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Marauder Shields 31: The Dead End (Mass Effect) by koobismo Marauder Shields 31: The Dead End (Mass Effect) by koobismo
The 31st Episode of the "Marauder Shields" Mass Effect comic.

In this one... We follow-up on Garrus, Liara, Tali, Chiktikka and... Nihlus. This is the first chapter of a two-parter Episode, with the next one - following the same characters - coming out in a few days.

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

This is an ongoing story providing an alternative fan-made ending to the Mass Effect trilogy, 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! Special thanks go out to AssaultSloth and Matt "Calavera" O'Connor who really helped me out with this episode.

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. This episode was originally planned to be twice as long, but... Life intervened. To ease the wait I've decided to split this lil' story in half, with Episode 32 following the same characters (and hopefully being published in the next few days, perhaps over the nearest weekend). I know you can feel it was supposed to be a bit longer (or so I think), but I'm pretty sure you'll be satisfied once the second part rolls out.

Oh, and in Episode 33... We will learn what's hidden underneath London and see the crucial piece in The Illusive Man's plan. Muahaha!

P.S.2. If you're not following me yet, do so at [link] - because, hell, everybody likes me and I taste like Toffifee.

P.S.3. Help me spread this series around - retweet, send out links, share this with your friends and post it on your facebook wall! Help anyway you can!

P.S.4. A special shout-out to all our friends at BioWare reading this right now - THANK YOU, you're awesome. :)
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SpartasMaximus Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
wow... Europe falling into decay?... as a current economics student that sounds plausible. Scary to have to admit it.
Thank you for not tugging my heart strings, is a welcome rest to my watery eyes :P
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GRIML0CK122 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
oh god!
veidt's behind everything
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MrGanman Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
I think Tali forgot the most important rule: NEVER CROSS THE STREAMS!

I really hope that was an intentional Ghostbusters reference...
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:iconmrganman:
MrGanman Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
I think Tali forgot the most important rule: NEVER CROSS THE STREAMS!

I really hope that was an intentional Ghostbusters reference.
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SlCt12 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
I'm trying not to favorite all of these...but you're making it terribly hard not to do so! XD
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:iconkoobismo:
koobismo Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Is there a specific reason you should be fighting the urge? ;D
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:iconslct12:
SlCt12 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Gotta leave some space for other artists too y'know =P

Though...by far, your work has been the best...just don't tell that to the others~ ;-)
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EluneEruanne Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Althought I doupt that Berlin (Germany) would skip up technologicly advancement (since it has been the birthplace of many new technologies, etc.) I'm listening to what you're doing and I can't wait to see where it goes.

Regardless, you did a great job and I am so happy that you keep on going, because I think this will be our only chance for a good ending.
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SerenityAlexandria Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
M. Shields! I hope that he'll be ok...!

Again another job well done looing forward to the next one!
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norad2terran Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
You guys are planning on somehow bringing this to YouTube eventually, right? Like with motion comics or something? Sorry to ask a question which almost certainly been asked before.
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Akernis Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work as usual, lovely to see Liara, Garrus and Tali again, your did an outstanding job with their conversation and appereance :)
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Maya998 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
I'm still here on the the line. It ain't over. :|
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silent-assassinxii Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
WOOOOOOOOOT!! been waiting for this chapter. Awesome as always~!
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Radiokon Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Koobs, while I realize that to ME3 fans that you are the second coming of Jesus Christ (and/or some other deity,) you have the potential to be a bigger troll than Javik. And this scares me.
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sami217 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
cant wait for part 2
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CalypsoTea Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh... I can't describe how wonderful this was to see right after dealing with a really crappy week. It was such an awesome comic to read, and then I got to the end and found it was "my" comic. You're so awesome, *koobismo; thank you so much. ^_^
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Demyu Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Garrus' dynamic entry into the scene with Shepard should be in the next episode. Go get some, Garrus! Also, krogans with salarians are moving there too, right?
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labhamster2 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
So when's Manhattan gonna show up and make all the Reapers disappear?
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:iconlabhamster2:
labhamster2 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
So when's Manhattan gonna show up and make all the Reapers dissappear?
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die-yng Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
I hope that wasn't the end for my favourite turian.

