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Canon Fodder 1-15-16: Greek Squad

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This week in Canon Fodder, we take a look at some new livery lore coming to Halo 5: Guardians.

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Grim
Reserved for Erickyboo

Edit: The armors. They are actually... magnificent. u__u
Imrane 117 wrote:
Reserved for Erickyboo

Edit: The armors. They are actually... magnificent. u__u
Thank you!

Interesting article on Genesis. So something was making the domain repaired? And yay for Genesis. Its a big planet! I wonder how long new planets can be made.

It'd be interesting getting updates articles with the REQ variants. Does Whispering Truth also produce Ultra wraith and Banshee?

Achilles armour looks awesome and ahh, a main battle tank like Spartan armour? Modular weapons and defenses sound cool.
ACHILLES looks amazing. The description was leaked a while ago. Glad to finally see it though.
It's going to take forever to get that armor!
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"As with all Covenant vehicles, several major variants of the Wraith exist. By Covenant measures of standardization these are effectively identical, though ONI’s obsessive categorization identified dozens, if not hundreds, of distinct permutations."
Hmm, so the Universe community is actually quite like ONI...

I wish we knew more about the T-26A Wraith (Halo 1), the T26B Wraith (Halo 2), etc. But it's only a matter of time. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Love the atlas. Achilles reminds me to much of the Mandalorins... you are gonna stick out on the battlefield with that high profile, seems counter productive.

Crouches be hind rock unaware helmet crest is peeking.
Thanks grim ;)
Atlas armour? You mean the Meta right. Heck it's not just the looks, even the description of the Atlas armour, "Spartan equivalent of a Main Battle Tank" fits the Meta perfectly. Is that just a coincidence or what.
The Atlas helmet seems almost too identical to the Semi Powered Armored Helmet the Spartan III's would wear. ITs as if it was meant for a particular *Cough Saber Cough* type of team.
Loving the new armours, I've often wondered though if in-universe (and hopefully in-game), there would be any move to make modified versions of some armours that removed some of the more noticeable aesthetic features in favour of more traditional form. The crest on the Achilles helmet and horn on the Fotus helmet don't seem to serve any real purpose, and I think the helmets would look great without them (not that they look bad with them, but it would give them a different feel).

I do have to wonder about the nature of the Domain if there's a seemingly physical point of access. Silentium revealed that it was actually a Precursor creation, so does this mean that the Forerunners required some sort of node to connect to this higher technology?
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... though it is only a matter of time before it becomes more widespread as combat losses of other Wraiths mount.
I hope this doesn't mean the Type-26 Wraith won't be in future games. I like that wraith design soooo much more than Halo 5's.
JJAB91 wrote:
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... though it is only a matter of time before it becomes more widespread as combat losses of other Wraiths mount.
I hope this doesn't mean the Type-26 Wraith won't be in future games. I like that wraith design soooo much more than Halo 5's.
I don't mind the idea of them using the old designs for stuff set during the war with the Covenant, and new designs for things set after.
JJAB91 wrote:
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... though it is only a matter of time before it becomes more widespread as combat losses of other Wraiths mount.
I hope this doesn't mean the Type-26 Wraith won't be in future games. I like that wraith design soooo much more than Halo 5's.
I don't mind the idea of them using the old designs for stuff set during the war with the Covenant, and new designs for things set after.
Why not both for after? I mean if they have the models anyway. It'd be like having both the rocket launcher and SPKR rocket launcher in Halo 5, they work side by side.
Thanks Grim! Hmm, I wonder if we will see any other variants of the Mantis in later games or visual media. And Genesis is huge! Never thought it would be that large. And it seems like it's purpose was to create shield worlds or at least begin their construction, which would probably mean it's older than Requiem! And I would assume Forerunners such as Faber, Ur-Didact, and the Librarian knew of its existence, am I correct? Hahaha just wild assumptions. Thanks again!

