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Master Chief's armour[edit]

is there a reason why the chief's armour isnt mentioned(type mark iv etc)? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Bob993 (talkcontribs) 21:45, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Armor model is mentioned under "Appearances," in the "Fall of Reach" section. Peptuck (talk) 01:15, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

yeah, but, WHAT THE HELL IS HE? Cyborg, robot, human, half human, what??????? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:06, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

The closest description would probably be cyborg. I think that's what some of the manuals state as well (and the little bestiary in the collector's edition of Halo 3 has a page for the Spartans and, again, I believe calls them cyborgs (it also calls them homo sapiens augeous)). --Thejadefalcon (talk) 11:47, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

Read "Fall of Reach" The book explains John's (Master Chief) history from when he was kid to when he becomes the hero he is known in the games. --FailureAtDeath (talk) 22:24, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

It doesent explain when master chief upgrades from MJOLNIR Mark V armor (Halo:combar evolved) to MJOLNIR Mark VI armor (Halo 2 and 3), and when does the MJOLNIR Mark IV armor stops being active. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:05, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

Mark IV was swapped out for the Mark V in The Fall of Reach. I believe they swapped out the Mark V armour in First Strike, though I will admit it's been a while since I read that book. --Thejadefalcon (talk) 09:36, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

Isn't the Master Chief a cyborg-human type? I mean, he was cybernetically-enhanced, as a source says (I forgot which source), but still he's a human, because the cybernetical procedure was performed on him...right? And also, in Halo games 2 and 3, the Master Chief-117 uses MJOLNIR Mark VI armor as standard, but you can gather other types of armor too.--Rollersox (talk) 23:44, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

If you're talking about the armour you can gather for use in multiplayer, I think that's merely to differentiate between players. Most of the armour looks nothing like any other known armour (barring one which bears a passing resemblance to the Spartan Mark-III armour). --ThejadefalconSing your songThe bird's seeds 15:30, 1 September 2009 (UTC)
Isn't the MJOLNIR Mark-III an old type of MJOLNIR armor created by ONI? I've never really actually heard of it...--Rollersox (talk) 01:12, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
We actually have no idea what MJOLNIR armour Marks I, II or III were like. The first introduction was Mark IV (I believe) and that was basically the Mark V, just less streamlined (no shields, no AI port, larger fusion reactor). The Spartan-III series (cheap, economy-class Spartans), however, had a weird armour type. Check out the cover to Halo: Ghosts of Onyx. --ThejadefalconSing your songThe bird's seeds 10:48, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
The first three MJOLNIR armor types are cheap types of MJOLNIR armor for SPARTAN-III's, right? When I first looked at the cover, I thought they were wearing original MJOLNIR armor types Mark IV or Mark V. I had no idea it was actually MJOLNIR Mark III...maybe ONI or the UNSC ordered up prototypes of the original MJOLNIR Mark IV armor, used for testing in testing fields or other testing assessments. In other words, the Office of Naval Intelligence wanted to create prototypes of the MJOLNIR Mark IV for testing, or possibly ONI wanted to order out the first three Marks to the SPARTAN-IIs, but they were rejected by Dr. Catherine Halsey and so they created more powerful types: the Mark IV? I'm not very sure about this...--Rollersox (talk) 01:24, 3 September 2009 (UTC)
I don't think the III series wear MJOLNIR armour. It's been months since I've read it, but I'm pretty sure they have some new type of armour that's fitted with a form of active camoflage. --ThejadefalconSing your songThe bird's seeds 15:32, 3 September 2009 (UTC)
So the SPARTAN-IIIs only wear this "active camouflage" armor? Interesting...who was the MJOLNIR armor types I, II, and III for then? The SPARTAN-IIs?--Rollersox (talk) 01:21, 4 September 2009 (UTC)
Got it. The Spartan-IIIs wear Semi-Powered Infiltration (SPI) armour. I've only reread enough of Ghosts to see the name and what it stands for, but I'm fairly certain that instead of a shield, they have active camouflage like the Elite's Special Forces. It's not as effective as that, this being the economy Tesco model, as it simply camouflages them like a chameleon, rather than making them truly invincible. However, it's good enough to throw off most people's aims if they even know the Mark-III is there.
As for the MJOLNIR Marks I, II and III, I'd guess that they were either used for the Spartan Mark Is (standard Marines who all died during testing due to the MJOLNIR armour) or just continual upgrades while the Spartan IIs were growing up. --ThejadefalconSing your songThe bird's seeds 10:21, 4 September 2009 (UTC)
I'd think the armor types would be continual upgrades...and also, wasn't Senior Chief Petty Officer Mendez rumored to be a SPARTAN-I?--Rollersox (talk) 15:53, 5 September 2009 (UTC)
Maybe. That's a rumour that, to my knowledge, has never been confirmed or denied. --ThejadefalconSing your songThe bird's seeds 15:19, 8 September 2009 (UTC)
You've got it all wrong. Marks I, II, and III were all failed powered exoskeletons. Marks IV, V, and VI were all used successfully by SPARTAN-IIs. SPARTAN-Is had no special armor; Sergeant Johnson was a SPARTAN-I. Only one Marine died when testing the Mark IV MJOLNIR. Dr. Halsey then tested the new armor on the Master Chief and it worked, so it was issued to the rest of the SPARTAN-IIs. Most SPARTAN-IIIs wore SPI armor, which can be seen in Ghosts of Onyx. However, some SPARTAN-IIIs wore MJOLNIR armor on Reach, as seen in Halo: Reach. (talk) 02:42, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

