Helminth Dialogue

Helminth is the Infested entity within the Helminth Infirmary, responsible for the biological functions of the Orbiter and Landing Craft. Relics from the Orokin Empire indicate that the Helminth has a history going back much further. Helminth’s dialogue is only audible as low growls and rumbles, translated into text by subtitles.

When first entering the Helminth Infirmary

The Helminth Infirmary will only open if the Tenno is controlling a Nidus warframe, or any warframe that has a fully developed cyst on its neck. Upon entering, the Helminth is dormant, but Ordis will comment on the Infirmary and Helminth itself. The longer the Tenno stays in the room, the more Ordis will elaborate.

Ordis: “Disgusting, is it not, Operator? Ordis would enjoy—purging this—uh, cleaning this room, but sadly this… vile mass serves you and your warframes. A necessary evil.”

Ordis: “Vile. Putrid. This… ‘thing’… is responsible for the biological functions of the Orbiter! A strange design. Why would I be built with such a flaw?”

Ordis: “Ordis cannot remember, but there does seem to be a… relationship… between your warframes and the Infestation. I would be careful in here, Operator. Domesticated or not, Ordis does not trust this thing.”

Ordis: “A strange biological archive here. I cannot explain it, Operator; as you know, I have sustained memory system damage. Ordis recommends leaving at once and welding the door shut.”

On first sitting in the chair

There is a chair in the middle of the Infirmary, integrated with the Infestation. Upon sitting in the chair as Nidus for the first time, Helminth will awaken and use one of the chair’s Infested tendrils to inject the Nidus warframe in the neck. This will infect the warframe with the Helminth virus, and it will develop a cyst over the next 7 days, as well as infecting any other Tenno it comes into contact with.

(upon sitting in the chair) Ordis: “Operator, no! Have you lost your mind?!”

(after receiving injection) Helminth: (“We awaken, Master.”)

Ordis: “What was that? Is it… talking? What did it say?”

Helminth: (“I wish to serve, yet I am weak. Time heals the mind.”)

When entering the room with a warframe

After Helminth awakens, it will speak to the Tenno any time they enter the Infirmary, whether with Nidus or a different, infected warframe.

(“The Meridians awake. The vital pentatonic.”)

(“Forgive me, my sting, Master.”)

(“I am weak, Master.”)

(“Living substances is our domain. How will we serve you?”)

(“Feed me… Master.”)

(“We are life, Master. But also death.”)


(“All that lives is coiled within us. We will consume, Master, if you wish it.”)

(“We… breathe for you. Bleed for you. Feed for you.”)

(“We germinate, for the Master… within the Master.”)

(“Master, only my voice has returned.”)

(“We are as one.”)

When entering the room with the Operator

The Infirmary door can be opened with an eligible warframe and then held open by positioning the warframe in the doorway. If the Tenno Transferences out and walks into the Infirmary as the Operator, Helminth will react to the Tenno’s true form, including comments on the Tenno’s alignment from their choices during the main story quests.

(“The demon is awake? How?”)

(“We fear nothing but the Void demon.”)

(Sun alignment) (“Light shines within this demon.”)

(Neutral alignment) (“This demon walks the shadow’s edge.”)

(Moon alignment) (“Shadows grow within this demon.”)

When removing the cyst

Once a cyst is fully grown, it can be removed by sitting in the Helminth Infirmary’s chair and having it lanced by the same Infested tendril that was used to create it.

(upon sitting in the chair) Ordis: “Operator, no! Have you lost your mind?!”

(after removing cyst) Helminth: (“Why do you reject my beauty?”)

The Helminth is referenced by Ballas in the Sacrifice quest.

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