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Okay first off, Mass Effect 2 is awesome. Go buy it. Go Play it. NOW.

And with that out of the way....

Annihilation is imminent. We galactic meatbags are seriously f*cked. (this is one of the few times you'll see me remotely type these kind of words...that shows you how scared I am)

I mean, holy sh*t....look at that armada! I nearly cried when I saw this scene in game. I felt like everything I did was pointless. After what one Reaper did to half the fleet in the first game, now to have to face thousands of them?

Be afraid. Be, VERY afraid....



....I'm gonna go hide now...

....for all the good it will do...


EDIT 1/3/11: Hot damn look at all these faves and comments! Thanks guys, you're all awesome! Can't wait for Mass Effect 3 :D

Original Screenshot is from Mass Effect 2, made by Bioware.
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AstroFox624 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Ooh! Look at all them targets!
HELLISH-Werewolf Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
SHEPARD: well were F**KED so whos up for an orgy
KeirTanaka Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
DANGit!!! Now I kinda wish I had invested some of my free time in Mass Effect! Dang!
screwinon Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Yeah I fainted once I saw that scene too. ^^;

But as the old saying goes, "It's always darkest before the dawn." Because you highly underestimate the prowess of Commander Shepard. Hell in the Mass Effect 2 I played I apparently have entire Rachni species that considers me a friend. :D

INNER SHEPARD: I beat Saren, my crew destroyed Sovereign, my Ex survived the Collectors, and my romantic interest messed up their base. I have the strongest ship in the galaxy. Krogan know my name in both fear and respect, I blew up Geth like pop rocks and had their hive mind join my crew. I punched a giant mech in the FACE. The Reapers may be ancient, but their not immortal, and nowhere NEAR a god. I will break every single one of them. And do you know why? Because my crew is the best, my ship is the best, my allies are the best, and I'M, the best, and not just of humanity, Council, or No-Council, but of the frickin' Milky Way ITSELF!! HOORAH!!! :iconherotimeplz:
STE3LW Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I got more of the feeling of BRING IT ON! i got out with everyone still alive, by specter status reinstated and adems on the councle... can't wate for the last DLC for Mass effect 2 so i can see what thay are going for in number 3.
d962831 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
does anyone else suspect what I do? That the Reapers are repeating this cycle over and over in order to immortalize the best species? If that's the case, isn't their goal...almost...noble? They use the very essence of a species to create a reaper in that species image, thus ensuring it remains for all time.

And if that's the case, do you think that maybe one of the possible endings for ME3 is that the Shepard's mind is transferred to one and Shepard thus becomes an immortal reaper?

sorry, just felt like sharing that theory with someone. XD
LordManda2 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Well then why dident Sovreign just tell that to Shepard when he asked why they do what they do? Sovereign didnet give any answer besides being the Reapers intergalactic trolls.
d962831 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Sovereigns response was that even if he told, Shepard wouldn't understand, basing the fact that it requires the deaths of millions to do such a thing, and Shepard isn't one to say, 'oh, okay that sounds reasonable, go ahead.'

This theory also gains some credence when you consider the newest ME3 news. Cerberus and Illusive Man are working with the Reapers now. Illusive Man's goal is human dominance in the galaxy and he's stated he'll go to any lengths to insure it. What better way then have a human Reaper to lord over all the galaxy? Of course, he's fooling himself with this line of thinking, because when the Reapers are done there won't be anything to rule over.
hmsnike Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
It was almost as big a cliffhanger as "Mr. Worf, fire."
BigThrawn Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
I have all my crew alive and as far as i can tell, every possible ally in not only normal Campaign, but in DLC as well! Im pretty much total Paragon with a slight dip into renegade when i absolutly need it.

Now all that being said, When finishing ME2 and seein the hundreds upon hundreds, if not thousands of reapers lighting up, my first thought was, "Were all totally *^%$ed!" However me and a couple friends have been debating outcomes on how the reapers get beatin. I personally think the more allies you have, the more time it buys you to find a way to beat them, which is possibly done through hacking the Reapers and pretty much hitting the off switch! I think the Geth are going to be insturmental in ME3.

