History AwesomeMusic / MassEffect

14th Jan '16 11:59:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* Some doubted that ClintMansell would be able to fill in the shoes of Jack Wall. If [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg1ElmVQ2pw Escape from Earth]] is any indication, it's time for those doubters to hang their heads in shame. Its haunting piano motif instantly became one of the most instantly recognizable sounds in the trilogy.
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* Some doubted that ClintMansell Music/ClintMansell would be able to fill in the shoes of Jack Wall. If [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg1ElmVQ2pw Escape from Earth]] is any indication, it's time for those doubters to hang their heads in shame. Its haunting piano motif instantly became one of the most instantly recognizable sounds in the trilogy.
8th Nov '15 6:21:27 PM nombretomado
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** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in the case of anyone who's familiar with the films of Creator/DarrenAronofsky, as Mansell scored most if not all of them and, particularly in the cases of ''RequiemForADream'' and ''TheFountain'', generated some truly mind-blowing SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic.
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** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in the case of anyone who's familiar with the films of Creator/DarrenAronofsky, as Mansell scored most if not all of them and, particularly in the cases of ''RequiemForADream'' ''Film/RequiemForADream'' and ''TheFountain'', generated some truly mind-blowing SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic.
27th Oct '15 3:50:13 PM Koveras
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* Some doubted that ClintMansell would be able to fill in the shoes of Jack Wall. If [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg1ElmVQ2pw Escape from Earth]] is any indication, it's time for those doubters to hang their heads in shame.
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* Some doubted that ClintMansell would be able to fill in the shoes of Jack Wall. If [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg1ElmVQ2pw Escape from Earth]] is any indication, it's time for those doubters to hang their heads in shame. Its haunting piano motif instantly became one of the most instantly recognizable sounds in the trilogy.
3rd Aug '15 12:02:37 AM mlsmithca
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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVm_ljDSdwA Main Title]]. ''(music builds in a crescendo)'' "They called it the greatest discovery in human history. The civilizations of the galaxy call it... ''(music peaks)'' [[AC:[[TitleDrop Mass Effect]]]]." This song serves as the EstablishingCharacterMoment for the series as a whole, in a lot of ways, as main title track, much like the series itself, contains a lot of elements from classic SpaceOpera sci-fi themes. ** It gets played again in a reprise at the end of the game as the ''Normandy'' is [[RidingIntoTheSunset flying off into the sunset]], and ''again'' at the end of the second game (but only during the best ending where [[spoiler: EverybodyLives during the suicide mission]]). Yep, it's the Main Theme, alright.
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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVm_ljDSdwA Main Title]]. ''(music builds in a crescendo)'' "They called it the greatest discovery in human history. The civilizations of the galaxy call it... ''(music peaks)'' [[AC:[[TitleDrop Mass Effect]]]]." This song serves as the EstablishingCharacterMoment for the series as a whole, in a lot of ways, as main title track, much like the series itself, contains a lot of elements from classic SpaceOpera sci-fi themes. ** themes. It gets played again in a reprise at the end of the game as the ''Normandy'' is [[RidingIntoTheSunset flying off into the sunset]], and ''again'' at the end of the second game (but only during the best ending where [[spoiler: EverybodyLives during the suicide mission]]). Yep, it's the Main Theme, alright.

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMed0AQt6g4 Final Assault]], the theme played for the final battle against [[spoiler:Saren Husk]]. It's basically an orchestrated remix of Sovereign's theme, and it is ''glorious''. ** The best part about this song is that it's a remix of Sovereign's theme, yes; but it has tones from [[spoiler:Saren's]] Theme layered on top of it. That mix pretty much expresses what the final boss is.
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMed0AQt6g4 Final Assault]], the theme played for the final battle against [[spoiler:Saren Husk]]. It's basically an orchestrated remix of Sovereign's theme, and it is ''glorious''. ** ''glorious''. The best part about this song is that it's a remix of Sovereign's theme, yes; but it has tones from [[spoiler:Saren's]] Theme layered on top of it. That mix pretty much expresses what the final boss is.

