History Machinima / ArbyNTheChief

24th Sep '17 11:51:41 AM BeastC
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''[[http://www.youtube.com/show?p=H4Z8Vj7XZOc&s=1 Arby 'n' the Chief]]'' is a {{Machinima}}/Live-action comedy created by [[http://joncjg.blogspot.com/ Jon Graham]] (formerly known as "[=DigitalPh33r=]"), who also produced ''Machinima/DeusExMachina''. The series follows [[LivingToys two figurines]] based on Bungie and Microsoft's ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' series coming to life while their owner is away. As the title suggests, the main characters are based on Master Chief (a LeetLingo-speaking {{Jerkass}} whose only concern is how much he "pwns" in any given game, something that he is completely incapable of actually doing) and the Arbiter (a DeadpanSnarker who often acts as the voice of reason to the Chief's mindless ranting). One of the unique features of the series is that many of the characters actually speak through a [[SyntheticVoiceActor PC voice synthesizer]] instead of acted voice-overs. The series is based on Graham's previous shorts, ''Master Chief Sucks At Halo'', where the series' trademarks (including synthesized voice-overs and the Chief's personality) were developed.

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''[[http://www.youtube.com/show?p=H4Z8Vj7XZOc&s=1 Arby 'n' the Chief]]'' is a {{Machinima}}/Live-action comedy created by [[http://joncjg.blogspot.com/ Jon Graham]] Creator/JonGraham (formerly known as "[=DigitalPh33r=]"), who also produced ''Machinima/DeusExMachina''. The series follows [[LivingToys two figurines]] based on Bungie and Microsoft's ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' series coming to life while their owner is away. As the title suggests, the main characters are based on Master Chief (a LeetLingo-speaking {{Jerkass}} whose only concern is how much he "pwns" in any given game, something that he is completely incapable of actually doing) and the Arbiter (a DeadpanSnarker who often acts as the voice of reason to the Chief's mindless ranting). One of the unique features of the series is that many of the characters actually speak through a [[SyntheticVoiceActor PC voice synthesizer]] instead of acted voice-overs. The series is based on Graham's previous shorts, ''Master Chief Sucks At Halo'', where the series' trademarks (including synthesized voice-overs and the Chief's personality) were developed.
4th Aug '17 8:25:25 AM mynameislegion
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* TheFaceless: Almost all of the human characters have never been seen, instead being represented by their ''Halo''avatars. The only exceptions to this are Skylar Loveheart, Scott, Agent Smirnoff, and Jon as of Season 8.

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* TheFaceless: Almost all of the human characters have never been seen, instead being represented by their ''Halo''avatars.''Halo'' avatars. The only exceptions to this are Skylar Loveheart, Scott, Agent Smirnoff, and Jon as of Season 8.



** [[TropesAreNotBad]]. Seasons 5 to 7 have been widely acclaimed.
* GamerChick; TheChick: Cortana, although it's questionable whether she really can play games because of her pose.

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** [[TropesAreNotBad]].TropesAreNotBad. Seasons 5 to 7 have been widely acclaimed.
* FreudianTrio: Chief is TheId, Arbiter is TheEgo, and Cortana is TheSuperego.
* GamerChick; TheChick: Cortana, although it's questionable whether she really can play games because of her pose.[[InformedAttribute she's hardly been seen actually playing games]].
20th May '17 6:03:27 PM InfernoOmega
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* TheBusCameBack: Zanthar, the butt-raping alien that is [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial totally not Jon's chin]] and the one responsible for Cortana, Todd, and Travis's disappearances, returns to perform a hostile takeover of Arbiter's ship.

