History Trivia / MassEffect

22nd Mar '17 9:11:31 AM Allronix
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* AscendedFanon: It was a common enough trope in ''Mass Effect'' FanFic to have ''both'' John and Jane Shepherd as protagonists, usually depicted as a BrotherSisterTeam. [[note]] This originated from ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' fandom where two Revans were used as a nod to the Skywalker twins, and a way to have both the canonical male Revan and the fan-preferred female Revan [[/note]]. What's ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'' got on the character creation screen? Yup. Ryder has an opposite-sex twin that you customize in the same way.
22nd Mar '17 7:30:44 AM Allronix
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AscendedFanon: [[FandomSpecificPlot It's been a common trope]] in BioWare based FanFic, starting with ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' [[note]] Where having two versions of Revan was a done as a nod to the Skywalker twins [[/note]] to have ''both'' the male and female version of the protagonist character as a SiblingTeam (or, in the case of VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins, two or more of the potential Wardens) along for the adventure. ''Andromeda'' just cuts to the chase and makes it canonical, though you can only play as one Ryder sibling.
22nd Mar '17 7:21:31 AM Allronix
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* AscendedFanon: [[FandomSpecificPlot It's been a common trope]] in BioWare based FanFic, starting with ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' [[note]] Where having two versions of Revan was a done as a nod to the Skywalker twins [[/note]] to have ''both'' the male and female version of the protagonist character as a SiblingTeam (or, in the case of VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins, two or more of the potential Wardens) along for the adventure. ''Andromeda'' just cuts to the chase and makes it canonical, though you can only play as one Ryder sibling.
19th Mar '17 2:57:42 PM lrrose
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* BeamMeUpScotty: Shepard's flirting can be cringeworthy, but s/he never says "We'll bang, okay?" in-game. That quote originated from a Youtube Poop that mashed together several Shepard lines out of context.
27th Feb '17 5:07:52 AM TheAmazingBlachman
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants: Different interviews with writers across the series reveals that many things about the series' overall plot and some bits of lore was more or less constantly in flux and changed around quite a bit as members of the writing team were added or left (most notably the lead writer for the first ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', Drew Karpyshyn, left around half-way through the production of [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 the second game]] and was replaced by Mac Walters). According to interviews in the interactive documentary about [[VideoGame/MassEffect the third game]], ''Final Hours'', the (quite controversial) ending was not decided upon up until a few months before the game's release.

to:

* WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants: Different interviews with writers across the series reveals that many things about the series' overall plot and some bits of lore was more or less constantly in flux and changed around quite a bit as members of the writing team were added or left (most notably the lead writer for the first ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', Drew Karpyshyn, left around half-way through the production of [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 the second game]] and was replaced by Mac Walters). According to interviews in the interactive documentary about [[VideoGame/MassEffect the third game]], ''Final Hours'', the (quite controversial) ending was not decided upon up until a few months before the game's release.release.
----
27th Feb '17 5:06:31 AM TheAmazingBlachman
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** When Creator/DrewKarpyshyn was still attached as head writer, the Reapers' motivation was originally linked to the buildup of dark matter in the galaxy from overuse of eezo; hence the strange readings from Haestrom's sun in ''Mass Effect 2'' (see AbortedArc). Their rationale was going to be that the energy can't accrue if there's nobody in the galaxy advanced enough to make it. When Karpyshyn was re-assigned to ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' after ''Mass Effect 2'', the new writers instead went with [[spoiler: the general conflict between organics and synthetics]] we see in ''Mass Effect 3''.

to:

** When Creator/DrewKarpyshyn was still attached as head writer, the Reapers' motivation was originally linked to the buildup of dark matter in the galaxy from overuse of eezo; hence the strange readings from Haestrom's sun in ''Mass Effect 2'' (see AbortedArc). Their rationale was going to be that the energy can't accrue if there's nobody in the galaxy advanced enough to make it. When Karpyshyn was re-assigned to ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' after ''Mass Effect 2'', the new writers instead went with [[spoiler: the general conflict between organics and synthetics]] we see in ''Mass Effect 3''.3''.
* WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants: Different interviews with writers across the series reveals that many things about the series' overall plot and some bits of lore was more or less constantly in flux and changed around quite a bit as members of the writing team were added or left (most notably the lead writer for the first ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', Drew Karpyshyn, left around half-way through the production of [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 the second game]] and was replaced by Mac Walters). According to interviews in the interactive documentary about [[VideoGame/MassEffect the third game]], ''Final Hours'', the (quite controversial) ending was not decided upon up until a few months before the game's release.
8th Feb '17 4:51:42 PM Gosicrystal
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CashCowFranchise: Not quite yet, but due to the universe's detail, depth, and extreme popularity, many are expecting Creator/BioWare to take it in this direction.
** Four novellas, two comics (plus two free mini-comics), and three spinoff [[IOSGames iPhone]] games, so far.

