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Mirage
Mirage
Details
Real Name Elliott Witt
Nickname Old Man (formerly, by Crypto)
Kid (by Crypto)
Inchworm (by Evelyn)
Gender Male
Pronouns He/him
Age 32
Height 5'11" (180 cm)
Relatives Evelyn Witt (mother)
Richard Witt (father)
Droz (uncle)
Elon Witt (brother, MIA)
Ricky Witt (brother, MIA)
Roger Witt (brother, MIA)
Homeworld Solace
Occupation Bartender
Status Alive
Real-world Info
Voice Actor Roger Craig Smith
Appearances Family Secrets
Friends Like These

Elliott Witt, better known as Mirage, is a Legend first introduced at the launch of Apex Legends. The performative son of a famed hologram engineer, he joined the Apex Games to gain fame and fortune.

Lore[ | ]

Background[ | ]

Elliott Witt was born in 2703 on Solace to Richard Witt, an amateur inventor, and Evelyn Witt, a famed holographic engineer who once worked with the IMC. Growing up, Witt played piano, but could only learn one song, “The Inch Worm.”

When Witt was 14, Richard left for a supposed treasure hunting expedition, briefly returning three months later with obscure gifts for Witt’s birthday. Richard left the family soon after.

In 2710, Witt was present for Kuben Blisk’s final fight at the Thunderdome.

In 2718, the Outlands Civil War began, and Witt’s three brothers enlisted to fight for Solace. The absence of his brothers and father left his house quiet for the first time in his life. During this time, he spent his days tinkering with holo-tech with his mother.

One day, Witt and Evelyn were working together on a contract from S.A.R.A.S. to develop a holographic search-and-rescue beacon. Evelyn pranked her son by causing the hologram to gain the appearance of Witt himself. She quickly reverted this to a standard beacon, but this prank was enough to fuel Mirage’s passion for his self-replicating holograms.

However, later that night, the two receive a knock on their door to find a representative of the Solace Military, Handing them a slip of paper, he reports that the transport ship Crimson, containing Mirage’s three brothers, had crashed on Gaea, and all members of the crew were declared MIA.

Young Mirage and mom

Young Mirage and his mother.

The loss of his brothers bothered Witt, but his mother was broken by the loss. In an attempt to cheer her up, Witt spent his time tinkering with his holograms, using them to replicate his brothers. However, during this time, Evelyn began to show symptoms of her dementia, and Witt believed that his holograms had sparked this. She reassured him, telling him that he did not cause her memory lapses.

As an adult, Witt worked a variety of jobs. Including as a night manager at the Solace City water treatment plant. He additionally spent a great amount of money searching for answers regarding the fate of his brothers, but nothing ever came of this.

Eventually, Witt purchased his uncle’s bar, naming it the Paradise Lounge to help fulfill the dream of his late brother Roger. [1] While running the bar, he encountered Pathfinder, telling the MRVN that joining the Apex Games could help to give his name some good publicity, helping him to find his creator. [2]

Witt soon wished to follow a similar path and join the Games to find fame, wealth, and glory. Despite his hesitancy about leaving his mother, she gave him a custom set of hologram devices and encouraged him to follow his heart. He joined the Apex Games in 2732.[3]

Eventually, Witt purchased a large party ship, the Mirage Voyage.

Season 3 Launch Trailer[ | ]

On the dropship en route to a match in World's Edge, Witt, happy for a change of scenery, jokes that he needs to “find whoever took the tower down and buy them a drink.” Gibraltar and Lifeline suggested that he ask Crypto, who “knows everything about everything.” As Witt approaches, Crypto mistakes him as someone suspicious and grapples him. Crypto and Witt are later placed on the same team for an Apex Games match, where the pair give each other the respective nicknames of “kid” and “old man.” [4]

Miragevoyage 01

The Mirage Voyage, parked in World's Edge.

