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Warframe is a game based in part on Digital Extremes' earlier successful project, Dark Sector (also spelled darkSector). These are the features in Warframe based on aspects of Dark Sector.

While these aspects are based on Dark Sector, they do not confirm a link in the lore and universes between the two games, only suggest one. Please keep that in mind when adding this category to pages and reading the linked pages information.

From the game:

  • Tenno: Digital Extremes enjoys using the word "Tenno", Japanese for "Emperor" or "heavenly sovereign", in their video games. This can be seen in name of Warframe's player faction, and could previously be seen with Hayden Tenno, the protagonist of Dark Sector.
  • Black Market: During the Vor's Prize Quest, Ordis uses the term "black market scumbags" when restoring the Market segment. Throughout Dark Sector, weapons were available from the Black Market, which Hayden could buy with Rubles.
  • Excalibur: Around the end of Chapter 8: Unnatural History, Hayden finds and steals a power suit inside the Vozro Research Facility. ExcaliburIcon272.png Excalibur looks similar to the power suit.
  • Excalibur Proto: A skin introduced in Update 12.6 (2014-03-26). Highly resembles Hayden Tenno's suit.
  • Jackals: Unlike the Jackal seen on the trailer, in the release version of Dark Sector these Jackals are dark-blue walking tanks used by Lasrian soldiers. The Jackals have the Lotus logo on their leg plates.
  • Nyx: Nadia Sudek/Nemesis, the one who infects Hayden Tenno in the first place, uses a power suit. NyxIcon272.png Nyx looks similar to the power suit.
  • Nyx Nemesis Skin: A skin introduced in Hotfix 16.4.3 (2015-04-24). Highly resembles Nadia Sudek's suit.
  • Chroma: ChromaIcon272.png Chroma shares his name with the Chroma enemies encountered throughout Dark Sector.
  • Infestation: The Technocyte Virus plays a big part of Dark Sector and is what Hayden is infected with. This is similar to the virus that created the Infested. Lephantis looks similar to Dark Sector's Robert Mezner Boss, and has similar mechanics.
    • Nano Spores: While most of Warframe avoids using the word "Technocyte", it appears in the description for Nano Spores.
  • Glaive: The Glaive.png Glaive is a weapon commonly used in Dark Sector alongside Hayden Tenno's sidearm. It is created with his infected arm and obtains upgrades regularly throughout the game.
  • Glaive Proto: The Glaive Proto Skin is a cosmetic skin for Glaive weapons, released in Update 16.9 (2015-06-17) in commemoration of Warframe's Second Anniversary. This skin looks similar to the Glaive used in Dark Sector by Hayden Tenno.
  • Grineer: The Grineer are present in the 8 minute trailer of Dark Sector as an enemy. While not in the release version of Dark Sector, the Lasrian Troopers look similar to them.
  • Lotus: The Lotus symbol is seen throughout Dark Sector, including the game's logo. It is also the game's icon and in-game organization. Additionally, during the cutscene at the end of the Prologue, Robert Mezner tells Hayden the following:
You know of the Lotus? Prized as a rare beauty... and yet, it blooms amidst filth and decay. Of course, you die in the process. But I think you of all people deserve it.
—Robert Mezner
  • Subsume: The Helminth Subsume process takes the quote in a literal sense; Lotus flowers grow and bloom in the Helminth Room after the Subsumed Warframes "die in the process".
  • Gas Damage: The damage type's brown color and increased damage against Infested is similar to the Enferon gas's effects in Dark Sector.
  • Dark Sectors: Dark Sectors are locations in the Star Chart controlled by the Infested. They bear the same name and logo as the game Dark Sector.
  • Clan Emblem: The default Clan Emblem and the Alliance Emblem bear the same logo of Dark Sector.
  • Weapons: A few weapons use very similar traits to those in Dark Sector:
  • Enemies: Various enemies encountered in-game share traits with enemies encountered in Dark Sector:
  • The Duviri Paradox: The older Operator (now known as Drifter) featured in the trailer bears a striking resemblance to Hayden Tenno, however the resemblence was confirmed to be coincidental.
  • End Credits: In the game's End Credits, which can be found on Cetus, Fortuna, the Necralisk and the Chrysalith, Hayden Tenno is listed along with Digital Extremes employees who have worked on the respective updates.
  • Nightwave: The Weekly Act "The Old Ways" references Hayden Tenno's signature play style in Dark Sector.

From the trailer:

  • Liset: The Liset looks the same as the ship Dex flies in the Dark Sector trailer.
  • Zariman Ten Zero: Statue on Zariman, which seems to be the ship's statue, highly resembles the ship from beginning of the trailer.
  • Jackal: An armored quadruped vehicle in Dark Sector. It looks like a Grineer version of the Jackal on Venus.
  • Dex: The name of the woman piloting the Liset in the trailer is Dex. This is possibly the inspiration name of Dex-related equipment.
  • End-Mission Animation: In the trailer, Hayden Tenno is seen stepping into the Liset the exact same way Warframes do during the extraction cinematic. The room is exactly the same and also features the hanging Corpus-like suits in the background.
  • Burston: Grineer enemies used the Burston.png Burston in the 2004 trailer, but as an automatic rifle instead of a burst rifle. Grineer Elite Lancers used this weapon as a placeholder until replaced by the Hind.png Hind.
  • Solar rails: Hayden mentions Solar Rails in the beginning of the trailer.
  • Lotus Quote: Some things Hayden says are also said by the Lotus (e.g. "There are Grineer marines all over." and "For generations we slept..." as opposed to the Lotus saying "For generations, you slept...").
  • Aklato: Hayden uses the Aklato.png Aklato when he shoots the Grineer soldiers.
  • Sounds: Grineer marines used to make the same voice lines as the lines used in Dark Sector, before they were changed to speak Grineer.
  • Corpus-like Suits: Can be seen at 6:39. Can be found in Corpus Ice Planet missions as an Easter Egg.
  • Stalker: The trailer begins with whispers almost identical to the Stalker.
  • Trinity: Can be seen at 2:05 in this trailer, albeit with a different glow pattern on the face plate. GyreIcon272.png Gyre's design seems to be heavily based off of this version of Trinity.
  • Ship: The first corridor to be seen looks exactly like one of the old Corpus Ship corridors.
  • Barrels: Same destructible Corpus containers. Seen multiple times.

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