MC's bodycount...Not so much a true WMG as an invitation to speculate, but...adding up all the killing that the Chief has done throughout his entire career....just how many Insurrectionists, Covenant, Flood, and Prometheans will he have killed by the end of the Reclaimer Trilogy!? Tens of thousands? Hundreds of thousands?? I mean, it would have to include him blowing up Installation 04 with the Pillar of Autumn and destroying that Capital ship at the beginning of Halo 2. And if he blows up Requiem...
In Halo 2, the Assault Rifle disappears in favor of the SMG and the Marines' armor becomes less futuristic because the UNSC had to cut their budget.
Dustin Echoes, after surviving the blast that destroyed Installation 04, now lives on the fragment that he was on when Installation 04 was destroyed.And he enslaved any surviving sentinels and flood to do his bidding.
Halo takes place in the same universe as Half-LifeWell, think about it. The Covenant are the Combine, just with more alien, The Forerunners are probably Vortigaunt, Headcrabs are a simplified Flood, and the MJOLNIR Suits are Pimped-out HEV Suits. Hell, Buck even looks and sounds just like Barney Calhoun!!
The Marathon Universe is the history of the first Human Empire.We now know that humanity had an empire spanning the Orion Arm of the galaxy (working with the Prophets, ironically enough). We also know that there were other empires already in existence, like the Forerunners. Perhaps the Marathon universe is the history of this empire. A Forerunner, or perhaps Precursor or Jjaro device could cause most of human history to repeat itself to give us another chance. The Cyborg was hinted to be the reincarnation of every hero ever. Who's to say John-117, The Rookie, Noble Six and others aren't just new incarnations of him?
Buck was an Insurrectionist.This is mainly based around his Expy status as an Expy of Mal. Now, while Buck is an expy of Mal, there's one major difference. While Mal was a Browncoat, fighting against the 'verse's government, Buck works for his. But who's to say this has always been the truth? Perhaps, before the Covenant arrived, he was an Innie. But, when they did arrive, he understood that the UNSC was the better of two evils and joined up. Now that the Human-Covenant War is over and humanity is literally down to a few hundred million and is ruled by the UNSC, I could imagine that he'll either return to his roots or do something similar to Mal, but with his squad. Either way, the UNSC better hope that he never discoveres what they did to create the Spartan-IIs or -IIIs, because as a Mal expy, he'll still have that Honor Before Reason Chronic Hero Syndrome that leads to him taking down your entire organization.
Going with the Sliders version of alternate universes, the Necromorphs are an alternate version of Flood.Sliders states that there is an alternate universe for everything. Dead Space is a universe where the Flood evolved differently and the Forerunners and Precursors never existed (or maybe they did), nor did any alien life seen in . The Flood and the Necromorphs have alot in common (I wouldn't be surprised if they had finished a marathon right before coming up with them). They both use biomass to create forms, they both also use this biomass to transform the walls of a place into a similar fleshy homes, they both are controlled by a tentacled hivemind also made out of biomass and they both have an affinity for turning body parts into weapons. Oh, and Blacklight might be another evolved differently version of them.
The Legendary Planet from the Halo 3 ending and the Halo 4 trailer is ReachIt would only make sense as in the opening and ending scenes of reach, an obviously crashed UNSC ship (presumably a frigate) lays behind Noble 6's helmet. And in the time period at the finish of Halo three, it would have been just after the planet had become cooled. The glyphs observed in the surface of the "Legendary Planet" are markings that the Covenant make on fallen human colonies after being glassed. One or more forerunner glyphs are etched into the surface with plasma, explaining the legendary endings markings. Soon after the glassing of the planet, it would have become alight, with unglassed surfaces continuing to burn, before years later turning to a more, Pre-War like state, explaining the crashed ship. Canon evidence from all Halo novels and games supports this theory.
Alternatively: The Legendary Planet is Onyx, and Halo 4 will feature Halsey and the other Spartans.The Sentinels formed back into the planet's general superstructure after wiping out the human and Covenant forces outside. Kurt's nukes didn't actually destroy the entrance to the Dyson Sphere (remember how ineffective MAC rounds were against the Forerunner ship in 3?); they just closed it and it can now only be reopened from the inside. Along these lines, Halsey and the other Spartans have only just found the way to operate the gate as the Dawn arrives in-system (the interior of the sphere, being a pocket dimension, is massive), and they're now moving to respond to Cortana's beacon. Note that Halsey's eulogy of Noble Team at the end of Reach implies that she got out of the sphere and back to Reach by 2589.
The Forerunner are Vortigaunts from Half LifeJust a guess. And the Head Crabs are just a form of Flood. I just mostly want to see Chief and Freeman as Back-to-Back Badasses.
The Master Chief went insane at the end of Halo 2 after the earth was glassed by the Covenant.After achieving victory in the space battle there would have been no reason to not glass the entire planet and dig up the forerunner technology with no resistance.
The [[Halo4 next game to feature Johnwill have him fighting some new alien race while Cortana, whom we saw go Rampant at the end of Origins, goes [[Marathon Durandal]] on him.]] That is to say she tries to use him to become immortal and a god.
Firefly and Halo share a 'verse.Now, at first this looks like an Epileptic Tree. However, bear with me. In some supplementary materials (on Halo..) it is said that humanity occasionally discovered planets with humans at different stages of development that they knew no ships had ever gone to. So, lets say a large group of ships leave Earth, some splitting off from the pack, taking those worlds. Most however, go to a single solar system, which becomes the one in Firefly. The Alliance fudges a few things, teaches lies, and everyone believes that the Earth was used up and they left. Firefly takes place in 2517, Pre-Human-Covenant War. Even if a Covenant ship showed up, it might get destroyed, and they would have no reason to attack human worlds yet. With there being Insurrectionists in the Halo 'verse, this would make perfect sense. The Pax may have even been made from a derelict Flood ship. It's not like the Alliance has any morals (come on, the Academy and Miranda prove that) and they lie to the people alot, so why not. Who knows, maybe the Chief and Cortana are about to land on a Core World. Oh, and we all know that if given the chance, Bungie would probably make this canon (There is a reason of the ODSTs voiced by Firefly cast members, and Buck is basically a copy of Mal (Besides for the Ink-Suit Actor thing combined with the fact his actor is Nathan). They are self admitted Firefly fanboys (and girls).
Connected (Last track on the Halo 2 Volume 1 Soundtrack) was actually written by Bungie.First of all, it makes no sense when applied to the Halo universe. No 2 characters have that sort of relationship. Now, why would it be on the soundtrack? Well, most employees of Bungie are huge Firefly fanboys, and a Easter Egg/Tribute being put on a soundtrack would fit their style. If you haven't heard it, go look it up and then, if you know alot about Firefly you'll notice it fits if it were from the viewpoint of Simon to River. So, best Shout-Out/Easter Egg/Tribute ever?
