Character No#7 (Mass Effect Trilogy)
Name: Garviel Shepard
Place of Birth: Mindoir, Attican Traverse
Age: 29 (Mass Effect)
31 (Mass Effect 2)
32 (Mass Effect 3)
Height: 183cm (6’0”)
Eye Colour: Blue
Skin Pigmentation: Light/Fair
Hair Colour: Black
Hair Style: Short
Distinctive Features: Slightly hooked nose
Character Class/ Archetype: Engineer
Personality Traits: Ruthless, Commanding, Cunning, Determined
Born on the colony world of Mindoir to Earth-born parents of mixed English, Scottish and Sicilian ancestry on April 11, 2154, Garviel was one of the few human settlers that survived the attack on the colony by batarian slavers when he was 16 years of. After being rescued by a passing Systems Alliance patrol, Garviel enlisted in the Systems Alliance military to avenge Mindoir, dedicating his life to his service in the military, graduating from the elite N7 Special Forces program, participating in a number of military operations, including the Skyllian Blitz. What it was that earned him wide-spread notoriety across the intergalactic community was the Systems Alliance raid on the moon Torfan where, despite the Systems Alliance’s heavy casualties, the newly-promoted Commander Shepard led the Alliance to victory, slaughtering the batarian pirates on Torfan, which horrified not only the Milky Way’s non-human inhabitants, but also his former commanding officer Major Kyle, earning the epithet “Butcher of Torfan” because of his genocidal approach to eliminating intergalactic piracy on Torfan.
It was because of his ruthless reputation that earned him the opportunity to enter the Citadel Council’s elite Black Ops unit, the Spectres, a group of extra-legal intergalactic agents entrusted to preserve the stability of the galaxy at any cost, only answerable to the Citadel Council. Commander Shepard’s trial-by-fire would come months after the massacre of the slavers on Torfan on Eden Prime in response to an attack on the colony by the geth where a Prothean Beacon was found. After rescuing the only surviving Alliance soldier from the geth attack, Gunnery Chief Ashley Williams, Commander Shepard and Lieutenant Kaidan Alenko proceeded on their mission to secure the Prothean Beacon, taking Ashley Williams with them, stumbling upon the dead body of the Spectre Nihlus Kryik, who Garviel would be informed was murdered by Saren Arterius by one of Eden Prime’s colonists who witnessed Saren murder Nihlus. While investigating the Prothean Beacon, Ashley Williams had accidentally activated it, prompting Commander Shepard to pull her away from the beacon only to be pulled towards it, seeing chaotic images flash in his mind he could not comprehend immediately, which terrified and unnerved him.
After their mission on Eden Prime, Commander Garviel Shepard, Kaidan and Ashley travelled to the Citadel to report to the Citadel Council on what had occurred on Eden Prime, where their reception would be cool due to Ambassador Udina and Captain Anderson both berating the turian, asari and salarian counsellors, trying to convince them that Saren was involved in the geth attack on the human colony, their concerns rebuffed by both the counsellors and the prime suspect Saren, and with Garviel’s testimony of the visions he saw after being exposed to the Prothean Beacon further complicating matters for Ambassador Udina and Captain Anderson, Saren had been cleared of any alleged wrongdoing until new evidence was brought forth. After approaching a corrupt human C-Sec officer and a volus financial advisor and information broker for information concerning Saren, Garviel, Kaidan and Ashley would find the evidence that would incriminate Saren and bring charges against him, receiving help from a few aliens, namely the former C-Sec investigator Garrus Vakarian and the krogan battlemaster Urdnot Wrex, who led them to another alien, the female quarian Tali’Zorah nar Rayya, who had acquired information concerning Saren, saving her life from the assassins that Saren had hired to kill her and learning that Saren was searching for something called a Conduit. After presenting the audio files that Tali had acquired from one of Saren’s geth units to the Citadel Council and tying him to the geth attack on Eden Prime, Saren’s Spectre status was immediately revoked and Commander Shepard was appointed as the human race’s first Spectre, tasked to track down the rogue Spectre, who had since fled, as well as the respected asari matriarch, Benezia, whom evidence indicated that she was working alongside Saren.
Along with Kaidan Alenko, Ashley Williams, Garrus Vakarian, Urdnot Wrex, Tali’Zorah nar Rayya and the crew of the SSV-Normandy, Garviel would hunt the renegade Spectre Saren across the galaxy to bring him to justice and to find the Conduit before the rogue Spectre did. Their first destination was the planet Therom, where they would meet Dr. Liara T’Soni, an archaeological researcher specialising in the Protheans and daughter of Matriarch Benezia, rescuing her from the geth that had attacked the Prothean ruin she had been working on and convincing her to join them. Commander Shepard’s next destination was the colony Zhu’s Hope on the planet Feros, where they encountered a plant-like extra-terrestrial entity known as the Thorian that had lived for tens of thousands of years, back as far as the days of the Prothean Empire, where Saren had also went to acquire something called the Cipher to decipher and interpret the mysterious visions that both Garviel and Saren had experienced on Eden Prime, which Shepard had acquired from Shiala after liberating her when he destroyed the Thorian, and with Liara’s help, gained knowledge and insight on the Prothean civilisation and their language, but at the cost of the lives of the colonists on Zhu’s Hope that had been enslaved by the Thorian that Commander Shepard and his squad had been forced to kill when they were attacked by them.
After retrieving the Cipher on Feros, Garviel Shepard would travel to the frigid, frozen world of Noveria in the Pax System, where there he and his squad would discover the last surviving rachni in one of the laboratories on Noveria, as well as Saren’s right-hand, the Matriarch Benezia accompanied by a unit of asari commandos and a contingent of geth, who had been sent by Saren to find the location of a mass relay known as the Mu Relay from the rachni queen. After defeating her asari commandos and the geth, the fugitive asari matriarch revealed the location of the Mu Relay to Commander Shepard, and more than that, the true threat to the galaxy, the Reaper, Sovereign. After killing the indoctrinated matriarch, Commander Shepard was left with the dilemma of dealing with the return of the rachni species, which he immediately remedied with corrosive acid while the rachni queen was trapped in the tank it was being held in.
