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    The Legends as a Whole 
  • Action Girls: Bangalore, Lifeline, Wattson, and Wraith.
  • Badass Bookworms: Some of the characters are scientists or engineers by trade - namely Caustic (chemist), Crypto (hacker / IT expert), Mirage (holographic engineer), and Wattson (electrical engineer), but they have no problem keeping up with the militarily-trained legends.
  • Badass Crew: They're a crew of Apex Games superstars. Bear in mind that the Apex Games are a bloodsport show where only the strongest and fittest survives.
  • Blood Knights: Though they're not all obviously violent (maybe with the exception of Caustic...), it's clear that all of them like to fight.
  • Code Names: Nearly all of them go by their in-series stage names for the Apex Games, except for Gibraltar, who's using his real (last) name.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Several of the legends have specific Color Motifs related to their personalities and abilities.
    • Caustic, a chemist specialized in the use of toxic gas, is associated with sickly-looking green.
    • Mirage, the most laid-back and relaxed legend, is associated with yellow.
    • Pathfinder, the scout constantly flying around with grappling hook, is associated with sky blue.
    • Wattson, the electrical engineer, is associated with an electrifying blue.
    • Wraith, the most supernatural legend, is associated with purple.
  • Friendly Rivalry: Based on what has been shown in cinematics, there's little, if any, vitriol among the legends (even if you include Caustic). They seem to regard each other more as rivals than anything.
  • Leitmotifs: The Season 2 update brought with it a theme music for each of the legends.
  • Meaningful Names: Most of the legends have rather descriptive names. This is justified, as the names they are using are the stage names people give them base on their fighting styles.
    • Bangalore is named after a type of explosive, and she's a professional soldier who really does summon missiles during a fight.
    • Bloodhound is a tracker.
    • Caustic, real name Nox, is a chemical weapon expert.
    • Crypto is a hacker who thrives on information manipulation.
    • Gibraltar, as in "Rock of Gibraltar", is a giant of a man with defensive abilities.
    • Lifeline is a medic.
    • Mirage creates holographic decoys.
    • Octane constantly moves in high speed.
    • Pathfinder is a scout.
    • Wattson has a kit that revolves entirely around use of electricity.
    • Wraith can phase in and out of existence.

    Bangalore 
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"Name the weapon — I'll still beat you."
Voiced by: Erica Luttrell

Born into a military family where she, her parents, and her four older brothers all served in the IMC Armed Forces, Bangalore has been an exceptional soldier since she was young. She was top of her class at the IMC Military Academy and the only cadet who could take apart a Peacekeeper, equip it with a Precision Choke hop-up, and put it back together in under twenty seconds – blindfolded.

Three years ago, Anita and her brother Jackson were ordered to retrieve a mercenary fleet from the Outlands to aid in the IMC’s fight against the Militia. However, their unit lost contact with IMC HQ and were ambushed on arrival. The squad scattered, but Jackson stayed behind to give his sister time to escape. Alone and with no way home, Anita put her training, extensive weapon knowledge, and competitive spirit to work by joining the Apex Games. Now, she fights to raise money for passage back to the IMC home base, where she hopes to reunite with what remains of her family.


  • The Ace: Bangalore has always been an exceptional soldier and was at the top of her class at the IMC Military Academy.
  • Action Girl: Out of the female legends, Bangalore fits this trope the best, because she was the only one with complete military training.
  • Always on Duty: She's the most militarily professional of the legends. Mechanically, she's the one best suited for frontline engagements, as she can run faster when shot at (making her quite hard to hit in such situations) and easily disengage (using either Smoke Launcher or Rolling Thunder) if things go badly for her.
  • Blood Knight: Quite a few of her lines and quips give off this impression.
    Bangalore (intro): "Come get some. Move it or die."
    Bangalore (intro): "Get ready for a light show."
    Bangalore (intro): "Artillery sounds like music to me."
  • Boring, but Practical: Bangalore has the most straightforward abilities out of the legends. Her kit consists of being able to run faster, throwing smoke grenades, and a high-damage area-of-effect ultimate. The fact that she isn't flashy doesn't make her any less effective, however.
  • Butt-Monkey: She tends to get slain in promotional materials, to showcase the flashier abilities of her fellow legends.
  • Calacas: The aesthetics of her Season 3 Halloween event skin.
  • Catch Phrase Insult: Prone to calling rival competitors, especially ones who lose early in the match, "FNG"s, which stands for "Fucking New Guys".
  • Cherry Tapping: Smoke grenade impacts do a small amount of damage, which can possibly kill a low-health enemy. In fact, players can display a count of how many enemies they've killed with it, and Bangalore uses this for one of her finishers.
  • Death from Above: Her ultimate, Rolling Thunder, calls in a airstrike that blankets a large area. It can be used offensively, but can also help Bangalore escape from an unfavorable engagement.
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation: Despite story-wise being the only weapon expert among the legends, she isn't any more proficient at using weapons in-game.
  • Generation Xerox: Both her parents were IMC military and she followed in their footsteps.
  • Grenade Launcher: Her smoke grenades come from a shoulder-mounted grenade launcher. It's completely hands-free, and thus doesn't interrupt things like reloads or healing.
  • Hoist by Their Own Petard: Her "Reversal of Fortune" finisher involves using her victim's own weapon to kill them, which is likely a reference to the fact that she's a weapon expert.
  • Interface Screw: Her smoke grenades blur the vision of anyone who's inside the smoke, including Bangalore herself, but if she has a weapon with threat scope optics...
  • I Shall Taunt You: Despite her military professionalism, she is the most foul-mouthed and cocky legend so far, with many of her kill quotes mocking her victim. It ranges from questioning if her target just came out of basic training to making fun of the potential lack of accuracy her victim may possess.
    Bangalore (to a kill target): "Not gonna say this was too easy, but... I may have one eye closed."
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: She's the most all-rounded of the legends: She can flank using her smoke grenade, but is nowhere near as fast and slippery as Wraith or Octane; She can defend an area temporarily using either her smoke grenade or Rolling Thunder, but is nowhere as specialized in area control as Caustic or Wattson; She can act as a medic of sort, as her smoke enables her to safely revive a teammate, but Lifeline's still far better at healing or reviving.
  • Lady Swears-a-Lot: Downplayed. Due to the rating of this game, no character has ever actually used swear words, but Bangalore's regular use of "FNG" comes pretty close. Also, from time to time, she got really close to swearing. In the cinematic launch trailer, for instance:
    Bangalore hits Mirage's decoy. Then at the next moment, Mirage is next to her, pointing his Wingman at her.
    Mirage: "Sorry. Did I confuse you?"
    Bangalore (grudgingly): "Motherf-"
    Mirage fires and eliminates Bangalore as the camera switches to Wraith's face.
  • Meaningful Name: Bangalore is named after a type of missile, and she herself really does constantly runs in and out of engagement like a missile.
  • Military Brat: Her parents were IMC Armed Forces and all four of her brothers also served in the military.
  • Outnumbered Sibling: According to her profile, Bangalore is the only girl out of five children.
  • Smoke Out: Her tactical creates a smoke screen that blurs the visions of anyone inside or behind the smoke. It is a very potent tool for pushing, disengagement (if things go badly for Bangalore), or just reviving a down teammate safely. In fact, one of the lines Bangalore says when using it is "Smoke out!"
  • Super Speed: When she's being shot at, Double Time will make her move faster. In fact, when Double Time is active, she is almost as fast as Stim-active Octane.
  • Weapon of Choice: While the player can pick up any weapon as Bangalore, she is most frequently seen with a G7 Scout sniper rifle on her character selection screen and banner poses.

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    Bloodhound 
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“I am the hunter the Gods have sent.”
Voiced by: Allegra Clark

Bloodhound is known across the Outlands as one of the greatest game hunters the Frontier has ever seen – and that’s about all anyone knows. Their identity is a mystery wrapped in layers of rumors: they are fabulously wealthy, a bloodthirsty murderer, a Goliath whisperer, a former slave, half bat, and a dozen other things depending on who’s doing the whispering.

All anyone truly knows is that Bloodhound is a force to be reckoned with in the Apex Games. Bloodhound’s unparalleled tracking skills are a boon to any team they join, helping them root out hidden opponents and tracking the enemy’s movements. Calling on Earth’s Old Norse Gods to guide them, Bloodhound believes that destiny is a path that has already been laid out, eventually carrying all to their death. But with that knowledge comes strength, because until that day comes, Bloodhound knows they can’t be stopped.


