History Fanfic / MassFoundations

24th Dec '17 5:04:30 AM NordRonnoc
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''Redemption in the Stars'' follows the plot of ''ComicBook/MassEffectRedemption'' (which is set between set between the [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 second]] game's opening and main plot) and is centered on Ethan Sunderland, the Courier. In the years after [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas the events of his adventures in the Mojave]], a teleportation experiment has gone wrong, transporting him to [[WretchedHive Omega]]. He soon meets Shepard's former squadmate [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Liara TíSoni]] and information broker [[TheReptilians Feron]], and gets involved in their hunt to recover Commander Shepardís body before it falls into the hands of [[InsectoidAliens the Collectors]]. Redemption in the Stars was originally called Mass Vexations: Redemption and had a degree of involvement from Herr Wozzeck prior to a falling out between the two. It can be viewed [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8803708/1/Mass-Foundations-Redemption-in-the-Stars here]].

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''Redemption in the Stars'' follows the plot of ''ComicBook/MassEffectRedemption'' (which is set between set between the [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 second]] game's opening and the main plot) and is centered on Ethan Sunderland, the Courier. In the years after [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas the events of his adventures in the Mojave]], a teleportation experiment has gone wrong, transporting him to [[WretchedHive Omega]]. He soon meets Shepard's former squadmate [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Liara TíSoni]] and information broker [[TheReptilians Feron]], and gets involved in their hunt to recover Commander Shepardís body before it falls into the hands of [[InsectoidAliens the Collectors]]. Redemption in the Stars was originally called Mass Vexations: Redemption and had a degree of involvement from Herr Wozzeck prior to a falling out between the two. It can be viewed [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8803708/1/Mass-Foundations-Redemption-in-the-Stars here]].
9th Dec '17 11:03:39 PM NordRonnoc
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* DoubleMeaningTitle: The prologue, Arrival. Not only does it refer to Eric and his family arriving at Bangkok, it also refers to Eric's arrival to the Mass Effect universe, two years prior to the [[VideoGame/MassEffect1 events of the first game]].

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* DoubleMeaningTitle: The prologue, first chapter, Arrival. Not only does it refer to Eric and his family arriving at Bangkok, it also refers to Eric's arrival to the Mass Effect universe, two years prior to the [[VideoGame/MassEffect1 events of the first game]].



* HolidayInCambodia: Eric and his family visited Bangkok, Thailand, then Angkor Wat in the prologue until Eric stumbled upon the artifact at the aforementioned temple.

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* HolidayInCambodia: Eric and his family visited Bangkok, Thailand, then Angkor Wat in the prologue first chapter until Eric stumbled upon the artifact at the aforementioned temple.



** In the [[HolidayInCambodia prologue]], Alphonse and Eric namedrops VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds and VideoGame/BioShockInfinite during a brief discussion about the many-worlds interpretation, as well as VideoGame/FinalFantasyX on another topic.
** Also in the prologue, when Eric and his family arrived at Angkor Wat, Garcia and Alphonse joked about encountering the head-tossing snakes from VideoGame/IllusionOfGaia at the temple.

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** In the [[HolidayInCambodia prologue]], first chapter]], Alphonse and Eric namedrops VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds and VideoGame/BioShockInfinite during a brief discussion about the many-worlds interpretation, as well as VideoGame/FinalFantasyX on another topic.
** Also in the prologue, first chapter, when Eric and his family arrived at Angkor Wat, Garcia and Alphonse joked about encountering the head-tossing snakes from VideoGame/IllusionOfGaia at the temple.



* VacationEpisode: The prologue starts out as this in [[{{UsefulNotes/Thailand}} Bangkok]] and [[{{UsefulNotes/Cambodia}} Angkor Wat]].

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* VacationEpisode: The prologue first chapter starts out as this in [[{{UsefulNotes/Thailand}} Bangkok]] and [[{{UsefulNotes/Cambodia}} Angkor Wat]].
26th Nov '17 10:47:01 AM NordRonnoc
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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: [[spoiler: Shepard was tempted to use her Spectre status to shoot Harland after everything she had done, seeing that the courts would let her go. She didn't follow through with it, encouraging the scientist to turn herself to the Alliance. In the ending, she seemed to be right.]]



* WhatYouAreInTheDark: [[spoiler: Shepard was tempted to use her Spectre status to shoot Harland after everything she had done, seeing that the courts would let her go. She didn't follow through with it, encouraging the scientist to turn herself to the Alliance. In the ending, she seemed to be right.]]
25th Nov '17 11:13:02 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* VacationEpisode: The prologue starts out as this in [[{{UsefulNotes/Thailand}} Bangkok]] and [[{{UsefulNotes/Cambodia}} Angkor Wat]]. See the above example.


