Male or Female Eivor: Who’s Canon in AC Valhalla & Who You Should Pick

Male or Female Eivor: Who’s Canon in AC Valhalla & Who You Should Pick

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla allows the player to play the main character. Eivor, as both male and female, but which one is the canon character according to the official storyline.

Assassin’s Creed has taken us all through many great adventures. First, with Desmond Miles in the first Assassin’s Creed to explore the third campaign with the Animus. Then with Alexios in Odyssey, they took the players to Athens, Greece. We are now ready to lead the Viking Clan and leave their imprint on England.

1. The Canon Character in AC: Valhalla; Male or Female?

In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, players take control of Eivor, a Viking who fought for the England invasion. The game allows players to customize their character, and we can play as a male or a female Eivor. Which one is the canon character that the developers intended to develop the story around?

Who’s The Cannon Character in Assassin's Creed Valhalla
Eivor | Source: Xbox

In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, both female and male Eivor are canon. The game director has confirmed that both gender choices are part of the AC: Valhalla canon story.

Darby McDevitt, the game’s director, has, in fact, confirmed that both male and female Eivor are canon. Though, there is a prequel graphic novel by Dark Horse, which has its main focus set on a female Eivor.

2. Should You Play as Male or Female Eivor?

Since it is confirmed that both male and female Eivor are part of the canon story, the choice boils down to personal preference. Both characters have the same fundamental abilities and go through the same storyline.

Who’s The Cannon Character in Assassin's Creed Valhalla
Eivor Varinsdottir (Female) | Source: Fandom

Players can either pick the male or the female Eivor as both are part of the canon storyline, as confirmed by Ubisoft. The choice between the two solely depends on the player.

Personally, I would recommend you go with the third option, ‘Let Animus decide’ if you are still on the fence about who to pick. The game will decide the appropriate character depending on the story.

Will Ubisoft allow us to change character models mid-game as we progress through the story, or is the choice set in stone that requires us to restart the campaign.

3. Can You Change Eivor’s Gender Mid Story?

If you are unsure which option to pick, you can rest easy since Ubisoft allows players to change their character in the middle of the campaign.

Who’s The Cannon Character in Assassin's Creed Valhalla
Eivor fighting with a flail and light shield | Source: Fandom

Players can change the gender of Eivor afterward in the game too. You can pick between female and male Eivor anytime in the game, or you can let Animus choose which one to select for the current mission.

4. How to Change Genders in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

To change Eivor’s gender in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, simply use the Animus, which is available inside the Inventory.

Male or Female Eivor: Who’s Canon in AC Valhalla & Who You Should Pick
Take Your Pick
  • To access the Animus, head down to your Inventory and look at the bottom right corner for Animus. Use ‘Up’ on the console or ‘Tab’ on PC to open up Animus from the Inventory.
Male or Female Eivor: Who’s Canon in AC Valhalla & Who You Should Pick
Access Animus from the Inventory
  • Select the ‘Change Eivor’s Appearance’ option and take your Pick.

5. Will Picking a Certain Character Restrict the Storyline?

Picking either Male or Female Eivor does not affect the storyline or options in AC Valhalla. Even the romance options are the same for both Eivors.

Male or Female Eivor: Who’s Canon in AC Valhalla & Who You Should Pick
Eivor-Randvi Romance

So there you have it, the choice is yours or upto Animus if you chose that option, but in terms of gameplay and storyline, you won’t miss out on anything if you pick a certain Eivor.

6. Get Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

7. About Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Developed and Published by Ubisoft, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is the latest instalment in the Assasin’s Creed series launched in November 2020. The action-adventure, role-playing video game is available to play on Playstation 5/4, Xbox One/ Series X/S and PC.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla takes players back to the Vikings’ glory days around the 9th century through the eyes of a Viking invader from Norway named Eivor. By playing as Eivor, gamers must represent the clan and help fellow warriors in the battle against Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms. The game brims with phenomenal main quests along with noteworthy side quests. AC Valhalla will also embrace many new features like dual-wielding of various weapons and armours.