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Halo 4’s Lead Antagonist Leaked

The latest trailer for Halo 4 has inadvertently revealed the name of the lead protagonist, Didact, as well as other plot details in a shot which shows a page from the script as spotted by Neogaf via Eurogamer.

Didact is actually a Forerunner, a member of the ancient race responsible for the building of the Halo network in response to the Flood threat. The Covenant believe Didact is a living god and seek to raise him from stasis.

Didact has previously appeared in both the Halo novel Cryptum and in Halo Legends.

  • Didact: “Compassion for mankind is misplaced.”
  • Chief: “I’m not doing this for mankind.” Chief then charges at Didact.
  • Cortana rushes towards Didact and jumps all over him (legs, arms, chest, back).
  • Several takes of “Cortana” tackling and climbing on random objects at full speed.
  • Didact is attacked by Cortana. He attempts to swat at Cortana as a means of self defence.
  • Didact unclenches his fist and drops Chief.

While a section of text from Halo: The Thursday War – another novel with extracts on Amazon – expand upon Didact’s involvement.

  • “Don’t you see it? Requiem. That’s where the Didact was hidden. That’s where they say he waits.”
  • “He tried to fight the flood. He tried to destroy the humans.”
  • “Didact sleeps and must never be woken.”

It has also been revealed that Doctor Halsey will make a return in order to aid Cortana, the AI she created, which has exceeded the life span of a normal AI who can now project herself several times. You can see the freeze-framed shot of the script and the trailer below:

Halo 4: A Hero Awakens

Halo 4 launches worldwide November 6th.