This is the Wild Mass Guessing page for Red vs. Blue.
Church/ Alpha's original (pre-team kill) body was actually a real personThis person was mind raped and tortured until it had no personality of itself, then had Alpha put into him. If this is true, it makes the Director even more of a monster.
Caboose was a FreelancerCaboose was an AI agent, and he sided with Tex when she tried to find the Alpha. While Tex was searching for Alpha, Caboose was caught. Caboose had his memory wiped, which damaged his intellectual capacity. Note that in his early appearances, Caboose did not have his trademark voice impediment. It was only when Omega possessed him that he degenerated into an idiot. However, no other Omega possessee suffered an intelligence decrease. (ex. Doc) However, Agent Carolina went insane after getting two AI's. Since Caboose only would have had the memory of an AI, he would have only been damaged slightly. Caboose being a Freelancer would explain lots of things about BGC, such as why Caboose arrived in the gulch with a F.I.L.S.S. operated tank, why the Director would let Tex visit the gulch after Sidewinder, why F.I.L.S.S always referred to Caboose as "Mister Caboose", and not by his rank (although it is possible that Caboose has no rank) and why he could teleport when he was sneaking into Red base. Also, Caboose is possibly the biggest badass in the gulch, and he was the one to reactivate Chips. EDIT: more info to support my theory: an unnamed blue Freelancer appears in S9-E13-Planning the Heist (visible at 0:56)
Caboose wasn't a Freelancer... because he was a SPARTANThis would certainly explain his enhanced strength and lack of social skills. Also, in his bio it's mentioned that Caboose was raised on the moon, had 18 siblings, and was the first member of his family to attend high school... which at first seems like some sort of hillbilly/redneck crack, but would actually make sense if Caboose was raised as part of a Spartan creche. Presumably he either escaped or washed out during training, and ended up attempting to re-integrate into society to the best of his (limited) ability.
Caboose is Obfuscating Stupidity.
Red Vs Blue is Halo canonI know there's no need for it to be, it would just be kind of neat for Bungie to include Rv B in the Halo canon. Looking at peoples arguments against this I've found a few major points, which I will list and dispel here: 1. Everyone is wearing Spartan armor. (A): Of course they are. The show is based around a giant training exercise for Freelancers. Freelancers are just another branch of the Spartan-II program. Wash mentions that there were a number of programs that the military was looking at as a "magic bullet". Whatever part of the Spartan program that John-117 was in just worked. The Freelancer program was just poorly planned, but it would explain why everyone has Spartan armor. What better way to train your troops then putting them up against individuals with similar equipment? 2. Nobody recognizes the Elites. (A): Wrong. Tex and Wyoming do. They attempt to exploit this at the end of The Blood Gulch Chronicles, but Andy blows them up. The others had probably never seen actual combat experience, as made clear in Revelation. Besides, Grif references Master Chief blowing up the whole Covenant Armada in the first episode. 3. It's too goofy. (A): I disagree, but I'll refute this point anyway. Yes, the first five seasons are goofy. But what starts out as a ridiculous show with excessive amounts of Deus ex Machina to move the plot along becomes a large conspiracy that explains why the beginning was so silly. It was all simulation, and the organization running it had more important things to do than keep up an effective illusion. Plus, everything since the Blood Gulch Chronicles has been played fairly straight. The CHARACTERS are wacky, but the plot is compelling and serious. Plus, it would explain why, despite their apparent ineptitude, several of the characters are really quite good at killing. They were the bottom of their class in one of the Spartan programs, which still places them above regular soldiers. In conclusion, here's the timeline:
The Meta is a genetically engineered human and Covenant hybrid.
The next season will cover what Tucker and Donut were doing between Blood Gulch and Relocated.Besides tying up loose ends such as Donut's and Tucker's envolvement at the temple, it would let the events of the Recollection trilogy settle better in the minds of the viewers before any continuation of the series proper. Plus, it would give the Rooster Teeth crew time to plan for any future seasons set after Revelation.
During the time jump they only went a few years into the future.Think about it, how else is it that pretty much nothing had really changed in the jump. It explains how Sheila wasn't all rusted up by the time they arrived and that the war was still going on. Also why would they have started their whole scheme to control the aliens hundreds of years later.
Caboose doesn't use his brain at all anymore.This explains both his increasing stupidity, his brain's sarcastic depiction of sister despite Caboose properly knowing her in life, and his remembering Church despite the lack of his mental avatar. Caboose, upon Church's lack of existence in his brain, decided, instead of losing his best friend, decided to simply not think anymore. His brain is now forced to fend for itself with what little it can pick up from conversations.
Tex was being sarcastic about her codename being Nevada, and her codename is really Texas.Tex, being named Tex, saw the stupidity in the question when Tucker asked what state she was named after, and thusly gave the name of a random state, which happened to be Nevada. Her codename is, of course, Texas, since Delta and Wyoming refer to her as either Tex, or Allison, but never as Agent Nevada, in fact Delta says her name is Agent Texas.
Blood Gulch was just a place for the respective armies to send their most worthless soldiers, the ones they wanted to get rid of without resorting to either courts martial or outright murder.It may be countermanded partially by the revelations of Reconstruction, but this was this troper's working theory since the first season of Rv B. When you consider how utterly useless pretty much every personality on the Red and Blue teams is, it's hard to imagine them all having been put in the same worthless, out-of-the-way place by anything other than a direct intent to remove them from play altogether.
The Sidewinder incident never happened.Church's time in Sidewinder mentioned in season one is actually a false memory, created to disguise the original attempt by a number of Freelancers to liberate the Alpha. The many deaths of one particular side, Tex and Omega's presence, Church being left alive, and Church's subsequent relocation shortly there after were, in reality, the results of the attempt to free the Alpha. After the attempt was repelled, Command altered the events greatly, changing them into an original posting gone horribly wrong, before hiding the Alpha away in Blood Gulch
Church did not, in fact, wait a thousand years for Gamma to build a teleporter to Blood Gulch.
The event that led to the line "Man, poor Florida" was the episode "Dethgov" in MetalocalypseIn that episode, Nathan Explosion, Dethklok's singer, was elected governor of Florida. (Long story.) By the time he had left office, most of Florida was abandoned, due to a failing economy from inflation, general anarchy, and Hurricane Scrambles the Death Dealer. After all that, perhaps it was decided that Florida was a lost cause and abandoned, which is why Florida was no longer a state, and therefore, many years later, not used as a Freelancer codename.
Jason Penopolis grows up, obtains the nickname "Caboose," and joins the Blue Army.
Red vs Blue Reconstruction
The Meta is trying to make an AlphaDelta said that they would be better describe as "Fragments". The Meta, being a Freelancer, knew about Alpha and is gathering all the AIs; he'll combine them and then have an Alpha. I haven't got what he plans to do with it.
Donut was kicked out of the Red Army for being gay.After the Blood Gulch Chronicles, the Blood Gulch soldiers split up and went to more efficient outposts. Simmons stated "don't ask, don't tell," in season one, so apparently the army doesn't accept homosexuals in this version of the future. They did not accept Donut's flamboyant homosexuality anymore than Caboose's team killing or Grif and Simmons selling their team's ammo to the blues. So, as soon as it was discovered by the army that Donut was gay they kicked him out.
Sarge is Peppy Hare from Starfox.He is an insane old man shouting useless advice with a Texan accent and his name has been hidden to the point of a lampshade hung during an alternate ending. Methinks someone from Nintendo has been taking money under the table from Bill Gates.
Junior is going to become the template for Tucker's KoboldsThis has no basis except that it's a diminuitive creature associated with a guy named Tucker, but hell, this is WMG. So, he's gonna develop ingenious traps and snipe at PC races.
Battle Creek was a testing ground for a robot armyIn episode 16, there are no such things as ghosts or the supernatural. Which means there probably isn't any such things as soldiers that die and come back to life at the sound of a magical trumpet. They're robots, who's sole purpose is to kill each other over and over to test fighting tactics. The trumpet is what reactivates them, it tells them to reboot. Also, all the robots are run by the AI Sigma. The Alpha is Church, and then we've met Gamma, Omega, Delta, and now Epsilon, but there was one that Washington mentioned that we haven't met yet, Sigma. Sigma represents creativity. What better way to test the creativity part than giving it a bunch of respawning minions and have them kill each other over and over to view different battle tactics.
Grif actually was responsible for the deaths of the Blues in his new place.You know that Soldier Poison that Sarge couldn't get? Grif requisitioned it, spiked the ammo, then sold the ammo to the other team.
Meta and Church are gonna throw down at the end of Reconstruction.Church is the Alpha, who got all the aspects of his personalities ripped apart. The meta is gathering all the personalities, so he's becoming closer and closer to what Church once was. Church is gonna kill him, get the personalities, and become his old self. It should be interesting how this will affect him.
The Meta is Tex.The Meta is said to be agent Maine, but who said Tex didn't simply possess him? Tex can exist without a body, so she must be an AI as well, presumably Sigma. She must be trying to gather all the AI to combine them and reform the Alpha. This could be to aid the Alpha, or it could be to rebel against the Alpha, since Sigma is the one for creativity, it/she could be trying to build a completely independent AI.
Church will become Wash's AI.Once he gathers a few more pieces of himself back together and/or accepts he's Alpha, some sort of situation will crop up where either his body is destroyed and he can't get a new one or they can only get one person in somewhere and both he and Washington will need to go there, so he'll need to use Wash's AI port.
Wash was the original mental template for Alpha.A.I. have to be an impression of someone's mind. Why not someone already in the Freelancer program? It could explain another angle of his hatred of the Director and the program.
The Meta was the original mental template for Alpha.Could explain the desire to recombine the Freelancer A.I. Maybe the Meta believed in the beginning that if it could gather and merge all the A.I. it could get its mind back. While unduly aggressive, it actually hasn't killed many people yet - it left Caboose alive and Wash as well when it could have easily killed both.
Caboose or Grif will kill the MetaCaboose because, well, if all the fragments are collected it will be a second Church, like said above. Who is the utmost expert in killing Church? Caboose.
Church created an AI Tex using his own memories and Omega's and destroyed Cabooses mind in the processCaboose was moderately smart before Omega, Church and Tex left his mind. Tex was found in Lopez, who fixed himself right after church left, and Tex is known for having affinity with fixing stuff. "Tex" did not know anything that Church didn't. This Tex was probably temporary. When they joined O'Malley in Caboose's head, iTex merged with the Caboose/Omega's mental image of Tex (Which would have been perfect) Thus, aChurch and iTex inadvertantly "took some of the furniture" when they left.
Caboose was the original mental template for the A.I.s.His Mind was removed in order to create Alpha. He was placed in Blood Gulch by the Creators of Alpha to reabsorb the A.I.s there.(probably more than one) When that didn't work they created the Meta to reabsorb all the AIs and return to Caboose. The Freelancers are opposing them because they want to keep the A.I.s.
The template for the Alpha was... ChurchChurch points out in 17 that he has memories of his childhood, the girl back home, ect. He also was in a human body at the beginning of the series. Normally, that would make the Alpha information a little unlikely. However, if Church was the holding place for an AI based off himself, not only would no-one notice on a brainscan, but his transition to "Ghost" would be nearly inperceptable to an observer, personalitywise.
Church is a perfect shotThe problem is that he's unconsciously affected by his programming as the Alpha. Every time he tries to kill someone, he unconsciously readjusts his aim so that he misses. Hence, he was unable to shoot the Freelancer guard at point blank range, but had no difficulty in shooting off Caboose's toe back in Season Two. The difference is in the intent; killing force is a no go, but a nonlethal injury is perfectly fine. Granted, Church did manage to kill Wyoming, but it didn't take. It's not completely implausible that Church unconsciously knew that Wyoming would survive, so his programming didn't interfere. He could be the greatest sniper in history, with Improbable Aiming Skills to put Tex to shame (see his ricochet shot on the Meta), but his programming simply won't let him kill anyone. This is presumably because the Freelancers don't want Church killing their assets. But regardless, this troper is of the opinion that given the nature of Reconstruction, Rooster Teeth couldn't possibly pass up the opportunity to deconstruct one of their longest running gags.
Tex was always an AI.The series finale revealed that the Alpha A.I. was derived from Dr. Leonard Church, who confessed painful memories of a lost loved one - Tex. When the Alpha was tortured to pieces to create Project Freelancer's A.I. stock, these memories naturally coalesced into a fragment that was a pretty good "echo" of the original Tex. The same techniques used to make the Alpha think he was the original Church were used to make this Tex-fragment think she was the original as well. After all, Wash mentioned how Tex was always the Director's favorite... The pairing with Omega? This is the Director, after all, so nostalgia was likely overridden by curiosity over what would happen when two A.I.s were put in the same shell.
Church survived the EMP blast.The EMP was said and shown to knock offline and erase all computer systems - but "ghost" Church seems to be a free-floating hologram rather than being stored in any kind of computer system, so it wouldn't affect him. Being in the process of possessing the Meta at the time might kill this theory, but since the AIs were so important to him, he might have upgraded his AI modules with some kind of EMP protection.
Church will become the single most badass being in the entire RvB universe.The Reconstruction finale showed the other AIs all merging into Church as he moved to possess the Meta. Much earlier, Washington had mentioned that those AIs are what allow the Freelancers to make effective use of their armour's special abilities in the first place. Thus, if Church could get a proper possession of the Meta, he could make just as much use of all the special abilities, which is one of the things that made the Meta so powerful in the first place. Add in the fact that the combination of that many AIs in one place would actually be a reintegration of Church's personality, rather than insanity-inducing as it was for the Meta, and that just makes him more dangerous.
The AI Sigma will be explored more thoroughly in a sequel series, and will have been used similarly to Alpha with at least one other AI split off from it.That Washington made specific mention of Sigma when talking about how Alpha was broken up, rather than any of the other already-known AIs, suggests that it's somehow important and will be revisited. 'Creativity' is already a fairly broad label for a split-persona, and Sigma has the possibility of "lunate sigma" being used as a plot-point.
The AI Psi will be revealed to possess Psychic Powers.C'mon. What creator could possibly resist that kind of a pun?
Church IS a ghost. The Director is the AlphaIsn't it a bit odd that Wash, when the computer node for the director comes up, acts like he's talking to the Director in person? And Church had a girl back home who WASN'T Tex. Could it be that Church is the ghost of the template for Alpha, which was used to direct the project as a precautionary measure?
Church's "original" body (the one that Caboose team-killed) was a Freelancer.Every other AI was partnered with a Freelancer - Omega/Tex, Gamma/Wyoming, Delta/York and so on. Why should Alpha be any different? However, because of Alpha's natural possession ability and heavily-fractured personality, said Freelancer was shunted far into the back, with only Church in any real control. To fit with Alpha being the most important AI, this Freelancer's armour ability would have been among the most powerful. Unfortunately, since a consequence of this ability was a weakness to tank fire, we never got to see it in action.
The "girl back home" Church mentioned didn't exist.She was actually just a residual memory of the loved one the original Director lost. Because of the fragmented and limited nature of the memories, he doesn't remember her death.
The Red Vs Blue war was a training program for Freelancers.Consider that every Freelancer we've seen is strange in some way. Wyoming was an Amoral ***, Wash obviously has some deep seated issues(That may or may not have predated the implantation of Epsilon, Maine apparently got it into his head to gather all the A.I.s together despite likely knowing the failure that was before. All The Freelancers, in one way or another, are all Bunny Ears Lawyers. They are quirky but also incredibly competent in one way or another. Now consider who the only two truly competent soldiers in Blood Gulch were, due to some hidden skill. Tucker was a crack shot with incredible eyesight and observational skills which he Claims were because of his never getting his hands on the sniper rifle. Donut has a great throwing arm and great endurance in foot travel. They were selected by Command and Project Freelancer for some purpose yet unknown, though we do know that Tucker was sent to look for something after his cameo in Reconstruction.
The Director is Epsilon.At the end of Reconstruction 19 The Director says his mind is more full of memory than hope. Epsilon is memory. He would have all the memories of Leonard Church later on as well. We never see The Director. Epsilon could be transmitting his voice as The Director. It's possible something happened to the real Director and Epsilon was the only one who had the capability to take over due to having the memories. That would also explain why The Director is so set that he did nothing wrong in torturing Alpha since he was torturing himself - Epsilon IS Alpha, or his memories anyway, which means he did torture himself in a roundabout way. Other A.I. in universe aren't considered the same person as they are cloned off of, so why would Alpha be any different? To refer to Alpha as himself, The Director might be a shard of Alpha, i.e. the only one who had the memories of both the torture and the justification behind it. He also seemed to understand perfectly when Wash knew what was going on ("It was Epsilon, wasn't it.") almost as if he expected it. Plus why would Epsilon have the codes to activate the failsafe? Those wouldn't have been set until the A.I. were a confirmed danger, which was why Epsilon was removed from Wash. Why would Epsilon have the codes unless he had set them? Also, The Director wasn't bothered that he was going to be arrested because he knew The Chairman couldn't find him - because he's at Blue Base in Valhalla with Caboose about to be implanted into a body.
Epsilon is in CabooseCaboose's erratic behaviour, sudden intelligence, and sudden...creepiness in Relocated, as well as the way he snuck up on Simmons and spied on the Reds is definitely not like him. Thus he could have implanted Epsilon into himself rather than into Tex's old body—as he has done something with Epsilon by the end of 'Reconstruction'', but Tex's body is still uninhabited.
Church upon fusing with the Meta is JesusHe is the Alpha and the Omega. (And several others as well, but that's beside the point.)
Tucker is part Alien nowSuperhuman hearing and eyesight? Badass sniping skills without any prior experience with a sniper rifle? Take note that these things happened after Junior was born. Something tells me the Alien did more than just impregnate Tucker with a parasitic embryo.
The Church and and Tex seen in the Recreation Trailer are not the normal Tex and Church we knowIn middle of the trailer for Recreation, a white Church is seen observing the reds, who then meets up with Tex to observe Caboose. It should be noted that neither of them act normally. Tex is very nice and caring toward Church, and while Church isn't exactly positive, his words lack their usual air of Caustic Snark. This has lead me to believe that neither of them is exactly as they were. My two leading theories are that either these are the "Ghosts" or some other preserved form of the Original Leonard Church and Tex (Who the AI ones we know were based off of), or that Church is the recombined "Alpha-Church", hence his much less sarcastic attitude, and the Tex we see is either her AI Ghost (No idea why she's so nice if this is the case) or some sort of "spun-off" AI from him, either from his recovered memories of Original Tex, or a simple construct he's made so he's not constantly by himself.
When he returns Church will not be as awesome as we think he'll beThis came to me a while back, but only in checking this page just now have I remembered. Above, we have a theory that church will become really badass. And yes, this could happen, but coupled with the Recreation trailer, I propose the opposite theory. Being Reintegrated, AI Church is now probably a whole mind again (Minus previous memories, since Epsilon is yet to be recovered), and probably still has the possession thing. However, the Freelancer's abilities all come from armor modifications, so just by being whole, Church has no access to Active Camo, Time Stops or any of those other abilities, since he has no body. One guesses that whatever happened to the Meta has recreated Church accurately enough to essentially pick up right where Alpha-Church left off.
The 'Recreation' in the new series title is actually 'Re-creation'Meaning something will be recreated for a new war.
Wash's plan was not to destroy the other AI in the Meta, it was to steal themWe know Wash dislikes AI. However, the reason he never uses them is because if any of them noticed what is inside his head, he'd be killed for knowing too much. If all of the AI, or at least all of the ones that are good at killing people, were under his control, his life would be a lot easier. If Church and the Meta were pulled into Epsilon somehow, he would have an "inside man" to help him.
The alternate endings for Episode 100 as well as the April Fools stories were all stories that Caboose told EpsilonCaboose couldn't remember those parts, so he just went ahead and made them up. The correct ending was extrapolated by Epsilon.
Vic is Alpha's tendency to be a dick.Assuming Vic is an AI fragment, he represents his ability to be a general Jerk Ass without being violent and aggressive. Alternatively, he's his passive aggression while Omega is his active aggression.
Sheila was one of the AI Fragments, but not Sigma.Remember, she first introduced herself to Church as "Phyllis" before changing it to Sheila. She's actually Phi. She's Alpha's technical skill. Consider - he's hit a single target, by accident outside of Wyoming's time loop, and hasn't driven any vehicle or used any technology competently on screen! While Revelation reveals that Sheila is a copy of a program called F.I.L.L.S, pronounced "Phyllis", Project Freelancer was only issued a single artificial intelligence. Sheila/F.I.L.L.S. is easily as capable as other A.I. such as Theta, Delta, or Omega. If they could requisition A.I.-level programs but not A.I. themselves for such projects... why all the futzing around with reverse-engineering split personalities? It's risky, and contrary to the Director's stated results-oriented strategy. (He could be wrong or lying; as he told the Chairman a large part of all of this WAS to punish/redeem himself for letting Allison die, as Dr. Church saw it. )
Tucker is actually a Freelancer.When he has the chance to fight, Tucker proves to be as tough as freelancer characters such as Tex and Wash, if not more so. And seeing as he was the only person in Blood Gulch to realise Church was an AI, including Church himself, that probably makes him smartest by default. He just seems too competent to be a regular Blood Gulch soldier.
Tucker's abilities are the result of the sword.The sword is a religious artifact with abilities beyond simply being a weapon. While it has only definitely shown the ability to work as a key, it granted immunity to temporal manipulation makes more sense than alien DNA, especially since the aliens have never shown that ability themselves. Additionally, having a weapon that can kill or dismember with a single hit makes you much more of a threat in close combat, regardless of skill.
Church will remember what happened in Blood Gulch and Reconstruction, but he'll remember Caboose's version of events.Epsilon is Alpha's memory, but Epsilon wasn't around during most of the first six seasons. Epsilon only heard Caboose's version of events, which are likely to be completely inaccurate. Epsilon will fill in Church's memory so he remembers what happened to him as the Alpha, but Church will only remember what Epsilon remembers/heard.
The AI are all connected through Epsilon, and Epsilon merely broadcasts them.You cannot copy an AI, and this is stressed multiple times. However, they managed to fracture one, and it resulted in the Freelancer AI. Since the fractures are still all part of the same AI, they must still have a connection to each other. Wash apparently knows everything about the Freelancer project. This can be attributed to his memory, but also he could have perceived through the other AI. When Epsilon "Killed himself" this was merely another split-off from the original. Fast-forward to Church and Tex. Both have had their bodies blown to pieces and yet somehow their programs weren't even remotely compromised. They could have been broadcasting from their bodies, but I don't think that sounds feasible. If Epsilon was their basis, then that would allow them to survive the explosions entirely undamaged. Next, let's look at the library, when Church was having flashbacks imposed by Epsilon. This is the largest piece of evidence, since they are connected somehow. Finally, Washington wanted to stop the Meta, and probably didn't want to kill Church. If the EMP disrupted Epsilon's signal, then all of the AI that had split would default back to him.
Church and Tex are both trapped inside the Meta.
There are now two ChurchesOne is still inside the Meta, One is inside the laser-face bot.]]
The Meta will do a Heel-Face TurnHe currently has Church, the Alpha, in his mind (Assuming the above is true). There's no reason for him to be killing anybody, unless he doesn't know. Church will accept he is the Alpha (as he still currently believes he is "a motherfucking ghost"), and convince the Meta that it doesn't need to kill anymore to find him. Presumably (read: hopefully) the Meta will then kill Washington.
