Garrus Vakarian

20 Reasons Why Garrus Is An Awesome Best Friend

Mass Effect fans will remember this guy, and there are plenty of reasons to love him – here’s but a few.

We all love Garrus. It’s just true; he’s with you through thick and thin and as a character he’s incredibly well fleshed out. He has to be one of my favourite companions in gaming and there are plenty of reasons why. Here are some, but there could very well be more.

He has a wicked sense of humour.

Garrus N7 Gif

He’s always got your back.

Shepard Gif

He’s one of the few characters that’s with you through all three games.

Garrus ME3

He actually listens to you and values your input.


If you’re Renegade you can have a bitchy banter back and forth about Turians.

Garrus Shepard

He’s a badass sniper (From Mass Effect 2 onwards).

Garrus Sniper

Turians just generally look cool.

Garrus Nod

He respects you and your decisions.

Garrus Nod

He shoulders your burdens with you.

Garrus Liara

He doesn’t lecture you like some other crew members (not pointing any fingers).

Ashley Williams

He actually gets along with other crew members.

Garrus James

His voice is amazing.

Garrus Citadel

He’s not afraid to get his hands dirty with his work.

Garrus Gun

He doesn’t take anyone’s crap.

Garrus Damn

He, like most of your crew members, is not afraid to point out your…¬†flaws.


He’s just awkward enough to make him incredibly endearing.

Garrus Calibrations

He’s not afraid to make a fool of himself.

Garrus Face

But at the same time he knows when to get out of there with you.

Garrus Run

He’s Archangel.

Garrus Archangel

Your ship will always be calibrated.

Garrus Shepard Calibrations

So there you have it! A very extensive list on why we love our Turian companion so much. As always, comment your own suggestions and let me know if I missed anything!

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  • He had the reach, but she had the flexibility. To be fair to Shepard’s dancing, the Citadel DLC showed me that Liara is shockingly the worst dancer on the Normandy. Who knew?

  • Sara Clemens

    More like 20 reasons why Garrus is an awesome boyfriend, amirite ladies?

  • sora

    Too bad that the links to the gifs don’t work anymore. They really were some sort of punchline to the actual reason.:I
    Great article, I really enjoyed reading it.:D