Is there a simple way to eradicate the Floood?

Since the Halo array was designed to stop the Flood by killing off all potential food sources, would it be accurate to say that the Flood can be wiped out simply quarantining all active specimens until they die by starvation? Thoughts? Anything I haven’t considered?

Thats basicly how it works. But the Flood is pretty hard to quarantine.

Perhaps we could just educate them to become vegan.

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> Since the Halo array was designed to stop the Flood by killing off all potential food sources, would it be accurate to say that the Flood can be wiped out simply quarantining all active specimens until they die by starvation? Thoughts? Anything I haven’t considered?

That could take a really long time since they are so tough and adaptable. Mind you that even halos kill all the flood forms and not just those who they might infect

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> > Since the Halo array was designed to stop the Flood by killing off all potential food sources, would it be accurate to say that the Flood can be wiped out simply quarantining all active specimens until they die by starvation? Thoughts? Anything I haven’t considered?
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> That could take a really long time since theyvare so tough and adaptable. Mind you that even halos kill all the flood forms and not just those who they might infect

Agreed. It would take entirely too long for that to be effective. I’m pretty sure the Gravemind on Delta Halo lasted for almost 100,000 years inside a quarantine zone without any biomass to consume. Humanity in it’s present form (not counting ancient humanity) has only existed for even a fraction of that time.

For the main question for “simple” solutions to the flood problem, there is the one other forerunner plan proposed in opposition to the Halos. Building shield worlds all over the galaxy at key points to detect and launch precision strikes against any flood that appear. And maintaining a HUGE navy to carry out strikes and patrols across the galaxy. While it is simple in writing it is something even the forerunners couldn’t easily do (seeing as they gave up on it) so its like the option they give you in a game but your not really supposed to take it as it would win the game but would take super long. On the bright side though, you’d never have unemployment and would have the galaxy’s largest everything (pop. army, navy, economy, tech, power, etc.) from carrying out the effort.

So yes, lots of fire, lasers and elbow grease…

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> For the main question for “simple” solutions to the flood problem, there is the one other forerunner plan proposed in opposition to the Halos. Building shield worlds all over the galaxy at key points to detect and launch precision strikes against any flood that appear. And maintaining a HUGE navy to carry out strikes and patrols across the galaxy. While it is simple in writing it is something even the forerunners couldn’t easily do (seeing as they gave up on it) so its like the option they give you in a game but your not really supposed to take it as it would win the game but would take super long. On the bright side though, you’d never have unemployment and would have the galaxy’s largest everything (pop. army, navy, economy, tech, power, etc.) from carrying out the effort.
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> So yes, lots of fire, lasers and elbow grease…

If only the Forerunners were able to present a united front instead of engaging in political maneuvering…then that might have worked. Of course that would mean no amazing Halo games lol

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> > For the main question for “simple” solutions to the flood problem, there is the one other forerunner plan proposed in opposition to the Halos. Building shield worlds all over the galaxy at key points to detect and launch precision strikes against any flood that appear. And maintaining a HUGE navy to carry out strikes and patrols across the galaxy. While it is simple in writing it is something even the forerunners couldn’t easily do (seeing as they gave up on it) so its like the option they give you in a game but your not really supposed to take it as it would win the game but would take super long. On the bright side though, you’d never have unemployment and would have the galaxy’s largest everything (pop. army, navy, economy, tech, power, etc.) from carrying out the effort.
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> > So yes, lots of fire, lasers and elbow grease…
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> If only the Forerunners were able to present a united front instead of engaging in political maneuvering…then that might have worked. Of course that would mean no amazing Halo games lol

And thats the point of the whole thing anyway; for all their grandious abilities and scientific superiority, the Forerunners were, at their core, still sentient beings. And sentient beings, as Cortana so easily puts it in Origins Part 2, fight.

Starvation would take to long, lets put them all in one place and launch every nuke/missile at them!

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Retcon them so that they die off entirely at the end of Halo 3 and never re-appear for no reason other than 343i has struggled to build any sort of interesting antagonists that they don’t immediately remove for dumb reasons. And because they don’t have any skilled navigators in the narrative design department after they lost the Halo 4 lead.

But no, outside of ruining all life in the galaxy, the only choices are glassing or nova bombs or some form of turning planets into molecular ash. Like the /only/ reason we don’t immediately lose after the Flood takes High Charity is because the Gravemind was arrogant as all get out and thought it could just tank the UNSC and Covenant immediately and then be uncontested. IF it had really been as smart as it though it was, it should have sent off infected Covenant ships off to distant points in the galaxy. Doesn’t even have to be cruisers, just any ship with a Slipspace drive. Or better yet, fly High Charity around the galaxy dropping Flood biomass off randomly.

That way it can incubate out of sight, out of mind, the Flood continues as a cohesive threat even after it was SUPPOSED TO die off at the end of Halo 3. Because, you know, It is very clearly stated that our actions within Flooded High Charity will cause it to be destroyed and NOT leave most of it’s structure leftover on the Ark for a bunch of bungling idiot Brutes that should have never been given a leadership position in the first place to release again.

But yeah, the only way to contain the Flood is when it’s still a small outbreak. That means conventional methods (at least within the Halo universe) can be used against it in order to contain it. Once it goes space-faring you either need to be on the freaking ball and have a good fleet, or you just bunker down as much as you can and go the galactic nuclear option.

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> Glassing the Flood would be quick.

Damn! I was going to suggest something like that but I consider MAC Rounds. But glassing works too.

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> > > Since the Halo array was designed to stop the Flood by killing off all potential food sources, would it be accurate to say that the Flood can be wiped out simply quarantining all active specimens until they die by starvation? Thoughts? Anything I haven’t considered?
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> > That could take a really long time since theyvare so tough and adaptable. Mind you that even halos kill all the flood forms and not just those who they might infect
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> Agreed. It would take entirely too long for that to be effective. I’m pretty sure the Gravemind on Delta Halo lasted for almost 100,000 years inside a quarantine zone without any biomass to consume. Humanity in it’s present form (not counting ancient humanity) has only existed for even a fraction of that time.

This is a point of controversy but to my understanding of reviewing the material 100+ times one of the reasons the flood tank level was cut was (minor) Lore based issues as well as time. Joeseph said that the gravemind was actually remade, he didn’t go into detail but concept art also backs up that gravemind was rebuilt with new corpses from his having human and covenant skulls for teeth. The idea that he wasn’t alive the entire time was definitely played with but at then time of Halo 2 in 2004 it wasn’t assumed the ring sustained a withered corpse of a gravemind that was refreshed.

There is shaky evidence either way, because after halo 2 bungie themselves changed how the rings worked and how the flood worked, so NOW the argument that the gravemind was always there seems more plausible given new information but at the same time it still contradicts what we are told in game and books on top of what’s lead to believe as players to fill the gaps.

Whats stupid is a lot of people see those things we assumed to be true then and controdict as “false because it was nevertheless specified” which is asinine.

“Good is a point of view” --Darth Sidious
Embrace the flood, line up like cattle and jump into it’s proto-gravemind. Experience life everlasting in a suffocating mass of tendrils and bone fragment until your mass takes up the entire universe.

I should write hotel ads

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> “Good is a point of view” --Darth Sidious
> Embrace the flood, line up like cattle and jump into it’s proto-gravemind. Experience life everlasting in a suffocating mass of tendrils and bone fragment until your mass takes up the entire universe.
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> I should write hotel ads

That’s a nice Gravemind you got there… would be a shame if someone were to… destroy it with a Halo Array