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Posted by: grey101
Over Analyzing and not looking at what i said.I'm sorry, it's just that when someone presents a theory, and not just speculation, I tend to want to scrutinise it.We know that the composer can be linked through other devices and seems to have worked better that way. I am assuming because the power would have been scaled down. Both it an the Halo array's could also be tuned.
When was anything said about them going to the domain?I should have phrased that part better. What I meant to question was how it would work if the Domain was involved, and that I can't see this theory working is it--or something similar--wasn't. I.e, how would they collect the information, does the blast bounce like a sonar, do they make a spectrum analasys? Even if it is completely--completely!--fictional (which is just fine), what is the explanation?
The idea is that they were composed and stored in digital format, the rest is brain food.So are all of my questions.
The Flood was too advanced for the forerunners to stop in which you need to brush up on IRIS.It's funny really, if there's anything I ought to be famous for, it's for constantly blabering about the Iris terminals/servers...
They were trying to rid the flood of it's destructive tendencies in according to the mantle which the flood blatantly goes against.Not really. The Mantle was based on preserving the Living Time. According to the Gravemind, the Flood was the ultimate solution to fulfill the concept and make it adamant. That's also why Mendicant Bias was pursuaded.The only way they could ever "kill" the flood was by killing those that were already infected which isn't new. This is still shown in CEA where they couldn't kill off the infection form and had to wait for them to die off naturally. The halo array just kills those that can or are infected not the source of the flood itself.
I don't even understand that statement as the forerunners have never been able to kill the flood directly hence the array working around that. And the composer's original light is blue BTW.I'm not exactly sure what you mean, are you implying that the Flood was unaffected by the blast? That fire from a plasma grenade, or plasma from a cruiser burns and atomises Flood spores, yet a blast from a Halo only kills its food?
Just using colours to differentiate.Yeah, because composing the entire galaxy clearly isn't a lot to do.Why would that be more demanding, it's a spherical blast, wouldn't everything in its way get affected? Why would they even use the Halos if the goal wasn't to cover the galaxy or vast areas of it? And why would it need to be tuned differently, Forerunners, Humans, and all organic life is made of the same matter? I assume the Composer is supposed to scan, store and recreate (or just store), how would it be limited to differentiate between the various objects it scanned when they're all made of the same particles?
Halsey had the tech to save the layout of a human brain and make a digital representation of it. But the Composer would be like the next step of that; not only scanning to recreate a copy, but scanning to capture the actual thing. From what I've gathered anyway. Here I would assume that the problems the Forerunner encountered was that they had a hard time capturing the host, but that's not the case (is it?). They didn't manage to restore what they captured.
So, here's why this ties into this theory, what is the fictional explanation of how the Composer scans and captures the data? If there isn't one, your theory is pretty much flawless (nothing technological contradicts it), but there are still canonical questions though.That would be like the reapers killing everything in the galaxy instead of the advanced ones.
Why would you seriously just give every race your version of transcendence instead of allowing them to reach their own?Yeah, it's a lot better to kill them all. Seriously though, they didn't want to because of their principles (even if they could), I'm just wondering how composing stuff via a Halo would work (in the fiction), if it would compose everything in its way, or if it would be tuned.
Not to mention the composer clearly has a range of what can and cannot be composed as seen in the halo 4 terminals. I don't even think it can compose anything other than what it is tuned for at the moment.This is where I'd use the term space magic. Not in a completely derogatory way, but in a way that certainly doesn't respect the decision of not having an explanation. Not having an explanation for things is just lazy storytelling.
The domain isn't stated in the main idea.
Huh? nothing you are saying is making any sense to me.
If you mean my last paragraph, I'll return the favour of you recommending me to brush up on Iris, by recommending you to revisit the Halo 3 terminals and see how this theory fits with what the characters there state and imply.
[Edited on 01.04.2013 10:24 AM PST]