Over on the Destiny Subreddit a number of theories have been getting thrown around, but that was all before the reveal of the Destiny 2 Forsaken story trailer and gameplay details. Now there are quite a few less, but one particular theory caught my eye and seems as though it could be real. Have a read yourself and see what you think.
So first things first there are three key points to clear up before this theory can begin: 1) Cayde-6 is going to die, 2) Mara Sov is returning, and 3) Rasputin is back and considers himself a Guardian of all he surveys.
First the theory suggests that Mara Sov will become the new Hunter Vanguard. The reasoning here is little more than the fact that she is dressed as a Hunter, but there does have to be a reason for Prince Uldren to turn against the Guardians and unleash 8 Fallen Barons on them. This I can see happening, particularly because Mara Sov was going to play a major role in Destiny 1 as a vendor with an etntire reputation tree for the Qeeen’s Wrath.
Next the theory moves onto Cayde-6, and his dead Exo corpse. What if Mara Sov used some Awoken technology to repair Cayde-6’s body, but then download a piece of Rasputin, or a version of Rasputin, into it? This is pretty close to some of the original concepts for Destiny 1, in which Rasputin had an Exo body. From what we know of the Warmind it is possible for him to inhabit an Exo body, and he’d probably have no qualms about using the dead body of a very famous and well-loved Exo either.
What this leads to is a very dark twist indeed. If Rasputin is occupying the body of Cayde-6, the voice could remain the same. However, the mind would have it’s own motives, probably different to those of the Vanguard and Guardians.
It would be quite cool to still see and hear Cayde-6 in the game, and if Bungie played their cards right there could well be a long game that Rasputin is playing that will become apparent in a year or so. The character could switch between the usual things Cayde-6 says with a sprinkling of slightly sinister and unclear comments that add up to reveal something massive over time.
Let us know what you think of the fan theory in the comments. Thanks to Celebril63 for posting!
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