As you can probably tell, my alias is Sev40. I've been a big halo fan since the first game came out more than a decade ago. Being the rebel I am, I stole the game out of my parents room and did a gaming marathon where I tried (and failed) to complete the game on Normal in a single night. Nevertheless, I was blown away by the visuals, the AI, the levels - everything about the game led me to become a halo fanatic.
Of course, it wasn't until much, much later that I started to get deeply involved with the universe that surrounded it, and I began to read the books and Halopedia. Eventually, as I waited for the next Halo game to come out, I began to write books and play around with ship ideas that might exist in the Halo Universe, and even cross-overs with other universes. Of course, these were all done before I ever found Halo Fanon, and now I'm glad I'm here.
"I'm broken. I think we all are, us Spartans. We're trained to fight, raised to live on the battlefield and nowhere else. I know a thousand ways to patch up a human body and three thousand ways to destroy it. It's so much easier to take a life than it is to save one. But I can do both. That's who I am. It's what they made me. It's the cross I have to bear, and I carry it willingly. All I can do is pray that in the end I save more lives than I take."
Cassandra-G006 was a SPARTAN-III commando from Gamma Company who was raised and augmented as a child supersoldier during the final years of the Human-Covenant War. Although she was noted for having poor combat scores during training, she was made remarkable by her innate talent as a field medic and was considered the best practitioner of combat medicine ever produced by the Spartan program. Despite her skills, her first squad was wiped out by the Covenant and she was transferred to Team Jian. Later, she would become an unwilling deserter when she was caught up in the traitor Simon-G294's efforts to elude UNSC forces. Instead of continuing the fight with her former teammate, Cassandra instead chose to use the opportunity presented by Simon's rebellion to strike out and find a life outside of the military system she had been raised in. More self-aware than many of her fellow Spartans, Cassandra clearly recognizes what has been done to her and her friends by the UNSC's indoctrination and training; she hopes to one day reconcile her existence as a Spartan with her desire to live at peace rather than war.
Merlin-D032 is a SPARTAN-III commando of the breakaway Beta-5 Division project, referred to as the DELTA Initiative. The Initiative sought to establish a fourth company-size force of SPARTAN-IIIs, called Delta Company. Merlin, among the Delta Spartans, was a member of the frontline Spartan unit called Team Boson. First recruited in 2553, Merlin would not graduate from the SPARTAN-III Program till 2557, four years following the Human-Covenant War.
During his tenure as a Delta Company Spartan, Merlin served as Team Boson's executive commander in the field. His early years were dedicated to serving the whims of the Office of Naval Intelligence, however, the desertion of Daniele-D003 in 2558 provoked Merlin's own dereliction of duty from the United Nations Space Command. Merlin, since then, has been living the life of a fugitive wandering on the edge of colonized Human space.
Fanon of the Month — Fanon of the Month has returned! Everyone can nominate and vote for articles that deserve recognition here! This month's Featured Article is: SPARTAN-II Program, Class II by S-D379.
"Dr. Halsey and her Class I SPARTAN-II program, while incredibly effective, still had their own flaws to them. Class II, however, would be completely different. Newer and more ruthless DIs, expanded training methodologies, more focus on competitions and exercises, and much more. Dr. Halsey's restrictions had limited the original program from its actual success rate. With a higher starting list of candidates, we're gonna produce a better batch of Spartans."
―Andrew Johnson, debriefing about the SPARTAN-II Class II program, just before its activation.
The SPARTAN-II Program, Class II, also known as S-II Class II or simply Class II was the second generation of the SPARTAN-II program, a super-soldier program initially conceived by Dr. Catherine Halsey and operated under the Office of Naval Intelligence. Originally intended as the second phase of the ORION Project, the SPARTAN-II program drastically changed when Dr. Halsey established it as the program which would later produce the widely-known SPARTAN-IIs, the protectors of humanity during the Human-Covenant War.