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Halo Quote Heaven

Postby tmwta » Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:39 am

Well it's me the_man_with The_Answers. I am making a thread devoted soley to Halo qoutes in efforts to try and clear up some speculation. No longer will people have to doubt certain events from the Halo Univerese, as I have scoured all the Halo Books I own(and can find) to provide the community of Factpile a more definitive guide to the Halo universe. No longer will people have to relie on faulty wikis, but instead come here. It is designed for those unframiliar with the Haloverse and/or have not read the novels. Instead of reading or skimming a Halo book, I will be providing the most notable points from, for you, here.
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Re: Halo Quote Heaven

Postby tmwta » Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:39 pm

Halo:The flood pg 22

Sam lunged for the alarm, and had time to call in an alert. Then, the security door exploded in a shower of fire and molten steel.
He heard the whine of plasma rifle fire, then felt something punch him in the chest. His vision blurred, and he groped to feel the wound. His hands came away sticky with blood. It doesn’t hurt, he thought. It should hurt, shouldn’t it?
He felt disoriented and confused. He could see a flurry of movement, as armored figures swarmed into the observation theater. he ignored them and focused on his wife’s picture-smeared with his own blood-which had somehow fallen to the deckplates. He felt to his knees and scrambled for the photograph, his hands shaking.
His field of vision narrowed as he struggled to reach the discarded photo. it was only inches away now, but the distance felt like miles. he’d never been so tired. His wife’s name echoed in his mind.
Sam’s fingers had just brushed the edge of the photograph when an armored boot pinned his arm to the deck. long, clawed fingers plucked the picture from the floor.
sam cursed weakly and struggled to face his attacker. The alien-an Elite-cocked his head at the image in puzzlement. he glanced down, as if noticing sam for the first time. The human continued to reach for the picture.
he dimly heard Thom’s voice call out in anguish: “Sam!”
The elite aimed the plasma rifle at sam’s head and fired
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Re: Halo Quote Heaven

Postby tmwta » Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:42 pm

Halo: The Flood pg 23

The Master Chief ducked under a half-raised door just in time to see the crewman take an energy bolt through the chest as the rest of the human counterboarders returned fire.
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Re: Halo Quote Heaven

Postby tmwta » Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:44 pm

Halo: The Flood pg 30

The lead elite snarled as the powerful handgun rounds tore into the shielding around his head. sensing the Spartan’s threat, the aliens shifted all their fire in his direction only to watch as it dissipated against his shields and armor.
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Re: Halo Quote Heaven

Postby tmwta » Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:47 pm

Halo: The Flood pg 37

A trio of additional grunts landed on the master Chief’s shoulders and grabbed hold. It was almost laughable, until he the Spartan realized that one of them was trying to remove his helmet. A second alien carried an ignited plasma grenade-the little bastards meant to drop the explosive into his armor.
He flexed his shoulders, and shook himself like a dog.
Grunts flew in every direction as the master Chief used short controlled bursts to put them down.
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Re: Halo Quote Heaven

Postby tmwta » Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:49 pm

Halo: The Flood pg 47

Consistant with standard UNSC insertion protocols, Major Antonio Silva’s HEV accelerated once it was launched so that it was among the first to enter halo’s atmosphere. There were a number of reasons for this, including the strongly held belief that officers should lead rather than follow, be willing to do anything their troops were asked to do, and expose themselves to the same level of danger.
There were still other reasons, however, beginning with the need to collect, sort, and organize the troops the moment their boots touched the ground. Experience demonstrated that whatever the Helljumpers managed to accomplish during the first so-called golden hour would have a disproportionate effect on the success or failure of the entire mission. Especially now, as the marines dropped onto a hostile world without any of the intel briefings, virtual reality sims, or environment-specific equipment mods they would normally recieve prior to such an insertion. To offset this, the command pod was equipped with a lot of gear that the regular “eggs” weren’t, including some high-powered imaging gear, and the Class C military AI required to operate it.
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Re: Halo Quote Heaven

