BJ Hanssen
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Author has written 2 stories for Mass Effect.

Who? BJ Hanssen is my actual name.

What? Computer technician, teacher, education technology specialist, linguist, language teacher, technical writer, business analyst, and gamification specialist. Jack of all trades, master of none. Mostly on purpose, it makes my life more interesting. And, unfortunately, significantly busier. Sorry about that.

How? I have been a writer, mostly on a hobby basis, since at least 2006. In 2009 I had a scifi story optioned by an American upstart TV production studio, and was hired by them as a writer and technical adviser. Unfortunately, the company folded before it really got started and thus ended my dream of making writing a profession.

Where? I'm a Norwegian, currently residing in London, England.


Until about 2015, I only used my account here for keeping track of the Mass Effect fanfics I read (of which there are quite a few now). However, for a long time I'd had this idea for a fic rolling around in my head, and I finally decided to throw it out there. Mass Intelligence: Close Call is the first in what I had hoped - and still do hope - would become a series of stories following one Aaron Close as he is reborn into the future by his own AI creation, after the AI realises that the future matches that of some games its creator used to be obsessed by...

That series was rather well received, and in mid September 2016 I published a codex-type companion piece titled "The Gunsmith Apprentice's Introduction to Mass Effect weaponry".

In 2018, the first book in the MedSci Missions series - titled Earth and Beyond - by a Canadian author (and friend of mine) was released, and I was given co-author credit. The book is based on a television series concept I worked on together with Wendy and several others back in the 2000s. I'm rather fond of the story and the universe we built around it, and though I haven't had any real direct involvement with the novel Wendy has written I would love for it to do well. I'm told there's a chance I might be allowed a go at a story for a future MediSci Missions anthology, and I would relish that opportunity. More importantly, I wish nothing but the best for Wendy here.

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Mass Effect: Murphy's Law by TacoWrath reviews
Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. Ain't that the cold, hard truth. When everything inevitably does go wrong, strong men and women get to work and refuse to accept any other outcome, no matter how bleak. As those men and women, we'll be running into a lot more questions than answers, but then again... scientific minds thrive off discovery and problem-solving.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Friendship - Chapters: 85 - Words: 450,801 - Reviews: 350 - Favs: 463 - Follows: 619 - Updated: 11/28 - Published: 4/25/2015 - OC
My Effect: Divergence by Lanilen reviews
Has your sense of direction ever gotten you into trouble? Mine's so bad that it's capable of breaking the laws of physics. Once, I went for a walk in New Zealand in 2014, and ended up on Mindoir during a batarian raid in 2170. Where I met someone. Self-insert (SI), cover by Pretend Fiction.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 41 - Words: 343,198 - Reviews: 817 - Favs: 1,477 - Follows: 1,843 - Updated: 11/23 - Published: 1/18/2015 - Shepard (F), Shiala, Benezia, OC
Reduced Mass 2 by DavidJ647 reviews
Nine years came and went, and the adventure has only just begun. Have I prepared enough to be able to stop Saren and his army of geth? How will my presence screw things up this time? Only time will tell. Self-Insert.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 2 - Words: 11,007 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 263 - Follows: 394 - Updated: 10/27 - Published: 10/16 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A., Liara T'Soni, OC
Another Realm VIII: Twilight by Katkiller-V reviews
The Collectors have been dealt with, Shepard's run back to her precious Alliance, and I finally managed to foist off the Director's position onto someone else. After far too many years at war, it's finally time to relax a little before the Reapers show up... or it would be if Miranda Lawson hadn't tracked us down to help her in dealing with yet another crisis. The fun never ends.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Crime/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 12 - Words: 55,249 - Reviews: 169 - Favs: 122 - Follows: 151 - Updated: 10/21 - Published: 8/1/2018
Reduced Mass by DavidJ647 reviews
After a severe skiing accident, I find myself right smack in the middle of the Mass Effect universe with no idea on how I got here. Only problem, I'm nine years too early. Will I survive what's to come? Only time will tell. Self-Insert.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 41 - Words: 280,600 - Reviews: 595 - Favs: 982 - Follows: 1,237 - Updated: 10/16 - Published: 8/13/2014 - Shepard (F), Zaeed M., OC - Complete
