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Fractures are reinterpretations of the Halo universe, akin to alternate universes, that exist separately to the core canon of the franchise. They are designed to maintain the main elements and themes of the Halo universe, but are markedly divergent due to either fundamental differences in the nature of the setting, or the way certain events play out. Fractures are designed to give fans a unique and fresh take on the Halo universe, while leaving the existing lore untouched.
Fractures universes are used to lend background lore to otherwise non-canonical in-game elements, such as the Yoroi and Eaglestrike core in Halo Infinite or Belos, Blackguard, and Drengr armors in Halo: The Master Chief Collection. As such, they are often linked to in-game events, such as MCC's Series 8: Mythic or Infinite's Fractures: Tenrai event.
The Belos universe is inspired by classical Greek and Roman culture. In this universe, the Chosen are humans who have been selected to undergo augmentations, making them almost demigods among their people. As such, Chosen serve as commanders and bodyguards within the armies that are sworn to defend the realm of Lacedaemon. The Chosen are equipped with Belos armor.
In the Bioroid universe, the Forerunners created weapon-parasites called Bioroids, infecting beings with the Reclaimer spark within them and convert them into killing machines. The Bioroid are forced to fight against an enemy called the Thinking Death. These infected beings are equipped with the Bioroid armor.
The Blackguard universe is inspired by feudalism and Medieval European culture. In this universe, the Blackguard are knights, protectors, and thieves from many kingdoms who are equipped with sets of specialized armor and powerful weapons. Each kingdom produces its own armor design, but in general the armor is known simply as Blackguard armor.
The Drengr universe is inspired by Norse culture. In this universe, the Skalds are matchless warriors and clever storytellers who collect many tales of epic feats as they fight against the Shapeless Horrors. The Skalds gird themselves for battle with runeplate, also called Drengr armor.
- Main article: Fractures: Entrenched
The Entrenched universe is dieselpunk-themed. In this universe, the soldiers fight using 'ruinously' expensive and tough armor paid for by the working populace to fuel the final fight against the Covenant Invasion. The armor used is Eaglestrike.
Technology and equipment
- Main article: Fractures: Firewall
Whereas other Fractures take place in alternate universes, Firewall is set in the canon Halo universe and provides a glimpse of events inside Created-controlled territory in the aftermath of Cortana's defeat at Installation 07 in late 2559. High Auxiliary Sloan set in motion a contingency plan known as the FIREWALL agendum to create the Executors, cybernetically-augmented humans clad in Chimera armor that would allow artificial intelligences, or "infomorphs" to enact their wills in the corporeal universe. Currently, only one Executor exists as a proof of concept, but Sloan plans to build an army.
- Biologic-directed power blocs
- Infolife assemblies
Technology and equipment
- Basilisk hack
- BRINK Plugin
- Chimera armor
- Abatur variant
- Flenser variant
- Grendel variant
- Merrow variant
- Peaceweaver variant
- Cooperative autonomous munition swarm
- Essence compilation
- Hyperlink network
- Orbital glimmerlance
- Sub-tactical thermonuclear self-destruct device
- TAG Plugin
The Megaframe universe is inspired in Japanese Tokusatsu series. In the Megaframe universe, a being named Halzon gave morphonic keys named "Dynam Rings" to humanity, becoming the Sierra Troopers, with the task of protecting the Sol system from the Auspex Empire, who also seeks to claim the Dynam Rings. Each Sierra Trooper uses the Trooper armor, and when the Sierra Troopers combine their morphonic energies, they can use the Megaframe armor.
Like the Megaframe universe, the Panzerdoll universe is inspired by the Japanese anime franchise Mobile Suit Gundam. In the Panzerdoll universe, the Covenant and the Union Naval Space Combine fight each other using mechatronian technology. The UNSC forces uses the Panzerdoll armor.
- Main article: Fractures: Tenrai
The Tenrai universe is inspired by Japanese culture. In this universe, the 343 clans of the Imperial Court once feuded with each other for generations, but united in the face of an invasion by the Covenant. To defeat the invaders, the clans pooled their knowledge and crafted a new type of armor for their samurai warriors: Yoroi.
- Imperial Court
- 343 clans
- Imperial household
- Covenant invasion
- Arrival of the strange samurai
Technology and equipment
- Aiki weave
- Glass dragon
- Domination spires
- Tanto blade
- Yoroi armor
- Azechi variant
- Chonmage variant
- Hakushika variant
- Hatamoto variant
- Hikeshi variant
- Kabuto variant
- Kawari variant
- Otomosho variant
- Yokai variant
The following is a list of in-game events that are themed around Fractures universes.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection
- Main article: Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Halo: MCC has only featured one Fractures-themed event:
- Series 8: Mythic - Includes the Belos, Blackguard, and Drengr armors from their respective Fractures universes.
- Series 9 - Includes the Bioroid, Megaframe, Panzerdoll, and Trooper armors from their respective Fracture universes, with the exception of the Trooper armors, being part of the Megaframe universe.
- Main article: Halo Infinite
Halo Infinite was the game for which the concept of Fractures was first introduced, as a way to expand the cosmetic customisation options beyond those that would exist within the main Halo universe. Thus, it is expected to feature many Fractures-themed events:
- Fractures: Tenrai - Includes the Yoroi armor core, featured in the Tenrai universe.
- Fractures: Entrenched - Includes the Eaglestrike armor core, featured in the Entrenched universe.
- Fractures: Firewall - Includes the Chimera armor core, featured in the Firewall universe.
Fracture are used as events in Halo Infinite and Halo: The Master Chief Collection to explain the existence of certain armor models, such as Yoroi and specific Series 8: Mythic items, in their relevant games.
Infinite's Fractures: Tenrai event banner.
- Halo Waypoint, FRACTURE: TENRAI EVENT LAUNCH (Retrieved on Nov 23, 2021) [archive]
- Halo Waypoint, Canon Fodder - Myths & Mysteries (Retrieved on Sep 2, 2021) [archive]
- Halo Waypoint, Season 2 Map Previews: Catalyst and Breaker (Retrieved on Apr 15, 2022) [archive]
- Halo Waypoint, Season 2: Modes Preview (Retrieved on Apr 21, 2022) [archive]
- Halo Waypoint, Inside Infinite - June 2021 (Retrieved on Jun 25, 2021) [archive]