FANDOM


Line 16: Line 16:
 
{{Quote|There won’t ''be'' any program — not like the Spartan-Twos, anyway. Or the Spartan-Threes, if I can help it. We’re back to using consenting adults now, like we did in Project Orion.|[[Margaret Parangosky]]<ref name="Halo: Glasslands434"/>}}
 
{{Quote|There won’t ''be'' any program — not like the Spartan-Twos, anyway. Or the Spartan-Threes, if I can help it. We’re back to using consenting adults now, like we did in Project Orion.|[[Margaret Parangosky]]<ref name="Halo: Glasslands434"/>}}
   
The '''SPARTAN-IV Program''' is the fourth generation of the [[SPARTAN Program]] consisting of members recruited from the [[United Nations Space Command|UNSC]]'s military who were [[SPARTAN-IV augmentation procedures|augmented]] to be capable of wearing a new variant of the [[Mjolnir Powered Assault Armor (GEN2)]] armor. This phase was initiated by [[Admiral]] [[Margaret Parangosky]] after the [[Human-Covenant war]].<ref name="Halo page 422">'''[[Halo: Glasslands]]''', ''page 422''</ref>
+
The '''SPARTAN-IV Program''' is the fourth generation of the [[SPARTAN Program]] consisting of members recruof wearing a new variant of the [[Mjolnir Powered Assault Armor (GEN2)]] armor. This phase was initiated by [[Admiral]] [[Margaret Parangosky]] after the [[Human-Covenant war]].<ref name="Halo page 422">'''[[Halo: Glasslands]]''', ''page 422''</ref>
   
 
Similar to the original [[ORION Project]], the SPARTAN-IV Program would only consist of adult volunteers as opposed to young children.<ref name="Halo: Glasslands434">'''[[Halo: Glasslands]]''', ''page 434''</ref> When the program was started, surviving members of previous Spartan generations were offered an opportunity to be integrated into it.<ref name="Page435">'''[[Halo: Glasslands]]''', ''page 435''</ref> SPARTAN-IV recruits are drawn from active combat veterans of any branch as well as young soldiers who show potential to be Humanity's next guardians.<ref name="EH">'''[[Eleventh Hour reports]]''', ''part 3''</ref> The physical augmentations of the SPARTAN-IVs, while more advanced than their predecessors, still cannot produce similar results without risk of a high failure rate, due to the lack of genetic requirements.<ref>'''Halo: Initiation'''-''Issue 2''</ref> This drawback is reconciled by modifying the individual to the closest margin possible of the two previous Spartan programs physical results and then relying on Mjolnir Powered Assault Armor (GEN2) armor to enhance the Spartan's abilities even more than that of [[Mjolnir Powered Assault Armor|Mjolnir]] GEN1 armor.<ref name="frankie">[http://members.shaw.ca/laird2/temp/derp/interview.mp3 '''Frank O'Connor interview during San Diego Comic-Con 2012'''] 1:15 - 2:10</ref><ref>'''Halo: New Blood'''-''Chapter 14''</ref>
 
Similar to the original [[ORION Project]], the SPARTAN-IV Program would only consist of adult volunteers as opposed to young children.<ref name="Halo: Glasslands434">'''[[Halo: Glasslands]]''', ''page 434''</ref> When the program was started, surviving members of previous Spartan generations were offered an opportunity to be integrated into it.<ref name="Page435">'''[[Halo: Glasslands]]''', ''page 435''</ref> SPARTAN-IV recruits are drawn from active combat veterans of any branch as well as young soldiers who show potential to be Humanity's next guardians.<ref name="EH">'''[[Eleventh Hour reports]]''', ''part 3''</ref> The physical augmentations of the SPARTAN-IVs, while more advanced than their predecessors, still cannot produce similar results without risk of a high failure rate, due to the lack of genetic requirements.<ref>'''Halo: Initiation'''-''Issue 2''</ref> This drawback is reconciled by modifying the individual to the closest margin possible of the two previous Spartan programs physical results and then relying on Mjolnir Powered Assault Armor (GEN2) armor to enhance the Spartan's abilities even more than that of [[Mjolnir Powered Assault Armor|Mjolnir]] GEN1 armor.<ref name="frankie">[http://members.shaw.ca/laird2/temp/derp/interview.mp3 '''Frank O'Connor interview during San Diego Comic-Con 2012'''] 1:15 - 2:10</ref><ref>'''Halo: New Blood'''-''Chapter 14''</ref>
Line 48: Line 48:
 
