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Saren by dominicali Saren by dominicali
...and at the end I wasn't better than you, Saren. Just like you, I was indoctrinated.

I didn't play the extended cut (yet). I really like the ending of ME3 and mainly because of Shepard's Indoctrination Theory. For those who don't know it ( [link] ) FULL SPOILER
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TheMassEffectFanatic Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Actually, I don't think that Saren is the character symbol for Synthesis. I'd say Legion is more like it. EDI may get the ending dialogue but I'd say it's more about Legion both in a symbolic and story-wise way. You see the same kind of green shown in the EC scattered throughout both Legion's loyalty mission (speaking of, the end choices in ME3 I think are also an extreme version of the choices available at the end of its ME2 mission) and in the geth consensus mission. He also represents the hope for peace among both it's people and others in said latter mission, sacrifices itself on Rannoch for peace, etc.
There's also the evolution of synthetics in the story of the Mass Effect series: first game, there's hardly any good form of synthetic life; second game, Legion breaks that trend as well as the appearance of EDI; thirdly, there are many subtle moments such as the Rannoch situation, the geth consensus mission, releasing the synthesized cure on Tuchunka, your conversations with EDI, and arguments with Engineer Adams. Therefore, the Synthesis option seems like both a compromise (rather than a takeover): Shepard wants everyone to keep their physical and mental forms while the Catalyst still wants to fulfill it's job of solving the conflict that's been occuring since its creators time. Therefore, I don't think it's either a conquest or a knock on diversity but both a knock on the galaxy's prevalent belief in utilitarianism (which the Destroy and Renegade control options help to represent) and it's also a belief that a change has to be made in the galaxy via Shepard for the better (ex. Synthesis and even Paragon control).
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ObsidianGrey Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
All I can say is this...
I do like the Indoc theory, but I will have to wait until ME4 to decide if it is true in my mind
(BTW, Bioware has said ME4 is a thing that is actually happening)
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barbupaul Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
i don't get it
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dominicali Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
That's about Shepard's Indoctrination Theory
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SHARK-008 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The extended cut don't really add or change lot of things to the end for what I think.
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dominicali Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
That's what I imagine. It seems to me it just show what happens after your final choice, that's why I don't think it needs this extended cut ...anyway, someday I'll play it.
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SHARK-008 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yup
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Armadria Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I really like his stance here; it really shows a lot about his character. :)
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dominicali Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
That's the intention! Glad you noticed it, Kathryn!
I saw your gallery. Very nice!
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Armadria Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That means a lot to me, good sir! Thank you for taking the time to do it! :D
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