BioWare Pits Blonde Against Brunette in New FemShep Poll

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My Joanna Shepard is a redhead, so that's the FemShep I like best, but...she looks way too young. Like, really, THAT girl can save the universe?

I like blonde.

Damn, they put a redhead.BioWare is probably spying on my coz' they know what my fetish is.

GiantRaven:
Who cares? Does anybody actually ever use the default Shepard face?

I do, i'd rather spend the first hour of the game playing it instead of making the character.

Somebloke:

draconiansundae:

Aggieknight:
I'm still bitter over the "hottification" of default shep (fem shep from ME1 and 2 was awesome), but given a choice to vote. I've gotta go with the redhead. or the blonde.

Can I take both?

As I said in a similar thread:

There actually isn't a "default" femshep. What you're thinking of is a character that was created by using the rather crappy sliders Bioware provided for custom character creation. However, default manshep was NOT created with said sliders, and is significantly higher res and better looking than "default" femshep. The goal is to have a default canon femshep that is a counterpart to manshep.

Some of us feel they are two games too late with that and that the particular way they are messing is pretty much degrading something that happened despite them.

Just my opinion

I can understand that. Since most people seem to already like femshep the way she is, I think that's why it appears the canon femshep will be a green-eyed redhead. I don't think Bioware initially realized how popular femshep would be - not that that's any excuse.

But I personally like the idea of having a femshep that's looks as nice as manshep, and I mean in terms of resolution, not "hotness." And if you don't personally like it, you can still have your custom character.

So... doesn't everyone win?

Bearjing:

GiantRaven:
Who cares? Does anybody actually ever use the default Shepard face?

I do, i'd rather spend the first hour of the game playing it instead of making the character.

Because it literally does take that long to make a non-ridiculous looking character with the character creation system...

GiantRaven:
Who cares? Does anybody actually ever use the default Shepard face?

I do.

I'm going to customize shepard anyway, so...

This is getting more and more esoteric, so is body type next?
Jiggle factor?

I'm really happy that Bioware listened to their fans, and I was a little peeved about the blonde hair myself. I like the red and black hair, but as usual I apparently won't have a vote since I don't have FB.
Also, I can definitely see why Bioware decided to do this, since she will be on the cover of the special edition and if the fans are upset about the design they might lose out on sales.

haha oh god, this is where all the nerds chime in together for their fetishes of nerdy red ginger hair!

personally i don't care really, as like the dumbass bioware representative said people were voting for the hairstyle not the color (herp derp duhhh)

if i had a gun to my head it would probably be brunette or blonde, but not caring really, i got the hair style i preferred so no longer caring at this point.

GiantRaven:
Who cares? Does anybody actually ever use the default Shepard face?

actually i do, just about every time. I hate the hairstyles they have otherwise so i generally stick with default as it has the better resolution and fits the character type better.

I have to say that brunette looks incredibly sexy but I'd say the black is too dark, the blonde could work and the red.. if it was made to a more orangy colour then I might agree with it but for now its the blonde that looks the best

I remember when Bioware showed all the possible FemSheps. That was a shitty thread because people thought that an attractive blond female wasn't someone who could save the galaxy.

TheBoulder:
I remember when Bioware showed all the possible FemSheps. That was a shitty thread because people thought that an attractive blond female wasn't someone who could save the galaxy.

Well, not unless her male commanding officer gave her permission to.

Joking, just joking. lol

Definately torn between the blonde and redhead myself.

Meh, no thanks. I'll just recover my old one.

TheBoulder:
I remember when Bioware showed all the possible FemSheps. That was a shitty thread because people thought that an attractive blond female wasn't someone who could save the galaxy.

Wut?! Can you link that thread please? :P

That is just silly... just because she is attractive and blond she can't save the galaxy? Did they forget the most badass superwoman of all times?

Yes, of course I mean Samus Aran, a blond bombshell who kicks more ass than maleshep and femshep together. :P

I voted for the blond just because of my above reason. :) We need more asskicking blonds.

Prefer brunette but i don't care for the facial design & makeup on any of them.

Susan Arendt:
My Joanna Shepard is a redhead, so that's the FemShep I like best, but...she looks way too young. Like, really, THAT girl can save the universe?

Well, Shepard -is- only 29 years old.

My Femshep is a redhead. So I choose redhead.

A thousand times redhead.

Azuaron:
Blonde-Shep is getting crushed. Red-Shep FTW!

Couldn't agree more if you put a gun to my head.

RT-Medic-with-shotgun:
Prefer brunette but i don't care for the facial design & makeup on any of them.

