Taking partial credit for the survival of a species you created is a bit like taking credit for your kid’s achievements just because you contributed some of his/her genetic material.

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Ferial (prime): In hindsight, it's actually remarkable that any species was able to rise up in the wake of the Flood's destructive path.
Ferial (prime): They left few enough worlds unscathed...
Ferial (prime): That the Forerunners were able to ascend to the level of a Tier 1 Civilization...
Ferial (prime): Is a testament, not just to their own tenacity...
Ferial (secondary): But also to the quality and durability of Precursor engineering.
Ferial (prime): And that humanity was, at one time, able to rise up to nearly match them...
Ferial (prime): Well, I have since learned to never underestimate a human.