Shaxx

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Shaxx
Grimoire Lord Shaxx.jpg
Biographical information

Birthplace:

Earth

Gender:

Male

Affiliation:

Guardian Vanguard

Rank:

Crucible Handler

Class:

Titan

Notable info:

Hero of Twilight Gap
Master Swordsmith

 
"What the forge does to your Light must be respected, and feared. That path is not for everyone.[...] That forge breaks the brittle. And it bends the weak. But the strong, the strong walk away steeled and tempered. Unbreakable."
—Lord Shaxx

Lord Shaxx the manager of the Crucible, and is a vendor for Crucible-related items. He is found in the Tower near the Vanguard. He is assisted in his duties by Arcite 99-40, the Crucible Quartermaster. Lord Shaxx also serves as the announcer in the Crucible.[1]

Biography[edit]

Trained alongside Zavala by Saladin Forge, Shaxx fought in the Battle of Twilight Gap, leading the counterattack that routed the Fallen from the City's walls. After so many Guardians had fallen, Shaxx recognized the need for a tough training program so that the next generation of Guardians would be ready for whatever came next. So he created the Crucible, in an attempt to hone Guardians in preparation for another battle as tough as Twilight Gap. He plans to return to war when that day comes.[2] In the meantime, he deploys squads of Redjacks assisted by Guardians to claim new Crucible and SRL sites.

Shaxx takes his duties very seriously, as he sees the Crucible as less of a glorified arena and more of an intense training ground. He often laments that the current batch of Guardians don't measure up, and wishes that Commander Zavala would return to the Crucible to show the new recruits how it's done. He also laments having to jockey with the different factions of the city, stating that they're "not in charge of the Crucible. I am."[3] Although he is a Titan, he shows a lot of respect for the other Guardian classes.[1]

Lord Shaxx is also an expert on swordplay, and plays a critical component in aiding Guardians in crafting their own swords in The Taken King. His interest in swords began with the battle of Burning Lake, where the Guardians first fought the Hive and learned of their Sword-Logic the hard way. He's taken it upon himself to learn of how to reverse-engineer the Hive's swords to make them into weapons of light.[4]

Quotes[edit]

  • "That Hunter's got a big mouth. Guess he can back it up though."
  • "Would love to get Zavala back in the Crucible. Teach the new breed how it's done."
  • "Warlocks might be thinkers, but most I know can hold their own."
  • "The Darkness might as well come right in and take the place if that's all we've got."
  • "You think you can fight Fallen without training? They'll put your head on the spike."
  • "Something bad's going down on the Moon."
  • "You want to take on the Cabal? You've got to train, or they'll stomp you flat."
  • "New Monarchy will have to wait."
  • "Future War Cult's getting antsy. They must be preparing for something."
  • "Ikora's gift from the Light is like few I've ever seen."[1]
  • "Dead Orbit's not in charge of the Crucible. I am."
  • "You want the Crucible? I am the Crucible." [3]
  • "Cayde ran through the Crucible like as if it was a game...Sly bastard."
  • "Let them burn in your Light"—when going on a 10-kill streak
  • "I abhor sitting here while others fight my battles. But I wouldn't have missed that match for anything."—when going on a 10-kill streak.[5]
  • "Your strategy is working, keep it up"—when your team's points are significantly larger than the opponents
  • "I would tear out a Vex heart with my teeth, I would sear the Cabal with my burning light, challenge the Kells to personal combat and scatter them. I'd... I've been watching too many Crucible matches." [6]
  • "Your spirit is unrivaled. Show me more!"
  • "Enough! This battle was one-sided! You've obliterated them! Love it!"—when invoking the Mercy Rule in the Crucible.
  • "Do you like it better when Lord Saladin oversees these matches? Do I look like I care? Get back in there!"
  • "Your legend grows."
  • "This is amazing!"- When going on a 5-kill streak.
  • "Fight forever Guardian!"
  • "Get back out there."
  • "Wipe. Them. Out."
  • "Look at them fall!"
  • "I can't believe what I'm seeing!"
  • "I'm not gonna tell you how I lost the horn; you couldn't handle it."
  • "I will tell you how I lost my horn, but it doesn't live up to slaying Oryx."

Trivia[edit]

  • Shaxx will get angry if the player's team is far behind on points in Control.
  • Apparently, Lord Shaxx does not really care for the Festival of the Lost and its obligation for him to give Guardians candy, in his own words he says "This is ridiculous". Possibly, he believes Guardians should focus more on fighting the Darkness and less on festivities.
That being said, he wore a Tiger Man mask for the 2015 Festival.
  • In contrast to the Festival, he respects the racing tournaments of the SRL, the Crimson Days tournaments and the heroes who partake in it.

List of appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bungie (2014-6-12), Destiny: Alpha PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard.
  2. ^ Bungie (2014-9-9), Destiny PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Crucible Handler
  3. ^ a b Bungie (2014-9-9), Destiny PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard
  4. ^ Bungie (2015-9-15), Destiny: The Taken King, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Bolt-Caster
  5. ^ YouTube, Destiny - Salt of All Tears (Inferno Rumble)
  6. ^ YouTube: Shaxx goes nuts