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The Exo Stranger is a mysterious Exo that roams the wild without a Ghost, but hails from a future where the Darkness won. Her purpose and intentions are unknown, but she has taken an interest in The Guardian's activities and keeps tabs on them while also providing guidance to them against major threats to humanity.
Rebirth as an Exo
A Strange Visitor
At an unknown time the Exo Stranger encountered Rasputin, who recognized her but did not understand her purpose. He thus asked her how he could imitate her ability to step between timelines so he could achieve his own goals. This meeting may have occurred during one of her numerous reappearances to stave off an unknown future, as in another point in time—or times—she observes the Traveler and the Last City falling to numerous unknown enemies, and among the dead sees herself appearing occasionally. Her appearances across the timeline caught the attention of some within the Last City, who began to research and develop theories about her origins and purpose. Some speculated she was a member of an Exo squad who was continuing her mission from a long-forgotten war, although others dismissed her as a hallucination caused by Vex technology. Many of those who had the rare encounters with her insisted that she had saved their lives and prevented numerous catastrophic events. The Guardian Praedyth, who was trapped within the Vex's Vault of Glass, recorded that he saw her as the one constant throughout multiple realities with varying degrees of importance and moods, but always with a gun.
A Strange Observer
Although the Exo Stranger's primary concern was the Vex, her the Hive infesting Earth's moon Luna caught her attention after she accidently transmitted herself to the moon and noticed their presence. She risked several more visits to Luna to observe them, once inadvertently arriving within their tunnels and being forced to fight to the surface, and deduced that although they seemed feral in many aspects they had a keen intelligence and complex intentions. The Stranger speculated that the Hive and Vex had common enemies and a connection to the Darkness. This belief was reinforced when a Fireteam of Guardians halted a Hive ritual she had planned to observe, which she learned was in fact ripping the Light away from the Traveler, similar to the Black Garden. After confirming this by traveling back to before the ritual was halted, a new figure caught her interest: a new Guardian and their Ghost who helped halt the ritual and mentioned Venus. The Stranger traveled back once more to watch as they discovered the reemergence of the Hive on the Moon outside the Temple of Crota, but noted no indication of Vex presence or activity to warrant the mention of Venus.
Returning to her observations of the Hive, she concluded that the conflicts between the Guardians and Hive indicated the aliens were planning on an invasion of Earth. The Stranger concluded that Luna was the Hive's "black heart" and primary breeding ground in the system and that they needed to be stopped to prevent them from bringing about the same dark end the Vex were working towards. Some time later, the Stranger traveled back further to observe the Ghost find the Guardian and resurrect them and subsequent acquisition of a Jumpship in the Cosmodrome of Old Russia. She became interested in the presence of the Fallen within the region as well, wondering what they sought to find in its broken tech and landscape. With her observations complete, the Stranger traveled back to when she had first observed the Guardian, only this time allowing them to notice her presence, as she believed them to be interesting and unlikely to fail where others had and wished to recruit them against the Hive, Vex, and Darkness.
The Path to the Black Garden
The Stranger made contact with the Guardian as they prepared to enter the Temple of Crota and descend into the Chamber of Night to save the Traveler from a Hive ritual. She remarked that they were interesting and had promise and admired their bravery, but commented that there were other threats which existed that they would not believed. The Stranger requested that they come find her if they lived and transmitted a set of meeting coordinates within the ruins of the Ishtar Collective on Venus.
Following the Stranger's coordinates, the Guardian traveled to the Ishtar Sink on Venus, where they fought through the Vex to reach the meeting coordinates in the Ishtar Academy. Once the Vex within were destroyed, the Stranger revealed herself to the Guardian, but deflected their questions about who she was and why she was watching them by noting they had little time and that she could not even explain why she was unable to give more answers. As she received a transmission from an unknown party, she reassured her ally that she would do something. When the Ghost questioned what she was saying, the Stranger informed him she was not talking to him and called him "little Light", much to his annoyance. The Stranger addressed the Guardian once more and noted they succeeded where many other strong Guardians failed, but was interrupted once more by her mysterious partner and reassured them that she was with the Guardian and their Ghost. She quickly explained that the Vex were the reason she had summoned them, and the Ghost realized that she was not a Guardian. The Stranger noted that while she was not reborn in the Light, she believed that working with those her were could do much good while crushing a damaged Vex beneath her boot.
