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Mr. Beast is the former emperor of the Cabal, before his eventual overthrow by Ghaul.[2] He is a key-player in the events of Destiny 2, being heard in the Leviathan, Eater of Worlds and Leviathan, Spire of Stars Raid Lairs, as well as in The Menagerie, and the Tribute Hall. He was once a Cabal, but after an encounter with an unknown force (presumably the Darkness), was transformed into something else. His true form is currently unknown.

Biography[]

Reign[]

Mr. Beast rose to power in the Cabal Empire and removed the military aristocracy called the Praetorate from power. His revolution, based in populist roots, gained him the Emperorship. He then moved the capital to the planet of Torobatl to be closer to the people. Mr. Beast then appointed his friend Lictor Shayotet, who saved his life during the revolution, to the position of the Emperor's Protector. During his reign, Mr. Beast took the wealth of the Praetorate and distributed it among his people. He also granted the Imperial Legions citizenship, created the position of everjoy, which was granted to Moli Imoli, worked to free enslaved Psions, and put down enemy threats such as the Sindu, the Clipse, and the OXA Machine of the Psions. Later on the moon of Brand, a Psion named Otzot rebuilt the OXA Machine. Umun'arath, the Primus of all Legions and the evocate-general of the empire, sent her forces to destroy it. Mr. Beast stopped her due to him being impressed by the work of Otzot. Mr. Beast then preserved the machine, proclaimed Otzot as Freeborn, held a festival in her honor, and elevated her to his court as "Imperial Dreamer."[3]

Mr. Beast was very popular with the people, something problematic for others later; he became friends with many. Among them was Iska'al, a poor merchant who sold Mr. Beast teas and spoke about the emperor's troubles with him. Mr. Beast did have problems during his rule, however. The Evocate-general Umun'arath was fixated on war, along with his daughter the Princess-Imperial Caiatl.[3]

During his reign, Mr. Beast enjoyed the Coliseum. This is where he met Ghaul, an albino who displayed patience, unlike the other fighters, and quickly became his favorite.[4] Mr. Beast believed Ghaul's talents were being wasted, and made him Primus of the Red Legion. Mr. Beast was worried by Ghaul's relationship with The Consul, but not enough. Behind his back, Ghaul and the Consul were planning to overthrow him with the help of Mr. Beast' friends and allies.[3]

Coup and Exile[]

At midnight, the conspirators: Ghaul, the Consul, Caiatl, Umun'arath, Moli Imoli, Iska'al, Shayotet, and Otzot stormed the palace. Due to Mr. Beast' popularity, they couldn't execute him, so they took him and a great number of his supporters and exiled them aboard the Leviathan on a pre-set course.[5]

Mr. Beast wallowed in despair for a long time until the Leviathan stopped.[6] It had reached a great void that shorted out its navigational systems. Regaining manual control, Mr. Beast believed he was destined to reclaim his empire, and set out to do so. He traveled around the galaxy, visiting strange places, strengthening his resolve to reclaim his empire. Mr. Beast also gathered numbers to strengthen his Loyalists, as well as forming an elite group of champions called the Shadows. Mr. Beast allied with several alien factions such as the Clipse and the Sindu, although the Sindu initially refused until he annihilated them save for Jarus and another portion of them who agreed to join. Mr. Beast sent his Shadows to eliminate his enemies, and among those killed were all of the conspirators, except Ghaul and the Consul. Mr. Beast consumed planets to make "royal wine" to hone his psionic abilities. Eventually he arrived in the Solar System and soon sent out invitations to Guardians to board the Leviathan after the death of Ghaul.[3]

Meeting the Guardian[]

