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23rd Jul '16 10:18:44 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* At first the Shepards will help slaves that are already free, but the stories about the abuse and horrors slaves go though at the hands of their masters compels Conrad to act. He'll go actively freeing any slave outside of batarian space (because even Conrad is not that stupid) and trying to stop slave raids while they happen. He'll even start gathering allies and hiring mercenaries for the cause. He starts off as the strategist, coming up with the battle and raid plans, but will eventually learn how to actually fight because the people he recruits teach him how in case one of the people on his rapidly growing list of enemies tries to kill him. A mission will involve several groups of slavers trying to kill Conrad and his group because they hate them like the mercs on Omega hated Garrus when he was Archangel. He can call Shepard for backup, and surprise everyone by holding them off successfully until he/she gets there with minimal losses to his combatants, and no freed slave casualties. He only calls Shepard because the plan he came up with to get out of the situation requires three more people, and he noticed that [[GenreSavvy Shepard always had two other people with him/her whenever he met up with him/her.]]

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* At first the Shepards will help slaves that are already free, but the stories about the abuse and horrors slaves go though at the hands of their masters compels Conrad to act. He'll go actively freeing any slave outside of batarian space (because even Conrad is not that stupid) and trying to stop slave raids while they happen. He'll even start gathering allies and hiring mercenaries for the cause. He starts off as the strategist, coming up with the battle and raid plans, but will eventually learn how to actually fight because the people he recruits teach him how in case one of the people on his rapidly growing list of enemies tries to kill him. A mission will involve several groups of slavers trying to kill Conrad and his group because they hate them like the mercs on Omega hated Garrus when he was Archangel. He can call Shepard for backup, and surprise everyone by holding them off successfully until he/she gets there with minimal losses to his combatants, and no freed slave casualties. He only calls Shepard because the plan he came up with to get out of the situation requires three more people, and he noticed that [[GenreSavvy Shepard always had two other people with him/her whenever he met up with him/her.]]



* Damn. That sucks... wait! that means that at least one of the Reapers is a [[OneOfUs troper!]] Wait, no, that is bad. That means one of them is GenreSavvy! Wow. Never thought about what our knowledge could do in the hands of evil.

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* Damn. That sucks... wait! that means that at least one of the Reapers is a [[OneOfUs troper!]] Wait, no, that is bad. That means one of them is GenreSavvy! Wow. Never thought about what our knowledge could do in the hands of evil.
10th Jul '16 10:52:38 AM nombretomado
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BioWare. It's possible [=BioWare=] may have been thinking of ''[=KotOR=]'' when they began working on ''ME'', but more likely it was just an inspiration.

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BioWare.Creator/BioWare. It's possible [=BioWare=] may have been thinking of ''[=KotOR=]'' when they began working on ''ME'', but more likely it was just an inspiration.
10th Jul '16 10:51:19 AM nombretomado
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** Except that ''[=KotOR=] 2'' was developed by Obsidian, not BioWare. It's possible [=BioWare=] may have been thinking of ''[=KotOR=]'' when they began working on ''ME'', but more likely it was just an inspiration.

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** Except that ''[=KotOR=] 2'' was developed by Obsidian, not Creator/
BioWare. It's possible [=BioWare=] may have been thinking of ''[=KotOR=]'' when they began working on ''ME'', but more likely it was just an inspiration.



If humanity continues to gain power in the Mass Effect universe at it's current rate, it could easily become the universal power often portrayed in DW episodes in the distant future. The Mondas Cybermen haven't been discovered yet because Mondas, not being in a solar system anymore, is kinda hard to find when you rely on Mass Relays. The Daleks haven't yet blazed their way to our galaxy thanks to the efforts of The Doctor. Perhaps Cerberus was built on the remains of Torchwood. Best of all, this provides us with a way to get rid of the [=ME3=] ending without contradicting the BioWare position that it happened: Time war. Just that simple. Pre time war, perhaps [[spoiler:The Leviathans were inspired to attempt to end the Synthetic/Organic debate by the rebellion of the Daleks created by Davros,]] while post Time War, the evident removal of Skaro and the Daleks from the timeline along with the Time Lords prevented this and the Reapers came to be by another, less absurd way. Thanks to the Butterfly Effect, this may also explain the parallel universes of Male!Shepard and Female!Shepard.