And the great thing about the series is that you are completely free to create an appearance you prefer. I'm having a difficult time comprehending why some people feel that having this new default appearance in any way prevents them from using the character creator to construct their own FemShep.

draconiansundae:

So... doesn't everyone win?

On a grand scale, one could hope this fumbling helps to set some people on a path of finally coming to question their acceptance of the overall shallowness of the industry.

It's kind of funny, in a bitterly ironic way, because there is actually a line in Mass Effect 2, where the writers make fun of this sort of thing, by having a character describing almost the exact thing happening within the games' setting: Shepard was featured in motivational propaganda, but the picture was post mortem replaced with someone who better represented the industry standard attractiveness mark.

JeanLuc761:

Susan Arendt:
My Joanna Shepard is a redhead, so that's the FemShep I like best, but...she looks way too young. Like, really, THAT girl can save the universe?

Well, Shepard -is- only 29 years old.

Not to mention she lives in an age of psychic superpowers and platinum-powered cosmetic surgery. People living longer and aging slower shouldn't be too much of a problem by then.

Wut?! Can you link that thread please? :P

That is just silly... just because she is attractive and blond she can't save the galaxy? Did they forget the most badass superwoman of all times?

Yes, of course I mean Samus Aran, a blond bombshell who kicks more ass than maleshep and femshep together. :P

I'll agree with that for SNES Samus. Once we hit the 3D age, they tried to oversexualize Samus too much, and show her ass as much as possible.

That's why I like FemShep. Capable of kicking loads of ass, and also attractive without having to pander and wear a skin-tight jumpsuit everywhere to show off her curves.

JeanLuc761:

RT-Medic-with-shotgun:
Prefer brunette but i don't care for the facial design & makeup on any of them.

And the great thing about the series is that you are completely free to create an appearance you prefer. I'm having a difficult time comprehending why some people feel that having this new default appearance in any way prevents them from using the character creator to construct their own FemShep.

Because the default is the face of the character known as fem-shep. It is what goes to marketing, gets affixed to the cover, and is the start face for creation. No one that loves the series wants to see Femshep turned into a bimbo/blonde angsty chick/sum of all our hatreds as far as market cannon goes.

I would've voted for the redhead, but now I want to support the blonde Shepard in the face of all the misogynistic cunts (and cuntettes) coming out and saying an attractive blonde woman is instantly an incapable, personality-free bimbo.

It shouldn't be any skin off my nose either way, since I'll just be the same Nova Shepard from the first two games, but this whole escapade has opened the door for some seriously pathetic sexist bullshit. The way BioWare has gone about it has of course been condusive to that, but at the end of the day they're not the ones spouting fucking blonde jokes.

It's also weird that people seem to sexualise fem!Shep...this doesn't annoy me so much as puzzle me. She's got to be one of the least sexualised female characters out there. Sure, her armour is kind of...form fitting, but no more so than dude!Shep's.

Ginger, ginger, ginger, ginger, ginger,ginger,ginger,ginger...

RT-Medic-with-shotgun:

JeanLuc761:

RT-Medic-with-shotgun:
Prefer brunette but i don't care for the facial design & makeup on any of them.

And the great thing about the series is that you are completely free to create an appearance you prefer. I'm having a difficult time comprehending why some people feel that having this new default appearance in any way prevents them from using the character creator to construct their own FemShep.

Because the default is the face of the character known as fem-shep. It is what goes to marketing, gets affixed to the cover, and is the start face for creation. No one that loves the series wants to see Femshep turned into a bimbo/blonde angsty chick/sum of all our hatreds as far as market cannon goes.

Yeah, and the handsome Default MaleShep has been in the marketing for the past five years. Also, I don't think any of those options make FemShep look like a bimbo. At all.

The fuck? I didn't see the pictures from previous votes, but that's really the hair everyone liked? The others couldn't have been worse.

Oh, and the red looks the best by far.

Ooh, would someone proxy vote in that dark redhead for me. That one's the best. I don't even like redheads that much, but it works.

Come on Red-Shep.

Great idea... I voted for the blonde because of her hair style... not it's color.

I'd say red head... but I like brunettes too.

I love redheads.

Redhead all the way

Aggieknight:
I'm still bitter over the "hottification" of default shep (fem shep from ME1 and 2 was awesome)...

Cool your bitterness. The red-headed femshep above is pretty close to the default femshep from ME1 and ME2

And she's currently in the lead by a comfortable margin.

...

OT: I'd say either black or red hair. They both look pretty cool.

Not that it matters since, y'know, character editor. And import feature.

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