Destiny 2 theory suggests Rasputin could return as Guardian

In a theory that has some legs thanks to the recent inclusion of certain elements, Rasputin could return to Destiny 2 as a Guardian.


If there is one thing there destiny community likes to do is theorize and speculate about what will happen in the story and the characters it contains. Latest theories and rumors focus on everyone’s favorite Destiny 2 Warmind, Rasputin.

The theories come from the addition of 3 new items with Season of the Lost, as detailed by Forbes. The Archangel’s shell for ghosts, the Archangel’s power vessel and the Archangel’s eagerness sparrow. Each has a distinctive Warmind appearance, and the flavor text included with each also suggests Rasputin’s return.

  • Shell of the Archangel: “For the ghosts who watch over humanity.”
  • Power of Archangel: “I have seen many things called gods in this universe. They all fall, in one way or another.” -The Vagabond
  • Archangel’s eagerness: “Time will tell what role the Warmind will play in the war to come. I find it hard to believe his story is over.” – Ikora Rey

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Rasputin played a larger role in destiny with each passing year. One of the first missions in the original title saw guards working to repair Rasputin’s satellite in the cosmodrome. Since then his comeback has been teased in Destiny 2. On Mars, Rasputin regained all his strength and pledged to protect humanity and the Sol system from threats. He kept his word until his death at the hands of Darkness.


Since the arrival of Darkness, there has been little news of Rasputin. Digging into the lore, we discover that Ana Bray has successfully transferred part of the hot spirit into an engram using her ghost. In addition, Ana discovered a remnant of Rasputin that roamed the buffer of his now defunct systems. Given his intimate knowledge of Braytech’s research and the creation of exos and Rasputin’s own creation of exo Felwinter, it’s likely we’ll see him return in this form.

The real question is whether he will return as a tutor. It is possible that the Light is needed to fully restore Rasputin as it did with Felwinter. With a return to Mars in The witch queen and the return of the Wrath of the Machine raid, some explanation of the traditions will be necessary. Maybe Rasputin is that missing piece. And if Rasputin returns as guardian, a name change to Archangel makes sense, as guardians almost universally adopt a new name for their new life.

It is highly unlikely that Bungie is done with Rasputin in any capacity. The Warmind has been an immensely popular character thanks to several pivotal moments in franchise history. It’s probably only a matter of time before he returns. Until then, fans will continue to speculate in what form this return will manifest.

Destiny 2 is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X / S.

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Source: Forbes

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