Neat fact The Spartan III armor was actully developed by a Spartan II in Ghost of Onix — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mchief362 (talkcontribs) 16:28, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Regardless, the type of armor isn't that important, either to the story or to how people have reacted to the character in real life, thus we don't mention it. Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs(talk) 17:09, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

Just to clarify, a cyborg is a human augmented with technology, usually through implants or body part replacements. Therefore, all UNSC personnel are cyborgs by nature of the neural interface implanted in their brain, though Master Chief has more than that, if I remember correctly. (talk) 01:47, 19 November 2012 (UTC)JMN 18 Nov. 2012

Master Chief's Nationality?[edit]

It's obviously a fairly pathetic source, but could it be that the Chief's home planet (Eridanus II) was, for lack of a better term, a British colony? I was playing Halo 3 with the IWHBYD skull active. The level was The Covenant and I was coming back from deactivating the first tower. I think I hit something because the next thing I knew, I turned and span all the way over in the Warthog until I landed on my wheels again. The Marine in the back snarked at me saying something like "You know, we drive on the right side of the road over here." Like I said, pathetic source, but could that actually be a hint? Most of the things I've heard with the IWHBYD skull are simply gibberish and outtakes that weren't serious enough for the actual game. But could Bungie have sneaked that one in on purpose? *prepares for resounding 'no'* --Thejadefalcon (talk) 11:53, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

