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On occasion when Garrus is in the squad, he will engage in conversations unique to him.


Mass Effect Edit

Unique Dialogue Edit

Throughout Shepard's travels, there are specific points where Garrus will voice his opinions.

  • Upon seeing the Thorian for the first time, Garrus is aghast: "This wasn't covered in my training manuals."
  • On Noveria, when talking to Mira about activating the neutron purge, Garrus expresses his anxiety: "As if we needed more reasons to avoid touching things in here."
  • On Feros, when Gavin Hossle describes the danger in recovering his data, Garrus asks Shepard, "why do people always assume we enjoy putting ourselves in harm's way?"
  • At MSV Fedele, Garrus positively identifies "Dr. Heart" as the salarian organ seller who evaded C-Sec justice during Garrus' watch.

Talk to Squadmate Edit

  • On the Citadel:
    • At the Citadel Council's chambers Garrus mentions never witnessing a Council meeting in person despite all his time in C-Sec.
    • At the Krogan Monument, Garrus observes that the krogan were respected by the entire galaxy at the time the statue was built, but nowadays they're simply hated and feared. If Wrex is in the party, they launch into an argument about the matter.
    • At the Relay Monument on the Presidium, Garrus finds it strange that the keepers never really paid much attention to the monument.
    • At Flux in the Wards, Garrus observes how one almost never sees keepers in the club. He supposes they don't care what happens at Flux, or that they don't like the music.
    • After entering Chora's Den, Garrus voices his suspicions of Fist bribing someone off, as he has observed that C-Sec has always turned a blind eye in the establishment.
    • On Dock 422, Garrus remarks that the Normandy combines the best of Alliance technology and turian engineering. It shows what humans and turians can do if they work together.

Spontaneous Edit

Sometimes Garrus will say something spontaneously, without being prompted.

  • During the mission to Therum:
    • After entering the Prothean Ruins near the first elevator, Garrus claims he's never visited a Prothean ruin before - besides the Citadel.
    • After descending the elevator in the Prothean Ruins, Garrus ponders what Liara was looking for in the place. "Most Prothean Ruins have nothing more than dead instrumentation."
  • On Feros, after boarding the Mako on the Prothean Skyway for the first time, Garrus exclaims "And now to the geth base. Not something an intelligent mind expects to say".
  • During the assignment UNC: Lost Module in Eletania:
    • When it appears the local Space Monkeys must be searched for the module, Garrus dryly comments, "Well, this looks like fun."
    • If the Space Monkeys are killed instead of searched, Garrus approvingly says, "Guess the little beast had it coming."
  • At Ilos:
    • Once Shepard and the ground team succeed in opening the gate, Garrus may rhetorically ask "[w]ho votes we take the Mako into the creepy, underground bunker?"

Mass Effect 2 Edit

Unique Dialogue Edit

Throughout Shepard's travels, there are specific points where Garrus will voice his opinions.

