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Afterword - Miranda by HuggyBear742 Afterword - Miranda by HuggyBear742
The first in what may become a series. An attempt to fill in the blanks in my own headcanon and to share some of my ideas on what the lives of these characters might look like after the events of Mass Effect 3.

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Miranda by Deus ex Nihilo / LordAardvark
Armored Miranda by Urgarulga / Cire992 / LordAardvark / Haxxer
Armor based on TruePrince's recolor mod
Shepard's Cabin (Starfield) by Evil-Ash

Biotic Effect based on a tutorial from girlplaysgames.com
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darkKiell Featured By Owner 4 days ago
_ quite well done_``~...
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boxinggirls12 Featured By Owner Edited May 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Let me guess, "Headcanon" means canon and only canon in your head? I've never heard of that one.......how do you do that exactly, without changing the character any?

Because this Miranda right here is a whole different Miranda. Can't be the one from Mass Effect because she would never consider joining the retarded Alliance.

Yeah, imagination only.

but I like the presentation of this picture, and she looks cool in that armor. 😎

Also, what is the difference between a civilian and an Aliiance Soldier?
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ShittyHorsey Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Goddammit.  Fucking internet.
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HuggyBear742 Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What gave you the impression that she wouldn't join the Alluance? In my playthroughs, she quit Cerberus by the end of ME2, and was working with Shepard (and by extension, the Alliance) by the end of ME3. Isn't possible that Shepard's continued influence on her might lead her to the Alliance?

As I tell everyone who has issues with my Afterword series: It's fan art; you'll have to suspend some level of disbelief to enjoy it. If not, what are you even doing here?

And I consider her a civilian because she hasn't been commissioned and holds no official military rank in the Alliance. She's there because Shepard requested her to be there. She's more a military contractor.
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boxinggirls12 Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
-In Mass Effect 2, Dr. Chakwas was on a Cerberus ship, dealing with Cerberus crew members. And she told Shepard "I don't work for Cerberus, I work for YOU"

If I remember correctly, Tali told Shepard the same thing "I don't work for Cerberus, I work for you"

That means they're only doing this because they trust their commander. They'll only take orders from him and no one else.

My point, let's say Shepard tried to influence them to join Cerberus, they won't do it. No matter how much he's done for them, they will refuse.

Same with Miranda, she won't join the alliance, no matter how much Shepard has done for her, joining the Alliance is something Miranda Lawson won't do.

The Alliance is a faction, Cerberus is a faction, Commander Shepard is one person, it's a difference.

By the end of Mass Effect 2, Miranda's loyalty is to Shepard, not Cerberus, not the Alliance.

Oh and something else, let's go by your logic and say Shepard could influence her to join the Alliance....how would she do that?
They would have shot her or jailed her probably, beings that she was with Cerberus for a long time.

Look what the Alliance did to Ken and Gabriella in Mass Effect 3, and they were Alliance first and just joined Cerberus, and now they're locked up and wasn't going to get out either if it wasn't for Shepard overriding that decision.

:laughing: No, Miranda's not joining that. Now Ashley and Kaiden, their loyalty was to the Alliance, not Shepard. That's why they didn't help him against the collectors.

-That's a dumb question. But I'll try and answer it. Um.......I saw the picture on my messages, I liked how it looked...here I am....yeah that about sums it up.

Also, did you even read the whole comment? I remember saying I DID like the presentation of the picture and she looks cool in the armor. I was asking how do you "headcanon" something but take them out of character? I've never heard of that.

- I ask again, what's the difference between a civilian and a Alliance soldier?
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turuzzusapatuttu Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
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Randomman96 Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
Civilian Military Contractor is another name for Private Military Contractor, or even for Mercenary.  They are paid by governments to do Para-Military work and hold no official rank or connections to the governments military.

And to why they didn't shoot or jail Miranda in ME3 (particularly in the Battle for Earth, as she was leading soldiers in battle some of which were Alliance) is that during the Reaper War, the Alliance granted amnesty and pardons to those who defected to the Alliance from Cerberus DURING the wartime.  It happened to Jacob and the rest of the team of defectors.  The reason why it did NOT happen to Shepard, Ken, And Gabby was that the went to the Alliance and surrendered SIX MONTHS BEFORE the Reapers invaded.  Gen. Petrovski (if you kept him alive at the end of the Omega DLC) surrendered, but did not defect.  Miranda, on the other hand, went on the run as Shepard returned to Earth after ME2.  The Alliance had no knowledge of her cutting ties with Cerberus.  And, if you do talk with her before the final charge on Earth, she will say that she got some odd looks from Alliance Brass, but they did not try anything and willing let her fight along side their men.
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HuggyBear742 Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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RickOShay1 Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
I hate to admit it, but boxinggirls12 reminds me of something I hated about ME3; that my ME2 crew was nowhere to be found. I would rather of had a crew that was more loyal to me personally than a crew that loyal to ANY affiliation, be it Cerberus or the Alliance.

