If you’ve ever played Fate or Fate 2 for more than 15 minutes you have probably killed the least several fallen. The villainous eyes often stand between your Guardian and what they’re trying to accomplish, and they break just as well when you knock them over with a giant hammer. But I swear to God, if you ever think of putting a finger on one of their grenade-shaped children, I’ll end you with a grenade that is does not also a child.
Today, Bungie revealed Fate 2‘s upcoming season of Splicer, but that’s not what everyone’s talking about. Instead, fans lose their godforsaken minds over fallen babies who showed up in the season’s trailer in under a second. But that was more than enough. A bandolier-shaped bundle of joy has taken Fate community by storm.
“IF YOU DON’T MAKE BABY DUE PLUSHIES, I WILL END THE GAME,” wrote a fan on Twitter, which repeats a mood shared by many, many others.
“Must protect the fallen baby at all costs,” said the official Twitter gaming account, which also repeats a mood shared by many, many others.
Other tweets and memes compare the fallen babies with Baby Yoda, who – let’s be right – is probably somehow to blame for this. But honestly, the messages I just quoted and paraphrased are in the minority. Most are just the words “BABY FALLEN” in capital letters.
Most importantly, however, many people have observed that the fallen babies have very small hands. And they do. Look at these hands. They are so small. I would like to add that their jaws are just as small – maybe even smaller. I think it is very important that everyone takes note of this.
Despite the fact that fallen babies are only a concept in people’s minds for a handful of hours, there is already plenty of fan art.
One player, game concept artist Jake Myler, revealed that he was trying to draw his notion of what a baby Fallen would look like when Fate 1 first came out. He missed the mark a bit.
This has not escaped the attention of Fate‘s development team, who also did a lot of other things for this update, but apparently could have just given the players a bunch of fallen babies and called it a day.
“I’m not even done walking the dog and people are shouting about fallen babies,” assistant game director Joe Blackburn wrote on Twitter.
Then eventually fallen babies. Any questions?