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Revolutionary government

Notable information:

Created the MIDA Multi-Tool and MIDA Mini-Tool


MIDA (an acronym with an unknown meaning) was a revolutionary government that came to power on Mars in an assumed alternate timeline, and the creator of the weapons MIDA Multi-Tool and MIDA Mini-Tool.


MIDA was a rebel group that seized control of Mars. During its brief reign, MIDA was responsible for the deaths of 10% of the Martian population. The government eventually fell, and its surviving loyalists were forced to go on the run from threats such as "battleroids".[1][2]

Around the date of November 17, 2472, in the alternate timeline, two survivors, carrying the MIDA weapons with them, learned the location of a "salvaged construct" that they hoped would allow them to flee somewhere safe and thus preserve MIDA's ideals. One survivor, Strauss, fled the planet, but the other traveled deep beneath the Martian surface, guided by their Mini-Tool in response to their request to "go somewhere better." There, they apparently found a temporal anomaly that allowed at least the weapons to pass through. The weapons entered the Guardians' timeline, were discovered by Commander Zavala, and the details of MIDA were extracted from their log caches by Lord Shaxx using their electronic warfare functions.[2]



  • MIDA is a direct reference to Bungie's Marathon series, specifically "The Rose" level where the history of MIDA is discussed. The terminal entry can be found here; relevant portions of the text are quoted:
The MIDA coup was afterwards criticized for its shortsightedness. In an organization that was notorious for its long ranging policies and politicking, the coup was very short-lived: MIDA never seriously accounted for the UEG's overwhelming superiority in ground forces and warships. In fact, they never attempted to take over the Marathon, which was nearing completion and would have made a very powerful weapon. The Marathon's massive size made it invulnerable to most normal space attacks, and it would have made a very stable weapons platform.

After the failed coup, the leaders of MIDA were executed for their crimes, and the political organization was banned in all forms.

  • In the MIDA Multi-Tool's lore, Shaxx attempts to create a backronym: "Mars Is Damnably Arid".

List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Bungie (2017/7/9), Destiny 2: Activision Blizzard, MIDA Multi-Tool
  2. ^ a b Bungie (2017/7/9), Destiny 2: Activision Blizzard, MIDA Mini-Tool