Bungie has a unique sense of humor. I interpret that as a throwaway joke for generic bad driving, and I don't think anything more than that can be read from it. But, yeah, that's too weak of a source to base anything in the article on it. — TKD::{talk} 15:21, 19 March 2009 (UTC)
I didn't think so, but it was worth a try just in case it was reliable for some reason. But I wasn't driving badly... I was just... experimenting... with new forms of locomotion... yes... that'll do... --Thejadefalcon (talk) 11:45, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
Personally, I think that Bungie made the Master Chief's nationality British...You ever heard the style, the low deep growl the Spartans talk in? It has quite a clip of British accent, according to me. I think that the Master Chief-117 is British or at his ancestry at least dates back to somewhere in ancient United Kingdom. Maybe I didn't hear it well, or maybe I am hearing it well. I don't know, but all I know is that I just decided the supersoldier is British.--Rollersox (talk) 01:40, 28 August 2009 (UTC)
Brits growl now? *checks own accent* I suppose... possibly. Oh, yeah, I'm cool now. I sound mildly like the Chief. :P --ThejadefalconSing your songThe bird's seeds 09:58, 29 August 2009 (UTC)
No, seriously. I mean, he just has that small twinge of British accent, and does he growl? I rarely hear him growl in any of the Halo games, although it might just be me growing older every nanosecond...:)--Rollersox (talk) 23:39, 31 August 2009 (UTC)
I can sort of see where you're coming from, but sadly the voice actor is... Californian, I believe (can't be bothered to check). --ThejadefalconSing your songThe bird's seeds 15:30, 1 September 2009 (UTC)
Well, I mean...never mind...I still think his nationality is British, even though I have no absolute sources.--Rollersox (talk) 01:10, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
Don't worry, I know what you mean. Darn those sources. :P --ThejadefalconSing your songThe bird's seeds 10:48, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
If only Bungie actually said what nationality that the Master Chief is involved in...--Rollersox (talk) 01:25, 3 September 2009 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure Bungie have a few e-mail addresses on their website. You could ask. :P --ThejadefalconSing your songThe bird's seeds 15:32, 3 September 2009 (UTC) they would notice me out of all the Halo fans.--Rollersox (talk) 01:21, 4 September 2009 (UTC)
Gabe Newell from Valve puts his e-mail address (or one of them anyway) into the commentary of every game Valve make. He gets ten thousand e-mails every time a game is released and, although he may not reply to them, he does read them all. If you ask me, he's a bloody lunatic, but that what makes Valve great, I guess. :P Couldn't hold a candle to BioWare though. --ThejadefalconSing your songThe bird's seeds 10:21, 4 September 2009 (UTC)
Never heard of him sadly...--Rollersox (talk) 15:54, 5 September 2009 (UTC)
(blinks) You've... never heard of Gabe Newell/Valve (they're pratically interchangable)? Well, you're in luck. You're on Wikipedia. Wikipedians do it with the search bar. --ThejadefalconSing your songThe bird's seeds 15:19, 8 September 2009 (UTC)

Back on topic... unfortunately, it is as you put it, a pathetic source, especially seeing as the only people who actually know who the Chief is are Dr Halsey and Captain Keyes. Cooper 25 (talk) 18:02, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, and Keyes dies in Combat Evolved and Halsey doesn't seem like the kind of person who offhandedly gives away top-secret information. I'm sure the UNSC would have records *cough cough-Bungie* but again, why would they make it common knowledge? (talk) 01:53, 19 November 2012 (UTC)JMN 18 Nov. 2012

I wonder if ol' Jhon would like Doctor Who. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mchief362 (talkcontribs) 16:32, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Number of Surviving Spartans[edit]

It's been a while since I've read the books, but this made warning bells ring in my head:

These procedures had substantial risks; only John and thirty-two other Spartans survive.

I thought that they were only the Spartans fit to fight. I thought that others had survived, but with severe disabilities? --Thejadefalcon (talk) 11:55, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

