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ME3 - Supporting James Vega by Naahzda ME3 - Supporting James Vega by Naahzda
EDIT: Sooo, people. I did this when the very first pic of James was shown and we didn't have any info on him or anything. We didn't even know how his final skintone would be like, so that's why he doesn't look like him AT ALL. I DID NOT white washed him, okay? That was all the info I had atm. I wanted to delete this, but I keep supporting James and he has become one of my favorite ME characters, so I'll leave this here, but with an explanation xD Thanks :)

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Little James Vega (new ME3 squadmate) sketch (and Sgt.Whiskers, too, because I love to stalk the BSN and I fully approve of Vega saving kittehs :D).

I really don't know what's going on with all the Vega hate. Hating him because you don't like how he looks seems pretty childish and irrational, especially when you know how Bioware handles their characters - every one of them is a single work of art.

So while I don't LOVE him because honestly, that would be really childish too (given that we know nothing about him), I support new characters, and I support him, and I trust the Bioware writers.

So go and give him a warm welcome, people! He's the newbie and he's sure going to feel a bit awkward among the bunch of old friends that Shepard and his/her squaddies are. Go Shepards from around the world and have a drink with him!
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Phantom-Jaselin Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I didn't like Vega at first cause he was just sort of randomly there, But then I got to know him and realized he's awesome.

He is now officially one of my Shep's Bros. :)
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Naahzda Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
I supported him since he was announced because he's a Bioware character, and I suspected I was going to like him. Well, I not only like him, but I love him to pieces! He's awesome indeed ^^ all my SHeps treat him as a little bro :D
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Zeta26 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
they maybe tough as muscles on the outside, but they sure have a heart for caring :)
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Naahzda Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Oh god, this is so old and lame and embarrassing, why did you comment it? xDDD
But I keep supporting James ;P
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Tarotmaster Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
He is so cute here... Nice work... Light flows from every pixel...
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KPiGame Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Haha I LOVE that thread! :heart: love the picture too <3 Good job :D
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saberchic Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
Yes! Vega + Sgt. Whiskers FTW!
The reapers don't stand a chance.
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Silieth Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
People know nothing about him besides his looks and there are haters already?
Wow.

Anyway, the pic is adorable! :love: Even though you did a great job on James (I like the shading on his face particularly) I can't stop looking at the gracious Sgt. Whiskers :heart::D
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ME2FTW Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
lovely!
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SemiLau Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Gato! :D Y del personaje, nada sé, la verdad, auqnue me gusta el dibujo :)
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Naahzda Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Nadie sabe nada del personaje, de momento, sólo nos han dado una imagen, por eso he hecho el dibujín, porque mucha gente lo odia directamente por sus pintas. Y eso no pué ser >.<
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thaLadyNeko Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting ... I'm avioding most ME3 news 'cause i wanna be surprised, but, i damn sure love a man who knows how to handle a Kitty!
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Naahzda Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
I'm trying to avoid spoilers, too, I like surprises too ;D
Ahaha, yes, I love it too when a man proves himself capable of handle a kitty xD
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Babywarrior5 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
To be honest, this piece made me warm up to him a bit, haha. I don't lurk on the Bioware Forums much, but I might have to start doing so more often.

Since it seems to be the fashion to state why we have reservations about him, I think my main problem is that his face seriously looks like it could be modeled off a person I know in real life. It's very...disconcerting, to say the least, hahaha. The newer image of him makes me much more inclined to like him, though. I do like that, as a soldier, he actually looks like he could be one.

I'm trying to keep things in perspective, though. If I recall, I wasn't sold on the ME2 characters by their initial trailers, and I ended up getting quite attached to them.
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Naahzda Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
I don't care about how a character looks as long as he/she is well written and developed : ) of course I would love if he was modelled after my personal tastes, but since the game is not made only for me... ;P
You know, when I played ME2 for the first time I thought I was going to hate Miranda. After doing her loyalty mission, I couldn't love her more ^^
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Babywarrior5 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree, and we all know Bioware is good at doing that, if nothing else, XP

