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Dragon Effect- Grunt and Wrex by AndrewRyanArt Dragon Effect- Grunt and Wrex by AndrewRyanArt
Wrex and Grunt Dragon Effect Mercs

Imagining the Krogan as sort of a subsidiary race to the Qunari. Lesser in number and therefore mostly serving as hired mercs instead of having an actual system of government.

Grunt- referenced Sebastian Vaelís armor a bit for Gruntís look, wanted him to come across as more of a good natured young Krogan who is trying to distance himself from the violent nature of his race. Maybe Shepard would run into him while heís out on a soul searching pilgrimage or something.

Wrex- By contrast I wanted Wrex to look like heís totally embracing his badass nature and Iím imaging him as leader of a wondering band of pillaging Krogan mercs before deciding to aid Shepard. (maybe a renegade Shep gets Wrex while a paragon gets Grunt).

and yes I realized I sort of switched their personalities from ME but it just sort of felt right to me for some reason.

Next up will either be Garrus and Thane or Tali and Liara, havenít decided yet.
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Delta-Sigma Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015   Writer
I think your interpretation of their personalities works. Wrex may be a leader in Mass Effect, but in no way does he shy from being hardcore. Grunt's also hardcore, but he's way younger and more impressionable. Thus I can see Grunt trying to go on the straight and narrow, and Wrex compromising nothing for the sake of his goals. 

Oh yeah, and the art? Elite. 10/10.
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jannadann Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
gruesome and awesome at the same time.
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maxinhell Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
I'd be renegade just to have Wrex.
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fearlessforwarddrive Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! :D
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Kunnaki Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student Writer
WREX: It's insulting for me to even be traveling alongside you.
GRUNT: I don't know why you have a problem with me.
WREX: You abandoned everything that was taught to you from birth. You turned your back on everything that makes a Krogan a Krogan.
GRUNT: I still am Krogan. I may not follow the ways of the people any longer, but I am a Krogan. To my very core!
WREX: Ha. Nice to see your anger hasn't subsided. Pity you've forsaken your roots. We could have found you a role that was truly worthy of you.
GRUNT: Yes. Truly a pity.

GRUNT: Do you really think fighting and killing is the only future the Krogan have?
WREX: We are Krogan. We have always used violence to solve the way of things.
GRUNT: Maybe it's time for a change then, don't you think? Things cannot last this way forever.
WREX: Bah! I refuse to let a coward and a deserter lecture me on what it means to be a Krogan.

WREX: You claim there's no future for our people. But what future is there for one who deserts all he knows?
GRUNT: I've deserted no one! I've simply opened my eyes and seen that brute force is not the only way.
WREX: And what is the only one, might I ask?
GRUNT: Peace. We can talk and work out our problems using peace, instead of violence.
GRUNT: On my journey, I've seen dozens of people solve their problems just by sitting down and talking. They used, not their fists, but their words to solve a conflict.
GRUNT: People fear the Krogan because they do not understand us. If we showed them that we are capable of peace, then they will accept us.
WREX: Spoken like a true deserter of the Way.
GRUNT: Why do I bother talking to you?
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beefers Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
"and MY axe!!"

:D
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Jokerz-1824 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
:icongimliplz::iconsaysplz:"Hey, that's my line!"
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scarreach Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Great job love to see more
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aisenvercors Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
That's interesting - I'd see Grunt and Wrex's story as reversed. Like Grunt wants to be a real krogan so Renegade Shepherd helps him achieve his full violent potential (for his own benefit). And then Wrex would be the Krogan of redemption who wants to do more with his life and for his own people and Paragon Shepherd helps him achieve this.
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beast79 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
I know that they aren't trolls or ogres or any number of fantasy beings but to see them redressed in fantasy armor makes.them pop in my mind as innovative new takes on fantasy characters. It's fantastic.
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AncientEchidna Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They look awesome. =D
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Grey-Killer Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
brutal
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WrySleet Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
You got the characters persona wrong. Grunt is the one more fit to be the young brash warrior looking for a good fight. Wrex is not opposed to fighting and enjoys it, but he also try to redeem his species before his father tried to killed him. He would fit more like liberator of his species from the Qunari's than bloodthirsty bandit. This is a crossover sure, but changing a character's personality too much is pointless and it's better just coming up with a new one.
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AndrewRyanArt Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student General Artist
If you read the entire image description you'd see why I did it.
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WrySleet Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
I made the comment because I read the entire image description. I doubt that I could have ascertain that much from just the image.
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AndrewRyanArt Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student General Artist
I don't doubt you read the base description but you clearly missed the line where I stated "I know I switched their personalities." Had you read that you wouldn't have felt the need to say "You got the characters persona wrong," as I very clearly just stated I was aware of that fact.
As for your opinion on switching a character's personality being pointless I disagree completely as a crossover is an opportunity for the artist to present the character in a new light through physical appearance or attitude. Clinging to their established personality is not required for it to be entertaining.

