History Characters / MassEffectCommanderShepard

22nd Jun '16 4:27:04 PM Eagal
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* AllMenArePerverts[=/=]AllWomenAreLustful: The first thing Shepard can ask The Illusive Man is whether being revived means S/He can still have sex. Knowing Shepard is very much a DeadpanSnarker he gives a straight answer.

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* AllMenArePerverts[=/=]AllWomenAreLustful: AllMenArePerverts: Or AllWomenAreLustful depending on gender choice. The first thing Shepard can ask The Illusive Man is whether being revived means S/He can still have sex. Knowing Shepard is very much a DeadpanSnarker he gives a straight answer.



* BaldOfAwesome[=/=]BaldOfEvil:

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* BaldOfAwesome[=/=]BaldOfEvil: BaldOfAwesome:



* BusmansHoliday: The War Hero service record. Try and get some R&R, and wouldn't you know it, you wind up killing space pirates.



* DarkIsEvil[=/=]DarkIsGood: Shepard's default armor is dark. There's nothing stoping you from changing that up though.

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* DarkIsEvil[=/=]DarkIsGood: DarkIsGood: Shepard's default armor is dark. There's nothing stoping you from changing that up though.



* DisappearedDad: Just the same, a Spacer Shepard's father is never present and is only ever mentioned in past tense.



* DoomedHometown: The basis for Colonist origin. [[DangerousSixteenthBirthday At the age of sixteen]], batarian slave raiders paid Shepard's home colony of Mindoir a visit. They were the only survivor of their family.



* MilitaryBrat: The basis for the Spacer origin. Both parents were Alliance Navy, and is the only origin story where at least one parent is still alive.



* MultipleChoicePast: You choose an origin and a highlight in Shepard's service record at the beginning of your game. The different decisions you can make as you play expand on this. The first three listed below determine Shepard's origins; the latter three depict their notable military accomplishment:
** MilitaryBrat: The basis for the Spacer origin. Both parents were Alliance Navy, and is the only origin story where at least one parent is still alive.
** DoomedHometown: The basis for Colonist origin. [[DangerousSixteenthBirthday At the age of sixteen]], batarian slave raiders paid Shepard's home colony of Mindoir a visit. They were the only survivor of their family.
** StreetUrchin: Basis for the Earthborn origin. Born an orphan, street urchin, later gang member. Enrolled in the Alliance Navy to get away from that life.
** BusmansHoliday: The War Hero service record. Try and get some R&R, and wouldn't you know it, you wind up killing space pirates...
** SoleSurvivor: Explicit name for the second service record. Deployed to a planet called Akuze, and your entire unit, except apparently you, is slaughtered by a [[SandWorm Thresher Maw]]. [[spoiler: There is one other survivor, whom you can encounter on a sidequest, but he's unhinged from spending years as a lab experiment for Cerberus]].
** RoaringRampageOfRevenge: The Ruthless service record. In the Alliance's retaliation for the attack that the War Hero background helped defend against, Shepard sends more than a few good men to die to make sure no slavers get out alive, earning Shepard notoriety as TheButcher [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast of Torfan]].

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* MultipleChoicePast: You choose an origin and a highlight in Shepard's service record at the beginning of your game. The different decisions you can make as you play expand on this. The first three listed below determine Shepard's origins; the latter three depict their notable military accomplishment:\n** MilitaryBrat: The basis for the Spacer origin. Both parents were Alliance Navy, and is the only origin story where at least one parent is still alive.\n** DoomedHometown: The basis for Colonist origin. [[DangerousSixteenthBirthday At the age of sixteen]], batarian slave raiders paid Shepard's home colony of Mindoir a visit. They were the only survivor of their family.\n** StreetUrchin: Basis for the Earthborn origin. Born an orphan, street urchin, later gang member. Enrolled in the Alliance Navy to get away from that life.\n** BusmansHoliday: The War Hero service record. Try and get some R&R, and wouldn't you know it, you wind up killing space pirates...\n** SoleSurvivor: Explicit name for the second service record. Deployed to a planet called Akuze, and your entire unit, except apparently you, is slaughtered by a [[SandWorm Thresher Maw]]. [[spoiler: There is one other survivor, whom you can encounter on a sidequest, but he's unhinged from spending years as a lab experiment for Cerberus]].\n** RoaringRampageOfRevenge: The Ruthless service record. In the Alliance's retaliation for the attack that the War Hero background helped defend against, Shepard sends more than a few good men to die to make sure no slavers get out alive, earning Shepard notoriety as TheButcher [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast of Torfan]].



