Oryx, the Taken King is a great Hive entity that the Hive worship as a god and the King of the Taken.[1] He is the final boss of the raid in The Taken King.[2]


After Guardians killed his son Crota, Oryx traveled to the Solar System on his massive Dreadnaught ship to exact his revenge.[3] Using the power of the Darkness, he created a new army called the Taken by changing and corrupting members of the Fallen, Hive, Vex, and Cabal species.[4]By "ripping them from our dimension and sent back"


  • There are many Hive shrines across the solar system that are dedicated to Oryx.[1]
  • Oryx is the second Hive witnessed speaking English. His son, Crota, spoke a few words of it in the mission The Wakening.[5]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Grimoire Cards/Sardok, Eye of Oryx
  2. (2015) YouTubeOfficial Destiny: The Taken King ViDoc – No Legend Is Safe Retrieved June 16, 2015.
  3. (2015) YouTubeOfficial Destiny: The Taken King E3 Reveal Trailer Retrieved June 16, 2015.
  4. "The Taken King". Retrieved June 16, 2015.
  5. destinygame (2014-6-16) Youtube: Official Destiny: The Taken King ViDoc – No Legend Is Safe 0:32. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
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