The Covenant (Halo)

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The Covenant is a fictional theocratic military alliance of alien races who serve as the main antagonists in the Halo science fiction series. The Covenant are composed of a variety of diverse species, united under the religious worship of the enigmatic Forerunners and their belief that Forerunner ringworlds known as Halos will provide a path to salvation. After the Covenant leadership—the High Prophets—declare humanity an affront to their gods, the Covenant prosecute a lengthy genocidal campaign against the technologically inferior race.

The Covenant were first introduced in the 2001 video game Halo: Combat Evolved as enemies hunting the player character, a human supersoldier known as Master Chief. Not realizing the Halos were meant as weapons of destruction rather than salvation, the Covenant attempt to activate the rings on three separate occasions throughout the series, inadvertently releasing a virulent parasite known as the Flood in the process.

To develop a distinctive look for the various races of the Covenant, Bungie artists drew inspiration from reptilian, ursine, and avian characteristics. A Covenant design scheme of purples and reflective surfaces was made to separate the aliens from human architecture.

Like most of the other characters and species in the Halo universe, the Covenant were slowly developed during the initial concept phase and refined as Halo: Combat Evolved progressed. During the course of development of Halo, the designers decided upon three "schools" of architecture, for each of the races represented — the humans, Covenant, and Forerunners. For the Covenant, the team decided on "sleek and shiny", with reflective surfaces, organic shapes, and use of purples. According to art director Marcus Lehto, the principle designs for the race came from environmental artist Paul Russell.

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Result Opponent A Score   B Score
Win Tau Empire 42 to 33
Win The Klingon Empire 61 to 29
Loss The Rebel Alliance (Star Wars) 43 to 61
Loss Galactus 22 to 80
Win Protoss 52 to 50
Win Stormtroopers 62 to 40
Loss The Galactic Empire (Star Wars) 49 to 64
Loss The Galactic Empire (Star Wars) 37 to 50
Tie Galactic Republic (Star Wars) 55 to 55
Win The United Federation of Planets 63 to 57
Tie The Zerg Swarm 36 to 36
Loss Republic Commandos Delta Squad 46 to 55
Win Yuuzhan Vong 48 to 40
Win Ninjas 58 to 40
Loss Imperium Of Man (Warhammer 40,000) 45 to 52
Win Combine, The 79 to 19
Loss Darth Revan 39 to 48
Loss Imperial Navy 40 to 45
Win The Infected 75 to 52
Win The Space Pirates (Metroid) 48 to 30
Win The Borg 67 to 54
Win Clonetroopers 60 to 56
Loss Team FFVII 47 to 58
Loss The Galactic Empire (Star Wars) 43 to 70
Loss The Galactic Empire (Star Wars) 16 to 25
Win Predator Herd 19 to 15
Loss Unicron 4 to 18
Win The Locust Horde 23 to 9
Win The Strogg 27 to 6
Loss Predator Herd 9 to 37
Loss Space Marines (Warhammer 40,000) 6 to 8
Loss The Galactic Empire (Star Wars) 7 to 17
Loss Terran Marines 8 to 10
Win The Xenomorphs 11 to 6