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This article is about the original Didact, encountered in Halo 4. For the secondary Didact responsible for activating the Halo Array, see IsoDidact.
Born: 110,225 BCE 
Died: July 26, 2557 (original body) 
Height: 3.5 meters (11.4 ft) 
Weight: 360.6 kilograms (794.9 lb) 
Hair color: Dark brown, quill-like fur  Formerly pale, bluish white fur 
Eye color: Red Formerly gray 
Political and military information
Affiliation: Ecumene; presently allied with Jul ‘Mdama’s Covenant faction
Rank: Protector of the ecumene (R: Warrior-Servant)
Notable info: Commander of Forerunner military
“The peaceful one is at war without and within.” —The Mantle, Fifth Permutation of the Didact’s Number
The Didact, born Shadow-of-Sundered-Star,  is a Forerunner Promethean who held an extremely high status in the Forerunner society as protector of the ecumene,  head of the Warrior-Servant rate and supreme commander of the entire Forerunner military.  He wholeheartedly believed in the Mantle the Forerunners held to protect life, and fervently opposed the Halo Array as a sin beyond measure. He was also the husband of the Librarian.
Originally thought to have been killed by the Master Builder, Faber,  the Didact effectively existed as two individuals during the final days of the Forerunner-Flood war; his original self, as well as his implanted consciousness within a young Forerunner known as Bornstellar Makes Eternal Lasting. To differentiate these two incarnations, the original Didact was referred to as the Ur-Didact, while his other incarnation was known as the IsoDidact.  The Ur-Didact was eventually exiled on Requiem, not to be awakened until 2557;  meanwhile, the IsoDidact served until the final days of the Flood conflict and was responsible for activating the Halo Array.  After facing Spartan John-117 and the rest of Blue Team, the Ur-Didact’s biological form was destroyed under the combined power of several Composers. While he is considered “contained” by the Office of Naval Intelligence, his digitized consciousness apparently survives. 
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