Why does everyone keep calling him Marauder Shields?!

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#1 Posted by JustinNotJason (421 posts) -

Kind of spoilers but not really at all:

Why does everyone refer to the last guy as Marauder Shields. The enemy type is a Marauder and like all enemies his health bar shows whether he's protected by Armor/Shields/Barrier.

You don't see people calling Phantoms - Phantom Barriers. Atlas Armor. Banshee Shields.

I don't know why this annoys me so much, but it drives me crazy.

#2 Posted by TheHT (10816 posts) -

Cause it's hilarious, yo!

#3 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19306 posts) -

Because it's a joke.

#4 Posted by StrainedEyes (1320 posts) -

Because that's his name.

#5 Posted by Zacagawea (1577 posts) -

It's funnier then calling him plain old marauder? It's suppose to be his name.

#6 Posted by JustinNotJason (421 posts) -

@Zacagawea: See that video is funny. The problem is that people keep referring to him as this in a serious way.

I don't know. The indoctrination theory also annoys the hell as well but oh well.

I feel like I'm slowly being indoctrinated by that damn theory.

#7 Posted by Sackmanjones (4650 posts) -

Your kidding right?

Never forget…

#8 Posted by FreakAche (2948 posts) -

Because it's a dumb meme that for some reason a bunch of people on BSN, Reddit, etc think is hilarious. It's not supposed to make sense.

#9 Posted by Seauton (111 posts) -

Somehow didn't know about this. This is now honestly my favorite video.

#10 Posted by SuperWristBands (2266 posts) -

To distinguish the last enemy of the game who people hailed a hero for his effort in preventing Shepard from witnessing the ending. He is special so they named him.

#11 Posted by N7 (3572 posts) -

You're no fun.

#12 Edited by Irvandus (2777 posts) -

I used to know Maruader shields but then (Gets murdered by the internet police for bad taste)

#13 Posted by NTM (7235 posts) -

No one is referring to him in a serious way. You're the type of person that can't understand when someone is being sarcastic on the internet.

#14 Posted by joshthebear (2700 posts) -

He was trying to save everyone from the last 20 minutes. In my mind he is a hero who should live on in our hearts and minds.

#15 Posted by Jay_Ray (1070 posts) -

@Irvandus said:

I used to know Maruader shields but then (Gets murdered by the internet police for bad taste)

you took an arrow to the knee?

#16 Edited by EToaster (128 posts) -

Marauder Shields was trying to protect you. He was your last line of defense against the terrible endings of Mass Effect 3. I should have listened, Shields. I should have listened. :(

Edit: Oh, also read the comics.

#17 Posted by ajamafalous (11823 posts) -
@NTM said:

No one is referring to him in a serious way. You're the type of person that can't understand when someone is being sarcastic on the internet.

#18 Posted by SeanFoster (854 posts) -

They're the same people who thought Arrow to the Knee was funny.

#19 Posted by ypfox (13 posts) -

@JustinNotJason said:

@Zacagawea: See that video is funny. The problem is that people keep referring to him as this in a serious way.

I don't know. The indoctrination theory also annoys the hell as well but oh well.

I feel like I'm slowly being indoctrinated by that damn theory.

"I feel like I'm slowly being indoctrinated by that damn theory."

#20 Posted by Pinworm45 (4088 posts) -

When I aim at him it says "marauder shields". When I aim at other people, it says their names. He was the final boss. He is Marauder Shields.

#21 Posted by selbie (1835 posts) -

M. Shields was only the first onslaught. Marauder Health was the true hero of this tragic story.

#22 Posted by AndrewB (7453 posts) -

Atlas Shields is his adopted brother. Always hangs out in one of those big, unnamed mech things.

#23 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -
#24 Posted by Pinworm45 (4088 posts) -

@seanfoster said:

They're the same people who thought Arrow to the Knee was funny.

No, it's more that the ending is so bad, we're latching on to the only part of it that was actually decent. We're forming our own narrative since Bioware proved themselves incapable.

The irony is that the fact that the final boss was a god damn marauder trying to save you from the ending, and that was the best part of the ending.

#25 Posted by AlexanderSheen (4907 posts) -

@TaliciaDragonsong: I laughed. But joking aside, that's a good picture.

#26 Posted by AndrewB (7453 posts) -

@seanfoster said:

They're the same people who thought Arrow to the Knee was funny.

I used to think the cake was a lie, then Marauder Shields took an arrow to the knee and Aeris died after Brad left.