After leaving Noveria and consoling Liara, who was upset at the death of her mother but expressed she only wanted to remember Matriarch Benezia as the kind and loving mother she had always known, Garviel ordered the Normandy to head to the planet Virmire, where a salarian reconnaissance team under the command of Captain Kirrahe sent him the coordinates to Saren’s base, and destroy it. While on Virmire battling Saren’s forces, Commander Shepard and his squad had learned from Captain Kirrahe that Saren had developed a cure for the genophage, a sterility virus that the salarians had used on the krogan during the Krogan Rebellions and that Saren was using the genophage cure to breed his own personal krogan army to help him in his goals, which produced a problem in the form of the krogan battlemaster Urdnot Wrex, who was belligerent at the thought of destroying the genophage cure, but Garviel had managed to convince Wrex that the destruction of Saren base, along with the genophage cure was in the best interests of the galaxy as the krogan under Saren’s command would basically be nothing more than vat-grown slaves. Commander Shepard, with his squad and Captain Kirrahe’s operatives had managed to destroy Saren’s base, finding another Prothean Beacon and conversing with the Reaper Sovereign in Saren’s lab beforehand, but the cost was high as not only had Saren escaped, but both Captain Kirrahe and Gunnery Chief Ashley Williams had died ensuring the destruction of the rogue Spectre’s base.
With no time to mourn the deaths of Ashley Williams and the salarians that died on the assault on Virmire, Garviel had to focus on the mission, which was to stop Saren from bringing the Reapers to the Milky Way. Consulting with Liara of the visions he saw when he had interacted with the Prothean Beacon on Virmire, he deduced that Saren was heading for the planet Ilos, which was situated in the unfriendly Terminus Systems. Despite the Citadel Council’s attempts to stop Garviel’s chase of Saren into the Terminus Systems, Commander Shepard, his squad members and the Normandy crew, with some help from Captain Anderson were able to continue their hunt for Saren.
On Ilos, Garviel and his squad had found the Conduit, which was in fact a miniaturised mass relay the Protheans had built that led directly into the Citadel, and that the Prothean Virtual Intelligence that they found on Ilos, Vigil, had explained that Saren had used the Conduit to gain access to the Citadel, bypassing its security and taking control of it so he could hand the station over to Sovereign, who would then summon the Reapers to the Milky Way Galaxy to continue their purge of all advanced civilisations as part of their 50000 year cycle to wipe out all technologically-developed life like they did with the Protheans and every other species before them over countless millions of years. Garviel led Kaidan, Garrus, Wrex, Tali and Liara through the Conduit, battling through the geth that slowed them down, arriving on the Citadel to find it taken over by Saren’s forces, which they found was being attacked by the Reaper, Sovereign, with the Citadel Fleet barely holding the line. Garviel led his squad across the Citadel, fighting through Saren’s forces until they confronted him in the Council Chambers, killing the indoctrinated former Spectre after a fierce fight, with everyone, including Garviel sustaining injuries in their fight against Saren. The battle against Sovereign was hard-won, but the cost was high, as Commander Shepard had instructed the Alliance’s Fifth Fleet to focus their efforts on destroying Sovereign, sacrificing the lives of the Citadel Council to do so, thus securing humanity’s position in the Citadel Council, which was led by Donnel Udina, who sought to instate a human-centric Council in the aftermath of the attack on the Citadel.
With Sovereign and Saren defeated, Garviel knew that the threat from the Reapers was far from over. However, the Citadel Council, led by the newly appointed former ambassador Donnel Udina wasn’t convinced of the existence of the Reapers, believing Sovereign to be a geth flagship and ordered Commander Shepard and his squad to hunt down Saren’s remaining geth. After recovering from their injuries, Garviel and his squad took the Normandy and proceeded to hunt down and destroy Saren’s surviving geth forces. Their mission was for the most part uneventful as they travelled through the Terminus Systems, until the Normandy was attacked by an unknown assailant that obliterated the Normandy, killing approximately half of its crew, among them the navigator on board, Pressley, with Garviel Shepard also being killed as well shortly after helping Joker into an escape pod. For the next two years Commander Shepard had been dead, until scientists working for the renegade pro-human organisation Cerberus resurrected him by the direction of their mysterious leader, the Illusive Man. Commander Shepard awoke in the Cerberus facility where he was brought back to life through one of Cerberus’ secretive projects, Project Lazarus, only to find it under attack by the LOKI Mechs that were responsible for defending the facility from attack. With the help of the former Alliance marine, a weapons and biotic specialist called Jacob Taylor, and Cerberus’ only surviving medical officer from the Mech attack called Wilson, they fought their way out of the facility where they met up with another member of Cerberus, Miranda Lawson, who shot Wilson dead, shocking Jacob Taylor and explaining to an enraged Garviel Shepard that Wilson had betrayed the project that had resurrected him, unleashing the LOKI Mechs on the other Cerberus scientists working at the facility and causing significant damage by means of sabotage before they departed to another facility where Garviel first met the Illusive Man, who spoke to the resurrected Spectre through a holographic projection, explaining to him who the Collectors were and how they were responsible for the destruction of the SSV Normandy before dispatching him to the human colony Freedom’s Progress situated within the Terminus Systems to investigate the attack there by the Collectors.
With Miranda Lawson and Jacob Taylor accompanying him, Garviel explored the colony, where he met with a group of quarians led by his former squad mate, Tali, who was surprised to discover that he was alive despite perishing in the attack that had destroyed the Normandy. They found no physical signs of attack perpetrated by the Collectors, but they did have to fight numerous Mechs that the only surviving witness to the mass-abduction of Freedom’s Progress’ colonists by the Collectors had programmed to attack them, a quarian on his Pilgrimage called Veetor, who was fearful of the Collectors returning. After obtaining video evidence of the Collectors abducting the human colonists and coaxing Veetor to be taken to Cerberus to be interrogated against the wishes of Tali, Garviel reported back to the Illusive Man, who then sent him on a mission to recruit a team of talented individuals to help him confront the Collectors at their base beyond the Omega 4 Relay, giving him a larger, upgraded version of the SSV Normandy, the Normandy SR-2 to help him along what would be a suicide mission, a ship that also had an AI installed in the ship that was known only as EDI. To further help Garviel in his mission, the Illusive Man had recruited both the pilot and chief medical officer of the SSV-Normandy that had survived its destruction by the Collector ship, Jeff “Joker” Moreau and Dr. Karin Chakwas.
After paying a brief visit to his former superior officer, the newly-promoted Admiral David Edward Anderson at the Citadel, which was abruptly interrupted by the leading figure of the newly-formed Citadel Council Donnel Udina, Garviel had begun his mission by recruiting several people that the Illusive Man had recommended. Three of these recruits Garviel had tracked down on the space station Omega. One of them was the bounty hunter Zaeed Massani, one of the founders of the Blue Suns, who with Garviel’s help hunted down and killed his traitorous co-founder of the Blue Suns, Vido Santiago, on the planet Zorya. The other two were the salarian scientist and former STG operative, Mordin Solus, and the vigilante Archangel, who turned out to be the former C-Sec officer and a former squad mate of Garviel’s, Garrus Vakarian, both of whom he had to turn to the iron-fisted overlord of Omega, Aria T’Loak, to help him track down. Garviel had also travelled to the planet Korlus to recruit the krogan warlord Dr. Okeer, who was killed by Blue Suns mercenaries, but was able to recruit Dr. Okeer’s tank-bred krogan Grunt for the mission, who proved to be an invaluable asset for the team before finally busting Subject Zero, a psychotic human female convict with overwhelming biotic abilities who went by the name of Jack out of the prison ship Purgatory after the prison warden had attempted to doublecross Garviel after Cerberus had paid for her release.
