Bungie staff member Joseph Staten noted that until the Master Chief was created, Bungie had not paid any attention to how to make people want to play in the world of Halo.  Instead, he is captured as a live specimen for study. Halsey was interested to hear what their investigation had unearthed so far, but they reported not being authorized to share anything further than their having concluded that the cognitive duress and strain Cortana had sustained since the discovery of Installation 04 was partially responsible. , Halsey was then taken to the Librarian's Rest, where Jul 'Mdama had her disable the shield previously erected during Doctor Glassman's attempts to access the shrine. Fred-104, voiced by Andrew Lowe in Halo: Legends, portrayed by Tony Giroux in Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn and Travis Willingham in the Halo 2: Anniversary Terminals and in Halo 5: Guardians, is a Spartan-II and one of the Master Chief's closest friends. 'Vadum appears in the novella Halo: Shadow of Intent taking place after the war.  Using the Forerunner technology she had been fiddling with upon first arriving on the planet, she was able to receive a coded message from Roland on the UNSC Infinity, who informed the doctor that Earth had been taken offline by the rogue A.I.s and that they had just managed to escape. However, Hood blames himself for the situation due to allowing the Master Chief free rein and falls into a depression. Halsey disputed Admiral Cole's characterization of the mission as a failure, seeing as the Lucky Break seemed to have always been a trapâone perhaps meant to capture Spartansâthat had not borne fruit for the Covenant. Nyeto also spoke in John's defense, but in doing so let on that he may be younger than the age currently being claimed for him.  She left things with him there, however, and just offered that they'd be speaking soon. The garbled messages demonstrated the A.I. The 'recruited' children were replaced with flash clones, all of whom died due to various neurological and physiological diseases that were the natural side effects of making an entire human flash clone.  Halsey placed a viral termination code in her kernel but then could not tell whether she remained unaware of it or had already isolated and bypassed it. Osman washed out of the SPARTAN Program. The adversary responsible called itself "the Covenant" and had broadcast a message announcing that the destruction of humanity was the will of its gods. charged with organizing Forerunner defense against the Flood. Intrepid Eye destroys Fred's AI Wendell and nearly escapes using Fred's armor, but Veta Lopis, a Gao investigator who was investigating a series of murders committed by Intrepid Eye, disables Fred's suit with an explosive she had earlier planted and the rogue AI is captured. 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