Some Spartans died during procedures due to multiple complications. However some survived (severely disabled...i.e. "Fhajad" [correct me if spelling is wrong]). Those that survived, yet were unfit for battle were used as military minds in ONI intelligence or other areas. Some Spartan-II's who failed out of the unit prior to augmentation were used to train Spartan-III's, as written in Eric Nylund's "Halo: Ghosts of Onyx". The remaining Spartans fit for duty either died on Reach (although the book suggests some survived action and bombardment and went on to Onyx, where they were eventually left inside a mini-Dyson-Sphere to live) or went missing, such as the mysterious "Grey Team" (or is it white?...don't know...), who disappeared on a "deep space mission" (mentioned in Ghosts of Onyx and The Fall of Reach). Love and kisses, Sammich.
I know about those, but I was talking about the wording. As you say, more than thirty-three Spartans survive. --Thejadefalcon (talk) 11:47, 17 July 2009 (UTC)
I thought that the Master Chief-117 was the only Spartan alive...didn't all the other die?
P.S. It is "Gray Team," and it contains of Adriana, Mike, and Jay or something.--Rollersox (talk) 01:42, 28 August 2009 (UTC)
According to the games, John was the only Spartan to survive Reach. According to the books, there are a number of others fighting, joining up with John in First Strike and then splitting up again in Ghosts of Onyx. However, Reach is set before either of those. According to both the games and the books, every active Spartan was on Reach when it was glassed with the exception of the Chief. That's thirty-three. What I was querying was the wording of the above quote. Other Spartans do survive but, as Sammich says, were left severely disabled by the procedures. --ThejadefalconSing your songThe bird's seeds 09:56, 29 August 2009 (UTC) you're saying, the remaining Spartans that were alive were severely disabled by the procedures, and they didn't die? I thought since Reach was glassed, most of the disabled Spartans were killed, right? In First Strike, Spartans joined up with the Master Chief, but it said most of them died trying to get back to Earth or something like that. Just to make sure.--Rollersox (talk) 22:56, 30 August 2009 (UTC)
Unless we have a source saying the disabled Spartans were actually on Reach when it was glassed, that's original research. Peptuck (talk) 23:12, 30 August 2009 (UTC)
But later on in the First and Second Battles of Earth in the Human-Covenant War, the Master Chief was the only official Spartan left, correct?--Rollersox (talk) 23:41, 31 August 2009 (UTC)
Nope! And yes, I suppose. According to the games, the primary source of Canon information, the Chief is the final remaining Spartan. According to the books (even in Ghosts of Onyx), there are quite a few Spartans remaining, both disabled and able Spartan IIs and a few Mark-IIIs as well. If Halo: Reach contradicts any information that the books have given, then we should base Canon on that as it's the primary source. Then again, technically, the games have already contradicted the books. Every manual lists the Chief as the only remaining Spartan... my brain hurts. Regardless, I'm fairly sure that the ONI Spartans would be split up. As humanity's key military site, some would undoubtedly be holed away on Reach somewhere, but some might be on Earth, Mars, deep space, who knows. As they weren't able to actively help the Spartans' mission (kidnap a Prophet), I see no reason why they should be recalled to Reach. --ThejadefalconSing your songThe bird's seeds 15:30, 1 September 2009 (UTC)
I'm thinking there might be more Spartans than only the Master Chief, but they're still listed as KIA (or more accurately, as seen in a Halo novel, listed as "MIA"), because the UNSC and ONI presume the man's dead, right? I'm getting very mixed up here. In Halo 3, there was this summary paragraph thing that technically said that the Master Chief was the only one left of the SPARTAN project, right? But in the Halo novels, they were actually different...oh what the heck. I am totally mixed up...--Rollersox (talk) 01:15, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

← The books stated that, even if the Spartans are proven to be dead, they're listed as MIA. It's propaganda to increase morale. After all, if the Spartans can die, what chance do regular Marines have? And have no fear, because I get mixed up also. I'm a fanfiction writer. I have to work my way through the mess Bungie have left behind them and try and come up with plausible theories for all the plotholes. It's hell. :P --ThejadefalconSing your songThe bird's seeds 10:48, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

