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Dr Who

Up to date as of January 31, 2010

From TARDIS Index File, the free Doctor Who reference.

Monitor
Series: Short Trips
Doctor: Seventh Doctor
Companions:
Setting:
Author: Huw Wilkins
Published In: Short Trips: Steel Skies
Previous Story: Reversal of Fortune
Following Story: Dust

Contents

Summary

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Characters

References

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Notes

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Continuity

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Timeline

External Links

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DC Comics

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Guardian of the Multiverse

Origin
Origin
Born on a moon of Oa, the positive matter doppelganger of the evil Anti-Monitor.[1]

Place of Birth
Moon of Oa

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History

The Monitor spent his early life learning the secrets of the universe. Sensing his enemy's existence, they engaged in a million year war - ending in a draw, with both rendered imobile and unconcious.[2] They remained that way for nine billion years, until the dawn of the Crisis on Infinite Earths.

When Pariah inadvertantly freed the Anti-Monitor, the Monitor was awakened as well. He planned to protect the Multiverse. He observed Pariah trapped within his netherversal chamber.

Building a ship, the Monitor scoured the Earths for heroes he would need for his ultimate confrontation with the Anti-Monitor. He raised Harbinger from a child to serve as his assistant. Together, they gathered data on the Multiverse.

As anti-matter swept across the Multiverse, the Monitor grew weaker as each positive matter universe was destroyed.

The Monitor was killed by an Anti-Monitor controlled Harbinger, his powers being transferred to her - part of his plan to save the remaining universes.

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Halo

Up to date as of February 08, 2010

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Monitor
General Information
Purpose Oversee functions on their Halo Installation
First Seen Alpha Halo, 2552
Weaponry
Primary Monitor Laser Weapon
Secondary Small Beam for unlocking doors and repairing systems.
Weaponry Strength Extreme
Other Abilities Use teleportation grid, Access Installation database, Command Sentinels, Influence computer systems.
Defense Extremely Strong Casing, advanced energy shield capable of repelling all conventional weaponry.
[Source]

The Monitors were highly advanced Artificial Intelligence constructs created by the Forerunners 100,000 years ago to occupy special positions in Forerunner society. One of their main purposes was to service and maintain the Halo installations and to ensure that the virulent Flood stayed imprisoned. Other purposes include the maintenance of Line Installations. Monitors are extremely intelligent, yet completely devoted to their original function, and are zealous about containing Flood; Monitors have been known to turn violently on their allies if they should attempt to violate their containment protocols.

The Covenant refer to the Monitors as Oracles. Individual humans appear to use whatever names they deem appropriate; Sergeant Major Avery Johnson has referred to the Monitor 343 Guilty Spark as "light bulb", "tinker bell", and "robot", and the Master Chief simply shortened his name to "Spark".[1]

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Appearance

The body of a Monitor consists of a roughly spherical shape, concave on three sides, with an illuminated photoreceptor (an eye) located on the "front" of the orb. A Monitor's silvery metal covering is reminiscent of other Forerunner constructs, though their spherical shapes are a sharp contrast to the polygonal, angular shapes commonly seen in other Forerunner creations. The two Monitors seen so far speak in a tinny, but level, male voice.

Monitors' eyes are branded with the Marathon symbol and tend to have a variable hue; 343 Guilty Spark's eye color is blue, though it has changed to red during moments of what appear to be rampancy; 2401 Penitent Tangent's eye color is perpetually red despite no evidence of combat-related behavior other than his proximity to a Gravemind form. Whether eye colors vary between Monitors, between their action- or emotional states, or both, is unknown.

Functioning and Behavior

Each Halo Installation has at least one Monitor assigned to it, with Installation 05 having two: 2401 Penitent Tangent, and a large Monitor on a monorail, seen in Halo 3's Cold Storage.

Monitors have both numbers (presumably for identification) and names. A Monitor's identification number appears to be 7 raised to the power of the Monitor's Installation number minus one. The names appear to consist of an adjective followed by a noun, though neither of the two names seen appear to have any specific meaning. In Forerunner communication logs, Monitors are identified by their Installation number (padded to two digits), a dash, and their own number; for example, 343 Guilty Spark, Monitor of Installation 04, is identified on such logs as "04-343".

Each Monitor commands the Constructors, Sentinels, Sentinel Majors, and Enforcers of the Installation they monitor.[2] The latter two are only activated if a catastrophic outbreak occurs, to hold back the Flood, while the Monitor locates a Reclaimer.

