-This post consists of two parts-
Part One: https://www.bungie.net/de/Forum/Post/251188241/0/0
Listen, I know that the new lore in Joker‘s Wild, which is just around the corner, can easily debunk everything I’m going to say right now, but maybe it’ll confirm it. Who knows? Anyways, I wanted to make this post for a while now, so now is the time.
This post is a pseudo-follow-up and “finale” to some of my previous posts. You don’t [i]need[/i] to read them before this, but I strongly suggest you do, it will help you understand my thoughts on this subject. I’m continuing and expanding the ideas and suggestions I brought up in these posts:
The Drifter’s Endgame (3 Parts):
Ulan-Tan and the symmetry of light and dark:
In this post, I want to explain why I think we should look into using the Darkness and why the Drifter is so important to our survival in the future.
(At this point I have to once again recommend reading my previous post on Ulan-Tan, because I’m not going to recap why Ulan-Tan is important or why his theory seems to be true)
Ulan-Tan’s theory on the Darkness and the Light can be summarized by these lore entries:
Grimoire Card, The Darkness:
[quote] Ulan-Tan's Thesis considers the Darkness a necessary symmetry to the Traveler in a cosmic balance.[/quote]
Lore Tab, Symmetry Flight:
[quote] I propose a simple experiment—look around. You see light. You see darkness. There could not be one without the other. They are two sides of the same coin.
If it is true for these Newtonian echoes, why would it not be true of the purest, paracausal forms?
Therefore, I conclude: the reason you persecute me is not because of the symmetry. It's because of the truth beyond this truth, the truth which you most dread: if we could destroy darkness, but we had to give up our Light to do so, how many of us would make that trade?[/quote]
Now what does this mean?
Darkness and Light cannot exist without each other and always strive for balance. If the Darkness grows in strength, so will the Light. If one power overwhelms the other, the underdog will always rise up to cast it down.
It’s an eternal struggle.
At this point, it’s unknown if the Traveler and the pyramid ships are the sources of Light and Darkness, or simply their agents.
Either way, their actions seem to affect the cosmic balance (see post on Ulan-Tan).
Should the Traveler be allowed to continue to raise up civilizations, only for the Darkness to come and destroy them, again the quagmire will never end.
No side can win. Except for one case.
[quote]If we could destroy darkness, but we had to give up our Light to do so, how many of us would make that trade?[/quote]
The only way to destroy the Darkness, is to destroy the Light with it.
Choosing one side won’t end the conflict.
That’s were we come in...
We, the Guardian, blessed by the light, have continually winded down on a path of mixing our Light with Darkness.
Should Ulan-Tan be correct, then that’s exactly the only way we can beat the Darkness. By becoming powerful in both aspects and destroying each of their sources, thereby giving up our powers.
Light and Darkness will end with [b]us[/b].
In my opinion, that would be a fitting ending to the Destiny saga. And so far, the sings are pointing towards a path of duality for our Guardian.
We’ll have to see if more evidence for this theory emerges. With Joker’s Wild almost here, we should be on the lookout for what the Drifter is doing now.
At this point, I don’t really have an idea on how his cooperation with the Nine fits into this, but I’m sure the new lore on them will shed a light on that. Maybe I’ll make a follow-up post to include the new lore on the Nine.
Anyways, this should cover my theory on the future of the story and its penultimate conclusion. I know that it’s silly to predict the ending of a franchise while still in the middle of it, but I just couldn’t keep this to myself.
I hope you enjoyed all this rambling.
[spoiler]Can you tell I’m sick and really bored?[/spoiler]