** DisappearedDad: Just the same, a Spacer Shepard's father is never present and is only ever mentioned in past tense.



* PubertySuperpower: WordOfGod is that a biotic Shepard was born with latent biotic abilities, but only manifested after secondary exposure to Element Zero when they were 17. As such they were officially recognized as a biotic when they joined the Alliance a year later, where they received standard biotic training and were given L3 implants.

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* PubertySuperpower: WordOfGod is that a A biotic Shepard was born with latent biotic abilities, but only manifested after secondary exposure to Element Zero when they were 17. As such they were officially recognized as a biotic when they joined the Alliance a year later, where they received standard biotic training and were given L3 implants.



** SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: [[http://na.llnet.bioware.cdn.ea.com/u/f/eagames/bioware/masseffect3/resources/assets/media/wallpapers/wallpaper-004-femshep-p.jpg As voted by fans.]]



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge:
** Colonist Shepard with the Ruthless personality became known to the batarians as "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Butcher of Torfan]]" in gaining retribution for the loss of their family and friends to a slaver raid on Mindoir.

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge:
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RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Colonist Shepard with the Ruthless personality became known to the batarians as "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Butcher of Torfan]]" in gaining retribution for the loss of their family and friends to a slaver raid on Mindoir.



* SignficantGreenEyedRedhead: Apparently the female Shepard is canonically red haired with green eyes.



* SoleSurvivor: Explicit name for the second service record. Deployed to a planet called Akuze, and your entire unit, except apparently you, is slaughtered by a [[SandWorm Thresher Maw]]. [[spoiler: There is one other survivor, whom you can encounter on a sidequest, but he's unhinged from spending years as a lab experiment for Cerberus]].



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: It's '''''"Shepard."''''' No second 'h', no second 'p', and spelled with an 'a'. This one [[VideoGame/ModernWarfare always seems to be a problem]]... {{Lampshaded}} in [=ME2=]. Upon finishing Jack's recruitment mission, Shepard receives an email from one of the ex-prisoners in Purgatory, calling them "Shepherd".

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: It's '''''"Shepard."''''' ''"Shepard."'' No second 'h', no second 'p', and spelled with an 'a'. This one [[VideoGame/ModernWarfare always seems to be a problem]]... {{Lampshaded}} in [=ME2=]. Upon finishing Jack's recruitment mission, Shepard receives an email from one of the ex-prisoners in Purgatory, calling them "Shepherd".


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* StreetUrchin: Basis for the Earthborn origin. Born an orphan, street urchin, later gang member. Enrolled in the Alliance Navy to get away from that life.
22nd May '16 4:00:31 PM nombretomado
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* MagicSkirt: The DLC add-on involving Kasumi (which is also included free of charge in the PS3 version released in 2011) adds a LittleBlackDress to the female Shepard's Normandy wardrobe. The trope (particularly the "gaping black void under the skirt" aspect) is taken to hilarious extremes if you engage any crewmembers in conversation that require Shepard to sit down in a chair. This can continue even up to the third game.

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* MagicSkirt: The DLC add-on involving Kasumi (which is also included free of charge in the PS3 [=PS3=] version released in 2011) adds a LittleBlackDress to the female Shepard's Normandy wardrobe. The trope (particularly the "gaping black void under the skirt" aspect) is taken to hilarious extremes if you engage any crewmembers in conversation that require Shepard to sit down in a chair. This can continue even up to the third game.
8th May '16 7:16:47 PM MasterHero
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* '''{{BADASS}}''': How many other video game characters have an entry on BadassOfTheWeek? The game even encourages you to become the ultimate badass. If Shepard isn't the best example of this trope, they would be at the very least be in the top three.
8th May '16 7:13:17 PM dwa824
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* {{Badass}}: How many other video game characters have an entry on BadassOfTheWeek? The game even encourages you to become the ultimate badass. If Shepard isn't the best example of this trope, they would be at the very least be in the top three.

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* {{Badass}}: '''{{BADASS}}''': How many other video game characters have an entry on BadassOfTheWeek? The game even encourages you to become the ultimate badass. If Shepard isn't the best example of this trope, they would be at the very least be in the top three.
15th Apr '16 11:12:23 AM NoxSky12599
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* AllLovingHero: Paragon Shepard can be supportive and helpful toward alien species that others within the Council races view as vermin at best or enemies at worst, including the Krogan, the Quarians, the Geth, the Batarians, and the Rachni. Depending on the choices made, Shepard's faith in them can end up paying off big time.
29th Mar '16 2:27:19 AM corax
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* FourStarBadass: Everything but [[NonPromotion name only]] in ''3.'' Despite having a [[AlmightyJanitor lower rank]], Shepard is, along with Hackett, essentially the leader of the united alliance to fight the Reapers. But only where the human military is concerned. In the galactic scene, Shepard is a Spectre and outranks Hackett, who pointed out in the first game that "[the Alliance military] couldn't reprimand you if we wanted to."

