I Have A Theory (Shocking, I Know)

Original version.

I’ll start with the logo-screenshot first.

Here we can see two Spartans. One that we’re all too familiar with, Master Chief John-117 Spartan-II, and the other figure who we’ve never seen before. It’s this new, second Spartan that interests me the most for right now.

Clad in steel-coloured armour, this Spartan has one very important trait, and no, it isn’t the glowing blue visor (I think that could just be for dramatic effects since John’s is also glowing a bit, more like shinning). If you look closely at the chest plate of the upper Spartan, who seems to be a Spartan IV but could be something entirely new (I’ll get to that in a bit), he is donning the ONI symbol.

Remember back to the the early moments of Halo 4 when the opening cutscene played?

> Shadowed Man: Do you think the Spartan’s lack of basic humanity helped?
>
> Halsey: What are you after? The others before you were Naval Intelligence, but you…you’re something else.
>
> Shadowed Man: Records show Spartans routinely showed mildly sociopathic tendencies: Difficultly with socialisation—
>
> Halsey: The records show efficient behaviour operating in hazardous situations. I supplied the tools to maintain that efficiency.
>
> Shadowed Man: Do you believe that Master Chief succeeded because he was, at his core, broken?
>
> Halsey: What does John have to do with this? You want to replace him…

That last line is the important one. This cutscene takes place a while before they find John alive. They believe him to be dead. During this time, I believe that they did actually create someone to replace him. Not your typical Spartan IV, but a new breed of Spartan more similar to the Spartan-IIs.

This could mean a few things for our olive-clad hero. It could mean he has a new ally in the battlefield who can understand him far better than anyone else. It could mean that while he is out looking for the remnants of Cortana in Forerunner technology that this new Spartan will replace him in the war.

It could also mean that ONI thinks that John is a loose end who is also a liability. A lab rat that is no longer needed in the new age. This new Spartan very well could be John’s greatest challenge.

Onto the planet.

Now, the planet we saw in the reveal trailer is widely believe to be the Lesser Ark (the Greater Ark was destroyed in Halo: Silentium but the Lesser one is still mostly intact). That planet vaguely shown in the above image or the lower concept are however, doesn’t look the same to me.

I think this could very well be Sanghelios, the Sangheili homeworld. We believe the Arbiter from Halo 2 and Halo 3, Thel 'Vadam, will be making his return to the series very soon, and this could very well be why. It’s also somewhat important to note that he is wearing his full armour in the above shot. This could mean he’s on Sanghelios before (or after, but that’s less likely) he’s on the GA.

Maybe the new Spartan has been ordered to wipe out the Sangheili from their homeworld since Covenant Remnant are still attacking humans. It could be ONI’s way of ending the situation once and for all.

Don’t forget, this is all speculation on my part, nothing is confirmed.

Edit: Mizzzah brought up some good points. It’s very possible that if this soldier is trying to eliminate John that he’s also trying to take down Halsey. He also noted how Del Rio wasn’t so thrilled to see John, something that I thought odd too. It could be because (as Mizzzah said) no one was actually looking for John and Cortana. Maybe they wanted them out of the picture. John was “dead”, Cortana was “dead”, and Halsey was in cuffs. ONI had all the power.

Edit: So someone over on Bungie.net pointed out that the new Spartan has some sort of symbol on his helmet. I wonder what it is. I don’t think it’s another ONI symbol, but it could be.

> Original version.
>
> I’ll start with the logo-screenshot first.
>
>
> Here we can see two Spartans. One that we’re all too familiar with, Master Chief John-117 Spartan-II, and the other figure who we’ve never seen before. It’s this new, second Spartan that interests me the most for right now.
>
> Clad in steel-coloured armour, this Spartan has one very important trait, and no, it isn’t the glowing blue visor (I think that could just be for dramatic effects since John’s is also glowing a bit, more like shinning). If you look closely at the chest plate of the upper Spartan, who seems to be a Spartan IV but could be something entirely new (I’ll get to that in a bit), he is donning the ONI symbol.
>
> Remember back to the the early moments of Halo 4 when the opening cutscene played?
>
>
>
>
> > Shadowed Man: Do you think the Spartan’s lack of basic humanity helped?
> >
> > Halsey: What are you after? The others before you were Naval Intelligence, but you…you’re something else.
> >
> > Shadowed Man: Records show Spartans routinely showed mildly sociopathic tendencies: Difficultly with socialisation—
> >
> > Halsey: The records show efficient behaviour operating in hazardous situations. I supplied the tools to maintain that efficiency.
> >
> > Shadowed Man: Do you believe that Master Chief succeeded because he was, at his core, broken?
> >
> > Halsey: What does John have to do with this? You want to replace him…
>
> That last line is the important one. This cutscene takes place a while before they find John alive. They believe him to be dead. During this time, I believe that they did actually create someone to replace him. Not your typical Spartan IV, but a new breed of Spartan more similar to the Spartan-IIs.
>
> This could mean a few things for our olive-clad hero. It could mean he has a new ally in the battlefield who can understand him far better than anyone else. It could mean that while he is out looking for the remnants of Cortana in Forerunner technology that this new Spartan will replace him in the war.
>
> It could also mean that ONI thinks that John is a loose end who is also a liability. A lab rat that is no longer needed in the new age. This new Spartan very well could be John’s greatest challenge.
>
> Onto the planet.
>
> <mark>Now, the planet we saw in the reveal trailer is widely believe to be the Greater Ark (the Lesser Ark was destroyed in Halo 3). That planet vaguely shown in the above image or the lower concept are however, doesn’t look the same to me.</mark>
>
>
> I think this could very well be Sanghelios, the Sangheili homeworld. We believe the Arbiter from Halo 2 and Halo 3, Thel 'Vadam, will be making his return to the series very soon, and this could very well be why. It’s also somewhat important to note that he is wearing his full armour in the above shot. This could mean he’s on Sanghelios before (or after, but that’s less likely) he’s on the GA.
>
> Maybe the new Spartan has been ordered to wipe out the Sangheili from their homeworld since Covenant Remnant are still attacking humans. It could be ONI’s way of ending the situation once and for all.
>
>
> Don’t forget, this is all speculation on my part, nothing is confirmed.

Other way around.

The Lesser Ark is intact, as confirmed by the Eleventh Hour Reports. The Greater Ark was literally shredded during Silentium.

Alright, thank you for the clarification. I’ll fix that.

> Original version.
>
> I’ll start with the logo-screenshot first.
>
>
> Here we can see two Spartans. One that we’re all too familiar with, Master Chief John-117 Spartan-II, and the other figure who we’ve never seen before. It’s this new, second Spartan that interests me the most for right now.
>
> Clad in steel-coloured armour, this Spartan has one very important trait, and no, it isn’t the glowing blue visor (I think that could just be for dramatic effects since John’s is also glowing a bit, more like shinning). If you look closely at the chest plate of the upper Spartan, who seems to be a Spartan IV but could be something entirely new (I’ll get to that in a bit), he is donning the ONI symbol.
>
> Remember back to the the early moments of Halo 4 when the opening cutscene played?
>
>
>
>
> > Shadowed Man: Do you think the Spartan’s lack of basic humanity helped?
> >
> > Halsey: What are you after? The others before you were Naval Intelligence, but you…you’re something else.
> >
> > Shadowed Man: Records show Spartans routinely showed mildly sociopathic tendencies: Difficultly with socialisation—
> >
> > Halsey: The records show efficient behaviour operating in hazardous situations. I supplied the tools to maintain that efficiency.
> >
> > Shadowed Man: Do you believe that Master Chief succeeded because he was, at his core, broken?
> >
> > Halsey: What does John have to do with this? You want to replace him…
>
> That last line is the important one. This cutscene takes place a while before they find John alive. They believe him to be dead. During this time, I believe that they did actually create someone to replace him. Not your typical Spartan IV, but a new breed of Spartan more similar to the Spartan-IIs.
>
> This could mean a few things for our olive-clad hero. It could mean he has a new ally in the battlefield who can understand him far better than anyone else. It could mean that while he is out looking for the remnants of Cortana in Forerunner technology that this new Spartan will replace him in the war.
>
> It could also mean that ONI thinks that John is a loose end who is also a liability. A lab rat that is no longer needed in the new age. This new Spartan very well could be John’s greatest challenge.
>
> Onto the planet.
>
> Now, the planet we saw in the reveal trailer is widely believe to be the Greater Ark (the Lesser Ark was destroyed in Halo 3). That planet vaguely shown in the above image or the lower concept are however, doesn’t look the same to me.
>
>
> I think this could very well be Sanghelios, the Sangheili homeworld. We believe the Arbiter from Halo 2 and Halo 3, Thel 'Vadam, will be making his return to the series very soon, and this could very well be why. It’s also somewhat important to note that he is wearing his full armour in the above shot. This could mean he’s on Sanghelios before (or after, but that’s less likely) he’s on the GA.
>
> Maybe the new Spartan has been ordered to wipe out the Sangheili from their homeworld since Covenant Remnant are still attacking humans. It could be ONI’s way of ending the situation once and for all.
>
>
> Don’t forget, this is all speculation on my part, nothing is confirmed.

