MIDA Acronyms

The meaning of MIDA is not revealed in the original Marathon games and has remained a mystery to this day.

In the Marathon ARG Jonathan Goff and the rest of Marathon narrative team had fun (and some work) coming up with multiple versions of the acronym MIDA.

These have been compiled into The MIDA Acronym List.

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MOTIVATE INSPIRE DISRUPT AGGITATE
(MIDA's ezine ANTI:REV+ issue 4673c page 8)
MANIFEST INCITE DEFY ATONE
(MIDA's ezine ANTI:REV+ issue 4673c page 8)
MINING IMPLICITLY DRIVES AUTOPHAGY
(MIDA's ezine ANTI:REV+ issue 4673c page 10)
MAYBE IT DECODES A
(MIDA note sent by Bungie to Deejay Knight and posted at 2:52 PM PDT May 24, 2023.)
MESSAGE IN DIRECT AVERSION
(MIDA note sent by Bungie to Deejay Knight and posted at 2:52 PM PDT May 24, 2023.)
MARS INHIO DURIAS AEQUITAS
(MIDA in a YouTube comment at 6:07 PM PDT May 24, 2023 during the wait for the release of the Marathon Vidoc. The full latin phrase was MARS INHIO DURIAS AEQUITAS SUMUS IN POSTERUM SOL).
MALICIOUS INSIDER DISRUPTS AGENDA
(MIDA (@We_Are_Mida) tweet at 6:57 PM PDT May 24, 2023)
MASS INDIFFERENCE DESTROYS ALL
(MIDA (@We_Are_Mida) tweet at 1:03 PM PDT May 25, 2023)
MULTIPLE INTERPRETATIONS DON'T AGREE
(MIDA (@We_Are_Mida) tweet at 3:14 PM PDT May 25, 2023)
MARATHON INBOUND DISTRESS ALERT
(MIDA (@We_Are_Mida) tweet at 9:52 AM PDT May 26, 2023)
MILITARIZED INFOSEC DEFENSE ASSAULT
(MIDA (@We_Are_Mida) tweet at 9:52 AM PDT May 26, 2023)
MALCONTENT INTUITION DETECTS APATHY
(MIDA (@We_Are_Mida) tweet at 9:52 AM PDT May 26, 2023)
MEMORIES INSIDE DIGITAL ANTIBODIES
(MIDA (@We_Are_Mida) tweet at 9:52 AM PDT May 26, 2023)
MATERIAL INDULGENCE DEFINES ALTRUISM
(MIDA (@We_Are_Mida) tweet at 9:52 AM PDT May 26, 2023)
mischievous insurrection demands attention
(Jon Goff, Narrative Lead on Marathon, in a tweet following the UESC crackdown on MIDA's (@We_Are_Mida) Twitter account at 11:19 AM PDT May 26, 2023)
Maybe it'll disrupt again
(Jon Goff, Narrative Lead on Marathon, in a tweet following the UESC crackdown on MIDA's (@We_Are_Mida) Twitter account at 4:08 PM PDT May 26, 2023)
Mayhem Inspires Defiant Art
(Jon Goff, Narrative Lead on Marathon, epitaph to the disappearing MIDA graffiti at Venice Art Wall, posted on Instagram on June 25, 2023)
MAKE IT DIE ALREADY
(Obscured green text on MIDA letter that came with the MIDA T-Shirt. You need the red transparent MIDA card to read it.)
MAYBE I'M DOING ALRIGHT
(Obscured green text on MIDA letter that came with the MIDA T-Shirt. You need the red transparent MIDA card to read it.)
MASS INDIFERENCE DISRUPTS ADVANCEMENT
(Obscured green text on MIDA letter that came with the MIDA T-Shirt. You need the red transparent MIDA card to read it.)
MAYHEM IS DEFINITELY ALLOWED
(Obscured green text on MIDA letter that came with the MIDA T-Shirt. You need the red transparent MIDA card to read it.)
MERCY IS DIRECT ACTION
(Obscured green text on MIDA letter that came with the MIDA T-Shirt. You need the red transparent MIDA card to read it.)
MARTIAN INDEPENDENCE DEMANDS ACCOUNTABILITY
(Obscured green text on MIDA letter that came with the MIDA T-Shirt. You need the red transparent MIDA card to read it.)
MOBILIZED INTERVENTIONS DISSUADES APATHY
(Obscured green text on MIDA letter that came with the MIDA T-Shirt. You need the red transparent MIDA card to read it.)


Additionally the following are included for completeness.


A DREAM IS MOTIVATION
(MIDA (@We_Are_Mida) changed their Twitter bio from "FROM SCABBED SANDS TO THE STARS" to "A DREAM IS MOTIVATION" which is a spelled out version of MIDA in reverse. Changed at 1:18 PM PDT May 25, 2023)
Mars Is Damnably Arid
(Destiny 2 lore tab for the MIDA Multi-Tool, 2017)



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Last updated Nov 5, 2023