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Marauder Shields 30: The Protege (Mass Effect) by koobismo Marauder Shields 30: The Protege (Mass Effect) by koobismo
The 30th episode of the "Marauder Shields" Mass Effect comic.

In this one... A friend and a protégé is sacrificed for the greater good.

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 episode 6.

Thanks to MichelKobayashi for making us believe in Marauder Shields and to my awesome team, especially AdoreeLyssa, our pro editor!

Hope is Alive!

[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! I remain a huge ME & BW fan!]

P.S. We're creeping closer to the massive midseason finale (well, not really that mid- or that -season, but it'll be epic and game changing ;)).

P.S.2. If you're not following me yet, do so at [link] - I've got supersocks and a gethskirt.

P.S.3. If you like ambients and epic space music, be sure to buy the soundtrack from my unfinished game, "Starsignal", available at [link]

P.S.4. Help me spread this series around - retweet, send out links, share this with your friends and post it on your facebook wall! Everything helps!

P.S.5. I shall be around a bit more starting next week. :)
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:iconspartasmaximus:
SpartasMaximus Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
damn you bioware. I hope you go bankrupt... you dont deserve to hold onto ME
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:iconuncertatron:
Uncertatron Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
It's not Bioware's fault; it's EA's. EA were the ones who rushed Bioware to finish the project, denying them the time they needed for  proper ending. Bioware are good people who brought the Mass Effect universe to life with all it's depth and diversity and hope. EA are evil corporate parasites who don't give a damn about videoggames as an art form beyond their capacity to bring in more money. Pray for EA to go bankrupt NOT Bioware.
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:iconvega007:
VEGA007 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
That's right you must give bioware another change
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:iconkato42:
kato42 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
So... who was the second betrayer? TIM?

Or did I miss something?
Or is that revealed later?


God damn, I wish ME3 had been this good! The rest of the game was okay, but the writing was weak. A lack of Drew K. showed.
This is fantastic!
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:icongazereths:
gazereths Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Damn a Nexus 6 replicant made it all the way up to captain in the Alliance? Deckard must have gotten sloppy :P
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:icontarekshamas:
tarekshamas Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
YES YESSSSSSS MOAR
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:iconkoobismo:
koobismo Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Moar already arrived. ;)
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:iconcrizty2x4:
crizty2x4 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
I nominate Paul Grayson for the second betrayer! Btw would't be TIM the first betrayer since he touched the ,,Pillar of corruption" before Saren?
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barzai00 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
"Captain Roy Batty"? Nice!

"I've seen...attack shuttles on fire off Orion's Shoulder...C-Beams, glittering in the dark at the Tannhaeuser Gate...Time...to die."

Possibly one of the greatest characters in modern SF.
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:icontherealpoopfish:
TheRealPoopfish Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
love this keep up the great work!
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:iconamdor:
Amdor Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just comment, to say, I love you bro
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:iconwatchingonahill:
watchingonahill Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
so Saren, Shepard and who?
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:iconthepayless:
thepayless Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Nihlus
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:iconanatorax:
Anatorax Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
This!!! ... is true art and awesomeness in its pure undiluted form!!! Keep up good work! So far you comics have provided way more truly awe-inspiring moments to me than all of the Mass Effect games!
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:icongimmeaclue:
gimmeaCLUE Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Nice one. A few people already commented on it, but: Blade runner references ftw. One of the ten best, if not the best, movie ever made.
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:iconmancusio:
Mancusio Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Now this plot's getting good. I can't wait for the sensical and closure that the ending will bring!
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:iconlostmercenary99:
LostMercenary99 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
"The green lie offers so much."

