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Mass Effect Betrayal: Act 2- Rising Storm » by JacenAntilles Tali carries a dangerous secret that could spark rebellion. She feels trapped and alone, but now isn't the time to reveal it. Torn between loyalty and exposing Shepard's betrayal, she stands alone in the battle for truth and justice. Her actions will have far-reaching consequences, altering her destiny and the galaxy's fate.
T, English, Sci-Fi, chapters: 4, words: 14k+, favs: 4, follows: 5, updated: 2/21 published: 12/3/2023, OC, Garrus V., Shepard, Tali'Zorah
161Die for the cause » by Illuviar The Citadel Council - an organization tasked with maintaining the peace, stability and prosperity of the known galaxy. It is a task they had mostly excelled at since the Krogan Rebellions. The Councilors have the weight of the galaxy upon their shoulders and have to constantly balance the needs and interests of their governments and people... Competent Council AU.
T, English, Sci-Fi & Adventure, chapters: 34, words: 111k+, favs: 507, follows: 571, updated: 2/19 published: 4/4/2019
1The Reaper War » by Sonadow345 After three years of warnings and denials, the galaxy is now faced with a threat they never believed they would face: galactic genocide by centuries old, sentient machines known aptly as the Reapers. The fate of the galaxy now rests on the shoulders of Commander Kacey Shepard, a talented Commander who's career is built on performing the impossible. Retelling of ME3.
T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Romance, chapters: 18, words: 59k+, favs: 6, follows: 6, updated: 2/17 published: 6/15/2023, [Shepard, Kaidan A.] [Garrus V., Tali'Zorah]
28Mass Effect: Wanderer » by Marcopolo135 Follow the path of the Wanderer and journey through three galactic cycles of life and death against the Reapers - an epic of lost stories spanning the distant reaches of time to the Normandy and her crew. Slow burn. Updated every Friday.
T, English, Sci-Fi & Adventure, chapters: 71, words: 255k+, favs: 193, follows: 255, updated: 2/16 published: 5/13/2022, Shepard, OC
1 Good Morning, Nora by Thessian Shadow A Valentine's Day 2024 first look at what happens after the credits roll. Details inside!
T, English, Family & Humor, words: 2k+, favs: 2, follows: 2, 2/14, [Shepard, Councilor Tevos] Clone Shepard
7Getting Back Up To (FTL) Speed » by MorloMagnets Rediscover the world of Mass Effect through the eyes of "Commander" Gorman, as he finds himself many light years and regular years away from home. His mind is shattered by horrific visions and the odds are against him – but determination and luck will see him assemble a ragtag crew and take the fight to this strange new galaxy. This week: Gorman asks what we're all thinking.
T, English, Sci-Fi & Parody, chapters: 15, words: 51k+, favs: 25, follows: 39, updated: 2/13 published: 10/24/2023
8Heart to Heart » by Sonadow345 After stopping the coup attempt on the Citadel, Kaidan re-joins the crew on Normandy, with a lot of questions for Commander Kacey Shepard about her time with Cerberus. It's about time he got an explanation! A causal retelling of Mass Effect 2 and a slight AU for Mass Effect 3. KaidanXFemShepard
T, English, Sci-Fi & Adventure, chapters: 83, words: 207k+, favs: 20, follows: 19, updated: 2/9 published: 7/16/2021, [Kaidan A., Shepard] Garrus V.
292First Love (The Trish & Nikki Saga) » by DRWPJT Some people spend their whole lives searching for love, others stumble into it completely by chance. Nicola "Nikki" Shepard was devastated when her childhood sweetheart left Mindoir, but fate is a fickle creature and in the long run it was probably for the best. Starting with brief snapshots on Mindoir and other events pre-ME1 then hopefully continuing throughout the trilogy. F/F
T, English, Romance, chapters: 102, words: 301k+, favs: 267, follows: 325, updated: 2/8 published: 6/20/2016, [OC, Shepard]
26Mass Effect: Book III - Cerberus Chronicles » by JShepLord A continuation of ME: Book II - The Spectre Chronicles. After waking up in a Cerberus space station, Shepard demands answers and finds out that she had died two years prior with the destruction of the Normandy. With two years of her absence, how will the galaxy react to her returning, and how will she react to what the galaxy has become?
T, English, Sci-Fi & Drama, chapters: 28, words: 216k+, favs: 42, follows: 51, updated: 2/7 published: 10/3/2021, Garrus V., Liara T'Soni, Tali'Zorah, Shepard
675Contact » by KE12 AU: Humanity failed to conquer FTL, having no Eezo in Sol, but they did manage to overcome many other technologies which have allowed them to become the masters of their solar system, but what happens when the Citadel Council stumble across them in the year 3517AD? The Citadel wants their technology and Humanity wants out of Sol, but can a deal be struck? Heavy! focus on FC aspects
K+, English, Sci-Fi, chapters: 40, words: 226k+, favs: 1k+, follows: 2k+, updated: 2/3 published: 4/3/2019, [Shepard, Councilor Tevos] Benezia
In the Bleak Midwinter by Heywood Kid Shortly after the Battle for Earth, the Milky Way forces are victorious. But what happened to Commander Jean Shepard? *Disclaimer: EA and Bioware own the Mass Effect franchise and their respective characters.*
T, English, Romance & Hurt/Comfort, words: 930, favs: 2, follows: 2, 2/2, Garrus V., Shepard
3The Human Alliance » by Vitor42 The System Alliance is introduced to the galaxy with good old-fashioned violence, good for us that we humans are so proficient with it. HFY
T, English, Sci-Fi, chapters: 4, words: 8k+, favs: 49, follows: 79, updated: 1/30 published: 12/24/2023
mass effect: trail of smoke » by roccoskennedy After the events of Mass Effect 3, Garrus Vakarian struggles to find purpose amidst haunting memories of past mistakes. When an old friend's request emerges, he discovers a glimmer of hope that the love he lost may not be gone forever, urging him to persevere despite the shadows of doubt.
