History TearJerker / Halo

20th Aug '16 10:49:23 AM TheBuddy26
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17th Jun '16 12:22:45 AM Sanokal
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* [[spoiler: Tillson's]] death. [[spoiler:Under attack from the Covenant, the Chief informs her that he has to blow up the station to destroy the composer. She protests about losing years of work, but eventually relents and even decides to prime the nuke so that the Chief would be able to detonate it remotely. And in the end, Chief wasn't fast enough, the Didact takes the Composer, and Tillson, and all of her fellow researchers die a horrible death via Composer. Worse, Cortana was monitoring the situation the whole time, and is practically in shock after what happened.]]
** [[spoiler: Tillson's reaction to John's decision to destroy the station to keep the Composer out of the Ur-Didact's hands. She is appropriately horrified by the prospect of losing years of research, but it's how broken she sounds after reluctantly agreeing to the plan - she sounds on the verge of tears.]]
--->[[spoiler: Tillson: ''*beat* "I'll, uh... make sure the nukes are primed so you can... detonate them remotely."'']]
* The Terminals cinematics show how the Human-Forerunner war proceeded, how the humans lost, how the Forerunners failed to stop the Flood, the first time the composer was used on humans, and how far the Librarian went in stopping the Didact. [[spoiler: She shot her own husband to stop his madness. Look below to the Forerunner Saga for why it's such a heartbreaking moment.]]

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* [[spoiler: Tillson's]] [[spoiler:Tillson's]] death. [[spoiler:Under attack from the Covenant, the Chief informs her that he has to blow up the station to destroy the composer. She protests about losing years of work, but eventually relents and even decides to prime the nuke so that the Chief would be able to detonate it remotely. And in the end, Chief wasn't fast enough, the Didact takes the Composer, and Tillson, and all of her fellow researchers die a horrible death via Composer. Worse, Cortana was monitoring the situation the whole time, and is practically in shock after what happened.]]
** [[spoiler: Tillson's [[spoiler:Tillson's reaction to John's decision to destroy the station to keep the Composer out of the Ur-Didact's hands. She is appropriately horrified by the prospect of losing years of research, but it's how broken she sounds after reluctantly agreeing to the plan - she sounds on the verge of tears.]]
--->[[spoiler: Tillson: --->[[spoiler:Tillson: ''*beat* "I'll, uh... make sure the nukes are primed so you can... detonate them remotely."'']]
* The Terminals cinematics show how the Human-Forerunner war proceeded, how the humans lost, how the Forerunners failed to stop the Flood, the first time the composer was used on humans, and how far the Librarian went in stopping the Didact. [[spoiler: She shot her own husband to stop his madness. Look below to the Forerunner Saga for why it's such a heartbreaking moment.]]]] Even Gravemind seemed to pity them.


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** [[spoiler:The Master Chief meeting the girl he made a ChildhoodMarriagePromise with during the First Battle of New Mombasa, only to realize that he can't tell her without compromising the UNSC and the fate of humanity.]]
** From Evolutions: [[spoiler:"Henry can have my ice cream."]]
** From ''Contact Harvest'', the epilogue.
--->[[spoiler:'''Mack:'''But this winter won't last, darlin'. Not forever. And when new hands set to tending this earth they'll till my pieces under. Grind them into the veins of gold I've laid. Then the roots of all they plant will wind around us -- keeping us close -- for an eternal summer that will not fade.]]
14th Apr '16 7:18:35 AM SAMAS
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* ''The Fall of Reach'' explained that the future Spartans were replaced with short-lived Flash Clones when they were taken. The animated adaptation takes the FridgeHorror of that situation and shows it to you: families having one of their children suddenly becoming listless and unresponsive, before finally dying. And no known reason why.
17th Mar '16 1:15:26 AM ProxyLad
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**[[spoiler:Kat's]] line, "[[spoiler:First glassing? Me too,]]" hits hard, as throughout the game she is presented as a cold, analytical type, and this line displays a rare moment of emotional weakness moments before her death.
10th Feb '16 8:05:02 AM portaljumper339
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** What makes this even worse is [[spoiler: Cortana's HeelFaceTurn may not be entirely of her own volition, or at least the methodology. The Warden Eternal, for all of his kowtowing and playing TheDragon to her, seems to be hell-bent on seeing AIs assume the Mantle to create an imperial peace in the galaxy not unlike the Forerunners imposed on the galaxy of old. He was more than willing to go against Cortana's wishes and attack Blue Team and Fireteam Osiris so that they wouldn't stop her, and by the end it seemed like ''he'' was more invested in the idea than Cortana was. Only time and Halo 6 will tell how this plays out, but the idea that Cortana could have her genuine hope for a better future ruled by the Created perverted by the Warden is deeply disheartening.]]

