Miraith is the het ship between Mirage and Wraith from the Apex Legends fandom.
Subject 61137, Codenamed "Wraith", is a whirlwind fighter, able to execute swift and deadly attacks and manipulate spacetime by opening rifts in the fabric of reality.
Mirage is the kind of guy who likes to stand out. The youngest of four brothers, he perfected the art of fooling around to get attention. The one thing he took seriously was Holo-Pilot technology: introduced to the illusion-creating tech by his famed engineer mother Evelyn Witt, he pored over the mechanisms and learned all he could about them. Even when his brothers went missing during the Frontier War, Mirage and his mother continued to develop holo devices, and the work brought them closer.
Their first appearance together was in the Apex Legends Launch Trailer, where Mirage, Wraith, and Pathfinder team up. While the three of them debate who should get the loot, they have several flashbacks:
- Wraith argues in her favour by remembering when he saved Mirage from Caustic.
- Mirage argues in him favour by remembering when she saved Wraith from Bangalore, when Mirage kills Bangalore, Wraith smiles, she also smiles when Mirage responds to Pathfinder's kill count saying "It was a made up number".
- Pathfinder argues in his favor by remembering when she saved both members of a squad, while Wraith dragged a badly wounded Mirage.
In the Season 3 Trailer, Mirage is reading a magazine called "The enigmatic Mirage on the Love & Life in the arena". On one of the pages, there is a frame from the Launch Trailer, where Mirage and Wraith appear together.
In the Season 5 Quest, more of the relationship between Mirage and Wraith is revealed:
- During chapter one, the two talk about how they doubt Loba's intentions. Wraith knows Mirage's mother's secret, and they have the confidence to joke lightly with each other.
- During Chapter Two, Wraith receives constant calls from Mirage while she is on a surveillance mission.
Season 6 "Boosted"
The interactions between the two increased significantly in Season 6, due to Mirage (along with Rampart, Pathfinder and Ash) being the protagonist of the season's Quest.
- On "Rolling Sevens In Love", Wraith proclaims himself Mirage's broker, after seeing the financial difficulties that he was suffering, in addition to knowing the decisions that Mirage made were ruined.
- During the chapter "Third Wheel", Rampart and Mirage are arguing over who won their bet, when they go to Wraith to be the deciding vote, Mirage says "Don't forget the one you have history with" to try and win her vote.
Following the events of "The First Ship", the official Apex Legends Twitter account released new comics focusing on how Mirage redeems herself with her friends.
It begins with Mirage asking Wraith for help because he sent Rampart's items with the help of the Syndicate to another planet believing she was going to move. She asks him for advice on how to apologize, asking what, as a girl, would make her happy, to which Wraith replies "Getting my memories back". Mirage finally resorts to the idea of buying Rampart flowers as a form of apology, but, after interrupting him to tell him something important, Wraith regrets it, and tells him that she will accompany him to buy the flowers, to which Mirage thanks him for always having her back. As the two are about to leave, it is revealed to the reader that the important thing Wraith wanted to say is a document from the IMC that talks about her personality and reputation as a scientist before she lost her memory.
Mirage is in a flower shop buying the apology flowers, to which multiple decoys make an appearance to talk to each other, arguing and joking about whether Mirage likes Rampart or Wraith, to which he denies both, stressing that he has other priorities to think about; among them, that of constantly distracting Wraith due to her memory problems and the voices she constantly hears, referring to her as a "train wreck brain". Without realizing it, Wraith overhears the latter, which causes her to become angry.
When Wraith tries to leave, Mirage chases after her apologizing and mentioning that it's just a joke, to which she angrily mentions all the times he made hurtful remarks towards Wraith as a joke, and that, despite always being there for him for everything, especially when he gets in trouble, she keeps getting jokes and tasteless comments from him, to finally storm off. Rampart teases him, but immediately changes the subject to talk about Pathfinder and how devastated he is about his "breakup" with Ash. Mirage refuses to listen any longer because of the stress, saying he's a lousy friend, and that Wraith was the main witness to it.
Stressed, he decides to call his mother for help. Taking advantage of the fact that she was in good spirits and health, he asks her for information from when she worked at IMC, to get information about Wraith's past. After rummaging through his mother's old files for 10 hours, he finally finds an official document about Reene H. Blasey, which he quickly saves, and gives it in a gift bag to Wraith. He wishes he could see her reaction, but can't, as he is on his way to apologize to Rampart, and to deliver the flowers to Pathfinder to cheer him up.
Wraith finally receives her gift with all her information from her past as an IMC scientist, along with a birthday card.
"You were right, except i do know when you were born, and now, do you know. Happy Birthday."
On the same card, there is a drawing of Mirage saying "I'm Sorry" .Wraith cries as she finally has a birthday. Mirage asks herself what the "H" in her name means, to which she replies "I'm gonna go with Happy".
Mirage ends with a reflection on himself, saying that he uses humor to weasel out of situations, but that neither he nor the people he cares about are a joke, and that, even though it's scary to change, he doesn't want to lose the people he cares about.
Tom Casiello, Apex Legends writer, confirmed on Twitter that Wraith has three best friends, and Mirage is one of them. He also announced that in the future, they would have voice lines between them, and that these would be "with a good-natured sense of humor, an affectionate acceptance of the others' quirks (he needs to be more serious, she needs to lighten up), and always unconditional honesty and respect. No matter what.". Finally, these dialogues were added in season 9 "Legacy". Due to the season 11 quest "Saviors", there are new voice lines between Mirage and Wraith, referring to their research on Bangalore and Newcastle.
- Mirage – “Who said you could--?!”
- Wraith – “I did.”
- Mirage – “Wraith! Could I see you in my office?”
- Wraith – “This is your office.”
- Mirage – “Since when are you my re-al-- my relis-- my broker?”
- Wraith – “Since you begged for help and I saw your numbers. The Paradise Lounge needs the money.”
- — The First Ship: "Rolling Sevens In Love"
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Miraith was the first ship to appear in the fandom, due to the chemistry that both showed in the Launch Trailer.
Throughout the seasons, they have had small interactions, either in quests, or in dialogues in the gameplay itself, until season 6, where more emphasis has been placed on their relationship, and in season 13, where the two work together to find out the secrets of Bangalore.
According to the canon, they are best friends, in which Wraith plays the role of the serious and cold person who acts reasonable, and Mirage is the funny person who always has a joke to tell. The contrast between the two attracts the attention of several fans, as they believe that, whether in a friendly or romantic way, the two complement each other very well. Their aesthetics (Wraith with purple and cool tones vs Mirage with yellow and warm tones) and their height difference (5'4"/163 cm vs 5'11"/180.3cm) also help make the ship visually appealing to fans.
On AO3, Miraith is the second most written ship for Wraith and the third most written for Mirage. It is also the fourth most written ship in the Apex Legends (Video Games) tag.