"Silence fills the empty grave now that I have come. But my mind is not at rest...I shall ask and you(cortana) shall answer!" End of credits he says this in a confusing cinematic. Why is he called gravemind? Is he like the lord of the flood? Why is he like a squid gone retarded? And what kind of role will he play in halo 3? I have asked, and now you shall answer...
Yeah he/it? is sort of like a hive mind, just think Overmind from Starcraft and you will get a pretty good picture of what he/it? is.
And in Halo 2 when he sends Master Chief and the Arbiter on their little errands to retrieve the index, its wasn't just to save everyone from being killed (remember the flood need hosts), it was also a diversion to reach High Charity and take it over, so you know he/it? will not be friendly in Halo 3.
I have never played starcraft, another question I have is how were the first infection forms created...Gravemind? The questions he asks, the knowledge he knows...he must have some greater purpose other than feeding on sentient life...
Maybe the Flood resulted from the Forerunners doing experiments in genetic engineering that went horribly wrong?.
Thats possible, the forerunners were like mad scientists.(they built halo...) But it still doesnt explain the gravemind, hes too big. I guess bungie made him just to keep us posting threads about HALO 3????????!!!!!!!!!!!
I just have so many questions about this and i wish more ppl would reply. What happens to cortana??? Maybe she will become part of graveminds collection of brainiacs. He has prophet of regret(which doesnt make sense) and another monitor. But what i mean is, will she ever be rescued or back in MC's head safe and sound?
Cortana?, probably, maybe she will be saved somehow by the Arbiter and Sgt Johnson and the daughter of captain Keyes (cant remember her name).
Maybe he is a forerunner. Very possible indeed.
Miranda Keyes^. I highly doubt hes a forerunner, there are no surviving forerunners, but there A.I. robots have told us alot about them. Gravemind is all flood, we have no clue what the forerunners look like anyone.
I think the humans could be the forerunners, think about it, 343 Guilty Spark and 2401 Panitent Tangent always reffer to when they see humans as "Reclaimers", and the Gravemind says to Master Chief and Cortana when she says "what is that?" (or something like that), he respons with: "a monument to your sins", and then at the end when the Arbiter asks 343 GS where the Ark is, the cutscence suddenly changes to Master Chief approching Earth in that Forerunner ship, which also hints at humans possibly being the Forerunners by the ship being there at Earth.