Marathon

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Marathon is a video game series developed by Bungie. A first-person shooter, it is the spiritual predecessor to the Halo franchise, and takes place in the same universe as Bungie's earlier game, Pathways Into Darkness.

Games[edit]

There are three games in the Marathon series:

List of references to Marathon in the Destiny series[edit]

  • Tycho is a location in Destiny. An AI in Marathon is named likewise.
  • The Fate of All Fools gets its name from the phrase, "the just fate of fools," which the AI Durandal carves into a planet's surface in Latin after destroying Tycho.
  • The Duke MK.44 bears resemblance to the .44 Magnum.
  • Fusion rifles operate on a similar principle to the Zeus fusion pistol.
  • A patrol mission that can be obtained in areas where the Fallen roam is named "Low-Flying Defense Drones". "Beware of Low-Flying Defense Drones" is the name of a Marathon campaign level.
  • Manus Celer Dei is the name of the ship Durandal used to return to Earth in the second game. It also happens to be a player ship in Destiny.
  • The Almighty bears a striking conceptual resemblance to the Trih Xeem in which the pfhor empire uses as a last resort to quell revolts of subjugated races by igniting early supernovas.