Mass Effect: Paragon Lost

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Mass Effect: Paragon Lost
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DVD/Blu-ray Disc cover
Directed by
  • Atsushi Takeuchi
Produced by
Written byHenry Gilroy
Based onMass Effect 2 by BioWare
Starring
Production
company
Distributed byFunimation
Release date
  • November 29, 2012 (2012-11-29) (Limited theatrical release)
  • December 14, 2012 (2012-12-14) (Digital release)
Running time
84 minutes
Country
  • Japan
  • United States
Language
  • English

Mass Effect: Paragon Lost is an animated feature film set in the Mass Effect science fiction universe during the events of Mass Effect 2. It is produced by BioWare, FUNimation, T.O Entertainment and animated by Production I.G. The film was screened in select theaters on November 29, 2012.[1] It was released for digital download on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network on December 14, 2012,[2] and on DVD and Blu-ray on December 28, 2012.[3]

Plot[edit]

In 2183, the human colony of Fehl Prime, a major producer of pharmaceuticals for the Systems Alliance, comes under attack by a group of Blood Pack mercenaries led by the krogan Archuk. In response, the Alliance dispatches several teams of Marines to aid the beleaguered colonists. During the landing attempt, only one Marine unit, Delta Squad, survives the crash landing of their shuttle. Lieutenant James Vega assumes command of Delta Squad after Captain Toni is incapacitated. With the aid of squadmates Kamille, Nicky, Milque, Essex, and Mason, Vega successfully kills Archuk and capture his second-in-command, Brood. In the aftermath, Admiral Steven Hackett orders Delta Squad to protect Fehl Prime from future attacks.

In 2185, Fehl Prime has recovered and the Alliance has bolstered the colony's defenses with a heavy anti-ship cannon and military-grade kinetic barriers. While installing the defenses, Delta Squad discovers an unknown alien device emitting a signal. Treeya presents her findings to Liara T'Soni, only for the communications to get jammed when Liara speculates the device being Reaper tech. As the group returns to the colony, they spot an invading Collector ship.

The Collector ship deploys Seeker Swarms to incapacitate Fehl Prime's colonists, including Captain Toni. Unable to prevent the colonists' capture, Delta Squad attempts to disable the Collector ship with the colony's anti-ship cannon, but fail when the cannon is destroyed. As Delta Squad retreats to the secure underground labs beneath the colony, Kamille is snatched away by drones and Essex is paralyzed by Seekers while defending the labs' door.

While underground, Delta Squad learns that Messner is actually a Cerberus agent who had been trying access the labs. Delta Squad also discovers a possible antidote for the Seeker Swarms' paralyzing agent, as well as Brood, who had been kept in a tank as a test subject in the labs. Without warning, the door to the labs is then torn open by a Praetorian with Kamille's body incorporated into it. Mason is killed while attempting to save Kamille, and Delta Squad is forced to retreat with Brood. Brood leads Delta Squad to his hidden ship to repay his debt to Vega. As the group lifts off aboard Brood's ship, the Praetorian emerges and gives chase, killing Nicky before perishing. Vega orders a frontal assault on the Collector ship and successfully board it. However, Messner kills Brood, leading to Delta Squad's capture.

Now in orbit, the Collector ship incinerates the remains of the colony to cover their tracks. Deep within the ship, Messner explains to Treeya that he was the one who planted the alien device in order to lure the Collectors and capture their technology for Cerberus's benefit. He takes Treeya with him to another part of the ship, leaving Vega, Essex, and Milque locked in pods. Unbeknownst to Messner or the Collectors, a drink Vega had given everyone earlier had been spiked with the Seeker Swarm antidote, and the three are able to escape and kill their guards. Vega and Essex pursue Messner and Treeya, while Milque secures transport for their escape.

Elsewhere, Messner shows Treeya a Prothean archive built into the Collector ship and has her access it. Treeya witnesses footage of the Protheans' last stand against the Reapers, their transformation into the Collectors, and the Collectors' construction of a human-shaped Reaper at their homeworld. Messner records this information on his bracelet, only to be double-crossed by the Collectors. When Messner tries to bargain with the Collectors, Treeya steals the bracelet before escaping in a containment pod.

