Question about ending when you destroy reapers & all synthetics SPOILERS

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User Info: PolishCockatiel

PolishCockatiel
3 years ago#1
So I just did the ending where you destroy the reapers and all synthetics. The charred body at the end with the N7 dog tag, is that supposed to be James since he was talking about being promoted to N7? Or is it implied to be Shepard's barely living corpse after being struck by the reaper weapon and the entire ending was an indoctrination induced hallucination and the reapers actually won?

User Info: SageOfLife

SageOfLife
3 years ago#2
The file for that scene is labelled "Shepard Lives". Besides, James is on Gilligan's Planet with the rest of the Normandy.
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User Info: ZERO2936

ZERO2936
3 years ago#3
It means nothing. It's just a scene of someone with N7 dog tags taking a breath. For all we know, that could just be that person's dying breath.

User Info: HollowVP

HollowVP
3 years ago#4
It's none of those.

Obviously, it's from the beginning of Mass Effect 2 when Shepard gets knocked into space. The scene is telling you that you survived and everything after, recruiting squad mates, Cerberus, TIM, the collector base, the Reapers invading Earth, was all a dream.


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User Info: Jabroni2000

Jabroni2000
3 years ago#5
Neither. It's Shepard's body in the wreckage of the Citadel.
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User Info: Billy-De-Kid

Billy-De-Kid
3 years ago#6
Jabroni2000 posted...
Neither. It's Shepard's body in the wreckage of the Citadel.



It show's the body in a pile of concrete rubble. Last I checked, the Citadel wasn't made of concrete.

Also, the Citadel exploded.

The file shows that it is, in fact, Shepard. Indoctrination Theory evidence? Likely.
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fluffybunny937
3 years ago#7
Lots of speculation for everyone
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User Info: Jabroni2000

Jabroni2000
3 years ago#8
Billy-De-Kid posted...
Jabroni2000 posted...
Neither. It's Shepard's body in the wreckage of the Citadel.



It show's the body in a pile of concrete rubble. Last I checked, the Citadel wasn't made of concrete.

Also, the Citadel exploded.

The file shows that it is, in fact, Shepard. Indoctrination Theory evidence? Likely.


The Citadel's massive, there's all sorts of material all over it. It's basically a giant floating city and we have no idea which part of it Shepard was on. Goes to your second point as well - yes it explodes, but you see the arms flying off. Those arms are basically huge cities in and of themselves with millions of people on it. It didn't just blow up, parts of it likely survived and drifted through space. Makes sense they'd eventually find them and search for survivors.

Bioware has denied IT on their message boards since the game's release. It's a fan theory, not actually canon in any way. Considering how they got slammed for the ending and how they released the Extended Cut, if IT were true they would have just said so and made a bunch of people very happy. But that's not the actual ending of the game, so they didn't.
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User Info: Billy-De-Kid

Billy-De-Kid
3 years ago#9
Jabroni2000 posted...
Billy-De-Kid posted...
Jabroni2000 posted...
Neither. It's Shepard's body in the wreckage of the Citadel.



It show's the body in a pile of concrete rubble. Last I checked, the Citadel wasn't made of concrete.

Also, the Citadel exploded.

The file shows that it is, in fact, Shepard. Indoctrination Theory evidence? Likely.


The Citadel's massive, there's all sorts of material all over it. It's basically a giant floating city and we have no idea which part of it Shepard was on. Goes to your second point as well - yes it explodes, but you see the arms flying off. Those arms are basically huge cities in and of themselves with millions of people on it. It didn't just blow up, parts of it likely survived and drifted through space. Makes sense they'd eventually find them and search for survivors.

Bioware has denied IT on their message boards since the game's release. It's a fan theory, not actually canon in any way. Considering how they got slammed for the ending and how they released the Extended Cut, if IT were true they would have just said so and made a bunch of people very happy. But that's not the actual ending of the game, so they didn't.



You make many good points, but it would have been cool if the IT were true.
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User Info: Enemy_AC130

Enemy_AC130
3 years ago#10
Nice job putting spoilers in the topic title, and then putting the spoiler warning at the end.
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