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mass effect 2 spoilers ahead


okay, so, you know how in the first game, eventually liara will say that the galaxy kind of views humanity as bullies b/c they’re short-lived, so they rush into everything and do stuff too quickly
to which shepard responds, well, yeah, we’re lucky if we hit 150; we don’t have centuries like the asari

is shepard lucky or unlucky?

shepard died. shepard was rebuilt by cerberus. packed full of cybernetics - runs a little faster, hits a little harder, heals a little quicker. nothing like, majorly noticeable, but shepard definitely got some upgrades no matter how little cerberus intended to change them. what does this dying and coming back mean for shepard? are they gonna live that much longer, because they’re basically getting all this newness that could theoretically last that lucky 150 years? or is it the opposite problem? is shepard gonna die earlier because their body was forced through such trauma? they died, they died, and their body suffered through the coming back. faster regen, harder hits - and we’re never really told just what effect those cybernetics have on shepard’s body. so i’ve been thinking about this for weeks…

is shepard lucky or unlucky?