Dominus Ghaul

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Dominus Ghaul
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Biographical Information

Species:

Cabal

Faction:

Red Legion

Rank:

Dominus

Mission:

Homecoming

Gender:

Male

Height:

8'1

Weight:

800 lbs

Combat Information

Weapon(s):

N/A

Abilities:

Quake Attack

 
"I am Ghaul, and your Light... is mine."
—Dominus Ghaul[1]

Dominus Ghaul[1] is a Cabal warlord and the leader of the Red Legion. Ghaul arrived in the solar system following the Skyburners' distress call with the goal of claiming the Traveler and its Light for himself. He successfully led his forces in a surprise attack against the City, having eliminated the Vanguard satellites prior to attacking the Tower and isolating the Traveler within a restraining shield, leaving the Guardians displaced and powerless.[1][2] He also has stationed a massive ship outside of the Sun, which siphons Light from it. He is the main antagonist of Destiny 2.

Biography

"Today we know our enemy, his name is—"
"Gary! Or Gill; Glenn? Is it—I don't know! It's something with a G!"
"Ghaul!
"
Zavala and Cayde-6[2]

From his youth, Ghaul was raised to believe he and the Red Legion should have received the Traveler's power, and that in choosing humanity, it made the wrong choice. In attacking the City, Ghaul sought to show the Traveler the error of its ways and establish a new order of Guardians from within the ranks of his own species.[1][2]

Traits

"Your journey ends... here."
—Dominus Ghaul[1]

Ghaul appears to be an adept strategist, choosing to launch his invasion during a severe thunderstorm that concealed his warships from visual detection until it was too late. Ghaul also managed to accomplish, in the span of several hours, what the other races could not do in centuries.[1][2] Ghaul is adorned in large, metallic gunmetal armor, and is often seen without a helmet, sporting a metal facemask instead.

Trivia

  • Cayde-6, who couldn't properly remember his name, calls Ghaul "Gary",[2] which has quickly evolved to a memetic status amongst the community.
  • Ghaul is the first Cabal character to fluently speak English, and the fourth overall antagonist to do so. How he has learned a human language remains unknown.
  • Ghaul is the central instigator of The Red War, a massive system-wide war that occurs following his invasion.
  • Ghaul can be considered the central arch-enemy of the Guardians at the time of The Red War, as he led the largest assault in known Guardian history on them.[3]
  • Luke Smith has compared Ghaul to Hans Gruber from the Die Hard series.[4]

Gallery

List of appearances

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f YouTube - Destiny 2 – “Gameplay Premiere Livestream (US)"
  2. ^ a b c d e YouTube - Destiny 2 – “Destiny 2 Gameplay Premiere Livestream (US)
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjxUFCSmaO0&feature=youtu.be
  4. ^ IGN - DESTINY 2: NEW SINGLE PLAYER, CAMPAIGN, GAMEPLAY DETAILS REVEALED