Edited: 7/29/2014 5:41:08 AM PermalinkThey were created to help man, by man, according to the Grimoire cards. EDIT: I stand corrected. I guess I remembered wrong. I just checked the Grimoire and this is what it says, copy + pasted: Built for a long-forgotten struggle, Exos are self-aware war machines so advanced that nothing short of a Ghost can understand their inner functions. They remain ciphers, even to themselves: their origins and purpose lost to time. Whoever built the Exos fashioned them in humanity's image, gifting them with diversity of mind and body. Many of the City's Exo citizens live and work alongside their organic brethren. But others fight again, re-forged in the Light of the Traveler to serve as Guardians.
Hopefully in the story, or sidequest, or a dlc I don't care which we get to find out who built the exo. Maybe a counter force anpgainst the Vex? A weaponized ghost companion? Souls of those returned from the void?