Forerunner Promethean armor picture.

http://www.halopedia.org/images/d/d3/Forerunner_-_Combat_Suit.png

Forerunner Promethean armor/combat skin class 12.
I have to say that even though this is drawn by bungie , 343 seems to kep the style with the weapons and all , I like that.

But this raises some questions for me.
How come are we not fighting this?
Are they all dead?

Plus If this has at least six times the power of a Mjolnir suit , their tech is unmatched.
How are we able to face forerunners in Halo 4?
Makes no sense

Think sentinels on steroids. That’s essentially what the Promethean class of enemies in H4 are.

If we were to face off with the real deal, we would be screwed until our huragok got ahold of some of the forerunner armor and applied the tech to our stuff.

Yes, it is likely all of the real Prometheans are dead. The Prometheans on Requiem were probably better suited to fight the Flood.

Speaking of which, why haven’t we let our huragok loose on Mjolnir yet? Hmmm

> http://www.halopedia.org/images/d/d3/Forerunner_-_Combat_Suit.png
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> Forerunner Promethean armor/combat skin class 12.
> I have to say that even though this is drawn by bungie , 343 seems to kep the style with the weapons and all , I like that.
>
> But this raises some questions for me.
> How come are we not fighting this?
> Are they all dead?
>
> <mark>Plus If this has at least six times the power of a Mjolnir suit , their tech is unmatched.</mark>
> <mark>How are we able to face forerunners in Halo 4?</mark>
> <mark>Makes no sense</mark>

How can one super soldier near single handedly destroy the Flood and severely cripple the Covenant?

OT: It’s just concept art by the looks of it. I think the Prometheans now are a lot more menacing than this Geth lookalike.

> Yes, it is likely all of the real Prometheans are dead. The Prometheans on Requiem were probably better suited to fight the Flood.

Note their stubby little T-Rex arms. These are real Forerunner, but they are probably just in these suits to keep them alive over a long period of time to protect the Shield Worlds from threats. They are like a combo of A.I. and actual soldiers.

Although the warrior class of forerunners are called prometheans, the prometheans you’re fighting in halo 4 are not actual forerunners. They are a highly intelligent ai (although I think they might also be somewhat organic) whose main function is to protect requiem from the flood, they are just called prometheans. However the Didact (whose presence in halo 4 is confirmed) is an actual promethean-class forerunner who might, save for the librarian, be the last of his kind.

> > Yes, it is likely all of the real Prometheans are dead. The Prometheans on Requiem were probably better suited to fight the Flood.
>
> Note their stubby little T-Rex arms. These are real Forerunner, but they are probably just in these suits to keep them alive over a long period of time to protect the Shield Worlds from threats. They are like a combo of A.I. and actual soldiers.

They aren’t actual Forerunners in suits.

> > > Yes, it is likely all of the real Prometheans are dead. The Prometheans on Requiem were probably better suited to fight the Flood.
> >
> > Note their stubby little T-Rex arms. These are real Forerunner, but they are probably just in these suits to keep them alive over a long period of time to protect the Shield Worlds from threats. They are like a combo of A.I. and actual soldiers.
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> They aren’t actual Forerunners in suits.

Think engineers/huragok they are organic AI, who is to say the forerunners wouldn’t have applied that technology into defensive programs as well.

> > > Yes, it is likely all of the real Prometheans are dead. The Prometheans on Requiem were probably better suited to fight the Flood.
> >
> > Note their stubby little T-Rex arms. These are real Forerunner, but they are probably just in these suits to keep them alive over a long period of time to protect the Shield Worlds from threats. They are like a combo of A.I. and actual soldiers.
>
> They aren’t actual Forerunners in suits.

Do you have a different theory? The Prometheans are described as being the highest in the Warrior-Servant caste. The fact they have these little arms makes it seem like these are Forerunner in their battle suits that augmented them with A.I. technology and thoughts.

> > Yes, it is likely all of the real Prometheans are dead. The Prometheans on Requiem were probably better suited to fight the Flood.
>
> Note their stubby little T-Rex arms. These are real Forerunner, but they are probably just in these suits to keep them alive over a long period of time to protect the Shield Worlds from threats. They are like a combo of A.I. and actual soldiers.

The arms aren’t real either. Zoom in on this picture, you’ll see metallic seams and lights.

And if the Watchers can regenerate them by pulling materials out of Requiem, it’s obvious they’re artificial.

> > > > Yes, it is likely all of the real Prometheans are dead. The Prometheans on Requiem were probably better suited to fight the Flood.
> > >
> > > Note their stubby little T-Rex arms. These are real Forerunner, but they are probably just in these suits to keep them alive over a long period of time to protect the Shield Worlds from threats. They are like a combo of A.I. and actual soldiers.
> >
> > They aren’t actual Forerunners in suits.
>
> Do you have a different theory? The Prometheans are described as being the highest in the Warrior-Servant caste. The fact they have these little arms makes it seem like these are Forerunner in their battle suits that augmented them with A.I. technology and thoughts.

Look at the Knight. If we went by your logic, they would have no legs since the legs of the Knight are not attached to the body.

I believe they are Prometheans Composed by the Composer and their genetic memories placed in the Knights. They would no longer be organic at all.

