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17th Jun '16 12:39:47 AM X12
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** That's nothing. In ''Literature/HaloFirstStrike'', they lose a fleet of 300 ships and it only delays the invasion of earth. The force that attacks Installation 05 is hundreds of times the size of the 'hundreds' of ships that attacked Reach. It takes a planet full of reactors and miners to fuel even the local Covenant ships, such that the success of Operation Prometheus managed to actually slow the Covenant juggernaut. Suffice to say, they're a galactic empire.

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** That's nothing. In ''Literature/HaloFirstStrike'', they lose a fleet of 300 ships and it only delays the invasion of earth. The force that attacks Installation 05 is hundreds of times the size of the 'hundreds' of ships that attacked Reach. It takes a planet full of reactors and miners to fuel even the local Covenant ships, such that the success of Operation Prometheus managed to actually slow the Covenant juggernaut. Suffice to say, they're a galactic empire.empire.
* A bit of meta FridgeHorror, Windows 10 has a program called "Cortana", which is Microsoft's answer to Apple's "Siri". Now, lets take in account Halo 5 and Cortana's characterization in it. Microsoft, [[BigBrotherIsWatching what]] are you trying to tell us?
28th Dec '15 3:54:08 PM GCG
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* Chief was on ice for four years, right? And when he woke up, Cortana was 8. That means when he went under, she was only 4 years old. She used up half her lifespan waiting for her best friend to wake up, all alone inside a dark ship, with her distress beacon repeating on an endless loop. And by the time she got out, she had a few days left to live, at most. It's surprising she didn't go into rampancy sooner.
25th Jul '15 7:50:00 PM Nullen
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* [[http://i.imgur.com/jTqmbkL.png This little detail in 343 Guilty Spark.]] It may be hinted that a couple of stranded marines and jackals dropped their differences to try and hold off the flood together

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* [[http://i.imgur.com/jTqmbkL.png This little detail in 343 Guilty Spark.]] It may be hinted that a couple of stranded marines and jackals dropped were frightened enough drop their differences to try and hold off the flood togethertogether, with predictable results
25th Jul '15 2:26:57 AM Nullen
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* [[http://i.imgur.com/jTqmbkL.png This little detail in 343 Guilty Spark.]] It may be hinted that a couple of stranded marines and jackals dropped their differences to try and hold off the flood together
27th May '15 12:52:27 AM harlbior
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\n* The cutscene in Halo 2 where Master Chief grabs onto the Covenant bomb and drops with it off of Cairo station has bothered me a bit for years; if both Master Chief and the bomb were being pulled downwards by Earth's gravity, the bomb wouldn't have hovered in the middle of the Covenant capital ship before it exploded when Master Chief pushed off of it; it would have continued accelerating with the Chief. Then I realized that the real reason it's falling is actually because it was being pushed out by the atmosphere of the cargo bay of Cairo Station when it depressurized. Since Cairo station is in geosynchronous orbit, the bomb doesn't gain additional acceleration as it falls towards Earth after leaving the station. When Master Chief re-activates the bomb and pushes off, he gives it just enough of a push (no doubt with help from Cortana's calculations) to halt the motion of the bomb relative to the carrier, and thanks to Newton's Third Law, buys himself extra speed to escape the blast.
2nd May '15 7:12:36 PM twitch
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*** Theseus Ship bro.
21st Apr '15 4:05:48 AM GentlemensDame883
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* There's something very appropriate about Dr. Halsey saying she chose John for his luck. Namely, another famous Halsey, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Halsey,_Jr. Fleet Admiral William Jr.]], commanded the task force centred on the ''Enterprise'' (CV-6), the luckiest of America's WW2 aircraft carriers.

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* There's something very appropriate about Dr. Halsey saying she chose John for his luck. Namely, another famous Halsey, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Halsey,_Jr. org/wiki/William_Halsey,_Jr Fleet Admiral William Jr.]], Jr]] , commanded the task force centred on the ''Enterprise'' (CV-6), the luckiest of America's WW2 aircraft carriers.
21st Apr '15 3:59:42 AM GentlemensDame883
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** And the Composer. But yes, this is true. If you notice the Terminal videos, the Promethean warriors are all wielding powerful weapons that look like Binary Rifles and Incineration Cannons, and are probably more powerful and versatile than the in-game ones. Nowhere are the weaker weapons ever seen. Even the mechanized Prometheans, at their height, were wielding these weapons, and a single Knight could defeat a ship full of Flood. Now the Knights in-game have been massively nerfed, with weapons like Suppressors and [=LightRifles=] that are vastly less effective, shields that can be brought down by regular 7.62x51mm bullets, and apart from their translocation armor-ability, pretty darn slow movement - all likely the Librarian's doing after the Didact was imprisoned. Perhaps the closest you could get to those pre-nerf Prometheans would be to turn on the Mythic, Tough Luck and Thunderstorm skulls and play on Legendary. (Also talked about here http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Headscratchers/Halo4) Interestingly, the ancient Humans from the Terminals seen guarding the Lord of Admirals appear to be equipped with technology that oddly parallels that of the [=UNSC=]'s GUNGNIR project, such as a shouldered energy weapon with targeting lasers, and a visorless fully-plated helmet with vision provided purely through cameras.

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** And the Composer. But yes, this is true. If you notice the Terminal videos, the Promethean warriors are all wielding powerful weapons that look like Binary Rifles and Incineration Cannons, and are probably more powerful and versatile than the in-game ones. Nowhere are the weaker weapons ever seen. Even the mechanized Prometheans, at their height, were wielding these weapons, and a single Knight could defeat a ship full of Flood. Now the Knights in-game have been massively nerfed, with weapons like Suppressors and [=LightRifles=] that are vastly less effective, shields that can be brought down by regular 7.62x51mm bullets, and apart from their translocation armor-ability, pretty darn slow movement - all likely the Librarian's doing after the Didact was imprisoned. Perhaps the closest you could get to those pre-nerf Prometheans would be to turn on the Mythic, Tough Luck and Thunderstorm skulls and play on Legendary. (Also talked about here http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Headscratchers/Halo4) [[Headscratchers/{{Halo 4}} here]]) Interestingly, the ancient Humans from the Terminals seen guarding the Lord of Admirals appear to be equipped with technology that oddly parallels that of the [=UNSC=]'s GUNGNIR project, such as a shouldered energy weapon with targeting lasers, and a visorless fully-plated helmet with vision provided purely through cameras.



** The "best soldiers dead or left behind in the middle of battle" theory would actually explain a lot, like why you never fight brutes or elite ultras(the two toughest common enemies in Reach) in Combat Evolved and only run across a dozen or so zealots (whereas in Reach you can get them out of a vending machine).

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** The "best soldiers dead or left behind in the middle of battle" theory would actually explain a lot, like why you never fight brutes or elite ultras(the two toughest common enemies in Reach) in Combat Evolved and only run across a dozen or so zealots (whereas in Reach you can get them out of a vending machine). machine).
* There's something very appropriate about Dr. Halsey saying she chose John for his luck. Namely, another famous Halsey, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Halsey,_Jr. Fleet Admiral William Jr.]], commanded the task force centred on the ''Enterprise'' (CV-6), the luckiest of America's WW2 aircraft carriers.
11th Apr '15 7:35:04 PM JackTheHammer
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* Spartan Ops episode 10. We get a good look at Jul 'Mdama's fleet as they evacuate Requiem. It's ''huge.'' The guy literally has hundreds of capital-class ships, as well as support vessels and doubtlessly tens of thousands of warriors, at his command. Considering that 'Mdama is a [[RenegadeRussian renegade Elite]] [[NGOSuperpower commanding a tiny splinter faction of the Covenant]] and yet still has such an enormous fleet, it really makes you wonder, just how powerful were the original Covenant?
** That's nothing. In Halo: First Strike, they lose a fleet of 300 ships and it only delays the invasion of earth. The force that attacks Installation 05 is hundreds of times the size of the 'hundreds' of ships that attacked reach. It takes a planet full of reactors and miners to fuel even the local Covenant ships, such that the success of operation prometheus managed to actually slow the Covenant juggernaut. Suffice to say, they're a galactic empire.

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* Spartan Ops episode 10. We get a good look at Jul 'Mdama's fleet as they evacuate Requiem. It's ''huge.'' The guy literally has hundreds of capital-class ships, as well as support vessels and doubtlessly tens of thousands of warriors, at his command. Considering that 'Mdama is a [[RenegadeRussian renegade Elite]] [[NGOSuperpower commanding a tiny splinter faction of the Covenant]] and yet still has such an enormous fleet, enough firepower to give [[Franchise/MassEffect the Reapers]] pause, it really makes you wonder, just how powerful were the original Covenant?
** That's nothing. In Halo: First Strike, ''Literature/HaloFirstStrike'', they lose a fleet of 300 ships and it only delays the invasion of earth. The force that attacks Installation 05 is hundreds of times the size of the 'hundreds' of ships that attacked reach. Reach. It takes a planet full of reactors and miners to fuel even the local Covenant ships, such that the success of operation prometheus Operation Prometheus managed to actually slow the Covenant juggernaut. Suffice to say, they're a galactic empire.
15th Feb '15 7:59:04 AM WC-83
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*** Perhaps. According to lore, Elites have a particular reverence of blood, and spilling it outside of combat is dishonorable, hence little-no Elite medics. According to some sources, it has gotten to the point where "blood" is a bad word, so when they say "on the blood of our fathers, on the blood of our sons", they mean it. The connection could made, but it could go either way
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