HA< I still haven't seen that ending. Apparently I'm too far into the game to see the "new ending". No time to do another play through at the moment. Maybe later thsi summer I'll delve back into it. Either way, it's "YEARS AND YEARS" until the relays are "fixed". Remember, no one knows how they work or how they're built. Unless the keepers fix them, which, as relatively mindless atomotons who "keep" the relays, is entirely possible.
The "only" true ending, is the destroy ending, anything else ends up with indoctrination, which means the Reapers win. And...I don't care what Bioware says, Sheppard isn't dead, When you see him breathe at the end, that's still London. That whole last bit is in his head, it's his battle against their indoctrination.
If you romanced Liara from the first game, that kind of love loss could spur her to become a justicar. It's all she has to fill the void of her loss, she'd throw away her life until "the next mission" was the one that killed her.
An idea for Mass Effect 4, its 500 years later and they will be a new commander. And of course Liara became a justicar and is an ally. And mabye you are going to defeat... uh.. i dunno... The Reapers Creators or something!
hey just putting this out there but in the new extended cut ending for control of the reapers Shepherd is kind of not dead so just saying this even though he is more in a godish state similar to the blue guy in watchmen. i saw miranda and her sister looking at reaper specs sooo maybe he could be like legion in a body like edi's before the fake flesh was burnt off and he looks alittle like the illusive man in the eyes but all blue and theres a copy in every world society like on tuchanka or thesia and a personal one for liara also shes pregnant to then shepared and liara work together to keep the peace of the universe huh huh