Top 5 Mass Effect Companions

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N7 Day is upon us!

Mass Effect day, affectionately called N7 Day, just passed, and since companions are such a huge part of the trilogy (they can make or break a playthrough) here's my top 5 companions from the Mass Effect trilogy as a tribute.

5. Legion (Mass Effect 2)

Despite being a Geth, Legion was undoubtedly cool. He saved Shepard and his team by sniping some baddies. He created conflict by being a Geth, especially with Tali. He shed light on the Geth, knowledge that none of the crew had known one before. He just looks amazing too! He obviously looks like a Geth since he is one, but he still proudly wears the colors assigned to him by Shepard.

Let me just point out how adorable the term "Shepard-Commander" is as well.

4. Urdnot Wrex (Mass Effect)

Wrex was one of those characters you wanted on your team and knew you needed on your team. He was strong and fought well, especially on the harder difficulties. As a Krogan on the good side, he was also able to shed some light on a whole bunch of issues (particularly towards the end of the first Mass Effect).

Wrex also had some good comedic lines to lighten the mood: "Anyone who fights us is either stupid or on Saren's payroll. Killing the latter is business. Killing the former is a favor to the universe."

3. Liara T'Soni (Mass Effect)

Liara was my female crush throughout the Mass Effect trilogy. Plainly, she wasn't annoying (she didn't just complain about everything and seemed to have a real personality). Have you seen her design too? She is downright gorgeous. She has a nice shade of blue and has subtle features. I love it.

Liara also becomes a huge asset in the second game. I don't want to spoil anything in case someone hasn't played the games yet, but trust me when I say she becomes super important and that made me love her even more.

2. Grunt (Mass Effect 2)

Two Krogans on this list? Yep. Two.

Grunt was my go-to companion in the second game. Like Wrex, he was strong and made a great fighter to play through the game with. He was a different Krogan though. Being tube-bred, he had slightly different views and I wanted to know them all.

His loyalty mission was one of my favorites too (and one of the most difficult, which was a nice surprise considering how easy I thought the majority of the rest of the game to be).

Did you hear some of Grunt's one-liners? Like Wrex, he was insanely funny. 

"I don't need luck; I just need ammo."

1. Garrus Vakarian (Mass Effect)

Both I and my version of Shepherd loved Garrus. Not only was he a decent fighter, he was also very sweet and was entirely loyal to Shepard.

He also had one of the personalities that resonated with me the most. He was dark: "It's so much easier to see the world in black and white. Gray... I don't know what to do with gray."

And he was awkward, especially when pertaining to the optional romance you could have with him (which just made me love him even more): "So... your, uh, hair looks good. And your waist is... very supportive."

How could you not love Garrus?

There you have it!

These are my top five Mass Effect companions, the ones I fell in love with.

With the amount of companions available in the Mass Effect trilogy, you almost certainly disagree with me with some of my choices, so which companions did you like best? Be sure to let me know in the comments below!

Published Nov. 7th 2015

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