Your theory is something similar to what I thought of aswell.

I personally believe this new Oni looking Spartan is going to attempt to either assassinate Halsey for good, or maybe his job is to take out Master Chief once and for all. After all…

  • John had gone missing saving humanity, ending the flood and covenant war.
  • Was lost for 4yrs, 7 months, and 10 days.
  • Chief made a point to Cortana someone should of found them by now on the FUD.

What if Oni never sent anyone to look for the Chief and Cortana? What if in a sense, they got what they wanted, they could now go after Halsey, the hero that everyone loved so dearly is believed to be dead, so no one was there to defend her. After all, we know Chief would have.

This new Spartan could be his “replacement” as said above, as the UNSC most likely wanted to fill the gap. Chief was found with Cortana on Requiem.

  • Del Rio didn’t seem to thrilled to see Chief
  • Basically Chief was put aside on Requiem, as Del Rio refused to listen to him.
  • Left Chief behind on Requiem.

After all the Chief did for humanity, why didn’t Del Rio listen to Chief as he is a hero? We do know that Lasky stated that Fleet Com didn’t like that Del Rio left Chief on Requiem, and relieved him of his Captain duties, hence how we got Captain Lasky.

With Chief alive, and well, its possible ONI is trying to finish what it started, by getting rid of all traces of Halsey, and what she had done… and that leaves one loose end, the hero of it all, the one who saved humanity, the Chief.

I see Chief and possibly other characters like Lasky going against the UNSC at some point, and maybe bringing back Arby, and other classic characters for a new faction.

Makes me believe Oni never wanted Chief found. This new Spartan could be a personal hitman for the UNSC/Oni… and his job? To eliminate Spartan 117.

This is a fantastic theory. Totally blew my mind.

> > Original version.
> >
> > I’ll start with the logo-screenshot first.
> >
> >
> > Here we can see two Spartans. One that we’re all too familiar with, Master Chief John-117 Spartan-II, and the other figure who we’ve never seen before. It’s this new, second Spartan that interests me the most for right now.
> >
> > Clad in steel-coloured armour, this Spartan has one very important trait, and no, it isn’t the glowing blue visor (I think that could just be for dramatic effects since John’s is also glowing a bit, more like shinning). If you look closely at the chest plate of the upper Spartan, who seems to be a Spartan IV but could be something entirely new (I’ll get to that in a bit), he is donning the ONI symbol.
> >
> > Remember back to the the early moments of Halo 4 when the opening cutscene played?
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > > Shadowed Man: Do you think the Spartan’s lack of basic humanity helped?
> > >
> > > Halsey: What are you after? The others before you were Naval Intelligence, but you…you’re something else.
> > >
> > > Shadowed Man: Records show Spartans routinely showed mildly sociopathic tendencies: Difficultly with socialisation—
> > >
> > > Halsey: The records show efficient behaviour operating in hazardous situations. I supplied the tools to maintain that efficiency.
> > >
> > > Shadowed Man: Do you believe that Master Chief succeeded because he was, at his core, broken?
> > >
> > > Halsey: What does John have to do with this? You want to replace him…
> >
> > That last line is the important one. This cutscene takes place a while before they find John alive. They believe him to be dead. During this time, I believe that they did actually create someone to replace him. Not your typical Spartan IV, but a new breed of Spartan more similar to the Spartan-IIs.
> >
> > This could mean a few things for our olive-clad hero. It could mean he has a new ally in the battlefield who can understand him far better than anyone else. It could mean that while he is out looking for the remnants of Cortana in Forerunner technology that this new Spartan will replace him in the war.
> >
> > It could also mean that ONI thinks that John is a loose end who is also a liability. A lab rat that is no longer needed in the new age. This new Spartan very well could be John’s greatest challenge.
> >
> > Onto the planet.
> >
> > Now, the planet we saw in the reveal trailer is widely believe to be the Greater Ark (the Lesser Ark was destroyed in Halo 3). That planet vaguely shown in the above image or the lower concept are however, doesn’t look the same to me.
> >
> >
> > I think this could very well be Sanghelios, the Sangheili homeworld. We believe the Arbiter from Halo 2 and Halo 3, Thel 'Vadam, will be making his return to the series very soon, and this could very well be why. It’s also somewhat important to note that he is wearing his full armour in the above shot. This could mean he’s on Sanghelios before (or after, but that’s less likely) he’s on the GA.
> >
> > Maybe the new Spartan has been ordered to wipe out the Sangheili from their homeworld since Covenant Remnant are still attacking humans. It could be ONI’s way of ending the situation once and for all.
> >
> >
> > Don’t forget, this is all speculation on my part, nothing is confirmed.
>
> Your theory is something similar to what I thought of aswell.
>
> I personally believe this new Oni looking Spartan is going to attempt to either assassinate Halsey for good, or maybe his job is to take out Master Chief once and for all. After all…
>
> - John had gone missing saving humanity, ending the flood and covenant war.
> - Was lost for 4yrs, 7 months, and 10 days.
> - Chief made a point to Cortana someone should of found them by now on the FUD.
>
> What if Oni never sent anyone to look for the Chief and Cortana? What if in a sense, they got what they wanted, they could now go after Halsey, the hero that everyone loved so dearly is believed to be dead, so no one was there to defend her. After all, we know Chief would have.
>
> This new Spartan could be his “replacement” as said above, as the UNSC most likely wanted to fill the gap. Chief was found with Cortana on Requiem.
>
> - Del Rio didn’t seem to thrilled to see Chief
> - Basically Chief was put aside on Requiem, as Del Rio refused to listen to him.
> - Left Chief behind on Requiem.
>
> After all the Chief did for humanity, why didn’t Del Rio listen to Chief as he is a hero? We do know that Lasky stated that Fleet Com didn’t like that Del Rio left Chief on Requiem, and relieved him of his Captain duties, hence how we got Captain Lasky.
>
> With Chief alive, and well, its possible ONI is trying to finish what it started, by getting rid of all traces of Halsey, and what she had done… and that leaves one loose end, the hero of it all, the one who saved humanity, the Chief.
>
> I see Chief and possibly other characters like Lasky going against the UNSC at some point, and maybe bringing back Arby, and other classic characters for a new faction.
>
> Makes me believe Oni never wanted Chief found. This new Spartan could be a personal hitman for the UNSC/Oni… and his job? To eliminate Spartan 117.

