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Oll Persson in Mass Effect


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A story where Oll Persson is sent to the Mass Effect universe and joins Shepard. What would the crew think of him?

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Well..... Oll has been around for a while, so part of his skill set is fitting in. How people react depends on a lot of factors. Are you writing a story?


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That character already exists...he's called Zaeed Massani... :P

 

Indeed, it would be interesting to see some mid M.3 ish exploits of Trooper Persson, or I'd even say some of his WWI experiences.  Perhaps in a flashback or something.

 

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And ever since, I swear that begrudging clown has had it in for me. Not two missions later, I was charged by a cannon-proof Ork, brutalized, and forced to burn fate. Many other cases of ill luck have befallen me in other games, but I can at least take solace in the fact that I have someone to blame...

 


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That character already exists...he's called Zaeed Massani... :P

Indeed, it would be interesting to see some mid M.3 ish exploits of Trooper Persson, or I'd even say some of his WWI experiences. Perhaps in a flashback or something.

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And him being one of Jason's Argonauts.

And it's an alternate universe type situation.

Edited by Just123456, 01 May 2021 - 05:23 PM.


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Well..... Oll has been around for a while, so part of his skill set is fitting in. How people react depends on a lot of factors. Are you writing a story?


I am looking to. What they would think him being of him being a Perpetual, that he was one of Jason's Argonauts and what the Perpetuals are.

Edited by Just123456, 01 May 2021 - 05:26 PM.


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- Perpetuals, and Olle himself keep quiet about their perpetualness and millenia of experiences to avoid unwanted attention: To everyone else, they are just normal people. Their most outstanding feature, is they'd seem more competent due to said experiences. No shocking reactions here.

 

-Someone'd actually need to witness him die and return but as far as I know, that can take time, and not always happens at the spot they died. Also, Shepard tends to keep his crew alive for the most part unless scripted otherwise.

 

-A more interesting idea is, what'd Persson think about his surroundings; "Heh, easy mode"

 

Also, don't do "inexplicably transported to different universe" - that's poorly written fanfic material. Make it "it was the past, and he was there, millenia ago".

 

Maybe he WAS Shephard himself; we've seen him return from the dead often enough.


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- Perpetuals, and Olle himself keep quiet about their perpetualness and millenia of experiences to avoid unwanted attention: To everyone else, they are just normal people. Their most outstanding feature, is they'd seem more competent due to said experiences. No shocking reactions here.
 
-Someone'd actually need to witness him die and return but as far as I know, that can take time, and not always happens at the spot they died. Also, Shepard tends to keep his crew alive for the most part unless scripted otherwise.
 
-A more interesting idea is, what'd Persson think about his surroundings; "Heh, easy mode"
 
Also, don't do "inexplicably transported to different universe" - that's poorly written fanfic material. Make it "it was the past, and he was there, millenia ago".
 
Maybe he WAS Shephard himself; we've seen him return from the dead often enough.


There are plenty of good FanFictions that are about being transported to other universes.

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If your standards are low enough.


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I dont think Oll would be that bothered about the events in Mass Effect,  he would call that 'Tuesday'. What we need is Wrex and Grunt in the 40k universe. :wub:


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Unbearable, isn't it? The suffering of strangers, the agony of friends. There is a secret song at the centre of the world, and its sound is like razors through flesh.

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I dont think Oll would be that bothered about the events in Mass Effect,  he would call that 'Tuesday'. What we need is Wrex and Grunt in the 40k universe. :wub:


What would the Asari and Krogan think of Oll Persson being what he is?

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I dont think Oll would be that bothered about the events in Mass Effect,  he would call that 'Tuesday'. What we need is Wrex and Grunt in the 40k universe. wub.gif


What would the Asari and Krogan think of Oll Persson being what he is?

 

If he can fight and he has quads of steel I think the Krogan would be cool with him. Never really cared enough about the Asari to pay attention to them so I cant comment on that. I think Garrus would accept him, military background and all that. 

Now I am wondering what the Emperor was doing/would have done during the events of Mass Effect if they shared the same universe? 


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Also, don't do "inexplicably transported to different universe" - that's poorly written fanfic material. Make it "it was the past, and he was there, millenia ago".

I mean, "inexplicably transported to different universe" is an entire genre of stories now.


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I think if you played it so that the alternate universe/time line generated organically with very recognisable 40K motifs, it could work well enough.

 

For example, it could start from way back in pre-Imperial times - such as the Reaper invasion being portrayed as the Age of Strife, where sentient machines tried to destroy mankind and the galaxy.  Transporting Ollie to an alternate universe is certainly possible - especially if we look at Know No Fear, by Dan Abnett, we see that Ollie is acutely aware of a vast spectrum of things - the Neverborn don't look the same to him, he knows how to step between dimensions (the warp) to escape from the Battle of Calth etc.

 

That doesn't mean it should be done that way.

 

I think there could be an opportunity for interesting worldbuilding.  What happened to the Navigator mutation, or the Gellar Field?  How come we're using Mass Effect weapons instead of Martian Death Rays?  With the Cache of Prothean data on Mars, is that what gives the Mechanicum the boost to their technology?

 

I think it can work, but will involve some very clever side-stepping to blend what you want to get to.

 

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You see, it all started with an Only War game I played long ago. I was heavy weapons guy.  I wanted an Autocannon, and by bargaining, trading etc, I managed to get in the neighbourhood of 5% chance, and guess what? I got it! I howled and cheered and professed my luck as an insult to Tzeentch.

 

And ever since, I swear that begrudging clown has had it in for me. Not two missions later, I was charged by a cannon-proof Ork, brutalized, and forced to burn fate. Many other cases of ill luck have befallen me in other games, but I can at least take solace in the fact that I have someone to blame...

 


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I think if you played it so that the alternate universe/time line generated organically with very recognisable 40K motifs, it could work well enough.
 
For example, it could start from way back in pre-Imperial times - such as the Reaper invasion being portrayed as the Age of Strife, where sentient machines tried to destroy mankind and the galaxy.  Transporting Ollie to an alternate universe is certainly possible - especially if we look at Know No Fear, by Dan Abnett, we see that Ollie is acutely aware of a vast spectrum of things - the Neverborn don't look the same to him, he knows how to step between dimensions (the warp) to escape from the Battle of Calth etc.
 
That doesn't mean it should be done that way.
 
I think there could be an opportunity for interesting worldbuilding.  What happened to the Navigator mutation, or the Gellar Field?  How come we're using Mass Effect weapons instead of Martian Death Rays?  With the Cache of Prothean data on Mars, is that what gives the Mechanicum the boost to their technology?
 
I think it can work, but will involve some very clever side-stepping to blend what you want to get to.
 
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Just a word of caution here. So long as this discussion stays on developing a specific story concerning Oll Persson in the Mass Effect universe I'll allow it here. However, this can easily drift. If it drifts too much, I'll have to either lock this thread down or move it to the AMICUS forum. So, keep it specific and focused please.

 

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Just a word of caution here. So long as this discussion stays on developing a specific story concerning Oll Persson in the Mass Effect universe I'll allow it here. However, this can easily drift. If it drifts too much, I'll have to either lock this thread down or move it to the AMICUS forum. So, keep it specific and focused please.


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Alright.

Edited by Just123456, 04 May 2021 - 08:44 PM.





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