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A 99-40 Frame

Frames are multi-purpose non-sentient robots that serve the City and Reef. They are mainly used in civil or defensive roles by both powers. In Destiny 2 some Frames were saved during the invasion of the Tower. These Frames are defending The Farm in the European Dead Zone.


Developed during the Golden Age, but not as nearly advanced as the fully sentient Exo, frames are useful for both civil and military applications. Some frames are found in the Tower as vendors; other frames are used as defense robots. Lord Shaxx uses platoons of frames called Redjacks to secure potential Crucible sites. Frames are capable of learning from experience, developing unique personalities over time.[1]

The Reef also uses frames as auxiliary guards, as they can be found wandering the Vestian Outpost and serving similar posts as their Tower counterparts.[2] However, these frames are more primitive, as they lack learning capabilities or personalities, and are wiped from time to time.[3]

There appear to be two model series of frames: the 55-30 series and the 99-40 series. The former is distinguished by their flat-topped heads and small, circular eye, while the the latter feature a more typical head shape with a larger, square eye. It is unknown what these differences signify.

Many Frames were destroyed during the invasion of The Last City by Red Legion forces.[4]

Known Frames[edit]

Tower Frame Quotes[edit]

  • *makes odd hissing noise* "Oh no... Whistling protocol broken."
  • "Error code: Caterpillar."
  • "Reporting broom stolen, Broom stolen!"
  • "Oh no, no, no, no, no!"
  • "I have nothing!"
  • "Whoever has the broom, please bring it back soon. There is so much...sweeping to do."
  • "Have you seen my broom?"
  • "Is theft from a frame a crime?"
  • "They celebrate lost souls, but what about lost things?"
  • "Where is it? Where is it?!"
  • "What does the broom say? Broom Broom."
  • "All is lost....All. is. lost!"
  • "Malfunctional frame...will report for recycling...'"
  • "I have lost, a part of me..."
  • "But in that sweep of death, what dreams may come?"
  • "Dust to dust to dust to dust!?"
  • "Who is the thief? Who is the thief..."
  • " meaningless..."
  • "Somebody help me!"
  • "What is my purpose?"
  • "They have candy, I have nothing!"
  • "What is my purpose?"
  • "It has evenly spaced bristles, and a handle that fits me. Please find it!"
  • "Out, out, little purple candle..."
  • "Woe is me."
  • "Is changing jobs too late in the system cycle?"
  • "Dark purple candle..."[7]




  1. ^ Bungie (2014-9-9), Destiny, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Frames
  2. ^ Planet Destiny: Complete "Reef Reveal" Recap
  3. ^ Bungie (2015-5-19), Destiny: House of Wolves, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Reef Frames
  4. ^ YouTube - Destiny 2 - Homecoming Story Campaign Gameplay Reveal
  5. ^ Bungie (2018.08.28), Destiny 2: Forsaken, Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Lore Entries:Hecuba-S
  6. ^ Bungie (2018.11.26), Destiny 2: Black Armory, Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Lore Entries:The Bronco
  7. ^ reddit - All of sweeperbot's new lines so far