If Brutes return in Halo 4...

They should not be part of the Storm faction. Elites and Brutes hate each other. The Brutes will probably be a different faction and fight against the Elites. If the Elites are willing to kill Humans, I am sure they are willing to kill Brutes.

Elites and Brutes HATE each other to death. Even when they were both in the Covenant together they always had rivalry and got into physical fights. Not to mention they never fought together. If you notice in Reach you never fight Brutes and Elites at the same time.

Now Brutes and Elites already hated each other even while they were on the same side. But in Halo 2, the Prophets ordered the Brutes to kill ALL Elites. The Elites were betrayed by the Brutes and ended up leaving the Covenant. So all that hatred beforehand plus the Brutes shedding the blood of the Elites made matters worse. ALL Elites leave the Covenant and join the Humans.

And in Halo 3 after the Human-Covenant war is over. The Elites head to their homeworld, and a few years later go to war with the Brutes and try to extermiate them from the face of the universe (Read/Watch Halo: The Return.)

With all that hatred Elites have towards Brutes, I highly doubt the Elites will let them join the Storm faction. Especially the fact that the two species are currently at war.

If Brutes do show up in Halo 4, they will probably be a different faction, and not only fight Master Chief, but they would also fight AGAINST the Elites.

The Elites and Brutes were pretty friendly in Glasslands. We’ll have to wait for Thursday War to see if they remain allies or if they split. We know thye will eventually fight because of the short story The Return.

I would prefer them to be part of the storm Covenant. It would make sense to team up against even your enemies to fight against a bigger thread delaying your goal. Which means, Brutes could possibly team up with them.

if the Covenant is actually the Servants of Abiding Truth, then Elites and Brutes will be working together. Elites as leaders; Brutes as soldiers.

*fingers crossed that Brute Plasma Rifle, Brutes Shot, and Brute Chopper are back

The storm are seperate from the arbiter’s faction of elites so its still possible for brutes to be part of the storm.

There’s no way that non-fanatic elites would work with brutes, but this Storm Covenant is probably entirely comprised of half-sane fanatics. People that learned the truth and denied everything it meant. People that will let their hates be buried for the sake of a common goal because the common goal, in their minds, is worth the cost. As for the brutes… they’re probably outnumbered and in no position to do something dumb like rebel. Especially on Requiem.

> The storm are seperate from the arbiter’s faction of elites so its still possible for brutes to be part of the storm.

But ALL Elites were betrayed by the Brutes, and are at war with the Brutes. Why would the Storm Elites simply forgive these Brutes? It makes no sense, think about it, In Halo 3 all Elites joined the Humans and got revenge on Brutes. Now some of those Elites wanna kill Humans for some random reason, they joined/made storm. If they are willing to kill Humans, they will sure as hell kill Brutes. Elites hate brutes more than they hate Humans.

> > The storm are seperate from the arbiter’s faction of elites so its still possible for brutes to be part of the storm.
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> But ALL Elites were betrayed by the Brutes, and are at war with the Brutes. Why would the Storm Elites simply forgive these Brutes? It makes no sense, think about it, In Halo 3 all Elites joined the Humans and got revenge on Brutes. Now some of those Elites wanna kill Humans for some random reason, they joined/made storm. If they are willing to kill Humans, they will sure as hell kill Brutes. Elites hate brutes more than they hate Humans.

They both have the same goals and hate humans. They’re much stronger together, so why not?

> > The storm are seperate from the arbiter’s faction of elites so its still possible for brutes to be part of the storm.
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> But ALL Elites were betrayed by the Brutes, and are at war with the Brutes. Why would the Storm Elites simply forgive these Brutes? It makes no sense, think about it, In Halo 3 all Elites joined the Humans and got revenge on Brutes. Now some of those Elites wanna kill Humans for some random reason, they joined/made storm. If they are willing to kill Humans, they will sure as hell kill Brutes. Elites hate brutes more than they hate Humans.

Because they are weak and looking for some muscle to make their army stronger. Brutes hate the Arbiter as much as these Elites likely do.

> I would prefer them to be part of the storm Covenant. It would make sense to team up against even your enemies to fight against a bigger thread delaying your goal. Which means, Brutes could possibly team up with them.

Well if the Brutes and Elites are gonna team up, then they will probably team up with Humans. Cause Elites hate Brutes more than Humans. And we know that we still fight Elites in Spartan Ops, so they wont team up with us, and if they wont team up with us, they sure as hell arnt gonna team up with the Brutes.

> The Elites and Brutes were pretty friendly in Glasslands. We’ll have to wait for Thursday War to see if they remain allies or if they split. We know thye will eventually fight because of the short story The Return.

Well there is somthing clearly wrong with Glasslands then. Not trying to be rude, but in my post I explain the intense hatred between Elites and Brutes. So after both species killing each other in hatred, they suddenly become friends in glasslands? Not to mention Elites and Brutes are at war trying to exterminate the other race out of pure hatred (read/watch Halo: the return)

> > The storm are seperate from the arbiter’s faction of elites so its still possible for brutes to be part of the storm.
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> But ALL Elites were betrayed by the Brutes, and are at war with the Brutes. Why would the Storm Elites simply forgive these Brutes? It makes no sense, think about it, In Halo 3 all Elites joined the Humans and got revenge on Brutes. Now some of those Elites wanna kill Humans for some random reason, they joined/made storm. If they are willing to kill Humans, they will sure as hell kill Brutes. Elites hate brutes more than they hate Humans.

Not all the elites joined the humans if you think that all the elites would just side with humans just like that then your the one making no sense. Most of us are under the impression that the storm still believe in the great journey so its not that hard of a concept to wrap your head around.

has the possibility ever struck that the brutes might help the humans rid of the storm and prometheans this time around?

> There’s no way that non-fanatic elites would work with brutes, but this Storm Covenant is probably entirely comprised of half-sane fanatics. People that learned the truth and denied everything it meant. People that will let their hates be buried for the sake of a common goal because the common goal, in their minds, is worth the cost. As for the brutes… they’re probably outnumbered and in no position to do something dumb like rebel. Especially on Requiem.

Well if the Storm Elites put aside their hatred for the Brutes, then they should easily put aside their hatred for Humans.

> has the possibility ever struck that the brutes might help the humans rid of the storm and prometheans this time around?

This of course is also a possibility one of many actually.

> has the possibility ever struck that the brutes might help the humans rid of the storm and prometheans this time around?

Brutes on our side? That might be Odd, very odd, but a crapload more likely than Elites and Brutes teaming up.

> The Elites and Brutes were pretty friendly in Glasslands. We’ll have to wait for Thursday War to see if they remain allies or if they split. We know thye will eventually fight because of the short story The Return.

These were a minority among the Brutes. Most still hated the Elites.

> > > The storm are seperate from the arbiter’s faction of elites so its still possible for brutes to be part of the storm.
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> > But ALL Elites were betrayed by the Brutes, and are at war with the Brutes. Why would the Storm Elites simply forgive these Brutes? It makes no sense, think about it, In Halo 3 all Elites joined the Humans and got revenge on Brutes. Now some of those Elites wanna kill Humans for some random reason, they joined/made storm. If they are willing to kill Humans, they will sure as hell kill Brutes. Elites hate brutes more than they hate Humans.
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> They both have the same goals and hate humans. They’re much stronger together, so why not?

Why not? Alright so why dont the Storm Elites join the Humans and kill the remaining Brutes then? Brutes are Enimies of the Elites too, Elites and Brutes are at war (Read/Watch: Halo: The Return)

> > has the possibility ever struck that the brutes might help the humans rid of the storm and prometheans this time around?
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> Brutes on our side? That might be Odd, very odd, but a crapload more likely than Elites and Brutes teaming up.

i can actually see it kind of happening, never before have the brutes and humans fought together, we may get to learn more about them, and some things that arent so brutish, maybe they come in towards the end of the game when things are looking grim, and then they fight off a bunch of covenant causing them to flee, and they find the demon(master cheif) and idk what would happen next lol just improvising

> > > > The storm are seperate from the arbiter’s faction of elites so its still possible for brutes to be part of the storm.
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> > > But ALL Elites were betrayed by the Brutes, and are at war with the Brutes. Why would the Storm Elites simply forgive these Brutes? It makes no sense, think about it, In Halo 3 all Elites joined the Humans and got revenge on Brutes. Now some of those Elites wanna kill Humans for some random reason, they joined/made storm. If they are willing to kill Humans, they will sure as hell kill Brutes. Elites hate brutes more than they hate Humans.
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> > They both have the same goals and hate humans. They’re much stronger together, so why not?
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> Why not? Alright so why dont the Storm Elites join the Humans and kill the remaining Brutes then? Brutes are Enimies of the Elites too, Elites and Brutes are at war (Read/Watch: Halo: The Return)

covenant wont be siding with humans, hence the kill hunter achievments