With Mass Effect 3 finally here, we felt it would be a good time to reflect on the most awesome moments in the series. The trilogy's finale will almost certainly be chock full of awesomeness—it doesn't get much more epic than a full-on Reaper invasion.

As a series, Mass Effect is far from being a one-trick Space Cow. It's full of heartbreak, happiness, loneliness, love, anger, drama, and everything in between. And that's all well and good, but this isn't a list of the funniest moments, the saddest moments or the best easter eggs in the series.

This is a list of the moments when Shepard and Co. proved that they're the most badass squad of space misfits since Chewy and Han were navigating asteroid fields drunk and with their eyes closed.