Control is depressing reguardless of your shep's alignment. Mainly due to this happening.
Leto II said it best in God Emporer of Dune.
You, the first person to encounter my chronicles for at least four thousand years, beware. Do not feel honored by your primacy in reading the revelations of my Ixian storehouse. You will find much pain in it. Other than the few glimpses required to assure me that the Golden Path continued, I never wanted to peer beyond those four millennia. Therefore, I am not sure what the events in my journals may signify to your times. I only know that my journals have suffered oblivion and that the events which I recount have undoubtedly been submitted to historical distortion for eons. I assure you that the ability to view our futures can become a bore. Even to be thought of as a god, as I certainly was, can become ultimately boring. It has occurred to me more than once that holy boredom is good and sufficient reason for the invention of free will. -Inscription on the storehouse at Dar-es-Balat
Bolded the parts about Bordem and free will because I imagine GOD Reaper Shep w/o Humanity would get bored and then start the process all over to "rejuvinate" free will amoung her Empire/Dictaorship.
You must remember that I have at my internal demand every expertise known to our history. This is the fund of energy I draw upon when I address the mentality of war. If you have not heard the moaning cries of the wounded and the dying, you do not know about war. I have heard those cries in such numbers that they haunt me. I have cried out myself in the aftermath of battle. I have suffered wounds in every epoch—wounds from fist and club and rock, from shell-studded limb and bronze sword, from the mace and the cannon, from arrows and lasguns and the silent smothering of atomic dust, from biological invasions which blacken the tongue and drown the lungs, from the swift gush of flame and the silent working of slow poisons...and more I will not recount! I have seen and felt them all. To those who dare ask why I behave as I do, I say: With my memories, I can do nothing else. I am not a coward and once I was human. -The Stolen Journals
God Shep has no emotions like Leto does. Thats the biggest difference between the two "gods". One still remember's thier human past thru memory and heart. The other is a carbon copy AI of just Shep's memories. How long before they fade for Mechanical perfection??? Plus what if Paragon Reapshep only stays sane while LI is alive? Or friends and family? Tangible things her former life loved ect. How long can even a strong willed personality AI like Carbon shep last overall against a Reaper Hive mentality where each is a Nation onto itself bigger then a geth platform?
Theres too many Cthulhu elements that I cant ignore with that choice. Plus none of my Sheps would ever think its a good idea to follow Timmeh's example. Thats like saying to the head lemming, "OH BOY! HOW FAR DOWN DOES THAT GO?! FUUN!!"
*dives off cliff of infinate falling + 10000 IQ points of damage taken.*
My Sheps arent gonna go out like that: becoming the very things they found revolting.
Or worse: Following the man who made this guy his personal assassin.
Control Shepard in either alignment doesnt have Leto II's humanity. Thats the biggest tragic theme I can see. Save the world by becoming the things your enemies said was correct? Frack that.
Shepard didnt control her cruible or Golden Path, she/he became a victim of it and lost everything by choosing control, thus giving the Reapers thier victory.
PS: Dune is an awesome series. Get it. 5/5 Cakes and Chocolates.
Why I wont choose Control...ever...nein...no CAKE! ect ect!
Blog entry posted by Fiannawolf, Jun 30, 2012.
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