Blonde Shepherd Winning - Is She What You Imagined?

As we reported several days ago, BioWare is running a little voting contest between six versions of a possible “official” female Commander Shepherd, which will show up in Mass Effect 3 media. Out of the six, one is leaving the others well in its dust, and that is female Shepherd number five, otherwise known as “the blonde one”.

While I was a fan of both four and five myself, seeing the shorter-haired versions as stereotypical military-type females, I actually kind of liked four a little better, simply because my female shepherd is dark-haired. But, I have to be honest, both those look pretty hot. I resent the implication that a blonde is also stereotypical, even though in some respects it still is. I do think the blonde stands out better and still looks pretty bad-ass. Although, truth be told, I think she’d look better as a red-head.

So, the blonde Shepherd is in first place with over 28,000 likes on Facebook. Will she win? Most certainly. Although I fear that the model in-game will look different and, honestly, worse, than the artwork we’re looking at above. What say you? Do you think the blonde Commander Shepherd deserves the win, regardless of what you personally voted for?

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Chad Awkerman

Chad joined the DualShockers staff in mid 2009 and since then has put much of his time into covering RPGs, with a focus on the Japanese side of the genre, from the obscure to the mainstream. He's a huge fan of iconic games like Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy VI and Persona 4 yet enjoys the smaller niche titles, as well. In his spare time he enjoys experiencing new beer, new foods and keeping up with just about every sci-fi show on television. He's married to an intelligent, beautiful Southern Belle who keeps his life interesting with witty banter and spicy Cajun cooking.

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