  • Ambiguous Gender: Bloodhound wears concealing clothes in addition to only being referred to with non-gender specific pronouns in their character bio. They have a female voice actor but their dialogue is pitched down and filtered to sound androgynous. Word of God said they identifies as non-binary.
  • Animal Motifs: Ravens; they are often seen posing with them, ravens spawn near tracks generated by their Tracker passive, and the legendary skin "The Plague Doctor" gives them a raven-like look. Season 2 further upped this trope by revealing that Bloodhound's heirloom is named "Raven's Bite".
  • Blood Knight: Seems to treat the Apex Games as a way to honor themselves.
    Bloodhound (intro): "The hunt begins."
  • Combat Compliment: When Bloodhound scores a kill, they sometimes praises their enemy for having fought bravely and such. Also see Honor Before Reason below.
    Bloodhound (to a kill target): "We fought. This makes you brave and no coward."
    Bloodhound (to a kill target): "Your strength showed life... be proud."
  • Due to the Dead: The "With Honor" finisher involves Bloodhound showing respect to their victim by placing their weapon back in their hands after death and saluting them.
  • Expy: In terms of abilities (especially the tactical), Bloodhound is highly similar to the Pulse Blade pilot from Titanfall 2.
  • The Fatalist: Bloodhound considers victory or defeat as being at the whims of the gods, although they don't pretend to know what their fate is.
  • Friend to All Living Things: At least to ravens.
  • Gratuitous Icelandic or Old Norse: In line with their being a Norse Neo-Pagan, Bloodhound likes to sprinkle what sounds like Icelandic or Old Norse into their voice lines.
  • Honor Before Reason: Bloodhound often behaves this way. The "With Honor" finishers, for instance, involves them placing their victim's weapon back into the latter's hands and saluting, which, while honorable, isn't the tactically wisest thing to do in combat.
  • Hyper-Awareness: Bloodhound's tactical ability — Eye of the Allfather — reveals hidden enemies, traps, and clues throughout structures. This is in addition to their passive, Tracker, which allows you to see tracks left behind by enemy players.
  • Iconic Item: The Raven's Bite.
  • In Harm's Way: They mention feeling most alive while straddling the line between life and death.
  • Limit Break: Beast of the Hunt shifts the view to monochrome, highlights enemies in red (even through minor obstructions like smoke, though not walls), and provides a movement speed boost.
  • Malevolent Masked Man: Wears a gas mask and, unlike Caustic, you can't make out any of their features, and they definitely looks quite menacing (though not overtly malicious like Caustic).
  • Meaningful Name: "Bloodhound" is also the name of a dog breed renowned for being exceptionally good at hunting and tracking.
  • Mysterious Past: Nobody knows their real name or background.
  • Not Afraid to Die:
    Bloodhound (to a kill target): "I am ready for my end. There's no fear."
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Bloodhound's real name is not known and they only goes by their callsign (itself a translation).
  • Plague Doctor: The look of multiple of their legendary skins.
  • Poirot Speak: Peppers their sentences with words of a strange foreign language similar to Icelandic and Old Norse, though their meanings are still clear by context and their resemblance to English words.
  • Post-Apunkalyptic Armor: Despite there not being a total societal collapse, their outfit has a very "salvaged" look, special credit going to the nuts and bolts hanging off the headgear.
  • Religious Bruiser: Bloodhound is apparently a devout Norse Neo-Pagan and many of their lines reference the Allfather and the gods. Part of their motivation for joining the Apex Games appears to involve honoring the gods.
    Bloodhound (to a kill target): "I win as the gods will it."
  • Scarily Competent Tracker: Bloodhound can find recent tracks and other localized signs of enemies (if there was a firefight, if a door has been open, if they have bled or healed themselves), tell how recently they have occurred, and even sense enemies through walls.
  • Scary Scarecrows: The aesthetics of their Season 3 Halloween event skin.
  • The Stoic: Bloodhound rarely shows emotions, if at all.
  • Super Mode: Bloodhound's ultimate in a nutshell.
  • This Is My Name on Foreign: Call themselves "Bloth Hoondr". Usually goes by the same name in English, "Bloodhound".
  • Useless Useful Spell: Eye of the Allfather reveals enemies a short distance from Bloodhound even through walls, but the scanning sphere is completely visible to enemies, often giving away more information than it provides the user. Prior to the Season 2 update, it also only shows an enemy's location from the exact instant they were scanned, creating a sort of afterimage that can distract from the actual target.
  • Vein-o-Vision: Enemies are highlighted in red when detected by Eye of the Allfather or when Bloodhound is under Beast of the Hunt.

    Caustic 
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"I don't concern myself with the ambitions of insects."
Voiced by: JB Blanc

Before there was Caustic, a scientist named Alexander Nox (full name: Alexander Maxwell Nox; born to Arthur Rutherford Nox and Katerina Ticacek Nox on February 25, 2685) worked at Humbert Labs, the Frontier’s leading manufacturer of pesticide gases. With a glut of pesticides needed to protect the growing Frontier colonies’ crops, Humbert Labs was constantly on the hunt for better and stronger formulas. Nox was one of their brightest scientists and worked day and night developing new gases. But to make sure they worked, he needed to test them on more than just inert tissue: he needed something living.

As he toiled in secret, Nox began to see the beauty in his creations and their ability to destroy anything they touched. But Dr. Franklin Humber, the head of Humbert Labs, soon discovered his gruesome experiments, and their confrontation ended with the lab in flames and its chief dead. Today, Nox is missing and presumed deceased. Caustic, meanwhile, now finds new test subjects in the Apex Games, where he puts his gaseous creations to work and observes their effects with great interest.


  • Acquired Poison Immunity: Nox Gas from an enemy squad has no effect on Caustic. One banner pose also shows him pouring something from a beaker into his coffee mug.
  • Acrofatic: Caustic is second only to Gibraltar when it comes to weight, but he's also capable of keeping up with his teammates.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: Invoked. Caustic, the villainous legend, is not an actual aristocrat, but many of his skins and banners try to present him as an aristocrat-like figure, such as his "Divine Rights" skin, and then we got the "Prince of Darkness" skin and the "Battle Royalty" banner from Season 2.
    • On a side note, his real first name is "Alexander", which brought to mind Alexander the Great. Season 2 backstory materials further upped this, by showing that his parents were named "Arthur" and "Katerina" - both of which names traditionally tied to royalty.
  • Badass Bookworm: A chemist by trade, but apparently able to keep up with militarily-trained people such as Bangalore and Gibraltar.
  • Beard of Evil: Visible under his gas mask.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Not only does he subject his peers to deadly "experiments" with no remorse, but he openly believes himself to be superior because of it.
  • Close-Range Combatant: Caustic's abilities focus on dealing area-of-effect damage, meaning Caustic is best suited to engage enemies up-close and in tight areas.
  • Deadly Euphemism: Prone to calling his gas traps "variables".
  • Deadly Gas: His main trick.
  • Death Seeker: His constant coughing and some of his quotes seem to imply this.
    Caustic (intro): "I don't consider death cruel, but life... *cough*"
    Caustic (when dropping): "Prepare for certain death!"
    Caustic (when dropping): "I feel most alive when rapidly approaching my death!"
  • Einstein Hair: Has a few shaggy locks adding to his mad scientist look.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Wattson. Both are highly intelligent characters with defense-oriented kits, but their moral alignment (and also looks and personality) are polar opposites.
  • The Evil Genius: He's as brainy as he's sociopathic.
  • Evil Is Bigger: He is so far the most villainous legend. Whilst his height has not been specified, his in-game model suggests that he's just slightly smaller than Gibraltar. Bear in mind that Gibraltar is a giant who stands at 6'4".
  • Evil Laugh: One of Caustic's banner poses involves him doing an archetypical "mad scientist laugh".
  • Evil Old Folks: Caustic is 48 years old, making him the oldest legend so far.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: The deepest-voiced Legend and also the most evil by far.
  • Expy: Not personality-wise, but mechanics-wise, Caustic is very similar to the Scorch Titan from Titanfall 2, both being heavyweights that utilize area-based damage. In fact, Caustic's Nox Gas seems to use the same assets as the Scorch Titan's Incendiary Trap.
  • Faking the Dead: Upon Dr. Humbert's discovery of his unethical research, Caustic apparently murdered poor Dr. Humbert, set the lab on fire, and then left two burnt fingers of himself at the site. He was presumed dead by the investigators.
  • Fat Bastard: Definitely looks the most rotund of the legends, and is arguably the most malicious of them (see below for details).
  • For Science!: His primary motivation seems to involve testing his gases on other Apex Game participants, as part of his quest to perfect his creations. It is also notable that when pinging enemies in-game, while other legends would say something along the line of "enemy spotted", Caustic would tell his teammates that he has found test subjects.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Caustic is one of the few legends whose primary weaponry (in this case, the Nox Gas) is his own creation.
  • Gas Mask, Longcoat: His default outfit, which is quite fitting considering his job is a chemist who specializes in toxic gases.
  • Geek Physique: Downplayed. He looks rather rotund compared to most other legends, although he's still fit enough to participate in the Apex Games.
  • Gonk: Caustic... isn't exactly the most attractive of the legends. He looks overweight. His skin quality is less-than-ideal (presumably related to exposure to toxic chemicals), and he has a receding hairline to boot.
  • Gradual Grinder: Nox Gas, Caustic's primary weaponry, deals slowly increasing damage (starting at 4 hp per tick, eventually increasing to 10 damage per tick). This means Caustic players are incentivized to play it slow in order to maximize Nox Gas's damage potential.
  • Green and Mean: The legend most associated with the color green (the sickly variant, to be specific) and by far the meanest.
  • Insufferable Genius: He is a brilliant chemist. Meanwhile, many of his voice lines involve him belittling other people, usually for being less intelligent than him.
    Caustic (intro): "You and I are not equals. Remember this."
    Caustic (to a kill target): "I observe the field from a plateau you cannot even comprehend."
    Caustic (to a kill target): "What's your costume... sub-average intelligence?"
  • Intelligence = Isolation: A highly intelligent character who is also... less than social.
  • Interface Screw: Caustic's toxic gas obscures and blurs the enemy's vision in addition to dealing damage.
  • Lack of Empathy: Nox generally shows no concern for others' suffering, and constantly refers to other living beings as "insects" or something along that line.
  • Locked in a Room: Gas mines can be used to block doors, trapping Caustic's enemies inside rooms. If the traps are triggered, they can turn the room into a Gas Chamber.
  • Long-Range Fighter: Caustic's kit involves the ability to lay traps. The traps release gas and notify Caustic upon contact with enemies. This makes Caustic a very effective sniper: since all he needs to do is to find a high ground and use his gas traps to shut off potential flanking routes, then he could snipe from his position without fear of enemy sneaking up to him.
  • Mad Scientist: Caustic is apparently a pretty good chemist, according to his backstory. He's also mad enough to test his creations (which are chemical weapons)... by using them as his primary weaponry in a bloodsport.
  • Mad Scientist Laboratory: As shown in Season 3's cinematic trailer, Caustic built one of these in his assigned area on the dropship.
  • Malevolent Masked Man: Wears a gas mask that conceals the lower half of his face and is probably the most evil of the current legends. His legendary skins up this by obscuring the upper half of his face as well.
  • Master Poisoner: Caustic's abilities revolve around deploying toxic gas traps and grenades.
  • Meaningful Name: "Caustic" means "able to burn or corrode organic tissue by chemical action". As for his real name, he last name is "Nox", as in "Noxious".
  • Monster Clown: The aesthetics of his Season 3 Halloween event skin.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: He often expresses fascination with seeing other living things die.
    Caustic (when chosen in Select Legend): "If I'm to be honest... I find death fascinating."
  • Not Afraid to Die: Some of his quotes when dropping imply he'd simply find his own death another subject of interest, and when revived he notes how he'd like to collect data on his near death experience. However, he finds dying from being out of the ring useless as a source of information, and generally prioritizes studying other "test subjects" before writing about himself.
  • Not the Intended Use: Caustic's gas traps can be used as improvised smokescreens, since the gas is thick enough to obscure his appearance and capable of disorientating affected opponents.
  • No-Sell: Starting from Season 2, he is immune to the slowing effects of bullets.
  • Obviously Evil: He wears a mask, has an unusually deep voice, walks ominously into the scene every time he shows up, and is associated with sickly-looking green. He might as well have a neon sign that says "Villain!" above his head.
  • Ominous Walk: All the damn time. He does this when he was about to finish Mirage in the cinematic trailer, in his intro during "Select Legend", and in every one of his finishers.
  • Pet the Dog: Wattson mentioned Caustic among the legends who came to comfort her after the death of her father.
  • Poisonous Person: His kit revolves around the poisonous gases he creates.
  • Sanity Slippage: Implied in his backstory: "As he toiled in secret, Nox began to see the beauty in his creations and their ability to destroy anything they touched."
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Reading Caustic's voice lines requires a dictionary sometimes.
  • Sickly Green Glow: The color scheme associated with him. It's the color of the background when he's picked during "Select Legend". It's also the color scheme of his default skin and his Nox Gas. Naturally, this fits his theme perfectly.
  • Smug Snake: He has quite the ego:
    Caustic (to a kill target): "You thought we were equals. Foolish."
  • The Sneaky Guy: Caustic's major advantage over Wattson is that his gas traps are relatively easy to hide, making Caustic notably sneakier than Wattson. In contrast, Wattson's fences and pylon glow, making them so visible, they can be seen from miles away.
  • The Sociopath: According to Caustic's trailer, some regard him to be this. It's probably not far from the truth, either: In one of his backstory scenes, Nox was able to calmly take notes while... gassing multiple people to death. He showed no apparent concern for the suffering he was inflicting.
  • Splash Damage: The legend most specialized in this. His gas traps deal damage to every enemy within their ranges. This makes him extremely deadly in enclosed areas.
  • Standard Status Effects: His specialty is poison damage.
  • Stone Wall: Caustic was by far the most defensive legend until Wattson was introduced. His kit is powerful but only in enclosed space, and even when he manages to trap an enemy, his traps deal damage gradually. This means Caustic's ideal playstyle would involves him laying down traps at choke points and patiently wait for his enemies. And if the enemies decide not to get in? There isn't much Caustic can do.
    • With the April 2019 update, this trope becomes more apparent for Caustic, now that he has the "Fortified" perk, which makes him take less damage from each hit. Paired with the fact that his traps are extremely effective at stopping enemy advances, this gives him ridiculous longevity.
  • Techno Babble: He's sometimes prone to this, which is unsurprising given what kind of person he is.
    Caustic (upon killing a flyer): "Killed the Volaticus locustodraco. Or Flyer - in layman's terms."
  • They Called Me Mad!: Some of his lines imply he holds this attitude.
    Caustic (intro): "My methods are only controversial to those who lack imagination."
  • Token Evil Teammate: Among the legends. All of the other legends are at least non-malicious, if not outright heroic (Gibraltar and Lifeline are notable mentions). Caustic, on the contrary, is overtly malicious and stated to be sociopathic.
  • Trap Master: Caustic is good at setting toxic gas traps.
  • Troperiffic: The current record holder of legend with the largest number of tropes.
  • Wicked Cultured: He's the legend who's most prone to using poetic or philosophical expressions in his lines and quips. And unlike Mirage, Caustic has no problem pronouncing and using these words correctly.

