Female Shepard - Cast your Vote

#1 Edited by PhatSeeJay (3322 posts) -

On Saturday's Comic-con livestream, Bioware announced six potential appearances of female Shepard, and you can vote for your favorite on facebook. The winner will become the default femShepard, and be featured on marketing material for ME3.

Update 2011-08-17

This voting is now concluded and has moved on to round two, where the hair color is the subject. Head to this thread for that.

Update 2011-08-15

HD Wallpaper versions of each Shepard have been released now. Check below.

Update 2011-08-12

A small update regarding the voting. It's clear that we have a winner. But if this interview is true, the winner might be subject to a second round of voting.

"I asked Silverman whether the results of the Facebook voting are going to be absolutely definitive."

@David Silverman said:

"That has been the plan since we first came up with the idea and I don't see why we would change it now. That said, we have received some comments from people that they like -- the hair style of one with the color of another -- so we may decide to take the winning one and do a 2nd round of voting where we change some cosmetic things like hair and eye color just to ensure that fans get the FemShep they want."

This is of course just a "maybe" but don't be surprised if they keep this train going.

Current voting

Close up of the entry in the lead
  1. Shepard 5 - 31,220
  2. Shepard 4 - 12,854
  3. Shepard 3 - 11,338
  4. Shepard 1 - 7,950
  5. Shepard 2 - 5,258
  6. Shepard 6 - 3,615
Shepard #1
Shepard #2
Shepard #3
Shepard #4
Shepard #5
Shepard #6
#2 Posted by EuanDewar (5032 posts) -

5.

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#3 Edited by Spoonman671 (4699 posts) -

I like the first one best.  The fourth one isn't bad either.

#4 Posted by Eversoranimus (122 posts) -

5, the best of the bunch.

#5 Posted by Zombaholic (54 posts) -

The 4th one is a bit more exotic then the rest...

#6 Edited by CandiBunni (465 posts) -

Either #4, or  #5.

#7 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

1. Looks like Lisbeth Salander. I like.

#8 Posted by lavaman77 (567 posts) -

5 is awesome, the first one isn't that far from being a male.

#9 Posted by benjaebe (2783 posts) -

Are they finally making a default Shepard that isn't just a standard character creator character? Awesome. Looks like it's between 3 and 5. I picked 5.

#10 Posted by amomjc (977 posts) -

4th one to add some Ethnicity to the game, and the 5th one is my favorite.

#11 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

@benjaebe: The one chosen wil be used in the promotion of the game.

#12 Posted by TheSeductiveMoose (3625 posts) -

Fünf.

#13 Posted by JackSukeru (5922 posts) -

I like 1,4 and 5 the best, can't decide!

#14 Posted by benjaebe (2783 posts) -
@Dany said:

@benjaebe: The one chosen wil be used in the promotion of the game.

Just the promotion? Damnit Bioware. Why can't they take the time to render a decent looking unique FemShep in-game. They all end up looking the same.
#15 Posted by ajamafalous (12039 posts) -

5 looks like the best "default," though I like 1 the best myself.

#16 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

@benjaebe said:

@Dany said:

@benjaebe: The one chosen wil be used in the promotion of the game.

Just the promotion? Damnit Bioware. Why can't they take the time to render a decent looking unique FemShep in-game. They all end up looking the same.

My bad she will be in both, in game and to promote the game.

#17 Posted by Redbullet685 (6054 posts) -

5, I guess.

#18 Posted by Saethir (353 posts) -

Well, none of these look anything like my Shepard. However, I think 4 or 5 look the best.

#19 Edited by PhatSeeJay (3322 posts) -

I went for 2 and 4 with my vote. I REALLY like how 4 looks so exotic, and has that red streak in her black hair.

#20 Posted by Zidd (1851 posts) -

5

#21 Posted by Simulacrum (462 posts) -

Definitely 4.

#22 Posted by N7 (3595 posts) -

I'm into 1 and 5. They look pretty good.

