Infection Forms

So where are the infection forms on the new Flood model? In the past the antennae would be sticking out of the chest and the head would limp to the side. That was basically the brain of the Flood combat forms.

Where is it?

These aren’t the same Flood you’ve seen before. The ones you’ve seen in the past have never been actual Spartans taken by the Flood. This is basically just making infected players in the gametype look like Flood Spartans.

> These aren’t the same Flood you’ve seen before. The ones you’ve seen in the past have never been actual Spartans taken by the Flood.

What does that have to do with anything? Spartans are still humans. And every Flood form (no matter what species) has the infection form inside of it with the antennae hanging out.

> > These aren’t the same Flood you’ve seen before. The ones you’ve seen in the past have never been actual Spartans taken by the Flood.
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> What does that have to do with anything? Spartans are still humans. And every Flood form (no matter what species) has the infection form inside of it with the antennae hanging out.

It’s also not supposed to be canon, nor does it have to be considering we’re on the Infinity. The Flood Spartans could just as easily be a simulation of Flood that’s being created via the holodeck we’re playing on.

> > These aren’t the same Flood you’ve seen before. The ones you’ve seen in the past have never been actual Spartans taken by the Flood.
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> What does that have to do with anything? Spartans are still humans. And every Flood form (no matter what species) has the infection form inside of it with the antennae hanging out.

Not necessarily. In Halo: Mona Lisa the guy just got bit, and got infected.

> > These aren’t the same Flood you’ve seen before. The ones you’ve seen in the past have never been actual Spartans taken by the Flood.
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> What does that have to do with anything? Spartans are still humans. And every Flood form (no matter what species) has the infection form inside of it with the antennae hanging out.

Last time i checked, i didn’t have a BIG ARMOR on…

> So where are the infection forms on the new Flood model? In the past the antennae would be sticking out of the chest and the head would limp to the side. That was basically the brain of the Flood combat forms.
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> Where is it?

Maybe whoever was in charge of designing the Flood infection simulation on Infinity wasn’t very knowledgable of the biology of the Flood

According to Halo : The Flood, in order to be infected the parasite form has to burrow in to your body and control you while in your chest cavity. In Evolutions : The Mona Lisa, the author says otherwise, so maybe he did not read The Flood.

But they do not have to have antenna. It is just they usually do.

> According to Halo : The Flood, in order to be infected the parasite form has to burrow in to your body and control you while in your chest cavity. In Evolutions : The Mona Lisa, the author says otherwise, so maybe he did not read The Flood.
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> But they do not have to have antenna. It is just they usually do.

Infection forms are just delivery systems for large amounts of flood spores, so it’s possible (if you want an explanation other than “this gametype is just a simulation”) that Spartans could be infected via the spores without an infection form burrowing into them, either by direct contact with the flood, or by inhalation while their helmet was off. An infection form isn’t necessary, nor are infection forms present in all flood. Pure forms, while they have feelers much like the infection form’s, don’t harbor an infection form.

> According to Halo : The Flood, in order to be infected the parasite form has to burrow in to your body and control you while in your chest cavity. In Evolutions : The Mona Lisa, the author says otherwise, so maybe he did not read The Flood.
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> But they do not have to have antenna. It is just they usually do.

According to The Flood, Hunters have spines (One of the marines killed a hunter by shooting it in the spine during the Chapter Truth and Reconcilliation) T_T
So not everything set in the older books are set in stone.

And these flood forms are merely re-skinned spartan models. But that’s still much better than nothing…

You mean like this?

> > According to Halo : The Flood, in order to be infected the parasite form has to burrow in to your body and control you while in your chest cavity. In Evolutions : The Mona Lisa, the author says otherwise, so maybe he did not read The Flood.
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> > But they do not have to have antenna. It is just they usually do.
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> According to The Flood, Hunters have spines (One of the marines killed a hunter by shooting it in the spine during the Chapter Truth and Reconcilliation) T_T
> So not everything set in the older books are set in stone.
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> And these flood forms are merely re-skinned spartan models. But that’s still much better than nothing…

> > According to Halo : The Flood, in order to be infected the parasite form has to burrow in to your body and control you while in your chest cavity. In Evolutions : The Mona Lisa, the author says otherwise, so maybe he did not read The Flood.
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> > But they do not have to have antenna. It is just they usually do.
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> Infection forms are just delivery systems for large amounts of flood spores, so it’s possible (if you want an explanation other than “this gametype is just a simulation”) that Spartans could be infected via the spores without an infection form burrowing into them, either by direct contact with the flood, or by inhalation while their helmet was off. An infection form isn’t necessary, nor are infection forms present in all flood. Pure forms, while they have feelers much like the infection form’s, don’t harbor an infection form.

