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Shielded Carrier Form
Biological information
Distinctions

Large, bloated with two tentacles and short, stubby legs.

Known Species
Notable Members

has intigrated a Point Defense Gauntlet into its midsection.

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Shielded Flood Carriers, modded into High Charity.

Shielded Flood Carriers are a variant of Flood Carrier Forms equipped with what seem to be Jackal Point Defense Gauntlets.

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Background

These were tested by Bungie, and their unfinished forms have been found buried in the Halo 2 disc, but they have not been included in any actual game.[1] The behavior of the Shielded Carrier Form is identical to the unshielded variant; the sole difference being that it is harder to shoot them and kill them.[2]

Deleted Material

Shielded Flood Carriers are part of the Deleted Material cut from the Halo game. When developing Halo 2, Bungie faced numerous delays for various technical reasons. The actual launch date of the game was almost a year after its original date (even the E3 2003 Demo supposedly took seven months to complete).

As such many aspects of the story such as vehicles, game play/design and story elements did not make it into the final version of Halo 2. Many of the elements have been confirmed by videos and commentary on the Limited Edition special DVD for Halo 2.

Carriers would require shields to get deeper into enemy lines before exploding, as Carriers are used as suicidal deliverers of Infection Forms. It is impossible that the shields were simply assimilated into the Carrier Form from the fallen victims hand. Seeing as the shield gauntlets are attached securely to a Jackals arm and the shield is located in the center of the repurposed corpse, not the arm, the assimilation of a Jackal Shield is probably intentional, as the Flood form would have to "consciously" transfer the gauntlet from the arm to the body.

Trivia

  • Possibly because they are just an unfinished test, these Carrier Form's "hands" pass through their shields freely.
  • With an overcharged Plasma Pistol, you can overload the Carrier's shields and they cannot regenerate it, much like what happens with a Brute.

Related articles

References

  1. http://forums.bungie.org/halo/archive24.pl?read=724753
  2. http://forums.bungie.org/halo/archive24.pl?read=724861
Known Flood Forms
Feral Forms Infection FormCombat FormCarrier Form
Pure Forms Stalker FormRanged FormTank Form
Advanced Forms Proto-GravemindGravemind
Uncategorized Forms Prophet FormFlood Growth PodsFlood Dispersal PodPortaFlood HiveFlood SporesFlood LauncherFlood SwarmsFlood DenBomber FormThrasher FormFlood StalkFlood VentFlood ColonyFlood Root
Cut Forms JuggernautShielded Carrier FormInfector FormTransport FormStealth Form
Deleted Material
Deleted Levels Forerunner Tank · Covenant Ship · Guardian Forest
Deleted Weapons EMP Rifle · Machete · M179 Projectile · Gravity Rifle · Gravity Wrench
Deleted Vehicles (UNSC) UNSC Shield Ship · Kestrel · Aardvark · AirCare Ambulance · Strike Fighter · Falcon · Fox Cannon · Cougar · Grackle · Rhino (Aircraft) · Doozy · Scorpion (Lash) · Scorpion (Venom) · 2 Tickets to the Gun Show
Deleted Vehicles (Covenant) Air Artillery · Gorgon · Runner-class Transport
Deleted Species Alien Trooper · Arctic Beast · Arctic Ice Hound· Drinol · Special Purpose Sniper · Stalker · Psion · Rogue · Keelbug · Sentients · Blind Wolf · Jaggmaw Sawtail · Doberman Gator · Harvest Whale · Eel-snake creature
Deleted Flood Forms Flood Juggernaut · Shielded Flood Carriers · Flood Infector Form · Flood Transport Form · Flood Stealth Form
Other Body Bags · Drill grounds · Early Halo 2 Script
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