** Also, the bad-ass track playing on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpwL2bA_fjA Chora's Den]].
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** Also, the * The bad-ass track playing on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpwL2bA_fjA Chora's Den]].

* The song that plays in the Dark Star bar. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATIFjrjXgNw Just listen...and smile.]] ** Just how good is that piece of music? The Australian morning show ''Sunrise'' uses it for their finance reports (seen in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpIMCD6J9Hc&t=3m50s this]] video).
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* The song that plays in the Dark Star bar. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATIFjrjXgNw Just listen...and smile.]] ** ]] Just how good is that piece of music? The Australian morning show ''Sunrise'' uses it for their finance reports (seen in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpIMCD6J9Hc&t=3m50s this]] video).

* From Arrival, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNODZBauaPg Object Rho]].
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* From Arrival, Arrival: ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNODZBauaPg Object Rho]].

* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6UeKVJTvuo Mars Theme]]. Holy hell, the Mars Theme. It sounds so "''Franchise/MassEffect''". ** Then it segues into [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWA9QVKn82o this.]] Best chase music ''ever.''
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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6UeKVJTvuo Mars Theme]]. Holy hell, the Mars Theme. It sounds so "''Franchise/MassEffect''". ** "''Franchise/MassEffect''". Then it segues into [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWA9QVKn82o this.]] Best chase music ''ever.''

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m-vRZnUFxg The Fleet Arrives.]] If Escape from Earth is a TearJerker in music form, this is a musical SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome. ** Really if there's only one complaint about that music, it has to be that it doesn't have the sound of the [[BigDamnHeroes hundreds of ships]] [[MostWonderfulSound dropping out of lightspeed.]]
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m-vRZnUFxg The Fleet Arrives.]] If Escape from Earth is a TearJerker in music form, this is a musical SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome. ** SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome. Really if there's only one complaint about that music, it has to be that it doesn't have the sound of the [[BigDamnHeroes hundreds of ships]] [[MostWonderfulSound dropping out of lightspeed.]]

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5JvbD2Zc9I An End, Once And For All,]] a combination of DarkReprise and TriumphantReprise, because all at once [[spoiler: the threat of the Reapers is no more, but so many [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices]] were made along the way.]] ** The original track is mostly a somber DarkReprise, leading into a ScareChord with the Normandy severely damaged - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLxv_g_zQkY the extended version]] shows the galaxy's denizens celebrating their heroic victory over the Reapers, and the music swells into a crescendo as the Normandy emerges from the Crucible's energy blast largely unscathed... Cue SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome. Apology accepted, [=BioWare=].
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5JvbD2Zc9I An End, Once And For All,]] a combination of DarkReprise and TriumphantReprise, because all at once [[spoiler: the threat of the Reapers is no more, but so many [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices]] were made along the way.]] ** ]] The original track is mostly a somber DarkReprise, leading into a ScareChord with the Normandy severely damaged - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLxv_g_zQkY the extended version]] shows the galaxy's denizens celebrating their heroic victory over the Reapers, and the music swells into a crescendo as the Normandy emerges from the Crucible's energy blast largely unscathed... Cue SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome. Apology accepted, [=BioWare=].

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aI355pd41s Mordin Cures the Genophage]] combines [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome awesome]], [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments heartwarming]] and TearJerker all in one piece, just like the scene it accompanies. And "Vigil" playing after makes it even better. ** Alternatively, you get [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Co8tenPDP8Y this]] if you [[spoiler: sabotage the cure for the genophage and kill Mordin.]] The title? [[TearJerker Bet]][[AntiHero ray]][[WhatTheHellHero al]].
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aI355pd41s Mordin Cures the Genophage]] combines [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome awesome]], [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments heartwarming]] and TearJerker all in one piece, just like the scene it accompanies. And "Vigil" playing after makes it even better. ** better. Alternatively, you get [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Co8tenPDP8Y this]] if you [[spoiler: sabotage the cure for the genophage and kill Mordin.]] The title? [[TearJerker Bet]][[AntiHero ray]][[WhatTheHellHero al]].
2nd Aug '15 9:18:23 PM Toadofsteel
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** The big one, however, is hearing "Vigil", the very first thing players experience in the Mass Effect franchise, when solving a situation peacefully (curing the genophage, uniting the Geth and Quarians).
22nd Jul '15 8:01:47 AM mlsmithca
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* The dramatic [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRkeyFNxBYs From The Wreckage]] is hilarious once you know it -- a really, really tinny version plays in some of the game's various elevators long before it's used "properly".
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* The dramatic [[https://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRkeyFNxBYs From The Wreckage]] is hilarious once you know it -- a really, really tinny version plays in some of the game's various elevators long before it's used "properly".

* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hV1pPgpcAVw Vigil's theme]]. It's a sad piece as the virtual intelligence discusses how the Protheans sacrificed ''everything'' to FlingALightIntoTheFuture in the vain, faint hope that some species not yet born would have ''some'' chance of fighting off the Reapers. It's hard not to feel sorry for Vigil, who has been waiting for 50,000 years for ''someone'' to listen to his message, after having to [[spoiler: deactivate and euthanize most of the survivors]] to still have enough power to remain active. It's even sadder in retrospect in that you learn in ''Mass Effect 2'' [[spoiler: Vigil shut down shortly after you spoke to it, due to a lack of power.]] ** Epically intertwined is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCaTYTtTKeM the Collector theme]] from Mass Effect 2, when you learn that the Collectors are [[spoiler: genetically modified Protheans, and their theme is a twisted version of Vigil's theme]].
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* [[https://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hV1pPgpcAVw Vigil's theme]]. It's a sad piece as the virtual intelligence discusses how the Protheans sacrificed ''everything'' to FlingALightIntoTheFuture in the vain, faint hope that some species not yet born would have ''some'' chance of fighting off the Reapers. It's hard not to feel sorry for Vigil, who has been waiting for 50,000 years for ''someone'' to listen to his message, after having to [[spoiler: deactivate and euthanize most of the survivors]] to still have enough power to remain active. It's even sadder in retrospect in that you learn in ''Mass Effect 2'' [[spoiler: Vigil shut down shortly after you spoke to it, due to a lack of power.]] ** Epically intertwined is [[https://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCaTYTtTKeM the Collector theme]] from Mass Effect 2, when you learn that the Collectors are [[spoiler: genetically modified Protheans, and their theme is a twisted version of Vigil's theme]].

* It's not as bombastic or epic as some of the other examples, but the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvfPTKru0s0 Galaxy Map]] theme just makes you want to get out there and ''explore.'' Is it any wonder that it's used throughout all three games? * [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMed0AQt6g4 Final Assault]], the theme played for the final battle against [[spoiler:Saren Husk]]. It's basically an orchestrated remix of Sovereign's theme, and it is ''glorious''.
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* It's not as bombastic or epic as some of the other examples, but the [[https://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvfPTKru0s0 Galaxy Map]] theme just makes you want to get out there and ''explore.'' Is it any wonder that it's used throughout all three games? * [[https://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMed0AQt6g4 Final Assault]], the theme played for the final battle against [[spoiler:Saren Husk]]. It's basically an orchestrated remix of Sovereign's theme, and it is ''glorious''.

* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rpExCO94LU Victory]].
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* [[https://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rpExCO94LU Victory]].

* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhrbK254yRE Saren's theme]] is ''menacing.'' Even worse? You hear the theme every time you die, which means that if Shepard dies ''Saren automatically wins.''
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* [[https://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhrbK254yRE Saren's theme]] is ''menacing.'' Even worse? You hear the theme every time you die, which means that if Shepard dies ''Saren automatically wins.''

* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWlgX9YiEyE Virmire Ride]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4SFXIzNf1o Virmire Battle]]. * [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIW9Dc-ZfnU Normandy]], a great bit of tense music to listen to while running around on your stealth frigate through the stars.
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* [[https://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWlgX9YiEyE Virmire Ride]] and [[https://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4SFXIzNf1o Virmire Battle]]. * [[https://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIW9Dc-ZfnU Normandy]], a great bit of tense music to listen to while running around on your stealth frigate through the stars.

* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6UeKVJTvuo Mars Theme]]. Holy hell, the Mars Theme. It sounds so "''Franchise/MassEffect''".
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* The [[https://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6UeKVJTvuo Mars Theme]]. Holy hell, the Mars Theme. It sounds so "''Franchise/MassEffect''".

* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRcmtPVxrBU I'm Proud Of You.]] Made even more heartbreaking if you listen closely to the last few seconds. That faint whispering you hear, underneath the solo piano? That's the sound of someone ''gasping for breath''.
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* [[https://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRcmtPVxrBU I'm Proud Of You.]] Made even more heartbreaking if you listen closely to the last few seconds. That faint whispering you hear, underneath the solo piano? That's the sound of someone ''gasping for breath''.
22nd Jul '15 7:33:49 AM MamaLuigi
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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOdUO4VF9LQ Mars Theme]]. Holy hell, the Mars Theme. It sounds so "''Franchise/MassEffect''".
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* The [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOdUO4VF9LQ com/watch?v=C6UeKVJTvuo Mars Theme]]. Holy hell, the Mars Theme. It sounds so "''Franchise/MassEffect''".

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqTDh6wiTM8 I'm Proud Of You.]] Made even more heartbreaking if you listen closely to the last few seconds. That faint whispering you hear, underneath the solo piano? That's the sound of someone ''gasping for breath''.
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* [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqTDh6wiTM8 com/watch?v=NRcmtPVxrBU I'm Proud Of You.]] Made even more heartbreaking if you listen closely to the last few seconds. That faint whispering you hear, underneath the solo piano? That's the sound of someone ''gasping for breath''.
22nd Jul '15 7:23:47 AM MamaLuigi
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* The dramatic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_4Rl8YfcWo From The Wreckage]] is hilarious once you know it -- a really, really tinny version plays in some of the game's various elevators long before it's used "properly".
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* The dramatic [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_4Rl8YfcWo com/watch?v=VRkeyFNxBYs From The Wreckage]] is hilarious once you know it -- a really, really tinny version plays in some of the game's various elevators long before it's used "properly".

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYFDxynx_jA Vigil's theme]]. It's a sad piece as the virtual intelligence discusses how the Protheans sacrificed ''everything'' to FlingALightIntoTheFuture in the vain, faint hope that some species not yet born would have ''some'' chance of fighting off the Reapers. It's hard not to feel sorry for Vigil, who has been waiting for 50,000 years for ''someone'' to listen to his message, after having to [[spoiler: deactivate and euthanize most of the survivors]] to still have enough power to remain active. It's even sadder in retrospect in that you learn in ''Mass Effect 2'' [[spoiler: Vigil shut down shortly after you spoke to it, due to a lack of power.]] ** Epically intertwined is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCP0keNMB3w the Collector theme]] from Mass Effect 2, when you learn that the Collectors are [[spoiler: genetically modified Protheans, and their theme is a twisted version of Vigil's theme]].
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* [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYFDxynx_jA com/watch?v=hV1pPgpcAVw Vigil's theme]]. It's a sad piece as the virtual intelligence discusses how the Protheans sacrificed ''everything'' to FlingALightIntoTheFuture in the vain, faint hope that some species not yet born would have ''some'' chance of fighting off the Reapers. It's hard not to feel sorry for Vigil, who has been waiting for 50,000 years for ''someone'' to listen to his message, after having to [[spoiler: deactivate and euthanize most of the survivors]] to still have enough power to remain active. It's even sadder in retrospect in that you learn in ''Mass Effect 2'' [[spoiler: Vigil shut down shortly after you spoke to it, due to a lack of power.]] ** Epically intertwined is [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCP0keNMB3w com/watch?v=YCaTYTtTKeM the Collector theme]] from Mass Effect 2, when you learn that the Collectors are [[spoiler: genetically modified Protheans, and their theme is a twisted version of Vigil's theme]].

