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Hero of Six Fronts
Exiled from the City

"If I don't stop the Vex, there won't be anything to come back to."
— Osiris

Osiris is a legendary Warlock and former Vanguard Commander who was exiled from The Last City due to his obsession with the Vex. During his exile, Osiris continued his research on the Vex and discovered the Infinite Forest on Mercury, which he proceeded to explore to thwart the Vex's plans for the Solar System. After being aided by The Guardian and Ikora Rey in stopping Panoptes, Infinite Mind, Osiris reestablished connections with the Last City and continued exploring the Infinite Forest while seeking the means to save Saint-14 from his death within the Vex machine. After succeeding in saving his partner, Osiris departed Mercury to gather allies and information about a dark future he saw approaching the solar system.


Establishing the Last City

"You want to give me control over the databases? The Vaults? Jurisdiction over Owl Sector, access to the Last City grimoire?"
— Osiris, after Saint-14 suggested he become Vanguard Commander

During the earliest days of the Last City, Osiris studied under the Warlock Iron Lords Felwinter and Nirwen and eventually became as legendary as them, although he never joined their order. After the death of his mentors and all of the other Iron Lords aside from Lord Saladin Forge and Lady Efrideet, the Last City was thrown into turmoil. A man known as the Speaker rose to power and established the Consensus and Vanguard, with Tallulah Fairwind being appointed Hunter Vanguard and Osiris' friend Saint-14 becoming Titan Vanguard.[1]

In the aftermath of the Fallen attack on the Last City known as Six Fronts, Osiris met with Saint-14 on a Tower platform that overlooked one of the roads into the city, which was still aflame and strewn with debris from the recent battle. Osiris commented upon his friend's new title of Vanguard Commander and called it ludicrous, but the Titan retorted that the Consensus had wanted new leadership in the aftermath of the near destruction of the Last City. As he manipulated a Vex device, Osiris reassured his friend that he was sure he would serve them well, but was astonished when Saint-14 declared he would be giving up the position for a special mission given to him by the Speaker to be a soldier, not a Titan. Noting his wording, Osiris worried over what the Speaker had requested of him and declared the Speaker was leading him astray after Saint-14 revealed he had been ordered to take the fight to Fallen across the system and hunt them down. Osiris attempted to argue that the Fallen were not so different from them and had lost much in their past, including the Traveler. His friend refused to listen, declaring that he did not believe that story and that the Fallen were all the same and had done too much to humanity. Osiris countered that the Vex and the Darkness were the true enemies and that the Fallen were nothing compared to them, angering the Titan, who told him to just look past the wall at the destruction caused by the Fallen. Osiris stated he simply saw the whole picture and ignored the allegation that he had lost sight of why the Guardians fought. He questioned who Saint-14 was going to recommended to be his replacement, and was stunned once more when the ex-commander chose him. Caught off-guard, Osiris questioned if Saint-14 really wanted Osiris to have control over all of the Last City's resources. His friend informed him that despite their disagreements, he believed Osiris was one of the few who could protect the Last City and that should the Fallen ever come in force again he would need to defend the Last City in Saint-14's stead, a condition which Osiris readily accepted.[2]

Despite his criticisms of the Speaker, as Vanguard Commander Osiris and the Speaker grew close, and he became the Speaker's apprentice for a time.[3] Several decades after the establishment of the Last City, Osiris and the Speaker sent Saint-14 to hunt down and kill the Fallen mercenary Taniks, the Scarred after he murdered the Hunter Nian Ruo and several other Guardians. While Saint-14 failed to find Taniks, the mercenary was found by Cayde-6, a comrade of Nian's seeking revenge, and was believed to have ended the life of the notorious Fallen, although Taniks secretly survived. Osiris attended a party thrown in celebration of Taniks' supposed demise and to welcome Andal Brask to the rank of Hunter Vanguard, which he had to accept due to losing a bet with Cayde about who would kill Taniks.[4]

Road to Exile

"I know why you're here."
"I should hope so."
"This meeting was prophesied. As is my impending banishment.
— Osiris and Ikora, following his banishment by the Consensus[5]
Osiris battling the Vex

Osiris' desire for truth about the purpose of Guardians and the nature of Darkness drove him to madness. His theories were not only considered borderline blasphemous, but he was also diverting Guardians and resources away from protecting the City and refugees, and towards chasing legends and rumors, such as the Vault of Glass; it's implied that he was the one who inspired Kabr, the Legionless into going into the Vault.[6] He studied the Hive, in particular prophesying the coming of Oryx,[7] and is also rumored to have come "too close to understanding the Vex".[8] His obsession with the nature of the Darkness and misuse of resources eventually drove the Speaker to exile him, as the Speaker believed he had become as obsessed with the Vex as Toland, the Shattered had with the Hive.[6] He is described as having a cult of personality, and has a number of disciples, such as Brother Vance, who attempt to see how far the Light can be bent before it can be broken.[9] Osiris himself seems to have vanished, even from those who follow him, some claiming that he is at once "alive and dead."[6]

