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Marauder Shields 20: Seeing Is Believing (ME3) by koobismo Marauder Shields 20: Seeing Is Believing (ME3) by koobismo
The 20th episode of the "Marauder Shields" Mass Effect comic. In this one... We learn that the Reaper attack on London might have been a lot less random than you think...

Be sure to play this track in the background to upgrade your reading experience: [link]

This is an ongoing story providing an alternative fan-made ending to the Mass Effect story, with a single game-changing maverick transforming the course of history: Marauder Shields. Be sure to start reading at - at the very least - episode 6.

[The Mass Effect universe, its design and characters are owned by BioWare/EA Productions. This is a work of parody and fan-fiction, created under the terms of fair use. Special thanks to BioWare for creating the world we all love and care for!]

P.S. Hope you'll enjoy the newest addition to the series - Codex Updates. I created tons of backstory for these comics, 80% of which ends up on the cutting floor, never making it into an episode - hopefully, this addition will enable me to showcase those bits.

P.S.2. A big fat "Thank You" goes to Adoree Lyssa, who helped me correct the dialogues in this one - we've got a professional editor on these comics now, people! Thank you, you've got a dedication coming. :)

P.S.3. With this episode we gained an additional confirmed BioWare reader! Welcome aboard, sir, thank you for support and thank you for ecreating the incredible series we all love and cherish!
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:iconnox1468:
Nox1468 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
so many references in the company names...
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168natasha Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
aww your background stories are cool i hope you may one day share more of them
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:iconlasermanso:
lasermanso Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
watchmen reference I see what you did there.... This comic is dedied to Malukah?
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:iconkoobismo:
koobismo Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
It is. It was created around the time I discovered Malukah was a reader. She's an awesome person. You can actually find her in our community vid: [link]
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:iconlasermanso:
lasermanso Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know ! I follow her since her first video on youtube and I am glad she love your ending comic ( as almost everyone does )
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:iconvolaz:
Volaz Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
lol Veidt Enterprises.... I got that
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:iconcomcreep:
ComCreep Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Dem Deus Ex references...
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:iconfelewin:
Felewin Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome Garrus voice this time around :)
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:iconemotikonz:
Emotikonz Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Red Sand spikes biotic power, aggressiveness, and alertness... a stimulant.
Hallex is describes by Morinth as being 'to relax'... a depressant.

They give their prisoners combinations of stimulants and depressants at the SAME TIME...? :fear: Good Lord...
ILLUSIVE MAN, WTF.

Loving this series man, just going through them all again. This time I'm listening to audiobooks alongside where available, and music if they're not, and boy-howdy it's making what was already great AMAZING!
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:iconmothbanquet:
mothbanquet Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Writer
Marvellous stuff my friend. Keep up the good work!
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:iconvader999:
Vader999 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
MarauderShields is Nihlus back from the grave.
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:iconxebes:
XEBES Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd like to say so!
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:iconvader999:
Vader999 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
That's why he's obsessed over saving Shepard. He's like Obi Wan training Luke as a ghost.
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:iconjoogn:
Joogn Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ApostleCorp.?! Is Tracer Tong's legacy going to help 'our' heros to augment reaper tech?! =o
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:iconjoogn:
Joogn Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ApostleCorp.?! Is Tracer Tong's legacy going to help do adapt the heros to augment reaper tech =o
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:iconbigbluestar:
BigBlueStar Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
And what would you say if you knew the Rakata are a Star Wars species? Knights of the Old Republic, anyone?
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:iconazulenearoma:
AzuleneAroma Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks for posting here. I've read your comic on HTL and I'm waiting for more.
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:iconcascavel:
cascavel Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
This is what i was expecting from the actual game... awesome!
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:icondrshomeboy:
drshomeboy Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
I see Belltower still exists in the ME universe, about 159 after Deus Ex Human Revolutions! lol
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:iconkulthardrax:
KultharDrax Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
Awesome comics. I noticed the shout out to Watchmen with "Veidt Enterprises". Keep up the good work :)
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seraphicradiance08 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Oh, is that a Deus Ex: Human Revolution reference?
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Witch-King-42 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
I kinda want to hear the Codex Entry bit read by the voice actor who does so in the game.
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:iconjaded-libertine:
Jaded-Libertine Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
You have won my heart.
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:icon2yt4u:
2yt4u Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
zauważyłam już wcześniej, ale teraz nie mogę przemilczeć - ktoś tu bardzo lubi Deus Ex ;) słusznie zresztą, bardzo dobra inspiracja. co ja Ci będę - trzymasz poziom, jest coraz ciekawiej, życzę Tobie i sobie stu kolejnych odcinków :)
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:icondonjohrian:
DonJohrian Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
You know, these "Marauder Shields" comics are balm for the souls of us ME-Enthusiasts
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NickReaper Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Veidt Enterprises?...

