Welcome to Mass Effect Indoctrination, a site dedicated to detailed analysis of the Mass Effect series with the endings of Mass Effect 3 the main focus.
Since the launch of this site in April 2012 it has become widely considered one of the main sources for analysis of the Mass Effect 3 ending and for the Indoctrination Theory.
For many people the endings of Mass Effect 3 when taken at face value are unsatisfying at best and thematically offensive at worst. However many Mass Effect fans believe that Bioware intended there to be multiple interpretations of the endings that go beyond a simple literal reading. In fact Bioware have said as much.
Some people will say these interpretation are all "head canon", or that we are merely grasping at emergency induction ports in order to make ourselves feel better about how the series ended. Well maybe that's true. But I do know that all this analysis and speculation about the endings of Mass Effect 3 has actually greatly contributed to my and many other fans love of the series rather than detracted from it. And I know the way I view the endings gives me great pleasure. And I would much rather interpret the fiction in a way that makes it better than in a way that almost destroys it.
I have begun working on our massive rewrite of analysis for the Extended Cut endings and DLC. Hopefully I will get around to finishing this at some point in 2015, but it is a lot of work. Be sure to check back every month of so. Although if this is your first visit, there is a LOT to read already. Please let me know if you think I have overlooked anything or made any mistakes.
All worthy work is open to interpretations the author did not intend. Art isn't your pet — it's your kid. It grows up and talks back to you.
- Joss Whedon