For many Mass Effect players, there’s a heated debate when it comes to Commander Shepard and playing a MaleShep versus a FemShep. Who’s better to play, who has a better voice actor, who missed out on what companion — you know how it goes.
Part of that debate is also about which Shep is the default Shep. Well, we now have a definitive answer on who came first. MaleShep or FemShep.
See Also: This badass FemShep cosplay.
Game animator Jonathan Cooper did the first animation test for Mass Effect and, as he explains, Commander Shepard was originally a woman.
Head after the break to see the tweet.
Ten years ago this month, my very first anim test for Mass Effect. Yup, Commander Shepard was originally a woman: pic.twitter.com/FhC2E0FSrA
— Jonathan Cooper (@GameAnim) January 9, 2015