Trials of Ryder: 07 Rise and Fall of a Pathfinder » by natsora Habitat 7 is the site of his crowning achievement and his grave. Every single step is leading to the end — his end. Life and death hangs in the balance, and everything will end in a matter of minutes. Alec must choose as he comes to terms with his failures as a father. This single act may be his best, and worst, gift to his daughter. For more context, read Chasing the Daylight
T, English, Family & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 5, words: 12k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, updated: 2h published: 6/18, Alec R., Sara Ryder, SAM
2k+Mass Effect: Newton's Third Law » by Raven Studios 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.)
T, English, Adventure & Drama, chapters: 634, words: 637k+, favs: 106, follows: 132, updated: 11h published: 9/30/2017, [Kaidan A., Shepard] Garrus V.
home cooking by fahRENheit2006 A quiet moment with Samantha's parents at home after a big, home-cooked meal. A little calm family time is long overdue for Shepard and Samantha. One-shot based on a prompt.
K, English, words: 2k+, 13h, [Samantha T., Shepard]
background noise by fahRENheit2006 A post-ME1 fic that chronicles the first time Commander Shepard encountered a fresh-faced Lieutenant named Samantha Traynor. On Arcturus Station, a grand gala is starting to celebrate the end of the Eden Prime War. One-shot based on a prompt.
K, English, Humor, words: 2k+, 14h, Shepard, Samantha T.
3Element Of War » by Dark Ranger33 For millennia humanity has fought with itself, countless wars, countless deaths. Over things as important as freedom and prosperity to things as pointless and primal as psychotic tyranny. Unfortunately, we decided to take that with us when we reached the stars. What will happen when the citadel council discover's a humanity divided?
T, English, Sci-Fi & Adventure, chapters: 2, words: 10k+, favs: 4, follows: 6, 7/1, Shepard, Kaidan A., Ashley W.
Mass Effect: The Human Spectre » by Bl4ckHunter Commander John Shepard, following in his parents' footsteps after transferring from station to station and enlisting to the Alliance Navy, hero of the Skyllian Blitz, sets on his first mission aboard the Normandy. However, his first mission changes everything and put him in the middle of a massive conflict threatening the entire galaxy.
T, English, Adventure & Sci-Fi, chapters: 20, words: 80k+, favs: 4, follows: 4, 7/1, [Shepard, Ashley W.] Garrus V., Joker
98Fianchetto » by SomethingProfound11 Emilia Shepard wakes up missing her ship, crew and two years of her life. Stuck in an alliance with her enemies, she struggles to deal with her own death and the mistrust of her government and the woman she loves. But someone has to stop the Collectors, right? Novelisation of a reimagined ME2, past Ashley/Shepard.
T, English, Friendship, chapters: 31, words: 156k+, favs: 79, follows: 114, updated: 7/1 published: 1/7/2019, [Ashley W., Shepard] Garrus V., Miranda L.
107Winding Path » by BatmanLoonaticsFan96 When Terra Shepard's home on Mindoir is raided by batarian slavers, her entire family lost, she is left alone. Until she is discovered, rescued, and adopted by turians. Pre-ME1 to post-ME3
T, English, Romance & Family, chapters: 89, words: 383k+, favs: 140, follows: 157, updated: 6/30 published: 10/22/2019, [Garrus V., Shepard]
93A Ghost and a Spectre » by ThePilotArchangel The Rational part of my brain is screaming that this is all just a dream that I will wake up from. But I know this is not a dream; not when there are others like me in this world. I must find a way to bind us all together, to save this universe and get back home. If I fail, something tells me God wont give me a second chance. Image not owned; Cowritten with IantheMechanic on AO3.
T, English, chapters: 19, words: 144k+, favs: 280, follows: 377, updated: 6/30 published: 10/5/2019, OC
Echoes of Old Embers » by Ripley95 f!Shepard/Kaidan. - After Shepard lives from the war, one of her biggest regrets was rejecting Kaidan at Apollo's. Fate has a funny way of bringing Jane and Kaidan back into each other's lives. A misunderstanding with Kaidan's family makes him and Shepard relive old history and question where they stand.
T, English, Angst & Romance, chapters: 3, words: 9k+, favs: 2, follows: 3, updated: 6/30 published: 6/16, [Shepard, Kaidan A.]
60The Catalyst For Revenge: Andromeda » by Jade Tatsu Andromeda has so many possibilities, good and bad. The Ascended go to Andromeda but no one knows what to expect? Emptiness? Empires? Enemies? Still, when the Ascended decide that a galaxy is theirs, you can rest assured, it is theirs. And no one stands in their way. Here are some possibilities for what might happen in Andromeda. AU
T, English, Adventure & Sci-Fi, chapters: 5, words: 7k+, favs: 191, follows: 225, updated: 6/30 published: 10/10/2019, Illusive Man, Harbinger, Shepard
11Mass Effect: 187 » by theaterman007 Retired Alliance Captain Mark Shepard is beginning his new job as a homicide detective with Citadel Security (C-SEC). His first case: the brutal murder of a quarian businesswoman. With his best friend and former squadmate Garrus Vakarian as his partner, Shepard must sort through multiple suspects and motives in order to crack the case.
