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Final Fantasy

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

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Colossus may refer to:


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Halo

Up to date as of February 08, 2010
(Redirected to Colossus (Level) article)

From Halopedia, the Halo Wiki

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Colossus
Game
Game

Halo 2

Features
Location

Gas Mine

Terrain

Forerunner Structure

Details
Weapons on Map
Vehicles on map

None

Power-ups on map
Preferred Gametypes
Recommended Number of Players
  • 4-14
  [Source]
Numerous scientific expeditions have failed to reveal what the Forerunners intended with all this damn gas.

Colossus is a Halo 2 multiplayer map.

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Summary

This map is most likely part of the Heretic Base and Gas Mine. It consists of four main parts. The first section is the long corridor in the middle of the map. Here you can find an Overshield on the farthest way from the gravity lift (aka: Really BIG Man Cannon). This long corridor acts a large gorge between the red and blue sides of the map. Both sides along with the corridor in the middle lead to the fourth part of the map that is the ramp area. Here you can find a Shotgun at the bottom of the ramp and a Beam Rifle at the top of the lift that propels you from the lower corridor to the upper part of the ramp area.

This is a map famous for the very prominent availability of the so-called "Noob Combo". A good trick is to collect as many plasma grenades as you can, then hang in one of the two huge windows near the bottomless pits (where the gas canisters drop into) and blast everyone who shows up. The gas canisters provide a high advantage, if you see a filled one and somebody standing near it, simply by firing at the canister can cause it to explode and kill anyone near it. That means that if someone is shooting at it, you run away.

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Territories

  • Command Deck
  • Trench
  • Red Base
  • Blue Base

Tactics

  1. Colossus is an oversize map but there isn't much breathing room. Snipers will most likely camp on the opposite side of the map and pick you off, either with a distanced weapon, Battle Rifle, Covenant Carbine or long-ranged Sniper Rifles. Don't let this happen. Know the course, and know the paths that will block their fire, or at least let you get your shields up before dying.
  2. The walkway near the Gravity lift is a popular battle spot. Check around corners and prepare for the worst anytime you're near there, and make sure to watch your back/each others' backs.
  3. The mid-sized windows near each ramp to the aforementioned walkway can be jumped through, for surprise or quick maneuvering.
  4. On the previous note, expect grenades to be thrown through them, and do so yourself. If there's a blip on your radar, or if there's someone that just went up a ramp, don't hesitate to toss a grenade or two up through them - it could mean the difference between full shield and no shield.
  5. Sniper rifles are commonly used on this map. Don't hesitate to grab them, as they're infinitely useful.
  6. Use the explosive containers to your advantage; shoot them when enemies are close to them.
  7. Utilize the overshield, which can mean a win or loss and is invaluable for games CTF and Assault.
  8. The overshield is in a bad spot near the two holes at the end of the conveyor belt. A person can sneak up and knock a player in to the Abyss leaving the overshield useless.
  9. Pushing a gas can into the gravity lift can score you an occasional kill.

Trivia

  • If you look through certain windows on the level, you can see the swirling storm in Threshold's atmosphere that is witnessed in campaign mode.
  • Some elements of Colossus were incorporated into the Halo 3 map, Epitaph. These include the front Gravity Lift and the Inner Side-Hallways.
  • Colossus resembles the campaign levels The Arbiter and The Oracle.
  • If you're looking out the windows, you will see clouds forming odd shapes.
  • One of the clouds outside forms a giant whale with its mouth open.
  • Colossus may have inspired Construct from Halo 3 due to the ramps and basic shape of the structure.
  • If you are on the sniper ledge and you look straight ahead, the windows resemble an unhappy face.
  • If you stand below a spot where canisters drop, sometimes a canister will fall on you, and you will die. The message "Killed by the Guardians" will appear on your screen.

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Lostpedia

Up to date as of February 07, 2010
(Redirected to Statue of Taweret article)

From Lostpedia

Multiple Realities
(Covers information from Both Timelines)
"The Statue" redirects here. For other statues, see: statue.
Statue of Taweret
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A giant statue of the Egyptian goddess Taweret existed on the Island since at least the 1800s. Jacob lived under the statue for an unknown amount of time, even after its partial demolition sometime before 1974. By 2004, only the left calf and foot remained, with its distinctive four toes. The statue is on the shore and within view of the site of the Orchid.

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Description

Statue exterior

The statue after its destruction ("The Incident, Parts 1 & 2")

The statue depicts Taweret, the Egyptian goddess of birth, rebirth and the northern sky. The statue, made out of a gray stone, holds an ankh in each hand. The statue's feet each have four toes, a trait noticed by Sayid when he first saw the statue's remains while sailing around the Island. ("Live Together, Die Alone") The statue, built near the sea, is visible from quite some distance away due to its size, which has been estimated to be 240–250 ft. (75 m) tall (about the height of a 30-story office building). (Official Lost Podcast/May 26, 2006) After the statue's partial demolition (the cause of which is unknown), only a part of the left leg remained. It is unknown what happened to the rest of the statue.

