After Twilight Gap, he continued to build his reputation, killing Guardians and doing work for the Fallen Houses3. Eventually, he was the subject of a Hunter’s Dare from Cayde to Andal Brask; whoever killed Taniks would win the Dare, and the loser would be forced to become the Hunter Vanguard4. Cayde-6 killed Taniks, causing Andal Brask to lose the Dare and become the Hunter Vanguard5. However, Taniks did not actually die, returning later to kill Andal Brask6, which provoked Cayde-6 to hunt him down and kill him again. This resulted in Cayde’s promotion to Hunter Vanguard7.
But Taniks, who by now was known for survival, returned and freed Aksor, a notable Fallen Archon, from the Prison of Elders 6, then went on to raid the Temple of Crota, where he was killed once more by a fireteam of Guardians 8. Not even this death was to be his last, for he was revived by SIVA Splicers to become Taniks Perfected9. This form was killed by a fireteam of Guardians , and for several years, Taniks was inactive (though the Pyramid on the Moon created a Nightmare of Taniks; unsurprising, given the fear he inspired in Guardians). However, he was not truly dead; he was revived by Atraks-1 in the Deep Stone Crypt. This particular incarnation was short-lived, as he was killed shortly after his return by a team of Guardians who had infiltrated the Crypt.