Characters / Arby 'n' the Chief

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Main Protagonists

    Master Chief 

Master Chief

Master Chief is an action figure that speaks like Microsoft Sam, and acts like an idiotic Jerkass and Halo fanboy. He believes Halo is the best video game out there and speaks mainly in LEET.

  • Anti-Hero: If only because he's too stupid to be a villain.
  • Ax-Crazy: He threatened Greg with a knife, while joking that the knife demands blood.
    • He did the same thing to Todd.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Does this in "Night of the Evading Dead" in Season 4.
    • He pulls one off again in the Season 6 finale "The Reunion" when he runs over Trent with a Scorpion just in the nick of time... without even knowing he did so until after performing the task.
  • Buffy Speak:
    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
  • Broken Pedestal: Chief initially refers to Colin as the "coolest friend [he's] ever made friends with". Then he sees Colin seducing a nine year old.
  • The Brute: He was super enthusiastic about participating in Eugene's clan's fragbanning spree.
  • Catch-Phrase: plenty.
  • 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.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: With mind of a 8 year-old who's been given access to the internet way too much, it's totally expected.
  • Comically Missing the Point of Arbiter's speeches.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: RARELY, Chief is capable of pulling random CMOAs with no warning.
  • Dan Browned: this dialogue:
    Chief: halo 3 wuz laging liek shit adn it maed meh vreh :( so i quit
    Arbiter: Interesting... [looks at computer screen] Do you think that has anything to do with you downloading over 700 gigs of pornography on here?
    Chief: no. tahts teh computir. this r teh xbox. its sepret. DUMASS
    Arbiter: Jon's hard drive isn't even that big.
    Chief: dun wury. i hav........... 2 FLOPY DISKZ
    Arbiter: I think you'll need a few more than that.
    Chief: LOLOLLLOLLOL. u obvsly no nothign abot computirs
  • Dirty Cop now that he is a TOSER
    Chief: FREEZE / TOSERS / GET DOWN ON THE FUKCING GROUND
  • The Ditz: Ever since the beginning of the show, he'll always be the worst but possible hope for any player who stood with him.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: In recent seasons. Also Jerkass Has a Point.
  • Epic Fail: This happens often.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Adam is considerably more vile than he is, and he even gives a "Surprised face (:O)" when Adam frags Claire.
    • His discovery that Colin is a pedophile absolutely disgusts him and promotes him to team up with Arbiter to plan an attack against the trolls.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Chief ends up becoming a full-on villain in Season 7, joining Eugene's Clan and going on a fragbanning spree with them.
  • Genius Ditz: Despite of being a complete sociopath to begin with, he managed to band up that is not supposed to be a team with a few boys about his level, killed off (not literally) half of Chaos Theosis' indigenous' hackers, trifled with Arbiter's logic for a few times and even draws a lot better than him, and even knew how to lit up an apartment with only a cooking oven and some matches.
  • Go Out with a Smile: A last request with the Arbiter before he dies to meet him by the gate in the afterlife after the explosion goes off in their condo.
  • Heroic R.R.O.D.: While Chief is far from heroic, in the Season Finale, Arbiter dealt to him what appears to be a killing blow on the Chief, slammed him to pieces to the point where Chief's speeches are far beyond scrambled than it is before.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Uses this frequently to justify his actions.
  • It Amused Me: Most of his trolling against the Arbiter is for this.
  • Jerkass: He thinks he is the real Master Chief from the game, treats his friends like trash, gets negative kills in his game score, asks for any female player's Facebook account and normally teabags anyone he just recently knocked-down or killed, we mean everyone, even outside the game. It's toned down in Season 7 however.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He does have a few Pet the Dog moments and does seem to genuinely like Arbiter despite his abrasiveness.
  • Kick the Dog: Occasionally has moments like this, such as his attempted murder of Greg.
  • Killed Off for Real If the gas exploding in "Ignition" is something to go by.
  • The Lancer: Plays this role to the more serious and cynical Arbiter in more recent seasons.
  • L33t L1ng0/Rouge Angles of Satin: All the time.
  • 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.
  • Psychopathic Man Child: He often acts like an out of control eight-year old.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The abrasive Red Oni to Arbiter's composed Blue Oni.
  • Saying Sound Effects Out Loud/Unsound Effect:
  • Serious Business: Halo 3, as shown in the original trilogy, episode 4 and episode 18.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He thinks he's MLG, when he's one of the worst players in the game.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Subverted. He picks it up to cope with how he killed Cortana
  • Synthetic Voice Actor: Microsoft Sam.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After training with Arbiter, his Halo skills seemed to have radically improved.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In the later episodes of season 7, he becomes considerably smarter and more morally grounded Due to Cortana plaguing him in his mind because of his guilty conscience, and his desire to take down the trolls, since Colin's a pedophile, Tyler's hyper-agressive to the point of smashing over a dozen controllers and battering one of his school-"mates" that he met on XBL, whilst Eugene is sadistic and spiteful and loves to psychologically torment the boy/player that Tyler has been beating up.
  • Weapon of Choice: An Assault Rifle and the Spartan Laser, though recently he has traded in the laser for a Rocket Launcher. Though he has used the Sniper Rifle from time to time.
  • 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 , "pedestrians"note  and several butchered proverbs/phrases.
  • Your Mom: Chief is as creative with this trope as Red Foreman is with threatening to put his foot up your ass. Arbiter is the frequent target of this, and much to every male character he finds, but never female players. Surprisingly, not even Cortana receives this.

