The Crucible is an ancient and highly complex device constructed by the Protheans as a super weapon to stop the Reapers, but never successfully implemented before their extinction. Its designs were stored in a Prothean archive onMars and were later rediscovered by a Systems Alliance archaeological team. During the Reaper invasion of 2186, the designs are recovered by Commander Shepard on Admiral Steven Hackett's orders after the fall of Earth. The Crucible becomes the galaxy's last hope.
Powers and Stats
Name: The Crucible
Origin: Mass Effect
Age: Hundreds of Millions of years old
Classification: Weapon designed to destroy the Reapers
Wielder(s): Commander Shepard
Powers and Abilities: Energy Blasts (Extremely effective against synthetic targets), Hacking, Biological Manipulation, Transcendence (The being who uses it becomes the soul of the Reapers and has no physical presence)
Attack Potency: Multi-Solar System level (Destroyed portions of the Milky Way Galaxy)
Durability: Multi-Continent level (By sheer size)
Weaknesses: Needs someone to activate it. The user may lose their life in the process.
Feats: Almost destroyed most of the life in the Milky Way Galaxy
The device can do 3 different tasks which is shown by 3 different colours which are:
- Control: Control all the Reapers and become the consciousness of them.
- Synthesis: Evolve every creature so that they reach a perfect balance of synthetic and organic DNA.
- Destroy: Destroy every synthetic creature within the galaxy. However it is possible for this to kill organic life if the Crucible doesn't have enough time to get ready.
After a decision is made, the energy is fired at every Mass Relay around the galaxy. Destroying every solar system that has a Mass Relay inside.