Destiny Lore - The Complete Story of The Darkness! [Timeline and Lore explained]

The Complete Story & Lore of The Darkness, our great enemy in Destiny! From the time before the creation of the universe, to the arrival of the pyramid ships in our solar system we'll be learning the story of the enigmatic Winnower & its war with the Traveller!
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  1. My name is Byf

    My name is Byf

    پیش 2 ماه

    Quick notes to everyone who's watching! Firstly, Clovis Bray's story isn't in this video due to the time of its release and the overlap it had with our production schedule. Separate video soon for that tale. Secondly, Everyone should give a huge hand to Drexis, Ginsor, Judsub, Cinemamotions, Tulus, Blessious, MoonVald, Emblyne, Owllock & all the others who helped to create this video. Without them this video would not exist!

    • darkmaster12110


      پیش ماه

      Bravo bravo magnificent well done it's so authentic it's so good Edit this is is outstanding this is the best thing I could ever watch

    • Pancho _jj

      Pancho _jj

      پیش ماه

      Thanks to everyone who worked on this video, you guys are truly great story tellers. Great video is an understatement, but please keep making these types of videos

    • Lord Of The Caves

      Lord Of The Caves

      پیش 2 ماه

      ⁸87⅞9e7fc4fb I

    • The Phoenix

      The Phoenix

      پیش 2 ماه

      You used my footage as 57:46 ,Byf. Please credit me if you are going to use my stuff!

    • Strelitzia


      پیش 2 ماه

      once I saw that into cinematic with so many assets from the game I knew Ginsor was involved lol

  2. Ol' Dreaddy

    Ol' Dreaddy

    پیش 15 ساعت

    The darkness is right. Things need to die so that other things can live.

  3. Mahelania RektBB

    Mahelania RektBB

    پیش روز

    Thank you for this! I'm always too busy doing accidental panic backwards somersaults off the map to listen to anything being said during game play.

  4. Floral Wallpaper Enthusiast

    Floral Wallpaper Enthusiast

    پیش 2 روز

    The darkness is disruptive. Chaos. The traveller is a bringer of unity and order. It’s a tale as old as time.

  5. Red genome

    Red genome

    پیش 4 روز

    That opening monologue gave me chills and I love it

  6. Sean Stephens

    Sean Stephens

    پیش 5 روز

    Very nice. Good job y'all :)

  7. Mazgun Raynor

    Mazgun Raynor

    پیش 5 روز

    Bounty grinder, bad one. I uninstalled this game so hard I had to change the keyboard and the hard drive.

  8. Ej


    پیش 6 روز

    8:46 What is "pasacaglia(?)"?

    • Boris Rodriguez

      Boris Rodriguez

      پیش 4 روز

      @Ej Not sure. Could mean the Darkness' mantra or controlling idea. Its song of choice.

    • Ej


      پیش 5 روز

      @Boris Rodriguez What does he meant when he used that word on 8:46?

    • Boris Rodriguez

      Boris Rodriguez

      پیش 5 روز

      Passacaglia is a kind of musical piece. The word is borrowed from Italian, so the 'g' is meant to be silent.

  9. • NeoNexus •

    • NeoNexus •

    پیش 6 روز

    Your production quality is through the roof

  10. Kuscerowski 76

    Kuscerowski 76

    پیش 7 روز

    now yuo see

  11. Chase Thomas

    Chase Thomas

    پیش 7 روز

    Have you done a video on the lore of the prophecy dungeon?

  12. Amber Hill

    Amber Hill

    پیش 8 روز

    I no want a Byf directed Destiny fan movie

  13. ITzGio XD

    ITzGio XD

    پیش 8 روز

    I need a new clan to join

  14. Joris


    پیش 8 روز

    Holy shit that was a nice ass looking warlock

  15. ITzGio XD

    ITzGio XD

    پیش 8 روز

    I’m starting to think the traveler is the crazy one In the destiny universe

  16. Rouge Ninja

    Rouge Ninja

    پیش 9 روز

    I believe the darkness are evil guardians that can manifest into the darkness itself and harness its power but who knows we will see soon.

