilliant minds of the entire galaxy.
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makani Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
ooh i like that ending too
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Noctambulotti Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Hey, it is only the speculation of a gamer, but I think it is at least a more realistic theory than the ones which try to deny the value of the ending itself (no offense to supporters of the "Indoctrination Theory").
Moreover, it's extremely probable that Bioware will introduce some kind of alternative FTL technology in the DLC.
It is the only way to keep the general structure of the endings unaffected AND implement some of the precisations that several members of the dev team revealed in the past months, like the fact that "NOBODY is blocked in the Solar System" and "the survivors on the Normandy are NOT stranded on the planet".
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makani Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Yeah, I've seen a few good "fixes" for the ending that don't involve "hey jk the whole game/ending of that game was all a dream!!". I would really prefer one of those..
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s4itox Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
I started giggling uncontrollably when I read the title. Good stuff.
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Enyare Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
So basically what you saying is that the galaxy goes back to normal, only now the Reapers are our bros. I like it, but only if Shepard now has an epic reaper voice too and skips merrily around the Citadel proclaiming herself to be beyond comprehension.
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makani Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
yep that's basically it
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Enyare Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Excellent.
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Lamina-aka-Blackwolf Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
YES! THIS! I accept it!

Only because you get to resolve all the pointless destruction you 'had' to cause - otherwise I still want these damn machines done . . .

Also - majestic badass piece :)
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crisurdiales Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
In my case, I chose to sacrifice to merge humans and synthetics, because, for some idiotic reason, a dumb ancient AI decided at some point that the best way to prevent synthetics from killing organics was to actually create more lethal synthetics to kill only most organics from time to time. Duh!
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Finnibuns-Mcgee Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HEAD CANON ACCEPTED. <3
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Wolf-Shadow77 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Student Filmographer
omg i saw this on tumblr i had no idea it was you
i love you still
and now that i know you play mass effect

well

i don't know if i can love you any more than i do now
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Derlaine8 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Weird, in my ending everyone went to Disneyland and had ice cream!
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Spheater Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Student General Artist
It's fantastic :)
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thebigjb Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Artist
I haven't played ME3 and probably won't but I really like this piece even as a standalone. The colors and lighting devices, etc. are really nice.

As an aside, did you get my note about the Harry Potter avatars?
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DameALana Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
wOOOw
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DuskFalling Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
I think this wins for the title alone :D
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Elevensies Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
.......I'm going to quietly treat -your- explanation as canon. XD I like it best of all.
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