- Fan Nickname: Rtas 'Vadum (the Elite counterpart to Lord Hood) is also known by fans as "Half-Jaw," because, well, you know... Later, the novella Halo: Shadow of Intent (written by one of Bungie-era Halo's main story guys) established "Half-Jaw" as an official in-universe nickname.
- The Other Darrin: Miranda Keyes had her voice actress changed from Julie Benz to Justis Bolding.
- What Could Have Been:
- The level "Cortana" went through several iterations. In one version, Cortana would pilot a damaged Scarab to battle the Gravemind while the Chief would fight off Flood boarders. In another, the Chief would pass through the Mausoleum of the Arbiter and fight a ton of infected Arbiters.
- Halo 2 was originally to have ended where Halo 3's first half left off (the portal to the Ark was the Ark itself), making much of the latter's campaign filler and resulting in a relatively story-cramped installment.
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