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Marauder Shields Audio 11: Way Out of Their League
inversereality wrote in biowarefangirls

What is Marauder Shields?

(From Know Your Meme) "Marauder Shields is the final enemy that appears in Bioware’s Mass Effect 3. Following the poor reception of thegame’s ending sequence, fans on 4chan and Reddit began joking that the Marauder was put in the game to stop players from reaching the disappointing ending.
As the thread continued, commenters playfully martyrized the enemy, seeing him as the only thing standing between players and the disappointing ending. Later on March 14th, screenshots from the /v/ thread were shared on the Mass Effect subreddit. Additionally, a thread dedicated to the enemy character was created on the official BioWare Forums and a video titled “His Name Was Marauder Shields” was uploaded to YouTube depicting the character’s backstory."

Shortly thereafter, the first Marauder Shields comic appeared from user Koobismo on deviantArt on March 17th. A revisionist retelling of the Mass Effect 3 ending, the comic seeks to walk a balance between fan disappointment over the ending, and prove that the fans of Mass Effect are not just "whiny" consumers with an over developed sense of entitlement, but passionate and creative people who appreciate the universe that the BioWare team has built, were disappointed in the ending, but have taken that passion and turned it into a tribute to the games' power and impact.

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If you'd like to help out or contribute, checkout Koobismo's post here!


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