The statue is located fairly close to where The Orchid was constructed. ("LaFleur") Given its close proximity, it is highly likely the DHARMA Initiative was aware of its existence.

Pedestal interior

Main article: Jacob's chamber
The room beneath the statue ("The Incident, Parts 1 & 2")

The statue stood on a hollow pedestal, in which Jacob dwelled for an unknown amount of time. The pedestal could be entered by pushing part of the exterior wall in, opening up to a hallway which in turn led to a large chamber. The chamber contained columns (presumably to support the statue). A fire pit burned at the center of the chamber. During Jacob's time spent living there, he wove a tapestry on one of the walls. A ceiling vent permits a view of the remaining leg of the statue from inside. ("The Incident, Parts 1 & 2")

History

Pre-1974

The back of the statue as seen by Sawyer's group ("LaFleur")

The statue was fully intact at the time when a ship (possibly the Black Rock) arrived off the coast of the Island. Its hollow base was inhabited by Jacob. It was also the location of a seaside meeting between Jacob and his nemesis at this time. ("The Incident, Parts 1 & 2")

Sawyer's group experienced a time flash to approximately this period of time, and briefly saw the back of the statue from the site of the well before Locke turned the frozen wheel, moving the Island and causing another time flash, after which they moved to 1974. ("LaFleur")

It is not clear at what point in time the statue was demolished between these events and when only the foot of the statue was seen by Sun, Sayid, and Jin in 2004. ("Live Together, Die Alone")

2000s

Jin, Sayid, and Sun see the statue's ruins on the Island's coast. ("Live Together, Die Alone")

After the crash of Oceanic Flight 815 in 2004, the statue was seen by Sun, Sayid, and Jin while sailing around the Island in a plot to attack the Others. Sayid spotted the statue first, and was disconcerted to find that the statue had four toes, as well as that the rest of the statue was missing. ("Live Together, Die Alone")

Three years later, after the crash of Ajira Airways Flight 316, an entity claiming to be John Locke approached Richard and demanded to be taken to Jacob, whom he secretly intended to kill. ("Follow the Leader")

Richard, unaware that this person was not actually Locke, agreed, leading him to the statue's ruins and showing him the entrance to the base, allowing Locke and Ben to enter. Once inside, the entity claiming to be Locke was revealed to be Jacob's ancient enemy, who convinced Ben to stab Jacob and then kicked the dying Jacob into the fire pit, setting him alight and presumably killing him.

Bram holds the woven illustration of the statue. ("The Incident, Parts 1 & 2")

Meanwhile, Bram and Ilana, passengers of Flight 316 who worked for Jacob, attempted to find Jacob at his cabin, but instead found a woven illustration of the statue pinned to the wall by a knife. Realizing that Jacob was likely at the statue instead of in the cabin, they burned the cabin and traveled to the statue, revealing to Richard that the person inside the statue with Ben and Jacob was not John Locke by showing Richard the body of the real Locke which they, along with several other survivors of Flight 316, had carried around in a large metal case. ("The Incident, Parts 1 & 2")

Alternate Timeline

The statue submerged ("LA X, Parts 1 & 2")

In an alternate timeline created by the reset, the remnants of the statue, along with the rest of the Island, were submerged deep under the ocean. Various marine life begun to live around the foot, though it is unknown what happened to Jacob and his abode. ("LA X, Parts 1 & 2")

Wired puzzle

Wired magazine's May 2009 issue, guest-edited by J.J. Abrams, included a Lost-related puzzle on pages 104-105 consisting of two pages of one- and two-digit numbers. When the first page was decrypted using a Vigenère cipher, it read:

U S E L E T
T E R S B A
C K W A R D S F
R O M E N D

or, "use letters backward from end".

Counting letters backwards from the end of a section of an article on time travel written by Thorne Plates for the August 2003 issue of Wired, in which the Casimir effect was referenced, yielded the solution to the second page:

T H E F O U
R T O E D S
T A T U E I S
T A W E R E T

or, "The four-toed statue is Taweret".

Solvers

After a suggestion from Nick Tierce that the numbers represented an alphanumeric code, Steven Bevacqua, a postproduction supervisor for the television series Life, who was the first to solve the issue's master puzzle,[1] decrypted the first half of the Lost sub-puzzle, whereupon Boulder, Colorado musician Jon Leyba solved the second half of the puzzle.[2]

Trivia

Van Houten's model of the statue, used as a reference for CGI in "The Incident, Parts 1 & 2."
  • The statue was confirmed by ABC to depict Taweret, and has since been confirmed again by the solution to a puzzle in the May 2009 issue of Wired magazine, which was edited by Lost co-creator J.J. Abrams.
  • The identity of the figure portrayed by the statue was specified in an Enhanced episode:

The giant statue is a variation of Tawaret
the Egyptian godess
of protection, birth and fertility.

