History Characters / MassEffectCommanderShepard

16th Sep '17 8:10:37 PM gunslingerofgilead
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* OverTheShoulderCarry: Shepard does this twice to evacuate the Virmire survivor. Once on [[spoiler:Virmire after they've sustained injuries in combat against the geth]] and again [[spoiler:on Mars after being critically injured by a Cerberus mech.]] Bonus awesome points if it's female Shepard hoisting Kaidan.
16th Sep '17 1:36:29 PM nombretomado
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** Guess who else [[JesusChrist was known as "the Shepherd"]]?

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** Guess who else [[JesusChrist [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} was known as "the Shepherd"]]?
7th Sep '17 12:00:40 AM Give1Take2
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* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Downplayed for Paragon Shepard. Since most aliens see humans as [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]], [[AllTakeAndNoGive greedy]], [[HumansAreBastards bullying]] {{Entitled Bastard}}s, many an alien expresses genuine shock at meeting a human who is actually quite reasonable, respectful, and willing to aid alien species instead of just mowing them down to further humanity's interests. Paragon Shepard can also butt heads with ''many'' human extremist characters, [[StopBeingStereotypical arguing that humanity will not win any hearts or minds if they continue to treat their alien neighbors with hostility or contempt]]. Averted for Renegade Shepard, who plays the HumansAreBastards galactic stereotype ''dead straight''.

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* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Downplayed Rare human example for Paragon Shepard. Since most aliens see humans as [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]], [[AllTakeAndNoGive greedy]], [[HumansAreBastards bullying]] {{Entitled Bastard}}s, many an alien expresses genuine shock at meeting a human who is actually quite reasonable, ''reasonable'', respectful, and willing to aid alien species instead of just mowing them down to further humanity's interests. Paragon Shepard can also frequently butt heads with ''many'' human extremist characters, extremists, [[StopBeingStereotypical arguing that humanity will not win any hearts or minds if they continue to treat their alien neighbors allies with hostility or contempt]]. Averted for Renegade Shepard, who plays the HumansAreBastards galactic stereotype ''dead straight''.
2nd Sep '17 8:34:34 AM HalcyonDayz
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** Also applies to ME2's nearly-shaved-head Jack.

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** Also applies to ME2's [=ME2=]'s nearly-shaved-head Jack.
6th Aug '17 10:58:57 PM creader
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* TheCowl: Renegade Shephard.

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* TheCowl: Renegade Shephard.Shepard.



* TheUnfettered: Renegade Shephard.

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* TheUnfettered: Renegade Shephard.Shepard.
6th Aug '17 10:57:26 PM creader
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* HundredPercentHeroismRating: The deeds Shepard racks up, particularly if going the paragon path, make them legendary by the end of the series.



* AmbiguouslyChristian[=/=]AmbiguouslyJewish: In a conversation with Ashley in the first game, Shepard can [[DialogueTree confirm, refuse to answer or deny]] whether they believe in God. [[spoiler: During the first discussion with Legion if you choose to activate it]] in the second game, EDI quotes the Bible and Shepard understands the verse, implying familiarity with the Bible. At the memorial for [[spoiler:Thane Krios]], Shepard, depending on what dialogue choice the player makes, may [[https://youtu.be/on3J3HjjbK4?t=30s quote]] the [[https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Talmud Talmud]], but attributes the line as simply being "an old human saying." Also, [[spoiler: a female Shepard who romanced Garrus can promise to watch over him if she dies and enters Heaven and he lives]].

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* AmbiguouslyChristian[=/=]AmbiguouslyJewish: AmbiguouslyChristian: In a conversation with Ashley in the first game, Shepard can [[DialogueTree confirm, refuse to answer or deny]] whether they believe in God. [[spoiler: During the first discussion with Legion if you choose to activate it]] in the second game, EDI quotes the Bible and Shepard understands the verse, implying familiarity with the Bible. Also, [[spoiler: a female Shepard who romanced Garrus can promise to watch over him if she dies and enters Heaven and he lives]].
* AmbiguouslyJewish: In a conversation with Ashley in the first game, Shepard can [[DialogueTree confirm, refuse to answer or deny]] whether they believe in God.
At the memorial for [[spoiler:Thane Krios]], Shepard, depending on what dialogue choice the player makes, may [[https://youtu.be/on3J3HjjbK4?t=30s quote]] the [[https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Talmud Talmud]], but attributes the line as simply being "an old human saying." Also, [[spoiler: a female Shepard who romanced Garrus can promise to watch over him if she dies and enters Heaven and he lives]].



* BigBrotherInstinct: Happens in the Overlord DLC if you play as Paragon!Shepard. [[spoiler:They'll become so utterly ''furious'' after learning the true origins of the Overlord VI, that they'll pistol-whip the ever-living shit out of the MadScientist responsible for creating it (and this is the ''Paragon'' interrupt), and threaten to end said scientist with a bullet if he tries coming near his brother David again.]]

