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This is familiar to me, as if it were from an old dream… (Destiny)

by Malagate @, Sea of Tranquility, Friday, June 13, 2014, 11:34 (2663 days ago) @ Kermit

Been thinking about this:

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“But you were dead a thousand times. Hopeless encounters successfully won.
A man long dead, grafted to machines your builders did not understand. You follow
the path, fitting into an infinite pattern.

Yours to manipulate, to destroy and rebuild.

Now, in the quantum moment before the closure, when all
become one. One moment left. One point of space and time.

I know who you are.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . You are Destiny.”


I always thought of that as a really nice meta-comment, part of the story but also acknowledging and the game's respawning mechanic and weaving it into the narrative. I see the current "we've all been dead before" as the same. The guardians, like the security officer, can be revived. That is what makes us unique, though. We are the chosen. I don't extend this to all of humanity. If death is so easily conquered, what are we fighting for? Space for immortal humans? Doesn't fit with Dinklege's intro speech in the latest trailer regarding humanity being wiped out.

"Grafted to machines your builders did not understand" has always been one of my favorite lines of anything ever. So much packed into that.


~m


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