...a.k.a. How to Kill As Many Squad Members And Normandy Crew As Possible Over The Course Of The Mass Effect Trilogy.

Mass Effect

Possible squad members: Richard L. Jenkins, Kaidan Alenko, Ashley Williams, Garrus Vakarian, Urdnot Wrex, Tali'Zorah nar Rayya, Liara T'Soni

  1. Jenkins dies during Prologue: Find the Beacon
  2. Have Ashley kill Wrex during Virmire: Wrex and the Genophage
  3. Let Ashley and Captain Kirrahe die during Virmire: Assault
  4. Let the Council die during Race Against Time: Final Battle

Survivors: Kaidan, Garrus, Tali, Liara, SSV Normandy crew

Mass Effect 2

Possible squad members: Jacob Taylor, Wilson, Miranda Lawson, Mordin Solus, Garrus Vakarian, Grunt, Jack, Zaeed Massani, Kasumi Goto, Tali'Zorah vas Neema, Thane Krios, Samara/Morinth, Legion, Liara T'Soni, Dr. Amanda Kenson

  1. Charles Pressly and twenty other Normandy crew members die in the opening cutscene
  2. Wilson dies during Prologue: Awakening
  3. Ignore all Loyalty Missions and all Normandy upgrades unless instructed otherwise
  4. Acquire Reaper IFF immediately after the Collector Ship
  5. Complete all remaining recruitment missions and DLC missions (Kenson dies in Arrival)
  6. Complete Samara: The Ardat-Yakshi, having Morinth kill Samara, and any three assignments (to ensure the entire crew except Chakwas dies) before entering the Omega 4 Relay
  7. At the start of Suicide Mission, Jack, Kasumi, and Thane die during cutscenes
  8. During Collector Base: Infiltration, send Garrus into the vents to die
  9. During Collector Base: The Long Walk:
    1. Choose Miranda for the biotic bubble and take Morinth and Zaeed with you; Zaeed will be taken by the Swarm
    2. Choose Grunt as the fire-team leader to have him killed
    3. Give no escort to Dr. Karin Chakwas, so that she dies, too
  10. Take Morinth and Miranda with you to the final battle; Miranda dies in the aftermath
  11. Mordin, Tali, and Jacob die holding the line, while Legion survives
  12. Destroy the Collector Base

Survivors: Joker, EDI, Morinth, Legion, Liara

Mass Effect 3

Possible squad members: David Anderson, James Vega, Kaidan Alenko, Liara T'Soni, Javik, EDI, Nyreen Kandros, Aria T'Loak

  1. Avoid collecting War Assets (EMS should be under 1750)
  2. Never visit Kaidan in the hospital while he recovers
  3. Don't persuade Steve Cortez to visit the Memorial Wall
  4. With Thane and Kirrahe dead, Kai Leng kills the Salarian Councilor
  5. Have Kaidan killed during Priority: The Citadel II
  6. Legion dies during Priority: Rannoch
  7. Nyreen Kandros dies during Omega: Aria T'Loak
  8. Encourage Javik to use his memory shard
  9. Cortez is shot down and killed at the start of Priority: Earth
  10. Kill banshee-fied Morinth during Priority: Earth
  11. Take Vega and Liara to the beam, so that they are killed by Harbinger because EMS is low
  12. Anderson dies on the Citadel
  13. Because EMS is low and the Collector Base was destroyed, only the Destroy ending is available, killing EDI and Shepard
  14. Javik commits suicide after the war

Survivors: Joker, Aria (?)

Final tally

  • Richard L. Jenkins
  • Wrex
  • Ashley Williams

  • Charles Pressly
  • Wilson
  • Amanda Kenson
  • Kelly Chambers
  • Rupert Gardner
  • Gabriella Daniels
  • Kenneth Donnelly
  • Jack
  • Kasumi Goto
  • Thane Krios
  • Jacob Taylor
  • Zaeed Massani
  • Grunt
Adm. David Anderson

Cmdr. Shepard

  • Karin Chakwas
  • Mordin Solus
  • Tali'Zorah vas Neema
  • Miranda Lawson
  • Garrus Vakarian

  • Kaidan Alenko
  • Samara
  • Legion
  • Steve Cortez
  • James Vega
  • Liara T'Soni
  • EDI
  • Nyreen Kandros
  • Javik
  • ...and unlisted others

Congratulations! You are now the biggest failure in the history of the galaxy. You monster.

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