In a game about collecting guns and armour (and shooting aliens), everything you put on your character should make you look cooler, right? To test that theory, I took 54 screenshots of my Destiny character over the past month, as she leveled up.
I got the idea shortly before the September release of Destiny's big Taken King expansion and was lucky enough to have a few pre-expansion screenshots, but most of what you'll see below are shots taken from the moment Destiny updated to its year two interface and got its big add-on.
I took a screenshot of my character every time I flew her back to one of the game's hub areas and added new gear and guns.
You'll see that her light level -- the yellow number that indicates the character's power level -- almost always go up, as it should.
I'll leave it to you to decide, however, if my character keeps looking cooler.
Enjoy this fashion journey:
At this point, Destiny's 2.0 patch hit, changing the interface. I started taking shots with my character's helmet off:
I realised this would be cooler if you could see the helmets changing, so I made headgear visible again:
The final three screenshots show my character shortly after I completed the Taken King's new raid, essentially the endgame of the story.