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The ATHENIAN Project was an attempt to increase the intelligence of the Spartan super soldiers. It was originally tried with SPARTAN-Is, but erased subjects' memories rather than increased IQs. It was tried again with the best of the SPARTAN-IIs. There was one successful subject, whose IQ increased from 160 to 240. He received special training, but near the end of his training, the facility was attacked and destroyed. He was MIA believe KIA. However, he survived, and for unknown reasons, defected from the UNSC and began calling himself ATHENIAN-000.