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Mass Effect 3: The Catalyst Returns by annria2002 Mass Effect 3: The Catalyst Returns by annria2002
Commissioned by =YukiMinamoto

Official theme song here: www.tumblr.com/tagged/miho%20fukuhara

FAQs:

1. Are Jane and John Related?

Answer:

Not surprisingly, I get this question ALOT. No, they're not. Totally different people. No incest here. :heart: I love Jennifer's and Mark's voice acting. Bioware should have totally done something about a romance with them! XD They both have a long and complicated history together, since they were both Earth-born orphans. John Shepard is the COMMANDER Shepard, while Jane Shepard went and became an N7 solider.

2. Why is The Catalyst here?

Answer:

Charlie's (his human name Alan gave him) a mysterious AI. Who knows what he has planned for the Shepard family and the whole galaxy. :iconbadassplz: I love the little guy. So evil and yet he looks like an innocent little kid! My feelings for Charlie is love. I love him to death. :iconhappyhappyplz:

3. Who's the kid?

Answer:

Alan Shepard. He's a 12 year old boy who's mute, has very low social skills, and is mentally and emotionally repressed by the people around him. Knowing your the child of the Commander Shepard can shatter one's the self-esteem out the window. Poor kid. :(

4. Will you write or do a comic about them?

Answer:

Comic pages about bit and pieces of the story line will come eventually from :iconannria2002:, a fanfiction and small animation is currently in the works. You'll have to be satisfied with commissioned fanarts about the story bit, by bit. :icontrollfaceplz:

Related Shepard Family artworks: *remove the spaces*




You can come to my page any time! I love meeting new people!

Story Summary

Jane and John Shepard with their child, Alan Shepard.

Isn't it just a wonderful to be the child of the universe's best and greatest soldiers? Any child would be proud to be a Shepard.

Right?

But with Alan it's a whole different story.

A shy, mute, and socially awkward 12 year old boy, his upbringing was filled with unconditional love and acceptance. With John and Jane Shepard shielding him from the horrors of the previous Reaper War 12 years back, his has grown into a very naive and sheltered boy away from the real world.

Overshadowed by high expectations from teachers, friends, and everyone else around him, and feeling the over-protectiveness coming from his parents, due to the trauma they both faced on and off the battlefield, he feels trapped.

Mute since birth, he has no verbal words that he could express openly towards his family. He uses a writing board or sign language as a form of communication.

With this little boy, actions speak louder than words. In his case, it's a terrible burden and a blessing in disguise.

What will this boy, the only child of the legendary Commander Shepards, do when the universe calls for his parents once again?

When a former enemy of Commander Shepard comes suddenly and takes away their only child, no one will be able to stop Commander Shepard and his wife Jane, a former N7 soldier, from wreaking havoc across the galaxy.
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:icongisellehawke:
GiselleHawke Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Totally awesome storyline.  The mute child is a brilliant touch.
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darkstar730 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
oh sht
time to reassemble the SR2 Normandy crew
N7 is back bichs
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josezero12 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
very nice
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Nicolehone Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
You have website?
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revilokcaj666 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Is there a uncle Garrus, Wrex? or a Aunt Samara, liara, Kasumi, Tali, or even EDI?
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YukiMinamoto Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
All of them are in the the current story-line. :iconuhuplz:

*Sorry for the really late post!*

Aunt Ashley and Uncle Kaiden are going to be in the next comic pages. :iconilikeitplz:

Anymore questions?
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:iconrevilokcaj666:
revilokcaj666 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Why are you so adorable? :iconuhuplz:
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:iconyukiminamoto:
YukiMinamoto Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, I'm not adorable! :icondizzyplz:
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:iconrevilokcaj666:
revilokcaj666 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
I'm sure everybody is adorable in their own way. :chainsaw:
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Cardboredbox Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love!
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:iconyukiminamoto:
YukiMinamoto Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much Card!!! :iconbrohugplz: Ann did a wonderful job! XD
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:iconrosenbraut:
Rosenbraut Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
I'm sad this is no (tw)incest. I like it a lot, though.
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:iconyukiminamoto:
YukiMinamoto Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
XD They're totally separate people. But I'm glad you liked it! ^_^
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:iconpenny6:
Penny6 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It this a real thing, or is it just fandom?
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:iconyukiminamoto:
YukiMinamoto Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Just fandom. XD If you thought it was the real thing, then Ann did more than an amazing job than usual! :iconblshplz:

I wish it were the real thing!

Thank you so much for the comment!
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Penny6 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, ok. Np^^
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malovence Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Wow. This is simply incredible just wow. Words fail me. That's all I can really say how incredible this is.
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:iconyukiminamoto:
YukiMinamoto Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! It's amazing and Ann did a wonderful job! :iconiloveitmoreplz:
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DesoPL Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Damn god child... I wish shoot him in Crucible and cast away reapers!
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:iconyukiminamoto:
YukiMinamoto Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:iconshockplz: I know right? He's so eeevvvillll!! :iconplanningplz:

And even though I hate the Reapers, I can see them as "pets" for The Catalyst. XD

Hahahaha!

I can see the insane things Charlie might do in public with his "Reaper" pets. LOL! Imagine it in a comic form. :iconlaughingplz: Thank you for the comment.

Alan: *frantically holding Charlie close and quickly signs*: WHAT THE HELL?!

Charlie: *confused* What? You haven't seen a Reaper before?

