Choosing who to fall in love with can be an important part of any Mass Effect Legendary Edition during the game, and if Shepard is looking for some stability, they may consider starting or rekindling a romance with Kaidan Alenko at Mass effect 3. If Kaidan was cast over Ashley as Virmire’s survivor, he will reappear in Mass effect 3 from the Priority: Mars mission onwards. Unlike most squadmate romances in Mass Effect Legendary Edition, Shepard need not have had an affair with Kaidan previously to make him fall in love during Mass effect 3. Additionally, Kaidan is also available for a male and female Shepard, a change from his Mass effect 1 Romance.
While romances in both Mass effect 1 Y Mass effect 2 are largely one-night stands, the romantic relationships between Shepard and her squadmate lover in Mass effect 3 they are generally more complex and mature. Romancing Kaidan in Mass effect 3 It can be difficult at first, especially since you will no longer trust Shepard after the events of Mass effect 2. Players will need to earn enough points to regain their confidence and avoid being killed during Priority: Citadel II. Here’s how to make Kaidan fall in love, either for the first time or as a follow-up, in Mass effect 3.
How to start or continue a romance with Kaidan in Mass Effect 3
To woo Kaidan in Mass effect 3, Shepard must first clear his name. When Shepard last saw Kaidan, he was upset by his involvement with Cerberus and refused to listen to Shepard’s explanation. During Priority: Mars, Kaidan will ask twice about Shepard’s trustworthiness and his involvement with Cerberus in Mass effect 2. During the conversation, players will need to select dialogue options that doom Cerberus. These include It was a temporary alliance, You know me better than that, Y i never left.
After Kaidan is injured at the end of Priority: Mars, Shepard must visit him at least three times at the Huerta Memorial Hospital in the Citadel. This is the same place where Shepard can talk to Thane. Most of the time, Shepard will receive an email on his private terminal suggesting a visit. Shepard should remain polite, choosing Paragon’s dialogue options throughout these conversations. They can also pick up a bottle of Sirta Supplies TM88 Peruvian Whiskey in the hospital lobby as a gift.
During the second conversation at the hospital, if Shepard didn’t fall in love with anyone else in Mass effect 2, they will have the option to affirm or reaffirm their affection for Kaidan. This serves as a soft lock point for romance, letting Kaidan know that Shepard is interested, but not forcing the player to fully commit yet. If Shepard was in a relationship with someone else, especially if they had an affair with Kaidan in Mass effect 1, they should make it clear during this conversation that they are choosing Kaidan.
Shepard will have to visit Kaidan a third time when he announces that he has accepted the Specter position. This is an important step in helping Shepard reestablish trust with Kaidan and avoid being killed during the attack on the Citadel.
During Priority: The Citadel IIAs Kaidan escorts Udina and the Council, Shepard will have to pass a Trust or Reputation test to get Kaidan on his side. Like other decision-based mechanics in Massive effectKaidan’s confidence depends on the number of points players accumulate throughout their series play. The points are broken down as follows:
- Romance Kaidan in Mass effect 1: +2 points
- Trick Kaidan into Mass effect 2: -1 point
- Do not admit or apologize for cheating on Kaidan in Mass effect 2: -1 point
- Save the Council in Mass effect 1: +1 point
- Don’t save the Council on Mass effect 1: -1 point
- Let Kirrahe die in Mass effect 1 and have Thane die in Mass effect 2: -2 points
- Use Paragon’s dialogue with Kaidan during Priority: Mars: +1 point
- Use Renegade Dialogue with Kaidan during Priority: Mars: -1 point
- Visit Kaidan in the hospital once while awake: +2 points
- Visit Kaidan in the hospital for the second time: +1 point
- Lower your weapons during the confrontation in Priority: The Citadel II: +1 point
If during the confrontation the players have -1 points or less, there is no way to convince Kaidan, and he will be killed during the conversation. If players have 0-3 points, they will have to pass a difficult reputation check and use the Enchant or Intimidate dialogue option to get Kaidan to hear and trust them. If they have 4 or more points, Kaidan will immediately side with Shepard. To continue the romance, Shepard must put Kaidan on his side. However, they can use Renegade’s interrupt to shoot Udina themselves, preventing Kaidan from having to.
After this mission, Kaidan will meet Shepard at Normandy Dock: Bay D24 by opening the door to return to Normandy. Kaidan will explain that Admiral Hackett has asked him to join the team working on the Crucible, but that he would rather be reassigned to Normandy. Shepard will have to choose the welcome aboard dialogue option to recruit him back into the squad and continue the romance. Allowing him to go with Hackett will block the player from romance, and Shepard will not be able to interact with him for most of the rest of the game. You will also not be able to attend Shepard’s party at the Citadel DLC.
To lock in the romance with Kaidan, Shepard must accept her invitation to meet at Apollo’s Cafe in the Presidium Commons the next time the Normandy is docked at The Citadel. As before, they will need to select the Paragon dialog options. Although the dialogue will be slightly different if Shepard fell in love with Kaidan in Mass effect 1, the result is the same whether you are rekindling the relationship or starting one for the first time.
Like other romantic squadmates during the Citadel DLC, Kaidan will be the first squadmate to come to Shepard’s aid during the ambush. After the final fight, he can be invited to Shepard’s apartment, where he will cook for them. After the meal, they can snuggle up on the couch or head to Shepard’s room to “burn off” some of the calories from the shared meal. Kaidan is an optional invitation to Shepard’s party, and if invited, the two of them will wake up in bed together the next morning.
Just before the mission Priority: Cerberus Headquarters, Kaidan will come to Shepard’s rooms offering a quick drink. The dialogue during this scene will depend on whether the relationship is new or a continuation of Mass effect 1, but either way, the two of you can discuss your feelings and spend the night together.
Kaidan will also be one of Shepard’s last goodbyes during Priority: Land. If Kaidan is part of the squad during the run to the beam, he will be seriously injured and evacuated back to Normandy. Whatever happens, Shepard will have to leave him behind. The two will confess their love for each other one last time here. In the epilogue, he will be seen either putting Shepard’s name on the Memorial Wall or refusing to do so, depending on the player’s choice. Mass effect 3 final and total number of war assets.
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