ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Mass Effect 3: The Mystery of the Reapers Revealed!

Updated on August 29, 2012

Mass Effect 3

Almost all video games have their secrets, whether its how to kill the evil army or how the main character will eventually beat the villian, but most if not all of these secrets will eventually be revealed by the end of the campaign, if not sooner. What has been one of the many things that has always kept the Mass Effect series in a class of its own is its many secrets of the galaxy, but one secret has always transended all others, is the secret of the Reapers. The Reapers have remained constantly shrouded in mystery, and until recently the full extent of our knowledge of Reaper history is that they are old, they were made by the catalyst, and their purpose was to kill and preserve biotic life to prevent them from destroying themselves with their own creations. But now thanks to the newly released Mass Effect 3 DLC Leviathan, we have been able to learn the true beginning of the reapers. The first thing that you should know is that the Leviathan is a massive aquatic beast, that is similar in shape and size to the Reapers, has advanced telepathic powers, and it isn't alone, but it is rather a member of the apex race, or first race. The Leviathans (for lack of a better name) being the first (and arguably the most powerful) race, decided to enthrall the newly encountered races as tools by using their natural ability to control the minds of others (the Reapers had this same ability at first, and its perfection led to indoctrination). They led the entire galaxy with ease for an incredibly long time, and took in tribute from these enthralled races. But then they soon released that these races constantly build synthetic life, which would always eventually destroy them. Since " The dead don't provide tribute", the Leviathans decided to create an intelligence, we know it as the Catalyst, to solve this problem. Eventually the intelligence decided to make the Reapers to solve the problem, by wiping out advanced biotic life and preserving a few samples of the harvested species just before they annihilate themselves. So it created Harbinginer, the first Reaper, based on the first harvested race, the Leviathans. The actual look of the Reapers come from the Leviathans, which are an aquatic predecessors of the Reapers, similar in both shape, design, and size. After the rule of the Reapers came about the Leviathans decided to go into hiding, until Commander Shepard convinced the Leviathans to fight. Now during the war, elite squads breach enemy lines and place the Leviathan's organic device that allows them to control the minds and actions of anything close to it, including Reapers, to create both chaos and destruction among the Reaper camps. So thanks to the Leviathan DLC, we now know who the real creators of the Catalyst and the Reapers was, and also who the first victims of the harvest were.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)