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Halo

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343 Guilty Spark and John-117 prepare to reunify the Index with the Core.

The Core is the name given by 343 Guilty Spark to the massive repository of knowledge found in the Control Room of every Installation, and, more practically, the computer system which stores this knowledge.

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Purpose

The Core is the most indispensable part of a ring Installation. It directs and controls every other aspect of the ring world, and is the location that the rings may be activated by way of the Index. The manner in which this is done is not entirely clear, but it seems that the Index must be physically brought into contact with the Core by a Reclaimer.

Although it is not certain that only a Reclaimer can perform this action, it seems very likely. 343 Guilty Spark said that he was not allowed to (although not that he couldn't) [1] and Jiralhanae Chieftain Tartarus seemed to think that it was impossible for him to do so. Once the Index has been 'reunified' with the Core, the Installation's firing sequence begins. However, if the Index is forcefully removed before the fire sequence begins, all seven Halo rings go into standby mode, ready to be fired remotely from the Ark.

The Core seems to be restricted-access according to Guilty Spark's "protocol" [2]. Certainly, an AI inside it has a surprising amount of control, Cortana was able to make 343 Guilty Spark fall to the floor just by waving her hand, indicating the ability to override some of the Monitor's powers. It is possible that the Core can control the ring's gravity and, by extrapolation, its atmosphere, spin and other functions as well.

Installation 04

Installation 04's Core was, at one point, inhabited by Cortana. While inside, she obtained a tremendous quantity of knowledge, which some speculate caused damage, and possibly even rampancy. However, this position enabled her to learn of the Flood and Captain Jacob Keyes's plight against them. More importantly, it enabled her to stop the Installation from firing and steal the Index when John-117 had attempted to activate Halo's firing process [3].

Installation 05

Installation 05's Core has not been visible for more than a few seconds thus far. However, it seems to function in the same manner as its Alpha Halo counterpart.

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  1. Halo: The Flood, page 255: "Protocol does not allow units of my classification to perform a task as important as the reunification of the Index with the Core."
  2. Halo: The Flood, page 256: "A construct? In the core? That is absolutely unacceptable!"
  3. Halo: Combat Evolved, level Two Betrayals

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Marvel Database

Up to date as of February 09, 2010
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Seattle Core

Core (Earth-295)
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Official Name
Seattle Core
Aliases
The Core, Portland Core

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City

Characteristics
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Population
Several dozen mutants, several hundred (thousand?) humans

First appearance

Generation Next #1 (first mentioned, called Portland Core), Generation Next #2 (first seen)

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History

Run by the Sugar-Man and Quietus, the Seattle Core was a human slave pit where humans were worked to death for an unknown purpose. At one point, it was raided by the members of Generation Next as they attempted to free Colossus's sister, Illyana.

Residents

Sugar-Man, Quietus, May, Illyana Rasputin, "Ace", Undercloak, Malthus

Notes

  • In Generation Next #1, Illyana was said to be held in "Core Portland". In the next issue, the team arrived at the "Seattle Core," where they found Illyana. Presumably it was originally meant to be in Portland, but the writer or editors changed it to Seattle between issues.

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Starwars

Up to date as of February 04, 2010
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This article is about the central region of the galaxy sometimes known as the Core. You may be looking for the core as a military unit during the New Sith Wars.
"Those who don't live here wish they did."
―Saying among Core Worlders
The Core

The Core (also known as the Galactic Core and, during the Imperial era, the Imperial Core) were some of the most prestigious, well-developed, well-known, and heavily populated planets in the galaxy. In astrophysical terms, the Core denoted the central area of the galaxy, and in broad terms this was true enough, but the precise usage of the term was sometimes more complex.

The major Rimward hyperlanes radiated outwards around little more than half the galactic disk, and the Core Worlds occupied a C-shaped region of space around the Deep Core, the heart of the astrophysical core (generally considered to be a separate outlier area), extending outwards towards the Unknown Regions.