Before his exile, his student Ikora Rey and his old friend Saint-14 made numerous attempts to bring him back to leading the Vanguard but Osiris refused, growing more obsessed with his research on the Vex. More troubling was Osiris was growing disillusioned with the Speaker and the Consensus, viewing that a single leader ruling wasn't civilization but a dictatorship and saw the Traveler as the bringer of their troubles. As Osiris further immersed himself in his research and neglected his duties as Vanguard Commander, his growing "followers" began to spread his messages and teachings like religious works. Though Osiris resented this behavior, he did nothing to stop it and this furthered the schism between him and his former teacher, the Speaker. Though the Speaker banned his research tomes from the City, Osiris' followers continued to grow and spread his "messages", some even camping out at his old home. Even though Ikora was finally able to get Osiris to partake in the Vanguard again, he ended up getting into vicious arguments with the Speaker continuously over the Traveler, how the City was being led, the threat of the Vex and on the purpose of the Guardians. Their arguments soon began to spread amongst the Guardians, leading to fights breaking out between those who saw Osiris as a savior and others who saw him as a heretic. Finally fed up with Osiris and his hubris, the Speaker gathered the factions, Guardians and citizens of the City during a Consensus meeting, declaring Osiris a "cancer" and to be exiled immediately. Despite Ikora's defense of her teacher, Osiris himself entered and declared he would willingly leave the City but left Ikora with one last lesson and the burden of rebuilding the Warlock Vanguard.

Time in Exile

Whether before or after his banishment, Osiris held council with the other two powers of the Solar System, the Queen of the Reef and The Nine. His arrangements with the Queen extend to his followers, explaining their presence in the Vestian Outpost.[10] He also receives reports from Eris Morn[11] and has employed the Sunbreakers to work for him. The Disciples of Osiris held a Crucible tournament in his honor called the Trials of Osiris, where they sought to recruit the toughest Guardians to their cause. During the events of the Red War Osiris makes contact with Failsafe during the Young Wolf and their Ghost's attempt to steal data from the Vex network through nodes on Nessus. Greeting the Golden Age AI, he asked her to pass along his regards to the Guardian, whose Ghost decided that they needed to inform Ikora of Osiris' presence.[12]

The Hunt for Panoptes

Osiris battling Panoptes

Osiris finally appears in-person and serves as a central figure in the DLC, Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris. Having returned after years of exile, Osiris makes contact with his former student, Ikora Rey, informing her that the Vex from both past and future timelines are amassing on Mercury. Though distrustful of her former teacher, knowing his dangerous ideas nearly destroyed the Vanguard, she sends the Guardian to find him and determine whether he will be a powerful ally against the Vex or a dangerous enemy. It is also revealed that during his exile researching the Vex Infinite Forest, he created Reflections of himself that communicated with him and each other on Vex activities through time. Osiris' main goal is to destroy the Vex Mind directing their efforts in the Solar System, Panoptes, Infinite Mind but despite his efforts, all he could do was slow its progress.

During a mission through the Vex timeline, Osiris learns of the Traveler's awakening and sees a future where the Vex succeed in their plans in dominating reality which horrifies the exile. Before he can explain to his Ghost Sagira, Panoptes discover their presence and the Vex attack them. Cornered, Osiris sends his Ghost through the Infinite Gate to save her and find help, despite her protests. Sagira gets damaged during the forced escaped and Osiris goes into hiding as the Vex close in. Sagira manages to return with help in the form of The Guardian and with the aid of Ikora, they travel through the Infinite Forest to search for the exile but only find his Reflections. The Reflections guide the Guardian as they learn of the Vex's plans, showing them of the Simulant Future where the Vex have won, and of how to locate Panoptes' lair in order to destroy the Mind. However, as they succeeded in learning the location of Panoptes' lair, Infinity's Crown, Sagira gets captured by the Infinite Mind. During the Guardian's battle with Panoptes itself, they were unable to damage the Mind and as they are about to be deleted, Osiris and his many Reflections come to their aid, stopping the deletion from completing. With little time, Osiris provides Arc charges to the Guardian to disrupt Panoptes into revealing its "eye", its only known weakness. Together, they succeed in destroying the Infinite Mind forever and free Sagira, thereby preventing the dark future from ever occurring. Departing Infinity's Crown back to Mercury, Osiris is reunited with his former student, Ikora Rey. Their reunion is pleasant and they return to being friends as he is proud of her. He politely turns down her offer to return to the City as he states there are other Vex plots to prevent but before leaving, Osiris tells the Guardians that in all of his predictions, they were the one thing he did not foresee and because of them, they all now have a future. He then travels through the Infinite Gate once more to combat the Vex but tells Ikora that the path to the Infinite Forest remains open should she or the Guardians ever need him or would like to talk, to which Ikora kindly agrees.

