What people are saying about "Air Quotes"
Air Quotes
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MultiRaistlin
over 10 years ago
"Shepard you have to save the council!"

"Ah yes, 'councilers' the amoral group of idiots aledgedly cowering on the citadel. We have dismissed that claim."
ah yes
over 10 years ago
"reapers"
Blu Mage
over 10 years ago
Ah yes "Reaper", I "never" tried to warn you about and you were "telling me" were so "very" important JACK ASS!
Shadow Scryer
almost 11 years ago
It's a little late, but I'm keeping the councillors alive just to point and laugh at their reactions when they finally realise the Reaper threat in ME3.

I sincerely hope Engie tans reaction can be used in-game.
Lingling
over 11 years ago
Renegade points don't mean you are evil, just that you are prepared to make hard decisions where there will be negative consequence. Paragon just means you are a moral example to all. And to cold-heartedly sacrifice people rather than give them a chance isn't exactly angelic ;)
James
over 11 years ago
Ah yes, "Reapers". We have dis-

ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL.

THIS HURTS YOU.
Turian Councilor
over 11 years ago
Ah yes, "Reapers". We have dismi--

Oh.
AH YES ! BOOBS AND BONERS !
over 11 years ago
you got it by the naem
Francis
over 11 years ago
I hate small towns.
Francis
over 11 years ago
And Doctors.
And Lawyers.
And Cops.
Francis
over 11 years ago
I hate Aqua Spies.
Helios_Five
over 11 years ago
Renegade points aint dark side points, they mean you think the ends justify the means. Its more of a sliding scale of idealism vs cynicism than good vs evil.
Bob (spelled backwards is Bob)
over 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_50549]@Bob[/url]: To each their own. I find Kotaku perfectly acceptable because of its community. My idea of "worst gaming related websites" is IGN and Gamespot (similarly, because of their communities).
Some Random Bastard
over 11 years ago
I tried to to save the council and fight the reapers at the same time.
I couldn't save everyone,I can never save everyone.
DrEvil
over 11 years ago
Needs moar fricken laser beams.
Frando
over 11 years ago
Right now, I am deeply in love with you *__*
Tchernobog
over 11 years ago
Ahahahaha. This is absolutely awesome :D
Scout
over 11 years ago
*spoilers*
When I got to that part in ME1, I chose for humans to join in and attack. thinking it would be best with all the fire power I can get.

They say that many humans died, but really? we barely have 30 on my ship, we lost around maybe 300? arn't they exaggerating a bit.
SRG
over 11 years ago
Shepard turn into a raptor an consumed the poor voodoo witch doctor.
Steve here Again
over 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_50549]@Bob[/url]: Oh you!
Bob
over 11 years ago
@And Steve: But I do. [url=#user_comment_50531] @Bob[/url] (spelled backwards is Bob: The fact that it's one of the worst gaming related websites is worth mentioning, yes.
Merc
over 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_50525]@AckAckAck[/url]: lol and connected. :D
AkuSan
over 11 years ago
"AH YES, REAPERS."
lordlundar
over 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_50501]@Keroko[/url], I would have pinned that air quotes bit as the Paragon option, with the neutral option probably decking him and the renegade being putting a round in his leg. Yes, I dislike the smugness of that damn turian council member that much.
Leo(nidus)
over 11 years ago
Nerfnow.com now with more Reap...ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL!
Bob (spelled backwards is Bob)
over 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_50531]@Bob[/url]: Well, certainly, if it sucks so much, it definitely doesn't warrant mentioning at all, but since you did the courtesy of doing it yourself... well, I guess Kotaku must be a fantastic site!
Francis
over 11 years ago
I hate air quotes
And Steve
over 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_50531]@Bob[/url]: Don't say things you don't mean.
Bob
over 11 years ago
Man, Jo, Kotaku is shit...don't give them anything :/
2033
over 11 years ago
also, doesnt usa rage already when you can see uncovered tits or unreasonable cleavage like that?

...waiting for medieval engietan, too.
2033
over 11 years ago
jo, that's hardly risky. I know where you got the inspiration, though.

google for [2+2]chan ratings (do the math question first).
Wraith
over 11 years ago
Yeah...that's hardly a risque comic =D
Thunderhead
over 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_50525]@AckAckAck[/url] Yes yes please
AckAckAck
over 11 years ago
Jo, I just saw your illustration for kotaku....

Requesting uncensored version please.
Xineyz
over 11 years ago
Turians uses '] instead of "], right?
Jeez
over 11 years ago
Between the photo notes and the stupid shit people say, this comic has one of the most herpderp fanbases around.
frank
over 11 years ago
hey, im frank, i personally loved mass effect, but do not force my opinon on others.

im prepared to accept some people did not like this game, but am not about to call them 'dumb' because their tasted didnt. match. mine.

p.s bob is an asshole
Bob
over 11 years ago
Hi, I'm Bob. I think Mass Effect is a great game.

And I'm dumb. :)
Sum1
over 11 years ago
My God. While the page was still loading and only the title was displayed, Mass Effect and the Turian Councilor was literally the first thing that popped into my head. It's THAT memorable. Air quotes will now be forever associated with that jerk and vice versa.
Dt
over 11 years ago
I llllllllllove it :D More ME comics!
kaze
over 11 years ago
"my people have a saying, and I hope it translates well 'eat a bag of dicks'"
2033
over 11 years ago
i never played with the turians. they are... not my style.
prime_pm
over 11 years ago
Er, no offense to any black people
prime_pm
over 11 years ago
Strange, my female Mass Effect character has the same hair. Black, though, gives her a sort of colonist feel to match her background.
Sooo.....
over 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_50488]@Dandan[/url]: So Nerfverse shepard's 'girl'friend would be some the man from the last comic but with a vagina? meh what floats logic's boat.
Lobster
over 11 years ago
Don't worry, I saved them in an attempt to build good will among the various races, whose help I thought I would soon need. In ME2, the Council acts pretty much exactly the same as they did in ME1. They chalked the Reaper attack up to a one-off thing that had been "resolved."
Keroko
over 11 years ago
Council: Help us, Shepard, we are being attacked by the Reapers!