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History

"Who controls Coruscant controls the Core, and without the Core, the Alliance is nothing."
Admiral Traest Kre'fey

Pre-Republic era

For much of galactic history, little was known about the history and cultures of the Core Words prior to the formation of the Galactic Republic in 25,053 BBY. Among many prominent galactic circles, it was believed that Humans originated in one of the Core Worlds. It was widely speculated that Coruscant was the birthplace of humanity though there was little to no archeological evidence to support that theory.[1][2] Around 1,000,000 BBY, the Celestials created the Corellian system by using the massive Centerpoint Station to tractor the five planets Corellia, Selonia, Drall, Talus and Tralus through hyperspace around the star Corell. The planets were then settled with Selonians, Dralls and humans from Coruscant; resulting in the system's multi-species population.[2]

Around 200,000 BBY, war broke out on Coruscant between the near-Human Taungs and the 13 baseline Human nations of the Battalions of Zhell. A volcano decimated the Zhell, the ash filling the skies for two years, so the Taungs adopted the name Dha Werda Verda (Warriors of Shadow) for themselves. The Human Zhell eventually recovered and drove the Taungs offworld.[1][2] Around 100,000 BBY, Coruscant and the Duros homeworld of Duro were surveyed by the Columi, who dismissed the native civilizations on these worlds as primitive disappointments.[2]

During this period, Coruscant's surface was gradually covered by the planet-spanning ecumenopolis of Galactic City. New buildings were built on the old. As a result, there was virtually no exposed land. In the forgotten underlevels of the city, there was darkness, pollution and crime. Higher up, there were government offices and penthouses owned by the elite. The lower fifty levels of the ecumenopolis is said to have last seen sunlight around 95,000 BBY.[1][2]

In 35,000 BBY, the insectoid Killiks of Alderaan built the Castle Lands of Oroboro. At some point, the Killiks colonized nearby Alsakan. They were taken away from Alderaan 30,000 BBY by the Celestials after consuming all of Alderaan's natural resources, and long believed extinct by the galaxy until re-encountered in the Unknown Regions in 35 ABY.[3]

Between 35,000 BBY to 25,200 BBY, the Infinite Empire of the Rakata conquered and enslaved the inhabitants of several worlds within the Core region including Coruscant, Duro and the Corellian systems. Slaves from these worlds were used to build the Star Forge in 30,000 BBY.[2] Under Rakatan domination, the Humans of Coruscant's colonization attempts were limited to sleeper ships, which ended up on Alderaan, in the Tion Cluster, Seoul 5, Kuat, Alsakan, Axum, Anaxes, Atrisia, Metellos, Corulag, and many other worlds.[2] The Rakata were eventually decimated by a massive plague, leading to slave revolutions on their subject worlds in the Core.[2]

Over the next two centuries, Coruscant was linked to other Core Worlds including Corellia, Alderaan, New Plympto and Duro, by hyperspace cannons, via the Herglic Trade Empire.[2] It was during this time that the Coruscant government peacefully absorbed the nearby Azure Imperium. During these pre-Republic years, the languages of Coruscant and its neighbors meshed to become Old Galactic Standard.[4] Before the invention of the hyperdrive, galactic civilization was limited to the Core Worlds. Densely populated and heavily industrialized, the Core Worlds gradually developed into a socio-economical power house essential for galactic domination over the millennia.[4]

The Old Republic era

The earliest known symbol of the Galactic Republic, dominant government of this period.

25,053 BBY, the Galactic Republic was born with the signing of the Galactic Constitution in the aftermath of the Unification Wars. Its founders were a number of key Core Worlds known collectively as the Core Founders including Coruscant, Alderaan, Duro, Kuat and Humbarine. During that time, the Humans and Duros, reverse-engineering the Force-based technologies of the Rakata, invented the hyperdrive.[2] The Republic therefore was born in the Core Worlds and spread out over the galaxy. Due to its strategic location and heavy infrastructure, Coruscant was the capital of the Republic; thus bearing the coordinates 0-0-0 on hyperspace maps.[2]

Later, the Perlemian Trade Route was mapped, linking Coruscant to Ossus, which became the domain of the Jedi Order over the subsequent millennia and a fortress world blocking Tionese and Hutt expansion into the Core.[2]Over the next millennia, the Corellian Run was mapped, linking Coruscant to Corellia and beyond. The wedge defined by the two trade routes became known as "the Slice." Since the stretch of hyperspace galactic-west of Coruscant was anomaly-ridden and impassible for current Republic technology to traverse, the government expanded eastward, instead. The Core Worlds' portion of the Slice was known as the Arrowhead, and soon the Republic expanded into the Colonies.[2]