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* BigBrotherInstinct: Or "Big Sister Instinct", depending on gender choice. Happens in the Overlord DLC if you play as Paragon!Shepard. [[spoiler:They'll become so utterly ''furious'' after learning the true origins of the Overlord VI, that they'll pistol-whip the ever-living shit out of the MadScientist responsible for creating it (and this is the ''Paragon'' interrupt), and threaten to end said scientist with a bullet if he tries coming near his brother David again.]]



* TheCape[=/=]TheCowl: Paragon and Renegade Shepard respectively.

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* TheCape[=/=]TheCowl: TheCape: Paragon and Renegade Shepard respectively.Shepard.



* TheCowl: Renegade Shephard.



* TheFettered/[[TheUnfettered Unfettered]]: Paragon[=/=]Renegade Shepard.

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* TheFettered/[[TheUnfettered Unfettered]]: Paragon[=/=]Renegade TheFettered: Paragon Shepard.



* TheHero: By virtue of being the player character. Shepard goes from having their ship looking to them for guidance, [[BigGood to the entire galaxy.]]



* TheHero: By virtue of being the player character. Shepard goes from having their ship looking to them for guidance, [[BigGood to the entire galaxy.]]
* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:Many of the endings of Mass Effect 3, particularly the lower EMS Destroy endings, and the Synthesis endings.]]
** [[spoiler: As of Extended Cut, if you pick the Destroy ending with sufficient EMS, Shepard is seen to have survived the Crucible explosion, gasping in a pile of rubble.]]
** Also, in Mass Effect 2, [[spoiler: Shepard will die for good if the suicide mission goes REALLY badly, however the player [[EarnYourBadEnding would have to really try to cause this outcome.]]]]



* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:Many of the endings of Mass Effect 3, particularly the lower EMS Destroy endings, and the Synthesis endings.]]
** [[spoiler: As of Extended Cut, if you pick the Destroy ending with sufficient EMS, Shepard is seen to have survived the Crucible explosion, gasping in a pile of rubble.]]
** Also, in Mass Effect 2, [[spoiler: Shepard will die for good if the suicide mission goes REALLY badly, however the player [[EarnYourBadEnding would have to really try to cause this outcome.]]]]



* HundredPercentHeroismRating: The deeds Shepard racks up, particularly if going the paragon path, make them legendary by the end of the series.



* IdealHero: Paragon Shepard is a Reconstruction of this trope. Shepard understands how out of place their ideals may seem when the galaxy is full of people willing to be cruel and selfish to others. Yet, they still believe in the importance of those ideals.



* IdealHero: Paragon Shepard is a Reconstruction of this trope. Shepard understands how out of place their ideals may seem when the galaxy is full of people willing to be cruel and selfish to others. Yet, they still believe in the importance of those ideals.



** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Renegade Shepard can also be this -- so long as one avoids certain actions and conversation options. Paragon Shepard can also fit this, with the right choices.
** JerkassHasAPoint: In-Universe example, as well as out-of-universe. This is pretty much the entire point of at least half of the 'intimidate'/lower-left red dialogue options.

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** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Renegade Shepard can also be this -- so long as one avoids certain actions and conversation options. Paragon Shepard can also fit this, with the right choices.
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* JerkassHasAPoint: In-Universe example, as well as out-of-universe. This is pretty much the entire point of at least half of the 'intimidate'/lower-left red dialogue options.options.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Renegade Shepard can also be this -- so long as one avoids certain actions and conversation options. Paragon Shepard can also fit this, with the right choices.



* KickTheDog[=/=]KickTheSonOfABitch: A common option. The latter is a bit more common, due to the large number of {{Asshole Victim}}s in the games.

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* KickTheDog[=/=]KickTheSonOfABitch: KickTheDog: A common option. The latter is a bit more common, option.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: More common than KickTheDog
due to the large number of {{Asshole Victim}}s in the games.games
* KillItWithFire: Depending on their [[AnAdventurerIsYou class]], Shepard can use incendiary ammo rounds, and/or the Incinerate power. Zaeed's loyalty mission gives you a flamethrower and incendiary grenades for a bonus power. All those powers return in the third game as well.



* KillItWithFire: Depending on their [[AnAdventurerIsYou class]], Shepard can use incendiary ammo rounds, and/or the Incinerate power. Zaeed's loyalty mission gives you a flamethrower and incendiary grenades for a bonus power. All those powers return in the third game as well.



* MamaBear / PapaWolf: Do ''not'' threaten Shepard's crew or you ''will'' end up dead! But threaten to [[KickTheDog throw away]] Shepard's Hamster and Fish and it will become [[ItsPersonal personal.]]

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* MamaBear / PapaWolf: MamaBear: If Shepard's chosen gender is a female. Do ''not'' threaten Shepard's crew or you ''will'' end up dead! But threaten to [[KickTheDog throw away]] Shepard's Hamster and Fish and it will become [[ItsPersonal personal.]]



