It wasn't John specifically, it was that someone like John would emerge. The alterations she made are in everyone, though they show themselves in different ways (if at all) and often need to be turned on. Such as the memories of pre-devolution humans from the war that were put into humanity by the Librarian, so that personalities from that time can be awakened and recovered.
Yeah, I guess, but, I dunno, it was the same way with squibs in Harry Potter. I just think, J.K. Rowling, you bothered to make an awesome universe with magic and whatnot, and then you create a rule where a few just simply cannot use magic, no matter how hard they try? That's sucky if you ask me. I wouldn't want to be a squib in the Harry Potter world. I dunno.
true, but even those with disabilities can succeed in our world, Bethany Hamilton anyone? just off the top of my head, there are many stories about those with disabilities who succeed at amazing things, that one guy who can play the guitar with his feet cause he has no arms... dunno, just thinking aloud.
It's also the system (outside of Hogwarts) that existed before Voldemort's defeat. The system that let known Death Eaters reach the highest echelons of society, that Let Lucius Malfoy keep the Minister for Magic at his beck and call.
I think what ruined the game the most is that there was no flood. How come the flood wasn't fitted in the story at ALL?! Surely didact and flood had to clash at some point in the past and libriarian/oracle did 'nothing' to mention the further history about flood.
The Flood were defeated. The Gravemind was killed, humanity now knows what it is dealing with and is decommissioning any Flood storage facilities they encounter. The bigger problem is likely to be the ones who sent the Flood.
The war with the Flood does come up if you find the terminals. they unlock stories that can be viewed on Waypoint, which generally go over the revelations in the Reclaimer books. The Forerunners went to war with humanity and the San'Shyuum due to their attacks and aggressive expansion, and it turned out they were running from the flood and sterilising worlds that had just been infested or were in the path of the plague. The Forerunners didn't learn this until the Didact had beaten the humans, however, and the humans never shared the solution to to the flood that they had discovered, forcing the Forerunners to build the Array (and the Didact to use the Composer).
First, I'll say weapon of the Precursors? The Flood ARE the Precursors. Anything created by Precursors were created in such a way they would be impregnable against all forms of damage and be everlasting i.e. The Forerunners and Covenant calling them 'The Eternal ones' etc. Well, they were impregnable until a certain Forerunner used the early Halo rings to decimate Precursor structures.
While the Forerunners had the domain for all their intellectual and Historical needs, the Precursors may well have had a similar thing going, but what they wanted was a sure fire survival method, where all precursors could know all they had to know and never die. Precursors physically were not invincible, and they can be killed as demonstrated in one of the Halo books.
The Flood all share a single conscious, moulded and mashed together in harmony with a hunger for more biomass and knowledge. The Gravemind saying 'Child of my enemy, why have you come?' was a reference to the Flood fighting the ancient Humans, and 'I shall know all which I possess' comes from the Precursor want for knowledge. They did own everything after all before they were kicked off their throne, the last physical Precursor being sealed away by both Humans and San Shyuum.
It is entirely possible therefore, that the flood will return and the chief will take up a role similar to that of the Didact's, and secure the Mantle for Humanity against the flood.
I don't know that that's true. In fact, I'm pretty sure it isn't. The Captive may have incorporated Precursors into its mas. When it claimed to be a Precursor it was probably lying. Or it may be a Precursor that was treated (or treated itself with) the same powder the humans found and used on the pheru that introduced the flood infection to the galaxy, and in doing so gained control over the true Flood forms.
Whatever it's connection to the Precursors, I don't think we can trust its word.
The captive itself was a physical form of the Precursor. Onyx like polished eyes along a large head, 4 arms crossed upon it's chest and an abdomen like that seen on a spider. Doesn't sound like any Gravemind or Proto Gravemind that we've seen in game or described. Also, in answer to the Didact's question it said 'I am the Last Precursor, and our answer is at hand' - i.e. Their spread of the Flood 'infection'.
When the Precursor sits there beneath Time locks and other defences in it's prison while the Flood wipes out the Humans and San Shyuum, it would have little reason to lie to the Didact.
Call all this conjecture, but thinking about it, this does seem logical. No?
Yeah, I have to admit that that kind of irked me when the Librarian did that to John as well. I mean, it's not good enough he's scientifically augmented to be better then the average soldier to begin with and that the average person has absolutely no chance against him as he was already, but now thanx to her 'evolutionary acceleration' he's some kind of all-mighty, super-evolved human?? How's the player supposed to relate to that?!
I mean, regardless still, it's not like we couldn't see this coming either. The whole reason John and a few of the other Spartan II's survived the enhancements without any negative effects was because their DNA was 'perfect', as Halsey called it, and contained a gene the others didn't have. This gene is the same one the Librarian refers to when telling John she'd hidden away 'seeds' in the human gene that would eventually lead to a race of super-advanced Humans. So, already, John was one of them all along; she just gave that special gene a little nudge to move him further along the evolutionary trail so that he could stand a chance against the Didact.
The interesting part, though, is that even despite all of his augmentations and evolution, he's still grasping at straws to be a person because he was never brought up to be a regular Human like you or I. Like when Cortana dies; he doesn't know how to handle that because he's never been allowed to explore his emotions, because as a Spartan he was trained to restrain it all. So, all in all, despite all of his special gene, augmentations and abilities, fundamentally he's less of a person then the rest of us and struggles with that (as we see in Halo 4).
It's actually really interesting and I'm interested to see where the story goes next...although I've the sneaking suspicion they're killing him off at the end and I don't want to see that.
Wow, that was brilliant! Thanks for posting. I feel enlightened! And I had forgotten about Halsey's explanation of how he and the others survived the augmentation process. Still dissapointed John isn't as cool as he is just because he tries hard and motivates himself, etc. it has to be because he was one of the chosen ones. I always hated when they did that in stories. Like, if I were a part of that universe and I wasn't one of the "chosen" ones with the special X, or magic Y, then I would feel kinda secluded from the awesomeness. Like in Harry Potter, the Squibs. I think it is unfair that they will NEVER ever be able to use magic. Like, J.K. Rolwing, why did you build such an amazing universe, and then put a rule like that into it. If I was a squib in that world, I would be so pissed!
Well, I guess what we have to keep remembering that, while the Halo universe is roughly based on our real universe, it isn’t real and that the creators at Bungie and 343 Industries can make up whatever they darn-well please to suit their story. So if they wanna make a few people capable of having `perfect` DNA while the rest of Humanity has regular òl imperfect DNA, they can.
Still, another thing we can’t forget is that the Didact and Librarian both make comments that Humanity very well has the capacity to evolve as a whole to be greater then the Forerunners and that John and the other’s are just ahead of their time. So, really, if Humanity’s allowed to continue evolving they’ll eventually be just like John eventually. If the Didact has his way, however, Humanity won’t exist long enough to reach its full potential and that’s why the Librarian helped John so that he could stop him and give Humanity the chance to evolve into the advanced race they once were.
So, in reality, in the Halo universe every-day people will eventually become as advanced and evolved as John, he`s just ahead of his time.