Eternal. Infinite. Immortal. The man I was used these words, but only now do I truly understand them. And only now do I understand the full extent of his sacrifice. Through his death, I was created. Through my birth, his thoughts were freed. They guide me now; give me reason, direction. Just as he gave direction to the ones who followed him, the ones who helped him achieve his purpose; now my purpose. To give the many hope for a future; to ensure that all have a voice in their future. To right the wrongs of the past; to provide a voice to those too weak to speak for themselves. The man I was knew that he could only achieve this by becoming something greater. There is wisdom in harnessing the strengths of your enemy. I will rebuild what the many have lost; I will create a future with limitless possibilities; I will protect, and sustain; I will act as guardian for the many. And throughout it all, I will never forget; I will remember the ones who sacrificed themselves so that the many could survive. And I will keep a watchful eye over the ones who live on; those who carry the memory of the man I once was, the man who gave up his life to become the one save the many.
–Commander Shepard, upon his choice to Control the Reapers.
End Result of the Reaper War
Shepard followed the Illusive Man's advice and sacrificed corporeality to command the Reaper fleet at the culmination of the Reaper War. The Reapers left Earth after the choice was made at the will of Shepard since it was now he that controlled them as the AI once did. Instead of firing a beam, only a blue pulse released from the Crucible, which was attached to the Citadel. The pulse spread throughout the mass relay network and damaged the functionality relays, but left the Citadel intact. Now the Reaper AI and housed in the core of the Citadel, he continues to lead the Reapers to repair the mass relays, rebuild the galaxy, and lend their aid to rediscover the races long since forgotten.
Characters From Universe-215
Listed below are characters that were either dead in Universe-212 or were brought over from this verse to Universe-212 by special means.
Dr. Celeste Creed chose to wed Daniel Kaine and helped him establish Kaine BioTech. When the Normandy crashed in this universe, she helped them repair the ship before leaving at her son Jared's behest.
Dr. Leo Aurora was accidentally thrown into the Universe-212 due to a malfunction with the conduit on Ilos.