    Crypto 
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“It’s hard to be scared when you’re prepared.”
Voiced by: Johnny Young

Crypto specializes in secrets; he knows how to uncover them, and how to keep them. A brilliant hacker and encryption expert, he uses aerial drones to spy on his opponents in the Apex Arena without being seen. It’s been noted that his drones have a similar design to those created by wanted murderer Tae-Joon Park.

Orphans raised on the streets of Suotamo, Tae-Joon and his foster sister Mila Alexander escaped a life of squalor by becoming computer engineers, designing drones that transmit the Apex Games throughout the Outlands. But one day, Tae-Joon disappeared with an important company secret, and his sister vanished under mysterious and violent circumstances. However, Crypto claims to have had no contact with Tae-Joon, and the case remains unsolved.

Crypto’s motives for joining the Apex Games are almost as mysterious as the man himself. In recent interviews, he claims he is seeking justice – but for what, exactly, remains unknown.


  • Arc Symbol: Crypto is symbolized by a highly stylized picture of a hooded man with electronic implants on his face. The logo shows up regularly on everything related to him, and as shown in the "Forever Family" trailer, seems to have been designed by Crypto himself.
  • Asian and Nerdy: The game's first fully Asian (Korean, to be more specific) legend. He's a top hacker, and he used to wear Nerd Glasses to boot.
    Mila: "Hello?"
    Tae-Joon: "..." (is totally focused on designing his logo and fails to respond)
    Mila (eyes roll): "... Aaaand this is why you are single."
  • Badass Bookworm: Started as a Nerd Glasses-wearing hacker, and then showed an impressive amount of athletic prowess, namely during the cinematic sequence where he escaped from Syndicate mercenaries. He can easily overpower Mirage in a hand-to-hand fight and is going to participate in the Apex Games.
  • Badass Longcoat: A borderline case. The post-transformation Crypto wears a badass-looking white coat that extends all the way down to his thighs, but it isn't quite as long as typical examples of this trope.
  • Byronic Hero: Cynical, dark, revenge-driven guy with a Dark and Troubled Past, who is in the Apex Games to destroy them from the inside out. Of course, that means eliminating other contestants along the way...
  • The Cracker: Played with. When Tae-Joon and Mila found the algorithm that could be used to predict Apex Games results, Tae-Joon was reluctant to use it (despite the fact that it will let him basically cheat his way to Apex Games victory, or at least sell it for a good amount of money). After the Syndicate abducted Mila and framed Tae-Joon for the crime, however, Tae-Joon went all-out cracker: he was responsible for destroying the repulsor tower at the start of Season 2, and it's heavily implied that he became a legend in order to sabotage the Apex Games.
    Crypto (intro): "I'm not a pawn. I'm here to break the game."
  • Crazy-Prepared: Crypto's quote above invokes this. In fact, his playstyle encourages careful planning more than most other legends' - for starter, his drone enables players to surveil an area before entering it. Thus, he's very suited for players who like thinking ahead.
  • Cute Machines: Not Crypto himself, but his drone. His drone has been described by many as looking like "a baby Pathfinder". Some said they'll be shipping Crypto's drone with Lifeline's.
  • Cyborg: He has cybernetic implants all over his chin, neck, and much of his face. He seemed to have gotten those after his escape from Syndicate mercenaries.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: Crypto's entire kit relies around his drone, which while fast and small, is extremely loud, notifies enemies when they're in its sights, and goes down in a single shot from pretty much anything, incurring a massive 40-second cooldown before it can be redeployed. Furthermore, when he's actively piloting his drone, Crypto himself becomes a sitting duck, meaning he's pretty much screwed if an enemy manages to get the jump on him. A player who can keep their drone in the action and themselves safe, however, will provide their squad with invaluable information about enemy positions, allowing them to adapt their own position accordingly and set up ambushes that can take down an entire squad before the enemy can even counterattack. Furthermore, his ultimate, EMP, is not only the single most effective tool for dismantling camping fortresses set up by Wattson and/or Caustic, but with effective coordination combos surprisingly well with other offensive ultimates due to its slowdown effect.
  • Dracula: The aesthetics of his Season 3 Halloween event skin.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He appeared briefly in the Season 2 launch trailer, where he sabotaged the King's Canyon arena. It would not be until about four months later that he would be introduced as a playable character for Season 3.
  • EMP: His ultimate uses his drone to unleash an EMP that fries enemy shields, stuns enemies, and disables all traps.
  • Fragile Speedster: Crypto's drone. It can fly very fast, but cannot take a hit.
  • The Glasses Come Off: After his narrow escape from the Syndicate, Tae-Joon ditched his Nerd Glasses, and became determined to get revenge on the organization.
  • Gratuitous Korean: Sometimes sprinkles Korean into his lines.
  • Heartwarming Orphan: Despite not being blood siblings, the relationship between Tae-Joon and Mila is quite heartwarming. Seeking justice for himself and his sister is his motivation to join the Apex Games.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: His post-transformation outfit has quite a bit of leather, and definitely looks much more menacing than his old nerd hacker outfit.
  • Iconic Item: His puzzle cube, which he played with before going to bed in his cinematic trailer. It turns out to be what he uses to access his drone's camera.
  • Important Haircut: Got one of these during his post-escape transformation.
  • Insufferable Genius: Crypto's introduction means Caustic is finally getting some competition:
    Crypto (to a kill target): "It appears that intelligence is just a word to you."
    Crypto (to a kill target): "You really mess up. But what do I know? I'm just a genius."
  • Interface Screw: Those hit by Crypto's EMP will have their visions blurred briefly.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Mila Alexander and him are "forever family" - though their appearances and names have made it very clear that they weren't blood siblings.
    Tae-Joon: "영원히 가족?" note ?
    Mila: "... Forever family."
  • Long-Range Fighter: Crypto is best suited for fighting from relatively far distance: While his drone offers a lot of utility to teammates, Crypto himself is immobile when controlling it and thus is highly vulnerable, meaning that a Crypto is suited for finding a safe place with a certain distance from enemies, and then flying his drone around to aid his teammates (and switching control back to Crypto himself if necessary).
  • Master Swordsman: Invoked. Crypto habitually places his drone to his upper back when he isn't using it, and when he's looked at from the front, the drone's lower half sticks out like the handle of a sword. In fact, before he was released, people were, based on datamined pictures of him, endlessly speculating that he will have a sword.
    • Also, his "Drone Scan" finisher involves him grabbing his drone, and then using it to smack his victim to death as if it were a sword.
  • Meaningful Name: Crypto - which stands for "a person who belongs secretly to a group" - is a hacker legend who wants to get revenge on the Syndicate, the organization that runs the Apex Games.
  • Mechanically Unusual Fighter: He deploys a drone and stays immobile while he flies it around - which is an ability rarely seen in shooter games. Also, his ultimate must be deployed via his drone, unlike all the other legends, whose ultimate can be used while walking regularly.
  • Mysterious Past: For everyone who watches the Apex Games at least. In-Universe, Crypto has done a pretty good job hiding the fact that he is Tae-Joon Park, apparently.
  • Nerd Glasses: Used to wear these. Not anymore.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: His primary motivation, apparently.
  • Scarily Competent Tracker: His drone can detect enemies while it lasts, and his passive lets all teammates see detected enemies highlighted in red.
    Crypto (intro): "You think you're not being watched right now? Don't be an idiot."
  • Shock and Awe: Downplayed. Crypto isn't as focused on using electricity as Wattson, but he does use EMP, which is a short burst of electro-magnetic energy that fries electronics.
  • The Smart Guy: Apparently one of the most intelligent legends.
  • The Sneaky Guy: Crypto is immobile when controlling his drone, so when using his tactical, Crypto needs to find a safe place to hide. Also, when logging out of his drone, Crypto should ideally place his drone at a spot with good sight line and hard to shoot (so that the drone can passively track enemies) - in both cases, using Crypto well requires a player to know how to hide.
    Crypto (when dropping): "I will try to keep us under the radar."
  • Starting a New Life: It's implied he had been trying to do this together with Mila. A shame their lives soon got destroyed by the Syndicate.
  • Start of Darkness: His origin story in short. He began as a humble young man who wanted to start a career in IT and favored honest work. It wasn't until he lost Mila (and actually got framed for the crime), that he turned into a more malicious figure.
  • The Stoic: One of the less emotional legends so far.
  • Surveillance Drone: He's seldom seen without his drone by his side. His tactical ability deploys it. After that, it will fly around, letting Crypto and his squadmates see any enemy it detects.
  • Techno Wizard: Downplayed. Crypto is this game's resident IT expert. But for the most part, what he's been shown to do are, in fact, more realistic than what to be expected from your standard fictional hackers.
  • Vein-o-Vision: Enemies are highlighted in red when detected by Crypto's drone.

