Summum Malum is our attempt to pinpoint the possible identity of the threat (or threats) the Master Chief will face during the events of the Reclaimer trilogy. As of this moment, we have very little concrete information about the events of Halo and onward except for the fact that, during the events of Halo 4, the Master Chief will come face to face with a new enemy–an “ancient evil” possibly locked up in the mysterious world of “Requiem” seen during the Legendary ending of the original Halo trilogy.
With little information to go on, we must scour what we currently know and draw our early conclusions. Thankfully the fictional universe of Halo has presented us with a number of likely, and unlikely, possibilities.
In this series we’ll take a look at possible candidates for the position of “ancient evil” whilst we wait until such times as it is revealed to us.
We’ve been promised that the enemies of Halo 4 will be new and we’re pretty sure that will be the case, but the threat? We consider that, for the time being, an unanswered question. We’ve decided to try to answer that question by looking at the source material available and making our best educated guesses. We may or may not know how correct we are come E3.
There are some ideas that we did not have time to flesh out, one in particular being the Librarian. Depending on on how coy 343 choose to be over the next coming weeks, you may find a few additions here if there is room left for us to work with.