Guardian of the Infinite Forest

Fighting for Control of the Forest

One of Osiris's many Reflections.

Shortly after the defeat of Panoptes, Osiris was separated from Sagira within the Infinite Forest when he returned to the dark future of the ruined Lighthouse. Meditating within the simulation as Vex wandered below the tower, Osiris was eventually rejoined by Sagira, who exclaimed that she thought they had averted this future. Continuing his meditation, Osiris answered that many equations led to this point in the timeline as a loud noise began approaching the Lighthouse, causing it to shake. Sagira questioned what they should do now, and Osiris responded that they would start their efforts anew as a massive shadow of darkness passed over them and began to assault the ruins. Confronting this new threat, Osiris told Sagira that the first step would be resurrecting him once more.[13]

During further investigations into the Vex, Osiris and Sagira discover various Simulations on the Fallen and Cabal that would provide valuable information for the Vex to defeat them and gain complete control of the Infinite Forest. Osiris sends the Guardian to prevent these simulations from being completed and destroy the data they desired. However, during a foolish experiment, Osiris creates a simulation of Dendron, Root Mind as he believed he could control it but it begins to fill in for Panoptes within the Infinite Forest. Calling on the Guardians once again for aid, they travel to the Simulant Past and succeed in destroying Dendron for good.

Search for Saint-14

Vex tomb of Saint-14.
"Saint-14's Light... it's gone."
"Rest in peace, my friend."
"Osiris... I'm so sorry.
— The Ghost, Osiris, and Sagira upon discovering Saint-14's tomb

After solving several mysteries and eliminating several threats within the Infinite Forest, Osiris and the Young Wolf detected an old Vanguard signal being broadcast from within the Forest. Their investigation led to traces of Light that matched that of Saint-14, who had gone missing looking for Osiris in the aftermath of the Battle of the Twilight Gap. Osiris lamented his role in his old friend's disappearance, and brushed off Sagira's attempt to console him. After locating a rift created with Light near an old battlefield where Vex from across time had fallen to the famed Titan, Osiris declared that if Saint-14 remained in the Infinite Forest they had to find him and continued to search the Infinite Forest for more clues while the Young Wolf consulted with Brother Vance at the Lighthouse.[14] With Vance's help, a location within the Infinite Forest was found with Saint-14's Light. As they searched, Osiris noted that when his old friend had entered the Infinite Forest he would not have known how easy it was to get lost and cast adrift in the shifting realities of the Vex construct, particularly when fighting the machines. In the Simulant Future the Young Wolf defeated Hagios, Reverent Mind, which had been guarding a conflux that opened a gate, beyond which Saint-14's Light was coming from. Within, the Guardians discovered a tomb filled with thousands of defeated Vex and Saint-14 laid to rest, with the last of his Light having been drained long ago. Osiris grieved for his old friend, and they decided to leave his body within the Forest, as the Vex had seemed to honor the Guardian, although the Young Wolf recovered the legendary Titan's shotgun, the Perfect Paradox, from which remnants of Saint-14's Light had been emanating.[15]

A Bid To Fix The Past

Sometime between Panoptes' defeat and the death of Cayde-6, Osiris dedicated himself to a dangerous undertaking: saving his friend, Saint-14. Using some theoretical ideas from Sagira and help from Drifter, he built The Sundial to travel to the past and stop Saint from dying at the hands of the Mind that killed him. Sagira and Drifter both had reservations: the former over the unknowns of using the machine and the latter over the thing Osiris made a deal with to power the machine. Accepting the risks, he activates the Dial and sends Echoes of himself through the Corridors of Time. The Echoes traverse the course of Mercury's timeline for years, never reaching the right point in time no matter how hard they try. The real Osiris perceives all of his duplicates' lives until they are all driven mad or slain by the Corridor's Vex defenses. With only an instant passing for him, the exile gives up on the project; he has the dial deactivated and hidden so no one can use it again.[16]

The Cursed City

Osiris by the The Sundial

Several months later, Osiris was contacted by Petra Venj of the Reef, who was seeking aid from across the solar system from anyone who could aid the Awoken in combating the Taken curse placed upon the Dreaming City that had locked it into a three week time loop. Osiris responded to Petra's plea for aid by analyzing the time loop and reported back to her that only the Vex were capable of the fidelity necessary to reconstruct such events so accurately. However, there were no Vex within the Dreaming City, only Hive and Taken, leaving Osiris and Petra puzzled as to the source of the loop.[17]


Sometime after the Undying Mind was destroyed, Osiris learned of a new simulation within the forest, created by the Vex. The simulation was dark and the floor fell away, his light held him up however. Osiris asked if his ghost if she had gone in the wrong sequence to run the simulation. However this was not the case in fact this was the simulation. This was Mercury in the future, in fact it was so dark he couldn't see the stars. He started continued investigating then asked to be taken to the Traveler, and his ghost jumped them there. However, there was silence, the sun was in twilight, the breeze roared. The Traveler was gone. "The sphere of the Traveler was gone. In its place, an obsidian monolith at least twice the size dominated the sky. In the Last City’s place was a swirling dust storm, tinged purple by the dying light." and quote. The events were set to take place in 2-3 decades, after realizing what this fortold he demanded the simulation be killed.

