Author Archives: haruspis

About haruspis

Writer and aspiring teacher who cares and talks far too much about fictional universes.

Halo 5, Cortana, and Ableism

Continuing the interlude between the Master Chief character analysis articles and the upcoming Halo Wars 2 level-by-level analysis is something that I’m sure isn’t going to be popular with a number of people – but, of course, if we were to … Continue reading

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Ruminations on Halo: Legends – The Duel

As a bit of an interlude between the Master Chief articles, along with the (re?)arrival of Halo: Legends on Netflix, I fancied doing a little rumination piece on one of my favourite stories from that ever-divisive anthology… The Duel is a short … Continue reading

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The Master Chief: A Character Study – Halo 3

“Wake me… when you need me.” For Halo 1, we looked at how the Master Chief was a well-defined character and how the game articulated his fears, flaws, and demonstrated, through his movement and actions, his surprisingly expressive personality. For Halo 2, a story … Continue reading

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The Master Chief: A Character Study – Halo 2

“Sir, finishing this fight…” In the previous article, we explored the characterisation of the Master Chief in Halo: Combat Evolved and the reception that had was everything I’d hoped! With the enrichment of greater context and a closer look at the cutscenes, the resounding … Continue reading

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The Master Chief: A Character Study – Halo: CE

“I think we’re just getting started…” The Master Chief… There’s been quite a bit of discussion over the last few weeks, following Frank O’Connor’s stated intentions of doubling down on the Chief focus in Halo 6 – but the angle from … Continue reading

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On Halo and ‘Heinlein’s Premise’

I don’t like Game of Thrones. I don’t like Game of Thrones and 343 wants Halo to last for thirty years. On its own, that sentence sounds extremely odd and the two things seem totally unrelated – and where exactly … Continue reading

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Why Halo 3 Didn’t ‘Finish The Fight’

I have a pretty sizeable schedule for things I intend to write over the course of this year, but every now and then my genesong will nudge me towards putting that list off to make a little detour by writing a … Continue reading

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