Introduced in Chapter 1 – Season 9 of Fortnite, the paradigm was revealed as one of the most important characters in the game’s history, but was abandoned shortly after. Now her story continues as part of Fortnite’s main hero group, The Seven, finally showing the ramifications of her past actions and conflicts with other members of the group.
As with most characters in Fortnite’s story, the actor who will portray Paradigm has yet to be officially confirmed, as her first appearance came relatively recently in Chapter 3’s “Collision” live event – Season 2. In the weeks following the first Paradigm’s words there was plenty of speculation, with possible casting options, even with Brie Larson. Way before she had scripted dialogue, Paradigm was a silent character developed in the classic Fortnite way of leaving hints.
Here are five facts about Fortnite’s Paradigm, one of the game’s most mysterious characters.
1. She is not a singularity
When first released as Chapter 1 – Season 9’s secret skin in the Battle Pass, Singularity was a mysterious person who used the power of the center of Fortnite Island, The Zero Point, to help restore what was lost by the volcano from the previous season’s eruption. Out of the vault where Zero rested were large cables made by her, allowing places like Tilted Towers and Retail Row to get back on their feet with clean and modern energy.
In Chapter 1 – Season X, a skin called “The Paradigm” was released in the Item Shop as a member of the Seven, and players quickly noticed that she has identical features to Singularity’s suit. For years, the possibility has been speculated that they might be the same character as it was unconfirmed yet heavily implied. Years later, in a video Donald Mustard of Epic Games was promoting crossover comics and teasing Singularity’s many names when asked which character was more important to the story than the community realized, to which she replied. But even after all these factors came together, Fortnite’s crossover comics writer Christos Gage finally provided a final answer – they are not the same.
Now, after ups and downs, Paradigm has finally settled into her role as a returning member of the Seven, with Singularity left behind as a character. There are many possibilities as to who Singularity is, but no speculation is needed to confirm that she will be important to move forward.
2. She comes from a utopia
After years of not exploring the past of members of the Seven, the Fortnite + Marvel: Zero War comic series has provided some insight into their backgrounds. A small but important bit of dialogue reveals that Paradigm’s homeworld is technologically advanced, something that allowed her to help design and control the Mecha team leader in battle.
Many of Fortnite’s characters can’t remember their past, due to the mind-blowing nature of the game’s Loop. Everyone involved in battle loses their soul and only regains it after winning a match by beating everyone else. The Seven have all been in the Loop at least once and escaped – regaining all the powers they had, such as The Foundation’s superpower.
The choice of whether they can return to their homeworld depends on whether they can access and calibrate the zero point, which is something Paradigm may have done after winning her first battle, allowing her to reconnect with the her planet’s advancements and rekindle her passion for engineering. Her expertise with the advanced energy of the Zero Point and how the Seven have protected it for thousands of years shows how intelligent and resourceful she is, making her a worthy addition to any faction she works with, even if her time with the IO is short. used to be.
Chapter 3 — Season 3’s NPC Collection Book describes Paradigm as having an interest in tinkering and building new technology, which compares to the Scientist compared to other members of the Seven.
Paradigm and Scientist are the only two of the group to share an editing style on their skin, a white color from their usual armor, which in addition to this similarity in their background could mean a greater friendship over the years.
3. She built the mecha
During Chapter 1 – Season 9, the other members of the Seven Paradigm left alone on the island to protect the Zero Point. Their rivals, the Imagined Order (IO), saw a monster called The Devourer crawl out of a nearby iceberg, hungry for the infinite energy of zero. The IO’s plan was to let it die by absorbing that endless power while also destroying the island and its inhabitants in the process, something Paradigm didn’t approve of. She suggested that they support her, have her support Singularity in building and controlling the Mecha Team Leader, a giant robot filled from head to toe with missiles. They agreed, only because the Devourer could have posed a threat to Zero itself rather than just die.
The Mecha team leader used small amounts of the zero-point energy to power himself, making each punch slightly more powerful. In the fight against the iceberg monster, Paradigm breaks the zero point for a little more of that power to ensure she wins the fight for good.
After defeating the Devourer – and losing an arm from the Mecha in the process – Paradigm headed straight for the Ice Moon orbiting the island, suspecting that there might be more monsters, as the iceberg containing the one she just defeated part of the moon itself. However, she was wrong and crashed the Mecha on the moon due to the harsh weather conditions. Her suit’s AI puts her into a deep sleep until she can recover, for a very long time.
4. She slept through chapter 2
With Paradigm in hibernation, some members of the Seven were concerned about her whereabouts, while others thought she had simply betrayed them to the IO rather than knowing the full details of what led her to that decision. The Scientist and The Imagined led the search for her during the beginning of Chapter 3, as her subconscious sent messages to the island in hopes of rescue. The Imagined united the Seven in favor of the Paradigm, and the Scientist prepared for her arrival, only that it would not come—until later.
Players constantly speculated about the Seven during Chapter 2, as not only did they fail to show up, but the other members were yet to be revealed. Chapter 3 reveals that they had been on the flip side of the island all along, planning their future actions against the IO – all of which were about to come into play. The IO’s plan for an ominous machine to end the Devourer and the island with it was stalled by Paradigm, but was now ready for another attempt. The Seven restored Paradigm’s Mecha, destroyed the IO’s presence on the island, and once again rescued the inhabitants.
The second issue of the Zero War comic book series revealed that the Mecha shielded Paradigm from the weather and that the suit’s AI kept her alive, much to the surprise of the leader of the Seven, The Foundation. He immediately threatens to execute her for leaving the group, when in reality they were the ones who had left the island. Paradigm remained and was the only reason it didn’t go the other way, but it was revealed that she had been postponing the inevitable.
5. She’s a pilot
Not only is she talented with technology as she is one of the few who can help the IO build the Mecha, but Paradigm was also the only one who could control it. The second time the mech was used, players could pilot it alongside her as members of the weapons squad and get a glimpse of the hard work it took to save reality over and over again.
With the Zero War comics slowly revealing more about Paradigm’s expertise and past, it’s likely more of that talent will be revealed, especially now that she’s fully reintegrated into the Seven as a full-time member. Without the need for others to constantly convince people of its worth, the Paradigm’s potential to be one of the core aspects of Fortnite’s story for years to come is a great possibility, as the building blocks are already there to create a truly memorable character. to make.
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