mm …interesting

i think they will start to play on the conflict between the old and new guard …they may have foreshadowed this with del rio and palmer and the s4s in h4 …we’ll see what happens especially if the arbiter returns because right now it basically feels like the human covenant war is basically still going on

> > Original version.
> >
> > I’ll start with the logo-screenshot first.
> >
> >
> > Here we can see two Spartans. One that we’re all too familiar with, Master Chief John-117 Spartan-II, and the other figure who we’ve never seen before. It’s this new, second Spartan that interests me the most for right now.
> >
> > Clad in steel-coloured armour, this Spartan has one very important trait, and no, it isn’t the glowing blue visor (I think that could just be for dramatic effects since John’s is also glowing a bit, more like shinning). If you look closely at the chest plate of the upper Spartan, who seems to be a Spartan IV but could be something entirely new (I’ll get to that in a bit), he is donning the ONI symbol.
> >
> > Remember back to the the early moments of Halo 4 when the opening cutscene played?
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > > Shadowed Man: Do you think the Spartan’s lack of basic humanity helped?
> > >
> > > Halsey: What are you after? The others before you were Naval Intelligence, but you…you’re something else.
> > >
> > > Shadowed Man: Records show Spartans routinely showed mildly sociopathic tendencies: Difficultly with socialisation—
> > >
> > > Halsey: The records show efficient behaviour operating in hazardous situations. I supplied the tools to maintain that efficiency.
> > >
> > > Shadowed Man: Do you believe that Master Chief succeeded because he was, at his core, broken?
> > >
> > > Halsey: What does John have to do with this? You want to replace him…
> >
> > That last line is the important one. This cutscene takes place a while before they find John alive. They believe him to be dead. During this time, I believe that they did actually create someone to replace him. Not your typical Spartan IV, but a new breed of Spartan more similar to the Spartan-IIs.
> >
> > This could mean a few things for our olive-clad hero. It could mean he has a new ally in the battlefield who can understand him far better than anyone else. It could mean that while he is out looking for the remnants of Cortana in Forerunner technology that this new Spartan will replace him in the war.
> >
> > It could also mean that ONI thinks that John is a loose end who is also a liability. A lab rat that is no longer needed in the new age. This new Spartan very well could be John’s greatest challenge.
> >
> > Onto the planet.
> >
> > Now, the planet we saw in the reveal trailer is widely believe to be the Greater Ark (the Lesser Ark was destroyed in Halo 3). That planet vaguely shown in the above image or the lower concept are however, doesn’t look the same to me.
> >
> >
> > I think this could very well be Sanghelios, the Sangheili homeworld. We believe the Arbiter from Halo 2 and Halo 3, Thel 'Vadam, will be making his return to the series very soon, and this could very well be why. It’s also somewhat important to note that he is wearing his full armour in the above shot. This could mean he’s on Sanghelios before (or after, but that’s less likely) he’s on the GA.
> >
> > Maybe the new Spartan has been ordered to wipe out the Sangheili from their homeworld since Covenant Remnant are still attacking humans. It could be ONI’s way of ending the situation once and for all.
> >
> >
> > Don’t forget, this is all speculation on my part, nothing is confirmed.
>
> Your theory is something similar to what I thought of aswell.
>
> I personally believe this new Oni looking Spartan is going to attempt to either assassinate Halsey for good, or maybe his job is to take out Master Chief once and for all. After all…
>