*[[Vladimir Scruggs]] {{C|KIA}}
 
*[[Vladimir Scruggs]] {{C|KIA}}
 
*[[Terry Ledge]]
 
*[[Terry Ledge]]
*[[Paul DeMarco]] {{C|KIA}}
+
*[[Paul DeMarco]] {{C|KIA}}[[Gabriel Thorne]]<ref name="MightyApe H4LE">[http://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/Xbox-360/Halo-4-Limited-Edition/20302628/images/13549027/ '''MightyApe.co.nz:''' ''Halo 4 Limited Edition screenshots'']</ref>
*[[Tedra Grant]]
 
*[[Anthony Madsen]]
 
*[[Gabriel Thorne]]<ref name="MightyApe H4LE">[http://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/Xbox-360/Halo-4-Limited-Edition/20302628/images/13549027/ '''MightyApe.co.nz:''' ''Halo 4 Limited Edition screenshots'']</ref>
 
 
*[[Carlo Hoya]]
 
*[[Carlo Hoya]]
 
*[[Fredric Zurenia]] {{C|KIA}}
 
*[[Fredric Zurenia]] {{C|KIA}}
*[[Scott Macrae]] {{C|KIA}}
 
*[[Horatio Fry]]
 
 
*[[Cara Costabile]] {{C|KIA}}
 
*[[Cara Costabile]] {{C|KIA}}
 
*[[Bradford Gale]]
 
*[[Bradford Gale]]
Line 71: Line 69:
 
*Red and Blue SPARTAN-IVs were released in ''Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition'' Skin Pack 4.
 
*Red and Blue SPARTAN-IVs were released in ''Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition'' Skin Pack 4.
 
*Instead of being given a number to go with their first name, SPARTAN-IVs are referred to as ''Spartan'' followed by their last name or full name.
 
*Instead of being given a number to go with their first name, SPARTAN-IVs are referred to as ''Spartan'' followed by their last name or full name.
*Dr. Catherine Halsey and Cortana consider SPARTAN-IVs to be inferior to SPARTAN-IIs because they haven't undergone a lifetime of military training and indoctrination.
+
*Dr. Catherine Halsey and Cortana consider SPARTAN-IVs to be inferior to SPARTAN-IIs because they haven't undergone a lifetime of military training and indoctrination
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
Line 96: Line 94:
 
**''[[Spartan Ops]] ''
 
**''[[Spartan Ops]] ''
 
*''[[Halo: The Thursday War]]'' {{Mo}}
 
*''[[Halo: The Thursday War]]'' {{Mo}}
*''[[Halo: Spartan Assault]]''
+
*
*''[[Halo: Initiation]] ''
+
*''[[Spartan|Halo: Initiationsor]]''{{Ref/SourceList|Columns=2}}
*''[[Halo: Escalation]]''
 
*''[[Halo 5: Guardians]]''
 
 
==Sources==
 
{{Ref/SourceList|Columns=2}}
 
 
{{SpartanPrograms}}
 
{{SpartanPrograms}}
   

Revision as of 21:37, February 13, 2018

35#.png35#.png

“There won’t be any program — not like the Spartan-Twos, anyway. Or the Spartan-Threes, if I can help it. We’re back to using consenting adults now, like we did in Project Orion.”

The SPARTAN-IV Program is the fourth generation of the SPARTAN Program consisting of members recruof wearing a new variant of the Mjolnir Powered Assault Armor (GEN2) armor. This phase was initiated by Admiral Margaret Parangosky after the Human-Covenant war.[3]

Similar to the original ORION Project, the SPARTAN-IV Program would only consist of adult volunteers as opposed to young children.[2] When the program was started, surviving members of previous Spartan generations were offered an opportunity to be integrated into it.[4] SPARTAN-IV recruits are drawn from active combat veterans of any branch as well as young soldiers who show potential to be Humanity's next guardians.[5] The physical augmentations of the SPARTAN-IVs, while more advanced than their predecessors, still cannot produce similar results without risk of a high failure rate, due to the lack of genetic requirements.[6] This drawback is reconciled by modifying the individual to the closest margin possible of the two previous Spartan programs physical results and then relying on Mjolnir Powered Assault Armor (GEN2) armor to enhance the Spartan's abilities even more than that of Mjolnir GEN1 armor.[7][8]

