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Marauder Shields 22: Maggots (Mass Effect) by koobismo Marauder Shields 22: Maggots (Mass Effect) by koobismo
The 22nd episode of the "Marauder Shields" Mass Effect comic. In this one... We take a look at different, less heroic side of the war.

Be sure to play this track in the background to upgrade your reading experience: www.youtube.com/watch?v=631RvQ…

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. Special thanks to MichelKobayashi and to my awesome team, who support me immensely! :)

[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. This is another "different take, different atmosphere" episode, hope you'll like it. ;) Be sure to tweet about it and spread the links around! Oh, and if you're not following me yet, do so at twitter.com/koobismo
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:iconrickoshay1:
RickOShay1 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
*Sobbing*, you had to kill the girl... and for what? To save that stinkin' Battlefield 3 soldier?
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julianhellsing Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Go Zaeed!! Teach them how to fight...
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:iconkato42:
kato42 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Arguing with Zaeed = Bad Career Move



Poor Emily.
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:icondreamerboy84:
dreamerboy84 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Yeah! Zaeed to the mother f-ing rescue!
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The-Golden-Knight Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
It's been too long since I've tried catching up with Marauder Shields (I've been *BUSY!*), and I like how you joke about the whole multiplayer trading card thingy.
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Yuoaman Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Re-reading the entire series and I just realized that the Codex entry in this one doesn't quite match up. Emily Wong could not have been black-listed if she was able to be on Earth and broadcasting on ANN the day of the Reaper invasion like she was.
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:iconkoobismo:
koobismo Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Grrr, I hate DA's lack of editing possibilities, I accidentally ended the message before I typed everything up...

...or finding themselves in the middle of a Reaper invasion. There's a major difference between how a network connected to an official body of government governs its licensing in a time of peace vs time of war. If Emily Wong was in the middle of escalating things at the eve or during the Reaper Invasion it would have no connection to her being banned a year or two before, when no one yet treated the Reaper threat that seriously, whereas PR shticks of "we have nothing in common with Cerberus" were incredibly important to diplomatic efforts of the Alliance.
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Yuoaman Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
I did a little bit of searching and it turns out I was wrong. It's been a while since the #solcomms stuff, so I mistakenly thought she was interviewing someone directly affiliated with the Alliance. My mistake.
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:iconkoobismo:
koobismo Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
No worries, it's actually a valid concern and I thank you for bringing it up (it's what enables me to correct small mistakes if such arise) - I might have been a bit clearer to what I meant in the codex myself, I just chose to limit the amount of exposition to keep a certain flow and codex-like feel.

Cheers!
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:iconyuoaman:
Yuoaman Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
If I ever see any mistakes that I can prove I'm obviously going to have to make an extensive Google Doc listing them all. Extensive.
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:iconkoobismo:
koobismo Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
It does match up. ;) Being blacklisted by the military doesn't mean "being forbidden from being a journalist". Blacklisted journalists are not given precious scoops and interviews by military officials, aren't privy to inside information often released by military PR/propaganda, are not invited to important events, conferences, etc. Basically - it's a ban on official military channels, which is pretty bad for a pro journalist covering topics on which the Alliance usually has a lot to say, but it does not prevent anyone from following their own stories... or finding themselves in the middle of a Reaper invasion.
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SiofraTural Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That Zaeed voice actor was spot on! Amazing voice acting! Especially the female.
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SultanOfAwesomeness Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hate banshees.
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:iconsk8erchix:
Sk8erchix Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
THIS IS THE BEST ONE YOU'VE DONE SO FAR
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:icontarekshamas:
tarekshamas Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
ahh only Zaeed can make Banshee scream out of FEAR
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:iconmrlogon:
Mrlogon Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
The Zaeed voice actor is pretty spot on
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:iconphoenixgurl13:
PhoenixGurl13 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHHHHH BADASS!!!
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:iconnefla:
Nefla Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how Zaeed just "aquires" the random merc lol XD
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gamergirl32 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Zaeed has never looked more badass!
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SpartasMaximus Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Sensorship... nice :P
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Arrogance127 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Only Zaeed "gawdamn" Massani can use a shotgun and kill a banshee in ten shots without stopping, then make a coward get up and help him, and then go straight into the gates of reaper hell.

