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Commander Shepard is the main protagonist of the Mass Effect video game franchise. They are voiced by Mark Meer (male) and Jennifer Hale (female).
Why This Is Their Favorite Store On The Citadel
- Commander Shepard can be picked by either of the two biological sexes and six classes, so players can get a different experience.
- Shepard can perform positive Paragon actions or negative Renegade actions. These will have consequences throughout the whole trilogy if the save data carries over. If players didn’t play a previous game, they go through a Genesis interactive comic book that decides some of the major outcomes.
- Mark Meer and Jennifer Hale did a great job voicing the male and female versions of Commander Shepard. Their voice actors also voiced Shepard’s Clone.
- Shepard can be in a relationship with someone else, including those who are LGBT.
- Shepard has a trusty crew and likes being a part of the Alliance to stop the Reapers and the Collectors.
- There are some moments where Shepard has a good sense of humor, especially in the Citadel DLC.
- If the Destroy ending for 3 is activated with a high galactic score, a scene where Shepard is still alive can be found. This was made easier to obtain with the Extended Cut DLC. Sadly, this was made much harder to obtain in the Legendary Edition.
- Shepard can be so negative towards others if Renegade actions are performed.
- If the crew in the second game isn’t prepared for the Suicide Mission or upgraded, Shepard and their pals would die, ending ME2 early.
- The original ending of 3 is anticlimactic and disappointing. The extended cut and Leviathan DLCs remedied this by clarifying a lot of details and the Citadel DLC gave off plenty of lighthearted closure.
- “I’m Commander Shepard and this is my favorite store on the Citadel.” became a meme among players.
- According to some tie-in media, Shepard is referred with “he” pronouns, confirming that Shepard’s canon gender is male.