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The question can't really be phrased without spoilers but I think most people are getting this far by now.

At the end of every ending I've seen thus far we see a large energy surge going through the Mass Relays that seems to result in them exploding (hence the shockwave that crashes the Normandy). This seems to imply that most of the galaxy is now cut off from one another and interstellar travel is going to grind to a halt until the relays are rebuilt. Do the systems involved end up destroyed (see DLC content regarding the Bahak system's relay being destroyed)?

Is there a canonical source (comic, dlc, book, game) that would explain if this interpretation is correct?

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closed as not constructive by Raven Dreamer Mar 22 '12 at 20:20

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Also, with the destruction of the mass relay most of the galaxy's fleet is now stuck at earth since I doubt they'll have enough fuel to get back to their home system using conventional means :P –  z ' Mar 22 '12 at 19:50
    
It seems to me that as the relays are Reaper tech, that could open the door for a DLC to provide some hope for the future ... on certain endings. –  Tharius Mar 22 '12 at 19:51
    
ME tends to sidestep anything being "canonical" when it comes to player decisions –  Ben Brocka Mar 22 '12 at 20:23
    
Mass Effect 3 is the latest canon to come from bioware, asking for something that references ME3 is speculative. That said, questions asking about plotholes or potential plotholes (which this is) have been previously determined to be Not Constructive. –  Raven Dreamer Mar 22 '12 at 20:25
    
@RavenDreamer As a new follower of the series I wasn't sure if this was a plot hole or if I should have had some prior understanding that would allow me to infer the information I was asking for. Fair enough. –  Tharius Mar 22 '12 at 20:26
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