First of all, I’d like to apologise for this post being late, I thought yesterday was Thursday!
The Season of the Splicer is coming to an end with a new season starting on August 24th.
What better time to voice my thoughts on the season as it draws to a close?
The story telling this season was fantastic. Bungie deserve credit for putting together a good thought out, and thought provoking story.
It touched upon themes of discrimination, forgiveness, and not letting the past dictate the future.
“The Fallen cannot be stopped. They do not negotiate. Their bargains are lies. I’ve watched them burn and pillage whole villages in the Cosmodrome. I’ve watched Dregs eat children.“— Saint-14.
The Eliksni/Fallen have been terrorising humanity for a long time. They grew to resent guardians because they fought back and the fallen began to see them as the obstacle preventing them from achieving their goals.
During the Dark Age, a faction of Fallen attacked a human settlement protected by Saint-14 who witnessed Dregs committing atrocious acts, so he grew to hate them.
Ikora reaches out for the help of Eliksni Splicer Mithrax after The Last City has fallen under an Eternal Night, by the Vex’s doing. After the guardian rescues Mithrax from Europa, Eliksni refugees after offered sanctuary within the walls of The Last City.
(Read the complete lore here)
Naturally, housing an enemy wouldn’t be favoured, but this is where the story telling becomes interesting.
While the Fallen had committed attritions acts, humanity is guilty of just as much murder and bloodshed. Sometimes even against its own people!
Saint-14 even realised how feared he was among the Eliksni hatchlings when they recoiled in fear in his presence.
To humanity, he’s revered as a hero. To those with a different perspective, he’s a blood thirsty monster.
From the perspective of the Fallen, they were doing what they had to, they were trying to survive.
Humanity did the same in retaliation. When you think about it, the line between “good” and evil isn’t as clear as you’d think.
Lakashmi couldn’t see past the horrors that were committed in the past, which I can understand, but she took the worst approach to the situation.
She actively tried to hurt the refugees. She outright defied the vanguard that watch over the city, and wound up causing more damage overall.
I believe the message from the story overall is to not judge anyone based on their past. While there are obviously dangerous factions of The Fallen, Mithrax and the members of his house want to live alongside humanity, and put aside any hatred the two beings shared.
The Eliksni became allies during this season and stood alongside humanity against a greater threat. One created, unintentionally, due to the rage of Lakashmi getting the better of her.
Nobody is perfect, but people can change. This story was a nice reminder of that.
This is something I needed to hear.
What did you think of the season?
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