  17. dat vergil doe

    dat vergil doe

    پیش 9 روز

    Wow, just, wow! 👏

  18. Jonathan Woodbury

    Jonathan Woodbury

    پیش 10 روز

    Great job

  19. Bread Curate

    Bread Curate

    پیش 10 روز

    I literally do not get this

  20. Lushen Lu

    Lushen Lu

    پیش 10 روز

    I played a Piano version of Journey in the Background, and it was so good.

  21. Lushen Lu

    Lushen Lu

    پیش 10 روز

    What, you got the Abyss Lightfall Darkness Subclass already?! 1:58

  22. TheKingsWit


    پیش 11 روز

    Dude. Seriously you are incredible. You tell the story better than bungie and explain it so well!

    • TheKingsWit


      پیش 11 روز


  23. MeuesenexD


    پیش 11 روز

    I want Byf to play a character in a future expansion - We still need a Speaker - just sayin'. but for real, like a shadowy cloaked ally, or as a secluded villian finally showing up to expand the darkness. I would pay to hear this man in my game, whispering sweet nothing into my ears lmao. Bungie, consider it!

  24. Perplexus


    پیش 11 روز

    After reading unveiling I put together somewhat of a rebuttal to the darkness’s philosophy and examples, which while unimportant to most of you, I thought it would still be important to share A world bathed in darkness is a brief hell A world bathed in light is one everlasting A world bathed in neither is one void of possibility A world bathed in both is one of endless possibility

  25. Atsu Kana

    Atsu Kana

    پیش 13 روز

    Here is a concept that is interesting to consider, in beating the darkness, should it be possible, would we only play into its game and prove it right that in the death of the darkness, we find strength?

  26. ArchWizard CJ

    ArchWizard CJ

    پیش 13 روز

    im not gonna lie, this is a pretty whack installment

  27. Jordan Humber

    Jordan Humber

    پیش 15 روز

    I don’t know why but it sounds like the Gardener and the winoer we’re in a relationship and had a messy divorce

  28. Blaze of the Razgriz squadron

    Blaze of the Razgriz squadron

    پیش 16 روز

    Honestly this game makes me GENUINELY question the truth of what the universe is. 3 words in particular are the hallmark of what I believe is the truth of creation. "Conflict, adaptation, and evolution". Think about those 3 words and their meanings and how they are the building blocks of life. The gardener is what allowed the rule of creation, and the winnower is what forces the rule of adaptation or destruction. Think about ALL the history of humanity and tell me there isn't a formula. A hedge on the property of someone's land is beautiful, a certain "Majesty" to it. But in order for the hedge to remain beautiful, it must be trimmed, pruned, culled even using sharp enough shears. Otherwise the hedge will grow out of control and lose its beauty and form. The more the hedge grows, the more nutrients it will require to sustain itself, but the more it takes, the less it will have to sustain itself and its growth and the other plants around it will wither away and die. And then once the soil loses all or at least the basic necessites to maintain it's own fertility, the plant will also wither away and die. This is what I believe to be one of the darkness's core principles to its logic. As to the original question, of conflict, adaptation and evolution. I ask you to look at history. Human nature is conflict adaptation and evolution. War breaks out ((CONFLICT)), nations create new weapons and technology to combat each other, be it brutish force like blades, bullets, bombs etc or cunning like reconnaissance, cyberattack programs, electronic warfare devices etc.((ADAPTATION)) and finally, the technology civilian industries use that were in some respects inspired by war time weapons and technology like the computer, smartphones, self driving cars. ((EVOLUTION)) and that cycle will again breed conflict, and then the militaries will come up with designs that were inspired by civilian technology. (I do apologize for my strange ramblings over a game and its correlation with reality that I may be taking a little too seriously, but still, this universe makes me think..)

  29. coates27


    پیش 16 روز


  30. Mortdecai


    پیش 16 روز

    at 57:05 - could that be clues to third darkness class? Gravity manipulation?

