Mass Effect: Andromeda may have had its protagonist’s name revealed in the most recent N7 Day trailer, if theories by Reddit users are to be believed. At the 0:43 mark in the trailer, on the left hand side of the dashboard of the ship, there is a dog tag that spells out “Ryder,” which may be the last name of our next protagonist. Taking into account the E3 trailer song, “Riders in the Sky,” and with BioWare saying that the song name has some significance, the likelihood that this is our protagonist’s name seems pretty high. Much like the name “Shepard” was a reference to Alan Shepard, the first American in space, “Ryder” may be a reference to Sally Ride, the first American woman in space.
All of this is speculation, though, as BioWare has kept the details on Mass Effect: Andromeda to a minimum. But with over a year until release, fans still have tons of time left to speculate on the game.
Do you think that this is the new protagonist’s name? If not, what do you think their name is or should be? Sound off in the comments below!