186War in the Galaxy » by SolitariusLupus Commander Shepard: the 'Lion of Elysium', the 'Survivor of Akuze', and the 'Maniac of Torfan'; humanity's first Spectre. Will this be enough to combat the Reapers? Can Shepard piece together a team to fight this galactic threat? General development of characters, with plenty of action scenes. Shepard and Tali relationship.
Mass Effect, M, English, Sci-Fi & Adventure, chapters: 28, words: 208k+, favs: 141, follows: 150, updated: 12/1/2020 published: 11/19/2013, Garrus V., Liara T'Soni, Tali'Zorah, Shepard
674The End of Dawn » by Narcrotic John Shepard is gone. The Normandy is destroyed. Her life as a pilgrim in shambles, she returns home, a shell of who she once was. The coming years will prove to be difficult. Maybe even impossible. Sequel to The Fall of Normandy. Tali/Shepard Pairing. Mature content.
Mass Effect, M, English, Adventure & Romance, chapters: 87, words: 385k+, favs: 451, follows: 552, updated: 6/4/2020 published: 8/15/2011, [Tali'Zorah, Shepard] Garrus V., OC
149Fire in the Stars » by venomRED Hounded by the Reapers and Cerberus at every turn, Commander Shepard must race against time to unite the different races of the galaxy against a common enemy if they have any hope of surviving the brutal onslaught of a millennia-old foe. But with the stakes for survival this high, some will stop at nothing to see him fail. (Rated M for Language/Violence/Adult Content)
Mass Effect, M, English, Sci-Fi & Romance, chapters: 24, words: 143k+, favs: 244, follows: 300, updated: 7/14/2019 published: 8/28/2014, Shepard, Tali'Zorah
47Revenants Vol II » by DeviousCuttlefish Saren Arterius is dead, and the Reaper Sovereign has learned the hard way what it means to stoke Commander Kraven Shepard's legendary temper. The immediate threat is gone, but dark things yet hide in the deep places of the galaxy. Dark things that need a boot to the ass, and a bullet between the eyes. Retelling of Mass Effect 2.
Mass Effect, T, English, Adventure & Humor, chapters: 7, words: 20k+, favs: 45, follows: 81, updated: 8/19/2018 published: 5/26/2017, [Shepard, Tali'Zorah] Garrus V.
201A Quarian's Tale: Not Even Death » by Killerpossum Shepard is gone. With nothing holding them together, the team disperses and go their separate ways. Devastated by the loss of Shepard, Tali tries to move on and find her place in the universe without him by her side. Little does she know that a reunion with her beloved Commander will come sooner than she thinks. Covers ME2, focusing on the romance between Tali and Shepard.
Mass Effect, M, English, Romance & Adventure, chapters: 22, words: 80k+, favs: 258, follows: 316, updated: 7/30/2018 published: 9/28/2017, [Shepard, Tali'Zorah]
159 A Quarian's Tale: Beginnings » by Killerpossum Even in her wildest dreams, Tali never expected her pilgrimage to go like this. Trying to save the galaxy, falling in love with a human, fighting geth at every turn...it sounds like a movie. She just hopes this one has a good ending. Covers a budding romance between Tali and Shepard during the hunt for Saren.
Mass Effect, M, English, Romance & Adventure, chapters: 29, words: 107k+, favs: 269, follows: 231, updated: 9/22/2017 published: 3/18/2017, [Shepard, Tali'Zorah]
58 Revenants » by DeviousCuttlefish The Reapers are terrifying, single minded, and utterly ruthless killing machines. What happens when they meet the man that is described the same way when he misses his morning cup of coffee?
Mass Effect, T, English, Adventure & Humor, chapters: 17, words: 53k+, favs: 82, follows: 107, updated: 5/26/2017 published: 11/22/2016, [Shepard, Tali'Zorah] Garrus V.
426 Mass Effect II: Into the Abyss » by BastardSonofOdin Covering events regarding Mass Effect II. Shepard returns from death to work for the organisation he despises most. Putting together a rag-tag bunch of misfits, he reunites with the women he loves and ends up saving the day, because that's just what Commander Shepard does. There is no sequel to this.
Mass Effect, M, English, Adventure & Romance, chapters: 110, words: 567k+, favs: 330, follows: 262, updated: 2/23/2017 published: 1/23/2015, [Shepard, Tali'Zorah] Garrus V.
