History Literature / HaloTheFlood

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* YouAreACreditToYourRace: [[spoiler:After Yayap successfully commands a team of Jackals in containing a Flood outbreak, he is promoted in their eyes to "honorary Jackal".]]
7th Sep '17 12:35:10 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ZombieApocalypse: The Flood.

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* ZombieApocalypse: The Flood.Courtesy of the Flood, a species of parasites who turn their victims into surprisingly intelligent (but no less vicious) zombies.
13th Jul '17 4:21:50 AM CHLORINEGARGOYLE
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* SuddenDownerEnding: [=McKay=], Silva, and hundreds of other marines manage to take over the ''Truth and Reconciliation'', and are about to leave Halo... [[spoiler: when Silva firmly grasps the IdiotBall to force the ending to be an IdiotPlot; he decides he wants to take Flood samples with him, despite the warnings of Wellsley and [=McKay=]. Even worse, he doesn't plan on containing them before taking off, being convinced that his people can save that part for afterwards. Instead of either continuing to try and talk Silva down, or even assassinate him and hope (perhaps vainly) that saner minds prevail, [=McKay=] blows up the entire ship, killing everybody on board. This is probably because they were all DoomedByCanon anyways]]. The sad thing is, [[spoiler:even if Silva had ordered a full decontamination before takeoff, this trope might have still applied anyways, given that they had almost no time left before the ''Autumn'' blew up and took Halo with it]].

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* SuddenDownerEnding: [=McKay=], Silva, and hundreds of other marines manage to take over the ''Truth and Reconciliation'', and are about to leave Halo... [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when Silva firmly grasps the IdiotBall to force the ending to be an IdiotPlot; he decides he wants to A) get off Halo ASAP instead of doing a full sweep of the ship when Jenkins can feel various Flood aboard (where one Flood pod can easily destroy all of Earth) and B) take the Flood samples with him, despite the warnings of Wellsley and [=McKay=]. Even worse, he doesn't plan on containing them before taking off, being convinced that his people can save that part for afterwards. Instead of either continuing to try and talk Silva down, or even assassinate him and hope (perhaps vainly) that saner minds prevail, [=McKay=] blows up the entire ship, killing everybody on board. This is probably because they were all DoomedByCanon anyways]]. The sad thing is, [[spoiler:even if Silva had ordered a full decontamination before takeoff, this trope might have still applied anyways, given that they had almost no time left before the ''Autumn'' blew up and took Halo with it]].
11th Jul '17 1:29:19 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* AdaptationDistillation: In the game, the Library level is one long fight with a massive number of Flood enemies, limited ammunition availability, 343 Guilty Spark yammering the entire time, going through identical looking rooms over and over, and makes up a significant percentage of the overall game in terms of length. [[note]]Not coincidentally, it is widely considered one of the most disliked levels in the entire Halo series.[[/note]] In the book? One paragraph.

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* AdaptationDistillation: In the game, the Library level is one long ''long'' fight with a massive number of Flood enemies, limited ammunition availability, endless sets of identical-looking rooms, and 343 Guilty Spark yammering the entire time, going through identical looking rooms over and over, and makes up a significant percentage of the overall game in terms of length. [[note]]Not time; not coincidentally, it is widely considered one of the most disliked worst levels in the entire Halo series.[[/note]] ''Halo'' series. In the book? One paragraph.
1st Mar '17 4:34:57 PM KeithM
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* AdaptationDistillation: In the game, the Library level is one long fight with a massive number of Flood enemies, limited ammunition availability, 343 Guilty Spark yammering the entire time, going through identical looking rooms over and over, and makes up a significant percentage of the overall game in terms of length. [[note]]Not coincidentally, it is widely considered one of the most disliked levels in the entire Halo series.[[/note]] In the book? One paragraph.
1st Mar '17 4:06:32 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* {{Irony}}: Yayap saves Zuka 'Zamamee's life during the assault on the ''Pillar of Autumn'' to give himself and his fellow Grunts an excuse to move away from the fighting. It just gets him transferred to a Spec-Ops unit which takes even more dangerous missions.
25th Feb '17 11:30:03 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* WhatTheHellHero: Wellsley sides with [=McKay=] in attempting to convince Silva to not bring live samples of the Flood back to Earth, condemning the colonel when he refuses to listen to reason:
-->'''Wellsley:''' Then God help you, because if your plan fails, no one else will have the power to do so.
7th Oct '16 4:13:39 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* DisproportionateRetribution: At one point, Ensign Dowski decides suggesting to Keyes to surrender to the Covenant, while being really insubordinate about it. Granted, this is one of the stupidest things anyone has said in Halo, but it's followed by Keyes ''tying her up and leaving her to be killed by the Covenant.''

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* DisproportionateRetribution: At one point, Ensign Dowski decides suggesting to Keyes to surrender to the Covenant, while being really insubordinate about it. Granted, this is one of the stupidest things anyone has said in Halo, ''Halo'', but it's followed by Keyes ''tying her up and leaving her to be killed by the Covenant.''
7th Oct '16 4:12:56 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* BittersweetEnding: To Wallace Jenkins' story; he's finally able to receive [[spoiler: a MercyKill from McKay and dies thanking her.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: To Wallace Jenkins' Jenkins's story; he's finally able to receive [[spoiler: a MercyKill from McKay [=McKay=] and dies thanking her.]]



* ContrivedCoincidence: Out of all the Flood forms McKay could have chosen to take prisoner, she decides to take the one inhabited by a half-living human desperately wanting to die. Similarly, the novel goes into great detail into ''why'' [[spoiler:Jenkins]] kept some form of his mind after being assimilated - the Flood Infection form that hijacked him was too starved to make a complete override.

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* ContrivedCoincidence: Out of all the Flood forms McKay [=McKay=] could have chosen to take prisoner, she decides to take the one inhabited by a half-living human desperately wanting to die. Similarly, the novel goes into great detail into ''why'' [[spoiler:Jenkins]] kept some form of his mind after being assimilated - the Flood Infection form that hijacked him was too starved to make a complete override.
7th Oct '16 4:11:27 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* DoomedByCanon[=/=]DownerEnding: As anyone who played through ''Combat Evolved'' would already know, [[spoiler:the UNSC subplot ends with nearly all the humans dying on Halo; when Silva deciding to bring a Flood-infested ship directly to Earth, [=McKay=] realizes that the Flood infection risk is far too great and chooses to sever the ship's controls instead, killing all hands on board]].

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* DoomedByCanon[=/=]DownerEnding: As anyone who played through ''Combat Evolved'' would already know, [[spoiler:the UNSC subplot ends with nearly all the humans dying on Halo; when Silva deciding decides to bring a Flood-infested ship directly to Earth, [=McKay=] realizes that the Flood infection risk is far too great and chooses to sever the ship's controls instead, killing all hands on board]].
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