CT is the freelancer ConneticutCT is a shortened form of Conneticut, and lot's of freelancers have probably gone rogue after Church and Wash trashed command.
One of the AI is Leonard's accent.The real Leonard Church had a very distinct drawl, but none of the AI did. As the Alpha broke down and became less coherent, it decided that its accent was a liability. One of the Freelancers felt very cheated.
Washington is only pretending to work with the MetaKind of obvious, but he tells the Chairman that he needs equipment including invisibility and overshields. Chairman says he can point Wash in the right direction. As we've seen, the Meta has both. Wash shoots Donut and Lopez to trick the Meta into thinking he on it's side. Wash will then kill the Meta while it's guard is down, take all the equipment it stole from the freelancers and use Wyomming's time manipulation device to travel back and prevent his past self from killing the Reds.
Wash has his own agenda, separate from Command's and possibly involving finding or piecing together the Alpha.Just because he made a really badass statement doesn't mean he meant it. He was trying to get out of prison, and we know perfectly well he's pulled off similar deceptions in the past. Whatever he's up to now, he's still keeping his real motivations a secret.
Director Leonard Church is, in fact, pre-time skip Church. Alpha Church and post-time skip Tex are the AI he created.Director Leonard Church says, in the epilogue of Reconstruction, that he lost someone very important to him early in life. Keep in mind that the Director is quite old, and he could be speaking of himself losing Tex as a young man. Granted, there are some huge holes in this flaw (didn't Church die first? Wouldn't that indicate he's been the Alpha since then?), but some can be explained away (he never got the chance to serve in battle? Please, you can't actually call what they did in Blood Gulch battle.).
The "Chairman" is actually a UNSC officer who is the Big Good of the series, and the only Reasonable Authority Figure in the series.First time he shows up, he's sending a polite note to the Director, whom he's obviously very suspicious of, but still plans to find out what's going on by the book. Only towards the end, when the Director's excuses for evading his questions grow more cryptic, does the Chairman finally decide to get a warrant and search the building. Then, in Recreation, he offers Wash, a possibly unstable criminal, an offer to get out of jail in exchange for assistance. This Troper thinks that at the end of Resolutions, the Chairman will send in backup for the squad, arrest Wash and put him in an asylum, and probably let the Reds and Blues go free.
Caboose is now a Genius DitzWhen Delta spend a bit time is Cabooses Mind in Reconstruction, he made a few adjustments and repaired some of the damage that happened during the Omega-Arc. Note how "Agent Washingtub" is a pretty close, yet very naive, version of the orginial. The 'Genius' part is knowledge of advanced technology, thats why Caboose could wire Epsilon with the monitor. Problem is that he still has no knowledge of basic technology, leading to explosions and random fire during his experiements in Valhalla.
The whole RVB: Recollections saga is a story being told by Caboose, and when Resolutions ends, they will reveal it and the cast will say how ridiculous it isNot much evidence, just that it would explain the Cerebus Syndrome.
Church really is a ghost nowThe Recreation trailer shows Church in a slightly unusal form. White armour, as we've come to associate with his ghost/A.I form, only it's no longer transparent. Plus in the trailer, keeps moping about being dead. Despite Wash saying there's no such thing as ghosts, Burnie Burns himself once said the trouble with characters who lie is that the audience still believes what they say. Church is now a true ghost. Solid, but presumably unable to be seen by anyone still alive.
Donut is obviously going to surviveHow do I know this? Simple. In Halo Reach, you get jetpacks. Now, assuming RvBgoes to to be filmed in Reach, do you honestly think they'll pass up an opportunity to show Donut with a jetpack?
Donut is/has the Sigma AI.Think about it. Sigma is the Alpha's creativity. How many hours of possible redecorating ideas do you think the reds had to sit through back in Blood Gulch? One to many if onscreen reactions told us anything. Now, Donut was a normal soldier, albeit a bit dimwitted, when he first arrived in Blood Gulch. After getting Tex's grenade to the head, he was airlifted out to receive medical assistance. After he returned in his new lightish-red armor, he obviously changed. This Troper's theory is that Donut was possibly put into something similar to a coma, or simply received enough injury to not fully function on his own. So, seeing no alternative without messing up some part of their overly-complicated plan, Command simply decided to install one of the failed, but still functional and relatively harmless, AI to keep him alive. It's possible that the Alpha's creative side had enough of an 'imagination' to not believe it was a fragment at all, instead nearly becoming one with Donut's mentality, while also keeping it from reacting to Donut being possessed by Church or O' Mally.
Caboose is using Obfuscating StupidityJust two bits I picked up on in Recreation; he incorrectly says Donut's names several times, but also says them correctly. Also, when talking about putting Sarge in a good mood, Caboose suggests that Donut kill "the orange one", yet apparently told Epsilon that Grif was yellow. Whenever Church goes on a journey inside Caboose's mind, he meets up with screwed up images of the rest of the cast; yet this doesn't happen in anyone else's. My theory is that Caboose has been playing everyone for fools since the series began. When he screws up, acts stupid, he's simply reinforcing his cover. However, as shown when trying to convince Donut to kill Grif, he is perfectly capable of getting things right if it can further his goals. Those mental constructs aren't what he really thinks; they're all just a decoy to keep anyone who goes into his mind from finding out his true purpose. Why would, sweet, naive, Michael J Caboose do all of this? He isn't really Caboose. He claims he mistook the recruitment office for a college; he stole his initials, MJC, from Modesto Junior College; a community college in California. This was a Keyser Soze-style plan to trick people. So, with those initials, it would imply he's from California. And who take their names from states? That's right, Caboose is actually the freelancer Agent California. Think about it, why hasn't RT ever introduced a freelancer from the largest state in the US? There's no reason, unless he's been there since the beginning. Watching, waiting. As we know, freelancers tend to have some measure of special abilities; and Caboose is unusually strong. Also, how could someone who's so consitently awful stay on the military payroll? His employer is willing to tolerate the crap he pulls in order to keep his cover as an imbecile. I assume his master plan will unfurl as Revelation continues...
Grif is actually very intelligent and a capable soilder who hides behind a mask to fool everyone into underestimating him who will, when the times right defeat the blues and the Meta and win the war in a blaze of pwnage
Sarge is actually a caring and understanding leader, who's secretly trying to make Grif into a better soldier and future leader by giving him an example of what a leader should not do.
Doc is actually not a medic, but an assassin trying to kill off the Red and Blue teams by treating their wounds badly. The fact that they still live is because he's every bit as incompetant an assassin as he is in his cover identity as a medic.
Donut actually gets all the ladies, however, he had lost a bet with a colleague which forces him to act in a setereotypical manner when he's at work.
Valhalla is/was the testing ground for the A.I BetaBlood Gulch has been referred to as Blood Gulch Outpost number 1 by the Reds, Blood Gulch Outpost Alpha by the Blues and Blood Gulch Outpost 1A by Wash (and presumably the rest of Project Freelancer. And which A.I was sent there? Alpha. Valhalla meanwhile, is referred to as Outpost 17B. If A stands for Alpha, what does B stand for? Beta.
Omega's level of control is inversely proportional to the level of aggression of the host.When Doc, a True Pacifist, got infected, the Omega AI was able to almost completely take over, only allowing Doc a few breif moments of consciousness. When the Omega AI is inside Tex, the most aggressive soldier, it does almost nothing. She seems to be have the exact same personality with or without it (though that may be because she's an AI like Church). Captain Flowers, another pacifist, lost total control as well. When it was inside Caboose though, it didn't seem to have much control. Caboose was only a little more aggressive and psychotic, he didn't lose control.
Church is in total control of the Meta now.At the end of Reconstruction, we saw Chruch, the Alpha, go into the Meta, where most of the other AI were stored. This recontructed (hence the title) the Alpha, making him whole again. This would change Church quite a bit, since he's closer to the doctor that created him. He also likely retained the ability to possess, hence why Maine's greed and psychotic aggression hasn't resurfaced. This explains why he's so calmly working with Washington. Everything the Meta has done are things Church would do, and the way Church would act. He's only fought Reds, nothing out of the ordinary for Church, especially since he missed every shot. Except for punching Doc, but Doc shot first. Also, he's far less aggressive than usual. He seemed hesitant to fight Donut, and only did so when Donut's back was turned. He could've killed Donut any time he wanted to, but he didn't, instead chased Simmons, who is one of the few people that's a threat. He actually seemed to be trying to talk, but for some reason the Meta can't. Washington is the one who's been overly aggressive. The Meta seems mean, but all he's trying to do is get back Epsilon, and thus the rest of Church's memories so he can be completely full. Also note the way he just chased Epsilon-Church around, he didn't even try to shoot him.
"Master Chick" of Haloid is actually Tex.Montyoum is working for Rooster Teeth now.
Sarges behavior is caused by the bullet still stuck in his brain.This is the cause of Sarges "Sargeism". In the beginning Sarge was partly sane and more competent, until Caboose sniped him. Grif may have revived Sarge, but nothing was said that he removed any bullet that probably is still inside his brain. As the series progressed the bullet just kept sinking deeper in his lobes, until Sarge is as we know him today.
The latest series, Revelation, will lead up to a Church vs Church battle.Many ways this can happen, but there are at least two Churches on the board right now. Leonard Church, Director. Epislon Church, A.I. If you count the teaser trailer you have Church, Ghost Thingy. Technically, with episode 6 we see Delta is still around in some form. So that leaves Church, Alpha. Being even more liberal in assigning Churchdom, we have the original Epsilon Unit that is remaining on the ground and still active. Church, E.U. So there are four plausible Churchs, up to five as of ep 6 if you push it, and knowing how hot blooded he can be.....
All the Freelancers are women. Okay, so CT had a masculine voice and turned out to be a woman with a voice filter. Tex had a masculine voice and turned out to be a woman with a voice filter. It's not likely, but possible (hey, this is what the W in WMG is for) that this is true of the other Freelancers, but some (most?) of them just got tired of correcting everybody. Yeah, even the twin brother and sister team dammit. Even Wyoming, whose name is either really Regina or had really fucked up parents...which isn't impossible. The masculine pronoun probably became a running joke or a term of endearment.
C.T. was an AI. He is either a fragment or a copy of Tex. Basing this mostly on similarities. Both C.T and Tex were revealed to be women after they had been introduced and both had voice filters before that. Both were pretty tough freelancers (at least, it is very possible C.T was a freelancer, since C.T. is an abbreviation for Connecticut and Wash knew him) both more serious and straight men compared to the Blood Gulch crew. And C.T was trying to find Epsilon, another AI, even though he might not have known it was an AI. C.T. was another AI based off the Director's old 'loved one.' and he sent C.T. there to acquire Epsilon.
It was Washington's fault that Epsilon almost killed himselfWashington didn't treat Epsilon like a person and ignored his AI's traumatic experiences. He never took seriously all the signs that pointed to Epsilon being depressed and even goaded him into killing himself. When Epsilon finally attempted to commit suicide and was removed from Washington's head, Washington immediately felt guilty afterward and at that point on, decided to take down the Director himself. This explains Epsilon's reaction upon seeing Washington in Revelations.
Captain Butch Flowers used to be in the Special ForcesTucker asked Tex if she used to be in the Special Forces. This suggests that black armor is not exclusive to Freelancers. We also see plenty of Freelancers with other colours of armor. Flowers' teal armor, now Tucker's armor, used to be black. When he quit the special forces, he used an ineffective method to change this special forces armor to teal. Alternatively, most armor have some method of protection against turning black when going through the teleporter and black armor were excluded cause... they're already black. This is why Tucker's teal armor keeps turning black every time he goes through the teleporter.
Shiela is just messing with Caboose's headAt the very beginning of Episode 10 of Revelations, Shiela calls for security against Tex, but when Caboose asks her to intervene and save the Reds, she claims that she can't compromise the simulation. However, she makes it clear that she knows that Tex is part of the "simulation" and, being the AI system for the entire facility, would know that there shouldn't even be any sort of simulation currently happening. She can intervene if she wants to, she just likes confusing Caboose.
Alpha is inside the Epsilon storage unitWhen Epsilon asks Caboose if they need the storage unit to put him in a body, Caboose says no and Epsilon decides to leave it where it is. But the camera lingers on it and if you listen carefully, it still makes the sound it made when Epsilon was inside. Last time we saw Alpha, he was outside blue base at Valhalla, planning to "get started". My bet is that he tried to merge with Epsilon by going inside the storage unit, but something went wrong. When Caboose put Epsilon in the monitor body, Alpha was somehow trapped in the storage unit. And now, Meta and Wash are about to find it.
the series will end with a blue in recon beating down the metaand not just any blue. epsilon church and caboose. caboose has already proven to be the strongest physically, and epsilon church is still an AI. so, my theory is this: the series finale will have the meta beating down everyone(reds,blues,tex,and wash) and the body epsilon church is using will land next to caboose, and in a last ditch effort to save everyone, epsilon church will jump into caboose's armor. and it is obvious caboose's armor is special, as he was not affected by the armor lockdown. so, when epsilon jumps into caboose, his armor gets a MASSIVE upgrade, and transforms into recon. they then proceed to turn a curb stomp battle into something indefinetely more epic. epsilon proceeds to jump into the metas busted up armor, and all the AI fragments(who were still there, and unaffected by the EMP) fuse back together into the full alpha ai, who gets his body back. and of course, grif gets re-promoted, and sarge gets demoted. and tex and church get back together. and caboose keeps recon.
Omega is alive and well and inside Agent WashingtonThis would explain Washington's sudden transition between Reconstruction and Revelations from pragmatic but honorable soldier to kill-happy blood knight. If you contrast Wash's behavior in Recovery One and Reconstruction (showing remarkable patience towards the Blood Gulch crew despite their zany antics, sparing South's life the first time they met despite orders to kill her, etc.) with how he acts in Revelations (with violencing being the first and only solution to any problem, and threatening and yelling at everyone he meets), it seems he's gotten a massive boost in Rage consistent with possession by Omega. Doc even remarks in episode 11 about how Revelations Washington is so incredibly angry all the time. Omega's been shown to be able to survive outside a host body for a limited period of time as a free-floating "radio signal"; perhaps he realized the Meta was about to get fried, bailed just before Church took possession of Meta, rode out the EMP in signal form, then repossessed the only host left standing in the immediate area... Washington. Alternatively, Omega was never acquired by the Meta in the first place, and everyone only assumed that he had been. Somehow, he's found his way inside Washington over the course of the series' events.
Sarge actually is Grifs fatherThe reveal will be very akward on both sides.
Donut will return, but not as we know himExtended death hasn't really been shown to do... anything to someone's mental state, if Captain Flowers is anything to go by. Couple with the fact that Lopez has survived far worse than a single bullet wound, so he was presumably playing dead. He should have some idea of how to combat the Meta (unless I missed something where the Meta and Wash ground his body to bits, or something). He now has free rein of the entire base, including the Reds' holographic simulation facility. He can design anything he feels like, and with some knowledge of Project Freelancer, Donut's brain, and the sense not to drive his allies completely insane, he could potentially redesign his suit into a dual-AI setup more capable than the Meta.
Ghosts are real, and the Director knew thisChurch's original body presumably escaped (or 'escaped') from the Director's 'personal project'. Regardless of whether the rest of this is correct, the army of Church-bodies indicates that the Director intended for more than to see himself take the chances he never had. He apparently knew that, whatever Church was, he'd outlive his body and require another. Now, consider that the Director that we've seen is, as noted above, I believe, a giant version of Epsilon-Church's bowling-ball form, broadly speaking. The switcheroo to hide the Alpha was far more insane and ridiculous than Wash considered: the Director we've seen is the Alpha, inhabiting the mechanism that the Director set up as his interaction with the world, while the original Director died, and his ghost gained entrance to the bunker. Intentionally, or not, the ghost repressed his memories, reverting himself to the soldier Church. This is why Omega did nothing at all when it possessed him: its function was completely redundant. The fragmented personalities would behave differently, because that's sort of how that works, but Church is complete.
Some of the Freelancers were fitted with experimental fully artificial AI that didn't get Greek letter designations. It didn't work out.Checking the numbers, there were 49 Freelancers, and 23 AI. Maximal shuffling gets no more than 25 Freelancers actually outfitted the way Tex/Church first described them. This is hardly a high enough proportion to make sweeping pronouncements. As such, they could have gotten even more desperate to outfit the suits, and tried to install... I don't know, extremely advanced ELIZA descendants. Which is so scary for me to contemplate that I will stop. Now.
Church and the Director are the same person in a Stable Time Loop.We already know that Church has been in a Stable Time Loop repeatedly. The Director referring to the woman that he lost is when Church thought Andy had blown up Tex (or refers to some future problem with Tex). This also explains why Washington says that "Tex is... confusing. The Director and Councellor always worked so closely with her, she was, like... their favourite." The reason for this is that while Director Church lost her at some point, being thrown back in time to start the freelancer program meant that he could "have" her again.
Revelation will end with the characters being relocated back to Blood GulchNow that it's been confirmed that Blood Gulch is being remade for Halo Reach (and Valhalla's been pretty torn up in Revelation), once the Reds and Blues are all reunited, they'll be sent back to their old bases and season nine will be the start of The Blood Gulch Chronicles 2.0.
The Tex and Church who appeared in the Recreation trailer are from the futureRemember in the trailer how Church accuses the Reds of being responsible for his death twice? While they may be indirectly responsible for the first death, they haven't done anything to him since then....at least not yet. Not to mention Burnie claims Alpha really was wiped out at the end of Reconstruction. So now we have Tex and some version of Church in Revelation now, something is going to happen near the end involving a confrontation with the Meta. Church will retrive the Meta's time manipulation device and he and Tex will travel back to the start of Recreation for some reason or other in order to fix whatever goes wrong.
Sarge is the Director.He became a simulation soldier in order to keep a close eye on the Alpha, but became a Red because Blue Team already had a CO and he needed to maintain his cover. Later on, during Reconstruction, it became a way of avoiding arrest. He purposefully exaggerates his accent and tendency for mad science in order to maintain the disguise.
Most, if not all of the soldiers in this series are clones or artificial humans. Some may even have alien genes in them.It has been noted many times that the BG group show various AI like traits, so what if command simply cloned all the soldiers and used various dumb AI to test how massed produced soldiers would function on the battlefield long term. The robot bodies could just be the spare bodies that dead soldiers could enter on will. Flowers could have been in shut down mode as the AI could have a function where if they are in danger of host death or full death they could either evade or shut off (Recovery Mode). The alien could have just woken him back up (Elites have shown knowledge on how to fix AI before). I think command was trying to find a way to mass produce not only soldiers but reproducible workers for both sides. Tucker and Junior were the inter species part of that test and it has been noted that some soldiers have had relationships (Church and Tex) and obviously have body parts so... There could also be various humans also mixed in, but I like the theme that the Director was taking dead soldiers and giving them a new life. Sarge was also mentioned as having a fear of heights from being an ODST, he could have died in a crash and "woke up" being told he lived.
Tucker is at least part black, but looks like some other ethic race.Unless those were one timed jokes (They don't seem that way) I see no way nobody would not notice he's black without a helmet on. Its just a pet peeve of mine as most of the community ignores how out of place that would be for Church to be confused about that if it was obvious, plus I think mixed races are under represented and need a mascot. Still I think it makes sense as it is the future.
C.T is actually TexSo it's been revelaed that C.T was actually a woman, presumably using a voice filter. Who else used a voice filter to masquerade as a man? Tex. And the Tex who's shown up recently seems like she may not be the Tex we know (she refers to Tucker as "the one with the sword", impying she has no memory of him. This could be a copy or back up of the the real Tex. Also, the sponsored enidng of chapter thirteen shows the camera panning down on the ground in the desert where C.T was buried, indicating that C.T isn't dead, just in recovery mode.
Shila is Sigma, Phyllis is Phi, & they're copies of each other
If any AI survived the EMP, it was GammaGamma's trait has been confirmed as deceit, so it's plainly obvious that he lied about being built by the alien race. So then how was it that he ended up in the past, before Project Freelancer went into full swing? He could easily get there using the Time Distortion unit, and would have to in order to create a Stable Time Loop, but since the EMP's gone off, that can't really happen, unless Gamma survived somehow. He most likely did survive, and a future episode will show him returning to the past and becoming the computer known as Gary
Tucker and Sarge were transferred to Project Freelancer's simulations not because they were incompetent but because they were so annoying
The Meta is going to turn on Wash very soon.
Caboose is Washington! More specifically, as part of the Stable Time Loop, during the Series Finale Wash will suffer serious head trauma, and be sent back in time by the Meta's time distortion power going haywire (which also turns his armor blue, just like the teleporters turn Tucker's armor black).
The Blood Gulch Robots used by Church and Tex for bodies are at least partially organic.
Tex is another fragment of the Alpha
Washington's Armor upgrade is Hayabusa Armor
Caboose is a failed Freelancer experiment. All the personalities living in his head are actually A.I. fragments.
caboose secretly stole the epsilon unit
Wash intentionally didn't kill Donut.
The next season of Red Vs. Blue will take place in the Epsilon storage/capture unit.
There will be a miniseries following the original Blood Gulch Crew and Wash.
Some of the AI will get stuck in Team Fortress 2
The Red Team and Blue Team are not Losers
Omega is in love with Sheila, not Caboose.
Grif kept the Brute Shot
AI don't "die," they merely return to the Alpha, or, failing that, Epsilon.When they are unable to find a host (like the Blues tried to do to Omega in Season 2) or are hit with an EMP, AI don't get erased. They return to the Alpha. If the Alpha is "killed," it joins with Epsilon. If has already combined with Epsilon, or Epsilon is otherwise unavailable, Alpha combines with one of the other AIs. The only reasoning for this is Epsilon Church regaining Delta and Alpha!Church's memories. How could he suddenly start gaining memories he never experienced, unless he was connected to Delta and Alpha? Thus, as Epsilon is going through Alpha's memories within the Epsilon Unit, he'll get to the point where Wash says the famous "You are the Alpha" line. Only, it will take on a different meaning. Somewhere along the way, Memory!Wash will figure out that he's just a memory. He will also figure out that Epsilon couldn't possibly have Alpha's memories unless they somehow came in contact. He will then conclude that Epsilon and Alpha reunified. Thus, he will tell Epsilon that he is the Alpha.
The Reds and Blues are rejected Spartans.
Caboose was aware that Blood Gulch was a Freelancer testing ground all along.In episode 14, during the infiltration of Red base, he tells Tucker:"I am having so much fun. It's like we're real soldiers." Mind you, this is before Caboose's complete Flanderization into a total retard. Why would he say anything like that? Simple: He knew the Red vs Blue battles weren't a real war, he just signed up because he thought it might be fun. To him, it might've just been a game of paintball with live ammunition. It certainly would explain his carefree attitude towards all the carnage constantly going on around him.
