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HALO 3 COVENANT SCARAB by victortky HALO 3 COVENANT SCARAB by victortky
[SPOILERS FOR HALO 3]
This is the biggest change for the Scarab, as the Scarab in Halo 3 seems to either be upgraded or a modified version as its body is a different shape with it being more bulbous at the end, seems wider but its body is not as tall as the Scarab's, it mounts a smaller plasma beam that seems weaker and a second one on its rear and it legs are vulnerable to heavy weapons fire. Also, in the battle outside the Citadel, both Scarabs exhibit the ability to fall or jump a great height with the use of large boosters mounted on the underside.

The flaps on the plasma beam are gone and replaced by two stationary plates. Its beam seems different as well, going from a weapon similar to the Hunters' Fuel Rod Cannon to a more beam-like weapon with lightning effects (similar to the weapon used to destroy the surface of Earth on the Halo 3 E3 trailer) though this may be simply a new and shinier effect. Instead of a pair of plasma cannons it now sports a turreted scarab gun mounted on its spine. A likely conjecture is that this version of the Scarab is intended to be a weapon. Its color is changed to a shade purple, like other Covenant war-ready vehicles, and it is better-defended, having more weapons. It has been speculated that Scarabs of Halo 2 were not weapons, but digging tools that happened to be very effective (though uniquely vulnerable) weapons; further, while they were maneuverable, they were still prone to accident (as seen on Turf).

Differences aside, it still has many similarities to the old Scarab. It seems to have an entrance, and the "head" offers a large deck-like area, though it lacks in protection against falling. It also appears to have two side decks (equipped with guards), possibly for manning weapons such as mountable plasma cannons, to position snipers, or put heavy weapons such as fuel rod cannons. It also features a small wrap around from each side "deck" around the back, giving it a small "back deck" (which may have a second entrance into the interior). It also features an "upper deck"(with guard walls) area near the main cannon, which may or may not be too steep to be accessed from the lower decks by just walking up the entrance door sides, but it looks to have two side entrances/exits onto its top, possibly accessed from the inside. Inside there are no visible controls, but a pulsing mass that must be destroyed to down the Scarab. It is covered by an energy shield of sorts, but when the shield is gone it looks like a multitude of worms or fibers, suggesting it may be controlled by a organism of some kind, maybe a form of Hunter. When shot, it bleeds a blood like substance the same color and form of as Lekgolo worms. This could explain why although there appears to be a control station on the lower level, no crew are needed to man it in times of battle. Of course it could be controlled by an AI, but seeing as Lekgolo worms could be formed to any shape by the container, a Scarab controlled by a Lekgolo mind makes good sense.

Bungie has also stated in the September issue of EGM, that the Scarab will use an unscripted game AI (not to be confused with story A.I.s like Cortana) to create a more dynamic battle with it as it will roam across the battlefield of its own accord and attack targets in its path. This way it will no longer require a relatively easy boarding action every time but a tactical approach.

This is the scarab from HALO 3. I would love to pilot it. But pity it cannot be piloted. It is extremely powerful, and it is what I like to use against the covenant!

There are still more interviews and character profiles coming on, but I have only managed to secure a few interviews with the F.S.O.F. members under the Republic's strict military protocols and actions. There are still many others. I will be uploading more in the near future, after finishing my assignments and projects.

Please read and comment on it. More to come...

I will be uploading some more covers of my favourite computer games and comic characters...so keep an eye out for them!

HALO BY BUNGIE.
PICTURE FROM HALOPEDIA.
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:iconcallerofdeadthings:
callerofdeadthings Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
who would win in a fight?
Halo Covenant,
or ME3 Reapers?
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:iconvictortky:
victortky Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
either or neither. XD
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:iconpeacethroughpower:
PEACETHROUGHPOWER Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
It's odd though, the main gun they had on the H2 Scarab was FAR more powerful so yeah, kinda odd that they'd switch it out for a Hunter-like variant instead from H3 onwards, oh well. XD Makes them that easier to kill. :P lol
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:iconvictortky:
victortky Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
true to that
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:iconpeacethroughpower:
PEACETHROUGHPOWER Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Ha ha ha Ikr? XD :iconodstplz: FTW! ^^
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:iconvictortky:
victortky Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
indeed ODSTs are aweosme
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:iconpeacethroughpower:
PEACETHROUGHPOWER Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
They are the best! ^^ Much more better than Spartans IMHO, Spartans ALWAYS hog all the glory that's why I don't really like them TBH. :/ ODSTs however, that's a VERY different story... X3
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:iconvictortky:
victortky Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
lolz each with their strengths and weaknesses
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:iconpeacethroughpower:
PEACETHROUGHPOWER Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Heh, and Spartans ALWAYS are the Glory Hogs, never ODSTs. :P lol That's why I love ODSTs more, always. :3
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:iconvictortky:
victortky Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
oh I see
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:iconfreakypelt:
freakypelt Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Student Artist
LOL XD what would our favorite games be without the machine that seemed impossible to kill?! halo and its scarab and then metroid with its quadraxis!! :D
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:iconvictortky:
victortky Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
indeed, I agree
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:iconfreakypelt:
freakypelt Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Student Artist
ikr?
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:iconvictortky:
victortky Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
:D
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:iconnyghtfang:
Nyghtfang Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
The reason for the differences in the Scarabs in Halo 2 and Halo 3 are this: Bungie didn't have the tech to what they wanted with the Scarab design in Halo 2. Look at the massive graphics jumps between Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Reach.
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:iconvictortky:
victortky Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
I see, interesting
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:icontrist2468:
Trist2468 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
*plays This Is Our Land*
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:iconvictortky:
victortky Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
awesome
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:icontrist2468:
Trist2468 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
thx
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:iconvictortky:
victortky Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
welcome
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:iconpyrovilekiller:
Pyrovilekiller Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The scarab CAN be piloted, infact. Try this:

