Female Shepard - The Winner

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#1 Edited by PhatSeeJay (3331 posts) -
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And here she is. The default femShepard, announced together with Jennifer Hale.

Facebook Votes

  • Shepard #1 - 12,814 (29,56%)
  • Shepard #2 - 5,432 (12,53%)
  • Shepard #3 - 5,564 (12.84%)
  • Shepard #4 - 19,535 (45,07%)

Giant Bomb Votes (out of 336 votes)

  • Shepard #1 26.8%
  • Shepard #2 12.5%
  • Shepard #3 14.3%
  • Shepard #4 46.4%

The concept for the next Kotobukiya statue.

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Here's the extra treat. The first work done by the talented Patryk Garret as an employee at Bioware.

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#2 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5098 posts) -

This entire voting thing was stupid.  Almost as stupid as that haircut.  

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#3 Posted by Aetheldod (3914 posts) -

Well ... its the blond model but with red hair right? Whatever she effin hot in here and I am glad they choose her (Tho personaly would have liked her in her blond hair but that just me)

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#4 Posted by Afroman269 (7440 posts) -

Looks fine. I never understood the nerd rage.

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#5 Posted by eroticfishcake (7857 posts) -

It's not FemShep because it's not MY FemShep. 
 
Also, I thought the voting thing was kinda stupid since they already have a default FemShep for the past two games already.

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#6 Posted by N7 (4159 posts) -

@Afroman269 said:

Looks fine. I never understood the nerd rage.

You mean, you never understood why fans of Bioware - a developer known for it's unique decision making gameplay - were complaining about being able to make a decision?

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#7 Posted by project343 (2895 posts) -

I always preferred the default Femshep. It's why red hair won--because that IS Femshep from ME1/2. Don't like what they've done to her at all. She's got 90x more "tramp" than before, and equally amounts of lack of professionalism.

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#8 Posted by dungbootle (2502 posts) -

Why was this needed

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#9 Posted by FunExplosions (5534 posts) -

It's funny, because gamers actually picked the ugliest one. Maybe they're becoming more rational? Either way, I'm pretty much done with the series; don't know if it's me or the game, but it seems way too over-the-top now, and the gameplay isn't enough to get me playing it.

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#10 Posted by rjayb89 (7811 posts) -

*Fap*

*Fap fap fap*

I better be able to import default Shep from Mass Effect 2. The difference from the first one was that the second has full cheeks. Not sure about the specifics concerning hair and eye options, but the cheeks were definitely more blown out.

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#11 Posted by benjaebe (2871 posts) -
@Afroman269 said:

Looks fine. I never understood the nerd rage.

Seconded. People have some weird issues. "Oh no FemShep can't be pretty because that undermines her character entirely," as if being pretty means people can't be commanders while they completely ignore the fact that MaleShep is based off a Dutch male model.
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#12 Edited by PhatSeeJay (3331 posts) -
Patryk
Patryk "Garrett" Olejniczak

Looks like Patryk's talent has come to good use. I'd buy the litho.

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#13 Posted by tunaburn (2021 posts) -

im still using my same shepard from mass effect 1. hes a beast. love me some mass effect.....

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#14 Posted by beforet (3393 posts) -

So was this FemShep based on a real person like ManShep?

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#15 Posted by Catarrhal (874 posts) -

I love FemShep, but I hate emo haircuts.

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#16 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -

Patryk's work is amazing.
 
I'm still half happy with this entire campaign tho, it just feels wrong.

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#17 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8504 posts) -

Bioware : A Company who definitely isn't about style over substance.

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#18 Posted by Natesaint (148 posts) -

The minority complains and gets Femshep...and this is what they get? Hahaha! She looks like she's twelve, or the Chucky doll. Patryk is a great artist, good to see him getting more recognition. It's a good pic, no matter what I think of how she turned out. 

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#19 Posted by rjayb89 (7811 posts) -

Should've cast Amy Adams or Karen Gillan to model for female Shepard. Or even Laura Prepon if they were going for red heads from the start.

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#20 Posted by SgtGrumbles (1024 posts) -

She looks oddly young to me.

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#21 Posted by JTMosh (278 posts) -

The right one won but...default male Shepherd is the only Shepherd.

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#22 Posted by SgtGrumbles (1024 posts) -

When I say young I mean like a weird infant…

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#23 Edited by Ghostiet (5832 posts) -

Is it me, or is there something terribly wrong going on with her face in Patryk's artwork? I don't know, maybe it's the eyes, she looks cross-eyed.

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#24 Edited by Venatio (4729 posts) -

Love it! I voted for the one with red hair and it looks like that won, still gonna use my own female Shep though. still prefer her, she has longer red hair and looks older than then this new default
 
Also, there's something anime about her

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#25 Posted by Catarrhal (874 posts) -

@JTMosh said:

The right one won but...default male Shepherd is the only Shepherd.

People who have never even played as FemShep should not have been allowed to vote on this.

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#26 Posted by MeierTheRed (5359 posts) -

Looks fine to me, was one of the better ones to choose from. But it's not like it matters.

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#27 Posted by kashif1 (1543 posts) -

cute, same hair color as what i made

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#28 Posted by PenguinDust (12997 posts) -

She looks great in my opinion but I liked that hair style best and that color.   No one ever voted for "canon" male Shepard, so I'm not sure why people would get bent out of shape over this.  I always change my character's look anyway, but this look for her is something I could appreciate should she show up in any marketing.  I don't think she looks too young.  She looks like a woman in her early 30's to me.  Someone in another thread said she looked like Natalie Portman.  Well, Portman is 30.  

