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Dragon Effect: Mordin and Tali by AndrewRyanArt Dragon Effect: Mordin and Tali by AndrewRyanArt
Dragon effect/ Modin and Tali Deep Roads Explorers

Shepard would run into these two while they’re on an expedition in the deep roads (as to what they’re searching for/studying I’m not exactly sure but you can be sure it’s important work).

Mordin- he carries ancient deep roads maps with him to help navigate the expansive undrground tunnels and wields a variety of potent explosive mixtures to ward off darkspawn hordes.

Tali- Tali would be sort of an expert on Darkspawn behavior patterns/fighting abilities and therefore is accompanying Mordin on his mission and does most of the close range fighting with her dual-hooked swords. Also I've never really been crazy about Tali like some people, even found her a little annoying at times but I gotta say I had more fun painting her than any other character so far.

Next up will be either Liara and Javik or Liara and Samara since I’m envisioning asari as being involved with the chantry but not so much for Javik.

EDIT: Also I've seen a few people cirticizing me for not making Tali ranged, I definitely toyed with the idea but since I just did Garrus and Thane as a crossbow/archer I wanted to switch it up and I'm quite happy with the idea of seeing her dual wield swords in combat, but hey this is all just for fun anyway so don't take it so seriously. The aspect of Tali that I did try to carry over which is not evident in her design is that she'd be an expert on darkspawn, like how in ME she knows a lot about the geth.
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GH0ST-FACE Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist
Never understood the crazy rabid love/ lust for Tali either... found her annoying as well haha. But I do LOVE what you've done with them both here, so cool.
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OsaekomiMax Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really cool!
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Flayer1993 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I NEVER thought Tali could be any cooler you freaking legend!
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alesha678 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Two of my favorite characters. Absolutely incredible. You are fantastic at this. 
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Drakenhof Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
I always seen Tali as a kind of rogue, so two light weapons and leather armor fits her
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GodOfUrging Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Whenever I imagined a medieval-ish Tali, I armed her with a greatsword in my mind. It fit her shotgun use, in my mind. But this does look damn good. Also, Mordin's STG background suits the whole rogue look. He just wouldn't feel the same without SCIENCE (allcaps intended in context) in his motivations, though. Very nice art.
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Dionis14 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
I hope, i really hope, that this couple will have its original dialogs too.
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Erknen Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
She does tend to favor shotguns so close range makes sense.
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:icontiffytan:
TIffytan Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Approve. So hard
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ClassicBlaze Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
They both look awesome, especially Tali with those badass swords.
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Killemnija Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Tali's armor looks better than her ME version.
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fearlessforwarddrive Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet! Beautifully done! :D
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CedarKnight09 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
I love both these characters, and i love your designs!  Actually i love all of them to be honest.  Way to go.
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FrankieLor Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
I can't see why people wouldn't love the dual-wielding Tali... she looks amazing!  And Mordin is still so dorky and adorable (but also badass)!

Love these!  Definitely going up as my desktop wallpaper :)
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Bladeheartnoctis Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
This is amazing!La la la la 
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Deaconrayne Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
I think Tali wielding a whip embedded with magic crystals (like a scourge) and coated in various potions and poisons to inflect additional damage would be kinda cool.
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Kratosismad Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
I love the mask on Tali.
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scarreach Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Excellent work side note Tali looks bad ass! 
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Godzilla2003 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Tali as a dual sword-wielding, medieval knight...I'd still romance it.
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:iconeecarter333:
eecarter333 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
can we see a female Shepard?
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eecarter333 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
stunningly beautiful renditions.  

as for the next up i vote Liara and Samara together  i can see why you shocse the chantry with their look to the goddess but I can also wee them as mages because of the biotics

well tali ranged yes but she likes the shotgun wish is more effected at short range as are the duel daggers
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Faithfeather Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
:3 cool concept :D!
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17Cerami Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Very nice! Big fan of those games and your work !
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theelcorspectre Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
I love this artwork in fact im going to make it my wallpaper but I think you need a reason why Tali needs the suit to survive.
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SquishyGibs Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
I would pay many monies for a figure of Dragon Effect Tali.
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Shuriken123 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student General Artist
OMG Tali looks awesome!
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:iconberost:
berost Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Mordin is just too cool
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Schlegel120 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013   Digital Artist
I love the armor for Tali out of all the ones you have done.
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Behelzemont Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
I actually like the look of this tali
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Arabus1 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Both of them look great, well done!
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silverhunteress Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Actually, Tali at close range makes sense. After all, she does carry a shotgun.
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Michal266 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Tali looks like taken from Dark Souls
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YTSC Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow tali looks AMAZING ! love the swords and mask
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Corchyrst Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
That might just be the most badass Tali I've ever seen!
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CeciliaLundberg87 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love you Andrew Ryan! Marry me!
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SpartasMaximus Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
THis is just amazing. Love Mordin
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assassin5993 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
wow badass, someone should so mod mass effect to look like this, that would be soo cool, id pay for id even pay for it[link]
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steveizl101 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Wow! Finally a character that uses bombs as a weapon, thank you!
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Vergil89 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
wow
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Treyos Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely fantastic work on these two, my favourite characters of the whole crew. And Tali should certainly not be ranged... she carries a shotgun, for crying out loud. Not exactly a long range weapon. You went with turning the snipers into ranged fighters, which makes perfect sense to me. Tali would have some pretty nifty tech working for her, though. Like traps or something. ;)

If I had the time, I could write some seriously fun stories around these mash-ups.
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Timewyrm Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Tali looks particularly badass
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totalalien Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
tali in armor ha never thought i will see somithing like this ! you full of suprizes and i like it
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ShadowFive Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Fantastic artwork, and even better... a storyline!
You nailed it on your reworks of the characters. I fav'ed them all.
The relationships crossing over from one to the other reminded me of an article I read:
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(google: bioware recycled characters)
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GiggleDigit Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok this would be the best crossover game OF ALL TIME!!!!
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Suchacoolkat Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TALI. SO .GOOD
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BadSociologist Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lovin' the alchemist Mordin!
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cvrc11 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Tali would NEVER be a ranged fighter in a fantasy universe! She uses a SHOTGUN for Christ's sake! I think the people who are complaining have never payed attention to her suicidal charges in ME2!
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tirion1987 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Awesome series. Tali's chosen weapon also fitting, shotgun probably closest equivalent to melee weapon in Mass Effect. [sharp inhale] Along with Omni-blade.
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kmouhot09 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This would make a seriously killer game, just sayin :D
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mrnoobec Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Look like Shang Tsung and Kabal :D
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