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John-117 Spartan Evolved commission by TDSpiral John-117 Spartan Evolved commission by TDSpiral
Another Halo commission for Jordan Nathaniel Wharton.
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Fujin777 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Nice.
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hardcase1 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
cool
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Sergeant-Sunflower Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Haha, awesome.:D

I assume the first one is from one of the books.
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HarryBillyBobGeorge Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Student Filmographer
The movies, actually.
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Sergeant-Sunflower Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Oh, jeez.
Which ones?
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HarryBillyBobGeorge Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Student Filmographer
Legends: The Package and Forward Unto Dawn.
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Sergeant-Sunflower Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
Hmm.
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neowharton Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
Thanks again for making this :)
One of the best uses of my money to this day :)
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Shipwreck5897 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
Can I use this image for a fan-fiction I'm writing?
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Anarkyrie642 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
From first to second, it looks like the armor... devolved.  Then continues to evolve.... until... Jedi Master John Kenobi. lol.  Anyone else think that when they saw the teaser?
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Cyberninjasaurus Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
I mean The Final Master Chief looks more like a beggar to me, with the cloak and his arm stretched out. I mean the armored helmet kinda debunks this theory, but that'd sure be a cool plot twist. 

John 117...vs... the economy
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Robguil4774 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
On the last picture wearing a cloak he looks like a monk or exile.
Or like Cypher from Warhammer 40000.
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Wyzilla Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Never understood the move away from the MK V aesthetic, it looked the best and have the best armor coverage. The redesign of MK VI in Halo 4 doesn't make a lick of sense and looks downright stupid.
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Yhgi117 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree. I personally don't like the new design over the old one.
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Wyzilla Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
Plus for protection, it barely covers the torso, the one spot your want to have the most armor over given that it contains those important things called "organs".

Bro where's muh armor.
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Yhgi117 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not as streamlined, either, providing more grappling points during hand-to-hand combat; and it looks less like a suit of armour and more of just metal bits over a smaller bodysuit.
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QeNos Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where are the new grapple points? It'd be just as easy to grab him by the shoulders, the chest, the knees or anything really with the Mk V or the Mk VI- except maybe the boots, but I don't really think that's too important. The original Mk IV would probably be the most practical in that sense, it's built more like a tank than anything. As for the lack of armour- the overshield is what provides 99% of the actual defence. In the books, without his shielding, he's basically just a marine in terms of protection. You can see that ingame, he bleeds from every shot the instant his shielding goes down, and medikits are just like surgical foam that you spray into a wound- meaning that he's taking direct hits, irrespective of which part of his body is being hit.

And for a more metaphorical take on it- his armour redesign is supposed to represent his development as a character and his 'humanisation'. By showing more of his body, it represents the fact that there is, in fact, a person underneath all the armour plating. Regardless of actual protective value, it certainly makes him 'look' more vulnerable, which I think is part of that whole 'development as a person' thing.

Anyway, I don't really care about my explanation, or the design change. I think the most important aspect of it is that he now looks like a human- which is different from his older style, but considering the way 343 is taking his story, I think it fits. They said they tried to use his old armour design, but it just didn't fit. I suspect it was because they weren't able to show emotion with it.
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artRoysm10 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great details on each of the armors! this is a good way to see the changes in Spartan 117's armor in order. :)
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SEspider Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Sorry if this comes off in a bad way but he looks like he eventually became Jesus, Moses, or Noah.
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The-Aperture-Subject Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"THE FLOOD IS COMING!!!"
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SEspider Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
HA!
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The-Aperture-Subject Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
HA! HA!

Clem Epic face 
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depr4ved Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
wtf do you think your doing with that first one? You think that because they said that chronologically forward unto dawn, the first failure child of 343, a series that came out after halo 4, happens before Halo CE,  so you think that that means that it would be appropriate to put him there, even though his armor has more detail  and then the Halo 4 armor?

You really think thats ok? Because its not. For 1000 reasons its not
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Takashi-Kurita Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
It's totally ok, because it's his painting.  