The Rookie is a clone of John.Ok, first of all, in the Halo games, the MP maps/descriptions are canon. Second, one of the Halo 1 maps is described as a Spartan Clone Training Facility. Third, The Rookie never talks. Fourth, his initials are JD. John Doe, maybe? A clone of Spartan-117 used to actually get stuff done? Maybe...
To add a more likely idea related to the below, The Flood are the original strain of the virus that became Redlight, and then Blacklight.All there in the title.
Johnson is Alex Mercer.At some point after Contact Harvest, Mercer adsorbed Johnson. This explains why he never dies from gunshots, and in Halo 3, gets back up from death very fast. Spark's lazer was just too powerful, though. Even though the real Johnson was a Spartan-I, Mercer wouldn't be able to become a member of the Flood because, well, there's no way to take over his nervous system, as he has none.
In Halo Wars, Regret wants the fleet of Forerunner dreadnoughts not because the Covenenant needs it to fight humanity, but because he wants to use it to overthrow TruthWhy in the world would the Covenant need more ships to fight the humans? Regret's statement to the Arbiter that the Covenant can't destroy humanity without leaving their own territory defenseless seems absurd. It's been established on many occasions that the Covenant have many times the number of ships that humans do and that 3 human ships are barely a match for a single Covenant vessel of the same class. Several Halo works(particularly Contact Harvest) have implied that Regret was the Starscream of the series and was in conflict with Truth on several occasions.
Player 2 is LindaLinda-058 was the last Spartan to accompany Master Chief during the battle of Reach, until she was presumably killed towards the end of the mission. Her body was placed in stasis onboard the Pillar of Autumn, and was ejected when the ship crashed onto Halo. In the novel First Strike, Master Chief recovers her pod, and she is later revived. The two-player co-op game in Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2 is actually an alternate universe where she avoided getting shot.
Master Chief is really...
Sergeant Johnson can flyBear with me. This one requires a bit of an explanation. My friend and I were playing through the last level of Halo 3 and had reached the point where Johnson arrives to help. Since Johnson arrives on the opposite side of a cliff and my friend didn't see him cross the ledge before showing up in front of him, it was logically concluded that Johnson can fly.
Sergeant Johnson is Batman......and can breathe in space. This is how he survived the explosion in the first Halo. Also, by extension, he also has access to a multitude of awesome gadgets and toys. Hence his seeming ability to fly in Halo 3.
Sergeant Johnson is Commissar Yarrick and Sgt. ReznovBeing extremely [[Badass]], Yarrick, while at the head of the Black Templars Crusade devoted to chasing Warboss Thraka, chased Thraka close to the Eye of Terror. A warp storm hit, and Yarrick's ship was transported to Terra circa 1940s. After fighting on the Russian side under the name Sgt. Reznov, Yarrick encountered the Emperor sixty years later, and in between commanding one Army Ranger to do everything, the Emperor gives Yarrick immortality. Yarrick lives until the mid 2500s, fighting alongside the first Space Marine, where he is nearly killed during the operations on the Ark, but lives on to enlist in the Ultramarines 38,000 years later, and working as a Scout Sergeant with an excellent mustache.
Sergeant Johnson really died in HALOThe Sergeant Johnson in HALO 2 and HALO 3 wasn't really Johnson. The REAL Johnson was at ground zero when HALO exploded, No One Could Survive That.
Sergeant Johnson is ImmortalJohnson was at ground zero when HALO exploded, No One Could Survive That... Unless Johnson could not die.
Cortana is behind it all.Think about it, Cortana took the Pillar of Autumn to Installation 04, She happily jumped into the Halo's network, she decided to blow up Installation 04 off her own back, while humans were still on the ring. She lied to Foehammer (at that point, only Cortana and the Chief knew that they were going to blow up Halo, surely informing their pick-up would be a sensible idea, instead she waits till the last moment, and tells her that the reactors are suffering a wildcat meltdown, omitting the fact that her and the Chief are responsible). In the second game, she deliberately leaves herself inside High Charity's systems, knowing that the city is being overwhelmed by the Flood, and she fails to destroy High Charity, and appears to be co-operating with the Flood in the ending. In the third game, her relationship with the Gravemind has obviously turned sour, but perhaps not until she got what she wanted from it. The Flood have a history of working with renegade AIs, as the Terminals show, and she doesn't seem too bothered when she and MC are stuck in the ship at the end, though logically, her limited 7 year lifespan could run out before they're picked up. My theory is that Cortana has been using the Chief to get what she wants, an extended lifespan. Perhaps she discovered in Halo's systems a way to extend her lifespan, the AI 'imprinting' tech coming originally from the Forerunners. Maybe the human version is imperfect, or the human scientists deliberately limited the AIs' lifespan, fearing that the AIs would turn against them. Anyway, she finds out that this method exists, but not the details, so, in Halo 2, she deliberately stays behind, to get the knowledge from the Gravemind. All through the games, she's been acting in her own interests, not really caring about any other human except the Chief, as the first game's examples show, she is quite willing to sacrifice her own allies, and seems to want to cover up her and MC's actions on 04, perhaps to deflect suspicion of her motives.
Alternately, Cortana is behind the entire plot of 'Halo 3'.For this WMG, we presume that Cortana's still loyal to the UNSC and operating without agenda. She tried to destroy the In Amber Clad, but failed. This is entirely plausible, given the intelligence of Gravemind and his own hacking abilities. (Gravemind, it must be remembered, is no stranger to cybercombat with Forerunner AIs). So Cortana finds herself trapped, unable to override Gravemind's control of High Charity and In Amber Clad. What's she going to do? Be very, very clever, that's what. Gravemind is, obviously, interrogating Cortana for information. Also obviously, he's unable to simply strip her AI core open by brute force. Perhaps he lacks the ability to, perhaps Cortana would be able to wipe the data Gravemind is after in the process of dying. So Gravemind has to do a slow corruption strategy, ramping up the pressure gradually and stripping away her defenses and will bit by bit. This allows Cortana time to pretend to give in to pressure, to selectively leak data... to manipulate Gravemind's actions. First, she informs Gravemind of what she knows of the Ark on Earth, ensuring that he will send a Flood-controlled cruiser to scout things out. Then she 'sneaks' a message onto that cruiser, telling the UNSC that a 'way to stop the Flood' exists on the Ark, on the other side of the portal. But there is no Flood cure on the Ark, of course. This we know. So why did Cortana lie to us and tell us there was? To get Gravemind to believe it. Gravemind will overhear this message... its being carried on a ship he controls, for goodness' sake! But Cortana's pretending like she believes he hasn't. And Gravemind hearing this about a 'solution for the Flood' guarantees that High Charity itself, with Gravemind on board, will go to the Ark. Gravemind's survival demands it. If any place in the universe could plausibly hold a cure for the Flood, its the Forerunner's last survival bastion, the Ark. Gravemind has to check this out. In addition, the remote control for the Halo detonation sequence is there, and its (as far as Gravemind knows) safely beyond range of the Halo rings. So Gravemind is decoyed into going to the Ark. To the one place in the known universe that a Halo ring can be fired without destroying life in the galaxy, an artifical world "two the eighteenth light years from galactic center". And Gravemind is decoyed into going there, think it will be safe from Halo ring detonation, just as a replacement Halo is being built there. A Halo for which Cortana has a copy of its Activation Index. Anybody think this is all a coincidence? Nope. Its a carefully-laid plan to lure Gravemind, and all the surviving Flood from the Delta Halo infestation(* ), out to where they can be safely exterminated without the pulse from a Halo ring actually hurting anyone in the galaxy. All of this improvised desperately by an AI finding herself imprisoned by the oldest and most horrifying entity in the history of sentient life in that universe, between the end of Halo 2 and the start of Halo 3. Way to go, Cortana. (* ) Which is quite likely all the Flood left in the galaxy — the Covenant Quarantine Fleet is sterilizing every ship from the High Charity outbreak, and every world that they touched, as they pursue High Charity to Earth. So the end of Halo 3 may very well have seen the final destruction of the Flood.
