Commander Shepard

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Commander Shepard is the player character in BioWare's Mass Effect game series: Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3.wikipedia
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Mass Effect (video game)

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Commander Shepard is the player character in BioWare's Mass Effect game series: Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3.
The player assumes the role of Commander Shepard, an elite human soldier who must stop a rogue agent from carrying out the Reapers' galactic invasion.

Mass Effect 2

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Commander Shepard is the player character in BioWare's Mass Effect game series: Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3.
The player assumes the role of Commander Shepard, an elite human soldier who must construct and gain the loyalty of a diverse team and stop the enemy in a suicide mission.

Mass Effect 3

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Commander Shepard is the player character in BioWare's Mass Effect game series: Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3. An N7 armor and omni-blades become available in Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning if the demo for Mass Effect 3 has been completed; similarly, an N7 armor becomes available in Dead Space 3 if the player owns a copy of Mass Effect 3.
It concludes the story of Commander Shepard, an elite human soldier who is tasked with forging alliances between species for the war.

Mark Meer

Mark Meer provides the voice for default male Shepards, while Jennifer Hale voices female Shepards.
He is internationally known for his role in the Mass Effect trilogy, in which he stars as the voice of the male version of the player character, Commander Shepard.

Mass Effect: Andromeda

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Shepard has made cameo appearances in other Electronic Arts games and is referenced in Mass Effect: Andromeda, though BioWare has no plans to feature the character in any future Mass Effect titles, considering Shepard's story to be complete.
One of the first decisions that BioWare made was not to include Commander Shepard, the series' original protagonist, in the game.

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Commander Shepard is the player character in BioWare's Mass Effect game series: Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3.
The original trilogy largely revolves around a soldier named Commander Shepard, whose mission is to save the galaxy from a race of powerful mechanical beings known as the Reapers and their agents, including the first game's antagonist Saren Arterius.

Jennifer Hale

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Mark Meer provides the voice for default male Shepards, while Jennifer Hale voices female Shepards.
Hale was selected to voice Commander Shepard, the main player character in the Mass Effect series.

Illusive Man

The commander is revived by Cerberus, a human-supremacist organization considered to be terrorists by the Citadel Council and the Systems Alliance, with instructions by Cerberus leader the Illusive Man to be brought back unaltered and exactly as they were before their death.
In the game, he arranges to revive Commander Shepard from death, provides Shepard with a ship and crew, and sends Shepard on several missions against the human-abducting Collectors.

Mark Vanderloo

The default male face, as well as the male body, were based on Dutch model Mark Vanderloo.
In addition to his work in the fashion industry, Vanderloo's likeness was used as the default model for the male version of Commander Shepard in the Mass Effect video game series for Xbox 360, PC, PlayStation 3 and Wii U.

Alan Shepard

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Alan Shepard was the source of the character's name, although Shepard is also analogous for Jesus, and "The Shepherd" is both of their title by future generations.
2007–2012 BioWare video game series Mass Effect – main protagonist Commander Shepard is named after him.

Mass Effect 2: Arrival

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Shepard has been grounded and stripped of rank by the Alliance before the game starts, due to either working with Cerberus or blowing up a Mass Relay in Arrival.
Set within the Milky Way galaxy during the 22nd century, Arrival follows the story of Commander Shepard, an elite human soldier who must stop an imminent invasion of a highly advanced machine race of synthetic-organic starships that plan to conquer the galaxy.

Mass Effect: Redemption

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Redemption, taking place two years before the second game's main events, concerns how Shepard's body was retrieved by Liara T'Soni and then given to Cerberus after the character's death in Mass Effect 2s prologue.
The narrative in Redemption begins with Commander Shepard mysteriously disappearing in the Terminus Systems, out of contact with the SSV Normandy and its crew.

Garrus Vakarian

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Shepard was voted number 2 by readers in Game Informers poll of the top 30 video game characters, behind Halo protagonist Master Chief, and Game Informer similarly listed them as 99 on their countdown of 100 favourite video game heroes – though squadmate Garrus Vakarian was placed significantly ahead, at number 15. GameZone's Eric Zipper listed the character as one of "the 8 coolest video game heroes who wouldn't be any fun to actually hang out with", citing how, as they're controlled by the player, their actions could be "wildly erratic".
Despite initially being introduced as a C-Sec officer, Garrus despises rules and regulations, which leads him to try to join Commander Shepard's crew and leave C-Sec.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

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An N7 armor and omni-blades become available in Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning if the demo for Mass Effect 3 has been completed; similarly, an N7 armor becomes available in Dead Space 3 if the player owns a copy of Mass Effect 3.
In January 2012, an article on Destructoid revealed that the game includes an online pass which allows players to download seven single-player quests, along with Commander Shepard's armor from Mass Effect 3.

List of Mass Effect characters

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In the first game, the commander is serving under Captain David Anderson during the shakedown run of the highly advanced turian/human ship SSV Normandy, heading toward humanity's first ever colony, Eden Prime.
In the game, he arranges to revive Commander Shepard from death, provides Shepard with a ship and crew, and sends Shepard on several missions against the human-abducting Collectors.

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Commander Shepard is the player character in BioWare's Mass Effect game series: Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3.

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Commander Shepard is the player character in BioWare's Mass Effect game series: Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3.

Character class

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Shepard's gender, class, first name and facial appearance are chosen and customised by the player.

Electronic Arts

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Shepard has made cameo appearances in other Electronic Arts games and is referenced in Mass Effect: Andromeda, though BioWare has no plans to feature the character in any future Mass Effect titles, considering Shepard's story to be complete.

Role-playing video game

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Unlike other role-playing game protagonists, they felt Shepard should not be an entirely blank character for the player to create, in order to create a more "intense" experience; with Mass Effect being more cinematic than other BioWare video games, they felt they needed an "extra bit" with a sense of a specific flavor that can be caused by a memorable character, such as Star Treks Captain Kirk or 24s Jack Bauer.

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Unlike other role-playing game protagonists, they felt Shepard should not be an entirely blank character for the player to create, in order to create a more "intense" experience; with Mass Effect being more cinematic than other BioWare video games, they felt they needed an "extra bit" with a sense of a specific flavor that can be caused by a memorable character, such as Star Treks Captain Kirk or 24s Jack Bauer.

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Unlike other role-playing game protagonists, they felt Shepard should not be an entirely blank character for the player to create, in order to create a more "intense" experience; with Mass Effect being more cinematic than other BioWare video games, they felt they needed an "extra bit" with a sense of a specific flavor that can be caused by a memorable character, such as Star Treks Captain Kirk or 24s Jack Bauer.

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Unlike other role-playing game protagonists, they felt Shepard should not be an entirely blank character for the player to create, in order to create a more "intense" experience; with Mass Effect being more cinematic than other BioWare video games, they felt they needed an "extra bit" with a sense of a specific flavor that can be caused by a memorable character, such as Star Treks Captain Kirk or 24s Jack Bauer.

Jack Bauer

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Unlike other role-playing game protagonists, they felt Shepard should not be an entirely blank character for the player to create, in order to create a more "intense" experience; with Mass Effect being more cinematic than other BioWare video games, they felt they needed an "extra bit" with a sense of a specific flavor that can be caused by a memorable character, such as Star Treks Captain Kirk or 24s Jack Bauer.

Casey Hudson

When describing her, Casey Hudson said "[s]he's not a caricature of the idea of role-playing as a female, but instead she's very impressive as a strong female character that's sensitive yet extremely confident and assertive".