After recruiting several people for Cerberus’ suicide mission, the Illusive Man had sent Commander Shepard and his squad of recruits to the colony planet Horizon to save it from Collector attack. It was there that Commander Shepard had first encountered the leader and mastermind of the Reapers, Harbinger, who was manipulating the Collectors by possessing individual infantry units through its control of the Collector General until he and his squad managed to force the Collectors to retreat with a full third of Horizon’s total population in their ship. He was also briefly reacquainted with another of his former squad mates, Kaidan Alenko, who was on Horizon investigating the attacks on human colonies by the Collectors and hearing rumours that his former superior officer was working with Cerberus and expressed anger when it was confirmed before departing in disgust at Garviel’s decision for working with Cerberus.
After their mission on Horizon, the Illusive Man had sent Garviel Shepard to Ilium to recruit more people for their mission, the asari justicar Samara and the drell assassin Thane Krios. While on Ilium, Garviel had met another person from his past, Liara T’Soni, helping her deal with the Shadow Broker and learning how she worked with Cerberus to bring his body to Cerberus before the Shadow Broker, a yahg, could hand his corpse to the Collectors. After leaving Ilium, Commander Shepard visited the krogan home world of Tuchanka to consult with his former squad mate Urdnot Wrex on how to deal with Grunt’s behavioural issues and investigate the kidnapping of a former pupil of Mordin’s, recovering a sample of the genophage cure to eventually cure the krogan of their sterility.
After leaving Tuchanka, the Illusive Man had sent Garviel to the location of a Collector ship that a turian patrol had managed to disable before the Collector ship wiped it out and investigate it. There, Commander Shepard discovered amidst the dead corpses of human colonists and Collectors alike signs that they had been experimented on, and after EDI performed a genetic analysis on the Collector deceased did Garviel learn that the Collectors were what had remained of the Protheans after the Reapers had destroyed their civilisation 50000 years ago, the remaining Protheans subjected to extensive genetic modification to suit the purposes of the Reapers. While EDI was searching through the Collector ship’s systems for useful information, Garviel would discover that the Collector ship was not disabled and had, in fact, lured the Normandy into a trap. After narrowly escaping from the Collectors and acquiring invaluable information from the Collector ship, Garviel would learn that the Omega-4 Relay led any ship that used it to the galactic core, a region of the galaxy consisting of black holes and that the Normandy needed to be fitted with a Reaper “Identity Friend/Foe” device in order to traverse the Omega-4 Relay safely. With their next objective in mind, Garviel and his squad would be sent by the Illusive Man to the location of a derelict Reaper orbiting the brown dwarf Mnemosyne in the Thorne System that was evidently destroyed millions of years ago to obtain the Reaper IFF Drive from the science expedition that Cerberus had sent and investigate why communications from the science expedition was lost.
Before heading to the derelict Reaper, Garviel diverted course to recruit another individual, his former squad mate Tali on the former quarian colony world Haestrom, a planet whose sun had long overwhelmed the planets magnetosphere, rescuing her from a contingent of geth that had trapped her and slaughtered the rest of the quarian expedition that had been dispatched by the Admiralty Board to Haestrom on a classified mission. Upon arriving on the derelict Reaper, Garviel and his squad found themselves trapped inside the dead Reaper and were soon accosted by an innumerable number of husks that were originally members of Cerberus’ expedition that had been indoctrinated and subsequently killed by the long-dead Reaper, only escaping by the skin of their teeth with the Reaper IFF before the derelict Reaper fell into the brown dwarf to be destroyed by its sheer heat and gravitational forces with the aid of the geth sniper, Legion, who joined Commander Shepard’s team to help them fight the Collectors, much to the vehement disapproval of Tali’Zorah, which created some tension between her and Garviel, of which the crew and Shepard’s squad couldn’t help but notice, with her exile from the Migrant Fleet not long afterwards not helping matters.
It was while Commander Shepard and his squad of recruits were away on a mission, during which the Normandy was undergoing field testing for the Reaper IFF when the Collectors had attacked the Normandy, using the Reaper IFF signal to broadcast the Normandy’s position and waiting for Commander Shepard and his squad to depart and attempt to seize control of the ship. The Collectors were successful in capturing every single person on board with the exception of Joker, who with EDI’s help was able to escape from the Collectors, Joker enabling the AI full access to the Normandy’s systems. Garviel was pissed off when he had returned to find the entire crew, including Dr. Chakwas, abducted by the Collectors but grateful that they still had the Normandy and that the Reaper IFF was functioning perfectly, allowing him the chance to assault the Collector Base situated in the centre of the galaxy.
With their crew abducted, Garviel had very little time to sort out the problems his squad members had to clear their minds and help them focus on the mission and pursued romance with Jack, as well as investigate a Cerberus facility on the planet Aite, discovering that an autistic mathematical prodigy had been involuntarily incorporated into Project Overlord’s VI for the purpose of finding a way for Cerberus to control the geth before travelling through the Omega 4 Relay to the Collector Base, navigating through a massive debris field in the galactic core consisting of starships that were destroyed in their attempt to navigate the Omega 4 Relay without a Reaper IFF, reaching the gigantic space station orbiting a black hole that could only have been the Collector Base. Garviel led his team of specialists into the Collector Base, which had cost the lives of both Tali and Thane, managing to rescue at least half of the crew, among them Dr. Chakwas and the engineer Kenneth Donnelly, who were escorted back to the Normandy by Mordin Solus, where after defeating the Collectors they would mourn the loss of the rest of the crew that were killed before Commander Shepard could save them, including the Normandy’s psychologist Kelly Chambers, Mess Sergeant Rupert Gardner and the engineer Gabriella “Gabby” Daniels, their remains converted into a grey paste of genetic material used to create a new type of Reaper called the Human-Reaper that Garviel had destroyed, along with the Collector Base against the wishes of the Illusive Man, who wanted the Collector Base preserved so that Cerberus could study and make use of the Collector’s technology and the Human-Reaper that the Collectors had constructed. With the Collector Base destroyed and Harbinger abandoning the Collector General and the rest of the Collectors to their demise, Garviel had turned his back on Cerberus, with Miranda and Jacob both remaining by Garviel’s side, quitting the pro-human organisation to help him prepare for the inevitable Reaper Invasion.
