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The others sing this song of Light and Dark. We, together, have transcended such unimaginative limitations.[1]

The Awoken are a bluish-gray-skinned player species in Destiny.[2] They are descendants of Humans who, during the Collapse, tried to run to the far edges of known space to escape The Darkness.[citation needed] Something mysterious and strange happened to them at the edge of Human-controlled space, which altered them forever.[citation needed]

Many of the Awoken live in The Reef, but others also live on Earth. Earth-born Awoken who venture to The Reef often go unwelcomed by Queen Mara Sov as outsiders.[3]

Notable Awoken[]

In addition to being a playable species, some characters are also Awoken. Uldren Sov, the prince of the Awoken, and Mara Sov, the Awoken Queen, was shown in the E3 2013 gameplay reveal trailer.[4]

  • Paladin Abra Zire (missing, presumed dead)
  • Captain Alis Li
  • Asharru
  • Asher Mir
  • Alis Li
  • Paladin Kamala Rior
  • Paladin Leona Bryl (missing, presumed dead)
  • Mara Sov (missing, confirmed alive by Bungie[5])
  • Master Ives (deceased)
  • Master Rahool
  • Paladin Pavel Nolg (missing, presumed dead)
  • Petra Venj
  • Techeun Sedia (was presumed dead, found alive during The Corrupted)
  • Techeun Kali (was presumed dead, found alive during Last Wish)
  • Techeun Shuro Chi (was presumed dead, found alive during Last Wish)
  • Tess Everis
  • Tyra Karn
  • Uldren Sov
  • Paladin Yasmin Eld (missing, presumed dead)
  • Commander Zavala


  • Bungie drew its inspiration for the Awoken from mythological creatures such as elves, vampires, ghosts, and angels.[2]



  1. (2013 July 02) YouTube.comDestiny News - Grimoire Cards Explained! 2:01. Retrieved 05 July 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 GDC 2013 Panel 39:05. Retrieved on 14 Oct. 2013
  3. List of Grimoire Cards/Awoken
  4. (2013-07-3) YouTube.comOfficial Destiny Gameplay Reveal Video 11:28. Retrieved 14 Oct. 2013.
  5. Bungie reveals Queen's fate.[1]