1Terminus Wars » by militaryhistory Not every problem attracts or requires the notice of a Spectre, but such need to be resolved anyway. Enter men like Gregory Schuder, mercenary.
T, English, Adventure & Sci-Fi, chapters: 3, words: 25k+, favs: 8, follows: 7, updated: 7/5 published: 8/9/2019
112Mass Effect: Where Angels Fear » by Suffering Soldier All who step into war are tested. Those who emerge are changed. Those who do not are consumed. Amidst this hellish crucible, a young man is torn from the life he knows and finds himself amongst a new band of brothers on the crew of humanity's first Spectre. But with time against them, success is uncertain and survival is not assured. Rated for language and violence.
T, English, Adventure & Sci-Fi, chapters: 25, words: 148k+, favs: 260, follows: 392, updated: 7/3 published: 1/1/2013, J. Garson, Liara T'Soni, Tali'Zorah, OC
6 Something Just Like This » by jt-boi Cora discovers that nothing about Andromeda was what she expected, including the new Pathfinder. (Cora x FemRyder)
T, English, Romance & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 2, words: 14k+, favs: 8, follows: 11, updated: 7/3 published: 5/14, [Sara Ryder, Cora H.]
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+, favs: 2, follows: 1, 7/2, [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+, favs: 1, 7/2, Shepard, Samantha T.
4Element 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: 20, follows: 31, 7/1, Shepard, Kaidan A., Ashley W.
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+, follows: 1, updated: 6/29 published: 6/28, 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+, favs: 1, follows: 2, 6/28, [Kaidan A., Shepard] Miranda L.
88Fulcrum 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: 205, follows: 324, updated: 6/28 published: 2/11/2017, Nihlus K., Shepard, OC
5Yin 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: 15, follows: 27, 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
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: 13, follows: 11, updated: 6/26 published: 6/20/2019
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
67Among the Stars » by KennethRose Sucked into the Mass Effect universe and finding himself replacing enigmatic pilot Jeff Moreau, James White is in for one hell of a ride as he works alongside Erin Shepard and her crew to end the Collector and Reaper threat. Begins after Freedom's Progress mission in ME2. Self-Insert. Strong!Intelligent!Joker, JokerxFemShep romance and fluff, planning TalixKelly later.
T, English, Romance & Adventure, chapters: 8, words: 73k+, favs: 399, follows: 413, updated: 6/25 published: 11/28/2012, Shepard, Joker
A Talk About The Future by RPGWarrior4824 The Galaxy is a mess. Liara doesn't stop working. But things are going great between Shepard and Garrus. Which is why Garrus doesn't understand why Shepard suddenly wants to talk about their future. Female Shepard/ Garrus Vakarian
K+, English, Angst & Romance, words: 1k+, follows: 2, 6/24, Garrus V., Liara T'Soni, Shepard
7Darkest Before the Dawn » by techybae She'd earned a rest, hadn't she? Her heavy lids closed for what Sarah Shepard was certain was the last time, and, in that brief moment, she welcomed it. 'Come back to me." Romance and fluff heavy despite some bleaker portions.
T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 3, words: 9k+, favs: 38, follows: 66, updated: 6/23 published: 9/6/2018, [Tali'Zorah, Shepard] Hannah S.
11A Quarian Heart » by GreatDanish Rework of an old fic from a few years back. Tali had never expected to serve under a human Captain, especially not one as charming as Shepard.
T, English, Romance & Adventure, chapters: 4, words: 8k+, favs: 32, follows: 48, updated: 6/23 published: 4/22/2018, [Shepard, Tali'Zorah] [U. Grunt, Jack]
20the Matchmaker » by MelodyMilan A young woman joins the Normandy on its maiden voyage. With Commander's Jane and John Shepard aboard she has faith in the crew. Early chapters are the Eden Prime mission. Past that is mostly side story and relationship building outside of the missions. Very Rom-com. Chapter titles have a header to separate games (Ch 1- 10 is ME1).(CURRENTLY EDITING/UPDATE OLDER CHAPTERS APPOLOGIES)
T, English, Sci-Fi & Romance, chapters: 33, words: 110k+, favs: 37, follows: 52, updated: 6/23 published: 8/24/2017, J. Garson, Shepard, OC
2 Somewhere Down the Line » by commandermorganwrites The battle against the Reapers is won, and against all odds, Shepard has survived. What is the state of the world she has awaken in? Where has her crew ended up? Most importantly, will she get her happy ending with Garrus? This is a Shakarian-themed epilogue to the Mass Effect Trilogy, as imagined by me.
T, English, Romance & Friendship, chapters: 5, words: 12k+, favs: 5, follows: 4, 6/22, [Garrus V., Shepard]
5 It's Not a Straw by Matteoarts Tali attempts to explain the difference between a straw and an emergency induction port to Commander Shepard.
K, English, Humor & Romance, words: 969, favs: 30, follows: 10, 6/22, Tali'Zorah, Shepard
17Mad Effect » by phantom00 A plague has killed off half of humanity but empowered the rest. How will the galaxy react? Different tech, empowered Humanity
T, English, chapters: 3, words: 5k+, favs: 97, follows: 125, updated: 6/18 published: 6/4
65Envirosuits and Doobies » by SympathyForTheQuarians After being exiled from known space following a disastrous failed colonization attempt, the Migrant Fleet makes First Contact with Earth in 1968. Chaos ensues. AU Historical First Contact, Humans/Quarians.
T, English, Humor & Drama, chapters: 15, words: 36k+, favs: 246, follows: 316, updated: 6/18 published: 5/17/2019
1Everything is you by NCR Ranger He's a Turian with unflinching aim, but he can't go on any more without a certain Spectre by his side- and vice versa
T, English, Romance & Hurt/Comfort, words: 4k+, favs: 1, 6/17
9Doing A Big Thing Badly » by Alanine A mostly canon-compliant, somewhat abbreviated, definitely self-indulgent re-telling of Mass Effect 2 from Garrus' perspective. As a Spacer Sole Survivor, it was always hard for my Shepard to swallow working for Cerberus in any capacity. Maybe TOO canon-compliant, with lots of dialogue from the game. Some additional scenes, some minor romance deviations to increase DRAMA. ;)
T, English, Sci-Fi, chapters: 13, words: 104k+, favs: 9, follows: 22, updated: 6/16 published: 8/9/2018, [Garrus V., Shepard]
Finding Humanity with You by Bemused Writer Shepard's attempt at being a good commander, at keeping a distance, and how that fails abysmally the further along she goes. An exploration of Shepard's relationships with Thane and Liara throughout Mass Effect. [F!Shepard/Thane, F!Shepard/Liara]
T, English, Angst & Romance, words: 2k+, 6/14, [Liara T'Soni, Shepard]