|“||I am a monument to all your sins.||„|
|~ Gravemind, upon greeting Master Chief|
|“||We exist together now, two corpses in one grave...||„|
|~ The Gravemind on High Charity|
|“||Side by side we march as one. Humans and Elites will die. The Earth will fall if we strike together. And so forth shall all of life.||„|
|~ The Gravemind in the songs "Gravemind" and "Dread Intrusion"|
The Gravemind is a massive, self-aware Flood form with complete control over all Flood forms and all memories of the lifeforms absorbed by the Flood.
The Gravemind starts out as a Proto-Gravemind, which is created by fusing the biomass of sentient life, and after enough bodies are merged into it, it will gain self awareness, becoming a Gravemind. The Gravemind marks a key point in the Coordinated Stage of a Flood outbreak, and one such Gravemind played a role in Halo 2 and 3 as a central intelligence of the Flood.
Powers and Stats
Name: The Gravemind
Age: Over 100,000 years old
Classification: Advanced Flood, Thinking Dead, Inferi Sententia
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Regeneration, Parasitism, Machine Hacking and Technological Manipulation via Logic Plague, Biological Manipulation, Memory Acquisition (Possesses the memories and knowledge of all beings absorbed into the Flood as well as all previous Graveminds), Telepathy, control over lesser members of Flood, control over machines it has hacked (Slipspace travel, energy beams, teleportation)
Attack Potency: Unknown, Capable of destroying all life on a planet after absorbing enough bio-matter
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: Unknown
Range: Planetary, much farther with telepathy
Standard Equipment: None notable.
Intelligence: Very High (The Gravemind gains the memories and knowledge of those it has absorbed, can hack machines and take their knowledge, and one Gravemind was capable of rendering Mendicant Bias rampant over the course of 43 years. The Gravemind also appears to possess the memory and knowledge of previous Graveminds)