History Literature / HaloTheFallOfReach

21st Nov '15 4:15:38 AM eroock
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->''The four Spartans that composed Blue Team covered his back, standing absolutely silent and immobile in their MJOLNIR combat armor. Someone had once commented that they looked like Greek war gods in the armor....but his Spartans were far more effective and ruthless than Homer's gods had ever been.''

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->''The ->''"The four Spartans that composed Blue Team covered his back, standing absolutely silent and immobile in their MJOLNIR combat armor. Someone had once commented that they looked like Greek war gods in the armor....but his Spartans were far more effective and ruthless than Homer's gods had ever been.''
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9th Nov '15 3:41:54 PM Tuckerscreator
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* StraightForTheCommander: ''Literature/HaloTheFallOfReach'': After 27 years of losing the war against [[ScaryDogmaticAliens the Covenant]], the UNSC plans an operation to kidnap a Covenant Prophet in hopes of forcing a truce. [[spoiler:The operation is interrupted by the Fall of Reach, but fortunately backstabbing politics within the Covenant end up killing off the Prophets for them.]]

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* StraightForTheCommander: ''Literature/HaloTheFallOfReach'': After 27 years of losing the war against [[ScaryDogmaticAliens the Covenant]], Covenant, the UNSC plans an operation to kidnap a Covenant Prophet in hopes of forcing a truce. [[spoiler:The operation is interrupted by the Fall of Reach, but fortunately Reach. Fortunately in ''Halo 2'', backstabbing politics within the Covenant end up killing off the Prophets for them.]]
9th Nov '15 3:40:55 PM Tuckerscreator
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* AndIMustScream: Those who wash out of the Spartan program.
** [[spoiler: James']] death is considered to be this for the Spartans.
* ApeShallNeverKillApe: Averted. At the beginning of the book, humanity is knee-deep in a civil war with the Insurrectionists. This conflict continues to go on throughout the series.

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* AndIMustScream: AndIMustScream:
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Those who wash out of the Spartan program.
program, many of whom are too mangled to stand or even move.
** [[spoiler: James']] death is considered to be this for the Spartans.
Spartans, as he gets blasted out into space, left to drift until he runs out of air.
* ApeShallNeverKillApe: ApeShallNeverKillApe:
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Averted. At the beginning of the book, humanity is knee-deep in a civil war with the Insurrectionists. This conflict continues to go on throughout the series.



* ArcNumber: 117.

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* ArcNumber: 117.117, Master Chief's service tag.



* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Chief Mendez and the trainers who put the young Spartans through their paces.

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* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: AsskickingEqualsAuthority:
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Chief Mendez and the trainers who put the young Spartans through their paces.



* {{BFG}}: The Super MAC platforms.

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* {{BFG}}: The Super MAC platforms.platforms, which fire magnetically accelerated projectiles at almost a fraction of the speed of light. The ship-mounted [=MACs=] can only badly damage Covenant shields. The [=Super MACs=] go ''through the shield'', through ''the ship'', out the other side, and possibly into ''another ship'' unlucky to have been in the way.
29th Oct '15 12:00:32 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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It is notable that the book went from initial concept to final publication in the space of four months, with Nylund writing the final draft within six weeks of beginning the project. It has been suggested by many fans that the book is a good starting point for a [[TheMovie movie adaptation]] – indeed, Stuart Beattie submitted a draft script and concept art based on the book once Creator/PeterJackson’s project fell through. As of the 2015 SDCC, an [[AnimatedAdaptation Animated Adaptation]] by the people who made the terminal videos in ''{{VideoGame/Halo 2}}'' Anniversary and ''{{VideoGame/Halo 4}}'' has been confirmed to be in the making.

The [[BroadStrokes broad story details]] of this book have been adopted into the main ''Halo'' canon, with the first reference being in ''{{VideoGame/Halo 2}}'' and the game ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' takes place entirely on the title planet. While ''Halo'' canon has evolved significantly since the original writing (the actual Fall of Reach has been elaborated upon far more than this book ever did), the core elements of the Spartan program and the characters depicted are still vital to the mythology.

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It is notable that the book went from initial concept to final publication in the space of four months, with Nylund writing the final draft within six weeks of beginning the project. It has been suggested by many fans that the book is a good starting point for a [[TheMovie movie adaptation]] – indeed, Stuart Beattie submitted a draft script and concept art based on the book once Creator/PeterJackson’s project fell through. As of While a live-action version hasn't happened (yet), the 2015 SDCC, novel has been adapted into both a comic series published by Creator/MarvelComics and an [[AnimatedAdaptation Animated Adaptation]] animated series created by Sequence (the same studio behind the people who made the terminal videos in ''{{VideoGame/Halo 2}}'' Anniversary ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}: Anniversary'' and ''{{VideoGame/Halo ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' has been confirmed to be in the making.

terminals).

