Habitats, equipment, repairs of all kinds—all of these things can be made from one material. SIVA doesn’t expire, degrade, or forget. It can remain dormant even on long voyages. Nearly any problem a deep-space colonist could have, SIVA can fix. Just give it a directive, and it won’t stop until it gets a new directive. This sounds like it could be invaluable to Exodus colonists. But Malahayati has some concerns. General, poorly worded or malicious code is the fault of the programmer, not SIVA itself.
Welcome back Guardians, today we are discussing if Aksis, the final boss Wrath of the Machine truly controls SIVA, or if he was just a puppet of a greater master. The lore surrounding Aksis is relatively scarce, however when you combine all the lore from the Dormant SIVA clusters and the SIVA memories it does begin to provide some clarity to Aksis’s level of control over SIVA. This video will hopefully persuade you to believe that Aksis is not the final boss in the Wrath of the Machine, well from a Lore point of view he is not the final boss.
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Let’s begin. The in-game dialogue seen in the Rise of Iron cut scenes places doubt to whether the Fallen could really control SIVA. The dialogue reads,
“I thought SIVA was technology, but this… It’s like something alive. Growing. Out of control. These Devil Splicers are using SIVA, but they cannot control it. They are like children with a new toy.”
“How would the Fallen have learned more about SIVA than the Iron Lords? Or, better yet, where did they learn? They haven’t mastered SIVA yet. This is all still new to them…”
So, if the Fallen cannot control SIVA then who does? The prime suspect to who truly controls SIVA would be Rasputin, however this is also disputed during Rise of Iron cutscenes, it says
“In the end, Jolder sealed the chamber with the Iron Lords inside, rather than let SIVA escape. A battle was won. Heroes died. And our mistakes stayed here. But Rasputin survived. This is not Rasputin. But neither is it something I know how to fight.”
However, Lord Saladin also says that Rasputin is not simply a Warmind anymore and that he had not been that for a very long time. So maybe when he says, “this is not Rasputin”, he is just implying that Rasputin has become something more, something greater.
So, lets speculate for a moment and say that Rasputin is more than just a Warmind and he controls SIVA and therefore controls Aksis. I would like to present the evidence for this.
I think the greatest evidence for Rasputin controlling SIVA and Aksis, comes from understanding the SIVA memories. With the release of Rise of Iron, multiple grimoire cards and item descriptions end with “SIVA.MEM” followed by an abbreviation and then a number.
For example, the Nanomania Grasps reads,
“Let’s get right to it. How can Clovis Bray help the Exodus project? ~SIVA.MEM.CL001”.
The “CL” stands for Chen Lanshu who was a general in charge of the Exodus Project. If you want to know about Chen Lanshu and the potential warmind Malahayati I have a separate video covering that and the link is in the description.
You will notice that this specific memory is the very first memory, 001, if you place the memories in numeric order it forms a story. You will notice that the story is not isolated to one individual and spreads across many characters in the destiny universe. For example, SIVA memories are seen for Chen Lanshu, Willa Bray, ghosts, the Iron Lords and Aksis.
The raid armour provides memories from 1-15, the Dormant SIVA clusters for Clovis Bray provides memories from 65-73, the Dormant SIVA clusters for the Iron Lords provides memories from 308-409 and the Dormant SIVA clusters for the Fallen/Aksis provides memories from 617-626. Why is this important, well it indicates a chronological timeline for the development of SIVA.
Therefore, like all good detective the greatest clue to understanding this problem is to return to the very beginning, the very first SIVA memory, the conversation between General Chen Lanshu and Willa Bray. I want to draw your attention to a number of specific lines, the conversation reads as follows.
“Just give it a directive, and it won’t stop until it gets a new directive. ~SIVA.MEM.WB008 This sounds like it could be invaluable to Exodus colonists. But Malahayati has some concerns. ~SIVA.MEM.CL009 General, poorly worded or malicious code is the fault of the programmer, not SIVA itself. ~SIVA.MEM.WB010”
Give it a directive and it wont stop until it gets a new directive, it is the fault of the programmer. Many will say that we actually know of two specific SIVA directives, the first
“CONSUME. ENHANCE. REPLICATE”
the second is actually in Ghost Fragment: Rasputin 6,
“REPLICATE. ELIMINATE. IMMUNIZE.”
Ghost fragment Rasputin 6 implies that Rasputin detected the Iron Lords trying to access the SIVA replication complex and therefore activated defences to stop the Iron Lords, Rasputin also authorised SIVA use. The card reads,
“SITE 6 has been breached by unauthorized users with [O] energy. I am invoking PALISADE IMPERATIVE. [O] lifeforms in restricted areas will be suppressed. SIVA use authorized. Self-destructs disengaged. Security codes reset. All defenses activated. Frames activated. REPLICATE. ELIMINATE. IMMUNIZE. SITE 6 secure. Restoring reactivation protocols. Activating SCRY OVERSIGHT. Target [O] lifeforms. Event mode set to SILENT VELES. “
If you are familiar with my channel you know that I believe the symbol, square brackets containing a circle, [O], represents the traveler, hence when the card says [O] lifeforms it is referring to Guardians or more specifically Iron Lords in this case.
This card is direct evidence that Rasputin was able to give SIVA a directive, he was the programmer at this stage, Rasputin had control over SIVA and gave the directive “REPLICATE. ELIMINATE. IMMUNIZE”. I actually believe that the “CONSUME. ENHANCE. REPLICATE” is not a true directive of SIVA and in fact is the effect of the original directive.
In other words, Rasputin gives SIVA the instructions, “REPLICATE. ELIMINATE. IMMUNIZE.” If you are then infected with SIVA, you will have this will, this urge, to consume, enhance, replicate. The consume, enhance, replicate is the effect, the function, the outcome of the instructions given to SIVA.
Consider this and have a listen to the Dormant SIVA: Fallen 3.9 card which is a memory of Aksis.
“~consume enhance replicate~ My thinking is clear now in ways it never was before. It is my mind that is changed, and yet it is not my mind, but another consciousness that is different from my own. ~consume enhance replicate~ I feel there is a choice to be made, and yet I have made no choice. ~consume enhance replicate~ The choice was made for me. ~consume enhance replicate~
If this is true, if consume, enhance replicate is just an outcome of the directive, replicate, eliminate and immunize, that means, Rasputin’s original directive “Replicate. Eliminate. Immunize” is still in play, is still active. Does that necessarily mean that Rasputin is still controlling SIVA, remember that Willa Bray said that once SIVA is given a directive it won’t stop until it gets a new directive, so potentially Rasputin may have lost control of SIVA and the directive just continued without his input.
However, there is one haunting line from the Ghost Fragment Rasputin 6 card, it reads,
“SITE 6 secure. Restoring reactivation protocols. Activating SCRY OVERSIGHT. Target [O] lifeforms. Event mode set to SILENT VELES.”
Veles is also known as Volos, which is a Russian god. It is also listed as a Christian Saint in Old Russian texts. After stopping the Iron Lords, Rasputin becomes a silent god controlling SIVA from the shadows. This is why he did not intervene with the Fallen or with guardians destroying the Replication complex, why he became silent, we do not know, however do not be fooled, Rasputin is true master of SIVA and Aksis a fool to think otherwise.
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