Vega and Essex fight the Collectors, killing them and damaging the Collector ship's controls. Essex is impaled by the claw of the ship's pilot and uses his biotics to fling them both into a chasm, where they fall to their deaths. Messner fires on Vega, but Vega disarms and stabs him. Vega demands Messner's intel on the Collectors and learns of Treeya's possession of it. Left between the choice of evacuating the colonists on a now-pilotless ship or saving Treeya and the Collector intel, Vega chooses the latter. As Treeya's pod is retrieved, the Collector ship crashes into Fehl Prime's surface and explodes, killing Captain Toni and the colonists.

On the Citadel, Vega is commended by David Anderson and Admiral Hackett, who inform him that the intel he saved was crucial, and that Commander Shepard was alive. Vega, Milque, and Treeya return to Fehl Prime in order to honor the fallen.

Voice cast[edit]

Voice actor Character[4][5]
Freddie Prinze, Jr. Lieutenant James Vega
Monica Rial Treeya
Vic Mignogna Messner
Todd Haberkorn Milque
Josh Grelle Nicky
Justin Cook Brood
Marc Swint Mason
Bruce Carey Admiral Steven Hackett
Jad Saxton April
Kara Edwards Christine
Jason Douglas Archuk
Patrick Seitz David Anderson
Eric Vale Essex
Laura Bailey Kamille
Travis Willingham Captain Toni
Jamie Marchi Liara T'Soni

Soundtrack[edit]

Mass Effect: Paragon Lost Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by
Joshua Mosley & David Kates
ReleasedNovember 13, 2012
GenreMotion picture soundtrack
Length1:09:28

The film's score was composed by Joshua R. Mosley[6] and David Kates.[6][7] Kates had previously worked on the soundtracks for Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2.[7]

Mass Effect: Paragon Lost Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
No.TitleMusicLength
1."Paragon Lost - Main Tile" (sic)Joshua Mosley & David Kates0:50
2."Alliance Marines"Joshua Mosley & David Kates2:18
3."Krogan Battle"Joshua Mosley & David Kates4:04
4."Execution"Joshua Mosley & David Kates0:51
5."Wreckage"Joshua Mosley & David Kates2:26
6."Vega's Tactical"Joshua Mosley & David Kates6:12
7."Hell of a Battle, Son"Joshua Mosley & David Kates1:20
8."Terminus"Joshua Mosley & David Kates2:04
9."April"Joshua Mosley & David Kates2:08
10."The Mass Effect"Joshua Mosley & David Kates3:02
11."Collectors"Joshua Mosley & David Kates2:00
12."Down the Sinkhole"Joshua Mosley & David Kates2:30
13."The Cannon"Joshua Mosley & David Kates3:23
14."Collectors Carnage"Joshua Mosley & David Kates2:55
15."A Spy Revealed"Joshua Mosley & David Kates1:30
16."Enter Brood"Joshua Mosley & David Kates1:14
17."Your Are James Vega" (sic)Joshua Mosley & David Kates1:10
18."We Got Company"Joshua Mosley & David Kates4:47
19."Nicky"Joshua Mosley & David Kates0:52
20."Lost Souls"Joshua Mosley & David Kates1:46
21."The Cure"Joshua Mosley & David Kates2:11
22."Ascension"Joshua Mosley & David Kates3:08
23."Collect This!"Joshua Mosley & David Kates2:38
24."Paragon Is Lost"Joshua Mosley & David Kates3:33
25."The Emergance of Vega" (sic)Joshua Mosley & David Kates6:25
26."A Leader Is Born"Joshua Mosley & David Kates0:47
27."Warning Signs"The Anix3:24
Total length:1:09:28

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mass Effect: Paragon Lost". Mass Effect: Paragon Lost.
  2. ^ "posts.php?pid=31 - Mass Effect: Paragon Lost". Mass Effect: Paragon Lost.
  3. ^ "Mass Effect Anime". Twitter.
  4. ^ http://masseffectparagonlost.com/story/
  5. ^ "Mass Effect: Paragon Lost - Cast Images | Behind The Voice Actors". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved October 23, 2017. Check mark indicates role has been confirmed using screenshots of closing credits and other reliable sources
  6. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-09-27. Retrieved 2013-10-29.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ a b "David Kates: Composer". davidkates.net.

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