Garrus Vakarian
Can it wait? I’m in the middle of some calibrations.
~ Garrus' most infamous line


Garrus Vakarian is a noted Turian sharpshooter and combat engineer. He was born on Palaven and became a Citadel Security officer like his father, but left the force when superiors shut down his investigation into the rogue Spectre Saren Arterius. Vakarian eventually discovered that Saren had been indoctrinated by the Reaper known as Sovereign.

Vakarian eventually found his way to the criminal haven of Omega and assumed the name Archangel. There, he and a small group of operatives worked to disrupt the settlement's powerful mercenary groups until Shepard recruited him. The Turian narrowly survived the second Normandy's attack on the Collectors. More recently, Vakarian has become the head of a Turian task force focused on preparing for the Reaper invasion.

Powers and Stats

Tier: At least 9-B with firearms, High 8-C with physical strikes, at least 8-B with grenades and explosive rounds

Name: Garrus Vakarian, Archangel

Origin: Mass Effect

Gender: Male

Age: Around 30 years old by Mass Effect 3

Classification: Alien, Turian, Former C-Sec Officer, Mechanic

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Expert Marksman and Grenadier, Expert Hand-to-Hand Combatant, Kinetic Barriers, Hacking, expert mechanic

Attack Potency: At least Wall level with mass accelerator weaponry (Slugs fired by mass accelerator weapons can reduce large chunks of rock wall to rubble in a couple dozen rounds as demonstrated by the YMIR mech during the assignment N7: Mining the Canyon), Large Building level with physical strikes (Comparable to Commander Shepard) at least City Block/City Block level+ with grenades and explosive rounds.

Speed: Massively Hypersonic (Comparable to James Vega)

Lifting Strength: At least Class 10

Striking Strength: Large Building Class via Powerscaling

Durability: At least Large Building level without kinetic barriers; at least City Block level with kinetic barriers.

Stamina: Superhuman+

Range: Several dozen kilometers with mass accelerator weaponry, average melee range with punches.

Standard Equipment: An assault rifle, A sniper rifle, an omni-tool and some grenades.

Intelligence: Very high. A skilled leader and mechanic.

Weaknesses: Kinetic barriers fail to deflect attacks with a high enough energy to surface area ratio (Can safely deflect high-velocity projectiles in-universe, but fail to be effective against in-universe melee attacks and directed energy weapons). The shielding of kinetic barriers does not protect against extremes of temperature, toxins, or radiation.


  • Used his investigative skills to discover Saren's plot and later stopped the Reaper invasion alongside Commander Shepard
  • Formed a squad of rebels and policed the lawless space station called "Omega"
  • Reunited with Shepard and survived the "Suicide Mission"
  • Helped prepare for the Reaper invasion as well as engaging with them directly in numerous battles


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