Silent storm canon

So I know silent storm came out over 2 months ago and im just getting around 2 it,but it breaks previous existing canon soooooo much.So Spartans came up with the nicknames of 2 covenant species and somehow the Spartan 2 teenagers act like regular teenagers instead of augmented career soldiers.And sergeant Johnson whose first encounter with spartan 2s was previously established during fall of reach is now 26 years prior…I dont get why they’re contradicting lore again

As far as nicknames go, I’m guessing it’s another case of 343i trying to make the books more accessible to new readers. Several books make a habit of re-explaining several established events that have been fully covered in previous books. Sometimes this can augment previous canon, but other times it does make things confusing. With small details like this, you just gotta push through I guess.

The Spartans were teenagers during Silent Storm, and I felt like their behavior in Fall of Reach was pretty in line with being teenagers at times. I mean, during missions they were nothing but professional, but they definitely acted like teenagers among themselves. Honestly, I like the teen angst they threw in there. It’s a good contrast to the stern bearing of the Chief as the war progressed.

Silent Storm was a highly classified operation. Therefore, I think Sgt Johnson’s reaction to meeting the Chief before First Strike was him maintaining a tight lip on a classified operation. I haven’t read First Strike in a long time (up next on my re-read through!), so I could be missing some details about the circumstances of their meeting

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> As far as nicknames go, I’m guessing it’s another case of 343i trying to make the books more accessible to new readers. Several books make a habit of re-explaining several established events that have been fully covered in previous books. Sometimes this can augment previous canon, but other times it does make things confusing. With small details like this, you just gotta push through I guess.
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> The Spartans were teenagers during Silent Storm, and I felt like their behavior in Fall of Reach was pretty in line with being teenagers at times. I mean, during missions they were nothing but professional, but they definitely acted like teenagers among themselves. Honestly, I like the teen angst they threw in there. It’s a good contrast to the stern bearing of the Chief as the war progressed.
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> Silent Storm was a highly classified operation. Therefore, I think Sgt Johnson’s reaction to meeting the Chief before First Strike was him maintaining a tight lip on a classified operation. I haven’t read First Strike in a long time (up next on my re-read through!), so I could be missing some details about the circumstances of their meeting

The interaction between the two in first strike make it seem like they never knew each other as was halseys interaction with him.Chief is supposed to be a soldier but for some reason has a problem with superior officers calling him son

When you tower over people , could generally squash them like bugs if you chose , and know you are called when no one else can get the job done ; wouldn’t it bother you if some one you never met called you “son” or “boy”?
I am 40 and have the good fortune to look much younger , but it still annoys the crap out of me when I’m called “boy” or “son” by someone roughly my own age. I can’t imagine how a 7 foot tower of walking death would feel about it.

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> When you tower over people , could generally squash them like bugs if you chose , and know you are called when no one else can get the job done ; wouldn’t it bother you if some one you never met called you “son” or “boy”?
> I am 40 and have the good fortune to look much younger , but it still annoys the crap out of me when I’m called “boy” or “son” by someone roughly my own age. I can’t imagine how a 7 foot tower of walking death would feel about it.

If your an average person then obviously but these are soldiers and it doesnt matter what a superior officer calls them you most likely wont correct them

Whenever you are in boot camp your superiors call you whatever they want , but once you are both active service there is generally an air of mutual respect. An officer calling you boy , when you are one of the worlds elite killing machines ; (even in real life military trained infantry personnel are elite killing machines) ; isn’t very respectful.
Any enlisted person would have issue with an officer seeming to be disrespectful ; (even if they can’t do or say any thing about it) ; outside of being reprimanded by said officer , it just so happens John is a Spartan who has no qualms letting Officers know he won’t be disrespected , and who is going to tell him otherwise?

I doubt very seriously John fears any form of military reprimand short of dishonorable discharge. What are they going to do , demote him? He already has the deference of every Spartan he has ever worked with , even those that out rank him.

I do get the issue you have with the scene , looking at it from the view point of Military protocol in our Modern Military. However Spartans are a special type of soldier that their really is no modern day equivalent of , how can we say how they would be treated , or how they would react , or how much leeway they would be given? But given that today the closest to this type of deference would be how our modern society tends to give a pass to super talented athletes , I feel the Military would treat Spartans much the same way. The more talented you are and the more you help the “team” , the more you can “get away with”

It’s pretty clear in the book, the reason he took issue with being called son was that it was meant in a condicending and offensive way, as Silva’s way of belittling him and the other Spartans, especially after he found out their age. I can tell you for a fact that snarky remarks like that very rearly go uncontested, especially if it was directed to a teir one asset like a Spartan by an officer from a less specialised unit, who is seen to be harbouring jealousy.

As for the canon discrepancies, I would say, as the universe and label of halo has expands and allows to be further fleshed and can plug characters at multiple points, remember this is a 30+ year war so can having MC and Johnson meet prior to Reach isn’t ground breaking.

There’s certainly some retcons. This is especially apparent when you read Fall of Reach and The first Strike and it’s like the charachters had forgotten a lot. These corrections make a lot sense though. You would think that after a long war they would be more familiar with elites for example.

One thing I like is that we get more and more clear picture Master Chief as a character. For an indoctrinated supersoldier he’s suprisingly rebellious. He was that already as teen but he clearly has not totally lost it as we’ve seen in Halo 4 and 5. Usually this happens when someone close to him is in danger.