Church never went to the past.This is an extension of the No Time Skip theory. If the explosion didn't cause a temporal rift, then there's no real reason for Church to have been sent 2000 years into the past. In fact, the only confirmation Church gets that he is in the past is Gary, whose main character trait is being a liar. This, however, leaves the question of where Church was for a large portion of Season 3 as well as his misadventures trying to alter the events in Blood Gulch. The explanation lies in Chapter 16 of Revelation, when Tex and Epsilon-Church are talking about her attempting to liberate the Alpha. Tex mentions that the Director had assigned several A.I. to assist in the torture of Alpha, specifically naming Omega and Gamma, and that they created scenarios where the Alpha would fail and hurt those he cared about: the EXACT same situation Church found himself in when he tried to alter the timeline. So the theory goes that after the bomb exploded, Wyoming was ordered to move a badly damaged Church to a secure facility for repairs to ensure the Alpha's safety, the closest facility being the temple where Wyoming had stored Gamma. While Church's body was under repairs, Gamma began to pick up his old past time of mental torture by presenting Church with a scenario based on his memories of Blood Gulch, only this time everything bad that happened was all Church's fault. Gamma continued these scenarios until a combination of Church's acceptance of failure and the imminent threat of the bomb required Gamma to release him. In short, Church didn't learn a bitter lesson in accepting reality for what it is, he ended up falling for Gary's biggest and most devious lie.
There is a rival weapon to the Great Weapon......the Gravity Hammer. Its wielder will engage in an epic battle with Tucker or Junior.
This is the story of the Yellow Church:After Church explained everything, and found that Caboose was the only one that knew what was going on, he realized on his next attempt that if he possessed Caboose, he might be able to defuse the bomb more efficiently. He possessed Caboose, but since the mental version of Caboose still didn't remember him (since his version of Church was killed) he couldn't do anything, and was probably trapped in there from the bomb going off. He remained "suppressed" throughout the events of seasons 3 and 4, and while he was trapped, he started to accept that Caboose's versions of everyone were the real thing. When Caboose finally met Sister, Church became that mental version, before Caboose could "create" one. The moment this happened, Caboose probably told him what he was, and since he was accepting everything that was in Caboose's mind, he accepted that as well. From there, he stayed in Caboose's mind until the events of Episode 100, where he finally went back to Sidewinder. And that thing he was trying to ask Church? Probably something along the lines of "what happened to everyone since the bomb went off?"
The Frelancer program was designed to test the armor not the Agents.The program uses armor that looks remarkably like the Mjolinir armor. Also, the simulation troopers take a lot of damage throughout the series. The main difference between the agents and normal troops is the armor enhancements and the AI that run them. You know, the kind of thing you could give to anyone.
The armor for the Simulation Troops always includes an inexpensive version of York's healing unitWhich is why they can survive and recover from so many things grievous injuries with no real medical attention. Additionally, this is why Command doesn't bother to send a more competent medic around.
The person Agent Texas was based on, the love of Dr. Leonard Church, was female Noble Six, from Halo: Reach.A theory that, I admit, ripped off after seeing a livejournal roleplaying account of an AU that put Noble Six as the original Allison Texas. And yet, that made a lot of sense, and despite the fact Rooster Teeth decided to remove their original marketing image of Revelation (A decision I could not disagree any more with — I always loved the tragic feeling of unavoidable defeat of that poster), it makes for fun fanon to merge both Red vs. Blue and Halo with the bloodiest battle humanity waged in the history of their war against the Covenant. That Agent Texas and Noble Six were badasses goes unquestioned. Halsey described Noble Six as more of an hyper-lethal vector than a soldier -perhaps only below the only other Spartan with that rating-, and we've seen Tex mow down hordes of enemies alone. And yet, despite being the most deadly soldiers of the UNSC, they were not able to avert their final fates — Defeat, and death. I can only theorize: B312 lost her parents like the rest of the SPARTAN-III, but certainly remained saner than them all, to be able to function with a deadly efficiency, perfect control of her emotions, but enough humanity to have compassion. At a point in her career, perhaps she met the original Leonard Church at some point in one colony, who was applying for the UNSC Armed Forces, and they fell in love. Still, even though Church was rejected, and unable to join, he did his damnest to prove himself of use to the UNSC by becoming a Doctor, and helping Tex as much as he could with armor and AI technology he could be able to develop. Despite having become of a lot of use, he could not forgive himself for standing in bunkers doing research, while Noble Six fought in distant worlds against the Insurrection and against the Covenant. Even less after he got to know about the Fall of Reach... having received the final footage of his loved one from an ONI Agent that recovered the last records of her helmet. The trauma of having seen the final footage from Noble Six, of her fighting waves after waves of Grunts and Elites, with her helmet cracking, and being ultimately slaughtered by Zealots bent on revenge, played a massive part in what made the fragment of Agent Texas. Then, knowing the Covenant would find Earth soon, Project FREELANCER created the Alpha AI just after the Fall of Reach; They tortured it to separation, and Texas was reincarnated... but, with flaws that the Doctor could only remember of her after her death, including the most tragic one that marked the death of the original Allison: The inevitability of failure. Tex was destined to be defeated in her battle against the Meta and Washington. It was inevitable that her last stand would repeat the events of the death of the original Allison, back at Reach. From the moment she challenged the pair of Freelancers, to the moment the Meta impaled the storage unit into her, Agent Texas was destined to fail in a bitterly ironic mirroring of events. All the Director could remember was Allison's helmet cracked in the middle... and Texas lost in the very same way.
The next season will be a Prequel for the FreelancersBurnie has said many times that the origins of characters such as C.T., York, and the Meta are all things he wants to expand on at some point in the series, and it would be keeping in theme with Reach if their backstories were filmed using the Reach engine. We have no idea what direction he can take the plot forward at this point, so perhaps he'll take the plot backward instead.
The Director himself had a Dissociative DisorderIn this case, a mild one. Instead of several alternate personas, he only had one: Allison, born out of the memory of the woman he loved and his inability to cope with her death. This would explain why Tex was created alongside the Alpha and not from it like the other AIs, and explain what the Director meant by 'getting her out of his head'.
Alpha!Church escaped the EMP in the Epsilon unitIn Revelation, Church's flashbacks are to the holding facility that Tex tried to bust him out from. However, Alpha had only been moved there after the all the AI fragments had been harvested, including Epsilon. So it can't just be Epsilon, as he wasn't there. Also, during Revelation, Church acts much like he normally would, albeit without his memories. Considering what Wash said about Epsilon during Reconstrution, it went crazy due to all the bad memories, so wouldn't Epsilon do something similar? Here is a scenario: During the attack on Freelancer HQ, right when Church possesses the Meta, he begins to reintegrate with the AI fragments and realizes the truth of what he is (probably from Delta). Suffering a major Oh Crap realization, he formulates a plan to escape the EMP (remember, all this would be happening in microseconds of real time). So, he activates the Meta's time-distortion unit to slow down time to a near-standstill (so slow that even the Meta wouldn't realize what was happening). He then runs out of the base to where Caboose is driving away with the Epsilon unit, downloads himself and the other AI fragments into it, while leaving one, probably one that he doesn't like (such as Gamma or Omega) to take the Meta back to where he was, ensuring that he has disappeared completely. However, the integration of all the AI fragments left him confused and memoryless while he tried to sort everything out, hence why he didn't remember anything after Caboose revived him.
The Meta is a zombie.Think about it...just THINK about it!
There really were only 49 Freelancers...But Florida wasn't the one missing. Delta mentions that Agent Carolina was outfitted with two AIs, so we can possibly assume this means the people in charge simply counted him/her as both North and South. Probably somewhat obvious, but nothing's been said about it here yet, so...
The whole thing was in Church's head the whole timeThe torture the Alpha went through was so horrific that the remaining fragments retreated into its own subconscious. However, even there it can't escape the memory, and is forced to relive it all over again. Each time becoming more and more fragmented and retreating further from the real world. This is based mostly off of Church's line in the epilogue: "Out there, everything's based off of the Alpha."
There are 2-3 "loops" that Church had to go through before Revelation, all of them ending with Tex inside the memory unit.
Andy will return and become Grif's AI partnerGrif probably still has that armor enhancement that gives him super speed, however, he's going to need an AI to make the necessary calculations to make it run properly. Enter Andy who can serve this role and in addition, allow Grif to understand what Lopez is saying at the same time. Grif (and Andy?) then start taking credit for all of Lopez's ideas and/or start putting words in Lopez's mouth. :p
The Red Zealot is an AISpecifically, the Alpha's dedication to religion. He was placed in a robot body in Battle Creek to see how an AI would react to being in a battle situation without a partner. Eventually he became so obsessed with the flag that it became the object of his worship.
The Meta is Albert Wesker.Think about it; he keeps coming back when he should be dead, and Wash's comment about feeding Doc to him... makes sense.
Every damned thing Caboose ever said will end up being at least half rightBased merely on the whole Church actually being a robot thing, but how badass would this be? For example, the line "Time is not made out of lines...it is made out of circles!" will come up.
The Blood Gulch Crew will become the "Tucker's Kobolds" of Freelancer trainingBy the start of season nine, several teams of Freelancers would've already been sent to Blood Gulch to use the Red and Blue teams there for target practice. However, the Freelancers will severely underestimate the 'cannon fodder' and as a result, be sent home with their tails between their legs. Tucker has already proven to be a significant threat against the dig team led by Freelancer C.T. and Washington's... well... Washington. Grif, Sarge, and Simmons proved capable of good teamwork during the fight against the Meta. Blood Gulch will have earned a reputation on the same level as Tomb of Horrors and attract the attention of high-ranking Freelancers wishing to seek a challenge. At the start of the next major plot arc, a whole team of powerful Freelancers will be sent into Blood Gulch to deal with the Red and Blue teams there, kicking off a chain of awesome fights. :p
Everything in Red vs Blue happened before.At some point early in Season 8, Delta is communicating with Caboose and the others. "We are concerned that [Epsilon] might start the cycle again." This was a shrug and 'meh' but then... after SEEING the finale, specifically the scene with Epsilon Church, I started thinking. "Epsilon just made a new reality. He's reliving the whole series." Then it hit. Fridge Brilliance. Why is Epsilon basically just a copy of Church as we know him from Blood Gulch Chronicles? Why does he fall back into everything? Because Church never died. The entire series, every single bit, is all virtual. It's all in his head. There are COUNTLESS layers of memory. Further Brilliance: After so many repetitions, Church can no longer remember what anyone looked like. He doesn't remember exactly what happened. So, the 'script' is what really happened, and the improv that happens is just distortion.pt.
Grif is actually genuinely cunning and brave."GRIF!!! BRAVE!!!! yeah right what the hell are you smoking you dork!, he's a lazy coward who only think's about himself." Is what I here you say, but consider this, during the final battle in Revelations Grif run's RIGHT at The Meta, even if he's screaming in terror he doesn't hesitate one bit and is even one of the first to start attacking the Meta but that's not the best part. The true Crowning Moment Of Awesome comes when Grif LEAPS ONTO THE META'S BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just to steal his Brute Shot away. Remember now that Grif is absolutely TERRIFIED of The Meta and would (correctly) consider such an action to be suicide, and yet he does it anyway, but this isn't just a demonstration of his Hidden Depths of courage it is also proof of his cunning. Heres proof: now if you watch the part of the fight between Meta entering melee combat and Grif stealing his Brute shot you realise that it Was the Meta's Brute shot that was giving him such an advantage at that point. He used it to take out Simmon's and Tucker and to stop both Sarge and Tucker's attacks, Grif realises this within seconds and, without hesitation places himself in incredible danger in an act that is almost self sacrificing(he doesn't actually die from it but there was a 92% chance tha he would have) just to deprive the enemy of his primary weapon and defense, and give his friend's a chance to win, for this very reason this Troper now bestows upon Grif the title of: Magnificent Bastard Also in Chapter four of Revelation's when he hears of Simmon's and Doc's capture, his first reaction is "We have to help them!" note that this was his INSTINCTUAL reaction concern for his friend despiter knowing full well just how dangerous Wash and The Meta are. So I ask you does any of this sound like a Lazy coward to you?
O'malley wasn't the only one infecting people at ValhallaO'Malley infects people and tries to take over the world, sure, but driving people crazy or killing them for no reason doesn't seem to be his style at all. So the description of what happened at Valhalla at the beginning of season 6 didn't make sense. Until you remember that Tex was there as well, and she also can Body Surf! (and possibly Gamma as well) The fighting wasn't just caused by O'Malley driving people crazy, it was Tex and Omega possessing people and fighting each other! Maybe this seems obvious to other people, but I never quite put it all together until recently.
The events after BGC never happened.They're simply all in Washington's head. He's still suffering from his case of Cranial Insanistosis thanks to Epsilon, and is, in reality locked away in a padded cell spending his days fantasizing about taking the Director down and getting revenge. Meanwhile, Project Freelancer trods on uninterrupted and undeterred. Agent Maine never became Meta, and he and Agent South are Recoveries One and Two respectively. They're also tracking Omega and Tex, who are still flying around after the launch from Blood Gulch trying to rule the universe.
South killed North on orders from Project Freelancer.At the end of Recovery One South calls command and makes a comment about Wash reacting just the way the profile of him said he would. The ensuing conversation from then tells us that command was in on the whole thing to get data on the Meta. What's to stop us from thinking command set it up by ordering South to let her and North get tracked by him, and then let North die?
Omega was drawn to Tex because they share an origin.Many agents state that, despite the fact that Omega can Body Surf, it preferred Tex. That's because they're both byproducts of the Alpha. The peices have a natural tendency to gravitate towards each other.
Grif (both Dexter and Sister) are the offspring of a freelancerIt explains why they're both nigh unkillable. Also, Dexter Grif is more intelligent than most give him credit for (Church is the only one who sees it, as shown in season 5). I'm gonna guess his father, since his mother was stated to be a bearded woman at a circus. Or maybe that specific freelancer retired/ran away and joined the circus. Enough time has passed, I think, because human Church seen in the video looks pretty young, whereas in the present, he's described as an old man, so freelancer had to be going on for quite some time.
The Red and Blue Zealots were literal simulation troopers.As in, they were soldiers in robot bodies going through simulated battles. Also, they're one of the very few red and blue armies that are well aware of the true nature of the war.
Tucker works for the UNSC now instead of Blue armyNot only did he have an alien child, but he knows the whole thing is a sham, and command knows that he knows. This also explains how he knew about Church. Command straight up told him what Church was, since he's no longer part of blue army. It also explains why Wash didn't track him down, Wash was to track down the Blues, and Tucker isn't a Blue anymore. He got to keep his teal armor for sentimental purposes. He's not quite a freelancer, but he's not a simulation trooper anymore either.
Yellow Church actually is a past version of ChurchWhen Church was trying to avert the season three bomb, we see yellow Church. Fast forward to season five, and it's implied that Yellow Church was actually Caboose's mental image of Sister. However, if you look at the group closely, you see can make out a Ghost Church. No real clear reason why one Church would be without a body. Also, the last Church states that he remembers being Yellow Church. Well, that would be impossible if that really were just a figment of Caboose's imagination. I think that one of the copies of Church decided to help out Caboose's mind. Caboose still had no memory of Church, and he doesn't seem to gain it back until the future. One of the Church's went into ghost/hologram mode and jumped into Caboose's head, and took over as Church's memory. Church stayed in there, maybe because he felt he had no other out of all that. Since Caboose's mind was damaged from having one copy of Church destroyed, Omega forcefully ejected, Caboose is unable to create new memories of people. So, when Caboose finally meets Sister, Church paints himself yellow and takes over as the memory for Sister. Church's work as Church was done, and Caboose had a recreated copy of Church that hides when newcomers come into his head, like the real Church, since it doesn't want to die again. Note that Caboose is no longer obsessed with being Church's best friend (Caboose's mind accepts it when Church says he is, but Caboose never brought it up). This is because the copy that Church made in Caboose's mind knew it wasn't his best friend, and felt that the obsession was wrong. He was however, still very mad that Caboose killed him. Caboose's Flanderization as being a team killer didn't really begin until Halo 2. Anyways, back on Yellow Church. Well, Church made himself yellow, since he saw that Caboose wasn't forming a new memory. Alternatively, Church was just trying to give Caboose an accurate depiction, making sure he didn't distort her memory horribly, but instead just confused poor Caboose even further (Caboose saw Church painted yellow, and hence why he thinks Sister is related to Church, not Grif. And the story of where Sister's ship came from just wasn't throug.) Or Church got aggravated and shot her, so he had to make a new one so Caboose would know her. Anyway, Yellow Church followed Cobalt Church outside and got thrown into the past by a malfunctioning Wyoming. Thus creating a Stable Time Loop. Yellow Church just went with the flow, and eventually became the Church that makes it. This means that Church has a couple year boost on all the other characters. However, he doesn't have perfect precognition, since those years were spent in Caboose's head of all places. This also explains why Sister's memory is so cynical. None of the other memories act like that, and none of them are aware of their own silliness. It's cynical, because it's Church trying to Caboose to understand. Also, spending two years in a place like Caboose's mind just has to wear down your patience. And when I said Caboose can't create memories of new people, Delta fixed that when he went in there. Delta seemed to patch up Caboose's mind a lot, since Caboose seems smarter in general ever since Delta's been there. Hence why Caboose has a memory of Washington, since this memory would be the memory that forms while Delta was directly in Caboose's mind, it's also why it's the most accurate memory that Caboose has. As noted, Delta also seemed to make Caboose's own self image mellow out. He probably would've fixed the other memories, but Delta never met the reds or Tucker (Meta has already kidnapped him by the time the reds show up), so Delta has no way of knowing whether or not those memories were accurate. For all Delta knew, the red seargeant really didn have a pirate accent, Griff was yellow, and Donut was female.
