History FanFic / RazorsEdge

29th Jul '16 1:21:38 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GenreSavvy: Anderson is well aware that [[BerserkButton harming Shepard's crew]] is a [[TooDumbToLive BAD idea]]. When Vega and a group of marines were going to take Shepard into custody Anderson personally told Vega that any threats against the crew would go badly, that it went double for Garrus, and that 'god help your stupid grunt soul if the quarian on that crew manifest gets caught in the line of fire.'



--> '''Garrus''': "Dammit Shepard, [[GenreSavvy next time you think the mission is 'too easy' keep your mouth shut!]]"

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--> '''Garrus''': "Dammit Shepard, [[GenreSavvy next time you think the mission is 'too easy' keep your mouth shut!]]"shut!"
27th Jul '16 4:56:26 PM Someoneman
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The trilogy focuses strongly on a Shepard/Tali pairing, with much [[AdaptationExpansion expansion]] to the canon plot as well as copious helpings of CharacterDevelopment, AwesomeMoments, and HeartwarmingMoments.

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The trilogy focuses strongly on a Shepard/Tali pairing, with much [[AdaptationExpansion expansion]] to the canon plot as well as copious helpings of CharacterDevelopment, AwesomeMoments, and HeartwarmingMoments.
CharacterDevelopment.



** Come ''Requiem'', and Mordin precedes to blow this trope to hell and back with three simple words [[spoiler: ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny "Do not ingest."]]'']]

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** Come ''Requiem'', and Mordin precedes to blow this trope to hell and back with three simple words [[spoiler: ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny "Do ''"Do not ingest."]]'']]"'']]



* ThanatosGambit: The Rachni queen offers to pull one of these if Shepard [[ShootTheDog kills her.]] See the [[Awesome/RazorsEdge awesome moments]] page for details.

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* %%* ThanatosGambit: The Rachni queen offers to pull one of these if Shepard [[ShootTheDog kills her.]] See the [[Awesome/RazorsEdge awesome moments]] page for details.]]
18th Apr '16 12:14:54 PM Cinereous
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** Shepard and his team never go to Sanctuary in ''Requiem.'' Instead, they discover Cronos Station thanks to the fact that some of the Leviathans' thralls were Cerberus sleeper agents and Leviathan was able to extract the location of the station by putting together bits of information from various agents. Because of that, the plot-important events of Sanctuary take place on Cronos, although [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome we don't see how Miranda dealt with her father.]]

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** Shepard and his team never go to Sanctuary in ''Requiem.'' Instead, they discover Cronos Station thanks to the fact that some of the Leviathans' thralls were Cerberus sleeper agents and Leviathan was able to extract the location of the station by putting together bits of information from various agents. Because of that, the plot-important events of Sanctuary take place on Cronos, although [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome we don't see how Miranda dealt with her father.]] In addition to that, there are very few Cerberus troops on Cronos so it's more or less a straight shot from the hangar to the control center. Shepard attributes that last part to Kai Leng losing his mind and becoming obsessed with [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou killing Shepard personally.]]


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* GenderRestrictedAbility: According to Kai Leng, Phantoms can only be created from human females that are between the ages of seventeen and thirty.


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* OrcusOnHisThrone: In the assault on Cronos Station, [[spoiler: Kai Leng is more than content to sit in The Illusive Man's chair and just watch Shepard and friends fight off his Phantoms, all the while spewing out insults at Shepard as well as [[InfoDump exposition]] on the Phantoms and where TIM is. It isn't until the Phantoms are defeated does he get up to fight.]]
18th Apr '16 12:07:58 PM Cinereous
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* ManipulativeEditing: In ''Dark Witness'', the video file the Shadow Broker sends to [[spoiler: Tali]] is [[NotWhatItLooksLike designed to cast Shepard in the worst possible light.]] Also, in ''Requiem'', [[spoiler: a fully indoctrinated Kai Leng is convinced he can beat Shepard because the Reapers have shown to Leng in his dreams all the traumas and fears Shepard has. As Shepard points out to Leng, the Reapers only showed Leng what they ''wanted'' him to see: they conveniently ignored all the times Shepard has defeated the Reapers and their mind games.]]



