Halo Alpha
Halo Alpha

“It's not enough to win. You want nothing left of your enemy but a skull nailed to a fencepost so everybody understands the cost of crossing you.”
— Durga

Durga is a fragment of the A.I. Melissa that wasn't sent back to 2004 to infect the Ilovebees.com site after the explosive Slipspace incident on the UNSC Apocalypso.


Instead it somehow ended up in the present (2552) on the computer of Jersey Morelli. The fragment of Melissa didn't know her past, only that she liked to find things.[1] Jersey named her Durga because he believed it suited her personality.

Durga is the only known source of the .wav files or Axons that told much of the I love bees storyline. From 2004 The Operator apparently had a link to the future via Durga, according to the hives.html monologue - indicating that she was spying on Durga, spying on others and that the axon memories are occurring in real time.

As she likes to find things Durga spies on people, people that she picks but for reasons she doesn't understand. She spied on Janissary James for Jersey, and spies on Kamal because a part of her knows that Kamal is her brother. She also spies on Rani Sobeck and Herzog as directed by Melissa but seems to not be aware of it. At James James' funeral, Jersey offers Durga to Jan to assist in apprehending Thin Kinkle and Monster Ann.


Even though she grows a strange, almost familial attachment to Jersey, one thing Durga will not do, however, is transfer Jersey's father, Jason Morelli, to a safer military assignment on Earth. Despite all of her moral and ethical "flexibility," she understands the nature of military duty and will not compromise it, although Jersey wants nothing more than for her to bring Jason home.

However, this may also be because Durga has some knowledge of the Covenant attack force coming to Earth. If this were the case, she would realize that Jason would be safer in the colonies than back on Earth, where much of the population will soon be killed.


  • In the early drafts of the ilovebees story line, Jersey Morelli's last name was actually Singh.[2] Jersey chose the name Durga after the Hindu deity, Durga, a multihanded female warrior goddess. Later drafts saw Jersey's name and heritage change but the Durga name stuck.

List of appearances[]


  1. Partial transcript of Jersey.wav
    Jersey: What are you?
    Durga: I like to find things ... I think I like to find things out.
    Jersey: What kind of things?
    Durga: I don't know, I can't remember.
  2. Chat with I Love Bees creators

Related Pages[]

Personas of Yasmine Zaman
Yasmine Zaman | Melissa | Sleeping Princess | Operator | Durga