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Biographical information

Other name(s):

First Ghost
Daddy Immaru







Eye color:


Political and military information


Lucent Brood


Head Tactician

Notable info:

Ghost of Savathûn, the Witch Queen


"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

Immaru is the Ghost of Savathûn, the Witch Queen, and the field commander of the Lucent Brood. He goes by the title of "First Ghost".


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

Immaru is among the oldest of the Ghosts, having often bullied his younger fellows according to the Ghost. When Savathûn had escaped her imprisonment by the Awoken Queen Mara Sov and died after the separation of her Worm, Immaru located her body on a precipice overlooking the Traveler and the Last City, scanned it and resurrected the Witch Queen as his chosen Lightbearer.

From then on, Immaru and Savathûn worked together rallying the Hive under the Witch Queen's banner and managing the growing number of Hive Lightbearers being risen by Ghosts flocking to her court now resplendent in Light. Once the Lucent Brood was established Immaru began serving as its field commander. Relaying orders through a patrol network in the Throne World, he now 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 from the Throne World. Having retreated to an unknown location, Immaru continues to guide the Lucent Brood in securing the Throne World.

Reviving Savathûn

Personality and traits

"We lived with 'em. Saved 'em. Now they're ripping through us! Damn ungrateful, if you ask me…"
— Immaru's bitter words about Guardians

Unlike his elegant and calculating 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, he is very unpleasant, often having a smug tone in his voice, and Ghost contemptuously refers to him as a bully. He doesn't 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. He resents humanity for conducting what he sees as an unprovoked assault on the Throne World and striking against Ghosts, so much as to suggest using the Hive's Light-smothering weaponry as a payback. Savathûn calls him loyal, a trait he goes on to prove by assuming the leadership of the Lucent Brood upon her death, all the while hiding from the Vanguard forces. His tactical prowess shows in the way he often uses the Hive's enemies to play into his own plans, setting the invading armies against each other or making Guardians run errands for him on patrol.

Even when forced to work alongside the Vanguard in combating the Witness and Xivu Arath, Immaru remains smug and sarcastically condescending, outright mocking the Guardians efforts. He is even arrogant enough to be unwilling to acknowledge the Young Wolf's victory over his Lightbearer, calling it "lucky". His insults and smug nature were enough to for the Young Wolf to nearly kill him out of sheer annoyance, reminding the Hive Ghost not to push his luck. Even Ikora and Eris find his commentary aggravating, often threatening him with imprisonment or reminding him of what the Guardian will do to him should he overstep himself. Yet despite the threats, Immaru can't help but feel amusement that the Guardian can't kill him since he is "too important" for their common goal. His taunts would become more cruel, insensitive and spiteful, outright mocking the death of Eris Morn's Ghost, Brya, which was more than enough to infuriate Eris. Immaru would even taunt the Guardians on what he perceives as humanity's end, wondering what "epithet" they would want on their tombstones, likely wanting to get a rise out of the Guardians but most of all, Immaru disdainfully considers the Traveler's decision to raise the Guardian to be its "mistake".

A part of the reason why Immaru joined the Hive wholeheartedly is that he admits he never felt that he fit in with humanity or even with the other Ghosts yet after raising Savathûn, he stated that everything "fell into place", as if he was meant to be with the Hive. Its unknown if Immaru is a believer in the Hive's Sword Logic as the Hive themselves but he interprets its as simply "survival of the fittest" and has stated he prefers the Hive's interpretations of the Final Shape than the Witness's, where "it's the winner, the one who's so smart or strong that they beat everybody else". He stated that the Witness's Final Shape is "flat" or "static", a "forced ending" or "winning a game by turning it off", which actually unnerved him.

Despite leading the Lucent Hive in Savathûn's stead and doing his part in the plan against Xivu Arath, Immaru admits to Eris and the Guardian that he possess little actual loyalty towards his Lightbearer, saying that, for all he cares, the Witch Queen can stay dead. Eris believes that since his Lightbearer is dead, Immaru has come to enjoy being the de facto leader of the Lucent Hive, not wanting to relinquish that authority. Immaru himself states that its mainly out of self-preservation as since he bears little faith in their plan to defeat Xivu Arath, once things take a turn for the worst, he'll abandon them all, regardless of what Savathûn wants. This would actually return to bite him as not only did the Guardian and Eris find a way to make the latter strong enough to surpass and weaken Xivu Arath, defying Immaru's doubts and expectations, but after resurrecting Savathûn, the Hive God of Lies decided to leave Immaru in the Vanguard's custody as part of a "peace-offering", much to his protests.


  • Immaru is a Sumerian word for "light".
  • According to Ghost, Immaru used to bully young Ghosts back in the day.[1]
  • He began going by his current name only after joining the Hive.

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