In 24,000 BBY, war broke out between the Republic and the Union; spreading both sides of the Perlemian. The Republic won by turning the Hutts against the Tionese; ending the Union's existence as an independent state and paving the way for galactic domination by the Core-based Republic.[2] By 23,900 BBY, the worlds of the former Honorable Union had all joined the Republic with the exception of Desevro which remained proudly isolationist. At first, the government on Coruscant wished for slow expansion, despite its promotion of hyperspace exploration. However, against the government's wishes, the membership of the Republic boomed for its first millennium of existence, mainly due to worlds wishing to join as protection against the Hutt Empire.[5]

During the Great Manifest Period (20,000 BBY17,000 BBY), the Republic expanded eastwards across the galaxy into the Inner Rim and Expansion Region. Despite this, the Slice would remain the heart of navigable space[2]. Eventually, the Republic expanded past the galactic-northern and -southern borders of the Slice, though most of the galaxy was still unknown, except for outposts such as Ord Mantell (12,000 BBY) and Malastare (8,000 BBY).[2] The space west of Coruscant still remained unexplored since analogues to the Perlemian Trade Route and the Corellian Run in that direction still had not been discovered. Worse, progress was limited to dangerous one- or two-light-year jumps into a stretch of hyperspatial anomalies.[2]

During this period, several key Core Worlds including Coruscant and Alsakan established holdings in the Expansion Region. However, this region suffered greatly as a result of Alsakan attempting to snatch control of the Republic from Coruscant.[6] This resulted in seventeen Alsakan Conflicts, spanning from 17,000 BBY to 3,000 BBY. However, most of the fighting took place between their holdings in the Expansion Region, rather than in the Core itself. Needless to say, Coruscant won every conflict it fought.[6] In 15,500 BBY, after a disastrous first contact, Coruscant was assaulted by Star Dragons in the Duinuogwuin Conflict. The conflict was peacefully resolved by Supreme Chancellor Fillorean and the Star Dragon philosopher Borz'Mat'oh, who together founded the University of Coruscant.[2]

In 12,000 BBY, the Core Worlds came under the influence of the theocratic and humanocentric Pius Dea sect which posited one of their own Contispex as the Supreme Chancellor of the Republic.[2][7] Over the following centuries, his descendants sanctioned several crusades against some rival alien sects in the Outer Rim which fought back; leaving the galaxy in a never-ending state of alternating hot and cold wars.[7] Though Pius Dea rule came to an end in 11,000 BBY, the repercussions of these crusades would sour relations between the Core and the Outer Rim over the millennia.[2]

At some point before 33 BBY but probably well after 1,006 BBY, several Human inhabitants of the Core Worlds decided that the urban sprawl of their region, the stress of urban society and the lack of peaceful coexistence with others was not for them. They decided to settle Leritor, an unimportant world in the Mid Rim near the Corellian Run.[8]

Imperial era

From 25,053 BBY to 19 BBY, the Republic dominated most worlds in the Core despite threats over the millennia from various elements including the Honorable Union of Desevro & Tion, the Krath, various Sith factions and the Confederacy of Independent Systems.

By 19 BBY, much of the Core Worlds had come under Emperor Palpatine's Galactic Empire. During the Galactic Civil War, the Core Worlds switched hands several times between the New Republic and the Empire. From 5 to 6 ABY, the New Republic had reclaimed several prominent worlds including Ralltiir, Esseles, Brentaal and Coruscant itself.

Much of the Core was re-conquered by Imperial forces under the resurgent clone Emperor Palpatine in 10 ABY during Operation Shadow Hand. With his final death in 11 ABY, the New Republic reclaimed most of the Core while the Empire was pushed backed to the Deep Core and parts of the Outer Rim.

During the later stages of the Galactic Civil War, the term "Imperial Core", or sometimes even simply "the Core", was used by supporters of both sides to denote areas of remaining Imperial control around the Galactic Center. This usage persisted even when Coruscant and most of the historic Core Worlds had joined under New Republic, and the Imperial holdouts in the area were mostly restricted to the Deep Core and the fringes of the Unknown Regions.