Season 9 theoriesI have several theories on what we can expect in season 9 Now, I know that a lot of fans are looking forward to seeing Tex without her helmet, but I don’t think that will happen, due to the simple fact that Tex is an A.I inside a robot body and thus her helmet IS her head. now a small observation: we all know now that Maine and Washington were once friends, but in Reconstruction, when Wash founds out that his former friend is a deranged inhuman monster, his first thought (after the initial shock) is “Where is the Meta so I can kill it”. Now that is one coldly practical person, but I think this coldness, and the fact that Wash always referred to his former friend as “Meta” rather than “Maine” was a coping stategy, much like crime scene investigators will refer to a dead person as “the body” or “the corpse” rather than calling the person by name and driving home the fact that a life is gone, and same with Wash he used his coldness as a coping stategy rather than be overwhelmed by the horror of what had happened to his friend. Now these are the three plot points I predict we will see in Project Freelancer. 1. Because of a quote from agent Washington: “At the end of the war, things didn’t look good for humans, and there were dozens of projects all trying to come up with the magic bullet to win, Project Freelancer was one.” I believe we will see several battles between the Covenant and the Freelancers 2. Maine’s descent into madness: First a little history: In my theory, Maine was always a perfectionist, he came from an aristocratic background and joined the military because he saw it as a personal test to his own courage and skill, when he is inhabilitated in the most humiliating way possible this is an enormous and unbearable blow to his pride and Maine slowly slips deeper into madness as he becomes desperate for more power, believing that it will help him to regain his lost pride, a mindset encouraged by Sigma (I predict Sigma and Maine’s relationship to be reminiscent of that between Alma Wade and Paxton Fettel). But in the end, Maine realises that his original drive to regain his lost pride has deteriorated into an uncontrollable hunger for power. 3. Washington and Epsilon: First, as I mentioned before in a previous post which you probably didn’t read (you bastards! ;-D) I believe that Wash and Epsilon were once friends, due to another quote from Agent Washington: “No, just the same old feelings, you know; that I had another person living inside my head and I got to experience first hand as their mind unravelled while mixed with my own.” The main word in that quote is “person”, Agent Washington saw Epsilon as another person going insane, rather than just a rogue computer program that malfunctioned, and I believe that he was genuinely saddened by what had happened to Epsilon. Now this is my theory of Agent Washington’s history: Basically Agent Washington joined the army and- Well Duh! (fuckstick).... ANYWAY. Agent Washington joined the army and got extremely high scores, especially in ranged combat, his marksmanship skills were off the charts, however Washington had one critical flaw: Following orders. Washington couldn’t stand what he saw as the “mindlessness” of his peers, they were all just “Yes sir! No sir! Three bags full sir!” He hated the fact that they had no initiative and simply did as they were told. And so Wash would often disobey orders and follow his own plans, and despite the frequent success of these plans Washinton would have been court marshalled had his creativity and initiative not caught the eye of the director of Project freelancer, who offered Washinton the chance to escape the court marshal by joining Project Freelancer. Washing ton excepted The Director’s offer and for the first time in his life, found himself among equals. He appreciated York’s laidback nature and Identified quickly with Agent Maine’s perfectionist style, which was lucky because Agent Maine and Washington were soon assigned to the same team due to their complementary styles, Washington is a backline shooter and strategist, his ranged combat skills are EXCELLENT but his melee combat skills are- well not CRAPPY but they definitely need improvement, if you noticed during the battle against Tex he was making big swinging arcs, which are quite obvious and leave yourself wide open to a counter attack, something that Tex exploits quite easily. Maine on the other hand is a cunning and opportunistic frontline combatant, and this combination proved to be devastatingly effective, until they were beaten by simulation troopers (but then even the best laid plans often fall prey to bad luck). Of course their were some people he didn’t get along with, for example he was VERY wary of Tex, but then again everyone was. And he hated Wyoming due to the latter’s arrogant and posh nature. Then came the thing with the AI’s. Now wash extremely hesitant about that for the simple fact that having someone inside your head for the rest of your life, no respite would be incredibly annoying, especially someone like Delta. I imagine that Delta was one of the first A.I’s and due to its docile nature was often used as the “example” A.I. “Okay York, could you please step up for a minute and demonstrate exactly what an A.I is like, Delta.” And so Washington naturally assumed that all the A.I were going to be like Delta. Not that he had a problem with Delta, it was just the thought of having another “Yes sir! No sir! Three bags full sir!” type person living inside his head forever. “Someone. Please. Kill me!!” But to Washington’s surprise the A.I they assigned him: Epsilon, was nothing like what Agent Washington had expected. Rather than being a docile butler type servant, Epsilon had a sarcastic irreverent nature that Washington liked immediately and the two quickly became friends, however, as we all know, things went horribly wrong. Now I don’t think Rooster teeth will show Epsilon’s decent into madness as simply some random flashes of images. No no no no no. They’re smarter than that, I think they will actually be more subtle, in fact the first signs could actually be quite funny like “WTF” but then it goes from funny to.. Odd.... To .... Creepy.... To.... Something is very, very wrong here!! And then becomes just outright horrific. So this will be a very dark story, because Washington will be watching his closest friend descend into madness and be unable to help him, and what makes it even worse is that Washington knows EXACTLY what is tormenting Epsilon as he is experiencing it himself. As he said he had to experience it FIRST HAND, and thus is also dragged into the depths of insanity. 4. The Alpha/Tex story Now this story will be just as dark as the Washington/Epsilon story if not darker, however it will be dark in a different way, you see the Agent Maine story will be morbidly fascinating, the Washington/Epsilon story will be outright horrifying, but the Alpha/Tex story will be heartbreakingly tragic, and of course- because Monty Oum will be there- FUCKING EPIC!!!!! ....Ahem. Sore throat there. ....Wait. How the hell did I get a sore throat from typing? And for that matter, why am I typing word-for-word everything that comes into my head. Oh fuck it ANYWAY. Now I believe that the Washington/Epsilon story will focus more on Epsilon’s descent into madness, rather than the actual visions themselves. But in the Alpha/Tex story we will finally be able to see these horrible images ourselves, now not only will they be absolutely horrible images, genuinely horrible. but they will also give us some insight into The Directors mind. Now let me tell you about my theory of the Director’s history. Now a lot of people believe The Director to be out and out just some sociopathic asshole, but I don’t think he is, for the simple fact that Church IS the Director, at the end of the day they are the same person, so for The Director to be a Complete Monster, that would mean Church is one to, but we all know he’s not, so there’s gotta be more to it than that. So looking deeper I looked at a quote from the Director himself during his final log “Someone extremely dear to me was lost very early in my life, my mind has always plagued me with the question, if the choice had been placed in my hand, could I have saved her? The memory of her has haunted me my entire life, and more so in these past few years than I could ever have imagined” And another quote from the actor who plays the Director: John Marshall Reed (now I know the actor doesn’t have the final say in his character, but I still believe the actors opinion is very important) “I basically see the Director as sought of a disgruntled cowboy” you know he’d always wanted to “Go out on the range” and “Shoot his guns” and never really got the chance to do that, and so he’s living out his fantasies through his Freelancers.” So combining those two observations and quotes I came up with my history of Dr Leonard Church: Now the story begins when Church was about nineteen years old. He was a very, very, VERY intelligent person and for years now he had dreamed of joining the army, and now that he had applied to enlist he felt that that dream was finally going to become a reality. On another front his relationship with his fiancée Allison was closer than ever before, they were soul mates. And when he found out that Allison was also joining the army he was overjoyed: Now they could be in the army together, however his dream was shattered when Tex was accepted into the army and Church wasn’t. Church was overcome with jealousy and in his fury lashed out at Allison leading to a savage fight between them that ended with Allison breaking up with him and leaving to join the army regardless, and of course, we all know what happened. Allison died in the line of duty. The horror of this loss shattered the Directors mind. Allison had been everything to him and losing her along with his dream to join the army proved to much for his sanity to handle and he went mad from grief, he was committed to a mental asylum after he experienced a nervous breakdown but was declared sane after four years.... at least the psychologists THOUGHT he was sane, but although on the surface he seemed normal and even found enormous success from his Freelancer Project. the psychological scars had gone far deeper than the mind. Because he had lost everything he held dear The Director no longer had any interest in life and became stuck in the past thus his Freelancers, rather than being human beings with their own hopes and dreams simply became puppets to act out the play of the directors fantasies. Also his loss of Allison and his failure to join the army collided in the directors mind so that he believed that his failure to join the army was responsible for Allison’s death and thus became insanely intolerant of any failure in any form. Leading to his “Do what ever it takes to win” outlook, for if everyone had done anything possible to win the war, then maybe she wouldn’t have died. Now let me get to Alpha. Now the Director created Alpha for two reasons, one was practical, but the other was because the Director believed that creating Alpha might finally be the chance to rid himself of these horrible memories. When Alpha is created the Director after a few experiments, begins his torture of Alpha, now we all thought (that includes me) that the Directors torture of Alpha was simply an act of sociopathic callousness, but I now believe that the Director actually saw Alpha as his weaker self, the part of him whose failure had led to Allisons death. And thus the Directors torture of Alpha was the Directors way, in his mind to punish himself for failing to save Allison. He tortured Alpha with horrible Images of Allison suffering and dying. And that’s what I was talking about before, because we will be seeing these images and these images come from the nightmares of the Director himself we will finally be able to see just how fucked up the Directors mind truly is. But then there’s also the story of Tex. As we all know Tex is a by product of Alphas creation, because Allison was such a prominent part of the Directors memories when his mind was copied, Allison came back. Now this is another reason why I believe Allisons death to have been a traumatic event in the Directors life, mainly due to this quote: “She died in her real life and that’s all the Director could ever remember of her!” OKAY now there’s a little bit of a mix up there you see for the Directors memories of Allison to be able to recreate her they would have to be EXTRAORDINARILY strong. He would have to remember every, little, detail about her which means they would have to have been incredibly close, and yet the only thing the Director can remember about her is that she died!? To me that screams “Repressed memory” and leads me to believe that the loss of Allison was unimaginably traumatic. So Allison is revived as Tex but the Director’s logical and cynical mind refuse to believe that this is truly Allison returned to him, no this must be some cruel trick sent by fate to torture him, in fact he should probably torture this A.I to harvest fragments from her as well, he’ll do it right now.........well maybe later..........or.......No he just couldn’t hurt her, he couldn’t bring himself to torture Allison. And yet, he still feared getting close to her again, fearful of what might happen, but he couldn’t stay away from her and even became furious with the Counsellor when the latter referred to Tex as a by product. Now at this point Tex was just a personality, she didn’t actually have any memories, so the Director created some false memories for her and a robot body and signed her up in the freelancer project. He didn’t tell her that she was the shadow of his dead girlfriend for in his mind that would be a horrible thing, to know that you’re just a COPY of someone no, he couldn’t do it, he couldn’t be that cruel, not to Allison.....Not to her. However, there was something that the director didn’t predict. Tex met Alpha. Now because (unbeknownst to the two of them) Tex was literally a part of Alpha’s mind and because they were both copies of Allison and The Director respectively that great love ends up being mirrored with Alpha and Tex, they begin meeting more frequently and soon formed a strong friendship, albeit a bickering, snarky friendship, but a surprisingly close one when you read between the lines. And of course they end up becoming closer and closer to the point of falling in love. But of course, due to being so close to Alpha (I Imagine that Tex and Alpha had already started their relationship a few months before the Director began his torture of Alpha) Tex realised there was something extremely wrong with her boyfriend and when one day he disappeared completely, Tex became desperate in her attempts to find him. Her answer finally comes from an unexpected source: Omega From Omega’s memories, coupled with her own painstaking research Tex finally uncovers the truth about Alpha’s torture, and she is horrified. With Omega’s reluctant help, she convinces the other A.I and their Freelancers to try and break the Alpha out. They almost succeed to, but just when they are about to free Alpha. Omega betrays them. You see when they finally break into the “Experimentation Chamber” Omega finally get’s to see EXACTLY what they are doing to Alpha (all he had were memories of pain, suffering and hate) and he LOVES it!!!!!! You see because Omega is born from pure hatred he is incredibly sadistic and decides that Alpha’s torture could be an excellent form of entertainment and thus turns on the Freelancers, infecting them and causing them to massacre each other, he even rips Gamma out of Wyoming’s head a long with a piece of the British Freelancers mind and then permanently infects both Gamma and Wyoming with a piece of himself turning Wyoming from an arrogant posh prick, into an arrogant posh SADISTIC prick. Remember Delta saying, “ May I remind you what happened when Program Gamma removed itself from Agent Wyoming.” Ironically, this event is what leads Wyoming into becoming Project Freelancer’s most trusted soldier. So Tex is arrested and placed into a maximum security facility, while Alpha is removed to that frozen base we saw in Revelations were they continue to torture him. Knowing this Tex somehow manages to break out of the prison, laying waste to the guards as she does, remember Tex saying to church, “the last time I was in a place like this, I was trying to get OUT as fast as I could” Her reason for trying to escape was to try and save Alpha. Now this will be a very interesting look at Tex, because on one hand, we will be seeing a much more tender, caring side to her, but on the other hand, she will be more badass than ever before, for the simple fact that she truly has someone to fight FOR, rather than fighting for fun, money, duty, or survival. And show she breaks into the frozen facility manages to get into the room where they are holding Alpha......... And she’s too late. The torture had become so severe, Alpha had had to rip his memories out of his head, he was now barely more than an empty shell. And so Tex surrenders, why fight, she’d already failed. Then the Director walks in. You know what, she thinks, fuck surrendering, I may have failed to save Alpha but I swear if it is the last thing I fucking do I am going. To. Rip. This. Monster. APART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. And she flies into a grief spawned rage and begins to slaughter everyone around her making this final stand into both a heartbreaking Tearjerker and also a Crowning Moment Of Awesome. But of course Tex is finally subdued and knocked unconscious. Now the Director knows he should delete her, but he just can’t do it, despite everything, he just can’t bring himself to kill Allison, so instead crafts some new false memories for her and Church, which explains why the back stories we heard in Blood Gulch Chronicles, as well as a memory of a meeting between church and Tex which we saw in Out of Mind part 2 don’t match up with what was revealed in the Recollections trilogy. And that’s my theories, NOW BRING ON SEASON 9!!! :-)
They codenamed David "Washington" because that was his last name to begin with.It was one less new name to remember.
In Revelations 20, Sarge knew Grif had survived the fall.He either guessed or saw that Grif was hanging on, but stalled and acted like he was glad Grif was dead, just to mess with him or make fun of him. It seems a bit too cold-hearted if Sarge was ACTUALLY happy about Grif's supposed death, especially after all they've been through.
We'll see one last bit of Halo 3 machinima at the end of season 9 to see the real Blood Gulch crew...Arrested for harboring the fugitive Washington, lying to the Recovery team, and the loss of two AI units. This will serve as the lead in to the next season.
Omega will return in season nine.If Church is reliving his memories, then logically at some point Omega will return. After all, when Tex entered Blood Gulch, Omega was along for the ride. The problem? Unlike the projections of the Reds and Blues, this Omega will be sentient. Remember last season when Epsilon-Delta explained all the "memories" of the fragments were living together within Epsilon itself? On that conjecture, Epsilon can remember the Alpha, and thus become a reincarnation of the Church we know and love. There is a side effect. If the "Alpha" technically exists yet again through Epsilon, doesn't that mean that all the other AI - including Omega and the original Tex - are lying about somewhere deep within the AI's subconscious? Somewhere in Church's "afterlife," the other AI are lurking, maybe as ghosts of their former selves. Maybe this explains the inconsistencies in this reality, such as why Donut is suddenly the take-charge leader of the Reds. Maybe halfway in the story, this Troper believes the other AI (at least Gamma and Omega, like old times) will wrestle with Church for control of reality. Alternatively, perhaps combined with the theory right below... Tex might be the "main antagonist" of Church's story. What if the inconsistencies are caused by Tex's current emotional state? Last we saw her, she died a horrific, violent, traumatizing death at the hands of The Meta. Who's to say that "death" didn't take its toll on her psyche when she was uploaded into the Epsilon Unit? Her state of mind might be unravelling Church's reality at the seams.
Perhaps the Director will be the Big Bad of Church's story too.It's a stretch, and part wishful thinking, but wouldn't it be nice to see Church encounter a "memory" of the Director? They could have a Battle in the Center of the Mind.
North and South Dakota are Doc's siblings.It will be revealed that the Dakota twins' last name is Du Fresne. The colour of their armour is actually a Foreshadowing of this.
meatspace-Grif slacks because he was promised aliens, even though he was drafted.This is primarily trying to reconcile the plot hole mentioned in Series Continuity Error - namely, that Word Of Burnie says that Grif was the Army's "sole draftee" but he mentions in the first episode that "[he] signed on to fight some aliens." Well, what if the only reason he didn't dodge the draft was because he thought he'd fight some aliens? And when they dumped him in Blood Gulch (remember that the Freelancer Initiative cherry-picked underperforming soldiers for combat simulations) he decided to become a slacker to spite his superiors.
Caboose's playing that states game is predicting what Freelancers show up.CT showing up takes care of Connecticut. All we need now is for Agent Massachusetts to show up.
The Blue Freelancer in Season 9 Episode 3 is Carolina, but before she got 2 AIs.She either only still has one, or none. It makes sense that at that point, none of the Freelancers have AIs yet. The Director is looking at a list of them and sending them into simulation situations, to see which ones should be implanted. Carolina is at the top of the list because she's the best.
The Blue Freelancer is C.T.Search your feelings. You know it to be true...
4-7-Niner or Carolina is TexOr at least her body...
South stole North's armor in Recovery 1.So far in Season 9, South is the one with lighter colored armor and North is the one with dark purple armor. However, in Recovery 1, we see that it's South who has the dark purple, while North's dead body is in the lighter purple. We've also seen that North uses his dome shield in Season 9, while in Recovery 1, South claims her enhancement is the dome shield. Theory One: she swipes North's armor off his dead body before Wash arrives. Theory Two: for some reason they switched armor beforehand, she used his dome shield to fend off the Meta, leaving North defenseless and "in a position to be killed."
Caroline will receive Tex as an AIIt's stated that Caroline receives two AI. What body is the only body we know of that has had two AI? Season one Tex. There's the AI Tex, and the AI Omega. Also, Delta mentions that Caroline didn't function very long with two AI in her. So, I'm guessing Caroline's mind basically shut down and let Tex and Omega fight it out inside her head. By the time we see her in season one, she's so screwed up that she's effectively dead inside. And now she's dead on the outside thanks to Donut. Ghosts don't exist, and Caroline wasn't an AI, so she's gone forever.
Carolina is Carolina and Tex is Tex, and neither are related to each other.Evidence to support this theory: When Tex mentions York in Episode 93, Church asks about Carolina. How would Church know both Carolina and Tex if they inhabited the same body? If Church was given false memories, why would they go out of there way to put Carolina in the flashbacks? If Tex received Carolina's old body once she had a nervous breakdown, where was she before that, given that Carolina got two AIs and Tex would have been the second AI created, after Church? Furthermore, Carolina and Tex have completely different fighting styles, and Wash knew Tex as an agent, not an AI within Carolina, which Wash would have brought up when Church and Delta talked about Tex and Carolina in Reconstruction.
The Director's list of agents isn't based on their battle ratings.This is a pretty minor theory, but whatever. It mostly derives from the observation that, despite having a lower rating than both South and Wyoming (if the nubers next to the agents' names are indeed battle ratings), York is still in second place.
The AI fragments were named in the order they were assigned to freelancers, not the order in which they broke away from the Alpha.Again, kind of a minor theory, but it would explain away some of the nitpicky AI name-related problems, like Epsilon being named after the fifth greek letter despite being the last fragment. Plus, Word Of God states that not all the AI survived the fragmenting process, or were used for other experiments. It's likely they didn't want to go through the trouble of naming the AI until they knew they were stable enough for field use.
The real Donut is in the Epsilon unit somehowThink about it. The Red team is exactly how Donut might want them to be. Sarge being nice and not yelling, Grif being hard working and obsessed with cleaning while Donut himself is giving orders. And yet he seems awfully secretive about his diary. Maybe Donut's mind has somehow gotten into the unit before Church did and now he's in control of events.
Alpha Church went to a real afterlife.Hitching a ride in Washington's AI slot implying that he no longer really believed he was a ghost, his last words make very little sense. However, it is possible that upon being wiped out by the emp, that statement became true. However, real ghosts are not capable of influencing the physical world, so he's still gone.
Tucker's promotion was a fluke.They were looking for someone to try and negotiate with the aliens, but everyone was too scared to. Then, shortly after their new infiltration specialist arrived, Tucker mistakenly believed his services were needed to punctuate the inherent innuendo. When he realized it was Donut, he was ashamed and attempted to leave. However, noticing Junior, they decided that he might make a good ambassador, and offered him a new positionnote .
How I Think Season 9 Will End.Alright, so I think that what happened (or will happen) was Maine was probably one of the last to join. He climbs to 7th while CT is lagging behind. Then, Maine continues his rise while South falls, and then Tex shows up as a byproduct of the Alpha. Tex and Maine jump up to second and third, while North, York and Wyoming fall, and Wash falls out of the top 6. Carolina, Tex, Maine, Wyoming, York, and North are given AIs, and this runs pretty smoothly...for a while. Carolina is given a second AI because the director is unsure of those below the top group. However, she soon goes crazy...falling down and giving Wash the #6 slot. Wash gets Epsilon put into his head, and Epsilon goes nuts. The Director decides to remove "dangerous AI" to stop this from happening; he pretends to do it with everyone else, but only does it to Tex and Omega. They escape, and she gathers some Freelancers to help save the Alpha: Tex, Maine, CT and York go to the base where Alpha is kept...until Omega decides he has a different agenda. Omega takes control of Tex, and shoots York through the eye. However, because of the healing unit, York, Maine and CT manage to escape when Freelancer agents arrive at the facility. Tex is put into cold storage while a clone Tex is used as an agent, with a clone Alpha (a back-up in case the real Alpha lost too many fragments to function) sent to Blood Gulch for safe keeping . Omega soon arrives, through the radio, in clone Tex's head, and she heads off to Blood Gulch when they radio for help. Wyoming is sent by the Director to make sure that Tex doesn't figure out what happened. York is left to his own devices, CT sets up her own mercenary operation, and Maine is left to his own devices, where he soon plots with Sigma to re-unite the Alpha. This leaves North and South as the only PF agents not occupied (while allowing South to grow more jealous of North, who is the only Agent with an AI and the top agent), so the Director allows Wash back into the fold, where he becomes Recovery One. And as to why York was shot before the trailer, think of the trailer as like the Recreation Trailer, more about setting the tone than actually being true.
Season 9 is the beginning of a new linked trilogy similar to The Recollection.There's just too much to show in a 19 episode span. We still need to learn more about C.T., Maine, Carolina, pre-Epsilon incident Washington, York, Wyoming, and Tex. About a third of the way in, we've seen a single mission that the Dakotas and Carolina undertook, and a scene between Wash and C.T., all of this coming before Tex has shown up or any AI have been shown. I believe Season 9 will focus primarily on characterizing the Freelancers we've seen or heard of up to this point, showing several missions they embark on. I do think that Tex will show up in the season eventually, as the trailer showed her fighting alongside York and South, but the AI implantation won't begin until Season 10.
Washington will be the Freelancer that shows up in the Epsilon UnitCaboose said that command was sending someone to help Blue Team "recover". Recovery One. The word is fairly out of place, so it's pretty obvious that it's Washington we're going to see. Epsilon-Church will no doubt be incredibly angry.
The Freelancer sent to Blue Base in the Epsilon unit won't be Tex.It will be a different freelancer. If it is Tex, she will be completely different. Anyway, Church will have to unite the teams and use his reality-warping powers to go on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge with both teams.
The apparently human body that Church inhabits at the beginning of Rv B (and that Epsilon-Church is inhabiting in the Season 9 Simulation) is, in fact, a brain-dead clone of Dr. Church.Thus, the damaged duplicate of Dr. Church's mind inhabited a damaged duplicate Dr. Church's body. Most likely, the clone was artificially aged to whatever age AI Church believed himself to be, and the AI may have inhabited cybernetic implants in clone church's (non-independently functioning) brain, rather than his helmet like what is usual, so that AI Church wouldn't realize that he was, in fact, an AI as soon as he tried to remove his armor.
The base commander from episode 3 will return.I mean, yeah, the base blew up, but when he was knocked over, it was shown that he fell onto a ledge. Plus, he had special armor and somewhat of a personality, so I feel it would be likely he be a (non-threatening) recurring opponent.
Sarge fought and defeated Agent Maine/the Meta before.
Everything will be solved when Church realises that he must let Allison go.
Omega never joined the Meta.
Elbow grease actually exists.It's joint lubricant for the internal connections of the armor, colloquially called "elbow grease" because it's most commonly used in the elbows (the legs/knees/ankles are more resistant to locking up because they have more pressure put on them, having both stronger muscles in the legs than arms and more weight behind the pressure, and fingers are a different, more delicate and maneuverable mechanism that requires either a finer liquid oil or no refills of lubricant at all). I would liken Donut's stupidity in his choice to believe in headlight fluid to someone being told to go catch a snipe and a whooping dodo and realizing that snipes don't exist.
Tex is based on CarolinaThe Director was in love with Carolina, and when the Alpha was made his feelings for her were formed into the Tex AI.
The AI are already being tested in Season 9's flashback portions.Wash mentioned to North something about insurrection and bizarre radio transmissions. Sounds familiar, doesn't it?
Sarge was a member of the insurrectionHe probably wasn't part of the main enemies, but could have been a high-level nameless mook of some sort, given that he was an ODST and the main enemies have ODST armor.
The big metal wall behind Red Base will be opened up/destroyed at some point.
The Tex we're seeing now isn't the real one.
The guy in the shades in episode 13 is a robot.He looks way too cool to be human.
The "sarcophagus" contains a person.The name suggests a coffin or container for somebody. Maybe it's a human, or a robot prototype.
The "Sarcophagus" is the building.The building is marked with the symbol, and the Sarcophagus can be any size.
The man that Reds met in Sandtrap wasn't really C.T. at all.Rather, she was leading the original expedition.
The freelancer are fighting against UNSC soldiersThe director want to test his freelancers and the AI's but couldnt afford to get them killed by the covenant and then that those aliens use the data and the AI's against the earth, so he is testing all his work with UNSC personal, and the mission That Carolina friends are doing, well, all the missions, is to collect UNSC info that he needed to either improve his research or to get info about the war.... guess why Washington will be pissed when epsilon get inside his head...
There will be a new project freelancerAnd the new freelancers will be: NEW York, NEW Mexico, and Florida.
The "insurrectionists" are actually early simulation troopers.The whole mission is another training program. They seem quite incompetent and a little crazy, as well as using UNSC uniforms and equipment.
The grenade that exploded near York didn't blind himI have two main reasons that I believe this.
Sarcophagus Content:A) It contains state-of-the-art AI technology. Possibly the technology that'll be used to torture the Alpha into fragments. B) As one troper already posited, Tucker's sword. C) Perhaps the badass Elite warrior from seasons three and four? D) The Spartan Laser? E) Apparently A Covenant Engineer, being tricked into helping fragment Alpha.
Maine's actions in the sarcophagus mission will get him on the listI'll bet anything that the list of Freelancers is rating them for A.I implantation. As we know, South didn't get an A.I, but Maine did. So after saving York and Carolina, he'll take South's place on the list, coming out just ahead of Washington (remember in Recovery One, South said she was in the implant group just behind Wash).
The Director is a Manipulative Bastard, and Wash will suffer for itCT's suspicions will get to Wash, and he'll start acting out and slightly against orders trying to uncover the truth. When the final score tally is made, the Director makes an "exception" with Washington to throw him off suspicion by "rewarding" him with Epsilon expecting him to be unable to handle it and likely go insane.
The Sarcophagus contains a body for ChurchIt says "Bjorndal Cryogenics" on the side. Cryogenics, huh?
The bomb the Reds make for Sarge's plan will be Andy
The Shark Man/Inserrectionist flamethrower dude is a rogue Freelancer.Because come on, only a Freelancer would have armor that awesome.
The Sarcophagus contains Alien Time manipulation TechnologyFirst of all, the Sarcophagus is found in a room filled with covenant technology, so it would be logical to assume that it contained some sort of alien tech. Secondly, we've already established that Agent Wyoming is a sucky soldier, yet he gets the best gear, while everyone else gets camo and sheilds.Tex didn't know that Wyoming had time looping gear when they fought, which means he must have gotten it after she went rogue. The only reason he had time manipulation technology in his armor was because he was the last Freelancer, or one of the last few Freelancers,still loyal to the director. Without it he wouldn't stand a chance against anyone. Thirdly, if the director had direct access to time travel, he wouldn't give it to one of his Freelancers to go off and fight some simulation soldiers, he would use it for himself. If Director Church's engineers knew how to bend time, he would have gone back to save Allison. But it wasn't human scientist that discovered how to alter the temporal plain, it was the aliens. Wether it's the covenant or the forerunners, they figured out some way to bend time, and even managed to make the device small enough to fit inside a helmet. That's why the director hasn't used it yet, becuase his human scientists have yet to understand how it works, they only know how to use it. Finally, the biggest clue to Wyoming's time travel armor being alien tech is the fact that the sword and it's holder are immune to it's effects. The only reason Tucker found the sword, the only reason Wyoming was sent to kill him, the only reason anyone is in Bloodgultch at all is to test the effects of the time travel device in proximity to the sword. Tex knew they were up to something, but she didn't know it included the sword. in the next season, if they're not still doing prequel episodes, they'll be focusing on Tucker, Junior, and Tucker's big long sword. Bowchickawowow.
