Humans are a playable species in Destiny. They are described by Bungie as relatable, tough, and uncomplicated and are inspired by athletes, the military and action heroes. They are one of the three playable Guardian races to choose from along with Awoken and Exo.
Humanity used the power from the Traveler to expand into the surrounding solar system which resulted in their Golden Age. After the Collapse, humanity is now confined to its final City, on the brink of extinction from advancing enemies of other races.