Mass Effect 3 hits store shelves on March 6, reuniting human-interaction-starved gamers nationwide with some of the most engrossing and well-written sci-fi characters in video games.
Rather than including a cast of typical, boring cookie-cutter space hero types, the Mass Effect series has centered on Commander Shepard battling the Reapers alongside some of the galaxy's worst, including murderers, assassins, vixens, psychopaths, and this one girl with way too many tattoos.
From the fast-talking Salarian scientist/opera singer Mordin to the charmingly deranged Wrex, the Mass Effect series is filled with a cast of interesting, fully-realized flawed personalities to whom gamers grow attached.
With all that said, we're left wondering: Which legends of sci-fi lore would be the most fun to team up with? What star-studded team would we want, in a world not bound by copyright laws, and that little thing called logic? Here are our five "wish list" squadmates: