I say yes, my explenation: Now, onto the spartans: The Lieutenant, Noble 6, has survived Pegasi. It is obvious this is Pegasi Delta, the planet Spartan-III Beta company attacked in the book Ghosts of Onyx. GoO said Tom and Lucy were the only survivors, but apparently there's at least 1 more. If Noble 6 is a Spartan-III and has MJOLNIR armor, it is possible that the other members of Noble Team are also Spartan-III's. Arguements: We already have too many of Spartan-II's Class I in canon, so they could've used those, but didn't. This and the combination of the odd armor makes me think it aren't Spartan-II's Class I's. Why do I specifically mention Class I's? Because some think there is a Class-II of Spartan-II's. I call bullshit. Halsey never trained another class and the clear follow up for the Spartan-II's are the Spartan-III's. Furthermore, the only evidence for a Class-II, Yasmine Zaman, has been confirmed a Class-I by the Halo: Encyclopedia. She was one of the 12 drop-outs from the Augumentation. About the MJOLNIR armor: Spartan-III's are theoratically able to wear MJOLNIR, but due to costs of the armor, they were set up with SPI armor. Which sounds like a load of crap, because the invisibility features sound at least as expensive as the MJOLNIR mark IV armor (without the shields). And as the Halo Comics and Halo 2 state, a MJOLNIR mark VI suit was developed. My question: Why develop a high cost MJOLNIR for just 5 Spartans (Fred, Kelly, Linda and Will included), doesn't it sound cheaper to mass produce them, for, say 300 Spartans of Gamma company. Gamma company, safe for teams Gladius, Saber and Katana who were still on Onyx. The other Noble's being Gamma Spartans make even more sence if you see their tags 320, 052 (from 1-330 includes 052 as well, this doesn't mean Jorge is a Spartan-II) and 259. My last arguement to calling the Spartan Spartan-III's.
If you don't see anything to my reasoning, do you believe the Xbox Press? Link: http://gamerscoreblog.com/press/archive/2009/12/13/kz123.aspx Quote: Step into the boots of a Spartan III and prepare for the first look at “Halo: Reach,” the highly anticipated prequel to the “Halo” trilogy from acclaimed developer Bungie coming fall 2010. The very first “Halo: Reach” video had its worldwide debut last night during the Spike TV Video Game Awards by actress Tricia Helfer, offering gamers a taste of the story to come.