Destiny 2 narrative designer confirms a gay relationship between two of the game’s NPCs


For players of Destiny 2 that have been paying attention to a number of narrative clues, this information is likely nothing more than a confirmation, but for everyone else, it was indeed made plain by narrative designer Robert Brookes that Saint-14 and Osiris are gay and “always have been.”

The revelation was part of an honest thread from Brookes where he talked about his own experiences growing up bisexual, how representation in media is important, and about his own suspicions about the two Guardians. “I’ve been writing Saint and Osiris as gay since I started working at Bungie, because that’s who they were before,” he writes. “Back when I joined Bungie I always felt Saint-14 and Osiris were romantically involved because, as a queer man, their romance made sense to me. I learned my interpretation was in fact correct when I became a narrative designer for the company and I was overjoyed.”

As to why Brookes has outright announced it, he says it’s a matter of avoiding the harm of queerbaiting, particularly when there were only small narrative tidbits that alluded to the pair’s relationship such as Osiris finding notes hidden by Saint in his ship and Saint referring to Osiris as “my fiery phoenix.” Brookes writes, “When I saw how much the community was unclear on something as obvious as ‘is Zavala an Awoken’ I realized I should probably just say something. Because it’s not a secret, it’s not a point of speculation, and it’s not some puzzle designed to be solved by the community. It’s them.”

source: Twitter via Forbes

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Bruno Brito

How sad and pathetic can you be deleting comment´s you don´t agree with.

Calm down.


It’s probably because they can’t actually have it in the game proper because then antigay people will be upset that there are gay people in the game. The corporate thing to do is split the difference. I think Overwatch did the same thing? Tracer got a comic book or something.

Vanquesse V

Kinda sad that stuff like this still rates an article (no offense to anyone posting this, lots of offense to closeminded idiots though)


Well they’ve always been about that PvP


The only thing I didn’t like about this was the fact that Osiris is a very private character. Osiris on the regular just straight up bounces with some cryptic message to the point originally people made a religion out of him. And now you already have calls for things like putting Osiris next to Saint-14 in the tower so people can come by and gawk with big dumb grins on their faces at the “birb dads.” I think I would have rather Saint-14 at the end of the season pull us aside and give us a little talky about how he’s been partners with Osiris for a long time now and we might not see Osiris for a minute while they adjust to his new condition (he lost his ghost at the start of the season). Maybe they didn’t cause they have some other narrative planned for Osiris as people speculate.

Otherwise I am glad it was explicitly stated in some fashion. Really puts context to the whole “Lets go break time or risk breaking time to rescue this guy” plot of Season of Dawn. All you really got back then was “Saint was the best of us” which isn’t exactly the same as “I gotta find a way to rescue my boo.”