Top 10 Mass Effect Squad Members

If you play Mass Effect you know you met some interesting people and some of them are your squad members. Which is your favourite.

The Top Ten

1 Garrus

Garrus has to be the biggest BRO there is in video game history, with wrex closly second. The bond you get with Garrus in the ME saga is just awesome. He is loyal, has an acid sense of humour that matches perfectly with his rogue police past, is an incredibly talented soldier and has probably the best quotes in the Mass Effect series.

He is good at calibrations too. And has "reach"

Garrus like a bro to you once you start playing ME, he learns from Shepard, and eventually applies himself after ME2 when you find out he's Archangel, amazing character in my opinion - MisterAlex

He's pretty great. He actually agrees with many things renegade Shepard does, which makes Garrus badass too. - Therandom

I loved him, but when you romance him or tali you don't get to see the best shipping ever. #Talibrations

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2 Tali zorah

Ah yes Tali she's my favorite. I really think she's the best in all 3 games what so ever. Her design is awesome and when she curses in the game makes laugh and when she says some funny quotes. She's adorable, sweet, her personality is completely different from other races/characters "except garrus can't beat him " like I said she's the BEST ever. The problem is I just wish she was real. "i thing every guy would like that".

I love to romance with her it seems like the cutest romance of them all I also love her accent, her personality, her character design. She is adorable.

I have a shotgun.

Tali. 100% absolutely Tali. it actually pains me to try to romance anyone else. - taishisohma

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3 Legion

Legion is the best squad member out there. I cry every time he dies in ME3, and I just want an option where legion survives. It is for that reason, I haven't played ME3 in years.

The ultimate rebel. Once a simple VI now turned Savior of an entire Race. Logical, unique and extremely powerful.

Legion is the best character In the series and is awesome to have as a squadmate

A geth who was discriminate against by the people who created him. Despite the disgusting actions of the Quarian people against his kind, he still fought for the day in which the Geth and the Quarians could cooperate and live together as friends, and he died for it. He died for people who hated him. He died for peace. He didn't have to die, but he did so anyways.

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4 Wrex

Easily the best because he's ballsy and is as likely to shoot you as he is to help you. Oh and I love the fact he shoots fist if your try to go the paragon route

Wrex is awesome, too bad he's only in the squad in mass effect 1. - Therandom

Don't mess with the T-Wrex!

Huh...I've actually never let Wrex live past ME1... gotta save Mordin After all

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5 Mordin Solus

Everyone remembers his singing (which is hilarious) but what really makes Mordin great is his depth, moral ambiguity, and character growth. My favorite by far.

Garrus, Wrex and Tali are clearly the three best but I had to vote for Mordin because he deserves to be higher on the list. Don't get me wrong, Legion is awesome, but Mordin is just so damn funny and cool. And (SPOILER ALERT) his final sacrifice on Tuchanka will have even the most hardened badass (ahem) tearing up and yelling to no one in particular to STOP CUTTING THOSE DAMN ONIONS IN HERE!

6 Thane Krios

Thane is an experienced assassin, and while he may seem a little cold at first when he opens up and reveals that he is honest, charming, subtle and sweet character, and also is one of the most loyal crew members on your team. He also easily makes the most heart-felt and sad romance in the trilogy.

An emotional character... I like emotional characters :')

An amazing squadmate, guess I like green, ps. He's pure awesomeness

7 Liara

My romance option every time!

Liara is one of the most consistent and loyal character's on Shepard's team. You can see her undertake a transformation throughout the trilogy, she starts off as a charming, shy and curious character with a passion. And over the course of the trilogy she becomes a strong and independent person. And she also makes a good romance option too

Favorite character throughout the series. She starts out as a shy nerd and ends up a tough information broker. Whats no to love

Tali is more popular sure but to me, Liara beats her both as a character and even as a romance option. Her transformation and character development is among my favourite in gaming history. People always talk about how much of a bro Garrus, how adorable Tali is, how awesome Wrex and how hot Miranda is, but for me, nothing beats the charm and intelligence of this blue Goddess.

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8 Grunt

How can you not like him he's funny when he says his classic quotes and especially on the battle scenes

Grunt is heard worker to the team and he made to be prefect
And he sounld be at the top

I'm cry when he die in mass effect 2 in final mision because of me
I love this character and I don't know why
He is funny and awesome

9 Miranda Lawson

Miranda has a very interesting history. She is the one who spent 2 years of her life rebuilding shepard. In the start of mass effect 2 you may not like her but after you get to know her she becomes 1 of the best characters. Give miranda a chance

She is very good once you get past her perfect human side :) she can be really god, and she loves her sister, it proves that she loves somebody else, not herself

Miranda Lawson : best Mass Effect character.

10 Javik

His words are like poetry, worth every cent of the $10. I can't imagine playing ME3 without him!

The Contenders

11 Jack

Tough, powerful, lonely, and a jerk with a heart of gold. Jack is a great squadmate and a well-developed character. In my opinion, she has the most emotional romance in Mass Effect 2.

12 Zaeed

I just like how Shepard can slowly reform him into a better person.

13 Kaidan Alenko

Too many people condemn Kaidan as being too bland and whiney but those statements normally come from teenagers who are too busy drooling over Liara or Tali (no disrespect to those awesome characters) and not mature enough to take a better approach towards in my opinion the best ME character yet. Kaidan is very realistic and a relatable human which is why I think some people dislike him as a character, along with some jealousy: These people don't want a better version of themselves as a companion/romance option as it might make them feel inferior and resent this character, they want flashy "cool-looking" aliens who either have joke dialogue 95% of the time working as a sidekick or have 2 big assets in skin tight body suits. Kaidan is by no means bland or whiney- He is one of the most genuine and nicest characters, he has an interesting backstory around his biotics and childhood and is with you from the start, either as a romance option or just a friend Kaidan has one of the ...more

Quiet, thoughtful, deliberate, very Lawful Good. He's easy to miss in the flash of the others, but if you take the time to get to know him, he's a great and subtle character.

Very overlooked character, one of the best personalities in the game

I've always had a soft spot for Kaidan. I know he isn't a perfect character and he gets really whiny at the end, but I've been through so much with Kaidan that it made me sad to see him leave. As femShepard, I found it hard romancing anyone else because Kaidan was your first squadmember to serve under you (Jenkins died right away so he doesn't count). - aidanpscott

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14 Kasumi Goto

Kasumi isn't the most famous thief in the galaxy, but the best! Awesome personality, cool outfit and good in combat - Shame Shepard couldn't romance her and that her role in ME2 and ME3 wasn't that big. A great character though.

15 Jeff “Joker” Moreau
16 Jacob Taylor

Most decent. wish he didn't die

17 Ashley Williams

With an intense amount of character development in the first game, Ashley is the best romance in the trilogy and demonstrates her stubborn and strong willed personality throughout the course of all three games.

She is a good and strong solider, but she has feelings about her sisters and Shepard

18 Samara
19 EDI
20 Morinth
21 James Vega

My caracter looked almost like him: Bad ass and douche, that's why he was always my first pick - FamousOG

22 Jenkins

Great romance as FemShep!

Jenkins was by far one of the best squadmates. Huge character development and lots of great dialouge

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