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Reaper Yahg by AndrewRyanArt Reaper Yahg by AndrewRyanArt
Still the Vorcha to go then I think I'm finally done!

I thought it was weird that the Reapers bypassed the Yahg in the game since the other races had already considered them for uplifting so they must have been further along than the evolutionary process than humans were the last time the reapers came around. Seems like bypassing the yahg would have given them ample time to become a viable threat during the next cycle, maybe moreso than the protheans even, given the extreme intellect and strength displayed by the shadow broker. My reaper Yahg has his arms converted into thannix cannons, he'd probably be introduced as a means to combat the Krogan forces on Palaven.
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:iconbudsky101:
Budsky101 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
As with many terrifying things, we ask ourselves, what could make it even more terrifying? The answer... big. freaking. cannon hands!

Eh gadz, I am both in shock and awe!I am a dummy! Waaaah! 
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Flayer1993 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats terrifying 
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wasp463 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
This is a very good design but I am pretty sure the Yahg would be spared by the reapers considering there not a space fairing race.
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:iconmudslingerartist:
MudslingerArtist Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014   Digital Artist
That's just terrifying - more than anything seen ingame
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ExpansionCritic Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Considering the Shadow Broker looked like he could choke slam Grunt I am really happy this enemy is not in the games.
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JohnZ117 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Ah, the Yahg.  Just one of many reasons not to "Refuse."
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:iconcrustaceanlord:
CrustaceanLord Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
Fighting the Shadow Broker was hard enough. But a Reaper Yahg? How about a big tall glass of nope. Insanity would be appropriately titled if this was an enemy.
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burqa168 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Thank goodness the designers never came up with this kind of thing, it would have been a pain in the ass to fight them!

Just kidding, I think all your reaper designs are amazing!
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willcraft Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Actually, the reapers do not wish to kill all sentients they wish to wait until the "apex" of a species' grandeur before the harvest.
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Battledroidunit047 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
which is what I've been pointing out on other pieces, only a couple months after your comment.
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nicholas-h Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
next cycle...
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:iconjadegolem:
jadegolem Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
You or EVIL I love it lol
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happycompany5 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool concept yet the reapers wouldn't touch the Yahg as they aren't a spacefaring race. Or are at least unable to archive interstellar travel.
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goodfoot1971 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
And another thing: with the extreme power requirements of those cannons, I seriously doubt he's have much of a barrier. The Reapers are powerful, but not infinitely so. Now, if you teamed him with a Reaper Volus for shield support...yikes!!
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goodfoot1971 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
You're 100% right Andrew. The Reapers bypassed them only because the Yahg don't yet have space flight. There's ZERO reason to rush off to fight an enemy who will still be sitting there when you're done with everybody else. If they attack the Yahg, there's a chance space-faring species counterattack them at Parnack. Conversely, if they're attacking, say, the Asari homeworld, there's ZERO chance the Yahg will be countering them.

Reapers would save them for last, then if they were deemed REALLY tough like the Krogan or worse, and had the same kind of population as the Krogan, the Reapers would most likely poison their atmosphere or some other form of environmental method of killing them.
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TheGMan123 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Golem:
The Golem is a large Reaper unit created from a Yahg. Due to their naturally aggressive demeanor and great size and strength,Yahg that have been converted into Golems pose a significant threat to allied forces. These units are equipped with arm-mounted cannons similar in principle to the main weapon of Reaper Destroyers and Capital Ships,but on a smaller scale,and are designed to flush hardened enemies such as Krogan out of cover and decimate kinetic barriers and armor. As well,due to their impressive stature,Golems have a tendency to advance on their enemies whilst hosing them down with their cannons,closing in to brutally beat down their opponents in close quarters.
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John-the-Enforcer Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Man, the ShadowBroker was bad enough...can you imagine what an army of these indoctrinated creeps could do?!
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ultramar48921 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
if i were to give it a name, it would probably be a juggernaut
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:icongoodfoot1971:
goodfoot1971 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Juggernaut's already used.
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Admiral-Hackett Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
I'm ordering the nuking of the Yahg home world. Can't be to carful.
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ExpansionCritic Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yes sir Admiral.
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:icongoodfoot1971:
goodfoot1971 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
The Cannibal factories on Camara (or something like that) have first priority.
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Admiral-Hackett Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
What?
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:icongoodfoot1971:
goodfoot1971 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Batarian colony planet in the Kite's Nest, "Camala" is actually the name. On its planet info, it says the reaper processing plants run night and day and the Alliance are considering military strikes against the planet.

