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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.

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Shepard Series
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gigi-fenixphoenix.deviantart.c… Commander Shepard -- Doubt
fav.me/d5hsspg Commander Shepard -- Resolution
gigi-fenixphoenix.deviantart.c… Commander Shepard --Synthesis
gigi-fenixphoenix.deviantart.c… Commander Shepard --Destroy
Commander Shepard --Control
Commander Shepard --Peace
fav.me/d5bu4m8 Commander Shepard --Regrets
gigi-fenixphoenix.deviantart.c… Commander Shepard -- Refusal

BONUS:
gigi-fenixphoenix.deviantart.c… Wallpaper

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

[ONE] Colonist fav.me/d5ekxy7 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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Jleighc99 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
gorgeous colours! The control ending was the saddest by far!
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Aneksunamun Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
This piece is very majestic. And her face expression... Definitely this would be the one she looked in my imagination if she would stay in her body.
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Gigi-FenixPhoenix Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Yes, when I got this ending I had been playing a renegade play through and her speech at the end, chilled me. I could see some corruption taking place and, in the long run, she might very well continued the cycle. It was almost: either you all fall in line, or I'll rip you out of my way!
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Aneksunamun Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Yeah, definitely, that sounded threatening. But maybe the fact that she was an organic once and fought for freedom would help her not to become a ruthless dictator. Especially with that lines, where she promised never to forget people who fought and died to make the galaxy peaceful.
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Gigi-FenixPhoenix Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
That's true. I did see the video (in youtube) of the ending if you had played paragon. The speech at the end changes in important ways. Instead of being aggressive/threatening about what would happen if order is not kept, she becomes defensive/warnings. So I feel like a Paragon Shepard that chose control, might keep her humanity about her and rule magnanimously.
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Aneksunamun Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
I haven't seen Paragon Control ending by far. And somehow I always tend to choose Destroy. Now I guess the other choices can turn out into very interesting things.
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Gigi-FenixPhoenix Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Check it out in youtube. The speech is very similar, but some words change radically, making it less ominous and more... harmonious and full of hope, i think.
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Aneksunamun Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Thanks, I will definitely check it out!
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ruchti5 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
your great artwork along with the quotes you choose give the image depth. Its very haunting, yet beautiful. Great job.

As for the endings, i feel like no matter what you choose there's some sort of drawback. Making it, in essence, a choiceless choice. No matter what Shepard chooses there will be consequences. Sadly.
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Gigi-FenixPhoenix Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Thank you very much! I'm glad you liked them. And I agree, all the choices are shades of gray. Right until the very end, Shepard was never given a break :s. But this is what made the character so special. The fact that, despite it all, she/he kept moving forward into the unknown.
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