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Jana Shepard

Postby AlexiaRevan » Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:27 pm



Sorry for the no-elegant state of my profile , but (1) I never done this before and (2) I really don't have screenie of my various shepard .

I hope you don't mind that I won't be following the way you do profile . Because to me those things are irrelevant .

The only area I work hard at is usually the background . And I mean the ''who she was and how did she get here and how does that impact how she do things in the futur ' .

My favorite background is : Spacer - Ruthless .

I researched the background alot when I got Mass effect serie , I really wanted to see the combinaisons and reasons peoples will come with with choosing that background with that career . Was alot of fun too !

One thing I recall coming alot , was that Spacer was taken often because that shepard has a Mother . And some peoples didn't pick it because it come off as that one born with privilége easy life , no drama no nothing . In comparison to colonist (who survived a slaughter to everything she know , and Earthborn where you were born on the street and one can come up with tons of horrors befre shepard joined The Red Gang) .

I though about it alot , and in my experience being spacer doesn't mean you are without Angst and drama . I mean , the limit is the sky and imagination is the best author there is :mrgreen:

So that's why I took and that background became my favorite . My Shepard was born a spacer , she had both parent in the Alliance and it was unspoken but it was clear that she will follow suit in her parent foot step .

What one cannot determine in life , is that one small stupid action can change you forever and taint you and show who you really are inside .

That's why my shepard at some point in time , joined a group of Terra firma . At first it was mostly friends of friends hanging together .

Then ideas and frustrations started surfacing . And she found herself agreeing . Then fears were voiced , fears often lead to mistrust of others .

And before you know it , she was nodding her head . She was strong , she was a patriot like her parents and everything that was said around her felt natural . What was the point of serving if you didn't have a goal ? and Terra firma words were : true patriot care for earth and Humans ! there is no earth without humans !

Of course back then , it was mostly small comments made here and there . It was innocent . They were grooming her into something and she didn't know it . All she knew , she had friends . Great friends . Friends who looked up at her and had great hope in her and were proud of the path she gonna follow .

She still remember the jokes they all made about when she be higher in Rank and coming to visit them . All the medals she will earn , serving and doing the greater good .

Her mother frowned on the night meeting that were taking places but she didn't object . Her father was gone , but she believed he would understand .

One night of drinking and laughing out loud , that end up with a fist fight with a group of Aliens , and that led to an arrest . But not her , she run and met up with those who weren't arrested .

That night was an eye opener . Their own peoples , the police . Upholder of the Laws were against them . It was clear sign of corruption .

Shepard wasn't sure , but the others all agreed .

She had great friends , who always reassured her that being unsure was a good sign .

The years pass by , and she was in the alliance . Coming home was a pain . Her mother rarely was there but she was grateful her friends were there still .

And they were all too happy to keep a chair empty for her .

She share her missions and the thrill of fighting . And they tell her how a caffé is now owned by an Alien . Everyone would whisper words they weren't ready to yell ...yet .

Until the Skylian Blitz that is . Everyone heard about the colonies being Bombarded . Peoples slaughtered , others tortured or kidnapped .

One name came up : Batarians .

She saw red , and so did her friends .

How could the Alliance let something like this happen !! Why didn't they see them coming ! why are we paying them for ?

And then their hate turned toward the council . Of course the council wouldn't help . Of course they will chastie us instead of helping us . Of course they will take for the Batarians . Of course they don't care for us...we are expandable . we are only humans....

Then Torfan happen . She volunteered . She had to .

Those Batarians won't get away with what happen . She will make sure of that . No matter the cost . No matter what she had to do . She just had to make them PAY .

killing Batarians that surrounded is one thing . Killing your own officers who is trying to stop you is another .

It almost cost her . her whole career .

She still remember the debriefing . There were only her , an admiral and surprise her own Mother . Standing there in her uniform , arms crossed and the most heartbreaking ''I'm dissapointed in you '' face she ever seen on her .