You don't like it?  Paint something better.  I'm waiting.   Give us a link to your work when you're done.
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The-Aperture-Subject Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
...calm down...
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Shipwreck5897 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
Yeah man, geeze.
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namesOnkeL Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
This is pretty cool. One gripe is that he looks a bit too thin in all but the Combat Evolved and perhaps 5 ones.
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Calleahan Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
It´s beautiful :clap:
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cldwolfe64 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
master kenoby 
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greenmagnagurd Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Nice work, it must have taken a wile to draw.
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13en-works Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
First outfit is by far the best
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Sniper0092 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Mark 5 is my favorite.
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VR-Commando-ATA Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
WHY ARE SO MANY PEOPLE UNDERESTIMATING THE ARMOR'S SURVIVABILITY AGAISNT SAND AND ANYTHING LIKE THAT!?
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agak74u1011 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
I think because it looks damaged
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Dr-XIII Featured By Owner May 22, 2014   Digital Artist
BECAUSE SCIENCE!
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DaGmodSpartan Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
the reason why chief is wearing a poncho it's to protect his armor of the sand (the sand and the metal are not a great combination) so it wont get more damaged than it is already, i believe he will use the poncho in the first mission of the campaign, cuz they dont want the fans to blame poncho chief lol
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TheMonkeysUnkle Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
I'd generally think armour as advanced as mjolnir wouldn't be too affected by sand. Maybe his armour is already broken open and the poncho is to stop the sand from getting into the cracks?
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DaGmodSpartan Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed, that is another good theory too
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Dr-XIII Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014   Digital Artist
Someone knows armor logic all-too-well.
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DaGmodSpartan Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Of course 
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Dr-XIII Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014   Digital Artist
I wonder what damage a BLIZZARD and below-zero temperatures would do to an already-damaged suit of armor?
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DaGmodSpartan Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It Depends of the damage in the metal if its way very very old and damaged the metal would start to turn more fragile and start tearing apart, if is not so damaged there is a good chance that the armor may resist a while the low temperatures, if the person who is wearing is not near of a heat source the armor will turn into its tomb, also it depends much the kind of metal that the armor is made of
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AftermaThXCVII Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Frank O'Connor said it was because he was purposely trying to mask his appearance from something or someone. Plus wouldnt his energy shields protect the armor from the sand?
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DaGmodSpartan Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
The energy shields are just for protection of plasma weapons and other stuff, when its about facing the mother nature you need to cover your self with something more lol
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AaronD1 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Actually coming from a person who has read nearly all the Halo books, the shield protects from everything. It's always there, always on. I remember reading about one part where after the shields were implemented (from stealing the technology of the jackal shields) that it took time for the Spartans to get used to interacting with things, because the shield is a barrier and it's always on. It protects from everything physical, even below the feet. 
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Snake4199 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
I feel like you underestimate mjolnir armor a bit. First of all those energy shields will protect the wearer from much more than energy based weapons. Think a minute, how come they block bullets and melee? Simple, they also deflect kinetic threats. While the threat of sand is ever present due to abrasion wearing/damaging armor, if a bullet can't get through its shields it is doubtful sand will. Even falling damages energy shields. In addition, its rare that we see his armor beimg dirty in canon, most likely due to shields having mo problem deflecting nature. The only thing that could really endanger his shields are sandstorms. A bit of sand/dirt impacting your shields will do nothing if a magnum round is what it takes to bring your shields down an inch. But a sandstorm may potentially get through. At the same time, wearing a poncho would be useless as it'd tear right through. As for temperatures, how many times has John-117 been in the vaccum of space? If you don't count the time he locked his armor on re-entry, he still has been exposed to the great void. The temperatures in space are much more lethal than anything on a habitable planet, exceptions to maybe magma. The armor was designed to fit all conditions, including extremes. The most reasonable answer for why h wears a poncho comes from outside in-game lore. The trailer tried to conceal John's identity. They had to make it look at least fitting for someone who doesn't wear top-of-the-line armor.
(Apologies for typos, this is on mobile)
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Dr-XIII Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014   Digital Artist
Like fur if facing an angry blizzard in your old armor.
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SorefinIrode288 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
So cool. 
Your picture stand out quite a lot. 
 Great job. 
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Kratosismad Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG Master Chief looks so stupid with a poncho.  Seriously, he looks hilarious.  Good work on them all.
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mandospartangirl117 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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