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Spontaneous Portrait by AngelicFlash Spontaneous Portrait by AngelicFlash
Decided to do a quick Shrios pic before I have to go babysit my nephews. Took a sketch I did a few months ago, decided to try a different colouring style, and I don't think it's too bad.

Personally, I consider this a sort of if Shrios had a happy ending in ME3 pic.

Thane Krios, Commander Shepard, and all other Mass Effect things belong to Bioware. Alex Shepard and art belong to ~AngelicFlash
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nynuwe Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love this! Oh happy ending, how I love and yearn for thee. <333333333
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AngelicFlash Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;;3;; We all love our happy endings, as wonderful as it is to have our hearts wrenched apart by bittersweet or sad endings.
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nynuwe Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I am not a fan of the sad endings people are publishing nowadays. Feels like they just do it to pull heartstrings and to call attention. I don't believe in such shallow attempts at writing anymore, like how Thane's story ended. Actually the whole Than arc in ME3 was crap if you ask me.

It's why I love this piece of yours. It reminds me of what could have been, and how it is completely ok to headcanon how it all went. It's a happy ending where I can fill in the blanks. Is he cured? Is he still sick? Did he get treatment? Did Shepard help Thane fight off Kai Leng? Did they go on a date? Do Shepard and Kolyat get along? Did he stay at the hospital to continue taking rigorous treatment in an attempt to prolong his life for his son and Siha? Did he get the transplant, or the medi-gel, or even both? Did Shepard finally tell Thane "I love you"? It's why I found this so perfect.

So I hope you don't mind that I hold this close to my heart? :)
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AngelicFlash Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I highly doubt Thane would have been able to be cured, but part of the problem with the Thane romance in ME3 was that they ran out of time.

In my headcanon/hidden fic, Thane was able to undergo implant and transplant surgery after the battle with Kai Leng. (Also, if you saved Major Kirrahe in ME2 and talked to him in ME3 before the Cerberus invasion, then it was Major Kirrahe who took the hit.) The implants took up the slack for failed/failing organs and slowed the progression of the damage, but Thane was never cured. He just had about five or ten years added to his life, and from the end of the war to the end of his life, he was an advocate and spokesperson for developing a cure for Kepral's Syndrome.
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nynuwe Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
And Thane's cure is just about as incoherent as a surprise cure for the Genophage... oh wait.... the Genophage did get cured based on Maelon's and Mordin's work, two Salarians, at a very convenient time. Hey... I guess it wouldn't be too far-fetched if we did exactly the same using the research made by the Hanar Primacy - finding the cure at a convenient time. And it would have even served the same purpose : get Drell and Hanar on your side. But I guess it only makes sense when its for ME1 favorites like Wrex, and not ME2 companions like Thane.

Yes, it's not plausible, but that certainly can't be the reason when everything everything else in the game happens at such very implausibly convenient ways. The Genophage cure that wasn't supposed to be found until a few decades later, and the Quarian adaptation that was supposed to happen in 60 years (with Ranoch) or 600( without Ranoch) conveniently reduced to a couple of years because... Geth.

I don't like that double standard they took with Thane, as if they literally decided he wasn't good enough to get the same special treatment. And I think that's what bother me the most.

And I ridiculously love that headcanon. It respects Thane as a person with, you know, hopes and dreams (something BioWare forgot). It's actually quite similar to mine. I don't headcanon getting cured, but I headcanon that they placed more inter-galactic effort to find a cure for Kepral's and improving treatment, as as treatment improved, so did Thane add a few more years to his life. :)

And I'm going to add the advocate and spokesperson part to it, if you don't mind, because it is that awesome.

And on the "oops, ran out of time" excuse, I don't buy it. :/ They reassigned resources towards Multiplayer -changing much of what the game was supposed to be just so they can focus more effort to please the more shooter-based crowd and the ME3 fan babies. And they shouldn't have pressured themselves to finish a game before actually finishing it. This is a recent trend that they get away with because people would still buy their games even it its 75% complete and has tons of bugs. This is also something I see EA been guilty of mostly. Other gaming companies are not such stickler to dates as EA, and people wait for them, and get a fairly mostly completed game.

I think the problem is that EA is so used to being able to release games every year that when they bought BioWare, they didn't realize they can't apply those same laws unto BW's type of games, that naturally require more time, and expect the same results.

In the end... I blame EA, and Chris Hepler.
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Matyrfae Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love this..so so much!:heart:

I adore your Shrios art ^_^
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AngelicFlash Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ehehehe, thank you! x2! Buuuuu I've been sidetracked by school and by my surprise Shoker ship. I found this wonderful Joker in the Mass Effect RP community, and there was accidental flirting that led to a ship sailing most magnificently.
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