  31. God Speed

    God Speed

    پیش 17 روز

    When he said test I think the 3 nightmare bosses at the final mission is the test

  32. Joshua Knouf

    Joshua Knouf

    پیش 18 روز

    I've been out of Destiny since early January 2020 and I was looking forward to your videos for a little clarity of what has transpired since my leave and good thing you kept up the great work. It has filled in some gaps of things I noticed no longer exist and has explained some of the story lines I missed before they became no longer available to play through. I really hate that I missed some of the story line play throughs but at least got filled in as to where I am coming back at. Maybe if we are lucky we will at some point "down the road" get to play through missed content and get to experience for ourselves parts of the time line we've missed. Although I believe this is more of a dream of mine. So many weapons missed and can no longer get them in the world "my heart breaks". I feel as though the game is culminating into finality that leaves us living in a simulation or possibly a realization that we are living in a simulation only to relive everything again as some sort of a cosmic joke of wash rinse and repeat. Thank you again for your and everyone you work with in conjunction to make these videos happen. It is very much appreciated.

  33. Al S

    Al S

    پیش 19 روز

    Could someone please give this man a movie deal and let him start the next game of thrones for destiny?!

  34. shigiaroah


    پیش 20 روز

    A quick question for Byf and team, what is the name of the track used in the opening part, entering the pyramid as the statue comes into view, that sounds awesome.

  35. Jude is bored

    Jude is bored

    پیش 22 روز

    Considering I watch the whole thing I'm starting to think Im dead inside

  36. scott Dunham

    scott Dunham

    پیش 24 روز

    Bungo please recreate the opening cutscene for lightfall.

  37. Ethanizer109


    پیش 24 روز

    HOW IS THE DESTINY COMMUNITY SO PHILOSOPHICAL?! Like seriously, looking at some of the comments and replies... the people here can go hardcore on this stuff. And not in a bad way

  38. Extreme Gaming

    Extreme Gaming

    پیش 25 روز

    Beautifully done my friend. Always amazing.

  39. Space Chimp

    Space Chimp

    پیش 25 روز

    Real shame bungie doesnt use any of this lore in game. Your videos are the only reason I have even the slightest clue what's happening in game.

  40. TopCaptainP Games

    TopCaptainP Games

    پیش 28 روز

    I have my issues with destiny 2 but the game creates this feeling of mystery and dread just at the sight of the pyramids. It's a masterclass in its atmosphere.

  41. N4VA 72

    N4VA 72

    پیش 28 روز

    I’ve got a crazy theory where when you look at the tree of silver wings the darkness is in the shape of an orb or ball what other paracoursal entity is an orb the traveller... So what if the pyramids are actually good

  42. Amirus


    پیش 29 روز

    So the darkness is basically a misunderstanding of natural selection

  43. El Colocho

    El Colocho

    پیش 29 روز

    I need this in spanish :(

  44. Miguel Martins

    Miguel Martins

    پیش ماه

    Omg hire him bungie!

  45. Nicolas Galloway

    Nicolas Galloway

    پیش ماه

    So this is what history class is like in the destiny world....

  46. Biggus Dickus

    Biggus Dickus

    پیش ماه

    After I watched so many darkness lore video like idk how many I literally dreamed about the pyramid ships I'm not kidding

  47. Noelle Ward

    Noelle Ward

    پیش ماه

    The Darkness is just like every other nihilist. It thinks its ideas are deep and universally significant, but they're ultimately shallow and incomplete.

  48. Vincent Torrijos

    Vincent Torrijos

    پیش ماه

    I still firmly hold the belief that the Taken are the closest to a pure darkness enemy that we've ever encountered, and with the Darkness' shown abilities to corrupt, this has only emboldened that claim. Heck, now we know its practically confirmed that Oryx got the ability directly from the darkness, and the blight's similarities to the Darkness seen in the Black Garden only pushes this further. Perhaps the Taken are the closest possible physical manifestation of the darkness' power. It somewhat reminds me of the Domination ability in Shadow of Mordor/War, corruption in physical form, being able to immediately turn allies against each other within a moment

  49. Jdubshh Gaming

    Jdubshh Gaming

    پیش ماه

    6:32 is scary

  50. Will Wilson

    Will Wilson

    پیش ماه

    So, does anyone know how many pounds 23 sextillion kilograms is? Asking for a friend.

