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Mass Effect 2, Harbinger Reference. by Troodon80 Mass Effect 2, Harbinger Reference. by Troodon80
Mass Effect 2, Harbinger, Reapers BioWare/EA.

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Edited: My bad, didn't know my Reapers >.>; Also made it more metallic.
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:iconposhpegasus:
PoshPegasus Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
"I am your genetic destiny" "I know you feel this Shepard"

Is it just me or does Harbinger like really creepy come ons!
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Dan2D3D Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
I've done Harbinger with Space Engineers and I used this image as a model thanks, Dan ;)

Check the result :

Dan2D3D's Harbinger VIDEO
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:icontyzuris:
Tyzuris Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
Do you have Harbinger's 3d model? If you do could you open it and tell what its height in ME2 is?
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:icontyzuris:
Tyzuris Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
Could you open the 3ds file for Harbinger in ME2 and take a screenshot of the section telling the dimensions of Harbinger?
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:iconwengaiden:
wengaiden Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
wow, will be a hard work to modeller in 3D...going
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:iconihaxx:
iHaxx Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
I hate harbinger beca... "ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL" ...use he is sooo awesome that i want to have a harbinger toy lol.
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:iconseth-silhouette:
seth-silhouette Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
"The Reaper called Harbinger is believed to be the oldest and largest in the Reaper Armada."
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:iconepzi10n:
Epzi10n Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The game isn't over until I run to the top of this fucker and ram my heavy sniper rifle down its spine.
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:iconjem93:
jem93 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
You forgot the windows
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:icontroodon80:
Troodon80 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Actually, they disappeared in the update I did almost a year ago, I managed to somehow miss out a file (or perhaps I forgot to set the self-illumination option, not sure). It's a rare mistake. I might get around to updating this (again), though :).
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RiefenstahlAzure Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
It appears that the reaper who wipes out Hammer team in ME3, who seems to be Harbinger looks different, i.e. lack of double spine. Can you post that reference?
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:iconriefenstahlazure:
RiefenstahlAzure Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
What's the size of Harbinger compared to Sovereign-class? They seem almost the same size.
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:iconcd749:
Cd749 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm wondering why they didn't make Harbinger the LAST boss of Mass Effect 3. Seriously, he could've been controlling the Illusive Man, just like how Sovereign controlled Saren with implants. AND, he's the 'oldest' and 'biggest' Reaper ever known in Reaper history... -_-
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LyonRyan Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Collector's Edition art book says that they were, exact quote: "One of the plans on the drawing board was to have the Illusive Man turn into a Reaper creature for the final battle.
Eventually, this plan was scrapped, since we wanted to give players the satisfaction of fighting a character they know rather than a random creature.
The design implies that the Illusive Man's weapon is his intelligence, not his physical strength."
BioWare fail(s) :iconfacepalmplz: :iconbioware: :iconfailedplz:

Also this is around on the 'net: "And even in November, the gameplay team was still experimenting with an end-game sequence where players would suddenly lose control of Shepard's movement and fall under full Reaper control. (This sequence was dropped because the gameplay mechanic proved too troublesome to implement alongside dialogue choices)." ((my comment: Really BioWare? you did fine with Shep not having control and shooting gun at that point in confrontation conversation with Illusive Man. I call laziness instead! :iconYULazy:))
As for Shep being controlled, here's a screenie I snagged in one of my ME3 playthroughs: [link] that's reapertech there, Sovereign mostly.
Compare to Saren in me1 side of his face; I got a good screenshot. Ah, if you look in my gallery my ME3 MeMe you can find the compare in there.

I'll note right now just from the concept he looks like he'd (husk-form) be a good challenge; a REAL challenge. The page beside however, still looks somewhat like he looks in ME3 at supposed end confrontation. Still, more differences.
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:iconcd749:
Cd749 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
'The satisfaction of fighting a character they know rather than a random creature.' What character?? Illusive Man had Cerberus kill everything he gets his hands on, rambles about how his ideas is right and doesn't provide plot knowledge on WHY his ideas are understandable and fans make tributes about him. That confrontation with the black marks ( blood-eye shot where you lose health) doesn't come from Illusive Man, nor anyone else, its just on the screen for absolute no reason. The implants didn't control him, they just had him shoot his best friend. The conversation solves itself. Cerberus should've been the focus of ME2 and Shep's ressurection.