> - John had gone missing saving humanity, ending the flood and covenant war.
> - Was lost for 4yrs, 7 months, and 10 days.
> - Chief made a point to Cortana someone should of found them by now on the FUD.
>
> What if Oni never sent anyone to look for the Chief and Cortana? What if in a sense, they got what they wanted, they could now go after Halsey, the hero that everyone loved so dearly is believed to be dead, so no one was there to defend her. After all, we know Chief would have.
>
> This new Spartan could be his “replacement” as said above, as the UNSC most likely wanted to fill the gap. Chief was found with Cortana on Requiem.
>
> - Del Rio didn’t seem to thrilled to see Chief
> - Basically Chief was put aside on Requiem, as Del Rio refused to listen to him.
> - Left Chief behind on Requiem.
>
> After all the Chief did for humanity, why didn’t Del Rio listen to Chief as he is a hero? We do know that Lasky stated that Fleet Com didn’t like that Del Rio left Chief on Requiem, and relieved him of his Captain duties, hence how we got Captain Lasky.
>
> With Chief alive, and well, its possible ONI is trying to finish what it started, by getting rid of all traces of Halsey, and what she had done… and that leaves one loose end, the hero of it all, the one who saved humanity, the Chief.
>
> I see Chief and possibly other characters like Lasky going against the UNSC at some point, and maybe bringing back Arby, and other classic characters for a new faction.
>
> Makes me believe Oni never wanted Chief found. This new Spartan could be a personal hitman for the UNSC/Oni… and his job? To eliminate Spartan 117.

I really like some of the points you made. I definitely think this soldier could be there to take out Halsey as well. I also thought of the whole Del Rio situation. Very nice points.

Anybody thought of the repercussions of what the librarian did to the chief in halo 4? It could have extended his life for far longer than the average humans. This could be many years in the future. Which would explain the glowing visor and it’s similarity to the forerunner tech. Even down to the blue glow. It would make sense that as humanity progressed technologically it would look similar to the forerunner since they were often researching their tech. It’s almost eerily similar to the armor that was locked away in the halo legends origin video.

And remember for all his sacrifice the chief is basically an old war soldier. The war he was in is over now. UNSC doesn’t have need for an old soldier like him in their new warfare. But they can’t really get rid of him. Not easily anyway. I think with his attire the possibility of them hunting him down is very likely. And that would make sense for him to be in his old armor if his government was basically trying to get rid of him. They wouldn’t give him the new tech.

And note the title. Guardians. Most guardians aren’t always loved or respected for what they do. Maybe he has made the decision to protect humanity but has been shunned for his efforts. I.E. Batman.

Then look how he held the data chip cortana would be in. Either he could be searching for her or he is looking at it to remind himself of a promise he made or possibly what he sacrifice. Or look at the ending of h4. Much of it focused on how chief was more machine like than cortana. He could be searching for his humanity so to say. And that’s the journey they are talking about.

I working on a theory but it’s so little info to make any good arguments. Either way I feel as if the ONI chasing the chief is a good one. And perhaps the spartan sent after him

Ok first before i start. This is an amazing theory. I just want to throw a little thing in about the body language of both characters.

When you look at the new character, he doesnt look like he is roaming around searching for something. He looks like he knows where his objective is and is headed straight there. No wandering about.

