Heroic Icons: Commander Shepard Part 3

As I said earlier, the psychological profile affects whether Shepard is Paragon, Renegade or Neutral. But after a bit more deliberation, I realized I made a mistake. The “War Hero” option is the Paragon option and the “Sole Survivor” option is the Neutral option. I realized this because, the morality points are added to Paragon if the player chooses it. This actually makes a lot more sense, because usually when the player completes a mission with a really good result the paragon conversion option that follows basically says; “I’m just doing my job.” Which implies that a lot of skill is required.

“I wish every soldier had your definition of just doing my job” -Admiral Hackett

The differences in Renegade and Paragon are a lot more defined in Mass Effect 2. In the first Mass Effect the line is a bit less clear. This makes a lot of sense, because the plot situation in ME2 gives you complete freedom, whereas ME1 is more about making a good impression. Having complete freedom definitely makes your true colours show. Isn’t that right Shepard?

Shepards Renegade ScarsThe freedom gives you the ability to exert your power, whether you abuse it(Renegade) or use it for ‘good'(Paragon).


“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” -Abraham Lincoln


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