What each VALORANT agent would look like as a real person according to AI
I mean, if there is a VALORANT movie... AI may have just made the casting process a whole lot easier.
With rumors of an up-and-coming VALORANT movie, the team at THESPIKE.GG has taken it upon themselves to create some AI mock-ups of what all 22 agents would look like as real people. And yes, unlike the players this year, we also included Deadlock.
The team at THESPIKE used AI technology to figure out what each of the agents would look like as a real person, and then cross-referenced the results with a celebrity lookalike tool to figure out who would be the best fit to be cast in the (allegedly) upcoming VALORANT Movie.
Rumors have been swirling recently around the possibility of VALORANT following in the footsteps of many of their gaming counterparts such as Super Mario, Gran Turismo, The Last of Us, Assassins Creed, Angry Bird, World of Warcraft, Sonic...well, you get the point, to be the next to bring their game to a less interactive screen.
So, with the rumor mill turning, what better time to enact some hypothetical AI casting. As you can see from the full list and our top five below, the accuracy can be debated but one thing is for sure, it definitely created some interesting results.
Obviously, as their faces are entirely covered – Cypher, KAY/O, and Omen have been omitted from the casting process, however, THESPIKE did use AI technology to mockup what their costumes might look like, so nobody is left out of the mix.
“AI can be unpredictable but when you’re feeding it the right information and working with a team of VALORANT experts, anything is possible. Some results are always going to be more accurate than others when working with AI, but overall, I would say they turned out fairly accurate!" - Adam Savinson, Co-Founder of THESPIKE
Agent images made by AI
Astra’s AI recreation was none other than songstress and actress Kelly Rowland at 50%.
Meanwhile, the Swedish bionic agent Breach, achieved a 30% similarity with actor Mark Pellegrino. PS. Since when did Breach wield fire?
Actor Ted Levine had a 36% lookalike rating for Brimstone. However, between just us – our pick would be David Harbour.
2022's most-picked agent, French agent Chamber's AI shared a 30% lookalike rating with actor Aidan Turner.
Meanwhile, for VALORANT’s latest character Deadlock, the top pick was Julianne Hough with a pretty solid 59% similarity rate.
According to facial features of the AI generation, Fade could be played by actress Lyne Renee.
Josh Duhamel could be a particularly interesting choice for Gekko, with a 36% similarity rating. AI certainly thinks Gekko could do with spiky hair and a bit of armor.
Harbor’s AI had 45% in common with one of the two Hemsworth brothers on this list, Liam. Aquaman vibes, anyone?
Jett’s recreation saw actress Ardan Cho pop up with a lookalike rating of 53%. With the nerfs to the South Korean agent, she could definitely make use of that additional armor.
Actress Sabrina Barlett came up for fan favorite Killjoy with 36%.
Neon’s AI shared 46% similar features with actress Nicole Gale Anderson.
Euphoria star Algee Smith was the top pick for agent Phoenix at 39%.
For Reyna, queen of the solo queue demons, actress Odette Yustman was the top choice at 36%.
Rinko Kikuchi was pegged as the top choice for Sage according to the AI at 40%.
Eliza Scanlen could be a great choice for Skye with a 34% similarity rating.
The second Hemsworth brother to make the list (no surprise with how much Sova resembles Thor) was Chris with a 52% similarity rating with Sova’s AI.
Last but not least, actor Henry Golding snagged the top spot for Yoru at 34%.
Omen, Cypher, and KAY/O
Meanwhile, some of the characters from VALORANT feature fully covered faces, meaning it’s anyone’s guess who could end up under each respective mask. That doesn’t mean we didn’t include the AI generations of the characters though. Check them out down below!
“While I for one would certainly be excited to see our fictional cast in action, it is also important to note that Riot Games has yet to confirm any of the rumors surrounding the possible movie," added Savinson.
Do you agree with the AI casting? Or do you have some fan casting theories of your own? Let THESPIKE now on Twitter at @THESPIKEGG.