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01 March 2012 @ 07:06 am
DAY 96: Humanity  
DAY 96
REAPER ETA: 5 Days





It's fun to talk about all the neat alien races in the Mass Effect series, but what about everything humanity has accomplished? Do you like this futuristic vision of our race? What do you think of humanity's place in the galaxy at large? Do you really think that we'd make a good "war race" on par with the Turians? Does humanity has some sort of "divine mandate" to stop the Reapers once and for all, or did we just get lucky when the Alliance found the beacon on Eden Prime?

Will humanity survive ME3? Will Earth? Is our race doomed, even if the Reapers are destroyed right along with us? Will the other races remember us fondly, as god-like marvels no unlike the Protheans, or as bullies who only fought to save their own skin? What do you think the fate our our race and our homeworld will be?
 
 
 
Alix (Tersa): ME - Christian2tersa on March 1st, 2012 06:25 pm (UTC)
I do, actually, like this futuristic vision of our race. I feel like the writers did a good job of making humans the scrappy underdogs for once (contrary to the 'equal footing' or in the vanguard afforded them in the Federation in "Star Trek"), making them neither angels nor demons, but a realistic mix of both, and allowing you to craft a Shepard that can represent either end of that spectrum.

Does humanity has some sort of "divine mandate" to stop the Reapers once and for all, or did we just get lucky when the Alliance found the beacon on Eden Prime?

I think they just got lucky, at first, and then "lucky" (for some definition of 'luck', hah) again when it turns out the human race has a quality about it the Reapers want: a broader range of genetic diversity than it seems a lot of the other Citadel races possess (according to Mordin, in conjunction with what Miranda and/or Jacob note about the Collectors on Freedom's Progress).

Will the other races remember us fondly, as god-like marvels no unlike the Protheans, or as bullies who only fought to save their own skin? What do you think the fate our our race and our homeworld will be?

I think that's going to depend in large part on the decisions Shepard makes in ME3, based on a dev comment I read about how the game can end, and also whether Shepard follows primarily the Paragon or Renegade paths. It'll be different for every Shepard.