  • After being recruited, if Shepard is female, he will say, "Some women find facial scars attractive. Mind you, most of those women are krogan." If Shepard is male, he'll say, "Ah probably for the best. They were all ignoring you and hitting on me. 'Bout time you got a fair shot."
  • On Omega:
    • During Mordin's recruitment mission. Before entering, he will say, "A quarantine zone for a plague that kills turians, why don't we ever go anywhere nice?" However, Garrus shows no hesitation of entering, stating, "It's your call, Shepard. If you need me, I'm not going to let a cough keep me back".
    • Also on Mordin's mission, Mordin will be puzzled by the turian involvement due to the racial tension between them and humans. Which will prompt Garrus to tell him about the Collectors and the threat they pose to everyone.
  • On the Purgatory:
    • When Shepard tells Jack that becoming his/her enemy is a bad idea, Garrus will say "they have a way of dying."
    • When Shepard finds the body of a dead guard mobbed by escaping prisoners, Garrus will comment that the prisoners there are indeed violent, he doesn't always agree with what the mercenaries do there, but they are keeping dangerous people out for a greater good. If Mordin is also present, he will refute this, claiming that the violence of the rioting prisoners is retribution for the guards' brutality.
  • On Korlus, when the Tank Grown Krogan moves a large metal panel out of the way to allow you to pass, Garrus says "Glad he's friendly."
  • On the Citadel:
    • If the Council was saved in Mass Effect, bringing Garrus along for the meeting and picking the ”I don’t answer to you”-line, will cause Garrus to respond to the Council by saying: “We shouldn’t be fighting. If we’re going to stop the Reapers, we have to work together.”
    • If the player questions Captain Bailey on the abuse of suspects, Captain Bailey explains that certain situations can only be solved by breaking the rules. Garrus will remark that C-Sec has indeed changed.
    • If certain dialogue choices are made during his loyalty mission and if certain actions were taken in Mass Effect (e.g. how the player dealt with Dr. Saleon outright during Garrus' personal quest), Garrus will indicate his methods were learned from Shepard. If Shepard chose to kill Dr. Saleon outright instead of turning him in in Mass Effect, Garrus expresses surprise when asked if killing Sidonis will make things right, stating Shepard was the one who taught him killing is the best solution; otherwise, he will acknowledge that Shepard doesn't approve. Before the meeting with Sidonis, Garrus will state that he "learned from the best" if Shepard states that s/he would kill Sidonis for betrayal too. This means Garrus' personality and conduct is shaped by Shepard's guidance in Mass Effect.
    • During Thane’s Loyalty Mission, when asking Captain Bailey about the Shepard VI which Mouse was selling, after Bailey tells Shepard about the data deletion message the VI gives, Garrus will joke, "That's pretty... extreme, Commander."
  • If Garrus is brought along on the Horizon mission, Ashley or Kaidan will express surprise that he is with Shepard. Assuming the second teammate is not Jacob or Miranda, Garrus will be the one to defend Shepard's involvement with Cerberus, stating with frustration: "Dammit, Williams/Kaidan. You're so focused on Cerberus that you're ignoring the real threat."
  • On Tuchanka:
    • When the Urdnot Leader associates Grunt's "condition" with becoming a full adult during the associated loyalty mission, Garrus makes a remark about Grunt's adolescence, suggesting they take him to Omega and buy him some dances instead.
    • If Garrus is brought along on Mordin's loyalty mission, if Shepard uses Charm or Intimidate to spur the Urdnot scout into returning to the base, Garrus will say "There's no pep talk like a military pep talk."
  • Upon finding out the true motives on the Collector ship, by picking Renegade option, "That son of a bitch sent us right into Collector hands", Garrus replies "And here I thought I'd had my betrayal and attempted murder for this year..."
    • If the Paragon option is chosen, with Shepard saying they're not going to accuse the Illusive Man of setting them up yet, Garrus tells Shepard that "Now's not the best time to become an optimist."
  • On Illium:
    • At the Dantius Towers on Thane's recruitment mission, if Shepard calms the injured Salarian Worker down, Garrus tells Shepard "You ever consider a career as a medic?"
    • During Samara's recruitment mission:
      • If Shepard tells Detective Anaya that if her superiors tell her to arrest Samara (and likely die in the attempt) that she has a right to disobey, Garrus turns to your other squad mate and says "We can disobey suicidal orders? Why wasn't I told?"
      • Upon coming across Niftu Cal, a volus boasting about his biotic abilities:
        • After Niftu explains he had originally come with Pitne For, Garrus will state "He hasn’t reported your disappearance. Probably so his departure won’t get delayed."
        • When Niftu says he will "toss Wasea about like a rag doll", Garrus will comment that "This guy couldn't tie his bootlaces, let alone fight."
        • If Shepard prevents Niftu from joining the fight, after Niftu walks away Garrus will simply comment "So much for Godhood."
  • Aboard the Derelict Reaper: At the end of the Reaper IFF mission, the squad will debate as to whether or not to take the geth sniper with them. Garrus will favor leaving the geth behind, reasoning that taking it would pose too much of a risk of trouble.
  • On the Suicide Mission:
    • If Garrus is chosen to lead the second diversion squad during the Suicide Mission, he will end up dying after being hit by a Collector attack if his loyalty was not previously secured. His final words are, "Sorry, Shepard. Won't be with you at the end. Snipe one for me, would you?"
    • If Jack died in the debris field, Garrus will object to Miranda leading the second squad, saying that "Half of us don't even trust you."
    • Garrus will (reluctantly) support with the Illusive Man's suggestion to save the Collector Base rather than destroy it. He states that destroying the base would mean all the colonists who were killed here would have died for nothing.
  • If brought with Shepard to the Shadow Broker Base, the Shadow Broker will comment that Liara travels with fascinating companions, and that it's good that she brought "Archangel", as his bounty remains unclaimed.

Talk to Squad MateEdit

  • Citadel, Zakera Ward level 27 Dock: C-Sec Customs' desk, Garrus will state that nothing has changed in the Citadel. It is still the same crime infested place that it was when he left.
  • Derelict Reaper: After the (then) unknown party snipes a pair of Husks at the altar, Garrus will point out the Dragon's teeth. If Miranda is in the party, she'll say that "the distribution suggests Dragon Teeth are Reaper technology shared with the geth." If Samara is in the party, she remarks that she has heard of Dragon's Teeth being found on worlds predating the geth, and that they are clearly Reaper tech.
  • Illium: Near the volus and asari discussing shorting prefabs, Garrus will explain that despite appearances, Illium is no safer than Omega.
  • Omega: Near Kenn's Salvage or the lower entrance to Afterlife. Garrus will comment on how the strong were still exploiting the weak and that nothing he did made a dent on it.
  • Tuchanka: Garrus will comment on the defense guns near the scout commander, remarking that if krogan can target small mammals with such precision, they could lay waste to an invasion force.
    • Urz: Upon initiating dialogue with the varren, after it has been wounded in a pit fight, Garrus will admit "he fought hard."

Spontaneous Edit

Sometimes Garrus will say something spontaneously, without being prompted.

