Lets talk about biotics for a second
One of my FAVOURITE things about the Mass Effect Fandom is head canons about biotics.
Feeling your hair stand on end as you hug Liara
Watching your beer glass explode as Jack doubles over with laughter (probably at something Grunt said)
Feeling the air buzz as you step into Starboard Observation to chat with Samara
And don’t get me started on biotic foreplay…
One thing i’ve found really interesting from reading fanfics is the idea that biotics run a little hotter than non biotics, and have a higher metabolism. That being said i always thought it would take a huge amount of energy to maintain the kind of power biotics display in combat, especially for species who are not naturally biotic. I pictured them having to eat a special super high energy food on duty that would kill a normal person, to avoid succumbing to exhaustion in battle. Perhaps Shepard (mine is always a vangaurd/adept) can feel her biotics aren’t as powerful when she’s on shore leave and she’s back on normal food. (Just looked this up on the wiki and apparently they are given higher food rations, but i still feel like it would take something more, as in almost poisonous to non biotics.)
On the subject of a biotic Shepard, i always thought it was a shame that so little attention was given to this in-game. Other human biotics in the ME universe suffered great hardship to become as powerful as they are (both Kaidan and Jack suffered abuse because of their powers). Perhaps Kaidan could express how grateful he is that Shepard is a few years younger than him so by the time she went into training student welfare and teaching methods were more regulated/improved. That would explain why her development as a biotic is never really touched upon, although it doesn’t explain how powerful she is.