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Re: Prophets+Humans=Forerunner (Really LONG)
Posted By: Stephen L. (SoundEffect) <>Date: 1/29/06 6:50 p.m.

In Response To: Prophets+Humans=Forerunner (Really LONG) (DD)

: A few nights ago, I was talking to my friend about the Halo story, he has not
: read the books or explored the HSP as I have, so I was explaining to him a
: few of the major theories.

: He made a very good point about the Forerunner, one that I never thought of.
: I'm not sure if it has been discussed here before, so forgive me if it
: has.
: I will at least acknowledge that many parts of this theory come from existing
: ideas.

: Here goes: -Humans are Forerunner. So are the prophets. And *maybe* the
: elites, and Hunters, and Grunts, etc. Perhaps all intelligent species in
: the universe were forerunner.

: -All of the forerunner species were threatened by the Flood. They cooperated
: in the construction of the Halos, and agreed on the need to fire them.

: -There is more than one Ark, in fact, there was one for each species.

: -The Arks would protect their occupants from the destruction of the Halos,
: each ark had a small population of a species. (To make an example, one ark
: was located on/in Earth, it carried only humans, but enough to repopulate
: the planet after the Halos fired. This was the only ark capable of
: triggering the halos.)

: -The initial firing of the Halos was agreed upon by the entire Forerunner
: society, in other words every species in the universe consented.

: IMPORTANT PART: -To make sure that the Halos could not be fired again without
: universal consent, steps were taken to prevent any individual species from
: being able to trigger them.

: -Only the humans, identified by Halo's firing systems through their DNA,
: could physically push "the button" (insert the Index). Because
: of this, human memory was voluntarily erased when the Halos first fired.
: That way humans had the ABILITY to fire the halos, but not the KNOWLEDGE.
: With their memory erased, the surviving humans would know nothing about
: the halos and they alone could not fire them.

: -They prophets were denied the physical ability to fire the halos, or push
: the button, but they were left with the knowledge of the forerunners. They
: know the purpose and history of the halos, and even the role of the humans
: in the firing.

: -The forerunner intended to reunite after the Halos fired. Their
: civilizations started over on separate planets (since they were in
: separate Arks) but they assumed that the Prophets would inform the humans
: and others of what happened, and universal peace would resume as it was
: before, but without the flood.

: -If it became necessary to fire the halos again, it would require cooperation
: between the humans and the prophets.

: -The Prophets resented being deprived the power to fire the Halos. They were
: jealous that humans, although oblivious, held the actual key in their DNA.
: They feared that humans could figure out the purpose/power of the halos
: and dominate the galaxy

: -After the halos were first fired, the small population of Prophets made it
: their mission to rule the universe by eliminating the human threat.
: Because their memories were not erased, they excelled at rebuilding
: civilization and easily recovered Forerunner technology.

: -They found the Elites, grunts, etc. and fed them the Great Journey bull to
: gain their cooperation. They really did not want to fire the Halos because
: they knew that consequences. Their real goal was to find the human Ark so
: they could survive any Halo firing (accidentally triggered by a human).

: IN SUMMARY: Humans and prophets were both members of the forerunner society.
: Humans were given the genetic key to the halos, but were deprived of their
: memory. Prophets retained their memories, and thus were given the
: instructions for the halos, but were denied keys, or the capacity to use
: their memories.

: Sorry for the length of this post, I find it hard to be concise. I am sure a
: lot of what I have said can be proven wrong, so please feel free to
: critique/expand upon this theory.

The only thing I can foresee being an issue is that Guilty Spark in both games and in official materials have referred to Humans as Reclaimers, and has called the Covenant, many times, "meddlers" and "interlopers". If Guilty Spark is capable of recognizing who is and isn't welcome on a Forerunner installation, then the Covenant are definitely not welcome.