  • During missions, in combat, Garrus will shout "Scratch one!", "Scoped and Dropped!", "I love this rifle", "Never saw me coming!" and "One less to worry about!" when he kills an enemy.
  • Zakera Ward, between level 27 and level 28, Garrus will tease Tali about the long elevator rides from Mass Effect and how they gave her a chance to "share". The teasing ends when Tali reminds Garrus of her shotgun.
  • Omega, during Mordin's recruitment mission, Garrus will say, "Is it hot in here, or is it just...*coughs* Oh, that's not good." This occurs soon after entering the zone, showing the plague's infectiousness. Mordin will cure him when the clinic is reached.
    • Also on Mordin's recruitment mission, just after entering the Quarantine Zone, Garrus will refer to the burning bodies by saying, "Over the years I've grown used to smell of dead bodies... that's probably a bad sign..." If Grunt is also in the party, the krogan will ask "Anyone hungry?" after Garrus says his line. Garrus will advise Grunt not to make such comments, saying that krogan are unpopular enough as it is.
  • On Jack's recruitment mission:
    • Purgatory, Garrus will remark, "This girl is powerful, but she lacks subtlety," as the team follows her path of destruction.
    • Upon seeing the prisoner getting tortured, Garrus will comment "you don't get any good information that way" and that "Eventually victims admit to anything to make the pain stop."
  • Upon landing on Korlus, Jedore can be heard over the PA system. Garrus will comment that "someone likes the sound of their own voice".
  • Illium, during Thane's recruitment mission:
    • Upon opening the elevator with the krogan bounty hunter Garrus will say "We're a little exposed out here, especially if anyone's in that elevator." Depending on who else is in the squad, Shepard may respond with "I was just thinking the same thing myself, Garrus." One of the few times where Shepard will refer to a specific squadmate outside of that mate's recruitment/loyalty mission. (Certain squad members will instead recommend taking cover, instead of Shepard and Garrus discussing it.)
    • After the elevator, if Shepard spares the mercenary (if you don't take the renegade interrupt, that is), Garrus will say he's lucky, others would've killed him.
    • After speaking with the second pair of salarian workers, the dead mercenary's body can be searched for a PDA. After the hack is complete, Garrus will comment on the precision of the shot that killed him and the skill of the shooter.
  • On entering the Collector ship, Garrus says, "I love what they've done with the place".
  • On Omega, after Shepard is poisoned by the batarian bartender, Garrus will apologize saying that he should have warned the Commander.
  • On the Derelict Reaper, after entering the first door, Garrus says, "Exploring an abandoned area, expecting something mechanical and nasty to jump out at any moment. Just like old times."
  • During Tali's recruitment mission:
    • In the room that the squad enters just after using the explosives, Garrus will say, "Quarian architecture. There's two words you don't expect to hear together."
    • In the same room, if the other squad member speaks first, Garrus will then wonder why the quarians would go there, concluding, "Whatever they're after, I hope it's worth it."
    • When the Geth Colossus starts firing at Shepard and the squad, Garrus will say: "Definitely like old times."
  • On Tuchanka during Mordin's loyalty mission:
    • When entering the hospital, Garrus will comment. "That's unfortunate. Hospitals aren't fun to fight through." to which Shepard will inquire, "What is fun to fight through?" And Garrus replies, "Gardens, electronic shops. Antique stores, but only if they're classy."

Mass Effect 3Edit

Unique DialogueEdit

Throughout Shepard's travels, there are specific points where Garrus will voice his opinions.

  • During Priority: Palaven:
    • If Garrus was romanced in Mass Effect 2, he will say to Shepard "I'm hard to kill. You should know that."
    • On the way to find the Primarch, Garrus laments at the state of Palaven under the Reaper assault. That big blaze of orange on Palaven visible from Menae is where Garrus claims he was born. Shepard and James offer words of sympathy, and Garrus talks about his dad and his sister Solana who are trapped there.
    • Garrus wishes that the galaxy had accepted the truth about the Reapers so that they could have prepared for them, to which James comments that it is hard to be ready for something of the current scale.
    • When James asks about the batarians' and the krogans' involvement in the war, Garrus says that the batarians took the first hit when the Reapers arrived and hence not much is left of them and that the krogan have never forgiven the turians for the genophage.
    • When James comments on the loss of a turian cruiser far off in the distance, Garrus affirms his speculation on the crew complement of eighty people.
    • Garrus sympathizes with James's distress at thinking about husks overrunning Earth, saying "It's gonna be bad all over". When James expresses frustration at having to leave the fight for diplomacy, Garrus reminds him that they are asking Victus to do the same thing, "leave the fight to make nice in some board-room".
    • Upon meeting Victus, Garrus tells him of his appointment as the new Primarch.
    • After talking to Victus and finding out about his plans for a krogan-turian alliance, Garrus will say "this summit just got a lot more interesting". Looking at a Reaper in the distance, Garrus expresses his doubts as an adviser to the Hierarchy, him being a failed C-Sec officer and a vigilante. When Shepard expresses their determination to fight to the end, Garrus says "For whatever it's worth, I'm with you".
  • During Priority: Eden Prime:
    • On the shuttle, Garrus will add "And where Saren launched his first major attack with the geth." He continues with "I remember the reports. I was busting my ass trying to find evidence against Saren. Hearing that he'd attacked a colony while I stay mired in bureaucracy... that was a bad day." If Shepard comments on Garrus and C-Sec, he remarks "I wanted to help people. Fortunately, you showed how to use the direct approach." Otherwise, Garrus agrees with Shepard's assertion that they got Saren in the end.
    • When Liara discovers the ruins contain a living Prothean, Garrus asks "Like the Collectors? Or those bodies we found back on Ilos?"
      • As Liara talks about the Prothean people, Garrus comments "Galactic community. You think they had something like a Council?"
  • During Grissom Academy: Emergency Evacuation:
    • If Jack survived the suicide mission and Garrus was romanced, when Garrus remarks Jack is "as charming as ever", she retorts "Bite me, Garrus. Better yet, bite her; probably how she likes it". If he wasn't romanced, Jack replies that it's good to see Garrus, though his face "still looks like shit".
    • If David Archer was released from Project Overlord and EDI is not the other squadmate, Garrus will comment that David looks much better, and David recognises him as "Normandy crew". David apologises for what happened, to which Garrus replies that it was never his fault.
  • During Priority: Sur'Kesh:
    • On the shuttle, Garrus will say to Wrex, "Figured you'd gone soft sitting on your throne, forgot how to hold a gun." If Liara is not present, Garrus will takeover her lines and say "We'll bring them home, Wrex. You've waited long enough for this day."
    • Speaking with Wrex before going down to retrieve the females yields interesting comments from Garrus.
      • After Wrex describes how he prefers his salarian liver served, if Liara, EDI or Javik is not the other squadmate then Garrus comments, "I hear vorcha like it grilled."
      • After Wrex comments on how krogan save everyone else from giant monsters, Garrus will reply with "Never going to let us forget about the Rachni Wars, are you?" When Wrex continues by noting that there's not any turian statue at the Citadel like the krogan have, Garrus remarks "Just wait till this war is over."
        • Additionally, if Liara is not present, Garrus will comment "Radioactive?" when Wrex talks about Tuchanka. When Wrex remarks that he had to make friends with the one turian who thinks he's funny, Garrus adds "Imagine how I feel. I'm supposed to hate krogan, but you came along and warmed my heart with your winning personality."
    • If Kirrahe survived the attack on Virmire and is spoken to before proceeding to the elevator, Garrus will greet him, saying "Good to see a friendly face, Major."
      • If Kirrahe died, a salarian named Lieutenant Tolan will be in the starting hub for Shepard to talk to. If Shepard questions Tolan about the fertile krogan females, Tolan will explain that he wanted them eliminated but was overruled, and hopes everyone doesn't pay for this misguided mercy. If Garrus is one of your squadmates, he retorts, "I know another race that doesn't believe in mercy. They're called Reapers. Maybe you'd like to go work for them instead?"
        • It is also possible for Shepard and Tolan to get into a disagreement about Kirrahe's death on Virmire and whether Kirrahe died in vain (preventing Saren from curing the genophage) because Shepard is here to protect another cure. Shepard can respond that it's different because Saren was raising krogan slaves before, to which Tolan retorts that it seems the turians want the same thing now. If Garrus is present he takes offense, pointing out, "Except the part about the slaves. And the indoctrination. And destroying the galaxy."
    • When interacting with the vista before entering the facility proper, if EDI is in the party, she will mention how seeing planets in person is different. Garrus will reply, "Being a part of the world puts a new perspective on things, doesn't it?" EDI will then note how unfortunate it is that other worlds are being destroyed by the Reapers. Garrus will add, "Yeah. Someday I'll have to show you the Danori Spires on Palaven. If they're still there." If Liara is in the party, she remarks on the peacefulness of their surroundings, to which Garrus replies even though the salarians can't stay out of the war forever, he doesn't blame them for trying.
    • Upon seeing the Scorpion pistol in combat, Garrus remarks "How come I don't have one of those?"
  • During Attican Traverse: Krogan Team:
    • Upon being re-introduced to Grunt, if Garrus is one of Shepard's squadmates, after Grunt talks about the rachni Garrus thinks this will be fun, "Just like old times, Grunt."
