: The Jjaro are not really well explained in the marathon series, and much
: about them is left to speculation, but i'm trying to organize what I know
: about them and would like your guys opinions. Most if not all of this
: probably has been talked about in this place before, so I apologize in
: advance if this all ends up as more of the same.
Actually, this is quite new - a massive expansion on some good old brainstorming on the part of Marathon junkies like you and me. It's totally different from what I expected, and yet it makes some amount of sense. After all, when did we get the explicit idea that the Pthia and Jjaro were different races? Furthermore, it explains much better the anger incited within the Jjaro by the Pthia's destruction. It's the reason we have restrictions on what weapons are exactly "humane"; it's why we try people for war crimes. The mass destruction of our fellow humans by other people simply irks and disgusts us. Now imagine if the destruction was caused by outside beings (aka Aliens of some kind). We'd go mad, maybe start breaking their stuff, sort of Independence Day-esque. Same for the Jjaro. The other "you"s have just been wiped out, and you have the potential to strike back. What do you do? Generally, you strike back.
: After reading a few of PerseusSpartacus post I began to reconsider that
I-- you-- woah. Okay, in all honesty, I had thought that my little theory on the Jjaro and Pthia had already faded into the eternal halls of crazy theories. Now suddenly you revive it quite suddenly, and I can't help but smile and maybe dance a tiny mental jig.