Immediately after the destruction of the Collector Base, Commander Shepard would be contacted by Admiral Steven Hackett of the Alliance Navy’s Fifth Fleet, who requested him to rescue a personal friend of his from the batarians, a scientist called Amanda Kenson that was studying a Reaper artefact and was being held in a batarian prison. After busting Amanda Kenson out of the batarian prison on Aratoht alone, she took him to the project base where the Reaper artefact was. It was there that Garviel had discovered that Amanda and the people in the complex had been indoctrinated by prolonged contact with the Reaper artefact, leaving him no choice but to fight her and her guards and crash an asteroid into the mass relay known as the Alpha Relay that was the direct entryway for the Reapers to enter the Milky Way galaxy from dark space that resulted in the destruction of an entire star system inhabited by a few hundred thousand batarians, where in the minutes before the Alpha Relay’s destruction, the Reaper known as Harbinger had spoken to Commander Shepard, telling him of how futile his efforts to thwart the Reapers was, yet Garviel was defiant, escaping on the Normandy and through the system’s mass relay before the asteroid could impact it and reported all that had occurred to Admiral Hackett, informing him of Dr. Kenson’s death and that the Reaper’s return to the Milky Way galaxy had been delayed.
It was six months after the destruction of the Bahak System by Garviel Shepard and voluntary return to the Alliance when the Reaper Invasion had proceeded. With the Alliance caught unaware by the invading Reapers, despite the warnings that Commander Shepard had been giving them for nearly three years, he was forced to evacuate from Earth and appeal to the Citadel Council for aid while Admiral Anderson had remained behind to organise a resistance and plan the counter-offensive against the Reapers. Before he flew the Normandy to the Citadel to appeal to Udina and the other Citadel councillors for aid, Garviel was ordered by Admiral Hackett to divert to the Prothean Archives facility on Mars where Liara T’Soni was believed to have found a means of defeating the Reapers. Leading Major Kaidan Alenko and another Alliance marine, Lieutenant James Vega to the vast complex, they had encountered Cerberus commandos that had massacred the scientists at the Prothean Archives, where they met up with Liara T’Soni. With Liara’s help, Garviel was able to acquire the data about a weapon called the Crucible that, once combined with something called the Catalyst could defeat the Reapers and captured a Cerberus-built feminine android built for combat that EDI would later make use of that was disguised as a scientist that had infiltrated the Prothean Archive for Cerberus, but the fight with the android had put Kaidan into a coma.
After flying the Normandy to the Citadel with all haste to get medical treatment for Major Alenko, Commander Shepard had appealed to the Citadel Council for the aid that Admiral Anderson desperately needed. Garviel would be disappointed to be informed that the Council could not as they also had their own worlds to protect from the Reapers, despite Udina’s desperate pleas to help Earth.
After being reinstated as a Spectre, Commander Shepard would head to the home system of the turians where they were battling Reaper forces on Palaven’s moon, Menae, rescuing the new turian primarch Adrien Victus with Garrus Vakarian’s help after the former primarch was confirmed dead during the fighting, further aiding the turians in a few small-scale missions that helped the turians’ war effort, guaranteeing the support of the turians. After evacuating Primarch Victus from Menae, Garviel had responded to a distress signal from the Grissom Academy, which was under attack by Cerberus forces, rescuing the students and surviving Alliance personnel there, including Dr. Kahlee Sanders, a specialist in the field of synthetic intelligence whose contributions towards the construction of the Prothean artefact on Mars helped the war effort significantly, and also his romantic interest and former squad mate, Jack, whom he was happily reunited with. After evacuating the survivors from Grissom Academy, Commander Shepard would learn that Cerberus had found a Prothean artefact on Eden Prime, prompting him to delay approaching the salarians and asari for aid while he dealt with Cerberus and retrieved the artefact, which turned out to be a stasis pod inhabited by the last surviving Prothean, the warrior Javik, who had previously fought against the Reapers and agreed to join Commander Shepard’s squad to avenge the death of his race.
With whatever precious little time that the Earth had ticking away and Admiral Anderson’s resistance struggling to hold out against the invading horde of Reapers despite the progress being made to complete the construction of the Crucible, Garviel made haste to the salarian homeworld Sur’Kesh to secure the release of female krogan that had been cured of the genophage in one of the salarian STG facilities. When Cerberus had launched a surprise assault on the facility, Garviel fought hard to rescue the only surviving female krogan from the salarians’ experiments, Eve, which both Urdnot Wrex and Mordin Solus helped to ensure Eve’s successful extraction. After rescuing Eve, Commander Shepard travelled directly to Tuchanka where the cure for the genophage could be distributed, fighting through the Reapers toward the salarian-made structure that could distribute the genophage cure called the Shroud, which the salarians had constructed to repair and stabilise the atmosphere of Tuchanka that they originally had compromised by their use of nuclear weapons long before the Rachni Wars. After discovering the sabotage that the salarians had done to the Shroud to prevent the dissemination of the genophage cure, Mordin Solus had sacrificed his life to ensure the genophage cure was released, thus securing the support of the krogan but at the cost of nearly all support from the salarians, who feared another Krogan Rebellion more than the Reapers.
When Garviel was contacted by Esheel, the salarian councillor of the Citadel Council, who expressed concern that Udina was discreetly moving a significant amount of money and feared that it was to provide financial aid for Cerberus, he agreed to meet with her. When the Normandy had approached the Citadel, Garviel had discovered that Cerberus had managed to take control of some parts of the Citadel, namely C-Sec Headquarters. Commander Shepard would lead his squad into action to remove Cerberus from the Citadel, coordinating with Armando-Owen Bailey in dealing with Cerberus, where he witnessed Kai Leng, Cerberus’ deadliest assassin murder Councillor Esheel after she had told him that Donnel Udina was a traitor that helped Cerberus get inside the Citadel. Commander Shepard confronted Udina as he was escaping, where he came face-to-face with Kaidan Alenko, who was appointed to be humanity’s second Spectre by Donnel Udina before Cerberus’ attack on the Citadel. Things ended poorly for Major Alenko when Garrus Vakarian had shot him dead as he protected the traitorous councillor, who was shot dead moments later by Commander Shepard when he pulled a gun on him.
While things were returning to some semblance of normalcy on the Citadel, trouble would find its way towards the human Spectre in the form of a former Cerberus operative that posed as an Alliance officer called Maya Brooks and one of his clones that Cerberus had created as part of the Lazarus Project to replace him with his doppelganger that would continue fighting the Reapers in his place. After a fierce fight on board the Normandy, both the doppelganger Shepard and Maya Brooks were killed.