Cortana went Rampant shortly after Chief put her into Halo's systems, and her rampancy changed her mission from protect humanity to protect Master ChiefThink about it, since Smart AI's apparently "think" themselves to death after rampancy, wouldn't something as advanced as Halo be a huge amount of information? Put yourself in Cortana's position. You would want every single piece of data from that place and integrate it into yourself for later use, which she DID with the index. The overload of data however messed with her, and she almost immediately went rampant. She managed to hold herself together though, and found out her commanding officer was walking into a trap and ordered Chief to go and save them. She watches Chief's entire battle to get out once he gets there. She loses track of him when Guilty Spark takes him, but she assumes that Chief has been killed and falls past her Despair Event Horizon. She thinks she's not only failed Chief and those who were on the Pillar of Autumn, but humanity as a whole, and fails her primary mission. However, when Chief is suddenly brought back to her in the control room, she has fallen so far that when she sees Chief, she is overcome with joy and anger at the same time, seeing a human alive and fairly well, yet angry because some other AI (Guilty Spark) is watching over him. She feels that Guilty Spark took Chief from her, so she takes the index from him as a sort of revenge. She had found out what Halo does, and was going to let it happen, until she saw Chief. At this point she has the overwhelming desire to keep Chief alive. Afterwards everything she does is to keep Chief alive. Blowing up the Pillar of Autumn was actually a way to get Chief onto the Longsword and off of Halo and the Flood. The Echo 419 pickup was when she realized that there might be a better way to keep him safe, but failed and fell back to her original plan. Cortana didn't care about Echo 419 in reality, but acted like she did so Chief wouldn't be nervous toting her around with him. When they got back to Earth, Chief was safe and Cortana felt she possibly didn't need to be with him every waking moment. However, once the Covenant attacked, she took the first chance she could to get back into his head, and "protect" him. When Cortana tells Chief to leave her behind on High Charity, it was so that she would in her mind commit a noble sacrifice and once again protect Chief. Then we reach the Cortana moments that were abundant in Halo 3. Cortana left her main self on High Charity, but not before leaving a fragment of herself still in Chief. As mentioned in Dr. Halsey's journal, AI's can fragment themselves and leave parts behind to work on something if the main "body" is needed somewhere else. However these fragments are unable to sustain themselves for extended periods of time without rejoining with the main AI. The part she leaves behind starts to speak to Chief throughout the game. Trying it's best to guide him with it's limited ability. This piece stays with Chief throughout the game until he finds the real Cortana back on High Charity. The Cortana moments previously in that level show Cortana growing more and more unstable, eventually giving into the gravemind. This is actually just the fragment losing it's ability to maintain itself, and it "dies" just before Chief reaches the main Cortana. This Cortana was no longer as far rampant as the previous one, as that fragment held quite a bit of data, so Cortana had less data to think herself to death with. This one was able to snap out of the funk she was in previously and regains her previous mission, to protect humanity as a whole, and guide Chief through the rest of the game. The irony comes at the end of the game. Chief is literally all that Cortana has left. Her mission has been renewed as protect humanity, but all she has to protect is this one human in front of her. While she does it because he is her friend, she is essentially doomed to die alone.
The Covenant were destroying Humanity to save it from the Flood getting their tentacles on us.As the Good Book Says, Genesis 9:11: "I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be cut off by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth." What if that means that the Covenant were created as part of some convoluted plan - That the Flood would never get to destroy the Earth because the Covenant had "saved" us from enslavement by destroying us first?
The humans are the descendants of the Forerunners.The Monitors recognize Master Chief and other humans as Reclaimers. And Earth has such significance to the Covenant that they send the Prophet of Regret there personally, not realizing that it's the human homeworld. The Forerunners seeded Earth with their genes, granting the primitive hominids their deadly intelligence. They also ensured that none of their technology would be easily found, so that humans would develop their own technology, have no reverence for the Halos, and be willing to destroy them if necessary.
The Forerunners where the Toclafane from Doctor Who.They were floating spheres that spoke like creepy children and were the last form of humanity when the universe ended. In Soviet Russia, the Forerunners descend from you. Maybe Guilty Spark wasn't as artificial as he first seemed.
Master Chief managed to continue being a Space Marine, even after the events of Halo 3 where he is separated from humanity, and there supposedly is nothing left to kill.You know how the Master Chief and Cortana are stuck drifting in half a frigate at the end of Halo 3, and how Master Chief went into cryogenic suspension? By this time, there is nothing left to kill, at least not readily available, and the Flood were discouraged from fighting him because he kept killing them, finishing with a massive explosion at the end of Halo 3 that killed the Ark. Now that the Covenant were friends, and the Flood refused to fight him anymore, what could he possibly kill? Simple. When you finish the game on Legendary, you see how the half-frigate is drifting near a planet or something. This is one of Earth's colonies, from the Dead Space universe. Master Chief gets out of cryosuspension, and lands on the planet, picking the random name Isaac Clarke. He looks at joining the legion of Space Marines, but decides that they are all Red Shirts, and doesn't want to save their asses in the event anything bad happens. So he takes the job of an engineer, with Cortana hiding in his suit and being the one who keeps warning him about vacuum and zero-gravity environments. He manages to get stationed on the USG Kellion, and they get called when the Ishimura sends its distress signal. When they crashed onto the Ishimura, it isn't long before Master Chief discovers a new enemy to kill: the Necromorphs. With glee, he picks up a Plasma Cutter and starts cutting them up. Short version: Isaac Clarke is really the Master Chief.
SGT. Johnson has laser eyes.Church's cousin's neighbor said he does. I see no reason to doubt.
Halo and Metroid are in the same universe.
The Rookie from Halo: ODST suffers from Post-Traumatic Vocal Disarticulation.The Rookie's profile mentions that he became the sole survivor of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Force at the battle of New Jerusalem. In a similar vein to what happened to Lucy-B091 in Ghosts of Onyx, the Rookie remained fit for duty, and was then transferred to the Squadron, but the traumatic experience may have left him mute for the rest of his life.