Don't worry...I also write Halo fanfiction stories :P, although I'm not all that good. I still believe that SPARTAN-117, the Master Chief, John, is still the only Spartan left...surprising anyway...I thought Spartans were supposed to be "The Invincible Ones" or something like that.--Rollersox (talk) 01:32, 3 September 2009 (UTC)
Invincible Spartans are the propaganda the UNSC is trying to spew out. --ThejadefalconSing your songThe bird's seeds 15:32, 3 September 2009 (UTC)
Hmm...well I still think they're quite strong, even if they aren't invincible.--Rollersox (talk) 01:23, 4 September 2009 (UTC)
Well, duh? :P --ThejadefalconSing your songThe bird's seeds 10:21, 4 September 2009 (UTC)
Is the Master Chief ever going to be played/seen again after the game Halo 3?--Rollersox (talk) 15:55, 5 September 2009 (UTC)
I'd guess either at the very end of ODST (landing on Earth) or at some point in Reach, but then, I'm not a Bungie staff member, so my opinion counts for naught. --ThejadefalconSing your songThe bird's seeds 15:19, 8 September 2009 (UTC)
Yes, quite true. Although I wish he would, I doubt he'll ever be seen again, sadly.--Rollersox (talk) 00:58, 9 September 2009 (UTC)
It all depends on the voice actor, I suppose. After all, the guy doesn't actually like games. Epic win by Bungie to convince him to voice one? --ThejadefalconSing your songThe bird's seeds 10:13, 9 September 2009 (UTC)

The reason every game manual states that the Chief is the only Spartan-II left is that he is thought to be, at that particular point in time. Halo: Combat Evolved is set just after Reach is invaded, so naturally everyone assumes that nobody on the surface survived. It is not until some time later that the Chief returns to Reach and escapes with the few survivors and, yes, some Spartans. As for Halos 2 and 3, they are set some time after Dr Halsey and the other Spartan IIs and IIIs become trapped in the Dyson Sphere, thus they too are MIA. Cooper 25 (talk) 18:03, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

UGO's top 100 list of heroes of all time[edit]

¿Why is it that its only mentioned that the Chief appears in IGN's list of overrated video game characters when he also was in UGO's list of heroes? that's not fair. ( (talk) 16:22, 6 August 2009 (UTC))
It has now been added. --Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs (talk) 16:53, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

Video game mascot[edit]

Put the Master chief in the category Video game mascots. Because he is the mascot of xbox.

Space Assault Rifle[edit]

Since the Space Assault Rifle (don't know if that's its actual name) is part of the Master Chief's image, does anyone think they can put it in there without destroying the article's "featured-ness"? Some pics of it would be nice... -Germpolice

New threads go at the bottom. Also, the MA5B (or MA5C for Halo 3 and ODST) isn't really notable. It's a gun. It shoots things. Name any gun in a first-person shooter which is different. Yes, the Chief is rarely seen without an MA5, but it's just not notable enough. --ThejadefalconSing your songThe bird's seeds 15:53, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
Especially considering that in one of the games, Halo 2, the Assault Rifle(there is no "Space") wasn't featured at all. They outright replaced it with the Battle Rifle. TJFadness (talk) 06:08, 14 January 2011 (UTC)
Actually, the BR wasn't a replacement for the AR so much as the SMG was, going by similarity of functionality. However, the end result (the Assault Rifle was not in Halo 2) is the same. (talk) 01:58, 19 November 2012 (UTC)JMN 18 Nov. 2012

The Master Chief in Halo Legends[edit]

In The Package, the Chief is one of the protagonists voiced by a different guy, please add that. ( (talk) 14:29, 6 December 2009 (UTC))

Source? --ThejadefalconSing your songThe bird's seeds 14:32, 6 December 2009 (UTC)
I just saw The Package. ( (talk) 14:55, 6 December 2009 (UTC))
(shrugs) I haven't. Is it in the credits or just personal opinion? --ThejadefalconSing your songThe bird's seeds 15:01, 6 December 2009 (UTC)
He has 117 on his armor and is called Master Chief and John in the history. ( (talk) 15:03, 6 December 2009 (UTC))
O.o What's that got to do with the voice actor? Is the voice actor mentioned to be different in the credits? --ThejadefalconSing your songThe bird's seeds 15:05, 6 December 2009 (UTC)
No it's just that he sounds different from steve downes, calm down man. ( (talk) 15:06, 6 December 2009 (UTC))
I am calm, merely confused. I think you got a bit confused as to what I meant and then confused me with an answer that made no sense to me. No matter. If it's personal opinion, then it's not suitable for Wikipedia. If it's in the credits, it is. I've seen heard and seen actors sound/look entirely different from one film to the next, so personal opinion is even less trustworthy in this case than usual. Sorry. --ThejadefalconSing your songThe bird's seeds 15:12, 6 December 2009 (UTC)
It's not a personal opinion! at least you should have cared to watch the package in halo waypoint previous saturday, search for it, then you won't think it's a personal opinion. ( (talk) 15:16, 6 December 2009 (UTC))

