“You and I are brothers in many ways, not least in that we faced the Didact before, and face him now, and perhaps ever after. This is combat eternal, enmity unslaked.” The Didact did not die at the end of Halo 4. The Didact did not die during the events of Halo: Escalation. Contrary to the […]Read More What Happened to The Didact AFTER Halo 4 (and How He Might Return)
“Didact, if the Composer is our final hope to defeat the Flood… no Promethean would resist.” Let us consider an unfortunate truth: The Didact probably won’t be in Halo Infinite. We last saw the Didact in the The Next 72 Hours arc of Halo: Escalation, which, puzzlingly, concluded with him being Composed – despite stating […]Read More Why the Didact CAN be Composed and WON’T be in Halo Infinite
In the first of these ‘reimagining’ posts, I discussed how I would have written Cortana in Halo 5 while working within the constraints and limitations of Halo 5‘s established narrative structure and disrupting as few campaign resources as possible. While I presented a case to be made for how I think her role in the […]Read More Reimagining Halo 5’s Antagonists: The Ur-Didact and Mendicant Bias
So I was semi-recently doing what I call a ‘photography run’ of Halo 4, I call it this because there’s no campaign theatre mode so it has to be done using the blind skull and the Xbox’s screenshot feature. This kind of playthrough really gets you to appreciate the art and the visuals of the game, […]Read More Requiem Ruminations
I hardly think that I need to remind any of you about the emotionally soul-shattering ending of Halo 4 to preface this topic… but I’m going to preface this topic by reminding you of the emotionally soul-shattering ending of Halo 4 anyway. No, wait! Come back!Read More Cortana, Dead or Alive?
The Ur-Didact was, as we all know, the central antagonist in Halo 4’s story. The insane Warrior-Servant manipulated John and Cortana into opening up his Cryptum to release him after 100,000 years of imprisonment and that enabled him to pursue his agenda of upholding his twisted version of the Mantle of Responsibility. He believes that […]Read More The Reclaimer Saga and the Ur-Didact’s Future
The finish line is in sight now, as the story of Halo 4’s campaign draws to a close. The Ur-Didact has been defeated, the Composer destroyed, and Cortana has sent John back home as she herself bows out of the narrative with her head held high. It’s the end of a very significant chapter in the […]Read More Halo 4, Level-by-Level Analysis – Epilogue