Exo

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"Ask yourself: what threatened your Golden Age ancestors so much that they constructed the Exos to defend themselves?"
—Card blurb[1]
Exo
Grimoire Exo.jpg
Overview

Focal World:

Earth

Goals:

Revive the Traveler
Reclaim the Solar System
Rebuild civilization

At War with:

Cabal
Fallen
Hive
Taken
Vex

Distinctions:

Self-aware war machines

Average lifespan:

Indefinite

Notable groups:

Clovis Bray
Guardians
Iron Lords
Ishtar Collective

Notable individuals:

Cayde-6
Saint-14
Felwinter

 

The Exo are a race of humanoid war machines built long ago for an unknown purpose and fashioned in humanity's image. Many of the City's Exo citizens live and work alongside their organic brethren. But others fight again, re-forged in the Light of the Traveler to serve as Guardians. [2]

Overview[edit]

Exos appear unyielding and tireless.[3] Mechanically, they are so advanced that only a Ghost can comprehend their inner workings. In many ways, Exos like to think of themselves as human, or having human minds in machine bodies.[4] Mysteriously every Exo has a number appended to their name. The meaning of this number is unknown, but may possibly signify how many times an Exo has had its memory wiped.[5] Not all wipes are successful in completely removing past memories, though, especially for Guardians[6] and some can gain access to these buried memories by purposefully dying or killing themselves.[7]

History[edit]

The Exo were built during humanity's Golden Age[3] for a long forgotten struggle,[8] with the purpose of protecting their creators.[9] The conflict itself has long been forgotten and the Exo remain ciphers, even to themselves, for their purpose has been forgotten as well.[8] But there is one clue to their origins; many Exo experience a dream they call Deep Stone Crypt, or the "place where they were born."[10] It is described as "the infamous subroutine which seeded the first Exo consciousness."[11] Cayde-6's memories stretch further, where he recalls being a human before traveling to Europa to become an Exo, as he "came there in flesh and bone. Gave everything to the ice. Started over. Rebooted."[6]

Known Exos[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • During their presentation at the 2013 Game Developers Conference, Jason Staten and Christopher Barrett revealed the Exo as a playable race and described them as being "sinister, powerful, and tireless war machines".[12]
  • Exos were stated to be emotionless in a preview.[13] Game interactions appear to contradict this.[14]

Gallery[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bungie (2014/9/9), Destiny: Console, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Exo
  2. ^ Bungie (2014/9/9), Destiny: Console, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Exo
  3. ^ a b Game Informer January 2014, page 53
  4. ^ Bungie (2014-6-12), Destiny: Alpha PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Ghost Fragment: Exo
  5. ^ Banshee-44 dialogue: "Ugh, how many times has my memory been wiped? Forty-one, forty-two, forty... three?"
  6. ^ a b Bungie (2015-9-15), Destiny: The Taken King Collector's Edition, Modified Treasure Island Book
  7. ^ Bungie (2014/9/9), Destiny: Console, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Ghost Fragment: Exo 2
  8. ^ a b Bungie (2014-6-12), Destiny: Alpha PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Exo
  9. ^ The Guardian: how the makers of Halo plan to change the future of shooters
  10. ^ Bungie (2014-6-12), Destiny: Alpha PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Ghost Fragment: Legends
  11. ^ Bungie (2014-6-12), Destiny: Alpha PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Item Description: Deep Stone Crypt
  12. ^ YouTube: "Destiny" - News GDC Panel
  13. ^ Gamelynch: Destiny Preview
  14. ^ Bungie (2014-6-12), Destiny: Alpha PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard.