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hazado:

Favourite Video Game Characters (in no particular order)
→ Samantha Traynor, Mass Effect

❝You’re smart. You’re lucky. And…I’m pretty sure you cheat.❞

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goddessofcheese:

talldarkbishoujo:

soullesshusk:

I’d like to take a moment to rant about the injustice that was done to Thane Krios in Mass Effect 3, mostly because if I don’t get this stuff out of my head and off my chest I may very well explode.I’m just going to be focusing on his encounter with Kai Leng on the Citadel, because it’s the one thing that just really, really fucking rubs me the wrong way in all kinds of meanings of it. First off.. the entire choreography of the fight is just… off. It’s off, because it’s incredibly impossible and stupid. It’s impossible and stupid because—and I don’t care what you say about the physical well-being of Thane at the time of the encounter, he could have beaten Kai Leng no matter what state he was in. At the start of the fight, not only is Thane able to sneak up immediately beside Kai Leng undetected, but he is able to engage in a few bouts of hand-to-hand combat with him, and despite being thrown by Kai Leng, he keeps his balance, and doesn’t even seem winded, let alone hurt. This is probably the one and only part of the fight that I’m at least not bothered by. However, I feel like Thane would not have hesitated, and would have shot him right on the spot, the second he had the chance. Though, for the sake of being dramatic, and for lack of a better argument, it was intended to be an intense assassin vs. assassin duel, and also for the sake of argument, lets say he wasn’t able to get a shot at him due to Shepard + their squad + the Councillor being in the line of fire.The next part, however, pisses me off, and this is why…Kai Leng cloaks and runs off, and when he reappears, Thane fires six or seven shots at him, at close range, with a pistol.Now let me take a moment to remind you who the fuck Thane Krios is.Thane Krios is a skilled biotic and marksman. Okay? He uses fucking sniper rifles in Mass Effect 2. Without a visor like Garrus, I might add. So the very idea, that Thane would miss any shot at such close range, let alone SEVEN…is fucking laughable.But lets move on.Kai Leng closes in, and Thane dodges not one, but two attempts he makes to stab him with his blade, and lands a kick, and does a sort of biotic-falcon-punch to Kai Leng that sends him back about 10 feet. And now let me take a moment to remind you who the fuck Kai Leng is.If you never read the books Kai Leng was created in, I’ll just share the basic information you need as far as this rant goes. Kai Leng never once used any kind of blade or sword in the books. He just used guns and the like. This sword motif with the phantoms and such is brand fucking new to Mass Effect 3. Why? I don’t fucking know. Space ninjas, that’s why. Because Bioware. But the fact remains that Kai Leng was never suggested as being a skilled swordsman prior to Mass Effect 3. So just…keep that in mind.After the biotic-falcon-punch, Kai Leng staggers up, and Thane retrieves his pistol, and gets a brand new clip ready while Kai Leng takes some sort of awkward phantom pose to seem intimidating and really just looks stupid doing it. And then they run at each other. And just as they’re close enough, Thane does some kind of unnecessary jump, and literally just falls onto Kai Leng’s sword. Kai Leng doesn’t even fucking do anything, he just holds his sword out, and Thane leaps onto it, like “oh right this is my queue to die.”No.. I’m sorry, what..Lets rewind.Thane. Skilled marksman. Sniper rifles. Pistol. Close range. Target directly in front of him. WITH NO ONE in line of fire this time.I’m sorry.. but Thane Krios would not have made the mistake he made that killed him. He wouldn’t have even moved, honestly. He would have shot Kai Leng without a seconds hesitation. Because Thane does not hesitate. He would have pierced through his fucking skull in a single shot, and the battle would have ended with him as the victor. Not this shitty fucking stab that happens. Say what you will about Thane Krios. I don’t care if you don’t like him, or if you disagree with some of his morals, or his beliefs, or hell I don’t even care if you had him die in ME2. I really don’t. But the fact is, that entire battle is a complete and utter perversion of Thane’s character and existence in the Mass Effect universe, and I’m not even including his character development that they fucked up either.The fact that Bioware was so uncaring to a character sickens me. That they would end his chapter like that, being killed by a minor villain in such a stupid and illogical way frustrates me to no end. It is impossible, and it’s stupid. And I’m really fucking surprised more people aren’t outraged by this.The Illusive Man himself recruited Thane for Shepard’s mission because he is the best assassin in the GALAXY. The very thought that someone like Kai Leng would have the capacity to take on such a person is just ludicrous. Sure, Thane was sick, sure, he wasn’t in the best shape.. but this is a drell that has been living with Kepral’s Syndrome likely for years. And has still faced Krogan, Turian, and powerful biotic commando Asari, and always emerged the victor. He takes on hordes of enemies by himself, and comes out practically unscathed. Thane Krios could have wiped the floor with Kai Leng no matter what physical condition he was in, because Kai Leng is sloppy, and inefficient. And Thane is a master at efficiency and killing.I seriously can’t watch that fight scene without wanting to throw something in a fit of rage because of the complete disregard for Thane that’s so blatant in that scene. The fact they used him as a kind of sympathetic tragic hero of the moment disgusts me. As if I needed motivation to be antagonized by Kai Leng. The fact that they used the death of one of the most interesting and thought provoking characters to promote motivation to go after a villain shows just how fucking poor their writing and lack of planning was when they decided to introduce Kai Leng as a villain in ME3 in the first place.



