> I don’t get it. How did they hint that she was headed toward Rampancy, she seemed normal through the whole trilogy except when the Gravemind had her. And wasn’t Cortana a special AI. She wasn’t an odinary smart AI.
No; she spent all that time in Installation 04’s mainframe in Halo 1, just gathering data. It made her VISIBLY slower, and keeping all the information stored was dangerous for her. Then in First Strike, she split herself into pieces, which can be very detrimental to an AI. Then obviously Gravemind caught her in Halo 2, making her seem like she was going rampant for all of Halo 3, culminating in the level named after her. Then, don’t tell you didn’t notice how after Chief retrieved her she didn’t seem 100% fine. She wasn’t as cheerful, she was a bit more panicky, she talked less, and she genuinely wanted to get off High Charity, and then Installation 04B, rather than being focused on the mission at hand.
She most certainly seemed to be going through a rut throughout the trilogy to me, and I’m curious to see the continuity of that in Halo 4. I just hope she gets through it. Cortana is a very essential character to me.