Re: Durandal was Strauss's weapon
Posted By: Lion O CyborgDate: 3/18/16 8:02 a.m.

In Response To: Durandal was Strauss's weapon (General-RADIX)

: I had this thought earlier that resulted in a longish blog post ; to try and
: keep it a bit shorter: Bernhard Strauss seemed to be up to something with
: the ten battleroids--and in fact seemed to have plans for the entire
: ship--but nothing came of it (due to the invasion). Even knowing how
: powerful battleroids are, though, ten feels like a very insufficient
: number to take over a Deimos-sized vessel (and even if these guys weren't
: part of the same generation that got out of control, there's bound to be
: some sort of anti-battleroid safeguards in place).

: However, Strauss knows how damaging a Rampant AI can be to your systems, and
: it just so happens that he's trying to make one of his own constructs go
: Rampant FOR SCIENCE. He convinces someone to take Durandal to the
: Marathon to serve as Operations.

: Strauss's buddies (MIDA?) have already hidden ammo caches all over the ship;
: he just has to wait for Durandal to finally snap and take down the
: systems. In the ensuing chaos, Strauss and co. go around shanking
: higher-ups until there's no more higher-ups left to shank. They neutralize
: Durandal--and his siblings, if need be--and the Marathon is theirs.

: ...of course, this plan assumes a lot of things: that Strauss could regain
: control over Durandal so easily, that Durandal wouldn't murder him in
: stasis or with a MADD, that Durandal wouldn't hail a bunch of hostile
: aliens and partner up with one of the battleroids, etc. etc. Sociopaths
: tend not to think that far ahead.

: What say? Really hope that no one here already thought of this.

Forrest might have. There's a terminal in Marathon Eternal from Strauss to someone else making reference to something like that. Hathor says at the end of the level "we appear to have interrupted some sort of civilian coup".

It might well have been about to start when the Pfhor arrived, which Strauss and any other MIDA agents on the ship did not plan for. Probably why Marcus (the SO) was visiting the Marathon to begin with, but without realising he was a semi-machine at first.

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Durandal was Strauss's weaponGeneral-RADIX 3/15/16 1:20 p.m.
     Re: Durandal was Strauss's weaponHokuto 3/15/16 2:05 p.m.
     Re: Durandal was Strauss's weaponVikingBoyBilly 3/15/16 3:44 p.m.
           Re: Durandal was Strauss's weaponGeneral-RADIX 3/15/16 4:13 p.m.
           Re: Durandal was Strauss's weaponDurandal_1707 3/16/16 1:46 a.m.
                 Re: Durandal was Strauss's weaponBob-B-Q 3/16/16 8:53 a.m.
     Re: Durandal was Strauss's weaponLion O Cyborg 3/18/16 8:02 a.m.
           Re: Durandal was Strauss's weaponGeneral-RADIX 3/18/16 2:34 p.m.
                 Re: Durandal was Strauss's weaponForrest of B.org 3/19/16 8:38 a.m.
                       Re: Durandal was Strauss's weaponGeneral-RADIX 3/19/16 9:45 a.m.
                             Re: Durandal was Strauss's weaponCan-ned Food 3/29/16 6:24 p.m.
                                   Re: Durandal was Strauss's weaponGeneral-RADIX 3/29/16 7:36 p.m.
           I really should play Eternal again *NM*VikingBoyBilly 3/18/16 4:01 p.m.

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