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For the Forerunner AI construct, see Mendicant Bias.
Mendicant (Latin "begging") is a term that refers to begging or relying on charitable donations and is most widely used for religious followers or ascetics who rely exclusively on charity to survive. The idea has gone back many years, both in human and Sangheili ideology.
Some of these Sangheili still follow Mendicant traditions very loosely, such as reciting ritual meditations while in combat, hoping for good fortune. Fleet Master Voro Nar 'Mantakree was one such Sangheili who practiced Mendicant.
Some SPARTAN-IIs have similar casual adherence to the ideologies of Zen.
List of appearances
- Halo: Ghosts of Onyx (First appearance)
- ^ Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, page 227