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    me·tem·psy·cho·sis
    /ˌmedəmˌsīˈkōsəs,məˌtemsəˈkōsəs/
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    the supposed transmigration at death of the soul of a human being or animal into a new body of the same or a different species.

     

    Set after the events of Mass Effect 3.

    It has been a month since the Reapers were destroyed. All technology has crumbled, and much of Earth is a pile of ash and rubble. The famed Commander Shepard has not been seen since before the final assault to the Citadel. After a month of radio silence, a message has finally gone through to her famous ship, The Normandy, and her crew has begun making their way back to Earth. Liara struggles to cope with the fact that her bondmate- her love, might have perished in the fight. With no contact for a month, many assume the worse. Garrus tries to step up in Shepard's place, but tensions rise as rumors of a new enemy come to fruition. EDI and the Geth are seemingly inactive, but not totally destroyed.

    When Shepard's body is found by an old friend, things aren't as they seem. There are other parties at work, and nobody is sure if they are with them or against them.

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    The Reapers have been defeated, the galaxy is still reeling from the fallout of the war and the damages that it's caused. There is only destruction, chaos, and pain in it's wake and everyone has to navigate through the debris to reach tomorrow. The Normandy has crashed on an unknown planet, with no idea why they crashed or what has happened to their Commander. Most fear the worst, but Tali refuses to give in...
    Miranda, Wrex, and Grunt struggle on Earth. They are rebuilding from the final assault and trying to find their way home. Until they find a broken body barely alive...
    The remains of Cerberus are lurking in the Shadows... There are plenty of vengeful spirits after a war... Will they show themselves once more?

    Please don't repost my work!

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    Something happened to Shepard's memory when she died. As she fights the Collectors, Reapers, and whatever else needs to be killed, she can't stop remembering Virmire. She can't stop remembering Sovereign's defeat. And she remembers wrong.

    (New summary)

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    Tali'Zorah is a young girl, a small Quarian, in a vast and confusing Galaxy. Her whole life she has been taught to find one thing, work towards one thing, returning to Rannoch, returning home. She knows what she is, and where she belongs, and it is in the Walled Garden, with her people.

    And then she falls in with a human, Jane Shepard. Repulsive, strange, alien, at first like all humans, if kind. But something more is there too.

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    The galaxy is rebuilding following the destruction of the Reapers. When Garrus receives news that Commander Shepard is finally awake, he couldn't be happier. His joy soon turns bittersweet as he learns that she lost all memories past boarding the derelict Reaper before the Suicide Mission, including them falling in love.

    Post-ME3. Contains occasional allusions to the Indoctrination Theory, but it's not the main focus and you don't need to be familiar with it to read this. Light, a little bittersweet, and with a dash of mutual pining and a tiny bit of angst.

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    After leaving Garrus behind, Commander Shepard makes it through the beam to the Citadel, only to find that her mind is no longer her own. As she loses control and memories slip away from her, Shepard fights to hold onto the one thing that matters.

    Companion piece to Forgive the Insubordination, Shepard POV

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    Moon’s haunted and Shepard had a lot of ghosts.

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    Shepard sent him away so she could run for the beam and save the galaxy, but Garrus Vakarian won't be left behind that easily.

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    I would do just about anything for her if she asked.

    Now, though, she's ordering me to sit on the sidelines for the most important mission of our lives, to wait around and hope she can handle whatever is up there on her own. I guess I've found the one thing I won't do for her.

    A good turian would follow a bad order from his commander, but I've never been a good turian. I'll be damned if I start being one now.

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    Altered ME3 destroy ending and what comes after, Garrus POV.

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    Spectre Roux Shepard died deep in the Terminus System, spaced into the cold void of an uncharted star system.
    Spectre Roux Shepard woke in an antiquated clinic with the foggy memory of a raven-haired woman sinking a needle into the marine's arm.
    These two statements are not contradictory.

    They are stranded on a quarantined planet, unwelcome and distrusted. Their grasp of their own mortality twists further into fog as dreams blur the borders of waking reality and slumbering fantasy--though either way, it is a nightmare.

    "Seek paleblood to transcend the hunt."

    Shepard isn't the only alien confined to this strange planet; they must seek fellow hunters through the treacherous streets of Yharnam if they are to survive long enough to learn the truth--which may well be related to the skulking Collectors, Prothean catacombs, and indoctrinated beasts that fester in the dark on the Night of the Hunt.

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    Three days after the sudden collapse of the Reapers and the end of the war, there's only destruction, chaos and pain left in the galaxy. Rebuilding will take years, decades, for now all they can do is heal the wounded, and bury the dead.

    Jane Shepard though, has no intention of being counted among those dead.

    Written by IllusiveWritings and illustrated by Shipsnthenight

    Post-destroy ending, with a twist of indoctrination theory just for fun. I started writing in 2013 and exhumed it because shipsnthenight offered to illustrate it. We have to kill time during the quarantine after all, right?

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    Tampering with nature has consequences but when all life in the known galaxy is threatened you need to fight fire with fire, when fighting monsters sometimes you have to make your own.

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    “We die a little every day and by degrees we’re reborn into different people, older people in the same clothes, with the same scars.” - Mark Lawrence

    A re-imagining of the original Mass Effect Trilogy, using the Sole Survivor background as the basis for Commander Shepard's story.

    -On Hiatus, return TBD-

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    An honest, long-form exploration of the events during and immediately after the end of Mass Effect 3, examining the consequences of Indoctrination, the control ending, and what it means to be Human.

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    When the Crucible fired, all hell broke loose. Joker, in a failing effort to escape the wave of energy, crash lands the Normandy on an unknown habitable world. There, the crew meets a new race of part-organic, part-synthetic humanoids.

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    A narrative retelling of the tale of Orpheus and Eurydice within the Control Ending of Mass Effect. Garrus is our Orpheus, and Shepard his Eurydice. In short: a tragedy.

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    Jane Shepard had heard the term 'Battle Sleep' from her lover, many times before. She had a vague idea about the concept but had never experienced that soul-destroying rage that her lover had often told her about.
    Now she knows it all too well. Can the Normandy crew handle a Shepard that's asleep?
    * Cross-posted on FF.net

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    A conclusion to the Mass Effect Trilogy that holds as closely to canon as possible that, adding in a little indoctrination theory, gives some better closure. Includes most of the main characters from the trilogy, with some Shega romance thrown in.

    Cross-posted from fanfiction.net. With the release of the Legendary Edition, I figured it was time to finally migrate it here.

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    Commander Shepard travels to investigate a secret Batarian facility which may be studying a Reaper artifact, but this mission doesn't run like most of Shepard's missions.

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    On endings.

    Control.

    Synthesis.

    Destroy.

    Indoctrination

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    Continuing from where "Arrow of the Goddess" left off. Sybilla meets the squad and learns news of an old 'friend.' Garrus gets details from Liara and talks it over with Tali. Miranda, Jack and Liara go over intel on the Citadel.

    Post-ME3 Destroy/Happy Ending, set in 2216 where Sybilla Shepard has retired from the System Alliance Navy, but the System Alliance Navy doesn't want to give up on Shepard.

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