History

Sometime prior to the public iteration of the SPARTAN-IV program, ONI Section III authorized a top secret, experimental phase of the program, without direct permission from High Command. This variation of the program would attempt to produce super-soldiers whose physical prowess rendered Mjolnir obsolete. Only one of the ten candidates, Ilsa Zane, survived the augmentation process. She was considered mentally unstable due to the augmentations and was forced deep within the layers of ONI.[9]

The current SPARTAN-IV program was commissioned due to the success of the SPARTAN-II and SPARTAN-III Programs. The program was initiated by Musa-096, a washout of the SPARTAN-II program's augmentation process. Even with his resentment for Dr. Catherine Halsey, Musa recognized the importance that SPARTANs had in the effort of protecting Humanity, even after the Human-Covenant war.[10] The SPARTAN-IV program was approved by Admiral Margaret Parangosky, when she was still in command of the Office of Naval Intelligence. At first, Parangosky wanted James Ackerson to head the program with Halsey by his side. However, Ackerson died during the aftermath of the Battle of Mare Erythraeum and Halsey was arrested after returning from Onyx.[11] The program was continued by Musa and Jun-A266, a former member of the SPARTAN-III Alpha Company.[3][10]

In addition to the majority of the SPARTAN-IVs being adult volunteers, all remaining SPARTAN-IIIs were offered to be incorporated into the Spartan branch.[4] Many of the remaining SPARTAN-IIIs were fitted into the Spartan branch while the rest were moved to non-combatant status.[12] The first class of SPARTAN-IVs consisted of 145 individuals and went active on January 7, 2553.[13] They trained with each other in War Games simulations in order to be constantly prepared for battle. SPARTAN-IVs also train in multiple different forms of martial arts when not active in the War Games simulator.[14] Select SPARTAN-IIs who were thought to be MIA have also participated in their training.[13]

Known Personnel

Trivia

  • An average SPARTAN-IV in GEN2 Mjolnir Armor can fight on par with an average SPARTAN-II in GEN1 Mjolnir due to the GEN2 armor being more advanced. However, without armor, SPARTAN-IIs are vastly superior to Spartan IVs.[7][19]
  • There were a small fraction of SPARTAN-IVs active before the end of the Human-Covenant war.[20]
  • SPARTAN-IVs are part of a new branch in the UNSC simply called "Spartan." The new branch operates independently of the Army, Navy, and Marines. They are no longer considered assets of the Navy or Office of Naval Intelligence.[16][21][22]
  • In addition to being deployed on UNSC Infinity, SPARTAN-IVs are also stationed on ONIRF Trevelyan and Installation 03.[23]
  • Red and Blue SPARTAN-IVs were released in Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Skin Pack 4.
  • Instead of being given a number to go with their first name, SPARTAN-IVs are referred to as Spartan followed by their last name or full name.
  • Dr. Catherine Halsey and Cortana consider SPARTAN-IVs to be inferior to SPARTAN-IIs because they haven't undergone a lifetime of military training and indoctrination

Gallery

Appearances

  • 2.0 2.1 Halo: Glasslands, page 434
  • 3.0 3.1 Halo: Glasslands, page 422
  • 4.0 4.1 Halo: Glasslands, page 435
  • Eleventh Hour reports, part 3
  • Halo: Initiation-Issue 2
  • 7.0 7.1 Frank O'Connor interview during San Diego Comic-Con 2012 1:15 - 2:10
  • Halo: New Blood-Chapter 14
  • Halo Initiation - Issue 3
  • 10.0 10.1 Halo: Initiation, Issue 1
  • Halo: Glasslands, page 147
  • Halo Waypoint: Catalog Interaction - Page 14
  • 13.0 13.1 Halo Waypoint - Spartans
  • Image showing Thorne, Madsen, and other Spartan-IVs sparring in different forms of MixedMartialArts.
  • 15.0 15.1 YouTube - Halo 4: Spartan Ops Gameplay
  • 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 Halo 4 Limited Edition
  • MightyApe.co.nz: Halo 4 Limited Edition screenshots
  • 18.0 18.1 18.2 Halo: New Blood
  • Gameinformer, Halo 5: GuardiansUnmasking The Fireteam Hunting Master Chief
  • Halo: Glasslands-Page ???
  • Halo WaypointSPARTAN-IV
  • Halo: Initiation, page 23-25
  • Halo 4Defender armor description
  • Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.