History Literature / HaloSilentium

29th Jul '17 5:47:56 PM nombretomado
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* AIIsACrapshoot: The Domain appears to be coming alive... and it is not happy. [[spoiler:Subverted. All this time it was actually a Precursor construct.]]

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* AIIsACrapshoot: AIIsACrapshoot:
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The Domain appears to be coming alive... and it is not happy. [[spoiler:Subverted. All this time it was actually a Precursor construct.]]



* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: Catalog is awed by the Librarian's beauty, but notes that physically her face does have flaws and she is not perfect in appearance. Rather it's more of a spiritual beauty emanating from her.
* XMeetsY: [[spoiler:Because it turned ''Halo'' into a dark CosmicHorrorStory, some have taken to calling it "Creator/HPLovecraft meets ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''".]]

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* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: Catalog is awed by the Librarian's beauty, but notes that physically her face does have flaws and she is not perfect in appearance. Rather it's more of a spiritual beauty emanating from her.
* XMeetsY: [[spoiler:Because it turned ''Halo'' into a dark CosmicHorrorStory, some have taken to calling it "Creator/HPLovecraft meets ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''".]]
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4th May '17 12:04:12 AM tenthyr
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** The [[spoiler: Ur-Didact, when the Gravemind fully reveals the nature of the precursors, itself, and the Flood, drives him insane while also turning him into the Flood's puppet, subtly causing him to act just like the Flood are. He's vaguely aware of what has happened to him, but is no longer capable of caring or willingly changing back.]]

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** The [[spoiler: Ur-Didact, when the Gravemind fully reveals the nature of the precursors, itself, and the Flood, Flood drives him insane while also turning him into the Flood's puppet, subtly causing him to act just like the Flood are.on the 'enslaving anything that could be a threat' front. He's vaguely aware of what has happened to him, but is no longer capable of caring or willingly changing back.]]
3rd May '17 11:58:38 PM tenthyr
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** Specifically, [[spoiler: It's shown that the Neural Physics that the Precursors employed is now being used to change spacetime itself, and Forerunners commented that the very stars, formerly a source of wonder, now seem oppressive and hateful towards them. It's implied that if the flood had won, the universe would have become a very literal hell, knowing only suffering.]]


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** The [[spoiler: Ur-Didact, when the Gravemind fully reveals the nature of the precursors, itself, and the Flood, drives him insane while also turning him into the Flood's puppet, subtly causing him to act just like the Flood are. He's vaguely aware of what has happened to him, but is no longer capable of caring or willingly changing back.]]


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** [[spoiler: It's somewhat implied that this is just the nature of being exposed to the Gravemind directly-- It's utter malice and desire to corrupt is absolute. the Logic plague is transmitted through memes and complex information encoded in everything it says, and it's likewise implied that the same goes for any communcation it has with organic life, too.]]


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** They were even greater than that; [[spoiler: The precursors describe themselves as post-sentient: Their species has died out and re-evolved countless times in entirely different forms, from biological to machine to pure information. War and joy and pain and liberation are all wonderful to them, adding to the 'sweetness' of living. This bites them in the ass, as their perspective is so entirely alien that the betrayal of the Forerunners drives them completely insane. When the Flood occurs due to a freak accident meant to cause the Precursors to be reborn, the now insane precursors instead embrace it and become part of it-- the ultimate plague that will infect all life, corrupt all information, and ensure that nothing will ever be able to rise and challenge it.]]
29th Jul '16 5:09:29 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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''Halo: Silentium'' is the third novel in Literature/TheForerunnerSaga set in the ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' universe. It follows the Catalog, a Forerunner of the Juridical rate [[HiveMind made up of many "evidence-gathering agents"]], as he receives testimonies from the Librarian, the [=IsoDidact=], and the Ur-Didact, while the Forerunners wage all-out war on the Flood and prepare for the inevitable activation of the Halo Array.

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''Halo: Silentium'' is the third novel in Literature/TheForerunnerSaga set in the ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' universe.universe, published in 2013. It follows the Catalog, a Forerunner of the Juridical rate [[HiveMind made up of many "evidence-gathering agents"]], as he receives testimonies from the Librarian, the [=IsoDidact=], and the Ur-Didact, while the Forerunners wage all-out war on the Flood and prepare for the inevitable activation of the Halo Array.
7th Jul '16 1:09:05 PM Morgenthaler
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* TheMentor: Bitterness-of-the-Vanquished, an ancient female Forerunner who was Didact's predecessor and his main teacher, plays a role in the war.



* TheObiWan: Bitterness-of-the-Vanquished, an ancient female Forerunner who was Didact's predecessor and his main teacher, plays a role in the war.
3rd Feb '16 9:21:08 PM OrKuunArQenByundis
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* GoMadFromTheRevelation: The Librarian mentions several past incidents of finding sentient, primitive species, often only the size of ones hands, whose entire lives are spent under thick shells of ice on frigid worlds. Each time, the Forerunners would breach the ice, allowing the scuttlers their first glance at the outside world... at which point they would panic, retreat, seal the breaches, and utterly wipe any memory or record of the incident from their history. The Librarian reflects on the potential wisdom of their actions.
28th Jan '16 5:02:28 PM foxmccloud4387
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** [[spoiler:The Ur-Didact is the Didact that was sealed inside Requiem.]] His plan [[spoiler: to subjugate the galaxy via the Composer in ''Halo 4'' was inspired by the Gravemind subjecting him to MindRape to put him into the same mentality as the Flood/Precursors. Furthermore, due to [[AIIsACrapshoot the logic plague]], his justification that ArtificialIntelligence is TheImmune to infection is actually a case of BelievingTheirOwnLies]].

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** [[spoiler:The Ur-Didact is the Didact that was sealed inside Requiem.]] His plan [[spoiler: to subjugate the galaxy via the Composer in ''Halo 4'' was inspired by the Gravemind subjecting him to MindRape to put him into the same mentality as the Flood/Precursors.Flood/Precursors, and fostered even further with a big case of GoMadFromTheIsolation. Furthermore, due to [[AIIsACrapshoot the logic plague]], his justification that ArtificialIntelligence is TheImmune to infection is actually a case of BelievingTheirOwnLies]].
19th Nov '15 9:36:16 PM OrKuunArQenByundis
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* WhamLine: Somewhat shockingly by the Librarian, guardian of all life in the galaxy, regarding her beloved husband who now threatens her beloved specimens:
-->''Librarian'': "[[spoiler: Tell the Sentinels to ''kill him''!]]"
19th Nov '15 6:58:32 PM Tuckerscreator
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* TheReveal: [[spoiler:The powder found by humanity that mutated into the Flood was mummified Precursors.]]

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[[spoiler:The powder found by humanity that mutated into the Flood was mummified Precursors.]]
19th Nov '15 6:57:38 PM Tuckerscreator
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* AndIMustScream / GoMadFromTheIsolation: [[spoiler:When the Librarian sealed her husband in Requiem, she expected he'd at least still have access to the Domain. But the Halos unexpectedly destroyed it, resulting in him being alone inside his Cryptum for over a hundred millennia.]]

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* AndIMustScream / GoMadFromTheIsolation: [[spoiler:When the Librarian sealed her husband in Requiem, she expected he'd at least still have access to the Domain. But the Halos unexpectedly destroyed it, resulting in him being alone inside his Cryptum for over a hundred millennia. Rather than dreaming in the Domain and eventually coming to repentance, he spent all that time meditating in his own xenophobia and hatred.]]
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