I recommend they skip right to dropping an asteroid on them.
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Admiral-Hackett Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Unless the asteroid is the sizes of a small moon it won't work. I wish we'd kept the nukes from Cold War, but the Council are a bunch of hippes.
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goodfoot1971 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
lol Yeah, you got that right. Granola-eating, tree-huggin hippies!
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earthward Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
They were at 20th century tech when the first contact teams were eliminated. I think it's odd too, they'll remember the reaper invasion and have 50k years to prep, leaving them alone is a terrible idea. 
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TMcGeeSDCA Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Another perfect concept, and again, another reason I am extremely happy you did these AFTER the game came out...  wait... they are making a 4th.  OK, seriously, stop giving Bioware ideas!
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Beasts-of-Blood Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Have you thought of doing the Mass Age/Dragon Effect crossovers with the reapers and darkspawn as well?

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:icondeaconrayne:
Deaconrayne Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
That would rule.
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RichardB001 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
You should have joined Bioware in creating these creatures.
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LunaSheWolf Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
THIS would make mass effect three impossible to beat XD
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Matknapers18 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
OMG SIR...I am in awe of your work. Your reapers in particularly. They are truly amazing, all of them, so amazing in fact, I would recommend you to bioware if I had any authority at all haha.seriously good job,
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XCryosonX Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
He looks a little like a Cannibal.
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AndrewRyanArt Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student General Artist
I think he looks a little like a Yahg
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Lunatic-Blade Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student
I'd ragequit...

This thing is a ravager, brute and those sack-things in one xD
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validus17 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I seem to recall that in ME3 someone mentioned that the Yahg and their home planet were ignored by the Reapers, and that they might be the dominant race in the next cycle.... I guess we see what the Yahg would've been in for had Shepard failed. Awesomely terrifying!
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Phriel Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh man.. Ohhh maan..! Imagine fighting one of these in the game. Awesome work!
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Deviant258 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
never saw that in the game
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The13Inquisitor Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
That just might be scarier than Hunter Vanguards in 'The Last Spartan'...
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NewMystery356 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
The Reapers don't go after a sentient species until they become a threat by their OWN merit. The Protheans studying the evolutionary course of humans would've been contextually the same as the Salarians planning to "uplift" the Yahg. As for the Yahg that became hyper-intelligent and became the Shadow Broker, that was only because THAT particular specimen of the Yahg species was exposed to the additional "stimuli" from the last Shadow Broker; had it remained on its own planet, it would've taken far longer for the necessary stimuli to "accumulate" before that degree of intellectual evolution could take place. It's similar to how the Krogan didn't split the atom until the Salarians gave them the technology to do so.
That's MY take on this logic, though. The artwork is quite good.
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Soundwave04 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
A terrifying sight on the battlefield, but I so would have wanted to see this! :D
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:iconjohnpeacekeeper:
JohnPeacekeeper Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
We. Are. All. Doomed.
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Gagomk Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
And they say that the brutes are tough
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SavageInsight Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Love this one - but I'd've changed the legs a bit - Yahg are insanely fast and agile, I'd like to see that enhanced in a reaper version.
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TheEnigmatic8 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
A Reaper Yahg, wow. The galaxy doesn't even stand a fucking chance.
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StrategiaInUltima Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Joker: "Commander, Admiral Hackett is waiting for you in the comms room."
Hackett: "Shepard, what can you tell me about this new Reaper enemy you encountered?"
Shepard: "I quit."
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Cariol Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
This is what what nightmares are made of.

I would have given it 1 hand but this still awesome.
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MrOriginal94 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
I love it, well except for giving it thanix cannons(Turian weaponry). Why don't you just give it something like what the Reaper-Rachni have or maybe something like the Reaper Bkackstar; it'd solve the mystery of which of the reaper's troops actually lugged those things around the battlefield.
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AnklaX Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
This is exactly what I was looking for. Great execution on the idea. Thanks
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