Skip over this if you have no beat ME3 and would like to remain spoiler free.
Shit… My mind… is so… broken right now… I remember back in March or April ME3 came out… I was like- Shit! I have a wedding come up I can’t pay for this game even though, I really absolutely want to play it! Then I found out my brother bought it as a birthday gift to me but I still would not be able to play it till I got home in June.
Which sucked a whole lot! But then I was over hearing a whole bunch of fan rage about the ending of the game… What THE HELL?! I didn’t understand, so over dinner one night with a close friend we discussed what was going on, spoiler free mind you. He pretty much told me the ending disobeyed the idea of multiple endings like all Bioware games have aka best example would be Dragon Age Origins- There had to be multiple endings. I would know I played at least 6 games all the way through and got different endings… Anyways… I was like…. THE HELL?!
So, I behaved and distracted myself with Skyrim for a month or two before the end of April came around… it was near finals and I was going insane! Spoliers don’t bother me so, I just went on youtube and watched the ending(S) to find out… at first I watched nonjudgmental and unbiased… I thought it was decent… didn’t like that Shepard… ‘died’ but there was the one scene of breathing which didn’t make sense…. and then the ship and being marooned somewhere where ever the fuck… And then the little boy talking to a grandfather about ‘The Shepard’… All in all… I thought it was decent, a good end to the series… but could have been better. But Bioware is entitled to end the series however they wish. So, you know… whatever… a lot of amazing storytelling and plot flushed down the drain… meh…
So Things get busy, exams, finals, bachorlette things for my best friend, a wedding, then I’m back home… not really caring about games… but my brother reminds me if I get bored I can always play ME3…. well theres one big major problem… my damn gamertag is being retarded and I also can’t access the data on my memory card from his newer xbox… ugh whatever… I just start new character… seems kind of sucky…. but ask I played The plot got better and better as the game went on… I payed attention to a lot of things…. like the kid… the Reapers… the growling…. Like what the hell… Then… You know the dreams with the kid… I questioned a lot of the game. I didn’t want to go any further because I wanted to replay from the beginning.
So here I am back to playing ME1 on Noveria…. and paying attention to every detail and every character…. etc… Then went back to reading rumors and theories on the Internets stumbled upon the ‘Indoctrination Theory’ - If you don’t know what I’m referring to please watch this- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ythY_GkEBck
Then I checked out this other theory which made me even more sick… This is called ‘The Beings of Light Theory’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ascb79jqfo Which… will at first make you counter think the Indoctrination Theory…. Honestly though I suck more to Indoctrination Theory because I though there was more hard visual evidence then the ‘Beings of Light’ Theory.
After all this crazyness… Today I was think of my own Theories and trying to bud and build of both the Indoctrination Theory and the Beings of Light Theory… So I went to look up the first ‘REAL’ conversation with a Reaper. Aka the talk with Sovereign on Virmire. I was just playing close attention to the dialogue and matching it to some of the things from ME3…
Link to conversation with Sovereign, just in case your as curious as I am. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAM8Phnyxi4
Now then before I go any furthur with this rant or whatever… I just want to remind everyone of something the ‘Catalyst’ aka ‘God Child’ said. “The Reapers are mine.” Which would allude to the idea that the Catalyst created the reapers. The Beings of Light Theory suggest that the Catalyst is a Being of Light… If that is so The Catalyst aka Being of Light created the Reapers to protect Organic life from the ‘Devil Machines’ which would then allude that the Reapers are not the devil machines but creations fabricated to protect against devil machines….
While listening to what Sovereign back in ME1 he says may things that put down the ideas spewed in the Beings of Light Theory- Shepard asks Sovereign who created them. Sovereign replies cryptically: “We have no beginning. We have no end. We are infinite.” BAM right there in ME1 proves that the Reapers were not created at all. To have no Beginning would mean that they had no creators the Beings of Light could not have created them.
Other things Sovereign that makes it so obvious that they are indeed the Reapers and the Devil Machines: “You exist because we allow it. And you will end because we demand it.” “Your civilization is based on the technology of the mass relays, our technology. By using it, your society develops along the paths we desire.” “The cycle cannot be broken. The pattern has repeated itself more times than you can fathom. Organic civilizations rise, evolve, advance. And at the apex of their glory, they are extinguished.”
Harbinger says the same things, slightly differently but mostly the same.
What the hell is this post all about?
Me ranting my ass off about ME3 and how the ending is very obviously the ‘Indoctrination Theory’ and not the ‘Beings of Light Theory’.
However, I only have one thought that differs from the rest of the group that believes in the Indoctrination Theory… Indoctrination didn’t just begin when you were hit with Harbinger at the final battle. Indoctrination probably started somewhere in the second game or even all the way in the beginning when Shepard touched the beacon on Eden Prime. Yes the beacon was of Prothean Technology but don’t you think the Reapers came back and did a find sweep? Hell, the had undercover indoctrinated Protheans destroy many of their sleeper pods- out of billions only ‘one’ survived. Now isnt it possible for them to have say- tampered with the beacons? Touch the beacon, receive message from Protheans, also allow Reapers to make first contact with your mind… The beacon images had strange noises in them… if you ask me… they sounded like Reaper growls in super speed- Indoctrination. Shepard has been under indoctrination for years…
And that concludes this giant rant… can’t wait for the extended cut DLC to see what happens…