    Gibraltar 
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"Try to move me; it'll be fun."
Voiced by: Branscombe Richmond

Gibraltar is a Gentle Giant with a wild side. The son of two SARAS (Search and Rescue Association of Solace) volunteers, he has always been skilled at getting others out of dangerous situations that are common in the Outlands. However, he only began to understand the value of protecting others when he and his boyfriend stole his father’s motorcycle, took it on a joyride, and got trapped by a deadly mudslide. His parents saved them, and his father lost an arm in the process. Gibraltar has never forgotten that sacrifice and has devoted his life to helping those in need.

The Apex Games didn’t change that, but they changed what it meant. Many of Gibraltar’s friends and colleagues have competed in the Games for extra money, fame, and glory over the years, and some never came home. Gibraltar joined to keep them safe and, for the first time, his skills as a rescuer and his rebellious nature worked together. He’s now become an icon in the Apex Games, putting himself in the line of fire to protect his squad and send his opponents running for cover.


  • Armor Is Useless: Subverted. Not only does his armor not slow him down, but he also has the "Fortified" perk, which allows him to take reduced damage, making him a potent tank.
  • Badass Baritone: He has a deep, booming voice.
  • Badass Gay: His character bio casually mentions him having a boyfriend in his youth.
  • Barrier Warrior: His tactical enables him to create a dome that stops all damage while it lasts. Naturally, this is extremely useful for providing protection and/or saving downed teammates. It got even better in Season 3, when all players within the dome (though this does include enemies) use healing items 25% faster.
  • Big Fun: Gibraltar is the most heavy-set of the current legends. He is also among the friendliest and most outgoing of them.
  • The Big Guy: Gibraltar serves mainly as a "tank", being able to absorb a lot of damage and also quite able to push on offense.
  • Blood Knight: Downplayed. Gibraltar isn't truly a violent person, but he does seem to enjoy a good fight and often challenges others to wrestle with him and such, an example being his quote above.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: A heavyset man who is a potent tank. He's also a cheerful fellow and often refers to his teammates as "brothers". Many of his quips involve him laughing.
    Gibraltar (intro): "I'm like a rock. But rocks don't hit back. Hahahahaha!"
    Gibraltar (intro): "It's all in the attitude and I got a lot of it. Hahahahaha!"
  • Damn You, Muscle Memory!: Players used to the barrier mechanics of other Hero Shooters (particularly Overwatch), in which barriers only block enemy fire, will likely find themselves deploying their barrier dome out of reflex after taking damage at least once, forgetting (or perhaps not even realizing) that this particular barrier blocks friendly attacks as well.
  • Death from Above: Defensive Bombardment, his ultimate ability, calls in an artillery strike on a targeted area. It's also one of the few abilities that can directly deal damage.
  • Deployable Cover: His Dome of Protection ability deploys a shield on the ground. It is very useful for creating temporary covers for the team behind which to heal up (further enforced by the Season 3 buff that gives all players within it 25% reduced use time for healing items) and safely reviving a down teammate.
  • Frankenstein's Monster: The aesthetics of his Season 3 Halloween event skin.
  • Friend to All Children: One of his backstory scenes showed him rescuing a little girl.
  • Generation Xerox: His parents are SARAS volunteers, and he eventually grew to be a man who worked to protect other people.
  • Gentle Giant: Gibraltar is a huge, powerful man but he is also Nice Guy who has dedicated his life to helping those in need.
  • The Giant: Standing at a whopping 6'4" and weighing 256 lbs, Gibratar towers over every other legend.
  • Go Through Me: His playstyle in a nutshell. His kit is designed to protect his teammates and push on offense when needed. His main motivation of joining the Apex Games is to keep his friends and colleagues safe.
  • His Name Really Is "Barkeep": Unlike the other legends, Gibraltar goes by his actual (last) name.
  • Item Amplifier: The Season 3 update brought with it another buff for Gibraltar: now anyone inside his barrier domenote  uses healing items 25% faster.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: He has quite a darn impressive chin.
  • Large Ham: Gibraltar can be rather hammy sometimes. One of his finishers, for instance, involves him doing dramatic wrestler poses after knocking down the enemy.
  • Light Is Good: Two of his abilities glow. He himself is dressed in white armors. And he is a heroic man who lives to protect others.
  • Long-Range Fighter: While his kit isn't directly built around fighting from afar, his personal shield and dome (which will allow him to "peek-shoot") make him a surprisingly effective sniper compared to most of the other legends.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me:
    • His Gun Shield covers most of his body while he aims his gun, though it can only take so much damage.
    • His Dome of Protection is able to absorb all damage directed at it for as long as it lasts.
  • Manly Gay: The only gay man in the main cast, but also the manliest guy by far.
  • Meaningful Name: "Gibraltar" is the name of the a British Overseas Territory which is basically a 426-meter-tall gigantic rock on the sea. His first name, Makoa, is a Hawaiian name meaning "bold man".
  • Mighty Glacier: Two of Gibraltar's abilities are focused on tanking: He has a passive that deploys a personal shield when aiming down the sights, and Dome of Protection throws down a dome-shield that blocks attacks for 15 seconds. These two abilities plus his "Fortified" perk (damage reduction) make him very durable and a potent offensive threat. At the same time, both of the aforementioned abilities glow. Brightly. Making him highly visible and thus a poor flanker.
  • Multi-Ethnic Name: His first name is Hawaiian, while his last name sounds more Anglo-Saxon.
  • Nice Guy: His motivation to join the Apex Games is primarily altruistic in nature. He's also one of the more polite legends in kill quips - most of his kill quips involve nothing but attempts to establish Friendly Rivalry or encourage his opponent to try harder next time.
    Gibraltar (to a kill target): "You just got it handed to you, brotha. Nice try."
    Gibraltar (to a kill target): "Thank you for the kill, brotha."
  • No-Sell: His Dome of Protection can nullify all incoming damage while it is active. This affects players inside and outside the dome. Starting from Season 2, he is immune to the slowing effects of bullets.
  • Rated M for Manly: His is 6'4" tall, fights to protect others, dresses in heavy armors, apparently has a love for wrestling, and is quite the ham.
  • Regenerating Shield, Static Health: While Gibraltar has to use batteries to recharge his body shields just like everyone else, his Gun Shield regenerates over time.
  • Stout Strength: The most heavily built legend so far, and a Mighty Glacier to boot.
  • Surfer Dude: Gibraltar's skydive emote in Season 3 features him using his shield as a surfing board to surf in midair.
  • Survivor Guilt: Downplayed. Gibraltar's father didn't die saving him, but did lose an arm. This incident was the key catalyst for him to develop the desire to protect others.
  • Third-Person Person: Has several lines where he refers to himself in the third person.
  • True Companions: His lines suggest that he regards his teammates as such. Bangalore, Mirage, Lifeline, and Pathfinder are likely to feel the same. Caustic and Wraith... probably less so.
    Gibraltar (intro): "Alright, brotha. Gibraltar's coming for ya."
  • Verbal Tic: He tends to call his allies "brotha", a common Polynesian term of endearment for acquaintances.

