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Mass Effect 3 romance guide

Liara T’Soni


Above: When she’s not murdering Cerberus soldiers, Liara enjoys checking Shepard’s internet history

Race: Asari

Role: Shadow Broker

Preference: Males and females

Personality: Serious, cerebral, adorable

Our favorite 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.


Previously, on Mass Effect

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.


Romance Walkthrough

Apart from 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...

Before the 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

Your opportunity 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:

Once you’ve chosen to go ahead with the Priority: Cerberus Headquarters mission, the following scene between Shepard and Liara will take place the night before:

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35 comments

  • 11eviathan - March 9, 2012 12:10 p.m.

    Absolutely loving that picture! Thank you for the laugh as always Gamesradar.
  • db1331 - March 9, 2012 12:48 p.m.

    I love how the husk looks all clingy and Shep looks like she just wants to get out of there. I told Diana to get lost from the get go. I think Chobot is attractive irl, but they made her look hideous in the game. She looks like she has Droopy Dog's face. It was all a bit too much uncanny-valley for me to have her on my ship.
  • ObliqueZombie - March 9, 2012 2:40 p.m.

    I hear that. Her cheeks look like she just had an allergic reaction to peanuts.
  • Al_Capwn - March 9, 2012 3:15 p.m.

    she looks like snooki
  • SentientSquidMachine - March 10, 2012 11:27 a.m.

    Agreed!
  • Person5 - March 14, 2012 6:15 p.m.

    Shame I couldn't punch her when I rejected her, My Shep just hates reporters and people who lick video game controllers
  • DevonOO7 - March 9, 2012 1:29 p.m.

    I just beat the game.
  • JMarsella09 - March 9, 2012 1:57 p.m.

    Wow... Samantha's scene is terrible.
  • sutrebla15 - March 9, 2012 1:58 p.m.

    No Miranda Lawson in this game? :(
  • GhostbustTyler - March 9, 2012 2:33 p.m.

    She's in the game and you can have a relationship with her, but it's a long distance one, and I'm not sure if there is a romance scene. All I know is that you need to have a ME 2 save where you have a relationship with her.
  • SentientSquidMachine - March 10, 2012 11:40 a.m.

    They made up for it with Ashely...visually, still wanted to punch her in the face a couple of times though. And Jack's hot now.
  • majorsuave - March 11, 2012 11:22 a.m.

    Mini spoiler about Jack ------ Jack's hot as hell now... When I talked to her at Grissom Academy she said "You want to pin me against the wall of the cargo bay again?" Which my Carlos Sheppard did in ME2 before romancing Tali.
  • Al_Capwn - March 9, 2012 3:17 p.m.

    i stayed home from work tuesday to punish liara it was anal sex night on the normandy
  • agrizzl - March 28, 2012 5:28 p.m.

    Man.. That is the funniest thing iv ever heard
  • LEGOMatrix - March 10, 2012 4:14 a.m.

    That image is hlarious! I wish your love interest got turned into a husk at some point in ME3 now, but you could still "complete the romance"!
  • inkyspot - March 10, 2012 4:19 a.m.

    I romanced Miranda Lawson, so I guess I don't get to bang before the final mission, (Sad) That dude who takes care of the ships in the cardo bay tried to romance me in the club (what gives?) Needless to say, while I was flatered my male Shepard kindly turned him down ... lol
  • dakingzmen - March 10, 2012 6:38 a.m.

    ashley williams guide, 2nd paragraph: "Both new and imported female Shepards can romance Ashley, but actions you took in previous games can complicate things." I assume this is just a typo, or is it possible to romance ash as a femshep??
  • Matt Hughes - March 10, 2012 8:29 a.m.

    Oops, definitely a typo, thanks for the catch :)
  • Mishmonster - March 15, 2012 9:14 a.m.

    They finally made a FemShep, but they still didn't improve the romance options for her. They're crap! Three females, some not human; one human male that possibly didn't make it thru ME1; and a Turian? WTF??
  • Stegga - March 21, 2012 1:56 p.m.

    Has anyone actually kept Kaidan alive all the way through? Of all the people I know not a single one kept him alive in ME1. Although for my second playthrough I really don't want Ashley as a squad member, she's such a moany bitch

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