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Biographical information



Political and military information


Cult of Osiris


Vanguard Commander (formerly)



Notable info:

Hero of Six Fronts
Exiled from the City

"Oryx-Dead-King. Oryx Dead King, 3 words, 9 word bursts over and over. Osiris?"
Master Rahool[1]

Osiris is an old Warlock and former Vanguard who was exiled from the City.


A veteran of Six Fronts, Osiris was a well respected warrior whose prowess at that battle convinced Saint-14 to recommend him to the Speaker as Vanguard Commander. He had also served as the Speaker's apprentice for a time.[2] However, his 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.[3] He studied the Hive, in particular prophesying the coming of Oryx, and is also rumored to have come "too close to understanding the Vex".[4][5]

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.[3] 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.[6] Osiris himself seems to have vanished, even from those who follow him, some claiming that he is at once "alive and dead."[3]

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 arrangments with the Queen extend to his followers, explaining their presence in the Vestian Outpost.[7] He also receives reports from Eris Morn[8] and has employed the Sunbreakers to work for him.

The Disciples of Osiris hold a Crucible tournament in Osiris's honor called the Trials of Osiris, where they seek to recruit the toughest Guardians to their cause.


  • "Crota's spawn will snuff out the worlds of Light, and Oryx's coming shall be unfettered."[9]
  • "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."[4]


  • 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.[10]
  • The same voice actor for Osiris, 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.
  • Osiris was the name of a Guardian Faction during the game's pre-alpha phase. It appears that it has been changed to the Cult of Osiris, though it is not a faction that can be joined as of yet.

List of appearances


  1. ^ Tower NPCs Breakdown: The Jovians, Osiris, The Great Pyramid, Sun Legion, Ragnarök, etc. (Part 2)
  2. ^ Bungie (2015-5-19), Destiny: House of Wolves, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Item Description: Bond of the Exile
  3. ^ a b c Bungie (2015-5-19), Destiny: House of Wolves, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Osiris
  4. ^ a b Bungie (2015-2-26), Destiny, Activision Blizzard: Shrine of Oryx story mission
  5. ^ Bungie (2015-2-26), Destiny, Activision Blizzard: Tread of the Hezen Lords description
  6. ^ Bungie.net: House of Wolves
  7. ^ Bungie (2015-5-19), Destiny: House of Wolves, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Quotes: Brother Vance
  8. ^ Bungie (2015-9-15), Destiny: The Taken King, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: The Road to King's Fall
  9. ^ Bungie (2014-9-9), Destiny, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Spawn of Crota
  10. ^ Kotaku - The Messy, True Story Behind The Making Of Destiny