Pathfinder Ryder commands the Tempest in their father's absence and leads the search for humanity's new home in the Heleus Cluster. To aid with their mission, Pathfinder Ryder is synced with an advanced Artificial Intelligence called SAM.
Player Profile Edit
Ryder can be of either gender. The name, appearance, and background can be customized. The non-selected twin is reawakened out of cryosleep later, is always named Scott or Sara, and will also have a significant presence as the story unfolds.
- Main article: Training
One of six different training backgrounds can be chosen. These determine Ryder's initial skill point distribution at the start of the game but have no story consequences.
- If the player keeps the Pathfinder's default first name then they will occasionally be referred to as that in conversations rather than just by their title and last name.
- When speaking to Jaal Ama Darav about biology and vestigial organs, the Pathfinder will remark that Scott has several webbed toes, while Sara had wisdom teeth.