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|“||Don't worry, old friend. I'm not going to kill your boy... You are.||„|
|~ Ballas forcing Umbra to kill his own son.|
|“||It is with the greatest risk that I commit this recording. The codices within reveal the hidden weakness of your most feared enemy. My Creations. My Frames of War.||„|
|~ Ballas betraying the Orokin.|
Ballas, formerly known as Executor Ballas, is the overarching antagonist of the MMO third person shooter Warframe.
Ballas was one of the seven Executors of the Orokin Empire, the judicial body of the empire and highest caste next to the emperors themselves. He is the creator of the Warframes and responsible for having the project that would eventually create the Sentients approved.
When the love of his life was executed for treason, Ballas grew to despise the Orokin and secretly defected to the Sentients, supplying Hunhow with vital tactical information under the belief that he's able to give him his beloved Margulis back somehow.
He serves as the main antagonist of the The Sacrifice quest and a major character in the ongoing New War questline. While he has taken a supporting position so far, his exact role and intentions in the latter have yet to be revealed.
He is voiced by Max Howarth.
As an Orokin, Ballas has grayish-blue skin and white, almost lifeless eyes. His most notable feature is his right arm, which is unnaturally long and thin compared to the more natural proportions of the rest of his body.
The expensive and extravagant lifestyle of an Orokin also extends to his clothing. He wears a tight, silken cloth resembling a shortened greek toga adorned with gold. Draped across his right shoulder is a golden pauldron of sorts with a long shoulder cape extending down to his feet, which he usually drapes over his elongated arm.
After being saved from death and made into a Sentient Hybrid, Ballas's appearance changed drastically. He now has no clothing besides a golden necklace and is horribly mutated from the chest down, his body practically splitting apart with his lower body having been transformed into Sentient legs. When first seen in this form, his lower left leg was dangling out lifelessly from his Sentient knee, but is gone in the next scene he's in, having either been removed or fallen off. The lack of clothing also reveals what appears to be golden piercings lining his right shoulder.
Punishment of Ordan Karris
Birth of the Sentients
Creation of the Warframes
The New War
- Ballas is the narrator of the Prime Warframe trailers. Fitting, as he is their creator and the trailers are presented as product demonstrations.
- His transformation into an Orokin/Sentient hybrid foreshadowed the introduction of new Corpus/Sentient Amalgam enemies.