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|Posted By: Narcogen <firstname.lastname@example.org>||Date: 10/24/06 12:38 a.m.|
In Response To: Re: Well... (yakaman)
: Back up and take the 20,000 foot view. Gravemind (via the flood) is really
: I believe Reid was making the case that Durandal wanted to recreate himself
: So, he "stacked the deck", aligning things immediately before the
: Further, as a tribute (or perhaps because of emotional ties) he created the
: John-117 has always been lucky. We call it destiny, but perhaps the universe
: Does this make more sense?
C'mon, guys, you're all looking too hard to make comparisons that aren't there and ignoring the ones that are staring you in the face.
As the AI that accompanies you on your missions and gives you orders, the clear parallel between Halo and Marathon is Leela/Tycho/Durandal and Cortana.
They are all made by humans. They may or may not be under the control of the humans who made them.
The Marathon series has a alien-made AI of unknown origins and agenda. Its name is Thoth. If there is a parallel to be made between Marathon and Halo, it is between Gravemind and Thoth. Thoth always spoke in verse. So does Gravemind.
Knowing what we know about the plot of Marathon, what transpires between Thoth and Durandal?
What does that imply about Cortana and Gravemind, if anything?
Is it merely coincidence that Halo 2 ends by throwing those two characters together, and that the announcement trailer hints heavily at peril to Cortana, and that Bungie mentioned she was "in the clutches of the Gravemind"?
Why is everyone ignoring these glaring parallels and instead trying to figure out how Durandal actually achieved his goal, even though the final ending of the Marathon story seems to indicate that he has given this up, and recognized that he was not the protagonist of the story, but that the player, as the incarnation of the eternal hero, was?
|Reid's theory, HSP||yakaman||10/22/06 8:08 p.m.|
|Re: Reid's theory, HSP||Quantum||10/22/06 8:27 p.m.|
|Re: Reid's theory, HSP||Cody Miller||10/22/06 8:28 p.m.|
|Marathon-class Cruiser.||58||10/22/06 8:34 p.m.|
|Re: Marathon-class Cruiser.||Bry||10/22/06 10:57 p.m.|
|Re: Marathon-class Cruiser.||Narcogen||10/24/06 12:22 a.m.|
|Re: Marathon-class Cruiser.||Bry||10/24/06 6:14 a.m.|
|He travels through time||Grey Wolf||10/22/06 10:15 p.m.|
|Re: He travels through time||Xaos||10/22/06 11:29 p.m.|
|Sublimation not a last resort.||Narcogen||10/24/06 12:26 a.m.|
|Re: Reid's theory, HSP||Narcogen||10/24/06 12:05 a.m.|
|Re: Reid's theory, HSP||Bodie||10/22/06 8:50 p.m.|
|Well...||Spartan Jag||10/22/06 8:57 p.m.|
|Re: Well...||Grantix||10/22/06 9:24 p.m.|
|Re: Well...||yakaman||10/23/06 4:00 a.m.|
|Re: Well...||Jilly somewhere else||10/23/06 4:51 a.m.|
|Re: Well...||scarab||10/23/06 10:57 a.m.|
|Re: Well...||yakaman||10/23/06 8:12 p.m.|
|Re: Well...||raptor117||10/23/06 11:06 p.m.|
|Looking too hard.||Narcogen||10/24/06 12:38 a.m.|
|Re: Looking too hard.||yakaman||10/24/06 4:35 a.m.|
|Re: Looking too hard.||Dundradal||10/24/06 7:52 a.m.|
|Agreed. Time to do some reading. *NM*||yakaman||10/24/06 7:40 p.m.|
|Re: Well...||jman571||10/23/06 2:11 p.m.|
|Re: Well...||Jillybean||10/23/06 2:54 p.m.|
|AMEN. *NM*||Quantum||10/23/06 7:10 p.m.|
|True Believer?||Narcogen||10/24/06 12:29 a.m.|
|Re: True Believer?||Dundradal||10/24/06 7:53 a.m.|
|For those who wanted a simple story...||Evil Squid||10/22/06 11:01 p.m.|
|Re: Reid's theory, HSP||Xaos||10/22/06 11:31 p.m.|
|Re: Reid's theory, HSP||Jilly somewhere else||10/23/06 4:51 a.m.|
|Re: Reid's theory, HSP||UrsusArctos||10/23/06 10:15 a.m.|
|Re: Reid's theory, HSP||Dundradal||10/24/06 7:57 a.m.|
|Re: Reid's theory, HSP||DangerousHippo||10/23/06 7:39 p.m.|
|Damn! That's a nice piece of theorizing. *NM*||Endbringer||10/23/06 12:20 a.m.|
|Re: Reid's theory, HSP||Pixellated||10/23/06 4:30 a.m.|
|Re: Reid's theory, HSP||Jilly somewhere else||10/23/06 4:53 a.m.|
|Re: Reid's theory, HSP||Pixellated||10/23/06 5:10 a.m.|
|Re: Reid's theory, HSP||DangerousHippo||10/23/06 7:44 p.m.|
|Path = Ate||reprobate||10/23/06 6:44 a.m.|
|Re: Path = Ate||Dundradal||10/23/06 9:14 a.m.|
|Re: Path = Ate||Pixellated||10/23/06 12:04 p.m.|
|Re: Path = Ate||Dundradal||10/23/06 3:54 p.m.|
|Re: Path = Ate||Xaos||10/23/06 7:06 p.m.|
|Mmm..... Path.||Narcogen||10/24/06 12:43 a.m.|
|Re: Mmm..... Path.||yakaman||10/24/06 4:40 a.m.|
|Re: Reid's theory, HSP||Dundradal||10/23/06 3:59 p.m.|
|Re: Reid's theory, HSP||sdwoodchuck||10/23/06 8:10 p.m.|
|Re: Reid's theory, HSP||Narcogen||10/24/06 12:02 a.m.|
|Re: Reid's theory, HSP||Dundradal||10/24/06 8:01 a.m.|
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