    The Arbiter 

The Arbiter

The Arbiter is another action figure voiced by Microsoft Mike. He is rather cynical and often responds to Chief's antics in sarcasm.

  • The Anti-Nihilist: While he isn't enthusiastic about life in general, he does continue to have a strong moral compass.
  • Author Avatar: As acknowledged by Jon in an interview. He's a representation of Jon's characterization (mainly his Deadpan Snarker personality).
  • 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.
  • Catch-Phrase: "Sigh". Though it does not catch that very frequently.
  • The Comically Serious: He's one of the most serious characters in the series, but his deadpan attitude makes his remarks hilarious.
  • Dark Chick: Becomes this after he pulls a Face–Heel Turn and joins Eugene's clan, given how much he stands out from the other trolls.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Justified with the target of Chief in most cases, he does get snarky towards others who won't take kindly with his advices.
  • Did Not Get the Girl: Willingly declines Claire to keep and never gets to meet with Cortana again after Chief accidentally lit the microwave oven that resulted to her death. He does not get better because of the latter.
  • 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
  • Face–Heel Turn As of episode 12 of season 7
  • Fair Cop: After becoming a TOSER, and more so being the safeguard of Jon's condo towards Chief.
  • Go Out with a Smile: Despite on how Chief's idiocy drove both of them to their deaths in the first place, he finds his last request quite heartwarming and willingly accepts this before going out in flames.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: Has one at the start of Season 6. Has another shot in the near end of the Season Finale, looking for a happy place.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Deconstructed in season 7. His desire for company drags him down the moral slippery slope. He stops when he sees the true face of his companions, though.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While he is relentless in telling anyone how pathetic they are, he does show great moments of kindness as time passes; and he is far from being a jerk to anyone else who treats him nicely. Demonstrated in "Recon" (S1E2) and "Evil" (S3E12).
  • Killed Off for Real If the gas exploding in "Ignition" is something to go by.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: Complete with full body armor, like Chief's, except he lost his helmet twice, but returned.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Arby goes up against Chief and his crew with a pistol and Sprint to prove a point. Guess who wins.
    • Also, when in casual situations online, he tends to wear Minor armor, in other more serious situations he switches to Spec Ops.
  • Meta Guy: Of sorts.
  • Never Got to Say Goodbye: Promised Claire to meet up with him on the next day to play with her, but Chief lit up a cooking oven with an opened gas tank, before he ever had the chance to say anything to her.
  • Only Sane Man: not until recently - there was Todd, Cortana and quite a few relatively sensible players on Xbox Live. Now it seems that most of the other gamers are portrayed with more or less the same level of intelligence as Chief.
    • Though it looks like that was subverted with Greg. As well as the online community regaining SOME brain function.
  • The Philosopher: Theorized about his life of being a toy of what purpose should it actually be while alive. Had this theory and purpose fulfilled by Claire before being killed off in the Season Finale with Chief.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: He's used two so far. One for Adam, and another for Silent Strike.
  • Precision F-Strike: Compared to Chief, sure. Not that he swears so rarely, though.
  • Spell My Name with a "The": He usually introduces himself as "the Arbiter".
  • Straight Man: Rarely takes a laugh on anything, almost never to Chief's. Until he gets the last laugh with two boys who takes the lower level of maturity than Chief would within the series.
  • Synthetic Voice Actor: Microsoft Mike, surprisingly fits well for his logical thinking.
  • Unstoppable Rage: When he finally hears the truth about what happened to Cortana, he does not take it well.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: He was able to attend university, as mentioned in 'Pirates'.
  • Weapon of Choice: A DMR and a Magnum. On "Severance", he is seen using the Shotgun in his battle against Chaos Theosis member Kylie.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He's afraid of spiders, though he still hangs out with Greg.

    Greg 

Greg

A spider introduced in the Season 4 finale that began to live with Arbiter and Chief.

  • Big Damn Heroes: Saved Arbiter quite a few times in his downfall with Chief, but never gets the chance to save him again in the last episode.
  • Demoted to Extra: In Season 7.
  • Friendly Sniper: He's shown to be a masterful sniper. The one time he picks up a controller, he snipes five targets with three shots before they can react.
  • Giant Spider: For a toy, he's just about Chief's size.
  • Nice Guy: Don't let his appearance fool you, he just wants to hang out and play scrabble.
  • Put on a Bus: Completely in Season 7, never comes back in the final episode.
  • The Speechless: Communicates via sticky notes.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Even Chief gets creeped out by this.

    Claire 

Claire

A woman that Arbiter befriends in the movie who becomes his love interest.

  • 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.
  • Shout-Out: Her full name is Claire Redfield in Endgame.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Is utterly disgusted with Trent and leaves him after learning that he cheated on her
  • Straw Feminist: Used to have traits of this, see Characterization Marches On.