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* VacationEpisode: The prologue starts out as this in [[{{UsefulNotes/Thailand}} Bangkok]] and [[{{UsefulNotes/Cambodia}} Angkor Wat]].
25th Nov '17 11:10:54 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* AlternateUniverse: See TheMultiverse below.

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* AlternateUniverse: See TheMultiverse below.%%* AlternateUniverse:



* [[spoiler:CharacterOverlap: The Courier makes a surprise appearance at the end of the fic, meeting with Harland after arriving at the rebuilt facility.]]
* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: [[spoiler:If Harland had stopped the experiment on the orb, that would mean none of her staff would experience horrific deaths or [[AFateWorseThanDeath worse]] and prompting Shepard to swoop in and clean up her mess.]]

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* [[spoiler:CharacterOverlap: The CharacterOverlap: [[spoiler:The Courier makes a surprise appearance at the end of the fic, meeting with Harland after arriving at the rebuilt facility.]]
* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: [[spoiler:If Harland had stopped the experiment on the orb, that would mean none of her staff would experience horrific deaths or [[AFateWorseThanDeath worse]] and prompting Shepard to swoop in and clean up her mess.
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* [[DifferentWorldDifferentMovies Different World, Different Games]]: While Eric was browsing the Extranet to find out about the Mass Effect universe's counterpart of his family as well as its consistency, he found out what games Creator/BioWare had been doing, lasting 28 years from 1995 to 2023. They've released a third game in the Franchise/BaldursGate series called Black Hound. It was obvious they never released Mass Effect. Meanwhile, Franchise/DragonAge was in development at one point but it ended up being too expensive much to make, so it was shelved. VideoGame/JadeEmpire received a sequel on the Xbox 360. Instead, there was the SFX franchise, built on similar premises to Mass Effect. [=BioWare=] had also collaborated with Creator/ObsidianEntertainment on to create some sort of a modern spy RPG called Everything or Nothing, which sounded like VideoGame/AlphaProtocol.

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* [[DifferentWorldDifferentMovies Different World, Different Games]]: DifferentWorldDifferentMovies: While Eric was browsing the Extranet to find out about the Mass Effect universe's counterpart of his family as well as its consistency, he found out what games Creator/BioWare had been doing, lasting 28 years from 1995 to 2023. They've released a third game in the Franchise/BaldursGate series called Black Hound. It was obvious they never released Mass Effect. Meanwhile, Franchise/DragonAge was in development at one point but it ended up being too expensive much to make, so it was shelved. VideoGame/JadeEmpire received a sequel on the Xbox 360. Instead, there was the SFX franchise, built on similar premises to Mass Effect. [=BioWare=] had also collaborated with Creator/ObsidianEntertainment on to create some sort of a modern spy RPG called Everything or Nothing, which sounded like VideoGame/AlphaProtocol.
25th Nov '17 11:00:35 AM NordRonnoc
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* CallBack: [[spoiler:Like Miranda back in ''Redemption in the Stars'', Harland questioned the Transportalponder. This time, the Courier is more irritated than amused.

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* CallBack: [[spoiler:Like Miranda back in ''Redemption in the Stars'', Harland questioned the Transportalponder. This Unlike last time, the Courier is was more irritated than amused.]]



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:While pursuing the orb, Arthur became injured and opted to stay behind to blow the orb up, taking his life with it and the orb.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:While pursuing the orb, Arthur became got injured and opted to stay behind to blow the orb it up, taking his life with it and the orb.it.]]
25th Nov '17 10:58:30 AM NordRonnoc
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* MauveShirt: Most of the surviving research team is this. Witt, Arthur, and Neil have some involvement before [[spoiler: biting it before the end of the story. Subverted with Chelsey, though.]]

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* MauveShirt: Most of the surviving research team is this. Witt, Arthur, and Neil have some involvement before [[spoiler: biting it before by the end of the story. Subverted with Chelsey, though.]]
12th Nov '17 5:47:11 PM NordRonnoc
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* MauveShirt: Most of the surviving research team is this. Witt, Arthur, and Neil have some involvement before [[spoiler: biting it before the end of the story. Subverted with Chelsey, though.]]
12th Nov '17 4:26:09 PM NordRonnoc
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* BittersweetEnding: Shepard and her team [[spoiler:ended the Merged threat, but many of the Acabar crew perished. While Harland was implied to be put in prison, it wasn't the case months later, now that she was working for Cerberus with the Courier. The facility seemed to be rebuilt by Cerberus, and it wouldn't be known if the whole process would repeat itself.]]



