A few days ago I stumbled upon this statement on Halopedia, in reference to Primordium;
“Greg Bear has hinted at a connection between John-117 and one of the novel’s human characters”
Its been bugging me ever since; There weren’t that many Human characters in the book, namely Chakas, Riser, Vinnevra, and Gamelpar.
I fail to see how any of these characters really have a connection to John.
An obvious deduction would be Chakas’s connection possibly as Guilty Spark, however i think (and hope) there’s a little more to it than that.
Chief has always displayed an unnatural talent, a gift, which is fine, however what if an explanation for this was he was subconsciously being guided by his geas?
It couldn’t be Gamelpar, however Riser or Vinnevra could certainly be possible…
At the end of Primordium, Chakas says “One of you almost certainly carries Vinnevra’s and Riser’s old spirits within…”, and is now off in search of the Librarian to uncover his old friends, story-wise, this would establish a great conflict between Chakas and co. and chief, as I’m sure John isn’t going to willingly give up his body for some old spirit lol…
Something else that could support this came from a Anniversary terminal;
“This ring contains significant dangers, and even with your assumed legacy, I must verify the presence and pitch of your gei before allowing full access.”
—343 Guilty Spark in a transmission to the UNSC Pillar of Autumn
He then proceeds to allow them to land on the Halo… what did he possibly “verify”?..