  51. Blue Phoenix1357

    Blue Phoenix1357

    پیش ماه

    10:05 PLUS 250 CLAN XP

  52. Rolando Calderon

    Rolando Calderon

    پیش ماه

    Thanks! Great video!!!

  53. Frank the NOOB

    Frank the NOOB

    پیش ماه

    A lot of this reminds me of the Cancerverse in Marvel. A universe where nothing dies and so is overpopulated and suffering. The Darkness kinda has a point

  54. Frank the NOOB

    Frank the NOOB

    پیش ماه

    Can Bungie add Byf as a loremaster character in the tower. Like you have to see him to turn in pieces of lore for rewards

  55. Offical FBI

    Offical FBI

    پیش ماه

    D E E P

  56. Jeremy Vincent

    Jeremy Vincent

    پیش ماه

    I've never been more content with lore from any game.

  57. AffemitKnarre Ps4

    AffemitKnarre Ps4

    پیش ماه

    I loved it 🥰 thx for your work

  58. Chavo Tellez

    Chavo Tellez

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  59. Joseph Thurman_23

    Joseph Thurman_23

    پیش ماه

    That guardian in the beginning looks so sick!!!!

  60. Nancy Prigga

    Nancy Prigga

    پیش ماه

    Thank you so much for your Destiny videos. Playing the game is so much more enjoyable when you understand the lore behind it. Bungie provides it, but you present it so well.

  61. ShadowDC 2

    ShadowDC 2

    پیش ماه

    low key thought i was watching a movie there for a second

  62. Jay Doronio

    Jay Doronio

    پیش ماه

    The ill poland ignificantly brush because tune internally wonder versus a toothsome instruction. better, placid internet

  63. Sean McClure

    Sean McClure

    پیش ماه

    Coming back here after quitting thanks to the awful Seraph Tower season means I have lots of videos to catch up on. Early Christmas!

  64. SPRIGGAN312


    پیش ماه

    i honestly thought that intro was from the game, that is really well down, bungie needs to get onto him and hire him

  65. WiseGuy11


    پیش ماه

    You forgot to mention that weird period of Zavala having us partake in guardian games while the darkness are moving on our system

  66. turdougen


    پیش ماه

    Another fantastic video! Please keep them coming!

  67. kingstanback83


    پیش ماه

    Very much need I'm new to destiny 2 Thanks You

  68. Paper-Arrows


    پیش ماه

    So a Gardner and a Widower got into a knife fight & created the universe ...............WHAT!?

  69. Ghost Elk

    Ghost Elk

    پیش ماه

    You probably wont see this but can Animals like dogs or the chicken colonel become guardians?

    • Destiny Floyd

      Destiny Floyd

      پیش ماه

      What the fuck lmao

  70. steven mulkey

    steven mulkey

    پیش ماه

    Dude that intro made me think I missed a cutscene in the game or something thats some good quality OC

  71. Christopher Guy

    Christopher Guy

    پیش ماه

    i love this it is so good!!!!!!!

  72. alpha leonis

    alpha leonis

    پیش ماه

    You mean the darkness is annoying 😂

  73. Nathan_W


    پیش ماه

    I want to know what Byf's reaction was when he saw the pyramid on the moon in the first Shadowkeep quest.

  74. alpha leonis

    alpha leonis

    پیش ماه

    😭😭😭bring back cayde

    • alpha leonis

      alpha leonis

      پیش ماه

      @Destiny Floyd I don't see why not he still has countless l,s to dish out

    • Destiny Floyd

      Destiny Floyd

      پیش ماه

      He doesn't want to get come back to life

  75. Captain Salman

    Captain Salman

    پیش ماه

    hey byf one question the curse on the dreaming city do you think it will ever be lifted ? or the story some how will connected with darkness in recent years ? the witch queen will she play a great role to lift the curse of dreaming city ?