* It's not as bombastic or epic as some of the other examples, but the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lpu5cTk_qvI Galaxy Map]] theme just makes you want to get out there and ''explore.'' Is it any wonder that it's used throughout all three games? * [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsnbAl2nvh4 Final Assault]], the theme played for the final battle against [[spoiler:Saren Husk]]. It's basically an orchestrated remix of Sovereign's theme, and it is ''glorious''.
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* It's not as bombastic or epic as some of the other examples, but the [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lpu5cTk_qvI com/watch?v=fvfPTKru0s0 Galaxy Map]] theme just makes you want to get out there and ''explore.'' Is it any wonder that it's used throughout all three games? * [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsnbAl2nvh4 com/watch?v=oMed0AQt6g4 Final Assault]], the theme played for the final battle against [[spoiler:Saren Husk]]. It's basically an orchestrated remix of Sovereign's theme, and it is ''glorious''.

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Md5TFAnyk38 Victory]].
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* [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Md5TFAnyk38 com/watch?v=0rpExCO94LU Victory]].

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04R_KDSl3AA Saren's theme]] is ''menacing.'' Even worse? You hear the theme every time you die, which means that if Shepard dies ''Saren automatically wins.''
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* [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04R_KDSl3AA com/watch?v=WhrbK254yRE Saren's theme]] is ''menacing.'' Even worse? You hear the theme every time you die, which means that if Shepard dies ''Saren automatically wins.''

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JJHkRMm2N0 Virmire Ride]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4SFXIzNf1o Virmire Battle]]. * [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZ4KcSKUuh8 Normandy]], a great bit of tense music to listen to while running around on your stealth frigate through the stars.
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* [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JJHkRMm2N0 com/watch?v=YWlgX9YiEyE Virmire Ride]] and [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4SFXIzNf1o Virmire Battle]]. * [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZ4KcSKUuh8 com/watch?v=KIW9Dc-ZfnU Normandy]], a great bit of tense music to listen to while running around on your stealth frigate through the stars.
2nd Jun '15 12:52:13 AM mlsmithca
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* The new romance theme, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP5BCUKXgY8 I Was Lost Without You]]. The title says it all. Bonus points for this being In Universe SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic from ''Fleet and Flotilla'', a Turian/Quarian romance vid, which just makes it so right if you are with an alien love interest, or even if you're not. If you romanced Tali, in the ''Citadel'' DLC, she ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s18hNZCYAXE sings along to it!]]''
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* The new romance theme, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP5BCUKXgY8 I Was Lost Without You]]. The title says it all. Bonus points for this being In Universe SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic from ''Fleet and Flotilla'', a Turian/Quarian romance vid, which just makes it so right if you are with an alien love interest, or even if you're not. If you romanced Tali, in the ''Citadel'' DLC, she ''[[https://www.''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s18hNZCYAXE sings along to it!]]''

** Alternatively, you get [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Co8tenPDP8Y this]] if you [[spoiler: sabotage the cure for the genophage and kill Mordin.]] The title? [[TearJerker Bet]][[AntiHero ray]][[WhatTheHellHero al]].
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** Alternatively, you get [[https://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Co8tenPDP8Y this]] if you [[spoiler: sabotage the cure for the genophage and kill Mordin.]] The title? [[TearJerker Bet]][[AntiHero ray]][[WhatTheHellHero al]].

* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HvVkmyJAIg Liara's Vigil]], which is Vigil's Theme as a LonelyPianoPiece, brings the entire series into a BookEnd, especially when you consider Liara and Vigil's roles, which becomes doubly poignant if you choose Refusal.
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* [[https://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HvVkmyJAIg Liara's Vigil]], which is Vigil's Theme as a LonelyPianoPiece, brings the entire series into a BookEnd, especially when you consider Liara and Vigil's roles, which becomes doubly poignant if you choose Refusal.
1st Jun '15 9:04:21 PM AnotherGuy
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** Alternatively, you get [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLULJu8V0i0 this]] if you [[spoiler: sabotage the cure for the genophage and kill Mordin.]] The title? [[TearJerker Bet]][[AntiHero ray]][[WhatTheHellHero al]].
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** Alternatively, you get [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLULJu8V0i0 com/watch?v=Co8tenPDP8Y this]] if you [[spoiler: sabotage the cure for the genophage and kill Mordin.]] The title? [[TearJerker Bet]][[AntiHero ray]][[WhatTheHellHero al]].
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