After a brief R&R on the Citadel, Commander Shepard would continue his mission to gather more allies for the war effort within the Terminus Systems. His first destination was the planet 2181 Despoina, where he convinced the Leviathans, a race of colossal organic squid-like aliens that predated the Reapers and who were nearly wiped out by the “Intelligence” that Garviel would come to later discover as the Catalyst that Commander Shepard was searching for to help humanity and its allies fight the Reapers. After leaving 2181 Despoina, Garviel travelled to the Perseus Veil where he met with the quarian Migrant Fleet, whom was in open war against the geth and had been attempting to reclaim their homeworld from the geth. Commander Shepard would work closely with the quarians against the geth, who were being controlled by the Reapers, rescuing his former squad mate Legion from the captivity of the other geth when he had assaulted a geth dreadnought. After engaging in numerous sorties with the geth on Rannoch, Commander Shepard would lead his squad in addition to Legion and Admiral Xen to attack the Reaper base and destroyed the Reaper at the base, enabling Legion to upload a modified form of a Reaper code into its people that would give the geth true intelligence, which provoked the quarians to attempt to destroy them, only to be nearly completely destroyed by the geth, with Admiral Xen killing herself at Commander Shepard’s betrayal of the quarian race.
After returning to the Citadel, Commander Shepard was contacted by Aria T’Loak, who wanted his help to retake Omega Station from Cerberus, who had in the early days of the Reaper Invasion exiled her after seizing control of Omega. With the help of a female turian mercenary called Nyreen Kandros, Garviel and Aria had liberated Omega from Cerberus, executing the Cerberus general Oleg Petrovsky and destroying the Reapers known as Adjutants that Cerberus had engineered in their secret labs. Garviel would then travel to the Nimbus Cluster, to the planet Lesuss where the Reapers had attacked the Ardat-Yakshi Monastery that was situated on the planet, where he was reacquainted with another former squad mate, the asari justicar Samara, who had travelled to the monastery to prevent the escape or capture of any Ardat-Yakshi, including her daughters Rila and Falere, killing herself after Rila had sacrificed her life to ensure Falere’s escape to prevent her from carrying out her justicar duty of executing any Ardat-Yakshi that escaped from the monastery. Commander Shepard left Lesuss after killing Falere to prevent the Reapers from using her against them.
Garviel’s next destination was the asari homeworld of Thessia, which was being attacked by the Reapers, where he was dispatched by the asari councillor Irissa to find a Prothean artefact that was housed in the Temple of Athame that could help him identify the Catalyst. Commander Shepard and Liara led Garrus, James Vega, EDI and Javik to the asari temple where they found a Prothean Beacon, which Garviel surmised was the artefact that Irissa mentioned. When Garviel interacted with the Prothean Beacon, he conversed with the virtual intelligence contained with the Prothean Beacon, Vendetta, who told him that the Crucible wasn’t of Prothean origin but rather the work of countless cumulative generations of alien civilisations that, like the Protheans, had been harvested by the Reapers. Their mission on Thessia would had succeeded had Cerberus not interfered, Commander Shepard exchanging some words with the Illusive Man before engaging in a fierce fight with Kai Leng that resulted in the Temple of Athame being destroyed and Cerberus escaping with the data on the Catalyst. Garviel and Liara were left brooding over the outcome of the mission but they and the rest of their squad had no choice but to chase Kai Leng and retrieve the data he had stolen from Commander Shepard’s clutches.
Their next destination was back to Horizon, a planet that Garviel had once been to, but the circumstances to his visit to the planet were different from last time. Travelling to the refugee camp known as Sanctuary on Horizon, Commander Shepard and his squad would discover that the refugee camp was in reality a Cerberus laboratory that was run by Henry Lawson, who had taken to working for the Illusive Man despite once withdrawing support for Cerberus when Miranda had joined the pro-human group in exchange for protection from him. Commander Shepard and his squad, along with Miranda Lawson fought through the multitude of husks that were formerly refugees until Cerberus had turned them into Reapers through their experimentations as part of their research into studying indoctrination. Garviel confronted Henry Lawson, who was using his daughter Oriana as a human shield, explaining that Kai Leng had left for Cronos Station with the data that he had taken from the temple on Thessia and abandoning Henry to his fate, whom was killed by his daughter Miranda. After shutting down Cerberus’ operations on Horizon, the Systems Alliance had launched a full assault on Cerberus’s base of operations, Cronos Station. Garviel led a squad to assault the space station from within, killing Kai Leng and acquiring the data from Vendetta, learning that the Catalyst was the Citadel and that the Illusive Man also knew what the Catalyst was and fled to the Citadel and alerted the Reapers, who took control of the Citadel and moved it to the Sol System in close proximity to Earth.
With the Catalyst position near Earth’s orbit, Commander Shepard and Admiral Hackett ordered all military forces that they had gathered in the weeks since Earth’s invasion to attack the Reapers directly. Commander Shepard and Admiral Anderson would lead the assault against the Reapers on Earth, battling the Reapers within the rubble of London’s streets where they both would find themselves inside the Citadel where Commander Shepard finally came face-to-face with the Illusive Man, who showed signs of indoctrination and cybernetic modification when Garviel confronted him. The Illusive Man had used his Reaper-tech enhancements to force Commander Shepard to shoot David Anderson before the Illusive Man killed the admiral, only for the Illusive Man to be killed moments later by Commander Shepard. After the Illusive Man was killed, Garviel was confronted by the Catalyst, the Artificial Intelligence originally created by the Leviathans that resided within the Citadel, whose purpose was to oversee the relations between organic and synthetic life and prevent them from destroying each other and the perpetrator of the Reapers’ galactic purges of advanced life for the ironic purpose of attempting to prevent the organic and synthetic lifeforms that inhabited the galaxy from destroying each other. With the presence of the Crucible, the Catalyst had offered Garviel the option to choose the future of all life in the galaxy, whether it was to destroy the Reapers and all other synthetic life, including the geth, to seize control of the Reapers like the Illusive Man had intended, or to merge all organic and synthetic life to help the organics to achieve perfection and the synthetics to acquire understanding. In the end, Garviel chose to destroy the Reapers, killing all synthetic life, including the geth and EDI, but the decision to destroy the Reapers would have the effect of damaging every single Mass Relay and the Citadel, which would take many decades, if not centuries to fully fix the damage, ensuring the survival of all organic life, whether it be human, turian, krogan, asari, salarian, batarian, quarian, volus, elcor, hanar, drell, vorcha or the Leviathans.