Time Unraveled

Sometime after the Guardians destroyed The Undying Mind for the final time, the timeways over Mercury have become unraveled, forcing Osiris to emerge from the Infinite Forest once more to address this possible calamity. To his shock, Osiris finds that a cadre of Cabal Psion Flayers aim to assume control over the timeways opened to them and use it to undo their defeat during the Red War. Seeking to prevent the sanctity of the timeways from being defiled by the Cabal, Osiris calls upon the Guardians once more to preserve the past, present and future and save Saint-14. The attempt to save Saint-14 was successful, changing time that Saint-14 never died in the Infinite Forest.

Choosing Sides

Osiris confronting Rasputin
"A line has been drawn in this system. Light on one side. Dark on the other. Where do you stand?"
— Osiris questioning Rasputin's allegiance[18]

After the Cabal threat in the Sundial was defeated, he confronted Rasputin due to what he saw in the Infinite Forest, forcing him to leave it. While the Guardians have hailed the Warmind as a god, Osiris knew Rasputin for what he was: a traitor for turning his back against humanity during the Collapse and a murderer who slaughtered the Iron Lords in the hundreds during the Dark Age. Knowing the coming arrival of the Pyramids from his predictions within the Infinite Forest, Osiris called to question Rasputin's allegiance in the upcoming battle between Light and Darkness.

In response to the inquiry, the Warmind directed Osiris to an anomaly on the edge of the solar system. Leaving without another word, Osiris flew to the Kuiper-Oort Expanse, finding a Pyramid, which began interfering with Sagira. Against Sagira's protests, Osiris disembarked his ship to approach the Pyramid, alone, so as to protect Sagira. With the aid of his Echoes, Osiris retrieved a metallic seed from within the Pyramid and returned to his ship, ready to depart back into the system.[19]

Hunt for the Wrathborn

Osiris wasn't heard from again until after the Arrival, where he contacted Zavala to report on the situation. He also sent the Vanguard Commander a Fang of Xivu Arath, which had been in his followers' possession. Osiris first made his way towards the Dreaming City, finding the city still trapped in the Taken loop, where he met with Petra Venj. After deeming her useless for not knowing the whereabouts of the Awoken Queen, Osiris left the City and retuned to the Tower. Unable to meet with Zavala, he went to investigate Ana's work on Rasputin. Though the ex-Commander admired Ana, he came to the conclusion that she was wasting her potential on a 'Golden Age Tyrant'.

Later, Osiris returned to the Tangled Shore, hoping to find insight on Caiatl's attempt to restore the Red Legion. However, instead, he found a strange organic tower with Cabal gathered at it. He spent the next few days nearby, observing the Cabal and the tower. Once the Cabal had left, Osiris approached the tower himself, only to find that something was using the tower to call out to him, seducing him with violence. Sagira eventually stepped in, pulling him back and dissuading the Warlock from investigating the device any further.

Upon returning to Earth, Osiris detected signatures from other towers on the Moon. He sought out Eris Morn, but unfortunately could not find her. Instead, he turned to the Tangled Shore and met with the Spider, who found more of the towers along the shore, and lost several agents to them. In order to find out more, Osiris set course for the Outer system and arrived at the derelict Dreadnaught. There, he managed to reverse engineer the Hive's organic communications systems and learn more about their present situation, how the Hive has collapsed into infighting, how Savathun, now hunted by the Black Fleet, had gone into hiding with her court, and that her sister was taking advantage and launching a campaign in the Solar System.

Osiris immediately returned to the Spider, who revealed the towers were known as Cryptoliths and are from another dimension, entirely. Though the Spider claimed to be investigating the source, Osiris and Sagira set out on their own investigations towards the Moon.

There, the Warlock stumbled upon a communion Voshyr and Kinox, and an emissary of Xivu Arath known as the High Celebrant. Osiris interrupted the Communion, first incinerating fifteen noble-brood, including Voshyr and her kin Yishra and Ayriax, with his Dawnblade. He then used a Nova Bomb to annihilate Ulg'Urin alongside his Knight guard, but failed to killed Kinox, who fled the chamber.

However, Osiris stood no chance against the Celebrant himself. Amused with this show of violence, the High Celebrant attempted to transform Osiris into a Wrathborn by carving runes into either side of the latter's face and leaving him as a sacrifice to Xivu. In that moment, Sagira sacrificed herself, saving Osiris, but leaving him ghostless.

The death of his ghost drove Osiris into a rage as he attempted to hunt down the High Celebrant. Before embarking on his quest, however, he contact Zavala one last time, asking the Vanguard Commander to send the Young Wolf to his coordinates, before going dark.