>Paragon
>Neutral
>Renegade

>Choose Renegade

Shepard ( doing the air quotes ): Ah yes, "...reapers"

*cuts transmission*
Turian # 35267
over 11 years ago
All you Reapers are racist.
Lan EX
over 11 years ago
1 more year till forth panel goes live *sigh*

Hopefully, we won't have to recruit half universe, nor "prove the threat of the reapers" anymore :P
Draken
over 11 years ago
Jeff wins an internets for his photo note about Shepherd and Nerfnow.
Serathis
over 11 years ago
Mass Effect: The only RPG where charisma is the best stat and it levels *itself*.
Practical Paragon
over 11 years ago
The Turian Counciler is alive in my playthroughs because the Asari and Salarian Councilers were mostly tolerable. I look forward to seeing the Turian being forced to eat crow.
Bob
over 11 years ago
I don't get it, and Mass Effect is a dumb game.

The facial expressions are awesome in this one.
FEMSHEP
over 11 years ago
council was annoying. so i killed them. all.

Renegade is path of awesome.
AMRIV
over 11 years ago
Missing Fourth Panel: Shepard then punches him.
Turian Councillor
over 11 years ago
Ah yes, "AIR QUOTES". The sarcastic gesture supposedly made by the Turian Councillor in response to Commander Shepard's delusional assertions.

We have dismissed that claim.
Dandan
over 11 years ago
you know, I bet some people already forgot Shepard is totally futa in Nerfverse
over 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_50485]@Altherix[/url]: Humans are jerks. But so are Turians, Asari and Salarians. I couldn't push that "Let them die!" option fast enough. (And I was on a paragon path.)
Altherix
over 11 years ago
Done it both, save and let the council die.

In a nutshell: "Saved = Humanity is our friends" or "Die = Humanity are a bunch of jerks" is the overarching feeling in ME2.

I just wish ME2 had points you could cut off the council mid-transmission, very satisfying.
Basilisk1991
over 11 years ago
I let the asshole love, now he can watch as the reapers invade Earth, at that point I can point at earth and go "Reapers aren't real my ass"
Maget
over 11 years ago
Mass Erect? Sounds like someones been watching Machinima.
A Bag of Hobby Ships
over 11 years ago
I wonder if there'll be more hobby ship collecting next game and maybe a lot more fish too!
pong
over 11 years ago
I saved them (not sure why), so I will get to see his reaction, if he isn't already dead.
Kyono
over 11 years ago
I saved them, thinking I could use that for epic discounts when the second game came 'round. Instead, I get *spoiler* and thus get shit for help from em. Though I know anderson would help. Maybe it would have been better were to send udina up as the human councilman....Huh.
Cruel Armpit
over 11 years ago
Why is the turian look like he's giggling in the second panel? And what are they doing in an aquarium?
over 11 years ago
My Shepard looks almost exactly the same as this one here. Except she's a ginger. RED POWAH!
A Bag of Opinions
over 11 years ago
Soooooooooooo...

...we talkin' about Mass Effect now, eh?

...good.
Zodbones
over 11 years ago
was thinking "turian with air quotes wha?" then was "oh that guy! >.<"
then found this comic humorous
Grug
over 11 years ago
Turian needs a long spike pointing horizontally out the back of his head. Check some screenshots for reference.
Wraith
over 11 years ago
Ah yes, "Palaven"

I have dismissed that planet.

I WILL do that if I get the chance in ME3. Sorry Garrus.
Watashiwa
over 11 years ago
Ah yes, "Reapers".


WHO'S LAUGHING NOW, TURIAN!?
Ice cream for recalls
over 11 years ago
Staring at you.
Staring at you.
Squinting my eyes.
Taking my hands down to jab you in the eye.
AJ
over 11 years ago
Btw, Jo, its because of you and your awesome/funny/cute comic that I purchased TF2 as well as ME1 two days ago. So, thanks!
AJ
over 11 years ago
I'll get this eventually, I purchased ME1 a couple days ago after I got my new computer with AMD Phenom II 4x with 6GB RAM and 512Mb nVidia GeForce graphics card. ^^
D4rkLigh7
over 11 years ago
I saved there asses just so I could say I fucking told you so!
carsonist
over 11 years ago
I did the exact same thing. I focused on saving the Galaxy instead of throwing it away for some politicians and in ME2, they treat it like you intentionally let the Council die out of spite.
Turian Councilor
over 11 years ago
"Shepard, help! Reapers are attacking the Citadel!"
"Ah yes, Reapers, a race of sentient starships currently fucking up your shit, we have dissmised that claim" (+ Renegade)
Errick
over 11 years ago
Oh yeah, took me a minute. It didn't make any sense until I remembered who the turian was.
Doomcat
over 11 years ago
never played ME1, played ME2...but still found this hilarious because of shepherds face in the last panel
Arthorius
over 11 years ago
Joining the Specters: A human colony
Saving the counsil: 3000 human lives.
See their faces wen you tell them what to do with the specter status? Priceless.
Bill
over 11 years ago
Reapers? Is that another kind of infected? What do these ones do that the Tank and such don't, then? Gaaaah!
AfroSquirrel
over 11 years ago
And here I thought this was a comic about the Turian Councilmember taking FemShep on a date to the Aquarium...