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we are the array


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To me, the Array is the Ark, which is a location that we know can remotely fire all of the Halos.

It's an array of halos, essentially.

The "in flux" bit is being misinterpreted... you have to remember the question asked: "What are the requirements {of the array]" "They [the requirements of the array] are in flux."

I think this is merely a way of saying, "It requires different things at different times"

We also know that the Halo installations (and presumably the Ark) require a human reclaimer to activate them. The AI has stated that "the requirements of the array are paramount", and that the AI is a facillitator. When asked what it facillitates, the AI stated that it would facillitate US when the time is right.

This suggests it feels it may know it needs a reclaimer soon, and is looking to us to fill that role IF NEEDED. Perhaps someone has stumbled onto one of the rings, and started everything going, in terms of making the monitors get everything ready in the event that the rings needs to be fired.


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I'm very frustrated because we just don't have enough info about AR's objective or origin to make any real progress. He is here to facilitate, but to facilitate what? Do we need him or does he need us?


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The question is, would AR be a construct within the Halos concerned with their self-preservation? Or is he physically here on earth?


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There's a series of novels uniquely titled "The Ender Saga." In them, one of the prominent characters, named Jane, has no recognizable physical form. She's a "philote" who manipulates computer circuits and connections to form images and words.

This Ansible array also allows her to make instant contact with any body in the universe...as long as its connected to the web of Ansible connections.

Could Adjutant Reflex be a similar entity?


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I never read that far into Ender. I finished Ender's Game (was that book crazy depressing or was that just me?), and I started the next book, but it was just too odd and I had other things going on. Very difficult books to read for me, kind of like Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury.

Another interesting theory, although if that were true of AR then wouldn't that be somewhat (re:MAJOR) plaigarism?


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The character of Cortana basically is Jane. She's quirky, she doesn't actually have a physical form, she's an adivsor to the protagonist.

It would make for an interesting plot twist if it did happen. But I don't think Bungie would be that direct about a major plot point. I'd say that Jane was a major inspiration though.

P.S. Yes, Ender's Game is a very depressing book. Speaker for the Dead is even more depressing though, and the trend continues with Xenocide. Haven't finished the last book yet.


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