T, English, Crime & Drama, chapters: 3, words: 7k+, favs: 2, follows: 2, updated: 1/30 published: 1/28, Garrus V., Joker, Jack, Shepard
20Mass Effect: Home Sweet Home » by MindSurfing Shepard and Tali are ready to confess 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, chapters: 9, words: 89k+, favs: 18, follows: 25, updated: 1/21 published: 7/21/2020, Tali'Zorah, Shepard
5One Shepard is not enough » by EclipsePheniox John Shepard has lost everything. His friends, family, home and more. Given a second chance and a mission by a Watcher, he is sent to another world to help another Shepard in her quest and to counter dark forces at work. But nothing is ever simple as more divergence events happen and more Shepards appear. Inspired by a Fistfull of Shepards
T, English, Sci-Fi & Adventure, chapters: 4, words: 18k+, favs: 9, follows: 18, updated: 1/21 published: 8/28/2023, Miranda L., Jacob T., Shepard
3 Burnt for Beacons » by jurassicspacewalk FemShep's investigation of Cerberus' nefarious activities, while she struggles with questions about her own identity. This story is not super canon-y, but it fits with the story, especially if you aren't too personally attached to your version of the characters. It aims to fill in the gaps and is told from Ash's POV. Rated T for blood-curdling swears. FemShep/Ashley (slowest burn).
T, English, Angst & Friendship, chapters: 23, words: 67k+, favs: 17, follows: 18, updated: 1/16 published: 1/18/2022, Ashley W., Shepard
The Scrapyard » by DeafeningEcho When I write it's common for me to trash chapters that have already been partially or fully written. this scrap yard is so you can all see my forever incomplete work or those I have abandoned. They are mostly not edited so expect lots of errors.
K, English, chapters: 22, words: 91k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, updated: 1/15 published: 12/12/2023
pilogue pour Talie Zora by fanboy7894 Qu'est-il arrivé à Talie Zora après la guerre? Cette nouvelle se passe après la fin rouge de Mass Effect 3, si on choisit systématiquement les options pragmatiques et Talie Zora comme compagne.
K+, French, Drama, words: 1k+, 1/15, Tali'Zorah
42Tales from Starlight Station » by Tusken1602 Short stories and one-shots set in the Mass Effect Universe, largely with OC's from my "Beacon's Effect" series. Please feel free to go and check out those for context and further adventures!
T, English, Sci-Fi & Humor, chapters: 8, words: 13k+, favs: 41, follows: 48, updated: 1/10 published: 8/26/2016
5604 A Dark Star Rising » by Huntington's Bride With the Reapers at the galaxy's edge and Jane Shepard incarcerated, Aria T'loak finds her relationship with Cerberus becoming ever more complicated. Forced to turn to the Illusive Man for help in the face of tragedy, the spiraling politics between the two parties seems to lead to only one conclusion. Violence. Sequel to All Creatures Great and Small. Non-canonish.
T, English, Suspense & Angst, chapters: 22, words: 125k+, favs: 28, follows: 30, updated: 1/10 published: 5/2/2021, Illusive Man, Aria T'Loak, Ardat-Yakshi, OC
11Liara T'Soni and the Ring of Life » by nakati7 Liara T'Soni is a very determined archaeologist who isn't worried to do a little tomb raiding to discover ancient knowledge. Cam Shepard is an ex-Alliance mercenary with a thing for people much smarter than she is. There's no way they'll get up to anything dangerous together, right?
T, English, Romance & Adventure, chapters: 17, words: 193k+, favs: 24, follows: 43, updated: 1/10 published: 11/9/2021, Garrus V., Liara T'Soni, Tali'Zorah, Shepard
38Mass Effect: Invasion » by PoachedEgg In 1958, NATO and the Warsaw Pact come into contact with a hostile UFO. It seemed to defy the laws of physics with the way it moved and the way it's mass seemed to almost...fluctuate. In a joint effort, the two powers defeated the aliens, but only just. Now, the aliens have returned, and only one organization has any hope of stopping them: the Xenonauts.
T, English, Sci-Fi & Mystery, chapters: 15, words: 36k+, favs: 154, follows: 209, updated: 1/9 published: 12/4/2021
2The End of Time: An Oral History of the Reaper War by silencewillfall0091 The Reaper War came hauntingly close to ending all sentient life in the known galaxy. A collection of interviews and stories of the survivors, told in the style of World War Z.
T, English, Sci-Fi & Horror, words: 1k+, favs: 5, follows: 3, 1/2
132 Loyalty and Limerence » by Serendipity001 Garrus' thoughts and feelings regarding Commander John Shepard were easy to understand and explain: He respected and admired the human Spectre and would follow him into hell in a heartbeat. His feelings regarding his crewmate and friend, Lieutenant Jane Shepard, however, weren't as clear cut. She'd taken up residence in his head and wouldn't leave. Parallel AU, Complete.
T, English, Romance & Adventure, chapters: 76, words: 462k+, favs: 104, follows: 104, updated: 12/31/2023 published: 2/16/2022, [Garrus V., Shepard] Tali'Zorah
306Mass Effect: Isolation » by PoachedEgg What if humanity was diplomatically isolated from the Citadel races, left to fend for itself against the Batarians and other threats? This is an AU story of a humanity forced to struggle and fight for its place in the stars, with many points of divergence and some pretty significant changes made to the background lore. Contains violence and some mature themes.
T, English, Sci-Fi & Adventure, chapters: 32, words: 139k+, favs: 848, follows: 1k+, updated: 12/28/2023 published: 1/17/2021
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