Captain David Edward Anderson – the former commanding officer of the SSV Normandy, former Spectre prospect and Commander Shepard’s superior officer, who was promoted to admiral and served as an advisor to Donnel Udina, the first human councillor on the Citadel Council, killed by the Illusive Man during the height of the battle in London between humanity and its intergalactic allies and the Reapers
Flight Lieutenant Jeff “Joker” Moreau – the highly skilled and supremely confident pilot of both the SSV Normandy and the Normandy SR-2 afflicted with the debilitating Vrolik syndrome, a disease that caused brittleness in the bones, had a penchant for wisecracks and even became romantically involved with the AI of the Normandy SR-2, EDI during the events of the Reaper invasion
Kaidan Alenko – a lieutenant in the Systems Alliance marine trained in biotics under the instruction of a ruthless turian biotics specialist that was instrumental in Commander Shepard’s mission to thwart Saren’s plans of bringing the Reapers into the Milky Way galaxy, had a falling out with Garviel after learning he was working with Cerberus to defeat the Collectors, was rendered comatose during a mission on the Prothean Site on Mars and later killed by Garrus Vakarian while he was protecting the traitor Donnel Udina
Gunnery Chief Ashley Williams – a Systems Alliance soldier stationed on Eden Prime and granddaughter of the disgraced General Williams that had surrendered to the turians during the First Contact War that was assigned to Commander Shepard’s squad to thwart Saren’s plans, sacrificing her life on Virmire so that Commander Shepard could continue his pursuit of the rogue Spectre
Garrus Vakarian – a turian sharpshooter and former C-Sec officer that joined Garviel Shepard’s crew while they were investigating Saren’s involvement with the geth on Eden Prime and later recruited to accompany Shepard through the Omega-4 Relay on the suicide mission to confront the Collectors, surviving the suicide mission and later accompanied Shepard to London to defeat the Reapers
Urdnot Wrex – a krogan battlemaster of Clan Urdnot that joined Commander Shepard’s crew while he was investigating Saren’s involvement on the geth attack on Eden Prime, who would later become the leader of all the krogan and rally his people to fight the Reapers after Garviel and Mordin Solus had helped them cure the genophage
Tali’Zorah nar Rayya – a female quarian and daughter of the Admiralty Board member Rael’Zorah that served on both the SSV Normandy and Normandy SR-2 as both an engineer and a squad member for Commander Shepard, exiled from the Migrant Fleet after Commander Shepard didn’t disclose her father’s illegal experiments relating to geth that had threatened the Migrant Fleet to the Admiralty Board, was one of Commander Shepard’s squad members that was killed when Commander Shepard assaulted the Collector Base
Dr. Liara T’Soni – an asari researcher specialising in the field of the extinct race known as the Protheans and only daughter of the Matriarch Benezia that helped Commander Shepard in his conflicts with the Reapers and is the current Shadow Broker as of 2186
Jacob Taylor – a former Alliance marine and biotic who worked for Cerberus and accompanied Commander Shepard in his mission to recruit a squad of capable individuals on the suicide mission that the Illusive Man sends them on
Miranda Lawson – a Cerberus officer and human biotic that was genetically engineered to be the perfect human specimen using a modified copy of Henry Lawson’s genome, betraying Cerberus after allowing Garviel to destroy the Collector Base and the Human-Reaper hybrid the Collectors were building and aided the Alliance in the war against the Reapers in 2186 after Garviel helped her kill her father, who was working with Cerberus, on Horizon
EDI – the AI for the Normandy SR-2 born from rogue Hannibal-class VI combined with additional engineering from Reaper technology that functioned as the electronic warfare defence for the ship and later aided Commander Shepard to gather an allied battlegroup to confront the Reapers on Earth and was even personally involved with Joker until she perished with all other synthetics when Garviel used the Crucible to destroy the Reapers
Zaeed Massani – a bounty hunter that accompanied Garviel’s mission to attack the Collector Base and one of the founders of the Blue Suns private security company until his co-founder Vido Santiago betrayed him and tried to have him killed, only for the bounty hunter to kill him thanks to Commander Shepard’s assistance
Mordin Solus – a salarian geneticist, professor and former Special Task Group operative that aided Commander Shepard in dealing with the Collectors and responsible for perfecting the cure for the genophage that his protégé Maelon Heplorn had started making, sacrificing his life to ensure the cure could be distributed and earning the honour of having Urdnot Wrex’s first-born daughter to be named after him
Grunt – a genetically engineered krogan super soldier created by the krogan warlord Okeer that helped Commander Shepard defeat the Collectors and was welcomed into Clan Urdnot by Wrex after Grunt, with Garviel’s help slew a thresher maw, later contributed in the war effort against the Reapers when they invade the Milky Way galaxy
Jack – a bald-headed and heavily-tattooed human female regarded by Cerberus as one of the galaxy’s most powerful biotics users, also known as Subject Zero, a dangerous criminal with a borderline psychopathic personality known for piracy, smuggling and murder, who was experimented on by Cerberus scientists to develop her latent biotic powers for Cerberus’ uses in her childhood until her escape from Pragia, spending much of her life after her escape from Cerberus as a gang member and pirate and even a cult member before winding up an inmate on board Purgatory and later liberated from her incarceration by Garviel Shepard, helping him and Cerberus to put a stop to the kidnappings of human colonists by the Collectors, eventually became romantically involved with Garviel once the Collector Base was destroyed and took a position as an instructor at the Grissom Academy to train biotics for combat by the Systems Alliance and was involved in the war effort against the Reapers when they invaded the Milky Way Galaxy
Samara – an asari justicar in the late matriarchal stage of her life and mother of three Ardat-Yakshi daughters, the foremost among them murderous Morinth whom she tracked down and killed on Omega with Garviel’s help and survived the suicide mission, later committed suicide at the Ardat-Yakshi Monastery on the asari colony world Lesuss after the Reapers had attacked it with the intention of abducting and indoctrinating the Ardat-Yakshi that resided there
Thane Krios – a drell assassin, reputed to be the deadliest assassin in the galaxy that Garviel recruited for his mission to assault the Collector Base, possessing a deeply spiritual and philosophical personality and was slowly dying from Kepral’s Syndrome, who was one of Shepard’s squad members that was killed on the suicide mission
Legion – a unique geth walking platform incorporating 1183 geth programs to allow it to operate independently that was sent to investigate the numerous worlds that Commander Shepard had visited and directly assisted the former Spectre in acquiring the Reaper IFF from the derelict Reaper, joining Commander Shepard’s team despite Tali’s disapproval, survived the suicide mission on the Collector Base and later was instrumental in Commander Shepard securing the aid of the geth against the Reapers at the expense of the destruction of most of the Migrant Fleet that only sought the destruction of the geth and was nearly fully annihilated in the attempt to destroy the geth