> > Yes, it is likely all of the real Prometheans are dead. The Prometheans on Requiem were probably better suited to fight the Flood.
>
> Note their stubby little T-Rex arms. These are real Forerunner, but they are probably just in these suits to keep them alive over a long period of time to protect the Shield Worlds from threats. They are like a combo of A.I. and actual soldiers.

No, they are not. There was a massive forerunner machine known as the composer who took sentient ai’s and gave them bodies that, though they weren’t really organic, closely resembled organic bodies. I think the composer is responsible for the production of the promethean ai’s we see in halo 4 under the influence of the Didact, explaining the little arms. The reason I believe this is because there is an achievement called “The Composer” in H4’s achievement list if I’m not mistakened.

> > > > > Yes, it is likely all of the real Prometheans are dead. The Prometheans on Requiem were probably better suited to fight the Flood.
> > > >
> > > > Note their stubby little T-Rex arms. These are real Forerunner, but they are probably just in these suits to keep them alive over a long period of time to protect the Shield Worlds from threats. They are like a combo of A.I. and actual soldiers.
> > >
> > > They aren’t actual Forerunners in suits.
> >
> > Do you have a different theory? The Prometheans are described as being the highest in the Warrior-Servant caste. The fact they have these little arms makes it seem like these are Forerunner in their battle suits that augmented them with A.I. technology and thoughts.
>
> Look at the Knight. If we went by your logic, they would have no legs since the legs of the Knight are not attached to the body.
>
> I believe they are Prometheans Composed by the Composer and their genetic memories placed in the Knights. They would no longer be organic at all.

Are you talking about their main arms, or the stubby arms coming out of their chest -_-

> > > > > > Yes, it is likely all of the real Prometheans are dead. The Prometheans on Requiem were probably better suited to fight the Flood.
> > > > >
> > > > > Note their stubby little T-Rex arms. These are real Forerunner, but they are probably just in these suits to keep them alive over a long period of time to protect the Shield Worlds from threats. They are like a combo of A.I. and actual soldiers.
> > > >
> > > > They aren’t actual Forerunners in suits.
> > >
> > > Do you have a different theory? The Prometheans are described as being the highest in the Warrior-Servant caste. The fact they have these little arms makes it seem like these are Forerunner in their battle suits that augmented them with A.I. technology and thoughts.
> >
> > Look at the Knight. If we went by your logic, they would have no legs since the legs of the Knight are not attached to the body.
> >
> > I believe they are Prometheans Composed by the Composer and their genetic memories placed in the Knights. They would no longer be organic at all.
>
> Are you talking about their main arms, or the stubby arms coming out of their chest -_-

The stubby ones, and that even furthers my point. If we used those arms as the reference for where the real Forerunner was, they would be ridiculously tiny Forerunners.

Once again, even if the smaller arms appear organic, we already know of one instance where the forerunners have built and deployed organic AI.

> > > Yes, it is likely all of the real Prometheans are dead. The Prometheans on Requiem were probably better suited to fight the Flood.
> >
> > Note their stubby little T-Rex arms. These are real Forerunner, but they are probably just in these suits to keep them alive over a long period of time to protect the Shield Worlds from threats. They are like a combo of A.I. and actual soldiers.
>
> They aren’t actual Forerunners in suits.

they remind me of the Y-17 master trauma harness from Fallout new vegas, the Forerunners don’t seem to be alive in the promeathean suits.

> Plus If this has at least six times the power of a Mjolnir suit , their tech is unmatched.
> How are we able to face forerunners in Halo 4?
> Makes no sense

There is no evidence to suggest that a Class 12 combat skin is 6 times the strength/power of a Class 2 (Mjolnir Mk V) combat skin. Guilty Spark only mentions it briefly and the Halo 3 terminals paint an even stranger picture of what combat skins represent.

At present the best we can make of these classes is that some classes are better than others. That’s all we know. A Class 12 combat skin will most definitely be better than a Class 2 at combatting Flood but it doesn’t necessarily translate to the numbers involved. But then this happens…

> //FLEETWIDE MEMORANDUM 1/5
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> Non-combat personnel are required to wear [combat skin] with a minimum rating of at least [class 12] in non-restricted areas, once the fleet is underway. [Class 14] or lesser [combat skin] is acceptable in core areas. Combat personnel will only be permitted to wear [combat skin] rated below [class 8] in core areas, once operations begin.
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> //FLEETWIDE MEMORANDUM 2/5
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> All combat personnel have been issued combat skin rated at [class 4~1] or [class 6~1 battle harness] depending on military operational specialty.
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> All weapon platform specialists are expected to wear their issued [platform interface skin] at all times to ensure peak [mind-machine synchronization].

This terminal paints a picture that the lower the combat skin class the better it is. Which is weird.

I have to agree with Austin, I believe they are in some way organic. Most likely by use of the composer, if you look in the “Return of the forunners” ViDoc you can see at some point what seems to be a body within a knight in some concept art. They have also stated that there is a dark background behind them. They are also the only promethean class to dissolve, which also hints at some sort of organic nature. I think considering their size a they could fit a normal sized human in that backpack sort of thing of theirs.

again I think the knight itself is akin to a space marine dreadnought. Only the quasi dead entity in it is not exactly a forerunner