#Bless every word in this post#killing is an art #and Thane is a master #I am SO FUCKING GLAD that other people are calling out the ridiculousness of that fight scene #when I see other Thane fans talking about how awesome it was #I want to shake them #because EVERY SINGLE SCENE with Kai Leng is filled with this kind of shit #they did not know how to write him as an effective foil for Shepard #and so his entire character is propped up by making everyone around him look incompetent #it happened again on Thessia#this entire story arc was a fucking farce #because they clearly did not know WTF to do with Thane once they arbitrarily decided he was going to die #and so they had to shoehorn it in somehow #practically as an afterthought #Thane was treated as a fucking afterthought #dsfdhsfds #brb flipping more tables #seriously this fight scene is SO BAD #the only thing worse than this fight scene is the scene immediately following it #with the ridiculous fucking car chase #where it’s Shepard’s turn to look like an idiot #not that she wasn’t looking like one during the Thane fight #when she stood there slackjawed while KL was lying prone on the floor and had a clear shot#god dammit

goddessofcheese:

talldarkbishoujo:

soullesshusk:

I’d like to take a moment to rant about the injustice that was done to Thane Krios in Mass Effect 3, mostly because if I don’t get this stuff out of my head and off my chest I may very well explode.

I’m just going to be focusing on his encounter with Kai Leng on the Citadel, because it’s the one thing that just really, really fucking rubs me the wrong way in all kinds of meanings of it. 

First off.. the entire choreography of the fight is just… off. It’s off, because it’s incredibly impossible and stupid. It’s impossible and stupid because—and I don’t care what you say about the physical well-being of Thane at the time of the encounter, he could have beaten Kai Leng no matter what state he was in. 

At the start of the fight, not only is Thane able to sneak up immediately beside Kai Leng undetected, but he is able to engage in a few bouts of hand-to-hand combat with him, and despite being thrown by Kai Leng, he keeps his balance, and doesn’t even seem winded, let alone hurt. This is probably the one and only part of the fight that I’m at least not bothered by. However, I feel like Thane would not have hesitated, and would have shot him right on the spot, the second he had the chance. Though, for the sake of being dramatic, and for lack of a better argument, it was intended to be an intense assassin vs. assassin duel, and also for the sake of argument, lets say he wasn’t able to get a shot at him due to Shepard + their squad + the Councillor being in the line of fire.

The next part, however, pisses me off, and this is why…

Kai Leng cloaks and runs off, and when he reappears, Thane fires six or seven shots at him, at close range, with a pistol.

Now let me take a moment to remind you who the fuck Thane Krios is.
Thane Krios is a skilled biotic and marksman. Okay? He uses fucking sniper rifles in Mass Effect 2. Without a visor like Garrus, I might add. So the very idea, that Thane would miss any shot at such close range, let alone SEVEN…is fucking laughable.

But lets move on.
Kai Leng closes in, and Thane dodges not one, but two attempts he makes to stab him with his blade, and lands a kick, and does a sort of biotic-falcon-punch to Kai Leng that sends him back about 10 feet.

 And now let me take a moment to remind you who the fuck Kai Leng is.

If you never read the books Kai Leng was created in, I’ll just share the basic information you need as far as this rant goes. Kai Leng never once used any kind of blade or sword in the books. He just used guns and the like. This sword motif with the phantoms and such is brand fucking new to Mass Effect 3. Why? I don’t fucking know. Space ninjas, that’s why. Because Bioware. But the fact remains that Kai Leng was never suggested as being a skilled swordsman prior to Mass Effect 3. So just…keep that in mind.

