I Know why Prometheans change color! Spoilers

WARNING: PARTS OF THIS ARTICLE CONTAIN REVEALED CAMPAIGN SPOILERS!

For quite a while people have been theorizing on why the prometehans are changing color and I have come to a conclusion. Lets start with the theories we have already heard of:

1.The Prometheans are orange in daylight, blue at nightime: This theory was brought to the table due the the only situations we see blue knights are in the dark and the orange knights in the light.

  1. Classification of power: Some people thought that blue prometheans were somehow a stronger varient of the orange one relating to the elites and their colors structure.

3.Orange knights are controled be the Didact where the blue knights by cortana: The biggest reasons why this was thought of is that cortana is supposed to go rampant and is convienent on how the knights are blue.

There are a few more lesser theories but these three are the most popular at the moment. Now I will explain my theory on how it came to me…(this theory was brought together from Information from Glasslands, Gamtrailers Halo 4, Cryptum, Primordium, and other press realeases in the last week)

Watching the Gametrailers Halo 4 episode that came out last thursday on the 21 of september, Frank O’Conner goes into some detail on Chief meeting Prometheans on Requiem, Their role there, and the New Enemy (not suprising) The Didact. Frankie goes on to talk about how your first interactions are with the knights and the new covenant. They are fighting eachother making it clear that the prometheans do not want this new covenant (Storm) to interfere with what they want.
Frankie has also told us in other interviews that this new faction of covenant, The Storm (or theorized The Servants of Abiding Truth) Is at Requim due to their Religion that see the forerunners as their Gods and have information on a living god on the planet and will do anything to get to him. If this is the case then why would the Prometheans be fighting the Storm? Just wait it will become clear in a second.
Back to our gametrailers interview Frankie goes on, he says that your first encounter with the prometheans seems familiar like a defense AI system with no other real goals or intentions from them. However before he anounces the Didacts involvment within halo he says something very very important. He says that there is a specific moment in the campaign where you can see that shift in the Prometheans to a defensive group to something more. you see the prometheans as if they have organization of a higher archy. This is also when he anounces the didact. We see the prometheans as blue before the didact is awaken because they have been in a defensive state over the didact for 100,000 years. The blue is more of a calmer state in color giving us that same look of any other forerunner structure we’ve seen in the past halo games. Once we run into the Didact that means he now takes control over the prometheans and gives them drive, purpose and objectives making them alot more of an active construct making them Orange instead of blue. I mean think about it 3rd mission Forerunner(their blue), Infinity mission (their orange)

Over all My theory: The Prometheans are blue Before the Didact hasn’t taken control over his prometheans yet, then the Prometheans turns Orange after because he has then taken control of them giving them purpose.

Give me your thoughts or flaws with this theory

Pretty sure this has been the accepted theory for some time now.

I believe you are correct, my friend.

I doubt Blue knights are controlled by Cortana even if she was rampant because we see blue Prometheans in the third mission, so unless she goes rampant VERY early in the game then thats not it.

> I doubt Blue knights are controlled by Cortana even if she was rampant because we see blue Prometheans in the third mission, so unless she goes rampant VERY early in the game then thats not it.

Before, that’s what i thought when the E3 trailers were released. I mean at the time, it was a solid theory seeing how she’s blue and those Promethean Knights have shown to be blue, not just orange.

But now, it seems that theory is no longer valid since in the third level, we kill blue Prometheans (which is to say early on in the game). I doubt it could be as simple as a day/night duality kind of thing but rather something Frank hinted at in one video and that is factions of Prometheans. The blue ones somehow differ from the ones that are orange (and i think these orange ones team up with Covenant later on).

Blue=Automated Defense Mode
Orange=Controlled Offensive Mode

Ever heard of Halo 5? They have Knight Luminaries spawn in blue during the day, in firefeight

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> Ever heard of Halo 5? They have Knight Luminaries spawn in blue during the day, in firefeight

This was before Halo 4 launched. No one knew anything about the prometheans. How did you even find this lol

I’m probably really late with this but I read somewhere that the blue state was just regular defense controlled by the librarian and when the Didact took over they turned orange just like you said.

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> This was before Halo 4 launched. No one knew anything about the prometheans. How did you even find this lol

Meh, I just like learning about prometheons

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> Blue=Automated Defense Mode
> Orange=Controlled Offensive Mode

Mystery solved!

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> Ever heard of Halo 5? They have Knight Luminaries spawn in blue during the day, in firefeight

This topic is 4 years old, made well before Halo 5 launched. Please don’t revive old topics thanks