The [[BroadStrokes broad story details]] of this book have been adopted into the main ''Halo'' canon, with the first reference being in references popping up as early as ''{{VideoGame/Halo 2}}'' and 2}}''; the game ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' even takes place entirely on the title titular planet. While ''Halo'' canon has evolved significantly since the original writing (the actual Fall of Reach has been elaborated upon far more by later media than this book ever did), the core elements of the Spartan program and the characters depicted are still vital to the mythology.
23rd Sep '15 12:24:42 PM morenohijazo
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* SaveSat: The UNSC station ''[[http://www.halopedian.com/UNSC_Cradle Cradle]]'', sacrificed with all its crew to absorb a Covenant barrage.
13th Jul '15 3:20:15 PM BlazeSpark101
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It is notable that the book went from initial concept to final publication in the space of four months, with Nylund writing the final draft within six weeks of beginning the project. It has been suggested by many fans that the book is a good starting point for a [[TheMovie movie adaptation]] – indeed, Stuart Beattie submitted a draft script and concept art based on the book once Creator/PeterJackson’s project fell through.

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It is notable that the book went from initial concept to final publication in the space of four months, with Nylund writing the final draft within six weeks of beginning the project. It has been suggested by many fans that the book is a good starting point for a [[TheMovie movie adaptation]] – indeed, Stuart Beattie submitted a draft script and concept art based on the book once Creator/PeterJackson’s project fell through.
through. As of the 2015 SDCC, an [[AnimatedAdaptation Animated Adaptation]] by the people who made the terminal videos in ''{{VideoGame/Halo 2}}'' Anniversary and ''{{VideoGame/Halo 4}}'' has been confirmed to be in the making.
14th May '15 3:24:19 AM MechWarrior
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* FictionalDocument: The 2010 rerelease to celebrate the launch of ''HaloReach'' includes a series of documents and transcriptions of various other encounters.

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* FictionalDocument: The 2010 rerelease to celebrate the launch of ''HaloReach'' ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' includes a series of documents and transcriptions of various other encounters.



* RetCon: A number of things about the titular Fall of Reach was overwritten by ''HaloReach'', though some of the conflicts were explained in Halsey's Journal, a booklet co-written by the same author that came with the limited edition of Halo: Reach, and six [[http://www.halopedia.org/Data_Drop "Data Drops"]] released by 343 Industries.

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* RetCon: A number of things about the titular Fall of Reach was overwritten by ''HaloReach'', ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', though some of the conflicts were explained in Halsey's Journal, a booklet co-written by the same author that came with the limited edition of Halo: Reach, and six [[http://www.halopedia.org/Data_Drop "Data Drops"]] released by 343 Industries.
14th May '15 3:22:56 AM MechWarrior
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** It ultimately leads to a case of NiceJobFixingItVillain, as [[spoiler: the Covenant's attempt to retrieve ''Circumference'''s database is what keeps John from participating in the disastrous ground defense of Reach with most of the other Spartans, instead putting him in position to board the ''Pillar of Autumn'' after stopping them in space, leading to the events of ''HaloCombatEvolved''.]]

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** It ultimately leads to a case of NiceJobFixingItVillain, as [[spoiler: the Covenant's attempt to retrieve ''Circumference'''s database is what keeps John from participating in the disastrous ground defense of Reach with most of the other Spartans, instead putting him in position to board the ''Pillar of Autumn'' after stopping them in space, leading to the events of ''HaloCombatEvolved''.''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved''.]]
14th May '15 3:20:57 AM MechWarrior
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* ExpandedUniverse: The beginning of Halo’s EU is here, as it was written concurrently with the game's development. It was actually a brilliant piece of preparation, as ''HaloCombatEvolved'' purposefully began InMediasRes. This book gave you the details of everything not mentioned in the game.

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* ExpandedUniverse: The beginning of Halo’s EU is here, as it was written concurrently with the game's development. It was actually a brilliant piece of preparation, as ''HaloCombatEvolved'' ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'' purposefully began InMediasRes. This book gave you the details of everything not mentioned in the game.
5th Feb '15 2:50:04 PM KJMackley
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The Fall of Reach is the first novel in the ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' series, and sets up the backbone of the franchise’s history. It was written by Eric Nylund. Beginning several decades before the first game, the book explores the history of Spartan John-117 – later to become Master Chief – and his rise through the ranks in the [[SuperSoldier Spartan]] program for the UNSC. Originally developed as an elite strike team to counter human insurrectionists, FirstContact and subsequent war with the Covenant puts them into service for years and were the only group the UNSC could rely on to get results in the war. The book follows John as a child recruited into basic training, his struggles adjusting to his enhancements and the eventually acquisition of the Mjlonir armor that defines the Spartans.

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The Fall of Reach is the first novel in the ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' series, and sets up the backbone of the franchise’s history. It was written by Eric Nylund. Beginning several decades before the first game, the book explores the history of Spartan John-117 – later to become Master Chief – and his rise through the ranks in the [[SuperSoldier Spartan]] program for the UNSC. Originally developed as an elite strike team to counter human insurrectionists, FirstContact and subsequent war with the Covenant puts them into service for years and were the only group the UNSC could rely on to get results in the war. The book follows John as a child recruited into basic training, his struggles adjusting to his enhancements enhancements, the battles he fought on behalf of humanity and the eventually eventual acquisition of the [[PoweredArmor Mjlonir armor that defines the Spartans.
combat armor]].
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