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* TheBusCameBack: TheBusCameBack:
** Josh Butterballs, Gregory, Sarah, and even a minor online gamer from the very first episode all reappear in the first episode of the season. Jon himself as a character also finally makes a reappearance.
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Zanthar, the butt-raping alien that is [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial totally not Jon's chin]] and the one responsible for Cortana, Todd, and Travis's disappearances, returns to perform a hostile takeover of Arbiter's ship.ship.
* ChekhovsGun: Several things from the 2001 arc.
** Several of the weapons in the armory are eventually used by Arbiter when the situation starts to get dire, but the AT mine is of particular note as a ChekhovsBoomerang. [[spoiler:It's how Arbiter defeats PAL, by tricking him into getting within its range and using that to convince him to let Arbiter out of containment. Even after that, it finally gets detonated when one of the Allens triggers it.]]
** The button on the ship's sound system that is implied to open one of the doors [[spoiler:eventually causes PAL to accidentally let Arbiter back on the ship after locking him out to suffocate.]]
** The copy of ''Custer's Revenge'' on the ship's computer [[spoiler:distracts the Allens due to their obsession with raping butts, allowing Arbiter to evade them.]]
** Most obviously, the warheads in the cargo bay. [[spoiler:They get detonated by Arbiter in the finale when he gets wounded and outnumbered.]]


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* StarterVillain: PAL 9001 [[spoiler:and Zanthar]] for the first act, which takes place before the toys even come back to life in the real world.
24th Mar '17 11:32:18 PM BeastC
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny:
-->'''Arbiter''': Tight fit.
-->'''Chief''': [[YourMom Leik ur mom]]. [=ROFL=]
-->'''Arbiter''': Fair enough. I set myself up for that one.
24th Mar '17 11:23:12 PM BeastC
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* [[spoiler:GainaxEnding: Season 5 ends with [[spoiler: Arbiter waking up to the sound of Cortana's voice, despite her being "dead".]]
** [[spoiler:Which turns out to be an incredibly cruel prank by Chief.]]

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* [[spoiler:GainaxEnding: Season GainaxEnding:
** The ultimate fate of Todd, Travis and Cortana: being kidnapped by an alien named Zanthar (who looks suspiciously like Jon's chin) and getting butt-raped to death.
**[[spoiler:Season
5 ends with [[spoiler: Arbiter waking up to the sound of Cortana's voice, despite her being "dead".]]
** *** [[spoiler:Which turns out to be an incredibly cruel prank by Chief.]]


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[[folder:Season 8]]
* AIIsACrapshoot: PAL, originally coherent and friendly, devolves into a personality similar to the Chief we all know and love, pretty much becoming an immature version of HAL 9000.
* AmbiguousSituation: Chief (in the form of a drone named PAL), Arbiter, and Cortana are on a spaceship for some reason, with Arbiter occasionally having flashes of the events of Season 7. Arbiter and Chief then return to life after they are killed in this world.
* BackFromTheDead: For reasons yet unexplained, Arbiter and Chief return to life in new toy bodies.
* TheBusCameBack: Zanthar, the butt-raping alien that is [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial totally not Jon's chin]] and the one responsible for Cortana, Todd, and Travis's disappearances, returns to perform a hostile takeover of Arbiter's ship.
* GagPenis: The Allens claim to have [[CrossesTheLineTwice 14-inch-penises]]...[[UpToEleven and 7 testicles]]...[[{{Squick}} and ejaculates for a duration of 11 minutes]]...
* HowWeGotHere: At some point following the ending of Season 7, Claire holds an online funeral for Arbiter and the Chief (since it's on a Halo server, you can probably guess how well that goes). We then see Arbiter and Chief watching from a cliff, then cut to them playing the game, Arbiter pushing Chief to help him in "bringing it all down."
* LittleNo: Arbiter when he finds himself with Chief and as a toy once more.
* PlanetOfSteves: Every one of Zanthar's mooks is named Allen.
* WhamShot: In the very first episode, we see Arbiter and Chief, alive and well in both Reach avatar and toy form.
* WholePlotReference: The majority of the first half of Season 8 is the plot of ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. Then the aliens obsessed with anal rape show up.
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4th Mar '17 11:36:52 AM ReddishGuy1
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** A villainous inversion. [[spoiler:Chaos Theosis succeeds in destroying TOSERS, only for Clyde to reveal that the next part of their plan is to destroy the OMN itself.

