catherine elizabeth halsey

NO. Just. NO

You do NOT shoot Dr. Halsey. She is Chief’s fucking MOTHER figure. She can (probably) save CORTANA.



And, no, I don’t fucking buy the plottwist! ending for season 1. Halsey, despite her motives and things she’s done for the SPARTAN program, she is a GOOD FUCKING PERSON.

You don’t shoot the people I love Palmer. I knew I didn’t like you for a very good reason.

Halo 4 - Composer
  • Cortana: "Do you know what that condescending bitch said to me after our first game of chess?"
  • John-117: "Cortana…"
  • Cortana: "Even I don't call him by name anymore."
  • John-117: "Correct your approach."
  • Cortana: "Yes, well he also said he works better alone."
  • Cortana: "I can see why you chose him, Catherine."
  • John-117: "Cortana!"
  • Cortana: "I'm your greatest achievement and you detest me!"
  • John-117: "Pull up! Now!"

Every now and then it does return to my mind that Doctor Catherine Elizabeth Halsey is one of the most interesting, complex, flawed, terrible, yet sympathetic characters in all of fiction.

Halo 4 - Prologue
  • Halsey: "Children's minds are more easily accepting of indoctrination, their bodies more adaptable to augmentation. The result was the ultimate soldier... And because of our success, when the Covenant invaded, we were ready."
  • Interrogator: "Dr. Halsey, you're bending history in your favor and you know it. You developed the Spartans to crush human rebellion, not to fight the Covenant."
  • Halsey: "When one human world after another fell…When my Spartans were all that stood between humanity and extinction… Nobody was concerned over why they were originally built."
  • Interrogator: "So you feel in the end that your choices were justified.
  • Halsey: "My work saved the human race!"