A quick guide to neural implants in Halo for RVB fans
- Standard - The standard neural interface has basic functions. It acts as a “friend or foe” indicator, so that radar signatures will pick up the owner’s signature and identify it as friendly. It is easily removed and is basically intended to prevent friendly fire.
- Command Neural Interface (CNI)- implanted in the brain of every UNSC ship commander. In addition to the duties of a standard, they also have several purposes specific to a ship commander.They cannot be removed without killing the host or doing permanent damage to the host’s brain. Their main use is the storage of data codes, NAV data, and also for receiving telemetry from outside sources. AI can access info from here or enter info into there, but only with permission. The commander can also lace with the ship itself to get data.
- Spartan Neural Interface (probably what Freelancers have a similar interface to) -an upgrade of the standard that SPARTANs received when fitted for MJOLNIR Mark V. They cannot be removed without killing the host or doing permanent damage to the host’s brain. the Spartan Neural Interface is unique in that it is designed to allow an AI to directly interface with the Spartan’s brain. The AI is said to reside both inside the armor and inside the wearer’s mind. Essentially, it is in both places at once. The interface allows the AI access to most of the suit’s internal systems, though the Spartan has override control.
Basically anyone would have a standard neural interface. The Freelancer one was special for the fact that the AI could interface even while the armor was off, and in that specific AI could jump into it without a chip somehow. But most likely it would be closer to the Spartan interface.
Any other character from the UNSC would have a basic version at least, though. Which is basically a tiny chip. They can be removed easily
I wouldnt be surprised if the Director had a Command interface but he was never shown to have it probably because he was mostly a civilian and not military really. Id imagine he might have considered it at some point though.
People who would have Freelancer Project implants:
- The reds
- the blues
- the freelancers
- maybe someone like Niner or the Counselor we’re not really sure
- Any freelancer grunts
If the character is not in this group they dont have Freelancer implants. They have something else. This includes Felix, Locus, Kimball, Doyle, Dr Grey, the LTs, and any other Fed or New character.