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** What makes this even worse is [[spoiler: Cortana's HeelFaceTurn FaceHeelTurn may not be entirely of her own volition, or at least the methodology. The Warden Eternal, for all of his kowtowing and playing TheDragon to her, seems to be hell-bent on seeing AIs assume the Mantle to create an imperial peace in the galaxy not unlike the Forerunners imposed on the galaxy of old. He was more than willing to go against Cortana's wishes and attack Blue Team and Fireteam Osiris so that they wouldn't stop her, and by the end it seemed like ''he'' was more invested in the idea than Cortana was. Only time and Halo 6 will tell how this plays out, but the idea that Cortana could have her genuine hope for a better future ruled by the Created perverted by the Warden is deeply disheartening.]]
10th Feb '16 7:10:54 AM portaljumper339
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** What makes this even worse is [[spoiler: Cortana's HeelFaceTurn may not be entirely of her own volition, or at least the methodology. The Warden Eternal, for all of his kowtowing and playing TheDragon to her, seems to be hell-bent on seeing AIs assume the Mantle to create an imperial peace in the galaxy not unlike the Forerunners imposed on the galaxy of old. He was more than willing to go against Cortana's wishes and attack Blue Team and Fireteam Osiris so that they wouldn't stop her, and by the end it seemed like ''he'' was more invested in the idea than Cortana was. Only time and Halo 6 will tell how this plays out, but the idea that Cortana could have her genuine hope for a better future ruled by the Created perverted by the Warden is deeply disheartening.]]
1st Jan '16 9:21:04 AM bobwolf
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** Even more so is her line to the Chief about it, "Promise me, before this is over you'll figure out which one of us is really the machine." It's probably her harshest line to Chief while sane, since Chief is ignoring one of the closest people in his life musing over the meaning of her life as she is dying. It makes his stoicism throughout the series seem like a coping mechanism, one that he tries to keep up even as Cortana is reaching out for emotional comfort.

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** Even more so is her line to the Chief about it, "Promise me, before this is over you'll figure out which one of us is really the machine." It's probably her harshest line to Chief while sane, since Chief is ignoring one of the closest people in his life musing over the meaning of her life as she is dying. It makes his stoicism throughout the series seem like a coping mechanism, one that he tries to keep up even as Cortana is reaching out for emotional comfort. When the mission is over, he's still haunted by this line.
--->'''Master Chief''': She said that to me once... about being a machine.
1st Jan '16 8:58:29 AM bobwolf
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** Even more so is her line to the Chief about it, "Promise me, before this is over you'll figure out which one of us is really the machine."

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** Even more so is her line to the Chief about it, "Promise me, before this is over you'll figure out which one of us is really the machine."" It's probably her harshest line to Chief while sane, since Chief is ignoring one of the closest people in his life musing over the meaning of her life as she is dying. It makes his stoicism throughout the series seem like a coping mechanism, one that he tries to keep up even as Cortana is reaching out for emotional comfort.
29th Dec '15 10:25:06 PM GCG
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* The legendary ending. As Chief [[spoiler: goes into Cryo-Sleep, all light slowly fades, save for Cortana, who is left alone, watching her friend's lifeless body, hugging herself and seeming like she's trying to figure out what to do next.]]
15th Dec '15 12:18:32 PM vn70072
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* After Keyes indicates his plan to evacuate the Autumn and personally crash-land the ship, Cortana has an almost understated objection that, even cutting out everything AllThereInTheManual, tells exactly how the war with the Covenant has been going.
-->'''Cortana:''' With all due respect, Sir, this war has enough ''dead'' heroes.
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