Witt additionally parked the Mirage Voyage over World’s Edge as part of a holiday celebration. He called his mother, showing clear stress over her developing condition. [5]

The Broken Ghost[ | ]

After Loba joined the Apex Games, she solicited the assistance of the other Legends (sans Revenant) to hunt down pieces of an artifact on an alternate Kings Canyon, in the Shadowfall dimension. [6]

After their initial meeting, the Legends commiserate at the Paradise Lounge, with Witt serving drinks, regarding Loba, who blackmailed them into helping her using tidbits from their pasts. There, they decide to have Octane go on a “date” with Yoko Zepnewski, an employee at Hammond Robotics, to obtain information about Loba’s true motives. [7] Witt serves as mission control for a sortie in the Shadowfall dimension during this “date,” where he reports Wattson’s injury. [8]

Later on, when Crypto is framed as a mole feeding information to Revenant, he reveals that he is (allegedly) 31 years old, causing him and Witt to swap their nicknames. Witt becomes the “kid,” and Crypto becomes the “old man.” [9]

After the artifact is repaired and revealed to be Ash’s decapitated head, Witt places the head back on her body, reactivating the simulacrum. [10]

The First Ship[ | ]

Wraith took notice of the failing financial state of Witt’s bar, the Paradise Lounge. In an attempt to help her friend, and much to his chagrin, she allowed Rampart to open the new location of her shop in the derelict restroom of the bar. Additionally, Pathfinder began to claim that he has a “girlfriend.” [11] In protest, Witt makes a bet with Rampart: If she is not “a five-alarm psycho train wreck,” Rampart will stay at the Paradise Lounge. [12]

The two arrive at Pathfinder’s home, where they discover that his “girlfriend” is an amnesiac Ash. [13] The two leave after she suffers a power surge. [14]

Returning to the Paradise Lounge, the two pester Wraith about who won the bet. She declares that neither of them “won,” and that the two need to learn to coexist. She departs, reminding them to pack for the coming Apex Games matches. [15] Mirage, using this comment as an excuse for petty revenge, loads all of Rampart’s belongings onto the Mercenary Syndicate’s rocket in World’s Edge. [16]

Wishing to make things up with the now irate Rampart, Witt meets with Wraith, deciding to buy his new roommate flowers to make amends. While shopping, he quips with his holograms, offhandedly calling Wraith a “brainwreck.” Wraith, overhearing this, takes the comment as the last straw, rants at Witt and leaves him. Rampart also leaves, stating that while Witt hears what his friends are saying, he is not listening.

Witt then begins efforts to truly make things up with his friends. He first spends a night reading several boxes worth of his mother’s IMC files, eventually finding one about Wraith. He gifts it to her, giving her a birthday. He then gives the flowers to Pathfinder as condolences for Ash leaving him. Finally, he goes to apologize to Rampart, gifting her a bouquet of wrenches. [17]

Overtime[ | ]

One Saturday in 2733, Witt and Crypto suffer an embarrassing loss during an Apex Games match on Kings Canyon. After this loss, Witt invites Crypto for a drink at the Paradise Lounge, hoping for some team-building.

At the bar, Crypto meets with a Syndicate representative working under Boss Willis, seeking protection in exchange for information and a mysterious briefcase. They are then attacked by Revenant, who is under contract to take out Crypto and retrieve the briefcase. Witt, Crypto, and Revenant fight through the streets of Solace City, eventually ending on a rooftop. There, Crypto is captured by Revenant, and Witt escapes with the briefcase. [18]

Seeing his escape as a successful diversion, Witt encounters Wraith, whom he asks for assistance from. The two open the stolen briefcase to find an encrypted communications unit. Witt returns to the rooftop and attempts to stop Revenant from meeting with his client, only for the client in question, Boss Willis, to land nearby. After Willis decrypts the communications unit to taunt Crypto, revealing Mila Alexander on the other end, he takes the Legends aboard his vessel, intending to kill them.

