So I’m no lore expert, but I went digging for some info on the Ahamkara, since I saw one of the Ahamkara items being sold by Xur. In, it said, “… oh player mine.” Is this a 4th wall break, is it referring to the wearer as a metaphorical player in a galactic “game”, or both, or neither? I’m just curious, since I’ve never seen something like this before in a lore entry.
I think this is a phrase the the Ahamkara use commonly. I listened to a Meylin vid the other day and he was talking about “oh ____ mine” in some leaked content and how it related to the Ahamkara. I think “player” refers to the person playing the game directly with the Ahamkara as they were hunted to extinction due to the whole wish thing. Good insight though!!! I am anxious to hear what some of the community have to say about this.
This particular Lore Entry is a little different to a lot of the Ahamkara related items. The bones have always seemed to speak to their owners, referring to them as “bearers”, but this one acknowledges that and takes a different approach, appearing to talk directly to the player.
All I know is that YOU are not an illusion. Understand? This world around you, the people you meet—they’re a little thin, right? Cardboard and drywall. Cheap theater.
This could be a reference to the fact that the foes that we face, and most of the allies that we make, are characters in a video game.
I came to find you, only you, because you’re special. You’re from somewhere real. And together we can burn our way back there. Can’t we, o player mine?
And this could be a reference to the real world, as opposed to the world of Destiny. We are from “somewhere real” and we are “players”.
Of course, there could be a bunch of other interpretations as well. So whether it’s breaking the fourth wall or not is hard to say right now
The Ahamkara could quite possibly think of the events of the Destiny universe as a game (as you mentioned above) due to thier immense power and knowledge. As our guardian is a part of that universe we are ‘players’.