The chief on the other hand has a much more casual look to him. He doesnt look like he is headed in a straight direction like our mystery character. He looks like he is looking around for something and wandering around more.

This is just my thoughts but if its true, this could mean a couple things. my personal thoughts on it is that the new character is looking for the chief. To find him or kill him is the question though.

> Anybody thought of the repercussions of what the librarian did to the chief in halo 4? It could have extended his life for far longer than the average humans. This could be many years in the future. Which would explain the glowing visor and it’s similarity to the forerunner tech. Even down to the blue glow. It would make sense that as humanity progressed technologically it would look similar to the forerunner since they were often researching their tech. It’s almost eerily similar to the armor that was locked away in the halo legends origin video.
>
> And remember for all his sacrifice the chief is basically an old war soldier. The war he was in is over now. UNSC doesn’t have need for an old soldier like him in their new warfare. But they can’t really get rid of him. Not easily anyway. I think with his attire the possibility of them hunting him down is very likely. And that would make sense for him to be in his old armor if his government was basically trying to get rid of him. They wouldn’t give him the new tech.
>
> And note the title. Guardians. Most guardians aren’t always loved or respected for what they do. Maybe he has made the decision to protect humanity but has been shunned for his efforts. I.E. Batman.
>
> Then look how he held the data chip cortana would be in. Either he could be searching for her or he is looking at it to remind himself of a promise he made or possibly what he sacrifice. Or look at the ending of h4. Much of it focused on how chief was more machine like than cortana. He could be searching for his humanity so to say. And that’s the journey they are talking about.
>
> I working on a theory but it’s so little info to make any good arguments. Either way I feel as if the ONI chasing the chief is a good one. And perhaps the spartan sent after him

I think Guardians is in relation to the Forerunner Guardians. They’ve been around for a long time. They would kill us if we went too far on maps and such. I think Forerunner AI like Sentinels and the Mendicant Bias are also Guardians of a sort.

> Ok first before i start. This is an amazing theory. I just want to throw a little thing in about the body language of both characters.
>
> When you look at the new character, he doesnt look like he is roaming around searching for something. He looks like he knows where his objective is and is headed straight there. No wandering about.
>
> The chief on the other hand has a much more casual look to him. He doesnt look like he is headed in a straight direction like our mystery character. He looks like he is looking around for something and wandering around more.
>
> This is just my thoughts but if its true, this could mean a couple things. my personal thoughts on it is that the new character is looking for the chief. To find him or kill him is the question though.

I fully agree. Both characters have their “missions”, but only one has a definite target. While we don’t know if this character is a possible foe, it would make a lot of sense.

That’s a good point about the guardians. I had forgotten about them. Perhaps that giant bird things was a forerunner guardian guarding something precious. And we have to fight our way to retrieve it. Chief might even be trying to beat ONI from getting it.

Doesn’t it look like the new guy is using promethean vision or something? So he may be tracking the Chief.

> Doesn’t it look like the new guy is using promethean vision or something? So he may be tracking the Chief.

Yes and no. I never used Promethean vision in War Games on Halo 4 but wast it shown as a blinking orange light on the helmet? I might be wrong but anything is possible.

> Doesn’t it look like the new guy is using promethean vision or something? So he may be tracking the Chief.

I honestly just think that’s for dramatic effect since John’s is also glowing a bit. We’ll have to see though.

Great thoughts on this one and you right that Oni patch it telling

This line deserves more attention:

“The others before you were Naval Intelligence, but you… you’re something else.”

Of course, it makes sense in the context of the wider theory. If They are trying to recreate the Chief, They would be recreating the Spartan-II programme, which ONI has basically declared a crime against humanity. In short, it doesn’t make sense for Them to be ONI. But this raises two questions:

  1. Why is there an ONI symbol on our new Spartan?
  2. Who the -blam!- are They?

> This line deserves more attention:
>
> “The others before you were Naval Intelligence, but you… you’re something else.”
>
> Of course, it makes sense in the context of the wider theory. If They are trying to recreate the Chief, They would be recreating the Spartan-II programme, which ONI has basically declared a crime against humanity. In short, it doesn’t make sense for Them to be ONI. But this raises two questions:
>
> 1) Why is there an ONI symbol on our new Spartan?
> 2) Who the -blam!- are They?

I think that they are a section of ONI that only exists under black ink and off the records. The S-II programme is widely considered an abomination, but it’s the abomination that saved us. Now we have this new Spartan (or Spartans) who are controlled entirely by ONI rather than the UNSC. It could be a sort of powerplay.