Originally Posted by Alcoremortis
Has anyone tried playing the game with the absolute minimum number of surviving characters from ME2? I only say this because I don't want to believe that there is NO way to completely doom advanced organic life and have Reapers eat everyone for tea. That should be allowed to happen.
Hmmm...that would require letting the entire non-squad crew of the Normandy to be liquified by the Collectors, and finishing ME2 with only Jack, Samara/Morinth, Miranda, Legion, Mordin, and Tali alive. Then you would need to ignore the ME3 mission to save Grissom Academy, which would doom Jack to becoming a Phantom that you must kill at the Cerberus HQ. Samara is easy to get rid of, just let her kill herself. And if you had Morinth instead, then she becomes a banshee you have to kill. Miranda will die if you don't warn her about the assassin, didn't complete her loyalty mission, or don't talk her dad down/kill him. Mordin dies no matter what you do, unless you say to **** with the Krogans. And if you choose to upload the Reaper Code, but cannot broker peace between the Quarians and the Geth, Legion dies propagating the code among the Geth, and Tali commits suicide. This would leave you with Jake, Liara, EDI, and Kaiden/Ashley. And Javik if you have the From Ashes DLC and want a mopey Prothean on your ship.