The Gravemind changes from Halo 2 to Halo 3.In Halo 2 he seems to be pursuing his own goals and speaks of being older at least than the Arbiter and the Chief- meaning he is far older than the current outbreak. Who could he have been feeding on? Before the arrival of the covenant and the humans, there was only the Forerunners. My theory is that as the flood changes the species it absorbs into flood forms, so too does the flood change. The Gravemind is the result of infected forerunners being absorbed, and genuinely wanted something other than just eating everything. So why does he change? After absorbing the massive numbers of covenant and humans he becomes less focused and more violent and so only desires to conquer the galaxy.
The ship that Master Chief's on will malfunction and it's jump drive ... thingy will 'port Master chief into AlbionHal's armor in Fable 2 apparently belonged to a warrior who dropped to Albion from another dimension and was carrying an energy sword and assault rifle. Obviously MC had to change his armor in order to fit in which is why it looks like a Knight's armor and the sword has changed.
The multiplayer map Valhalla is literally ValhallaThe map description states that "The crew of V-398 barely survived their unplanned landing in this gorge...this curious gorge". That hesitancy about "this curious gorge" suggests an otherworldly location that does not behave as expected. Could it be that the crew did not survive, barely or otherwise? After all, an eternity of battling, being slain, and rising again for more combat the next day sounds an awful lot like matchmaking.
The Rookie is mute due to an injury to his throatAt some point in the past (possibly even recent past), the Rookie suffered a serious war injury to the front of his neck, perhaps by a narrowly-dodged decapitation attempt by a sword-wielding Elite, or by a Brute trying to tear his throat out with its bare hands. Either way, the UNSC doctors were able to reconstruct his trachea ("windpipe") but the damage to his vocal cords was too much (or perhaps vocal cords are so complex or something that they can't be fixed that easily), rendering the Rookie mute. The rare grunts & groans we hear from him once in a while may be the only sounds his throat can make (the one time he whistles in a cutscene is due to the fact that whistling is - I think - unrelated to vocal cords). If it happened recently - say, shortly before the game - he may have even just been on a waiting list for a new cloned voicebox; perhaps he got it in the month between the game's end and the epilogue (of course, we didn't get to find out 'cause he was sleeping... again).
ONI later gave the Rookie a job offer.Dare was obviously impressed by him, and he definately has the potential. If you get all the audiologs, he actually figures out the truth behind the Superintendant before Dare does.
A final-stage Gravemind Rhymes on a Dime, all the time.The ones we see only do it a little.
Halo and Assassin's Creed are set in the same universeThe pieces of Eden and humanity were created by Forerunners.
The Precursors are Pan-Dimensional beings.If the Forerunners were the masters of the use of Slipspace, and the only ones that surpassed them in intellect and technology were the near-mythical Precursors, then their mastery must have been so great, they probably knew how to expand not only beyond the galaxy, or any point of the universe, but in entirely different universes. The Forerunner crystal had the power to bend space and time itself. So, if Slipspace, with the adequate amount of energy and precise equations, could get ships in entirely different universes, then the Precursors' legacy has spread not only throughout the Galaxy (and having the Forerunner to create the "Mantle" legend to follow their steps as the protectors of sentient species), but throughout the universe... and other dimensions. They might even have something to do with humanity. In the IRIS files, there is a map of Pangea. Is it a hint that the Precursors intended to have humanity become the rulers of the galaxy from the start? Unfortunately, it might've also lead to the Precursors, and their descendants, finding the Flood before any other species.
The Flood aren't Pan-Galactic, but Pan-Dimensional.Somewhat related to the previous theory. If the Precursors had actually fought the Flood at some point in the existence of their Empire, then the war against it is much, much, much older than anyone could ever imagine. If they fought with the Precursors of the Forerunner, then it means the Flood could've gained the means to cross through universes, with the technology stolen from them. The Precursors may have found it in a world that had been fully consumed by the Flood, and with its' expansion into other universes, the Precursors may have had a phyrric victory in the fight in the fight against it (...or a complete defeat), and the Flood has spread throughout a few universes, and the HALO universe is one of many that had the tragedy of having to face the Flood. And the reason the Flood came to the Forerunners, was because they were related to the Precursors (The Mantle), and had been chosen by the Precursors to rule the galaxy. After absorbing the Precursors, the Flood learned about the Forerunner, saw more absorbeable life forms, and knew that if they gained the ability to cross through universes, they could stand a chance against the Flood. Without the means to contact throughout universes, the Flood has yet to see if they won.
Reach used to have a sizable Hungarian population.Consider this: the moons of Reach are named Csodaszarvas and Turul, respectively, and it has a pair of towns/cities called Ezhtergom and Pálháza. Given these, it's likely that the first settlers included numerous Hungarians.
Master Cheif and Cortana are in orbit above the Forerunner homeworld.Halo Legends drops some pretty big hints to this in Origins. For one thing, know we know that Forerunners were a different race entirely, and they had to recreate everything they annihilated with the Halos. They created cloning facilities for humanity, the species that would make up the Covenant, and presumably several of the more intelligent but still non-sapient animals. Logic dictates that they would've cloned themselves, but we don't see any. We also know the Forerunner planet is very blue, being primarily ocean and metal, which is similar to the planet Master Cheif and Cortana are stuck above. My theory is that they're hiding on their home planet, watching the war from afar. They hide because they still fear the Flood, and rightly so. The Flood became a much worse threat than what Master Cheif ever fought once it got its hands on top of the line Forerunner tech. In the Halo games, it still got it hands on Covenant tech, but as said earlier, that's just a shoddy knockoff from Forerunner tech. The forerunners don't want to let their intellect be consumed by the Flood again, and so they hide.
343 Guilty Spark is still alive.We see him being rebuilt in Origins, and it makes perfect sense. We know the Halo facilities can create infinite Sentinels, somehow, so logically there must be a place for Monitors to be rebuilt if they get destroyed.
Humans are the descendants of the Precursors.The Forerunners discovered humanity on Earth, and they were genetically identical to the Precursor race. This certainly explains why the Forerunners were so interested in us as a species, and explain the quote "They hold the answers to our deepest mysteries" (spoken by a Forerunner about humanity).
The Forerunners created all the other races.Including the Flood— whoops! It explains why they're all humanoid and of similar mentality— again excepting the Flood, who were a failed experiment Gone Horribly Wrong. They didn't save and replant the various species, just made new ones from scratch. The reason the Forerunners didn't "re"seed their own species was out of guilt over creating the Flood; or, they did seed themselves as humans or one of the other races and didn't want anyone to find out they're hiding in plain sight.
Humans are a Red Herring. The reason the Forerunners keep saying that Humans Are Special is to distract everyone from the really important race— the Grunts!
Buck and Sergeant Johnson will get at least a cameo in ReachOr even feature in a cinematic, even if it's just a Funny Background Event. Or feature in a mission and fight alongside you. Just because it's Bungie's last game and it makes sense to do a Continuity Nod.
