Except that a few Sangheili are allowed to be trained with the use of an energy sword. The fact that Fred bests two of them on top of surviving Lodamee unscathed speaks volumes to his skill.
Quote:That's why I said Emile would "logically" be better; because Emile is. Sadly, it wouldn't shock me if 343i didn't acknowledge their own canon though.
The problem with this is Lodamee survived, which means that Fred clearly must not have fared well against him. However, since we never saw anything, we can't actually take anything away from this, except they both lived. In other words, bringing up Lodamee is pointless.Fred battled that Brute and Promethean Knight when he was in Mark VI and Gen 2 respectively. In other words, there is no basis for comparison here since we've only seen Emile in Mark V MJOLNIR.
Source? I'm pretty sure all Sangheili are trained with energy swords from childhood. It's not a special privilege. And since it's only two minors, it really doesn't say anything substantial about his skills in CQC.
Quote:So who cares who he takes orders from? They take orders from Colonel Holland and eventually Halsey. John took orders from Keyes, Hood, (even Del Rio and Silva). Being part of a military hierarchy doesn't mean you are strongest or weakest. Heck going by that logic, you essentially admit that the Gammas are automatically inferior to SIIs because they take orders from the SIIs.
The people who transferred him to the team. The Fireteam rank structure was logically determined by ability. The Gamma Spartan III's aren't Cat 2's, which means that they are on par with Blueteam. Since they are on par, they can pretty much just fold into the team with no complications.
Quote:Emile got bested by 2 Zealots because of his arrogance and lack of awareness...clearly flaws that would likely impact him in battle...which cost him his own life.
As already stated above, the Zealot who killed Emile used the other as a distraction. The second Zealot also clearly avoided his motion tracker. It's not a flaw on Emile's part as it's excellent strategic planning on the Zealots part.
Quote:And yet again, there is nothing that ever suggested that Jorge was inferior to the rest of Noble Team (except Noble Six, but everyone one of Noble Team was inferior to him). He was considered an equal among them...them being Cat-2s.
And it is even stated (you stated this in your post) that Cat-2s are more equal to SIIs than regular SIIIs.
There is, you're just ignoring all of the evidence I provided you. What sources do you have that states that Jorge was equal among Noble Team?
No, I stated that Cat 2's are logically better than Spartan II's, since Cat 2 Spartan III's are basically Spartan II's with better training.
Quote:And Fred's massive experience has only helped him. Claiming it's meaningless is just short-sighted. A common saying is that "experience is one's best teacher." And Fred has this in spades. Emile doesn't quite have this (certainly not nearly the amount Fred has). This would still benefit Fred way more than it would Emile.
I never claimed it's meaningless. However, Emile learned from Fred's experience while he was in training which means that they would be both have identical content knowledge by the time Emile got out of training. Emile was taught by Fred(indirectly) and he also has his own experience on top of that.
Quote:But I think it's safe to say that Fred given Mark VI or GenII armor would best Emile. If he was still in Mark V, as I said, I think it would be very close, but I do think Emile would still lose...Not by a lot though, it would be a very close fight.
That's equipment, which has absolutely nothing top do with the individual in question. I disagree. If they are both in equal armor, Emile would logically have the advantage over Fred.