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Prophets+Humans=Forerunner (Really LONG)DD 1/29/06 7:45 a.m.
     I Like It! *NM*Steve 1/29/06 9:58 a.m.
     Nice!Vironex 1/29/06 10:22 a.m.
     Re: Prophets+Humans=Forerunner (Really LONG)Sep7imus [subnova] 1/29/06 10:53 a.m.
           Re: Prophets+Humans=Forerunner (Really LONG)Stuntmutt 1/29/06 11:52 a.m.
                 Re: Prophets+Humans=Forerunner (Really LONG)BS Halo rks 1/29/06 1:40 p.m.
                       Re: Prophets+Humans=Forerunner (Really LONG)Stuntmutt 1/29/06 2:05 p.m.
                             Re: Prophets+Humans=Forerunner (Really LONG)Dojorkan 1/29/06 3:08 p.m.
                                   Blood colour backs up a linkEarthScorpion 1/30/06 11:06 a.m.
                             Re: Prophets+Humans=Forerunner (Really LONG)BS Halo rks 1/31/06 5:25 p.m.
                             Re: Prophets+Humans=Forerunner (Really LONG)Retard the Wise 2/11/06 9:46 p.m.
           Re: Prophets+Humans=Forerunner (Really LONG)DD 1/29/06 8:47 p.m.
     Woah.. really good theory. *NM*Littlebigman 1/29/06 11:31 a.m.
     Re: Prophets+Humans=Forerunner (Really LONG)GFC Danny 1/29/06 4:03 p.m.
           Pieces of the Halo PuzzleDD 1/29/06 8:54 p.m.
                 Re: Pieces of the Halo PuzzleTwelve Large 1/29/06 10:24 p.m.
     Re: Prophets+Humans=Forerunner (Really LONG)Stephen L. (SoundEffect) 1/29/06 6:50 p.m.
           Re: Prophets+Humans=Forerunner (Really LONG)7he grunt w/a plasma pistol 1/29/06 9:37 p.m.
           Re: Prophets+Humans=Forerunner (Really LONG)Twelve Large 1/29/06 10:32 p.m.
           Prophets+Humans=Reclaimers?DD 1/30/06 1:28 a.m.
                 Re: Prophets+Humans=Reclaimers?Stephen L. (SoundEffect) 1/30/06 4:55 p.m.
           Re: Prophets+Humans=Forerunner (Really LONG)UrsusArctos 1/30/06 4:49 a.m.
     Questions...Bodie 1/29/06 6:59 p.m.
           Re: Questions...DD 1/29/06 8:55 p.m.
     Re: Prophets+Humans=Forerunner (Really LONG)UrsusArctos 1/30/06 4:45 a.m.
           Re: Prophets+Humans=Forerunner (Really LONG)Bodie 1/30/06 6:26 a.m.
           Just for you. Well, not really. ;)Finn 1/31/06 12:51 p.m.
     Misc. questionsyakaman 1/30/06 1:20 p.m.
           Re: Misc. questionsDD 1/30/06 5:31 p.m.
     Re: Prophets+Humans=Forerunner (Really LONG)Twelve Large 1/30/06 5:33 p.m.
           The religious facade of the Prophets.DD 1/31/06 5:42 p.m.
                 Re: The religious facade of the Prophets.Twelve Large 1/31/06 6:36 p.m.
     Anyone remember The Dark Crystal movie?Ciarán 1/31/06 3:35 p.m.
           Re: Anyone remember The Dark Crystal movie?Stuntmutt 1/31/06 3:46 p.m.
                 Re: Anyone remember The Dark Crystal movie?GryphonOsiris 1/31/06 4:08 p.m.
                       Re: Anyone remember The Dark Crystal movie?Sep7imus [subnova] 1/31/06 4:17 p.m.
                       Re: Anyone remember The Dark Crystal movie?Ma1agate 2/1/06 7:56 a.m.
           Prophet betrayal of the ForerunnerDD 1/31/06 4:58 p.m.
                 One more thing...Ciarán 1/31/06 5:12 p.m.
                       Now all we need to do is tell Cortana and... *NM*BS Halo rks 1/31/06 5:37 p.m.
                 Re: Prophet betrayal of the ForerunnerTwelve Large 1/31/06 6:17 p.m.
                       Re: Prophet betrayal of the ForerunnerTwelve Large 1/31/06 6:45 p.m.
     Re: Prophets+Humans=Forerunner (Really LONG)Terminus 1/31/06 7:37 p.m.
           And one more thingTerminus 1/31/06 7:48 p.m.
                 Re: And one more thingPeptuck 2/1/06 10:55 a.m.
           Re: Prophets+Humans=Forerunner (Really LONG)Peptuck 2/1/06 10:56 a.m.
     Cool... Keep up the cool brain things! *NM*Choosetobeunknown 2/3/06 5:45 p.m.
     Re: Prophets+Humans=Forerunner (Really LONG)gourley 2/9/06 12:49 a.m.
     Wait a minute...Azmaria Einsatz 2/10/06 9:17 p.m.
           Re: Wait a minute...Azmaria Einsatz 2/10/06 11:53 p.m.
                 Re: Wait a minute...Bodie 2/11/06 12:50 a.m.
                       Re: Wait a minute...Azmaria Einsatz 2/11/06 12:42 p.m.

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