History TearJerker / Halo

18th Aug '17 7:27:22 PM YenSid13
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** Subverted: Actually the comic story Dominion Splinter reveals that Cortana is actually the rampant fragments left over from the Mantle's Approach's destruction and that these fragments tricked the Warden so one of them could get into the Domain at which point they were merged together and then reprogrammed the Warden to serve her in her plans to dominate the galaxy.
21st Feb '17 12:02:24 PM TyphonOmega
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** What? Nothing about Isabel? Her friends were slaughtered by the Banished... and she probably couldn't help them against Atriox. No hope but to sit in the outposts computer systems...
17th Feb '17 8:19:15 PM storymasterb
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* There are two in the ''opening cutscene'', especially for players of the first game. Captain Cutter wakes from cryosleep to the same ''"Captain, wake up, something has happened"'' message from the Legendary ending of the original game and the ship's systems are shown coming back online. Cue the first tear jerker, a shot of John Forge's cryosleep pod, [[HeroicSacrifice unoccupied]]. Then it's followed by Serina admitting that the ship has been adrift for twenty-eight years and mentioning that the regulation life for a UNSC AI is seven before explaining that she took care of her own "arrangements" in a way that implies that she didn't wake Cutter or the crew because she didn't want to trouble them with what was, essentially, her ''death''. The message ends with her saying ItHasBeenAnHonor and asking Cutter to look after everyone, sounding like she's about to sob.
9th Feb '17 4:03:46 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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** The Babysitter: A group of ODSTs are sent to assassinate a prophet, and are accompanied by a Spartan, who takes the position of sniper, enraging O'Brian, the squad's sniper. After he gets into trouble on two occasions, the Spartan has to save him, humiliating him in the process. But when the Spartan sacrifices their life for O'Brian, it's revealed she's a woman. O'Brian takes the shot, completing the mission, but at the cost of their ally. And O'Brian is left reminiscing on all the times the Spartan saved his life, and not once did he thank her.

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** The Babysitter: A group of ODSTs are sent to assassinate a prophet, and are accompanied by a Spartan, who takes the position of sniper, enraging O'Brian, the squad's sniper. After he gets into trouble on two occasions, the Spartan has to save him, humiliating him in the process. But when the Spartan sacrifices their life for O'Brian, it's revealed she's a woman. O'Brian takes the shot, completing the mission, but at the cost of their ally. And O'Brian is left reminiscing on all the times the Spartan saved his life, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone and not once did he thank her.her]].
*** Further reflected in the attitudes of the ODSTs when they return to their ship. Before the mission they had no problem exhibiting their hatred for Spartans, but when approached by a marine who saw fit to insult her efforts, they chew him out bigtime for it. Worse, it took this for them to see that the Spartans are still humans fighting the same brutal war they are.
*** Then there's the Spartan herself, who saved the team countless times and never once spoke out against the derision she received for it. As she lays dying, she pleads the commander to deliver their intel on the Covenant to Halsey. To which he defiantly responds that she was going to see that it gets delivered. Her response?
-->'''Cal-141:''' We both know......That's not going to happen.
*** The death of their teammate Checkman also qualifies, as he loses control of his pod in the atmosphere and dies a totally needless death as a result. It's the tone of his commanding officer as he informs O'Brian of this that seals the deal. Not helped by the fact that O'Brian had [[UngratefulBastard callously insulted the Spartan who saved him as he was just inches from death]].


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*** We learn soon after that all of the flash clones, including Daisy's, eventually died due to defects in the cloning process. Daisy's family, along with those of her many comrades, would ''never'' know the true fates of their children.


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*** The Master Chief himself finally finds her.....but all he can do is pay his respects to his fallen comrade, her still clutching her teddy bear keychain.
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.]]
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