Kinda doubt she'd blame Halsey for a program that was essentially a rival of the SII program headed by a personal rival of the good doctor. Plus there would still be the little tidbit about fighting a war of survival against genocidal aliens when it was started to consider when considering opinion forming. Desperate measures and all that. Regardless, the existance of a parellel program doesn't lessen the crimes of the SII program and wouldn't really justify NOT hating its director for its crimes.I DR HALSEY I wrote:Caluben wrote:I DR HALSEY I wrote:roamingmachine wrote:OneSeventyOut wrote:I love how Halsey put Palmer in her place over the Spartans:
"This armor has been soiled because of you"
"Soiled? I'm the only reason that armor even exists!"
Then a teaser about Osman, who set up the Infinity crew a few episodes ago, suggesting Halsey knows something about her no one else does
If what they are setting up in Escalation is going to be paid off or at least feature in Halo 5, then I am very excited about the direction the story is going. The problem is how they're going to get those who haven't been reading the comics up to speed.
You know, i think that particular exchange gives a big clue why Palmer holds such hatred for Halsey above and beyond her merely being a war criminal who escaped on her watch. Palmer, a lifelong soldier, is a true believer of the UNSC and the Spartans are the greatest heroes it has ever had. With the nasty details out on the SII program turning them from the greatest achievements of the UNSC to essentially products of war crimes in the eyes of the public and thus casting a very ugly shadow on the UNSC, how could she not hate the person she is being told is responsible for it? How dare this egghead soil the good name of the UNSC with her actions! OFF WITH HER HEAD!
Now, having been called out on it and having been repeatedly shown that all is not right in her beloved UNSC, it will be interesting to see what conclusions she will draw.
Boy she'll probably flip when she learns about the S-IIIs...oh wait nobody ever will because Halsey can't exclusively be blamed on their creation.
That, or the fact that Parangonsky said the S-III program never can and never will go public. Ever.
It's not the fact that ONI can't blame Halsey or someone, it's the fact that the S-IIIs will never go public. And since they never will, there's no reason to go find and blame someone. If the S-III program ever did go public, then, well... Blame Stosh (I know, old, but still gold).
Even if Palmer knew about the S-IIIs, I wouldn't put it past her to blame Halsey for them. That or she'll ignore them like Vaz did in Glasslands simply to continue hating Halsey.
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