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Mass Effect 2 Legendary Edition

How To Start Thane Romance

Shane Williams

This page contains all the information you need on how to begin, and keep, a romance with Thane Krios.

Speak with Thane on the 3F of Normandy.

Recruit Thane and complete Loyalty Mission

Thane is one of three potential romances you can do as a Female Shepard. Before you get started, you’ll need to recruit him to your team by completing Dossier: The Assassin followed by his loyalty mission, Thane: Sins of the Father.

You’ll only be able to pursue a romantic relationship with Thane if you successfully prevent Kolyat from killing Talid in the loyalty mission. This is done by informing Thane of Talids whereabouts before the timer runs out. If successful, speak with Thane onboard the Normandy and say “I want to talk about you” followed by “I want you, Thane” to get the romance underway.

Once you’ve completed another mission, return to Thane and say the following, “I want to talk about you” and “I care for you too” to progress the romance. However, if you’ve been courting either Jacob or Garrus you’ll need to cut it off with the to continue with Thane. Now return to Thane later on and say “I’m fine” to secure the relationship with him.

Romance Summary

To recap:

  1. Recruit Thane by completing the mission, Dossier: The Assassin
  2. Complete Loyalty mission, Thane: Sins of the Father with saving Talid
  3. Speak with Thane after every mission to advance the romance.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Electronic Arts
  • Platforms
    PC, PS4, XB1
  • Genre
    Action RPG, Third-person shooter
  • Guide Release
    23 June 2014
  • Last Updated
    11 June 2021
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Paul Williams

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The guide for Mass Effect 2 Legendary Edition features all there is to see and do including a walkthrough containing coverage of all Assignments, detailed breakdown of all the important choices, class builds and much more!

  • A complete walkthrough for the entire campaign incorporating all research projects, weapons and side-tasks.
  • Every Assignment covered.
  • All Loyalty and N7 Missions detailed.
  • In-depth look at the major choices and consequences of each.
  • Full details on all possible Romances.
  • Class builds to get the most out of your chosen class.
  • Details on every Power.
  • Builds for all squad mates.
  • Trophy/Achievement guide.

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