Garrus Vakarian, You Xenophilia-Inducing Bastard
So I got myself an XBOX 360 for Christmas. I’ve finished my first playthrough of Fable 2 (which was more awesome than I ever anticipated it would be), cussed Algol’s brains out in Soul Calibur IV (played through all the characters’ Story modes, currently stuck somewhere in the Tower of Lost Souls), and now I’m trying out Mass Effect.
I admit that I only tried out Mass Effect because it’s by BioWare. Well, that, and because my boyfriend and a friend of ours recommended it. It’s definitely not a game I’d pick out of my own accord, because it’s sci-fi. For the first few minutes, I was squinting at the screen, still trying to get used to all the aliens and spaceships and tech stuff.
Aaaaaaand then there was Garrus. My initial reaction was “Damn, his voice is hot. If only he weren’t a fugly alien…”
As I went on playing, I realized that the game was pretty good, and that I was actually enjoying it. I didn’t take Garrus on missions with me at first, but then I started trying different party set-ups and figured that the best companions for my Fem!Shep Vanguard were Garrus and Tali.
And that was when it all started.
A few missions and a few dozen dead geth later, I found that I was hooked on Garrus. Never mind the fact that he’s an alien who looks like a cross between a cat and a dragon; I was a certified Garrus fangirl. Was it the voice? Or the fact that he’s a sniper? Or those cute side comments he had about the Citadel? Or that awesome-looking monocle-thinggie he wears? I’m not really sure. Maybe it was all of those things combined that made me say “Oh, what the hell,” and forget his being a different species altogether.
So, now I’m part of that throng of Garrus fangirls praying that he’s a romance option in Mass Effect 2, which is coming out on the 26th of this month. There was a minor hint in one of the ME2 trailers that Tali might be a romance option. If fanboy-favorite Tali might be a romance option, then there’s a chance that fangirl-favorite Garrus might be a romance option too, right? Right? RIGHT???
‘Kay. Going back to trawling DeviantArt for Garrus fanart now.
El Santos is a marketing & advertising professional by day and gamer/bookworm/tarot reader by night. She’s prone to sudden fits of fangirling over her varied interests: video games, fiction, art, folkore, anime, and tarot. She currently lives with her husband and 2 rescue cats.