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Spartan Red Team (Spirit of Fire) Lore Issue

OP epichaloboy117

I was doing some research on the Halo Wars: 2 leaders, and watched a video on Spartan Jerome-092.
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTGO_6oTbPA skip to 0:35)

In the video, HaloCanon stated that Jerome, and the other members of Red Team were washouts from the initial augmentation of the Spartan II program. However, they were re-trained, and went through augmentation again, succeeded, then were given their Mjolnir armor after.

My problem with this is the part where they were 'washouts'.
This was stated in the Phoenix Logs, according to halopedia.com.

"Despite eagerly embracing her destiny, Alice's
body initially rejected the augmentation process and she had to be retrained
separately, where she met similar 'wash outs' Douglas-042 and Jerome-092,
her future partners in Red Team." - Halopedia.com / https://www.halopedia.org/Phoenix_Logs#Alice-130

Can someone let me know if this truly is lore, or not? Because I am not sure if this whole washout thing is real, I have only found it on the Phoenix Logs, no where else.
It should be true,as the Phoenix Logs are considered canon.
Well up to 30 spartan IIs could be "wash outs"
It's true. Halo Wars 2's logs are a first party source of information so whatever new information that comes to light from that is applied to their history as a whole since there wasn't much on them before. If you're referring to just the aspect of wash outs being a thing then that's also true as well. Halsey's Journal established the precedent that a number of Spartan-II washouts could be rehabilitated over time to varying degrees of success. Red Team is an example of this, as is Serin Osmin who's the current head of ONI. On a related note on the inverse side of things, Nightfall established that Spartans could be decommissioned and have their augmentations reduced or outright removed (how isn't specified presently) as well.
It's true. Halo Wars 2's logs are a first party source of information so whatever new information that comes to light from that is applied to their history as a whole since there wasn't much on them before. If you're referring to just the aspect of wash outs being a thing then that's also true as well. Halsey's Journal established the precedent that a number of Spartan-II washouts could be rehabilitated over time to varying degrees of success. Red Team is an example of this, as is Serin Osmin who's the current head of ONI. On a related note on the inverse side of things, Nightfall established that Spartans could be decommissioned and have their augmentations reduced or outright removed (how isn't specified presently) as well.
I see what you’re saying, but wouldn’t such a huge part of their lore be put in all three of the Spartan’s Phoenix Log? It is only in Alice’s once, and this information is not stated in any of the character bios on Waypoint.
It's true. Halo Wars 2's logs are a first party source of information so whatever new information that comes to light from that is applied to their history as a whole since there wasn't much on them before. If you're referring to just the aspect of wash outs being a thing then that's also true as well. Halsey's Journal established the precedent that a number of Spartan-II washouts could be rehabilitated over time to varying degrees of success. Red Team is an example of this, as is Serin Osmin who's the current head of ONI. On a related note on the inverse side of things, Nightfall established that Spartans could be decommissioned and have their augmentations reduced or outright removed (how isn't specified presently) as well.
I see what you’re saying, but wouldn’t such a huge part of their lore be put in all three of the Spartan’s Phoenix Log? It is only in Alice’s once, and this information is not stated in any of the character bios on Waypoint.
Not really because if you think about it, outside of Blue Team which had the original Nylund trilogy of books, many of the other Spartans introduced to us have had their information slowly put out piecemeal over the course of literal years and their bios on Waypoint would likewise slowly be updated over time to reflect the new additions. The reasoning for this is because at the end of the day, it's sufficient enough info as is for the time. For example in regards to Red Team, just having the single line dropped that they were wash outs is enough to piece together that they were part of the group rehabilitated and put back into service over time which helps to alleviate the issue of Spartan numbers which have always been in flux thanks to the hard cap of 75 candidates that was placed early on in canon. There doesn't necessarily need to be more said on the topic and it gives the writers more freedom in the long run to explore what opportunities that may come from that detail if at all without having to be extra redundant in batting that one line over and over again in various media. This can be seen with how Randall's story was eventually fleshed out from being one of the genuine MIA Spartans in a single throwaway line in Halsey's Journal to his current and final status in Nightfall.

What was mentioned in Alice's log is sufficient as is to get the main point across to hint at the greater in-depth story behind Red Team as a whole. That gives more real estate for the writers to have the other Phoenix Logs to write on other things. As for Halo Waypoint, keep in mind all the bios are designed to give just the basic gist necessary on characters and it's not the end all place for all information on given characters. Furthermore they also take longer to update based on the next release of game from when it's last updated usually to avoid spoilers (for example Blue team not having their last names revealed till far far later after other media was released). And as is apparent with Red Team's page, it's currently not updated to reflect new revelations and events that have occurred since in Halo Wars 2, but rest assured that the info brought up in Halo Wars 2 is official lore that affects our understanding of characters, places, events, etc.