History Fridge / Halo

26th Nov '16 9:15:52 PM AmuckCrocodilian
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* ''{{Franchise/Halo}}''. Specifically, the Human-Covenant war. The casualties are never really covered in the games... but Bungie have released statistics. Remember when Miranda Keyes says "casualties from the initial bombardment were... extreme" in ''{{VideoGame/Halo 3}}'', referring to Truth's bombardment of Earth? Well, it turns out that this bombardment meant that there were only 200 million humans left on Earth by the end. Less than the population of America. And Earth wasn't even fully glassed - whereas around 70 planets were, many of them major colonies like Reach. You know what this means? '''Dozens of billions of humans''' have been killed in the Halo universe. Soldiers, civilians, children. All mercilessly eradicated by a beam from space so powerful, it turns the surface of the planet to glass. It reminds This me or pouring water into an ant's nest, in the most horrifying way possible... doubly so when you realise that's what we must seem like to the xenophobic captains of the Covenant ships. At the end of the war, we - people like you and me - may very well be on the verge of extinction.

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* ''{{Franchise/Halo}}''. Specifically, the Human-Covenant war. The casualties are never really covered in the games... but Bungie have released statistics. Remember when Miranda Keyes says "casualties from the initial bombardment were... extreme" in ''{{VideoGame/Halo 3}}'', referring to Truth's bombardment of Earth? Well, it turns out that this bombardment meant that there were only 200 million humans left on Earth by the end. Less than the population of America. And Earth wasn't even fully glassed - whereas around 70 planets were, many of them major colonies like Reach. You know what this means? '''Dozens of billions of humans''' have been killed in the Halo universe. Soldiers, civilians, children. All mercilessly eradicated by a beam from space so powerful, it turns the surface of the planet to glass. It reminds This me or of pouring water into an ant's nest, in the most horrifying way possible... doubly so when you realise that's what we must seem like to the xenophobic captains of the Covenant ships. At the end of the war, we - people like you and me - may very well be on the verge of extinction.
26th Nov '16 9:10:49 PM AmuckCrocodilian
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* Gravemind says it is "a monument to all your sins". A lot of people were wondering what that actually means. 343 Guilty Spark says that Master Chief and Humanity are, as successors, Forerunner. [[spoiler:In the expanded universe, the Flood were created as a last-ditch effort by the Precursors during a war against the Forerunners.]] He said this because he recognized MC as a "new Forerunner".

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* The Gravemind says it is refers to itself as "a monument to all your sins". A lot of people were wondering what that actually means. 343 Guilty Spark says that Master Chief and Humanity are, as successors, Forerunner. [[spoiler:In the expanded universe, the Flood were created as a last-ditch effort by the Precursors during a war against the Forerunners.]] He said this because he recognized MC as a "new Forerunner".



* Just recently I questioned why Covenant ships didn't always utterly curbstomp human fleets no matter what, they're supposed to be using Forerunner tech. But then it hit me, the Covenant capital ships are good at glassing planets. The ships that the Covenant are using are after battle clean up ships, designed to completely eradicate flood a infestation after a real battle. And to the response of 'but they don't really glass the planets, just render them inhospitable by convection', they don't always have to glass the entire planet, as in Halo 3 with half of Africa, but if it really becomes necessary, just throw more ships at the problem.

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* Just recently I questioned why Covenant ships didn't always utterly curbstomp human fleets as no matter what, they're supposed to be using Forerunner tech. But then it hit me, the Covenant capital ships are good at glassing planets. The ships that the Covenant are using are after battle after-battle clean up ships, designed to completely eradicate a flood a infestation after a real battle. And to the response of 'but they don't really glass the planets, just render them inhospitable by convection', they don't always have to glass the entire planet, as in Halo 3 with half of Africa, but if it really becomes necessary, just throw more ships at the problem.
26th Nov '16 9:06:14 PM AmuckCrocodilian
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** Even more so when you consider that UNSC AIs were created by digitally mapping the minds of significant human beings; Cortana, being created from the mind of Catherine Halsey likely inherited her ability to interact with Forerunner systems directly from her.
3rd Nov '16 8:30:44 AM MicoolTNT
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** Or it could be symbolic of ''the oath they took'' "on the blood of our fathers, on the blood of our sons"; the ''whole Covenant infrastructure'' is ''full'' of reminders of it... which makes them repainting their stuff green to team up with the humans all the more poignant.
29th Oct '16 10:48:32 AM Emrecof
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****Halsey had to clone her brain 17 times before she managed to actually create Cortana
18th Oct '16 3:25:41 PM dlchen145
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* One may imagine that the concept of the [[VideoGame/Halo3ODST ODST]] shares a bit of similarity to [[ItsRainingMen HALO jumpers]] (a high-altitude aerial insertion; to say the [[{{Badass}} physical requirements are strenuous]] might be understating it a bit: see [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HALO_jump the article]] on ThatOtherWiki for details). ''{{Franchise/Halo}}''... [[FunWithAcronyms HALO]]. Whoa.

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* One may imagine that the concept of the [[VideoGame/Halo3ODST ODST]] shares a bit of similarity to [[ItsRainingMen HALO jumpers]] (a high-altitude aerial insertion; to say the [[{{Badass}} physical requirements are strenuous]] strenuous might be understating it a bit: see [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HALO_jump the article]] on ThatOtherWiki for details). ''{{Franchise/Halo}}''... [[FunWithAcronyms HALO]]. Whoa.
14th Oct '16 5:17:55 PM FreedomPlanet
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** To add to that, if you ask the Windows 10 Cortana it implies she's the same Cortana as the one in this series.

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** To add to that, if you ask the Windows 10 Cortana it te right question, she implies she's the same Cortana as the one in this series.
14th Oct '16 5:15:42 PM FreedomPlanet
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* 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?

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* 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?us?
** To add to that, if you ask the Windows 10 Cortana it implies she's the same Cortana as the one in this series.
9th Sep '16 8:37:25 AM TypeProton
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* The ending of ''{{VideoGame/Halo 3}}''. Literally: Master Chief didn't die, he's just MIA.

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* The ending of ''{{VideoGame/Halo 3}}''. Literally: Master Chief Spartans didn't die, he's die. They just MIA.
9th Sep '16 8:35:35 AM TypeProton
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* In ''Halo:Reach'', Jorge is seen talking to the local citizens attacked by the Covenant. This isn't simply because Jorge is a softie. It's because Jorge was born on Reach himself.
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