History YMMV / ParallelRealities

7th Jan '16 12:02:55 PM MagBas
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* ThirtySuePileup:
** The fic hosts an entire parallel reality of [[PuritySue Purity Sues]].
** Shepard himself is a mix of GodModeSue, BlackHoleSue, PossessionSue, PuritySue, RelationshipSue, SympatheticSue, and FixerSue.
** Teilo is a massively blatant FixerSue for Garrus’ squad.
22nd Jun '15 3:34:44 PM Anddrix
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* DoubleStandard/ ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Shepard spends the majority of the story ranting about how evil Cerberus is, yet criticizes people for being hesitant to trust him when he is working with them.
** To an even more extreme degree, Shepard spends almost all of the story criticizing the Council for not doing anything about the Reapers. [[spoiler:This does not stop him and his friends in the other galaxy from sitting there doing nothing when the Reapers start harvesting life from batarian colonies at the beginning of the Mass Effect 3 arc. For the record, they barely do anything when Earth is attacked, merely rescuing Shepard from the planet and killing the Reaper that shoots down the shuttles in the prologue. They don't even contact Earth to warn them that the Reapers are coming, they merely sneak in to rescue Shepard.]]
10th Nov '14 5:14:20 PM MagBas
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* UnfortunateImplications: At the end, [[spoiler:the Council is usurped by Shepard’s Galactic Order on the premise that the Council was negligent. Rather than elect a new council from the species that are already there, however, the Galactic Order itself takes control of the galaxy from the Council. [[TakeOverTheWorld Take Over The Galaxy]] much?]]
** Also, at one point in the Mass Effect 1 arc, Shepard gets badly hurt after Tali gets captured. She later cries about how it was all her fault and how she shouldn't have gotten caught. Sexist much?
15th Apr '13 7:53:35 PM Austin
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* {{Chickification}}: Tali has to be saved by Shepard twice as much as in the game and overall seems much more dependent on Shepard, as well as crying more often.
* DeusExMachina: Shepard [[spoiler:is prepared to sacrifice himself to activate the final temple that will destroy the Reapers forever. When he gets there, however, he runs into the Illusive Man, who turns out to be half-artician himself. When Shepard proceeds to stab him with Asha Bel, the Oracle says that the half-artician blood in the Illusive Man and the fact that the Oracle herself is a spirit of an artician (thus constituting the other half) will be enough.]]



* MoralMyopia Shepard claims that his race always does what's right, not matter what. Despite this, his allies [[spoiler: Kill EDI simply because she was designed from Reaper technology. He himself kills a Batarian slaver trying to negotiate with him, kills an Alliance soldier for making a threat he was in no position to carry out, and smashes Ashley into a crate when she doesn't want to join him and Cerberus. Keep in mind that he is [[CharlesAtlasSuperPower five times stronger than the average Human and could have easily killed her by doing that.]]]] Pretty screwed up definition of "right" there buddy.
* OutOfFocus: Other characters besides Shepard and Tali are rather undeveloped, to the point where entire recruitment and loyalty missions happen off screen.



* StrawLoser: Anyone who tries to argue with Shepard is doomed to lose and look like an asshole compared to him.
11th Dec '12 2:04:18 PM erttheking43
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** To an even more extreme degree, Shepard spends almost all of the story criticizing the Council for not doing anything about the Reapers. [[spoiler:This does not stop him and his friends in the other galaxy from sitting there doing nothing when the Reapers start harvesting life from batarian colonies at the beginning of the Mass Effect 3 arc.]]

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** To an even more extreme degree, Shepard spends almost all of the story criticizing the Council for not doing anything about the Reapers. [[spoiler:This does not stop him and his friends in the other galaxy from sitting there doing nothing when the Reapers start harvesting life from batarian colonies at the beginning of the Mass Effect 3 arc. For the record, they barely do anything when Earth is attacked, merely rescuing Shepard from the planet and killing the Reaper that shoots down the shuttles in the prologue. They don't even contact Earth to warn them that the Reapers are coming, they merely sneak in to rescue Shepard.]]
11th Dec '12 2:02:09 PM erttheking43
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* UnfortunateImplications: At the end, [[spoiler:the Council is usurped by Shepard’s Galactic Order on the premise that the Council was negligent. Rather than elect a new council from the species that are already there, however, the Galactic Order itself takes control of the galaxy from the Council. [[TakeOverTheWorld Take Over The Galaxy]] much?]]

