Chief: its kinda cool cuz liek hes saying activaet but thers one were he dosnt get 2 ear it all teh way so its liek its deactivatid / but then he saes it agen aftur so its liek its activatid agen adn tahts wat teh whoel song is abot / u no wat i m33n / its prety deep adn metallic if u think abot it
"hello i am mastur cheef lolololololololololololol" from the original Master Chief Sucks at Halo trilogy
In Season 6: "FREEZE / TOSERS / GET DOWN ON THE FUCKING GROUND
"Sad face :("
"remember? lol remember arbiter?"
Character Development: A little. Since the start of the series, he's started to care more about Arbiter, even admitting that he is sort of his friend. It is even hinted that he cares about Claire a little in "Remission", and in "Severance", after fragging Kylie, he looks back at the corpse of her avatar before going after Arbiter, which implies that he's feeling a little bit of regret.
Season 7 seems to prioritize Chief's character development alongside the various plot elements. By the end of the season, Chief is significantly more competent morally and aware of his past transgressions. Even so, he still maintains an unflappable manner.
I Am Not Shazam: There are lots of examples of Chief referring to characters by the title of their games. In Beta he's disappointed because you can only play as 'Halo' (Spartans) now. In Hypermail, there's this exchange:
Chief: bitch plz / im teh halo mastar / u get down on ur fucking knees when u talk 2 meh about halo / go on / GET DOWN
Arbiter: Says the guy who thinks you still play as Master Chief in Reach.
Chief: who teh hell else w00d it b dipshit? metroid? hes from taht stuped gay cube gaem / w/e its called i dunno
Obfuscating Stupidity: "Take A Seat" and a few other episodes reveal that he actually does have some common sense, and he is able to understand some more abstract concepts, if only in somewhat simplistic terms.
Pet the Dog: For all his horrible acts (and his attitude in general), he can show signs of genuine kindness, with the most outstanding moment being in "The Reunion", where he reassures the Arbiter that he will not die alone, and that the Master Chief, despite all of his comments towards the Arbiter, does appreciate his companionship.
Weapon of Choice: An assault rifle and the Spartan laser, though recently he has traded in the laser for a rocket launcher.
You Keep Using That Word: a few instances can be found earlier, but Season 5 introduced this as a regular character trait. Examples include "metallic"note ironic, "pedestrians"note pedophiles and several butchered proverbs/phrases.
Author Filibuster: Delivers many that speak of Jon's opinions on the gaming world and specific games. While he makes good points, the fact that the plot will oftentimes slam to a halt for the Arbiter to deliver a filibuster in his Microsoft Mike voice can be grating to some viewers.
Big Damn Heroes: He pulls one off at the end of the episode "Hard End" in Season 6.
Don't Explain the Joke: "I see what you did there. Instead of addressing my points, you took everything that I said and turned it into a sexual joke, implying that I suck on men's penises. Fantastic.".
Drunken Master: Despite his drinking he still kicks ass at Halo as seen when he takes down two hackers
Characterization Marches On: Used to have a couple of lines that depicted her as short tempered and unreasonable in Endgame, her character has since then been refined.
Just Friends: Doesn't return Arbiter's feelings. They still have a healthy relationship though. Actually, after "Crush", when Arbiter chews her out for only coming back after a brief hiatus while he suffered on his own, she's shocked to hear him say 'go fuck yourself' and ending it there.
Nice Girl: Rarely has anything scornful to say about someone, and when she does it's usually pretty accurate.
Only Sane Woman: Defiantly seems to be a reasonable person in a sea of insanity.
Genre Savvy: She seems to know exactly how things are going to play out in 'Heat':
Cortana: Don't get me wrong, I don't believe for a minute that you have the balls to incinerate me purposely. But given your astounding scale of intellect, I'm not exactly willing to take any chances here.
What Happened to the Mouse?: She disappears after "Wedding". She reappears in "King" where it turns out she was kidnapped by an Alien along with Todd and Travis. She comes back for good in the Season 6 finale.
You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Of all characters, it is (a vision of) her who tells this to Chief in "Take A Seat". Quite ironic, considering they hated each other while she was alive. However, this is (probably) Chief's hallucination of her, so it could be self-praise.
Chekhov's Gunman: In the penultimate episode, he turns out to be a former member of an underground hacker organization and helps Arbiter and the Chief find this organization where they get hacks to return to Trent's wedding to crash it.
The Terms of Service Enforcement/Response Squad, who's objective is to keep online gaming fair and enjoyable. Arbiter refers to them as Game Police.
Hey, It's That Voice!: Averted. After "TOSERS" (Third episode of Season 6), many people commented saying that one of the TOSER members was voiced by or sounded like Gus. However, this isn't actually true according to Word of God.
A thirteen year old player who joins TOSERS.
Big Damn Heroes: Saves Arbiter and Chief from Clyde, Adam and some other hackers.
The CEO of a gaming studio who is going to have the biggest in game wedding in history. It turns out he is marrying Claire, and it also turns out that he's cheating on her. In Season 6, he turns out to be the one behind Chaos Theosis.
Non-Action Big Bad: He prefers to leave everything to Cameron and Cody. In Collapse though, he actually does try fighting Arbiter once. In Season 6, he doesn't even try to fight Arbiter and Chief and just runs away, leaving Clyde to hold them off.
