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June 27 2012, 05:25 PM
Re: Mass Effect 3
It's not the origin of the Reapers that I was referring to - I have no problem accepting that the Catalyst is an AI that betrayed its creators and turned them into Reapers. Why I think a rogue Leviathan would complicate the Starchild's "logic" some more is because of what it represents - that a Reaper uncontrolled by the Catalyst will have free will to choose to oppose the other Reapers, rather than "harvest" organic and synthetic life. A Reaper choosing such a course of action would undermine the Catalyst's zealous insistence that organics and synthetics will
be in conflict.
On the other hand, I suppose it could also be said to at least somewhat reinforce the Catalyst's reasoning - the Catalyst betrayed its creators, and now one of its creations has betrayed it. But I think the Catalyst has been much too simplistic anyway, since in the current cycle unindoctrinated geth never sought to wipe out the quarians or any other organic life anyway and only wanted to co-exist peacefully with organics - so we already have one synthetic race choosing a different path than the one the Catalyst insists is "inevitable."
There is a four-line sequence in the files that folks are theorizing belong to the final conversation with the starchild:
"The Leviathans created you, didn't they?"
"Tell me what you know about the Leviathans."
"But you turned on the Leviathans. You harvested them."
"Who is OLD TONGUE NAME OF HARBINGER?"
The last one is weird, since it's part caps and the grammar is odd. If all this is true, I do hope it means we can call the Catalyst on his BS even if we can't actually do anything about it.
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