The ending cinematic or the bonus legendary cinematic will feature the Pillar of Autumn and Master Chief escaping ReachEven better, they redo the opening cinematic of Halo in Halo: Reach graphics. Just imagine, the last shot zooming in on the cyrotube... Then it cracks open... 3, 2, 1-Game ends. Or for Serial Escalation levels, you get to play the entire first level redone in the Halo: Reach engine.
Place your bets on the Reach Big Bad final villain.
There will be a seventh member of Noble Team.
If they ever make a game set after Halo 3 the UNSC will be the villiansWhile the games don't delve much into the subject the backstory paints the UNSC as an oppressive colonial empire. 50 years before the first Halo they nuked a rebellious colony into submission, the Spartans were originally kidnapped, brainwashed and experimented on to assassinate uppity colonists who thought they could run their planet by themselves and during the war with the covenant they've taken complete control from humanity's civilian government. The ending to Halo 3 makes it seem like the war is turning in humanities favor and by the time Master Chief gets back from wherever he is the covenant might have been completely destroyed. Now which is more likely, the UNSC brass who have been given unlimited power for years quietly stepping down and letting a bunch of elected bureaucrats boss them around, cut their budgets and scrap their fleets to pay for reconstruction or them finding a new 'threat' to justify their existence? It was only a few years ago the elites were committing genocide against them and before the war they had been fighting insurrectionists for almost half a century. With how the backstory also implies the UNSC uses so much propaganda on it's population most aren't even aware of events offworld it's possible they could attack both and justify it to the masses. My theory is that Halo 4 is gonna have Master Chief come back and find UNSC has turned on the elites and John * no reason to use his UNSC rank* fighting alongside insurrectionists and elites against marines and a new generation of Spartans to bring down the corrupt UNSC.
A member of Noble Team will die before the campaign/story is even halfway doneAs it says. Meaning, if there are 9 levels, Noble Team will be down one member by Level 5. If 12 levels, by Level 6, etc.
Noble-6 is actually AU ShepardBoth are completely customizable player characters who kick so much ass it is acknowledged by every person, as evidenced by Shepard's status as Spectre and Noble-6's classification as "hyper-lethal", which is alluded that even among spartans there is only one other with that rating (John). Also, then we can cross our fingers that Jennifer Hale could be the female Noble-6
Noble-6 is an AssassinAccording to his/her dossier Noble-6 has singlehandedly broken up multiple organizations and made entire colonial militias vanish. Altair has killed at least that many by the end of Assasin's Creed. Noble-6 also falls from orbit and walks away from it with little more than a limp. The Master Chief at least needed someone to unlock his armor after such a fall. Six probably landed in the water and, like Ezio, didn't get hurt because of that. Lastly, is it only coincidence that this game gave you the ability to perform assassinations on anyone you happen to get behind in a fight?
The UNSC has mastered Terraforming.There is no other way Reach could have gone from "lifeless ball of glass" to "standard life-bearing world" by 2589 AD. Historically, when a planet has to create an ecosystem out of nothing but bare rock, it takes billions of years, not 35. This is backed up by the presence of a ship in the Pillar of Autumn's cradle, just visible in the far left of the shot: mankind has returned to Reach, and evidently they brought an ecosystem with them. (Amusingly, it seems to be a Halcyon-class cruiser, the same as the Autumn, despite Cortana describing the class as being mothballed. I hope that the ship shares a name as well as a home port with the Autumn.)
Noble-6 is just hiding.We never saw the body and SPARTA Ns never die. 6 beat up the elites, left the helmet behind since it was busted, and, being so tired of all the senseless death, deserted (since nobody had ever seen 6's face, this was pretty easy). Halsey erroneously believes 6 to be dead.
The Rookie is John Dorian from Scrubs.His initials were confirmed to be JD, and the reason he never speaks is because he's intimidated, narrating internally and/or daydreaming. The "flashbacks" are all actually daydreams, too. "Upon reaching the top floor of the building, I noticed a strange helmet jammed really hard into a TV screen. What could have placed it there? Hmm..." *queue Buck sequence #1*
Cortana Was Behind it All—Part IIIOkay, apparently the secrets Cortana deciphered from that "latchkey" discovery led to Halo, right? So why did Keyes think that they blindly jumped and just happened to exit slipspace near Halo? Because he never knew what Cortana was up to. That said, it's apparent either Cortana's a very good actor, or she did not know the full story of Halo (there is no way she would've allowed Keyes to go to where the Flood were if s had the whole story). Since Halsey was certain what she had deciphered was humanity's only hope of beating the Covenant, it would suggest that they knew it was some type of weapon. Cortana seemed to know alot about Halo's purpose the very moment Master Chief plugged her into the control room; it's possible that she knew something of it's capabilities. However, her tone when she told the Chief that it "is not a cudgel", would suggest she had an idea it was an aimable weapon, rather than galactic death machine. Immediately after Chief returns to the control room, she is exceedingly pissed off. Perhaps it was all just because Chief had been following the Guilty Spark's lead, but she generally seems to be fairly patient with him; finding out that Halo wouldn't stop the Covenant without killing humanity is possibly the reason for her outburst. So, then depending on how much Cortana knew, she could've either been The Chessmaster pulling the strings to ensure humanity's victory, or just a convenient Spanner in the Works on humanity's side.
The "Capture the Covenant leaders" mission was a cover.
master chief and cortana were savedand not long after the end of halo 3, either. we know that the unsc spirit of fire was trapped out in the middle of literally nowhere, without a slipspace drive. we know that the chief and cortana were stranded in the middle of literally nowhere without the front half of their ship. i seem to rememeber some supplimentary materials putting the slipspace drive in the back of ships. maybye not all the time, but maybye. just think about it for a second. dosent serina say that something has happened after the credits on the legendary ending of halo wars? what if she was picking up the beacon cortana dropped? it is likely that she told the capitan, who sent marines to investigate. and probably the spartans as well. imagine their surprise to find, not only a working slipspace drive (well, sort of) cortana, and the chief. happy ending for all!
Sergeant Johnson being immune to the Flood is not a fluke.At some point while investigating some Forerunner stuff, the Earth government discovered either records or preserved remains of the Flood. Realizing that this will likely become a problem later, they included an immunity to the infection forms in their supersoldier programs. They didn't give mass injections either because they believed their super soldiers would be the first to encounter such a threat and that would give enough time to give mass inoculations or because producing the "vaccine" is very expensive and difficult. By the time they discovered the Flood were out there on a large scale and actively expanding, they no longer had either the time or the to give the treatment to enough people for it to matter.
The soldiers on the autumn are NOT marinesThe soldiers in combat evolved are primarily UNSC Army from reach, not marines. Look at the color of their armor, it looks like a updated version of the H:CE soldiers. Bungie clearly retroactively retcon the autumn's soldiers to be army instead of marines. Notice the soldiers guarding Keys are army soldiers.
The rookie CAN talkHowever,he never does due to the fact that he is asleep in the first and last cutscene, his transmitter was likely busted in the crash (which knocked him out for hours)and once he does get to Dare, when he does get a few seconds that he can speak, he don't because, lets face it, you are going to take a LOT of hits while scouring around rain drenched new mombasa, and are likely running solely on whatever the hell is in those medpacks.