    • While heading to the scout camp, Garrus comments on how Grunt has matured and says that he is glad to have him around.
    • Upon encountering the Rachni Queen, Garrus advises Shepard to leave her behind and save Aralakh Company.
  • During Tuchanka: Turian Platoon:
    • On the shuttle, when Tarquin Victus is identified as the commanding officer, Garrus will remark "Primarch's son. Hah." Following this, he will say "For a turian commander, what happened here is... let's just say the turian code is not forgiving. And that it's his son is bad for the Primarch. Promoting family without merit can bite you in the ass. What's strange is the Primarch knows that."
    • Before encountering the Reaper forces pinning down the downed turians, Garrus remarks "surprise is on our side for once, I like it".
    • When another squadmate comments on the krogan indifference to the Reaper presence, Garrus says that krogan-turian animosity is intense, being in-born.
  • During Tuchanka: Bomb:
    • After Victus reveals the bomb is turian, Garrus comments "Brutal, but it makes a certain kind of sense. Put the krogan down hard if they tried anything."
    • If James is present, he will say that the turians have more in common to humans than he thought while talking about the turian fail-safe bomb, to which Garrus is uncertain whether it was meant as a compliment.
    • On the shuttle returning to the Normandy, Garrus will say "He never hesitated. Whatever he was before, he'll be remembered for this." When Shepard asks what the turians will think of the situation, Garrus will answer "Hard to say. Sacrifice in war is expected He did us proud, but... we're a hard bunch to please. Living your life for the cause, society first, platoon first. It's just all expected."
  • During Priority: Tuchanka:
    • While traveling through the ruins of the old city, Garrus will comment on the krogan cave paintings if those were interacted with, usually after the other squadmate says something first.
      • If Liara is the other squadmate and she notes that krogan once had an artistic side, Garrus will state that "had" is the operative word and that the krogan now only have rubble.
    • Upon coming out of the city of the ancients, Garrus comments in wonder at the lingering beauty and freshness of Tuchanka, saying that he didn't think that plants still grew there.
    • While traveling through the krogan ruins, after Wrex and Mordin/Padok Wiks drive past with a thresher maw hot on their heels, Garrus laughs and says that it must be a crazy ride for Wrex who might be actually enjoying it.
    • When arriving at the Shroud, Garrus will say "I know we've beaten the odds before. But getting to that tower...I don't know."
  • During Priority: The Citadel II:
    • While fighting through C-Sec Headquarters, upon finding the body of a female C-Sec agent, Garrus remarks she was killed by a gunshot wound to the back of the head, stating it 'looks more like a surprise than an execution' and rages that there are 'hardcore traitors' in C-Sec. Shepard confirms this, bringing up the events on Mars and remarks that 'Cerberus sure likes their sleeper agents'.
    • Finding another C-Sec agent's corpse in a mens' room, Garrus angrily comments Cerberus didn't even bother to drag him into the hall before killing him.
    • Seeing more dead bodies in a hallway, Garrus calls for some of his old C-Sec buddies at which the other squadmate shushes him to be quiet.
  • During Kallini: Ardat-Yakshi Monastery:
    • At the beginning of the mission when investigating the parked skycar, if the shuttle near the entrance is investigated, Garrus will comment "My visor's IR says this car is still warm. Recent visitors?"
    • When finding the plans for the commandos' bomb, if Tuchanka: Bomb was completed, Garrus will comment that at least it's not going to be a surprise nuke like on Tuchanka.
    • When meeting up with Samara, Garrus will ask "What brings a justicar out here?"
    • When interacting with the dead asari commando near the end of the mission, if Liara is in the party, Garrus asks whether the commando was holding position or left behind, to which Liara replies she would have been standing her ground. Garrus adds his hope the commando killed a few before she died. If Tali is also in the party, the two will discuss the fate of the commando. Garrus will remark, "Another dead commando. Was she holding off Reapers or was she left behind?" Tali will state, "That's a gruesome thought." Garrus will follow up with, "You were wondering, too, weren't you?" Then Tali replies, "Yeah."
  • During Priority: Geth Dreadnought:
    • At the beginning of the mission, Garrus will mention to Tali that Dr. Michel bought him dextro-amino chocolate and offers her some when they return.
    • When boarding the dreadnought, Garrus will say to Shepard, "See any action?"
    • After Shepard picks up the pistol Tali brings up, Garrus will remark "How come I don't get a new gun?"
    • Analyzing the ship's GARDIAN defenses, Garrus says that the geth were using ultra-violet frequencies like the salarians, to which Shepard says that it must give them an edge in close combat.
    • If Shepard is not in a romance with Tali, when Tali says that she is better at hacking than at ordering ships around, Garrus will jokingly comment on her combat drone's performance if it were ever sent up against a ship.
    • Upon meeting Legion, Garrus is pleased and tells it that they will get it out of its imprisonment in no time.
    • After Legion/Geth VI tells the squad about their reasons for an alliance with the Reapers, Garrus agrees with it, saying that the quarians tried to commit genocide and the geth were simply trying to save themselves.
  • During Priority: Thessia:
    • In the shuttle on approach to Thessia, when Liara is asked about her mother, Garrus will note that he remembers how Benezia fought to break free of indoctrination.
    • In the temple, when Shepard interacts with a second item that is neither the artifact nor appears Prothean, Garrus will say, "The scientists leaving just doesn't add up. There's too much at stake here." When interacting with the fourth incorrect, non-Prothean item, Garrus will express his frustration with the search in saying to Liara, "I know your government wanted to keep this artifact secret, but next time, leave instructions."
      • Also in the temple, when interacting with the busts of Lucen and Janiri, Garrus will comment, "Funny, but he looks like a Prothean to me" and "And I say we're looking at another Prothean" to which Liara will respond defensively at first, then begin to see the resemblance as more Prothean images are found. After interacting with the third Prothean item, regardless of which one it is, Garrus muses, "It's starting to feel like we're missing something."