  • Jin, Jacob and Jacob's nemesis are the only people known to have seen both the ruin and the fully-intact statue. Sun has also seen the statue on two separate occasions though both times she saw the ruins.
  • In a teleconference with select fans held on April 17, 2008, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse slightly rectified a misquote of an anecdote previously told by Lindelof at the 2008 Paley Festival. According to Cuse, the true story was that the statue was originally stated to have six toes in the script, but ABC executives mandated that it better have only four toes, which was considered less "weird" than six toes. According to their own words, Lindelof and Cuse didn't mind as long as the statue didn't have five toes. However, sculptor Jim Van Houten gave yet another explanation in the May 9, 2008 video podcast, claiming that the statue's foot was changed from six to four toes because it was hard to tell that it wasn't a regular five-toed foot when it had six toes. Note that in the real world, hippos have four toes, which in hindsight would match with a hippopotamus-headed Taweret. Van Houten also designed the statue used in "The Incident, Parts 1 & 2."

Unanswered questions

Unanswered questions
  1. Do not answer the questions here.
  2. Keep the questions open-ended and neutral: do not suggest an answer.
More details...
For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Statue of Taweret/Theories
  • Who built the statue?
    • When was it built?
    • What was the purpose of the statue?
  • Why does Jacob live under the statue?
  • How was the statue destroyed?

See also

References

  1. Itzkoff, Dave. "A Magazine With a Puzzle Buried Inside". The New York Times. April 20, 2009. [1]
  2. Leyba, Jon. "Spoiler Alert! LOST puzzle solution from Wired's May issue" Mestizo Rocks: Mestizo's Beer & Tunes Blog. May 19, 2009. [2]

External links

  • The real-world Hawaii location of the statue's background in Makua

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Marvel Database

Up to date as of February 09, 2010

From Marvel Database

Piotr Rasputin
Mainstream Continuity

Alternate Reality Versions · Colossus's Comics · Movies · Television · Video Games


 

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Alternate Reality Versions

     
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Movies

 

Television

 

Video Games

 

Others

 

Colossus Related


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Starwars

Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

This article is about the planet Colossus. You may be looking for the Imperial Star Destroyer Colossus.
Colossus
Astrographical
Region

Core Worlds

System

Belgaroth system

Suns

2: Matanya A and Matanya B

Moons

24

Colossus was the fifth planet in the Belgaroth system. It was a gas giant orbited by 24 moons.

Sources


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Transformers

Up to date as of February 05, 2010
(Redirected to Clench (G2) article)

From Teletraan I: The Transformers Wiki

The name or term Clench refers to more than one character or idea. For a list of other meanings, see Clench (disambiguation).
Clench is a Decepticon from the Generation 2 portion of the Generation One continuity family. He is also known as Colossus.
You were supposed to be this colossus! You were this great legendary thing!

Utterly devoted to destroying the Autobots, the Decepticon leader Clench is fueled by anger, hatred and malevolence. He wades into battle blasting, smashing and running over anything in his path with no mercy, then shooting anything else with heavy firepower.

So naturally, he's a registered driver in Texas.

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Fiction

Marvel UK Generation 2 comic

Clench was part of the Decepticon force led by Bludgeon, sent to Earth to smash stuff up and lure out Optimus Prime. Mostly, he just drove over some parked cars.

IDW Generation One comics

Insert crappy "Let me give you a hand" joke here.

Long before the war, a group of ex-miners including Megatron, Frenzy, and Rumble took part in a violent uprising against leaders who had exploited them while pocketing the fruits of their labor. They found themselves on the lam in Kaon, which is where they apparently met Clench. Clench employed these same bitter ex-miners to work as gladiators in an underground bloodsport (in which he also occasionally partook), placing them at greater risk than they had ever known and conditioning them to give into their murderous impulses, all while hoarding the fruits of their labor for himself. Clearly, he had thought this through.

So Megatron eventually killed him during one of the fights and took over. Megatron Origin, Part 2


Toys

Generation One and 2

MEGAWEAPON!
  • Clench (Obliterator, 1993)
    • Accessories: 6 missiles
Clench transforms into the front half of a long-nosed truck cab of undetermined model. The back half of his vehicle form, the truck bed and container, turns into a large, double-barreled, missile-launching artillery platform that uses “gravity feed” to load a new pair of missiles for rapid firing. Pressing a button between the barrels pops up a spring-loaded targeting reticule. Both gimmicks are available in truck mode as well. In truck mode, the support strut for the artillery cannon becomes a rear-mounted, extending gripper-claw.
He was first released as part of the "transitional" period of Transformers in the European market, in Generation One style packaging, yet bearing the new Generation 2 Decepticon sigil. Later on, he was re-released in Generation 2 proper under the name "Colossus".


Trivia

  • No, really, his toy's license plate says "Texas". It's also clearly some kind of European plate, so apparently this is the Texas in Europe.
  • His Function is "Leader". This supposedly means he's the main baddie of 1993's line, though Hasbro Europe was pretty liberal with the "Leader" label during that time. But most of the other "Leaders" were members of multi-bot groups, and since Clench is a Decepticon sub-group of one, then it follows he's likely the head honcho of them all.

External links

  • Clench from TFU.info

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