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The Pinnacle of Evolution by swrWriter reviews
"Synthesis is the final evolution of all life." That's what the Catalyst claims, but it's really not all that it's cracked up to be. After being forced into this 'evolution', Jordan Sower winds up in Mass Effect with two purposes: Save the Galaxy and Synthesize all life. But he doesn't take orders from the Catalyst! Follow Jordan as he tries to change things for the better. Maybe.
Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 10 - Words: 41,435 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 63 - Updated: 2h - Published: 7/4 - EDI, Shepard (M), Catalyst, OC
Out of the Twilight by p1ratew3nch reviews
A Mass Effect fanfic, that changes the canon of the series from the First Contact War on. The colonists on Shanxi are attacked by Batarian slavers, and Shepard's mother dies in a firefight. The infant is taken in by General Desolas Arterius and raised as his own.
Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 32 - Words: 50,906 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 4h - Published: 6/25 - Shepard (F), Garrus V., Saren A., Nihlus K.
Best Case Scenario by The Semi-Holy Father reviews
Humanity has always triumphed over adversity and become stronger as a result. This is their best case scenerio.
Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 7 - Words: 17,084 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 76 - Updated: 22h - Published: 5/26
Mass Effect: Newton's Third Law by Raven Studios reviews
The Reapers have arrived. The war has begun, and already the galaxy crumbles. Reunited with old friends, aided by new allies, Shepard finally finds herself face-to-face the enemies she's dreaded for years...while keeping Cerberus at bay with one hand. (Cover images all belong to Bioware. As with Mass Effect itself, I'm just borrowing them and giving credit where it's due.)
Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 154 - Words: 154,771 - Reviews: 757 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 58 - Updated: 22h - Published: 9/30/2017 - [Shepard (F), Kaidan A.] Garrus V., Shepard (M)
The Catalyst For Revenge by Jade Tatsu reviews
Shepard chose to destroy Sovereign. The Council then declared war on the SA for that betrayal. The Humans tried to fight but it was a losing battle. Subjugation leading to extinction was not acceptable for making the hard military decision so the Humans chose another path and made a deal with the Reapers. The galaxy, and the Cycle, would never be the same. AU Empire: Inflitration
Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 80 - Words: 588,616 - Reviews: 2216 - Favs: 960 - Follows: 1,090 - Updated: 22h - Published: 10/10/2016 - Ashley W., Illusive Man, Harbinger, Shepard (M)
Impetus by Ms Sticha reviews
Commander Shepard finished the job she set out to do. She fired the Crucible to take out the Reapers knowing full-well it would cost her everything, including her life. But then she woke up. Could she adjust to 'normal? What was normal, anyway?
Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 9 - Words: 15,439 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 7/20 - Published: 7/9 - [Shepard (F), Kaidan A.] OC
Happily Ever After by AraUndomiel
This takes place after Shepard saves the world from the Reapers and survives...her and Garrus are married and they find a 6 year old human girl in need of parents...
Rated: K - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,751 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/19 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Out There Saving the Galaxy by mille libri reviews
Leaving C-Sec to join a human's ship may just be the best decision Garrus Vakarian has ever made.
Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,512 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 7/19 - Published: 7/12 - [Garrus V., Shepard (F)]
All I Ever Wanted by Celtic Knot reviews
The Reapers have been destroyed, and by some miracle, Rhiannon Shepard has survived. Now begins the work of rebuilding shattered lives as she and Kolyat lean on each other for support—literally and figuratively. But when an assassination attempt leaves Shepard once again fighting for her life, Kolyat must decide how like—or unlike—his father he really is.
Rated: T - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 8 - Words: 16,019 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 7/19 - Published: 2/25 - Shepard (F), Kolyat K.
ME2: Getting up Again and Tales to Astonish by axismundix reviews
After more than two years, John Shepard is resurrected to find a much changed galaxy. His crew is scattered to the winds, and he is in the hands of the terrorist organization Cerberus. And now is asked to do the impossible. Again. Meanwhile, Jane Shepard, given command of the Alliance Corsairs, is working behind the scenes to prepare for the imminent Reaper threat. Tali/Shepard Rom
Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 66 - Words: 277,291 - Reviews: 329 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 119 - Updated: 7/18 - Published: 11/23/2017 - [Tali'Zorah, Shepard (M)] Shepard (F), Garrus V.
Encroachment by SomethingProfound11 reviews
If Emilia Shepard had known what was waiting for her aboard the SSV Normandy, she might have never walked through the airlock. But for all the struggles ahead, she has a good ship and a good crew. ME1, Paragade Shepard. Multiple character POVs, expanded minor crew and a focus on the off-camera moments. Contains a great deal of codex entries. Slowburn f!Shepley.
Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 31 - Words: 146,740 - Reviews: 96 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 123 - Updated: 7/18 - Published: 9/12/2017 - [Ashley W., Shepard (F)]
Mass Effect: Golden World by lazysleep reviews
A Quarian on his pilgrimage finds himself under the care of a Turian Spectre, the two on a mission to discover a reported lost Prothean 'Golden' world. With an unknown force showing their hands and lust for the Quarian, The Spectre most do everything he can to keep the Quarian and the galaxy safe. Even if it means breaking a promise to a dead friend.
Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,314 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/16
Mass Effect: Book II - The Spectre Chronicles by Shepard's Lore reviews
Book II of my overall Mass Effect novelization. Having been pulled from her duty station on Luna, Commander Jane Shepard is drafted aboard the SSV Normandy SR1 for a mission that was supposed to be an easy covert pick up on the surface of Eden Prime. But what she finds on the surface will not only change her life, but the lives of everyone in the galaxy.
Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 77,084 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 7/16 - Published: 1/3
Tales of the N7: The Hearts of Rogues by Shminaldi
The tale of a ragtag band of mercenaries and criminals on both the opening and waning days of the Reaper War.
Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 10,739 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 7/16 - Published: 12/21/2012 - OC
The Song of The Red Eagle by KanisRussell reviews
What if it wasn't Shepard who defended Elysium and became the first human spectre? Introducing Mads Romanov, an original character made by me. Follow him as he awakens in a brave new world after 157 years in cryo freezing. Will he ever be the same? Will he be able to save the galaxy? The story takes place over all three games.
Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 44 - Words: 149,607 - Reviews: 110 - Favs: 112 - Follows: 148 - Updated: 7/16 - Published: 6/17/2017 - [Tali'Zorah, OC] Garrus V., Liara T'Soni
First Love by DRWPJT reviews
Some people spend their whole lives searching for love, others stumble into it completely by chance. Nicola "Nikki" Shepard was devastated when her childhood sweetheart left Mindoir, but fate is a fickle creature and in the long run it was probably for the best. Starting with brief snapshots on Mindoir and other events pre-ME1 then hopefully continuing throughout the trilogy. F/F
Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 73 - Words: 203,554 - Reviews: 160 - Favs: 113 - Follows: 184 - Updated: 7/16 - Published: 6/20/2016 - [Shepard (F), OC]
A Quarian Heart by N7fan03 reviews
First fic, based on Tali and Shepard's growing relationship over the course of the saga. An adventure/ romance with much needed Garrus, this should be a good read. I think. Upcoming sequel: The Great Shepard. Rated T for Jack, violence, and doorframes. Hope you enjoy!
Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 5,612 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 7/15 - Published: 4/22 - [Shepard (M), Tali'Zorah] [Jack, Garrus V.]
Priority: Retirement by ronixdhayes reviews
The Reapers are gone and the galaxy is recovering from its destruction. Shepard and Garrus move back to Citadel to resume life without the constant threat of destruction, but things are not so simple as Garrus's new squad uncovers thick conspiracies to take down C Sec which threaten not only the station, but his new family as well.
Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 39 - Words: 46,434 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 7/15 - Published: 2/27 - Shepard (F), Garrus V.
Mass Effect: Oblivion by Sci-Fi Waffle reviews
Driven to the edge of the galaxy in a desperate search for element zero, a quarian freighter stumbles upon a device built by the Reapers before their destruction. In a bid to study the object, the Council sends out an expeditionary fleet, but unbeknownst to them, the activation of the device may trigger a second cycle of extinction.
Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 17,054 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 7/15 - Published: 10/5/2017 - OC
Blue Lilies by SparklyQuarians reviews
After Ryder stops Akksul from making a decision he would regret, he finds himself unable to stop thinking about her. He feels the yearning call, but he fails to see that Ryder is responding, even if she doesnt know it. Rating will change.
Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 20,486 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 7/14 - Published: 5/27/2017 - Sara Ryder
Implications of Matter by Morvram
This is a retelling of the events following the end of Mass Effect 1. Instead of Shepard dying and immediately being resurrected during the opening scenes by a terrorist group which he promptly starts working for, Shepard and crew have spent the past five years searching for further information about the Reapers, before being summoned to a new mission by the Council.
Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,817 - Published: 7/14 - Kaidan A., Shepard (M)
Mass effect: Legends by josterM reviews
Mass effect: Legends is a story based on the great characters we hear about while playing the main trilogy, i will be based on big events like the rachni wars and krogan rebelions. where we explore the though situations and choices some unshined heros have to make.
Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,884 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/13
Shadows of Reality by Chimerean reviews
Sequel to Shattered Reality. With people doubting her authenticity, Shepard has to juggle her allegiance to Cerberus with the will of the Council and the Alliance. Trusting Liara to create a life for her refugees she sets off to prove herself - that she is who she was and more. Non Canon.
Rated: T - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 56 - Words: 343,673 - Reviews: 97 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 71 - Updated: 7/13 - Published: 9/1/2014 - Shepard (F), Liara T'Soni, T. Vasir, OC
Wake Up by Lara Jayd reviews
Shepard wakes up trapped in the rubble of the Citadel after destroying the Reapers. A quick, cathartic short story not connected to ME:I.
Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,712 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/12 - Shepard (F) - Complete
Chasing Tiny by Jeffjokermoreau
Shepard and others have fun trying to catch a certain some hint Shepard keeps in his cabin.
Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 664 - Published: 7/12 - [Shepard (M), Joker] Samantha T.
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