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** A villainous inversion. [[spoiler:Chaos Theosis succeeds in destroying TOSERS, only for but Clyde to reveal reveals that the next part of their plan is to destroy the OMN itself.]]



* TheDragon [[spoiler:Clyde to Trent again. He leads the hackers Trent hired and is his final line of defense against]]

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* TheDragon [[spoiler:Clyde to Trent again.Trent. He leads the hackers Trent hired and is his final line of defense against]]



* [[spoiler:HeroicBSOD: Arbiter during Season 6. 4 months and counting.]]
** [[spoiler: He's showing signs of coming out of it though.]]
* [[spoiler:HijackedByGanon]]: [[spoiler:In Severance, the twelfth episode of Season 6, Kylie and Clyde were fragged, disbanding Chaos Theosis. However, by signing into Clyde's account using his password, Arbiter and Chief find out that Trent Donnovich, Season 5's BigBad, was behind the entire thing.]]

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* [[spoiler:HeroicBSOD: Arbiter during Season 6.Arbiter. 4 months and counting. He's showing signs of coming out of it though.]]
** [[spoiler: He's showing signs of coming out of it though.]]
* [[spoiler:HijackedByGanon]]: [[spoiler:In Severance, the twelfth episode of Season 6, Kylie and Clyde were fragged, disbanding Chaos Theosis. However, by signing into Clyde's account using his password, Arbiter and Chief find out that Trent Donnovich, Season 5's BigBad, was behind the entire thing.]]
23rd Feb '17 4:42:45 PM ReddishGuy1
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* BackForTheDead: The player Arbiter rescues in season 7 [[spoiler:returns and ends up [[ShoottheDog being fragged by his hands in a later episode]] ]]. *

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* BackForTheDead: The player Arbiter rescues in season 7 [[spoiler:returns and ends up [[ShoottheDog being fragged by his hands in a later episode]] ]]. *]].
* BatmanGrabsAGun: [[spoiler:Despite being against Chief spending with Jon's credit card in the past, Arbiter ultimately agrees to use it to buy another Xbox after Colin bricks theirs.]]



** In the final episode of Season 7, "Ignition", Arbiter gives one to ''himself'', right before he's about to commit suicide by jumping out of the apartment window:
--> '''Arbiter''': There's nothing left for you here. You've never belonged. You're a freak. You've contributed nothing. This is what you deserve. This also happens to be your ticket to salvation. You're a lucky motherfucker to have this opportunity. Just a couple of terrifying seconds in exchange for bliss. Now that's a fucking bargain. Don't think about it, just do it. Come on, you fucking pussy. You worthless, plastic [bleep]. Do it. Fucking do it. Now.

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** In the final episode of Season 7, "Ignition", Arbiter gives one to ''himself'', right before he's as [[spoiler:he's about to commit suicide by jumping out of the apartment window:
window]]:
--> '''Arbiter''': There's [[spoiler:There's nothing left for you here. You've never belonged. You're a freak. You've contributed nothing. This is what you deserve. This also happens to be your ticket to salvation. You're a lucky motherfucker to have this opportunity. Just a couple of terrifying seconds in exchange for bliss. Now that's a fucking bargain. Don't think about it, just do it. Come on, you fucking pussy. You worthless, plastic [bleep]. Do it. Fucking do it. Now.]]
22nd Feb '17 4:31:17 PM ReddishGuy1
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** When [[spoiler: Arbiter and Chief]] join Eugene's clan.
* AffablyEvil: Eugene for the most part. He has tendencies to be kind, but they hide a very monstrous and destructive personality.



* FauxAffablyEvil: Eugene for the most part. He has tendencies to be kind, but they hide a very monstrous and destructive personality.



* VillainRespect: Eugene and Tyler both respect Chief and Arbiter for their raid on Trent Donnovich's wedding, viewing it as a fine example of trolling. Colin also starts to respect Arbiter as the series goes on.
* VillainousFriendship: Eugene, Tyler and Colin are all good friends with each other. They later extend their friendship to Arbiter and Chief. Chief evens remarks at one point that Tyler and Eugene are among the few people who genuinely liked him.



