Above: There’s no tool in this box that can
fix my broken heart...
Preference: Males only
Personality: Dedicated, professional
serves as Shepard’s insanely brave shuttle pilot. When he’s not piloting a
glorified tin can between missiles salvos, he’s usually down in Normany’s
shuttle dock joking around with James or mourning his dead husband. While the
latter activity prevents Shepard from making early advances, you can eventually
help Cortez overcome his loss and move on to someone better - like the savior
of the entire freakin’ galaxy.
always be found down in the armory/shuttle dock. Pay him a visit early in the
game to get the introductions out of the way, then ask personal questions.
After this first encounter, you can speak to him again as early as the Tuchanka
missions to learn about the death of his husband. After a mission has passed, speak
to him again. You must convince him to take a break from his work next time the
Normandy docks at the Citadel.
you do not have to do the above as quickly as we’ve laid out. You can let
multiple missions pass between these conversations.
Cortez agree to take some time off, you can visit him any time after that at
the Normandy dock on the Citadel. He’ll be leaning against the railing, looking
out the window. Make sure to maintain agreeable responses.
the Geth Dreadnought mission, you can find Cortez at the Citadel’s loading
docks, near the memorial wall. Support him here, and you’ll have nearly
completed the romance arc.
Closing the Deal
been following along up this point, Cortez should send you a private message near
the end of the game inviting you to meet him at the Purgatory bar on the
Citadel. It is here where you can confirm the relationship or back out.
The real reason you’re here:
other romance options, Cortez will automatically come to your cabin the night
before the game’s final missions.