CatalystEXE by Shujin1 reviews
She woke up on Ilos as a series of 1s and 0s. An Artificial Intelligence. Mass Effect is the last place a brand new AI wants to be and this one used to be a person. Who knows this should all be a game. Now on Book Two: Rebirth.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 25 - Words: 159,261 - Reviews: 513 - Favs: 1,404 - Follows: 1,664 - Updated: 5/29 - Published: 7/4/2013 - Saren A., Shepard (M), Benezia
Catalystexe Rebooted by Shujin1 reviews
She knows this should be a game and yet she's here, as a series of 1s and 0s. An artificial intelligence. She has a chance to change everything. To fix everything. If only she could figure out what the hell was going on! Rewrite of CatalystEXE
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 2 - Words: 10,107 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 248 - Follows: 396 - Updated: 5/25 - Published: 5/24
Omega: Pharaoh's Return by Tusken1602 reviews
The Blood Arrows are not the largest gang on Omega, or the strongest. But they're the only home I've ever known. Now with my uncle returning to the station, with new plans and strange allies, it looks like my whole world is about to turned upside down. Set in Katkiller-V's Another Realm Mass Effect Universe.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 30 - Words: 169,135 - Reviews: 111 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 5/14 - Published: 2/21/2018 - Aria T'Loak, Nyreen K., OC
Pale Blue Dot by Varjak76 reviews
Voyager encounters a generational colony ship housing over seventy thousand people that is too badly damaged to reach its intended destination. Meanwhile, the Pathfinder Project discovers they have a very small window to potentially bring the crew of Voyager home, but Voyager itself would be left behind. An alternative series finale to "Endgame."
StarTrek: Voyager - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 25,341 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 13 - Published: 5/5
Mass Effect: Human Revolution by IgnusDei reviews
Adam Jensen finds himself in a time only dreamed of in vids, humanity is now part of a great galactic community that fears synthetics, and he struggles to find his place within it. Note: Primarily a DX/ME crossover, with elements borrowed and integrated from other Square Enix franchises.
Crossover - Deus Ex & Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Supernatural - Chapters: 89 - Words: 859,638 - Reviews: 2534 - Favs: 2,579 - Follows: 2,636 - Updated: 4/19 - Published: 3/12/2012
Mass Effect: The New Face of War by ProfFartBurger reviews
It is said that War never Changes; Men do, through the roads they walk, but War does not. The Humans fought The First War, and alongside the Quarians, the Alliance stands tall against the Galaxy in the face of continued adversity. Now Humanity's place is challenged, their power tested, and age-old beliefs are shattered when a beyond-ancient species is forced onto the playing field.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Suspense - Chapters: 62 - Words: 539,845 - Reviews: 1325 - Favs: 1,734 - Follows: 1,771 - Updated: 12/30/2018 - Published: 1/26/2014 - Shepard (M), OC - Complete
Mass Effect - Future Imperfect by MizDirected reviews
Jane Shepard wears many labels. Survivor. Hero. Tiny. Fierce. Smart-mouth. Loyal. Mad woman. The truth, however, is never simple. Stopping Nihlus from leaving the Normandy alone, Shepard throws the galaxy down a rabbit hole that can only end in a dark and brutal war. AU canon-divergent. M for language, sex.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 171 - Words: 1,012,506 - Reviews: 2638 - Favs: 697 - Follows: 771 - Updated: 11/17/2018 - Published: 10/1/2013 - [Shepard (F), Garrus V., Nihlus K.] Tali'Zorah
Parallel Lives by jamiepage19 reviews
One galaxy, two Shepards; their lives will never be the same again. With the Collectors defeated, John Shepard is about head back through the Omega 4 relay when the unthinkable happens and he and his crew are suddenly teleported back to Virmire. Once there, they stumble upon the Normandy SR-1 and he soon finds out that there's a Jane Shepard in charge and nothing is as it seems.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 40 - Words: 238,300 - Reviews: 704 - Favs: 813 - Follows: 1,061 - Updated: 11/6/2018 - Published: 5/30/2011 - Shepard (F), Garrus V., Miranda L., Shepard (M)
Mass Effect: End of Days by Postmeat reviews
An ancient danger threatens the galaxy, unknown to all. A humanity which never discovered Prothean ruins, expanding through space on their own, emerges. Joined with the machines they created, hardened by war with a terrifying enemy, they read the writing on the wall. But will the galactic community already there listen to these newcomers, stirring up trouble everywhere they go?
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Suspense - Chapters: 19 - Words: 214,419 - Reviews: 639 - Favs: 2,278 - Follows: 2,853 - Updated: 10/26/2018 - Published: 3/8/2015 - Admiral Hackett, Shadow Broker, Shepard (M), Rachni Queen
Another Realm VII: Hellhounds by Katkiller-V reviews
The beginning of the end is finally here. Lawson is making her move inside of Cerberus, Shepard is due to wake up at any moment, and the offensive to finish the Geth off will begin soon. Now if the Collectors would stick to a schedule, if the Asari could not cavort with Leviathans, and if Vakarian would stop bloody glaring at me, this would be easy. Dammit... this won't be fun.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 52 - Words: 345,547 - Reviews: 594 - Favs: 190 - Follows: 214 - Updated: 6/22/2018 - Published: 5/22/2017 - Shepard (F), Liara T'Soni, Miranda L., Kelly C. - Complete
Long Black Road by FrankLeroux reviews
The one that "you send to kill the f***ing boogeyman" wakes up in the future to face the ultimate boogeyman. Somebody PLEASE get this man...a gun! Rated M for language, for sexual situations, and for John Wick shooting lots of things in the face. Set in the same Mass Effect universe as my other story (Tango 'Til They're Sore) but you don't have to read that one to read this one.
Crossover - Mass Effect & John Wick - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Crime - Chapters: 25 - Words: 136,292 - Reviews: 423 - Favs: 1,411 - Follows: 1,446 - Updated: 5/14/2018 - Published: 1/26/2017 - Complete
Still Not A Hero by Soleneus reviews
or Hero 2:Hero Harder I've spent three years preparing for Saren and Sovereign, and now it's time to put the first of my plans into action. All of which involve me, fighting in war. A war against a murderous alien intelligence. A war against impossible odds. A war I put myself right in the middle of...on purpose...I wonder what sanity's like? It must be nice, but it sounds boring.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 57 - Words: 307,426 - Reviews: 1388 - Favs: 1,710 - Follows: 1,738 - Updated: 2/14/2018 - Published: 1/17/2015 - Shepard (F), Liara T'Soni, U. Wrex, OC - Complete
AR: Those Who Fight - Hellhounds Edition by Katkiller-V reviews
A collection of one-shots from a variety of points of view, expanding and exploring my take on the Mass Effect universe. Expect appearances from Warlords, Spectres, Councilors, and others as they try to deal with a galaxy on the verge of falling apart... all while the Reapers and Leviathans loom in the background.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 25,578 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 2/3/2018 - Published: 11/20/2017 - Illusive Man, Aria T'Loak - Complete
Beacon's Effect 4: Reckoning by Tusken1602 reviews
Sequel to "Beacon's Effect 3: Awakening." In our darkest hour, we follow the adventures of Ko'le and Shepard as they attempt to break a cycle that has existed longer than any could imagine, going on seemingly impossible missions against seemingly invincible foes. But for Shepard and Company, that is what they do best. Rated 'M' for violence, language, and 'stuff.'