Aboard the aircraft, Wraith emerges and assists the Legends in fighting Willis and his henchmen. As a result, the ship crashes into a local hospital, leveling it.

After Willis’s defeat, Witt suggests that Crypto solicit the help of Wattson in repairing the communications unit. [19]

Season 7 Launch Trailer[ | ]

Transition A Change in Character

Mirage glues Crypto's face to the floor.

As the Syndicate’s rocket launched from World’s Edge, Witt, Rampart, and Pathfinder gave chase, following it to Olympus. [20]

Witt later parked the Mirage Voyage over Kings Canyon. He receives a call from Evelyn, thanking him for the flowers she received for her birthday. [21]

Pathfinder's Quest[ | ]

Pathfinder met with Witt during his search for answers regarding his creator. They discuss Witt’s childhood and the history of the Outlands Civil War. [1]

Season 9[ | ]

Witt crashed the Mirage Voyage into Kómma, a Las Vegas-like ghost town on Solace. To avoid a legal battle, Ash obtains the site as a coliseum for the Arenas, declaring it a “monument to incompetence.” Witt later received a large insurance check from the crash. [22]

The Legacy Antigen[ | ]

During the Medusa outbreak, Witt remained on Olympus to assist in curtailing the spread of the Medusa vines. While fighting off the encroaching foliage, Rampart tells him that, due to a successful lawsuit against Hammond, she can move out at any point. As another act of petty revenge, Witt destroys several of her Amped Cover emplacements. The two begin arguing until the arrival of Evelyn, whose encouragement reminds her son of how it felt to have siblings. Witt and Rampart reconcile, with the latter agreeing to stay as a roommate, despite moving her shop.

During this meeting, Evelyn tells Witt that his father, Richard, has returned. Witt ignores this, seeing it as just another complication from her dementia. Unbeknownst to him, his father truly had come back. [23]

Season 13 Launch Trailer[ | ]

Witt attended Bangalore's retirement party. During what was supposed to be Bangalore's final Apex Games match, he was placed on a team with her and Newcastle. Mirage was almost immediately eliminated.[24]

Family Secrets[ | ]

After losing a match on Storm Point, Witt was about to enter the dropship to leave the island when he overheard an argument between Bangalore and Newcastle. He and Wraith hid, preparing for a potential confrontation. After Bangalore's departure, Wraith overheard a phone call between Newcastle and an unknown party, discussing the transferring of his winnings. Witt, knowing that the Paradise Lounge has regulars from Harris Valley, then departed with Wraith to gather information from the bar.[25]

At the bar, Witt conversed with a mercenary who revealed himself to be a member of the Forgotten Families, the gang that blackmailed Newcastle. The man eventually revealed that the Forgotten Families specializes in torturing and killing IMC deserters, prompting Wraith to attack. The two then left the bar, believing that Newcastle, and by extension Bangalore, could be in danger.[26] They arrived at a warehouse on the outskirts of Harris Valley, where many members of the Forgotten Families had gathered to intercept Newcastle and his winnings. After Bangalore began brawling with several of the mobsters, Witt and Wraith moved to intercept.[27] They soon met up with Bangalore and agreed to fight together.[28]

After a mercenary got the upper hand on Wraith, Witt distracted her attacker using his decoys and pulled her to cover. However, he was wounded by one wielding a glowing gauntlet.[29]

Witt, Wraith, and Bangalore then teamed up, albeit clumsily, to take out a mercenary wielding a chain gun. Using a mass of decoys as a distraction, he was able to ward off the attacker while Wraith and Bangalore took him down. After the fighting cleared, Witt broke up a fight between his two friends and gave Bangalore some space. Talking with Wraith, he gave her some much needed encouragement, suggesting that the mercenary with the gauntlet, who had recognized her, could be a key to her past.[30]

After leaving the warehouse, Witt left to investigate the Forgotten Families.[31] There, he found a plethora of hoarded files. He took some ARES Division files regarding the mercenary with the gauntlet and gave them to Wraith at his station aboard the dropship.[32]

Friends Like These[ | ]

Witt hosted a party that was seemingly only attended by him and five of his decoys. While lamenting that his closest friends did not attend, he was startled by Vantage, who was lurking nearby. Noticing her lack of social skills, Witt recommended that she attempt to make friends with the other Legends, while subtly suggesting that she learn why his friends skipped the party.[33]

Eventually, Vantage returned to the Paradise Lounge, bragging that she had spoken to all of Witt's friends and that she had learned to listen to others. Eventually, the Apex Games match she had recently won appeared on the television, where Vantage was disheartened to see that her message about her mother had been cut off by the announcers. Witt then showed her various clips of his victories over the past seasons, telling her that she needed to act in a more marketable way to better manipulate the media into spreading her message. The two then had a heart-to-heart, where Witt talked about his mother and how he tries to help her keep her memory.

To lighten the mood, Vantage then told Witt that she had brought his friends with her so that he could have his party. As Horizon, Crypto, Wraith, Pathfinder, Octane and Rampart entered, Witt remembered that he simply forgot to send out the invitations. A reassured Witt took a moment to take in the scene, then began making drinks for his friends.[34]

Weekend Warriors[ | ]

One weekend around the anniversary of the Apex Games, Witt was visited at the Paradise Lounge by Gibraltar, who was dismayed at the rising number of distress calls to S.A.R.A.S. that were only to have callers meet a celebrity. While discussing this over a cola, Gibraltar received another distress call from someone in danger at nearby Norlock Lake. Witt, who was selfishly confused about not wanting to be lauded, decided to join Gibraltar.

At the lake, the Legends were surprised to find that the call had come from Michael Gentile, the son of Gibraltar's ex-boyfriend Nik, who was clinging to a sinking Trident. Gibraltar immediately dove into the lake to rescue him - followed clumsily by Mirage, who had barely made it halfway to the Trident by the time Gibraltar returned to the shore with Michael.[35]

Appearances[ | ]

In-Game Videos & Trailers Online Media Publications
Transition Blurbs
  • Season 2 Icon Me, Myself, and I
  • Season 3 Icon Humble Witt
  • Season 3 Icon Mirage's Worst Day
  • Season 3 Icon True Warrior (mentioned)
  • Season 3 Icon Books and Covers (mentioned)
  • Season 5 Icon Mean Girls (mentioned)
  • Season 5 Icon Arms Race
  • Season 7 Icon Gossip Boy (mentioned)
  • Season 7 Icon A Change in Character?
  • Season 8 Icon Tickets, Please (mentioned)
  • Season 8 Icon Ship Happens
  • Season 9 THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS (mentioned)
  • Season 12 Tuesday Nights at Paradise Lounge
Trailers
Books

Trivia[ | ]

  • Mirage's room in the dropship, as seen in the Season 3 trailer and in the 'Humble Witt' loading screen, contains several pieces of Mirage fanart from real-life fans of Apex Legends, as well as the Mini Epics figure designed by Weta Workshop.[36]
  • In the past, next to a rock near the Mirage Voy’age, there was an audio log of Mirage talking with his mother, suggesting Evelyn Witt to have dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
  • In the short duration that the Mirage Voy'age was on King's Canyon, there was a second audio log of Evelyn Witt. This may suggest the names of Mirage's brothers being Elon, Ricky, and Roger.
    • The last brother's name may be a reference to Mirage's voice actor, Roger Craig Smith.
  • According to Wattson, Mirage's Holo equipment wasn't waterproof, but it has been confirmed that it is now.[37]
  • The Season 6 Quest revealed Mirage is dealing with sexuality issues. What he specifically identifies as is currently unknown.
  • In-game dialogue between Mirage and Rampart revealed he has participated in more than 8 seasons of the Apex Games.
  • Mirage is one of the only Legends to have a therapist, the other being Bangalore.[38]
  • Mirage has a strong dislike for the IMC. [39]
  • Mirage does not often like art, unless he is the subject of it. [1]
  • Mirage has merchandise to his name in the form of "Witt's Whiskey" and "Witt's Bamboozles Cereal".[40][41]
  • Mirage has hair plugs, a secret he only confided to Octane, who later spilled it.[42]
  • Mirage once attended an event on Dionysus, the moon of Psamathe, where he consumed psychedelic mushrooms, after which he engaged in intercourse with a pumpkin. [43] This was witnessed by Caustic.[44]
  • Mirage is mixed race. Tom Casiello estimates he has around 20 different nationalities mixed in.[45] Manny Hagopian implies one of those nationalities is Armenian.[46]
  • Mirage is sponsored by the manufacturers of the Trident. [47]
  • Mirage somehow knew about Crypto's sister. [19]
  • Mirage is a poor swimmer.[35]