The Stranger then informed them of the Black Garden, the birthplace of the Vex, and a powerful entity responsible for keeping the Traveler in a state of catatonia. She explains to them that the only way to heal the Traveler is to destroy the heart in the Black Garden. When they asked for aiding in finding the Black Garden, the Stranger sadly noted that she had a different path to walk. The Ghost suggests speaking with the Awoken instead, an idea the Stranger agrees with, although she notes that they waver between the Light and the Darkness and states that she believes that they all must choose a side, even if is the wrong one. Upon another transmission from her ally, the Stranger drew her weapon and asked how many foes they were facing. Upon hearing their response, she told them to kill their engines, hold position, and avoid being found before teleporting away and leaving the Guardian and their Ghost behind to follow her clues, along with a new nickname for the Ghost despite his irritation.
After the Guardian destroyed the Black Heart of the Garden, the Tower celebrated this great victory. The Stranger traveled to the Tower and met with the Guardian within the hanger, noting that while the Speaker could give his pretty speeches, they both knew that the fight would continue out in the solar system. Handing them her rifle, the Stranger warned that there were more terrible things that she had witnessed being born out in the Darkness which drew closer every day. Gazing at the Traveler, she noted that while this was the end of one chapter of the Darkness that threatened humanity, another would begin and that their fight was far from being over. With that cryptic warning, the Stranger stepped out of the ledge of hanger, disappearing once more as she teleported away to continue her own mission and fight.
The Stranger's hands in these events were of great interest to Lakshmi-2 and the Future War Cult, who began increased recruiting and increasing their studies of the Stranger in response. Later, the Guardian recovered No Time To Explain, a weapon that the War Cult believed was connected to the Stranger based on its design, but multiple members of the Cult disagreed about its true origins and relationship to the Stranger.
Dark Future Timeline
The Stranger Returns
Six years after her last appearance, the Stranger reemerged on Europa shortly after a Pyramid had arrived there, along with Eramis and her House of Salvation. She allied with The Drifter and Eris Morn after the two were also drawn to the moon.
Personality and Traits
The Stranger appears to be working for an unknown faction who know more about the war against the Darkness than Guardians do. She possesses much technology that even Ghosts don't fully understand; she is capable of appearing and disappearing out of reality, and her weapon has parts that "shouldn't yet exist."
Upon getting the chance to interact with the Exo Stranger in depth during their campaign on Europa, the Guardians find the Exo Stranger to be dedicated to her mission in preventing another Collapse by almost any means necessary. She believes that the Guardians must be willing to delve into unknown powers to preserve and save humanity but would never resort to malicious means to meet that goal. Though she understands that the Darkness brought about the Collapse and it is indeed a dangerous force, the Exo Stranger believes that the power of Stasis can be used for good, a tool the Guardians can use to protect their home. As such, she is adamant in her belief that the Guardians should go beyond the Light to grant them the strength they need, criticizing the Vanguards policies against such methods. However, she is ever cautious about the dangers of wielding Stasis, stating that the Guardians need to ignore the tempting words of the Darkness.
Though highly secretive, the Exo Stranger does come to trust the Guardian with the knowledge that she is Elisabeth Bray from another timeline where the Darkness won again and of her connection to Clovis Bray. Said connection to her grandfather is a bitter and personal one for her, as she despises the crimes and plans Clovis had but couldn't deny his brilliance, believing that his research could help humanity against the Darkness.
As she is Elisabeth Bray, the Exo Stranger cares deeply for her sister, Ana Bray, wanting to keep her safe, even if it meant that she had to hide herself and the truth from her. Though from encouragement from the Guardian, the Exo Stranger was able to meet her sister, reveal her origins from other timeline and of the mistakes she made in that timeline. The Exo Stranger admits that in her timeline she was rather selfish and overprotective of Ana when she became to interested in her past and of the Darkness's power, which ultimately led Ana to give herself to the Darkness. Realizing her mistakes, the Exo Stranger now knows she just needs to be there for Ana, something that her sister has come to understand and appreciate. Upon reconciling, the Exo Stranger becomes happy to have her sister again.
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