3Equilibrium » by Shepardshakedown When she'd destroyed the catalyst she expected death. Instead, she got something stranger, a chance to do things again. Revived in the body of her sixteen-year-old self Shepard must prevent the Reaper war from happening like it did in her time.
T, English, Sci-Fi & Drama, chapters: 3, words: 6k+, favs: 22, follows: 39, updated: 7/30 published: 7/26
8Drunk Punch Love » by GraceJordan13 Just drabbles about Garrus and my Shep, Anya, in an AU where they started to have feelings for each other in ME1 (Also posted on AO3)
T, English, Drama & Romance, chapters: 44, words: 131k+, favs: 18, follows: 16, updated: 7/29 published: 2/4, J. Garson, Garrus V., Joker, Lantar Sidonis
103Fianchetto » 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: 32, words: 160k+, favs: 83, follows: 118, updated: 7/27 published: 1/7/2019, [Ashley W., Shepard] Garrus V., Miranda L.
2Not One Moment for Granted » by FremenCredo Steven Cortez admired Commander Shepard. Heck, didn't everyone? But the chance to make it something more was just too much of a risk. He wasn't ready to cope with the loss of another brave, self-sacrificing man. However, that didn't mean he wouldn't do everything in his power to keep Shepard safe.
T, English, Romance & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 3, words: 8k+, favs: 1, follows: 3, updated: 7/25 published: 4/2/2016, Shepard, Steven C.
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: 651, words: 654k+, favs: 107, follows: 135, updated: 7/22 published: 9/30/2017, [Kaidan A., Shepard] Garrus V.
2Mass Effect: Home Sweet Home by MindSurfing Shepard and Tali are ready to confess and their feelings for each other, but their moment is interrupted by the theft of the Normandy. Now they must hurry to find and retrieve the Normandy, but conspiracies and revelations could destroy the feelings they have found. Concludes the story starting with Mass Effect: The Heart Wants and Mass Effect: First Date.
T, English, Romance & Sci-Fi, words: 5k+, favs: 5, follows: 6, 7/21
3The Commanders Shepard » by Intercontinental In this retooling of the series, Admiral Hannah Shepard has triplets. Jane, James, and John were inseparable growing up and now circumstance dictates they serve together.
T, English, chapters: 8, words: 13k+, favs: 10, follows: 21, updated: 7/21 published: 1/25/2017
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, chapters: 2, words: 4k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, updated: 7/21 published: 6/28
80The Doctor and the Soldier » by Uhtred of Bebbanburg Exploring the friendship and extremely slow burn building relationship between the Senior Medical Officer of the Normandy and her Commanding Officer, and her friendships with the crew of the Normandy. (There are two to three more chapters in the works completing the Mass Effect 2 arc. Not sure when they'll be up but hopefully soon.)
T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 19, words: 46k+, favs: 157, follows: 190, updated: 7/21 published: 10/29/2014, [Dr. Chakwas, Shepard]
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.
T, English, Sci-Fi & Adventure, chapters: 3, words: 12k+, favs: 1, follows: 2, updated: 7/20 published: 7/14/2018, Kaidan A., Shepard
1The New Tricks in the Old Dogs » by darkangel447 Shepard has survived so much, but with the Galaxy in peril and humanity on the brink of war with itself, can he be counted on to make the sacrifice that only he can make? Or has his will to serve the Council species been sapped? Follow Shepard as he tries to come to terms with a world that has moved on without him. Can he survive if Miranda Lawson has too?
T, English, Sci-Fi & Romance, chapters: 10, words: 18k+, favs: 4, follows: 6, updated: 7/20 published: 4/21, Shepard, Miranda L.
27Broker Report on the Citadel : Internal Structure and Organization » by LogicalPremise A proposal by Seven Seven. This is an in-universe document story covering the galactic history, the Citadel, C-Sec, Citadel political groups, the ministries and subcommittees, Spectres, and the Citadel Fleet. Written by the mighty Xabiar, with inputs from several members of the Editing Gang and maybe a story excerpt here and there. Most likely teen, no foul language expected.
T, English, Sci-Fi & Mystery, chapters: 5, words: 93k+, favs: 40, follows: 41, updated: 7/19 published: 9/10/2019
I'm (Not) Okay » by AnneRene When Sara Ryder wakes up over 600 years away from home with no way back, something is wrong. With 20,000 human lives and even more alien lives, depending on her, there is little time to reconnect the missing pieces. (Spanning entire length of the game, possibly more. Undetermined pairing.)
T, English, Adventure & Sci-Fi, chapters: 11, words: 10k+, favs: 3, follows: 4, updated: 7/17 published: 7/3, Sara Ryder, Cora H., Liam K., Jaal aD.
111Winding 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: 90, words: 387k+, favs: 145, follows: 160, updated: 7/17 published: 10/22/2019, [Garrus V., Shepard]
101Stolen Moments » by MizDirected When Adrien Victus saw Commander Jane Shepard racing across Menae, he thought her one of the warrior goddesses of old. However, once aboard the Normandy, he learns how much more there is to her than the embodiment of war. Through the stresses and heartaches of war, the two form a deep friendship, perhaps even more. Written for the MEBB 2016. Cover at by Commander Hot Pants
T, English, Sci-Fi & Romance, chapters: 21, words: 108k+, favs: 118, follows: 136, updated: 7/16 published: 7/1/2016, J. Garson, Garrus V., U. Wrex, Primarch Adrien Victus
1Echo 7 » by EalL Losing everything seems to be the most likely outcome. Returning to his sister seems like a promise he can't keep. Joining the Cross Species Special Ops Program probably is the best thing he could do for the galaxy, but will it be enough? And when all is threatened, could there be a diamond in the rust? My take on the Reaper War, featuring a cast of original characters.
T, English, Romance & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 16, words: 48k+, favs: 6, follows: 10, updated: 7/16 published: 10/19/2019, OC
424Mass Effect: Raven » by R3dRaven I didn't know how I ended up on the Citadel. What I did know, was that my chances of survival were higher if I could find refuge aboard the NORMANDY. So I took a gamble, and joined the hunt for Saren. Unfortunately, real life is not as easy as a game - but still, I wouldn't have missed it for anything. / Mass Effect 1, Self-Insertion, logic/realistic approach, close to canon.
T, English, Sci-Fi & Adventure, chapters: 28, words: 248k+, favs: 862, follows: 1k+, updated: 7/16 published: 3/24/2015, J. Garson, Liara T'Soni, Tali'Zorah, OC
11Lost 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: 19, words: 55k+, favs: 21, follows: 39, updated: 7/14 published: 6/24/2019, J. Garson, Garrus V., OC
24Carpe Diem » by FivebyFive89 A series of one shots mostly about the day to day shenanigans of the Tempest crew. Expect sporadic updates and Suvi/Sara related stuff. It's all a mix of action, humour, regular interactions etc involving most chracters
T, English, Adventure, chapters: 22, words: 61k+, favs: 10, follows: 20, updated: 7/13 published: 10/26/2018, [Sara Ryder, Suvi Anwar] Cora H., Jaal aD.
14 Displaced » by Danen5 Five players are displaced from their own reality whilst entering the virtual reality gameworld sending them to the Mass Effect Universe. There the five players and their considerably more powerful ships will be faced with many challenges, from greedy extremists, arrogant councilors, angry asari, themselves and most importantly the Reapers. Edit: On indefinite hiatus
T, English, Sci-Fi & Adventure, chapters: 4, words: 19k+, favs: 45, follows: 58, updated: 7/12 published: 8/11/2017
2A Happy Ending (Temporary Title) by TheChocoholicOfAusten This will be a happier ending and epilogue to the Mass Effect Trilogy. I'm uploading the first chapter as a preview. The basic gist is that there will be no catalyst child or choices. The catalyst in this is simply the citadel structure. Shepard, and all synthetics will live except the reapers. Then it will follow what happens after as I wish it would be. Rated T now, will be M.
T, English, Sci-Fi & Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, 7/11, J. Garson, Kaidan A.
All the Things I Should Have Said by SkylarDani Garrus muses over the loss of his love. Post Mass effect 3 with minimal spoilers to the actual plot. One-Shot
K, English, Romance & Hurt/Comfort, words: 1k+, 7/10, Garrus V., Shepard
2Mass Effect: Synthesis is the only way by Orovyr Hello Reader, this is a series of works that I pick out controversial gaming situations and events and either challenge or support them. This is just for fun and not directly rule breaking for Fanfiction because it is not specified in the rules. Today we are going over...Mass Effect: Synthesis is the only way. Fight me.
K, English, Sci-Fi, words: 3k+, follows: 1, 7/10
Lost Without You by HeadIntheCloudsForever A one-shot of the inner thoughts of Liara T'Soni as she mourns the death of Shepard.
K, English, Angst & Hurt/Comfort, words: 1k+, 7/9, Liara T'Soni
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: 6, words: 14k+, favs: 2, follows: 1, updated: 7/6 published: 6/18, Alec R., Sara Ryder, SAM