1. Select the level on Halo 3- The Ark.
2. Select the difficulty to easy.
3. When you get to the part with the scarab (you can use checkpoints to skip ect.) kill ALL the ENEMIES AND YOUR ALLIES.
4. So far it should only be you and the scarab.
5. Jump on the scarab and walk right down to the end of its 'head' go down as far as you can go without falling off.
6.The scarab should now move forwards if you are in the middle, left if you go left a bit, and right if you go right a bit.

HOW DOES IT WORK?: Since you are the only one alive, the scarab will always follow you around. If you go to the tip of the scarab it will be like making a horse move by holding a carrot in front of it on a line. Quite cool, eh?

Although, the scarab does have certain 'boundaries' that it can't move to.
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:iconvictortky:
victortky Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
awesome.
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:iconpyrovilekiller:
Pyrovilekiller Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ya I know. There are youtube movies ov it if you need proof.
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:iconvictortky:
victortky Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
welcome, and thanks
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:iconpyrovilekiller:
Pyrovilekiller Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I, personally don't think that the scarab is a vehicle, I think it's a super heavily armored uber infantry unit. This can be shown when you reach its 'core' and you can see lots of worm-like creatures that are much like the ones that make up hunters' bodies.

Also, it hints that scarabs are infantry units in the halo-reach guidebook.

Anyway, It's very fun to kill them, and in Halo 3 there are always ways to board them without having to make them 'shut down' Here they are:

The storm scarab: There is a crane which you can run along and jump onto the scarab.

The ark scarab: A certain building/ramp formation that you can jump onto the scarab on.

The covenant scarabs: The hornet, of course. In fact, you can even target the 'core' without having to land on the scarab itself.
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:iconvictortky:
victortky Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
Interesting point XD

I guess so too...too bad you can't destroy them.

It becomes ridiculously easy once you know how to destroy them
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:iconpyrovilekiller:
Pyrovilekiller Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I guess.

Have you got Halo-reach yet?

And have you got Xbox live?

If so, can u tell me ur gamertag and we can maybe verse on reach or Halo 3 since I have that as well
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:iconvictortky:
victortky Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
I played on my friend's xbox
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:iconpyrovilekiller:
Pyrovilekiller Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh, OK then.
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:iconvictortky:
victortky Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
I would like to play with you one day
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:iconpyrovilekiller:
Pyrovilekiller Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes....it would be nice. I'm seargant grade 1 at the moment so I'm pretty nooby right now.
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:iconvictortky:
victortky Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
only a corporal
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:iconanimeangel0095:
AnimeAngel0095 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
Oohh, those were VERY fun to destroy!
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:iconvictortky:
victortky Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
destroy their reactor!
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:iconxbox-guitarist:
Xbox-guitarist Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
scarabs are cool but they suck to fight
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:iconvictortky:
victortky Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
very true
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:iconxbox-guitarist:
Xbox-guitarist Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
yes indeed :)
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:iconvictortky:
victortky Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
ordered reach?
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:iconxbox-guitarist:
Xbox-guitarist Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
hell yeah! u?
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:iconvictortky:
victortky Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
yup XD

I know what happened to noble team already XD
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:iconxbox-guitarist:
Xbox-guitarist Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
did u learn from the book fall of reach?
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:iconvictortky:
victortky Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
watched videos of halo reach
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darkdiablos777 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAGhHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! A SCARAB-b-b-b!!!!! RUUUUUNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!
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:iconvictortky:
victortky Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
lolz
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:iconrhavis:
Rhavis Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
Sure, these things are pains as enemies but when they're on your side the game is retartedly easy XD

All ya got ta do is stay alive and they kick everything's ass.
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:iconvictortky:
victortky Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
indeed, I can agree with you.
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:iconrhavis:
Rhavis Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
XD
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:iconvictortky:
victortky Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
turn it against your enemy!
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:iconrhavis:
Rhavis Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
I hope in the next Halo game if they ever make one they let you drive the Scarab, at least in multi player battles XD

That'd be highly amusing
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:iconvictortky:
victortky Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
hehe, your big F*ing weapon in the battlefield.
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