I'm fairly confident that the High EMS Destroy will be the canon ending. That's the only option that keeps the door open for a Mass Effect world with Shepard alive in it, even if s/he's an NPC or something. The other two endings really box them in from a narrative standpoint. In Control, Shepard is essentially a benevolent (?) god. In Synthesis, all life is connected in perfect harmony or whatever. Plus, in both scenarios, the Reapers are friendly, meaning that any kind of threat would have to be so massive that the Reapers couldn't just zap it. Even if they some how take the Reapers out of the picture, in Control and Synthesis, the galaxy just got a billion year tech jump from having direct access to Reaper tech.
Also when the ship crashed, without the engines running I doubt they had the power to use the quantum entanglement device or barely had any power at all.
If it was Shepards final breathe they would not have shown him breathing in. It is totally illogical. They would of showed him exhaling then silence, and we could of got out nice little death scene. But they didn't do that they choose to specifically show him breathing in. So i think he's alive. That's my interpretation of it, you obviously have a different one.
Sorry bout the late post. This thread is active when I'm sleeping lol.
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The generalist looks outward; he looks for living principles, knowing full well that such principles change, that they develop. It is to the characteristics of change itself that the mentat-generalist must look. There can be no permanent catalogue of such change, no handbook or manual. You must look at it with as few preconceptions as possible, asking yourself, "Now what is this thing doing?" -Children of Dune
Or because people REALLY hate those goddamn reapers and picks destroy for the sole reason of going "You tried to kill us. Bad move, now you will face total annihilation!"
Last edited by Gravath; 2012-06-30 at 08:25 PM.
That's the reason most people want to believe the indoctrination thing is true. It gives you the possibility for an actual good ending (which currently doesn't really exist).
DLC after the end is doubtful.Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut represents the definitive version of the endings to the Mass Effect trilogy, and the final resolution of Commander Shepard’s journey. We have no plans to release further content related to the endings
They are lucky I didn't pick control just to crash them all into the sun.
My Shepard didn't survive a hit from Harbinger just to negotiate a surrender. He had no intention of leaving the Citadel alive as long as the Reapers were still alive.
The only way I can see the series going "forward" is with Destroy. There are no threats in the Control and Synthesis universe.
They do have tons of room to go backwards and parallel though. The First Contact Wars would be an easy story to tackle. If they wanted they could even do the Prothean cycle (or any cycle). Or an MMO (I hope not)
The only possible way I can envision the series moving forward with all the endings is if the Reapers were directly or indirectly keeping some threat from outside the galaxy at bay. I don't like this storyline though, its pretty cliche.