The Forerunners have interbred with humans.They're apparently very similar, and there seem to be few biochemical barriers in Halo, so it's possible. Also, it would explain why the Forerunners are referred to "forefathers" of humanity; most humans have a Forerunner ancestor somewhere. Which is why humans are "reclaimers" in the first place.
the precursors are the flood.or, atleast, due to the fact that the precursors seemed to have extra-galactic travel, they may have found the flood in a nother galaxy, and that galaxie's local gravemind sent a few flood spores over to take over this galaxy.
Eventually, 343 Industries will let you place bots in Forge.Forge 2.0 in Reach is significantly more advanced than the Forge in 3, and Bungie has even stated that players are using the same tools that the developers use to make maps. It's only a matter of time before you can start placing bot paths and Grunts, Elites, Jackals, etc., allowing you to make your own mini-campaign level. Of course, you'd need to work to make it good, but think of the possibilities: one Warthog and a tunnel filled with baddies, ascending a Covenant-controlled tower, Spartan-Jackal sniper duels, a Multi-Mook Melee in Blood Gulch, all made by you.
343 industries will remake halo 2 and three, together, as an ubergame, as bungie had originally planned.i cannot wait to see the forrerunner tank level...
Cortana did not choose the Master Chief because of his "luck".She said that he had one thing no other Spartan had, but it wasn't luck. It was just his "hyper-lethal" rating, and his having the highest rank. Statistically he was the best choice, so she chose him over Noble Six. she even has Six escort her to the Pillar of Autumn, indicating Cortana's preference for hyper-lethal spartans.
The Flood are the result of a semi-biological AI that went Rampant.The description of an AI in the Jealousy stage of Rampancy (where it begins to consume as much information and as many as possible) sounds exactly like a mechanical/digital equivalent to the Flood. This is supported by Mendicant Bias' corruption by Gravemind by the later convincing the former that they were similar. Perhaps the Flood were created when a Precursor AI (can't be Forerunner since the Flood predate them) found a way to create a biomechanical computer system for it to inhabit, giving it the capacity of an organic mind but with the organization of a digital computer (something like Mother Brain). Eventually, after enough miniaturization, the computer's "cells" could have evolved into flood super cells and the original system would have become the first Gravemind.
The series is a metaphor for U.S politics.With humans representing the Republicans, the The San 'Shyuum representing Caucasian Democrats, The other species of the Covenant representing minorites and the Sangheili representing Black Republicans
The Reapers were created by the Forerunners.As the 300 year war with the Flood dragged on, the Forerunners decided to create an entire fleet of A.I. guided warships, in the hope it would be immune to the Flood's traditional assimilation strategies. Problem: when the Reapers started calculating the odds, they decided the galaxy was doomed and that the only safe refuge was another reality altogether. They managed to escape to the Mass Effect universe, but whether by chance or design it was several million years before even the Forerunners rose to power. The Reapers, paranoid that the Flood might follow them, decide that the only way to ensure their safety is to make sure that no organic race ever comes close to matching the Forerunner civilization. This is why they created the Mass Relays and the Citadel: galactic society evolves along lines they choose, is easily culled and in the event that the Flood do manage to hop dimensions, cutting a Mass Relay will isolate the infected area and allowing for quick sterilization. Thus, the Reapers maintain an image of mechanical godhood in order to hide the fact that they are completely terrified that the Flood might track them down.
The Needler is a RailgunThe crystals used in it can conduct electricity and are natural capacitors, making them, not only the ammo, but the battery. This can also (or maybe not) explain why the needles explode when enough of them are on a body, they discharge the energy at once,killing the target, and explode because of the feedback
Master chief is KaiThis is why he's such a smart ass to cortana,and why his suit looks like a guncannon.
343 Studios' new Halo Trilogy (4 through - presumably - 6) will feature something directly connected to the Precursors (Those Who Came Before the Forerunners)'Cause, come on, they're mentioned all over the Expanded Universe stuff. Also, Halo Waypoint says Master Chief will "face an ancient evil that threatens the entire Universe". Maybe an old enemy of the Precursors... or maybe the Precursors themselves...
Sergent Johnson is DeadAnd had been since the beginning of the first game, where he was killed by the Covenant. So why is he present later in the game? Think about it: he survives several things normal humans cannot, like the Flood and the explosion of a Halo. How? He is a hallucination by Master Cheif! Obviously, John and Johnson were good friends prior to the events of the game, and John simply couldn't take the fact that his best friend died. So he began hallucinating him everywhere, and came up with unlikely solutions such as him being immune to the Flood virus and him being on the Pelican he later linked up with. The ending of the third game either (a) is symbolic of John coming to terms with his friend's death, and imagining it happening then to reconcile with his old memories, or (b) is irrelivent because John will simly imagine him having survived later. Why do other characters interact with Johnson? Because Cortana knows about the halucinations too, but also knows that Johnson is the only thing keeping together John's scarred psyche. She "aids" the illusion a bit with handy voice synth and a few key holographic projections. He leaves at key points in the story because Cortana knows she and John will need their full concentration and therefore she tricks John into beliving he's left. The reason we meet Johnson in Arbiter's level is because the Halo story is told from Master Cheif's perspective and he fills in another character in Arbiter's stories with Johnson. The story being told from John's perspective is also the reason for the wide fandom possesed by Johnson: he was John's favorite "character," too. All of the enimies killed by Johnson were either (a) killed by the Cheif himself, (b) never there in the first place, (c) Cortana's projections, or (d) in reality killed by someone else, possibly someone the Cheif is seeing as Johnson. In short, all of the events of the game involving Johnson are either a hallucination on Master Cheif's part or his recounting of the Arbiter's stories and inserting Johnson, and Cortana plays along and seals possible "cracks" in the illusion.
At some point in the new trilogy, Master Chief will have to go back in timeJust like the security officer in Marathon, John will royally endanger the fabric of space and time. This may involve uncovering horrible secrets beneath the Human and Covenant war, the artificial intelligence constructs, and Earth itself. More importantly what reason to why he still lives.
The Precursors killed the dinosaurs.Hey, if the Forerunners were apparently able to devolve us so we forgot about them, the Flood, and our previous culture, who knows what the Precursors did around the galaxy before then?
The reason the new version of Halo: Fall of Reach listed the Covenant fleet as 700 shipsThat quote from Lord Hood in Halo 2: "The fleet that attacked Reach was 50 times the size of this one." The fleet he's speaking of consisted of 14 ships. Multiply 14 by 50 - you get 700. Could also be because of their fetish for 7
Mendicant Bias's "Atonement"If you've read the last Terminal in Halo 3 on Legendary, you saw that Mendicant Bias claimed he would "keep the path stable". I'm sure we've all assumed he meant holding together the Halo when it was being fired or fending off enemies offscreen, but what if the "path" is the Portal? I believe that Mendicant Bias "set" (or programmed, or whatever) the Portal to drop the Chief off at the Forerunner world we saw in the Legendary ending and the beginning of Halo 4. Which leads to my second WMG, that...