* [[spoiler:TheCameo: The Courier makes a surprise appearance at the end of the fic, arriving at the rebuilt facility to start his work on fixing the Transportalponder.]]

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* [[spoiler:TheCameo: [[spoiler:CharacterOverlap: The Courier makes a surprise appearance at the end of the fic, meeting with Harland after arriving at the rebuilt facility to start his work on fixing the Transportalponder.facility.]]


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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:While pursuing the orb, Arthur became injured and opted to stay behind to blow the orb up, taking his life with it and the orb.]]
6th Nov '17 1:54:57 PM NordRonnoc
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Mass Foundations is a fanfiction series set in the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' universe, written by Tropers/NordRonnoc. The series is strongly inspired by ''Fanfic/MassVexations'' and ''Fanfic/MassesToMasses'', especially with ''Redemption in the Stars'' and ''A New Day'', given that both Tropers/HerrWozzeck and Nord shared some ideas together on the former.

''Redemption in the Stars'' follows the plot of ''ComicBook/MassEffectRedemption'' and is centered on Ethan Sunderland, the Courier. In the years after [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas the events of his adventures in the Mojave]], a teleportation experiment has gone wrong, transporting him to [[WretchedHive Omega]], set between the [[VideoGame/MassEffect1 first]] and [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 second]] games. He soon meets Shepard's former squadmate [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Liara TíSoni]] and information broker [[TheReptilians Feron]], and gets involved in their hunt to recover Commander Shepardís body before it falls into the hands of [[InsectoidAliens the Collectors]]. Redemption in the Stars was originally called Mass Vexations: Redemption and had a degree of involvement from Herr Wozzeck prior to a falling out between the two. It can be viewed [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8803708/1/Mass-Foundations-Redemption-in-the-Stars here]].

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Mass Foundations is a fanfiction series set in the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' universe, written by Tropers/NordRonnoc. The Initially, the series is strongly inspired by ''Fanfic/MassVexations'' and ''Fanfic/MassesToMasses'', especially with ''Redemption in the Stars'' and ''A New Day'', given that both Tropers/HerrWozzeck and Nord once shared some ideas together on the former.

''Redemption in the Stars'' follows the plot of ''ComicBook/MassEffectRedemption'' (which is set between set between the [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 second]] game's opening and main plot) and is centered on Ethan Sunderland, the Courier. In the years after [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas the events of his adventures in the Mojave]], a teleportation experiment has gone wrong, transporting him to [[WretchedHive Omega]], set between the [[VideoGame/MassEffect1 first]] and [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 second]] games.Omega]]. He soon meets Shepard's former squadmate [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Liara TíSoni]] and information broker [[TheReptilians Feron]], and gets involved in their hunt to recover Commander Shepardís body before it falls into the hands of [[InsectoidAliens the Collectors]]. Redemption in the Stars was originally called Mass Vexations: Redemption and had a degree of involvement from Herr Wozzeck prior to a falling out between the two. It can be viewed [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8803708/1/Mass-Foundations-Redemption-in-the-Stars here]].



The third entry, ''A New Day'', is revolved around a [[RotatingProtagonist different protagonist]], Eric Grimes, a high school graduate, with little connection to the previous story so far. During a vacation with his family, he was transported to the Mass Effect universe when he stumbled upon a strange artifact. He had to adjust to the strange universe he found himself in. Unlike the Courier, [[ContrastingSequelMainCharacter Eric]] is shy and mild-mannered and is inexperienced in a fight. It can be viewed [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11894097/1/A-New-Day here]].

Another entry, ''Little Star'', had been posted. It starred Commander Shepard as she found a distress signal on a planet called Acabar, where strange and twisted creatures known as the Merged had wiped out most of the science team. [[WordOfGod Nord]] has likened it to {{Film/Alien}}, Film/TheThing1982, and Film/EventHorizon. He wasn't far off. It can be read [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12416267/1/Mass-Foundations-Little-Star here]].

