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Kaidan's Last Stand by Eji Kaidan's Last Stand by Eji
I always thought it was such a waste that Kaidan was never shown using his awesome biotic powers in any cutscenes. I mean, the dude is an L2, his biotic power is at LEAST Asari-level, if not higher... but all he ever uses (outside of gameplay) is a pistol or a rifle :|

I imagined this scenario in my head: Shepard is down after being hit with Harbinger's beam, the Reapers are swarming around them, and Kaidan is out of ammo. No choice left… time to max out his L2, no matter the cost. As he takes down wave after wave of enemies, his power is taxed to the limit, and in a final all-or-nothing shot, he supercharges his barrier to explode and destroy the remainder. Then, his mind shattered from L2 exertion, he collapses by Shepard's body... deathly still.

It would be tragic, but sacrificing himself to save Shepard is totally what he would do. ( ;u; ) I'm very tempted to flesh out this story properly as a short comic, but it would take forever @__@
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Jokerz-1824 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015
His power level... IT'S OVER NINE THOUSAND!!!
MoonWyvern67 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
...and THIS was me when I began my second playthrough, after having seen Tali's corpse on the ground during Harbinger's attack in ME3. I blew those Reaper bastards to GLaDOS' Android Hell and back. That night, I cried for the first time in years.
;_; <3
ErsbethShadowsong Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
If you ever carry on this project you mention in the comments, I'll be delighted to read it!
ApolloNight Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
*throws money at the screen* why isn't this working!?!
icyhugs Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
By the power of the mods! I won't allow u love birds die!
zombieslare Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student Artist
Harlem Shake Emoticon 
Realdeadmeat Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
he kinda looks constipated, but that must just be my opinion
officemafia Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student Photographer
Just to clear,L3 is random asari level.L2 is pretty good for a human,but such can't have equal power to most asari ;)
Eji Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Not really. An L3 implant is safer than an L2 but not necessarily as powerful. From the wiki: "L3 biotics are consistently stable with moderate ability; while their upper limit is less than an L2, L3s are safe from dangerous side effects." L2's vary wildly from person to person; in the Mass Effect lore it's been established that Kaidan was one of the lucky few L2s who has minimal (relatively) side effects and whose L2 implant has the capability of spiking higher than an L3. They also make a point of having several characters (Garrus, Liara and Wrex in particular) comment on Kaidan's biotic ability, so they've dropped hints that he's got some power even if he chooses to use it with restraint.
Also, not all asari are powerful either. Like humans their power ranges vary, especially if they haven't developed their skill since not all of them even use their biotics to begin with.
officemafia Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student Photographer
First of all,we need to remember that Ls are names of implants,not the power.
But following that,usually L3 means indeed means less stable,but more powerful person-Gillian Grayson,Jack and so on.

I'm pretty sure that it was mentioned in one of the novels that most of asari usually are more powerful than most powerful humans.Indeed no 100%,but most of them are.
Eji Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Jack is not an L3. Jack is a variation of an L5.
I think you are mixing up L3's with L2's. When you say "L3 means indeed means less stable" that is actually an L2. L3s are the stable ones. L3 implants are known for their consistency and safer reliability-- the downside to this is that their power limits are LESS than an L2. As I said before, L2s can spike higher than L3s, just because 3 comes after 2 does not make it more powerful. L3 was the safe answer to L2s, but they sacrifice power for that safety. According to the wiki as well he says at some point he can 'spike higher than most L3s with the exception of Command Shepard' (and we all know Shepard is a bit of an anomaly since he/she is the player character).

I don't know why you want to insist that Kaidan can't be at least as strong as an asari when even you yourself said there are both weak and powerful asari biotics. His ability to Reave (and the fact that he can Reave amazes the other biotic teammates) is a clear indicator he isn't a normal human biotic. Considering the only other squadmates that can Reave are either Aria or Samara (both asari) this is something important to note.
Eji Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Oh also, thanks to the Citadel DLC, there's a conversation where the other biotics at the party (Miranda, Liara and Jacob) are surprised that Kaidan can Reave, as it is an advanced move. That's another little hint that he is definitely above-average in his biotic ability.
Umbravita Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I kinda want to see that story! Great pic.
bluekrishna Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Then he goes super saiyan and does a kamehamaha that kills ALL the Reapers and that annoying god-child and TIM and that one councilor with the quotey fingers, but leaves Marauder Shields cuz 'Shields is just beast like that.
Crap, I got carried away. It would be nice to see Kaiden just cut LOOSE and break some stuff.
SpartanIdeal Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I like.

Even if you don't flesh it out as a full comic, you should totally consider single page/ three panel stuff. Your art would be totally suited to it.
FrontierComics Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013   Digital Artist
Love this picture, he's super intense :)
I love what you've put in your comments too, I agree... Kaidan's awesome powers should have been played up a little bit more... and give the man some passion! :>
N7Kopper Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
I'd like to see this happen with gameplay rules.
He charges up all his biotic power, fully exerting himself, takes aim at that Marauder shooting Shepard full throttle - unleashes his power with all his might, smacking that Marauder... less than a centimetre to the left, doing a pitiful 300 damage because he's a henchman. Then he collapses. And dies. For good.