York bailed out from Project Freelancer because of what happened to Carolina.It's implied that York and Carolina actually lived together for a while, some time before she died and after she went insane from having two AI's. It seems likely that he left the Project to be with her. There's an awful lot of Ship Tease for those two, after all.
Carolina is the descendant of Peter Parker and Mary Jane.She gets the red hair from MJ, and her awesome swinging-between-buildings skills from Spiderman.
Agent Carolina doesn't need to worry about Agent Texas taking her number one spot on the list.Because Tex is already Number Zero.
The Sarcophagus contains an Engineer.The markings on the Sarcophagus resemble the symbols of the engineers from Halo 3: ODST. Observe◊. Also, Engineers are shown to have some abilities related to AI, such as when one combines its knowledge with the Superintendent in ODST. Perhaps the Director needed an Engineer to torture and fragment Alpha.
The simulation Reds were different becuase they're based off Tex's memories, not Church'sThey seam to be getting out of the simulation any episode now, so this troper might as well throw this out there. Tex was the first to get into the capture unit, therefore everything is based on her memories, not Espilon-Church's, or at least a mixture of the two. Donut is so bossy becuase the only intereaction she ever had with him was that time he nailed her with a plasma grenade.
Tex and Church will escape the capture unit at the end of Season 9We'll get at least one more episode to wrap up the Freelancer story, presumably ending after Tex's attack on Sidewinder, before they escape the capture unit by way of Caboose somehow opening it up long enough for them to get out.
My theory on SisterGrif says she once fell under the ice when they went skating. When they pulled her out 3 hours later, she was not only alive but pregnant. My theory: She survived under the ice because she found an air bubble or a chink in the ice. They found out she was pregnant because she was already pregnant. As for how she survived the cold, a certain Season 5 conversation comes to mind:
Epsilon-Tex is not really gone. She will come back, if only so we can see Tex and Carolina catfight.
Based on the above...The simulated Blood Gulch is still active, and will manifest to the real BGG in season 10.
The earthquakes are NOT the end of the world?Judging from everything that's going on the earthquakes have two possible explanations. 1. A team managed to crack into the unit, and in fact that's what has been causing all this mayhem with the earthquakes. Someone's trying to interfere with the simulation, and Church is keeping it together as long as he can until he manages to win over Tex. The earthquakes weren't the 'end of the world', but a signal to hurry up. 2. The unit is failing, and this is the last time we may ever hear from Church and Tex. (Barring an Epsilon unit to the Epsilon unit?)
Carolina isn't as crazy as we thinkShe's just as angry as Wash and Tex are with the Director. Church is understandably freaked to see Carolina considering what he learned from Delta in Reconstruction. But she's recovered enough to be like Wash and Tex: basically sane and reasonable, but with a serious hair-trigger.
Carolina is trying to bring York back to "life" using EpsilonEpsilon was able to fabricate Sarge, Simmons, Grif, Tex, Tucker, Caboose and Donut. Epsilon also has memories of Delta, so it's not too much of a stretch to think that he has memories of York. Carolina wants to bring York back on her quest for vengeance against the Director. She will commit the same sin that Church, Alpha and Epsilon did on their quest for Tex.
Carolina will end up fighting Tex in Season 10....when Tex leads the mission to free Alpha. Carolina will still be on the Director's side at that point, and she will be ordered to stop Tex and the others, leading to the most awesome fight yet in Rv B.
Washington is a redhead.North is blond, York is a brunet, so our lovable Wash is a redhead.
Alpha-Church is still alive.Remember those other Churches?
SPOILERS - Epsilon Church won't suck half as bad with his combat skills in the future.All Alpha's martial competancy had been filtered into Tex since she first separated from him, he sucked because she was made of awesome. Now that Epsilon has let her go and ended the cycle he has re-intigrated some missing aspects of himself. Of course he won't be anywhere near what she became just more balanced.
All the freelancers are orphans.Like the Spartan III's, except not so young. Both Wash and Carolina have mentioned that the Director has "given us everything." It might mean that they didn't have families to begin with and the Director "rescued" them from whatever situation they were in before. Which might also explain why some of them are so loyal to the Director, even competing for his favor like kids trying to become the favorite child.
The blue Freelancer is not a Freelancer at all.That is Church/Alpha, the first body he was put in after fragmentation.
Carolina is a Spartan III
The Freelancers, before the mass-implementation of equipment and AIs, are approximately as "strong" as ODSTs.The Insurrection's Elite Mooks notably wear ODST BDUs and are mentioned to be ex-UNSC. The assumption can then be made that they are former ODSTs. They match the Freelancers more or less blow-for-blow in combat, which allows an estimation for where the Freelancers' combat strength lies. Tex, given her robot body, may represent the in-series strength of a Spartan.
The Director was seeking to make the strongest Freelancer, not a Freelancer team.This is why it's called Project Freelancer in the singular form, and why the Director praises Wyoming and Maine. It isn't about avoiding casualties; it's about the strongest surviving. Genius Ditz with electronics, especially with the Epsilon unit.
The Mother of Invention houses the best of the best Freelancers, while the others are in placement at other areas, presumably other planets.Presumably, Tucker's comment in Season 3 about how "there's fifty of you", or forty nine (or possibly even less, considering Carolina apparently represents both Carolinas), still holds true, as Word of God has not yet contradicted it. Season 9 has only shown nine (or ten, depending on who the blue soldier is) Freelancers. These nine, six of them being ranked, are being observed more clearly and more hands-on by the Director, either because they are the very best of the Freelancers, or because they have been deemed more suitable for AI experimentation for one reason or another (Tex's reason being obvious). Meanwhile, the other Freelancers are off serving in other areas, fighting either the Insurrection or the Covenant. This would be an easy and believable way to justify the lack of almost forty more Freelancers in the group.
Doc was a Freelancer.I couldn't find this anywhere, and i'm guessing mostly off name. We have yet to see Agent D.C., but remember, this is the future. Perhaps the abbreviation has changed... to Doc (District Of Columbia). This doesn't seem to far out, if you use it in conjecture with the (way) above theory about North and South being related to Doc. He wasn't especially good at what he did, but there's always the chance that his behavior was the result of an AI. It would seem sort of poetic, considering his involvement with Washington, who could be seen as sharing his name (Washington DC), and Wash not bringing it up simply because there are a ton of Freelancers, and he can't be expected to remember every last one, especially assuming that not all of them were working in the same area as the Freelancers seen in Season 9. You heard it here first!
The Director is the Illusive ManThey're both mysterious, older men with (presumably) vision problems who live on a spaceship, are responsible for freaky torture experiments and various other operations of questionable legality/morality, and are responsible for the creation of an AI. It's obvious!
Epsilon-Sigma will appear in Season 10.There's so much hype over Sigma, as well as the fact that they got Elijah Wood to voice him, yet he died back in Reconstruction. If the writers want him to truly be a major character in both the present and past storylines, they should resurrect him through Epsilon's memory (like they did with Tex).
The Sarcophagus contains the original human Allison.Possibly even in suspended animation somehow.
The Director is Gendo Ikari.Because the resemblance is uncanny.
The splitting of Alpha was doomed from the startThere couldn't be any benefit to taking an AI and splitting it in at least 24 pieces. The Director only wanted to hurt himself for his problems.
The Sarcophagus will play an important part in Season 10But not necessarily in the Freelancer back story. Rather, the Reds, Blues and Carolina will have to find it and open it in the present time to aid in their killing of the Director. This could lead to an episode in which we see Carolina open the Sarcophagus for the first time in the past and subsequently flash forward to see her opening it again in the present, finally revealing what's inside.
All the Project Freelancer Agents are Spartan 3s acquired before their planned suicide missionEvery freelancer has shown to be capable of near superhuman feats without armor enhancements. Also, despite being some of the best soldiers in the UNSC, they have somewhat severe personality disorders one might see in a former child soldier. Washington also made a comment to CT about how the Director gave them everything. This might call back to how any recruit to the Spartan program had to cut all ties with their previous lives and were basically property of the UNSC. In addition, all of them having such impressive skills would be because they were noticeably impressive in training and were poached from the program, much like Noble Team. The odds that North and South would both be such effective soldiers is unlikely, unless their synergy was what made them stand out during training. Project Freelancer may not have even been the ones to poach all them, instead acquiring them after they did work in other organisations.
Flashback!Carolina knows, or at least has suspicions of Tex's true natureIn episode 11 of season 9, watch the medical teams that rush in to the training floor after York's accident. Several guys in white (presumably medics) run to York, Maine, and Wyoming, and three guys in black (mechanics?) run to Texas. Later, as the guys in black help Tex limp out of the room, Carolina watches them go and mutters "Interesting..." Either she's talking about Tex herself (after all, this is the first time any of the Freelancers have met her) or she picked up on the fact that Tex didn't get normal medics like the other three.
In season 10, Church will end up taking over Wash's body at some pointThis might be fueled by his jealousy of having been replaced. It will cause Washington to subsequently freak out, because the last time he had Epsilon in his head, it was having a horrific breakdown.
Doc is the Insurrectionist medicIn that shot of all the insurrectionists from season 9 there's one that looks like he has a pill symbol on his chest plate indicating medic. Doc that that symbol on during season 2 or 3, i believe. Also because why the hell not, it would explain why we haven't seen the insurrectionist medic yet.
Meta is not deadWe haven't seen the body for one. And defeating is not the same as killing. He'll be back in Season 10.
Epsilon will face off with the Director and Counselor.Given Carolina's current goals, I can easily see this happening. Maybe not face-to-face (although that would be FLIPPIN' AWESOME), but at least over the intercom like they did with Wash at the end of Reconstruction.
The pairs of chit-chatting mooks we keep seeing are really the same two guys over and over.Their base gets blown up, so they get transferred to another location, which gets blown up, so they get transferred to another location ... No real evidence for this except for dialogue similarities (namely, the epithet "assface") and Rule of Funny.
Carolina's still working for the DirectorShe's not out to kill him at all. Her plan is to deliver Episilon to him so he can continue his AI experiments.
The insurrectionists are freelancersThey're being told that they're freelancers and that the freelancers we know are insurrectionists.
The Councilor is puppet masterHe's just causing all the events of the series to move in his favor to possibly move up the ranks. Why? Because he's a therapist that's why.
Georgia...What happened to Georgia was:
The Insurrectionist Elite are degenerate/former/freelance Freelancers.For the most part, the Rv B universe seems independent of the canon UNSC. Having the Elite be rogue Freelancers instead of the canon insurrection would keep it in-house and add connections between characters. Further, it could explain how (1) the Elites can go toe-to-toe with the Freelancers, (2) how CT and the "Pillman" know each other, and (3) what happened to a few of the other States. (Calling it now, if one is New Jersey, he'll be voiced by Rage Quit.)
Carolina's original A.I was the alphaWhen she shows up to save North and South, she has invisibility, chameleon and super speed abilities. Once Tex and Delta are shown in season 9, Carolina seems to only have super speed.
Carolina's A.I. is the Alpha's pride.While I can't pinpoint a name, given how she reacted to Tex, it's logical that her AI, which has been shown to still be in her possession, is the pride of the Alpha. Following this, it's also possible she wants to kill the Director to mend that wounded pride, though that's a long shot.
Recreation CT is really the Pillman Insurrectionist.I can't be the only one who thought their voices sounded extremely similar.
The next Image Song for the Season 10 soundtrack will be a duet between Grif and Simmons.Because anything else wouldn't be nearly as awesome.
C.T. is working undercover.She didn't actually betray Project: Freelancer, despite her opinion of the Director. One has to keep in mind that if the Freelancer in charge of the digsite really was C.T. and not someone using her name, then she was very good at keeping a cover identity. What if infiltration is her specialty, like lockpicking is for York or extraction is for Carolina?
the Blood gulch reds and blues are actually skilled and were chosen to protect the alpha.Think about it, tucker is the hero of an alien race and is shown to be a capable fighter and even out witted a freelancer for a short while, caboose is dumb but insanely strong and has an odd connection with all machinery and AIs he comes across, sarge is more then likely career military, grif can basically drive any vehicle he finds (not well but flying is not as simple as jump in and drive) and simmions is smart when dealing with computers, they were most likely psychologically screened to find the ones lest likely to kill one another and even form a friendship when stresses are put on the area as a whole
Xi and Iota are a single combined entity and Carolina's AIIn one podcast Burnie mentioned he was using a face splitter program to combine two new 'characters' for RVB before the series premiered. Considering we know Carolina has two AIs it isn't unlikely that Xi and Iota are hers (given the foreshadowing in episode 6) and their combined state is what really drove her up the wall. If the two of them are a single AI (I'll say the blurry blue one for now) then that would put to rest doubts on wither or not Meta actually had Gamma, who's likely the yellow one and finally plug that possible plot hole.
Gamma is the Yellow AIThe yellow AI seems like it's missing pieces, almost like it's broken. it was mentioned by York in Out of Mind that Gamma jumped out of Wyoming and that Wyoming was 'never the same'. Gamma likely damaged himself when he jumped out, thus why he looks so funny.
Rooster Teeth exists in the Rv B universe....as a popular line of designer skateboards. That's why Theta had an RT logo!
Georgia's jetpack overheated and explodedThe others on that mission were cleaning crispy chunks of Georgia off their armor for weeks.
The Director's overall plan was to create a metastable AI using the fragments and...Fuse it with Tex, then use the resulting AI to overwrite Carolina's mind, fully resurrecting Allison. Carolina went insane from two AI fragments, so something as powerful as a metastable AI would've wiped her mind completely. It's why he kept pushing Carolina so hard, so that Allison could have the perfect body when she returned.
The Director has a Villain Override on Epsilon.They're finally going to meet up with him and everything will be set for an Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny... when the Director simply orders Epsilon to work against everyone else, and there's nothing any of them can do about it.
The creators will gradually turn Wash into comic relief before he gets implanted with Epsilon.In the flashbacks, Washington has been getting more naive and goofy with every appearance, to the point where — despite everything we've seen and already know — it's hard to remember what's going to happen to him. Rooster Teeth is doing this on purpose, the bastards.
The mission to rescue Alpha happens before the Epsilon incident.And since Wash is pretty much out of the loop when it comes to the A.I. program, he doesn't understand and tries to stop them, which contributes to the mission's failure. And then he gets implanted with Epsilon and learns the truth about everything. Cue the biggest individual Oh Crap of the series so far.
CT's armour will be reverse engineered by the InsurrectionThe Director makes it clear that CT's armour is incredibly valuable and it appears that the Freelancers are the only ones to have access to Mjolnir armour in this version of the Halo Universe. When the Insurrectionists successfully develop their own armour, they will become far more powerful and challenging. Desperate to maintain his edge over the Innies, the Director will step up his fracturing and implantation of AI's, which will lead to the disasters that ended the AI project. Soon, the war between the UNSC and the Insurrection becomes escalated by the Mjolnir armour which becomes a highly desired and utilised piece of wargear, thus explaining why years after, pretty much everyone uses it, whether they be Simulation Troopers, Freelancers, UNSC Marines, CT's Mercs, etc.
The "Insurrectionists" are actually UNSC soldiers, and it's really the Director who is secretly running a rogue operation without anyone realizing it.This seems to have been subtly hinted at throughout Season 9, and in episode 7 of Season 10 the Chairman rather passive-aggressively seems to accuse the Director of stealing a key piece of UNSC military equipment (presumably the sarcophagus).
The new fragment mentioned in episode 7 was Epsilon.The Director gives instructions to find the new fragment a match, but we don't hear who it gets matched with. The very next episode, Washington appears to use enhanced equipment in the field (the mini E.M.P. that disables the Insurrectionists' vehicles). We've never seen him do that before, and we know they can't/shouldn't use their special equipment without an A.I. to help out. HOLY CRAP YOU GUYS. This guess could be way off base, of course, but if not...
The freelancers will fail their missionIn episode 7 the Director talked about CT's armor being needed, it likely has something about the Director stored on it. The freelancers fail their mission in the past so CT's armor gets away (not necessarily CT herself, but that's a WMG for another time) thus why Lina is looking for CT's armor during the current part, so she can get whatever CT had stored in there.
At some point in the past, Epsilon will refer to himself as Ed.It's a minor one, but I'm just throwing it out. The AI's take the first parts of their "letters" and their partners' names (Omega+Allison=Om Alli/O'Malley and Gamma+Reginald=Ga Re/Gary). We know Epsilon was paired with Wash, who's real name is David, so ED.
When Theta said he had a sister, he was referring to Tex.So far all the fragments have been male, and since Tex was "born" with Alpha, it could make sense for them to think of her as a sibling.
Georgia isn't dead.This being Red vs. Blue, the show where anyone who's Only Mostly Dead can and will come back, I reckon that Georgia will probably resurface sooner or later. The question is, what happened to him? Well, something involving his jetpack happened and they Never Found the Body... What if he didn't actually die but just floated through space until something terrible happened to him: and that's why everyone says "You Do Not Want To Know" regarding his fate. The question is, what terrible thing was that? Well, since we've established that Red vs. Blue assumes continuity with the Halo canon - as the Freelancers were meant to be one of many "magic bullets" against the Covenant - it can't be anything Covenant-related: as the Freelancers would probably have tried to take it down: as they've been trained to. So, what's worse than the Covenant? What would have the Freelancers of all people so flabbergasted that they just do not want to talk about it? Two words. The Flood. Presumably, the group were powerless to stop Georgia being infected so they just hightailed it the hell out of there and refused to talk about. Granted, it'd be a bit of a Cerebus Retcon, but I reckon it'd be pretty awesome to bring him back as The Dragon of an even Bigger Bad. It'd also be pretty hilarious to see how any inevitable Graveminds deal with the Red and Blue morons.
The Insurrectionist with the shotgun (sometimes referred to as the Red Demo Man) is actually an AI in a robot body.This would explain how he survived being caught in both an explosion on an oil platform and being hit by the main cannon of the Mother of Invention. The Insurrection has an AI recovery program and cybernetic bodies like project freelancer. It's implied by the Pillman in episode 10 that this isn't really an insurrection (when he said "Is that who he told you we are" to Carolina and Tex). Perhaps, and I know this is another WMG, the "Insurrection" is just a rival military experiment program trying to come up with the "magic bullet" to win the war (Like Wash mentioned in Reconstruction, there were more programs than Project Freelancer doing experiments.) The "Insurrection" was given an AI and didn't split it up like Freelancer did, instead putting it in a robot body to test AI combatants compared to humans.
The Freelancer Project continues because it is tied to the Blue Team and keeps failing.The Freelancers are tied to a doomed exercise to try and get Blue to finally conquer the Reds.
Washington was involuntarily institutionalized after the Epsilon incident.The Director would have needed to get him out of the way after Epsilon's breakdown, but would probably have wanted poor Wash somewhere he could find him again if needed. Thus, he has Wash institutionalized until he realizes he needs a Recovery Agent. This would also make Wash's repeated insistence that "I'm not crazy" a little more horrifying.
Epsilon and Wash will have an epic showdown.Based on his dialogue in episode nine, Epsilon doesn't trust freelancers (especially Wash) any more than Wash trusts A.I.s (especially Epsilon). Plus, Epsilon hasn't been around to see Wash regain his Nice Guy tendencies — he went straight from Wash teaming up with Maine to capture him to Wash teaming up with Carolina to use him to to get to the Director (and taking his identity in the meantime). At minimum, they'll eventually have to sit down and hash out their issues if they want to get anything done together.
Caboose' mind is slowly recovering, at least to some degree.Caboose has made several observant and/or dead-accurate observations in Season 10, and the characters have stated several times how surprised they are at this. While it may seem like just a running joke, it could be an indication that for whatever reason his mind is slowly getting better (relatively speaking, of course; he's still acting like Caboose, with all that entails).
Washington was the one who planned the attempt to rescue the Alpha, but didn't get punished because he didn't actually take part in it.Think about it, when Washington was implanted by Epsilon he received most if not all the memories. He probably knew Tex was an AI and convinced her to try and rescue Alpha. Back in Reconstruction he said "He already knew all about Tex" and was surprised when Caboose said she was Church's girlfriend, while implying that she wasn't human, "How does someone date an..." And throughout the series it was already shown that most of the characters weren't aware Tex was an AI, thus making Wash a co-conspirator more plausible. And about Wash not receiving punishment for the plot, Wash has already shown Chessmaster skills, he probably knew that the memories he had would be important so he took a behind the scenes role during the attempt in order to gain more evidence to eventually shut down the program.
Carolina will learn about Donut killing Tex back in season 1. And Sarge thwarting her plans in season 5.Her attitude with the Reds will lighten considerably.
Carolina is Not So Different from Sarge.Both are skilled fighters who are much better in combat than their men, but also very poor leaders, especially when it comes to properly utilizing the troops under their command. When Carolina's plans aren't as comically convoluted as Sarge's, they have the same track record of going absolutely off the rails midway through actually carrying them out. Carolina throwing Maine off a building to act as a counter-weight seems exactly like the sort of thing Sarge would do to Grif. Carolina trying to get Wyoming, the squad's sniper, to charge into close combat against sustained minigun fire is exactly the sort of tactical brilliance that would be worthy of Sarge. Both Sarge and Carolina have very driven, type-A personalities, which stand in contrast to the more relaxed attitude of their peers (this is more relative for the Freelancers, but most of them (especially Wash, North, York, and even C.T.) are still a lot more easy-going than Carolina). Both Sarge and present day Carolina are rather sociopathic towards the well-being of their men, although Carolina's rage is played completely seriously instead of for laughs due to her much greater affinity for acting out on that sociopathy. Also, both of them were exceptionally and obsessively loyal to an ideal (the Red Army for Sarge, the Director/Project Freelancer for Carolina), and completely cracked when that ideal betrayed them. The difference being that Sarge got over his Heroic BSOD to become a better man (at least until his status quo personality reasserts itself somewhat in the next season), while Carolina apparently went down a much darker path.
Tex was never sent to Blood Gulch by Command, she just happened to show up there (presumably she and Omega were drawn to the Alpha). Out of Mind and Revelation both establish that Tex went rogue and escaped from Project Freelancer after the Epsilon Incident. That makes it somewhat unlikely she'd be taking orders from Command during season 1. It seems more likely that she and Omega were drawn to Blood Gulch due to the presence of Alpha/Church. Presumably Vic told Blue Team he was sending reinforcements just to dick with them (like he usually does), and Tex just happened to show up around the same time. For most of Season 1 Omega was in the driver's seat, so her staying around to kill the Reds was presumably his idea (which fits with his Omnicidal Maniac personality). From Season 2 onwards, Tex's primary goal is to hunt down and destroy Omega, which has nothing to do with what Command wants and is in fact contrary to their plans. She only joins forces with Omega and Wyoming in the series finale not because she's directly loyal to Command, but rather because she sees a chance to stop the war with the Aliens and is willing to work with Command to do so. Her being rogue would explain why she wasn't privy to Command and Omega's scheme in the first place, and had to have it explained to her by Wyoming.