* NiceJobBreakingItHero[=/=]DoomedMoralVictor: Shepard has the option of [[spoiler:refusing the three choices offered by the Catalyst, choosing instead to find a different solution to defeating the Reapers. This "solution" is letting the current cycle run its course, and having the next one defeat the Reapers with the help of Liara's time capsules]]. PyrrhicVictory at its finest.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero[=/=]DoomedMoralVictor: NiceJobBreakingItHero: Shepard has the option of [[spoiler:refusing the three choices offered by the Catalyst, choosing instead to find a different solution to defeating the Reapers. This "solution" is letting the current cycle run its course, and having the next one defeat the Reapers with the help of Liara's time capsules]]. PyrrhicVictory at its finest.






* OneManArmy: They can take a squad of three against three hundred and come out on top, as well as bring their entire squad through a guaranteed suicide mission alive. Even without any squad members to back them up, they're a force to be reckoned with. Just ask all of the members and assault troopers of Project Rho. Oh wait you can't, they're all dead.

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* OneManArmy: Or "One Woman Army". They can take a squad of three against three hundred and come out on top, as well as bring their entire squad through a guaranteed suicide mission alive. Even without any squad members to back them up, they're a force to be reckoned with. Just ask all of the members and assault troopers of Project Rho. Oh wait you can't, they're all dead.



* PapaWolf: If Shepard's chosen gender is a male. Do ''not'' threaten Shepard's crew or you ''will'' end up dead! But threaten to [[KickTheDog throw away]] Shepard's Hamster and Fish and it will become [[ItsPersonal personal.]]
-->"[Spoiler! villain] messed with my hamster, guys. Now it's personal. Guys? Were you gonna say something, or...no, no, I get it. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Hard to even find the words]]."



* TheUnfettered: Renegade Shephard.



* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: [=FemShep=] can show shades of this when she talks to Matriarch Aethyta about Liara.

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* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: [=FemShep=] can show shades of this when she talks to Matriarch Aethyta about Liara.









6th Aug '17 10:23:39 PM creader
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* AnIcePerson: In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' and beyond, Shepard is the only character with access to the Cryo Ammo power as an Infiltrator, Soldier, or Vanguard. In fact, only an Adept Shepard is without any form of freezing power, as Engineers and Sentinels get Cryo Blast.



* AFatherToHisMen/[[AFatherToHisMen A Mother To Her Men]]: If Shepard takes the time to get to know their crew and builds up their trust. Screwing with Shepard's squadmates is a quick way to end up with either a hole in the head, a punch to the face, or a massively public humiliation. And may God have mercy on your soul if you screw with their Space Hamster and fish.

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* AFatherToHisMen/[[AFatherToHisMen A Mother To Her Men]]: AFatherToHisMen: Or a mother, depending on which gender is chosen. If Shepard takes the time to get to know their crew and builds up their trust. Screwing with Shepard's squadmates is a quick way to end up with either a hole in the head, a punch to the face, or a massively public humiliation. And may God have mercy on your soul if you screw with their Space Hamster and fish.






* AGirlInEveryPort: On the Citadel i. the first game, Shepard can sleep with the asari Consort. In the second gane, Shiala can express interest in a relationship and a male Shepard can get a kiss from Gianna Parasini on Illum. On the ''Normandy-2'', he/she can romance one of several crewmates while cheating on any romantic partner chosen in the first game.

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* AGirlInEveryPort: On the Citadel i. the first game, Shepard can sleep with the asari Consort. In the second gane, game, Shiala can express interest in a relationship and a male Shepard can get a kiss from Gianna Parasini on Illum. On the ''Normandy-2'', he/she can romance one of several crewmates while cheating on any romantic partner chosen in the first game.



* AnIcePerson: In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' and beyond, Shepard is the only character with access to the Cryo Ammo power as an Infiltrator, Soldier, or Vanguard. In fact, only an Adept Shepard is without any form of freezing power, as Engineers and Sentinels get Cryo Blast.



* KickTheDog[=/=]KickTheSonOfABitch: a common option. The latter is a bit more common, due to the large number of {{Asshole Victim}}s in the games.

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* KickTheDog[=/=]KickTheSonOfABitch: a A common option. The latter is a bit more common, due to the large number of {{Asshole Victim}}s in the games.
6th Aug '17 7:35:08 AM TroperNo9001
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* GuiltComplex: Can be played with one. They even admits that they feel guilt for what happened in the Bahak system, which was a completely justifiable act.

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* GuiltComplex: Can be played with one. They even admits admit that they feel guilt for what happened in the Bahak system, which was a completely justifiable act.
23rd Jul '17 3:31:22 PM Rakked
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** ''Mass Effect 3'' is an interesting variation. While Shepard views Anderson and Hackett as the BigGood of Earth and the Alliance respectively, the rest of the galaxy generally seems to view Shepard as the BigGood, and even Anderson and Hackett acknowledge that they are the key to victory.

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** ''Mass Effect 3'' is an interesting variation. While Shepard views Anderson and Hackett as the BigGood of Earth and the Alliance respectively, the rest of the galaxy generally seems to view Shepard as the BigGood, and even Anderson and Hackett acknowledge that they are Shepard is the key to victory.
10th May '17 10:58:23 AM creader
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