Reaper #1: :heart:

Alan: :iconguaahplz:
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:icondesopl:
DesoPL Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Seriously, good one story! Made my day better. :iconlawooplz:
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:iconyukiminamoto:
YukiMinamoto Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your welcome! :iconiloveitplz: I love to inject humor into everything. It makes the world a bit better and the ending a bit less confusing. ^^;

Ann's going to make a comic about the Shepard family soon. ^_^ Never underestimate the addicting powers of a game console. Family night just got more violent.
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InuzukaTaraka Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE THIS.
I"M PLAYING THIS NOW JGFvkljagkjgla
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:iconyukiminamoto:
YukiMinamoto Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
YAY! ME fans! A comic about the Shepard family will come out soon! ^_^

I wanted to give Ann a bit more variety in her various commissions full of Naruto and all. ;)

Thank you for the comment!
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GahBlah Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG I LOVE MASS EFFECT, AND THIS IS FREAKING FANTASTIC! :iconshaplz:
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:iconyukiminamoto:
YukiMinamoto Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Why thank you! Ann did awesome! ;)
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Alkenstine Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
not to be getting anyone angry here but the Catalyst is actually the reapers trying to indoctrinate Shepard in his mind because in actuality the ending was all in your mind after Harbinger wiped you and everyone around you out also the Catalyst contradicts itself and contradicts the lore trying to confuse you so the Catalyst is the reapers and does not actually exist as a separate A.I. but a form the reapers make to communicate and try to trick Shepard with. hope that made sense.
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YukiMinamoto Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for that. Charlie is The Catalyst and he does have some plans to get back at Shepard for that one choice years ago.

What hurts humans the most than taking away the one thing they cherish?

Thank you for the comment. ^_^
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Alkenstine Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
so you named the Reapers Charlie?
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:iconyukiminamoto:
YukiMinamoto Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, that's the Catalyst's name. ^^; You know, like Charlie Atalyst. ;)
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:iconalkenstine:
Alkenstine Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
you know the Catalyst is the Reapers right?
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:iconyukiminamoto:
YukiMinamoto Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yep. I do. :)
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:iconalkenstine:
Alkenstine Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
so you named the reapers Charlie since the Catalyst is the reapers
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:iconyukiminamoto:
YukiMinamoto Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well, the AI actually. ^_^

Charlie = Reapers.

So yeah, this one AI program is called Charlie while the Reapers are Reapers.
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Cool
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:iconyukiminamoto:
YukiMinamoto Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much for the comment! ;)
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
nice composition here.
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:iconyukiminamoto:
YukiMinamoto Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ann did awesome! I'm so glad I commissioned her! ^_^ Thank you for the comment!
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
yeah she did. :)
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KAINBANE Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Excelent!!!!! I love this scene!!!
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:iconyukiminamoto:
YukiMinamoto Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!! :iconfinallyplz: It's awesome isn't it? Ann did an awesome job at making it a poster!

Finally, seeing a Mass Effect fanart from her makes me so happy inside! Thank you for the comment!
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LSDInkvizitor Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
I never thought that this pairing must be an incest :) my oldest idea is about that they both were brought as orphans together, and some joker gave them both last names 'Shepard' :D

Personally, I even dont see a problem, when i see real couples from actually un-related 'brother' and 'sister' have serious relationship, like old friends from school, knowing each other long time and one day it became something more :)
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YukiMinamoto Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
ME TOO!! I feel as if in my head canon, John and Jane grew up together as orphans until something horrible happened to their hometown and they were forced to be separated until the Reaper War was over.

I have the entire scene of them hating each other as little brats until they figured out that they were both alone with no one to take care of them.

Soon, they find a field of flowers hidden deep in the woods of their town and begin their bond as friends.

Afterwards a horrible thing happened, maybe bandits or a terrible wildfire broke out, killing everyone. Within the chaos, the two friends were separate and thought each other were dead until they finally meet up with one another in the park(?).

I'm sorry! I'm talking too much again. ^^; I have it all in my head and the scene will be turned into a mini-comic soon.

Thank you so much for the comment and the wonderful support! :iconblshplz: I really do appreciate it.
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LSDInkvizitor Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
LOL you're sister of Merrill, aren't you? :XD:

Well, they could both join the military - just FemShep from some reason ran away (nice for story possibilities), and she was send to Mindoir as a teen cadet ;) meanwhile, MaleShep after she dissapeared became gang boss of Reds, and something what happened pushed him to also abandon the streets and join military too (also nice for story).
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YukiMinamoto Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
God, the potential for their past to come back to haunt them is fun. :iconplanningplz:

And no, it would be nice though. ^-^ I'd rather be Hawke's sibling!
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:iconlsdinkvizitor:
LSDInkvizitor Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Don't remind me that. I was so pissed off when i found the fact, that as a mage i can have only Carver, who whine all the time :P
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YukiMinamoto Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
LOL. Bethany's my fav. Hawke sibling.
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:iconlsdinkvizitor:
LSDInkvizitor Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Especially in Legacy and MotA, where Sebastian showed interest in her :) so fluffy scenes :D
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lastsorceress Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, beautifully done. I am amazed by the striking symbolism of those red lines connecting them together, and tied around his neck. His shirt seems to accentuate this statement. I can't say that I've ever played this game but... This is still a beautiful piece and I'm interested to learn more about the universe possibly through your art. Their child is mute? Very wow. I'm surprised there isn't some solution to that in an at least semi-futuristic world.... Anyways! Thanks for this!
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YukiMinamoto Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ann's a wonderful artist! And yes, Alan's mute. You should go play ME! It's so amazing! :iconiloveitmoreplz: There's so much symbolize in this picture. it makes it the more heart breaking once the story unfolds.

Family bonds aren't so easy to break away. Even if you hate being a Shepard.

And there might have been, but his parents don't want their child to go under the knife just to get a voice. ^^; I don't know what Alan wants, but he's okay with not speaking. Sometimes.

Thank you so much for the comment!
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