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Mass Effect 3 Squad by MonkeyBeans Mass Effect 3 Squad by MonkeyBeans
We face our enemy together.

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Finally got around to finish the final ME lineup (: I might do a lineup with other ME characters (eg. Anderson, Joker, Shepard, spacehamster, etc.) if anyone is interested.

While these are a bunch of cool people, I really miss my team from ME2.

From left to right: Liara, Garrus, Tali, Ashley, Kaidan, EDI, James, Javik.

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Roccodog1 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
I DEMAND A BATARIAN SQUAD MEMBER! MAKE IT HAPPEN BIOWARE!!!!
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raciathewildcat Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
would you be willing to tell me how you got the background without the characters? i been looking for it everywhere
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MonkeyBeans Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
i still have the background! (: i could send it to you, if you want! just let me know what your email is in a note. c:
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MonkeyBeans Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
ah, sure thing!
i actually drew it, while heavingly referencing the ME3 squad selection screen (: i might still have the background saved somewhere. i could find it for you, if you're interested! 
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BigBossTooN Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Filmographer
Such a big FU to the fans for not giving a bigger squad. Even worse, a squad member that has to be bought separately.
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MonkeyBeans Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
i understand why people are fed up about, but honestly - the ME2 squad was too big IMO. i loved each and every one of the characters, but i barely used half of them during missions. i'm not saying that'd i'd give up any of the ME2 squadmembers, but just that there was too much choice. it'd have been better if some characters were just part of your crew instead of your squad, like they did with samantha and steve in ME3. they're still well-developed, but aren't on shepard's squad.
although, if fighting the collectors would have required such a big squad, then why do you have such a small squad in ME3?
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BigBossTooN Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
I can see your point. But wouldn't it have been great to get all of your members from ME1 and ME2 with the new ones in ME3 together for this epic battle. Or at least as temporary mates for their special missions.
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MonkeyBeans Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
yeah, i'd love to have some as temporary squad mates. like liara in the shadowbroker dlc. but that'd probably have cost too much time and money? :/ i'm glad they all had some sort of cameo though
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BigBossTooN Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student Filmographer
Yeah. That was cool, anyway. ME3's not my favorite in the trilogy, anyway. That goes to ME2. It's the Empire Strikes Back of the franchise.
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MonkeyBeans Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
i liked ME3 well enough, but ME2 is indeed also my favorite. it feels much longer and has a better story (including the characters). ME3 just felt too fastpaced and i hate the fact that there aren't any more major places you could return to. in ME2 you had the citadel, tuchanka, illium, omega. in ME3 you had the citadel. yep. 
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BigBossTooN Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
And even then, I think the ME1 Citadel had more to do than the ME3 one. ME3 really is a rushed story. Combat is fun, but it doesn't make up for the botch of an ending. ME2 is the best.
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MonkeyBeans Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
woops, late reply! i tend to forget i have two seperate DA accounts.

yeah, the ME1 citadel had way more stuff to do and will always be the best citadel to me. the zakura ward in ME2 just didn't do it for me, i'm so used to walking around in the presidium and the wards markets. the ME3 citadel at least reminds me of the citadel again. 
the ME3 combat is basically the ME2 combat system but slightly improved. i just don't really like the rushed story. sure, the galaxy is at war, but i don't get any satisfaction from rushing through a story and going on fetch quests. 
ME2 really is the best game in the series. perhaps the whole collector plot isn't as important to the overall story as the reaper war or saren in ME1 but i still feel epic while playing the suicide mission. and i also really love the many many squad missions you had in ME2. sure, the main story had to suffer from that, but the character development is really well done in ME2 and i the character development itself plays a part in the suicide mission. the ME2 side quests were also really diverse and much better than anything in ME1 (those side quests were just so repetative ugh). 

