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A veteran Titan who coordinates the defense of the City, Zavala helps to mentor and outfit other Titans.
― In-game description[2]

Commander Zavala is the current Titan Vanguard of the Tower.[2] He is a leader with a will of iron and works tirelessly to keep the people of the City safe.



Zavala helped in the construction of the wall surrounding the city and the city itself.

Battle of Twilight Gap[]

Zavala, along with Lord Shaxx and Lord Saladin, were all present at the Battle of Twilight Gap, which Zavala was treated as a hero of.[3] Commander Zavala and Lord Shaxx were both apprentices to Lord Saladin at the time of the Battle of Twilight Gap.

The Great Disaster[]

Zavala was a member of the Consensus at the meeting before the Great Disaster. After Shaxx demanded the guardians trained to combat the Hive's swords, Zavala replied that was up to the Consensus to decide.[4]

Great Ahamkara hunt[]

Zavala took part in the great Ahamkara hunt.[5]

Events of Destiny[]

Zavala was the Titan Vanguard at the time of the destruction of the Black Heart by the Guardian. As Vanguard Commander, Zavala is responsible for many of the campaigns and operations conducted by Guardians throughout Destiny and Destiny 2.


Zavala is seen a clear headed leader, someone who doesn't think without a second thought, he often finds himself putting the other vanguards in the tower in place, so you could say he is a responsible role-model. During the Red War campaign, Zavala was forced to escape to Titan with whatever civilians he could, there he showed his dedication to the people of the Last City as he constantly puts their protection above all else.


  • "This is Commander Zavala. Civilians: report to evac points. Guardians: rendezvous in the Plaza. Our City will not fall."[6]


Zavala sells a variety of Titan armor (including Vanguard armor) and emblems. All Guardians can purchase and own these items regardless of their class, but only Titans can equip the Titan armor.


Main article: Zavala/Dialogue




  1. Rivera, Joshua. (Aug 29, 2014) "Lance Reddick talks 'Destiny,' and making sci-fi 'more mainstream'". Entertainment Retrieved Aug 30, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 (2014 June 19) YouTubeDestiny Alpha - All NPCs in the Tower Retrieved 21 June 2014.
  3. Destiny: Iron Banner Rep Grimoire card
  4. Destiny: Raze-Lighter Grimoire card
  5. Destiny 2: Forsaken: Grips of the Great Hunt lore tab
  6. Destiny 2: Homecoming story mission