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Synthesis by efleck Synthesis by efleck
First off, I just want to be clear that this is not an attempt by me to make anyone feel bad about what ending they chose. This is just me exorcising my demons. =D

I was never able to properly explain in words why I found the synthesis option in mass effect 3 so repulsive... so, here is a picture about how I feel instead. Of course I had to do it in the most disturbing way possible. If I have to see this sort of crap in my head then I'm going to share it so we can all suffer a little, lol. Also, this will probably be the only time you see me draw babies. Ever.

Started this about five months ago, then shelved it... figured I should finish it up before I get too involved in other things. Painted in SAI and then fiddled with in CS?.

Edit: cleaned things up a little and darkened the human babe. Looks better now me thinks.
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KawaiiGosu Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Plus Control and Destroy go against everything Paragon Shepard was fighting for
KawaiiGosu Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
2 problems.

One, I chose Synthesis, because it's the only one between the two options that I saw could cause unionization between the machines and human. It gave Edi the ability to really feel as a human, and that was my main concern.

Secondly, I assumed the Reapers would destroy their ugly creations after coming to the conclusion they were no longer necessary.

Secret third, this was the only option I could pick that would allow the rebuilding of the mass relays and could possibly allow Shepard to come back AND be with his/her crew in a year or so (rebuilding again but this time based on the genes scattered EVERYWHERE.)

The only other option I could pick was Control, but I'm too stubborn to pick something the Illusive Man was trying to go for (and failed).
lazkopat24 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hahahaha , NO .
Lanca226 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
Do they even have glands in that state? :ohnoes:
AngelicThumper Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I choose synthesis and I must be a mutant because I find this totally hilarious.

thebalancer20 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Oh Noes!.... ooookay Lonely  that's disturbing...Stare  
Treasurechick Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
this synthesis painting got to me. I always chose that ending and now I wonder about it. If they could only go back to being the people and Asari they were...
LoveMelianor Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible art.. just stunning.

There is no good ending in ME, all of them are sad and controversial, and that is what makes it all so desperate.
Dzhulyet Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Good art.
Everyl Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
That is both awesome and creepy at the same time. Good work.
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