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The third next entry, ''A New Day'', is revolved around a [[RotatingProtagonist different protagonist]], Eric Grimes, a high school graduate, with little connection to the previous story so far. During a vacation with his family, he was transported to the Mass Effect universe when he stumbled upon a strange artifact. He had to adjust to the strange universe he found himself in. Unlike the Courier, [[ContrastingSequelMainCharacter Eric]] is shy and mild-mannered and is inexperienced in a fight. It can be viewed [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11894097/1/A-New-Day here]].

Another entry, ''Little Star'', had been posted. It starred Commander Shepard as she found a distress signal on a planet called Acabar, where strange and twisted creatures known as the Merged had wiped out most of the science team. [[WordOfGod Nord]] has likened it to {{Film/Alien}}, Film/TheThing1982, and Film/EventHorizon. He wasn't far off. It can be read [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12416267/1/Mass-Foundations-Little-Star here]].



Recently, he has released a series of lore entries for each entry in the series, which expands on the lore unique to the series as well as any setting the fics use. The series also has a [[http://archiveofourown.org/series/31684 link]] on Website/ArchiveOfOurOwn.

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Recently, he has released a series of lore entries for each entry in the series, which expands on the lore unique to the series as well as any other setting the fics use. The series also has a [[http://archiveofourown.org/series/31684 link]] on Website/ArchiveOfOurOwn.



* AllThereInTheManual: The main purpose of the Mass Foundations Codex.

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* AllThereInTheManual: The main purpose of the Mass Foundations Codex.codex entries.



* ContrastingSequelMainCharacter: Goes along with RotatingProtagonist. So far, each entry in the series (''Redemption in the Stars'', ''A New Day'', and ''All the World's a Stage'') features different protagonists. As such:

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* ContrastingSequelMainCharacter: Goes along with RotatingProtagonist. So far, each entry in the series (''Redemption in the Stars'', ''A New Day'', and ''All the World's a Stage'') Stage'', for example) features different protagonists. As such:



** Meanwhile, in ''A New Day'', Eric Grimes is also multi-ethnic (half-Hispanic and half-caucasian) and male but gay. He comes off as meek and shy yet intelligent, having parents, grandparents, and siblings.

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** Meanwhile, in ''A New Day'', Eric Grimes is also multi-ethnic (half-Hispanic and half-caucasian) and male but gay. He comes off as meek and shy yet intelligent, having parents, grandparents, and siblings.many relatives before winding up in the Mass Effect universe.



** Commander Shepard, starting in ''Little Star'', is an extremely capable combatant and leader, as demonstrated in the original trilogy. She is alo abrasive towards people that angered or infuriated her, like with Harland's proposal on the orb and her neglect in the situation. She also isn't afraid to interrogate people that comes off as suspicious, even when they're unarmed. But above all else, she is primary focused on saving as many lives as she can, even it includes people she despised.[[note]]In other words, a Paragade.[[/note]]



* IntercontinuityCrossover: Seems to be the staple of the series so far. VideoGame/{{Fallout}} and Franchise/MassEffect? Pretty popular crossover if you know where to look. Series/DoctorWho and Fallout? Okay. The summary of ''All the World's a Stage'' has stated it'll cross over with a third setting. What was it? [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soul Calibur]], of all things. [[{{Beat}} ...]] [[FlatWhat What?]]]]

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* IntercontinuityCrossover: Seems to be the staple of the series so far. VideoGame/{{Fallout}} and Franchise/MassEffect? Pretty popular crossover if you know where to look. Series/DoctorWho and Fallout? Okay. The summary of ''All the World's a Stage'' has stated it'll cross over with a third setting. What was it? [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soul Calibur]], of all things. [[{{Beat}} ...]] [[FlatWhat What?]]]]Wait, what?]]]]



* WorldOfSnark: A vast majority of the characters in the series are notable snarkers, especially Ethan Sunderland, the Courier. Even others who aren't known for being smartasses get opportunities to make some quips, including Jocelyn Song, aka the Lone Wanderer, and Eric Grimes.

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* WorldOfSnark: A vast majority of the characters in the series are notable snarkers, especially Ethan Sunderland, including the Courier. Courier and Shepard. Even others who aren't known for being smartasses exactly sarcastic get opportunities to make some quips, including Jocelyn Song, aka the Lone Wanderer, Wanderer and Eric Grimes.



* ActionGirl: Liara was an obvious one along with an unnamed [[PrivateMilitaryContractors Blue Suns]] Commander fits this trope much better.

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* ActionGirl: Liara was an obvious one along with an one. An unnamed [[PrivateMilitaryContractors Blue Suns]] Commander fits this trope much better.better, carrying heavy weaponry and is able to escape Liara's stasis with little effort.