P.S. Why not have BOTH Chakwas AND Michel as the SR-3 doctors in your Afterword series?
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TheGobo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
heh. Breast-plate
:P
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BlueEyedBrigadier Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
This is simply amazing! I love what you've done here :D
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MadCat221 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 25, 2014
I always headcanon'd her as starting up and heading a new intelligence apparatus for the Alliance after Cerberus bit the dust (even though Cerb's help was more the "Stop helping me" kind for the Alliance).
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TheR3mnanT Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
Miranda would make an amazing alliance operative, and even better Spectre, love hoe the blanks are possibly being filled heree
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DorianMichaels Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Council would probably never appoint her to the post-- probably due to lingering mistrust over her Cerberus ties (regardless of how much she's done to prove she's severed them).
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TheR3mnanT Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Yes of course, but it always stirs up the imagination with a slight possibility. I mean Jack was even trusted enough to train young biotics and we know how her past was. xD
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Majestic-MSFC Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I always liked Miranda, she was a strong female lead that supplemented the main lead being a male (at least in my version and games). She had flaws like any other character and was a character that grew, especially in ME3.

It's great to see her back on the Normandy as XO. Top stuff. :D
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Thespian-Hoplite Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Poor Miranda... she's now part of the Alliance, part of the problem on why the galaxy is so fucked up
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Gavriel22 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Lets make something about this lets make bioware see this and let them know we like sweep happy endings but a lot of strugle and fight to get that, not that lame ending options they gave us.
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Majestic-MSFC Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally agree. 
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TreeWyrm Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Hey there Huggybear! I have a sneaking suspicion I may have previously asked for permission and shared artwork by you on one of the two Facebook fanpages I admin (I admin 2: one is called Mass Effect Female Shepard, the other Mass Effect Miranda Lawson). Now, forgive me if I've asked this before, or even asked before for the same things... but I've just finished my PhD and in the run up to that last year I was not exactly focused on my pages, or posting things. I asked a lot of artists for permissions, and then never got around to sharing their works (apologies if you're one of them!). Anyway another fan page that always gives credits to artists (Arts of Mass Effect Universe) posted one of your pieces and reminded me how utterly awesome your stuff is... which lead me here.

ANYWAY... would it be OK for me to post this awesome Miranda piece you've done onto Mass Effect Miranda Lawson - www.facebook.com/FemShep please pretty please please?!

I run the page "as Miranda" and through it raise awareness of the sorts of things I think she'd care about. I post anything from the wrongful sexual objectification of women to scientific progress in all sorts of areas and especially space things/xenobiology, to artwork relating to Miranda and random fashion interests (I try to pick up the occasional photo shoots that the voice actress does and pretend that Miranda follows her because she finds "Whatever that woman wears usually fits me" LoL). This particular picture of yours would fit well into her albums on film, TV and media articles - I may make up a story for where it has come from (perhaps a magazine special on "Shepard's Team - backgrounds of the people who brought down the Reapers").

I'm now going to post a similar request on another piece you've done of Miranda!
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HuggyBear742 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! I don't mind people re-posting my work as long as I'm credited and/or linked back to my dA profile page.
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TreeWyrm Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Hi there! Just wanted to let you know I posted your picture today, many thanks and here's a link to where it is now: www.facebook.com/MiriLawBringe… - I took the liberty of inventing a story that this is one of a series of features of the Normandy crew (full 2-page spreads) in the interstellar magazine "HuggyBear" (copyright HuggyBear742) and provided a link back to your original here. :)
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ricojes Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Which ending is this based on?
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MourekDA Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
the tits are too damn small 
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BlueNose1982 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Nice. One of my fave characters.
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BlackSkeletonGirl Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
cool! 
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Akuma-Mitsurugi Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm really likin' these, can't wait to see the rest of the afterword series

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gerrit105 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
I truly LOVE your work!
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Elven-Samurai Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
:love: 
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Veleriphon Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
She's one of those women who you wouldn't survive having told her what a nice codpiece she's wearing.

This is great, though!
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Sharai Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
she looks great :D
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CyberBrian360 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can i have the "Model Link "! ? (to her "Attire/Armor "!?) bro? (well ive Chacked the "Oweners Who owens this ? And i Can.t Find them On the "DA Search "!?  Well i can.t find them "Anywhere "! haaaa !
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vanash84 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Love this!  And Jack's!
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christofur Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love these.  Moar!
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Kommandant4298 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have only one thing to say about this...... DAMN YOU!!

This is bloody good! I don't suppose that there is a model release for this version of Miranda, or am I jumping the gun?
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HuggyBear742 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL Sorry friend, same deal as all my custom models. She's just a composite, no actual model exists.
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Kommandant4298 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
God-damn it! Would love to use this models in Gmod!

On a side note, I've seen you pull off Jack as well. Do you plan to do Ashley, Liara and Garrus in this format?
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HuggyBear742 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe, though I'll probably use the default ME3 armors for those characters, so differences won't be as dramatic.
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AlienFodder Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've also recently been thinking about what would have become of Miranda after the events of ME3 and I too believe that she would have joined the Alliance. :) Very nice!
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BlueOceanNight Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
haha
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DalekOfChaos Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
can you do an afterword for Jack?
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HuggyBear742 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, I'm working on one for Jack right now. :D
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DalekOfChaos Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Love it, who's next?
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HuggyBear742 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm still kicking around a few ideas. Wouldn't want to spoil the surprise... ;)
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Natsumi494 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
I love her black outfit at Alliance colors !!
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BlackRain1678 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014   Writer
Nice :D Are you going to do Afterword profiles for other characters?
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HuggyBear742 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definitely, I'm working one right now and I have ideas for a few others.
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RickOShay1 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Did you choose to save the over-opinionated female or the utterly boring male?
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trajor Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nice! Hope to see Ash...
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