← I have no Live connection, so that's impossible. Secondly, if it's not listed in the credits, I can't think of any way it's not personal opinion. --ThejadefalconSing your songThe bird's seeds 15:21, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

Halo Legends doesn't have credits, it's not a personal opinion. That was the Master Chief, I'm pretty sure anyone that saw the skit saw MC in it, and everyone that cares to contribute to the page would have no problem with that. I would prefer to talk to someone who did saw the skit. ( (talk) 15:25, 6 December 2009 (UTC))
Very well. I'll agree that it is the Chief, but I won't agree with your assesment of a different voice actor: "I've seen heard and seen actors sound/look entirely different from one film to the next..." Without credits, the only sources would be the usual: CVG, IGN, Bungie etc. Others will agree with me, I'm afraid. --ThejadefalconSing your songThe bird's seeds 15:31, 6 December 2009 (UTC)
Unfortunately, we'll have to wait until the DVD is released just for the sake of having citable sources.Dibol (talk) 03:13, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

I don't mind if it is a different voice actor or not, I just thought that was missing information, I'm going to add the information since it seems we came to an agreement. ( (talk) 15:35, 6 December 2009 (UTC))


I think it should be noted at least that the Master Chief is likely based on the Doomguy. The green armor, the classic assault rifle and the standalone running into danger says it all —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:12, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

Indeed; it looks like the DOOM marine, and "while other publications have stated that this attribute allows players to better assume the role of the Master Chief" noted in the article is something John Romero specifically said about the DOOM marine, particularly due to its lack of a name (and MC similarly lacks a name), while "Michael Nitsche of the Georgia Institute of Technology found similarity to Gordon Freeman, the protagonist of Valve Corporation's Half-Life series of FPS video games: "[Both characters] are the independent, individualistic, and often lonely heroes that gain admiration by constantly proving their superiority ... in technology-driven, hostile, often closed spaces'" can again be surmised by the DOOM marine's situation and role. Keep in mind Halo was a product selected for a Microsoft system, and previously MS had shown interest in DOOM, with their Doom95 and with Gates talking about it while being "in the game" (which explores the "it's you" concept used for the DOOM guy and then applied to the Halo character.) Who is like God? (talk) 17:50, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

In a word, NO.

Master Chief has nothing whatsoever to do with Doomguy, and is clearly based upon the cybernetic soldier character role assumed by the player in Bungie's earlier [Mac only] FPS's _Marathon_ & _Marathon 2_. Since Marathon was in development co-temporally with Doom, only with an actual storyline [which would of course require more development time], it is quite simple to disprove that "Doomguy" hypothesis. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:38, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

John 117's survival[edit]

Does John ever get found after the beacon signal is put out by Cortana? —Preceding unsigned comment added by DrthStarkiller (talkcontribs)

Short answer: it's unknown. Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs(talk) 20:54, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

Oh he survives check out the halo 4 teaser its f*****g amazing.The 33rd (talk) 15:26, 8 June 2011 (UTC)


Why is this called master chief and not John 117? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:10, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

Master Chief SPARTAN-117 is subsequently named "Master Chief," or as in novels, "The Master Chief," because of his rank: Master Chief Petty Officer. Hope it helps.Rollersox (talk) 03:56, 27 July 2010 (UTC)

i know this topic is dead but i do not want to recreate it to add new info for the most common question asked in MP Halo.

