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Mass Effect OCsona by Techta Mass Effect OCsona by Techta
Finally had some R 'n R with Mass Effect 2 the last few days, so I was inspired to finally settle on my OC/sona for Mass Effect. I've been waffling between human, turian, and salarian for a long time now, and despite my best efforts to convince myself otherwise, I always end up back on salarians as the best species that represents me (which is why my OC is more like a ME-sona than a stand-alone character).

I hit a wall in canon with the salarian females and all, so I decided to include a rough background for the character that I can identify with personally. That detail is the fact that, though I am not a feminist, I do find the stereotypical female gender role in society really infuriating. I have nothing against kids, but I'm not a baby person, so I sort of amplified that part of me in this character. Of course when one encounters some kind of canon limitation like this, it's easy to slip into the Mary-Sue rut, so I did my best to avoid something cliche' or unbelievable. I hate Sues, ugh.

Anyway, so here she is, finally finished. I spent an oddly long time on this, probably a good 6 hours cuz I nitpicked and designed the whole outfit and picked colors and such in one fell swoop. Pardon my bragging, but I am rather surprised and proud of this >.< I hardly expected it to turn out this well. It's basically exactly what I pictured in my mind.

Anyway, I was pissed off tonight because I screwed up Tali's loyalty mission so she's mad at me. Then I realized I could save her loyalty for after I get Legion (I think you get 2 chances before .. y'know... IT happens), and I want to bring Legion on the Flotilla, so... I'm gonna have to start over a ways back and blah de blah de blah. However, I watched the leaked beta for ME3 and got all teary at one point, and then nosebled at another, and then just generally peed my pants over how awesome it is. Okay all of that was untrue except the teary part. They are just getting so DAMN good at games now. Jeeze louise, who needs movies nowadays, eh?

Wow rambling. XD

"Enjoy!" -Mordin (during combat)


PS: If you know what fictional language "Ilthwain" was inspired from, I'll give you a llama or something, if I can.
EDIT: I am also aware of the typo in "Badasses" in the text, but I am way to lazy to go fix that.

Mass Effect and all related names and objects (c) Bioware
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:iconliaratsoniforever:
LIARATSONIFOREVER Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Would love to use him for a fan fic!!!!
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:icontechta:
Techta Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure, technically its a she, but I dont care. It can be a he if you want. Link me/credit me when you finish!
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:iconpoison1234:
Poison1234 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
She's really pretty. :D
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:icontechta:
Techta Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well thank you! =D
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:iconreaperdestroyer:
Reaperdestroyer Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
O and she wants as many baby's as possible but in my mass effect Fanfic all her egs got eaten up by a meen krogan. :(
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:icontechta:
Techta Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow thats cool!
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:iconreaperdestroyer:
Reaperdestroyer Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
She also does not like law which is funny because her father is a specter lol.
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:iconreaperdestroyer:
Reaperdestroyer Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
I hav an oc salarian that is vary similar she is green with purple age 13 but does not like to drive at all.
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:iconhuntrag94:
HuntraG94 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
nice bio dude.
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:icontechta:
Techta Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
=D I'm in the process of tweaking a little, but it will stay largely the same. Thanks!
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:iconhuntrag94:
HuntraG94 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
you're welcome dude.
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:iconguiltyflare:
GuiltyFlare Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Volunteers to be barren? is that not going a Bit to far? she could have just said "no" when the question came up?
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:icontechta:
Techta Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think it works that way with salarians.
"The salarians are amphibian haplo-diploid egg-layers; unfertilized eggs produce males and fertilized eggs produce females. Once a year, a salarian female will lay a clutch of dozens of eggs. Social rules prevent all but a fraction from being fertilized. As a result, 90% of the species is male."

So females have to reproduce whether they want to or not. Hence her decision to be sterile.
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:iconguiltyflare:
GuiltyFlare Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
did not see that in the codex, need to check it out.
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:icontechta:
Techta Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
on the wiki
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:iconhomicide-crabs:
Homicide-Crabs Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Well. This rocks the free universe and parts of Batarian slaver colonies.
That's a very clever design, I love the outfit!
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:icontechta:
Techta Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! The outfit was my biggest worry >.< I still can barely believe I came up with something. Now to learn how to do weapons. I actually really want to do more ME OC's so I might take commissions sometime.
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:iconhomicide-crabs:
Homicide-Crabs Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Well, you've got great vision as an artist. The outfit really fits the aesthetic from the games. Keep up the fine work! I'm eager to see what Salarian women will look like in the game.

