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American Dad References Xur

On the 20th of May an episode of American Dad aired that referenced both Xur, Agent of the Nine, and Wardcliff Coil. The series follows the adventures of a typical American family, the father of which is a CIA employee, which regularly interferes with his and his life and the lives of his family.

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On the 20th of May an episode of American Dad aired that referenced both Xur, Agent of the Nine, and Wardcliff Coil. The series follows the adventures of a typical American family, the father of which is a CIA employee, which regularly interferes with his and his life and the lives of his family.

The episode in question, Lost Boys, features Klaus the fish (just power through the crazy if you don’t know the series) playing a video game while he is approached by the adopted alien in the family, Roger. Klaus recommends to the Guardian he is playing with that they travel to Titan and buy Wardcliff Coil from Xur there. Unfortunately the Guardian in question doesn’t have the Legendary Shards required to purchase a weapon from Xur, 29 to be exact, so Klaus goes off on one using incredibly colourful language. The conversation ends with Klaus berating the Guardian for being a third grader.

The scene then moves to a conversation with Roger, after which the third grader’s mother begins scolding Klaus, who claims that her son was using racial slurs against him. That’s the end of the major Destiny 2 reference, but there is also a poster for Destiny 2, a torn one, seen later in the episode on a door.

It’s even funnier that American Dad is referencing Destiny 2 using Klaus in particular because the voice actor the fish is portrayed by, Dee Bradley Baker, was the voice of Variks in Destiny 1. If you don’t know who Variks is, he was the vendor for Prison Of Elders, the horde mode brought to Destiny 1 with House of Wolves. I personally loved this game mode, and it featured the endgame activity I was most proud of beating. In it you had to kill the Fallen Captain trying to be the Kell of Kells, Skolas. This was the hardest version of Prison Of Elders and required concentration and skill to the highest degree.

Some Guardians believed that this feature in American Dad hints that Variks is returning to Destiny 2. While it’s a little absurd to think that this episode of a TV show is a tease to Destiny 2 players, it’s not entirely out of the question. Variks was last seen in the opening for Forsaken, during the prison break. After this its’ unknown where Variks has gone.

With Season of the Drifter ending in a couple of weeks this could be a really low key way of Bungie showing that Season of Opulence will bring back Variks. Should Variks return it could indicate the return of a horde mode, and the Prison Of Elders itself.

Let us know what you think of this American Dad reference and the possible teaser it is in the comments.

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