|“||If you haven't mastered even these primitives, then Man has not attained the Mantle. Your ascendence may yet be prevented. Time was your ally, human, but now it has abandoned you. The Forerunners... have returned. This tomb... is now yours.||„|
|~ Ur-Didact to John-117|
Shadow-of-Sundered-Star, more commonly known as the Ur-Didact, was a Forerunner Promethean who held an extremely high status in the Forerunner society as supreme commander of the entire Forerunner military. He wholeheartedly believed in the Mantle of Responsibility the Forerunners held to protect life, and initially opposed the Halo Array as a sin beyond measure. He was also the lover and husband of the Librarian. He serves as the primary antagonist in Halo 4.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 8-C
Name: Shadow-of-Sundered-Star, Ur-Didact
Age: 112,812 by the time of Halo 4 (Born in 110,255 B.C.E.)
Classification: Forerunner Promethean, Commander of the Forerunner military, husband of the Librarian
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Telepathy, Pseudo Telekinesis, Technological Manipulation, Light Manipulation, Enhanced Senses, Information Analysis, Information Manipulation
Attack Potency: At least Building level (Killed all members of Spartan Black Team upon awakening on Installation 03. Can rupture a large chunk of ground with a stomp).
Speed: At least Supersonic combat speed and reactions, (His suit is far more sophisticated and powerful than Master Chief's).
Lifting Strength: At least Class 10
Stamina: High | Nearly limitless (With their suits, Forerunners require no sleep and can fight on for days).
Range: Tens of metres with constraint fields, Multi-Universal with Scanners (The Didact was able to conduct studies on a planetary system's traces of the photonic realm, the Glow), thousands of kilometres with his ship's weapons and the Composer, Galactic with Slipspace travel.
Standard Equipment: Forerunner Combat Skin and his flagship, the Mantle's Approach
Intelligence: Extremely High. He commanded the entire Forerunner military for several eons and controlled the Promethean Knights for the duration of his return in Halo 4. Each Promethean is also able to control million strong phalanxes of fighters such as Phaetons
Weaknesses: Is egotistical; Anti-hacking system has limits and has been defeated by Cortana.