  76. Alex L

    Alex L

    پیش ماه

    Could you include subtitles so that people from other countries can also watch the video? I am from Russia and it is very difficult for me to perceive speech by ear.

  77. Karl Adrian

    Karl Adrian

    پیش ماه

    I liked this the first time I watched it but now it shows up in autoplay every time I watch anything destiny related,

  78. Some gun with a gun

    Some gun with a gun

    پیش ماه

    Wait, Titan mars, Io and Mercury had Pyramids? The 4 planets that got removed? Bungie, You big goof.

  79. Callum Appleton

    Callum Appleton

    پیش ماه

    I don’t remember the first cutscene o.0 EDIT: welp wow, custom made

  80. fieryphoenix82


    پیش ماه

    What helmet is that he's wearing in the opening?



    پیش ماه

    Amazing video Byf keep it coming Guardian.

  82. HUGHlander


    پیش ماه

    Drifter: it's power you see is all I ever want and with this I WILL HAVE EVERYTHING Guardian: You're wrong brother you don't have everything that last shread of light that you still had you just lost it

  83. Stephen Something

    Stephen Something

    پیش ماه

    Best lore video I've seen from you period. This was incredibly informative and satiating. I've been fascinated with the horror aspect of Destiny since forever and this ties all those different, separate tales together very well. Fantastic job!

  84. Kai Vandli

    Kai Vandli

    پیش ماه

    Ï recently picked up Destiny 2. I gotta say, you have made me super interested in both the game and the lore. I find the Hive to be of particular interest. Thanks for all the great content, keep it up.

  85. Old Crow

    Old Crow

    پیش ماه

    I'd legitimately riot if Byf came out as anything but a Warlock

  86. Alex Pawlowski

    Alex Pawlowski

    پیش ماه

    Guardian = Gardener Winnower = Winner It just makes sense!

  87. Anthony Jacobs

    Anthony Jacobs

    پیش ماه

    Darkness got some big... Threats to humanity and the Traveler

  88. Robbie Stafford

    Robbie Stafford

    پیش ماه

    The fact he kept the same tone throughout the whole video, I’m kinda speechless.

  89. Mike Hernández

    Mike Hernández

    پیش ماه

    This made me subscribe, im New to this game. This explained alot, and made me fall in love with this game even more. And what a comunity woow wish I woulda tried it out sooner. Amazing stuff

  90. Warner Bayles

    Warner Bayles

    پیش ماه

    Still waiting on that ASMR video of you just saying MAJESTIC!!

  91. Andrew Trowbridge

    Andrew Trowbridge

    پیش ماه

    Byf is someone who truly loves the destiny universe

  92. Alive and Well in Israel

    Alive and Well in Israel

    پیش ماه

    I could listen to you and hear this story. I could like share and subscribe. I could watch all the ads you laced through this. But I wont.

  93. PL Over 9000

    PL Over 9000

    پیش ماه

    Just one question how in the world did you get all that info for the vid

  94. Acuifex JT

    Acuifex JT

    پیش ماه

    6:04 dmc is canon in destiny now

  95. Colin McMahon

    Colin McMahon

    پیش ماه

    Byf I’ve been watching your videos for a while (I only recently made this account but watched ur videos beforehand), they’re really amazing and I love to watch them! Keep up the good work!

  96. Donovan O'Farrell

    Donovan O'Farrell

    پیش ماه

    I literally spent the first 10 minutes of this video trying to figure out how I missed the opening cutscene in my playthrough. It was actually that hard to believe it wasn’t a bungie cutscene. Nice one, Byf.

  97. SonicChitch 1

    SonicChitch 1

    پیش ماه

    Excellent video!

  98. EloquentTroll


    پیش ماه

    Wow, I've been away from Destiny for a while, I knew the Oryx stuff, but I stopped a little while into Forsaken, when my PS4 died.

  99. Dave Patel

    Dave Patel

    پیش ماه

    What’s the name of the music that was playing for the first few minutes

  100. Dave Turner

    Dave Turner

    پیش ماه

    What is a byf?