In the new trailer we’re told about how much of a beast Aatriox is meant to be, there’s nothing wrong with that. The problem lies in why didn’t he ever become Cheiftain of The Brutes?
He’s meant to be the Brute of Brutes, this cadillac of The Jiralhanae, an inspiration, A LIVING LEGEND but no one wanted him to be Brute Mandalore?
I guess you could say that he the current CotB tried to get him killed without being the obvious muderer so he got elites to do it but it doesn’t explain why we’ve never heard of him either. 343i needed to make someone obscure yet powerful but they made the greatest threat to the Covenant and we just never heard of him. Why send the Arbiter after Refumee when Atriox exists? Here’s a free idea on me. Make him a rebel who just broke out of prison moments before The Great Schism started. He could of been in the massive mosh pit of Covenant War vessels above the delta Halo making a break for it using the chaos to his advantage. BAM! He’s set up. He’s smart enough to use chaos to his advantage, powerful enough to break through the flood and two armadas duking it out and is so aware of his situation that he can muster an army within the decade.
It just feels like bad writing to just have some powerful person my bad ARMY exist somewhere never to be seen until the plot comes swooshing by. It also makes everyone else in the story seem to have terrible foresight because Atriox exists. Why would Telcam and the Sons along with Jul ever be fearful of humanity if someone that not even the full might of the Covenant couldn’t bring down still exists? Also if he’s so powerful that again the full might of the Covenant couldn’t stop, then what is the Spirit of Fire’s crew supposed to do? Break their bones at him? Seems like that’s all red team has done so far.
This just brings the issue of 343i characters into the forefront, they’re all extremely powerful but somehow lose. The Didact, Warden Eternal, Super MEGA DEATH Cortana ULTRA v3 and Atriox will and or have lost.
What twist will now have to exist in order for the crew of The Spirit to get out of this mess? Will Guilty Spark just fly up with the Rubicon screaming “I NEVER LEFT YOU PLEBS!” and MAC blast Atriox from orbit or will there be more Forerunner magic?
I swear if they use the power of love to beat him, someone’s getting a kick in the nuts.