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#29 Posted by Rapid (1602 posts) -
@PhatSeeJay said:
Patryk
Patryk "Garrett" Olejniczak

Looks like Patryk's talent has come to good use. I'd buy the litho.

Looks so Angst, FUUUCCCK REAPERS
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#30 Posted by DEMONOLOGY_24 (526 posts) -

I think this whole thing was a little dumb. 
 
but in the words of simon "that's quite a nice everything you have there"  
 
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#31 Posted by Dany (8018 posts) -

Wow, that is some great art.

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#32 Posted by musclerider (814 posts) -

@NeverDave said:

When I say young I mean like a weird infant…

Just the way I like them.

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#33 Posted by Oldirtybearon (5626 posts) -
The one true FemShep, according to butch enthusiasts. 
The one true FemShep, according to butch enthusiasts. 
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#34 Posted by mracoon (5103 posts) -

My only problem is I don't think Shepard would worry about or have time to put on mascara when the fate of the universe is hanging in the balance.

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#35 Posted by Gerhabio (1996 posts) -

BLEEEEEEEEEEEH

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#36 Posted by Jimbo (10472 posts) -

She'll be pretty hot when she gets a bit older. Like 13.

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#37 Posted by Fira (35 posts) -

big fan of the red hair and green eyes

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#38 Posted by Aus_azn (2272 posts) -

Since I usually play a fresh character with the background I'd have wanted (via one of the background save creators) to get from the previous game but failed to (because I suck), I'm liking this FemShep.
 
Although I'm assuming that the other variants will be alternate options anyway.

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#39 Posted by ThunderSlash (2590 posts) -
@mracoon said:

My only problem is I don't think Shepard would worry about or have time to put on mascara when the fate of the universe is hanging in the balance.

Obviously the Lazarus Project permanently injected the mascara into her skin.
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#40 Posted by PhatSeeJay (3331 posts) -

@mracoon said:

My only problem is I don't think Shepard would worry about or have time to put on mascara when the fate of the universe is hanging in the balance.

You get quite a lot of spare time while traveling to and jumping through relays.

@Aus_azn said:

Since I usually play a fresh character with the background I'd have wanted (via one of the background save creators) to get from the previous game but failed to (because I suck), I'm liking this FemShep. Although I'm assuming that the other variants will be alternate options anyway.

You won't be able to choose the other variants no, but the character creator will get a lot more options to choose between in ME3. More specific examples are the hair styles we saw in the first round of votes.

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#41 Edited by BaneFireLord (3230 posts) -

I don't get the uproar there was over the whole voting thing, or just the voting thing in general. It's a DEFAULT. CHARACTER. MODEL. Then of course, I don't really care, because I'm going to keep using my  ugly-ass male Shepard I've been using for the last two games.

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#42 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7598 posts) -

The haircut isn't great.. it only won originally because it was the blonde.

The whole voting thing has been very silly, they never should have left this up to a fan vote and just gone with the default female Shepard from the first two games. She was a red head anyway, but with a much more convincing haircut.

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#43 Posted by PK_Koopa (593 posts) -

So glad that Patryc Garret is able to use his talents for Bioware. 
 
I like this FemShep, though I really like his other one too.

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#44 Posted by RE_Player1 (8011 posts) -

Good. I have a red haired female shepard now so using this model for 3 won't be a stretch.

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#45 Posted by Lunar_Aura (2824 posts) -

@dungbootle: The answer to this question is almost always publicity or attention.

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#46 Edited by Swoxx (3034 posts) -

@NeverDave said:

She looks oddly young to me.

Agreed, she looks like a young anime girl or something. Other than that I'm totally fine with this look. Not to far off from my version. FemShep all the way

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#47 Posted by siln (102 posts) -

Looks good to me.  I look forward to never thinking about this whole ridiculous promotional stunt ever again.

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#48 Edited by Brodehouse (10827 posts) -

@ThunderSlash said:

@mracoon said:

My only problem is I don't think Shepard would worry about or have time to put on mascara when the fate of the universe is hanging in the balance.

Obviously the Lazarus Project permanently injected the mascara into her skin.

In the future, you can get makeup applied that lasts for months and months without coming off or needing reapplication. It explains why your Shepard will still have blush, lipstick or eyeliner after being knocked unconscious for a few days. It's super convenient, as the idea of marketing makeup that works with all the galaxy's different skin types and atmospheric environments is extremely difficult. The makeup is really just a high tech tattoo, only fading after a few months as your skin cells begin to clear it up. You didn't think Kasumi applied that purple lip makeup every time you ran down there to see her?

And yes, even the most butch Commander Shepard might choose to use a bit of makeup to make herself look a little better. Default Male Shepard has groomed his facial hair, he must shave regularly to keep his facial hair at that steady level. I actually find this incredible telling about most people's real feelings towards women... wearing makeup and attempting to look pretty is considered a feminine trait, and thus people don't expect that a galactic hero like Lady Shepard can have any feminine traits. It's this constant problem in media where for a woman to be seen as an acceptable hero, they have to strip away everything that makes them a woman. Turns out people don't want a story about a woman saving the world, the want a story about a man saving the world except want him to have a vagina and breasts.

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#49 Posted by wealllikepie (819 posts) -

last time i checked, the blonde lady shepard was winning. however, that was also the first time i checked

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#50 Posted by DonPixel (2833 posts) -

I´m more about brunettes I have to say... Some fans where complaining with the argument that Male Shepard never had to ¨legitimize¨ itself to the fans... because you know he is a male, but when it comes to female wee need to vote for the hottest titties out there so we can be pleased.

To be honest the argument makes sense to me and I do find the whole vote thing tasteless and mysoginyst.. Still like whatever I play with male sheppard cus all my saves are in male Shepard anyway.

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