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Heretic, Hero by Tekka-Croe Heretic, Hero by Tekka-Croe
Another illustration for the Halo story which :iconthe-crimson-wolf: and I have worked on in the past.

"Human weapons are primitive and barbaric, and they are also ideally suited to comprehensively dismantling Flood forms." -Harran Montorsee

This is one of the main characters, Harran Montorsee (or Harran Montors, having removed the "ee" honorific following the Great Schism), a Special Ops Elite who leads a Flood-containment squad. Crimson Wolf actually came up with this guy's back story a very long time ago: He's one of the SpecOps Elites who accompanied the Arbiter into the Library on Delta Halo in Halo 2. During that mission he had a... bonding experience with a shotgun, and as a result he and his team employ Human weapons such as the shotgun and flamethrower to great effect, regardless of any taboo this may incur.

The beam shield was inspired by a piece of early unused concept art for Halo CE, by Bungie concept artist Shi Kai Wang.

Halo (c) Microsoft, 343i
Harran Montorsee (c) :iconthe-crimson-wolf:
Artwork (c) :icontekka-croe:
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:iconthelvadam677:
thelvadam677 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
very cool wow ^^
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sgtlegendkiller Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Student Writer
So, is this your character?
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:icontechshiftzeiro:
TechShiftZeiro Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man this an awesome sketch, how do you manage to get the proportions so correctly fit?
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:iconabdamit:
abdamit Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
can you give a noob like me some tips for drawing THIS great ?!
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:iconjacobmosovich:
jacobmosovich Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is the way badasses do it. Get a kig-yar shield and a shotgun maybe a rocket launcher secondary weapon and you've got an invincible foe. It makes you wonder what the war would have been like if they gave hunters energy shields and personal shields too. "Shudders" poor Chief.
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:icongrlemon3:
GrLemon3 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Amazing! Elite with shotgun <3
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:icontobymanic:
Tobymanic Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
now i wanna see a grunt using a hand gun or magnum. that would be something unusial. Grunts with Precision.
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:iconcharizardag:
charizardag Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
sweetness
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:iconshortbreadbiscuits:
ShortbreadBiscuits Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
for sanghelios!
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:iconnamelessmanic:
NamelessManic Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
This guy is from a story you worked on? Is it available to read?
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:iconbitchinviagra:
BitchinViagra Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Epic dude
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:iconblackopsspartan:
BlackOpsSpartan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Kick ass! :D
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:icondystatic-studio:
Dystatic-Studio Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
"Heretic, Hero, Heroic."

:)
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:iconspartan-297:
SPARTAN-297 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Do you mind If I use this character as inspiration for a character of mine -- Ulon Remam'ai? It's for a story I'm making, called Halo: Sword and Shield.
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:icontruthseekr101:
Truthseekr101 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Very, very nice
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:iconenigma-rain:
enigma-rain Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the story behind this one, and your respect for the lore of the game world. It's pretty awesome.
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:iconjaquier:
Jaquier Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic! :wow:
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:iconfeanor-the-dragon:
Feanor-the-Dragon Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is, SO cool! :iconfinallyplz:
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:iconskythe-soulblade:
Skythe-Soulblade Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Shotguns are always the best anti-flood weapon
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:iconterenin:
Terenin Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
That and Assault Rifles. One of each is all you ever need to stomp Flood.
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:iconskythe-soulblade:
Skythe-Soulblade Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amen to that, though that shield...that shield is something I'd love to have as an elite.
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:iconcommandernova702:
CommanderNova702 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Totaly badass!
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:icondeathbyskyrim:
deathbyskyrim Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very well drawn
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:iconelitelady975:
EliteLady975 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beauty! :heart;
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:iconwisky-08:
Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Nicely done. :)
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:iconxrapterj:
xrapterj Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
not bad
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:iconae-lit:
ae-Lit Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Interface Designer
So beautiful, great work! *faves*
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:iconmustardofdoom:
mustardofdoom Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Excellent!
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:iconamond-logan:
Amond-Logan Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Wow
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:iconrichthewolf257:
RichTheWolf257 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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:iconskyward-dreamer:
Skyward-Dreamer Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
What a beautiful depiction of an Elite! By the sound of it, his is an interesting life's story as well.
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:iconcrashlegacy:
CrashLegacy Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
One note: wouldn't he as a flood containment unit member wear a full face mask/helm to reduce likelihood of a infection form trying to go down his throat?

also, does he still have the standard shields? dual layer protection ftw.
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:icontekka-croe:
Tekka-Croe Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm not really sure. After all, both the Arbiter and Half-Jaw spend prolonged periods of time fighting through Flood-infested areas without full-face helmets, and they didn't suffer any ill effects. My assumption was that their energy shielding prevents any airborne pathogens from being inhaled.
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:iconcrashlegacy:
CrashLegacy Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Infection forms are the little popcorn looking guys, not airborne spores.

since energy shielding is capable of providing protection from large metal objects traveling at high speeds, I don't think holding off airborne spores would be that outlandish to believe (at all)

On the other hand we know from Reach that personal shields aren't strong enough to hold an atmosphere (evidenced by the dead elites in the Ardent Prayer on the Long Night of Solace level).

I honestly believe that any one who was going to be knowingly engaging flood would wear a full body suit, after all if the elite looses his shielding for even a moment he becomes more vulnerable to infection then a ranger would be since there's exposed skin that the infection form can easily burrow though.
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:iconbajireyn:
Bajireyn Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The shotgun looks tiny in his hands!

Really nice art, btw.
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:icondragonlover030393:
dragonlover030393 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:jawdrop: holy cow that looks awesome! i can't wait to see the colored version!
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:iconmyuutsuu85:
Myuutsuu85 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
he looks damn impressive. Good work
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:icongigglesalot:
gigglesalot Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome!
Shotgun to the face, Flood scum! XD
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:icongogeta5640:
Gogeta5640 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
dude is so nice !!
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:iconsilencedmi6:
SilencedMi6 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Nice! Good to see solid semi-canonical backstory like this too!
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:iconmoxandnunza:
MOXANDNUNZA Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student General Artist
soooo bad ass XD
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:iconlannicarlo:
lannicarlo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wooooooow
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:iconzombie-wiesel:
Zombie-Wiesel Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
>Aw shit, yes!<
That was my thought when I saw this on front page.
Insta-fave, man.
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:iconsendtoashwin:
sendtoashwin Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Mass effect inspired a bit?
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:iconrandomeye713:
randomeye713 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
You drew this character very well
and i shall give kudos to crimson-wolf for imagining an interesting character ...
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:iconfinoraptor:
FinoRaptor Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty nice drawing man, it was an instant +fav !
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:iconarekkusu-maafi:
Arekkusu-Maafi Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
That's just awesome!
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:iconmechsquadron:
MechSquadron Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist
that is amazing!
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:iconthe-crimson-wolf:
The-Crimson-Wolf Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I believe that I named him "Harran Montorsee" way back then, if I remember correctly. I think that I looked up some of the naming schemes for Covenant, and it fit with his character.
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