09 February 2018
Commander Shepard is the main protagonist of Mass Effect , the first Human to join the elite Spectre group of special operatives. Shepard is classified N7 by the Human Alliance Military, which signifies the hardest and best training for a Human soldier. Shepard can be either male or female, which affects who is in the romance subplot of the game. The default name of Shepard is John for males and Jane for females, but the player can customize the first name, which is never spoken aloud, to their liking, while the last name cannot be altered for purposes of dialogue.