Fanatic

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This article is about the Vex unit. For the Scorn Archon, see Fikrul, the Fanatic.
Vault of Glass
Fanatic
Fanatic (VoG).png
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Species:

Vex

Type:

Goblin

Collectives:

Aphix Invasive
Sol Collective (non-canon)

Rank:

Minor

Functions:

Mark Intruders for Negation

Mission:

Vault of Glass

Combat information

Weapon(s):

SolarS.png Slap Rifle

Abilities:

Berserker Rage
SolarS.png Detonation
Negation Pool

 
Destiny 2
Fanatic
Fanatic (VSC).jpg
Statistics

Species:

Vex

Collectives:

Sol Collective
Sol Divisive
Sol Imminent
Sol Primeval
Compelled Collective

Functions:

Kamikaze Unit

Combat information

Weapon(s):

SolarS.png Slap Rifle

Abilities:

ArcS.png Radiolarian Fluid
SolarS.png Detonation

 

Fanatics are a Vex unit found in the Vault of Glass and on Vex machine worlds such as Nessus. In Destiny, they are headless Goblins that glow green, and carry a debuff called the "Mark of Negation". In Destiny 2, they appear as standard Vex enemies, where they have a modified appearance and abilities.

Overview[edit]

All Fanatics walk with a rather disrupted, uneven gait and all are missing their left arm, from which wires can be seen to sprout. Their chassis is also seen to be scratched and damaged in various areas. It is unknown what the true origin of Fanatics may be, but thus far they seem to be Goblins that have received such severe damage that the Vex Collective has seen no further use for them other than as a spreading vector for their infectious Radiolarian Fluid.

Gameplay[edit]

In their first appearance in the Vault of Glass Raid, Fanatics resemble standard Goblins who have been decapitated and deprived of their left arm, and will glow and sparkle green. They run after players, firing their rifles and detonating if they come close. Upon destruction, they will leave behind a glowing pool. Should a player step into this pool or come into contact with the Fanatic itself, they will be afflicted with the "Mark of Negation" debuff, and only have a few seconds until they are killed by the Templar's Ritual of Negation.

In Destiny 2, Fanatics will slowly advance toward the player while firing on them with their Slap Rifle and emitting glitched screams. Once they get too close (in which case they briefly glow blue) or are damaged enough, they will explode in a Solar blast, leaving behind a pool of Radiolaria which damages those who step into it. If killed using a Finisher, they will be launched backwards with a delayed detonation, and will not leave a Radiolarian pool behind.

Variations[edit]

Notable Variants
Common Variants
Specific Variants

Trivia[edit]

  • In Destiny 2, they serve a similar purpose to Cursed Thrall, as exploding when a Guardian gets too close. This makes the fanatic the third kamikaze unit to appear in the Destiny series, following the Cursed Thrall and Exploder Shank.
  • As a result of missing their heads, Fanatics are the only Vex without some kind of red eye.

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