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Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

FemShepard will be a red head (so says bioware)
« on: September 16, 2011, 08:58:38 PM »


Aparently a lot of Mass Effect fans didn't like the blonde FemShepard on the cover of the game coming out. :D

Offline CmdrRenegade

Re: FemShepard will be a red head (so says bioware)
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2011, 09:29:54 PM »
I think that's more because the default face of a female Shepard has been a red head.  That was the face people got used to seeing throughout 1 and 2 if they played female.  While not all that important, no one really likes change for the sake of change. 

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Re: FemShepard will be a red head (so says bioware)
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2011, 09:37:06 PM »
I voted for the dark-red myself. I just thought it looked best.

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: FemShepard will be a red head (so says bioware)
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2011, 10:36:06 PM »
Personally I do a custom.. very dark red head.. but I think that blonde is far far down the renegade path. :D

Offline EbonyQueen

Re: FemShepard will be a red head (so says bioware)
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2011, 11:20:08 PM »
I always did a custom femshep.... Here she is, my FemShep!



« Last Edit: September 16, 2011, 11:21:41 PM by EbonyQueen »

Offline CmdrRenegade

Re: FemShepard will be a red head (so says bioware)
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2011, 01:42:02 AM »
Anyone know a good and simple way to take pictures on the 360? I do have a digital camera but than the footage gets weird.  You must all see the character from which I take my name!

Offline Brandon

Re: FemShepard will be a red head (so says bioware)
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2011, 01:53:46 AM »
I pretty much play femshep exclusively because I cant stand the voice actor that does Maleshep but my femshep has the default hairdo with black hair, red lipstick, and green eyes. Looks badass considering shes a infiltrator (read: sniper)

Although I dont think I ever saw the blonde shep cover, someone have a link?

Offline Shjade

Re: FemShepard will be a red head (so says bioware)
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2011, 02:26:01 AM »
The redhead looked pretty nice as I recall. Pretty sure the brunette did, too, but it's been a while since I saw the lineup.

Didn't vote. Not like I'll be playing the game, after all.

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Re: FemShepard will be a red head (so says bioware)
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2011, 11:15:10 AM »
Personally I do a custom.. very dark red head.. but I think that blonde is far far down the renegade path. :D
Well, this is just to establish her canonical appearance, which is strange because femsheps are non-canonical anyways.

Offline Craz

Re: FemShepard will be a red head (so says bioware)
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2011, 11:20:50 AM »
Damn happy femshep is a redhead.

Offline Shjade

Re: FemShepard will be a red head (so says bioware)
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2011, 01:49:58 PM »
Well, this is just to establish her canonical appearance, which is strange because femsheps are non-canonical anyways.

Lies. Everyone knows Femshep is the true Shep. That other Shep is an alternate universe Shep in which Femshep had a sex change.

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Re: FemShepard will be a red head (so says bioware)
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2011, 05:34:41 PM »
Lies. Everyone knows Femshep is the true Shep. That other Shep is an alternate universe Shep in which Femshep had a sex change.
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Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: FemShepard will be a red head (so says bioware)
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2011, 06:09:41 PM »




Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: FemShepard will be a red head (so says bioware)
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2011, 06:10:37 PM »


The image that started all the hate.

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Re: FemShepard will be a red head (so says bioware)
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2011, 01:57:38 AM »
I don't get the hatred for malesheps voice. Also, female shep as a blond? Doesn't that kinda make her seem less badassed. Not to say that blonds are less badassed, but the picture above doesn't scream 'ass kicking' to me.

Offline Missy

Re: FemShepard will be a red head (so says bioware)
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2011, 04:23:13 AM »
I've never played the game myself, but I strongly prefer brunettes to blondes.

Offline Brandon

Re: FemShepard will be a red head (so says bioware)
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2011, 04:33:39 AM »


The image that started all the hate.

I dont get it, whats so bad about that?

Offline Shjade

Re: FemShepard will be a red head (so says bioware)
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2011, 04:02:59 PM »
Also, female shep as a blond? Doesn't that kinda make her seem less badassed.

Someone who hasn't seen The Long Kiss Goodnight. Or Kill Bill. Or...actually let's make this easier and just say no.

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Re: FemShepard will be a red head (so says bioware)
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2011, 04:17:23 PM »
Someone who hasn't seen The Long Kiss Goodnight. Or Kill Bill. Or...actually let's make this easier and just say no.
Killbill we'll agree on, but the long kiss goodnight chick dyed her hair. And the girl from killbill honesty doesn't seem like a natural blond either. I'd say 'women that dye their hair blond are scary', with the exception of a few like Nina Williams.

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: FemShepard will be a red head (so says bioware)
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2011, 04:56:02 PM »
Killbill we'll agree on, but the long kiss goodnight chick dyed her hair. And the girl from killbill honesty doesn't seem like a natural blond either. I'd say 'women that dye their hair blond are scary', with the exception of a few like Nina Williams.

"When we first met, you were like 'aw phooney, I burned the muffins'. Now you walk into a bar and give minutes later, sailors come running out. What's up with that.". 

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Offline Shjade

Re: FemShepard will be a red head (so says bioware)
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2011, 04:56:21 AM »
Killbill we'll agree on, but the long kiss goodnight chick dyed her hair. And the girl from killbill honesty doesn't seem like a natural blond either. I'd say 'women that dye their hair blond are scary', with the exception of a few like Nina Williams.

Because you can tell that Femshep's blonde hair is her natural color from a picture.

Ohwait.

The point: appearing blonde is in no way an indication of weakness.

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Re: FemShepard will be a red head (so says bioware)
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2011, 11:34:24 AM »
Because you can tell that Femshep's blonde hair is her natural color from a picture.

Ohwait.

The point: appearing blonde is in no way an indication of weakness.
I don't get the hatred for malesheps voice. Also, female shep as a blond? Doesn't that kinda make her seem less badassed. Not to say that blonds are less badassed, but the picture above doesn't scream 'ass kicking' to me.
Hmmm, I believe that was already stated; though I guess repeating it doesn't hurt any. ;)

Offline Shjade

Re: FemShepard will be a red head (so says bioware)
« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2011, 04:18:51 PM »
It was already stated. Of course, so was the sentence immediately before it. You know, the one suggesting being blonde makes her seem less badass.

You can't have your cake and eat it, too. ;p

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Re: FemShepard will be a red head (so says bioware)
« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2011, 10:14:35 PM »
It was already stated. Of course, so was the sentence immediately before it. You know, the one suggesting being blonde makes her seem less badass.

You can't have your cake and eat it, too. ;p
That was stated as personal opinion, not fact; emphasized by the question mark. I was asking if others agreed, or disagreed with the opinion. It's obvious you disagree, which is fine. :P

EDIT: And for fun, The second side. See, both our opinions exist on a wide scale. ;)
« Last Edit: September 25, 2011, 01:21:25 AM by Black Howling »

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Re: FemShepard will be a red head (so says bioware)
« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2011, 03:11:14 PM »
I think it would have been cool to see them use the blond one just because I can't really think of another example of a bad-ass blond woman in fiction... with maybe the exception of Charlotte from Samurai Showdown. (*sigh* I love Charlotte)

You could argue, I guess, that it's just an impression given off by the hair color that turns character designers away from it... but I don't personally believe that's the case.

My Shepard was always a redhead, anyways.  I model her after a character of mine and name her Samantha.  And I can't play the male Shepard because of the huge gap in the quality of the voice acting.  But I don't need something that closely resembles my Shepard on the box, there's already a ton of badass redheads in stuff.