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* {{Foreshadowing}}: In ''3'', you have ''Fleet & Flotilla'', and in ''2'', you have a turian and quarian hooking up in a bar. [[spoiler:[[PairTheSpares He winds up with Tali]], if they aren't with Shepard. The fact that they have compatible amino acids help.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: In ''3'', you have ''Fleet & Flotilla'', and in ''2'', you have a turian and quarian hooking up in a bar. [[spoiler:[[PairTheSpares He winds up with Tali]], if they aren't with Shepard. The fact that they have compatible amino acids help.help, along with the fact they seem to share a fear of spiders.]]


* BlatantLies: In ''3'', if Tali brings up the time in the elevators he criticised her on behalf of her entire species creating the geth, he'll claim he never said it. He quickly recants when Tali offers to play back a recording of it she made.



* {{Foil}}: To Paragon Shepard, where he essentially takes on the role of the [[TheCowl "Batman"]] to Shepard's [[TheCape "Superman"]], with his entire character arc throughout all three games probably summed up as 'almost just as awesome as Shepard'.
** In the first game, his hunting of Dr. Heart, forgoing rules and protocol are similar to Shepard gaining Spectre status and given free rein to investigate Saren. How he ends the pursuit, and his subsequent personal philosophy is also affected by Shepard.
** His accomplishments as Archangel in the second game are basically all three of Shepard's possible psychological profiles rolled into one.


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* {{Foil}}: To Paragon Shepard, where he essentially takes on the role of the [[TheCowl "Batman"]] to Shepard's [[TheCape "Superman"]], with his entire character arc throughout all three games probably summed up as 'almost just as awesome as Shepard'.
** In the first game, his hunting of Dr. Heart, forgoing rules and protocol are similar to Shepard gaining Spectre status and given free rein to investigate Saren. How he ends the pursuit, and his subsequent personal philosophy is also affected by Shepard.
** His accomplishments as Archangel in the second game are basically all three of Shepard's possible psychological profiles rolled into one.


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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes:
** He's implied to have a fear of spiders, and worries they might be able to follow him to the afterlife, which would apparently ruin the whole thing for him.
** At one point in ''3'' he explains that he can handle most of the weird horrors the Reapers can cook up... but the flying ones creep him out.


-->'''Garrus:''' ''[quarians defeated geth]'' The geth spilled a lot of blood, and I'm not sad to see them go. Now let's make sure the Reapers join them.

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-->'''Garrus:''' ''[quarians defeated geth]'' The geth spilled a lot of blood, and blood. I'm not sad to see them go. Now let's make sure the Reapers join them.


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* JustAMachine: In the first game, his attitude toward A.I.s is very much in line with the Council's (to be fair, the same goes for the rest of your squad).

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* DullSurprise: If you take him into the Omega housing area where a plague is spreading through (Mordin's recruitment mission), he begins to show signs of contracting the disease. His response: mild inconvenience. [[JustifiedTrope Makes sense since he can be rather stoic.]]
-->'''Garrus:''' Is it hot in here or is it just... *cough* Oh, that's not good.


A turian C-Sec officer who joins Shepard's team after becoming dissatisfied with regulations at C-Sec. Specializes in technology and long-range combat. [[UndyingLoyalty He becomes one of Shepard's most trusted and loyal comrades]], being one of only three squadmates to be available in all three ''Mass Effect'' titles and unofficially taking [[TheLancer the position]] of his/her NumberTwo. In ''Mass Effect 2'', he becomes a romance option for a female Shepard (provided he was recruited in the first game).

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A turian C-Sec officer who joins Shepard's team after becoming dissatisfied with regulations at C-Sec. Specializes in technology and long-range combat. [[UndyingLoyalty He becomes one of Shepard's most trusted and loyal comrades]], being one of only three squadmates to be available in all three ''Mass Effect'' titles and unofficially taking [[TheLancer the position]] of his/her NumberTwo.titles. In ''Mass Effect 2'', he becomes a romance option for a female Shepard (provided he was recruited in the first game).



