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  • The meme. [[labelnote:Explanation]]The explanation behind the meme, if necessary.[[/labelnote]] Explanation 
    • Further mutations and successor memes, if any.

  • "Shepard." "Wrex." "Shepard." "Wrex." "Shepard." "Wrex." Explanation 
  • "I've had enough of your snide insinuations!" *SHEPARD PAWNCH* Explanation 
  • "Because it's a big stupid jellyfish!" Explanation 
    • Referenced in Mass Effect 3, when dealing with an indoctrinated hanar.
  • I'm Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite page on TV Tropes! Explanation 
  • Marauder Shields: the True Final Boss of Mass Effect 3 Explanation (spoilers) 
    • Someone even made a whole webcomic out of this one.
    • One of the designers commenting they didn't have a final boss because it felt too 'videogamey' is also subject to a lot of this, since, if you weren't aware, Mass Effect 3 is a video game.
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  • SPACE MAGIC. Explanation 
  • Artistic Integrity. Explanation 
  • We're sorry you didn't like [insert item]. What about [item] did you like? Explanation 
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  • Still a better ending than Mass Effect 3. Explanation 
  • SO BE IT. Explanation (spoilers) 
  • Eternal. Infinite. Immortal. Eternity by Calvin Klein Explanation (spoilers) 
  • The Magical Disappearing Rocks of Rannoch. Explanation 
  • Does it prove IT? Explanation 
  • Red, Blue, Green Explanation (spoilers) 
  • BRB, Virmire. Explanation 
  • Shepard removes Tali's mask to reveal... <Insert photoshopped face here> Explanation 
    • In the third game, if Tali is romanced, she leaves behind a picture of herself, which is... a photoshopped face.
  • Tali's Hips Explanation 
  • Yo Dawg, I heard you don't wanna get killed by synthetics. So I made some synthetics to kill you every 50,000 years so you won't get killed by synthetics.Explanation 
  • DAT ASS (Effect)Explanation 
    • Kaidan's romance arc in the third game repeats this if he was romanced since the first game. Explanation 
  • Ah, yes. (airquotes) "Reapers". Explanation 
    • Oh, we have dismissed that claim.Explanation 
  • Garrus is impressed.Explanation 
    • He says it again in ME3 when you blow up a door with a Cerberus fighter.
    • Thane, on the other hand, is excellent.Explanation 
  • "Can it wait for a bit? I'm in the middle of some calibrations." Explanation 
    • Now an Ascended Meme. His love of calibrations is referenced several times in Mass Effect 3.
    • If you romance Liara in Mass Effect 1 but move on to Garrus in ME2 with the Shadow Broker DLC downloaded, Liara will sardonically remark at one point that the ship's weapons aren't the only thing Garrus is calibrating.
    • Talibrations Explanation 
    • An Ascended Meme twice over, as Cullen references it in Dragon Age: Inquisition.
  • Geth do not infiltrate.
    • Geth do not intentionally infiltrate.Explanation 
    • Toyed with now to insanity: Bioware added playable Geth to multiplayer, and of the two classes they can play, one of them is Infiltrator.
      • Legion's passive skill is Geth Infiltrator
  • "What can you tell me about [x]?" Explanation 
    • "Well, Shepard, they are—"
      • "I should go." Explanation 
      • "I should go." is memetic in itself for how frequently Shepard ends a conversation with it.
      • The Citadel DLC lampshades this catchphrase. Turns out, Shepard had no idea they said it that often!
      • Shepard's mom says something similar too! I have to go.
  • I AM A BIOTIC GOD!!!! Explanation 
    • I think things... and they HAPPEN! Fear me, lesser creatures, for I am biotics made flesh!
      • I began to SMELL MY GREATNESS!
      • I am a great wind that will sweep ALL BEFORE ME like a... A GREAT WIND! A great Biotic Wind! FEAR ME!
  • Thank you for bringing me X, T'Soni. Explanation 
  • Look at thiiiis... Like viewing memes on the internet... Heavy risk, but the priiiiiiize.Explanation 
  • You humans are all racist! Explanation 
  • Blasto, the first Hanar Spectre. Explanation 
  • It's Kelly's fault! Explanation 
  • Don't. Fuck. With Aria. Explanation 
  • This page isn't wearing Heavy Armor; I cancelled my preorder. Explanation 
    • "I canceled my pre-order" in general was used to make fun of people who complain that the game was ruined even before release.
  • Now we have to spend all day computing pi because Joker plugged in the overlord. Explanation 
  • "That was a joke." Explanation 
  • "I WILL DESTROY YOU!" Explanation 
  • Shepard can't dance. Explanation 
    • The Citadel DLC reveals that Femshep can, in fact, tango.
    • Apparently, so does the Ryder siblings.Explation 
  • Shepard can't drive, either. Explanation 
    • The dialogue during the car chase in Lair of the Shadow Broker may be a nod to this.
      Liara: Still better than the Mako.
  • Jacob? Who's he? Explanation 
  • That big muscular guy. Isn't his name *insert David Ryder-nickname here*? Explanation 
  • Kai Leng: Cereal Killer. Explanation 
  • Emerrrrrgency induction port. Explanation 
    • In relation: Tequila Se'lai Explanation 
  • We'll bang, OK? Explanation 
  • Anderson was born in London. Explanation 
  • Kaidan can't find the Geth. Explanation 
  • Condescending Javik. Explanation 
  • Thane is one hell of a drug.Explanation 
  • SHEPARD IS PLEASED. Explanation 
  • "I had reach, she had flexibility." Explanation 
    • This line was available on an official T-shirt for a while.
  • "Humans are a blight on galactic purity!" Explanation 
    • "You, sir! You are a blight! And you, human! And you!"
  • Techno Turian. Explanation 
  • "Unzipping a future blouse." Explanation 
  • "Throw it out the airlock." Explanation 
    • There's a very gratifying Call-Back to this in the Citadel DLC. When a Renegade Shepard is ranting about how s/he's going to vent a pair of villains' severed heads out of an airlock (further explanation would require spoiler tags), Javik exclaims: "Finally!"
  • All aboard the party temple! Explanation 
  • I like this human! S/He understands! Explanation 
  • They're fools. You should eat them. Explanation 
  • Do the words "political shitstorm" mean anything to you? Explanation 
    • Ascended Meme: Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd referred to such an incident by these very words.
  • Back at the (now-defunct) Polish gaming news Gamecorner, the opening lines of a particularly obnoxious Flash ad for Mass Effect 2 ("Shepard. Nie ma pojecia na co sie porywa"Translation ) became this.
  • Why is it that whenever someone says "With All Due Respect", they really mean '"kiss my ass?" explanation 
  • Remember to stay hydrated. Explanation 
  • My face is tired. Explanation 
  • Peebee's backwards gun. Explanation 
  • Weebloo/Weeabloo. Explanation 
    • On that note, "Did you know I trained to be an Asari Huntress"Explanation 
  • "NOW WITH AN ALL ELCOR CAST"Explanation 


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