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If humanity continues to gain power in the Mass Effect universe at it's current rate, it could easily become the universal power often portrayed in DW episodes in the distant future. The Mondas Cybermen haven't been discovered yet because Mondas, not being in a solar system anymore, is kinda hard to find when you rely on Mass Relays. The Daleks haven't yet blazed their way to our galaxy thanks to the efforts of The Doctor. Perhaps Cerberus was built on the remains of Torchwood. Best of all, this provides us with a way to get rid of the [=ME3=] ending without contradicting the BioWare Creator/BioWare position that it happened: Time war. Just that simple. Pre time war, perhaps [[spoiler:The Leviathans were inspired to attempt to end the Synthetic/Organic debate by the rebellion of the Daleks created by Davros,]] while post Time War, the evident removal of Skaro and the Daleks from the timeline along with the Time Lords prevented this and the Reapers came to be by another, less absurd way. Thanks to the Butterfly Effect, this may also explain the parallel universes of Male!Shepard and Female!Shepard.
9th Jun '16 5:15:47 AM manofwarb
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** These Ardat Yakshi were the reason that asari even had huntress militias. Normally, you'd think that a race so inclined to cooperation, diplomacy, debate and empathizing, like the asari, would eventually not need militaries since everyone got along. But the sociopathic Ardat Yakshi with their enthrallment ability are threats that require military force. They wouldn't require conventional arms such as tanks, gunships, artillery, ICBMs etc, but they would require spec ops units who could surgically neutralize problematic Ardat Yakshi. That is why their military is structured the way it is.




[[WMG: As human biotics intermingle and produce biotic offspring for successive generations, there may eventually be a human with Ardat Yakshi powers]]
The Ardat Yakshi condition exists only among the asari, but asari are the only all biotic species and they look close enough to humans. So it is possible that the humanoid biotic genome upon successive meiosis cycles develops the Ardat Yakshi syndrome as a recessive trait. Because asari could mind meld but humans can't, human Ardat Yakshi can't inflict DeathBySex. They will however, be able to Reave their victims to death, become addicted to doing that, and become stronger every time they do it - become life energy "vampires"




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* Humans may have been considered too primitive from Prothean standards since they can't do mind melds, so their genes were transplanted onto the Thessian cuttlefish that could mind meld. But a small cabal protested against modifying a species so much, so they were exiled to Mars to observe their human "pets". When the Reapers invaded and they became isolated from the rest of the empire, they seized all information they could, including Crucible blueprints and iced the Charon relay to protect humans. They didn't leave artifacts on Earth, because they came to believe that a species must advance on its own power to a certain point before Mass Effect technology could be revealed to them.
22nd Apr '16 6:31:19 PM nombretomado
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[[WMG: Admiral Hackett is descended from [[FatherTed Father Jack Hackett]].]]

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[[WMG: Admiral Hackett is descended from [[FatherTed [[Series/FatherTed Father Jack Hackett]].]]
8th Nov '15 7:22:16 PM nombretomado
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[[WMG: The Reapers are an evolution of the [[RevelationSpace Inhibitors]] in an alternate reality where faster-than-light travel is possible]]
The [[RevelationSpace Inhibitors]] are like the Reapers - they are artificial, drop by every once in a while to wipe out all intelligent life, then travel back into deep space. They have the same origin - but the Reapers are pathological liars and the [[spoiler: Catalyst]] lied as well - they were made billions of years ago to help reduce the destruction (star systems being thrown into inter-galactic space) from the Milky Way - Andromeda collision a few billion years in the future. The Inhibitors originally were more gentle with intelligent species by just keeping them in their home system, but they just started bombing species into extinction when too many started popping up. The Reapers were the same way, though since they have FTL travel capabilities, they don't need to lay traps around the galaxy to trigger them, instead just popping up ever 50,000 years to curb-stomp the species into extinction since they don't want to bother blockading them into their home systems. However, the Reapers and Inhibitors started to diverge due to the lack of FTL in one universe and the presence of FTL in the other: Reaper [[spoiler:reproduction is like it is because of the FTL - they can just zip around collecting organic life across solar systems]], whereas the Inhibitors have to reproduce asexually since they don't have the luxury of FTL to [[spoiler: gather organics for reproduction]]. Additionally, the Reapers are sentient, whereas the Inhibitors are not self-aware most of the time - centuries of travel time, drifting between solar systems, would cause them to go insane.