Although they still possess the antennae. We have never seen a Flood form, without the antenna (so it looks like they have an infection form, even though they don’t).

> So where are the infection forms on the new Flood model? In the past the antennae would be sticking out of the chest and the head would limp to the side. That was basically the brain of the Flood combat forms.
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> Where is it?

-_- really tired of seeing this kind of thread. Its very simple. 1) we have never seen an “infected” spartan before so its not going to look like anything we’ve seen before 2) the infection form isn’t needed to infect organisms. It mearly carries a large amount of the spores needed to infect said organism its very possible to inhale a single spore or a lot to become infected. 3) this is however a simulation and the infinity is creating such a program so we now how to deal with something like this just incase it does happen.

In all honesty people should just be glad that infection is getting more attention and that it looks different. People are always setting their expectations too high.

> According to Halo : The Flood, in order to be infected the parasite form has to burrow in to your body and control you while in your chest cavity. In Evolutions : The Mona Lisa, the author says otherwise, so maybe he did not read The Flood.
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> But they do not have to have antenna. It is just they usually do.

They can also go through the back of your neck too.

> > > These aren’t the same Flood you’ve seen before. The ones you’ve seen in the past have never been actual Spartans taken by the Flood.
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> > What does that have to do with anything? Spartans are still humans. And every Flood form (no matter what species) has the infection form inside of it with the antennae hanging out.
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> It’s also not supposed to be canon, nor does it have to be considering we’re on the Infinity. The Flood Spartans could just as easily be a simulation of Flood that’s being created via the holodeck we’re playing on.

yes but keep in mind we have never seen an infected spartan before this could be the way they look with all their armor and agumentaions

The tendrils come from the smaller infection forms, that is what you see on the old combat forms. The combat forms do not grow these tendrils, they are simply parts of the original spore. These spartans in the screenshot are infected from other spartan combat forms rather than the small infection spores, hence why they have no tendrils.

Flood Spores could have infected the Spartans.

If there was an Infection Form in the chest, the hit detection would have to change and then be complained about you can’t shoot an infected in the back of the face.

But with Flood Spores, hit detection stays the same. it makes sense from a gameplay perspective, and from a canon perspective.

Movie makeup lol.

But here’s my theory:

Because all of the multiplayer aside from Spartan Ops takes place within a training simulation aboard the Infinity, I’ll say the “flood” gametype is moreso “fun time” for the Spartan IV’s. It’s obviously still a beneficial training exercise (in case there was another encounter with the flood), but, you know, it was probably designed with entertainment in mind.

So I think they don’t look like “real” flood because they’re just normal Spartans who are projected to look scary, somewhat floodlike, etc. BUT because they’re still normal humans underneath who need to be able to function normally, the only REAL big thing done to their appearance was the addition of a claw which functions like an energy sword I believe.

Having their heads thrown off to the side with a big hole full of tentacles at the top of their body is doable, but unnecessary (speaking purely from an Infinity perspective)

> Movie makeup lol.
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> But here’s my theory:
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> Because all of the multiplayer aside from Spartan Ops takes place within a training simulation aboard the Infinity, I’ll say the “flood” gametype is moreso “fun time” for the Spartan IV’s. It’s obviously still a beneficial training exercise (in case there was another encounter with the flood), but, you know, it was probably designed with entertainment in mind.
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> So I think they don’t look like “real” flood because they’re just normal Spartans who are projected to look scary, somewhat floodlike, etc. BUT because they’re still normal humans underneath who need to be able to function normally, the only REAL big thing done to their appearance was the addition of a claw which functions like an energy sword I believe.
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> Having their heads thrown off to the side with a big hole full of tentacles at the top of their body is doable, but unnecessary (speaking purely from an Infinity perspective)

That works from a canonical perspective.

From a gameplay perspective, it’s because it would change the hitboxes. Traditionally, the easiest way to kill a flood-infected lifeform would be to aim for the tentacles, with the head tilted to the side. This would create a model with its head in a different place (ie tilted to the left) and the killbox in its neck, which would be harder to program and play against.