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The Merc by LuckyFK The Merc by LuckyFK
I'm back with another asari )))
You should never try to fool The Butcher, especially if you're a merc. Elnora found out the hard way.
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Alchemist-CH Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
Just a strange thought: physically the Asari become practically adult at 35-40 year age or even earlier (at least there's mention of a 40 year old that successfully pretended to be her mother) while their society still considers 100 years a bit too young for any real responsibility. Facticly it's like being stuck in the state of 16 year old teen for a century or maybe even more.
For an artist or a scientist it's actually perfect - spending a century perfecting your skills and knowledge without social pressure and maybe even become really recognized for your achievements at a rather young age.
But what about the others? Nothing really to do... No wonder that the more ambitious individuals are rather likely to join mercs just of the desire to do anything that matters, while the less ambitious maidens just spend a century or two in bars or... contributing to that reputation of their people.
So, is that the dark side of "the most advanced culture"? Or maybe the natural selection mechanism that reduces numbers of rebellious specimens and therefore contributes to the extreme conservatism of the species?
Now I feel pity for her.
My Shep wouldn't probably shot her even if he knew she's guilty - it's not Spectres' job to deal with every petty criminal and just killing them is not right either. Let the police do their job
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LuckyFK Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 Never really though about it, but you might be onto something here.
I disagree on the second part though.
 It's not spectres's job to deal with every criminal, but why not deal with ones you come across. She shot every other eclipse merc in the base, why would she not deal with Elnora, when she's right there.
Murder is not a petty crime. For my Shep, if you take a life (not by accident) then you are no longer protected by the law, so it's fair game. Also it's war out there ... you can't just quit war. Elnora learned it the hard way.
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RickOShay1 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Well, she was begging for her life... hearing the way she prayed behind the door kinda touched my heart.

This is the way I see it:
After meeting her, instead of simply letting her go, I lock her back up in the room. Later, I find the evidence, and then return to her. I sit her down and then tell her that I now know everything. Given her youth and the fact that her victim was actually a criminal himself, I am willing to consider mercy.

Also, she yearns for adventure, and what better way to get adventure and earn redemption at the same time, than to actually join the Normandy crew?
Besides, who among your ME2 crew, (besides Grunt and Tali), ISN'T a murderer?

All in all, Asari are chicks, and I hate seeing chicks get killed.
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Alchemist-CH Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
Yes, murder is not a petty crime (although on Illium it almost became a usual business practice - the police is definitely not doing its job well), but on my account it's not shoot-on-sight level either. Doesn't mean letting her just go away though, if knew would probably at least explain that she's got herself into a bit too big game (Shep's way of explaining such things is pretty much effective...) or asked Garrus to drag her to the police.
Maybe I just don't like messing with such small cases. My cat has similar opinion - he never brings mice home. Sometimes he brings a rat, but never seen him with a mouse.
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LuckyFK Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You still ignore the context our meeting with Elnora. It's not some random eclipse girl we meet on our stroll through the streets. It's battle. So she thought some bullshiting going to gt her out of trouble, but that doesn't fly with the butcher.
 Granted your Shep may see this differently and that's cool. But you're wording it like Shep went out of her way to shoot some shoplifter and that is not the case here.
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Alchemist-CH Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
Ah yes, "combat". With someone who was just trying to hide in a dark corner. Though with my Shep's style that attempt to pull the gun would end with that weapon smashed to bits (a seasoned Infiltrator knows some ways to disable a gun for good) and that girl would be thanking her Goddess that her hand is still there.
That's what "mostly paragon" is - first nullify the threat (if didn't end good it's their fault) then offer second chances.
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RickOShay1 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
I think her "pulling her gun out in the end" was some stupid flaw in the game mechanics.
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Terenin Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
You enter a base full of Mercs, you are specifically informed these are a special group of especially bad ones, with a recent murder as well as drug smuggling and sapience-trafficking on their agenda. Elnora was perhaps not willing to fight at the point in time when you find her, but that's only because at that point in time, Shepard had gunned down all of Elnora's buddies who were actively trying to kill Shepard and co. Regardless, these are effectively slavers, mobsters and murderers all rolled into one, doing all this for what reason again? Money. Credits. GREED.

In comes a Spectre with a license to kill whatever they please and a band of mercs offers resistance. You have just pointed out yours, and *MY* Shepard survived Mindoir and got her come-back in the slaughter-fests of a certain slaver base.