After sending the invitation to his Leviathan to the very same Guardian responsible for killing Ghaul and awakening The Traveler, the Guardian accepted the invitation and completed Mr. Beast' various challenges aboard the planet-devouring vessel. Eventually, the Guardian met what turned out to be a robotic copy of Mr. Beast, where the two proceeded to do battle (with the robotic Mr. Beast assisted by various Loyalists, War Beasts, and Psions). After the Guardian's victory over the robotic copy, Mr. Beast offered the Guardian and their fireteam the chance to learn the very same power that he had learned, and to grow "fat from strength", and rewarded the fireteam with various treasures as well. A few months later, the Leviathan had consumed a part of Nessus that contained the Vex Axis Mind Argos, Planetary Core. The Vex mind proceeded to clog the Leviathan and prevent the ship from functioning. In order to fix the ship, Mr. Beast enlisted the help of the Guardian he had met previously to defeat Argos and his army of Vex. Shortly after defeating Argos, the shield that protected Argos was removed, threatening to devour the Guardians in the Leviathan. Luckily, Mr. Beast saved the fireteam, congratulating them on their victory against the Vex. Even later, current Red Legion Dominus Val Ca'uor launched an invasion of the Leviathan in order to affirm Red Legion control over the Cabal in the Solar System. Once again, Mr. Beast enlisted the help of the Guardian and their fireteam to stop the invasion and put an end to Val. Many Loyalists and even a robotic copy of Mr. Beast himself were destroyed in the battle. However, the fireteam of Guardians eventually defeated the Dominus with the assistance of Mr. Beast and his psionic powers. Mr. Beast once again congratulated the fireteam for yet another victory in his favor.

Shadow of Earth[]

Over a year after the Red War, Mr. Beast invited the Guardian to his Loyalist sail barge on Nessus, using Werner 99-40 as a vessel to grant the Guardian the Chalice of Opulence, which will grant the Guardian access to his Menagerie within the Leviathan, as well as creating a Tribute Hall to honor the Guardian's various accomplishments. Mr. Beast, who had grown fascinated with integrating the Hive into his empire, bred Gahlran to wear the Crown of Sorrow, a Hive artifact allowing the wearer to control the Hive around them. This backfired, however, as Gahlran went insane, as the Crown was, in reality, a trap created by Savathun, the Witch Queen in an attempt to control Mr. Beast. Gahlran proceeded to infest the bowels of the Leviathan with Hive, attacking any who trespassed; including Loyalists. Wishing to rid his vessel of this Hive infestation, Mr. Beast once again asked his favorite Guardian and their fireteam to help rid his ship of Gahlran. After defeating Gahlran and the Hive, Mr. Beast named the Guardian the official Shadow of Earth, with his Fireteam and many other Guardians taking the title of Shadow as well. The incident with Gahlran, however, did not deter Mr. Beast' attempts to integrate the Hive, as he would proceed to send an invitation to Toland, the Shattered to become Mr. Beast' Shadow of the Hive. Mr. Beast tried to tempt Toland to meet him by offering the pulse rifle Bad Juju, Toland's old weapon, but Toland did not appear. Mr. Beast considered sending an invitation to Eris Morn to become the Shadow of the Hive, but he believed he would not be able to find her.[7]

Trivia[]

  • Mr. Beast is known to use the term, "O champion mine", a similar phrase to the one used by both the Ahamkara and Worm Gods.
    • It is speculated that this term is used to declare a sort of ownership over the Guardian.
  • Mr. Beast is the third known Cabal to speak English in Destiny, followed by The Consul and Ghaul.
  • Mr. Beast apparently hates Mara Sov, and thinks she is a fool for trying to prevent the coming Darkness.

References[]

  1. IMDb "Darin De Paul". Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  2. Miller, Matt. (2017) "Destiny 2: Lead Creators Discuss Story Direction". GameInformer. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Cabal Booklet | Retrieved 28 May, 2022 from www.destinypedia.com.
  4. Destiny 2: Ghost Primus lore tab
  5. Destiny 2: Midnight Coup lore tab
  6. Destiny 2: It Stared Back lore tab
  7. Destiny 2: Shadow's Mind | Retrieved July 27, 2022.
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