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Canon Fodder 2-5-16: Judges & Jurys

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This week in Canon Fodder, we examine the new look of an old friend.

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Excited for killer instinct arbiter!

We finally know the name of that boarding craft, interesting name.

Ahh. Cortana. Having renders is really great. Thanks for that! I notice the hard light looking armour on her. It's like hard light glass in a way, the way it looks is cool. Interesting design, so sort of forerunner/Spartan inspired look for her then?

I hope we get more on what's to come with her and the crested soon. I also hope we get a bunch more fiction this year. Last year had a lot, hope this year will have plenty enough too.

Oh and, I hope we get some sort of information on what kind of stuff she is able to do in her physical form. She seems to have a form of constraint technology, possibly tunable to what extent, able to destroy/vanish things, like she did to warden and blue team's weaponry.
The Eld symbol is everywhere.
Good to see those renders, and I'm really glad to see them tone down the nudity on Cortana, the older models were good but she was way too sexualized in Halo 4.
Good to see those renders, and I'm really glad to see them tone down the nudity on Cortana, the older models were good but she was way too sexualized in Halo 4.
She wasn't though... Cortana looked fine.
Here her appearance makes sense, especially with the way she thinks. It's more of an evolution than a, well we're going to cover her up.
Cortana has looked fine the way she was.
Meanwhile, I'm still wondering if her body is physical, or merely some omnipresent hologram.

Not to mention, how the hell you can be physically present in the Domain. Assuming my interpretation of the level 'The Breaking' is correct.
Thank you Grim for advertising Covenant Canon! You guys at 343 are freaking awesome for your support! Glory to the Arbiter! Glory to Sanghelios!
erickyboo wrote:
Good to see those renders, and I'm really glad to see them tone down the nudity on Cortana, the older models were good but she was way too sexualized in Halo 4.
She wasn't though... Cortana looked fine.
Here her appearance makes sense, especially with the way she thinks. It's more of an evolution than a, well we're going to cover her up.
Cortana has looked fine the way she was.
Not really, Go and look and look at her renders up to Halo 3 and she was pretty, but not hyper sexualized and she didn't literally look like a girl completely naked. First time I saw her in Halo 4 I was put off, it looked like they'd taken her and made her as aggressively sexualized as they could, hyper slim, large breasts, wide thighs, it was practically pornographic.

I think this evolution image of Cortana shows my point nicely.
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In the first draft of the ending she was going to wear a flowing gown, have long hair, etc. She'd be very regal, very “powerful high queen."
We need that in Halo 6, please.
Imrane 117 wrote:
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In the first draft of the ending she was going to wear a flowing gown, have long hair, etc. She'd be very regal, very “powerful high queen."
We need that in Halo 6, please.
No we don't. I'd rather they not make mass-murderering obsessive psychopaths any more glorified than they already are here.
erickyboo wrote:
Good to see those renders, and I'm really glad to see them tone down the nudity on Cortana, the older models were good but she was way too sexualized in Halo 4.
She wasn't though... Cortana looked fine.
Here her appearance makes sense, especially with the way she thinks. It's more of an evolution than a, well we're going to cover her up.
Cortana has looked fine the way she was.
Not really, Go and look and look at her renders up to Halo 3 and she was pretty, but not hyper sexualized and she didn't literally look like a girl completely naked. First time I saw her in Halo 4 I was put off, it looked like they'd taken her and made her as aggressively sexualized as they could, hyper slim, large breasts, wide thighs, it was practically pornographic.

I think this evolution image of Cortana shows my point nicely.
Actually, my personal impression of Cortana's Halo 4 appearance is that she actually has a realistic human appearance with physical flaws. Whereas her previous iterations (minus Halo CE) always felt like a living Barbie doll to me. More than that, there's an arguable resemblance to Gaia with her motherly shape in Halo 4, which fits the theme of Johns relationship with Cortana, as well as Cortana's co-role of protecting humanity.

