Destiny 2’s Most Hated Character Is Now Its Most Adorable
The most hated character in Destiny 2, Uldren Sov, has grow to be maybe its most beloved. Now generally known as Crow, Uldren is notorious for killing Cayde-6, the once-Nathan Fillion-voiced Hunter Vanguard who was, on the time, Destiny 2’s funniest and hottest NPC. Because of a reminiscence wipe and a few notably cute dialogue, Crow may be charming sufficient to fill the opening he made with Cayde’s demise.
Uldren was as soon as the brother of Mara Sov, queen of Destiny’s mysterious Awoken individuals. After Mara was thought useless in a battle in opposition to Destiny 1’s Taken King, Uldren entered a interval of wandering, in search of his misplaced sister. He ended up within the Awoken’s Jail of Elders, the place he and the Scorn – Fallen he unknowingly resurrected with the corrupting energy of the Ahamkara, Destiny’s wish-granting dragons – ultimately escaped, killing Cayde within the course of.
His causes for killing Cayde in Destiny 2: Forsaken weren’t totally clear; he could have completed it to appease the Scorn, whom Cayde imprisoned, or on the orders of the aforementioned Ahamkara, which was influencing him the entire time, and even just because he by no means appreciated Guardians all that a lot. In any case, the end result was the identical: Many Destiny gamers hated Uldren and had been glad to be his (implied) killer on the finish of the Forsaken marketing campaign. That started to vary with a brief cutscene within the Black Armory DLC, which confirmed Uldren waking up from underneath a burial shroud, revived by one of many Traveler’s Ghosts and became a Guardian with no reminiscence of his previous life.
How Destiny 2’S Uldren Went From Cayde’s Killer To A Player Favorite
It was one other year earlier than Destiny followers heard anything about this new Guardian Uldren. Throughout Destiny 2’s The Dawning 2019 holiday occasion, gamers started to study Uldren’s battle to discover a place for himself as a Guardian (since every other Guardians he bumped into reacted to him with hostility) within the lore entry for a brand new Unique ship known as Amnestia-S2.
“One night time, he sits together with his head in opposition to his knees and listens to the distant snaps of gunfire. He hasn’t seen anybody in a few week, however he can hear them. Someway that makes the loneliness worse. Stronger.
“‘Do you know,’ his Ghost says, brilliant however light. The purple glint of his shell displays the half-light exterior the crate. ‘That within the Final Metropolis, they’re celebrating? They name it the Dawning. It’s a celebration of friendship and hope and heat.'”
Somewhat than an evil, stuck-up jerk deserving of hate, this characterised Guardian Uldren as somebody gamers ought to really feel sorry for – an individual despised for causes he does not perceive, spending a holiday alone due to them. This carried ahead to Uldren’s long-awaited reappearance in Destiny 2: Past Mild’s Season of the Hunt, when gamers had been made to rethink their anger in the direction of him even additional. Compelled away from Guardian life, his scenario had grown much more dire, as Uldren – calling himself Crow – grew to become a employed gun for the Tangled Shore’s mob boss-like Spider, who subsequently connected a bomb to his Ghost’s shell to stop him from fleeing.
However Crow’s attraction is not simply his unhappy story. Regardless of his circumstances, he is not glum or mopey – he is charming. Whereas Uldren’s character was one in every of angst and vanity, Crow is adorably pitiful. Like a youthful brother, he is desperate to show himself to the Player’s Guardian, appearing cool and confident, solely to be revealed as earnest and inexperienced by his plucky Ghost, Glint. Destiny 2 followers on Reddit have fallen in love with this new Uldren, many saying the writing of his redemption is Season of the Hunt’s finest side. In a single notably devastating and ironic post-mission voice line, Crow even tells the Player, “We make an excellent staff, Guardian! It is a disgrace we by no means met earlier than, or I may not have died within the first place.”
Things got here full-circle when gamers delivered Crow some Dawning cookies. His heartfelt response, illustrated above by fan artist Vanade, is certain to have moved even essentially the most resentful Player: “‘Thanks,’ he says softly. ‘Really.'” Lastly, following Destiny 2’s current Coup De Grace mission, the Player’s Guardian freed Crow from Spider’s grasp. Maybe now, being a player-favorite character, this once-infamous Awoken prince can fulfill Cayde-6’s want to make his killer the following Hunter Vanguard.