After the biotic-falcon-punch, Kai Leng staggers up, and Thane retrieves his pistol, and gets a brand new clip ready while Kai Leng takes some sort of awkward phantom pose to seem intimidating and really just looks stupid doing it. And then they run at each other. And just as they’re close enough, Thane does some kind of unnecessary jump, and literally just falls onto Kai Leng’s sword. Kai Leng doesn’t even fucking do anything, he just holds his sword out, and Thane leaps onto it, like “oh right this is my queue to die.”

No.. I’m sorry, what..

Lets rewind.
Thane. Skilled marksman. Sniper rifles. Pistol. Close range. Target directly in front of him. WITH NO ONE in line of fire this time.

I’m sorry.. but Thane Krios would not have made the mistake he made that killed him. He wouldn’t have even moved, honestly. He would have shot Kai Leng without a seconds hesitation. Because Thane does not hesitate. He would have pierced through his fucking skull in a single shot, and the battle would have ended with him as the victor. Not this shitty fucking stab that happens.

Say what you will about Thane Krios. I don’t care if you don’t like him, or if you disagree with some of his morals, or his beliefs, or hell I don’t even care if you had him die in ME2. I really don’t. But the fact is, that entire battle is a complete and utter perversion of Thane’s character and existence in the Mass Effect universe, and I’m not even including his character development that they fucked up either.

The fact that Bioware was so uncaring to a character sickens me. That they would end his chapter like that, being killed by a minor villain in such a stupid and illogical way frustrates me to no end. It is impossible, and it’s stupid. And I’m really fucking surprised more people aren’t outraged by this.

The Illusive Man himself recruited Thane for Shepard’s mission because he is the best assassin in the GALAXY. The very thought that someone like Kai Leng would have the capacity to take on such a person is just ludicrous. Sure, Thane was sick, sure, he wasn’t in the best shape.. but this is a drell that has been living with Kepral’s Syndrome likely for years. And has still faced Krogan, Turian, and powerful biotic commando Asari, and always emerged the victor. He takes on hordes of enemies by himself, and comes out practically unscathed. Thane Krios could have wiped the floor with Kai Leng no matter what physical condition he was in, because Kai Leng is sloppy, and inefficient. And Thane is a master at efficiency and killing.

I seriously can’t watch that fight scene without wanting to throw something in a fit of rage because of the complete disregard for Thane that’s so blatant in that scene. The fact they used him as a kind of sympathetic tragic hero of the moment disgusts me. As if I needed motivation to be antagonized by Kai Leng. The fact that they used the death of one of the most interesting and thought provoking characters to promote motivation to go after a villain shows just how fucking poor their writing and lack of planning was when they decided to introduce Kai Leng as a villain in ME3 in the first place.

#Bless every word in this post#killing is an art #and Thane is a master #I am SO FUCKING GLAD that other people are calling out the ridiculousness of that fight scene #when I see other Thane fans talking about how awesome it was #I want to shake them #because EVERY SINGLE SCENE with Kai Leng is filled with this kind of shit #they did not know how to write him as an effective foil for Shepard #and so his entire character is propped up by making everyone around him look incompetent #it happened again on Thessia#this entire story arc was a fucking farce #because they clearly did not know WTF to do with Thane once they arbitrarily decided he was going to die #and so they had to shoehorn it in somehow #practically as an afterthought #Thane was treated as a fucking afterthought #dsfdhsfds #brb flipping more tables #seriously this fight scene is SO BAD #the only thing worse than this fight scene is the scene immediately following it #with the ridiculous fucking car chase #where it’s Shepard’s turn to look like an idiot #not that she wasn’t looking like one during the Thane fight #when she stood there slackjawed while KL was lying prone on the floor and had a clear shot#god dammit

virusq:

Because new gun packs are so much cooler than new dialogue…
What?

virusq:

Because new gun packs are so much cooler than new dialogue…

What?

kashamuffin:

Blue decision by ~Eonixa
armesan:

Here’s a bit of a sketch dump.  I ended up getting the art book for Mass Effect for my birthday and I really boggles me how they didn’t use some of these concepts.  Particularly for the clothing.  They’re really cool.
So I played dress up with my Shepards and Garrus….and Solana….and some of my multiplayer characters.  and then all pretense of seriousness took a gleeful nosedive off a cliff.  Which is how we end up with the streaking quarian up there.
Big shout out to Queen Simia for the turian anatomy references.  It’s that perfect balance between the concept image and reality and I’ve kind of inadvertently adopted it into the pieces I already mapped out in my head.

armesan:

Here’s a bit of a sketch dump.  I ended up getting the art book for Mass Effect for my birthday and I really boggles me how they didn’t use some of these concepts.  Particularly for the clothing.  They’re really cool.