* VillainRespect: Eugene and Tyler both respect Chief and Arbiter for their raid on Trent Donnovich's wedding, viewing it as a fine example of trolling. Colin also starts to respect Arbiter as the series goes on.
19th Feb '17 7:05:06 PM ReddishGuy1
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* KickTheMoralityPet:
** [[spoiler:Arbiter turns his back on Claire when he meets her again. While Eugene is the one to actually shoot her, Arbiter doesn't seem to have a problem with it.]]
** [[spoiler:Eugene fragbans Michelle after she breaks up with him.]]



* ShootTheMoralityPet:
** [[spoiler:Arbiter turns his back on Claire when he meets her again. While Eugene is the one to actually shoot her, Arbiter doesn't seem to have a problem with it.]]
** [[spoiler:Eugene fragbans Michelle after she breaks up with him.]]



* VillainousRespect: Eugene and Tyler both respect Chief and Arbiter for their raid on Trent Donnovich's wedding, viewing it as a fine example of trolling. Colin also starts to respect Arbiter as the series goes on.

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* VillainousRespect: VillainRespect: Eugene and Tyler both respect Chief and Arbiter for their raid on Trent Donnovich's wedding, viewing it as a fine example of trolling. Colin also starts to respect Arbiter as the series goes on.
19th Feb '17 4:41:58 PM ReddishGuy1
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** BackForTheDead: The player Arbiter rescues in season 7 [[spoiler:returns and ends up [[ShoottheDog being fragged by his hands in a later episode]] ]].

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** * BackForTheDead: The player Arbiter rescues in season 7 [[spoiler:returns and ends up [[ShoottheDog being fragged by his hands in a later episode]] ]]. *



* [[spoiler: DownerEnding: The series finale, "Ignition". Arbiter and Chief commit suicide by setting the apartment ablaze.]].

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* [[spoiler: DownerEnding: The series finale, "Ignition". Arbiter and Chief commit suicide by setting the apartment ablaze.]].]]
* DragonTheirFeet: [[spoiler:After Eugene commits suicide, Tyler goes to Arbiter and Chief's apartment to get revenge, only to be shot and killed by the police.]]



* EvilCostumeSwitch: [[spoiler:Chief and Arbiter both change the armor colors on their avatars to black after agreeing to use Fragban 2.0.]] {{Lampshaded}} by Eugene
-->'''Eugene''': Black armor now, huh? Kinda lame but whatever.



* IJustWantToHaveFriends: One of the reasons why Chief and Arbiter are reluctant to turn on Eugene and his clan is because they're the only friends they have.

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* IJustWantToHaveFriends: One of the reasons why {{Deconstructed}}. Chief and Arbiter are reluctant Arbiter's desire for companionship leads them to turn on [[spoiler:join Eugene and his clan is because they're the only friends they have.on their fragban spree.]]



** [[spoiler:The dog... also literally... bites back.]]

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** [[spoiler:The dog... also literally... [[TheDogBitesBack bites back.back]].]]
* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler:A good portion of the players we see Arbiter fragban are {{Jerkass}}es.
]]



* ShootTheMoralityPet:
** [[spoiler:Arbiter turns his back on Claire when he meets her again. While Eugene is the one to actually shoot her, Arbiter doesn't seem to have a problem with it.]]
** [[spoiler:Eugene fragbans Michelle after she breaks up with him.]]



* WhamEpisode: Heat.
** The Big Bang.
** IGNITION.

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* WhamEpisode: Heat.
WhamEpisode:
** The Big Bang.
"Two Point Zero". Colin finishes developing Fragban 2.0 and shows it off to Eugene and Tyler.
** IGNITION. "Wake" and "Dead Weight". [[spoiler:Arbiter and Chief join Eugene, Tyler and Colin in their fragban spree.]]


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* VillainousRespect: Eugene and Tyler both respect Chief and Arbiter for their raid on Trent Donnovich's wedding, viewing it as a fine example of trolling. Colin also starts to respect Arbiter as the series goes on.
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