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 29 - Words: 131,404 - Reviews: 476 - Favs: 470 - Follows: 448 - Updated: 1/2/2018 - Published: 12/16/2016 - Complete
Herald's Arrival by Tusken1602 reviews
"What would happen if Ko'le Seneschal woke up in the 'Another Realm' universe with Cieran Kean?" Another crossover story brought to you by Tusken1602 and Katkiller-V Read the Beacon's Effect series and Katkiller-V's Another Realm Series before reading.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 48,477 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 12/15/2017 - Published: 11/17/2017 - Aria T'Loak, OC - Complete
Strange Bedfellows by Katkiller-V reviews
Waking up in pain wasn't anything new to me, in fact you could call it normal. Waking up in pain, in the same bed as one of the most dangerous psychopaths in the galaxy? That was decidedly less normal. Of course, that was just the beginning of a long, often terrifying, occasionally amusing journey made all the more interesting for the danger of it.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 25,671 - Reviews: 125 - Favs: 103 - Follows: 129 - Updated: 6/3/2017 - Published: 7/28/2016 - Complete
Another Realm VI: Chevalier by Katkiller-V reviews
One war has ended, another has begun, and the complications seem to never bloody end. If I'm not dealing with relationship problems, I'm dealing with leadership problems... and just when both of those look like they're settled, I get to be thrown head-first into the bloody waters of Terminus politics. Dammit, but some days I really just want to leave all of this to someone else.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 38 - Words: 220,043 - Reviews: 469 - Favs: 152 - Follows: 134 - Updated: 5/19/2017 - Published: 2/20/2017 - Liara T'Soni, Miranda L., Aria T'Loak, Aethyta - Complete
Another Realm V: Einherjar by Katkiller-V reviews
The assassin escaped us on Redcliffe, but the war goes on. Armed with new strategies, new allies, and new plans, the hunt will continue. But before it can truly resume, there are a few loose ends to tie up. In particular, my own past has been a mystery for far too long, and what few clues I have point to the throne-world of Lady Warlord Yan T'Ravt...
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 45 - Words: 277,242 - Reviews: 707 - Favs: 170 - Follows: 148 - Updated: 2/15/2017 - Published: 8/25/2016 - Garrus V., Kelly C., Aethyta, T. Vasir - Complete
Beacon's Effect 3: Awakening by Tusken1602 reviews
Sequel to Beacon's Effect 2: Reborn. With Shepard awake and the events of Mass Effect 2 kicking off, Ko'le and Shepard must assemble their allies and face the challenge of the Collectors and the ever-looming threat of the Reapers. Rated M for language, violence, and "other stuff." I do not own Mass Effect or any of its characters. SEQUEL NOW UPLOADED- Beacon's Effect 4: Reckoning!
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 28 - Words: 158,295 - Reviews: 704 - Favs: 619 - Follows: 578 - Updated: 12/7/2016 - Published: 5/25/2016 - Shepard (F), Clone Shepard (F), OC - Complete
Razor's Edge: Requiem by Tairis Deamhan reviews
John Shepard has only one truth left. That the cycle must be broken no matter the cost. The price will be more than anyone should have to bear but the prize is the future, for those he cares for and for all life in the galaxy.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 43 - Words: 419,528 - Reviews: 1351 - Favs: 1,162 - Follows: 1,036 - Updated: 11/16/2016 - Published: 3/23/2012 - Garrus V., Tali'Zorah, Kasumi G., Shepard (M) - Complete
Warlord's Realm by Tusken1602 reviews
Collaborative Crossover between Katkiller-V's "Another Realm" series and my own "Beacon's Effect" series. What would happen if Ko'le, Seneschal of the Conclave, actually ever met Cieran Kean? If you have not read Katkiller-V's Mass Effect Fanfics, I cannot recommend them strongly enough. If you have not read "Beacon's Effect," this story won't make sense...
