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Happy (-473rd) Birthday to Rtas ‘Vadum!
Halo + Major Characters
"I would like to see our own world, to know that it is safe."
"Fear not, for we have made it so.”
I desperately need to comment because a lot of people don’t seem to realize this, when its literally in front of them. As we watch the ending scene of Noble Six’s demise (bottom left panel, of course), we also watch as another Elite wields his sword.
The only thing we (sometimes) miss, is that the sword is wielded with the Elite’s left hand.
And who do we both know that uses their left hand? Ripa ‘Moramee and Rtas ‘Vadum. Now here’s what I really want to talk about.
There has been a lot of speculation that the Sangheili would’ve have been Thel ‘Vadam, but he was a shipmaster at the time, so he wouldn’t have been on the battlefield. Ripa was killed by John Forge on Sheild 0459 on February 25th, 2531. SPARTAN B312 (better known as Noble Six), was believed to be killed between August 30th, 2552, and July 7th, 2589 (even though the widely accepted canon is August 30th, Bungie has never stated the exact date of his death).
I can either accept that Rtas ‘Vadum was on the ground, commanding a squad. Or it was just coincidental that a (Field Marshal) is able to dual-wield, or another Elite that we do not know of used his left hand to wield his sword as well.
thel was supreme commander of the entire fleet at reach, so it’s very very unlikely that he was even on the ground.
rtas is more likely, considering the infinite succor fiasco doesn’t occur until a month later on september 20th. and special operations forces were clearly already on the ground. the only thing that might be an issue was the fact rtas and his squad apparently had enough downtime for practice duels right before the infinite succor mission, but like i said before it’s a whole month (by our time standards) in between that and noble six’s death so.
but also as we’re thinking of possible named elite chars, the elite in question could be bero ‘kusovai, rtas’s sub-commander, since he dual wields swords too.
however, it could just be another elite that’s able to wield a sword with their left hand too which is what i lean towards tbh cause imo i don’t think it’s that rare of a thing in their ranks.
it would be quite an interesting coincidence tho if it did turn out to be an elite character we know lmao.
Don’t make a girl a promise if you know you can’t keep it.
DID ANYONE NOTICE HOW GEK HAS A BUNCH OF HUMAN DOG TAGS ON HIS ARMOUR THAT’S SERIOUSLY AWESOME AND SAD
If I remember correctly, some or most of those tags belong to SPARTAN IIIs. So Gek is pretty intimidating if he potentially took out that many SIIIs
that is actually kinda scary… makes me wonder how strong jul must be in comparison…
Jul is one sly charismatic fucker after what he went through in Trevelyn. He convinced the population of Hesduros that he is a prophet of the gods after arriving there accidentally via forerunner teleport and rallied them under his Covenant despite the fact that Jul himself is agnostic leaning heavily towards atheist. Plus he led on Dr. Magnusson making her believe that he was just another zealot and obtained a bit much information from her. He’s willing to play dirty which makes him so much more dangerous than many other Sangheili.
Yeah, Thank god Thursday war exists or else Jul might have ended up as just another prophet of truth. I love how he hates humans but he can realize their strengths (like lying) and use them against them
While Thursday War was t the best written novel in the bunch, it did do Jul’s character fairly well. Although in certain ways, Jul is like the Hierarchs. He is knowingly lying to his Covenant about his status as a prophet of the gods.
In Contact Harvest, after Mendicant Bias basically told the Prophets who would soon after become Truth, Regret, and Mercy that the Covenant had been misreading the Forerunner glyph for “Reclaimer” as “Reclamation” and essentially stating that the Reclaimers are “descendants” of the Forerunners which rendered the Covenant’s religion and the Great Journey as false, Truth and Regret agreed to hide the truth about the Great Journey and the elderly Mercy was forced to comply with the two younger San ‘Shyumm.
Jul on the other hand was mistaken for a prophet of the gods by the Sangheili of Hedsuros and played along with it to use them as his forces in his vendetta against Humanity.
Jul is playing the part of a religious leader to further his own agenda while the Hierarchs preached their false religion to prevent a mass hysteria upon learning that the foundation of the Covenant was a lie and to keep themselves alive.