Consider the SPARTAN-IIs a proof-of-concept prototype. Now it is time to shift into production mode. Make the units better with new technology. Make more of them. And make them cheaper.
— Colonel James Ackerson, Halo: Ghosts of Onyx
Lelouch: "Everything's going according to plan. As long as that unit out there doesn't reflect bullets, walk on walls, or use the slash harkens to do a ridiculous kick attack!"
"As you can see, the subject is too awesome, but with more time and funding we can achieve desired levels of mediocrity."