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 43,177 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 9/28/2016 - Published: 9/16/2016 - OC - Complete
AR: Exploring the Galaxy by Katkiller-V reviews
The Galaxy of 2182 is a dangerous place, made all the more so by the war that has disrupted business as usual in the Terminus and Traverse. This story will cover the changes to canon in the Another Realm universe, elaborate on topics such as the Blue Suns War, and expand upon the backstories of various characters.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 19 - Words: 54,160 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 9/22/2016 - Published: 3/6/2016 - Complete
AR: Those Who Fight - Vengeance Edition by Katkiller-V reviews
Everyone has their own story, their own goals, their own dreams. Here we will cover some of the disparate personalities who inhabit the galaxy, focusing primarily on those who have received less screen time in the Another Realm series proper. I will be accepting requests for character focus, within reason.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Mystery - Chapters: 11 - Words: 27,809 - Reviews: 86 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 8/30/2016 - Published: 6/24/2016 - Illusive Man, Shepard (M), O. Petrovsky - Complete
Temporal Leap: Incipiens Reborn by The Silent Orator reviews
A journey ended in one life, only to be resumed in the next. A chance to engage in a world only dreamed of, with people only ever met through a screen, on a monumental quest of unimaginable scale - all for a chance at the afterlife? Sounds like a good deal to me. A Mass Effect SI, and a retcon of the original Temporal Leap: Incipiens.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,392 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 89 - Follows: 149 - Updated: 8/25/2016 - Published: 9/6/2015 - OC
Another Realm IV: Vengeance by Katkiller-V reviews
It's time to hunt an assassin who claims to have been affected by the same Matriarch who blasted my mind. Oh, and open war has broken out in the Terminus between the Blood Pack and the Warlords allied against their new Krogan Empire. Which is going to make finding my revenge rather annoyingly complicated, but such is life. Krom will die, or I will. Nothing else matters.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Crime - Chapters: 48 - Words: 289,571 - Reviews: 668 - Favs: 183 - Follows: 138 - Updated: 8/18/2016 - Published: 3/19/2016 - Shepard (F), Aria T'Loak, Aethyta, T. Vasir - Complete
The Resurrection Effect by Twisted Platypus reviews
Two years have passed and the Collectors are here. The Reapers grow closer with each and every day and the galaxy balances on the brink of war. Tensions rise as entire colonies vanish without trace, hidden forces slowly tightening their grip. Even with Commander Shepard brought back to life, is there any chance of victory against a ruthless foe bent on galactic extinction?
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 24,946 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 202 - Follows: 262 - Updated: 7/26/2016 - Published: 12/14/2015
Mass Anomalies by Jamezy reviews
I try to live a normal life. I have simple pleasures, I love playing video games and reading fanfics. So you can imagine my excitement when I am sucked into the Mass Effect universe, but of course it's short lived. Now I am stuck in a bad position with some new "friends" I can't seem to get rid of. Now I have to prepare for the coming war. Rated T for Language and violence.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 28 - Words: 227,608 - Reviews: 410 - Favs: 428 - Follows: 575 - Updated: 6/15/2016 - Published: 4/28/2014 - Shepard (F), Garrus V., Kaidan A., OC
Beacon's Effect 2: Reborn by Tusken1602 reviews
Sequel to Beacon's Effect. Now that the Battle of Citadel is over, I have to decide what to do next. SI/OC/AU. I do not own Mass Effect or any of its characters. I only own what I create. Rated M for language/violence/Romance. Please Rate and Comment! I welcome all ideas/ criticism/ comments! Complete. CHECK OUT THE SEQUEL: Beacons' Effect 3: Awakening!
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 25 - Words: 136,051 - Reviews: 704 - Favs: 890 - Follows: 800 - Updated: 5/25/2016 - Published: 11/11/2015 - Shepard (F), Javik, OC - Complete
A Dark Dawn by Ave Imperium reviews
A new race was discovered and annihilated. A century passed and Citadel space forgot, but Humanity never did.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Horror/Adventure - Chapters: 36 - Words: 143,972 - Reviews: 1002 - Favs: 1,979 - Follows: 1,995 - Updated: 4/12/2016 - Published: 8/21/2014 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard (M) - Complete
Mass Effect Reloaded by thebluninja reviews
Is a second chance enough? Instead of the Catalyst's choices, Shepard lucks into a cosmic loophole. Thrown back to the very start of her Spectre career, she has to try and save the galaxy again from the Reapers ... but does she really know what's coming? 2015 NaNoWriMo winner!
