History Headscratchers / MassEffect2

23rd Jun '16 11:45:33 AM Zaptech
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* ....if YOU end up being the one to kill Joram Talid? I never got that part. Shepard outright murders the guy ''right in front of C-Sec''. And in some cases, he isn't even a Spectre. Other than threatening Talid, he only wounded that one Krogan. So what makes Kolyat criminal and Shepard not?[[/folder]]

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* ....if YOU end up being the one to kill Joram Talid? I never got that part. Shepard outright murders the guy ''right in front of C-Sec''. And in some cases, he isn't even a Spectre. Other than threatening Talid, he only wounded that one Krogan. So what makes Kolyat criminal and Shepard not?[[/folder]]not?
** Attempted murder for shooting the krogan. And taking a hostage is considered kidnapping. With the weapons laws on the Citadel, he'd also get possession of illegal weaponry. Just because Shepard performs a crime that is excused by Spectre/former Spectre status, it doesn't mean Kolyat can get away with his crime. Bailey also apparently approves of killing Talid, because Talid's corrupt and racist as hell (and Bailey himself is also corrupt to a degree).[[/folder]]
23rd Jun '16 9:58:19 AM Forenperser
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*....if YOU end up being the one to kill Joram Talid? I never got that part. Shepard outright murders the guy ''right in front of C-Sec''. And in some cases, he isn't even a Spectre. Other than threatening Talid, he only wounded that one Krogan. So what makes Kolyat criminal and Shepard not?[[/folder]]
18th Jun '16 2:33:32 PM cricri3007
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** It's canon that Liara didn't tell Shep about Tali's feeling because she wanted to boost her chances at getting him/her. It wouldn't be too much of a stretch to assume she had similar goals this time.
23rd May '16 5:13:22 AM manofwarb
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** The fact that '''humans''' of all species can't get infected, lends more evidence. Nobody cares that the vorcha can't get the plague, due to their extreme adaptability, but humans are just as vulnerable as any other species, to disease. Something that jumps across chirality but spares humans has to be bio-engineered. And this isn't that bad an assumption to make, given the evidence. What they don't know is that the humans are being singled out for AFateWorseThanDeath.



** A more likely scenario, is that the Prothean observation team on Mars moved the relay and froze it. Javik did mention something about Protheans eventually covering up their various upliftment operations, so that the Reapers would see these species as too primitive to harvest. That, and the Mars post had blueprints for the Crucible. To protect the humans and their Crucible blueprint, the Protheans froze the relay, then left.



** If you can see this vid, then "Agent Kerchu" is dead and the Shadow Broker is [[spoiler: ''Liara T'Soni''. Why would she do that?]] Beside, my personal belief about this vid is that it's supposed to show how Anderson learned about Shepard's resurrection. I mean, you got the mail from Anderson right after taking control of the Normandy SR-2 [at the beginning of the game]. Shepard's return at this point is a complete secret except for Cerberus and Tali. Then one of TIM's goons had a chat with Anderson...

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** If you can see this vid, then "Agent Kerchu" Kechlu" is dead and the Shadow Broker is [[spoiler: ''Liara T'Soni''. Why would she do that?]] Beside, my personal belief about this vid is that it's supposed to show how Anderson learned about Shepard's resurrection. I mean, you got the mail from Anderson right after taking control of the Normandy SR-2 [at the beginning of the game]. Shepard's return at this point is a complete secret except for Cerberus and Tali. Then one of TIM's goons had a chat with Anderson...




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** If Kaidan survived Virmire, was offered Spectre status and you tell Udina that he may not be cut out for the job, he mentions Vasir along with Saren as Spectres gone bad. So, somehow the Council found out.



** The complete lack of good protection makes sense from a design perspective. More armor means more weight, which results in lower mobility. And the Hammerhead is a hovercraft. Hovercrafts need to constantly maintain an air cushion to float on, so it has to rely on air intakes somewhere else. Those intakes and downward thrusters are therefore weak points no matter how much armore you put on. And to make the engine more powerful to compensate for the armore, you will need bigger air intakes. Which means lesser armor. Seeing as how it might be near impossible to find a sweet spot of armor and mobility, the designer said "Screw it, we'll make this a FragileSpeedster" and took out all the armor.

