Atheon, Time's Conflux

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"PASSION AND PARADOX. \ AID THE VISION. \ SIMPLICITY REQUIRES COMPLEXITY. \ RESENT THE JOKE. \ GLIMPSE THE CHASM."
—Last recorded thoughts of Atheon, Time's Conflux
Atheon, Time's Conflux
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Biographical Information

Species:

Vex

Faction:

Sol Primeval

Rank:

Ultra

Class:

Minotaur

Mission:

Vault of Glass

Gender:

It

Combat Information

Weapon(s):

Torch Hammer (fires faster with a larger blast radius when on low health)

Abilities:

Open the Timestream
Detainment
Summon Oracles
Prophecy of Doom
Summon Supplicants
Summon Vex
Ground Stomp
Open Vex Timegates

 

Atheon, Time's Conflux is a massive Vex Minotaur and the overseer of the Vault of Glass.

Overview[edit]

It is difficult to decipher what exactly Atheon is, whether it is the creator of the vault or its creation. What is clear is that Atheon has powerful control over time, able to send Guardians into the distant past or future at will. It is the center of the Vex Conflux network, which extends across space and time, as part of a larger project to try and give the Vex control over reality itself. Atheon is suggested to be the key to unlocking the Vex.[1]

Gameplay[edit]

Once a player reaches the Vault of Glass and defeats the gatekeepers, the mighty Glass Throne will awaken and spawn Atheon, a giant crystalline Vex Minotaur. Atheon will immediately move towards the center of its platform, firing its Torch Hammer at all Guardians in sight. After a minute or so after Atheon's awakening, it will send three random Guardians into the Timestream, and they will be plunged into either the past or future. Atheon will then go into a statue-like state, sending armies of Supplicants at the remaining players on the outside. At low health, Atheon's Torch Hammer will fire much faster and have a much larger blast radius. Atheon's weak spot is the ball of light underneath its chest.

Trivia[edit]

  • The name Atheon is derived from Atheos, which roughly means "atheist". This appears to be in conflict with the Vex's apparently religious nature.
  • An alternative hypothesis argues that the name of Atheon is actually a combination of the latin word Atheos, in addition to the word Eon, which measures the duration of 1,000,000,000 years. When paired together, this then creates the name of Atheon, in effect, translating as either that which does not believe in time, or that which is capable of removing itself from time altogether.

Gallery[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bungie (2014-9-9), Destiny, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Atheon, Time's Conflux