Later, Osiris managed to track down the Celebrant to the Shrine of Oryx. However, it turned out to be a trap as the High Celebrant managed to confine Osiris in the Shrine and deployed a Cryptolith to command the Hive. However, the Guardian arrived just in time, managing to wipe out the Hive and chase the Celebrant back into the Ascendant Realm. Osiris attempted to meet up with the Guardian, when he was ambushed by another Hive Knight. Fortunately, he was saved by the resurrected Uldren Sov, now known as the Crow. Together, all three of them departed from the Moon to continue their Hunt for the Wrathborn.

Clash of the Chosen

Dismantling the War Council

"Honor or no, without a war council, she'll have no war."
— Osiris discussing strategy against Empress Caiatl
Osiris and Zavala meet with Empress Caiatl.

When the Imperial Cabal arrived in the Sol System, Osiris accompanied Zavala to a meeting with Empress Caiatl. She sought an alliance between the Cabal and humanity following the loss of the Cabal capital and homeworld of Torobatl to the Hive. Osiris cautioned Zavala against it, noting that the Cabal did not have allies but were instead conquerors. He also pointed out that Caiatl had previously betrayed her father Emperor Calus to Dominus Ghaul and warned that she would betray them as well. The Empress called her father soft, but Osiris noted he simply lacked ambition, leading Caiatl to accuse them of the same flaw and that it would doom humanity if they did not expand their horizons. However, her offer ended with the demand that Zavala bow and join the Cabal Empire, which the Commander immediately refused. As the Empress's bodyguards prepared to attack, Caiatl called them off and allowed Osiris and Zavala to leave peacefully with a declaration she would see them on the battlefield.[20]

Osiris was assigned to help advise a task force put together by Zavala to combat the Imperial Cabal under the command of Lord Saladin Forge. He brought Crow into the task force as their reconnaissance expert, with Shipwright Amanda Holliday providing air support. The Young Wolf struck the first blow by slaying Commander Dracus on Nessus, capturing a Bell of Conquests in the process. Osiris informed them that the Bell allowed them to present themselves as a formal challenger to the Cabal Empire, which he believed they could use to their advantage.[21] Osiris briefed Lord Saladin on the Bell and its role in the Rite of Proving, comparing the ritual to the Crucible as a means of settling disputes.[22]

Meeting with the Young Wolf and Crow in the H.E.L.M., Osiris complimented Crow's new Hunter attire and brushed off his offer to pay for it by asking that he simply keep his new mask on to prevent anyone in the Last City from recognizing his face. Crow reassured him that he was willing to wear it if it meant being able to help the City. Osiris noted that he had once had to disguise himself to walk the City's streets during his long exile, but that he was now welcomed there and that Crow would one day be welcomed as well. Turning his attention to the Young Wolf, Osiris complimented his work on Nessus and listened as Crow reported that the Caiatl was attempting to build her War Council using the Rite of Proving. Osiris decided that they would kill all the contenders for the Council, preventing the Cabal from reorganizing and starting a new war in the system.[23] The first target eliminated was Basilius the Golem on Europa, from whom the Young Wolf acquired the Hammer of Proving. Returning it to the H.E.L.M., Osiris explained to the Young Wolf that the Hammer was to have been an offering to Caiatl and that with it they could wield the Cabal's own history and culture against them.[24]

Following the elimination of Val Ma'rag, Osiris was contacted by Caiatl for a meeting. Keeping her waiting until the Young Wolf arrived at the H.E.L.M., Osiris activated the holographic communicator on the war table and greeted the Empress, mockingly apologizing for the delay and blaming it on having to take time to handle her subordinate's antics. Caiatl corrected him by noting the Rite of Proving was a time-honored tradition that the Guardians should not interfere with. Osiris countered that since they were auditioning for her War Council it concerned him a great deal, but Caiatl simply offered once more to add Zavala to that council and that she was offering humanity a way out of war and that he was wise enough to understand that. Although impressed that she had learned from the mistakes of her predecessors by offering mercy, Osiris noted that she was falling back on old traditions to try and hold what remained of the Cabal together and that she was an empress without a true empire and thus not in the position to offer anything. Angered by this, Caiatl claimed the Cabal still had their honor if not their home and that her patience was running thin, ending the communication. Turning to the Young Wolf, Osiris informed them that their orders would remain the same and that even if Caiatl had honor, she would have no war without a council.[25]

The next target of the taskforce was Ixel, the Far-Reaching, a Psion seeking to gather data from the Vex prediction engines on Nessus. While the Young Wolf slew Ixel, three other Psions escaped with information stolen from the Vex that related to possible futures of Commander Zavala. Osiris met with the Young Wolf and Crow at the war table to hear their reports. He was interested in Crow's spying efforts on the Cabal, which revealed that while they were angry at the disruption of their Rites of Proving, many of them were also upset that Caiatl had offered humanity a place within the Cabal Empire. He believed that they might use this to disrupt the internal stability of the Cabal further, but Crow worried they might use the stolen data to retaliate against Zavala. Osiris noted that data was only possibility, not fate, and argued that they needed to know more. He ordered the Young Wolf and Crow to investigate further, but Crow protested that Zavala deserved to know. Osiris told them that he hoped there would be nothing to report if the two Guardians saw their task through.[26]

