Project Magnes (trailer)
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This article is about the trailer for Halo Infinite. For the project that developed the Grappleshot, see Project MAGNES.
A UNSC Archive is accessed. It tells the story of how a civilian engineer created the prototype for the Grappleshot under the name "Project MAGNES", and the many iterations the prototype the equipment went through. The video also showcases the relationship between the engineer and her daughter.
SYSTEM COMPONENT [GRAPPLESHOT] SPARTAN OPERATIONS MJÖLNIR POWERED ASSAULT ARMOR GEN 3 MARK VI
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[GATHERING DATA...] ENTRY DATE: 2549.10.16 AT THE HEIGHT OF THE HUMAN-COVENANT CONFLICT, A CIVILIAN ENGINEER BUILT A PROTOTYPE FOR THE RAPID MASS MANIPULATION OF HEAVY OBJECTS. A DEVICE SHE HOPED THE UNSC WOULD ADOPT AND INTERGRADE INTO THE MASTER CHIEF'S COMBAT ARSENAL.
The scene cuts to a room inside a home with prominent skylights and greenery. An engineer is sat on a desk in the center of the room, working on the Grappleshot's reel mechanism with a soldering iron.
The engineer continues assembling the Grappleshot, and tests its mechanics with a screwdriver. She then addresses a camera wearing the Grappleshot without its outer shell; the video displays information that this is Log Entry 01, and that the recording was made on 2549.08.26 at 22:43.
She aims the grappleshot at a cluster of scrap paper blueprints stuck to her wall.
The engineer tries to fire the Grappleshot, but the firing mechanism weakly spins with no result. The engineer looks dejected, and turns off the camera. Cut to her practicing her strength on a rowing machine, before continuing to work on the device on her desk. She replaces one of the reel mechanisms, before going back to her camera. She is now making Log Entry 04 on 2549.08.27 at 23:18.
The Grappleshot once again fails to fire its projectile.
Cut to the engineer in her bed, making a video call to her daughter on a data pad.
The engineer searches through her plant bed, before making another recording. This is Log Entry 17, made on 2549.08.29 at 10:37.
The engineer continues to examine her plants while soaked from a sprinkler, creates Log Entry 39 on 2549.09.01 at 02:18, uses her rowing machine, harvests a set of leaves from a plant, and returns to conversing with her daughter in bed.
The engineer continues to refine her schematics.
The engineer makes Log Entry 44 on 2549.09.03 at 13:22.
The Grappleshot again fails to fire. The camera returns to the engineer on her bed.
The engineer continues working at her desk, nervously listening to a news broadcast echo thorughout the room.
The engineer makes Log Entry 63 on 2549.09.09 at 15:43.
The engineer continues using her rowing machine, and makes Log Entry 70 on 2549.09.10 at 12:18.
The engineer makes Log Entry 72 on 2549.09.10 at 17:33.
The engineer continues adjusting the Grappleshot, before making Log Entry 75 on 2549.09.12 at 23:43. This time, the Grappleshot successfully fires a short distance. The engineer glances at both the Grappleshot's dart and the camera before turning it off. She continues to intensively use the rowing machine and modify the Grappleshot.
The engineer makes Log Entry 78 on 2549.09.14 at 13:38.
The engineer takes aim at the paper targets, and fires. The dart embeds itself into the wall, and pulls the engineer towards it with great force, knocking her onto the floor. The enginner looks around at both her Grappleshot and the wall impact, and begins to laugh while crying tears of joy.'