Monitors are extremely intelligent, but are also devoted to their original functions and to protocol, resulting in (among other things) a zealous attitude toward containment of the Flood and an overeagerness to activate the Halos. Monitors frequently cite protocols as explanations for their actions, no matter how impractical; this has been known to confuse or annoy modern-day humans who have interacted with them. It is possible that a Monitor sees their protocols as the only options in a situation; in Halo: Combat Evolved, 343 Guilty Spark could have taken numerous precautions to prevent the Flood from spreading across the Installation, but the only action he ever considered was the activation of the Halo.[note 1]

Nearly every action taken by a Monitor is based on some sort of protocol; even their greetings appear to be standardized. Of the two Monitors seen in the Halo series, both have introduced themselves as follows: "Greetings. I am [Number] [Name]. I am the Monitor of Installation [Number]."[3][4] The only variation seen is the occasional reversal of the latter two sentences.

Though a Monitor's knowledge of its own Installation is seemingly limitless, Monitors' knowledge is otherwise quite limited. In particular, 343 Guilty Spark does not appear to be able to distinguish between different Reclaimers until the events of Halo 2 [5],[note 2] and the construct has admitted to a lack of knowledge about other Installations, and it can be assumed that the Forerunners practiced this compartmentalization of information with the other Monitors as well.[1]

Monitors keep daily logs of all things that occur on their Installation. As with UNSC AI, the Monitors have been speculated to be in stages of Rampancy -- a condition that affects human "Smart" AIs and is comparable to insanity -- due to their isolation for literally a hundred thousand years.

Features

Monitors seem to have a defensive resistance to small arms fire, though they will eventually succumb after taking extensive damage. In the novel, Halo: The Flood, Master Chief fired half a magazine from an MA5B Assault Rifle at 343 Guilty Spark with no apparent effect; on Installation 04 (II), the Master Chief was only able to destroy the Monitor with four blasts from a Spartan Laser, demonstrating that Monitors can sustain damage from high power weaponry. By comparison, a Spartan Laser can destroy virtually any other object in two shots or less. Should a Monitor be damaged, it is capable of self-repair.[6]

Though Monitors are assisted by other constructs in the event of a Flood outbreak, the Monitors also have their own offensive capabilities, including three types of beams. The first beam allows a Monitor to manipulate and levitate objects[7]; the second beam is a red-colored beam capable of depleting the shields of a Spartan-II in MJOLNIR Mark VI armor and mortally wounding a less-armored human[8]; and the third is a blue beam that is primarily meant for unlocking doors on Forerunner structures, but that can also inflict minor damage upon targets.[1]

Monitors have the ability to teleport themselves and others around their Installations. It is unclear exactly how this teleportation works, but it seems that a Monitor on an Installation other than its own has no access to that Installation's transportation grid. It is possible that these limits are programmatic rather than physical; after hacking into The Core of a Halo, the human AI Cortana gained the ability to access the teleportation grids of all Installations, though her inability to access the power grids restricted her usage of the grid.[9] In Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, Dr. Halsey comments that Onyx's teleportation matrix is powered by a Slipspace generator of some sort; the Monitors may use similar technology when teleporting.

Known Monitors

Installation Monitor Name
00 (Ark) 0 Unknown
01 1 Unknown
02 7 Unknown
03 49 Unknown
04 343 Guilty Spark
05 2401 Penitent Tangent
06 16807 Unknown
07 117649 Unknown

Trivia

  • There seems to be a possibility of two monitors existing in one installation[10]. Whether they share their roles, work together or have hostility against each other (which could have lead in the imprisonment of the only such example, Cold Storage Monitor) is unknown.
  • When the numbers of each Monitor are examined, a pattern emerges: each seems to be seven raised to the power of the Installation number minus one; therefore this grid can be founded. (7n-1=Monitor Number if n=The Installation's number.)
  • On the level The Ark, if you start at the second Rally Point and you betray all the Marines, Guilty Spark will fire his laser at you. Even on Easy difficulty, the laser is almost an instant kill. However, on the final level when you are supposed to kill him, his laser does not do significant, let alone immediately fatal, damage.
  • Monitors' eyes are branded with the Marathon symbol.
  • It is revealed in Halo 3 that the Monitors, or at least 343 Guilty Spark, have offensive capabilities very similar to that of a Sentinel, and can stun or immediately kill an opponent. 343 Guilty Spark primarily utilized this ability on two occasions in that game: once to destroy a Flood Combat Form that was about to attack Master Chief; and later to fight the Chief and the Arbiter after mortally wounding Sergeant Johnson. 343 Guilty Spark may also use the effective beam on the level, The Covenant; when the player joins the Arbiter after defeating the two Scarabs, 343 Guilty Spark may fire at any enemy that gets too close to the bridge. He will also use it when the player kills too many Marines and causes all allies to shoot at the player.
  • The voice effect can be achieved by flanging, a technique often used for electric guitar.
  • It is possible that if a Monitor of an installation is destroyed, all Sentinels under its control will attack any beings on the ring. This theory is supported by the fact that after 343 Guilty Spark's destruction, all local Sentinels on Installation 04 (II) began to attack the Master Chief and the Arbiter. It is possible, however, that in his rampancy, the Monitor added the two to the Sentinels' targeting ledgers.
  • Another alternative to this theory is that Monitors can only be damaged by radiation; Laser stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation, and the Fuel Rod Gun uses radioactive Fuel Rods for ammo. If that was the case, however, the Rocket Launcher would be unable to damage 343 Guilty Spark.
  • In the multiplayer map Cold Storage, a large Monitor can be seen embedded in the ceiling which follows your movements, as long as you are in the same room as it. It appears to be attached to a monorail, though it never uses it.
  • On Halo 3 Legendary Edition, Martin O'Donnell, Jason Jones and Joseph Staten jokingly referred to Monitor 7 as "7 Broken iPod" and 49 as "49 Fucking Lightbulb".[citation needed]
  • A Monitor prop is unlockable for your Avatar on Xbox LIVE upon downloading Halo Waypoint[11].

