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Apex Legends' Valkyrie Revealed for Season 9

A new animated short shows the origins of Valkyrie, and some ties to the Titanfall world.
A new animated short shows the origins of Valkyrie, and some ties to the Titanfall world. / Courtesy of Respawn Entertainment.

Respawn Entertainment as released a new addition to the "Stories from the Outlands" animated short, and it revealed Valkyrie and her origin story. The animated short, titled "Northstar," also shows some connections to a different franchise that fans may be familiar with.

Apex Legends' Valkyrie Revealed for Season 9

The animated short shows the player base Valkyrie's origin story, and how her father was once the pilot of a Northstar-class Titan. Yes, this story has the most direct connection as of yet with the Titanfall franchise. Despite the father's attempts to discourage his child from going into the Apex Games or piloting a Titan, Valkyrie's interest leads her to her father's Titan, which she pilots unsuccessfully at a young age.

Her father almost dies in an attempt to save her, but flashing forward to the future, a grown Valkyrie confronts Titanfall 2's antagonist Kuben Blisk, who she blames for the death of her father. Blisk met Valkyrie when she was a child, and at the time went by "Viper."

Sometime between her father's death and her meeting with Kuben, Valkyrie became a well-known smuggler. She still grieves the death of her father, even though it is implied that years have gone by. At the end of the short, after a conversation with Blisk, Valkyrie reveals her codename and leaves.

Valkyrie's reveal has been teased for some time now, and in one instance a teaser from Apex Legends's Twitter even included some anime references.