Also i am focusing my attention to what the Keepers role in ME3 will be!
kitsune2008 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
Hey, for all we know, there might be a few heretic Reapers that might join you. That, would be the coolest thing ever.
BigThrawn Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
Thats actually an intresting theory, Does anyone remember the Overlord DLC for ME 2? The "Human Computer" that could control geth...maybe they learn how to hack the reapers?
kitsune2008 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
I don't have that DLC yet but I do have the LOTSB DLC and it's awesome. It would be cool if you can get a Yahg on your team. Hell, you wouldn't need a second party member to come with you.
BigThrawn Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
From what ive been able to dig up, the things so far that have a major impact on ME 3 Story is: Did you Save the Rachni Queen?, the LOTSB DLC(finishing it), The upgrades to the normandy, Wrex and the krogan, your relationship(of course lol), and surviving crew members, and saving or destroying the Collector base! Theres also a part I believe helps you and thats the mission on the Krogan homeworld, where the salarian scientist possibly discovered a cure to the genophage!
kitsune2008 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
Yeah, I did pretty much all of that, including rewriting the heretic Geth, thus, increasing the power of the Geth. Also, loyalty missions are important too. Like, when you go to Tali's trial(She's my romance) and I managed to prove her innocent using the Paragon(I'm mostly Paragon with a little Renegade mixed in there somewhere) option and I think that the Quarians might help you during the final battle, maybe even join forces with the Geth. If that might happen, here's my theory: The Quarians and being attacked by a single Reaper and when all hope for the Quarians seems lost, all of the Geth(my guess at their average numbers, somewhere around 3 million) come out of nowhere and destroy the Reaper, thus, proving to the Quarians that the Geth have changed and they join forces. Also, during Garrus' loyalty mission, if you spare Sidonis, why do I get the feeling that, when a enemy is about to kill Garrus, a sniper shot comes out of nowhere and kills the enemy and when Garrus looks where the shot came from, Sidonis comes out of hiding and says "I told you that I'd make it up to you in some way." That would be pretty cool. I also wonder if there will be new aliens and what new characters you can recruit and I wonder if Kasumi(Stolen Memories DLC) and Zaeed(Don't remember what DLC) will come into ME3. I also wonder if Bioware will finally frickin show what Tali looks like under her mask, it's killing me. She's like the Master Chief of Mass Effect, only except Tali is a female.
BigThrawn Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
LOLZ i kept Ashley for my romance through both games, im still stuck in thinkin i get her back in ME3! Im sure the Keepers are going to be involved in some way. If you went and viewed the videos at the LOTSB, during the 3rd set of videos(every 3 visits) You see Keeper 20 walking away from a dead krogan corpse...idk dude, but whatever ME3 is gonna be like, im pretty sure its going to be All Out War! hahaha In ME 1 and 2, i was Paragon as much as possible so...i think i got everybody set! As for Kasumi and Zaeed, i believe its just having the extra manpower/firepower. Im sure BIOWARE is going to find someway to incorperate them
kitsune2008 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Yeah, Tali is my favorite female character in both Mass Effect games and she's always my romance option in Mass Effect 2. She is just so funny. She's like the cute nerdy girl who has a crush on the jock(AKA, Shepard) and I thought it was funny when Liara tells you(if you romanced Tali in ME2) that she's always liked Shepard and Shepard was like "Why didn't you tell me this?" I think that Tali is the canon romance option for a male Shepard in ME2 while Garrus is the canon romance option for a female Shepard. Also, how awesome would it be if you could actually pilot the Normandy SR2? I don't know about you but that would be frickin awesome. Flying it in space and shooting at the Reapers. And yeah, if Bioware doesn't add Kasumi and Zaeed in ME3(I think they will but you never know), you can bet that someone will figure out how to mod them in, like adding characters you don't recruit yet earlier into the game, like, taking Tali and Legion(One of my favorite characters, the others being Tali, Garrus, Grunt, and, of course, WREX!! He's awesome)to recruit Garrus or Mordin. Also, if you keep Wrex alive in the first game(who wouldn't want to keep him alive?), do you think that Bioware will have him come back as a crew member again, maybe even with a fricking Krogan army(He is a battle master after all)? I hope so. And it would be cool if you can send in drawings to Bioware as ideas for new aliens.

