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Involved in the Battle for Zeta Halo


Glibnub is an Unggoy communications officer and self-proclaimed "Propaganda Overlord" who served in the Banished.[1]


During the Battle for Zeta Halo, Glibnub operated the propaganda towers on Zeta Halo. He regularly issued taunting and demoralizing messages to the UNSC personnel scattered across the ring, while also broadcasting encouraging messages to the other Banished soldiers. These messages would often contain unverifiable statements, half-truths or outright lies. Other times, he broadcasted trivial complaints over the towers.[1] As a result of how obnoxious Glibnub was, he was one of the UNSC survivors' Most Wanted. Whoever killed him would make it to the top of the leaderboard as well as holding bragging rights forever.[2]

As John-117 destroyed the towers one by one, Glibnub began pleading with the human to leave the final tower alone, since without anything to spread his propaganda, Glibnub's purpose within the Banished would be gone and his superiors would kill him.[1][3]

Personality and traits[edit]

Glibnub enjoyed his position in the Banished as a propaganda officer, mainly because it kept him off the battlefield and thus safe from harm. Like many Unggoy, he was mostly concerned with self-preservation and was not above pleading with his enemies (such as begging the Master Chief not to destroy all the towers) when the Banished began losing. He also didn't always take his job seriously, as he would sometimes use the propaganda towers to make personal complaints. As Master Chief and the UNSC began retaking control of Zeta Halo from Banished forces, Glibnub's confidence began to falter, at some points breaking out into hysterical crying and lamenting about his dwindling usefulness over the tower broadcasts.

Glibnub displayed a certain degree of self-awareness at times, even going so far as to occasionally break the fourth wall.

Glibnub was so obnoxious and grated on everyone's nerves so much that he was on the UNSC survivors' list of Most Wanted Banished to be killed simply because the survivors wanted to shut him up rather than for any tactical reason.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c Halo Infinite, open world
  2. ^ a b Halo: The Rubicon Protocol, chapter 21: "Whoever did would immediately get to the top of the leaderboard as well as holding bragging rights forever. It was something they all talked about when meeting other groups and sharing intel. One of their Most Wanted was the irritating Glibnub, holed up somewhere deep in Banished territory"
  3. ^ Halo Infinite, propaganda tower dialogue: "Hey Chief, if you're listening and you're thinking about taking down another tower, wait, okay? Just wait for a sec, because if you take all these towers out, I’m out of a job. A-And if I'm no use to whatever hairy so-and-so takes over for Escharum, I-I'm dead. Where I stand. You wouldn't want that to happen, right? Pal? Right?"
  4. ^ Twitter, Joseph Staten (@joestaten): "Now that #HaloInfinite is out, I can explain that this was a reference to a change we made to the Banished “communication towers.” They originally didn’t have any VO, just a cool mechanical sound, and we thought they could use a little more Grover-ish personality aka #Glibnub."
  5. ^ Halo Infinite, propaganda tower dialogue: "Is that leadership you can trust? Hell no! Join the Banished. No humans have joined yet, but hey, first time for everything." - Glibnub
  6. ^ Halo: The Rubicon Protocol, chapter 20