PS- John Adams? Remarkable man. My future daughter is being named after Abigail Adams. AND you like Transformers? Holy crap, you've got impeccable taste. =D
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:icontechta:
Techta Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!

(Yes, Adams is my favorite historical figure ever. ^.^ Truly a great man! And Abby was just as great or greater. A past Government teacher once said that if he could choose anyone to be president right now, he'd pick Abigail. And YESSS, Transformers is my fav franchise, followed closely by Star Trek and the Alien saga.)
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:iconcheese-of-borg:
Cheese-of-Borg Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Nice! Although I see female salarians as not having those horns, I think this is a very good approximation.
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:icontechta:
Techta Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I understand. I could never tell if their "horns" were actually horns or just part of the way they hear or something. I like the way they look so I just left them. Same with turians, their fringes are so cool, but if I had a female turian OC I'd def take the fringe off because of the whole "bird" parallel. I think salarians are amphibious and i dont think there is too much difference other than size between male and female.

I guess we'll find out when they introduce salarian females [hopefully] in the game officially! I might have to edit this after we find out XD

Thanks for the view!
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:icongods-of-the-light:
gods-of-the-light Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
ah yes i remember we met on this very comment didnt we
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:icontechta:
Techta Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AH yes I think so XD That or it was Sweet Transformer.
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:icongods-of-the-light:
gods-of-the-light Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
no i think it was this one. i remember it was during my little fling in the mass effect fandom
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:icongods-of-the-light:
gods-of-the-light Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
I don't think there are any salarian females intentionally placed, but I have come across a few salarians that have female voices.
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:icontechta:
Techta Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WHERE?!?! =DD I wanna see
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:icongods-of-the-light:
gods-of-the-light Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
You're most likely to find them in Illium's missions like Samara's recruitment or Miranda's loyalty. Make sure all but the salarians are killed, and you'll still hear female screaming.
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:icontechta:
Techta Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah i think iknow what your talkin about XD
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:icongods-of-the-light:
gods-of-the-light Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
You've come across those female sounding salarians too?
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:icontechta:
Techta Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Perhaps. There were a LOT of screaming females in the Ilium missions; but I figured it was those Eclipse sisters.
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:iconcheese-of-borg:
Cheese-of-Borg Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
We Have seen female Turrians before, they have face plates, but no fringe.
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:icongods-of-the-light:
gods-of-the-light Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
I thought they had the head fringe but no horn crest
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:icontechta:
Techta Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I think they have the face plates and a little bit of a fringe.
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:icongods-of-the-light:
gods-of-the-light Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
I draw female turians with an asari-like head fringe.
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:icontechta:
Techta Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am in favor of this, despite the comic's rendering of turian females.
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:icongods-of-the-light:
gods-of-the-light Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Well, when the guys at the salarian's bachelor party argue over what the asari looks like, the turian mentions the head fringe, which I take to mean the sculpted skin in their scalp.
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Subzero-Ryukami Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
awwww it's good to see a Salarian OC instead of a turian one.
Good job on it,I really like the colors you chose and the story is very interesting!
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:icontechta:
Techta Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
As much as I love turians, I feel like they are almost auto-Sues now. I have yet to see a female turian OC (or male for that matter) that isn't some kind of badass or something. >.<

Thanks for the view and actually reading it. I didn't know people did that XD
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Subzero-Ryukami Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
ahah you're welcome XD
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vulpine623 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Jeeze louise, who needs movies nowadays, eh?" Who... WHO ARE YOU!? Nah, I'm sure you were just kidding. >.>

You're so good at eyesss *melts*
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:icontechta:
Techta Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah it was sarcasm.

And THANK YOU!! I really love doing eyes now. Especially when they come out right. Wait...
"That sounded bad." -Garrus
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