Investigating the Glykon

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The Psion Conspiracy

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Two weeks later, a lone Psion attempted to kill Zavala within one of the Last City's gardens using Light-draining technology developed from the Traveler Cage. Crow managed to warn the Commander in time, but was briefly seen without his mask. Osiris confronted Crow when he returned to the H.E.L.M. and angrily berated him for his mistake, but was lucky that Zavala was passing it off as a hallucination. Crow insisted that he had to do something, although Osiris dismissed his concerns again and stated that it was not the first time an assassin had infiltrated the City and he did not feel this was the crisis that Crow believed it to be. The two argued, with Osiris confidant that Zavala could have survived against one Psion without help and questioned why his mask had been removed, believing that working for the Spider should have taught him how small mistakes could have large consequences. Crow retorted that he supposed Osiris learned that chasing Xivu Arath, and after a moment of quiet fury Osiris warned him to choose his next words wisely. Crow apologized for not having his mask on but still believed Zavala to be in danger. Osiris agreed, and informed the Hunter that he would be assigned to Zavala as a bodyguard. A larger team would draw attention and prevent the assassins from being drawn out, but he ordered Crow to keep his mask on, stay quiet, and act with discretion, rules which the Crow promised he would abide by.[27]

The Endless Night

A day after the closing ceremony of the second Guardian Games, the Last City was plunged into an Endless Night when the Vex activated a powerful simulation that encompassed the city and drained its power. Conferring with Ikora, Osiris admitted that even with all his knowledge of the Vex the situation was beyond his ability to halt. He recommended that they try and contact Mithrax, the Eliksni Kell of the House of Light, who was said to be a powerful Splicer who could commune with machines.[28]

The House of Light would then be invited into the Last City for their aid in stopping the Endless Night. As they set up shop within the Botza District, Osiris, along with Lakshmi-2 and the Guardian were present to welcome them. While Lakshmi made her suspicions clear, informing Mithrax for his people to keep to themselves and that not everyone would be so open-minded, Osiris was more welcoming and asked if there was any further aid they needed, to which Mithrax noted that there were some modifications needed to be made for better ether production. Lakshmi suggested that should be cleared by Ikora, and noted additionally that she seemed ready to provide the eliksni with anything. The Exo further added that she would be busy advocating for the people of the City in the dark times the FWC had predicted were approaching. As Lakshmi transmatted away, Osiris apologized for her behavior and noted tensions in the City were high and that the establishment of the House Light camp was a mixture of decree and democracy. The former Warlock hoped there stay would be uneventful, a sentiment that Mithrax agreed with.[29]

Later on, Osiris was present for a disagreement between Mithrax and Saint-14 regarding the division of resources between the City and the House of Light. Saint was adamantly opposed to this, claiming that they had already given them too much, to which Mithrax responded by saying the eliksni would only take what they could give. Saint went on to say that their resources were already spread thin due to the Endless Night’s draining of the city, and stated that everything given to the House of Light was being taken from their own citizens. Osiris then intervened, reminding him that he was to provide for the eliksni as if they were their own people, per Ikora’s insistence. Saint scoffed at this and told Osiris that Lakshmi was correct in that he was too political an animal. Mithrax reaffirmed the House of Light’s and the City’s shared desire to aid the Guardian and stop the Vex. Saint attempted to rebuff by asking the Kell if the eliksni would bow to all of his demands if he were in one of their cities. Mithrax confirmed that they would give him anything he asked for, because they would wish to live. This causes Saint to relent, acknowledging that he was fighting for his people as Saint would fight for his own, and he agrees to split the supplies between the humans and the eliksni before both parties transmat away. Osiris took note of this, before eventually departing as well.

Personality and Traits

Osiris is one of the most legendary, yet also infamous, Guardians in the history of the Last City, yet his true goals are often hard to discern. He claims that the true enemy that the Guardians must face are the Vex and other foes are a secondary concern. For this reason, Osiris slowly grew obsessed with the machines, wanting to discover their deepest secrets and ways of controlling time. However, such an obsession led Osiris to be driven mad and eventually led to his exile. As the Speaker put it, Osiris "had obsessed about the Vex the same way Toland did for the Hive." Despite these concerns, Osiris is a determined, intelligent and resourceful Warlock, having survived on his own for years and thwarted many Vex plots in defense of the Solar System.