I would like to add that nobody but Dr.Hasley and the spartans knew each others name and that not a single other person knows his name so they just call him by rank — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mchief362 (talkcontribs) 16:13, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Spartan 117 is master chiefs offical designation, all spartans were created and treated simply as military assets. due to close personal ties with the projects creator Dr Halsey we learn his real name is John. A name only used by a few very close people to Spartan 117. Due to the nature of Spartans being Highly classified at the start of the war a nuetral call sign was needed for spartans. spartan 117 adopted the call of master chief in recognition of his ideal rank amongst a spartan task force. as such most people know of his as chief or master chief than anything else. however he does refer to himself in several calls for help in Halo4 as UNSC Spartan 117 foward onto dawn (UNSC is service, then asset name, then ship serving) (talk) 20:47, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

Halo: Reach[edit]

Just added Chief's easter egg appearance in Halo: Reach with citation (talk) 16:45, 17 September 2010 (UTC)

Removed. Ripten is not a reliable source. Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs(talk) 18:55, 17 September 2010 (UTC)

Edit request[edit]

The Halo in parentheses should be italicized. JFKmafiaInc (talk) 13:46, 29 December 2010 (UTC) You should also put the category fictional sword fightes because the Chief is a master at the energy sword.


Should his age be mentioned,cause he is 46(45 due to being in hibernation).~( of Sonic News Network and others — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:26, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

The article includes his birthdate in 2511, and though I don't think this article specifcally mentions it, the Human-Covenant War began on Harvest in 2552 (can't remember source) and Combat Evolved is only a few years later (somewhere around 5, I think). I think the books all include the years of their settings relatively early on, and Waypoint and the things in Halo Wars would provide a more accurate dating system. From these, you could deduce his age throughout the series, which I believe lasts several years, since in Halo 4 one of the plot elements is that Cortana has been in service for eight years (Reach-Halo 3 approximately 4 years then, as she also says Chief has been sleeping for over 4 years), so one specific number would be inaccurate. (talk) 02:29, 19 November 2012 (UTC)JMN 18 Nov. 2012 U.S. Eastern Time

Move Request[edit]

I request that this page be moved to John-117. I'll move it in around a day or two if the move wins. Mchcopl (talk) 00:14, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

Per WP:NAME, "Master Chief" is the most common and recognizeable name. John might be the character's actual name, but all the sources universally refer to him as the Chief. Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs(talk) 22:13, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

Halo 4 Release Update[edit]

Due to the release of Halo 4, some of the information in this article is no longer accurate (e.g. " the Master Chief never speaks during player-controlled gameplay" under Attributes: Personality, lines 2-3 of first paragraph: there are several parts of Halo 4 wherein Chief and Cortana converse, frequently with a small animation of some sort in the top-left corner of the screen, all while the player retains full control of movement). Also, Halo 4 shows a much clearer picture of the Chief's personality-focused, dedicated, loyal, humble, and too d*** busy saving the galaxy and those he is loyal to to think about human nature and thus become cynical. In short, they made a near-perfect hero. (talk) 02:19, 19 November 2012 (UTC)JMN 18 Nov. 2012

You forgot to write who CREATED the character[edit]

--Niemti (talk) 15:08, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

the master chief is not a clone as erroneously stated in the analysis subsection. The master chief was replaced as a child with a flash clone which later died. Sourced by the fall of reach novel and anyone who has covered the mythos of the halo universe knows that one of the problems with the Spartan ii's is thier kidnapping as children And subsesquent curiosity about thier own origns/ childhoods. (talk) 02:39, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

Done The article was internally inconsistent, so I removed the text you pointed out. Thanks, Celestra (talk) 03:18, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 1 May 2015[edit]

Add "| liveactor = Daniel Cudmore (Forward Unto Dawn)" to the infobox. (talk) 02:57, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Stickee (talk) 04:36, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

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