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Re: Headcanon
Date: 4/4/13 1:57 am
In Response To: Headcanon (Postmortem)

-The BR-55 was delayed for twenty years because it initially fired a smaller bullet in hyperburst. At the UNSC's request, Misriah to scale the caliber up so it was effective against shields and Elite/Brute physiology. Unfortunately, they couldn't get hyperburst to work with a 9.5mm bullet, and other moved goalposts resulted in the gun getting shelved for over a decade.

-Speaking of the battle rifle, the pistol grip doesn't actually look like that.

-Spartan Lasers were introduced sometime near the end of the UNSC-Covenant war, as was GUNGNIR armor.

-Most of the armor we saw in Halo Reach is canon. Some of the armor in Halo 3 is canon. None of the armor in Halo 4 is canon.
>HAYUBASA is canon, sort of. It was the 2549 equivalent of 600 dollar toilet seats, and was shut down before a prototype was fabricated. Nobody is quite sure how it got funding in the first place.

-There's a lot of functions of MJOLNIR, ODST armor, and common weapons that we never see.
>The bullet counter on the MA5 series doubles as an electronic scope.
>Misriah hasn't shipped an unguided missile for the M41 Surface-to-Surface MAV/AW since the weapon was introduced.
>Magazines for the SRS99 larger than four rounds exist.
>If you look under the dash of the Warthog, you'll find a bullet hopper and a magazine reloader.

-The UNSC are not idiots.
>They have never fielded mechs. There's been a few forklift-type exoskeletons, but those are few and far between and reviled by their operators.
>Yeah, there is an artillery vehicle called the Cobra. No, it doesn't transform like that.
>Also, the Rhino family of vehicles has seen a tremendous number of guns, but no plasma cannons.
>There's no way they'd do something as stupid as A)Build a three-story Winnebago with no seats for the operators B)Mount a MAC to the roof that's so low-powered, it has to be driven to within several kilometers of the target C)Design the cannon so that it can only be targetted by a handheld laser, and not have a crate of those lasers in the cabin.
>The Vulture is a 2500s version of the AC-130 gunship. If represented accurately in Halo Wars, its missile barrage and autocannons would be the equivalent of off-map artillery support.
>Booster Frames were a popular toy licensed by Mattel-Tonka. Sales really took off when the anime "Baku Baku no Mecha" was translated and syndicated for multi-planet broadcasting.

-Neither are the Covenant.
>Elites can be pragmatic and honorable. They can be pragmatic and dishonorable.
>Elites may try to do the honorable thing, but combat weeds out the idiots with brutal Darwinism. A Zealot isn't going to enter into a swordfight if he isn't sure he'll win. And there is not a shipmaster who would leave his shields down because he wants a good fight.
>Yeah, they DO know how to recharge their weapons. And Halo: CE is the only accurate representation of how many shots each gun holds.
>The plasma pistol lacks a scope. As such, training for Grunts and Jackals focuses a lot on point shooting, with the pistol's fire control refining their aim. So yes, autoaim is canon. =D

-Halo 4/Spartan Ops are AU.

I have a few more ideas that are essentially 'fixes', like the electronic scopes on the MA5s. But first, sleep...