Razakel: Why, so you can send in pictures of me?

No Razakel, you wouldn't really have any use. Your entire species to be exact. Your kind are pretty much Varren with the regeneration power of Krogan, the adapting ability of Vorcha, and you yourself are smarter than any Salarian, as are the rest of the Bone-Hound species. Also, you can't hold guns. The only use that you'd be is if Bioware lets you use war beasts.

Razakel: So?

Whatever, BigThrawn, this is Razakel, one of my ocs. He's a creature I made up called Bone-Hounds and he is very annoying most of the time. He's also a joker so any jokes or insults he makes, just ignore them, he doesn't really mean it unless he says he does. Here's some pictures of him [link] [link]
[link] Say hello Razakel.

Razakel: Hi there, my full name is Razakel Knochen-Hund Die Verbotene Schwarzwald Mitternacht Steigan, but you can just call me Razakel. Not Razzie, not Raz, Razakel. In case you're wondering what most of my name means, here's a translation; Knochen-Hund means "Bone-Hound", it's my official last name, the name of my species, and the last name of a Legendary Bone-Hound, Akakios Knochen-Hund. Die Verbotene Schwarzwald means "The Forbidden Black Forest", it's where I was born. And Mitternacht Steigan means "Midnight Rise", that's the name of my planet. If you'd like to know more about my species, just let me know and I'll be more than happy to share our history with you.
Mansett Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
I nearly cr*ped my pants when I saw all these Reapers at the end of ME2 :P
LordXarnor Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I came when I saw this in game....Jus sayin'
Ralokone Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
i am concerned, the mass effect 3 trailer only showed nazara class reapers

i certainly hope the diversity returns in mass effect 3
kasad Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Can I take this as sig picture?
Ralokone Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
there is a surprising amount of diversity with this fleet

i am happy they made it diverse

i think there is only one reaper that is repeated, and that isnt even teh main reaper we see during the series
Aonon Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
truly the most epic ending to a video game ever. the images matched with the music score was just perfect. and the massive reaper fleet? yeah..made me shit a brick. good thing the rachni will come back to save the day :3
jackie000 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
when i seen it everything was normal i even shit myself normal
lordmep Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Each one is unique but they all follow the same basic pattern. I wonder what the human reaper would have looked like when completed.
Saguinius Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010

Sovereign wasn't kidding, God help us all.
Zohrra Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
All I can say is screw the reapers! I killed Saren, died, came back as an awesome cyborg, got the deadliest team in the galaxy and the most awesome ship ever and commited genocide on the Collectors. I have the Geth, the Council Races and the freaking Rachni on my side and I'm working on adding the Quarians and the Krogan to that list! I think at the end of the day they are the ones who are screwed! D=<
draevan13 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
We're gonna need bigger guns.
*Puts on sunglasses slowly*
The-Shady-Lady Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
That's so true. And it's probably poor Earth they are heading to as well. D:
kasad Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Not a big deal.Just a local weapons of mass acceleration and reapers are over :D
VikingFox Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
But I agree. This is when the "Nuclear limitation" treaties no longer make logical sense... lol
VikingFox Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Psssh. We've got Shepard. lol
Atlantiswolf Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
I say bring them on. If we die, we die taking down as many of those damn shrimp as we can.
WGAnubis Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Student
Cerberus News Network:
Deep space observatorys in the theta eta cluster has reported spotting a large number of brime shrimp like ships moving towards the galaxy from deep space. On the Citadel, the Turian representive was qouted to say "its obviously a weak attempt by the rogue human group Cerberus to make Commander Shepards wild claims about a super intelligent race of machines seem more ligitimate. The council will need more proof then the ramblings of Shepard and doctored reports and images."

