And yet you stated; This is all made up and doesn't exist At least bother to check first, I didn't make a thread of lies.
Not picking a side here, but Bacon does know his lore very well and is most likely more 'INTO the story' than the majority of members here. Having Chief tell Cortana he loves her is just...wrong. This is Halo, not Twilight. He's a soldier, almost emotionless. He wouldn't break down and tell an AI that he loves 'her'.
My main question is: Why would Chief go AWOL? Cortana is not a good enough reason, he's been through much more with others, and seen them die. E.g. Grace-093. Read up more about Grace. She's another Spartan-II. Chief literally saw her die, brutally. He activated the Fail-Safe Detonation on her Mark V armour and continued with the mission. I don't want 343I going all Disney style on us here with the story.
We still have to follow up on Mendicant Bias; he directly communicates with us in Halo 3 via the terminals and deliberately chooses what to tell about the Forerunners. It's basically confirmed that Mendy, after reuniting with his fragment on the Keyship, closed the portal on the Dawn with the express purpose of sending John to Requiem.
So what reasons does John have to go AWOL?
He needs to find Mendicant; the Geas implanted in him by the Librarian will also have as of yet unseen effects on John and he will likely be trying to find the absolute record be it on his own or by siding with Halsey
He is starting to find his humanity; after Halo 4, John experienced the first defeat he has ever had (Spartans always won ground engagements) and that will affect him. At this point in time, everyone he gives a damn about, aside from his squad, is for all he knows dead. John is beginning to stop being a meat robot who blindly follows orders and is instead beginning to question what he sees and honestly it isn't good.
The navy spends all their budget on one ship which can barely take down an assault carrier and has been faced with destruction no less than a good 5 times in one year and capture by three people before it was even commissioned, a ship that bankrupted the UNSC and took two decades to build. ONI is trying to undo all the work being done by Hood and Thel by instigating civil war among their only allies to weaken them. John swore loyalty to humanity, he knows about the flood's true capabilities and what is at stake regarding that and the forerunners, the UNSC is working against the better interests of humanity as a whole now and has been for years, intentional or not. The insurrection popped up from the diet almost immediately after the war and once again the UNSC is facing major interplanetary war trying to keep control over its territory from the URF and NCA instead of trying to unite the species into a new covenant and preparing to fight the flood.
He thinks Halsey is dead, he thinks most Spartans are dead, he has no reason to stay with the UNSC now.
Edited by BaconShelf, 10 April 2015 - 08:16 PM.