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** The complete lack of good protection makes sense from a design perspective. More armor means more weight, which results in lower mobility. And the Hammerhead is a hovercraft. Hovercrafts need to constantly maintain an air cushion to float on, so it has to rely on air intakes somewhere else. Those intakes and downward thrusters are therefore weak points no matter how much armore armor you put on. And to make the engine more powerful to compensate for the armore, you will need bigger air intakes. Which means lesser armor. Seeing as how it might be near impossible to find a sweet spot of armor and mobility, the designer said "Screw it, we'll make this a FragileSpeedster" and took out all the armor.


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** Liara is being ProperlyParanoid, considering the effectiveness of the Shadow Broker's intelligence network. The Broker is perfectly capable of intercepting any private messages regarding Shepard, so if Liara blurts out that Cerberus has the body and are trying to resurrect it, Project Lazarus gets infiltrated and sabotaged very early. Note that Wilson turned traitor only after finding out the immense cost of the project, and not being appreciated and paid enough. If the Broker know Cerberus still has the body, Project Lazarus would have been a dismal failure.
19th May '16 7:00:30 AM skilaatara
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** Tali's extremely suspicious. Liara is the one who gave Shepard to Cerberus in the first place. Wrex (if alive) doesn't find surviving near-death experiences that surprising because he forgets humans are not as hardy as krogans, and he had already split ways with Shepard before the Collector attack. Garrus ''is'' dubious, but they reunite under extreme circumstances, and by the time Garrus has a moment to question Shepard about it, Shepard has saved his life already, which earns some trust.
11th May '16 8:13:42 AM Tharkun140
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* Regarding events of "Redemption" comic: Why haven't Liara called any of Shepard's squadmates after, if not before handing his body to Cerberus? It would make them aware of the fact, that Shepard might come back and possibly work with them, which would have certainly helped with Virmire's survivor and their later distrust. She didn't even had to give them actual information, just leave a message like "Hi Ash! If by chance you find out that Shepard is alive and works for Cerberus, would you please keep an open mind? Thanks"But she never seems to even consider tat possibility. Is she really that paranoid, akward or just dumb?

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* Regarding events of "Redemption" comic: Why haven't Liara called any of Shepard's squadmates after, if not before handing his body to Cerberus? It would make them aware of the fact, that Shepard might come back and possibly work with them, which would have certainly helped with Virmire's survivor and their later distrust. She didn't even had to give them actual information, just leave a message like "Hi Ash! If by chance you find out that Shepard is alive and works for Cerberus, would you please keep an open mind? Thanks"But Thanks" But she never seems to even consider tat that possibility. Is she really that paranoid, akward or just dumb?
11th May '16 8:12:49 AM Tharkun140
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* Regarding events of "Redemption" comic: Why haven't Liara called any of Shepard's squadmates after, if not before handing his body to Cerberus? It would make them aware of the fact, that Shepard might come back and possibly work with them, which would have certainly helped with Virmire's survivor and their later distrust. She didn't even had to give them actual information, just leave a message like "Hi Ash! If by chance you find out that Shepard is alive and works for Cerberus, would you please keep an open mind? Thanks"But she never seems to even consider tat possibility. Is she really that paranoid, akward or just dumb?
9th May '16 5:59:05 AM CDevil
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**Actually, considering the Geth's desired long-term goal of reunification with their creators, this isn't TOO far-fetched. While it would be a lower priority since the Quarians still seek their destruction, maintaining readily accessible medical supplies to assist their creators could be seen as a subtle olive branch, as if to say, "Look, here's proof that we're still willing to work with you and help you, if only you'll let us."
25th Mar '16 1:35:34 PM cricri3007
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[[folder:Virmire Survivor and other's reactions about Shepard's return]]
* How comes the VS is the only one reactign anything close to normal when seeing their friend/lover comes BackFromTheDead and working with what was pretty much a racist [[Franchise/ResidentEvil Umbrella]]? More importantly, how comes none of the other ME1 squadmates shows any surprise or suspicion ''at all''?
23rd Mar '16 11:44:43 PM Zaptech
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[[folder:Virmire Survivor and other's reactions about Shepard's return]]
* How comes the VS is the only one reactign anything close to normal when seeing their friend/lover comes BackFromTheDead and working with what was pretty much a racist [[Franchise/ResidentEvil Umbrella]]? More importantly, how comes none of the other ME1 squadmates shows any surprise or suspicion ''at all''?
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