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What Gives Me Pause Is An Interesting Look At Osiris’ Unyielding Need To Understand

What Gives Me Pause is the first piece of lore that Bungie have put out in the lead up to Season of the Worthy, read it here. It tells a short tale of Osiris heading out to see a Darkness Pyramid at the edge of the solar system. He proceeds to go inside, take a ‘Darkness Seed’, and he’s now on his way back to the Tower. Above all this shows how relentless he is in the pursuit of knowledge, but is it too far?

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What Gives Me Pause is the first piece of lore that Bungie have put out in the lead up to Season of the Worthy, read it here. It tells a short tale of Osiris heading out to see a Darkness Pyramid at the edge of the solar system. He proceeds to go inside, take a ‘Darkness Seed’, and he’s now on his way back to the Tower. Above all this shows how relentless he is in the pursuit of knowledge, but is it too far?

Darkness Seed

The fact that Osiris’ immediate action upon figuring out that there’s something dark at the edge of the solar system is to go there shows something about him. He’s an old Guardian, but he’s also all about understanding the universe around him. It’s why he developed his Echo ability, allowing him to explore vast areas in a single moment. It’s why he disappeared into The Infinite Forest for so long too.

Osiris finds something inside the Darkness Pyramid at the edge of the solar system. Just like how we see something inside the one that’s underneath the Scarlett Keep on the moon. Osiris was sensible enough to leave his Ghost behind, which may have saved both of them. His Echoes will also have helped him find what he was looking for fast enough to avoid getting too confused by the Darkness Pyramid.

To me, this makes Osiris look like a very grey character. Yes, he’s heading out in pursuit of knowledge in order to help everyone battle the Darkness, but he’s also doing it by himself. A good Guardian would take backup, a Fireteam, but he’s never worked that way. That’s why his motives are always questionable, and why he can’t be fully trusted in all of this.

I think that in the coming war we may have to make a choice, put Osiris down, or let him live. He’s a very powerful ally, but if he was to be corrupted, he’d be an ally of Darkness, not Light. We don’t know what the Darkness Pyramids can do, and we certainly don’t know what a seed from inside one of them will do to a Guardian. We need to be careful around Osiris as he works to understand this evil that’s coming for us.

Let us know what you think of the lore, and of Osiris, in the comments.

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