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Biographical information

Other name(s):

First Ghost







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Political and military information


Lucent Brood


Head Tactician

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Ghost of Savathûn, the Witch Queen


Immaru is Savathûn's Ghost, and the field commander of the Lucent Brood, He goes by the title of “First Ghost”.


Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

"He wasn't going by "Immaru" back when he was tormenting young Ghosts!"
The Ghost

Immaru is among the oldest of the Ghosts, often bullying other Ghosts according to the Ghost, taking an arthropod shell in reminiscence of the Hive itself. When Savathûn had escaped her imprisonment from the Awoken Queen Mara Sov and dies from the separation of her Worm, Immaru located her body on a precipice overlooking the Traveler and the Last City. Upon scanning her body, the Ghost resurrects the deceased Witch Queen as his chosen Lightbearer.

From then on, Immaru and Savathûn tricked Guardian-less Ghosts into joining their cause under the belief that humanity were no longer worthy of the Traveler's blessings (since accepting the Darkness through Stasis) and became sympathetic of the Hive upon reading the Books of Sorrow. Once the Lucent Brood was established Immaru began serving as its field commander. Relaying orders through a patrol network in the Throne World, Immaru leads the Lucent Hive to defend the Witch Queen's domain from intrusions of Scorn and the Guardians.

From the palace, Immaru would watch Light spill from the Wellspring like water churning with the Darkness of the throne world, all while the Guardians below laid an assault against the Lucent Hive. While he calls the Human Lightbearers no better than Scorn, Savathûn tries putting her Ghost at ease and brought up that Humans attacking the unknown is in their nature; which is to control (or attack) just as Hive must test. Immaru would react in anger at the Guardians killing his fellow Hive-allied Ghosts, and demands a Ghost-killing weapon from the Witch Queen as pushback against them. Savathûn would recall the Weapons of Sorrow that the Hive had previously found distasteful, to which she asks if he and his fellow Ghosts would see such tactics as an abomination. Immaru coldly answers her with "Not anymore".

Upon Savathûn's death at the hands of the Guardian, Immaru appears surveying the death of his Lightbearer while at gunpoint. Instead, the Ghost disappears upon a blinding flash of Light that the Traveler unleashes during its departure of the Throne World. Having retreated to an unknown location, Immaru continues to guide the Lucent Brood in securing the Throne World.

Personality and traits[edit]

"All right, my little antisocial arthropods. This is First Ghost Immaru talking. Get your act together, Hive, while those Scorn regroup."
— Immaru in a broadcast to the Lucent Brood
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Unlike his elegant and calculated Lightbearer, Immaru is very blunt in his delivery and often sprinkles his broadcasts on the Lucent Brood comms with creative insults. Based on his dialogue, Immaru is very unpleasant, often having a smug tone in his voice and Ghost contemptuously referring to him as a bully. He doesn't even appear to have any remorse for turning against humanity and the Last City by siding with the Witch Queen nor does he care about Hive Lightbearers killing Guardians. Yet at the same time, however, even after her death and escaping the Guardian's wrath, Immaru continued to lead the Lucent Brood in her stead, showcasing a measure of loyalty towards his Lightbearer.


  • Immaru is a Sumerian word for "light".
  • According to Ghost, Immaru used to bully young Ghosts back in the day.
  • He began going by his current name only after joining the Hive.

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