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January 21, 2004

John 117 and Dienekes: Redux

Begemotike ( writes:

This was noted earlier on the HSP:

When told that the Persians had archers so numerous that their arrows would block out the sun, Dienekes replied, "Good. Then we shall have our battle in the shade."

I'm sure you realize this, but that's virtually an exact quote for the bezerkers in Myth. Specifically:

"A berserk at the Stair of Grief, having been told that the hosts of the Soulless were so many that their spears would hide the sun, is said to have replied 'Then we shall fight them in the shade.'" -Berserk Flavor Text, Myth TFL

Very interesting, isn't it, when you take that into account the other post of Dienekes and Master Chief...

Since Bungie is obviously aware of that quote and the entire incident, it seems almost certain that the inspiration for the Master Chief comes to some degree from that. Either that, or we think too much.

I'm sure that it does, and I'm sure that we do.

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