Until 25 ABY, the Core Worlds remained largely stable and prosperous except for brief minor disturbances like the First Corellian Insurrection in 18 ABY and the Second Imperium Crisis in 23 ABY. During the Yuuzhan Vong War (25-30 ABY), the extragalactic Yuuzhan Vong invaders seized several prominent worlds in the region along the Perlemian Trade Route including Coruscant and Ralltiir. With the defeat of the Vong in 30 ABY, the Core Worlds passed backed into the hands of the Republic's successor government—the Galactic Alliance.

With the defeat of the Galactic Alliance during the Sith-Imperial War, much of the Core including Coruscant passed into the hands of the Fel Empire which was usurped by Darth Krayt's Sith Empire. As of 137 ABY, resistance to the Sith-led Empire in the Core Worlds continued in the form of the Alliance's Core Forces under Admiral Gar Stazi.

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Transformers

Up to date as of February 05, 2010

From Teletraan I: The Transformers Wiki

Megatron tries to drill his way to the center to the Earth, while the Autobots harass Devastator with mind-controlling Dominator Discs.

  • Japanese title: "Defeat Devastar!"

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"Devastator use boulder as ball and Autobots as pins!"

At an underground cavern near a waterfall, the Constructicons are digging with a massive drill. However, the rock they're drilling through breaks, and only some quick work on Mixmaster's part plugs it up. Megatron orders Mixmaster to look over Scavenger's sensory equipment, while Starscream does his daily whine-about-Megatron's-nefarious-plan bit. Megatron counters that if they manage to tap into the Earth's molten core, it will give the Decepticons geothermal energy, a limitless power source. Starscream counters that if they breach the core, the Earth runs the risk of exploding. However, Megatron doesn't care: he's placed a space bridge near the drilling site, which will take the Decepticons to Cybertron if the Earth's stability should be threatened.

This is the worst tent ever!

Meanwhile, Jazz, Prowl, Gears, Mirage, and Sunstreaker are driving around in that general area, when Sunstreaker realizes that there should be a river where they're driving through. The Autobots head to investigate, and see Mixmaster and Scavenger. The Autobots transform to attack, only to see that the Constructicons have disappeared, and to fail to notice Laserbeak above them. Informing Soundwave, Megatron orders the Constructicons to destroy the Autobots and form Devastator. The Decepticon combiner knocks the Autobots off the cliff, but Mirage goes invisible on them. He remains undetected as Devastator attacks the others, and finds the drill. As Mirage rejoins the group, Jazz does a sound and light show which distracts Devastator, allowing Mirage Sunstreaker to lasso his legs with a rope, allowing the Autobots to escape.

Devastator has no idea how to start transforming 20th Anniversary Prime.

At the Autobot base, the Autobots use Teletraan I to calculate what will happen if the drill hits the Earth's core. The result will be total annihilation, but the Autobots have little hope of defeating the Decepticons with Devastator. Wheeljack and Chip Chase present Optimus Prime with their new dominator discs, which will be placed on the individual Constructicons and take control of them when they form Devastator. Convinced, Optimus Prime orders a commando team to plant the disks on the Constructicons. Heading for the drilling site, Ironhide freezes the falls, causing the drill to heat up. Scrapper orders the Constructicons to the surface, during which the Autobots plant each Constructicon with a disk. As the commandoes are pulled out, Starscream has them dead to rights, but Megatron orders him to let them pass, saying that he knows of their plan to control Devastator. As Megatron positions the Decepticons, he orders the Decepticons to attack. The Decepticons fire on the still moving Autobots, who break formation, as the Seekers transform to bring the rain on the Autobots. Megatron orders the Constructicons to form Devastator, who grabs Prime. Wheeljack activates the disks, and Optimus orders Devastator to release him. Devastator follows the Autobot leader's orders, and attack the Decepticons. Megatron orders the Decepticons to retreat to the cave, and Devastator seals them in. Optimus orders the Autobots to break off, as they can finish the Decepticons at their leisure.

I didn't know the Earth's centre was made from green layers.

Within the caverns, Starscream whines about being trapped, not having enough water to keep drilling, and so on. However, Megatron reveals that this was all part of his plan: he has a device that will override the dominator disks and stored enough water to continue drilling for some time. He just didn't tell Starscream because he's a terrible actor. At the Autobot base, the Constructicons are helping with repairs, when an earthquake hits. Realizing that the Decepticons are still drilling, the Autobots head to put them out of commission. However, Megatron is aware of their coming, watching them through the Constructicons' eyes. The Autobots and Devastator head for the cave, and Devastator is set to destroy it, at which point Megatron uses his control switch to deactivate the disks. Devastator begins attacking the Autobots, so Wheeljack tries to boost power to the disks. Unfortunately, this fries Devastator's logic circuits and sends him into a killing frenzy, attacking both Autobot and Decepticon alike.