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 97 - Words: 335,916 - Reviews: 1844 - Favs: 1,774 - Follows: 2,058 - Updated: 3/29/2016 - Published: 1/19/2013 - Shepard (F), Garrus V., Admiral Hackett, Shadow Broker
Transcendent Humanity by Solaris242 reviews
Humanity never developed FTL. The Prothean archives contained no technology, no Element Zero, just a warning. Isolated from the rest of the galaxy for two thousand years, restricted to their only system, how will humanity have changed when they first meet the Turians? AU, alternate history of humanity and First Contact.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 18 - Words: 40,604 - Reviews: 2092 - Favs: 6,550 - Follows: 7,566 - Updated: 3/1/2016 - Published: 5/7/2013
Mass Displacement by Lachdannen reviews
Waking up over a hundred years in the future from cold sleep is...disorienting. Trying to survive in that future can really twist you in knots. Self Insert.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 25 - Words: 84,288 - Reviews: 232 - Favs: 205 - Follows: 297 - Updated: 1/3/2016 - Published: 1/18/2014 - Kelly C., Shepard (M), OC
For Tomorrow We Die by ElectricZ reviews
ME2- After surviving the Omega Four Relay mission, the Normandy returns to find the galaxy in political turmoil. Cerberus has been exposed, humanity has lost its council seat, and the geth offer a peace that no one seems to desire. To complicate matters, the Reapers are coming. Most characters present. AU as it invalidates Mass Effect 3. Alternate ending begins chapter 71.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 74 - Words: 340,713 - Reviews: 955 - Favs: 843 - Follows: 677 - Updated: 12/15/2015 - Published: 12/29/2010 - Tali'Zorah, Legion, Shepard (M), Garrus V. - Complete
Beacon's Effect by Tusken1602 reviews
I stumble upon a Prothean beacon, transporting me to the world of Mass Effect. Self-insert fic. Slightly AU. I do not own Mass Effect or any of its characters. I only own what I create. Rated M for language/violence/prob romance stuff. Please Rate and Comment! I welcome all ideas/criticism/comments! Thanks, guys! Complete. SEQUEL NOW UPLOADED: Beacon's Effect 2: Reborn.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 20 - Words: 112,550 - Reviews: 416 - Favs: 1,214 - Follows: 839 - Updated: 11/10/2015 - Published: 7/21/2015 - Shepard (F), Liara T'Soni, OC - Complete
Another Realm II: Terminus by Katkiller-V reviews
It's been six months since our part in the war against the Blue Suns ended on Illium, but just because we think we're out doesn't mean that our enemies feel the same. Between Batarian politics, strange assassins, and reluctant rescue missions.. it would seem that my life is going to become extremely complicated yet again. Which figures, I was just starting to get comfortable.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 35 - Words: 182,511 - Reviews: 395 - Favs: 223 - Follows: 155 - Updated: 11/9/2015 - Published: 6/12/2015 - Zaeed M., Aria T'Loak, Aethyta, OC - Complete
The Heavens Shall Tremble by Full-Paragon reviews
Sequel to And the Meek Shall Inherit the Galaxy. On hiatus while author recovers from medical emergency.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Horror - Chapters: 23 - Words: 95,248 - Reviews: 943 - Favs: 1,360 - Follows: 1,583 - Updated: 9/21/2015 - Published: 10/25/2013 - Garrus V., Liara T'Soni, Tali'Zorah, Shepard (M)
Temporal Leap: Incipiens ARCHIVE by The Silent Orator reviews
The last time I checked, death was supposed to be final. The end of the road. Except it wasn't. For some insane reason, forces and powers beyond my comprehension decided that I should bear the responsibility of being transported to the Mass Effect universe and using my foreknowledge of the games to alter the course of the Reaper War. Might as well give it my best shot. Self-insert.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 17 - Words: 55,051 - Reviews: 164 - Favs: 241 - Follows: 319 - Updated: 9/6/2015 - Published: 1/3/2014 - Shepard (F), Garrus V., Liara T'Soni, OC
Enigma by ElwynZ reviews
