Valkyrie is a Legend released in Season 9 of Apex Legends. She can be unlocked using digital currency; either Legend Tokens 12,000 or Apex Coins 750, or by buying the Valkyrie Launch Bundle for Apex Coins 3000. Valkyrie’s abilities are inspired by the Northstar Titan from Titanfall 2. Valkyrie is a ship pilot. (She is not a certified Titan Pilot.) Valkyrie has a few voice lines that are similarly quoted by Viper, most notably her “Valkyrie sent you” and “Got you in the pipe” lines. In voice lines when Valkyrie revives or re-spawns Rampart, she profusely begs Rampart to change the name of Sheila, due to it being the name of her ex-girlfriend. Valkyrie had an American father and a Japanese mother. Although Valkyrie was exposed to her mother’s heritage, she cannot fluently speak Japanese. Valkyrie can still understand Japanese, and she speaks Japanese to her mother at home, but she is not comfortable with speaking it in public.
Bold, brash, fiery and fierce, Kairi “Valkyrie” Imahara isn’t above greasing palms and bending the law. When she was a child, she stole a Titan. It belonged to her dad: callsign Viper. She wanted to be just like him when she grew up. But the next day he left on a mission and never returned. In some ways, she still followed in his footsteps: it wasn’t a Titan, but her ship offered a decent living. Her personal life, however, was anything but. During the day, she smuggled precious cargo, and at night, went shot for shot with the outlaws and mercs in the bars. 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.
Valkyrie tracked Blisk down, prepared to kill him. But he spoke of her father with respect — and challenged her to be better. She shot him anyway. But not to kill. Knowing she could get to him was enough. Well, that, and the Apex Games card she took from Blisk’s grasp.
Using the intact flight core from Viper’s Northstar, she built a sleek new jetpack that honored her father’s memory. And that was when Kairi could finally soar on her own… and in a version of her dad’s Titan, a modified Northstar with an enhanced VTOL and flight core, that ended up being hers after all.
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