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HALO Universe Reset

OP TheDarkSpartan

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tsassi wrote:
Well, I have to say, I can't think of a worse deus ex machina.
I can. The Flash, season 2. They couldn't think of a good way to get rid of zoom so they had some time wraiths take him out....

But you probably have no idea what I'm talking about.
Chimera30 wrote:
Chimera30 wrote:
Yes and no. It would be a time travel event but you'd be able to relive the adventures of past and change it for a better future. This would create an alternate timeline in which The Chief would remember everything from the other timeline so as to help avoid similar mistakes in this one. I agree that it would be a slap in the face but it would be an idea to keep Halo going and bring back classic Characters like Johnson.
First: please don't make individual posts to quote different users back to back when replying. This is a method people use to bump up their forum rank, and we don't like that. You can quote multiple people in the same post; please do that from now on.

Second: Why do we need to bring back classic characters who have died? When series have the gumption to actually kill off popular characters, that should be commended. It gives weight to a series, it brings gravitas and meaning. You remember those moments, they stick with you, and the loss of those characters shapes things in the future. Now, within Halo, we've already seen how reversing a character's death can affect the franchise. I see no reason why other characters should have to go through the same treatment. The dead should stay dead; history should go unchanged. Adding new events to history of a canon is very different than changing canonical history. If you want to see Johnson and other dead classic characters again, the better route would be spinoff stories detailing events of their lives before they died. A game adaption of Contact Harvest would be such a method; you get to see--maybe even play as--Sgt. Johnson again, but you don't erase the weight of his death. Instead of changing history, you add to it; that is how you bring back classic characters.
Thank you. I didn't realize you could quote more than one in a reply. My bad. True. I also like the idea of a future game Halo: Contact Harvest. It would be epic playing as Sgt. Johnson as long as they kept to the story line that is.
IrishLaws5 wrote:
tsassi wrote:
Well, I have to say, I can't think of a worse deus ex machina.
I can. The Flash, season 2. They couldn't think of a good way to get rid of zoom so they had some time wraiths take him out....

But you probably have no idea what I'm talking about.
That wasn't nearly as bad. At the very least, it introduced Black Flash into the Arrowverse, which I'm sure Flash fans appreciated.

CW's The Flash suffers in general from too many speedsters, and it gets confusing because they can all time travel and they can even make copies of themselves. Their powers are so OP that there really can't be anything other than a higher power (or another speedster) that stops them. It would be nice if season 4 figures out a way to make a compelling main villain who's not a speedster.

But that's neither here nor there; I could talk about Flash for hours, but we can't do that here :P For the Halo universe, changing history is about as lazy an ex machina as you can get.
I'm completely opposed to the idea. I personally don't like time travel (backwards anyways). A reboot down the line, maybe.

Tho, I'm afraid backwards timetravel is already Halo Conon... Does anybody else here remember the story involving Ilovebees.com? It was during Halo 2. The story goes, a washout from the Spartan II program that was reassigned to ONI and got caught in some spacetime accident and got digitally set back to our time as a rampant program.

Forgive me for not having more details, that was a long time ago. Does anybody else remember this tho? Can anybody more thoroughly explain it?
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