The name 'Enigma' is one that is whispered all across the galaxy. It is both respected and feared - someone who rivals the Shadow Broker himself in the field of information brokering. Many things about him are unknown - who he is, his motives, his origins. But one thing is certain: he is not from this universe. SI. Main story is consistent, potential AU deviations elsewhere.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 20,848 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 242 - Follows: 366 - Updated: 8/10/2015 - Published: 12/23/2014 - Shepard (F), Shadow Broker, OC
Another Realm I: Arrival by Katkiller-V reviews
So, I've woken up with a pounding migraine and a million questions, and no answers are in sight. The best I can do is learn to survive as I try to get ready for the invasion that I know is coming. But like everybody knows, Illium is not a safe planet. When all I've got for friends are a jaded mechanic, a bitter matriarch, and a Batarian exile... even survival can prove to be rough.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 41 - Words: 220,922 - Reviews: 444 - Favs: 527 - Follows: 377 - Updated: 6/13/2015 - Published: 2/11/2015 - Zaeed M., Aethyta, T. Vasir, OC - Complete
Crysis Effect 2 by DemonFireX reviews
The end of Sovereign was only the beginning. Faced with obsticles he never thought he had to face, Alex will have to do whatever he can to protect everyone from the Reapers. No matter what it takes, he'll do what's needed when others refuse to. Everything has a price. But as long as he is at her side, nothing else matters. OC/FShep
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 31 - Words: 165,951 - Reviews: 828 - Favs: 1,147 - Follows: 1,198 - Updated: 1/28/2015 - Published: 6/4/2013 - Shepard (F)
The Reclamation Effect by Twisted Platypus reviews
Saren is dead and the Reapers have been defeated- for now. But nothing stays the same, no matter how much you want it to. For some, the spoils of our first battle was survival. For others, even that was withheld. Now it's time to fight again, to reclaim what was lost. Sequel to the Transmigration Effect. Increasingly AU. Cover design by @markgdaniels. Sequel now up!
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 52,075 - Reviews: 148 - Favs: 294 - Follows: 258 - Updated: 1/18/2015 - Published: 8/31/2014 - Liara T'Soni, Aria T'Loak, Feron - Complete
Hero, I am Not by Soleneus reviews
The first time I ever tried to be a hero, I got shot in the head. The next time I woke, the first thought that crossed my mind, after 'Why am I waking up' was 'Why are those women blue' A self-insert that's different from my usual fare. Pairings are a toss-up.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 46 - Words: 173,953 - Reviews: 1151 - Favs: 1,880 - Follows: 1,427 - Updated: 1/17/2015 - Published: 1/14/2014 - Shepard (F), Miranda L., T. Vasir, OC - Complete
Ascension by thebluninja reviews
Heavily AU. Thanks to a cold, humanity never discovers the Prothean ruins on Mars, and barely develops Mass Effect technology. They step out onto the galactic stage after the Reapers have harvested every other species, and find the crumbs left behind by the turians, asari, and salarians. Now they must adapt to fight a foe who won't be seen for far longer than human history.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 71,334 - Reviews: 345 - Favs: 1,224 - Follows: 1,431 - Updated: 12/21/2014 - Published: 5/27/2013
The Oracle of Delphi by Hern reviews
Alliance soldier Audrea disappeared from earth in 2025 after a strange discovery. She's rescued from Cerberus by Commander Shepard almost two centuries later, and now has to find a way to deal with the scars of the past and the uncertainty of the future that presents itself cryptically in her dreams. AU-ish, OC. Not a self insert time travel.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 64,879 - Reviews: 110 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 111 - Updated: 2/8/2014 - Published: 4/23/2012 - Thane K., Shepard (F)
Stuck in a World of Fiction- Original Version by TREBOR117 reviews
Instead of starting a new game, I end up living it. Now,stuck in a world meant to be fiction, I must use my knowledge to save this universe. OC/Ashley, Femshep/Liara. Rated T for language. (This is the original, less polished version, left up for e completed reboot is the version I recommend reading.)