    • Upon discovering a hidden Prothean Beacon and if Shepard says that it could be the source of the asari's advanced culture, Garrus will tell Liara that if they made a breakthrough every couple of centuries, the asari would practically be running the galaxy, which they pretty much do.
  • During Priority: Horizon, on inspecting a view of Sanctuary to the left of the initial doorway Garrus remarks the refugees must've felt safe inside the facility's walls. If paired with human squad members otherwise, Garrus reacts to their statement by saying things went bad.
  • During Mass Effect 3: Leviathan:
    • In Mahavid: Leviathan:
      • When the squad discovers that the facility's inhabitants are behaving unusually calm in the face of the Reaper attack, Garrus remarks, "They're taking it pretty well, don't you think?"
      • When the indoctrinated receptionists refuse to assist Shepard, Garrus cautions Shepard, "Bad vibe to these guys. I don't think we want to push it."
    • If in a relationship with Shepard, after their escape from 2181 Despoina, he will ask if she's all right. Shepard answers in the affirmative and Garrus will glare and reply, "Never do that again."
  • During Mass Effect 3: Citadel:
    • In Silver Coast Casino: Infiltration, when assigned to distract a guard:
      • Garrus: "I think I spotted a man at the poker games with a card fabricator."
      • Guard: "Like a cheating device? Show me."
      • Garrus: "Perfect! A human. I'm kind of on the outs with my human girlfriend. Could you give me some insights?"
      • Guard: "Sir, I am definitely not an expert."
      • Garrus: "Excuse me. I couldn't help but notice your sidearm. Is that a Carnifex?"
      • Guard: "Yes, sir. It is.
      • Garrus: "Can you tell me who calibrates the odds on these machines? I never seem to get a payout."
      • Guard: "I'm afraid that's confidential, but I'd be happy to provide you a free drink instead."
      • Garrus: "Can you tell me where the bartender hides the hard stuff? Like, say, turian horosk?"
      • Guard: "I'm sorry sir, but we aim to entertain our guests, not put them in a coma."
    • In Citadel Archives: Escape:
      • When Shepard and crew discover that a clone of Shepard is behind the attack, the clone remarks that Garrus is nothing but a cop past his prime, though Garrus rebuffs that the clone is nothing but "a pale imitation of the real thing."
      • After Brooks reveals her true colors, she will reveal that she was the one who put together the dossiers on Shepard's team. If Garrus is part of Shepard's squad, Brooks will say that it was nice to finally meet Archangel. Garrus will disgustedly say "Charmed."
      • After Shepard's squad is locked in a vault, if Garrus is part of Shepard's squad, will flatly say, "Well, that went well." When Shepard asks if they really sound like how the clone said, "I should go", Garrus will confirm it to be true. After Shepard responds they're open to suggestions, Garrus will say he's the wrong one to ask, saying that most turians complain about him overusing the word "calibrated".
  • During Priority: Cerberus Headquarters, when listening to the logs at the first terminal, Garrus comments on the information revealed and Shepard's reaction.
    • In the first entry, after Shepard hears how bad her injuries were, Garrus will ask, "Pretty stark. You okay?" If Shepard chooses the dialogue option in which she expresses doubt as to whether she is, in fact, herself, and she is romancing Garrus, he will reassure her in saying, "You're real. A little crazy, maybe, but real."
    • During the second entry, Garrus will say, "He really had you boxed in." Then, if Shepard expresses regret at trusting Cerberus or defends their alliance with Cerberus, Garrus will say, "You did what you had to, Shepard, and I was there with you."
    • After learning the Illusive Man's real reason for recruiting Joker, Dr. Chakwas, Kelly Chambers, Kenneth Donnelly, and Gabriella Daniels was to manipulate Shepard into believing Cerberus was not evil, Garrus calls the Illusive Man a "sneaky little bastard" for using those people as a wall to prevent Shepard from seeing the real Cerberus.
    • On reaching the area where the remains of the Human-Reaper are being kept, Garrus shows disgust and says "All those colonists kidnapped, processed into that... and Cerberus hangs it up like a trophy." Garrus adds his own belief that the Illusive Man did care about saving the colonists before, but now the dead are just statistics to him.
  • During Priority: Earth:
    • When speaking to Garrus before speaking to Anderson, if Garrus is Shepard's romance interest there are additional lines in their conversation:
      • "Maybe even find out what a turian-human baby looks like."
      • And "Shepard...forgive the insubordination, but your boyfriend has an order for you...come back alive. It'd be an awfully empty galaxy without you."
    • While defending the missile battery, when Anderson warns the squad that more Reaper troops on the way, Garrus mutters, "Another wave... incoming?"
    • If the Extended Cut is installed, during the charge to the beam, if Garrus is wounded by an exploding vehicle and is carried to the Normandy along with another squad member, dialogue slightly differs depending on whether Garrus has been romanced, Shepard’s own dialogue choices and the outcome of the shooting contest on the Citadel.
      • If Garrus was not romanced, Shepard has the renegade option to advise Garrus to seek medical treatment, to which Garrus will protest, “You can’t do this solo...” before Shepard cuts him off.
      • The paragon alternative has Shepard stating: "I won't let you die here; I need to know somebody's getting out of this alive." Garrus will respond, "Just make damned sure that includes you, too. You always were the best shot." Shepard will respond “Not by half. Take care, Garrus." This is a reference to Shepard choosing not to miss the final shot on purpose during a bottle shooting match with Garrus earlier on the Citadel. If Shepard did miss the second shot on purpose, Garrus will instead say "Just make damned sure that includes you, too. Even if I am the better shot."
      • If Garrus has been romanced and the paragon choice has been selected, a female Shepard will proclaim she will always love him, to which Garrus will respond Shepard "I love you too”.
    • If Garrus is present in the Normandy's cockpit when the Crucible is activated, he will say, "Joker, listen. We have to go." when Joker hesitates to leave.