Ahahaha, that's fucking hilarious!
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JohnnyDepp-Fan Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yay more marauder shields :D cant wait for next episode :XD:
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:iconkratos0294:
Kratos0294 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
amazing work as usual however, do you think you could quickly summarize it because i had a hard time undertsanding everything, thanx :P
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Sakara-Siluria Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Seriously amazed with every new edition.
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Project856 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
It just occurs to me.

On the one hand, it is a fucking shame that ME3 didn't have a wonderful ending from the beginning.

On the other... If it did, we might never have this comic, or Marauder Shields.

It's a thing to ponder...
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:iconfranchizz:
Franchizz Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
It is a crime, a felony, a travesty the ME3 ending wasn't even a fraction as entertaining as these comics!
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:iconvulpeinculta:
vulpeinculta Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
An Epic of Epic Epicness!
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:iconmjjdj88:
mjjdj88 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
shields is back!
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:icongokuthegrate:
Gokuthegrate Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
The best thing to come from the current ME3 ending are your Marauder Shields comics.
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:iconmancusio:
Mancusio Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
His name was Marauder Shields.
O7
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:iconsha-doki:
Sha-doki Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
This is completely crazy. So awesome and full of action. Now we have Marauder Shields back, can't wait to see the next one!
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kingpinsrevenge Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Again you deliver, now with new lore flavour :jarksaber:
Quick question if you can anwer it; Will it be explained why Sheilds is 'free' as it were and how nihilus is a husk after about 3 years dead? Again though 10/10 work
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koobismo Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Yeah, will explore more about Nihlus, for sure. :) As for coming back 3 years after being dead - I actually think he came back a whiiile before that, like right after Eden Prime (as the Geth were spiking the bodies about that time ;)), we just didn't see any marauders up until the ME3 part of the story. :)
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Leesard Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Perfect. Still waiting till the summer. BioWare may not comprehend, but it will be very "key moment" for them. We wasn't forgot, and we will not forgive weak Extended cut. HTL.
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Sythgara Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i wanna believe it's all a setup..that they say ..oh we'll give you an extended cut to explain crap ending....and maybe they will surprise us...I'm so hoping, but honestly i'm not sure what to expect
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koobismo Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Thanks, Frederik! Aye, I'm waiting myself, I'm just a bit worried because of what they've written in their FAQ about the Extended Cut - I think that to salvage the Mass Effect spirit you really have to get rid of the Starchild or make him a part of Shepard's mind, indoctrination, not just a real SpaceGodKidAI.
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Leesard Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
I agree with you, but I think that there is still exist some "loopholes", which they can use to bring an ending "acceptable" status. Eventually, hope it's all that we have now, lets not lose even that.
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koobismo Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Oh, you are of course right, didn't want to sound pessimistic. :) I do think that the more vocal we will be about what we want and how we want it while they develop the EC, the bigger the chance that it will be closer to our expectations. ;) Hope is alive, that's for sure. :)
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Gabbagundam Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
mauradar shields and your comics saved mass effekt for me after this stupid endig youre an awesome artist
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:iconkoobismo:
koobismo Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Thank you, glad to hear that - worst case scenario would be if we would all abandon the ME universe, it's just to freaking good. :)
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Richie9999 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Oh damn, the smartest man in the world works with Cerberus. We're all fucked now. DAMN YOU VEIDT ENTERPRISES! DAMN YOU AND YOUR ALIEN SQUID!
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:iconkoobismo:
koobismo Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
If you think about the similarities between Veidt and TIM, you could say that the smartest man in the world doesn't work with Cerberus... He RUNS Cerberus. :)
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FinalSage Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
THIS IS FANTASTIC! Great piece, I would love for this to be the final part of the story!
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:iconkoobismo:
koobismo Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Thank you. ^^ Still a lot of them coming. :D
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