I would have loved to see all the different relationships Blue Team have with each other. I don't think that John and Kelly have a typical relationship. They are probably closer to each other than anyone else in their lives. John has always admired Linda, but I think this was more of a simple crush that John felt for her. You gotta remember, they are about as emotionally developed as high schoolers when it comes to romantics. I think John and Kelly have a special relationship, the same way John and Cortana were special. Obviously John and Cortana were close(she was literally in his head all the time), but I don't think John was just "in love with her". I think they loved each other, but not in a way that can be explained easily. John loves Kelly, and Kelly loves John, but again not in any conventional way.GreenleafCM wrote:Nobody is asking for any kind of major "romantic subplot" that remotely effects the games though. Because it's the subtleties that have made John and Kelly's dynamic so great in the first place. Myself and nobody else I know who likes this idea wants something that revolves around "getting in anyone's pants". Quite the opposite in fact. Them being Spartans means their relationship can be explored in unique ways. Just like how we see the them interact in the books, a lot can be communicated by a simple word and gesture here and there - and it certainly doesn't have to take the spotlight away from the action or their dedication to their roles as soldiers. It's all about balance. But by introducing that slight shift in their dynamic, it could bring up some interesting questions about their development as people. What they think of themselves, what's been done to them, what they fight to protect, and whether or not they may have a future outside the battlefield. Heck, it could mostly just be explored in books and other ancillary fiction - seeing as that's where most of the Spartans' real character development has always happened anyway.
...not like whoever wrote Halo 5 would know that though. Blue team just don't "have any distinct personalities or traits"(C'mon Frankie). Chief never once shows concern for Kelly or the rest of Blue Team other than when they go down and you have to revive them in game. That is it. What the hell? I really would like to see Blue Team fleshed out for people who haven't read the books, but I would also like for them to act like themselves for the people that have known them for years.
...just my opinion.