Above: When she’s not murdering Cerberus
soldiers, Liara enjoys checking Shepard’s internet history
Role: Shadow Broker
Preference: Males and females
Personality: Serious, cerebral,
Asari scientist/biotic wunderkind is now the Shadow Broker, and has set up shop
aboard the Normandy in Miranda’s old office. We’re covering her first because,
frankly, she’s willing to get naked for anyone. She’s also the second permanent
squad member, and since James Vega is not a romanceable character, Liara will
be the target of many impatient Shepards.
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Both new and
imported male and female Shepards can romance Liara. Those who romanced her in
ME1 may have to do some damage control beforehand, however. Since she was
absent from your crew in ME2, it’s understandable if you filled the loneliness void
with one of your other 2000 crew members. But Liara is the Shadow Broker now,
and she sees all. Thankfully, none of that really matters to Liara, provided you
clear the air when speaking with her in her quarters early on. If you ‘cheated’
in ME2, tell Liara that you want to continue your relationship with her. This
won’t cement anything, but it is the first and most important step.
what we’ve already mentioned above, Liara is very low-maintenance. Make sure to
give favorable responses to her dialog, and visit her every once in a while in
her office, though there are several times when she will actually seek you out,
regardless if you are trying to woo her.
Above: Liara waiting for Shepard to get off
the toilet. Uhh, maybe this isn’t going work out...
Tuchanka missions wrap up, go to the Citadel and pay Liara a visit. She’ll be
at the Presidium Commons café. Use this opportunity to further fortify your
relationship. You can also have an in-depth conversation with Liara in her
quarters just before the Priority: Horizon mission.
Closing the Deal
to confirm the romance with Liara happens in the Presidium Commons late in the
game. Liara will be standing near the shops at the southwestern part of the
map. Don’t worry about seeking her out every time you visit the Citadel; she
invites you to join her via private message. The following vid is of a Shepard
who did not romance Liara in ME1:
The real reason you’re here:
chosen to go ahead with the Priority: Cerberus Headquarters mission, the
following scene between Shepard and Liara will take place the night before: