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A Future for the Krogan by AndrewRyanArt A Future for the Krogan by AndrewRyanArt
Wow the extended cut was just announced hours ago and I'm super excited, posting this piece to mark the occasion.

Link to the Tuchunka music that inspired me to do this piece: [link] thanks to the user who found it for me. That music plays on the curing genophage mission when Shepard emerges from the tunnels to see green on Tuchunka for the first time. It was a powerful moment from the last game that stayed with me.

So in this alternate future, some time after the ending to ME3, the Krogan are gifted cloned Kakliosaurs by the salarians as a gesture of goodwill and a parade is held on Tuchunka to celebrate the curing of the genophage and a move towards more peaceful relations between the salarians/turians and Krogan.
Wrex is holding his kid named after Mordin while the salarian scientist who cloned the kakliosaurs walks alongside. Grunt leads to the left with some members of Aralakh company and Eve is of course in the center because females are now running the show and keeping peace.

For anyone who doesn't remember what kakliosaurs are they were an animal species on Tuchunka that went extinct and there is a side quest on the citadel to give a kakliosaur skull to a salarian scientist for possible cloning/research purposes. There are also paintings of Krogan riding them in the underground tunnels, which is what I referenced when drawing them.
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Big-bad-Rocket Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017
This is a fantastic picture and I think the best Mass Effect artwork I have ever seen. Good job on making this fantastic image.
AndrewRyanArt Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2017  Student General Artist
Cyklopi Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017
I'm Urdnot Wrex and this is my planet! Wrex la 
ElectricSama Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! This is one of my favorites, is so amazing! 
TheR3mnanT Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015
Look at the baby korgan Love 
fluff-lynn Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww tiny krogans!
Love :happybounce: 
xXNuclearFalloutXx Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Those chubby, stumpy little legs on the babies are so adorable!
Zedekial Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015
If the turians and salarians wanted to make it so this never happened, then I wish there had been an option to kill the council and make a new council.
linkieloos Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015
They may not still be on good terms with the salarians or the turians post-war, but I can defeinitely see them being humanity's best friends. After all, Wrex made sure that the name Shepard would mean 'hero'!
Red-WereZ Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
holy crows that is amazing
Pareeeee Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Professional General Artist
All I can say is, WOW
undeadt-100 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
the giant has returned...
Nrotryzi Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
It has always been my personal feeling that Bakara (Eve) go on to become the Krogan Council Representative after the war. 
CiaraWhelan Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
This picture is just so badass.  My favorite part is the little guy near the center.  He (she?) looks like he's leading the march, laughing all the while.  Such a combination of cuteness and badassery is an instant win.
AsumaShepard Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Student Writer
Awww so cute NaiyaVakarian 
Procrastilove Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
This is incredible!
mivpus Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
"Forth, and fear no Reapers! Arise! Arise, Sons of Tuchanka! Guns shall be shaken, shields shall be splintered! A hammer day, a red day! Ere Aralakh rises!"
Jokerz-1824 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
"Ride now!  Ride now!  Ride, ride for ruin, and the galaxy's ending! Death!"
mivpus Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
Harbinger: "Well...fuck us."
BrunoKopte Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Student Writer
Headcanon for me.
mivpus Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015
what do you mean 'headcanon'?
Son-of-Dromund-Kaas Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017
This happened. It's all true. Any who deny it are to be considered heretics.
xelianthought Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
icedude1994 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
this is Awesome *one word of advice never go against Krogans in a war!!!!!*
LadyArtifice Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Oh, the baby Krogan! I love when you do baby Krogan!
Flayer1993 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
dude. you are amazing
ClacabooKorME5 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hell yes..
***one of my favourite pieces of soundtrack of the whole series that was..***
jannadann Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Great detail.
Marianne2O Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
This. Is. Awesome!!!
masterofsteam Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Sorn90 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Great job :)
ThexSilverxWolf Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Awesome job :)
Regidrian Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Oh my God, baby krogan are the cutest thing ever!
Vashar23 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Man, baby krogans are ADORABLE!!!

Makes sense Wrex would named a child after Mordin and the other million after Shepard

"Daddy" "Shepard"

"Daddy!" "Shepard!"

"Daaaaaaaddy!" "(sigh) Shepard"

"DADDYDADDYDADDY!!!" "Can I go back to fight Reapers please?"
BlueStoneArcher Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy cow this is friggin amazing!  The detail is just plain stunning, and everythings is just spot on!  Kudos!!
WickedPrince Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Very cool. I missed that painting in the tunnels I guess. :)
Aonon Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Just curious, what did program did you use, Photoshop, GIMP, Sai?
AndrewRyanArt Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Art-vod Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of the best Mass Effect art I've ever seen!
UnsungAntiHero Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is just all kinds of badass.. and I love those baby Krogen!  ^_^
Deviator101 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
I personally think that the Krogan are far more likely to form a deep friendship with humanity rather than the Turians and Salurians. After all, if it weren't for humans the genophage would never have been cured. Plus lets not forget that the Tuarians and Salarians gave them the genophage to begin with. While relations will get better over time there probably will still be lingering animosity between Krogans and Tuarians/Salarians.
DarnellxHall Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
you are awsome
HaiDaiyu Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
The baby Krogan are so cute!
Motion-Music Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
you know, I am pretty sure bioware can and will adopt your Kaklio interpretation
SN2 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
oh yes seeing vegetation on Tuchunka made me stop and say wow there was once life on this planet and how dramatically it all changed and reminds me of the Aztec empire going through those ruins. then the dome were great battles were held had a gladiator vibe to it. then seeing the old painting of the mother of all  thresher maw. Wrex and Garrus are always in my party :) in ME 1 
Dotterall Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013   General Artist
Wow! What an awesome perspective, really cinematic and the lighting is so dramatic!
mivpus Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
damn...Yeaah, I've got nothing on this. Simply eye-goughingly amazing!
Kratosismad Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That parade music at the end of SW: Phantom Menace is playing in my head as I stare at this.
TMcGeeSDCA Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Love your ME work.  This is a wonderful tribute to the Krogan story.
scarreach Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Who knew Krogan could be cute? Excellent
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