Halo: Combat Evolved

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Halo: Combat Evolved, informally known as Halo 1, is a first-person shooter video game released for the XBox console in 2001. It is the first game in the Halo franchise.


[From the introductive movie of the level The Pillar of Autumn on various difficulties]
Sergeant Avery Junior Johnson:[Easy] Men...keep your eyes down range, fingers on your triggers, and we all go home in one piece. [turns around] Am I right, Marines!?
Sergeant Johnson: [Normal] Once again, it is our job to finish what the flyboys started. We are leaving this ship, platoon, and engaging the Covenant on solid ground. When we meet the enemy, we will rip their skulls from their spines, and toss 'em away, laughin'! [turns around] Am I right, Marines!?
Sergeant Johnson: [Heroic] Men, here is where we show those split-chin squid-head sons-of-bitches that they could not have picked a worse enemy than the human race! We are going to blow the hell out of those dumb bugs, until we don't have anything left to shoot 'em with! And then we are going to strangle them with their own-living-guts! [turns around] Am I right, Marines!?
Sergeant Johnson: [Legendary] Men, we led those dumb bugs out to the middle of nowhere to keep 'em from gettin' their filthy claws on Earth. But, we stumbled onto somethin' they're so hot for, that they're scramblin' over each other to get it. Well, I don't care if it's God's own anti-son-of-a-bitch machine, or a giant hula hoop, we're not gonna let 'em have it! What we will let 'em have is a belly full of lead, and a pool of their own blood to drown in! [turns around] Am I right, Marines!?
Marines: SIR, YES SIR!
Sergeant Johnson: Mmmhmm. Damn right, I am. Now move it out! Double time! [Marines rush off to meet incoming Covenant boarders] All you green horns who wanted to see Covenant up close, this is gonna be your lucky day!

Cortana: A dozen Covenant superior battleships against a single Halcyon-class cruiser. With those odds, I'm content with three…make that four kills. [to the Master Chief] Sleep well?
Master Chief: No thanks to your driving, yes.
Cortana: So you did miss me.

[When the Master Chief's shields fail for the first time in the game]
Cortana: Keep your head down! There's two of us in here now, remember?

[Anniversary: From the first Terminal]
343 Guilty Spark: Greetings, humans, and welcome to Installation 04! Ignore prior warnings, and please continue. I have disabled defensive systems to allow your approach, but you must not exit your ship once you have arrived at the designated landing center. This ring contains significant dangers, and even with your assumed legacy, I must verify the presence and pitch of your geas before allowing full access. We have much to discuss, humans. I have been away far too long. You have been away far too long.

Cortana: Now would be a VERY good time to leave!

[Anniversary: From the second Terminal]
343 Guilty Spark: [voiceover] The history of all Forerunners was now lost to us. We relied upon the permanence of the Domain to preserve our record of the events that led to this point. But without that record, would future civilizations know anything about us? Or only of our weapons? My fellow Monitor, 049 Abject Testament, had only one comment on this before we went our separate ways.
049 Abject Testament: We deserve to be forgotten.
343 Guilty Spark: Perhaps...perhaps.

[The Chief and Cortana are on an escape pod hurtling toward Halo's surface]
Cortana: Sure you wouldn't rather take a seat?
Master Chief: We'll be fine.

[In reference to fin-like dorsal respirator]
Grunt: Can't! Run! With! Thing! On! Back!

Generic Marine: My God, those things are even uglier when they're dead!

[Repeated line]
343 Guilty Spark: Hmmmmhmm... I am a genius.

[From the ending cinematic of the level Assault on the Control Room]
Cortana: This ring isn't a cudgel, you barbarian! It's something else...something much more important...The Covenant were right! This ring, it's Forerunner. Give me a second to access... yes, the Forerunners built this palace, what they called a, "fortress world," in order to... no... no, that can't be. Oh, those Covenant fools! They must've known, there must have been signs!
Master Chief: Slow down, you're losin' me!
Cortana: The Covenant...found something...buried beneath the ring...something horrible...and now, they're afraid.
Master Chief: Something buried? What-?
Cortana: The captain! We've got to stop the captain!
Master Chief: Keyes?? But-?
Cortana: The weapons cache he's looking for, it's not really-we can't let him get inside!
Master Chief: I don't understa-
Cortana: There's no time! Get out of here! Find Keyes, stop him! Before it's too late!
[The Master Chief rushes out of the Control Room to go after Keyes]

[A section of recorded footage from Pvt. Jenkins' helmet. A group of Marines are riding in a Pelican]
Private Bisenti: [About the loud music Johnson is playing in the troop bay] Why do we have to listen to this old stuff, Sarge?
Sergeant Johnson: Watch your mouth, son. This "stuff" is your history. It should remind you grunts of what we're fightin' to protect!
Private Bisenti: Hey, if the Covenant want to wipe out this particular part of my history...that's fine by me.
Marine: Yeah, better it than us!
Sergeant Johnson: You ask 'em real nice next time you see 'em, Bisenti...I'm sure they'll be happy to oblige.
Female Pelican Pilot: LZ looks clear; I'm bringing us down.
[The Pelican descends to the jungle floor]
Sergeant Johnson: Go, go go!
[The Marines rapidly exit the Pelican and the section of footage ends]

Sergeant Johnson: I would have been your daddy, but the dog beat me over the fence!

