No Fluke

In the hugely popular sci-fi video game Halo, humans do battle with something called the Flood — a disgusting parasitic fungus that takes over the bodies of its victims, converting them into mutilated zombie soldiers.

When that happens to one of our boys, the result looks like this:

According to Wikipedia’s account of the Halo story-line, the Flood were so successful, and so terrifying, that the “ancient Forerunners were forced to kill themselves and all other sentient life nearly 100,000 years before the beginning of Halo in an effort to starve the Flood to death.”

(Kind of like what conservatives are going to have to do to get the deficit under control, I’m afraid. But I digress…)

Well, dear Reader, if you happen to be a South American ant, you’d best be wary, because it seems you might soon find yourself in a similar fix. Have a look here.

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One Comment

  1. Kevin Kim says

    Judging by the armor, the weaponry, and the two-toed footwear, I’d say you’re looking at a partially mutated Covenant Sangheili Elite trooper. And since I’m already on a nerdish tangent, I’m also going to guess that this image is from Halo 2, 3, or Halo: Reach, because it certainly isn’t from the first Halo (the only one I’m intimately familiar with).

    Posted March 4, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Permalink