Messages In This Thread

HeadcanonPostmortem4/3/13 6:23 pm
     Re: HeadcanonGrizzlei4/3/13 6:47 pm
     Re: Headcanonrobofin1174/3/13 6:57 pm
     Re: HeadcanonDervish4/3/13 7:31 pm
           Re: HeadcanonCHa0s4/4/13 1:00 am
     Fistful of Arrows *NM*padraig084/3/13 9:56 pm
           THIS. *NM*GrimBrother One4/3/13 10:03 pm
                 THAT? *NM*Leviathan4/4/13 1:22 am
                       Re: THESE! *NM*Quirel4/4/13 1:48 am
                             Those *NM*scarab4/4/13 4:59 am
     Re: HeadcanonChewbaccawakka4/4/13 12:43 am
           Were it so easy *NM*ZackDark4/4/13 12:47 am
           Re: HeadcanonPostmortem4/4/13 12:13 pm
     Re: HeadcanonCHa0s4/4/13 1:02 am
     Re: HeadcanonLeviathan4/4/13 1:21 am
           Re: HeadcanonPostmortem4/4/13 12:10 pm
                 No.Chewbaccawakka4/4/13 12:17 pm
                       Re: No.Postmortem4/4/13 12:18 pm
                             ;) *NM*Chewbaccawakka4/4/13 12:24 pm
                 Re: HeadcanonLeviathan4/4/13 4:54 pm
           Re: HeadcanonRevenant19884/4/13 12:18 pm
                 Re: HeadcanonChewbaccawakka4/4/13 12:33 pm
                       Re: HeadcanonRevenant19884/4/13 12:41 pm
                             HBO: We leave revenge quests to the Spaniards *NM*Chewbaccawakka4/4/13 12:49 pm
                 Re: HeadcanonLeviathan4/4/13 3:07 pm
     Re: HeadcanonQuirel4/4/13 1:57 am
           Re: HeadcanonPostmortem4/4/13 12:08 pm
                 Re: HeadcanonStephen L. (SoundEffect)4/4/13 12:48 pm
                       Re: HeadcanonPostmortem4/4/13 1:29 pm
                 Re: HeadcanonQuirel4/4/13 1:26 pm
                       Re: HeadcanonPostmortem4/4/13 1:37 pm
                             Re: HeadcanonQuirel4/4/13 2:07 pm
                       Re: HeadcanonRevenant19884/4/13 1:41 pm
                             Re: HeadcanonQuirel4/4/13 1:49 pm
                                   Re: HeadcanonPostmortem4/4/13 2:09 pm
                                         Re: HeadcanonQuirel4/4/13 2:52 pm
                       Re: HeadcanonGeneral Vagueness4/20/13 2:18 am
                             Re: HeadcanonQuirel4/20/13 2:42 am
                                   Re: HeadcanonStephen L. (SoundEffect)4/20/13 10:43 am
     Re: HeadcanonGrimBrother One4/4/13 2:28 am
           Re: HeadcanonPostmortem4/4/13 11:51 am
                 If you're going to do that...Revenant19884/4/13 12:12 pm
                       Re: If you're going to do that...Postmortem4/4/13 12:17 pm
                             Re: If you're going to do that...Revenant19884/4/13 12:20 pm
                       Re: If you're going to do that...Stephen L. (SoundEffect)4/4/13 12:44 pm
                             Re: If you're going to do that...Revenant19884/4/13 12:47 pm
                                   Re: If you're going to do that...Stephen L. (SoundEffect)4/4/13 12:50 pm
                             Nope.Quirel4/4/13 2:06 pm
                                   Re: Nope.Stephen L. (SoundEffect)4/4/13 2:15 pm
                       Re: If you're going to do that...GrimBrother One4/4/13 2:14 pm
           Re: HeadcanonQuirel4/5/13 12:34 am
     Forerunners and the FloodKal4/4/13 1:22 pm
     Re: HeadcanonTDSpiral4/4/13 8:09 pm
           Re: HeadcanonStephen L. (SoundEffect)4/4/13 8:56 pm
     Re: HeadcanonJaydee4/4/13 10:43 pm
           Re: HeadcanonJaydee4/4/13 10:50 pm
     Re: HeadcanonArithmomaniac4/5/13 11:40 am
     Nothing is true. Everything is permitted.Metalingus6274/6/13 2:01 pm
           I really liked this post.ZackDark4/20/13 10:03 am
                 14 days later... ::facepalm:: *NM*ZackDark4/20/13 10:04 am
                       That's what you're facepalming for? *NM*Grizzlei4/20/13 2:21 pm
                             OhZackDark4/21/13 11:51 am
                 Thanks for pointing that out.profhalo4/21/13 1:19 pm
     Re: HeadcanonGravemind4/20/13 11:11 pm

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