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* UnfortunateImplications: At the end, [[spoiler:the Council is usurped by Shepard’s Galactic Order on the premise that the Council was negligent. Rather than elect a new council from the species that are already there, however, the Galactic Order itself takes control of the galaxy from the Council. [[TakeOverTheWorld Take Over The Galaxy]] much?]]much?]]
** Also, at one point in the Mass Effect 1 arc, Shepard gets badly hurt after Tali gets captured. She later cries about how it was all her fault and how she shouldn't have gotten caught. Sexist much?
11th Dec '12 2:00:36 PM erttheking43
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** On that note, Shepard himself is commonly referred to as an ideal paragon Shepard, but is he really that or is he a short tempered self centered man with a Messiah complex?
7th Dec '12 2:11:47 PM HerrWozzeck
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* DoubleStandard/ ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Shepard spends the majority of the story ranting about how evil Cerberus is, yet criticizes people for being hesitant to trust him when he is working with them.

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* DoubleStandard/ ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Shepard spends the majority of the story ranting about how evil Cerberus is, yet criticizes people for being hesitant to trust him when he is working with them. them.
** To an even more extreme degree, Shepard spends almost all of the story criticizing the Council for not doing anything about the Reapers. [[spoiler:This does not stop him and his friends in the other galaxy from sitting there doing nothing when the Reapers start harvesting life from batarian colonies at the beginning of the Mass Effect 3 arc.]]
7th Dec '12 2:08:18 PM HerrWozzeck
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Extreme one with the entire parallel galaxy: is the parallel galaxy really a group of paragons trying to save both galaxies, or is it a ruthless force disillusioned by an encounter with Cerberus that seeks to conquer the galaxy that Cerberus and the others came from?



* AssPull: Happens a ''lot''. Of particular note: [[spoiler:the way the Collectors are shoehorned into Tali’s loyalty mission, the fact that the events of the Arrival DLC involved a choice Shepard somehow already made before he ever set foot in the Mass Effect galaxy, Xiltro suddenly gaining a coding error and being unable to ‘jump’ into Shepard’s omni-tool, and the Illusive Man being half-artician.]]
** [[spoiler:The thing about the Illusive Man being part Artician was actually due to the fact that humans are, in the context of the fic, imperfect replicas of the Articians.]]
** [[spoiler: Also, during the Mass Effect 3 arc, Sheaprd uses an ability on Balak that involves lasers shooting out of his eyes and causing Balak to feel the pain of all the people that he hurt. This ability was never hinted at before, and it was never brought up again after said scene]]

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* AssPull: Happens a ''lot''. Of particular note: [[spoiler:the way the Collectors are shoehorned into Tali’s loyalty mission, the fact that the events of the Arrival DLC involved a choice Shepard somehow already made before he ever set foot in the Mass Effect galaxy, Xiltro suddenly gaining a coding error and being unable to ‘jump’ into Shepard’s omni-tool, and the Illusive Man and the Oracle both being half-artician.able to activate the final artician temple so Shepard doesn't have to.]]
** [[spoiler:The thing about the Illusive Man being part Artician was actually due to the fact that humans are, in the context of the fic, imperfect replicas of the Articians.]]
** [[spoiler: Also, during the Mass Effect 3 arc, Sheaprd Shepard uses an ability on Balak that involves lasers shooting out of his eyes and causing Balak to feel the pain of all the people that he hurt. This ability was never hinted at before, and it was never brought up again after said scene]]
5th Dec '12 10:49:25 AM erttheking43
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* DoubleStandard/ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Shepard spends the majority of the story ranting about how evil Cerberus is, yet criticizes people for being hesitant to trust him when he is working with them.

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* DoubleStandard/ProtagonistCenteredMorality: DoubleStandard/ ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Shepard spends the majority of the story ranting about how evil Cerberus is, yet criticizes people for being hesitant to trust him when he is working with them.
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