Destiny 2: Season of Dawn revives a favorite character of the fans: the legendary Titan Saint-14. Regardless of how popular Saint-14 is in the community, players have never interacted with him or seen him in the game – outside of his corpse. Instead, Saint has existed as an exotic helmet, as a shotgun and in lore registers.
With Saint-14 finally appearing in the Season of the Dawn, you might wonder who the hell he is and why all your destiny friends are so excited about his resurrection. Here’s why he’s important, what happened to him and where he’s going.
Hero of the last city
Saint-14’s awards began long before the Destiny timeline players became guardians. He was the first captain of the vanguard – the role Commander Zavala currently plays – and helped found the Last City.
But before humanity gathered under the traveler in search of hope, Saint-14 acted as a kind of superhero to the people. He rescued them from fallen attacks and protected those who could not protect themselves. After helping to finish the last city, he gathered as many people as he could.
Saint-14 was a good friend of Osiris – the famous Warlock Vanguard who was eventually banished from the Tower. Saint also served his adoptive father The Speaker by completing dangerous missions to protect the last city.
One of Saint’s famous victories was his fight against Solkis, leader of the House of Devils Fallen faction, whom he beat to death with his famous helmet. After rescuing the last city from Solkis, he set out to find Osiris on Mercury, and no one ever saw Saint-14 alive again.
Before his disappearance, Saint-14 was so popular that grateful citizens hung their scarves or garments on his armor. He roamed the world with all sorts of garments attached to his ship and his arms and chest. The citizens knew and loved him because of his loud personality and helpfulness.
Technically dead … for the time being
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On Mercury, Saint-14 discovered that his old friend Osiris was somewhere in the infinite forest – a Vex machine that allows someone to experience multiple timelines. Saint entered the infinite forest but never came out again.
While searching for the Perfect Paradox shotgun in Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris, players will find the body of Saint-14 hidden deep in the forest. It seems that the time-traveling robots, after years of killing legions of Vex in the infinite forest, have built a machine specifically designed to kill Saint. He took it off, but lost his light and died of his final death. Out of respect, the Vex repaired his armor and buried it among thousands of Vex units he defeated.
In the tombs of Saint, players find the pieces of his shotgun and bring them back to Mercury’s forge to rebuild them. Bungie called Saint’s shotgun Perfect Paradox because Saint-14 claims he got the weapon from a watchman out of time – the Guardian player, aka the young Wolf. But the first time that players get the weapon is the corpse of Saint-14. How is that possible?
The loop is not closed yet. We have the weapon now and eventually we have to give it to a living saint so that one day he can die and leave it to us. It’s a paradox – hence the name of the shotgun.
The players have always known that the story of Saint-14 is not over yet. Without his death, the player would never be able to extract the perfect paradox from the grave of the saint. And without his resurrection, players could never give him the shotgun so he would have them when he dies.
Due to the players’ recent encounters with the Immortal in Season of the Immortal, they accidentally broke time. For this reason, Osiris has developed a machine that allows players to correct time and save Saint-14 from his fate with the curse of Osiris.
In the Season of Dawn trailer, you can hear Saint-14 speak, see him fight Vex units, and finally have the Perfect Paradox shotgun in his hands. Saint-14 will most likely rise during the Dawn Season on the quest Save a Legend on December 17th. How exactly this will happen is still open. We’re sure to hear more about the resurrection of Saint-14 in the dawn season.