The Meta's first victim was Carolina.By the time we see him in Reconstruction, he's already got all the AIs and equipment he's going to get, and that includes Carolina's equipment and, presumably, her AI(s). In addition, we learn in Recovery One that five freelancers have been killed, all with higher battle rankings than Wash. Using the current leaderboard with Wash in 6th, that leaves Tex, Carolina, York, Wyoming and North. If Maine and Carolina both "disappeared" on a mission (the Alpha rescue, perhaps?) that would fill in a lot of gaps. It could also explain why everyone seemed to assume she was dead.
Carolina is headed for the site of York's death.It's heavily implied, but it just seemed like something that needed to be put out there. Firstly he died in a fortress. Secondly he died on an island, right? And thirdly, there was an awful lot of Ship Tease between those two, what else would she have lost?
Production-wise, season 11 will resemble Revelations more than seasons 9-10.If I ruled the world, the Freelancer flashbacks would wrap up in season 10 and season 11 would focus on the Blood Gulch crew tracking down the Director. And since we'd be done with the flashbacks and our guys would be doing some actual, on-screen fighting again, we'd get CGI paired with machinma like in season 8. Sure it'd be hard, but it'd be worth it.
York is alive.Or at least, Carolina thinks he might be alive. It sounded more like she was going to the "island" for a mission than a sentimental visit. Wash at first tries to dissuade her, but then relents, "You should probably listen to your instincts." Maybe her instincts were telling her that York was still alive in some capacity. Maybe she'll find a suspicious lack of a body, which means York somehow escaped. Right? Right? OMG I want York to be alive.
The Insurrection is actually...A paramilitary organization with a private army assembled to handle situations that turn ugly. Think like Umbrella from Resident Evil, only instead of posing as a pharma company and going into biological warfare research, the "Insurrection" is posing as...hell I dunno, but their actual interest is alien technology. Think about this: Isn't it weird that when the mission for the Sarcophagus went down, the room with the actual objective had a bunch of covenant weaponry? If it were just being used as normal weaponry in the Rv B universe, we would've seen more characters using it as such. The "Insurrection" is implied in episode 10, by Pillman, to not be an insurrection but instead something else. Considering the collection of covenant weaponry, and the interest Pillman takes in artifacts of the alien race, it's my belief that the Insurrection is gathering alien tech, possibly with the intent of weaponizing it or reverse engineering it to advance human tech. When the military wanted to confiscate the alien technology, the "Insurrectionists" said no and fought them off. This is why the artifact dig in Recreation revealed a bunch of dead UNSC members being hidden. The "Insurrection" killed them to keep searching for the artifact without intrusion.
Carolina and York ran away together after the failed Alpha rescue mission, and it ended badly.In Out of Mind, there's what seems like a throwaway joke where Tex asks if York furnished his apartment himself, and York replies that an interior decorator helped him, and that she's dead now. Then in season 5, when Tex gets back and describes where she's been, Church specifically asks about Carolina, as though he assumed she'd be there. Tex replies that she was already dead. Suppose York saw Carolina beginning to deteriorate after/while the Alpha rescue failed, and convinced her to flee with him. Then she completely broke down and ran away from him, leading to York telling himself that she was dead and to Delta's more accurate assessment that she only functioned a short time. Maine caught up with her while she was out on her own and took the AIs, restoring her sanity — but by the time she got back to York, it was too late. This final straw turned her into the vengeance-seeking murder machine we know today.
All Simulation Outposts are monitored by VIC'sWarning, Cerebus Retcon ahead. Virtually Intelligent Computers are designed to represent Red or Blue Command technicians and to keep the bases supplied, focused, armed and reinforced. They are also in charge of implementing training scenarios, as well as devising new ones. Occasionally, they deploy a Freelancer into the gulches, who are simply treated as mercenaries instead of Agents for a secret UNSC organization. They must keep up a convincing illusion of a genuine conflict between Red and Blue. However, the war with the Aliens began and the resources that would normally monitor the VIC's were shifted away along with the Freelancers themselves - Project Freelancer has bigger things to worry about. Because they have not been updated or had routine file cleanups for years, the VIC's have become rather... eccentric, especially the Blood Gulch VIC, who I will distinguish by naming VIC-1. VIC-1 becomes very chaotic, delivering robot kits meant for the Blues to the Reds instead. He hired Agent Texas, even though she was rogue -according to his outdated files, there was no Alien War or Freelancer Schism, so he saw no problem in contacting her. VIC-1 later grew tired of the stagnation in the gulch, so he began working on a new scenario to shake things up a bit. All VIC's must obey instructions from Command, Freelancers or their AIs, so VIC-1 assisted Omega in his schemes. VIC-1 also delivered a powerful bomb, originally meant to act as a fail safe should the Freelancers find the Alpha, delivering a powerful but only mildly destructive pulse that would incapacitate anyone in blast for arrest. When VIC-1 accidentally revealed to Tucker that he was playing both of the teams for fools, he tried to contact his superiors for a plan of action. But, as had been the case for some time, there was no response due to the war - Freelancer Command just doesn't care. But VIC-1 does care. So in another display of unorthodoxy, he decides to hire yet another rogue freelancer, Wyoming, to dispatch Tucker. After the "10 megaton" pulse bomb went off, Wyoming took the Alpha to the wind power facility and hooked him up to Gamma for repairs to the AIs body, while he goes off to learn more about the Aliens, investigating the sword quest. Wyoming probably intended to use the Alpha as a bargaining chip, and Gamma caught up some lost time with his favorite Mind Rape victim. The arrival of the Alien shakes things up a bit for the collaborators. After Wyoming learns about the Alien Sword and its significance for the Aliens, VIC-1, Omega and Wyoming plot to find a way to exploit this and become the ultimate power in the known galaxy. When Tucker's pregnancy is revealed, they see an opportunity and put their plan into action, with the help of another Sword Quester Alien. So, after a while, VIC-1 gets into contact with Church again, disguising himself as an Identical Grandson. By this point, VIC-1 has regained contact with Freelancer Command. The war is not going well, and they need something, anything to win it. They learn about VIC's shenanigans with crazy scenarios, chaotic organization and collaboration with rogue Freelancers and AIs. They are unimpressed with the state of the simulation (I'm assuming almost none of the Freelancer Staff know that the Alpha is involved). But they are impressed with VIC-1, Wyoming, Gamma and Omega's plan to enslave the aliens through the use of Junior and the Sword. While it was not from a source they had expected, they give their support for the plan. Even if it means giving an alien army to an AxCrazy AI. So VIC-1 tries his best to keep the Reds and Blues in disarray while the others act out their plan. However, at the last minute, the dropship they sent explodes with their collaborators onboard in the middle of a time-jump (the disappointing flash). Less than a month later, the Alien War is resolved peacefully, probably with massive concessions to the Aliens. The Reds and Blues are relocated to avoid the word from spreading too far about what Freelancer almost did. VIC-1 was probably taken offline for his troubles. A year later, the ship emerges from the Time Vortex and lands in Valhalla, it's last minute time jump sparing it from the worst of the explosion. In short, many of the wacky plot devices of the first five seasons are the result of VIC-1 going nuts without Command's supervision and deciding to make things interesting. Its not the setting of Rv B that is wacky, it is the characters.
Tex went rogue, but Project Freelancer "fixed" her before sending her to Blood Gulch.Tex led the mission to rescue Alpha, even pulling other rogue agents back in to help. When the mission failed, she was unable/unwilling to leave, and the Director used her to test his shiny new armor lock protocol. One mind wipe later, she truly believed she was Allison, same as Alpha believed he really was Leonard Church. And since it's cheaper to store AIs than to delete them, they sent her to a box canyon in the middle of nowhere. Oops.
Almost every Freelancer we have encountered in the present is rogueAfter the attempt to break out the Alpha, the rampancy of Sigma and the forced attempt to remove unsuitable AIs, many Freelancers who had not already done so bailed on the Agency. These included Maine (for obvious reasons), York, Wyoming, Texas and possibly Carolina. The rest of the loyalists went on to fight in the Alien War or become Recovery Agents, like Washington and South Dakota. North and South were probably on a recon mission or something to scout out Aliens when the Meta hit them - it is unlikely they were rogue if South was Recovery Two.
The Gang will find Donut and Lopez, unharmed, in ValhallaAfter weeks spent with Donut, Lopez will actually be glad that Sarge is back. If Wash is right about the UNSC waiting in ambush, then they may be imprisoned for questioning, since they are not directly involved in any acts against the UNSC o Freelancer. And if the UNSC are foolish enough to bring a Scorpion into the canyon - can someone say say "Hello Sheila"?
Donut and Lopez are not waiting back at Valhalla, because ...... the gang went back home after defeating the Meta at the end of season 8, and they spent a significant amount of time there before Carolina came calling. Think about it: They hung out long enough for Wash to become part of the group, which would have taken a while. Also, Carolina had to know where to find them in the first place, and the logical place to look would be their official home base.
Carolina is not hunting down the Director to kill himThis seems highly unlikely, (and admittedly I don't want it to be true) but it is possible she could still be loyal to him. He did say:
When the squad returns to Valhalla, they will extract Sheila from the Pelican......and put her into Caboose's armor. Alternatively, they will find Lopez and put her in his armor.
The real reason Sheila can't be transferred into a suit of armor is that it doesn't have a main cannon.Going off the one above this one. Firing main cannons is a fundamental part of Sheila's personality. She can be placed in the Mother of Invention because it has a MAC cannon, a tank because, well, it's a tank, the Pelican because it has big guns, and the Freelancer facility because it has automated defenses. But a suit of armor has no main cannons for her to fire. And a battle rifle just doesn't cut it.
Caboose is now Obfuscating Stupidity and is now really the smartest and most aware person there - at least in Season 10Yes....it's Caboose. Yes, there's a lot of stupidity to him. But... Church says they can't trust Wash in Carolina's presence so they're spying on the pair of them to learn as much as possible. And he spies on Wash without even trying to hide, fully reveals the plan, and says that he's telling Wash that he doesn't think Wash is a threat because they're friends - which startles Wash. And what does Caboose say after saying this? Does he continue his ill-fated attempt at sneaking or his wimpy interrogation? No. He just walks away. Now, if Caboose is cognizant of the world, this makes perfect, total sense. He's seen how Wash has changed since joining the Blood Gulch team and while he might share Church's concern for Carolina's influence on Wash, he also knows that Wash isn't entirely the Freelancer he was trained to be. So what does he do? He reveals a secret in a way that only Caboose could get away with, tells Wash that he trusts him, and tells him that they're friends and then leaves Wash to consider that and possibly what his loyalties are. And it hits Wash perfectly. You could make an argument he tried a similar thing with Carolina with the inadvertant flirting scene - recognizing that she's a broken bird who's closed herself off from all attachments, he, in a manner that only Caboose can get away with, compliments her in an attempt to open her up. If you follow that theory, you can hear the point where he realizes it isn't working ("helmet hair") and tries to back away from it.
Church/Epsilon will return to Washington's armourIt was stated before that each A.I. was paired up with the freelancer who was deemed most compatible personality-wise. This suggests that A.I.s will work the most efficiently with the person they are most compatible with. So, who's the person most compatible with Epsilon? According to Project Freelancer, it's Wash. Not only that, but Epsilon becoming Wash's A.I. will signify that he trusts Washington in the same way he trusts Carolina. Once the partnership is restored, Washington could become the freelancher who brings out Epsilon's full potential.
Either the Director or the Chairman is waiting for the gang at Valhalla.Wash has pointed out the UNSC has probably staked the place out in case they return, and Carolina believes the Director is aware of what she's/they're up to. Now look me in the eye and tell me the Director isn't exactly the kind of manipulative bastard to pull of the ol' "I've been expecting you" ploy. Whether he would then attempt to silence them or to have them taken into custody is a little more up in the air.
The Blood Gulch crew are going to be the new AI's carriersAs a part of the Freelancer Program, the Blood Gulch army were/are ment to be the new carriers of every AI fragment after the original freelancer died. Think about it, every freelancer were given an AI according to ther personalities, wich some of the blood gulch dudes share (well, kinda) so you can think of the as some kind of upgradre/downgrade scenario: Theta will be given to Grif, think about it, he take care of his sister, save the life of the one who always is trying to kill him and express hate toward him. Sigma To sarge, delta to simmons, etc
Epsilon can access to specific skill of a Freelancer if he access to the AI of that FreelancerThat way, accesing Delta allow him to know everything about locks, and Theta to awesome skill of a sniper as North
The reason Freelancer keep dying...Is because everythin is a plan that the director make to find the perfect alpha carrier and/or to delete everything that conected him to project freelancer, and that is facilities, AI's and the freelencer themselves
At some point Carolina will return to ErreraFrom what I understand, Errera, the club where she met York, is an actual place in Halo Reach. It would be a sweet, sentimental moment.
Carolina will come face-to-face with the Director...... and he will call her out for ruining Project Freelancer. Hear me out here: the Director tortured Alpha and created the fragments, yes, and it was Sigma and Gamma who whispered ideas in peoples' ears. But it was Carolina's blinding competitive streak that robbed Wash and South of their intended AIs, and it was her job as the top freelancer (except for Tex) to keep the team together. And unlike the Director, Carolina hasn't shown much remorse or awareness of her role in the way things played out. There's enough fuel there for quite the dressing-down if the Director so chooses — and you just know he'd do it, too.
Carolina is secretly still working for the DirectorIn Reconstruction Delta stated that Carolina was given two A.I as part of an experiment. Therefore, people kind of assumed that it was because of that failed experiment that she wanted revenge on the Director. Now we know that Carolina specifically demanded that she get two (let's assume Delta didn't know about that). Doesn't really make sense that she wants revenge on the Director for something that is her own fault. What if she's really planning on delivering Epsilon to the Director and intends to betray the Reds and Blues?
Gamma and Sigma wanted to make Carolina into the Meta.In fact, they might've started with Wyoming at first, but he wasn't strong/interested enough. They moved onto Carolina because she was the best of the Freelancers, but the implantation backfired and left her a wreck. They went to the next agent who was both strong and unethical enough: Maine. They probably would've gone to South next, had Maine failed.
The AI fragments aren't as dead as we think.Remember, Delta said that he and the other fragments exist as memories in Epsilon and we've seen that those memories, such as Tex, can be split off and restored under the right circumstances. Another sign is that in the season 10 trailer, Sigma is solid enough to have a real face instead of being transparent like he is now. They operated behind the scenes in Church's simulation in season 9 until he was about to dispose of Tex, where they captured her and left Delta with him to lull him off guard while they stayed in the memory unit until the coast was clear.
The Director stole most of Project Freelancer's technology from the Spartan Program.Their suits are modified Mjolnir armor, which was supposed to be strictly reserved for the Spartans. Carolina referred to the suits as "wherever they came from" which sounds kinda shady. Dr. Church might've been stealing from Halsey's stash, which could be another reason why he got into so much trouble later on with the UNSC.
Delta is still alive.In episode 8 of season 10, while the Freelancer's Pelican dropped from the sky, Delta made a backup of himself just in case they crashed. What happened to the backup? Is it possible that Delta (or his backup) survived the EMP?
Allison's full name was something along the line of "Elizabeth Allison Zulech"She was originally known to everyone as "Beth", but when her father disapproved of her joining the Corps and becoming a mercenary, she started using her middle name and her mother's name, Allison, out of spite. The only reason I'm posting this is to fix the "Beth/Allison" discrepancy in the song "A Girl Named Tex".
The Sarcophagus is used to house/fragment Alpha, and the shaking we saw was Epsilon being born.Alpha and the fragments (they should start a band) share a mental connection with the Director, and/or they reacted to him calling out to Tex. Either way, his panic transferred over to them. The ensuing emotional reaction and cascade of stress was finally more than Alpha could take, so he did the only thing he could to escape — cast off his memories and force himself to forget.
Washington is ploting something.He is acting....weird...atleast near Carolina, to be honest, i just think he is trying to think ahead of her, and it seem like he is trying his best to avoid the Red and Blue army get in trouble. In the other hand, he might already know a lot of usefull stuff (because of the epsilon incident) and do not want to talk because.... bad things could happen
Caboose's mind was somehow able to inflict damage on Omega during his stay inside it.Flashback!Omega in episode 15 is a genuinely menacing incarnation of pure evil. Blood Gulch!Omega is kind of a ridiculous goof, even when we briefly see his "true form" in the scenes inside Caboose's mind during the second and fifth seasons. One thing to note is that in Blood Gulch Chronicles we only see Omega after he had spent considerable time inside Caboose's mind. Popular theory is that Caboose's currently damaged mental state is due at least partially to the time Omega spent running around inside his head; perhaps Caboose's mind gave as good as he got, and ended up bringing Omega down a level or two in return.
Tex will irreparably damage the Director's right hand out of an Omega-induced anger combined with her own outrage over what the Director did to Alpha.Considering how the Director is beginning to look more and more like Gendo Ikari, it's safe to call Tex a Rei-figure of sorts. So, naturally, she will do what Rei did to Gendo in End - she will wreck his hand, either by crushing or severing.
Eta represents Alpha's trust, while Iota represents Alpha's fear.When the Director went "No! Allison!", Eta probably went "Allison? Help me! Help me!" while Iota probably went "Allison? OH SHIT SHE'S GONNA KILL ME!" That's why Carolina was so terrified - she was experiencing both feelings at once, and it didn't help that Tex was in front of her. That's why Carolina was going "Make it stop!" while pushing Tex away. And since Omega nearly egged Tex into strangling Carolina, Iota's hunch was almost correct...
The Meta only took one of Carolina's A.IIn episode 15 of season ten, we get our first look at Eta and Iota. We don't know which is which, but one is yellow and the other is greenish blue (same colour as Carolina's armour incidentally). In Reconstruction however, when the Meta displays his A.I, only the yellow one is present. The greenish blue one isn't among the lineup. There is an A.I in greyish black Mark VI armour, but that looks more like Tex. So either Carolina still has one A.I, or it's somewhere else. Either way, it could still be alive.
If there's one aspect that the Alpha never sheared off, it's hatred.Church hates everything. He hates Tex. He hates Tucker, Caboose, and the Reds. He even hates himself (or at least his mental image inside Caboose's head, if his comment about "not having a best friend" is any indication). That was the one thing Alpha could never shear off. Not blind anger, like Omega. Hatred.
Sister and Junior are alive and in ValhallaJust to get the whole band together. It's not like providing the voices for a few more episodes is a massive commitment for their VA. Junior thinks he is protecting his warped mother figure. Sister thinks she's taking care of Tucker's dog.
York's sour attitude towards Wash is because of Delta.According to York, Delta stays up all night doing calculations; York, being Delta's host, ended up absorbing quite a lot of these calculations. These included several Freelancer statistics and simulations, which mostly put Washington at the bottom compared to the others on the leaderboard. Because of those, York began to look down on Wash; while he tried to vent it out as playful trolling, he occasionally made a biting comment or two about Wash being the worst fighter in the squad or something like that. So, in other words... no, not even York is immune to the detrimental effects of AI.
The cryogenics box stolen in Season 9The first hint we have that it's truly anything animal or similar is the fact it growled and went crazy when Allison's name was mentioned. Okay, great effect. But how does it have bearing? Then this latest episode. 16. It's an Engineer that they stole. This Engineer fixes and manipulates the Alpha to produce some of the more recent fragments, 'fixing' it as the Director said. When one remembers Halo canon, one also remembers that Engineers are quite literally biological supercomputers. It's highly likely that in handling the fragments and Alpha itself that the Engineer picked up on some of the emotions and memories of the torture, thus giving it the reason to go crazy when it heard the name Allison being yelled.
Sigma survived the empIn episode 16 of season 10, after being told to log off by the director, Sigma instead managed to jump into a camera, unlike Gamma and Omega. This suggests that he has a similar ability to Omega in being able to jump, except it's for electronic equipment instead of people. So in the finale of Reconstruction, he jumped into the camera that the Director and Chairman were using, and then away from the emp to get out of it's range. He may even be WITH the Director since the incident, and if Carolina knows this, it could explain why she wants to find the Director. If she finds the Director, she finds Sigma, and can kill him for what he did to Maine and the other Freelancers.
The gang will find the Engineer.For all we know, it's in season 8's warehouse facility, still in the sarcophagus. The warehouse is likely to be revisited by the gang since they seem to retracing all the other notable locations they guys were are in the Recollections trilogy. When the Engineer meets Church, it will identify him as "the broken one" and fix him by restoring the fragments, or at least Delta.
The team will confront the Director and learn of what Alpha!Church was subjected to.And there will be an immediate Misfit Mobilization Moment as the most hilariously incompetent soldiers ever to exist settle their differences and kick his ass.
The current group will split up.The Blood Gulch gang will confront Carolina over her Ax-Crazy tendencies and demand she leave them out of her revenge plans. Wash and Church will be caught in the middle. Wash will side with the gang. Church will side with Carolina.
The Engineer from the Sarcophagus was kept in the cryogenic chamber in the Freelancer warehouse in Revelation, and was used by Epsilon!Church to create Epsilon!Tex.This is fairly self explanatory. Epsilon remembered about the Engineer, and got Caboose to help him use the Engineer to recreate Tex from his memories and put her into one of the robotic bodies (and spray painted it black, perhaps?). I had previously thought that the cryogenic chamber had contained Tex, but what would be the point of cryogenically freezing a robot?
Tex's dog tag isn't just a dog tag.It's a drive that contains any or all of the following:
Connie knew the original Allison.That's why she was the most suspicious and bitter of all the Freelancers. She was probably friends with Allison during boot camp or something and she resented that Allison's memory was being used this way. She sent Tex the data files because she was hoping it would trigger the original Allison's memories.
The Director's ass is grass.So obvious it's painful, I know, but it had to be said — now that Epsilon is Alpha mk.2, there's really no question that he's completely doomed. The real question is, how much — and what kind — of a fight will he offer?
Eta and Iota represent Alpha's happiness and loveDuring ep 17 when Tex is looking through the data Connie left behind, there seems to be information on the A.I fragments, including words like deceit, rage, creativity and so on. These of course, describe the A.I we already know. But then we see the words happiness and love put side by side, indicating two A.I...
Church himself will kill the director.This is all assuming Church gets another body. So Carolina, Wash, and the BG crew finally find the director hiding wherever. After a round of Reason You Suck Speeches the director will pull out a gun, and shoot Caboose. Not fatally, though, it'll probably somewhere in the leg or foot. Because of his brotherly relationship with Caboose, Church will be fucking pissed. And in his anger, Church gets his first headshot with the sniper rifle: the Director himself.
Caboose will kill the director.Because seriously guys, out of all the characters in the series, he's proven the best at Church-killing.
One of the Blood Gulchers will be Killed Off for Real by the end of the season.Just noting Sarge's demeanor in Episode 17 seems a bit unlike his usual self. He questions what the Reds, after finding out the full squad is alive, have to gain by going off to battle. He even notes that running off to find the director will probably make things worse for themselves. So I'm starting to worry that one of them won't make it back, despite their quite frankly ridiculous survivability so far. So... who could it be?
The Season will end on a CliffhangerFor some reason, I just feel that with three episodes left, they're probably going to focus a bit more on the fall of Project Freelancer; somehow when the modern day cast catches up to the Director, he'll escape.
The final scene of the season will be live actionBecause they would need a way to get the Director and the main cast together in the same scene, and the "half machinima / half CGI" approach they used in Season 8 doesn't really fit with Season 10 since they haven't used it at all in Season 9 or 10. A short live action scene would be a way for Rooster Teeth to try something completely new and surprising, and show off their production values (I'd bet they'd be able to at least match the Halo 3 promotional ads in terms of quality). After all they've already used brief live action for the memory flashes in episode 18, and have some existing live action filming experience in shooting the shorts for their office web series.