And I wished Bioware did a better job at the EC. The DLC doesn't solve anything, it just extended the SAME cut scenes and added more questions with Leviathan DLC: what was the point if it doesn't solve anything, just added little dialogue.
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Edspear Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Goodness me this is a dream come true to find this stuff! Seriously its been so hard to find good Reaper reference pics.
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:icontroodon80:
Troodon80 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Hope they help :).
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Jedi-Guardian Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
I never realized just how different Harbinger looks from the other Reapers, in fact he looks a bit like a Prothean. Maybe the Harvested Protheans all became him?
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Ocaj Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Actually, it is stated somewhere that Harbinger was one of the oldest, if not the oldest reaper.

IDE also stated in ME2 that the Reapers we're unable to use Prothean DNA to create a Reaper. Though that contradicts some other lore in ME, even if there was a Reaper created from Protheans, it is not Harbinger.
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:iconjedi-guardian:
Jedi-Guardian Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Oh...derp me then.
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:iconocaj:
Ocaj Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
<Derped> :3
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xxVectorZeroxx Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so, im making a bunch of Homage Hulls to Famous Ships in Sifi, i wana create famous ships from Starwars, Star Trek, mass effect, Babalon five, stargate all those... but i dont wana break copyrights. how far does one have to alter a design from the orginal to be considered non copyright infringing? (these would go in a freeopensource game called Beyond protocol/afterprotocol) was wondering your thoughts.

also are you an offical Bioware 3d modeler?
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:icontroodon80:
Troodon80 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
I honestly don't know how much you would have to alter them, but everything based on BioWare's designs would be copyrighted as intellectual property (technically and legally, even fan art based on Mass Effect's Universe is a breach of that copyright - it really depends on how far EA wants to push it, but I don't think BioWare wouldn't really mind - you would have to as them yourself, though :)).

And no, I'm not in any way affiliated with BioWare. Just a fan trying to help other fans out.
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xxVectorZeroxx Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i need to find the original artists.

also EA is the devil. they would sue anyone who touches there cash cows.
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:iconxxvectorzeroxx:
xxVectorZeroxx Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah kinda random i know... but this was the first time i considered it a good idea to ask
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YoshiMastar Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HHHHHHHHHNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGG
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Mechanized515 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seems there are quiet a few reaper variants. I am assuming you will be creating reaper references when mass effect 3 comes out? such as the smaller reaper type with four legs?
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Troodon80 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Assuming BioWare doesn't change the formatting of the files and the plugins still work on said files, I will be doing everything I can from the game, as soon as I have played it at least once (which will be about a day :D). I obviously can't guarantee anything as of yet, but if it is possible then I'll do it.
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Mechanized515 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope it is possible. and I'm hoping we get to see the scarab beetle type reaper from the end of ME 2. good luck for when ME 3 finally comes out.
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InfiltraitorN7 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting. I never noticed the raised plating on the front side of Harby. Thanks!
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:icontroodon80:
Troodon80 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Neither did I, to be honest. I thought it was the same model used for both Harbinger and Sovereign.
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InfiltraitorN7 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep. Sovy had that distinctive middle claw though :)
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:icontroodon80:
Troodon80 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
And a back claw, apparently. One that folds up under the bottom of the shell. The things you learn when you invest time into looking at the models instead of just playing the game.
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:iconcenturyking:
CenturyKing Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
It's Harbinger!! Trust me!

:iconharbingerplz: But... we can't really say for sure if this reaper is being controlled by another considering the true harbinger did that with the collector general.
In the end this looks awesome!! >.<
How big do you think he is?
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Troodon80 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
You are correct, in that I extracted the model that Harbinger is based on. *Goes off to see if there is, in fact, a Sovereign model.*

Or whether they are all somewhat controlled by each other, like a hive mind.

On the scale, I think BioWare said a little while ago that the Reapers are categorised in different levels. Reapers like Sovereign and Harbinger are like "city" Reapers, housing most of the intelligence and being somewhat independent from the rest. Those ones should be about 2km in length.
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:iconcenturyking:
CenturyKing Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Could be... you are correct about the whole city nation AI thing within each reaper.

But It makes me wonder what the baby human/prothean creature was.
:?
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:iconsoren7550:
soren7550 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011   Writer
Harbinger?
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:icontroodon80:
Troodon80 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Harbinger or Sovereign. They both use the same model apparently.
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:iconsoren7550:
soren7550 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011   Writer
No, I'm pretty sure that they're different models.
Harbinger - [link]
Sovereign - [link]
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:icontroodon80:
Troodon80 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Yeah. I noticed that yesterday. It seems that Sovereign has another arm that comes out of the from, whereas Harbinger doesn't. I will be posting Sovereign some time today.
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