[At the beginning of the level Two Betrayals, when the Master Chief's attempt to activate Halo at the direction of 343 Guilty Spark fails mysteriously]
343 Guilty Spark: Odd. That wasn't supposed to happen. [Cortana appears]
Cortana: Oh, really?
Master Chief: Cortana!
Cortana: I spent the last 12 hours cooped up in here, watching you toady about helping that thing get set to slit our throats.
Master Chief: Hold on now, he's a friend.
Cortana: Oh, I didn't realize! He's your pal, is he? Your chum? Do you have any idea what that bastard almost made you do!?
Master Chief: Yes, activate Halo's defenses and destroy the Flood, which is why we brought the Index to the control center.
Cortana: [holding the Index the Master Chief just placed in the core] You mean this?
343 Guilty Spark: A construct? In the core? That is absolutely unacceptable!
Cortana: Sod off!
343 Guilty Spark: What impertinence- I shall purge you at once!
Cortana: You sure that's a good idea?
343 Guilty Spark: How- How- How dare you! I'll-
Cortana: Do what!? I have the Index. You can just float and sputter!
Master Chief: Enough! The Flood is spreading. If we activate Halo's defenses, we can wipe them out.
Cortana: You have no idea how this ring works, do you? Why the Forunners built it? Halo doesn't kill Flood, it kills their food. Humans, Covenant, whatever! We are all equally edible. The only way to stop the Flood is to starve them to death, and that's exactly what Halo is designed to do, wipe the galaxy clean of all sentient life! You don't believe me? Ask him!
Master Chief: [turns to Guilty Spark] Is it true?
343 Guilty Spark: ...More or less. Technically, this installation's pulse has a maximum effective radius of 25,000 light-years, but once the others follow suit, this galaxy will be quite devoid of life, or at least any life with sufficient biomass to sustain the Flood. But, you already knew that. I mean, how couldn't you?
Cortana: Left out that little detail, did he?
343 Guilty Spark: We have followed outbreak containment procedure to the letter. You were with me each step of the way as we managed this crisis.
Cortana: Chief, I'm picking up movement.
343 Guilty Spark: Why would you hesitate to do what you have already done?
Cortana: We need to go, right now!
343 Guilty Spark: [as the Chief puts Cortana back into his helmet and Sentinels appear around him] Last time, you asked me, if it were my choice, would I do it? Having had considerable time to ponder your query, my answer has not changed. There is no choice. We must activate the ring.
Cortana: Get...us...out...of here.
343 Guilty Spark: If you are unwilling to help, I will simply find another. Still, I must have the Index. Give your construct to me, or I will be forced to take it from you.
Master Chief: That's not going to happen.
343 Guilty Spark: So be it. [to the Sentinels] Save his head; dispose of the rest.
[Guilty Spark teleports out of the room and the Sentinels attack]

[Early on in the level Keyes]
Captain Keyes: [over the radio] Chief...don't be a fool...leave me.
Cortana: [frantic] Captain? Captain?! I've lost him.

[Anniversary: From the ninth Terminal, Keyes being assimilated by the Proto-Gravemind]]
Gravemind: No more, what you were. Memories... Emotions... All is now ours.
Keyes: [defiantly] Keyes, Jacob. Captain. Service number 01928-19912-JK! You will not! Have! Me!
Gravemind: ...we already do.

[At the beginning of the level The Maw, the Master Chief is flying a Banshee towards one of the Pillar of Autumn's empty lifepod airlocks]
Cortana: This thing is falling apart!
Master Chief: It'll hold.
Cortana: We're not going to make it!
Master Chief: We'll make it.
Cortana: Pull up! Pull up!
[The Banshee suddenly dips and crashes into the wreck of the Pillar of Autumn]
Cortana: [sardonic] You did that on purpose, didn't you?
[the Master Chief appears intact]

[Anniversary: From the final Terminal]
343 Guilty Spark: I shall renew efforts to make contact with the others rings immediately. This "Covenant" may be useful to me, although I don't think they fully understand what they claim to seek. Still, it makes no difference to me what they believe, as long as they do what must be done. Hmmm... I sound like her! But what I would not give to have earned a single company of Prometheans here right now. They would most certainly restore order with their trademark lethality, although...that would mean he would have to be here, too. And without the Librarian around to temper his rage, well... These Reclaimers might almost prefer the Flood.

[Looking around the Pillar of Autumn's ruined bridge, just before activating the Autumn's self-destruct sequence]
Cortana: I leave home for a few days, and look what happens. This won't take long.

[Ending scene of the game, after the Master Chief has destroyed Halo and fled in a Longsword fighter]
Master Chief: Did anyone else make it?
Cortana: Scanning...just dust and echoes. We're all that's left...We did what we had to do - for Earth. An entire Covenant armada obliterated, and the Flood...We had no choice. Halo, it's finished.
Master Chief: No, I think we're just getting started.
[The Master Chief removes his helmet as the camera backs out of the Longsword and turns to look at the stars]