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* FourStarBadass: Everything but [[NonPromotion name only]] in ''3.'' Despite having a [[AlmightyJanitor lower rank]], Shepard is, along with Hackett, essentially the leader of the united alliance to fight the Reapers. But only where the human military is concerned. In the galactic scene, Shepard is a Spectre and outranks Hackett, who is outside of Alliance jurisdiction. Hackett pointed out in the first game that "[the Alliance military] couldn't reprimand you if we wanted to."
15th Mar '16 1:14:48 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GeniusBruiser: It's heavily implied that Shepard is extremely intelligent due to their [[GenreSavvy genre savviness]], political tact (as much as they hate it), and ability to come up with [[TakeAThirdOption creative solutions to many seemingly unsolvable problems,]] both through good strategic thinking and [[IndyPloy on the fly.]]
* GenreSavvy: Almost constantly.
--> '''Shepard:''' Get ready. I wouldn't be surprised if this button summoned a Reaper.

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* GeniusBruiser: It's heavily implied that Shepard is extremely intelligent due to their [[GenreSavvy genre savviness]], political tact (as much as they hate it), and ability to come up with [[TakeAThirdOption creative solutions to many seemingly unsolvable problems,]] both through good strategic thinking and [[IndyPloy on the fly.]]
* GenreSavvy: Almost constantly.
--> '''Shepard:''' Get ready. I wouldn't be surprised if this button summoned a Reaper.
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** Normally they're quite GenreSavvy, but there's a rare lapse in ''Lair of the Shadow Broker'', when Shepard wonders what kind of weapons ''a taxi'' has. Of course given [[CosmicPlaything the chaotic nature]] of Shepard's life, expecting a taxi to have guns is something that honestly isn't considered too far-fetched, especially considering that Illium is described as just [[WretchedHive Omega]] with fancier shoes.

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** Normally they're quite GenreSavvy, but there's There's a rare lapse in ''Lair of the Shadow Broker'', when Shepard wonders what kind of weapons ''a taxi'' has. Of course given [[CosmicPlaything the chaotic nature]] of Shepard's life, expecting a taxi to have guns is something that honestly isn't considered too far-fetched, especially considering that Illium is described as just [[WretchedHive Omega]] with fancier shoes.
15th Feb '16 1:04:51 PM emperormasakado
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* LadyOfWar: [=FemShep=] definitely qualifies. Despite typically acting as The Squadette during her off-duty hours, she manages to remain focused, reserved and cool-headed at all times throughout combat situations. Particularly if [=FemShep=] is an Infiltrator, where they're armed with a sniper-rifle that was designed to punch through ''tanks''. Vanguards also get a Krogan shotgun which would ''shatter every bone in a normal human's arm just from the recoil.''

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* LadyOfWar: [=FemShep=] definitely qualifies. Despite typically acting as The Squadette TheSquadette during her off-duty hours, she manages to remain focused, reserved and cool-headed at all times throughout combat situations. Particularly if [=FemShep=] is an Infiltrator, where they're armed with a sniper-rifle that was designed to punch through ''tanks''. Vanguards also get a Krogan shotgun which would ''shatter every bone in a normal human's arm just from the recoil.''
15th Feb '16 1:04:17 PM emperormasakado
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* LadyOfWar: [=FemShep=] definitely qualifies. Particularly if [=FemShep=] is an Infiltrator, where they're armed with a sniper-rifle that was designed to punch through ''tanks''. Vanguards also get a Krogan shotgun which would ''shatter every bone in a normal human's arm just from the recoil.''

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* LadyOfWar: [=FemShep=] definitely qualifies. Despite typically acting as The Squadette during her off-duty hours, she manages to remain focused, reserved and cool-headed at all times throughout combat situations. Particularly if [=FemShep=] is an Infiltrator, where they're armed with a sniper-rifle that was designed to punch through ''tanks''. Vanguards also get a Krogan shotgun which would ''shatter every bone in a normal human's arm just from the recoil.''
24th Dec '15 9:54:26 AM NickFalcon
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** And again in the Citadel DLC, where Shepard both trolls and gets trolled ''extensively.'' They reach a new level of trolling when they [[{{BelligerentSexualTension}} find an opportunity to mess with Jack and Miranda.]]
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