She would have shot Elnora out of principle if I had direct control. She would have shot her right in hr merc face.
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Terenin Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
You enter a base full of Mercs, you are specifically informed these are a special group of especially bad ones, with a recent murder as well as drug smuggling and sapience-trafficking on their agenda. Elnora was perhaps not willing to fight at the point in time when you find her, but that's only because at that point in time, Shepard had gunned down all of Elnora's buddies who were actively trying to kill Shepard and co. Regardless, these are effectively slavers, mobsters and murderers all rolled into one, doing all this for what reason again? Money. Credits. GREED.

In comes a Spectre with a license to kill whatever they please and a band of mercs offers resistance. You have just pointed out yours, and *MY* Shepard survived Mindoir and got her come-back in the slaughter-fests of a certain slaver base.

She would have shot Elnora out of principle if I had direct control. She would have shot her right in hr merc face.
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LuckyFK Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 What? Was she some bystander caught in a crossfire? Nope, member of the gang in full battle armor and with a gun. Your arguments just doesn't hold any water, sorry.
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Flameysanbakadesu Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
Shot her as well. Expect no mercy, show no mercy.

Though I'd like to think she's my asari commando in ME3 Multiplayer. Poppin eads all day :]
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Rob0Comb0 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
After I realized Elnora killed the Volus, I kind of still thought she deserved a second chance; I never got to find out what happened to her after I let her go. Ah well...some questions are to be left unanswered.
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LuckyFK Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 I don't know. She sounded too happy that she killed the volus.  So no second chance for her in my play-through.
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RickOShay1 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
She's an air-headed teenager.

Also, the Volus was a scumbag who sold red sand, which is more toxic than meth to humans.
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Rob0Comb0 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Well it's one of those things you have to live with.
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flyaccountant Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
hot
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jodiesmind Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
I just love the colors on this one! And it is so accurate ! just love her expressions on her face; just the second before she realises that she's been shot..
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musicluver4113 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
Oh Elnora. What she didnt know was that she WAS the bitch XD
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BGShepard Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I shot her too.
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verge-1 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Student
ah elnora...she said a very bad choice in words...and action as well
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flyaccountant Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Ren = evil but rightous @.@

Elnora did kill the volus she deserved to be arrested or stopped. she was just another asari on an adventure. you did the right thing i guess @.@

An impact of exploding rounds.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cYwuG…
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Coatsworth Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Love the artwork nice job
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Deviant258 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
How many of these mercs have I killed in ME2 a lot of them it's not a good idea to be one of these guy when Shepard is around
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Tymegeddon Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Something about this is just mesmerizing. I love it.
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lou2209 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I really love your expressions! makes me feel bad for not practicing them more tho :c

oh gee I thought I had been watching you already ;_;
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LuckyFK Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 Stop feeling bad and go practice ) Silly faces are fun to draw )
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Deemonef Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Renegade outcome.... bad for Elnora :D

Was sad, that you not meet her again, if you let her live :(
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CommanderJavik Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Nice-gotta love your asari!
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LuckyFK Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 I feel like I'm becoming repetitive. But can't stop drawing them )))
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CommanderJavik Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
And I cant stop fav'ing them!:happybounce: 
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LuckyFK Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 Glad you like them ) They're fun to draw and the fact that people like the results is a pleasant bonus )))
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CommanderJavik Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Im sure people love the resultsClap 
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aznmilton Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
awesome.. good use of Elorna from the side quest for the image!
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LuckyFK Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 On my first play through I left her alive. Felt like an idiot afterwards )))
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aznmilton Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
lol
paragon feels right... but renegade is more fun!!! ... ... ... except when it comes to Mordin Solus....
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HellbirdIV Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I still let her live. She's too adorable and dumb for me to hurt her. Killing a volus isn't really much of an indicator that she's a threat <..<
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LuckyFK Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 Well, my Shep believes in second chances ... sometimes.
But when someone, especially a murderer tries to lie their way out of a situation ... only bullets for them.
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HellbirdIV Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think I recall her lying. She never did fire her gun at you (it's jammed, after all) and she is new to Eclipse, having just got her uniform from killing the volus.

Besides, after you trash the Eclipse base she's got nowhere to go. I say leave her for the actual police.
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LuckyFK Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 Well, she says she never harmed anyone, but she has an eclipse uniform. Sooo ...sucks to be her.
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robinmad Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Not to mention she took pleasure in killing the volus.
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TheRaiderInside Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You chose your side Elnora, and you lost.
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musicluver4113 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
<3
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Acid-Flo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi !!!  Very Good drawing !!! ^_^
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