Don't mean to start an argument. I've always found it fascinating how people react to Cortana's appearance.
Imrane 117 wrote:
Quote:
In the first draft of the ending she was going to wear a flowing gown, have long hair, etc. She'd be very regal, very “powerful high queen."
We need that in Halo 6, please.
No we don't. I'd rather they not make mass-murderering obsessive psychopaths any more glorified than they already are here.
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I noticed on the Covenant Canon Facebook page some pictures from Halopedia, I know because I uploaded one :) but only one :(
Onyx81 wrote:
erickyboo wrote:
Good to see those renders, and I'm really glad to see them tone down the nudity on Cortana, the older models were good but she was way too sexualized in Halo 4.
She wasn't though... Cortana looked fine.
Here her appearance makes sense, especially with the way she thinks. It's more of an evolution than a, well we're going to cover her up.
Cortana has looked fine the way she was.
Not really, Go and look and look at her renders up to Halo 3 and she was pretty, but not hyper sexualized and she didn't literally look like a girl completely naked. First time I saw her in Halo 4 I was put off, it looked like they'd taken her and made her as aggressively sexualized as they could, hyper slim, large breasts, wide thighs, it was practically pornographic.

I think this evolution image of Cortana shows my point nicely.
Actually, my personal impression of Cortana's Halo 4 appearance is that she actually has a realistic human appearance with physical flaws. Whereas her previous iterations (minus Halo CE) always felt like a living Barbie doll to me. More than that, there's an arguable resemblance to Gaia with her motherly shape in Halo 4, which fits the theme of Johns relationship with Cortana, as well as Cortana's co-role of protecting humanity.

Don't mean to start an argument. I've always found it fascinating how people react to Cortana's appearance.
Sorry, I got defensive but yeah I know it's more realistic, but I've never liked how some people glorify girls sexually in video games. I think Cortana was in the top 10 for sexy characters in one survey or something. Don't get me wrong, I'm a straight guy who likes pretty women, but I see no need to sexualize them, and I'm a volunteer youth worker, I see a lot of teenage girls influenced by gaming and tv depictions of women which is tough. Ever comforted a 15 year old because her "boyfriend" left her because she wasn't thin enough? It's sad.

I saw her in previous incarnations as an AI, it's like how we picture our old 2001 work computers as big gray boxes if you get my analogy. And I feel like her first three incarnations were fairly true to each other in style, and that style then flew out the window for Halo 4. BTW I have the same issue with the MC's armor, and I don't care about the canon explanation for that, they wanted to redesign it plain and simple.

Also I'm intrigued by your mother analogy, but to be honest she looks more like a 20 year old girl than a maternal figure, but hey, that's cuter than mommy.
erickyboo wrote:
Good to see those renders, and I'm really glad to see them tone down the nudity on Cortana, the older models were good but she was way too sexualized in Halo 4.
She wasn't though... Cortana looked fine.
Here her appearance makes sense, especially with the way she thinks. It's more of an evolution than a, well we're going to cover her up.
Cortana has looked fine the way she was.
Not really, Go and look and look at her renders up to Halo 3 and she was pretty, but not hyper sexualized and she didn't literally look like a girl completely naked. First time I saw her in Halo 4 I was put off, it looked like they'd taken her and made her as aggressively sexualized as they could, hyper slim, large breasts, wide thighs, it was practically pornographic.

I think this evolution image of Cortana shows my point nicely.
I see a bunch of naked barbie dolls followed by a real woman in a swimsuit.
So that's the name of that boarding craft. Thanks Grim!
Imrane 117 wrote:
Quote:
In the first draft of the ending she was going to wear a flowing gown, have long hair, etc. She'd be very regal, very “powerful high queen."
We need that in Halo 6, please.
No we don't. I'd rather they not make mass-murderering obsessive psychopaths any more glorified than they already are here.
Your hatred of fashion is not appreciated.
AlertFiend wrote:
I noticed on the Covenant Canon Facebook page some pictures from Halopedia, I know because I uploaded one :) but only one :(
I mostly use pictures from Halopedia for my post. I'm sorry I only use one of your pictures. But I hope you found them interesting and fun.
AlertFiend wrote:
I noticed on the Covenant Canon Facebook page some pictures from Halopedia, I know because I uploaded one :) but only one :(
I mostly use pictures from Halopedia for my post. I'm sorry I only use one of your pictures. But I hope you found them interesting and fun.
Do not worry, I do in fact find them interesting. I am just happy my Dimkee picture was used.
I do wonder actually.

Is there a chance we will get actual canon info on Nicole-458 from Dead or Alive 4.(I know she wont be in Killer Instinct)

I mean the opportunity to discuss old Halo fighting characters seems to good ATM. Seeing as a character is getting included into KI. :)
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