* AesopAmnesia: A dark and somewhat justified example. In the first game, you can encourage him to become more law-abiding and less reckless. Then the Council tries to bury everything he and Shepard did, causing him to lose respect for the law and then he falls right back into his ruthless ways, arguably even more so than before. Things got even worse after Sidonis betrayed him. AS a vigilante, he at least tries to follow some of Paragon!Shepard's advice, since he goes out of his way to avoid hurting innocents (something he wasn't as picky about last time), and it helps that he's operating on [[WretchedHive Omega]], which really doesn't have much, if anything, in the way of law or law enforcement to begin with.

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* AesopAmnesia: A dark and somewhat justified example. In the first game, you can encourage him to become more law-abiding and less reckless. Then the Council tries to bury everything he and Shepard did, causing him to lose respect for the law and then he falls right back into his ruthless ways, arguably even more so than before. Things got even worse after Sidonis betrayed him. AS As a vigilante, he at least tries to follow some of Paragon!Shepard's advice, since he goes out of his way to avoid hurting innocents (something he wasn't as picky about last time), and it helps that he's operating on [[WretchedHive Omega]], which really doesn't have much, if anything, in the way of law or law enforcement to begin with.


A turian C-Sec officer who joins Shepard's team after becoming dissatisfied with regulations at C-Sec. Specializes in technology and long-range combat. [[UndyingLoyalty He becomes one of Shepard's most trusted and loyal comrades]], being one of only three squadmates to be available in all three ''Mass Effect'' titles and unofficially taking [[TheLancer the position]] of his/her NumberTwo. He becomes a romance option for a female Shepard in ''Mass Effect 2'', provided he was recruited in the first game.

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A turian C-Sec officer who joins Shepard's team after becoming dissatisfied with regulations at C-Sec. Specializes in technology and long-range combat. [[UndyingLoyalty He becomes one of Shepard's most trusted and loyal comrades]], being one of only three squadmates to be available in all three ''Mass Effect'' titles and unofficially taking [[TheLancer the position]] of his/her NumberTwo. He In ''Mass Effect 2'', he becomes a romance option for a female Shepard in ''Mass Effect 2'', provided (provided he was recruited in the first game.game).


* HumansAreUgly: [[PlayingWithATrope Played straight,]] [[SubvertedTrope subverted,]] [[AllBlueEntry and ultimately]] [[AvertedTrope averted]] in his romance with female Shepard (and in that order). He starts off by saying he doesn't have a fetish for humans and has never before considered -- let alone participated in -- an InterspeciesRomance. He's attracted to Shepard because she's the [[IfItsYouItsOkay woman he idolizes]]. However, come ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' and its obvious Garrus' attraction to a romanced female Shepard is increasingly physical (although he never loses any of his spiritual or romantic attraction to her either). Finally done away with once and for all during the ''Citadel'' DLC, in which he openly admits to finding female Shepard ''extremely'' attractive. Her hair, her LittleBlackDress, her body. [[MarsNeedsWomen He loves it all]]. To put it simply: he just ''loves her''. [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming Everything about her.]]

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* HumansAreUgly: [[PlayingWithATrope Played straight,]] [[SubvertedTrope subverted,]] [[AllBlueEntry and ultimately]] [[AvertedTrope averted]] in his romance with female Shepard (and in that order). He starts off by saying he doesn't have a fetish for humans and has never before considered -- let alone participated in -- an InterspeciesRomance. He's attracted to Shepard because she's the [[IfItsYouItsOkay woman he idolizes]]. However, come ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' and its obvious Garrus' attraction to a romanced female Shepard is increasingly physical (although he never loses any of his spiritual or romantic attraction to her either). Finally done away with once and for all during the ''Citadel'' DLC, in which he openly admits to finding female Shepard ''extremely'' attractive. Her hair, her LittleBlackDress, her body. [[MarsNeedsWomen He loves it all]]. To put it simply: he just ''loves her''. [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming Everything about her.]]


* BizarreAlienBiology: Turians are one of only two known sentient star-faring species (the other being quarians) that have a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chirality_%28chemistry%29 dextro-amino acid based biology]]. As such, they can't consume any food or drink made for levo-amino acid biologies (humans, asari, salarians, krogans, etc.) without, at the least, not getting any nourishment from it; or at the most, having a fatal allergic reaction. If Shepard romances him in the second game, Mordin warns her about the dangers of ingesting.