Haha that happened with me and Jack. She called my paragon femShep a pussy in Purgatory, which made me dislike her, but her loyalty mission definitely pulled me into the Jack camp.
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AgentAlpha Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
I support him too!:salute: :la: I kinda really like him! I can't explain why, I just do... Anyways, speaking for myself I wish he was there from the first game.
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Naahzda Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Go Vega supporters! ^^
I think I kinda like him too, a bit, but because he's getting so much hate. I'll wait to judge him until I play the game : )
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KareauxLine Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
Personally, I'm surprised of this Vega hate too, but I am supporting Vega :p I think he looks cool. Different from handsome, unrealistic soldiers, but he looks badass and I like his face. And I don't think he's gonna be a Jacob-like character. I look forward to know more about him :)
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Naahzda Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Vega hate (and Vega love, too) has no logical bases. He's just a pic by now. I really don't understand the love/hate threads about him...
As long as he's a good character I have no problems with his face. And I personally would be OK if he was Jacob-like, given that I love Jacob and the team needs some down-to-Earth people. But Bioware will do a pretty good job with James, I'm sure : )
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Jessismith Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so overwhelmingly cute!
I've also been lurking in that thread for a short while and saw that kitty saving post. Must say, being a huge cat lover, it is giving me ideas.
If bioware doesn't put cats in the game, I will be disappointed at spending all the money for it. :)
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Naahzda Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Thanks! I'm a huge cat lover too, so if we get some kitty luvin in ME3, that would make my life! :D
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Ellelalee Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really am excited to meet the new squad member... every one of Bioware's character are awesome in their own way!!!
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Naahzda Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Exactly! That's why I can't wait to know who this guy is! ^^
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Ellelalee Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:excited: Can't wait anymore!!!! :woohoo: :eager:
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Jenova65 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I am looking forward to getting to know him and all the hate just makes me feel like I really want to like him because I feel bad for him, lovely pic :)
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Naahzda Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
I feel bad for him, too, because all the hate he's getting. I want to know more about him and the role he'll have in ME3, and his relationship with Shep and the squad : )
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Jenova65 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah and I certainly wouldn't write a character off before getting to know them..... :)
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InexperiencedDeviant Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's just a really bland, uninteresting guy. No homo. Nigel Fishnchips would make a better squadmate than him, to be honest.

But, that's just my opinion.
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Naahzda Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Of course he's uninteresting. We know NOTHING about him. Honestly, I don't understand why is people judging him given that we literally have no information about him.
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Goha7777 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
I can't wait to get to know this guy!
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Naahzda Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Me neither!
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immeria Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
yeah, he is cool, can't wait to see him in game.

but he have another nose
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Naahzda Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
As much as I like being surrounded by supermodels, I don't have a problem with his looks as long as he's a great character. And I bet he'll be :)
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MrSpartin Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
A refreshing voice of reason in an ocean of overcharged emotions.
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Naahzda Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
:)
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Mesina2 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
Creator of James Vega support thread, I love this.
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Naahzda Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Thank you! ^^
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diraemythos Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
I can't speak for anyone else, but my issue with Vega is that he's tacked on to explain things to the Mass Effect newcomer with his own noob perspective on things. It's lazy, tacked-on, overly appeasing, and not necessary AT ALL.

He's the Dawn Summers of the Mass Effect universe.
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Naahzda Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
I really don't know why everybody assumes that's the only role Vega will play into the game. I honestly don't believe that's all, he, like any other ME character, will have a good backstory and a good plot to follow across the game.
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diraemythos Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
I'm more than happy to be proven wrong in time. I just think that explaining the Mass Effect universe to new players through his perspective is pandering. They've made no secret of wanting to maximize profits for ME3-- their statement about pushing the release date back said much the same thing. But a character that has to explain things like the Council, and this or that is insulting to our intelligence.

I have no doubt that Bioware will do their bestest to give Vega a solid backstory and plotline, but I'd MUCH rather they tie up loose ends and concentrate on the characters that already exist in the universe. That's probably the thing that annoys me the most. The Mass Effect games already have a GLUT of characters. You don't need to tack on one more -- and his role could easily be filled by any other pre-existing character-- one that people actually care about and want to see more of. Anderson could easily do that, and there's so much backstory of his that was just hinted at before. Using a pre-existing character enriches the story, rather than just tacking on well, more. More nothing.

I just hate sequels that tack on shit, with the "more is more" mentality. It's a way to hedge their bets.
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SolarDiamond Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't understand the hate, either. I think he looks fine... looks like a soldier. Also, I like your supporting artwork of him :D

Welcome to the Normandy, Vega! I'll bet Shepard could drink him under the table, though. Eheheh.
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Naahzda Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
I like that he looks like a soldier! Probably because I have uniform fetish and it looks so damn good on him <3
Oh, and wow xDDDDD I bet some of my Sheps could do that too xDDD
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krahka Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't like his hair (except I do like it here), but I think I like him already, if only out of spite for all the hate he's getting.
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Naahzda Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
I like him having a different hairstyle, it gives him more personality :)
Ahaha, I'm a bit like you, I kinda like Vega because everybody is hating so hard on him, poor kid. I'll wait til we know something about him though : )
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lupodirosso Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student General Artist
agreed!!!!
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Naahzda Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
^^
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HelenaHelenova Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
VEGA AND SGT. WHISKERS 4 LYFE. :iconimhappyplz:
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Naahzda Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
^ THIS :iconimhappyplz:
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Feena-c Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love him! :heart: I don't get the hate either. I'm so excited about him. :(
Well more Vega for us then.

Made me think of this:
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Credit to whoever made it.
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