The original Carolina really is dead, and the one in the present is an AI fragment split from Alpha-TexThis would explain why everyone seemed so sure about her demise (although York seemed to hold out some hope). If Alpha-Tex had lost a fragment before turning up at Blood Gulch, it would account for her inaccurate memories, and reduction in fighting ability. The splitting process could have been performed by the sarcophagus, and the memories supplied via the personnel records, and information gathered from York and the other Freelancers. If this is the case, Washington may know about it, as he can view soldier's vitals. Church did say that Tex would have done anything to save Carolina.
The Director is conducting his research on a spaceship. This also leads into some Halo4 machinima.The series will be moving into Halo4 soon, and the Red vs. Blue "war" is a training program conducted on a spaceship...
Future song theories.
Episode 18/19 will be Church's Break the Haughty moment.For all his griping, Church relies on the Blood Gulch guys. For all their snarking (and accidental team-killing), the Blood Gulch guys have never really walked away from him — until now. It's his fault and he knows it. If the guys come along after this, it'll be because he apologizes.
Church was channeling Omega when he blew up on the Blood Gulch Crew.You kind of get the feeling that since Church has all of his memories and might be whole again, all of the AI fragments and what they represent are part of him again. When he was yelling at the BGC, he could have been subconsciously channeling Omega (his anger), making him say things that Alpha-Church and Epsilon-Church would never say at their angriest. After seeing the flashbacks of Tex before she got control of Omega, it's not too far fetched.
Church and Carolina will decide not to pursue the Director.The Director, however, will decide to pursue them — tying up loose ends, and all that. This will be the focus of season 11. It'll all kick off with an outside attack on Valhalla at the end of season 10, which will bind the group together because someone (probably Wash) will be killed.
Wash's ass is grass.He's made peace with himself and his past and he's finally kinda happy. Unfortunately, this goes outside the natural order and will quickly be rectified. (Yes, this is the same troper who made the "Wash killed Theta" entry under Fridge Horror. I'm very sorry. I'm a horrible person.)
Carolina didn't know how The Meta died when she "recruited" the Blood Gulch CrewWhen visiting the site of a previous encounter between the BGC and The Meta, Washington mentions that they nearly killed him there, to which Carolina replies bitterly "but they didn't". If she had known how The Meta finally met his end, she almost certainly wouldn't have reacted that way.
Also, this leads me to believe that she never had any intention of keeping the BGC alive. She wanted Cannon Fodder, and decided to take some of the director's own supply.
Episode 17 was not the full Epsilon Incident.It was a clever fake-out, designed to lull the audience into a false sense of security. The full breakdown will come later. This guess is based mostly on three things: 1) In episode 18, Wash is a little shaken up but seems otherwise fine. Unless the symptoms set in later, Epsilon's probably not done with him. 2) We know it's not a big deal to pull an AI and put it back later. 3) North talked like he'd given up Theta, but we know he ultimately keeps him. Hence, something must have reversed the decision to pull all the AIs. Wash could be reimplanted with Epsilon as a desperation move by the Director (possibly to counter Tex's "attack" on the Mother of Invention, since the other Freelancers don't stand a chance against her without their little glowing helpers).
The gang will face down the Meta again.I know this is on the page elsewhere, but the Meta is still alive after season 8. In addition to never finding his body, did anyone else notice that there wasn't a recovery beacon that went off when the Meta fell? I'm graspng at straws here, and maybe this belongs in the headscratchers list, but could this mean the Meta is still around somehow?
Epsilon kills himself because he finds out Tex is still alive.Vamping from the previous WMG re: the Epsilon incident, the Director will try the implantation again. (Why? Because that's just who he is, dammit.) Epsilon will learn the details of Tex's assault on the Mother of Invention, put two and two together, and promptly implode.
Carolina will give Wash Connie's data unit.She'll do it to try and convince Wash to come along with her. Instead he'll show it to the guys. However, Tucker will catch something in all the alien research, since he worked with them for about a year between seasons 5 and 6, that Church wouldn't recognize and will clue them into what the Director is doing. Realizing what Church and Carolina are truly getting themselves into, they'll go out to save them. Alternatively, they'll look over the files on the AI, and Wash will tell them about the classroom session where Sigma referred to metastability as "the meta stage" and realize what really happened. They'll go after Church and Carolina to explain this and get them to stop.
The Director's hiding place is in TexasThink about it: it's noted that the "Texas" codename was being saved for someone by the other Freelancers, and in Episode 19 of Season 10 Texas tells the Alpha that he named her, and that if he thinks hard enough he would remember why. Epsilon remembered why finally in Season 10, realizing that the Director and Allison both come from Texas or that it has some special significance to them, hence why the name was saved for Beta and why he would establish a base to hide there.
The last flashback portion will...Show Tex's attack on Church's old team on Sidewinder. With the infamous killing of private Jimmy being offscreen.
The Avalanche/Sidewinder facility is the Mother of InventionRather than move or repair the massive, damaged ship they simply built around it, turning it into a facility.
Epsilon-Church will confront and defeat the Director......But not with arms. With words. Epsilon stands face-to-face with the Director and tells him point-blank that he erased Tex/Allison for good, something that neither Dr. Church nor the Alpha could ever do. He'll prove that the Blood Gulch Crew (a Ragtag Bunch of Misfits) is a better team than the Freelancers were, and that it all came down to the Director's massive ego and desperation that ruined everything. Wash and Carolina may or may not also be present, just to drive the point home.
Epsilon-Church has taken a level in badassWhen he "forgot" Tex at the end of the previous season, he didn't actually forget her, because he still knows who she is. It's possible he reabsorbed her, like what the Meta was trying to do by force. And this likely means he now has all of her skills. When Church sees combat again, he will not miss a single shot.
How Halo 4's remake of Valhalla will be justified for season 11So Halo 4 has a remake of Valhalla called Ragnarok. It looks almost identical to Valhalla, but the bases are slightly modified and there's less grass. I'm thinking that at the end of season ten, or the start of season 11, the Director is going to launch an attack on Valhalla that causes some kind of radioactive fallout that kills off a lot of the greenery. In order to survive, the Reds and Blues modify the bases and build/find new suits of armour (from Halo 4) that will protect them from the radiation. That way, Ragnarok can serve as the new Valhalla.
York Re-implanted Wash with EpsilonHe did it because Delta told him to do it, that way, there would be another Freelancer that knew what happen to the alpha, but things did not went as good as expected, and thas how the epsilon incident happen. Also, probably another Freelancer battle happen after the epsilon incident, but before the blood gulch stuff, one where York, North and Wash fight agains Wyoming, South and...i feel im forgetting someone,but anyway, in that fight, Wash "betrayed" York and North somehow, and thats why Epsilon is so upset with him.
Lopez speaks perfectly good Spanish.For the 26th century. English has gone under less linguistic drift in the intervening time.
The Insurrectionist Demoman and Female Elite are still alive and will show up in a later season, possibly working for the Chairman, and looking for payback against Carolina and/or Washington.Given that it generally takes an incredible amount of up-close-and-personal damage for major characters in this show to be Killed Off for Real, it seems that simply falling a few dozen feet into water isn't nearly sufficient for a confirmed kill.
Project Freelancer uses special custom SPI Armor, not MJOLNIR ArmorMJOLNIR armor is said to cost as much per suit as a UNSC Cruiser or entire battlegroup(depending on the source), which is why the SPARTAN-III program used Semi-Power Infiltration Armor. It was cheaper than MJOLNIR but more effective than standard-issue equipment like ODST armor. It's unlikely the Director could get MJOLNIR armor for his Freelancers alone, nevermind all the simulation troopers. Much like how the Headhunters used customized SPI Armor that had energy shields added, the Freelancer SPI armor is modified to hold AI and contain their armor-specific capabilities. The sim troopers have standard SPI Armor, save for certain outposts -like Blood Gulch- that get equipped with AI-compatible units. Since SPI Armor does not directly enhance the user's abilities, it makes more sense how the ODST-equipped Insurrectionists were able to put up a good fight against the Freelancers.
C.T. and Washington were a couple midway through Season 9 she broke up with him and joined the InsurrectionWhen they first interact, Wash seems very close to her, calling her Connie when he doesn't have a nickname for any of the other Freelancers, trying to convince her she didn't make a mistake when he can see she's clearly distraught. Even pointing out that Connie has always been hard on herself. At a later time period when he see's her talking to the Insurrection Leader from the Mother of Invention, he's much colder to her, it's really the one time he isn't dorky around a Freelancer. So, they had been dating, or at least very close together during the beginnings of the Freelancer program, the Leaderboard, her own insecurities lead her to joining the insurrection after she did some digging and realized exactly what the hell was going on at Project Freelancer. She fell for the Insurrection Leader and broke it off with Wash, or potentially broke it off before hand. So yeah on top of being driven insane and having his friends betray him and run off, as well as being burdened by everything that ever happened to the Alpha, he also lost his love to the Program.
The Law of Conservation of Ninjitsu will come into play.So yeah, Episode 20 shows us a few dozen or hundred copies of Tex. I don't think they'll be nearly as successful as the original, otherwise everybody'd be dead twenty times over.
All of the the Freelancer AIs (including Alpha) are now imprisoned by the Director, who has been working to recapture them since the Freelancer program fell apart back in the day.The showdown at the end of Season 6 was part of the Director's plan. He ensured that Church and Maine (containing all collected AI) were both at the Freelancer base, before he faked an EMP blast to convince everyone that the AIs were dead. Now, the director has all the AI, including the Omega AI. How do we know? Well, the quote at the end of this episode was orginally made by Tex back in RVB Ep. 100. Its repitition like means that the Omega AI has been recaptured. And if it was captured, despite apparently being dead, it follows that the other AI would be as well...
As a last ditch attempt, O'Malley will attempt to hijack using short wave radio...Then will unknowingly hack into Doc, becoming BC!O'Malley
Omega isn't one-of-a-kindIt's likely that Alpha, during the torture, got angry at himself over and over, creating multiple personifications of his rage. The Director wisely authorized only one of them to be used in Project Freelancer. He kept the others for his personal uses... including his attempts to remake Tex.
The Bloodgulch Crew will have to fight the original Freelancer teamAlthough most of the original Freelancer team are dead, there is the possibility of them coming back as the AIs who were created during the Director's attempts at remaking Tex. The following match-ups will take place during the finale:
Carolina will die in a Heroic Sacrifice.Carolina's a near-textbook example of a Tragic Hero: She was the best of the best before Tex, The Ace of Project Freelancer, had a dashing Love Interest and got on well with most of her teammates. However, as time unfolds and Tex outshines her, her pride causes her to alienate her friends, come into physical confrontation with York, and, eventually, set into motion events that would help lead to the Project's downfall. She's suffered immensely, learned of the deaths of all of her friends save Wash, and now has one thing in mind: Retribution. She blames the Director for everything and, yeah, it's largely his fault, but she played a role in her own suffering as well. The Director will remind her of that, causing her to shout, "My God, What Have I Done?" and go into a Heroic BSOD. Of course, Church and the newly arrived Reds and Blues will snap her out of it and they'll defeat the Director once and for all, but not before Carolina makes a heroic move to save someone (likely Wash or Church) from certain death. She will have made a final atonement for her past, and will die with a smile on her face. Tear Jerker Dying Moment of Awesome.
Gamma trapped Yellow Church in a simulation of Sidewinder.Yellow Church at the end of BGC season 5 doesn't make much sense. Why did he have a body when he came out of Caboose's mind? His existence didn't make much sense with the original Yellow Church's comment that "it seemed like such a good idea at the time." How is it that one of the Church clones claims to have experienced what made Yellow yellow if it hasn't happened yet? The answer is that they're completely unrelated. It's implied by season 10 that episodes 50 (part 1 and part 2) were Gamma messing with Church by making a simulation where he causes all of his problems, not time-travel or teleportation. Church did come up with a scheme in said simulation where he turned himself yellow, but that's unrelated. Since Gamma is so used to deceit and most of all, doing it to Church, when the Yellow Church was forced from Caboose's mind, the clone of Gamma in Wyoming's body instinctively trapped it in a simulation of the worst thing it could think of: letting all of his friends blow up at Sidewinder. The fact that he was yellow is just a huge coincidence.
Season 10 will end on a cliffhanger.Which isn't really a WMG at this point, innit? But the what, how and why is still very much up for grabs. Ladies and gentlemen, place your bets below:
The Chairman's been tracking the gang this whole time, knowing/hoping they'd find the Director for him.He'll arrive at the last second with the cavalry, take everyone into custody, and pretty much kidnap Epsilon so he can finally prosecute the Director. No one will be particularly happy with this arrangement. Hijinks will ensue.
The mass army of robots are all fragments of Beta (Tex) that the Director was shearing off to make her "perfect".Tex has one fatal flaw - failure. However if you count failure as a defining trait, it could possibly be broken away from the Beta AI the same way Trust and Rage were broken away from Alpha. So the director has spent all this time trying to find the one stimulus that causes Beta to shear off her failure; once he finds it, he will take a copy of Tex, force her to cast off her failure, and she will then be "perfect".
Some BG soldiers are in fact Insurrection soldiersAnd by that i mean the ones with ambiguous deaths, as the one with a robotic arm, the girl and the sleeveless dude, the director use them as some kind of experiment, just like the zealot and some other simulation troopers.
Every fragment except Delta stayed in the Monitor body.After Church left it, Delta tagged along to provide advice like before, but Sigma and the rest stayed inside to await a chance to capture and integrate Epsilon at a later time. Once the guys left, Sigma asked Filss where the other off site facilities were and found the Director in order to assist him. Not only does it explain the seeming return of Omega but sets up Sigma killing the Director personally, feeling that there's nothing more to gain under his care in order to capture Church, now seemingly reformed as Alpha. Just for kicks, Sigma will have the body of one of the Tex copies altered to resemble Maine.
In the last episode, Omega will force Epsilon back into Wash's head.And Wash will go crazy and Epsilon will freak out. Then Omega and Epsilon will go into Carolina's head, who will then stab York in the eye. That'll placate everyone that says that these events didn't occur as implied in earlier seasons.
At some point in Season 11...The gang will be aboard a space station or ship or something, and as they're walking by a window...
Episode 17 really was the extent of the Epsilon Incident.No one's beaten the "there's more to come" drum more than me — I beat it like it owed me money. But the thought occurs: What if Wash was committed not because he went crazy, but to shut him up? The Director realizes he's got a sane man who might know all his secrets, so he has him declared insane. If he's in the nuthouse, he's rendered harmless by way of being labelled unreliable. (In which case, whoops.) And then at the end of Reconstruction, when Wash told the Director he knew everything, he was confirming what the Director already suspected — which could be why the Director didn't sound surprised and just went straight to "you die now". Part of me hopes I'm wrong, but another part hopes I'm right. Both outcomes could be absolutely gut-wrenching to see.
The Director will capture Church.Church will give a recap about his interaction with Tex to explain that the Director needs to let go of his issues with Allison. The Director captures Church, convinced that he has the key to perfecting Allison. The Director will don the same blue armor and weapons Church uses, and escape somewhere they can focus on remembering Allison/Tex. This will have the unexpected benefit of resurrecting Tex without the failure attribute.
"Private Jimmy" was really Carolina.Church's recollection: Tex rips Jimmy's skull out of his head and beats him to death with it. What really happened: Maine rips the AI out of Carolina's head and lobs her off a cliff. Since Carolina wears blue (or lightish-greenish-blue, but that's not the point) armor, and Church's memory was pretty flubbed up, it's entirely possible that Jimmy and Carolina were one and the same.
The Director did what he did to Tex out of love. A very twisted, horrible idea of love.See, he's trying to strip out her defining feature: failure. So, he's willing to do to Tex what he did to Alpha to break that defining piece off of her, and once that's done, rebuild her back to her former self minus the failure. This is a very disturbed man.
Caboose really meant that he hates taxes.Because doing taxes involves math, and math makes his thinker-box hurt.
The confrontation with the Director will not go as planned.One of his defining character traits is that he's a Karma Houdini. He's either already escaped while they were fighting, or he has some plan to get away, or some outside force will prevent his capture. Point is, something will go wrong.
The Director will die but...It will be just what he wanted. At this point he's a desperate, old man who can't seem to find a purpose in life. Plus at the end of season 6 he told the Chairman he wouldn't put up a fight. My best guess is that he's currently a Death Seeker who's too stubborn to off himself.
Doc waiting in the room just before the Tex storage.He's a pacifist, there wouldn't be much point in putting him in the fight. Except to get injured.
This season will have a bitter sweet endingEither in the reds and blues getting arrested, an unexpected plot twist, or something along those lines. Either way the season won't end on a 'happy' note which will set up the frame for the next season.
Sheila and F.I.L.S.S are not relatedThey aren't the same AI. They aren't even the same kind of AI. They merely share the same voice talent who provides the voices for dumb AIs. Though Sheila claims at one point in the series that she is named Phyllis, this was while Church was in a Gamma torture session, so she was always named Sheila. Sheila claims that she is a shoddy AI assembled in Mexico , which doesn't sound like the hightech AI that the Freelancers would use. Besides, why would a 'Logistic and Security System' be placed in a tank?
Church will get a new body when he confronts the DirectorHe may have a robot acting as a guard, one identical to what Church uses, and Church will take it over.
The last episode of Red vs Blue season 10...Is going to be the longest and most epic episode of the red vs blue episodes ever. Of all time.
One of the reasons that a lot of AI, such as Sigma and Omega, are a crapshoot......is because the Engineer got thrown around so much that it received lasting injuries, and couldn't completely "fix" Alpha's fragments. Had it been extracted much more carefully, the AI it made would be a lot more stable (despite being made of raw emotion).
The Season 10 finale was the final episode of RvB ever. Of all time.Well, everything's tied up. All of project Freelancer's records and data are gone; the Director locked himself in a facility with Carolina's handgun and no life support. The Reds and Blues are settling into their old routine again; this time with no Freelancer Agents to mess with them. Church and Carolina both found a new purpose. The theme of the past two seasons has been learning to let go, and the theme of this episode was "Never say goodbye. If you don't say goodbye, then you aren't really gone. You're just not here right now". It kinda makes sense for RvB to leave, but not say goodbye.
The Director was an observant Overprotective DadWhy do you think he kept being rather cavalier about poor York's safety, like almost blowing him up by firing a ship's main cannon at a room while York was still in there, and being so cold about him getting nearly blown up in the training exercise?
Carolina is Tex and the Director's daughter.Really heavy hints about it in Episode 22, where both Carolina and the Director both have the same eye color. Also, the way she describes her mother and how she had "a terrible taste in men" sounds like an almost spot on description of Tex.
Carolina will die in the next season via Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome.The "Director" arc seems to be pretty much over, and since she's the main emotional drive behind that story, there's no real need for her character anymore. I think she'll appear for the beginning and then get killed. Her death will be the start of a new plot, maybe revealing a new team of enemies for the Rv B guys to fight.
My theories on Captain Butch Flowers....
The Counselor will factor in coming storylines.The guy is one cold sunuvabitch, and more than willing to get his hands dirty. The Director may be gone, but something tells me his right-hand man is still out there.
Season 11 will be a 120-minute breather episode.Seriously, we could use it.
Season 11 will wrap up the Insurrection subplot.Who they are, what they were after, whether they really were the good guys or not... we'll find out in Season 11. The Director was very concerned about them getting CT's armor, and Carolina seems to think old Freelancer equipment is still out there. Maybe Hot Lips or some of the Quirky Miniboss Squad survived, but it's very doubtful that unit was the entire Insurrection leadership.
Florida wasn't actually destroyed.Seeing as how the Counselor seemingly destroyed the Florida on the display screen so easily, yet it has been shown that Project Freelancer was under a lot of scrutiny and had limited resources, Florida was never actually destroyed. It was data manipulation to fool the other Freelancers because honestly, how are any of them going to be able to get back to Earth to check? It's the same thing they did to the simulation bases, fooling them into thinking they were fighting an actual war.
There will be no Season 11.After all, why should there be? Everything's wrapped up, and they even rolled the credits.
Season 11 will be pure machinimaAfter the season ten credits, there's a preview for a new Roosterteeth series, RWBY which is stated to involve Monty Oum, as seen by the animation. With Monty focusing on a new series, it's probable that he wouldn't have time to do animation for Red Vs Blue anymore. But if the Project Freelancer storyline truly is wrapped up, they can justify returning to sole use of machinima.
The current reality of the show is part of the levels of "memory iterations"In the season 9 episode "Captive Audience," Church (or Epsilon, I guess) talks about how he's going to either find Tex in the memory unit, or "follow her down" to the next level. Well, he got out of the memory unit, but what if his current reality-and by extension, the reality of the entire show- is just a higher level of memories. Why is this a possibility? Well, in the season 10 finale, the Director's last line is "maybe next time around." Sounds like he's trying to find Tex too-but instead of going down memory levels, he's killing himself to go back up them, a la Inception.
All of the Insurrectionists are either the former freelancers(This being the leader/main ones) or (in the case of the non-main ones) former Project Freelancer support crew that defected or were washed out of Project FreelancerSeeing as most of the main insurrectionists are almost as capable as some of the freelancers themselves, and the lesser ones have incredibly similar armor to the people that we see manning the Mother of Invention, It is completely possible that they were are former freelancers (California, Missouri, Montana, etc. etc. etc.)
Tucker's immunity to Wyoming's Time Manipulation is not his sword, but rather...His Freelancer-Grade armor. Who's to say that all the Freelancer armor systems didn't have an immunity to it inbuilt. Think about it. Freezing time etc would be an ever bigger advantage if the whole squad were affected(effected?) or unaffected(uneffected?) as appropriate.
Carolina's real name is Allison.Whilst not exactly common, it isn't unheard of for mothers and daughters to have the same name, and it also paints the Director's "Allison! NO!" in a new light.
Gamma was trying to make a fragment out of Church's boredom.Why else would he put Church through 1000 years' worth of terrible knock-knock jokes (an experience that dwarfs even Endless Eight in length) when they were in a simulation to begin with? To make the Alpha so bored that he would have to shear it off, that's why. Since Alpha sheared off nearly every other fragment he had, Gamma had to come up with something...
The Director didn't love Carolina as much as he should have because:She looked more like him than like Allison. Red hair, squarish jaw, green eyes, etc. He doesn't see her as Allison's daughter. Instead, he sees himself, and we all know how much he loathes himself for his various failures. He only sees her potential to fail, so he sucked as dad.
"Beta" wasn't the Tex that appeared in The Blood Gulch Chronicles.It's outright stated and shown that the Director kept trying to recreate Allison, and more or less implied that this was his goal from the beginning. Who's to say that, after Tex fled from the Meta, the Director didn't try to cultivate another Allison from the Alpha? Tex is still stated to be a Freelancer in The Blood Gulch Chronicles, and she shows no indication that she knows what she and Church really are. The Director harvested another Tex (likely from Epsilon, who he was keen to protect during the break-in), the "Alpha-Tex" from BGC, and implanted Omega in her (Beta said that she'd been pulling him frequently, so he may not have been with her when she fled, despite his radio travel abilities). Due to the downfall of the Project, Tex was quickly shipped off to train at the simulation outposts with a fuzzy memory of the Freelancer events (the implantation project was shut down, a few agents revolted, Carolina had died, and she had an amicable relationship with York). Eventually, she was captured by the Meta and died when the EMP went off. So that means that, rather than three different versions of Tex (Alpha, Epsilon, and the broken collective Tex mind from Season 10, who I'll call Director-Tex), there are four, and one of them is still unaccounted for. This leaves room for Beta, the 'original' Tex, to reappear in future seasons.
The Director didn't destroy Florida.Florida was already destroyed. The existence of Agent Florida was a Freelancer secret.
The planet our heroes are on, takes the same time to rotate as it does to revolve around it's host starAnd THAT'S why the sun never seems to move around there!
The next miniseries will be a lead-in to Season 11 starring Utah and GeorgiaBecause I wanna see what happened to those two! And they could be the couple of thugs with Freelancer equipment that Carolina wants to track down.
Carolina is not the Director's daughter, she actually is...The director's clone. "You were my greatest creation."
Season 11 will not only feature the Insurrectionists, but the Forerunners as well. It will also finally establish the series as occurring within Halo canon proper.I can't help but think that with the fact we don't know what Pillman was after in that ruin, as well as the point behind Church's Monitor form, it's leading to the gang letting go of the past... and joining Master Chief in the was against The Didact/Master Builder/Jul M'dama/whoever.
Season 11 and on will feature more leftover Freelancer A.I.In Recovery One, which takes place co-currently with/slightly after Season 5, Washington mentions receiving five Recovering Beacons regarding Freelancers with missing A.I. killed by Maine during his rampage. York's recovery was the fourth and North's the fifth. Which were the other three? Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Omega were in Blood Gulch, Delta was with Wash at the time, Epsilon was in storage, Maine already had Theta, Eta, Iota and Sigma. Command even offered to implant South as reward for her work betraying Wash. This leads me to believe that Project Freelancer had made A.I that have not been seen in the series so far. So far, only Maine seems only responsible for the fifth, since York's death was unrelated, so the reason these other A.I. were taken could have been because of a new threat, or they could've just not been seen/thought of by RT in the last scene of Reconstruction. My point is that there may be more A.I. out there.
Season 11 will address Tucker abandoning his Alien-Human Ambassador dutiesMaybe with Junior being full grown and possibly able to speak English?
Agent Washington is Thor under his armorCars hate them both.
Season 11 PredictionsPersonally, I think Season 11 (and the next few seasons) will be MUCH Lighter and Softer than Seasons 6-10, kind of like "Blood Gulch Chronicles Part 2". Some highlights would be an encounter with real ghosts (which Wash will be denying throughout the whole encounter) or Church possessing a Mantis. However, if they want a more serious plot, they still have the hook that Epsilon contains the memories of the fragments. Maybe a Split Personality Takeover situation, where Epsilon-Church will have to try to control the multiple fragments inside of him.
Caboose was abused and/or neglected as a childCaboose had a very poor upbringing. This is why he forms such serious attatchments to everything in such short amounts of time, from Church (who hates him to some degree) to Sheila, and in Reconstruction he apparently talked to vehicles with no AI. More evidence is when he first meets Washington he fears losing a brother he never had.
Church's experiences in Blood Gulch caused him to shed more A.I fragmentsIt's been implied that there are more A.I than the ones we saw in season 10, even if not all of them were paired with Freelancers. However season 10 implies that Alpha was moved to Blood Gulch immediately after the break in, so how could the Director make more A.I? Well in season 8, it was revealed that a lot of the crazy stuff that happened in the Blood Gulch Chronicles (including being supposedly sent to the future and Church attempting to fix the mistakes in Blood Gulch only to cause most of them himself) were actually scenarios put in place by the Director. Maybe his intention was to put Alpha under more stress to create more A.I. This could explain for example, why Church was able to shoot Caboose in the foot in season 2, but then can't hit O'Malley in season 5.
The Director's Last Words.He told FILSS that he was very close to bringing Allison back from the dead. From what we see, he wasn't really that close. What if he was close? What if he was coming close to finding a way of bringing people Back from the Dead properly? This could lead to the exploration of what happens when the past you've let go of comes back to haunt you.
Sister was a Freelancer agentThe Director sent Captain Flowers to watch over Alpha, and presumably send him reports. After four years of no reports, the Director was likely wondering what happened to the Alpha. Sister explicitly stated that she was sent because Captain Flowers died. She couldn't give the real story, since the whole thing is supposed to be a coverup, so that's why she initially went to red base. She's not actually color blind, she was just trying to cover her ass since the whole red/blue thing is a sham (and it's possible nobody told her the Alpha would be on the Blue Team). She's also not that stupid, she just plays dumb as a cover, and really doesn't give a shit. It explains why somebody assigned to the Blue Team didn't have blue armor. Also note that while talking to Tex, Church said he suspected that Sister was into him. It's possible he mistook her investigating/note taking as romantic interest.
Each AI was engineered for a particular person.This is supported when Gamma told Alpha that Washington had died, so Alpha would split off Epsilon, which was meant for Washington. Note that when Tex holds the Omega AI, she is barely affected by it. She become slightly more aggressive, but for the most part, she is in control. When anybody else gets a hold of it, it completely takes them over. Something similar probably happened for Sigma. If Carolina had accepted Sigma, she would be more ambitious, but she still would've been in control and the entire Meta arc would never have happened. But since she gave it to Maine, someone who wasn't meant to have the AI, it completely took him over. Delta could in theory do this to the people that held him, but he's not as aggressive as Sigma or Omega, and thus simply chooses not to.
Tex made a truce with the Director at some point after her rebellion.In season one, she was sent by command to help the Blue team, so clearly she is a legitimate agent again by the time BGC started. In Out of Mind, we see a Tex, Church and Wyoming in the same scene. Church has a body and believes himself a soldier, which means it was after his attempted liberation and after he cast off Epsilon and forgot he was an AI, which means it was after Tex's rebellion (unless the Director allows Alpha to inhabit a robot body and mingle as long he pretends to be a soldier). Being both based on the Director's lover, and the fact that she is an AI that the Director would want to keep tabs on, she is very easily forgiven.
The shipwreck wasn't an accident.In episode 2 Season 11, Wash says he has a hard time believing that hundreds of well-trained crew members caused the ship to crash. I'm guessing that O'Malley or another malevolent AI fragment is still out there, and purposefully caused the crash. Whoever did it will be the antagonist for this season.
The planet the BGC are stranded on is important.They've been stranded on a strange planet. Wash pointed out that the shipwreck was probably not an accident. So it's entirely possible someone forced the ship down. It's also possible they did so on that particular planet for a reason. So the big, important question that needs to be asked is... You ever wonder why we're here?
The thing Caboose found caused the crash.It might have needed to them to get free, or some other reason, but it caused the crash.
The thing Caboose found was an AI.Because whats Red vs Blue without one of those.
The soldier at the end of S.O.S. is...
Tucker wasn't responsible for the crash, he only believes he wasWhile we are led to believe that Tucker caused the crash that marooned the Reds and Blues (he certainly thinks so), how on Earth could he have caused a that big of a disaster just from flirting with the pilot? I think that the crash was caused by the mystery person stalking the Reds and Blues, and Tucker is just convinced that he caused it. Anyone who would've known why the ship crashed is dead now, so it's not much of a stretch to say that Tucker is horribly mistaken.
All of the individual Reds and Blues caused the ship crash.Working off the WMG above, all of the main characters inadvertently caused the ship to crash through a series of seemingly innocuous events that snowballed into something catastrophic.
The Reds and Blues didn't cause the crash.Their hijinks aboard the ship is a Red Herring. The crash was deliberately caused by a third party, possibly Locus and his organization.
Old!Lopez will attempt to restart the uprising now that he's here.
Wash knows more than he's letting on.As seen after Freckles' introduction, Wash is scheming again. He seems increasingly worried about what's on the planet they've crashed on, and continues to make efforts to ready the blue team. He might know this mysterious figure, or he might have even been the one who caused the crash in order to get to the planet and settle whatever business is going on down there.
The whole Epsilon break down happened off screen.North mentioned Wash had only been out for a few days... that time. By the sound of it, it's been at weeks or months since Wash's implantation. In that time, several very scary things could've happened to truly cause the real break down. My personal favorite is Wash tried to kill Tex (both he and Epsilon are really messed up at the time) by using his EMP unit to shut off her strength, then eventually getting her in a vulnerable position. Before he can deal the finishing blow, Epsilon overrides the motor functions of Wash's armor and attempts to use the EMP internally to save Tex.
The Sinister Soldier is also stranded.Like the Reds and Blues, his ship crashed on this world and he (and any possible companions) are stuck waiting for rescue. He was clearly disappointed when he realised that Donut, Doc and Lopez sent the rescue ship home. He may try something more drastic to get off the planet, whether out of malice or desperation, depending on his true nature.
Caboose understands Spanish just fine.It's just that Lopez was possessed by Church, put into a love triangle (with Caboose, himself and Sheila), and mistaken for Andy so Caboose was too confused/distracted to know better.
Sister will return in Season 11......in the form of one of the new mysterious agents. Locus (the green one) seems to be following patterns similar to that of Tex (appearing in the tenth episode of the season, wearing mainly black, having a cloaking device in the armour), but because Tex is Killed Off for Real, the baton could then move on to another girl in the series - not Carolina, who is off exploring with Church, and not any of the other female freelancers, whom we saw die onscreen. However, not only was Sister not killed off on-screen, but she is confirmed to have Super Not-Drowning Skills and could very well have made Lopez believe that she was dead before getting up again and going on her merry way. After everyone left Blood Gulch, she got relocated and given special training to become a special ops agent, which is why she was looking for the canyon they landed in and killed the pilot who intended to report it in - she didn't want the BGC to be arrested, as she knows that they are still wanted criminals. (Also, the green trim on Locus' suit looks yellow-ish.) Alternately, she could also be the brown guy (as of right now he doesn't have a name) - the same circumstances occurred in which she was given special ops training, but Locus is actually an enemy who is hunting for the BGC because of the bounty on their heads, and Sister (as the brown guy) is trying to save them. When speaking to Lopez and Lopez 2.0, not once did the brown guy stop to ask them what they were saying, or if they could speak English, and as we all know, Sister speaks fluent Spanish and knows that Lopez understands English. If one takes all this into account and assumes that the special ops agents all have voice disguising equipment, it's completely possible for Sister to be one of these new agents. (And in regards to the "they already have voice actors" argument that's bound to come up - Burnie voiced Tex's initial voice. So we have that.)
None of the actions the BG crew did inside the ship make it crash.If anything, those action make them live....somehow. So far, the crashing ship has been some sort of joke to the viewers because no one knows why happen, and members of the blue and the red army have ideas of why the shi crashed, however, at the end of the season we will find out that those ctions were irrelevant to the accident. So far we have: Tucker trying to get impress the ship pilot. Grif throwing soda or something in a panel. Washington unpluggin something.
Every member of the BGC contributed to the crash in some way… except for Caboose.So far, Tucker, Grif, Wash, and Sarge have all been shown to hinder the ship in some way. There's only about 4~5 episodes left in the season, and there's still Simmons and Caboose left to contribute to the crash. After much playing up of it being Caboose who crashed the ship, Simmons will be shown looking at the navigational computer, thinking it's a terminal, and he accidentally changes the course to Chorus. Caboose will deny that the ship crashing was his fault, but no one will believe him.
Locus and Sunkist are ex-Freelancers.Now, before you chew me out on how the only living Freeelancer left is Wash, according to Word of God, hear me out. The two were sent to Chorus, along with a contingent of soldiers, to eliminate an alien resistance during the war. Their ship was destroyed, and they were stranded. Over time, they tried to get communications working, which failed. Over time, Locus and Felix's relationship grew strained until they broke off and became commanders of their own forces vying for control of the planet.
Locus is Carolina.She and Church went to get armor enhancements and Freelancer tech, and found enough to build the Locus armor. She got embroiled in the civil war once she got there, and decided to resolve things. Being a Guile Hero, she figured the best thing to do would be to act in an antagonistic role to get the Reds and the Blues to come and help the resistance, and the only way to really unite them is for them to have a goal. By providing a clear antagonist, she knows they'll unite fully (and she knows that when the Reds and Blues get dangerous, they're stronger than she is alone. And, um, shooting that pilot was... an accident. Sure.
Church and Carolina will return in Season 11, or at least in Season 12Their "But Now We Must Go" line had them tracking down lost Freelancer technology, and there's a good chance that they'll end up bumping into the BGC's current misadventures on the way to tracking down a new McGuffin, or hunting a new Big Bad. This'll possibly also lead to Blue team calling a What the Hell, Hero? moment from Church running off on them without saying goodbye first (and possibly deconstruct his reasoning of Never Say Goodbye by saying that he was STILL considered "gone" by the BGC, and that they would have at least liked some closure from him before he and Carolina went on their way).
The government of Chorus is in possession of Freelancer technology.Frankly it's the most logical reason that Carolina would be getting involved, and ten to one that's what's in that crate that Locus retrieved. It's possible that she's trying to use Locus or the conflict in order to recover it. Even with Felix's explanation that Technology Marches On for the reason why the Federal army has superior armor and cloaking abilities, this troper finds it a bit strange that they would have up-to-date equipment when they're on some backwater planet that the UNSC has apparently forgotten about.
Simmons, Caboose, Tucker, and Grif will each lead a team of New Republic soldiers in season 12.Respectively, they will lead the Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow teams. (Yeah, those aren't exactly their colors, but Maroon, Blue, Teal, and Orange doesn't hit the Chromatic Arrangement.)
Wash and Carolina are going to kill each otherWhatever Carolina's doing, it doesn't seem like Wash will be agreeing with her. If anyone could take her on, it's one of the two most unkillable agents from the old project.
The song "Contact"Is sung by Locus, who is the the combination of two remaining Freelancer AIs. The lyrics include "We are green and grey", which doesn't describe anyone else, as well as "One of us won't be forgotten, the other one's wrong". At the very least, there are two personalities in him.
Kimball is dead woman walking...The 'captains' need something to make them man up and seriously take charge. What better way than to have Kimball die and everyone turning to them exclusively...
Locus is the person that showed Felix that everyone has a price for their loyaltyHe originally worked with Felix until they both came to the planet and he acquired an AI, which managed to form a symbiotic partnership like Gamma/Wyoming causing him to betray Felix since the rebels don't have money which could be used to acquire more leftover pieces of project freelancer, causing Felix to side with the rebels by default and being unable to really fight against Locus since he's hoping that the reds and blues can fix Locus since they are the most knowledgeable about AI's other than Carolina and Church.
The full name of 'Smith' is John Ander-SmithAnd it will only be revealed after the Blues reunite with Church.
Wash, Sarge, Donut and Lopez are working for the Federation.Donut mentions in episode 8, that they were supposed to save Tucker and the others. Perhaps when they were taken captive at the end of season 10, they were led to believe that the Federation are the good guys and the New Republic are the enemy. Perhaps Carolina has something to do with this.
The adventures on Chorus are going to end with both sides at peace with each other like the BGC.Given the members of the New Republic are exactly like the members of the Blood Gulch Crew, which is something Kimball notes, and given what we see of the Federal Army's soldiers and their leaders especially in Episode 9 are also fairly similar. So whatever reasons that the civil war started, (I have another theory on that or at least why it's continually ongoing; see below) it is likely going to end with both sides at peace. I don't yet know how Carolina will fit in to this war and ending, but I think this is the way the Season 12 will end.
Locus and Felix are responsible for prolonging the civil war on Chorus.Continuing off of the above WMG, I think Locus and Felix (intentionally or not) are the main reasons that the civil war is ongoing. Felix has been mentioned to have been working for the New Republic since before Kimball was leader and presumably Locus was working for the Federal Army for a similar amount of time, they have been the deadly soldiers for each faction and they both hate each other. It would explain why they want the Blood Gulch Crew for themselves; to give them the muscle to finish off the other faction and kill the opposing mercenary. Felix was mentioned to have been responsible for a lot of the New Republic's early plans and victories and given what we see of the Federal Army general in episode 9, it seems likely that Locus has a similar role in the Federal Army (seeing as how he had basically complete control over the attack on the Blood Gulch Crew). Working off the above WMG, it seems Kimball and General Doyle would be quite open to peace without all the bad blood on either side (and given the deaths of previous members of both faction's leaders, which Locus and Felix likely had a hand in), which Locus and Felix are likely responsible for. I don't know whether or not they're secretly working together to screw over the people of Chorus (like Project Freelancer) and as said above, I don't know how Carolina fits in, but this and the likely way the civil war ends does mesh well with Rv B's ongoing theme; letting go of the past.
The Federal Military Medic is Grif's sister, or a close relative (IE cousin)A small one, considering she has only had two minutes of real screen time, but this is based off of Washington recognizing her (even if she claims it was during surgery, he WAS going through flashbacks and could've remembered Grif's sister.) and her voice actor being the same / sounding extremely similar to Grif's sister. Could also be an Actor Allusion, if the only correct guess is the last sentence.
There's a third faction we haven't seen yet that's manipulating the Feds and the Republic.Think about it: there are two armies fighting in the middle of nowhere, both say that the other started the conflict. The ship the BGC were on crashed there, the reason why we still don't know, bringing numerous weapons. And most of the previous leaders of both armies have been killed either before they could negotiate a cease fire or leave the planet, which is odd since the Republic seems to be strapped for equipment. There's more going on then civil war.
Dr.Grey is actually Agent Carolina.Her line about being left alone was originally said by F.I.L.S.S, and how many people in the Rv B universe can order Locus around? Also she's very quick to provide an explanation when Agent Washington says "I know you."
Dr.Grey is a screwed up Doc released from the wrong cube.After the battle at the crashed ship, the Chorus Federal Army would likely confiscate Grif's supply of cube-teleporting-thingies to use for themselves. Perhaps, while testing them, they tossed the opposite cube (A sucked Doc in, B let 'him' out.) and these screwed up with Doc's body/mind. Dr. Grey seems to be the opposite of Doc, sharing only a peppy attitude. She's a Doctor while Doc was a Medic. She's a female and Doc was a male. She takes great joy in the... Human body and cutting it up, while Doc uses methods that require little to no surgery (including allowing infected bits to fall off, like Caboose's toe.) Serious WMG due to the nature of the cube, but it'd be an interesting character development.
Lopez has been possessed by an A.IWhen Church possessed people back in BGC, they would always make a noise like "Heegakurgurk!" to signify it. In Episode 9 of season 12, Lopez makes the same sound when reactivated. Maybe Epsilon or another A.I has jumped into his A.I port.
Epsilon will unleash Omega so Carolina will Hulk Out.The fragments have been sort of resurrected inside Epsilon's memories and seem to have some autonomy in spite of relying on his power. Omega is also seen offering his services when Epsilon gets frustrated. As the "unmatched" AI fragment when it comes to combat, at some point, Carolina's chances of winning a fight will decrease enough that Epsilon will desperately allow Omega to take over, increasing Carolina's aggression and fighting ability, but at a cost.
Felix's&Locus's Control is The Freelancer's Counselor.From episode 11 of season 12, control has a creepy yet calm monotone voice. He reacts logically to Locus's question if the Reds and Blues reunites. The Counselor was calm and made suggestions to the Director. Although he was ignored sometimes, he was logical. The reason why we don't see an image of him is because he would be recognized by Felix and Locus for helping the Director. Also, the Control seems to know about Project Freelancer, and it was mentioned that the UNSC forgot about this colony. Furthermore, The Counselor is a wanted man and may want to use Chorus for his own purpose (hiding or building a Freelancer-like base for experiments). My 2 cents.
Control is KimballThink about it. Unlike Doyle, Kimball is actually very competent, and is one of the few people who have been fighting in the civil war since the beginning. Now, if Locus and Felix were secretly assassinating the faction leaders to keep the war going, why would they leave Kimball alive, considering she knows what she's doing? Compare her to Doyle, who essentially has no command authority and admits that he cannot control Locus. Also, when Felix voices his concerns about Tucker, Caboose, Grif, and Simmons going off to rescue the rest of the team, Control assures him that they will not. Now, who at the time had control over their deployment? Kimball. Another circumstantial piece of evidence is how Control's voice, even though distorted, sounds vaguely feminine.
Dr. Grey is related to Jensen.Both girls sound very similar to each other, and are both rather nerdy and eccentric. Perhaps they're sisters or relatives who found themselves on opposite sides of the war.
Control is a Freelancer AIThe ship was carrying all the remnants of Project Freelancer. That may include any surviving AI, which could have theoretically caused the crash from the inside. None of the known AI are still active, but it could be an unaccounted for AI, or possibly a new AI altogether.
Control is whoever hired fake CTRemember the desert dig site back in Recreation? A Precursor artifact was found, and then a shadowy mercenary (with connections to Project Freelancer) was dispatched to kill everyone there to secure it. Chorus is a similar situation, just at a larger scale.
Control is Dr. GreyAs noted on this page, Control seems to have a feminine voice. Locus does respect her, and it would also explain why she survived when everyone else in her base got killed. Also, she went back to being chipper rather quickly afterwards, which could indicate that it's an act. It would be some nice irony for The Medic to turn out to be the one plotting everyone's deaths.
When Smith learns that at least Caboose is alive and Felix liedHe will channel a bit of the Mad King.
Control is SheilaAgain, Control has an apparent feminine voice. Though we never see Control, we just hear them in their transmissions to Locus and Felix. My theory is that the unknown third party found the crashed ship that Sheila was in repaired/reprogrammed her to serve as Control. She may or may not remember the Reds and Blues.
The technology used to record the Reds and Blues' training session in early Season 12 will be used to cause an Engineered Public Confession for Locus and Felix.After all, it would make the perfect Chekhov's Gag.
After the Chorus Civil War arc is done, Carolina will join the Red team.Blue team can't get all of the freelancers, now can they?
Tucker suspects Grey betrayed them.After they get ambushed at Crash Site Alpha, the Blues evacuate back to their hideout. When Dr. Grey comes to treat Carolina's leg wound, the camera shot focuses on Tucker as he watches Dr. Grey work.
Freckles' memory chip is not the tracker. It's actually inside Wash.
The Reds and Blues are going to leave the planet and get help.
Control is [[Video Game/Halo4 Jul M'dama.]]
Control has help making the alien weapons.We've seen this help before, but only in shadow. Yes, I'm talking about the Covenant Engineer that helped make the AIs. It is still unaccounted for after Project Freelancer disbanded.
Doyle won't order his men to fire, but instead implore the New Republic to surrender.Doyle, being more pacifistic, will ask the New Republic to surrender, citing all of the people who've died. When he gives the story Locus gave him about the BGC's deaths, Kimball will retort saying that's a lie, giving Felix's story before going through everything the Federation has done during the war. They argue over who did what, eventually picking up on a few incongruities before realizing that the Felix and Locus could've done those tasks...
Locus will undergo a Heel-Face TurnUnlike his counterpart, Locus is not sadistic or vengeful, and actually seems to dislike his own partner more than the Reds and Blues. Washington gives him a pretty thorough speech calling him out and definitely strikes a nerve regarding how he's avoiding responsibility for committing mass murder, and Control notes that his behavior changed recently and he questions them more. Plus, with all the Star Wars references, Locus is Darth Vader, though I wouldn't count on him dying.
Maine is coming backIn the finale for Season 13, Charon Industries is shown as possessing his equipment. Add to the fact that they explicitly mention Charon using CRYOGENICS, and is seems likely that he is alive.