Postby tmwta » Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:51 pm

Halo: The Flood pg 70-71

The Master Chief moved fifty meters to the right, and raised his pistol once again. In seconds, a team of Marines poured fire into the Covenant LZ and flushed them out. As the aliens scattered and dove for cover, the Spartan put them down one by one.
There was a brief respite, and Master Chief paused to survey the situation. cortana pulled up the Marine positions, tagged them as FIRE TEAM C, and highlighted their locations on his HUD. Several of them had climbed the large structure that dominated the area, and the rest patrolled the perimeter.
He had just readied his assault rifle when a Marine voice called out: “Contact! Enemy dropship sighted! They’re trying to flank us!”
seconds later, the Spartan’s motion sensor painted a contact-a large one-nearby. He stayed close to a large boulder and used it for cover, then cautiously checked for targets.
The dropship disgorged another contingent of troops-including a trio of Jackals. their distinctive, glowing shields flared as Sergeant Johnson’s men open fired. bullets ricocheted as the bird-like aliens crouched behind their protective devices, like medival footmen forming a shield wall.
Behind them, more grunts and a blue Elite spread out in an enveloping formation. It was a good tactic, particularly if there were more dropships inbound. eventually, the covenant would wear down the Marine defenses and overrun the position.
There was just one problem with their plan: he was in a perfect flanking position. he crouched, then sprinted forward into the Jackal’s line. His assualt rifle barked and bullets tore into the exposed aliens. they had barely hit the ground as the Spartan spun, primed a captured plasma grenade, and threw it at the Elite, almost thirty meters away.
The alien only had time to roar in surprise before the glowing plasma orb struck him in the center of his helmet. The weapon fused to the alien’s helmet and began to pulse a sickly blue-white. A moment later, as the alien attempted to tear off his helmet, the grenade detonated.
After that it was a relatively simple matter for Master Chief to move through the ruins and hunt down the remainder of the covenant reaction force.
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Re: Halo Quote Heaven

Postby tmwta » Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:17 pm

Halo: The Flood pg 134-135

It was a rhetorical question. The Marine shook his head. “I don’t know, sir, but I know this. More than twenty-five years ago, When I was a second lieutenant, the people who invented the Chief thought it would be fun to test their new pet weapon on some real meat. They engineered a situation in which four of my Marines would run into your friend, take offense at something he did, and try to teach him a lesson.
“Well, guess what? The plan worked perfectly. The plan sucked my people in, and the freak not only kicked the hell out of them, he left two of them dead-beaten to death in a goddamned ship’s gymnasium. i don’t know what you call that, sir, but I call it murder. Were there repercussions? Hell, no. the windup toy got a pat on the head and a ticket to the showers. It was all in a day’s bloody work.”
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Re: Halo Quote Heaven

Postby tmwta » Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:26 pm

Halo: The Flood pg 164

The Spartan yelled, 'No! Fall Back!" and bent over to retrieve the rocket launcher. Even as he barked the order, he knew there simply wasn't time. Another Spartan might have been able to dodge out of the way in time, but the helljumpers didn't have a prayer.
The distance between the alien and the two marines had closed by then and they couldn't disengage. The corporal threw a fragmentation grenade, saw it explode in front of the oncoming monster, and stared in disbelief as the alien kept on coming. The alien charged right through the flying shrapnel, bellowed some sort of war cry, and lowered a gigantic shoulder.
Private Hosky was still firing when the gigantic shield hit him, shattered half the bones in his body, and threw what was left onto the ground. The private remained conscious, however, which meant he was able to lie there and watch as the hunter lifted his boot high into the air, and brought it down on his face.
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Re: Halo Quote Heaven

Postby tmwta » Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:33 pm

Halo: The Flood pg 212

All the members of the crash team, half the medics, and a third of the reaction team were already dead by the time mckay had rolled out of her rack, scrambled into her clothes, and grabbed her personel weapons. she followed the crowd up to the landing area to find that a pitched battle was underway.
Energy bolys seemed to stutter out of nowhere, plasma grenades materialized out of thin air, and throats were slit by invisible knives. The landing party had been contained, but just barely, and threatened to break out across the neighboring pads.
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