Take off your clothes and come on in!

Finally, the drill hits the core, and the cave—and the earth itself—begin to come apart. Unfortunately, Devastator's rampage has damaged the drill's controls. Megatron orders the Decepticons to the space bridge, but Devastator damages it. Optimus convinces Megatron to give his control switch to Wheeljack, who uses it to deactivate the disks and bring Devastator back to normal. Devastator then heads to destroy the drill, while the Decepticons flee for their lives. Devastator succeeds, but is surprised by Megatron's absence. Chip tells Devastator that he ran, while Devastator believes that "Noble Megatron" merely left to plan their next attack and leaves (he really is as dumb as a post). Chip is somewhat saddened, as he was hoping that Devastator would join the Autobots. Optimus tells him not to let go of his dreams.


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Original airdate: October 29, 1985

Production number: 700-27

Written by: Dennis Marks

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Notable quotes

"Autobots, move out!"

-- Sunstreaker, thinking he outranks Jazz and Prowl.


"Traitor!"

-- Starscream to Megatron. No, you read that right.


"I do this only for the benefit of my Decepticons. It grieves me that you may also profit."

-- Megatron, agreeing to ally with the Autobots and lying through his teeth (he's doing it to save his own chassis).


"What's the matter, Chip?"
"I guess I thought that Devastator would join the Autobots for good, but that's just a dumb old dream."
"Hang on to your dreams, Chip. The future is built on dreams. Hang on."

-- Optimus Prime gives Chip Chase valuable words to live by.

Notes

Animation and/or technical glitches

  • At the scene where Mirage investigates the cave with the drill, three of the Constructicons can be seen there, while at the same time Devastator is outside fighting the rest of the Autobots.
  • When Devastator seals the Decepticons in their base, the water is unfrozen.
  • When Devastator first attacks the Decepticons after the dominator discs take effect, he swats Skywarp out of the air. Only as soon as the camera angle changes, Skywarp is suddenly colored like Thundercracker, and then moments later screams in Starscream's voice.

Continuity errors

  • Many of the characters seem to act OUT of character in this episode. Megatron's never seemed like the caring kind before when it comes to his Decepticons, Scavenger acts true to his tech spec, and Optimus Prime seems to be going against his "Freedom is the Right of All Sentient Beings" schtick with the enslavement of Devastator. It is possible, however unlikely, that Optimus viewed this as an acceptable strategy given that Megatron had already forcibly turned the Constructicons evil in the first place. By turning them into Autobots again they'd only be undoing the damage already done. Kind of.
  • Though maintaining a consistent scale has never been a particularly important issue in Transformers fiction, this episode is a particularly notable offender, with Devastator's relative size fluctuating wildly: in some scenes Megatron appears to be almost half his height, whilst at other times the Autobots barely come up to the top of his foot. Chip's scaling is also wildly variable: when Sunstreaker rescues him from the cave, he appears knee-high to the Autobots, but in the very next scene he has suddenly become as large as Wheeljack.
  • Devastator's transformations are unusually random and inconsistent in this episode: at one point Hook transforms into Devastator's head, whilst later it appears as though Scavenger transforms into Devastator's entire lower half, which seems to displace Hook and Long Haul from their normal positions and forgoes the need to involve Scrapper and Mixmaster altogether.

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Miscellaneous trivia

  • This episode is one of a trio including City of Steel and The Autobot Run, that was animated by the Korean studio AKOM. They are distinguished by simplistic art, surprisingly high frame rates, some Hanna-Barbara-style animation shortcuts, and various character model oddities, such as Optimus Prime's white backpack (which would show up again in The Rebirth) and Chip Chase's blue jacket.
  • In an interview promoting the 2007 Transformers video game, Peter Cullen quoted the "Hang on to your dreams" quote above as one of his favorite lines of G1. If only he remembered the episode from which that quote came...

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External links

  • Dossier at the Cybertron Chronicle

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