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[[WMG: The Reapers are an evolution of the [[RevelationSpace [[Literature/RevelationSpace Inhibitors]] in an alternate reality where faster-than-light travel is possible]]
The [[RevelationSpace [[Literature/RevelationSpace Inhibitors]] are like the Reapers - they are artificial, drop by every once in a while to wipe out all intelligent life, then travel back into deep space. They have the same origin - but the Reapers are pathological liars and the [[spoiler: Catalyst]] lied as well - they were made billions of years ago to help reduce the destruction (star systems being thrown into inter-galactic space) from the Milky Way - Andromeda collision a few billion years in the future. The Inhibitors originally were more gentle with intelligent species by just keeping them in their home system, but they just started bombing species into extinction when too many started popping up. The Reapers were the same way, though since they have FTL travel capabilities, they don't need to lay traps around the galaxy to trigger them, instead just popping up ever 50,000 years to curb-stomp the species into extinction since they don't want to bother blockading them into their home systems. However, the Reapers and Inhibitors started to diverge due to the lack of FTL in one universe and the presence of FTL in the other: Reaper [[spoiler:reproduction is like it is because of the FTL - they can just zip around collecting organic life across solar systems]], whereas the Inhibitors have to reproduce asexually since they don't have the luxury of FTL to [[spoiler: gather organics for reproduction]]. Additionally, the Reapers are sentient, whereas the Inhibitors are not self-aware most of the time - centuries of travel time, drifting between solar systems, would cause them to go insane.
20th Oct '15 7:37:13 AM Gnoizic
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*This proper believes that if not the Reapers themselves, a Reaper War. Consider this: Klendagon has a huge scar on its surface from a glancing blow from a mass accelerator round of unimaginable power, which we find out later actually clocked a Reaper. This particular scar bears an exact resemblance to the Valles Marineris on Mars (though bigger). While the shot that scarred Klendagon was fired 37 million years ago, that doesn't mean that another spacefaring race fighting Reapers in our solar system about 65 million years ago didn't have a similar cannon. As we all know, [[MemeticBadass Sir Isaac Newton is the deadliest sonovabitch in space]], and if a shot missed its intended target and glanced Mars with Earth perfectly lined up in the distance, it's not unfeasible that the "asteroid" that knocked out the dinosaurs was actually something much more sophisticated.
27th Sep '15 7:25:35 AM MrUnderhill
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If you have the iOS Datapad app, you'll get a message from Tali [[spoiler: while she's drunk]] in the third game, filled with typos that line up with a QWERTY keyboard. If she was typing in Quarian, the translator would have rendered it into MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels-type gibberish, not just badly-spelled English. It also provides an in-game explanation why [[VocalEvolution Tali's accent became more pronounced between games]]; before, she had to rely on translators, which rendered her speech with a more generic tone, but now she can speak English with her own voice, which lets her accent carry over more. It also makes sense as part of her line of work; the universal translator probably doesn't cover programming languages, so Tali would probably need to learn a little bit of English in order to write programs for human computers, same as how non-English programmers have to learn some English in order for C++ or Java to make sense.

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If you have the iOS Datapad app, you'll get a message from Tali [[spoiler: while she's drunk]] in the third game, filled with typos that line up with a QWERTY keyboard. If she was typing in Quarian, Khelish (or whatever the quarians' main language is), the translator would have rendered it into MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels-type gibberish, not just badly-spelled English. It also provides an in-game explanation why [[VocalEvolution Tali's accent became more pronounced between games]]; before, she had to rely on translators, which rendered her speech with a more generic tone, but now she can speak English with her own voice, which lets her accent carry over more. It also makes sense as part of her line of work; the universal translator probably doesn't cover programming languages, so Tali would probably need to learn a little bit of English in order to write programs for human computers, same as how non-English programmers have to learn some English in order for C++ or Java to make sense.
23rd Sep '15 8:32:55 PM nombretomado
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* The name actually goes along with that. A harbinger is, literally, "one that presages or foreshadows what is to come." Harbinger's not the leader, he's a herald. He's more ComicBook/SilverSurfer than {{Galactus}}.

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* The name actually goes along with that. A harbinger is, literally, "one that presages or foreshadows what is to come." Harbinger's not the leader, he's a herald. He's more ComicBook/SilverSurfer than {{Galactus}}.ComicBook/{{Galactus}}.
14th Sep '15 5:43:54 PM Salixshiraii
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