Top Ten Mass Effect Characters

Who is your favourite character from the Mass Effect trilogy?

The Top Ten

1 Garrus

Garrus be top dog

He can either be your best buddy as MaleShep or best lover as FemShep. His abilites are so OP that I always bring him on every mission in the entire trilogy. His character arc is fleshed out in a way that it makes me feel like he is a real person (or in this case, character). I'm honestly surprised that he isn't the main face of Mass Effect given that almost every ME fan can agree that he is the best character with a good story and voice actor!

The most interesting and best fleshed out character of the series with the exception of Shepard and is easily one of the most likable. And his combat build makes him always present on every mission my sentinel goes out on. He is Shepard's right hand man or whatever the turian equivalent if that fraise is. In my opinion, the series would not have been as successful if not for him.

Just awesome in general

2 Liara

My favorite character. She loves Shepard even if she isn't your love interest she is just awesome.

Ignore the guy that claims she's boring, Liara is well rounded, incredibly likeable and has a beautiful voice. If you play the games you will grow to trust her every word, the empathy and compassion she shows in every conversation, her deep passion for history and her usefulness in combat not to mention her excellent character development. The guy claiming that she is emotionless clearly hasn't played Lair Of The Shadow Broker, or even paid attention to her in 3.

She's so faithful to Shepard, as a friend or a girlfriend, and she's the whole reason why the commander was revived in Mass Effect 2. She's the most loyal squad mate and an interesting character. Liara grows up a lot throughout the series.

Hot, cute & friendly

3 Tali

Young girl who is loyal to his family and her entire race. We see her grow as a person to eventually become more self assured, an admiral and the love she has for Shepard is cute and innocent. Tali is girl you take home to mom.

Tali has so many positive things about her: cool personality, loyal, cute, best MaleShep romance (in my opinion), a great voice and the singing scene. The best Mass Effect character in my opinion.

She's super cute, and a great romance option

Although she is covered from head to toe, she is still by far the most attractive love-interest for Shepard, or because of it. Also, a good, naïve and cute personality only adds to her attractiveness.

4 Mordin
5 Shepard

Shepard shouldn't be on this list. It's not fair, and I'm sure the only reason she isn't at the top is because people didn't think she belonged on the list or because she was so obviously the best there was no reason to discuss it.

I do not think that Shepard should be on this list. Yes he/she is the most important character in the series, but that is because we make him/her that way. There are just far to many variables in the character that a consistent ideal can be drawn from him/her to a point where we can pin the personality down and say "classic Shepard". This is what makes the character so great and what made the series the show-stopper it was and how the title shook up and raise the bar of the gaming world.

I'm Command Shepard, and this is my favorite character in mass effect - Bean_Destroyer12

He is the hero of the entire game!

6 Wrex

So powerful can destroy anything in his path and he also defeated a thresher maw by himself and oh he also have biotic

Wrex my man.

7 Grunt
8 Joker
9 Kasumi
10 Thane

This guy is awesome! Even his voice is awesome! And Thane has possibly the saddest death in the whole series!

The most skilled assassin in the mass effect universe

Thane is the best character In my opinion. - JESUSISKING

The Contenders

11 Legion
12 David Anderson
13 Javik
14 Illusive Man
15 Jack

She is hot and an all-powerful woman. She acts tough, but showing interest in her opens up a soft, vulnerable girl.

16 Kaiden
17 Ashley

Honestly should be higher as she is flawed (kinda racist) but not extremist and doesn't act out of line by far the better choice to be saved on Virmire (sorry Kaiden) I can never actually bring myself to let her die

18 Samara

She's powerful and dangerous, but faithful to you all the way through.

19 Samantha
20 EDI


21 Miranda

She is beautiful and powerful. She can hold her own. Without Shepard wouldn't be alive.

22 Kelly
23 Marauder Shields
24 Zaeed
25 Aria T'Loak

I am Omega!

26 Jacob
27 James

Bad ass

28 Steve
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