In the past, Osiris was hailed as a hero to the Last City and was close friends with the Speaker, Saint-14 and Ikora Rey. The Speaker was for a time a teacher to Osiris and considered Saint-14 a brother while Osiris was particularity close with Ikora, regarding her as his greatest student. However, as his experiments and obsessions with the Vex began to occupy him, his friendships with them deteriorated. The Speaker and Osiris began to have bitter arguments and debates after Osiris questioned the nature of the Traveler and the purpose of the Guardians. While Osiris maintained the deepest respect for Saint-14, the Titan's efforts to convince him to return to his Vanguard duties often led the two to come to blows. Ikora Rey was often forced to fill in the void as Warlock Vanguard as Osiris grew more obsessed with the Vex and though she defended her teacher against the accusations of heresy and treason, she soon understood that the longer Osiris stayed in the Last City, he would've torn the Vanguard apart and thus led the efforts to exile Osiris. His only friend and companion that remained at his side was his faithful Ghost, Sagira. However, Sagira often serves as his moral compass at times and doesn't hesitate to poke fun at him playfully, as she called him an egomaniac when he created his Reflections.

A Living Legend.

Following years in exile and traveling throughout the Infinite Forest, Osiris remained dedicated in stopping the Vex but when Panoptes, Infinite Mind began its plans to bring about the Vex's desired future, the Warlock spirited his Ghost away to bring help. Osiris understood that the threat was too great to handle alone. He ultimately proved his courage and valor when fighting alongside The Guardian against the Infinite Mind. After saving his Ghost and emerging from the Infinite Forest, reuniting with his former student, Ikora recognized that Osiris had changed for the better. Despite reconciling with Ikora, Osiris possessed a great deal of guilt in the disappearance of Saint-14, as he was sent to look for him. Upon finding evidence on Saint-14, he called in the Guardians to aid him but was devastated upon learning his demise. Osiris would call his failure to save Saint-14 his deepest regret. It was this guilt that motivated Osiris in creating the Sundial, in hopes he could change his friend's fate which ultimately succeeded thanks to the Guardian's efforts.

Osiris is noted for being too confident in his experiments at times, which has created trouble before. His experiments and works created a cult around him which ultimately began to divide the Guardians and led to his exile. More recently, he attempted to create a copy of Dendron, Root Mind, thinking he could control it but instead it went rogue and was forced to call in the Guardians to deal with the situation. Further, his Sundial device became hijacked by the Cabal, who hoped to use it to control time. Despite these results, Osiris always did have the best intentions in mind.

Osiris has a low opinion on the Cult that grew around his work and their worship of him. He considered their reverence of him distracting and their words hailing him as a prophet to be nothing but drivel. Even after reemerging from the Infinite Forest, Osiris rarely, if not never, interacts with the Cult.


Main article: Osiris/Quotes for full quotes
  • "Crota's spawn will snuff out the worlds of Light, and Oryx's coming shall be unfettered."[30]
  • "Every end crawls from the same pit, rising from the schism to swallow matter, Light and life. It cannot be stopped, but here, it can be slowed. The Shrines of Oryx must be destroyed."
  • "If the Vex succeed, it's the end of everything."

Tower Bazaar (Season of the Chosen) [31]

Idle Dialogue

  • "Ah, my weapon has arrived."
  • "You have arrived!"
  • "There were many paths leading you elsewhere. And yet, you are here. Hmm."
  • "Have you come to assist me, Guardian?"
  • "What I wouldn't give to have your connection to the Light..."
  • "Ghosts are such precious things. So... fragile. Keep yours close."
  • "I am glad to be back in the Last City. Back with the Vanguard."
  • "Our differences are behind us. We must all come together now."
  • "What's happening on Europa? I need reports."
  • "A new report on the Pyramids? Yes, I would like to review it."
  • "Fascinating. I did not anticipate this…"
  • "Zavala, let's meet soon to discuss our findings."
  • "Lean on your allies in these dark times. We will help carry the load."
  • "Whatever the Darkness brings, we can face it together."
  • "Whatever happens out there... I am with you, Guardian."
  • "I am ready to guide you."
  • "Let us work side by side, Guardian."
  • "I will confer with the Vanguard. Your Light is needed elsewhere."
  • "I have much to consider, and you have much to do."
  • "Surely you are needed in the field?"
  • "Keep me apprised of your discoveries, Guardian."
  • "You have unfinished business, Guardian. Go finish it."
  • "I require assistance, not questions."
  • "Please, Guardian, I must focus."
  • "Guardian. You're needed."
  • "Can this wait, Guardian?"