So I played dress up with my Shepards and Garrus….and Solana….and some of my multiplayer characters.  and then all pretense of seriousness took a gleeful nosedive off a cliff.  Which is how we end up with the streaking quarian up there.

Big shout out to Queen Simia for the turian anatomy references.  It’s that perfect balance between the concept image and reality and I’ve kind of inadvertently adopted it into the pieces I already mapped out in my head.

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virusq:

aaeds:



OH GOD.  MY FACE.  I’M LEAKING.  MY FACE IS LEAKING!  WHAT IS THIS FEELING?

virusq:

aaeds:

OH GOD.  MY FACE.  I’M LEAKING.  MY FACE IS LEAKING!  WHAT IS THIS FEELING?

fuckyeah-masseffect:

skoolmunkee:

Hanging Out With Garrus (All) - It’s hard to choose a favourite!

I know 4 of these are reposts but i kinda like the idea of having them all up in one tumblr post, besides you still get 4 new ones so shaddap.

That’s it for now! I don’t plan to do more, but you never know. If I do more it won’t be for a while though.

Aw, that last one :3

jamajamapi:

Mass Effect: Just Like Old Times by ~jamajamapi WAHAAW YEAH. Shameless self plugging. LOL. Happy birthday (in the future) Commander Shepard!

jamajamapi:

Mass Effect: Just Like Old Times by ~jamajamapi WAHAAW YEAH. Shameless self plugging. LOL. Happy birthday (in the future) Commander Shepard!

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drakmarth:

axl99:

LEGION: “SHEPURD COMMANDUR~!”
I call this “A small Legion of Geth”!
[Mini-varren was an afterthought when peeps in G+ poked me to do one. So I made one as disgustingly cute as I could. LOOK IT EVEN HAS CUTIE MARK.]

Saw this on my dash, then on dA, and opened my BGC Max Effect album download only to find it again.
Littlest Legion, you are stalking.

drakmarth:

axl99:

LEGION: “SHEPURD COMMANDUR~!”

I call this “A small Legion of Geth”!

[Mini-varren was an afterthought when peeps in G+ poked me to do one. So I made one as disgustingly cute as I could. LOOK IT EVEN HAS CUTIE MARK.]

Saw this on my dash, then on dA, and opened my BGC Max Effect album download only to find it again.

Littlest Legion, you are stalking.

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perseusevans:

As soon as Shepard entered the Main Battery, Garrus grabbed her by the arm and dragged her over to the left side of the room.

Wrapping an arm around her waist he said, “Alright Shepard, smile!”

A bright flash went off and Shepard blinked away the spots. “Garrus, what are you doing?”

Garrus let go of her, looking at the picture on his omni-tool. “Hmm, no that won’t do.” He reached out to her.

Shepard crossed her arms over her chest. “Garrus.”

He looked at her with a sheepish look. “Shepard, I was thinking.” Her eyes followed him as he began walking around the room. “We don’t have a lot of pictures of us. I’d like to have one to keep around.”

“And here I thought you had hundred’s of them. Why else do you keep wearing that visor to bed?” She gave him a little grin, waggling her eyebrows.

“Heh no, although now that you mention it…” He trailed off as she held up her hand.

“No way, big guy. What happens in our bed, stays in our bed.”

“Fair enough.” He took hold of her hands. “But I would like for there to be something to look back on.” He hesitated before adding, “Maybe something to show our kids?”

Shepard paused, feeling her heart skip a beat. How could she ever say no to him now? She nodded her response not trusting herself to speak.

His mandibles spread wide as he smiled down at her. She turned back toward the camera, putting her arm around him and felt him pull her a little bit closer.

Now she had something else to live for.

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fuckyeah-masseffect:

I’m Home by ~Analais

taylorvasnormandy:

Waiting For Pickup - Mass Effect 3: The Complete Expanded Soundtrack

This track is intense and brilliant, not to mention it had the Normandy Reborn from ME2 in it which just makes it absolutely perfect.

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Mass Effect 3: The Complete Expanded Soundtrack - Final Approach

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