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On September 01, 2021, she was added to Genshin Impact as a playable character.
She is canonically sapphic.
Aloy was cast out of the Nora tribe at birth, and was raised by the outcast Rost. She enters a competition after her coming of age to re-join the Nora tribe and wins, however the tribe is then suddenly attacked by cultists. The cultists have the ability to control the animal-machines of their world, and after Aloy learns about her mysterious birth decides to head off and save her people while looking for answers. She is able to turn the aggressive machines into friendly companions. With their help, Aloy is able to defeat the cultists and the evil machines, and discovers where she came from. In the end, she learns that she was a clone of an ancient human scientist named Dr. Sobeck.
Fanon & Headcanons
Prior to being confirmed canonically queer, many fans headcanoned her as such. Bi appears to be relatively common, though lesbian headcanons also exist. Her being aroace also seems quite popular, as Aloy had had zero explicit moments of attraction towards anyone prior to Burning Shores, and none of the games have yet offered any romance options.
- Rose and Rosie, in their video HORIZON ZERO DAWN | Idiot Gameplay, dubbed her bi very soon after having started playing.
- Bisexual Aloy - (Uncommon) Ao3 Tag
Het appears to be the most common dynamic, followed by femslash. Her pairing up with Erend seems to be the most popular of the former, and her pairing up with Talanah seems to be the most popular of the latter.
She's somewhat a bit of a fandom bicycle, being shipped with many of the characters who so much as look at her.
Common Tropes & Themes
- BAMF!Aloy - Aloy is known for being fairly badass, and this trope is common enough to have its own canonised tag.
- Fandom Bicycle
- Hello, Friend. by Zaphyrus