The Purge
Name: Purge
First Appearance: You Better Watch Out (Mentioned)
Great Destroyers (Physical)
Inhabitants: None
Status: Destroyed
"The Purge should only be activated as a last resort, if the inhabitants of the planet are not worthy."
Santa in All or Nothing

The Purge tower was a device with the ability to exterminate all sentient life on the planet Chorus if the bearer of a Great Key deems the planet's inhabitants to be unworthy. The Purge was first mentioned by the alien A.I. Santa and later makes an on-screen appearance in Great Destroyers.

Role in PlotEdit

Standoff at the Purge

When Tucker, Caboose, Dr. Grey, Carolina, and Epsilon meet Santa, the A.I. informs them of the Purge and its abilities. After Sharkface overhears them, however, he relays the information to Locus and Felix, who make it their goal to activate the Purge and complete their mission of eliminating the inhabitants of Chorus for Control.

However, when Locus and Felix eventually make it to the Purge they're confronted by Washington and Carolina, who proceed to battle them. After the Freelancers reveal that they were simply distracting them in order for their allies to reactivate Crash Site Alpha's tractor beams, the tractor beams pull in the UNSC Tartarus towards the Purge, destroying it.


  • The Purge is the only location in the Chorus Trilogy to not be represented by an existing Halo multiplayer map and is one of six overall locations throughout the series not to possess a machinima counterpart.
  • This is the second device introduced in Season 13 that was called "the Purge". The first being a device in the UNSC Tartarus.
  • The concept of The Purge eliminating all sentient life is similar to the Halo Array, which does the same thing, though it eliminates all sentient life in three radii of the galactic center, as opposed to just planetary.
Halo: CE Era: Unnamed Planet (Blood Gulch)SidewinderCaboose's MindBattle CreekTeleporter NexusDanger CanyonTimberland
Halo 2 Era: Unnamed Planet (Great Burning PlainsUNSC Wind Power FacilityGreat SwampGreat Freezing PlainsCitiesIsland FortressUnderground Caves)
Halo 3 Era: Unnamed Planet (ValhallaHologram ChamberRat's NestOutpost 48-ACommandA.I. Containment FacilityAncient Alien TemplesFreelancer Offsite Storage Facility)UNSC Maximum Security Detention Facility
CG Animation Era: A.I. Storage UnitAngel On My ShoulderMother of Invention (Training Room)Bjørndal Cryogenics Research FacilityInsurrection BuildingUNSC ArchivesUNSC Scrap Metal Recycling StationLongshore Shipyards
Halo 4 Era: Chorus (Crash Site BravoForest BaseDesert Refueling StationNew Republic Headquarters
Crash Site AlphaArmoniaRadio Jammer Station 1CCharon Research Complex 2CCharon Excavation Site
Jungle TempleTemple of ProcreationEastern Mountain RangeCommunication TemplePurge)
Halo 5 Era: Earth (UNSC Supply DepotPower FacilitySammie Raphaello's Pizza)Chorus (Chorus Residential CityGeneral Doyle General Hospital) IrisAbandoned SettlementArmada 8 (Desert GulchUnderwater Lair)Broken RidgeStarseeds (Labyrinth)

Start a Discussion Discussions about Purge

  • Is Chorus a Forerunner shield world? (THEORY, MAYBE)

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    • Well, technically what I meant (since this is my post) is that it is similar in design, basically is it the Red vs. Blue equivalent of a shield world.
    • That's better wording but no, I wouldn't say it would be. We have no proof that it would be Red vs Blue's equivalent. 
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