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Commander Shepard Control by Gigi-FenixPhoenix Commander Shepard Control by Gigi-FenixPhoenix
Fifth installment in the Commander Shepard series. This is control. I feel that the quote used sums up the ominous tone of Shepard's speech. Shepard has become something akin to a Omnipotent Goddess.

I feel that this ending, however, would become a vicious circle. Stripped of emotions and the chaos of humanity (organics) she might end up picking up where the catalyst left and send the reapers out to harvest one more time. Or worse, she might end up coming up with a worst solution (destruction of the species that wish for too much power, perhaps?).

Then again, things might end up well with Shepard as the Universe' guardian, but I think that eventually the utopia she wishes for will crumble on the wake of organics' ambition.

*After talking with some of you through the comments on the other artworks, I realized that I had forgotten to include an interpretation for the option of "refusal" (where you decide to shoot the catalyst), so I'll also be doing that one.

Shepard Series

gigi-fenixphoenix.deviantart.c… Commander Shepard -- Doubt Commander Shepard -- Resolution
gigi-fenixphoenix.deviantart.c… Commander Shepard --Synthesis
gigi-fenixphoenix.deviantart.c… Commander Shepard --Destroy
Commander Shepard --Control
Commander Shepard --Peace Commander Shepard --Regrets
gigi-fenixphoenix.deviantart.c… Commander Shepard -- Refusal

gigi-fenixphoenix.deviantart.c… Wallpaper

The Shepard Files
*the first link would be the fanfic, the second the image that goes with it

[ONE] Colonist gigi-fenixphoenix.deviantart.c…
[TWO] Colonist/Sole Survivor gigi-fenixphoenix.deviantart.c… gigi-fenixphoenix.deviantart.c…

[THREE] Spacer
[FOUR] Spacer/Ruthless

[FIVE] Earthborn
[SIX] Earthborn/War Hero
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anicentprophecies Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
personally, I always find myself to find this ending the better choice for the outcomes of the galaxy. I mean, you deastroy the reapers, and they're gone. But what happens if you destroy all the technology in the galaxy? All dextro species will have trouble going home, I guess :/ expecially the quarians. That's my thought, maybe I'm not seeing something here. And I have a little headcanon of Shepard visiting in a dream his/her loved one just one time. ;)
Gigi-FenixPhoenix Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I think they fixed it in the extended ending so that at least the relays don't get totally destroyed, making it easy for the species to fix it. I am not sure how the destruction of technology can come about, given that the knowledge of how it came to be would still be available by some. Enough people could just rebuild everything. Granted, it may take a few years, but it's doable.

However, I agree with you this seemed the only choice where everyone lives. Except that if you ended with a renegade Shepard, her words are very ominous at the end, hinting at perhaps a new Reaper Era lead by Shepard herself. Would be an awesome idea if this was the "cannon" ending, since we could have Shepard become the antagonist of feature Mass Effect games (a la Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader style).
anicentprophecies Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I still don't have the balls to make a full renegade Shepard, but I'm curious about other outcomes for your choice of words and acting, so I try to get the bars even.
If I'm correct the space portals get destroyed. Either they're going to rebuild them after the war, or someone will run out fuel in order to get home, and that's just sad.

Nah, I had Alex Mercer as villain in Prototype 2 and it wasn't as great as I expected. I can't really imagine Shepard becoming evil, ruining all he/she did to save the galaxy. I imagine Shepard to be a figure more like the Outsider ( if you ever played Dishonored) after the paragon Control ending. But I must agree, I watched a video with the renegade ending and Shepard's final speech was very strong in the control ending.
In my opinion, it would be better a whole new cast. Mass Effect is perfect as it is, and I'm afraid that dragging out old characters won't really do any good, if they're going to be part of the team.
emax130 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Personally, my femShepard found a way to reform her soul into a new body, though maintained control of the Reapers, and then chucked all the reapers into a star. Or maybe that is just my wishful thinking. 
Gigi-FenixPhoenix Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
Haha that would have been an awesome ending! Now if only we could save Anderson too...
emax130 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
Nah, to me Anderson just past out, he would be found later and get medigel. He retires from the service, instead focuses on rebuilding earth, Miranda becomes the new human councilor.
Gigi-FenixPhoenix Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
I love the idea, I will think so as well. He woke up like nothing :) Same with Thane and Mordin... haha
emax130 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
My Shep went up with Mordin, provided a biotic barrier to shield him from the explosions, and then biotic charged him and her self out of there when the cure was deployed. Thane still dies for my head canons though.
Gigi-FenixPhoenix Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
Haha that's awesome! Mordin doesn't deserve to die, indeed! Because he is just awesome and simply wanted to move to a beach!
Jleighc99 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
gorgeous colours! The control ending was the saddest by far!
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