* NotWhatItLooksLike: The video file the Shadow Broker sends to [[spoiler:Tali]] is designed to cast Shepard in the worst possible light.
18th Apr '16 11:53:33 AM Cinereous
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** Shepard and his team never go to Sanctuary in ''Requiem.'' Instead, they discover Cronos Station thanks to the fact that some of the Leviathans' thralls were Cerberus sleeper agents and Leviathan was able to extract the location of the station by putting together bits of information from various agents. Because of that, the plot-important events of Sanctuary take place on Cronos, although [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome we don't see how Miranda dealt with her father.]]



* AdaptationalBadass: Kai Leng. Who manages to shrug off [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice being impaled in the chest.]] (Which killed him in the actual game.)

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* AdaptationalBadass: AdaptationalBadass:
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Kai Leng. Who manages to shrug off [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice being impaled in the chest.]] (Which killed him in the actual game.)) And on Cronos Station, we see that [[spoiler: he fully upgrades himself with Reaper implants, mutating into a horrific man-machine abomination that barely looks human.]]



** Cerberus Phantoms were just a bunch of EliteMooks in the game. In ''Requiem'', they make their debut very late in the story and are treated as a sort of PraetorianGuard. [[spoiler: Although a SubvertedTrope, as Kai Leng still says they're expendable and easily replaced, and Shepard and his team don't have too much trouble taking care of them despite their grand entrance.]]
* AdaptationalVillainy: It is indirectly confirmed [[spoiler: by a fully-indoctrinated Kai Leng that The Illusive Man is not indoctrinated by the Reapers, and he is pursuing an agenda to take control of the Reaper fleet on his own.]]



* BattleCouple: Shepard and Tali, after their RelationshipUpgrade of course.

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* BattleCouple: Shepard and Tali, after their RelationshipUpgrade of course. [[spoiler: Garrus & Kasumi graduate to one in ''Requiem.'']]
23rd Jan '16 12:32:54 PM StFan
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** [[AdamBaldwin Kal']][[{{Series/Firefly}} Reegar]] and his squad are BigDamnHeroes.

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** [[AdamBaldwin Kal']][[{{Series/Firefly}} Reegar]] [[{{Series/Firefly}} Kal'Reegar]] and his squad are BigDamnHeroes.
19th Oct '15 7:06:13 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* DemotedToExtra: Many of the new characters introduced in VideoGame/MassEffect3 suffer this fate in ''Requiem'', such as Cortez, Traynor, and Vega. Even Javik hasn't done much after being recruited.

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* DemotedToExtra: Many of the new characters introduced in VideoGame/MassEffect3 suffer this fate in ''Requiem'', such as Cortez, Traynor, Cortez and Vega. Traynor. Even Javik hasn't done much after being recruited.and Vega aren't fully immune to this, though they both get a bit more time in the limelight in later chapters.
28th Jul '15 10:41:13 PM Cinereous
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** The author has stated he will not be covering the Citadel DLC due to it not fitting the story's tone or pacing. It receives, at best, small mentions here and then.
23rd Mar '15 2:35:13 PM nombretomado
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** [[AdamBaldwin Kal']][[{{Firefly}} Reegar]] and his squad are BigDamnHeroes.

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** [[AdamBaldwin Kal']][[{{Firefly}} Kal']][[{{Series/Firefly}} Reegar]] and his squad are BigDamnHeroes.
27th Dec '14 11:48:19 PM JackTheHammer
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* BrokenFaceplate: Played for extreme drama in the climax of ''Dark Witness'' when [[spoiler: the Shadow Broker throws a grenade that destroys Tali's helmet, putting her at death's door and also revealing her face to Liara for the first time.]]
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