Lieutenant James Vega – an experienced Alliance marine with a potential career in the N7 that was attached to Commander Shepard’s squad during the Reaper Invasion
Javik – the last surviving Prothean that was awakened from stasis in 2186 and joined Shepard’s squad to help him defeat the Reapers
Ambassador Donnel Udina – a human diplomat that became humanity’s first representative for the Citadel Council, a position he held until he was killed by Garviel Shepard when he failed to help Cerberus seize control of the Citadel in the year 2186, though Garviel and Admiral Anderson suspected that Udina had become indoctrinated by the Reapers
Major Dr. Karin Chakwas – the dedicated medical officer assigned to the SSV Normandy, and after Garviel Shepard’s resurrection, the Normandy SR-2
Admiral Steven Hackett – commander of the Alliance Navy’s Fifth Fleet and one of three Alliance officers that recommended Commander Shepard to become humanity’s first Spectre
Saren Arterius – the human-hating renegade turian Spectre that betrayed the Citadel Council and helped with Sovereign’s machinations to annihilate all advanced life in the Milky Way Galaxy
The Illusive Man – the leader of the rogue human supremacist organisation Cerberus, responsible for resurrecting Garviel and dispatching him on a suicide mission to confront the Collectors, would later lead Cerberus to attempt to take control of the Reapers when they proceeded with the invasion of the Milky Way galaxy in 2186 and use them for galactic domination on behalf of humanity, undermining Commander Shepard’s war efforts against the Reapers in the process, was killed by Shepard when the Citadel was in close proximity to Earth during the height of the battle between the allied species of the Milky Way galaxy and the Reapers
Harbinger – the first of the synthetic-organic starships known as the Reapers that became Shepard’s main antagonist after his resurrection by Cerberus’ Project Lazarus and is the mastermind of the Reaper’s machinations to purge all advanced organic life as part of a 50000 year-long cycle
Sovereign – the synthetic-organic starship, one of the Reapers, the first one that Commander Shepard had opposed, that was Saren’s flagship that manipulated the rogue turian Spectre through a process called indoctrination into aiding the Reapers to return to the Milky Way galaxy to harvest all advanced life, referred to as Nazara by the geth
Matriarch Benezia – an asari matriarch and Liara’s mother and accomplice to Saren’s plans for bringing the Reapers to the Milky Way galaxy, was killed in a secret lab on the ice world of Noveria that was breeding rachni, where Commander Shepard and his squad would discover that the matriarch had been indoctrinated by Saren and directing Commander Shepard to the Mu Relay, and the planet Virmire where he and his squad would confront Saren and his forces
The Shadow Broker – the shadowy and mysterious leader of an organisation that specialised in the bartering and exchange of valuable information, with Liara taking up the role after she and Garviel had killed the previous Shadow Broker, a yahg
The Thorian – a sentient plant-like alien lifeform with telepathic and mind-controlling powers and the ability to hibernate for very long periods of time that was responsible for enslaving the local population of Zhu’s Hope on Feros and was destroyed by Commander Shepard
Kai Leng – a Cerberus assassin and disgraced Alliance N7 marine of Chinese descent that harboured extreme anti-alien attitudes, whose actions for Cerberus helped undermine the Alliance and the Citadel Council’s war effort against the Reapers greatly, was killed by Commander Shepard on Cronos Station
Maya Brooks – a xenophobic Cerberus deserter that tried to have Commander Shepard killed and replaced with a clone, was killed on board the Normandy
Oleg Petrovsky – a Cerberus general that had taken Omega from Aria and controlled Omega with an iron fist, was executed by Aria when she and Commander Shepard retook Omega from Cerberus
Henry Lawson – Miranda Lawson’s biological father who created his daughters Miranda and Oriana, was a supporter of Cerberus until his daughter ran away from him and Miranda joined the group in exchange for protection from him
Major Kyle – Commander Shepard’s former commanding officer that had witnessed the carnage that Garviel had perpetrated on the batarian pirates, was honourably discharged and became the leader of a biotic commune
Pressley – the Navigator on the SSV Normandy and Commander Shepard’s second-in-command after Captain Anderson gave command of the Normandy to Shepard, was among those killed when the Collector ship obliterated the SSV Normandy after Sovereign was destroyed
Lieutenant Gregory Adams – the chief engineer on board the SSV Normandy and the Normandy SR-2 during the Reaper Invasion
Corporal Richard L. Jenkins – a Systems Alliance soldier born on Eden Prime that was killed in an ambush by geth drones shortly after making landing
Nihlus Kryik – a turian Spectre that was scouting Commander Shepard for potential into the elite Spectre unit on Eden Prime, who was murdered by the rogue Spectre Saren
Harkin – the first human to serve in C-Sec, only to be dismissed after an inglorious twenty years due to his reputation of roughing up suspects, drug abuse, alcoholism and petty corruption
Barla Von – a volus financial advisor and information broker in the employ of the Shadow Broker that helped Garviel expose Saren’s treachery on Eden Prime
Khalisah al-Jilani – a news reporter with a low opinion of Commander Shepard that had a bad habit of being punched in the face by Commander Shepard for her slandering him
Shiala – an asari commando in the service of Matriarch Benezia that Saren had offered to the Thorian in an attempt to retrieve the Cipher that Commander Shepard was after to decipher the visions he had on Eden Prime and Virmire
Captain Kirrahe – the commanding officer of the Salarian 3rd Infiltration Regiment STG (Special Task Group) sent to Virmire to assist Commander Shepard in his mission to destroy Saren’s base, who sacrificed his life to personally see to the destruction of Saren’s base with an improvised nuclear bomb, dying alongside Ashley Williams
Vigil – a Prothean Virtual Intelligence on Ilos that told Commander Shepard about the downfall of the Prothean Empire by the Reapers and how Saren used the Conduit to gain entry into the Citadel and hand the station over to Sovereign
Wilson – a medical officer that worked for Cerberus’ Project Lazarus until he betrayed them when Garviel had first woken in the Cerberus facility a couple years after his death at the hands of the Collectors
Kelly Chambers – Garviel Shepard’s yeoman and psychologist that served on the Normandy SR-2, died in a collector pod dissolved into raw organic material during Commander Shepard’s suicide mission
Mess Sergeant Rupert Gardner – the cook and jack-of-trades handyman aboard the Normandy SR-2 that was killed during his captivity by the Collectors
Gabriella Daniels – a former Alliance engineer, who became a Cerberus operative in the Lazarus Cell and an engineer on board the Normandy SR-2, died in a similar manner to Kelly Chambers
Kenneth Donnelly – another former Alliance engineer that accompanied his best friend Gabriella Daniels on Commander Shepard’s mission, was among the crew rescued and survived the mission, was reinstated into service by the authority of Commander Shepard after he was reinstated as a Spectre
