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Mass Effect 3 The Ending: A Happy Ending At Last by YukiMinamoto Mass Effect 3 The Ending: A Happy Ending At Last by YukiMinamoto
I have permission from :iconjael-kolken: to upload my commission from her onto this site.

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Default Jane Shepard, Default John Shepard, Mass Effect 1, 2, and 3. Mass Effect 3: Ending. Normandy SR-2.

NOTE: If you do not like the pairing, John and Jane Shepard, please leave the page. You can voice your opinion on the matter, but don't troll/flame the art or the artist, Jael-Kolken.

I, the commissioner, have not seen or spoiled myself with the ending, but I heard from many fans that it was bad, beyond bad.

So this is my take on the ending.

You can make up whatever kind of story you want after ME 3 with this pair.

Whether or not you see them as siblings from an alternate future, or (my take on the pair since Mark Meer and Jennifer Hale were AMAZING VOICE ACTORS! ) star-crossed lovers searching for one another, you can view them from a different point-of-view (POV).

We need to have some happy ending for both Shepards, agreed? Even with customized Sheps. You, as the RPer of Shepard, the Commander of the universe's best and badass crew of the Normandy SR-2, would like to have a ending with your love-interest, or if you played Shepard as an asexual and the big, fat hero/ine of the whole known Universe, you would naturally want to have a good ending or if you're that morbid, a bad ending where Shepard and the whole Universe dies along with the Reapers.

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I view both Jane and John Shepard as separate people because of Jennifer and Mark's wonderful VA (Voice Acting), but you see this as incest or down right squicky, then by all means, use some of that handy brain bleach and go away from the page. No one is forcing you to see this.


I'm such a romantic. A wonderful and happy ending here on Earth with the one you love.

Both Shepards are very strong people. They hold the whole universe in their hands, and as such have experienced much trauma in their lives as a solider and a Spectre.

They have friends like:

Joker, Ashley Williams, Kaidan Alenko, EDI, Laira, Tali'Zorah vas Normandy, Garrus Vakarian, James Vega, Kasumi Goto, Grunt, Wrex, Admiral Hackett, Thane Krios, Legion, Miranda Lawson, Jacob Taylor, Mordin Solus, Doctor Chakwas, Jack, Zaeed Massani, and Javik (insert character I haven't named here)

beside them the whole time.

It must have been really lonely to be the leader and role-model for many of them. Living the horrors of war in ME1 and losing a close friend and ally in Virmire to being the emotional crutch in ME 2 and finally trying to save the Universe with few allies and close friends at hand, I can't believe what kind of nightmares, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and fear both Shepards have to get through and start the day.

They are both human beings, both longing for peace they never had or wanted to have, regardless of what kind of background you chose for your Shepard. Thus, me being the romantic and wanting to spread the love for both Sheploo and Femshep, they deserve a bit of happiness, don't you agree?

To feel safe and warm in the arms of a person you trust with your heart, body, and soul, is like something out of a fairy tale. To sleep peacefully for once without the nightmares with the little boy Shepards failed to save, it feels like heaven to both of them.

I'm thinking lowering your guard around a person is hard enough when you have to save the world, but what comes after? Lowering your defenses around a person you love and trust can be difficult for many people. It means that you're vulnerable and wide open for attack.

Being strong for so long in order to save the entire universe, I can see why John and Jane refuse to open up their hardened heart to anyone unless you romanced one of your crew members on the ship.

I want them both to be happy, to not hide who they are and what made them "them", to feel safe and live a semi-normal life away from the bloodshed, sweat, and tears they both gave to the Alliance, Cerberus, and to the Universe.

Time and again, they proved themselves to be capable in everything they put their mind to. What about love? Who's the person that's going to pick Shepard up when s/he falls?

Who's going to love Shepard for the person s/he is? Who's going to fully accept her/his faults and mistakes?

Who's going to laugh at Shepard when s/he dances so horribly?! (LOL, god if there's something they both can't do it's dancing) Who's going to whisper sweet nothings in her/his ear as they fall asleep?

Why don't you decide?
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:iconaneksunamun:
Aneksunamun Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
A wonderful artwork.
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:iconyukiminamoto:
YukiMinamoto Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank the artist! XD 
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RMTG Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Never think about this CP, somehow I really like it~
Love your artwork~~!
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:iconyukiminamoto:
YukiMinamoto Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! XD I commissioned an artist to do this, so it's all thanks to him/her! ^_^