You know, it is kind of funny, how often you explained that you are no artist, when your work is looking so good.

Even discounting your artwork, your writing is also a work of art in my book. Keep it up!!
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Pinulqarium Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Nooooooo, you cannot leave Garrus like that for the next episode!!!
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TashashFengirl Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ahhhhhhhh, there's my awesome fix :)

All this team needs is a little Wrex and Ashley/Kaiden and it'll feel like old times again!

"And Thane would just look around, pull a compeletly random guard out of the one room we all missed and just interrogate him until he gave us everything."
"Ahh, a good old Drell Master Assassin to Human Supremist interogation, sign me up."

Hilarious, and - Thane <3 <3 <3 Thank you!
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Radiokon Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
GHOSTBUSTERS REFERENCE! This has become the best fan fic/actual canon to any game ever. It already was. It just beat it's former self.
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godofimagination Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
If Chiktikka is the name of Tali's main drone, what is the name of her defense drone? Are there any pets in Dragon age?
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FritoDan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Yes. And I am completely in favor of naming her defense drone Ser Pounce-a-lot.
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darthnick426 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Twenty bucks says it's Miranda shooting at him but doesn't realize its Garrus because she's blind.
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overandoverandout Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
great episode, once again.. out of curiosity, do you guys have an official facebook? if not, you should... The community is certainly big enough. I also can't get over how great your music choices are keep up the fantastic work
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LostMercenary99 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
B... b... b... BUT I WAS MEANT TO BE THE ONE WAITING AT THE BAR!!!!
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PaddyWolf12 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahh, love you, love you, love you





Hold the Line!
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IsThisTea Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Tali, Liara, and Garrus. The CORE team.
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The-Lieber Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Cliffghanger! Agh!

Awesome as always.
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baldulf2024 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Now I'm even more hooked than usual for the next episode.
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embracedestruction Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Veidt Enterprises you and your references lol
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athmystikal Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Wow
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gkircheis Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Adrian would be satisfied that his company survive that long and doing something good. lulz
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diain Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Woot!
Little bot finds Shields! I sense something big coming up.
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embracedestruction Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Could that 'Bratatatata' be a Cerberus Hornet?
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kingpinsrevenge Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
I swear to God if its Kai Leng...lol
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:iconquilate:
Quilate Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
AAAAAAAAAAAAAH GARRUS !!!
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survivor686 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Do you know I now wait eagerly every week, for your updates? Also I like the whole IFSS network idea....
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:iconarchon89:
Archon89 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Awesome job! :D
Now, I gotta know what happens to Garrus! XD
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fireofargentis Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
i though i was impossible but this is getting better and better
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SilverIgnika Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Clumsy Garrus fell down the stairs...

Excellent job as always, Koobismo, you are a tank of epic!
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trauts45 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Your analysis of Garrus' situation made me laugh.
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GTD-Orion Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
The Cerberus station was called 'Cronos', not 'Chronos'.
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FritoDan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Doh, you're right. Maybe we can chalk it up to the asari translator being confused.
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Mandulis Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
I really love this arc of the MS comics. Dextro-team and Liara are the best :3
Also, a new awesome page for my birthday! YAY!
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Sentreriaaa Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
"Have you tried crossing the data streams?"
Have you tried reversing polarity of neutron flow? It usually helps. :)

Awesome episode! Cannot wait for your grand revelation...
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Lillyanna333 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aż nie umiem sie zdecydować co powiedzieć piewsze...
Garrus! Wiem, że sobie dasz rade, ale musze sie o ciebie martwić. To moja praca.
Chiktikka, kocham cie. Serio... zawsze uważałam, że to słodkie gdy Tali ją posyła ;D
Czaszki na planach... tak dla zabawy ;D Ha! Gdyby to nie była aż tak poważna sytuacja to pewnie leżałabym na ziemi podczas ich rozmowy o Legionie, Mordinie i Thanie ;D
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StrawberryRainPop Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
ZOMG what happened at the end?

Garrus! Nihilus! (aka marauder shields)
THIS COMIC IS SO INTENSE
*foams at mouth*
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