#27 Posted by Village_Guy (2484 posts) -

@TaliciaDragonsong said:

Damn right! *tear rolls down* Never forget. Marauder Shields. *salutes*

We will never forget!
A true hero.
#28 Posted by briangodsoe (487 posts) -

If you can get close enough to Marauder Shields you can pull off his mask to discover that it's old man Casey Hudson. And he would have gotten away with it too if it weren't for you meddling kids!!!

#29 Posted by Jimbo (9769 posts) -

Because it's pretty funny?  That's not to say it'll be funny forever and ever and ever, but the video amused me.

#30 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4611 posts) -

Because that's his name.

#31 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -
@Village_Guy:
#32 Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish (1724 posts) -

It's just a little joke, guy. Lighten up. 

#33 Posted by SlashDance (1801 posts) -

@seanfoster said:

They're the same people who thought Arrow to the Knee was funny.

Arrow to the knee was funny the first 3 times. Like any joke.

I think the Marauder Shields stuff is amusing, even though I didn't hate the ending.

#34 Posted by DjCmeP (1148 posts) -

@Sackmanjones said:

Your kidding right? Never forget…
#35 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

No joking. It took me at least 10 times to kill him on insanity. That asshole

#36 Posted by Tylea002 (2295 posts) -

Regardless of whether you enjoyed the ending or not, M. Shields is funny. I know we're meant to calm down and hate on everythning relating to the ME3 debate, but Mister Shields is currently a funny joke.

#37 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

This shit is pretty funny. Too bad It's taking me ages to progress in the game because of the burn-out cover based combat that constitutes 90% of the gameplay.

#38 Posted by JeanLuc (3565 posts) -

@EToaster said:

Oh, also read the comics.

Ok the 3rd one where he shoots the kid is hilarious XD

#39 Posted by believer258 (11570 posts) -

It's a much cleverer way of complaining about the ending than making a millionth "this sucks" thread.

It's tongue-in-cheek, it is (was) funny, it's nice to see some humor come out of the game's finale.

#40 Posted by Liber (648 posts) -

NEVER FORGET MARAUDER SHIELDS.

#41 Posted by briangodsoe (487 posts) -

@JeanLuc said:

@EToaster said:

Oh, also read the comics.

Ok the 3rd one where he shoots the kid is hilarious XD

As much as I'm not really on board with the whole "retake ME3" thing, I really love shit like this. I hope there's more.

#42 Posted by wsowen02 (317 posts) -

OP is obviously new to the internet

#43 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

I believe in Marauder Shields.

#44 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10388 posts) -

I still think his true name is Marauder Health, but that name isn't as catchy.

#45 Posted by Ulain (315 posts) -

@JustinNotJason said:

@Zacagawea: See that video is funny. The problem is that people keep referring to him as this in a serious way.

I don't know. The indoctrination theory also annoys the hell as well but oh well.

I feel like I'm slowly being indoctrinated by that damn theory.

Yeah I can't stand when I have first world problems either.

World hunger and child armies? I can get on board with that shit, but this.....

May I suggest looking up the word sarcasm?

#46 Edited by JustinNotJason (421 posts) -

@Ulain said:

@JustinNotJason said:

@Zacagawea: See that video is funny. The problem is that people keep referring to him as this in a serious way.

I don't know. The indoctrination theory also annoys the hell as well but oh well.

I feel like I'm slowly being indoctrinated by that damn theory.

Yeah I can't stand when I have first world problems either.

World hunger and child armies? I can get on board with that shit, but this.....

May I suggest looking up the word sarcasm?

Yes. Excuse me for discussing video games on a video game website. If you go back to discussing Global socio-economic problems on the Mass Effect 3 boards than I can go back to yelling at children on the streets about how minute things in video games annoy me. Ya know everything where it belongs. How's that for sarcasm?

#47 Posted by JustinNotJason (421 posts) -

After reviewing this thread I now get the joke and find it funny. The reapers are here to save us. Synthesis is the only true ending.

#48 Posted by shoukensei (3 posts) -

Because he held the line... Never Forget..

His name was Marauder Shields...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVZicf7URj4

http://koobismo.deviantart.com/gallery/#

#49 Posted by phrosnite (3518 posts) -

Because trolls yo.

#50 Posted by yinstarrunner (1181 posts) -

I'm seeing a disturbing lack of Fight Club references in this thread.

HIS NAME WAS MARAUDER SHIELDS

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