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A little fact about me: I go through accounts more than people go through underwear. I've actually been taking it slow, here lately. Some of my good (bad?) years had me getting banned 20-30 times. Hell one time I got 42 accounts banned simultaneously.
That tends to happen when you make as much bad posts as you do.
...And you are?
"Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens." GT: RAGEface14 (I DO NOT accept random requests)
Who took who's job? If the character isn't named Johnson, Cortana, Chief, or Dr. Halsey I don't know nor care who they are and that last one is only due to the fact that I happened to read Fall of Reach. And half of those are either dead or presumed dead.
Still don't know why he lost his job considering Chief abandoned ship as it was leaving. Would've made more sense after New Phoenix but he was already fired before that. Not my fault Chief didn't want to come along.
It was more the fact that Del Rio completely ignored the threat level that John presented to him; wrote John off as a crazy and went on with business as usual. Even though at that point in time the Didact had already attacked the ship and showed a great deal of his ability.
Then the base was attacked and Earth put in danger. UNSC does have a near instantaneous comms network. So everything John warned about came true and the UNSC most advanced ship and best poised to tackle a Forerunner threat had done nothing to prevent this.
Also, as noted in the the Thursday War, Admiral Parangosky had it in for Del Rio as Lasky was her choice for Captain. With Osman being her chosen successor it would be natural that she still had Parangosky's interest in mind.
Del Rio's choices were what the UNSC WANTS their captains to make. Master Chief is a lower rank, and Captain Del Rio neither has to take orders from him nor does he need to heed his advice. He's a higher rank, and its his job to make the decisions he made.
Like he said and explained to Chief, it was a First-Contact scenario. Protocol dictates that the primary objective is to NOT engage with them unless necessary, and to regroup with HQ and inform them of the potential threat. Its set up that way to avoid people going rogue, starting unnecessary wars, and so that humanity actually gets the information. If their ships just engage threats, its very possible that they could be wiped out and be unable to inform anybody of the threat. Meaning humanity would be caught with their pants down in the case of a real threat appearing.
The reality is that there is no good reason for what happened. They fired him because of bad writing and story telling.