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 84 - Words: 292,714 - Reviews: 534 - Favs: 302 - Follows: 292 - Updated: 1/28/2014 - Published: 9/19/2011 - Ashley W., Shepard (F) - Complete
Stuck in a World of Fiction by TREBOR117 reviews
Instead of starting a new game, I end up living it. Now, stuck in a world meant to be fiction, I must use my knowledge to save this universe. OC/Ashley, Femshep/Liara. Rated T for language. Newly rewritten and improved.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 71 - Words: 308,232 - Reviews: 688 - Favs: 899 - Follows: 724 - Updated: 1/28/2014 - Published: 5/9/2013 - Ashley W., Shepard (F), Tali'Zorah, OC - Complete
Mass Effect: The First War by ProfFartBurger reviews
The Prothean Ruins weren't. They contained little more than mentionings of an Alien Society; as a result, humanity develops on a completely different path than what was intended, and when first contact is made not with the Turians, but a desperate, destitute race viewed as beggars and thieves, how will this dying race change Humanity? And how will Humanity change the Galaxy? *A/U!*
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 22 - Words: 200,906 - Reviews: 1854 - Favs: 3,584 - Follows: 2,613 - Updated: 1/12/2014 - Published: 1/26/2013 - OC - Complete
And the Meek Shall Inherit the Galaxy by Full-Paragon reviews
Due to a shift in turian and quarian patrols, first contact for humanity is friendly; Rael'Zorah and Hannah Shepard become friends, as do their species. But the galaxy is not a safe place, and schisms develop when the Council steps in. As humanity finds new allies among the stars, something darker stirs. The Meek must beware, for it is nearly harvest time. AU, lots of worldbuilding
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Family - Chapters: 49 - Words: 232,286 - Reviews: 3730 - Favs: 3,328 - Follows: 2,479 - Updated: 11/16/2013 - Published: 3/31/2013 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard (M), Hannah S., Rael'Zorah - Complete
Cause and Mass Effect by claihm solais reviews
Mass Effect is a great game. A fun game. But the fun and games stop when it all becomes real...when I find myself on the Citadel, with the terrible knowledge of what's coming. Can one person really make a difference? I'm sure as hell going to try, because the Reapers aren't taking over this galaxy on my watch.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 44 - Words: 281,689 - Reviews: 1091 - Favs: 1,465 - Follows: 1,560 - Updated: 8/24/2013 - Published: 7/5/2012 - Shepard (F), Miranda L.
An Elegant Solution by James Golen reviews
Shepard isn't a soldier; he's an engineer. ME3 Ending-spoilers
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,843 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 698 - Follows: 179 - Published: 3/15/2012 - Shepard (M) - Complete
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Mass Intelligence: Close Call reviews
A scientist and engineer is reborn by his AI creation to help save a galaxy thought fictional from an ancient enemy thought equally fictional. A player insert taking place during the events of Mass Effect 1, will become increasingly AU as the story progresses.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 31 - Words: 186,378 - Reviews: 334 - Favs: 783 - Follows: 1,076 - Updated: 7/22/2018 - Published: 6/16/2015 - Shepard (F), Thane K., Legion, OC
Gunsmith Apprentice's Introduction to Mass Effect Weaponry reviews
This guide is intended as a basic primer for aspiring gunsmiths. This is a codex-type fic written in-character (as Aaron Close of MI:CC), discussing the fictional technologies relating to Mass Effect weaponry, and can be considered a companion piece to Mass Intelligence: Close Call.
Mass Effect - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 12 - Words: 41,871 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 9/19/2017 - Published: 9/23/2016