Valkyrie's Sexuality in Apex Legends is Public Knowledge
By Ayrton Lauw
Valkyrie's sexuality in Apex Legends was revealed back in April and is making the rounds in support of Pride month.
As inclusive as the game is with various representations in most of its cast, Valkyrie is confirmed to be lesbian.
Valkyrie's Sexuality in Apex Legends
As confirmed by Valkyrie's voice actress, Erika Ishii, and the game's senior writer, Tom Casiello, Valkyrie is a lesbian.
In an interview by YouTuber, MoonLiteWolf, Apex Legends asked the host if she could interview Ishii and Casielo to reveal the newest character in the game and discuss her lore before she was released. As Ishii was discussing her story when recording the script for Valkyrie, she read into how the character's personality was going to be for the game toward the end of her session and was asked to recite, "I'll tell your girlfriend I said bye."
Ishii asked if Valkyrie was queer and was stunned to find out that the writers confirmed to her that Valkyrie was indeed lesbian. Casielo soon added that Valkyrie is the game's first lesbian character in two years.
"Every time somebody complained that we had no lesbian representation on the game, it was like 'Wait, we do, she's coming,'" Casielo said.
Valkyrie's addition to the Apex Legends roster couldn't have come at a better time either as May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and June is LGBT+ Pride Month as well.
The character's profile is also on Electronic Arts' website with a hint of Valkyrie identifying as queer stating "But even though she had her ladies, her liquor, and her love of the sky, she was still obsessed with finding the man who’d put her father in harm’s way: his commander, Kuben Blisk."
Respawn Entertainment, in celebration of Pride Month, has also gifted all Apex Legends players Pride badges in-game to equip along with their character card.
The roster of Apex Legends has been inclusive in adding characters with various sexualities and gender identities in the game with Bloodhound being non-binary, Fuse who is pansexual, and Loba who is bisexual among other characters.