Reviews for The Sum is Greater than its Parts
polarpwnage chapter 3 . 3/18/2017
If you studied Halo lore, Forerunners, prehistoric humanity, prehistoric San'Shyuum, and Huragok were all Tier 1 societies
polarpwnage chapter 1 . 3/17/2017
Huh why does all these Halo crossovers never acknowledge the ancient human technology? In some ways it was on par with Forerunner tech. Also where would that ship graveyard of millions of multi kilometer warships from the final battle between the Flood and Forerunners be located in the galaxy?
chain.reader chapter 19 . 2/6/2017
good story
Axcel chapter 17 . 2/1/2017
So, they retire the invincible superheroes becaaaause... why? I can see why Hood would prioritize human colonies. It makes strategic sense give every Turian world is basically a fortress and thy are a member species of the NSSC and he spent most of his life devoted to defending humanity.

I can even see why he would be so cautious about helping he other species. His gut and subconscious probably has thrown back to the Human-Covenant war. Which would encourage him to both be wary of helping aliens and be super cautious.
Axcel chapter 16 . 2/1/2017
First of all, the reaper cyber attack being so effect pretty much makes the NSSC pointless. Secondly, the attack working makes no sense. Hacking simply does not work that way, nor does sending junk data or whatever. The only way for it to work is by tricking a receiving computer that you have the authority to have that level of access. Screaming over the radio does nothing. Also, a closed network like any warship has is hard to access in the first place for various reasons, including getting your signal throuh its armor and back. Besides, given the difference in technology, NSSC networks are too advanced for reapers to hack, even disregarding that they use a totally alien software language and that their software and hardware are likely not compatible with whatever the reapers use. Among other things.
Axcel chapter 15 . 2/1/2017
In canon the humans call for a united front, are ignored, and shepard has to run around making people do it.
Axcel chapter 14 . 2/1/2017
I hope the council learns of the human-forerunner-flood war. Rip that pole right out of their collectice alien asses.

As for that Turian, he says he doubts the SSC government is doing right for the sake of doing right simply because they're not handing out their technology and he refuses to believe the codex. Well screw him.
Axcel chapter 12 . 2/1/2017
I'm pretty sure canon says your ship's speed is irrelevant in slipspace. Only how you manipulate slipspace matters.
Axcel chapter 11 . 2/1/2017
In a previous chapter, a Sangheili had mentioned or narrated or something that humanity bears the Mantle. Does this mean humans have the final say in all things connected to the Mantle (probably accepting other species' opinions, though) and anything outside of that is shared authority?
Axcel chapter 10 . 2/1/2017
Favoring the Citadel humans would not be a bad thing. They have proven to still overcome all challenges while the rest of their known galaxy does nothing. Torfan, the Blitz, quickly getting a human spectre then a Council seat, overcoming international problems on Earth, etc. Even the existence and advancement of Cerberus all show the Citadel humans live in-line with the "roll and tug of the universe" philosophy of the human Mantle. Also, the SSC can reasonably determine how humans will react to things so focusing on them makes sense pragmatically.

Besides, they know human friends can be trusted and the Citadel humans have never abused their technology. The other Citadel species either are too weak or unenthusiastic to be worth the effort of helping advance or have made abusing their technology and power virtually official policy.
Axcel chapter 10 . 1/31/2017
Uh oh, you forgot the Forerunners never held the Mantle, it was given to Humanity by the Precursors. The Forerunners just claimed to own it. And it is less that they sacrificed themselves fighting the Flood like humanity did and more that the IsoDidact decided he couldn't stand their hypocracy anymore and activated the array while the only Forerunners out of range were those who agreed with him.
Axcel chapter 9 . 1/31/2017
Cerberus will try to bite off more than it can chew (pun!). The SSC would likely react violently to technology theft. Plus the ssc can probably track its technology. Even if Cerberus gets away with it, the technology is too advanced to reverse engineer. Mendicant Bias helped the Covenant with that and Huragok did the fixing because he wanted to search for humanity. Cerberus does not have a convenient Forerunner AI to tell them how to make stuff. To the , it is effectly space magic. Hell, any advances in reverse engineering covenant and forerunner tech is flat out canonically admitted to be thanks to the Librarian's geas. Which ME humans lack.

By the way, ancient humans who fought the forerunners were very similar to Spartan IIs. Can I assume SSC humans have undone the devolvement put on them by the forerunners? Librarian left genetic keys for that purpose, after all.
Axcel chapter 8 . 1/31/2017
You expect us to believe that the scanners of a ship whose technology porportedly surpasses the forerunners is unable to discern the species of the crew of a comparatively caveman-primitive vessel? And that cryo is still used instead of the stasis forerunners had? Bull.
Axcel chapter 7 . 1/30/2017
I hope the SSC uses its technological mastery to rebuild the worlds of Harvested species and to rebuild those species from Reaper genetics and gestalt consciousness.
Axcel chapter 6 . 1/30/2017
You are doing an awesome job! Love your description of the construction and that you are not holding back the tier 1 power. Unlike most writers who have tier 1 humanity using the same tech as the UNSC in the games.
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