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* BizarreAlienBiology: Turians are one of only two known sentient star-faring species (the other being quarians) that have a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chirality_%28chemistry%29 dextro-amino acid based biology]]. As such, they can't consume any food or drink made for levo-amino acid biologies (humans, asari, salarians, krogans, etc.) without, at the least, not getting any nourishment from it; or at the most, having a fatal allergic reaction. If Shepard romances him in the second game, Mordin warns her about the dangers of ingesting.[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar "ingesting."]]


* BlackAndWhiteMorality: Garrus prefers to see the world like this, though by the second game it's implied he was starting to slip into BlackAndWhiteInsanity with how bitter he was at the world and some of the decidedly cruel & ironic deaths he'd give his targets. Unlike Samara, his is born of being passionate about right and wrong rather than just following what the law entails, and he's willing to give mercy a chance if [[MoralityChain Shepard]] [[WhatWouldXDo persuades him to.]]

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* BlackAndWhiteMorality: Garrus prefers to see the world like this, though by the second game it's implied he was starting to slip into BlackAndWhiteInsanity with how bitter he was at the world and some of the decidedly cruel & and ironic deaths he'd give his targets. Unlike Samara, his is born of being passionate about right and wrong rather than just following what the law entails, and he's willing to give mercy a chance if [[MoralityChain Shepard]] [[WhatWouldXDo persuades him to.]]


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A turian C-Sec officer who joins Shepard's team after becoming dissatisfied with regulations at C-Sec. Specializes in technology and long-range combat. [[UndyingLoyalty He becomes one of Shepard's most trusted and loyal comrades]], being one of only three squadmates to be available in all three ''Mass Effect'' titles and unofficially taking [[TheLancer the position]] of his/her NumberTwo. He becomes a romance option for a female Shepard in ''Mass Effect 2'', provided he was recuritied in the first game.

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A turian C-Sec officer who joins Shepard's team after becoming dissatisfied with regulations at C-Sec. Specializes in technology and long-range combat. [[UndyingLoyalty He becomes one of Shepard's most trusted and loyal comrades]], being one of only three squadmates to be available in all three ''Mass Effect'' titles and unofficially taking [[TheLancer the position]] of his/her NumberTwo. He becomes a romance option for a female Shepard in ''Mass Effect 2'', provided he was recuritied recruited in the first game.


A turian C-Sec officer who joins Shepard's team after becoming dissatisfied with regulations at C-Sec. Specializes in technology and long-range combat. [[UndyingLoyalty He becomes one of Shepard's most trusted and loyal comrades]], being one of only three squadmates to be available in all three ''Mass Effect'' titles and unofficially taking [[TheLancer the position]] of his/her NumberTwo. Romance option for a female Shepard in ''Mass Effect 2'' and ''3''.

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A turian C-Sec officer who joins Shepard's team after becoming dissatisfied with regulations at C-Sec. Specializes in technology and long-range combat. [[UndyingLoyalty He becomes one of Shepard's most trusted and loyal comrades]], being one of only three squadmates to be available in all three ''Mass Effect'' titles and unofficially taking [[TheLancer the position]] of his/her NumberTwo. Romance He becomes a romance option for a female Shepard in ''Mass Effect 2'' and ''3''.2'', provided he was recuritied in the first game.



* ShipperOnDeck: Mordin Solus/Paddok Wiks points out Garrus' scars to Eve when trying to get the two together. Eve still refuses.

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* ShipperOnDeck: Mordin Solus/Paddok Wiks Mordin/Padok points out Garrus' scars to Eve when trying to get the two together. Eve still refuses.

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* MustMakeHerLaugh: A romanced Garrus will behave this way towards Fem!Shepard in the third game, trying to make her laugh and smile while TheChainsOfCommanding eat away at her morale and mental health. He does this even if you don't romance him, or if you play Male!Shepard, but it's more prominent during the romance path.

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** He shows shades of this during [[spoiler: his Archangel days as well with the extremely cruel and ironic deaths he meets out to certain criminals, usually turning whatever crimes they were committing against them; for example, he killed a drug dealer by forcing him to overdose on his own drugs, and killed a quarian viral specialist serial killer by coughing on them]].

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