  • Osiris is presumably named after the god of the same name, the Egyptian god of the afterlife, the underworld and the dead.
  • Osiris was intended to appear in the original storyline of Destiny. He would act as a mentor to the player, and be found in an ancient Vex temple on Mercury. He was accompanied by a robotic assistant, who would later be re-purposed as The Stranger.[32] At the end of the Curse of Osiris story campaign, he calls his Ghost "little light", a name the Stranger also called the Guardian's, suggesting they may have crossed paths in lore.
  • The voice actor for Osiris in Destiny, R. Hamilton Wright, also voiced the narration for the Pathways out of Darkness ViDoc. It is unconfirmed if the narrator is supposed to be Osiris. In Destiny 2, he is voiced by Oded Fehr.
  • Osiris was the name of a Guardian Faction during the game's pre-alpha phase. It was changed to the Cult of Osiris, though it is not a faction that can be joined.
  • Due to his reputation, nearly every Vanguard veteran has a poor opinion of Osiris. Saladin expressed disdain towards him for nearly ruining the Warlock Vanguard and even his former student, Ikora, has called him the most notorious Guardian in Vanguard history. As it turns, Osiris would later turn out to have heroic tendencies, now working as a protector of humanity from the Vex.
    • However, many have credited him as the greatest and most powerful Guardian in history. Ghost had even mentioned him as the "Zavala before Zavala".
  • Osiris, some time after the defeat of Panoptes, attempted to simulate Dendron, Root Mind as a pet. It later broke free from his control and was destroyed by The Guardian. [33]
  • Osiris and Saint-14's relationship was confirmed to be romantic by Bungie narrative designer Robert Brookes.[34]
  • Osiris appeared as a temporary vendor at the Sundial on Mercury during Season of Dawn and then returned as an NPC in the Tower's Bazaar after the release of Beyond Light during Season of the Hunt. Osiris remained silent until Season of the Chosen. Towards the end of Season of the Splicer, Osiris’ NPC was removed from the Bazaar following his disappearance from the city.


List of appearances


  1. ^ Bungie (2017/12/5), Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Garden Progeny 1
  2. ^ Bungie, (12/5/2019), Weblore: Vanguard Commander
  3. ^ Bungie (2015/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Item Description: Bond of the Exile
  4. ^ Bungie (2018/9/4), Destiny 2: Forsaken, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Lore: Winner Take All
  5. ^ Bungie (2017/12/5), Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Sol Pariah 6
  6. ^ a b c Bungie (2015/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Osiris
  7. ^ Bungie (2015/2/26), Destiny, Activision Blizzard: Shrine of Oryx story mission
  8. ^ Bungie (2015/2/26), Destiny, Activision Blizzard, Armor Description, Tread of the Hezen Lords
  9. ^ Bungie.net: House of Wolves
  10. ^ Bungie (2015/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Quotes: Brother Vance
  11. ^ Bungie (2015/9/15), Destiny: The Taken King, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: The Road to King's Fall
  12. ^ Bungie (2017/8/9), Destiny 2: Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Deep Conversation
  13. ^ Bungie (2017/12/5), Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris, Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Null Calamity 9
  14. ^ Bungie (2017/12/5), Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris, Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Legends Lost: Signal Light
  15. ^ Bungie (2017/12/5), Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris, Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Legends Lost: Not Even the Darkness
  16. ^ Bungie (2020/6/10), Destiny 2: Shadowkeep: PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, The Sundial
  17. ^ Bungie (2018/9/4), Destiny 2: Forsaken, Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, The Oracle Engine
  18. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqnVt0wLyr4
  19. ^ Bungie (2020/3/10), Destiny 2: Season of the Worthy, Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Weblore: What Gives Me Pause
  20. ^ Bungie (2021/2/9), Destiny 2: Season of the Chosen - Battlegrounds: Behemoth
  21. ^ Bungie (2021/2/9), Destiny 2: Season of the Chosen - Quest: A Challenger Rises - The War Table
  22. ^ Bungie (2021/2/9), Destiny 2: Season of the Chosen - Quest: Challenger's Proving - Briefing
  23. ^ Bungie (2021/2/9), Destiny 2: Season of the Chosen - Quest: Challenger's Proving - While the Iron is Hot
  24. ^ Bungie (2021/2/9), Destiny 2: Season of the Chosen - Quest: Challenger's Proving - H.E.L.M. Deployment
  25. ^ Bungie (2021/2/9), Destiny 2: Season of the Chosen - Quest: Challenger's Proving II - Impasse
  26. ^ Bungie (2021/2/9), Destiny 2: Season of the Chosen - Quest: Challenger's Proving III - Through the Fog of Battle
  27. ^ Bungie (2021/2/9), Destiny 2: Season of the Chosen - Quest: Challenger's Proving V - Tensions
  28. ^ Bungie (2021/5/11), Destiny 2: Season of the Splicer - Mission: The Lost Splicer
  29. ^ Bungie (2021/5/11), Destiny 2: Season of the Splicer - Quest: Beneath the Great Machine
  30. ^ Bungie (2014-9-9), Destiny, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Spawn of Crota
  31. ^ - Idle Dialogue (Tower Bazaar) — Osiris Playlist
  32. ^ Kotaku - The Messy, True Story Behind The Making Of Destiny
  33. ^ Bungie (2017/8/9), Destiny 2: Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, A Garden World:
  34. ^ Robert Brookes twitter, 2020/11/28: "So yes, Saint and Osiris are gay. Always have been."