Join Date: May 2010
Location: Within his Tomb in Nehekhara
Okay first off Cortana was not a Forerunner AI, rather she was given all the knowledge they had gleamed from the Reach artifact and presumably similar artifacts. With what they revealed in Halo 4 we can't even be sure that the artifact shown in Reach is Forerunner in origin. And actually if you think about it, how did Cortana in Halo 1 understand Halo's systems as well as she did. After all those Forerunner systems would have been at best difficult for her to interface, translate and understand.
Secondly I'm not going to address the badmouthing of the Star Wars prequels because I've done it far too many times from raging fans who can't comprehend that no prequel (or sequel) could truly capture the feelings the original brought out in us. Plus this is a Halo, Bungie and 343 thread so I don't want to go off on a tangent about a different topic.
However my mentioning of Star Wars and its canon does fit what I was trying to say. Both universes have layers of canon the top of which sits the Prime Canon which for Star Wars is the movies and for Halo the games. Halo Reach's canon supersedes The Fall of Reach's canon just as the canon of the sequel SW trilogy will overwrite any conflicting canon in the various novels and other media in the Expanded Universe despite coming out long before them.
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