When reminded that the observatories are in fact ran by Turians, the councilmen declined any further comment.
spartan-3x13 Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
That... is probably the most reasonable thing that would happen. Fucking council... I saved their asses once but if I so much as get a single chance in ME3 they are so fucked.
Marvelguru Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww man wheres Chuck Norris when you need him.
admiral-squee Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
When I got to the end of the game and saw that cutscene, I actually stood up and yelled at the screen.


Oh, well. At least ME3 will be tons of fun. (Let Tali and Garrus still be squad members pleasepleasepleasepleaseplease...)
CegeRoles3 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
I know a lot of people are saying "WE'RE SCREWED!" when you look at this picture, and that's probably true. But after getting through Mass Effect 2 with all of my team members alive, and kicking ass all over the Galaxy, there were only three words going through my head.

Zohrra Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
:iconepichighfiveplz: HELL YES! The Reapers will be heading back to Dark Space the moment they are even within detection range of the Milky Way due to the pure badassery of the Normandy crew.
S7alker117 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Professional Writer
Your comment is so true!!!

Anyway, its a freaking epic saga!
The battle against the reaper fetus was awesome! Cant wait for the ending!
WGAnubis Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Student
This is why I picked the renegade ending. Reapers come into the MW only to be greated by OUR reapers!
TahuBlade7 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, this is officially the ultimate demotivator. I'd applaud you, if not for the fact that my arms are too limp from hopelessness.

In all seriousness, this is actually pretty damn funny. I love the wording at the bottom. And I do in fact applaud you for coming up with this. Awesome job.
Mgauge Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Mass Effect 3 is gonna be crazy.
Nitro836 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010

This is gonna be a looooooong day...
LynionPoe Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Professional Writer
When I saw that I was like "Oh my God..."


"Bring it on, assholes!!"
Revan117 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
Yes, but by the end of the next day, Shepard shall sit upon a throne atop of a mountain of Reaper corpses with the galaxy under his/her command.
Maxamillion2009 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Student Writer
My fear has come full circle just about now. So at this point I have to say, after killing Sovereign(Narana, as Legion calls it) killing the collectors, and saving the galaxy twice, the sight of the reapers is less surprising, and more frustrating.

"Sigh..." :picks up rifle and walks forward to the FINAL, final battle, aka Mass Effect 3:

If this it, then bring it on; fucking tired of waiting anyways.
TAHU18 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
Commander Shepard vs enough mecha-Cthulhu to block every star in the Milky Way?

Those abominations don't stand a chance.

The whole end of the game is my favorite part. Punching out the Reaper fetus, the mad dash to Normandy, telling TIM to go f*ck himself (if you played Paragon like I did), and then watching the Reaper's decide that nap time is over: Freaking epic man. I'm pumped for 3.
Zeta-Man Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
"We are Harbinger!"

The galaxy will probably just barely survive. Everybody better help out, whether it's sending an army or throwing rocks, they all better help.
kavinveldar Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
When I saw this scene in game, my first initial reaction was... like many... to cry and say:"We are so screwed."
then I got to thinking. With the right connections, Shepard can have alot more help than many people think. With the Rachni still alive in my game, they can be a great factor... then, I reprogrammed the Geth to be like Legion. I saved the Krogan, and I even saved the damned useless council in the first game. With the Quarian fleet involved as well, you do stand a good chance to bring alot to the table in ME3.... just expect a WHOLE LOT of death and destruction when the fecal matter hits the rotating ocilator.
Either way, its gonna be frelling badass.
Oh....and I got the No One Left Behind achievement.... so I still have my entire team!
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