Why does everyone keep calling him Marauder Shields?!

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#1 Posted by JustinNotJason (444 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 (12309 posts) -

Cause it's hilarious, yo!

#3 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19816 posts) -

Because it's a joke.

#4 Posted by StrainedEyes (1353 posts) -

Because that's his name.

#5 Posted by Zacagawea (1651 posts) -

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

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#6 Posted by JustinNotJason (444 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 (5189 posts) -

Your kidding right?

Never forget…

#8 Posted by FreakAche (3023 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 (122 posts) -

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

#10 Posted by SuperWristBands (2281 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 (3815 posts) -

You're no fun.

#12 Edited by Irvandus (3060 posts) -

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

#13 Posted by NTM (8301 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 (2704 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 (1204 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 (132 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 (12398 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 (899 posts) -

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

#19 Posted by ypfox (16 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 (4069 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 (2082 posts) -

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

#22 Posted by AndrewB (7782 posts) -

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

#23 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -
#24 Posted by Pinworm45 (4069 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 (5148 posts) -

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

#26 Posted by AndrewB (7782 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 (2761 posts) -

@TaliciaDragonsong said:

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

We will never forget!
A true hero.
#28 Posted by briangodsoe (498 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 (10181 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 (5030 posts) -

Because that's his name.

#31 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -
@Village_Guy:
#32 Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish (1751 posts) -

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

#33 Posted by SlashDance (1863 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 (1224 posts) -

@Sackmanjones said:

Your kidding right? Never forget…
#35 Posted by Dany (8018 posts) -

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

#36 Posted by Tylea002 (2382 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 (19303 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 (3794 posts) -

@EToaster said:

Oh, also read the comics.

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

#39 Posted by believer258 (12716 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 (657 posts) -

NEVER FORGET MARAUDER SHIELDS.

#41 Posted by briangodsoe (498 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 (342 posts) -

OP is obviously new to the internet

#43 Posted by Sooty (8195 posts) -

I believe in Marauder Shields.

#44 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11950 posts) -

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

#45 Posted by Ulain (329 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 (444 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 (444 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 (5 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 (3509 posts) -

Because trolls yo.

#50 Posted by yinstarrunner (1255 posts) -

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

HIS NAME WAS MARAUDER SHIELDS

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