Taniks, the Scarred

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Taniks, the Scarred
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Biographical Information

Species:

Fallen

Faction:

House of Wolves (temporary)

Rank:

Mercenary

Class:

Captain

Mission:

The Shadow Thief

Gender:

Male

Combat Information

Weapon(s):

Scorch Cannon

Abilities:

Teleportation
Ultra Smash
Summon Fallen
Temporary Immunity
Summon Walker
Rapid Movement
Temporary Vanish

 
"He is a murderer...and very good at what he does."
Variks, the Loyal[1]

Taniks, the Scarred is an infamous Fallen mercenary working for the House of Wolves, though he will hire himself out to any House.

Biography

Taniks was responsible for breaking Aksor, Archon Priest out of the Prison of Elders, and for murdering the Hunter Vanguard Andal Brask. Taniks is known to graft technology onto himself from each of his exploits.[2] He also craves combat, as he views his enemies as trophies and as such hones his combat skills for fun,[3] and worships machinery to such a degree he has augmented himself extensively.[4][5]

A year after the Taken War the Devil Splicers uses SIVA to resurrect him and become Taniks Perfected.[6]

Gameplay

"I remember Taniks from the Reef Wars. Many Awoken dead. Clever, clever creature."
—Variks, the Loyal[3]

He and his Ketch, Kaliks-Syn, are found on the Moon. Unlike most Fallen commanders, he is armed with a Scorch Cannon, which he uses with devastating effect. With this weapon, he can effectively hold down an area at any range. In addition, he will smash the ground if a Guardians wanders too close to him. Like many Captains, he can teleport. Unlike most Captains, though, he can teleport long distances. He uses this to avoid being defeated in one confrontation, requiring players to wear down his health until he can be cornered.

Trivia

  • Taniks is believed to have once been a member of an extinct Fallen house called the House of Scar. According to the Auto Rifle Does Not Bow, Taniks was punished with docking by his Kell; subsequently he built his first mechanical arms and took revenge.[7]
  • Taniks' cloak is orange and features an insignia not belonging to any known House. Whether it belongs to the House Taniks originates from, or is unique to Taniks himself, is unknown. It is also a random strike-exclusive Legendary drop for the hunter.
  • He's the fourth Fallen seen with eight orange eyes, and the first one to have his own unique model.
  • Taniks' is one of three Fallen Ultras found with Scorch Cannons, the others being Skolas and Vosik.

Gallery

References

  1. ^ Bungie (2014/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Variks, The Loyal: Quotes
  2. ^ Bungie (2015/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Taniks, the Scarred
  3. ^ a b Bungie (2015/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: The Shadow Thief
  4. ^ Bungie (2014/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Item Description, The Shadow Thief
  5. ^ Bungie (2014/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Item Description, The Shadow Thief 2
  6. ^ Bungie (2016/20/9), Destiny: Rise of Iron Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: The Shadow Thief: Revisited
  7. ^ Ishtar Collective - Does Not Bow

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