She didn't understand though . She did the right thing . She defeated the ennemy , eradicated them . Taught them to expect payments for what they did .

But the briefing was also about the squad member she shot .

He got in the way , disobeied orders . Wouldn't listen to order . Tried to take her weapon from her...the shot rang , a surprised look on his face . It was fatal...she can still see his eyes when she closes hers .

This is a shepard , that will find redemption deep inside of herself . But the path she is walking isn't one of redemption . But one of understanding , one where she will have to learn that every life matter no matter if they are Aliens or Humans . And that radical actions have consequences .

She will learn trough her journey on the Normandy , that understanding others is harder then she though , for you have to open your mind and heart to see them as your equal..and only then you can see everything they are .

She will learn why while Torfan was Justified , her actions weren't .

What it mean to wear the Uniform of the Alliance , what she represent and what actions she must make while battling prejudice that come from the inside .
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So yeah this my favorite background to play with . And I usually take the dialogues that come off as defensive as much as possible .

She will have no calm about shooting cerbrus agents (ME1) it is an eye for an eye . But doing good is harder then you think . And with the council and having to report to them just make it a nightmare .

Trough her journey in ME1 she will make friends , and learn what she believed in wasn't the whole truth and the galaxy is bigger and earth seem so small in comparison .

And no , by ME2 her mistrust against cerbrus is at its peak . So she won't be best friend with TIM . But she will get along with Miranda and Jacob .

She will almost cave to Ashley rant about Alien , but manage to come stronger then ever . Even though it mean she and Ash will never be friends .

Once she become a specter wich anderson and everyone believe is the greatest honor done to the humans . She feel like it's a gea . And she feel like that addict that must carry drugs and have to fight the eternal urge to just bust trough and go back to getting high .

Anyway , hope ya like :mrgreen:
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Re: Jana Shepard

Postby Ground_Squirrel » Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:32 pm

Interesting background (and look at that... she has a name :D)
As far as I know there is no specific format for posting your Shepard's profile. The point is to post some information about your Shepard's character. It doesn't matter if it's about the decisions your character made in the game or about your character's background.

I agree that the spacer background seems to be the one where your character is privileged with an easy childhood. But there are plenty of reasons why that could be deceiving.

Three of my Shepards have the spacer background and I haven't really considered their backgrounds as much as Renée's background. Hers was earthborn, sole survivor and I was working on a background for her. I even posted part of it on the old forum, but it was still a work in progress, which I really hope to finish one day.
Either way I'm sure it can't always have been easy for spacer Shepards. And you proved that by posting the background of Jana.

To me the relationship between spacer Shep and her mother always seemed estranged, so there's lots to go on from there. How did it get that way?
I wish Bioware would have given us some more insight on that, but I guess there always needs to be room for imagination.

It'd be nice to know a few things though. You mention Ashley and Jana would never be friends, but they do seem to walk the same path: going from completely mistrusting aliens to becoming friends with them, so it seems a bit odd that she and Ashley are at odds?
Did Ashley survive Virmire?
Who was Jana's love interest? I'm assuming Liara?
I'm also guessing that Balak didn't live in ME1 Bring Down The Sky DLC.

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Re: Jana Shepard

Postby AlexiaRevan » Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:19 pm

♥♥♥Proud Sera Wifey♥♥♥ Proud Seranite The best Thread of all !
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Re: Jana Shepard

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Re: Jana Shepard

Postby AlexiaRevan » Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:22 pm

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Re: Jana Shepard

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Re: Jana Shepard

Postby AlexiaRevan » Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:54 am

♥♥♥Proud Sera Wifey♥♥♥ Proud Seranite The best Thread of all !
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Re: Jana Shepard

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Re: Jana Shepard

Postby AlexiaRevan » Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:28 pm

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Re: Jana Shepard

Postby Ground_Squirrel » Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:50 pm

I'd say he was a hero too, but you know what it's like... sometimes no matter how hard you try there are always people who won't appreciate it.


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