ME3′s default FemShep look open to fan feedback

Monday, 25th July 2011 00:43 GMT By Brenna Hillier

BioWare is asking Mass Effect fans for feedback on a set of FemShep concepts – although even if a new look is chosen, the iconic ginger will still be available in Mass Effect 3.

BioWare has uploaded a set of six images to Facebook of possible new looks for default female Commander Shepard, ahead of her marketing debut for Mass Effect 3. Fans are asked to Like those concepts they think best.

Thankfully, this doesn’t mean the end for the default FemShep of Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2. Producer Casey Hudson confirmed on Twitter that the red-headed star of many a galactic adventure will still be available as a preset appearance.

Hudson added quite mysteriously that those who import a Mass Effect 2 save will be able to “tweak” their character. It’s not clear if this relates to appearance, statistics or storyline, or how extensive the changes can be.

Mass Effect 3 is due on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in March 2012.

Thanks GameInformer, RipTen.



  1. Keivz

    5, 1, & 3 are my faves in that order. The current default fem shep is unacceptably f-ugly.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Phoenixblight

    @2 Yeah I have picked 3 but could have easily done 4. I agree the default femshep was not in the same caliber as the male Default. Its like they pick random and said that’s close enough.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. TheWulf

    I’d go with #1 myself because it looks like someone who might find themselves in that position. The others look too ‘porn film model’ for my tastes, and the last thing we need is more of Bioware dragging us down with them after the Miranda nonsense. :P

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Mace

    They all look the same, only with different hairdo. I’d say, the more conspicuous the hair, the more unholily ugly (in fact, exactly like some teenage girls you see on bus stops). Generally they look like a mixture between Morrigan and Jack. Also see the female Hawke for more of Bioware’s Morrigan trip. I prefer the old one but I understand that she doesn’t make any lasting, iconic impression. Better to have their ugliness etched into my retina, I guess.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. rainer

    They’re all the exact same face with just a different skin tone or hair style, pretty obvious the blonde blue eyed #5 is going to win thanks to casual racism. Looking over various forums everyone is just saying #5 and all the others are ugly.

    I’d like to see #6 but no way that would ever happen.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. osric90

    If Vanderloo for male, why not some sexy girl model for female? O maybe some damn good famous actress.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. freedoms_stain

    My custom ME1 lady shepard shits all over these designs. I’ll let bioware have her for free.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. viralshag

    If I had to pick it would be Shepard 3, the rest of them really do look porn actresses. Imo I still think it’s a stupid idea to market both of them while I would have thought comercially ShepBro is the face of the series over ShepHoe.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. AHA-Lambda

    def #5

    #9 3 years ago
  10. triggerhappy

    1 then 5 for me. I like 1 because if your saving the galaxy your not going to have time to whip out the straightners after things had got a bit rough, if she really was in the military she would probably have short hair.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. YoungZer0

    2 or 5, i’d say. Would love if they find something in between. Like that the hair on 5 is so frizzy, but way too long if you ask me. 1 is way too short. And 2 … well 2 is red. Like dem redheads. 8)

    But they should do something on the face, looks a little bit too young and not … rough enough. I always saw FemShep as a battlescarred, but still quite beautiful woman.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. LOLshock94

    6 looks like uma therman off pulp fiction but i think 4 5 6 are the best

    #12 3 years ago
  13. joshua nash

    looked at them and 1 looks alright to me

    #13 3 years ago

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