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Halo 101[edit]

Learn more about the Halo universe.

Who is the Master Chief? What is the Flood? Find out all the Halo facts you need right here.

Timeline[edit]

Key events in the grand chronology of the Halo Universe.

The iconic tale of Halo is woven though a history as visceral and as real as our own. Its events span across untold generations, though centuries of both prosperity and war, though expansion and devastation, though good fortune and peril.

From the fall of the Forerunners at the hand of the Flood to humanity's victory against the seemingly implacable and unstoppable Covenant-the story of Halo crosses the breadth of the galaxy, yet sill manages to convey the very heart of the human condition.

These breathtaking images were captured from the "Origins" episodes of Halo Legends by Studio 4°C.

Who is the Master Chief?[edit]

A quick rundown of everything you need to know about the Master Chief.

The Master Chief is the central figure in the Halo saga, and his story of sacrifice and dedication serves as a backbone for much of our understanding of the Halo Universe.

Who is Cortana?[edit]

A quick rundown of everything you need to know about Cortana.

The AI Cortana is considered to be one of the most important assets in the UNSC's fight against the Covenant. Little known is the fact the holds the very key to humanity's survival.

What is the UNSC?[edit]

A quick rundown of everything you need to know about the UNSC.

The United Nations Space Command is humanity's centralized military body in the 26th century.

What is the Covenant?[edit]

A quick rundown of everything you need to know about the Covenant.

In the 26th century, the Covenant is an alliance of alien species whose religion dictates the extermination of the human race. They go about this task without hesitation or mercy.

What is the Flood?[edit]

A quick rundown of everything you need to know about the Flood.

From beyond the edge of the galaxy, the parasite known as the Flood emerged first laying waste to the Forerunners, and then returning many millennia later to face the Forerunners' heirs: Humanity.

What is the Halo Array?[edit]

A quick rundown of everything you need to know about the Halo Array.

The Halo Array is a collection of seven ring-shaped superstructures built 100,000 years ago. Though they at first appeared to be peaceful habitations, in reality, they are weapons capable of destruction on a galactic scale.