Two Hundred And Four Reasons
Spartan-117 & Spartan-087
With this past month marking the 4-year anniversary of this blog, I was
somewhat at a loss as to what to do to commemorate the occasion…until
I remembered there was one more thing I could post as an addendum to my essay series chronicling
the development of John-117 and Kelly-087′s relationship throughout
Halo canon. There were a few additional pieces of media featuring
SPARTAN-II Blue Team that were released in the wake of 2015′s ‘Halo 5: Guardians’
that I think are worth taking a quick look at in regards to how they
carry on the tradition of highlighting the bond between a certain
Blue-One and Blue-Two.
Through All These Years
The first of the two is an animated miniseries (though more akin to a motion-comic) that loosely adapts the content of both the novel ‘The Fall of Reach’ and its comic book counterpart (which I’ve previously discussed). Like the comic before it though, this miniseries includes a few minor details that differ from the original source text in interesting ways.
The second is a short story from the comic anthology ‘Tales From Slipspace’, called “On The Brink”, and features some panels and dialogue that I feel are very relevant to the content I’ve analyzed so far in regards to Kelly-087′s character and her dynamic with John-117.