... We're Going to See Forerunners in the New TrilogyRead the above WMG. In the last Terminal, Mendicant Bias stated you would be an example of his change of heart for his former masters to see. But how would the Forerunners know of his atonement in saving Chief? Because, if he sent Chief to that Forerunner world, as I stated above I believe he did, he must have known that Forerunners would be there to find Chief and learn of his attempt at atonement. What do you think?
The Secret to Defeating the FloodIn Halo: Cryptum, we learned that ancient Humans discovered how to destroy to Flood. A geas was placed on Chakas which would eventually uncover said secret. However, since the Forerunners had to activate the Halos, we can assume that they never found out said secret. But in the new Forerunner Saga book, Primordium, Chakas appears to be conversing with the "last Reclaimer". Now, here's what I think: in the new Reclaimer Trilogy, the galaxy will face a resurgence of Flood, possibly with extragalactic origins. Chief will find Chakas, learn the secret, and permanently wipe out the Flood. What do you think?
The Rookie's last name is DanteConsidering that there is a lot of symbolism in ODST refering to Inferno, this one actually has a lot of weight. We know that the Rookie has the initials J.D.. He's led around by an AI/Engineer thing named Vergil. The audio logs, which the player finds, subtly refer to the Seven Deadly Sins, and karmic punishments for them. Add this up, and the odds of the players name being Lance Corporal Jonathan Dantes (or some other J name) gets much higher.
Call of Duty takes place before Halo
Either John or Lord Hood will be involved in rescuing Halsey from Paragonsky.Think about it, three of Halsey's Spartan Twos saw her get kidnapped in Glasslands, and had some major issues with it. Imagine how John would feel. One of the Spartan Twos is going to tell Lord Hood, and he's going to find where she is and either send a Spartan II or John (If he gets back to UNSC Space) to rescue her. Or perhaps I am just doing some wishful thinking.
The Didact will be the main antagonist in Halo 4, and perhaps the entire Reclaimer TrilogyFrom what I understand, The Didact is able to possess other Forerunner, as he does in Halo: Cryptum. Who's to say he didn't cryogenically freeze other Forerunner or shield some in a Forerunner shield world for that very purpose? He could jump from body to body. Also, Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary's terminals were confirmed to be related to Halo 4, and in the last in-game terminal, 343 Guilty Spark talks of The Librarian and how it is she who kept her husband the Didact in line. He also says something rather ominous hinting at that, saying that if he were still around, humans just might prefer the Flood. Even though Guilty Spark never explicitly says The Didact's name, he does reference someone related to the Librarian and at the end it shows the Didact's symbol for a split second.
The Spirit of Fire and its crew will play a part in the Reclaimer TrilogyWith the loss of the studio who made Halo Wars, an actual sequel seems extremely unlikely. However, there's nothing stopping the SOF and her crew of badasses from making appearance in future games. Perhaps the Forward Unto Dawn won't be the only drifting, driveless, Human Popsicle-carrying ship to get drawn in by the Forerunner Planet?
Halo takes place in the same universe as Warhammer 40,000——and Warhammer 40,000 is a "prequel" to the Halo seriesWhy? There was once an Ancient human civilization that achieved a considerable level of technological sophistication, achieving interstellar travel and conquering many planets. They apparently declared war on many alien races they encountered. You might ask: How? Wasn't the Imperium of Man besieged from all sides in WH 40 K? The thing is here that the final downfall of the Imperium occurred 10,000-20,000 after WH 40 K. It is quite possible that The Emperor was revived as a "God of Order"(perhaps by the Star Child theory) at the end of M42 and was able to beat back Chaos following the "Time of Ending", ushering in a new era for humanity. However, in this final battle, most of the original races of the Galaxy were destroyed, leaving room for others to evolve, and the Imperium loses most of it's territory. Therefore, with the help of the God-Emperor(and perhaps the revival and return of the Loyalist Primarchs as well) as a presence in the War, they were able to rediscover old technology and go on a second "Great Crusade". However after another 10,000 they were destroyed by the Forerunners, which destroyed all knowledge of Warp Travel after their defeat, which is why neither the Emperor or Chaos have any impact on the Halo Universe——they were totally cut off from this plane of existance.
Chief will warp back to a universe where Cortana never was createdAll intelligent life will be, at the least one-hundred seventeen years behind in technology. Compared to the current one which lay in ruin. John 117 will be in cryostasis on board a woefully outdated "Marathon Class Cruiser" with no name. This'd be Halo 6's story beginning by the way. Well the Covenant board and Keyes, whom is much more lean and simple, muses on how their enemy was always quicker. Characters such as Cortana and all monitors no longer exist. As if humanity wasn't there yet, technologically. Halo is more of an incomplete ovular ring, resembling Forerunner technology at third lowest stage in advancement. Its surface is one seemingly endless city, similar to those seen throughout Bungie's Marathon series. John is well aware that gods (precursors) had gave intelligent life another chance. Eventually he finds out the Flood never happened in this dimension, and that Halo's real purpose (Parallel universe, mind you) is to preserve life when billions of years pass by closing everything.
The Rookie is a Spartan 1.1Just a personal theory of mine, but one I think could fit. We know he has a mysterious past with significant sections seemingly covered up or deliberately erased. This would make sense if he spent much of his early life dodging ONI in a manner not unlike Janissary James, and by the time he joins the marines late in the war he likely suspects they're no longer after him or no longer cares as he knows how poorly the war is going. This background also explains his extremely rapid recruitment into the elite ODST and selection alongside veteran operators for an extremely critical operation, as he's flat out better then any of his baseline peers could hope to be. The other guys were badasses true, but they're working together and with other UNSC forces during the game and we can assume "in story" that these other forces were quite competent and helped allot. The Rookie however murders and sneaks his way across an entire covenant occupied city solo, and him being a 1.1 would make this considerably more believable. There's also stuff like him somehow surviving his crash, jumping from a building, etc. It might also explain his extremely quiet nature as he's just become conditioned to hiding his true capabilities and identity from everyone leading to a naturally very withdrawn and aloof personality.
The wolf-faced planet in Halo Primordium houses an ancient evilThough it's not close enough to be released, it should only be a matter of time when another battle that takes place at the planet causes a Spartan IV to discover its core properties. When this happens, an incarnation of Precursor entities similar to Marathon Infinity's ancient evil is released, sending Infinity's crew and several other Frigates into a singularity generated by this abomination. It's basically Marathon all over again yes.
Gravemind is...A Floodform Piranha Plant. Nuff said.
Just as the Didact had his personality imprinted on Bornstellar...The Librarian, using her skill with Geas, imprinted her personality upon Dr. Halsey's, and by extension Cortana's distant ancestor before she perished with the whole Halo ring detonation. It adds up, since there can be parallels drawn between the two. Each of them are considered incredibly smart, and in the case of only Cortana, they have a good sense of humor to boot. Dr. Halsey and Cortana have both shown a fondness for the Chief, that could be seen as a mirror to the Librarian and her love for the warrior leader Didact. When the duo come into contact with the Prometheans (Which is what the Didact is and is in command of), that's when Cortana starts becoming more unstable, likely she's seeing these things from a life she, nor her creator, ever experienced.
