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Is Halo 4 a love story??

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#1 Left4NewVegas



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:58 AM

The story really seems like a love story. Am I the only one who feels this way?
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:11 PM

it may be, maybe not a love story about girlfriend/boyfriend its more of a close friend and the realisation that he is a human

and that's how i see it, and i may be wrong

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:03 PM

It's a love story in the sense that they are each others only friend, and they have to realize each others role in that relationship, like whether or not Chief is the machine and Cortana the human.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:08 PM

I think its a friendship thing not a love story. Kinda like when you have to put your dog ( or cat ) to sleep. You feel sad and whant to do all you can to help them.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:10 PM

Not really. I think it's more a story about Master Chief finding his human side. Cortana's final moments helped with this, and I consider that it wasn't the lost of a lover, no, more like the lost of a friend.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:09 AM

Some of the things that Cortana says and the part in the story where she "touches" his armor, it seems a little to me like it has undertones of love-not friend love- in it.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:24 PM

Imagine it like this: you've met a friend online and talk all the time for a long time, and y'all become best friends and know everything about each other and can finish each others sentences, but you've never seen them in person. Then, when you finally meet, you get to shake their hand for the first time ever. It's like "man, I finally get to shake your hand, after all these years, to make a physical connection." You know, something like that.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:30 PM

I can kinda understand why you'd think that. But specifically which Halo game. If your saying Halo 4 I can understand because of how Master Chief and Cortanna are really "close". So yea I can kinda agree.


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:14 PM

The story really seems like a love story. Am I the only one who feels this way?

My thinking is no, I don't think they loved each other in the way that two humans would. However they were close.



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:51 PM

it may seem like a love story, but i think 343i was just trying to develop the characters more. Chief emotions came out and cortana became more and more like a human. The intent was to make cortana's death have a larger impact on the players because of the relationship that chief developed with her

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 03:15 PM

The whole series is rather like a love story between Cortana and Master Chief, arguably platonic or not.  

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 03:47 PM

I think it depends on how you think of it; Chief and Cortana could be very close friends, or they could be lovers. Right now you can't really tell. Maybe if in Halo 5 Chief reveals some of his feelings, and we'll know which it is.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:59 PM

It's more of realization of humanity, or lack of, than it is a love story.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 08:46 PM

I do feel a little like Halo Is a love story.

But, not a lot.


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Posted 06 June 2013 - 06:49 AM

Halo 4 really isn't a love story for if it was there would have been more sentimental moments between Chef and Cortana. If anything H4 shows Chef that he to is human and we are not perfect. We can't always save everyone, and will have a downfall however it is our choice to either let it consume us or find a way to conquer it. (Halo 4 also brings out emotions we rarely get to see in Chef)

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 11:33 AM

I think its a friendship thing not a love story. Kinda like when you have to put your dog ( or cat ) to sleep. You feel sad and whant to do all you can to help them.

Deh faq~?! "Hey Cortana~ we at the vets now~ imma have to put you down because you gone rampant... [sniff sniff] I just know you'll be in AI heaven though Q~Q I love you... [pets]"


HECK NAW~! The thing was THIS:


It's a love story in the sense that they are each others only friend, and they have to realize each others role in that relationship, like whether or not Chief is the machine and Cortana the human.


AND a bit of a love story because due to rampancy Cortana started to become able to have human feelings like that AI from Harvest, and began to feel love for chief, who is unable to have that feeling since its been hammered out of him in training and therefore was only able to express grief at his confusion of being unable to express what he was feeling and only that he didn't want her to leave for reasons he did not know why.

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 07:52 PM

I like to think it is  :)


In fact, I think 343 did not delve deep enough into the innermost confines of the relationship between Chief and Cortana...


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 12:56 AM

I wouldn't say love. But the 'emotional' aspect in this game was a bit too high for my liking.

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 09:39 PM

Chief and Cortana have a unique bond between each other. After everything they had been through, fighting the Covenant on the Halo installations and Earth. Both of them bringing an end to the Human and Covenant War, while also simultaneously stopping (or delaying, however you want to interpret it it) the Flood threat. They have been through absolute hell and then cut off from the rest of the Galaxy not knowing if they will ever see another living soul again.


By the time Requiem happens, Cortana is decaying and falling into rampancy. While she is counting down her last days of whatever life she has left. She begins to reflect on her own existence and what it will mean when the rampancy finally takes over. While she sees the inevitable demise right around the corner, she can't help but wish she was more human. Even though she was constructed to imitate humanity, she has no idea what it feels like to be human.


She envy's Chief because he IS human. Yet he acts like more of a machine than she does. Halo 4 is not a love story. While there are some plutonic undertones in the sub plot between Cortana and Chief, it is more centered around the two of them finding their own identities. Cortana just happens to come to this realization much quicker than Chief because of her Rampancy.


(next part is speculation at this point)


Now that Cortana is dead, it is not completely unreasonable to believe that we could see more personality from the Master Chief in Halo 5. Cortana's rampancy plants the seeds in John's mind that he could lose Cortana. We start to see this when Captain Del Rio angrily demands the surrender of Cortana. The Master Chief tells him no. It may be the first time we see John begin to think for himself and act insubordinate. The man is a soldier. He was bred all of his life to follow orders and kill the enemy. But now he is beginning to do the exact opposite. He is deciding for himself what is more important than duty and following orders.


Cortana has always been a part of him. Perhaps the only aspect of humanity the Master Chief has ever had or understood. Cortana was his friend. And now he has lost her.


The e3 trailer showed the Master Chief still wearing the same armor he has been sporting since Halo 2. But now the armor looks more damaged than it ever has. Which would suggest that the Chief may have had a falling out with the UNSC or someone high up in the command structure as a result of his actions in Halo 4. This theory, if true would support the idea that the Chief is thinking more for himself and that he may be on more than just a search for resurrecting Cortana, but also finding his own identity along the way.

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 11:11 AM

Halo 4 was a better love story than Twilight. :D WOLOLOLOLOLOL


Halo 4 is about a man discovering his humanity. Not a love story

Edited by Caboose the Ace, 14 July 2014 - 11:11 AM.


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