    Lifeline 
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"Never quit. That's how you win."
Voiced by: Mela Lee

Ajay Che, aka Lifeline, isn’t someone you would expect to find in the Apex Games. Once the child of wealthy war profiteers, she left home when she learned of the damage her family had caused and enlisted in the Frontier Corps, a humanitarian organization that aids Frontier communities in need. She’s since devoted her life to helping others and joined the Apex Games to fund the Frontier Corps with her winnings.

Since no one in the Games is innocent — they all know what they signed up for — and every one of her victories means help for those in need, Lifeline has no problem engaging in the popular bloodsport. Or so she tells herself. She may seem sarcastic and callous, but deep down she wants to help people and make the world a better place. If that means taking a few people down in the process, so be it.


  • Action Girl: Lifeline is a star competitor in a gladiator tournament. This trope is, however, slightly downplayed compared to Bangalore and Wraith, as Lifeline is said to prefer supporting her teammates to going after the kills herself.
  • All Drummers Are Animals: Somewhat. She's seen with a pair of drumsticks sometimes and they factor into her default finisher.
  • Animesque: The theme of some of her cosmetic items.
  • Badass Pacifist: She's said to prefer leaving killing to her teammates (and her kit in fact encourages player to do so), but please, don't forget that she's still an Apex Game star. In-game, she isn't any less proficient at using weapons than the other legends.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Lifeline is one of the nicer legends, but she does seem to have an unstable side - as shown in Season 3's cinematic launch trailer, which included a sequence of Lifeline firing her Alternator... while laughing maniacally.
  • Boring, but Practical: Her abilities aren't flashy, but they are very useful. Her healing drones and faster heal speeds are absolute godsends in a fast-paced game with no health regeneration.
  • Combat Medic: Lifeline uses healing items faster, deploys healing drones, and can call in supply drops. All of her abilities have something to do with healing (even Care Package does, because one of the three items it holds is guaranteed to be a healing item).
  • Crutch Character: Played With. Her healing drone and supply drops are extremely useful early on, when the player's squad can afford to remain in the same place for a while after a firefight, but as players get better weapons and the play area becomes smaller and more intense, they will become less effective. Her quicker revives do remain useful throughout the entire length of a game, however. In addition, while her abilities are not immediately useful in the late-game given the smaller space and frequent firefights, they make her less reliant on healing items in the early game and let her save them for the endgame.
  • Cute Machines: Not Lifeline herself, but her Drone of Compassion. The DOC looks like a hovering little turtle that can heal you. It even behaves like a pet to Lifeline sometimes.
  • Deadly Doctor: She can kill using her healing equipment. Two of her finishers involve her using her healing gears (syringe and electric shock from the Drone of Compassion, respectively) to deal the final blow.
  • Defector from Decadence: Her family is rich, but she left home when she learned how they had acquired that wealth.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: "D.O.C." stands for "Drone of Compassion", yet it's constantly referred to as "D.O.C. Drone".
  • Determinator: It probably takes quite a bit of determination to do what she's doing. Also see her quote above.
    Lifeline (intro): "Don't worry. It's easy. Bleed, patch, and keep moving."
    Lifeline (to a kill target): "Giving up is no thing I will do."
  • Gender-Blender Name: "Ajay" is a fairly common Indian male name, but almost never given to girls.
    • Multi-Ethnic Name: Possibly, as her first name is definitely Indian; while her surname is more ambiguous, as the letter combination "Che" turns up as either a given or family name in a number of languages, which include multiple Chinese languages, French, and Hebrew.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Downplayed. She isn't particularly abusive or mean to other people, but she's still perfectly willing to take a few people down in the Apex Games if that's what it takes to accomplish her (ultimately well-intentioned) goal. This is taken up a few notches with her unlockable finishers, where she uses a syringe to stab a downed opponent in the throat, or uses her health drone's defibrillator to fry them to death.
  • I Am Not My Father: Lifeline, upon learning of what her family (which presumably include her parents) profit from, deliberately chose a path that is the complete opposite.
  • Iconic Item: The Shock Sticks heirloom.
  • Item Amplifier: Lifeline's passive allows her to heal herself faster.
  • Light Is Good: She is dressed in outfits consisting primarily of white and light blue, and she's a Nice Girl who joined the Apex Games for the sake of others rather than herself.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Deploys a large directional shield while she's reviving someone.
  • Meaningful Name: "Lifeline" is, needless to say, a fitting name for a Combat Medic who is vital in keeping her teammates alive. As for her real name, "Ajay" is an Indian masculine name that means "unconquered".
  • The Medic: Her primary role in the team.
  • Nice Girl: Unlike most of the other current legends, Lifeline's motivation to join the Apex Games is primarily altruistic in nature. She's also one of the nicer legends in kill quips, with many of her kill quips being comfort or encouragement for the opponent she just eliminated.
    Lifeline (to a kill target): "Next time... Next time you'll do better."
    Lifeline (to a kill target): "You gonna need to work a little bit harder next time."
  • Not the Intended Use: Her Care Package ultimate can be used to block off passages or bait opponents into ambushes. If you're really lucky (i.e., your victim stands right beneath the Care Package when it lands), you could knock someone out with it, too.
  • Odango Hair
  • Only in It for the Money: A rare benevolent example of this trope. She joins the Apex Games mainly for the money (which she gives to the Frontier Corps), and doesn't take much joy eliminating enemies.
  • Only Sane Woman: Arguably the most "normal" of the legends. Best shown in Season 3's cinematic launch trailer, in which she got assigned onto the same squad as Mirage and Crypto, and acted as a mediator when her two squadmates began to argue.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: One of the smallest legends, but no less adept at combat. This is downplayed as of Season 2, where the newly added "Low Profile" perk makes her receive more damage when hit compared to the larger legends.
  • Robot Buddy: The Drone of Compassion behaves like this to her sometimes. Several of her banner poses involve her treating the drone as if it were her pet.
  • Support Party Member: Downplayed. All of Lifeline's abilities are geared towards supporting teammates, but she can still spend a lot of time in gunfight. That's because her healing drone doesn't require her to stay near the teammate she's healing - thus, she can simply throw down her drone next to a wounded teammate, and then jump back into action at once. According to many, this makes her quite a bit less boring to play as than healer characters in other shooter games.
  • Third-Person Person: Has several lines where she refers to herself in the third person (either by real name or codename).
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    Mirage 
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"I don't take myself too seriously. I don't take myself anywhere. I need to get out more."

Mirage is the kind of guy who likes to stand out. The youngest of four brothers, he perfected the art of fooling around to get attention. The one thing he took seriously was Holo-Pilot technology: introduced to the illusion-creating tech by his engineer mother, he poured over the mechanisms and learned all he could about them. Even when his brothers went MIA during the Frontier War, Mirage and his mother continued to develop holo devices, and the work brought them closer.

While working as a bartender to make ends meet, Mirage heard amazing stories from his patrons about the Apex Games and the wealth and glory that came with victory. As good as both of those sounded, he knew he couldn’t risk leaving his mother childless – until she gave him a set of customized holo devices and told him to follow his dream. Mirage is now the life of the Apex Games, outwitting opponents and charming audiences across the Outlands.