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See Also[ | ]

References[ | ]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Pathfinder's Quest Chapter 6 - "Mirage, My Best Friend!"
  2. https://www.ea.com/games/apex-legends/about/characters/pathfinder/story
  3. https://www.ea.com/games/apex-legends/about/characters/mirage
  4. Season 3 Launch Trailer
  5. Mirage Voyage phone call 1
  6. The Broken Ghost Prologue - "The Duplicitous Snake"
  7. The Broken Ghost Chapter 1 - "The Cranky Clown"
  8. The Broken Ghost Chapter 2 - "The Duplicitous Snake"
  9. The Broken Ghost Chapter 7 - "The Shattered Spirit"
  10. Stories from the Outlands - Ashes to Ash
  11. The First Ship Page 1 - "Rolling Sevens in Love"
  12. The First Ship Page 2 - "Six Stitches"
  13. The First Ship Page 3 - "High Five and Make Up"
  14. The First Ship Page 4 - "Dinner for Four"
  15. The First Ship Page 5 - "Third Wheel"
  16. The First Ship Page 7 - "The First Ship"
  17. The First Ship Epilogue
  18. Overtime Issue 1
  19. 19.0 19.1 Overtime Issue 4
  20. Season 7 Launch Trailer
  21. Mirage Voyage phone call 2
  22. Season 9 Gameplay Trailer
  23. The Legacy Antigen Side Story - "Measuring the Marigolds"
  24. Season 13 Launch Trailer
  25. Family Secrets Chapter 1 - "Money & Mercenaries"
  26. Family Secrets Chapter 2 - "Eavesdropping & Enmity"
  27. Family Secrets Chapter 3 - "Recognition & Responsibility"
  28. Family Secrets Chapter 4 - "Integrity & Intentions"
  29. Family Secrets Chapter 5 - "Discourse & Disturbance"
  30. Family Secrets Chapter 6 - "Incite & Insights"
  31. Family Secrets Chapter 7 - "Absence & Acquiescence"
  32. Family Secrets Chapter 8 - "Nought & Null"
  33. Friends Like These Chapter 1 - "Party Down"
  34. Friends Like These Chapter 7 - "Party On, Elliott!"
  35. 35.0 35.1 Weekend Warriors Chapter 1 - "Search and Not-A-Rescue"
  36. Mirage fanart: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]
  37. Tom Casiello's tweet [7]
  38. Mirage talks about calling his therapist
  39. Season 8 Loading Screen - "Ship Happens"
  40. Stories from the Outlands - The Endorsement
  41. Apex Legends on Twitter
  42. Season 12 Gameplay Trailer Countdown
  43. Dating Service Profile
  44. Quotes about Mirage
  45. THE EDGEVOICE STREAMCAST: A Chat with Tom Casiello
  46. Manny Hagopian on Twitter
  47. Mirage Trident interaction quote - "I'm a Trident true driver! I get paid every time I say that."


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