1k+ Razor's Edge: Requiem » by Tairis Deamhan 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, M, English, chapters: 43, words: 419k+, favs: 1k+, follows: 1k+, updated: 11/16/2016 published: 3/23/2012, Garrus V., Tali'Zorah, Kasumi G., Shepard
121Quarian with a Shotgun » by bofomania 'Back to basics' collection of mostly behind-the-scenes episodes centered on Tali and her interactions with the crew of the Normandy SR1. Trying to be original while respecting canon story & lore (as much as possible). POV will vary: mostly other than Tali's, never Shepard's. No romance, but occasional hints at some Tali/Shepard 'chemistry.'
Mass Effect, T, English, Sci-Fi, chapters: 24, words: 185k+, favs: 112, follows: 141, updated: 10/16/2016 published: 4/8/2012, Tali'Zorah, Shepard
438 Media Firestorm » by Rogen80 The galactic media catches wind of Shepard and Tali's relationship. How will they react? Features quasi-news stories written from different perspectives. Takes place sometime after the reclamation of Rannoch in Mass Effect 3. Rated T for suggestive themes and language.
Mass Effect, T, English, Romance & Parody, chapters: 23, words: 28k+, favs: 426, follows: 338, updated: 5/21/2015 published: 10/23/2013, [Tali'Zorah, Shepard] OC
100 Shining Bright » by Jack Trader Once upon a time a dashing N7 Commander ran into a dark and scary alley to rescue a young Quarian girl who just happened to have really valuable information he needed. He had no idea who he was about to meet, and what impact she would have on the rest of his life. A comic romance which spans all three games and beyond.
Mass Effect, T, English, Adventure & Romance, chapters: 43, words: 364k+, favs: 206, follows: 145, updated: 7/5/2014 published: 5/23/2014, Shepard, Tali'Zorah
106 Noveria Heat » by Andrio During the mission on Noveria, Shepard and Tali are forced to huddle together for body heat after the Mako is immobilized. What began as simple survival, soon escalates into full intimacy. Very Explicit sexual content.
Mass Effect, M, English, Romance, chapters: 3, words: 10k+, favs: 649, follows: 235, updated: 6/9/2014 published: 5/25/2010, Tali'Zorah, Shepard
764 Adamo » by Andrio A fanfic series focusing on Shepard and Tali's friendship, romance, and love, spanning Mass Effect 1 through speculative Mass Effect 3.
Mass Effect, T, English, Romance & Adventure, chapters: 35, words: 167k+, favs: 1k+, follows: 809, updated: 4/29/2014 published: 5/30/2010, Tali'Zorah, Shepard
40Eden: The Beginning » by Bosh'tet Written around the events of Mass Effect 1, Eden: The Beginning aims to show a more human side of Commander Shepard and will focus around the Shepard / Tali romance. If all goes as planned, this will be the first story in a series of three covering the Mass Effect trilogy.
Mass Effect, T, English, Romance & Adventure, chapters: 17, words: 66k+, favs: 41, follows: 63, updated: 11/11/2013 published: 5/28/2012, Shepard, Tali'Zorah
231Family Doesn't End With Blood » by ColossusProblematic After he awakens to find his life upended and his friends scattered, Shepard continues the struggle against the hidden enemies that threaten the galaxy while he tries to reclaim the family he lost. M for language, violence, adult content. Being progressively rewritten as new chapters are added.
Mass Effect, M, English, Sci-Fi & Romance, chapters: 29, words: 214k+, favs: 299, follows: 316, updated: 9/25/2013 published: 7/8/2012, Shepard, Tali'Zorah
155The Painted Grey » by meff22 When everything you once cared about is dead, what is left to fight for? When John Shepard is reassigned to the Normandy, he is set onto the greatest adventure in his life, facing adversity, an unconquerable darkness, and the fear of losing everything he cherishes. Follow Shepard on his tale of hardship, bravery, and perhaps even love. /Warning: Does not follow canon!/
Mass Effect, T, English, Sci-Fi & Adventure, chapters: 33, words: 215k+, favs: 61, follows: 70, updated: 12/15/2012 published: 7/14/2012, Shepard, Tali'Zorah
166Warmness of the Soul » by Secret Writter No longer a one-shot but a full-on story, Commander Shepard faces several strings of love among several different quarians. His decision to love each equally leaves him a shady future.
Mass Effect, M, English, Romance & Sci-Fi, chapters: 12, words: 39k+, favs: 218, follows: 183, updated: 5/14/2012 published: 11/25/2010, Shepard, Tali'Zorah