  • Adorkable: His attempt at making a dating profile says it all.
  • Attention Whore: Judging from his backstory scenes, Mirage seems to greatly enjoy the fame and attention that come with being an Apex Game superstar. Many of his quips involve the sounds of an audience in the background.
    Mirage (intro): "I love the spotlight's on me."
  • Badass Beard: A full beard.
  • Badass Bookworm: Downplayed. Mirage is apparently a good engineer and tinkers with his equipment off-field, though his bookworm-ness isn't focused on as much as Caustic's, Crypto's, or Wattson's.
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: Does this with some of his quotes:
    Mirage: "Either you're with me, or your against me. Or you're with me and against me, because that happens sometimes."
  • Butt-Monkey: Trailers and cinematics are not kind to Mirage. So far, he's been blown up, kicked in the face courtesy of Octane, stepped on by a leviathan, punched out by Caustic, and been repeatedly made a fool of by Crypto in the cinematic trailer for Season 3.
  • Color Motif: Yellow is his color, being the color scheme of his default skin and the background color when he is chosen during Select Legend. This reflects his jolly, laid-back personality.
  • Confusion Fu: His gimmick in a nutshell.
  • Cowboy: The aesthetics of Mirage's Season 3 Halloween event skin. Which is hilariously out of place when he stands next to the other legends, all of whom had skins with spooky themes.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Okay, "moron" is a bit too harsh, but he's undeniably goofy compared to most of the other legends. His goofinesss, however, doesn't change the fact that he is an Apex Game star, and apparently a pretty decent engineer off-field.
    Mirage (upon pinging a flyer): "Flying bird-thing over there - yeesh, that's ugly."
  • Deadpan Snarker: Can be quite the smart ass.
    Mirage (to a kill target): "I'm so sorry to make you wait. I... I meant to beat you much faster."
  • Delusions of Eloquence: Regularly tries to use "sophisticated" words but fails.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: Mirage's abilities are among the most convoluted ones in the game. Using his toolkit well requires a huge amount of predictions of enemy positions and behaviors. But judging from the number of highly successful players using Mirage, mastering him does pay off.
  • Disappeared Dad: His mother plays a vital role in his backstory, but his father was never mentioned.
  • Ditzy Genius: His vocabulary and basic math are a mess, and his humor is even worse. But as an engineer, he's good enough to significantly contribute to holographic technology, and his tactical skills has taken him pretty far in the Apex Games.
  • Doppelgänger Spin: Mirage sends Holographic doubles, much like the Holo Pilot tactical in Titanfall 2, but made more convincing by having them pretend to interact with objects in the environment.
  • Expy: Mechanics-wise, Mirage is the combo of the Holo Pilot and Cloak tactical from Titanfall 2.
  • The Gadfly: He likes to mock his enemies as they get bamboozled by his decoys, for starters, and generally has a sarcastic attitude.
    Mirage (to a kill target): "I gotta admit. I may have tricked you."
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Mirage apparently tinkers with his holographic kits off-field, making him one of the few legends who actually engineer their primary equipment.
  • Generation Xerox: He learned holographic engineering from his mother.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: His goggles haven't yet shown to be useful.
  • The Hero: Sort of. The fact is, whenever Respawn make cinematics for the game, the story is most likely told from Mirage's perspective.
  • Inherently Funny Words: Whenever he throws out a decoy, expect him to work in the word "bamboozle." Unless he forgets how to say it.
  • Invisibility Cloak: He uses a cloaking device in two of his abilities. His passive drops a decoy and cloaks for five seconds when he's knocked down, whilst his ultimate deploys a team of decoys to distract enemies as he cloaks.
  • Irony: What is the ultimate ability of the most attention-seeking legend? Turning invisible.
  • Master of Illusion: Mirage's kit is focused on deceiving enemy players via holographic decoys and cloaking devices.
  • Meaningful Name: "Mirage" has a kit that revolves around creating illusions and fooling enemies. Also, his last name "Witt" sounds very similar to "wit", and Mirage himself is primarily a trickster.
  • Mechanically Unusual Fighter: Mirage probably has the least intuitive kit among the current legends. Most of the other legends' kits are quite archetypical (e.g., Caustic being "the area control guy", Wraith being "the flanker", Gibraltar being "the tank"), while Mirage's is seldom seen among shooter games and requires quite a bit more predictions and mind game for it to work.
  • Mellow Fellow: While Mirage definitely does not lack ambition, he certainly sounds more relaxed than most of the other legends. See his quote above.
  • Me's a Crowd: Played with. He loves to play around (e.g., take selfies) with his holographic decoys as if they were real persons, invoking this trope. But of course those decoys are never physically tangible clones.
  • Momma's Boy: His backstory indicates that he has a very close relationship with his mother.
  • Motor Mouth: Has a habit of rambling, and generally uses way more words than he should whenever he talks. Also see Porky Pig Pronunciation below.
  • Porky Pig Pronunciation: He appears to run into this problem more than once (in stark contrast to Caustic). Naturally, this serves to add to his goofiness.
    Mirage (to a kill target): "You should've known that fighting me is presp-per-pasterous… is dumb."
    Mirage (to a kill target): "Quite the predimese… pred-predifcaiton pred-predicimin? Uh... bad situation for you."
    Mirage (to a kill target): "Of all the fights, this was pretec-predec-per... this was a really good fight, this one was."
    Mirage (occasionally after using his Psyche Out ability): "Go bamboozalah-go bamba-... fool 'em!"
  • Projected Man: He has the ability to create holographic decoys. The holographic decoys are very similar to the real thing and surprisingly difficult to tell apart from the real person during an intense firefight.
  • Pungeon Master: Not afraid to fire off a pun or several when the opportunity presents itself.
  • Shrine to Self: As shown in Season 3's cinematic trailer, his personal area on the dropship is one of these, with fan arts of himself on the walls, trophies (presumably from his achievements in Apex Games), and an action figure of himself.
  • The Sneaky Guy: While not as specialized as a flanker as Wraith, Mirage is able to temporarily turn invisible using his ultimate ability. This effect is extremely potent as a tool for sneaking up on enemies.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Meets the physical description and is the most sarcastic of the legends so far.
  • The Trickster: His playstyle. Mirage is neither particularly fast or tanky. Thus, he needs to focus on trickery and fooling enemies at the right moments in order to be effective.
  • Weapon of Choice: While the player can pick up any weapon as Mirage, he is most frequently seen with a Wingman - in multiple of his banner poses and also in the cinematic trailer.

    Octane 
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"Whoa . . . what a rush!"
Voiced by: Nicolas Roye

One day, Octavio Silva was bored. In fact, he was bored most days. Heir to the preoccupied CEOs of Silva Pharmaceuticals and wanting for nothing in life, he entertained himself by performing death-defying stunts and posting holovids of them for his fans to gawk over. So, this day, he decided to set the course record for a nearby Gauntlet by launching himself across the finish line – using a grenade.

As he lay in triage hours later, the doctors informed him that the damage done to his legs meant his daredevil days were over. That didn’t sit well with Octavio, who turned to an old friend for help: Ajay Che, who he guilted into forging an order to replace his legs with bionic ones. Suddenly able to repair his limbs at a moment’s notice, Octavio decided petty online stunts weren’t enough: the ultimate adrenaline rush, the Apex Games, was calling. Now, he’s going to become an Apex Champion doing the most incredible, death-defying moves anyone’s ever seen. Maybe in the arena, he won’t be so bored.


  • Ambiguous Disorder: Octane has never been stated to suffer from any disorder, but his lack of patience and constant need for sensation sound suspiciously like the symptoms of attention deficit disorder.
    • Some of his behaviors, such as sensation-seeking and manipulativeness also sound somewhat like the symptoms of psychopathy.
  • Artificial Limbs: Has a pair of robotic legs to facilitate high-speed movements. He can be seen tinkering with his own legs in his main screen idle animations.
  • Attention Whore: Octane seems to enjoy the attention he gained from fans of his crazy stunts. This trope is, however, slightly downplayed compared to Mirage, as Octane has explicitly stated that the adrenaline rush is his primary motive.
    Octane (intro): "I do this for the rush. The fans are just a bonus."
  • Ax-Crazy: He's a bit... off. His sensation-seeking and crazy antics don't make him seem as sane as most of the other legends. In Season 2's cinematic trailer, when the repulsor tower collapsed, everybody panicked, while Octane... found it exciting to try to outrun the falling tower.
    An EMP strikes the repulsor tower.
    Wattson: "This can't be good."
    The repulsor tower starts to collapse.
    Wattson: "Definitely not good." (starts to run from the tower)
    Bangalore: "Rock up, ladies. Let's move!" (starts to run with Wattson)
    Octane: "Awesome!"
  • Bare Your Midriff: His default skin uses this.
  • Boring, but Practical:
    • Swift Mend regenerates health slowly while Octane isn't taking damage, which lets you recover between battles without spending time or syringes on self-healing and offsets Stim's health cost.
    • Jump pads are simpler than most other ultimates, but they allow your team to reach new places, make surprising flanking maneuvers, and can be deployed every ninety seconds (making it the fastest-charging ultimate so far).
  • Cast from Hit Points: Stim boosts speed boost by 30% for six seconds and has barely any cooldown, but takes 10% of your current health to activate.
  • Challenge Seeker: The reason Octane is in the Apex Games. He's basically a bored rich kid looking for a challenge.
  • Cyborg: He has a pair of robotic legs amongst other things.
  • Explosive Stupidity: In his backstory, Octane set a new speed record via grenade propulsion... at the minor cost of both legs. His default finisher references this by having him deal the final blow using a frag grenade, which knocks him back, only for him to leap back up excited.
  • Expy: Of the Stim pilot tactical from Titanfall 2.
  • The Faceless: All of Octane's face is obscured by his mask; even unlockable skins don't show anymore than his ears. The Season 2 cinematic trailer did involve his lens breaking, enabling us to have a glimpse of his left eye.
  • Fantastic Drug: The serum he injects when using Stim. It causes short-term pain while greatly enhancing the user's speed and making the user's veins glow, but apparently does no long-term damage.
  • Flash Step: Invoked. In the game, Octane's speed never reaches the point where he actually looks like he's teleporting, but Octane himself tried to invoke this in some of his voice lines.
    Octane (to a kill target): "See that blur right before you bite it? That's me."
    Octane (to a kill target): "That wasn't your life flashing before your eyes, that was me."
  • Fragile Speedster: Even moreso than Wraith. His tactical ability makes him the fastest Legend and his jump pad lets him leap over any obstacle and lead his team to do impressive flanking maneuvers. However, his Stim ability also makes him lose health when he uses it, making him even more vulnerable to getting injured. However, if a player can utilize his speed to avoid taking fire while simultaneously dishing it out, he can quickly turn into quite a threat.
    Octane (intro): "By the time you see me coming, I'll be going, and you'll be gone."
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: In the Season 3 cinematic trailer, he could be seen playing 3 video games at the same time, and one of the games appears to be Titanfall 2.
  • Gradual Regeneration: The passive Quick Mend regenerates a point of health every other second. It's not fast enough to generally matter in battle, but will usually be a full heal in the long stretches between.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: Often peppers his speech with Spanish.
  • Handicapped Badass: An amputee who is also a star in a bloodsport show.
  • I Am Not My Father: Season 2 backstory materials indicated, not so surprisingly, that Octane doesn't enjoy running a major company, much to the annoyance of his father (who does).
  • I Shall Taunt You: In his kill quips, Octane tends to cockily mock his victim (usually for being slower than he is).
  • It Amused Me: Compared to most of the other legends, he definitely looks like he's enjoying his time in the Apex Games. He's often seen laughing during a match, such as when he launches off his jump pads.
  • Lean and Mean: One of the skinniest legends, and at the same time definitely one of the less benevolent / sane of them.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Octane's dad was more interested in running Silva Pharmaceuticals. As a result, he was starved for attention.
  • Malevolent Masked Man: Wears a mask, and isn't exactly the nicest person around.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He apparently guilt-tripped Lifeline into helping him get his robotic legs. Bear in mind that guilt-tripping is one of the most commonly used tactics in psychological manipulation.
    • This trope was played up in Season 2 lore materials, which showed a conversation between Lifeline and Octane after the latter lost his legs. It began with Octane claiming in a message that he "would be gone" by the time Lifeline read it. It is a common trick for eliciting worries in a target (and thus open the target up for further emotional manipulations).
  • Meaningful Name: "Octane" is an important component in gasoline, which powers vehicles and, you know, makes them move in high speed.
  • Power Glows: For some reason, Octane glows when Stim is active. No explanation has been given so far as for why Stim makes him glow.
  • Simple, yet Awesome: Octane's most used ability is simply a burst of speed, but being significantly faster than everyone else, even just for a few seconds, has a huge variety of uses.
  • Super Serum: His Stim ability in a nutshell.
  • Super Speed: His kit revolves around this.
    Octane (intro): "They say death catches up to everyone. *Laugh* He can certainly try."
  • Thrill Seeker: Octane is essentially a bored rich kid looking for the ultimate adrenaline rush.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: To Lifeline. In Season 2's lore material, it was shown that his antics almost caused her to lose her job, and then to top it off, during their conversation via messages, he repeatedly manipulated and deceived her. Lifeline (wisely) blocked him at the end of the said conversation.

