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Re: Metafictional speculation
Date: 8/7/13 12:28 pm
In Response To: Metafictional speculation (Nikko B201)

: So earlier I was thinking. What happened to Halo in the Halo universe?

: This is a thing with all popular fiction set in the future: in the future
: from the fiction, what happened to the cultural impact of the fiction? Why
: has nobody the Doctor encounters ever seen Doctor Who ? I recall reading
: somewhere that Star Trek explained this - once the government realized
: the fiction was coming true, they classified it all. I have a couple of
: possible explanations for Halo .

: Theory #1 is that Halo was never made. This explains a few things - it's why
: nobody points it out, for one thing. It also explains why non-AI computer
: tech seems limited (i.e. 1980s-style computers on warships). Because Halo
: didn't exist, the Xbox failed and the console market didn't play out the
: same. With tech companies less successful, progress slowed and that was
: that.
: Without inspiration from games like Halo, military tech took different paths,
: hence the prevalence of 21C-style firearms and equipment in the 26th
: century.

: My other, more sinister, option is that Halo did exist, but as in Star Trek,
: was classified when things began to match up. People with knowledge of
: Halo work for ONI - ONI knows what's going to happen, because it's
: predicted in the fiction . This explains ONI's secrecy, along with how
: Cortana found Alpha Halo. It also has some disturbing implications
: regarding ONI's failure to prevent the whole thing, given their
: foreknowledge of events.

: Also, the Assembly is absolutely the last remnants of Bungie Studios.

: What do you guys think?

I love this.

Especially when it comes to the ARG content. Typically, a fiction piece you just accept as taking place in an alternate reality.
But the nature of the ARG is that it takes place in our reality. And so, if Cortana had letters revealing pre-2000, and there was the Apocalypso crash sensing Melissa back to 2004 - and we all had a role in those events, then... have those events been recorded in future-Halo-history?

The fan-made ARG intimation tried to touch on that subject in a series of the AI's 'research' notes at

This is more of the kind of stuff I think still remains heavily untapped in the Haloverse! It's not just the future, there's stuff that's happened in Halo's past - our time - that could make for some great stories and/or games :)

Messages In This Thread

Metafictional speculationNikko B2018/7/13 6:45 am
     Re: Metafictional speculationiForge8/7/13 11:05 am
           Re: Metafictional speculationNikko B2018/7/13 6:49 pm
                 Re: Metafictional speculationGeneral Vagueness8/9/13 7:00 pm
                       Re: Metafictional speculationZackDark8/9/13 7:51 pm
                       Re: Metafictional speculationNikko B2018/9/13 8:01 pm
                             Have you seen The Last Action Hero?Leisandir8/10/13 1:18 pm
     Re: Metafictional speculationthebruce08/7/13 12:28 pm
           Re: Metafictional speculationStephen L. (SoundEffect)8/7/13 1:35 pm
                 Re: Metafictional speculationthebruce08/7/13 3:14 pm
     Re: Metafictional speculationdavidfuchs8/7/13 6:02 pm
           Re: Metafictional speculationQuirel8/7/13 6:08 pm
           Re: Metafictional speculationNikko B2018/7/13 6:41 pm
                 Re: Metafictional speculationdavidfuchs8/7/13 8:19 pm
           Re: Metafictional speculationStephen L. (SoundEffect)8/7/13 10:08 pm
     Re: Metafictional speculationLeviathan8/8/13 1:42 am
           Re: Metafictional speculationGrizzlei8/8/13 2:10 am
                 I love both Doctor Who comics above. *NM*robofin1178/8/13 2:03 pm
           Re: Metafictional speculationscarab8/9/13 1:38 pm
                 Never heard of this one before!ZackDark8/9/13 1:45 pm
                 Hmm...Grizzlei8/9/13 2:32 pm
                       Oh you!scarab8/9/13 4:29 pm
                             Re: Oh you!Leviathan8/9/13 10:43 pm
                 Re: Metafictional speculationQuirel8/10/13 3:14 am
                       Re: Metafictional speculationscarab8/10/13 4:15 am

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