...actually that would be horrifying and sad I'm just going to get my Novaguard in there before that happens
Altirra Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
May be I'm rude, but I want a happy ending for Kaidan and femShepard... because game has terrible end :( Sorry :(
Eji Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
I want a happy ending too! But I can't help imagining all sorts of possible endings... this is just one of those possibilities.
Altirra Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
That's true...
I imagine your drawing about badly injured Shepard in a hospital and Kaidan (yes, AU ending :)) Or Shepard, taking care about Kaidan... Feelings at your comics are so real. My heart starts aching, when I'm looking at them!
I want more! You are great artist!
EightyEightDoodles Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
In the first game, Kaiden spoke of getting into a rage when protecting Rhanna (SP?.) FShep and Kaiden also had a conversation to do with his fear of losing control. I really thought they were hinting at Kaiden going nuts at some point and unleashing some previously-unseen full biotic power. I would have loved to have seen that. But in none of the games do we really see much emotion variance in the character at all. I guess they couldn't do that as they had to keep Kaiden and Ashley as interchangeable as possible. Add that to the list of hinted story lines that never really went anywhere.

I love this artwork. I've never seen blue look so threatening (usually, red is used for extreme emotions, but having played ME so much has conditioned me to see blue very differently.) I like that you stuck with a monochromatic color scheme. Too much color would have been distracting, I think. Your background shows energy in the outburst, and keeps attention on Kaiden. As usual, I love your linart style, as I always have ever since I first saw your work on KOTOR fan media. Great work. Faved.
Kairilookalike32 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Please do this just dont kill him xD. Have you seen/played the Leviathan DLC there is a part where Kaidan rushes to an unconscious shepard while 2 brutes march towards her. I imagined he would like fling them like freaking paper balls away from her. Then in the shuttle hes all like "Shepard can you hear me!?" I just wished that they would have made it more romantic I mean he does say "Never do that again" Which is kinda cute I guess.
ARTbeta Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, Kaidan! Kill them all!!! ...God, he's so cool. *_*
Tymegeddon Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Hey this is my background on my iphone! LOL, love ur work.
PistachioInfernal Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
I'd read that fic. Great picture with a lot of emotion.
ShineLikePlatinum Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Fully agreed with u,that he should use his biotic power.
So sad story u wrote:_(,but i think this will be a good minimovie.Hope u will suceed:p
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Korin-fox Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
A agree.
Kadian I think has a pretty solid character. Being a sentinel he is defensive and really only retaliates once he gets angry. I would have liked to see him go bonkers.
Marethyn Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
There is a similar problem with Shepard that is a biotic - you get to be a friggin' badass through each game and yet, when it comes to lifting a table, you have to call your Asari to do it and you end up shooting with a shotgun/assault rifle that your character isn't even trained to use -.-

And your idea is great, really fitting to Kaidan I think. Great art too
TheLostGirl21 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Forever... Forever's good... I like forever! :D As long as forever does come some day (a.k.a. we receive confirmation that the short comic is going to be made), I don't mind waiting forever... ;P
CrashLegacy Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
It's regrettable sure but understandable since almost every scene Kaidan is in in ME 2 and 3 he's got to share actor data with the gun ho...hoe Ashley.

Honestly I think Kaidan got a really short stick when it came to time spent developing him. sure he's got a fairly decent romance line, but next to nothing outside that, don't romance him and the conversations are pretty identical.
DreamerPierrot Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
This is AWESOME!! :D
MadamSugarHigh Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
So. Much. Emotion. I like. Where is it from?
Fox-of-darkness Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Do it.
ReiiTheRad Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is just simply amazing~
I could totally see Kaidan doing this for Shep. <3
Tragic and lovely.
Schezki Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
One-man Biotic Artillery Strike!
LittleBlackSparrow Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What I couldntt figure out was why he didn't used them to save himyself when Dr. Eva grabbed him. Just one biotech kick to the chest or neck and he would have been okay.
Eji Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
I thought the same thing as well :<
UCanCallMeJesus Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
This looks good and is sooo what Kaidan would have done. Hope u make a comic for it
Slytherin-Yukiru Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Omg, do it. I would love a comic about this. It would be so amazingly romantic and bawwwww!!!! :D i shall anxiously await this comic.
DamonDaSaru Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
do it!! i'd wait forever as long as you don't take that long! :P

more of a mshep fan but hey, i'll take whatever shepard interaction with kaidan i can get. :)
Phantom-Jaselin Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Kaidan really does deserve an awesome, "angry biotic" moment, this is pretty cool.
WhiteBunny2332 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I think Kaidan would have gotten a LOT more love in this series if they actually had tried to give him some moments to shine, compared to Ashley or Liara, he really does not come off as remarkable, think to the lair of the shadow broker or when you first meet Ashley, she is fighting for her life and looking bad ass at it. These are all memorable time slots given to those characters, and many of the crew in ME2, have that as well considering that you must complete their loyalty missions to ascertain your victory with all squad mates living. Kaidan never really got his moment to shine. I mourn that because I think his voice actor is actually kind of amazing.
dblood42 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
Her... or HIM! :D
Bjarru Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Damn, Kaidan gets the love he deserves
Awesome artwork!
NatachaChoquet Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it too, just hoping he would finaly survive as well. I still like to imagine an happy ending for my Shep and her Kaidan. Romantic, you say ? ;-)
Arvense Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
eris-11 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student Writer
Please do it.
Marvelguru Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jack: Looks like someone got his balls out of his purse.
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