to:

* CashCowFranchise: Not quite yet, but due to the universe's detail, depth, and extreme popularity, many are expecting Creator/BioWare to take it in this direction.
**
Four novellas, two comics (plus two free mini-comics), and three spinoff [[IOSGames iPhone]] games, so far.


Added DiffLines:

* DoingItForTheArt: [=BioWare=] had an entire animation team ''just for eyes''.
14th Jul '16 6:00:10 PM Scabbard
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: At one point, it was going to be possible to [[spoiler:save both Kaiden & Ashley. This was removed when the developers realized no one would want to go on to further games with one of them dead if given the option]].
** When Creator/DrewKarpyshyn was still attached as head writer, the Reapers' motivation was originally linked to the buildup of dark matter in the galaxy from overuse of eezo; hence the strange readings from Haestrom's sun in ''Mass Effect 2''(see AbortedArc). Their rationale was going to be that the energy can't accrue if there's nobody in the galaxy advanced enough to make it. When Karpyshyn was re-assigned to ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' after ''Mass Effect 2'', the new writers instead went with [[spoiler: the general conflict between organics and synthetics]] we see in ''Mass Effect 3''.

to:

* WhatCouldHaveBeen: At one point, it was going to be possible to [[spoiler:save both Kaiden & and Ashley. This was removed when the developers realized no one would want to go on to further games with one of them dead if given the option]].
** When Creator/DrewKarpyshyn was still attached as head writer, the Reapers' motivation was originally linked to the buildup of dark matter in the galaxy from overuse of eezo; hence the strange readings from Haestrom's sun in ''Mass Effect 2''(see 2'' (see AbortedArc). Their rationale was going to be that the energy can't accrue if there's nobody in the galaxy advanced enough to make it. When Karpyshyn was re-assigned to ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' after ''Mass Effect 2'', the new writers instead went with [[spoiler: the general conflict between organics and synthetics]] we see in ''Mass Effect 3''.
10th Jul '16 10:51:49 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CashCowFranchise: Not quite yet, but due to the universe's detail, depth, and extreme popularity, many are expecting BioWare to take it in this direction.

to:

* CashCowFranchise: Not quite yet, but due to the universe's detail, depth, and extreme popularity, many are expecting BioWare Creator/BioWare to take it in this direction.
11th Apr '16 12:54:21 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[BannedInChina Banned In Singapore]]: For about two days.

to:

* [[BannedInChina Banned In Singapore]]: BannedInChina: For about two days.days in Singapore.



* HeyItsThatVoice: The narrator for the Codex data files is [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3 Colonel Volgin]].
** [[KeithDavid Goliath]]/[[Franchise/{{Halo}} The Arbiter]] is Captain Anderson.
** Creator/LanceHenriksen is Admiral Hackett.
** [[Creator/SethGreen Oz]]/[[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Chris Griffin]] is Joker.
** [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Counselor Troi]] is Matriach Benezia.
** [[Creator/DwightSchultz Barclay]] is Navigator Pressly.
** [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Quark]] is the Salarian councilor (Valern) and Fai Dan.
** [[WesternAnimation/RegularShow Rigby]] is Mordin Solus, at least in the third game!
** [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 Colonel Tigh]]/[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim General Tullius]] is Commander Bailey.
** Major Coats is [[VideoGame/DragonAgeII Hawke.]]
** [[Creator/AdamBaldwin Jayne Cobb]] is the Quarian marine Kal'Reegar.
** The Illusive Man is [[Creator/MartinSheen President Bartlett and Captain Willard]].
** Lord Darius is [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Michaelangelo]] and [[Literature/WheresWally Waldo]].
This list shows the last 10 events of 56. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Trivia.MassEffect