Evil Genius: Played with. He's not evil, he's just doing his job as a network administrator assigned to protect Trent and his wedding. He ends up becoming an antagonist anyway since the guy he's protecting is a douche who cheated on his fiance.
Back from the Dead: He makes one final appearance trying to stop Arbiter and Chief from fragging Trent on Breakpoint. When Chief and Arbiter are confused as to why he was back since they had fragged him in the previous episode, he reveals that he has multiple alts and was using his old console. He still gets fragged by Arby in the end.
Big Bad: For Season 6, though it turns out that Trent was behind the whole thing.
Boom, Headshot: Twice, first at Arbiter and Chief's hands, then the second time at the hands of the Arbiter.
He-Man Woman Hater: Insults Kylie for her gender and general inadequacy after she was fragged by Chief.
Laser-Guided Karma: Having literally just finished with the above, he is immediatelyfragged by Chief and Arbiter.
Villainous Breakdown: Possibly. When he finds out that Kylie and Adam were both fragged, he noticeably lowers his guard greatly and swears at Kylie a lot over Skype. Also at the beginning of the season he is calm and only swears during a Precision F-Strike, but as time goes by and Arby and Chief interfere more and more and things start to stop going his way, he descends into several Cluster F-Bomb.
He seems to have recovered from it by "The Reunion", though.
He-Man Woman Hater: Duncan finds, out of personal experience, that most girls are not up to his MLG skill level. However, he does seem to actually like Kylie, seeing her as the exception to the rule, and he looks down on players with a Stay in the Kitchen attitude.
It seemed more like he was just asking Kylie if people with that mindset got to her, he doesn't exactly have a politically correct mindset, especially as the episode Cradle to Grave reveals that his gamer tag is "back2thekitchen88"
Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: In "Femme Fatale", Duncan decides that he has had enough of what Chaos Theosis is doing and that it isn't right. Shortly after, Kylie assassinates him.
The Dog Bites Back: Two separate dogs, in fact— his mother finally has him sent to juvy, and one of his buddies responds to a plea to act as a character witness by telling her to "lock (Adam's) ass away and swallow the key".
Token Evil Teammate: Duncan and Kylie profess to have noble intentions (Duncan felt the T.O.S.E.R.S. were too overbearing, while Kylie compared shutting down the Online Multiplayer Network to forcing a junkie to sweat it out in the basement), and even Clyde seems to be strictly professional in his conduct. Adam, on the other hand, is abusive to everyone he associates with—friend, foe, or victim—and is generally regarded as an unlikable shit. Think Eric Cartman without the charming personality, and that should about cover it.
Villainous Breakdown: In episode 10, Cradle to Grave when Adam is cornered by Arby and Chief in a private server, he tells one of his "friends" to take them out. This "friend" who had been threatened with a permanent ban by Adam that very episode refuses to, saying that he's had enough of Adam. At that moment, Adam's mother walks in with a police officer, saying that Adam is going to a correctional facility. He breaks down, desperately pleading with his Mother not to send him away. He begs Arbiter, Chief and his "friend" to vouch for him, upon which his friend remarks, "Lock his ass up and swallow the key". As Adam is dragged away, he begins swearing furiously, as the Arbiter coldly shoots him in game.
Adam: "YOU'LL FUCKING PAY FOR THIS ONE DAY MOM YOU HEAR ME?! I HOPE YOU DIE IN A FIRE YOU FUCKING CUNT! I HOPE YOU FUCKING DIE!
Your Mom: He uses this a lot. Not as much as Chief though.
Evil Genius: He developed the hacks used in Season 5, the Fragban hacks and the Permanent Denial of Service hack.
Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: Could only get a body-shot (not One-Hit KO) against a guy standing perfectly still ignoring him? Check. Miss every single shot against him when he's running in a straight line? Check. Repeat first mistake before getting owned? Check.
Disproportionate Retribution: His response to someone trolling in his name to get personal fame is to pull personal information (Which is fairly Squicky) about him from his web history and post it all over his school's Facebook page. He also promises that he is capable of much worse.
Driven to Suicide: With all that was good in his life gone and his trolling clan defeated, he invites Arbiter and Chief to a separate match so they can overhear him shooting himself.
Mood Whiplash: ...and then someone else kills his in-game Elite and teabags him.
Serious Business: He takes his trolling very seriously, to the point of going to extreme lengths if someone tried to use his name for their own benefit
"The Reason You Suck" Speech: Likes dealing these out, but at the begining of episode 6, one of them backfires when his victim (a schoolmate of his) redirects one of his own back at him, mocking his poor grades, lack of effort in school and a breakdown he had. Possibly about his sister.
Evil Genius: Acts as this in Eugene's clan as he is the one that created Fragban 2.0 and gives the best advice to the clan on what to do with it.
Fate Worse than Death: Unlike Eugene and Tyler (who were both killed,) Colin will be spending a VERY long time in Jail for his pedophilic nature. His impending fate is best described by Arbiter:
Arbiter: Not sure how long Colin will be imprisoned for, but due to the fact that he's a white, introverted software nerd and a kid fucker, he'll likely be targeted by his inmates for rape and sold as a cell bitch for a pack of smokes.
Laser-Guided Karma: The police catch and arrest him immediately after Chief rats out Colin's pedophilic behaviour to them.