Armando-Owen Bailey – a C-Sec officer stationed in the Zakera Ward that was in charge of C-Sec operations in the Citadel Embassies quarters that helped Commander Shepard in thwarting Udina’s coup with Cerberus
Aria T’Loak – the iron-fisted asari ruler of the space station Omega and owner of the nightclub, Afterlife Club
Vido Santiago – Zaeed Massani’s former partner and co-founder of the Blue Suns private security company until he betrayed Zaeed and tried to have him murdered, was hunted down and killed by Zaeed with Garviel Shepard’s help at an Eldfell-Ashland refinery on the planet Zorya in the Faia System, a medium-sized system in the Ismar Frontier that was situated within the Attican Traverse
Dr. Okeer – a krogan warlord that fought in the Krogan Rebellions obsessed with curing the genophage, resorting to unethical experimentation on other krogan and turning to the Collectors to acquire the technology to meet that end, died in his lab by toxins employed by Blue Suns mercenaries knowing why the Collectors were abducting human colonists and regretted dealing with them, asking Commander Shepard to take his perfect legacy, Grunt, with him to defeat the Collectors
Oriana Wilson – Miranda Lawson’s genetic twin sister and another of Henry Lawson’s genetically engineered daughters, whom Miranda protected from her egotistical father
Maelon Heplorn – a salarian geneticist, former STG operative and former student of Mordin Solus, who had been experimenting on krogan volunteers to develop a cure for the genophage after his supposed capture by the krogan, only to be executed by Mordin Solus on the grounds of the unethical nature of the experiment
Admiral Rael’Zorah – Tali’Zorah’s father and member of the quarian peoples’ ruling governing body, the Admiralty Board
Captain Kar’Danna vas Rayya – the captain of the Rayya, the ship Tali was born on, who was among the many quarians killed during their battle against the geth in an attempt to reclaim their homeworld of Rannoch
Admiral Daro’Xen vas Moreh – a member of the quarian Admiralty Board, possessing a clinical intellect and an interest to see the geth to become subject to servitude of their quarian creators that was among the quarian killed in the battle against the geth on Rannoch
Admiral Shala’Raan vas Tonbay – one of the members of the quarian Admiralty Board and a family friend of Tali’Zorah, who died on Rannoch by suicide when Garviel permitted the geth to upgrade their software to become sentient and annihilated the Migrant Fleet in self-defence
Admiral Han’Gerrel vas Neema – a member of the quarian Admiralty Board and childhood friend of Rael’Zorah and advocated war against the geth, who was killed along with the Migrant Fleet over the battle against the geth on Rannoch
Admiral Zaal’Koris vas Qwib-Qwib – a member of the quarian Admiralty Board that was sympathetic to the geth, who was killed with the rest of the Migrant Fleet against the geth on Rannoch
Dr. Gavin Archer – the chief engineer of Project Overlord on the Cerberus facility on Aite that was working on a means to control the geth for the Illusive Man
David Archer – Dr. Gavin Archer’s autistic mathematical savant brother that was forcibly incorporated into Project Overlord’s VI program as a means to control the geth but was freed from Cerberus control and handed over to Grissom Academy, where he was among those present when Cerberus had attacked the facility with the intention of abducting the students to use for the Illusive Man’s purposes and worked on the construction of the Crucible
Morinth – Samara’s murderous Ardat-Yakshi daughter with an addiction for killing that had spent 400 years on the run from her justicar mother before being killed by her after luring Garviel Shepard to an apartment on Omega
Dr. Amanda Kenson – a human scientist that gained notoriety when she and her team of scientists claimed that the majority of the Mass Relays predated Prothean civilisation and was studying Reaper technology in the fringes of batarian territory dubbed “Object Rho” and was indoctrinated along with the rest of her science team, losing her life while Garviel narrowly escaped the destruction of the Alpha Relay that resulted in the destruction of an entire batarian system
Councillor Esheel – the salarian representative of the Citadel Council that was assassinated by Kai Leng during Udina’s coup on the Citadel
Councillor Irissa – the asari representative of the Citadel Council with a reputation of being ruthless and cold
Councillor Quentius – the turian representative of the Citadel Council
Samantha Traynor – the Communications Specialist assigned to the Normandy during the Reaper Invasion
Steve Cortez – an Alliance pilot that pilots the UT-47A Kodiak for Commander Shepard whose husband was abducted by the Collectors, was confirmed KIA when his shuttle crashed in London during the final battle against the Reapers
Diana Allers – an Alliance News Network war correspondent that travels on the Normandy
Adrien Victus – the newly appointed primarch of the turian race that led the turians against the Reapers
Dr. Kahlee Sanders – a naturally blonde Systems Alliance First Lieutenant whose field of expertise was in synthetic intelligence and daughter of Admiral Jon Grissom, who was among those rescued by Commander Shepard with Cerberus had attacked Grissom Academy and contributed to the war effort against the Reapers
Dalatrass Linron – the leader of the salarians that vehemently opposed to the curing of the genophage and withdrew salarian support from the war effort when Commander Shepard had cured the krogan of their infertility
Urdnot Bakara – commonly known as Eve, she was the only female krogan that had received the genophage cure from the salarians to survive Cerberus’ attack on the salarian STG facility on Sur’Kesh, would later become the mother to Wrex’s children
Nyreen Kandros – a turian freelance mercenary that had led the resistance against Cerberus’ occupation of Omega and aided Garviel and Aria in removing Cerberus from Omega
Rila – one of Samara’s Ardat-Yakshi daughters that died in the Ardat-Yakshi Monsastery on Lesuss, sacrificed her life to destroy the Reapers that had appeared on Lesuss rather than succumbing to indoctrination
Falere – another of Samara’s Ardat-Yakshi daughters that died in the Ardat-Yakshi Monastery on Lesuss, was shot dead by Garviel after Samara committed suicide to prevent her escape and possible capture by the Reapers
Vendetta – the Prothean Virtual Intelligence that was located in the Temple of Athame on Thessia, who explained that the Crucible was a super weapon that the Protheans had been working on to destroy the Reapers and that the Catalyst was the Citadel
Catalyst – known as the Intelligence by the Leviathans that created it, the Catalyst was designed to monitor the relationship between organic and synthetic life and ensure their continued existence, eventually betraying the Leviathans, killing many of them and using their genetic to create the first of many Reapers, Harbinger, and over the period of countless millions of years harvested all advanced lifeforms for the purpose of preserving the harvested species’ genetic makeup and collective knowledge and allowing primitive life the chance to advance to allow the Reapers’ 50000 year cycle to repeat in perpetuity, was destroyed along with the Reapers when Garviel used the Catalyst in conjunction with the Crucible to destroy all synthetics
Lani Reed – a childhood acquaintance of Garviel’s who survived the batarian raid on Mindoir and later signed up for the Andromeda Initiative