Continuity errors? (SPOILERS)

#1 Posted by TEHMAXXORZ (1133 posts) -

The trailer of Halo 4 shows the Chief waking up in a stasis pod and he has upgrades to his armour (a slightly different look and a jet pack) and yet he wakes up in the same ship that was 

  From speculation I've heard the Chief has been drifting, unconsciously, in the ship. This makes it kind of hard to believe that upgrades to his armour could have been applied or that (a 8-9 foot fully armoured spartan) he was placed in a stasis pod when there is (seemingly) no one/nothing else on the ship other than Cortana who 
I'm open to the idea that maybe there was, somehow, something else on the ship or that Cortana somehow did it. But the area the Chief was drifting in was an empty cargo bay. 
I hope it's all explained in Halo 4, but this type of stuff gets to me. 
For all we know this could be a different ship at the middle/end of Halo 4's story.

#2 Posted by TEHMAXXORZ (1133 posts) -

Also, I'm not trying to troll or flame, so keep the hate mail to a minimum.

#3 Posted by Ventilaator (1502 posts) -

It's a sequel. Shit needs to be more awesome. How does that make sense in the continuity?


#4 Posted by Jocund (125 posts) -

I would think that Chief having the new armor in the reveal trailer was done simply to show off that he would be having some upgrades to his look in the game; He'll probably start the game off in his Halo 3 getup and eventually get the upgrades seen in the trailer soon after he crashes/lands/is captured. 

#5 Posted by TooWalrus (13258 posts) -

Yeah, I don't really care if his armor is slightly different- they never explained his armor's style shift from 2 to 3, either, so it doesn't really bother me

#6 Posted by rmanthorp (4097 posts) -

Also with the ship being all blown up there was fire in space. So there's that.

#7 Posted by krazy_kyle (715 posts) -

It's only armor man. People analyse things way too much these days.

#8 Posted by HatKing (6201 posts) -

Halo trailers have always been sort of bizarre and anachronistic within their own fiction.  They also very rarely portray exactly how things happen in the game.

#9 Posted by Ursus_Veritas (383 posts) -

Chief plugged Cortana into that stand/the ship's systems at the end of 3, telling her 'wake me when you need me'. So that part is at least fine for continuity's sake. 
The new armour? Eh. Sequel. 343 wanted to put their own little spin on the chief's armour design, it's not really something to get caught on. Like others of mentioned, maybe it's an upgraded spartan armour he gets/finds over the course of the game? I wouldn't be bothered if they don't explain the chief's new suit.

#10 Posted by Hairy_Fish (366 posts) -

There was slight changes in the armour from Halo 2 to 3 too.

#11 Posted by Ub3rSlug (150 posts) -


Also, I'm not trying to troll or flame, so keep the hate mail to a minimum.


This is actually really interesting to point out. I didn't notice that Master Chief's armor was any different, but I did think about how he would have added the jet pack before waking up from the pod. I wonder if the scene from the teaser trailer is actually going to factor into the final game at all.

#12 Posted by ShaneDev (1696 posts) -

I don't care if they change the armour or even the look of the game. It's a new trilogy and they should change as much as they like while keeping the game feeling like Halo. Now that isn't to say I think it makes any sense or what they are doing is even a good idea. It's going to be a bit of stretch to accept a new enemy that no one has ever mentioned and even worse that they are going back and inserting references to them into Halo 1.

#13 Posted by CandiBunni (465 posts) -

It's not a jetpack. Those are thrusters that have always been in his armour. He's just not used them. 

#14 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -

I don't think we know that that was in fact the same ship. I could be wrong, but I don't think it was explicit. Yes, it probably was, and maybe it was confirmed, but it's always possible.

That said, there could easily be explanations. First of all, maybe he's codpeice got blasted off? Second of all, maybe the jet pack is something in the game that he finds early on. Thir of all, it's a teaser trailer for a game that's probably VERY early on in development, and Bungie was always putting stuff in their trailers that had nothing to do with how Halo would actually go. So it's possible that a bunch of stuff leads up to that stuff, or it's possible that he hasn't got a clue why his armor is different either, and there's some mysterious presence on the ship or something. Who knows.

#15 Posted by Deathmachine117 (376 posts) -

A space-wizard granted him the power of flight and then the alienz attacked so he shoots them good.

#16 Posted by Slaker117 (4843 posts) -

That bothered me as well, but I just figured "it's a sequel". They feel the need to throw new stuff on him, and it's pretty minor as far as continuity goes, so I'm willing to look past it so long as they do cool with it.

#17 Edited by Fattony12000 (7632 posts) -

There are little thrusters in the newer versions of the Mjölnir armour, they are only useful in zero g though.
Cortana is fine, inserted into one of the consoles on the Forward Unto Dawn, which whilst fucked up, was not destroyed, only cut in half. There is plenty of backup power in a damaged frigate of that type to sustain a single AI and a single cryo tube.
343 have mucked around with the look of the Chief's armour, yes, but it's really the same as it was when he went into the stasis pod, he's not been drifting around at all, he's quite secure in there and in fact can not remove himself from stasis without outside intervention. They probably just needed a cool way to get him out of the ship.

One thing I noticed, which no one else seems to have done, is the pistol type weapon that he fires. It's a very strange indeed, like it's a break action weapon, firing some weird grenade-like projectile. Upon further inspection it seems like it's a single use grenade launched from on top of a new/weird pistol. 

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