hah, can you tell i'm replaying the ME series again? 
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Count-KraumBurger1 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I found James and Ashley sort of useless for my playthrough, I always go for someone with powers biotic or tech.
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MonkeyBeans Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
yeah, same here. i find the soldier class to be the most boring anyways. although i never balance out my squad: i usually play as an engineer/infiltrator, but always tend to take garrus/tali/mordin with me. heehe <:
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KryptonKnight1961 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
"Biotics were coloured green in my cycle."
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itchcrotch Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
In every group picture of the ME3 squad, Tali is always drawn in her alternate appearance while everyone else is left as they are. What does that ell you Bioware? If you're going to reuse old squad members, at least fucking refresh their design!
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MonkeyBeans Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
that's exactly what i thought. all of the other character get an entirely new default outfit (save for liara, i think she already wore that one during the shadow broker in ME2) but tali's outfit doesn't change a bit :/ i really wouldn't have mind if they made her alternative outfit her default ME3 outfit, i like it well enough and the design is really good (plus finally an armoured tali!)

but yeah, if you're gonna reuse squad members, you should at least tweak existing outfits a bit.
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itchcrotch Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I think Liara's resued outfit is acceptable, cuz she was never really wearing that as a permanent squad mate. We only really got a taste of it in the Shadow Broker DLC, so it still looked fresh enough.
I do think it would have been cool if while on the Normandy between missions, she wore her old white and green lab suit. That would have put at ease, those Liara fans who don't like her new personality from ME2 onwards. I always liked how the human characters have their alliance uniforms on, it felt a bit more real. I love me some garrus, but jeez, Garrus man, isn't that armour starting to smell?
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MonkeyBeans Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
hmm, true. and it didn't last an entire game before ME3, only a DLC, so that's fine i guess. yeah, i think her old lab coat would have made a great comeback - liara indeed feels some much different in ME2 and 3. but then again, i don't think reusing an outfit would bring back liara's old personality and i don't really see why characters aren't allowed to change so much during games. people in real life change too all the time, it's only realistic. ah well (:
yes! i liked that. though i kinda disliked ashley walking around on his heels. it'd have been much better if she wore the alliance outfit (like shepard can wear on the normandy) just like during ME1. it fitted her character more too - she looks a bit like a bimbo now.

haaha, yes! XD it's kinda disturbing how he only really wears casual clothes when he's with shepard (when romanced). plus, wouldn't it be uncomfortable wearing armour 24/7? unless he's expecting danger all the time, i'd change to something more comfortable while doing those calibrations. unless it's a turian thing, who knows - maybe they even sleep in it.

so, for tali (and the other squadmates) i understand why they wouldn't wear full armour while on the normandy, but they could at least have come up with a new (unarmoured) outfit for tali. the quarian outfits have such great potential, with those pretty hoods and fabric.
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itchcrotch Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I always thought of that turian outfit as Garrus' jammies;D
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MonkeyBeans Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
ohmygod, now i cannot unsee that. though in my mind, garrus' pjs have a turian batman on it haha.
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verge-1 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student
wow i am in luv with ur style of drawing, its like a mixture of chibi and cartoonish. plus u made sheps luv intrest, tali look even more cute than ever ;3
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MonkeyBeans Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
aww thank you <:
heheh, she's she much fun to draw and one of my fav characters.
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verge-1 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student
*sniff* i know, i always romance her since in my headcanon my shep is somewhat of a nerd himself and he just couldnt help himself fall for our little quarian friend
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MonkeyBeans Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
hehe, i always go for garrus as i play a femshep. but in my headcanon i indeed see her being best friends with tali. my shep's an engineer, so i can see her spending a lot of time down in engineering with tali when they're not on missions.
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verge-1 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student
lol thats funny since one of my friends had the same idea, which her femshep was an engineer too and she and tali would 'torment' poor garrus with pranks that usually involve a sexual innuendo aspect to them lol
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MonkeyBeans Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
hahaha, yeeeeesss. i approve <: i imagine the three of them having conversations over the comm all day during work XD
ugh, i want to replay mass effect with a mshep just to romance tali, but not playing as a femshep just feels wrong. but playing as a mshep would really keep me from making the very same descisions over and over again.
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verge-1 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student
lol i hear that it could go the same if i was a femshep getting my groove on my bro Garrus, which would make things very awkward between us 2 >_> lol but thats just the way bioware makes the characters feel so special and mean so much to us players
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MonkeyBeans Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
i guess that's the reason it's hard to play the game any differently. but still i can enjoy the game when i replay it dozens of times the exact same we i did when i first played the game. my femshep is the only femshep i have and i can't think of having other shepards making different choices XD but i might do some different playthroughs sometime though. it usually takes me two playthroughs to figure out what my headcanon character is. like i played DA2 two times as a femhawke until i realized i preferred the mhawke as my headcanon.