Not to mention this is a completely alternate universe, for all we know there could be different factors shaping Wrex and Grunt's development. Obsessing over personality traits in something that's not even canon is taking the fun out of it when it's not meant to be probed in scrupulous detail.
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steveizl101 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
This is amazing!
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Vergil89 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
wow
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Zaparcik Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Really nice serie of pics. Now I'm curious how darkspawn from qunari, turians and such would look like :D
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Firestar-Kelman Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
honestly i can imagine these two looking at the horde of darkspawn then just randomly burst out laughing even at the Ogres.
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The-Highlander Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Wonderful work, Wrex and Grunt look really brutal. I've always loved the Krogen, It's great to see an alternative version of them.
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SyaZam Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Wrex = Oghren, in my opinion. But that is some high-grade stuff. Good job.
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residentidiot Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Oh... this is...

The most badass fanart I've seen of these two EVA!!
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WolfOfSahara Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Grunt looks like he still has baby teeth, lol! D'aww
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jancz89 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
I expecially love the choice of weapons.... mace is somehow more fitting to Grunt's ME personality, and axe is to Wrex's really great =)
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Mora1970 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
I am KROGAN and I'm gonna shove the way of Qun so deep to your butt you'll never have any other way! And if that ain't enough, it's head-butt time and you WILL BE THANKFUL! Dude, Wrex as arishok... 8-)

Grunt's also awesome but Wrex is pure gold.
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donobowk Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
yeah I was about to say I can see the opposite till I read the comments, this is still so very awesome
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The2ndSoviet Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
AMAZING!
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Hedgey Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
awesome!
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wolfdrummer13 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
As always, ridiculously cool!
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spinstermaiden Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Oh no fair. I love Wrex and I play as a paragon. What's the cheat to get me Wrex?*

*Awesome interpretations
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bugfacegard Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
These are awsome and great work on the rendering.
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SkarmoryThePG Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
I find it amusing how you basically flipped their roles and personalities, heh.
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Denton743 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student Filmographer
Any idea when the next in the Dragon Effect series will be up? :)
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AndrewRyanArt Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student General Artist
right now lol
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Red-Vanguard Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Well Wrex was actually one of the most paragon Krogan as he rebuilt there civilization for peace and performed and expressed many paragon ideals contrary to the nature of his race. Grunt on the other hand just wanted to kill things and didn't care what, at least in the beggining. Great job though.
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AndrewRyanArt Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student General Artist
I don't disagree with you I'm just playing up different aspects of their personality that may or may not have been directly reflective of Mass Effect.
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Baars Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Tali and Liara!
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voyager1701 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
I vote Tali/Liara :) Great stuff. Keep them coming!
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TheArtributor Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Spot on.

And they are ...still...KROGAN!
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Lootra Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Those horns lol!
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The-Black-Sands Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg can't wait for garrus and tali
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Gust4vm Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Oh, damn. They look pretty scary, very impressive job.

I can't wait for your Tali version.
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Kiyosuki Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Kind of ironic, since their personalities are flipped in the games with Wrex being a revisionist and Grunt more brutish.
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Denton743 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student Filmographer
Any ideas for what character design Liara and Tali/Garrus and Thane will be based on?
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GoombaPie Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE TALI !!!
and Grunt's mace looks AWESOME
:)
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random-syhn Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a feeling Grunt's pilgrimage will end with him accepting and embracing his violent nature. Just a thought.
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Both sets of armour look absolutely fantastic, I'm particularly fond of Wrex's but maybe without the horns (maybe if they were in line with his crest). Also good call with the battleaxe and mace. I do believe krogan would definitly favour heavier weaponry.

can't wait to see more.
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RaexD Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE WREX'S HELMET! if someone of the bioware sees it, we'll surely have a new game!!
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GreenFalcon13 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Grunts awesome, I love the chain mail on him.
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fatguy88 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh god a krogan with a mace now we are fucked
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