A Wild Theory About Destiny's Story

Many people seem to think that Destiny's story is, well, lackluster. But what if most people are missing one big key thing about the story?

Buckle up, because it's time for a bonkers theory about a video game.

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-Foxtrot1552d ago (Edited 1552d ago )

If this is true then I honestly would look at the games story in a new light.

It would be a nice twist to the story

Guardians blindly doing the Travellers bidding because they believe in a lie. I mean who actually saw with their own eyes the "darkness" destroy everything in the collapse, maybe it was the traveller.

While it pushed humanity into the Golden Age it was actually doing it so it could shape humanity into being warriors for it and defend it from the ones who seek to destroy it. As it was found centuries later the traveller was forced to act quicker and caused the collapse, putting the blame on the "darkness" so humanity in their last stand would unite to take down the Travellers enemy and also protect it.

They have a point the class names do sound "evil" like. Titans, Warlocks and Hunters.

If they ever did this as DLC I could see the end game having some guardians realise the travellers deception and end up leading an attack on the tower to fight the Traveller. The map for this level would be the City you were defending and some enemies being other guardians who still believe in the lie.

Godmars2901551d ago (Edited 1551d ago )

Or there never could have been a golden age. Humanity might have been doing well on its own, expanding through the solar system, when the Traveler came and wipe everything out with humanity managing to injure it. Now after changing a bit of history and reviving people to turn into troops, its got them defending it from survivors from other alien races looking for revenge. With the Darkness a key weapon against it.

Then again, the overall lazy nature of writing and setting, say that Bungie isn't that clever. Sorry.

-Foxtrot1551d ago (Edited 1551d ago )

Kind of like the film Oblivion with Tom Cruise...


A clone being lied to into thinking humanity won an alien war when it fact the person it's working for is the alien which wiped everyone out.

I think it could be a good twist.

You are right though, nobody knows for a fact if the Traveller helped humanity in the Golden Age. It's just what we've been told. It revives strong people to fight for it, like it's raising an army

I mean what makes a Guardian so special, in my opinion the Traveller uses Ghosts to scan dead human remains and picks the best of the bunch to fight for it.

The aliens could in fact be wanting revenge, maybe the Traveller has destroyed their homes and they are trying to fight them

I don't know where the Vex would come into it but it's still a good theory.

The Darkness might actually be the light.

3-4-51551d ago

This,Foxtrot, would turn this story into something AWESOME honestly.

Hints of Star Wars in there too...but the interesting parts.

Baccra171551d ago

It makes sense too if looked at from an occult perspective. I was always reminded of Lucifer everytime they went on and on about the light.
Most of Lucifer's nicknames like the light bearer or shining one would fit that traveler quite well.

Hell, ghost are like a witch's familiars if we go on further with that route.

Death1552d ago

Ok, that would be a real cool story and a great twist. It actually makes more sense that way.

RAFFwaff1552d ago

yeah, and Shepherd was really indoctrinated in Mass Effect 3......

cell9891551d ago

that depended on the final choice you made, I went for destruction of the Reapers thank you

joab7771551d ago (Edited 1551d ago )

MAYBE...JUST MAYBE IT'S CRAZIER THAN THAT! Maybe there is no d good or bad in the universe...just light and dark. And wait for it...the lack of a defined story is on Bungie has yet to determine the course of it's a dynamic story that evolves b/c of us.

It makes sense. There's an open world w/ generic constructs like light/darkness and aliens. It takes place in our universe on our planet. And if u read everything u realize that it's very time related.

Maybe the actions we not only take in game, but at this moment in time in real life actually effect our future universe, at least digitally.

They could go to some crazy places...and there's a good chance now that they might.

Imagine a dlc pack in which u step through a gate to fight off the vex at 2012's E3 expo, or the office building that Bungie is making Destiny in. I know that's too nuts.

Seriously though, it would b brilliant to leave it open to interpretation until they get real community feedback. I find it hard to believe that NO ONE play tested this game and said, yeah, our Halo fan base will be fine w/ no cutscenes. They r too smart.

Granted it doesn't bother me, and once I watch them, I will skip them forever b/c in an mmo, they make up like less than 1/2% of ur experience over the yrs.

fenome1551d ago

Honestly, I didn't mind the story, although it just seemed like an intro to this universe and left more questions than answers. I really dig the lore in this game and I do wish they would've had more meat and potatoes in the campaign because there's more to it than meets the eye.

If you dig around in the grimoire cards you can tell they've really put some thought and effort into the history involved, I just wish it would show a little bit more in the story.

In my opinion, this is a great first outing on a new franchise, the game mechanics and visuals are smooth as hell. Now they just need to add some flare to the mission designs and some heart to their story.

This is seriously one of the best games I've played in a while

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