Being the real ending or not, indoctrination theory is somewhat one thousand times more interesting than any other ending in Mass Effect 3. Did Bioware ever belie this theory? I'd love this theory to be real because it would mean the fight against the reapers would not be over and we would end it in Mass Effect 4 whith a new character.

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    This question might be a slightly better fit over on scifi.stackexchange.com – Shadur Dec 9 '12 at 10:33
  • Please add some background as to what the "indoctrination theory" is. – SIMEL Dec 9 '12 at 11:34
  • Ilya Melamed> I didn't want to explain what the theory is to prevent spoilers, if you want more info this video is good: youtube.com/watch?v=ZZOyeFvnhiI Shadur> I thank you to let me know that scifi.stackexchange.com exists in the first place ;) I'm new here, I thought gaming was the only part of stackexchange.com ^^ – Slow Dec 9 '12 at 17:34

The extended ending invalidates the indoctrination theory.

The indoctrination theory relies on the fact that what is happening after Shepard reaches the beam isn't real and is taking place inside Shepard's mind. The extended cut refutes this by clearly saying that Shepherd did indeed reach the citadel, meet with Anderson, The Illusive Man and the Catalyst and therefore the indoctrination theory cannot be true, no matter how much more interesting it would have been.

  • We all had our dreams crushed. Also, if this was the answer to your question, you should accept it. – Steinin Dec 10 '12 at 14:37

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