#23 Posted by Gamer_152 (14091 posts) -

I definitely know my favourite, FemShep 5.

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#24 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11303 posts) -

I don't like any of them. Good thing I always go with male Shepard, or "Kirk Jr." as I like to call him (because like Captain Kirk, both command ships and were originally played by Canadians (Mark Meer for Shepard, William Shatner for Kirk, but you already knew that, didn't you?)). 

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#25 Posted by YoungFrey (1321 posts) -

Have to go with 6.

#26 Posted by Beefy_Face (7 posts) -

ugh, why on earth would you want default Shepard to have long hair? 
 
THAT IS NOT ALLOWED IN ANY ARMED FORCES. 
  
And Number 1 looks like Natalie Portman, so shes got my vote.

#27 Posted by JohnDudebro (924 posts) -

I don't know if I can handle a default FemShep.

Now I know how people who don't play with default regular Shepard feel!

#28 Posted by SSValis (1136 posts) -

I think the first three look like Winona Ryder.

#29 Posted by damswedon (3196 posts) -

1 or 5.

#30 Edited by Keenblaze (471 posts) -

None of these is Shepard. Shepard is a somewhat ugly brunette with a terrible nose and an even worse attitude. GET THESE IMPOSTERS OUT OF MY SIGHT.

#31 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

I believe 1 would be the most exciting to sleep with, so I vote 1.

#32 Posted by SgtGrumbles (1024 posts) -

They need to retroactively patch these in to 1 & 2 so i can finally play a female shepard.

#33 Posted by habster3 (3600 posts) -

5

#34 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19372 posts) -

I don't like any of them. What was wrong with the original, default FemShep? 
 
I vote 4.

#35 Posted by SgtGrumbles (1024 posts) -

Just had a look at the Facebook page to see how the voting is going, 5 is a runaway leader and then 3 coming in second, I personally think 3 fits with how Shepard comes across.

#36 Posted by Hailinel (25179 posts) -

5. And those first three are just ulgh. That terrible hair.

#37 Posted by zyn (2591 posts) -

5 or 6.

#38 Posted by JeanLuc (3591 posts) -

I went with 5, though I liked 1 too. She's got a Natalie Portman from "V for Vendetta" look to her.

#39 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19372 posts) -
@NeverDave said:

Just had a look at the Facebook page to see how the voting is going, 5 is a runaway leader

Fucking great (and obvious). She's probably the one who looks the least like a soldier!
#40 Posted by Cupids_Hitman (164 posts) -

I like three the best, but I'm not surprised that five is winning. That one stands out the most.

#41 Posted by Green_Incarnate (1789 posts) -

What happened to red head default?

#42 Posted by SgtGrumbles (1024 posts) -

Male space marine, grizzled, scarred, five o'clock shadow!

Female space marine, real purdy lookin', full make-up, lustrous hair!

Videogame faaaaaans! *drops to knees and shakes fists*

#43 Posted by TwilitEnd656 (617 posts) -

I can't narrow it down any further than 3 through 5.

#44 Posted by BoG (5191 posts) -

1 or 5 are my favorites.
#45 Posted by Pinworm45 (4088 posts) -

Good lord 1-3 are awful

#46 Posted by PhatSeeJay (3322 posts) -

@Green_Incarnate said:

What happened to red head default?

A lot of users who voted for 5 have specifically commented that they want that, but with red hair.

A BSN user even made a manip with the red hair version for reference.

#47 Posted by Tru3_Blu3 (3222 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ said:
I don't like any of them. What was wrong with the original, default FemShep?  I vote 4.
This. Default Shepard was totally fine.
#48 Posted by jkuc316 (981 posts) -

I'm fine with the default Shephard, I didn't think anything was wrong with it.(This coming from a guy who prefers using FemShep, mostly because of voice)
 
Regardless, I chose 5

#49 Posted by GodsMistakeXx (134 posts) -

These women terrify me! I like 3 as a default shepherd. Keeping it nice and simple.

#50 Posted by warxsnake (2650 posts) -

3.

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