Octavio Silva, also known by his alias Octane, is a obtainable Legend in Apex Legends. As a renowned daredevil and competitor in the Apex Games, his moniker is "The Adrenaline Junkie". "go fast"
Octane's name means top speed, and as you can see that says a lot cause' he literally looks like a speedy daredevil
One day, Octavio Silva was bored. In fact, he was bored most days. Heir to the preoccupied CEOs of Silva Pharmaceuticals and wanting for nothing in life, he entertained himself by performing death-defying stunts and posting holovids of them for his fans to gawk over. So, this day, he decided to set the course record for a Pilot Gauntlet by launching himself across the finish line – using a grenade.
As he lay in triage hours later, the doctors informed him that the damage done to his legs meant his daredevil days were over. That didn’t sit well with Octavio, who turned to an old friend for help: Ajay Che, whom he guilted into forging an order to replace his legs with bionic ones. Suddenly able to repair his limbs at a moment’s notice, Octavio decided petty online stunts weren’t enough: the ultimate adrenaline rush, the Apex Games, was calling. Now, he’s going to become an Apex Champion doing the most incredible, death-defying moves anyone’s ever seen. Maybe in the arena, he won’t be so bored.
Tactical Ability: Stim
Octane's Stim allows him sprint at high-speed, great for pushing an enemy or disengaging from a fight.
Passive Ability: Swift Mend
Octane can regenerate health automatically. Gain two health every second.
Ultimate Ability: Launch Pad
Toss down a jump pad, which will propel everyone who steps on it into the air. While in the air, you have the ability to double jump, and whatever direction you are facing before double jump will be the direction you go towards.
Heirloom: Butterfly Knife
Octane has a Butterfly Knife as his heirloom. One side is a knife flowing with serum he uses for Stim and a syringe on the other side.
- Octane is 24 years old
- Octane's abilities are derived from Titanfall 2's Stim tactical ability, which provided both healing and speed. His backstory was inspired by the way players would speedrun The Pilot's Gauntlet using grenades for speed boosts. His reveal trailer contains a link to the world record run of 12 seconds by player CashMayo, and the Record Breaker loading screen shows "11.7" in the background, the current world record.
- Before being added to the game, Octane was teased with several Launch Pads placed around the outside of Market.
- Octane has a dialysis machine on his belt that filters his blood. This is why, in-universe, he can take stims so frequently and recover.
- The tattoo on Octane's left arm has the Latin phrase "Plus Ultra" which translates to "Further beyond". Additionally, he also says "Non terrae plus ultra" when dropping from the dropship, which means "No land further beyond".
- The latter phrase originated from the supposed inscription on the "Pillars of Hercules" (the location of which is traditionally identified as modern day Gibraltar) which delineated the then known world, signifying that there is nothing beyond it but danger. The former phrase is the motto of the Holy Roman Emperor and King of Spain Charles V, which is a boast signifying he intends to take the risk and conquer the world beyond the seas.
- Octane had the option of waiting for his legs to heal up, but chose to instead have his legs replaced with robotic ones.
- Octane's legs are made of platinum, referred to by Octane when you reach Platinum IV in ranked saying, "Platinum rank to match my legs!"
- Octane could be addicted to his Stim, with his constant twitching in the in-game lobby and his use of the stim without apparent usage in trailers and teasers.
- In the final excerpt for the S7 quest posted on the offical Apex Legends Twitter we discover the name of Octavio's father: Duardo Silva