You know to add on to my theory, I am begining to think that maybe the Prophets view this as a form of the Rapture. I mean, think about it, a parasite of ultimate destruction is unleashed to destroy everything in it's path. The only way to get rid of it is to end all life in the universe. A great cleansing of all sin, but that means that a few must be left to survive to re-populate it. To begin a new, like in the Rapture.
Nightshade i love you're theory. The Flood are a weapon of massive destruction. The Halo rings are ment to deploy the Flood. But that doesn't explain the role of the Reclaimers. Are they the one's that take back the territory that is controlled ny the Flood. I also don't understand what the Covenant's facination with Forunner tech. I personally think that the prophets knew of the Flood all along and used The Forunner tech as a scapegoat to unleash massive damage onto the Universe. I'm not sure wht you guys think but I like this Thread. I also don't see why you guys think the ark is a shelter from the Flood. What about Onyx? and the other spartans? Maybe the ark is a gateway to that "heaven". maybe when the Ark opens up, the other spartans pop out, or possibly a gajillion Flood. I'm not sure.
It's just another theory.
Edited by Nightshade, 25 April 2007 - 03:38 PM.