    Pathfinder 
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"Losing isn't fun. That's why I don't do it."
Voiced by: Chris Edgerly

Pathfinder is the picture of optimism, despite his circumstances. A MRVN (Mobile Robotic Versatile eNtity) modified to specialize in location scouting and surveying, he booted up decades ago in an abandoned laboratory with no idea who created him or why. With only his MRVN designation to hint at his identity, Pathfinder set off in search of his creator.

Pathfinder has learned much in his travels since then (like how to make a mean Eastern Leviathan Stew) but hasn’t come any closer to finding his creator. Still, he’s never given up hope, and has joined the Apex Games to gain a following—and hopefully draw the attention of his maker. In the meantime, he remains enthusiastic and helpful, always ready to make new friends (then shoot them).


  • Adorkable: Pathfinder is made endearing by the fact that he's a happy and cheerful robot who can also be comically silly at times.
    • Just hear him when he talks about ziplines.
    Pathfinder (upon using his ultimate): "Who is ready to fly on a zipline? I am!"
  • Animals Hate Him: At least ravens apparently do. One of Pathfinder's banner poses shows a raven approach him... and then it attacks him. Which is hilarious, because Pathfinder is frequently compared to Bastion from Overwatch.
    • This is taken further with his Season 3 skydive emote, which features a raven harassing him in mid-air for no reason.
  • Army Scout: His main role in the team.
  • Benevolent A.I.: Pathfinder is one of the nicest legends and generally friendly towards everyone.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Despite his niceness, he's still an Apex Game star.
  • Blue Is Heroic: His primary color is sky blue, which is the color scheme of his default skin and the color of the background when he is chosen during Select Legends. He himself is a nice and cheerful robot who's eager to be your friend.
  • Boring, but Practical: Pathfinder's abilities aren't flashy, but that doesn't make him any less useful.
    • Zipline lets the whole squad get to places quicker, and charges very quickly (only 90 seconds). In a Battle Royale game, this is extremely useful.
    • Insider Knowledge lets you scan survey beacons to see the next zone closure. It's valuable knowledge for planning what places to explore and in what order.
  • Captain Obvious: Many of his lines are comically obvious observations.
    Pathfinder (intro): "I may be smiling, but that also means I'm happy."
    Pathfinder (when dropping): "Hold your breath... if you have a respiratory system."
  • Cute Machines: A happy and friendly robot with a monitor at his chest displaying his emotion. If that isn't cute, nothing is.
  • Cyber Cyclops: His head definitely invokes this.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: Even though his Grappling Hook can't be used quite as much as its equivalent from Titanfall 2, it still allows for some impressive midair mobility so long as you can master its somewhat bizarre and counter-intuitive physics.
  • Dissonant Serenity: He always talks cheerfully - even when telling people that he'll kill them or making what sounds like (accidental or deliberate) Trash Talk.
    Pathfinder (to a kill target): "Did you have as much fun as me? Hello?"
  • Does Not Understand Sarcasm: He's too innocent to understand that Mirage wasn't being sincere when he said Pathfinder is everyone's favorite squadmate.
    Pathfinder: "He also said that I don't get sarcasm, which is also nice to hear... I think?
  • Expy: He is mechanically this to the Grapple Hook pilot from Titanfall 2.
  • Funny Robot: He's a robot with quite a sense of humor (which he himself probably doesn't intend).
  • Grappling-Hook Pistol: Pathfinder's got one, and two of his abilities revolve around using it to rapidly move around the map.
  • Hitbox Dissonance: Being the only non-human, Pathfinder understandably has a hitbox that is very not-human-shaped (namely a hitbox far lankier than other legends'). This could make him surprisingly difficult to hit and over-powerful according to some. As of Season 2, he was given the "Low Profile" perk, which admits that he's more difficult to hit and makes him receive 5% more damage when hit to balance things out.
  • Jump Physics: His kit revolves almost entirely around this. Once the player has mastered the physics of his Grappling Hook, they will be able to use it to scout and also perform impressive midair kills impossible to do with other legends.
  • Keet: He doesn't have the body type, but definitely has the attitude. His default finisher, for instance, involves him clapping excitedly after finishing off the enemy.
    Pathfinder (intro): "I'm excited to fight you."
  • Literal-Minded: Unsurprising, given he's a robot.
    Pathfinder (when chosen as Jumpmaster): "I won't let you down. Except by falling."
  • Meaningful Name: "Pathfinder" is a scout.
  • Mythology Gag: He references high-fiving his teammates, which is a nod to the Titanfall 2 multiplayer intro, where MRVN tried to high-five the player characters only to feel sad that they didn't reciprocate.
  • Nice Guy: Pathfinder tends to be nice even in his kill quips. Many of those lines involve him trying to form a Friendly Rivalry with the opponent he just eliminated.
    Pathfinder (to a kill target): "Great moves friend. Sorry you lost."
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Much of the game's humor comes from Pathfinder.
  • Ridiculously Human Robots: Pathfinder is a heavily-modified version of the MRVN androids from Titanfall games. He's searching for his creator, behaves in an overly cheerful manner, and wields a Grappling-Hook Pistol.
  • Robot Buddy: Pathfinder is an incredibly cheerful robot who's happy to be on your team.
  • Token Non-Human: Apparently the only non-human among the legends, although to be fair, Bloodhound hasn't been confirmed to be a human...
  • Walking the Earth: Doing this in search of his creator.

    Wattson 
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"Power is everything. You only think you have it."
Voiced by: Justine Huxley
Natalie “Wattson” Paquette is a familiar face in the Apex Games, though for a different reason than most. Daughter of the Games’ lead electrical engineer, she studied his manuals to stay close to him, and discovered her calling at a young age. Though she could be completely distracted one moment and hyper-focused the next, electricity grounded her – its ordered, predictable flow made sense in a way the rest of the world didn’t.

She devoured every book she could on the subject, and eventually became such a skilled engineer that she was commissioned to build the Apex Games’ Modified Containment Ring. Unfortunately, her father died the day it was revealed, leaving her alone. At her lowest moment, a group of competitors invited her to return to the arena with them, assuring her she would always have a home. She now fights alongside her friends in the arena she helped build, destroying incoming missiles, recharging shields, creating fences, and using her pylon to silence fights that get too loud. Nobody knows the arena better than Wattson – anyone who underestimates her is in for a shock.


  • Action Girl: The Static Defender.
  • Adorkable: A cute, polite young woman who is prone to making electricity-themed puns.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: "She could be completely distracted one moment and hyper-focused the next". Some of her quotes seem to imply an autism-spectrum disorder.
  • Badass Bookworm: An electrical engineer by trade, but seems to have no problem keeping up with militarily-trained people such as Bangalore and Gibraltar.
  • Barrier Warrior: In a weird sort of way. Her tactical stops enemy advances and her ultimate stops ordnance and bombardments, so she can provide barriers for the purpose of protection... except that these barriers do nothing against regular gunfire.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Blue is the color scheme of her default skin and the background when she's chosen during Select Legend. To distinguish her, her blue is more of an electrifying bright blue as opposed to Pathfinder's sky blue.
  • The Cutie
  • Daddy's Girl: She is quite close to her father. The animation video that introduced her was based around her relationship with her father and his letter to her.
    Wattson (intro): "Papa would be proud of me."
  • Difficult, but Awesome: Playing Wattson effectively requires a lot of patience, since her kit, which encourages staying in one place for extended periods of time, is ill-suited to the run-and-gun style of most of the other legends. However, those who can resist the urge to be aggressive can set up nigh impenetrable fortresses on high ground or inside buildings (especially if paired with fellow defense legends like Caustic or Gibraltar), and force opponents to either snipe her squad from afar or fight head-on in unfavorable conditions.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: The equipment she uses in the Apex Games was apparently invented by herself.
  • Generation Xerox: She's a brilliant electrical engineer, just like her father.
  • Girly Run: Has by far the girliest run among the female legends. It is actually kind of funny to see this on a bloodsport superstar.
  • Good Counterpart: To Caustic. They are both highly intelligent characters whose kits make them defensive powerhouses, but are also polar opposites in many ways: Wattson is a cute young lady, Caustic is a... less than attractive old man; Wattson's color is a bright, clear shade of blue, while Caustic's is a sickly shade of green; And above all, Wattson is nice and cheerful, while Caustic is... not the nicest person around; In fact, when Wattson was revealed, fans were comparing her to Caustic non-stop. Ironically, Wattson, due to her defensive playstyle, is going to be a good squadmate for Caustic.
  • Gratuitous French: Sometimes sprinkles French phrases into her lines and quips.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: A blonde young woman who's unfailingly polite even when she's eliminating her opponents in a bloodsport show.
  • The Heart: The developers explicitly said that Wattson is like a little sister to everyone, and will be the person who brings the legends (with the likely exception of Caustic) together.
  • Interface Screw: Walking through Wattson's electric fences blurs a player's vision in addition to the damage and stun effect.
  • Item Amplifier: Her passive allows her to pump up ultimate accelerants, such that just one is enough to fully charge her ultimate.
  • Meaningful Name: "Watt" is the SI unit of power, named after inventor James Watt and used for measuring electrical power, which suits her electricity-based skills and appearance. The "-son" part is also meaningful, as she got drawn to the Apex Games due to her father's influences.
  • Missing Mom: Her father plays a crucial role in her backstory and is an important figure in the Apex Games (formerly being one of the top engineers), but her mother was never even mentioned.
  • Morality Pet: To the other legends. It says a lot when even Caustic openly showed her sympathy after her father passed away.
  • Nice Girl: Even in her kill quips, Wattson tends to remain polite - unlike Bangalore and Octane, who tend to cockily mock their victims, or Caustic, who's prone to giving a speech on how superior he is.
    Wattson (to a kill target): "Shhh it's okay, the noise will stop now."
  • No Social Skills: Some of her quotes imply this. Also see Ambiguous Disorder above.
    Wattson (intro): "Electricity I get. People I don't. That is how I got here."
  • Pungeon Master: She really likes to make electricity-themed quips, often following up with "get it?"
    Wattson (intro): "I never say die. I fight until it hertz."
    Wattson (intro): "I am currently at the top of my game. Get it?" (note: electric current)
  • Regenerating Shield, Static Health: If a teammate Wattson uses her ultimate, this will happen to you. Her Interception Pylon recharges the shield of all teammates within range.
  • Robot Girl: Invoked. Wattson herself is 100% human, but some of her legendary skins turn her into one of these.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Invoked. Wattson isn't really royalty, but her legendary skin for Season 2's Iron Crown event presented her as a warrior empress. Which is funny, considering the sort of motifs used by her Evil Counterpart (Caustic)...
  • Shock and Awe: All of Wattson's kit make use of electricity in some way.
  • The Smart Gal: Her father explicitly called her the most intelligent woman in the Frontier.
  • Stone Wall: Wattson's kit is designed for a very defensive playstyle: Her tactical deters enemy advances, her passive encourages her to stay behind covers and charge her ultimate, while her ultimate nullifies enemy ordnance and bombardments as it recharges teammates' shields. Meanwhile, none of her abilities has much in the way of offensive utility.
    • In fact, many argue that she's even more defensive than Caustic: Caustic's ultimate deals damage and is a very potent tool for starting an engagement, whilst Wattson's ultimate does not deal damage and wants players to camp (to keep charging their shields); Caustic's gas traps are better at dealing damage (due to being harder to spot), and while Wattson's fences are so visible few enemies would be ensnared, these fences last indefinitely. Thus, a fortress built by a Wattson is likely to be less damaging but longer-lasting than one built by a Caustic.
  • Technicolor Lightning: The electricity generated from Wattson's gears is bright blue in color, which is, in fact, relatively realistic.
  • Teen Genius: Downplayed. Even though it's not like she graduated university at age 12 or something, she still played a crucial part in building Apex Game arenas at a mere age of 22. That is pretty impressive.

