Due to not having been on the Citadel and dying there like with most Shepards, Admiral Anderson is currently MIA. His body was not at the sight of the beam and there has been no sign of him since Shepard and him were heading towards the beam with Hammer.
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Mass Effect 2
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Mass Effect 3
Something about Tyler’s universe always seemed extremely off compared to the other ones. One of the major events that was significantly different was on Virmire. After providing assistance to Kirrahe’s team, the Commander and his squad at the bombsite where Ashley and other Normandy crew members are setting up the bomb. Kaidan contacts him over comms, commenting on how he is pinned at the AA Tower. However, after hearing that Ashley was under attack by Geth as well while going to Kaidan, Shepard turned back to help Ashley. After Saren fled from battle after coming in after his Geth, Shepard and his squad helped Ashley up as the Normandy flew overhead and came down on the site.
However, almost as soon as they set foot on the Normandy, Shepard turned his head and saw Kirrahe’s team approaching after coming from the AA Towers. Kirrahe and another of his squad had Kaidan on their shoulders. The squad makes it to the ship, still making the escape from the planet and from the explosion. Tyler met Kirrahe and his squad below deck, thanking him for saving his Lieutenant and telling him he owes him a great deal. Kirrahe has so far not asked for a return favor, but Tyler still holds a large amount of respect for the major. Ashley was on Horizon when Tyler was revived by Cerberus, becoming extremely aggressive towards him before they parted ways. Kaidan later sent him a message, telling him that Ashley didn’t mean what she said on Horizon and commenting she just needs to calm down and she’ll be fine though he still is suspicious about him with Cerberus.
Both of them are promoted to Major during Tyler’s grounding, but only Kaidan is picked to become the second human Spectre.
Tyler never had the relationship with Wrex and Grunt as other Shepards did. Wrex was not like a brother to him, he reminded him of his father. Wrex wanted what he thought was best for his people. He didn’t want them to be the trash of the galaxy, he wanted them to be equals (or maybe more). That was exactly how Shepard’s father was. He didn’t want humans to be treated as the new kid and shoved to the back of the species list. He feared they would be soon considered vermin like the Vorcha. This relationship with Wrex almost got him killed on Virmire. He was close to putting a bullet through his Wrex’s head, but he couldn’t bring himself to do it. A random outburst convinced him to stand down and listen to Shepard, keeping their relationship stable and leaving Wrex alive to lead his people.
Grunt, however, was a different story. Most Shepards seemed to view Grunt as a son, one who they could watch grow and learn. Tyler did not see him as a child. He was the one who was like a brother. He was already imprinted with knowledge, he was already taught. Tyler merely showed him the ropes, like a big brother would do to keep his little brother safe. Grunt actually approached Shepard after his Rite of Passage, asking for advice to impress females. However, Tyler was the last person to know the way women operate.
After Thessia, Shepard starts to have actual appearance of indoctrination. Most don’t notice, the reason unknown. Perhaps the Reapers had caused him to project an image of a healthier Shepard, one that did not look like a man on the edge of death. After Horizon, he only has the eyes of an indoctrinated human.
Shepard was born into a common Christian family, being a child of a nation of mostly Christians. However, his parents never really taught him about god. He used to go to church on occasion with his grandparents, but he never really understood most of the tales in the Bible. He eventually just stopped associating himself with the religion as it had no impact on his life. His parents seemed to not really care what he chose, but he usually got into a debate with his mother on some days about it. After his grandfather died, he was given his cross necklace. He wears it out of respect for his grandfather and not because of his religious views.
I don’t think I need to explain this more. He’s never fucked, that’s it.
After being grounded on Earth for destroying an entire system to delay the Reapers, Shepard entered a massively depressive state, pushing himself deeper into blame for the loss of an entire Batarian system to stop the Reapers. It got worse throughout the months, blaming himself for the Reaper invasion that was inevitable, the deaths of the people he cared for, and everything done to the Citadel caused by Reapers. The only light in his life was the child he would care for once a week, Jessica. Eventually, he saw her twice a week and then three times. They found the more time he spent with her the less he felt depressed and kept his mind off of his actions. He eventually fully got over it, which is why he did not completely fall back into it after her death.
For a short time, Tyler actually considered a love interest. But there was always something that couldn’t make him decide. During the time he was tracking down Sovereign and Saren, he enjoyed talking to both Liara and Ashley and he found them both beautiful. He never showed it though, and he could not decide so he merely gave up. During his time in Cerberus, he could not decide between Jack or Tali. Tali was someone who he had been with since the beginning of his Spectre career and was very intelligent, and Jack was strange in a good way and interested him with her stories and he attitude towards him. But both had something about them that made him not want to pursue them so he gave up again. Now there is no one who interests him, as they have all mostly entered a relationship while Shepard sits at his desk alone. Writing his papers, fighting the good fight, all on his own.
During Tyler’s grounding, he regularly took care of a friend’s child, named Jessica. When the Reapers attacked and he left with Anderson, he saw her enter the building in front of them. He almost ignored the Husks outside to charge in and save her, then the Reaper fired and blew the walls off it. He though she was dead, but then he saw her in the vents. Something was wrong though, when he called her over she wouldn’t come. She disappeared after Anderson called him over, but he almost went in to find her. She also ‘died’ while on a vessel off world, causing Shepard great emotional distress that he almost refused to turn and run to get help. But he knew his duty, he had to save the galaxy from this fate.