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Alright, we've got quite a bit to work with here. I'll start with what I liked. The ACHILLES-armor setup is a cool concept, though I wonder what real purpose having a constantly pestering AI would have for a Spartan. It makes me wonder why the human-AI pairing like Chief and Cortana's never seemed to catch on with the UNSC. Seems like the IVs are setup for it and mass-producing AIs specifically for the purpose of enhancing Spartan combat prowess. Definitely could see that tie in with Cortana's Created concept. New information on Genesis is cool, we see the "seed worlds" again after the Absolute Record arc in Escalation. Interesting to see that, for what I get, pieces of the planet seem to be sliced up to seed those "seed worlds" with fauna and flora.

I will say that the Genesis article attempting to expand on just what happened with Cortana still leaves me concerned. It seems each time a new bit of info from that end comes out it just mucks up the situation more. Cortana's sacrifice? Well, since she did not end up dying I don't see much of a sacrifice. Is that sacrifice supposed to be her not being able to be with Chief? Seems fairly subjective if it is, but I don't know. It does kinda render the touching ending in Halo 4 a bit hollow for me now. I mean, it seem Cortana either had no idea she was about to find the Domain or she knew, but she just chose to be cryptic. The former sits better for me but still takes the emotion out of Halo 4's ending for me still. Further, it comes off as Cortana just happening to be on a piece of the Didact's ship that just happened to make it to the Domain (Genesis?) and not Installation 03. Her finding it repairing itself is illuminating, but the Intel with the Builder AI seems to suggest she was helping to fix it. How she does that I can't say seems clear. Where she got the idea that she and the Created would assume the Mantle is another mystery and still comes off as a complete 180. I think a cutscene would have helped makes things better. Maybe symbolize it as Cortana ready to embrace death yet seemingly coming up to a body of shining water or something by surprise (an inverse to her drowning in data from Human Weakness).
JJAB91 wrote:
JJAB91 wrote:
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... though it is only a matter of time before it becomes more widespread as combat losses of other Wraiths mount.
I hope this doesn't mean the Type-26 Wraith won't be in future games. I like that wraith design soooo much more than Halo 5's.
I don't mind the idea of them using the old designs for stuff set during the war with the Covenant, and new designs for things set after.
Why not both for after? I mean if they have the models anyway. It'd be like having both the rocket launcher and SPKR rocket launcher in Halo 5, they work side by side.
Not so much for Canon reasons, more so as a visual storytelling tool. Like, if I see the new designs then I'll instantly know it's post war, and if I see the old designs, I'll instantly know it's during the war. No exposition needed, no date popping up, just visuals.

It also helps give the groups a different feeling, at least in my eyes. The new designs feel more aggressive, befitting of the Sangheili leadership, while the old stuff feels elegant and regal, it carried that almost sacred religious air that suits the Prophets well.
JJAB91 wrote:
JJAB91 wrote:
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... though it is only a matter of time before it becomes more widespread as combat losses of other Wraiths mount.
I hope this doesn't mean the Type-26 Wraith won't be in future games. I like that wraith design soooo much more than Halo 5's.
I don't mind the idea of them using the old designs for stuff set during the war with the Covenant, and new designs for things set after.
Why not both for after? I mean if they have the models anyway. It'd be like having both the rocket launcher and SPKR rocket launcher in Halo 5, they work side by side.
Not so much for Canon reasons, more so as a visual storytelling tool. Like, if I see the new designs then I'll instantly know it's post war, and if I see the old designs, I'll instantly know it's during the war. No exposition needed, no date popping up, just visuals.

It also helps give the groups a different feeling, at least in my eyes. The new designs feel more aggressive, befitting of the Sangheili leadership, while the old stuff feels elegant and regal, it carried that almost sacred religious air that suits the Prophets well.
If you need visual cues to know what time period you're in then you're doing something terribly wrong.

Halo 4's Covenant remnant still used the Type-26 and it worked fine.
Awesome Cannon Fodder, Grim!
I just keep sitting here hoping for more info about the ADP-class escorts.
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