|Posted By: nevets01||Date: 11/9/17 5:23 p.m.|
In Response To: Re: MaraTheory (General-RADIX)
: Funny thing: in the early stages of Halo: CE, the Forerunners were to be
I actually haven't played any of the HALO games.
: wrt: Onicis 492: could be wrong, but I think you're the first person to
It seemed really weird to me that people would chose to fight over asteroids when there were so many just sitting around, it's like fighting over oxygen in a breathable atmosphere. Don't like your neighbors? Move somewhere else; you just got here in a spaceship.
: I don't think nine "normal" cyborgs would've been able to
Ooh. I had NOT thought of that. I assumed that the Pfhor would have continued to concentrate on the Marathon, and only make a token effort to take over the colony (thus making it relatively easy to mount a guerilla campaign with few but quite capable, and presumably well-armed, fighters). However, if there were ten cyborgs with Jjaro implants, why wouldn't Durandal teleport them aboard as well at the end of M1? You were ridiculously useful to him and VERY good at singlehandedly taking down empires, wouldn't nine others be all the more useful to him? The fact that he doesn't take them implies that he doesn't want or need them, presumably because they aren't as useful, i.e. ordinary cyborgs. They also don't seem to last "a thousand deaths", since Durandal only cites the "one enigma", instead of "ten enigmas".
: (This theory, I should probably elaborate on here: there's actually multiple
I ALSO didn't think of multiple generations of battleroids, or people trying to replicate the Jjaro tech (my theory was that your implant was... er... implanted as a kind of once-off, "because we needed more parts" type of quick-fix (which is odd because in mine own worldbuilding exercise something quite similar happens: some ancient brain implants are discovered, and after reverse engineering attempts with mixed results, the surviving original is implanted into a dude who was to be a 'general', and it is hinted that their personality isn't quite all theirs. The main difference was the vending machines, but I digress)
: I think it'd be more practical (or less
: Aside from "I will be watching everything", I don't think there's
That actually has real-life precedent. There was a French soldier whose musket was hit dead-on with a cannonball. The musket was comically bent, but the soldier survived more or less unscathed. But that's irrelevant.
: I'm thinking "mechanically-induced alternate/adjacent personality as a
YES, exactly that, but this seems to be in the canon.
: An interesting possibility, though I think that it would've been emphasized
Again, this could be just one instance of a gradual process.
: wrt: dream level stuff: Something tells me that if an AI tried to expand
: (* the state I figure Durandal is in until the SO merges him with Thoth. The
Hmmm. True. Ooh! maybe it's your Jjaro bits finally beginning to sift through your image of Durandal. Buy why wait 'till Eternal? Maybe Durandal really doesn't get around to downloading it until Infinity and I'm wrong about "sword-roland.transfer" and "I'll be watching everything", or those were merely foreshadowing, or maybe it's just the slowly increasing instability resulting from no less than three personalities (even if two of those are really only half-personalities, and the third is comatose or at least very crippled) in one skull.
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