** The Courier called the Collector in the fifth chapter a [[Film/{{District9}} prawn]], insulting its appearance.
** During the fight between Ethan and the Collector, the Collector remarked, [[VideoGame/{{Iji}} "Like a spark to the fire,"]] referencing Tor's kill line.
** The title of the epilogue--I Need You--references the title of the second half of the [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion End of Evangelion movie]].

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** The Courier called the Collector in the fifth chapter a [[Film/{{District9}} prawn]], insulting comparing its appearance.
appearance to third-degree burn victims and ghouls.
** During the fight between Ethan and the Collector, the Collector remarked, [[VideoGame/{{Iji}} "Like a spark to the fire,"]] fire"]], referencing Tor's kill line.
** The title name of the epilogue--I Need You--references the title of the second half of the [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion End of Evangelion movie]].



* TeleportationMisfire / TeleporterAccident: Kickstarted the plot of the fic, making Ethan's motivation to find a way back home.

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* TeleportationMisfire / TeleporterAccident: Kickstarted the plot of the fic, thus making Ethan's motivation to find a way back home.



* WholeEpisodeFlashback: [[spoiler:While the third part of All the World's a Stage introduce more characters, the bulk of it was [[MushroomSamba a series of weird flashbacks]] for Jocelyn when she touched Soul Calibur.]]

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* WholeEpisodeFlashback: [[spoiler:While the third part of All the World's a Stage introduce more characters, characters and plotpoints, the bulk of it was [[MushroomSamba a series of weird flashbacks]] for Jocelyn when she touched Soul Calibur.]]



* CallBack: [[spoiler:Like Miranda back in ''Redemption in the Stars'', Harland questioned the Transportalponder. This time, the Courier is more irritated than amused.
* [[spoiler:TheCameo: The Courier makes a surprise appearance at the end of the fic, arriving at the rebuilt facility to start his work on fixing the Transportalponder.]]



* DwindlingParty: Not to Shepard and her crew. Prior to the events of the fic, there were dozens of people at the facility. By the time the orb arrived and Shepard's arrival afterwards, only six of the crew remained. [[spoiler: And that number dropped to two: Dr. Harland and a security guard, Chelsey Fayne, rendered unconscious due to stress and lack of sleep.]]

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* DwindlingParty: Not to Shepard and her crew. team. Prior to the events of the fic, there were dozens of people working at the facility. By the time the orb arrived and Shepard's arrival afterwards, only six of the crew remained. [[spoiler: And that number dropped to two: Dr. Harland and a security guard, Chelsey Fayne, who was rendered unconscious due to stress and lack of sleep.]]



* TheCameo: Quite a few characters from the Franchise/MassEffect series were in this fic. Garrus was seen talking with an asari C-sec officer in the third chapter while Eric became friends with Suvi Anwar from ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'' at the Black Star in a brief interlude over their religious beliefs.

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* TheCameo: Quite a few characters from the Franchise/MassEffect series were in this fic. Garrus was seen talking with an asari C-sec officer in the third chapter while Eric became friends with Suvi Anwar from ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'' at the Black Star in a brief interlude over in a discussion about their religious beliefs.



* {{Flashback}}: Seems to be this fic's stable, which starts at the beginning of some of the chapters. So far, they expand on Eric's past, shaping how he is now, and mirrors present events.
* HolidayInCambodia: Eric and his family visited Bangkok, Thailand, then Angkor Wat in the prologue until Eric stumbled upon the artifact at the after-mentioned temple.

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* {{Flashback}}: Seems to be this fic's stable, which starts at the beginning of some of the chapters. So far, they chapters and making the interludes. All but one of them expand on Eric's past, shaping how he is now, and mirrors present events.
events. The exception is Eric's encounter with [[VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda Suvi Anwar]].
* GiveMeASign: During his first week of training, Eric has fumbled handling a gun. Humiliated, he flees to the bathroom and, in a fit of desperation, asks God to help him in his time of need. DoubleSubverted that it doesn't work, but something unrelated does: a bit of pep talk from Luke, boosting his confidence.
* HolidayInCambodia: Eric and his family visited Bangkok, Thailand, then Angkor Wat in the prologue until Eric stumbled upon the artifact at the after-mentioned aforementioned temple.


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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: [[spoiler: Shepard was tempted to use her Spectre status to shoot Harland after everything she had done, seeing that the courts would let her go. She didn't follow through with it, encouraging the scientist to turn herself to the Alliance. In the ending, she seemed to be right.]]
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