Red Legion

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Red Legion
The Red Legion.jpg


The Last City, Earth (formerly)
European Dead Zone, Earth
The Almighty (Heavily damaged)
Firebase Hades
Mercury (Contested with the Vex)


Elite Detachment


Elite Special Forces[1]
Royal Guard
World Destroyers


Invasion of The Last City
Occupation of The Last City
Invasion and occupation of Nessus
Red War
Stalemate on Mercury


Dominus Ghaul (Deceased)
The Consul (Deceased)
Primus Cal'aug (Deceased)
Valus Thuun (Deceased)

Notable information:

Succeeded in conquering The Last City
Managed to imprison the Traveler
Directly report to the Cabal Emperor
Lost control of The Last City
Suffered first defeat at the hands of Guardians and city civilians
Withdrew from Earth to Mercury
Large portions of forces lost and equipment destroyed, loss of Almighty

"Rumors mostly, An elite faction of the Cabal, deathly loyal to their commander. And rumor says that they've never known defeat!"
Ikora Rey

The Red Legion is a powerful and militaristic elite Cabal Legion personally led by the Cabal Emperor, Dominus Ghaul.


Emperor Calus appointed a younger Ghaul to Primus of the Red Legion, where his talents would be best put to use. For his albinism, Ghaul became known as the Ghost Primus.[2] Under his command, the Red Legion became loyal to Ghaul over their emperor, such that when Ghaul launched his coup against Emperor Calus, the Red Legion accompanied him, arresting Calus and forcing him aboard The Leviathan.[3]

Since then, the Red Legion has conquered hundreds of worlds at Ghaul's orders, deploying The Almighty against those who refused to surrender. They were said to have never once failed.[4]

The Legion was last deployed in response to the Skyburners' distress call to attack the Last City on Earth, launching a successful invasion of Earth and the Last City. They managed to cripple the Last City and devastate the Guardians, leaving them vulnerable and displaced. They are attempting to claim the Light from the Traveler and become Guardians.[5] Following the attack, the Red Legion began to quickly occupy the Solar System, even making an attempt to dig up ancient Vex ruins on Nessus, where they unearthed the ancient Vex mind Protheon, Modular Mind. Soldiers of the Legion utilize highly advanced technology, far more advanced than that of their older scouts.

Following Ghaul's death, the Legion began to actively occupy Mercury. They currently are in a stalemate with the Vex that currently occupy Mercury.

Notable Members[edit]

Command Structure[edit]

The command structure and tactics of the Red Legion are more aggressive and agile than any Cabal Legion observed before, with deadlier weapons, advanced technology, and battle techniques. The Red Legion also has a handful of new units that operate in the field. Majors will typically wear silver armor, whereas Ultras wear gold armor.

  • War Beast—brand new Red Legion military hound. Armed with sharp teeth, claws, and horns. They will aggressively chase combatants to kill them with overwhelming numbers and speed.
  • Legionary—basic line infantry units that make up the majority of the Red Legion's forces. Armed with Cabal Slug Shotguns and can extend and retract blades from gauntlets on their wrists, which can be used as a melee weapon or fired as a projectile which detonates upon contact with any surface.
  • Gladiator—brand new Red Legion melee unit. Armed with dual Severi that deal high damage at close range and is capable of performing a charge attack when enraged.
  • Colossus—elite heavy infantry units capable of maintaining suppressive fire with their Cabal Slug Launchers. Can use missile pods on the back of their armor to launch large clusters of homing Arc rockets that have a very long range and leave blindness and slowness effects upon detonation. They are the most durable Cabal combat unit by a significant margin.


Red Legion troops can be primarily identified by their signature gunmetal and red color scheme, with some troops having gold, silver, or orange highlights depending upon their rank. They are also more heavily armored than other Cabal Legions, wearing metal plates over a bodysuit of War Beast scales. [6]


  • The Red Legion is the first Cabal force to travel to Earth and succeed in attacking the Last City. They use more advanced technology in stark contrast to the Cabal scouts who were originally deployed to the Solar System in Destiny, evidence of the Cabal Empire's advancements after the original scouting party had been deployed.
  • The Red Legion have been known to deploy via drop pods launched from their carriers, rather than mainly using the Harvester drop ship like their predecessors.


List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ YouTube - DESTINY 2 Inverted Spire Strike Gameplay
  2. ^ Bungie (2017/8/9), Destiny 2: PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Ghost Primus
  3. ^ Bungie (2017/8/9), Destiny 2: Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Midnight Coup
  4. ^ Bungie (2017/8/9), Destiny 2: Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard
  5. ^ YouTube - Destiny 2 – “Rally the Troops” Worldwide Reveal Trailer
  6. ^