Also, thank you so much for the watch! :iconiloveitplz:
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:iconbirdi-cant-draw:
Birdi-cant-draw Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Cuuuuuute!
Never thought of it like this before. I like your idea :)
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:iconyukiminamoto:
YukiMinamoto Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
XD Thank you! I wish people would be more open to this pairing. :iconiloveitplz:
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Birdi-cant-draw Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
I think they just have trouble grasping the concept. I've always wondered what it would be like to have two of them in the same universe, but I realized I couldn't pull it off because it was a little too complex for my still developing writing skills. Though it would be an awesome story :)
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YukiMinamoto Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It would! If only people who didn't romance ANYONE had the option to romance their other half. :iconawwwplz:
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Birdi-cant-draw Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
That would be so confusing....... Poor Bioware's team might have their heads explode. That would be a whole nother game. But totally down for someone who could pull it off epically!
Hence why I haven't tried. I would fail so hard.... >_<
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Birdi-cant-draw Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
And then, a day later, I get an evil idea that could make it work, even if I had to tweak a few details........ Geez, and in the middle of Finals week.......
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:iconyukiminamoto:
YukiMinamoto Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I WOULD LOVE TO SEE IT! :iconplanningplz:
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Birdi-cant-draw Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
If you don't mind a little bit of bending, it's all yours! I'll get started as soon as I'm out of Finals, though I am a slow poster.... :p
Hopefully I don't botch the characters too bad, it's been a while since I've had the chance to play...... Blarg, stupid school.
Anyhow, starting. Will try to make pretty :)
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:iconmk456:
mk456 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
oh so shepard is doing himself....that ego maniac >.>
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:iconyukiminamoto:
YukiMinamoto Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
LOL. Well to his her own, then? :iconsweatdropplz:

I personally think of them as seperate people, having the same last name, but whatever. :)

Thank you for the comment!
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mk456 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
lolz np and firt time i heard of this pairing ima check it out seems interesting enough :x

who better to understand each other than yourself after all xD
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:iconyukiminamoto:
YukiMinamoto Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, thank you! XD You gotta admit, They'd be one badass couple in the universe. :iconguaahplz:
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mk456 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
True enough the Reapers can barely handle one Shepard now Two? pffft shit just got real for that 'god child'
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YukiMinamoto Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Damn straight. :icondatassplz:
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:iconmk456:
mk456 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
mmmhmmmm >.>
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:icontrikucian:
Trikucian Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's a cool piece, but you should play the game and experience the ending yourself. I found it really intelligent and quite insightful to be honest.
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:iconyukiminamoto:
YukiMinamoto Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Really? Arg, I suck a shooting. :iconorzplz:

The ending really threw people to extremes. :iconscaredplz:

I wanted a bit of closure, but whatever! We already made our own endings! Just like Bioware wanted us to do! :icongreatjobplz:
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Trikucian Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
In some cases I think that the ending, and I mean the last couple hours of it, was a little to thought out and intelligent for the type of crowd who like shooters. If it were a movie, however, it would have been touted as being brilliant. The main problem with Mass Effect is that it is mainly from Shepard's point of view, with a little bit of Joker's point of view. We see a little of his point of view at the end, but I agree, there should have been more closure for a story with so much back story.
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YukiMinamoto Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
*nods* And after all the years Bioware gave us to our Shepards, we deserve something of a "good" or semi-post war ending.
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Trikucian Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Especially for us poor bastards who spent the time and effort to get everything done.
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DooMGuy117 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had to decline the initial submission request to Mass_Effect_series, due to folder being submitted to, however since i really like this piece, i will resubmit it myself :) cause this piece is awesome :D
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YukiMinamoto Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wah, thank you!! :iconiloveitmoreplz:

I'm sorry! I should have read the gallery folders. ^^; And I'm honored for this to be in your group.
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Nilihas Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
2 Shepard's one destiny.
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YukiMinamoto Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I know that!

Ah, reminds me of Kingdom Hearts when you said that. :iconiloveitplz:

Two Skies, One Destiny!

Thank you for commenting.
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Nilihas Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
well I actually quoted a different game Onimusha 3 Demon Siege where the tagline was 2 heroes one destiny. lol but yeah Kingdom Hearts works 2. lol good stuff keep it up. I wouldnt mind if u tried drawing somthign for me or 4 my group.
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YukiMinamoto Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
XD Oh really?!

I guess the apple doesn't far from the tree.

And I didn't draw it, :iconjael-kolken: did. It was a commission I wanted from her and I had her permission to upload it into my gallery.

You should go watch her! She's amazing! :iconiheartitplz:
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Nilihas Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
good stuff.
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Addira Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Was there a doubt in your mind that I wouldn't fave it?

ha! Thought not
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YukiMinamoto Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You got me! *is shot* XD

:iconikissitplz:
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jagespages Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Whether I agree with the pairing or not, the art is fantastic! And I have no prob actually with the pairing and HELL YEAH! Happy ending! Kudos!
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YukiMinamoto Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!! XD Another Shepard shipper on board!

And yes, everyone needs a happy ending. :iconiloveitplz:

And J did a wonderful, amazing job with it! You should watch her! It's worth it!
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ValNika Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha I would see this as incest, yes. But this image doesn't give me that impression. It's kind of like... a different mirror of themself? Or something. Shepard always has to be so strong that sometimes the only other person taht would understand is....Shepard. So this is kind of a take on the different sides of Shepard. I see it more metaphorically I guess. But I could never ship F.Shepard x M.Shepard XD
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YukiMinamoto Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, it's fine. ^_^ Everyone is entitled to their own opinions and pairings. :)

But thank you for commenting. :iconikissitplz: And yeah. Shepard would only understand him/herself. XD
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SerenityAlexandria Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Yeeeessss! Wonderful job by jael-kolken! May more pics of this couple grace the internet! XD
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YukiMinamoto Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hell yeah. :iconbadassplz:

SHE'S AWESOME!

Thank you for the fav, Alex! :iconiloveitplz:
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SerenityAlexandria Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
No problem Moon! :XD: I love great art! ^o^
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Alphmega Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Awesome. Just awesome.
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YukiMinamoto Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! She did an awesome job! :hug:
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