Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 15:10:26 -0600
From: "Sandberg" <>
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Subject: Halo and Marathon
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Do Halo and Marathon take place in the same universe? I would say
yes, given the hints such as Cortana's letters and the Marathon
symbol being hidden inside the Halo logo. I think Halo takes place
in the Marathon world.

But if so, when? Some people have suggested that the player in Halo
is the same as the one in Marathon. Probably not, since at the end
of M2 he is a servant of Durandal's (who doesn't come in contact
with humanity for 10,000 years after that). Or after MInfinity, he
is set free, but has gone through some sort of transformation into a
being far different that your average Mjolnir Mark IV Cyborg.

However, there are other cyborgs than the ten that were aboard the

"...Of course, any nation that used them for the allowed purpose,
also had them lying about in stasis chambers in case of war..."
-Beware of Low-Flying Defense Drones

A war against the Covenant? We know that cyborgs are used in Halo.
Are they the same cyborgs that were stored in "case of war?"

Also, the Marathon 2 final screen may give a slight clue as to the
time setting of Halo.

"The Pfhor were but a dim memory...known only to a few historians
and students of Earth's second colonial period." -M2 final screen

Second colonial period? Was the first the expansion into our own
solar system, or maybe was it the expansion out onto the colony
worlds that the Covenant has been wiping out?

Either explanation may work. But the tru7h is out there.

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