Spontaneous Edit

Sometimes Garrus will say something spontaneously, without being prompted.

  • During Priority: Eden Prime:
    • After exiting the shuttle, Garrus will comment "It survived Saren. It can survive this."
    • Upon arriving at the dig site, Garrus comments "So, Liara, ever dig up... what do humans call it? A dinosaur?" When Liara realizes he is joking, he adds "A bit, but at least you're catching on these days."
    • After finding the dead colonists, Garrus will say "We didn't kill these people. And we're going to shut down the bastards who did."
    • After transmitting the signal to open the pod, Cerberus troops begin arriving. Garrus comments "Heavy Cerberus forces inbound. Looks like we've got a siege on our hand." In between waves of enemies, Garrus will joke "If anyone needs fresh clips or a bathroom break, now's the time." He will also say "I saw a supply cache in the building next door, if you want to stock up."
  • During Priority: Sur'Kesh:
    • When heading back to the elevator and discovering the bomb inside, Garrus will say "Oh crap..."
    • Upon finding an audio log detailing STG's intent to uplift yahg for covert operations, Garrus makes a comment about actually going up against a yahg. If Lair of the Shadow Broker was never completed he instead comments that actions like that are how the galaxy ended up with the genophage.
    • Upon seeing a yahg break free, if Lair of the Shadow Broker was completed, after Shepard says, "There goes the next Shadow Broker," Garrus will comment "Could've sworn he was muttering 'T'Soni' the whole time." Liara will respond to Garrus' comment with, "Not funny." Otherwise, Garrus will say, "Guess he didn't like the food."
    • When reuniting with Kirrahe during Cerberus' assault on the lab, Garrus comments "How do I not have one of those?" after witnessing Kirrahe take out Cerberus troops with his gun.
    • Partway through the mission, Garrus will say "Mordin was right. Cerberus must have been tipped off. They got here too fast."
    • If Wreav is the Urdnot leader, during the battle with the Atlas he will say something to egg Shepard on - depending on whether Maelon's cure was preserved or destroyed. Whatever the case Garrus says "I don't care for him. Makes me miss Wrex". The part about missing Wrex is omitted if Shepard never recruited him.
    • If Wrex is the Urdnot leader, during the battle with the Atlas he will also say something to egg Shepard on - also depending on the status of Maelon's cure. Whatever the case Garrus says Wrex hasn't exactly mellowed out with age.
    • When the Atlas is destroyed, if EDI is the other squadmate, Garrus will say, "Got the bastard!"
  • During Tuchanka: Turian Platoon:
    • After arriving, Garrus will comment "Looks worse than I feared." He eventually comments "A secret turian mission on Tuchanka is odd. Thoughts?"
      • If James is present, he says, "You're the turian. You tell me." to which Garrus will reply, "I've got nothing, Lieutenant."
    • Upon finding the first escape pod, Garrus will say "Escape pod. Our first casualties."
    • When engaging Reaper forces at a crashed escape pod, Garrus will say "Surprise on our side for once. I like it."
    • Partway through the mission, Garrus will say "Being the son of Adrien Victus is a lot to live up to. It's a big military name on Palaven. War's expected to run in the Victus blood."
      • When EDI remarks that organics give too much credit to parental influence, Garrus replies, "Sure, but you can't shame a village for raising a bad kid, EDI."
    • After encountering another group of enemies, Garrus will say "Looks like we got the jump."
    • After listening to a recording made by two turian soldiers, Garrus will ask "How's Victus going to live this down?"
    • Near the end, when Shepard wonders why the turians didn't call for krogan help Garrus will comment one of two things. He'll say "Krogan-turian animosity is ancient and intense--it's inborn" if the krogan-turian alliance hasn't been secured yet, and he'll say "We're working together for the first time in over a thousand years--let's not mess with that" otherwise.
    • When rescuing the Ninth Platoon, Garrus will cry "For Palaven!"
  • During Tuchanka: Bomb:
    • Shortly after arriving, Garrus will say "We defeat the krogan then plant a bomb on their planet. Pretty extreme, but those were desperate times." If James is present, he will remark that maybe turians have more in common with humans than he thought, to which Garrus replies "I don't know if that's a compliment or not." If Liara is present, she rages that the idea of planting the bomb was monstrous, particularly since Shepard and the squad could lose everything they've accomplished so far.
    • After seeing the bomb, Garrus will say "I hope Victus knows what he's doing. We won't get a second chance. We gotta move, Shepard."
    • Before running into more Cerberus troops, Garrus will say "And all of it thanks to my people, damn it!"
  • During Priority: The Citadel II:
    • Upon entering a hallway filled with the bodies of dead C-Sec officers, Garrus will call out, "Ridgefield? Lamont? You alive?" If a second squadmate tells him to keep his voice down, Garrus will reply, "If gunfire doesn't put them on notice, I sure won't."
    • Upon encountering the first Phantoms, Garrus remarks, "They don't like to hold still, do they?"
    • After Shepard knocks out power to Kai Leng's elevator, sending it plummeting down the shaft, Garrus says, "Good riddance."
  • During Kallini: Ardat-Yakshi Monastery:
    • After entering the monastery and wandering in the dark, Shepard will say "I heard something" to which Garrus replies, "That was me, sorry" if either Kaidan or Ashley aren't in the squad.
    • When exiting the room where Samara is first encountered, Garrus will ask, "Why did the Reapers invade a monastery?" Shepard replies, "They'll invade everywhere, eventually." Then Garrus will add, "I know. But if this place has some strategic value, I'm not seeing it."
  • During N7: Cerberus Fighter Base:
    • When the Atlas is deployed, Garrus will sarcastically say, "An Atlas. Terrific!"
    • After defeating the Atlas, Shepard will ask, "Anyone wounded?" To which Garrus will respond, "Just the usual minor flesh wound."
  • During Arrae: Ex-Cerberus Scientists:
