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Artificial Intelligence


Feminine programming


Asher Mir
Exodus Black


Computer Core

"(Cheerful voice) I can help you! (Apathetic voice) But I'm going to be super unpleasant about it."

Failsafe is a Golden Age Computer Core encountered by Guardian forces on the planet of Nessus. Due to damage to her mainframe, she vacillates between two very different personalities, one cheerful and helpful, the other apathetic and sarcastic. She is friendly toward Guardian forces, and aids them in the assassination of Protheon, Modular Mind. Her mainframe is located within the crashed Exodus Black colony ship. She also works with Guardian forces beyond Nessus through her comms, such as how she collaborated with Asher Mir in the European Dead Zone against the Taken.


  • "(Apathetic voice) Everyone I've ever known is dead, and their bones are dust. (Cheerful voice) I am very lonely."
  • "It's not murder if it's robots!"
  • "Captain, hello! Asher Mir says that I will provide the computational support, and you will provide the brute force! He is very rude!"
  • "Accessing Node 9875A. File header: SIVA Project. Files locked behind Epsilon Theta encryption A, D, and G. No decryption schema found."


  • She seems to have a great deal of empathy with anyone captured and held for no legitimate reason, even asking you to free Fallen captured by the Vex as part of an experiment in to the prisoner's dilemma during the adventure Release.
  • She dislikes Cayde-6, who she blames for alerting the Fallen and Vex to her existence, and regularly mocks his intelligence.

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