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CORTANA
Chief, when you get to Earth, good luck.
MASTER CHIEF
After I deal with Truth...
CORTANA
Don't make a girl a promise if you know you can't keep it.
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MASTER CHIEF
You told me there wouldn't be any cameras.
SERGEANT JOHNSON
And you told me you were going to wear something nice! Folks need heroes, Chief. To give 'em hope. So smile, wouldja? While we still got somethin' to smile about!
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NOTE
A lot of quotes from here are also said through out Halo 3.
CORTANA
What... is that?
GRAVEMIND
I? I am a monument to all your sins.
MASTER CHIEF
Relax. I'd rather not piss this thing off.
ARBITER
Demon!
GRAVEMIND
[growls] This one is machine and nerve, and has its mind concluded... This one is but flesh and faith, and is the more deluded.
ARBITER
Kill me or release me, parasite, but do not waste my time with talk!
GRAVEMIND
There is much talk, and I have listened; through rock and metal and time. Now I will talk, and you shall listen.
MONITOR
Greetings! I am 2401 Penitent Tangent. I am the monitor of Installation 05.
PROPHET OF REGRET
And I... am the Prophet of Regret... counselor most high... hierarch of the Covenant!
2401 PENITENT TANGENT
[Spots the Chief] A reclaimer? Here? At last! We have much to do! this facility must be activated if we are to control this outbreak!
PROPHET OF REGRET
Stay... where you are! Nothing can be done until my sermon is complete!
2401 PENITENT TANGENT
Not true. This facility has a successful utilization record of 1.2 trillion simulated and one actual. It is ready to fire on demand.
PROPHET OF REGRET
Of all the objects our Lords left behind, none are so worthless as these Oracles! They know nothing of the Great Journey!
2401 PENITENT TANGENT
And you know nothing about Containment! You have demonstrated complete disregard for even the most basic protocols!
GRAVEMIND
This one's containment... and this one's Great Journey... are the same.
GRAVEMIND
Your Prophets promised you freedom from a doomed existence... But you will find no salvation on this ring. Those who built this place knew what they wrought. Do not mistake their intent, or all will perish, as they did before.
MASTER CHIEF
This thing is right. Halo is a weapon. Your prophets are making a big mistake.
ARBITER
Your ignorance has already destroyed one of the sacred rings, Demon. It shall not harm another.
GRAVEMIND
If you will not hear the truth, then I will show it to you. There is still time to stop the key from turning, but first it must be found. You will search one likely spot, and you will search another. Fate had us meet as foes, but this ring will make us Brothers!
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ADMIRAL HOOD
Master Chief, you mind telling me what you're doing on that ship?
MASTER CHIEF
Sir? Finishing this fight.
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343 GUILTY SPARK
(grabbing a small computer that is said to be Cortana) If we take this to a safe location, somewhere I can make repairs--
MASTER CHIEF
(grabbing the computer back) On Halo, you tried to kill Cortana. You tried to kill me.
343 GUILTY SPARK
Protocol dictated my response. She had the activation index. And you were going to destroy my Installation. You did destroy my Installation. Now I have only one function: To help you, Reclaimer, as I always should have done.
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CORTANA
I know what you're thinking, and it's crazy.
MASTER CHIEF
So, stay here.
CORTANA
Unfortunately for us both...I like crazy.
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CORTANA
Just one question: what if you miss?
MASTER CHIEF
I won't.
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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!
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MASTER CHIEF
I need a weapon.
SERGEANT JOHNSON
Right this way.