Halo 5 and/or 6 will see the return of both the Brutes and of the Arbiter-led friendly ElitesJust a prediction. Maybe the Brutes will have gotten their shit together under a new High-Chieftain, and will show up and start making trouble for the Chief in the middle of his next big save-the-day quest. Meanwhile, the Arbiter's faction of Elites will either show up for a Big Damn Heroes moment, or we'll run across them and Mdama's Didact-loyal Elite faction duking it out at some point.
In the end Chief will Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence.Or perhaps evolve into a post-human being due to Librarian's upgrades. Or at least become an AI
What's left of Requiem's core will be transformed into "The Traveler" seen in DestinyChief had his body and mind projected into the scrap fortress of precursor artifacts (a unique Halo ring too) found in Requiems core, where he traveled as a hybrid intelligence among the universes edge.
There will be a group of Spartan IV's that literally replace Noble TeamMost of the Armor in Halo 4 greatly resembles what the Noble Team and Spartan II's (Pathfinder) had worn (Mark VI and Grenadier are inextricably alike), not only that, but the other half will be based on the Spartan II's. This will all happen when the inevitable Sangheili indoctrination starts at Spartan V.
The Infinity will be attacked by Covenant during Spartan Ops.Come on, if the translocation artifact is communicating with the Forerunner engines, and Palmer is shouting not to let anyone through, it has to be this.
A future Halo plot point will focus on the racism against Spartan-IIs.Granted, the Spartans are not a race, but given the shit that Halsey's going through, it's probably going to be one.
Halo 6 will have explicit continuity after Halo 5.Using the canonical laws of Marathon, Halo 6 will continue after 5, but at an explicit, non-linear level. Master Chief and a group of unlikely alliances embark on a random-ass journey that spans galactic fringes ala Bornstellar and Chakas. It will end with the chief saving the Greater Ark from destruction using an unaccounted for Precursor artifact. Its post-credits scene shows an archaically stop-motion cave drawing that retells the entire Halo 6 story, leaving what happens after, open ended.
The Covenant remnant are giving all their soldiers SPARTAN-like augmentations.
Guilty Spark will return in either Halo 5 or 6.Recap for those who don't read the books: Guilty Spark was found and has taken an ONI ship to search for the Librarian, who he believes is still alive. The new trilogy is focusing on the Forerunners, and we've met the Librarian, who has changed Chief's DNA. I'm guessing Spark's search will lead him to Chief because of his interaction with the Librarian. If he doesn't return, we'll at LEAST meet another monitor. Besides, who's going to be our blue AI sidekick now that Cortana is gone?
Halo occurs in the same universe as Star Wars. The Forerunner are the CelestialsTwo benevolent precursor species, mysteriously vanished, leaving behind only a legacy of astroengineering? Sounds like long lost brothers to me.
The unidentified vessel on Installation 04 was telling a fable, and none of the events really happenedNot only this, but 343 Guilty Spark underwent rampancy and deep hibernation, adding further onto his complex dream.
Halo 5 will reintroduce friendly covenantThe Covenant in halo 4 were a relatively small group of renegade cultists trying to bring the old covenant back to its pre-human contact status. If the human-Sangheili alliance still stands after the Covenant-civil war, then we get to see human friendly Elites once more. In addition to this we can see friendly grunts and hunters. There can also be a possibility of a friendly Jiralhanae (Brute), who might be a Urdnot Wrex expy, who is concerned aboutthe future survival of his race and is tired of the constant bloodshed that dominates Brute society. Finally there could be a individual or small group of San 'Shyuum, who had recently discovered the revelation of the ancestors of humans and San 'Shyuum were once allies against the forerunners. Because of this fact they are trying to teach humanity the means to make and sustain the technology that was once used by the covenant, before the knowledge is lost forever
The Master Cheif has extraordinarily good reflexes, but isn't aware of them.I'm talking about even before his augmentations. Cortana and Dr. Halsley comment on Master Chief's luck. But there is no such thing as luck, unless they're trying to instill something supernatural. If it was true luck, it wouldn't be consistent. So, in order to have consistent luck, he must have really good reflexes. But he isn't fully aware of it, he just does it. That's why it appears as luck. For example, in the first book where Halsey flipped the coin. He subconsciously knew which side was up before he opened his palm, but since he was not consciously aware of it, it appeared as a lucky guess.
The Flood were created and unleashed by the Reapers millions of years ago.As noted before, the Flood's overall purpose and method are alarmingly similar to that of the Reapers (Read: Total assimilation and destruction of all organic life). Given their potency, the Flood could have been engineered by the Reapers during some of the earlier Galactic Extinction Cycles to serve as pacifiers and agents against organic resistance. Hell, maybe they were used to infect species so the Reapers could harvest them into one of their own. Maybe by the time of the Protheans, the Flood had been eradicated by an earlier race, so the Reapers were forced to rely on Indoctrination and Husks/Collectors. We never hear of the Inusannon's war against the Reapers, so anything's possible. The Gravemind could be an indoctrinated and mutated remnant of a harvested race, in a similar fashion to the Collector General.
The Flood outbreaks during Halo and Halo 2 were unintended by the Flood yet welcomeand The Domain is the Flood conciousness.The Gravemind shows memories of his past life before the Halo firing in the Forrunner/Flood war. The reason the Didact was unable to access the Domain is because all Graveminds were destroyed and when one had formed during Halos 1 and 2 due to an unintentional breach of containment It had every reason to keep Didact from regaining his sanity. Infact The Didact's insanity was the true end goal of The Flood/Precursors not the accidental Flood breach during Halo and Halo 2 which merely was a welcome(to The Flood/Precursors) accident.
John is a Virgin Child, or the False MessiahSpecifically, he's a figure in many religious aspirations/visions of apocalypse; including the elusive false Jesus. It's easier to assume all Spartan II's and III's are existing through a higher power. Master Chief speaks, walks, and acts as if he's only half-conscious (but this is difficult to substantiate because we never seen his face). Everywhere the false messiah goes a path of epic destruction follows, a virgin child is capable of miracles. John could have both anomalies however.
Guilty Spark wasn't going to wipe out the entire galaxy in the events of HaloIn the ending of Halo 3, you see the rebuilt Installation 04 go off just as Arbiter and the Chief are about to go through slipspace. But since Chief gets left behind yet lives, then the pulse didn't reach him. Implying that you can, in fact, do a smaller pulse that only kills all life in, say, a solar system. This is what Spark was trying to do, merely kill-sat the solar system to stop the Flood from spreading. Of course, that would have killed the Chief, but still. The Remnant whose last name is _dama and uses bucketloads of cunning and strategic skill to run circles around a theoretically superior enemy.