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Marauder Shields 36: Memories That We Are (Ver. C) by koobismo Marauder Shields 36: Memories That We Are (Ver. C) by koobismo
The 36th Episode of the "Marauder Shields" Mass Effect Comic.

In this one... The strings of the puppeteer are cut, as a central character fights to wake up.

BACKGROUND MUSIC

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

OTHER VERSIONS

Shepard is a Colonist [link]
Shepard is a Spacer [link]

AFTERWORD

On the narrow path...

This episode concentrates on Shepard fighting to remember, to reignite the fire that the Reapers attempted to extinguish completely. As you might notice it also kills off the StarChild for good, assigning his face and role in the story prior to ME3's finale to a completely different backstory, different character, different meaning... Hope you'll enjoy it as much as I do. ;)

A full-on clarification about this arc and what it means is incoming in the next Shep/Thane episode, but those of you who like to create their own theories should already be able to piece this little puzzle together.

As our mid-season finale is finally around the corner (Episode 40!), expect the pace of the action to... Pick up significantly. ;)

GENERAL INFORMATION

This is an ongoing story providing an alternative fan-made ending to the Mass Effect trilogy, with our own game-changing maverick transforming the course of history: Marauder Shields. Be sure to start reading at episode 6. Special thanks to MichelKobayashi and my awesome team, especially our editor - AdoreeLyssa!

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. Help me spread this series around - retweet, send out links, share this with your friends and post it on your facebook wall!
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Fancy-Indigo Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm A Commander Shepard and this comic gives me hope.
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SugarHoneyIceTea123 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Here's the thing about the ending. You can argue that it's good or that it makes sense. I would disagree with you but that is your opinion and you are entitled to it. My problem with the ending is how, if you don't go with Bioware's 'sore loser' refusal ending, Shepard just gives up. I don't care if your playing a paragon, renegade, paragade, colonist, spacer, earthborn, sole survivor, war hero, ruthless, soldier, adept, engineer, sentinel, vanguard, infiltrator, man or woman. There is one thing that connects every single Shepard no matter how you play him or her: Shepard never gives up. Thank you for getting that right when Bioware got that so very very wrong.
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finix616 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Thank you so much.
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luchozuca Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
I won't get tired of saying it, THIS must be the ending of Mass Effect 3, i love how you take on all the possible stories of all our Shepards into account when writing these strips, i just love it, every piece of your work tells how much you like ME universe, and that's the most important ingredient that will keep everyone coming over and over reading each new chapter, can't wait to see the next one!
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Bigstrital Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
You actual gave the most hated character (In gaming history) a good story! I'm speechless. This fit the story so well. This is more background story than all 3 ME together about Earthborn, and the others. Keep up the good work.
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sirartsalot Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Thank you koobs, for turning Mass Effect into Mass Effect again.

Bioware has lost it`s damn mind.
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Haupmann Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
I forgot to say but you're totally correct, no incarnation of Shepard would just give up, back down or relent, just not who they are.
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koobismo Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Exactly my point. ^^
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bibakilla Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Makes me forget the piece of **** "end", and shows the way to an glory new time of Mass Effect ;)
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koobismo Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Awesome! :)
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