Stolen Pixels #170: Humans First

Stolen Pixels #170: Humans First

This comic may or may not contain Mass Effect 2 spoilers. Just sayin'.

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Tehehehe.

I didnt even like ME2.

hehe come to think of it... your right..
it's not a spoiler if it happens 5 sec after the tutorial level ended!
phew almost spoiled something

Hahahaha, oh man, I love Stolen Pixels

OH GOD, its been spoilered for me! NNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO....

Oh wait, spoiler warning, nevermind, ignore my cries of horror.

man, so your sticking with the ME2 comics, cant wait for it to pass, they really don't hold their own as a illustrated funny.

Ha, that was a good one...
I think that is the one I liked the most out of all the recent ones :D

I love the last pic. His expression fits so well with the text.

I'm not sure but, even in the original mass effect Cerberus is described as a pro-human organization, which would be even funnier. I could be wrong though, I forget which game certain bits of info come from. I think I'll boot up Mass Effect and check the codex now...

EDIT: I've read the Mass Effect 2 plot analysis on Twenty Sided. It seems there's a lot of things that could be made fun of but I guess this is the only thing that wouldn't be a spoiler.

psychic psycho:
I love the last pic. His expression fits so well with the text.

I'm not sure but, even in the original mass effect Cerberus is described as a pro-human organization, which would be even funnier. I could be wrong though, I forget which game certain bits of info come from. I think I'll boot up Mass Effect and check the codex now...

Rear Admiral Kahoku described them in a side quest in ME1 as an Alliance black ops organisation that has gone missing in the last few months. And then says he just found out they've gone completely rogue.

By the way, I tried hard not to spoil myself about ME2's plot, but I caved in finally when the plot analysis in shamus' blog taunted me for the nth time.. Turns out I wasn't missing all that much hehe

Galad:
By the way, I tried hard not to spoil myself about ME2's plot, but I caved in finally when the plot analysis in shamus' blog taunted me for the nth time.. Turns out I wasn't missing all that much hehe

Yeah the main plot isn't too great but all the side stuff is great.

Sounds like they're a group similar to PETA, who kill 95% of the animals they intend to save.

Great work, looking foreword for more ME2 based comic.

i never heard of cerberus in ME, which mission was it?

LWS666:
i never heard of cerberus in ME, which mission was it?

Side missions only.

You face some agents on a few planets.

Anywho: YOU RUINED THE GAME!

Nah. I'm just too busy with Bioshock 2 to finish up ME2.

Hehe, I remember that...like any organisation...so many hypocrits!

JEBWrench:
Sounds like they're a group similar to PETA, who kill 95% of the animals they intend to save.

Ha,so true

Too bad I read the comic first and ask questions later... or read the description :P

where did Mr. Shepard's boobs go? KEEP THEM, for lulz sakes!

Haha, excellent. One does wonder if that IS what he means at times...

awesome stuff

I really hope we get the choice to kill them in ME3, I really want to eliminate them.
Good comic by the way, thought it was weird how they acted all "Humans before all others" When I cannie remember them ever killing an Asari or a Salarian or something.

Could one say this group "serves" humankind?

Ell Jay:
Could one say this group "serves" humankind?

Zing!

Shamus Young:

Ell Jay:
Could one say this group "serves" humankind?

Zing!

Zing indeed.

I have a strong sense that it's becoming increasingly difficult to please everyone in terms of spoilers. Better safe than sorry though I suppose.

I am Not an appetizer!

I am dessert.

Yeah it gets even more confusing if your savegame for ME1 was a Sole Survivor that did all the Cerebus side-quests. "Uhh...wait a tic. Who want me to work for them?"

Hey Thresher Maw! Put down that horse d'oeuvre, it's time for the main course!!
<Rips off shirt and charges>

Shamus Young:

This comic may or may not contain Mass Effect 2 spoilers. Just sayin'.

That has to be the most cringe-worthy pun I've hear all day! *Groan*

I'm not sure I agree with the plot analysis completely. Most of my complaints are solved in the end though when you acknowledge that all of these holes are likely going to be covered in the third game.

Still I'd like to question! I'll try and spoiler it:

There we go. Done. :)

Danny, allow me to explain some things you didn't know from the spoilered quote.

d. The Geth are suffering a genocide at the hands of the council, "Mopping up" as Anderson (I think) says.

Don't forget about the quarian homeworld, which is currently the planet of Geth. Also, not sure if you can use "genocide" when it's a machine.

a. The reapers believe themselves above organics, but then I consider myself better than the pencil sitting on my desk. They consider them tools, nothing more, I think.

b. Good question. No idea. Maybe they thought that a whole geth armada would be enough, or it would've taken them too long to ftl jump to the citadel.

Well, about a...

And b - They were in the Terminus Systems, helping slavers capture all kinds of creatures.

8. Final Boss.
a. Organic= Metal... WTF?
b. Why 'reproduce' that way?
c. The point of it?

a. Boss was organic + metal.
b. Probably they have some way of "fueling" themselves by using liquidized human DNA. I mean, Saren is thousands of years old - and he survived without refueling or something? Reapers themselves last over 50000 years and even if they hibernate to conserve power, no known substance can provide power for such a long time. Notice - no KNOWN power. The race of Reapers is probably counted in millions, or maybe even billions, they developed all the wonders of the modern (ME's) galaxy, who knows what else they created?
c. Well, a human Reaper would be extremely powerful. At least, that's what the Reapers controlling the Collectors think - if humans defeated Saren and Sovereign, they must be strong. Might as well use them.

b. Yeah this is a good question. Any excuses I can come up with are pure speculation.

And Mordin's bug is a very astute observation. +1 Props. No idea how he got that.

b. FTL travel and Reaper technology. Don't forget, ship you meet later (after the first cutscene) was severely damaged by the turrets on the colony you visit, where you see Ashley/Kaiden.

About the bug - I have an explanation. If you want a Paragon, when Mordin Solus first gets onto your ship, and you stop him with the Paragon action, not the Renegade one, Shepard will say they have managed to get some samples from the colony, the one where Veetor and Tali were found.

And about the Final Choice - apparently, the action you take and whether it's a good thing to do or bad depends... on your character's main choice.

Paragon:

a) Destroying the base means Cerberus cannot use it for evil
b) Keeping it means helping the galaxy against the Reaper threat.

Renegade:

a) Destroying the base - rebellion against the Cerberus, or wasting a great chance to defeat Reapers.
b) Keeping it means obeying Cerberus and all its orders and helping them (maybe in ME3...) use the weapon to make humanity stronger.

The fact is - your crewmates are mad at you if you keep the base, either because they are alien and Cerberus gets the Reaper technology, or they are mad because they worked for Cerberus and don't like their boss losing a valuable asset.

Great as always

Shamus has ruined my life. I DIDN'T WANT TO KNOOOOOOOOOOOOOW! Maybe I should go buy the game now.

Shamus Young:

Ell Jay:
Could one say this group "serves" humankind?

Zing!

You mind if I use this as an excuse for when I get suspended for a low content post? :D

OT: YAY! ME2 Comics! (And bring back the man boobs)

Heh heh. Kinda like how PETA kills more animals than all the animal shelters in the US combined.

I feel I have to reiterate this point: the organization itself is named after a fecking three-headed dog from HELL. How could anything named after THIS be anything but evil???

It's all a big giant - ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL

All I had to do was watch the trailers and it was as if I had already played the game, considering how many spoilers are in the ACTUAL TRAILERS FOR THIS GAME!!... Sure, names aren't exposed, but seriously... not that hard to figure out, kids. ;D

 

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