Notes

  1. This behavior may also have been due to 343 Guilty Spark's possible rampancy. The Monitor may have literally been oblivious to all possible options that didn't follow protocol -- the Halo's activation may have been the only solution that ever even occurred to him -- and might not have been willfully ignoring other solutions.
  2. There have been multiple instances throughout the series in which 343 Guilty Spark has made various such mistakes; among other things, he once addressed the Master Chief as if he were Didact, and he was baffled when Reclaimers Avery Johnson and Miranda Keyes expressed a lack of knowledge of protocol and The Ark. Whether this is a default behavior of Monitors or the result of Spark's apparent rampancy, however, is unknown.

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Halo 3, The Ark (cutscene)
  2. Halo: Combat Evolved
  3. Halo: Combat Evolved: 343 Guilty Spark (cutscene). "Greetings. I am the Monitor of Installation 04. I am 343 Guilty Spark."
  4. Halo 2, Gravemind (cutscene). "Greetings. I am 2401 Penitent Tangent. I am the Monitor of Installation 05."
  5. "This Reclaimer is delicate." 343 Guilty Spark emp added
  6. Halo: The Flood page 238
  7. Halo 3, Floodgate (cutscene)
  8. Halo 3, Halo (cutscene)
  9. Halo 2
  10. Halo 3, level Cold Storage
  11. http://carnage.bungie.org/haloforum/halo.forum.pl?read=948462

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Marvel Database

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Tammy Blake (Earth-616)
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Tammy Blake
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Origin
Mutant

First appearance

X-Factor #33
(October, 1988)

History

Monitor was a child taken from her parents by the Nanny and Orphan Maker. It is unknown what happened to her on M-Day.

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ST Expanded

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Monitor could refer to:

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Starwars

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Monitor could refer to several things:

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Star Wars Fanon

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Monitor
Production information
Manufacturer

Kuat Drive Yards

Model

Venator-class Star Destroyer

Class

Star Destroyer

Technical specifications
Length

1,137 meters

Width

548 meters

Height/depth

268 meters

Armament

6 DBY-827 heavy dual turbolaser turrets, 50 point defense laser cannons, 10 tractor beam projectors, 4 diamond boron missile tubes with 20 missiles each

Complement

96 TIE Fighters, 48 TIE bombers, and 12 shuttles

Crew

7,000

Passengers

Up to 1,000 prisoners

Cargo capacity

25,000 tons

Consumables

1 year

Usage
Role(s)

Customs and Detainment

Era(s)

Republic era, Galactic Empire era,

Affiliation

Old Republic,Galactic Empire

Monitor was a Venator-class Star Destroyer of the Imperial Starfleet.

In the final stages of the Clone Wars, Monitor transported the 41st Elite Legion to Kashyyyk.The Monitor aided in breaking the Confederate blockade, launched its ground forces, and then returned to battle the Confederacy in space while the Battle of Kashyyyk commenced.

After the Clone Wars ended the Monitor was one of the three Venator-class ships overseeing the Death Star's earliest stages of construction.

Later the Monitor was reassigned to Coruscant traffic control and served to inspect ships arriving and departing Coruscant. It was captained by Eran Eltvol however the real power aboard was Tal Panaka the ISB representative.

After Tal Panaka resigned his post Moff Panaka, Tal Panaka's older brother requested that the Monitor be reassigned to aid in the defense of the Chommel Sector and Naboo in particular. This request was accepted.

The Monitor was decomissioned shortly before the Battle of Endor.


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Traveller

Up to date as of February 05, 2010

From Traveller Wiki - Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far future

Large spaceship with armament equivalent to a Battleship, used primarily for system defense roles. Generally based on a planetoid hull (and so automatically unstreamlined), these craft depend heavily on pre-positioned caches and fuel shuttles.

The large size of these craft make them generally impossible to move inter-system. Like battle riders, they are in a conquer-or-die situation if facing superior forces. Their deterrent value is therefore fragile as well as powerful.

This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises and by permission of the author.
Fighting Ships (Supplement 9)

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