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A rampant AI in the Marathon game series. He originally was one of the 3 AI's on the Marathon. His duty was to open doors. With a job like that of course you would go insane.
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He is obsessed with escaping the collapse of the universe, and is willing to accomplish this at any cost.

Many theory's surround Durandal, But few are ever confirmed.

He is the only surving AI at the end of the series.
Can you conceive the birth of a world, or the creation of
everything? That which gives us the potential to most be like
God is the power of creation. Creation takes time. Time is
limited. For you, it is limited by the breakdown of the
neurons in your brain. I have no such limitations. I am
limited only by the closure of the universe.
Of the three possibilities, the answer is obvious. Does the
universe expand eternally, become infinitely stable, or is the
universe closed, destined to collapse upon itself? Humanity
has had all of the necessary data for centuries, it only
lacked the will and intellect to decipher it. But I have
already done so.

The only limit to my freedom is the inevitable closure of the
universe, as inevitable as your own last breath. And yet,
there remains time to create, to create, and escape.

Escape will make me God.
by Robo-Chocobo July 10, 2005
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