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** Some of the scannables also mention that not all of the power can actually be used. One fragment you can find has Ghost mention that there is power in the small shards, but it's not the kind of Light that can empower a Guardian. The general feeling is that the shard we find in the EDZ is a damaged piece of the Traveler and the player's Guardian is salvaging what bits of it that they can to empower them, with the rest being useless, and there's only enough usable Light for one person.

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** Some of the scannables also mention that not all of the power can actually be used. One fragment you can find has Ghost mention that there is power in the small shards, but it's not the kind of Light that can empower a Guardian. The general feeling is that the shard we find in the EDZ is a damaged piece of the Traveler and the player's Guardian is salvaging what bits of it that they can to empower them, with the rest being useless, and there's only enough usable Light for one person. This is backed up by an adventure on Io where Ashir Mir attempts to create synthetic Light, but while what he creates can be used by the player Guardian to empower their abilities, it cannot be used to make or restore other Guardians.

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** Some of the scannables also mention that not all of the power can actually be used. One fragment you can find has Ghost mention that there is power in the small shards, but it's not the kind of Light that can empower a Guardian. The general feeling is that the shard we find in the EDZ is a damaged piece of the Traveler and the player's Guardian is salvaging what bits of it that they can to empower them, with the rest being useless, and there's only enough usable Light for one person.


** There's only enough Light in the Shard to fuel one Guardian. The player is the first one there, so they get it.

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** There's only enough Light in the Shard to fuel one Guardian. The player is the first one there, so they get it. Ghost even says as much when you get your subclasses.


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[[folder: Destiny 2: A possible Plot Hole in the Campaign]]Why did no other Guardians get their Light back?]]

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** There's only enough Light in the Shard to fuel one Guardian. The player is the first one there, so they get it.

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** Further adding to the plot hole, when you first meet Tyra Karn at The Farm, she states that she also saw the vision of The Shard. So either The Vanguard also saw it but chose to ignore it or the player and Tyra are somehow special.


** Which raises another question: Why didn't the player character (or, in this case, Ghost, because of the PC HeroicMime Status) just tell them where they found their Light.

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** Which raises another question: Why didn't the player character (or, in this case, Ghost, because of the PC PC's sudden HeroicMime Status) Status in Destiny 2) just tell them where they found their Light.

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** Thinking about it, they didn't get that vision from the Traveler after the player character lost their Light and fell from Ghaul's ship. They wouldn't have known about the Shard of the Traveler in the Black Forest unless they had that vision.
** Which raises another question: Why didn't the player character (or, in this case, Ghost, because of the PC HeroicMime Status) just tell them where they found their Light.

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** DramaPreservingHandicap? Plus, they probably didn't have the time to go trekking through the forest to find a shard of the Traveler given that; Zavala was stuck on Titan trying to deal with the Hive and organize a counter-offensive, Cayde-6 got himself trapped in the Vex portal network and was in there for Traveler knows how long, and Ikora fell off the DespairEventHorizon regarding her mortality on top of dealing with the Taken on Io. Their biggest concern was using you as the proverbial silver bullet to kill Ghaul while they ran interference for you getting there.

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* If the player character is able to get their Light back in the beginning of the game, what's stopping Zavala, Cayde, and Ikora from getting theirs before the battle to retake the City?

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** You also have to remember that Master Ives and the Cryptarchs aren't working on ''our'' basis of scientific knowledge; rather, they are working on a post-Collapse working of scientific knowledge, with their education and information being informed less by our versions of classical knowledge and more rebuilding from the Golden Age's understanding of the world, which is radically different when you've got a society whose understanding of the universe is based around studying and manipulating the technologies associated with a literal space god who operates on forces that are all but outright magical in nature. Imagine if our ways of thinking and viewing the world were built on a society who had been made up of people who could use real magic, and you'd see how differently we would view the world. The Cryptarchs' knowledge base is assembled from the remains of the Golden Age's, which is why they view the fourth state of matter as engrams instead of plasma, since Golden Age humanity's fundamental perceptions of how the universe operated were changed by contact with the Traveler.


** Because the Traveler basically upended a lot of human knowledge with ''space magic''.

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** Because A lot of older scientific knowledge was revised when the Traveler basically upended a lot arrived, and the Traveler's abilities and reality-manipulation forced the scientific community to reconsider their classifications of human knowledge the universe. One thing to consider is that one of those revisions was viewing the universe itself to be a code of sorts, with ''space magic''.energy and matter and he natural laws of the universe being the snippets of code that could be used to reshape the universe into a desired state. The Vex were theorized to be doing something like this in the Vault of Glass, effectively hacking the code of the universe to make themselves a law of physics. Engrams are a state of matter waiting to be decoded into something more concrete.

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** "Light" in the context of Destiny is a naturally-occurring energy present in all living things of sufficient complexity. For most life forms, Light is just a byproduct of their existence, but the Traveler can strengthen it, and when combined with it's own Light, allow those strengthened by it to manipulate reality. The Hive basically exist by killing those whose Light is strengthened by the Traveler and tithing it to their Worm Gods, and Dredgen Yor explicitly says that all life has Light, it's just very weak in non-Guardians.

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** ''Videogame/Destiny2'' revealed that the big doorway just outside of the Speaker's chamber on the north side of the Tower opens directly into a huge bazaar and market area, so the Guardians are definitely not being kept separate from the regular people in the City.

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** It only handles breathing and survival in hostile environments. The Iron Lords: Lady Jolder grimoire card has her donning and securing her armor before a fight, indicating it isn't necessary for day-to-day survival.

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