Love this line.
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:iconcbird54:
Cbird54 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh damn!
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:iconseracen:
Seracen Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Oh man, such epicness. I will miss you Marauder Shields!!!
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:iconvectorprimal:
VectorPrimal Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So, Saren sparing Nihilus was the last traces of his sentience before being corrupted?
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:iconk3ttch:
k3ttch Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
R.I.P. Captain Batty. Rest assured your sacrifice will live on forever. Your memory shall not be lost in time, like... tears in rain.
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:iconmrganman:
MrGanman Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
BR is great, but I'm a big fan of The Fifth Element. Still, I'm loving all the little nods you're putting in these comics. Great work!
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:iconmauvedots:
mauvedots Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
I just like the fact that you tossed in a Blade Runner reference in the Codex. These have been great!
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:iconsigma-echo-seven:
Sigma-Echo-Seven Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Writer
This is quite possibly the most poetically beautiful update so far. :D
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:iconavenuewriter:
Avenuewriter Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Heh I almost overlooked the Blade Runner reference in the TSH report
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:iconkoobismo:
koobismo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Always have your eyes open for BR shout-outs, it's one of my all-time faves. ;)
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TashashFengirl Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
More wonderfulness!

Ahhh, Saren. Of all the 'becomes a bad guy for what they believe is the greater good' characters he is one of my favourites. I was truly sad when he died.

And I am quite curious about who the second Catalyst is/was.

Also, the background music you suggest? Always epic! It add so much to the expericence and is so well chosen.
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koobismo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Thank you! :) Hope you're enjoying the one in the audiobook chapter as well (different, because we use bought, licensed music in the audio parts of the "show" ;)), just been published. :D
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:iconasci-blue:
asci-blue Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Rachni, Turian Reaper action...this is starting to sound like a bad hentai....
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:iconkoobismo:
koobismo Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Rachni, Turian, Reaper, action... This is starting to sound like Mass Effect? x)
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:iconakernis:
Akernis Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting, lets see where this goes :)
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:iconkoobismo:
koobismo Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
We'll see soon enough. ;)
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:iconchapomon:
Chapomon Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
"I used to hold the line until I took a Ravager to the elbow." Sorry, couldn't help myself.

Awesomeness! The pieces are falling into place as to Marauder Shields' origins and I'm loving it.
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:iconkoobismo:
koobismo Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Yeah, I definitely want to fill up any holes in the story. :) Thanks! :)
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:iconrain-tear:
Rain-tear Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I feel so happy to see Saren and Nihlus again!!! Gwaarr i just love everything about MS!! :D
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:iconkoobismo:
koobismo Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Gwaaarr, thank youuuu! :D
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scythex100 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Yay Blade Runner refrence [link] Now i need to rewatch Blade Runner. which version do i pick though [link]
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:iconkoobismo:
koobismo Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
...one of those without Deckard's monologue narration placed on top and you're all good. :D
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darthnick426 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
MY GOD! Nihlus parts are always so freaking epic!
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:iconkoobismo:
koobismo Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Aren't they? :D Psst, a quick and quiet spoiler: the audio version of the 30th Episode will be out rather sooner than later. ;)
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Meridus Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
I've said it before and I'll say it again: This comic is just soo good.

I do have a question though, Koob, if you wouldn't mind: Will we see some rachni activity in MS in the future? Saving the rachni was the only reason I bought Mass Effect (I began with ME2) and seeing how Bioware messed up big time with them was devestating. Do you have something in store for them in the future? Pretty please? :please:
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:iconkoobismo:
koobismo Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
I don't mind, Meridus. ;) Yes, we will see some Rachni action. ;)
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:iconbadlyacidic:
badlyacidic Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
P.S.S.S.S.S.S i like applesauce XD
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:iconkoobismo:
koobismo Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
I like awesomesauce. ;)
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:iconbadlyacidic:
badlyacidic Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i said applesauce, but ok
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:iconkoobismo:
koobismo Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
I know. And I said awesomesauce, which is also ok. ;)
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:iconbadlyacidic:
badlyacidic Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok
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:iconfyresage:
fyresage Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Masterful.
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:iconkoobismo:
koobismo Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Thanks!
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