T, English, Sci-Fi & Mystery, chapters: 10, words: 46k+, favs: 20, follows: 24, updated: 6/29 published: 3/1/2017, [Shepard, Ashley W.] Garrus V., A. Bailey
Farnuri (and Other Tragedies Certainly Not Caused By Lera'Cosa) » by Danowsawa Charged with the outlandish destruction of the distant planet of Farnuri, Lera'Cora is recalled by the Migrant Fleet to explain herself adequately, or face banishment from the Flotilla entirely. Recounting the turbulent months of her pilgrimage, however, Lera just might come to understand where she truly belongs within the vastness of the galaxy.
T, English, Drama & Adventure, chapters: 2, words: 7k+, updated: 6/29 published: 6/28, OC
5Lost in Time: A Mass Effect Story » by XxApplexFrostxX A young girl found frozen in a coffin of ice, claims to be from the 20th Century. Now, she founds herself 170 years in the future. Aliens live alongside humans, her friends and family gone, an apocalypse is coming that could mean the end of all life. She must adapt to her new life, fight this new threat, and maybe find something she's been missing in her life: Love.
T, English, Sci-Fi & Adventure, chapters: 17, words: 51k+, favs: 18, follows: 32, updated: 6/29 published: 6/24/2019, J. Garson, Garrus V., OC
Say That One More Time by HeroInTraining Saving the galaxy is never easy, and the road to recovery afterwards is never easy. Pandora Shepard is living the consequences of defeating the Reapers. The consequences are great, but the recovery is greater thanks to the same people who made it necessary in the first place: the people who've been there all along. Sequel to What Time Cannot Heal.
T, English, Family & Angst, words: 8k+, follows: 1, 6/28, [Kaidan A., Shepard] Miranda L.
APEX: Andromeda's Finest by InnocentBlaze686 As Pathfinder David Ryder blazes a trail through the Heleus Cluster, others follow him to defend the Initiative. These are the men and women of APEX; brave, skilled, or out-right crazy individuals who are more than willing to give life and limb for their fellow colonists. These are the elite of the Nexus Militia; follow them as they fight whatever dares to threaten the Initiative.
T, English, Adventure & Sci-Fi, words: 1k+, follows: 1, 6/28
85Fulcrum Effect » by Skarlath Waking up on Eden Prime in the middle of Saren's attack was bad enough without the migraine - and that's not even mentioning the other complications. What is going on? This is supposed to be a videogame! Self insert. Also on AO3 with the same title under the penname Mourwen.
T, English, Sci-Fi & Adventure, chapters: 10, words: 32k+, favs: 183, follows: 289, updated: 6/28 published: 2/11/2017, Nihlus K., Shepard, OC
4Yin to Yang » by barbex A young asari, thrown in a new position on the Normandy, finds that she has to work on her preconceptions and prejudices when she meets a young, tank-bred krogan. Urdnot Grunt/Asari OC
T, English, Romance & Crime, chapters: 5, words: 12k+, favs: 14, follows: 25, updated: 6/28 published: 4/30/2018, [U. Grunt, OC]
Enough is Enough by RPGWarrior4824 When Ellen Ryder died Amber has a hard time accepting it. She was taken too soon from this galaxy. Everyone has their secrets, even Amber. But when her father keeps on working on who knows what, Amber had enough. Why could he possibly act like that?
K+, English, Angst, words: 2k+, 6/28, Alec R., Scott R., Sara Ryder
After The Fact » by hrtiu Shepard had made it through the war, and somehow found herself alive in the end, but what she'd had to do to make it through... It'd changed her. Eager to start a new life, desperate to make a positive impact on a more personal level, Shepard adopted two children. Her life is starting to come together, but eventually she'll have to deal with the scars she let fester for too long.
T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 6, words: 26k+, favs: 8, follows: 13, updated: 6/28 published: 11/9/2019, Garrus V., Liara T'Soni, Tali'Zorah, Shepard
16Colony Lost » by TopHatJam Following the failed Manswell expedition at the dawn of Human space exploration, a second attempt using theoretical FTL technology is launched, and is likewise lost. The crew, finding themselves far from home, build another civilization in their new solar system. Centuries later, they prepare to launch an expedition of their own. What will they find in the galaxy they left behind?
T, English, Sci-Fi & Adventure, chapters: 11, words: 55k+, favs: 84, follows: 130, updated: 6/27 published: 3/12
6OSaBC Tales - Brasil Eterno » by SLotH4 In the year 2061, the land of Brazil was laid waste and its people put to the sword. Those who survived live on in destitution and squalor. But some still cling to the memory of their homeland even as they endure the barbs of those who cast them down. An impossible dream, against an inescapable reality. Set in LogicalPremise's "Premiseverse."
T, English, Sci-Fi, chapters: 3, words: 20k+, favs: 9, follows: 8, updated: 6/26 published: 6/20/2019
The Varren Hunter by AGzaka Rafaela Shepard has a knack for finding trouble. It's always been that way.
T, English, Humor & Drama, words: 3k+, 6/26, Kolyat K., Feron, Shepard
76Out There Saving the Galaxy » by mille libri Leaving C-Sec to join a human's ship may just be the best decision Garrus Vakarian has ever made.
T, English, Romance & Adventure, chapters: 84, words: 104k+, favs: 104, follows: 127, updated: 6/25 published: 7/12/2018, [Garrus V., Shepard]
James and the Nurse by JasminSilver This is a little story I wrote after I found this cute prompt on MassEffectKink: "James is laid up in the hospital while the galaxy rebuilds and he isn't exactly thrilled about it. Except, he has a cute nurse, so...he can't complain TOO much."
T, English, Romance & Hurt/Comfort, words: 3k+, 6/25, James V., OC