a Spartan II soldier is not "just" given a Mark V armor like a Marine is given a nanosuit. a Spartan 2 is genetically engineered and cybernetically enhanced on TOP of the power armor he wears because a normal human being simply cannot use the armor without breaking thrown limbs. They also have emotional agumentation and conditioning that renders them even less human in that respect.
if we took SIMPLY the nanosuit VS the Mark V armor then the Nanosuit has the ungodly advantage of being self repairing and it heals the user without the need of external supplies to be injected and stored into it but the physical boosts are higher with the Mark V They both allow for invisibility but the Mark V requires an outside mod to achieve that. The Mark V also lacks different vision modes -which sucks- but it's internal mainframe can hose a whole artificial intelligence and hack into systems. I'd still go with the Nanosuit tho
GreenGemExtreme wrote:whos armor is better at absorbing bullets explosions etc
Assuming Armor Mode is as tough as the Shields on the Mark V then the Nanosuit wins the cake in firefights because it can repair itself and the Mark V cannot
then again John 117 has survived an orbital re-enty with only minor damages to its suit (it just needed a reboot of the main systems.....) whereas a nanosuit soldier falling off a bridge onto rocks simply almost does not get up at all after
JackPumpkinhead wrote:If 117 lived through an atmospheric reentry with almost 0 suit damage, then why, pray tell, can the puny plasma guns the Covenant use kill him?
"cutscene power to the max" I suppose
also remember......"luck"......john 117 was, according to cortana, the luckiest of the spartan II's
then again remember also that the Nanosuit can be insta-frozen my a molecular arrestor and not shatter from thermal shock immediately while protecting the wearer entirely from bordeline 0 Kelvin temperature.
so if we really ignore the whole "re entry" thing which can also be attributed to the "metal grafted to the bones" issue with the Spartan 2 agumentation I would still go with the Nanosuit