Manipular was a Forerunner title given to adolescents. They were on average slightly over two meters tall.[note 1] These young members of society typically followed their families' lineage going into their particular rate. As Manipulars had not yet made the mutation to a first-form, they were identified as "Form Zero" in their names. Manipulars formed divisional groups known as Maniples.
- Bornstellar-Makes-Eternal-Lasting was a Manipular before his mutation by the Ur-Didact and subsequent transformation into a secondary Didact.
- Bornstellar's son
The term "Maniple" is derived from an ancient Roman military unit. "Manipular" is the adjective form of the word.
List of appearances
- Halo: Cryptum (First appearance)
- Halo: Primordium (Mentioned only)
- Halo: Silentium (Mentioned only)
- Halo Mythos
- Halo: Fractures
- The Path Kethona Forerunners were stated to be approximately two-thirds the height of a "healthy Manipular" (Halo: Silentium, p. 134), at their height of less than 1.5 meters (Halo: Silentium, p. 141).
- Halo: Cryptum, forward jacket description
- Halo: Cryptum, p. 33
- Halo: Cryptum, p. 37, 148