    • After arriving Garrus will say "No wonder Cerberus abandoned this place, it's freezing."
    • If Jacob survived the Suicide Mission, while on the way to fix the towers upstairs of the facility's main area Garrus will be glad that he saw through the Illusive Man and that not everyone at Cerberus has lost their mind.
    • While on the way to the satellite tower, Garrus remarks, "What would these people have done if we hadn't shown up?"
    • When an Atlas appears at the landing zone, Garrus shouts, "Crap! Mech on the field!"
  • During Priority: Geth Dreadnought:
    • When Shepard expresses surprise at Tali being in the mission, if Tali is an Admiral she says she's better at hacking than ordering ships around. Garrus butts in with "yeah, against an enemy dreadnought, your combat drone would just float there making that... noise". Tali replies with "I missed you too, Garrus."
    • If Tali was romanced, Garrus will comment "I was there when you two had your thing, remember? Just get a room and work it out."
    • Upon escaping the Dreadnought, Garrus will shout, "Quarian bastards!"
  • During Rannoch: Admiral Koris, Garrus suggests using meteorites to destroy the geth jamming towers. Tali balks at the idea, saying that doing so would render Rannoch uninhabitable. Garrus replies that the dust would eventually settle and besides, the quarians already have environmental suits.
  • During N7: Fuel Reactors, Garrus will say, "There were a hundred turians stationed here, now nothing."
    • If Tali is present, she will suggest that maybe they retreated. Garrus will reply that he's pretty sure they're all dead.
    • If Liara is present, she will remark that not even the bodies were left. Garrus will reply that he's actually thankful for that.
    • If EDI is present, she will state that there were precisely 107 turians onboard when the station went dark. Garrus replies that that only makes him angrier.
  • During Priority: Thessia:
    • Just after Liara says, "This has to end!" Garrus will advise, "Stay angry. We'll need it to get through this." Shepard will then add, "Remember that--because here they come!"
    • When Liara mentions how facing Banshees unsettles her, Garrus will reply, "No one ever said the Reapers played fair. They hope to break our morale by turning our own kind against us."
    • After seeing the Reaper, Garrus will comment, "You see something like that and you wonder where all the good in the universe has gone. Because it sure isn't here." Once it is gone and the asari snipers are spotted, he adds, "Glad that Reaper didn't stop. No thresher maws on Thessia."
    • When Liara says the squad needs to go toward the Reaper, Garrus will ask, "You suddenly feeling lucky, T'Soni?" To which Liara will reply, "No choice."
    • As the squad nears the temple, Liara despairs that the mission is a nightmare that will never end, prompting Shepard to reassure her that it will be over soon. Garrus adds, "Drinks will be on me. It's been so damned long in coming."
    • Upon observing the two harvesters guarding the temple, Garrus will remark, "Looks like the Reapers have air support, too!"
    • During the fight with Kai Leng, Garrus will threaten to tear his head off when he taunts Shepard over Thane Krios' or Major Kirrahe's death, depending on which one was killed.
  • During Mass Effect 3: Leviathan:
    • During Mahavid: Leviathan:
      • When Shepard notices that the squad aren't the only ones heading to the mines after Garneau, Garrus will say, "Of course not. Wherever we are, always expect an eighty percent chance of Reapers."
    • During Despoina: Leviathan:
      • After the crash landing, Garrus dryly remarks, "Not our best entrance, Shepard."
      • When Shepard asks how long these dead bodies have been here, Garrus states that C-Sec always said that the key to decomposition is scavengers, and that without them, it's quite a while.
      • Upon noticing the Triton ADS, Garrus notes the unlike the Cerberus variant this one isn't taking shots at them, which is nice. He also says it doesn't look salvageable.
  • During Citadel Archives: Escape:
    • While fighting the Atlas, Garrus muses: "Try to help out your friends, and you end up in a mech fight. You're welcome, Team Mako!"
  • During Citadel Docks: Retake the Normandy:
    • Garrus will shout "One of my favorite places to fight!" during the firefight in the CIC. Shepard rhetorically asks to confirm the location, and Garrus responds with "Right there above the gardens and below the electronics shops!" If specific previous dialog in Mass Effect 2 occurred, Shepard may shout back with "And antiques shops, as I recall!" and Garrus responds with "But only if they're classy!"
    • If EDI is the other squadmate and notes that she feels blind with the sensor data of the Normandy having been shut down by the CAT6 operatives, Garrus will reply "If you're blind, then an eye for an eye is completely fair.".
    • In the elevator:
      • If Shepard recruited Garrus in Mass Effect and the other squadmate (Wrex, Liara, Kaidan, Ashley, or Tali) was on the Normandy during the events of the time, Garrus will ask if anyone wants to discuss their people's history, and whether they missed the chats in the Citadel elevators.
      • If James suspects that the hijackers have been messing around with his weights Garrus reminds him that normally he wouldn't get a chance to shoot someone messing around with his weights.
      • If Javik reveals the ancient words that Protheans allegedly said in situations similar to the Commander's, Garrus will openly question whether Protheans actually encountered such situations, pointing out that fighting Shepard's clone is an uncommon occurrence in the current galactic cycle.
  • During Priority: Cerberus Headquarters:
    • When EDI reveals how Cerberus is using Reaper tech to transform captured civilians into soldiers, Garrus compares it to how the Reapers created the Collectors.
    • While dealing with the Phantoms in that area Garrus will remark, "Just like Cerberus to bring a knife into a gunfight".
    • After fighting through the area where the remains of the Human-Reaper is kept, Garrus will comment "I thought hospitals were ugly to fight through. This is so much worse."

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