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13th Mar '17 2:22:51 PM VigilantSycamore
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\n[[WMG: Each sapient species represents a possible future for humans]]
* The vorcha represent how humans may end up if they adapt to runaway climate change while the drell represent humans failing to adapt but being saved by another species.
* The hanar show what might happen if theocracy wins out over scepticism and the batarians show the effects of totalitarianism winning out over democracy.
* The volus are what would happen if humanity became ''even more'' dependent on capitalist economics.
* The salarians are a scientific race, the asari are an academic race, and the turians are a military race.
* The krogan represent what humans might become post-Fallout.
* The quarians represent humanity post-Skynet.
* The elcor represent humans who have chosen to become nomadic and leave sedentary life behind to prevent another anthropogenoc mass extinction.
* The yagh show humanity if our society devolved to the point where morality became nonexistent.
* The raloi represent a humanity that lashes out against the Technological Revolution because of the issues that come with it.
* The rachni show what would happen to us if we encountered a species that communicates in a completely different way to ours.
* The Protheans were wiped out by [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens]].
* The Reapers are harvesting any resources they can find.
* And the Keepers have no purpose beyond maintaining the machine they now live on.
5th Mar '17 6:17:43 PM nombretomado
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** I simply don't see how that's possible, unless we're going with some kind of [[{{Marvel}} Galactus]]-esque "survived from a previous universe" origin. More likely, the ancestors of the Reapers were created by organic life like the geth were created by the quarians. After several generations of improvements, the Reapers were taught/programmed that their species has been mechanical since the beginning, and that organic life is hugely inferior. It's not true, it's just what they believe.

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** I simply don't see how that's possible, unless we're going with some kind of [[{{Marvel}} [[{{Creator/Marvel}} Galactus]]-esque "survived from a previous universe" origin. More likely, the ancestors of the Reapers were created by organic life like the geth were created by the quarians. After several generations of improvements, the Reapers were taught/programmed that their species has been mechanical since the beginning, and that organic life is hugely inferior. It's not true, it's just what they believe.
21st Feb '17 11:00:06 PM Atha
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**** Those all happened after a decently long time skip. Obviously, since Miranda and Jacob never existed, it isn't a stretch to assume the project that revived Shepard was just another one of his delusions after getting knocked out during a collector attack. He then went on to do things like become Archangel in the multi-year break between the first and second game or the year-long break between the second and third.
18th Oct '16 8:52:50 AM dlchen145
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* On the other hand, I'm not sure what that makes Renegade Shepard. {{Badass}} Jesus?

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* On the other hand, I'm not sure what that makes Renegade Shepard. {{Badass}} Badass Jesus?



* TheDragon, a {{Badass}} special operative with no remorse and no sympathy whatsoever, [[{{Narm}} used to be a good guy with feelings]] prior to the short First Contact War with the humans, in which he lost a dear relative or friend. Submerged into a permanent TranquilFury, he vows to destroy those who killed his relative/friend - '''[[LargeHam AT ALL COSTS]]'''!

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* TheDragon, a {{Badass}} badass special operative with no remorse and no sympathy whatsoever, [[{{Narm}} used to be a good guy with feelings]] prior to the short First Contact War with the humans, in which he lost a dear relative or friend. Submerged into a permanent TranquilFury, he vows to destroy those who killed his relative/friend - '''[[LargeHam AT ALL COSTS]]'''!



* Cue successful {{Badass}} Villain Invasion a la ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill "[[Film/PulpFiction I Lay my Vengeance Upon Thee]]" in the sequel.

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* Cue successful {{Badass}} badass Villain Invasion a la ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill "[[Film/PulpFiction I Lay my Vengeance Upon Thee]]" in the sequel.



* Both characters are known for their [[BadAss badassery]]. Jack was implied to [[ReallyGetsAround Really Get Around]] despite being a priest. It's conceivable that he has at least of a couple of kids floating about.

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* Both characters are known for their [[BadAss badassery]].badassery. Jack was implied to [[ReallyGetsAround Really Get Around]] despite being a priest. It's conceivable that he has at least of a couple of kids floating about.
9th Oct '16 6:06:23 PM Mullon
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*** Perhaps the Reapers are supposed to be a symbolic representation of [[ImageBoards Anonymous]]; Destroying and corrupting all that they touch, all for the lulz. Sovereign even says "We are Legion." In fact, if you could replace Sovereign's voice with that of Microsoft Sam, I'm sure that whole conversation would resemble something Anon would put on Website/YouTube when they're raiding someone.

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*** Perhaps the Reapers are supposed to be a symbolic representation of [[ImageBoards [[Website/FourChan Anonymous]]; Destroying and corrupting all that they touch, all for the lulz. Sovereign even says "We are Legion." In fact, if you could replace Sovereign's voice with that of Microsoft Sam, I'm sure that whole conversation would resemble something Anon would put on Website/YouTube when they're raiding someone.
10th Sep '16 10:28:18 PM WillBGood
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[[WMG: Related to "preservation of consciousness" above: the Reapers are Harbingers of [[spoiler:{{Instrumentality}}]]]]

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[[WMG: Related to "preservation of consciousness" above: the Reapers are Harbingers of [[spoiler:{{Instrumentality}}]]]][[spoiler:[[AssimilationPlot Instrumentality]]]]]]
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.
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