You need to make an audio recording for this.
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:iconjeffdaniel:
jeffdaniel Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Audio made. Posting Monday. Hope you enjoy.
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:iconphoenixgurl13:
PhoenixGurl13 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I second that!!!
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:iconj-foxfire:
J-Foxfire Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
This is the moment I've been waiting for. Zaeed "Gawdam" Masani FTW!
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:iconback2murder:
back2murder Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
I only just found these and they are great. A real treat to read. Keep up the truly amazing work!
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:iconkoobismo:
koobismo Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Thank you! :) Be sure to keep reading them and follow me at twitter. :D
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Thesnake11201 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Time to be Big God Damn Heros!!
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:iconkoobismo:
koobismo Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Oh, BDH moments are definitely coming. :D
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:iconluk3us:
Luk3us Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Zaeed! :D
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:iconkoobismo:
koobismo Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Shepard: Wrex.
Wrex: Shepard.
Zaeed: Zaeed!

;)
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:iconvulpeinculta:
vulpeinculta Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
When Zaeed says "You became a volunteer" the only acceptable answer is "Yes Sir!".
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:iconkoobismo:
koobismo Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Or "aye, aye, sir" if you're currently on a ship.
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:iconterrortheslayer:
Terrortheslayer Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
YAY! XD
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:iconkoobismo:
koobismo Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Double YAY. :D
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Deinon65 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Gotta love GMod. This comic just keeps getting more epic. I remember in ME2 thinking the Terminus merc groups were basically an army unto themselves - it left me wondering if we should really be doing them so much damage when we'll need them when the Reapers come calling. It's a shame we never see them in action. Maybe the Extended Cut will change that.
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koobismo Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Thanks. :D Yeah, when gathered up together the Terminus merc army should be quite sizeable, should punch quite a punch...
As for GMod - yeah, it's extremely useful. :)
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Mina-theBrat Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Love it! Love this whole series. Thanks for it all Koobismo!
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:iconkoobismo:
koobismo Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
And thank you for reading and commenting! :) Always greatly appreciated! :)
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ObligatoryOnsen Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why does the Eclipse woman's face remind me of a citizen in Half-Life 2?
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:iconkoobismo:
koobismo Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Because it's a model of Half-Life 2 used as a basis. :) Since a few people had problem with this, I'm thinking whether or not I should just finish my initial plan and overlay it with an original face (run out of time before publishing this episode).
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SerenityAlexandria Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Zaeed! :XD: My favorite old geeah Merc in the entire universe! Well done as usual, Friend!

Keelah se'lai! ^o^
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blahjerry Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
FUCK. YES.
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:iconandreasnicklasson:
AndreasNicklasson Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Isn't asari blood purple? Then again, who knows what banshee's have flowing through their veins...

Also, that's not Jessie. :(
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InverseReality-2 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
I felt a bit of Walking Dead there. Just me? :)
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:icongunnerycheese:
GunneryCheese Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
-Is Zaeed using a pre-patch Falcon ? It doesn't fire that fast anymore...
-I confess, when I saw episode's title, first thing that popped up in my mind was the voice of TF2 soldier.
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:icontenkage:
Tenkage Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Wow...you just made that more even more badass then he usually is
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:iconmadenightwing:
MadeNightwing Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Y'know, I hate to ask, but where's Ash/Kaidan in all of this?
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:iconkoobismo:
koobismo Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Oh, you impatient people, you. ;) Everyone will get their turn for some camera time. :D
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:iconsovereign004:
Sovereign004 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
So which one is actually alive though?
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:iconmadenightwing:
MadeNightwing Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Nothing's hungrier than a fanbase with a delicious and epic comic in between their teeth.
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