: M2 ended with things looking like the SO was pretty much doomed to be
: enslaved to Durandal for eternity. This seemed like a pretty good ending
: from a player's point of view (if you claim you weren't looking forward to
: visiting that rogue star that we were supposedly going to see in the next
: game, I don't believe you), but from the character's point of view
: in-universe, it's pretty bleak. Durandal "not being that much of a
: dick anymore" is really pretty subjective—I'm pretty sure Robert
: Blake and his men, who high-tailed it out of there immediately upon
: learning Durandal was alive, wouldn't agree. Neither would, I think, the
: SO, who went all the way to escaping the universe himself to get free.
Well, "not as much of a dick" compared to M1 (he treats the SO more like an actual partner in M2 and Infinity). Then again, my personal interpretation is that the SO actually likes Durandal/at least has more of an understanding with him at this point, which I find more interesting than his feelings (whatever they were) not changing since M1.
: As unique as Infinity's story is, I often wonder what GK would have done with
: the third Marathon game if Double Aught had been given the budget for a
: new set of planet textures. Presumably, getting finally free of Durandal
: would have had to have been part of it, although it's hard to imagine how
: that would happen in the M2 timeline, as invincible as Durandal had become
: at that point in the story, without some kind of high-concept shenanigans
: like we saw in Minf.
One of these days, I really hope someone at/formerly of Bungie shares with us what little of M3's plot was written down. Even confirmation that that pic of Durandal's face I found last year was meant for M3 would be nice. XD;
(As for "how to get free of Durandal": I'd just have it so that they're proper partners now and explore other aspects of their relationship)