yeah, tali is my shep's bff, so it might be weird to think of her in a different way, but she's just so adorable and i want to see her romance for myself (:
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Eggheadcobra Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
I have to say. I'm really disappointed with this Squad for Mass Effect 3. Mass Effect 2's squad was huge. 12 in total (Counting DLC), and seeing how it's reduced to 7 (With DLC).
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MonkeyBeans Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
i agree, i really miss the old squad. they really felt like a close time and i was a bit disappointed by the ME3 squad. in ME2 you had to use all the squad members for their loyalty quests, when i never ever really used ashley, EDI or james. they're cool too, but i really miss the old squad. i'm glad most of them got some decent cameo missions though.
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Moirae-Dreamer Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NINAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA <3
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MonkeyBeans Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
hi chris (: how have you been?
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Moirae-Dreamer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOW HAVE I BEEN? NINA MESSAGE/E-MAIL ME. I MISS YOU GORL. talk to me about europe and art and bioware and men, and men, and men. exams almost done. love you nina, yoloswag xx. :P
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MonkeyBeans Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
haha (: i'll email you next week. got exams next week, so my brain is torn between studying for school and badly wanting to game and draw. you know it's the worst feeling in the world when a game is just released a week before exams and you can't play. it's like a dog watching a treat but is not allowed to eat it.
what are your exams about? (:
haha, ehrmergerd.
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2Spark Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Very good!
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MonkeyBeans Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
thank you!
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Yanaikaa Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
OMG LIARA MY SPACEGF
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MonkeyBeans Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
ERMAHGERD
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Yanaikaa Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
I love surprising you with stupid stuff like this d:
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MonkeyBeans Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
i bet you do. :')
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Emmalyn Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Love the clean lines and colors, and they're all just so CUTE. :D
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MonkeyBeans Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
thank you so much (:
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stanleyhihattrinidad Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Love this one too! Even James. And i always wanna punch him for being the new Jacob with a faux-hawk. and no really good combat powers... Tali already could wield a shotgun, AND Drones!
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MonkeyBeans Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
i actually like james, to my surprise, he's at least way better than jacob. but i barely used him in my squad for the combat reasons. still, it wouldn't have been necessary to create a new character for the ME3 squad. i do like EDI being a squad member though, but i'd have preferred someone from ME2 or wrex. definitely wrex. (:
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Haha, of course to Wrex! Though James wasn't a character I used for combat, I didn't completely hate him. I'd always wanted to see a few less humans on the team after ME2's squad was saturated with humans, and two of the most interesting humans were Zaeed and Kasumi. That felt like a slap in the face to have another human added in the 3rd one in addition to the whole return of Ash/Kaidan. I really wanted to see maybe a Batarian that wasn't a Hegemony Conformist like they appeared to be. And yes to EDI, especially if you take her along with a previously romanced Tali onto the Geth Dreadnaught.
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MonkeyBeans Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
there are definitely too many humans in ME3. i loved how diverse the ME2 crew was, so i got a bit disappointed with ME3. would be indeed interesting if there'd be a batarian squadmate (: but then again we also got a prothean.

hahah, i saw that on YT. EDI is fricking hilarious :')
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Yeah, and the Prothean gave my Sentinel an overpowered death-ray when I used AP Ammo as a bonus power, so I guess that's good.
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MonkeyBeans Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
oh, that's sweet! i've not yet played the from ashes dlc, but an overpowered death ray sounds good :'D
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Oh, definitely! The Prothean from it is also pretty awesome. He's a jerk, and antagonizes everybody (especially Liara) at every opportunity.
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