    Wraith 
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"There’s a thin line between life and death. You’ll find me there."

Wraith (real name: Renée Blasey) is a whirlwind fighter, able to execute swift and deadly attacks and manipulate spacetime by opening rifts in the fabric of reality — but she has no idea how she got that way. Years ago, she woke up in an IMC Detention Facility for the Mentally Ill with no memory of her life before. She also began hearing a distant voice whispering in her mind that would keep her awake for days on end. Despite nearly driving her insane, once she started to listen and trust it, the voice helped her harness her newfound power of void manipulation and escape the facility.

Determined to uncover her true identity, Wraith began a quest to find out more about the experiments. Many of the old research facilities, however, are buried beneath heavily guarded arenas used for the Apex Games. Now Wraith has joined the competition, and with every match she gets closer to the truth.


  • Action Girl: An inter-dimensional skirmisher, to be more specific.
  • Airplane Arms: She sticks her arms back in a V-shape as she runs. It can make her surprisingly difficult to hit.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Her bio said that she had spent some time in a detention facility for the mentally ill. Her disorder has never been specified, but her blunted emotions indicate that she might well be suffering from depression or PTSD (or perhaps even some combinations of these), quite possibly due to the trauma that caused her to lose her memory.
  • Amnesiac Hero: Wraith can't remember her life before being sent to the Detention Facility. Trying to uncover her memories is her main motivation for joining the Apex Games.
  • Ax-Crazy: She could come across as this at times, due to her sometimes showing signs of mental instability. Several of her banner poses invoke stereotypes about mentally ill people.
  • Badass Cape: She sports one in most of her skins.
  • Bald Woman: Some of her skin involves her being bald, enhancing her "otherworldly" vibe. The Voidwalker short established this look as canon, it being her appearance during her days as an IMC lab rat.
  • Character Development: Season 2's Voidwalker animation showed it: She started as what's basically a lab rat for inter-dimensional phase technology, with no idea how to use her newfound powers; In fact, she almost got terminated by one of the scientists at the lab. The moment she saw her savior - her future self - however, she began to develop confidence. The animation eventually ended with her arriving at the then still unfinished King's Canyon, having learnt to control her powers and trust her own ability to use them well - having grown into the inter-dimensional skirmisher we know today.
  • Close-Range Combatant: Wraith's abilities make her a very effective flanker. Thus, Wraith players are often pushed to focus on engaging their enemies from behind and do damage up-close.
  • Dark Action Girl: Played with. She sometimes verges on this trope due to her abilities and general attitude, but she isn't by any mean villainous.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Wraith usually has a dark attitude and wears darkly colored clothing, but all she wants is to recover her memories. Nothing malicious about that.
  • Expy: Wraith is a Dark Action Girl with occasional Ax-Crazy tendency and motifs tied to Japanese culture - her character design sounds suspiciously similar to that of Ash from Titanfall 2. In terms of tactical ability, she is almost identical to the Phase Shift pilot from that game.
  • Extradimensional Shortcut: Her ultimate, Dimensional Rift, links two locations with portals for 60 seconds. It will allow her teammates (and also enemies) to travel through them.
  • Flash Step: Her tactical ability makes her phase into an alternate dimension for a brief period of time, making it look like she's teleporting (though not by virtue of being extremely fast). During that time, Wraith is invisible to her enemies. This ability is extremely useful for flanking enemies or getting out of troubles.
  • Fragile Speedster: All of her abilities serve to make her more mobile and/or evasive. Meanwhile, none of her abilities can directly deal damage. Also, none of these abilities can block damage or heal, meaning despite every legend having the same max health, Wraith will go down more quickly than most of the other legends when she does get hit. That means Wraith players need to focus on dodging attacks.
    • Season 2 further upped this, by giving her the "Low Profile" perk, which admits that she is harder to hit and makes her take 5% more damage when hit.
  • Freak Lab Accident: Heavily implied to have obtained her weird abilities from one such event, since most of the locations said to be linked to her past are research facilities. Season 2's Voidwalker animation confirmed that she did.
  • Future Me Scares Me: In the Voidwalker short, Past!Wraith is visibly disturbed by the apparent ease with which her future self maims and/or kills anyone in her way, whereas she herself can't even bring herself to kill a scientist who's completely at her mercy. By the end, however, she gets quite a bit more comfortable with the prospect.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Seen her picture above?
  • Hearing Voices: Her passive, Voices from the Void, is a voice that warns her when danger approaches. It's currently not known where this voice comes from. But if Season 2's Voidwalker animation is anything to go by, the voice seems to come from her future or alternate reality selves.
  • Iconic Item: Her black kunai heirloom. It was given to her by her savior (her future self) when she escaped from the lab that experimented on her.
  • Identity Amnesia: Wraith didn't remember her name or anything related to her past identity when she woke up in the IMC Detention Facility.
  • Meaningful Name: "Wraith" means a ghost or ghostlike image of someone. This naturally ties in to her nature as a skirmisher who phases in and out of existence. Her real first name, Renée, is a French feminine name that means "born again".
  • Messy Hair: When Wraith does have hair, her hair tends to look messy.
  • Mixed Race: While her ancestry has never been confirmed, she definitely looks like she has both Caucasian and East Asian blood in her.
  • Mysterious Past: How Wraith got her powers or how she ended up in the detention facility is not known.
  • Mythical Motifs: She has an obvious Ghost/Phantom motif, which fits her kit and playstyle pretty well.
  • Ninja: Wraith isn't specified to be a ninja, but her overall design has clear elements of one: focus on stealth, black (and purple) bodysuit, scarf/cape that wraps around the neck, runs with both her arms stuck back and holding kunai-like throwing knives, pauldrons that somewhat resemble ancient Japanese armor.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Like Bloodhound, Wraith's real name is unknown. In Season 2's Voidwalker short, it's finally revealed via a brief glimpse at an IMC lab terminal.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Wraith is one of the smallest legends. But in cinematics, she's constantly shown to be much stronger than her physical build suggests, such as how she threw Caustic into a Dimensional Rift in the launch railer. Remember that Caustic is a head taller than Wraith and overweight.
  • Seen It All: Her typical attitude. Which makes sense, since as shown in the Voidwalker animation, she can apparently sees all other possible realities when she's in phase.
    Wraith (intro): "Pain... death... nothing fazes me."
    Wraith (intro): "I know more than you'll ever know."
    Wraith (intro): "I don't fear anything. Can you say the same?"
    Wraith (when chosen in Select Legend): "I've seen it all. Nothing surprises me."
  • The Sneaky Gal: With the abilities to suddenly blink in and out of existence, Wraith can be very sneaky. One of the most common uses of her ultimate is to set up a portal to somewhere behind the enemies and do a full-team flank.
  • Space Master: At least to the extent that she can warp in and out of alternate dimensions at will and creates temporary spatial rifts.
  • The Stoic: One of the least emotional of the legends. She typically shows a Seen It All attitude and tends to stay stoic even in more stressful situations.
  • Supernatural Is Purple: Her color scheme is purple, with it being the color scheme of her default skin and the color of the screen when she's chosen during "Select Legend". At the same time, she is also by far the most otherworldly and supernatural of the legends.
  • Teleportation: Her ultimate allows her whole team to do this.
  • Wicked Witch: The aesthetics of her Season 3 Halloween event skin.
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