    Cortana 

Originally one of the main protagonists of the Series. Nobody knows what exactly her purpose in the series is. Is she supposed to be Chief's worst enemy? Jon has never confirmed anything about it.

  • The Anti-Nihilist: Somewhat downplayed. In her own words ("Terminal"):
    Cortana: I think, for the most part, that I fall into the camp of "things just happen" — but my mind is open to other suggestions as to why we're here.
    Arbiter: So you think that our existence is merely the result of some random cosmic equation?
    Cortana: I suppose.
    Arbiter: Then, presumably, you've accepted the possibility that we exist without purpose.
    Cortana: I don't know if I'd go as far as to say that I've accepted it, but it strikes me as the possibility that is most likely.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Chief. That's pretty much all she's in the story for. She's always thinking about him and wanting him to be destroyed, even when she's not hear him. What else has she had going for her?
  • Bus Crash
  • Demoted to Extra: In Season 3.
  • Disney Death: Turns out she survived getting fired into the alien sun.
    • Only to end up getting killed in the stove when she returned later.
  • False Friend: To Arbiter?
  • Flat Character: At least purpose-wise. The only viable description she has is "Chief's worst enemy. She was only brought back in Season 7 to be killed by Chief's hand.
  • Gamer Chick: Supposedly
  • Jerk Ass: At least only to those who act way out of line, such as Chief. And Arbiter at one point, even though she still respects him.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Her anger with Chief is always justified.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: However, she's friendly when it comes to the likes of Todd and Greg, on the grounds of them both being Nice Guys.
  • Killed Off for Real: Season 7. Yep.
  • Love Interest: For both Chief and Todd.
  • Never My Fault: She makes herself out to be the victim in literally every situation and always rides people for minor shit. Arbiter eventually becomes aware of this and bluntly tells her to fuck off when she tries to ride him down for using the word "retarded" casually.
  • Synthetic Voice Actor: Microsoft Mary.
  • The Chick: Not really.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Despite being a vision in Chief's head, near the end of Season 7, she warms up to Chief and offers him her friendship, in response to he and Arbiter planning to take down Eugene and his clan, which she encourages him in doing so. After Chief takes full responsibility for the terrible chain of events that took place, she acknowledges that he has changed his ways, and wishes both he and Arbiter well after departing.
  • Tsundere: Is she really just trying to help Chief out all this time?
  • Very False Advertising: Jon (and the Arbiter) make her out to be this awesome, intelligent, and perfect character with no flaws. But all she's done is attack Chief (or is it his fault?). Didn't she hate Arbiter at one point too?
  • 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, only to die again in Season 7.
  • 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.

Supporting Characters

    Chief and Arbiter's friends 

Todd

Travis

  • Bus Crash: He and Todd are raped to death by Zanthar.
  • False Friend: To Chief.
  • Flat Character: Nothing more than just a Brute figurine that's similar to Chief.
  • Jerk Ass: About the same level as Chief.
  • Put on a Bus: Along with Todd.
  • Shout-Out: His name is a reference to the character of the same name from another machinima "Matchmaking", made by Darkspire Films. Travis is a fan of Darkspire Films as well.

Jeremy "xXxSm0k3w33d4LyPh3420xXx"

One of Chief's friends on Xbox Live.

Cody

A kid on Chief's friends list who was hosting custom games on infection during "Night of the Evading Dead".

  • Bratty Half-Pint: At the end, he cries and begs as his father spanks him for playing until six in the morning.

    TOSERS 

TOSERS

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.

Kevin

A thirteen year old player who joins TOSERS.

Leonard

The moderator of basic division.

Stephen "Silent Strike"

A member of TOSERS who was Arbiter and Chief's first supervisor. He turns out to be a Chaos Theosis affiliate.

    Others 

Josh Butterballs

The face of Stupid Obvious Information Magazine.

Agent Boris Smirnoff

A Russian agent who is after Scott.

  • Ax-Crazy: He's very aggressive and isn't far from shooting Shoot multiple times.
  • Glorious Mother Russia: He doesn't take kindly to anyone who's against Mother Russia.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Doesn't seem to mind that he received a call from two action figures. Then again, he seems completely unstable.

Timothy

An Xbox Live player that Chief meets early in season 5 who calls him out for his poor skills.

  • All There in the Manual: His name is only in the credits.
  • 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.

Mrs. McIntyre

Adam's mother.

  • The Chew Toy: She's stuck with her horrible son, she was divorced by her husband, and she ends up losing her mother.
  • Extreme Doormat: Adam pretty much controls her life. Until she decides enough is enough.
  • Pushover Parents: Her attempts to stop Adam's behavior always fails as she can't seem to get the courage to end it all. Subverted in "Cradle to Love".
  • The Dog Bites Back: In "Cradle to Love", she sends Adam to juvenile hall after years of abuse.

Brody Mitchell

A classmate of Eugene and Tyler, and a frequent victim of their bullying.

  • Ambiguously Gay: Tyler claims to have heard that Brody is gay, but it hasn't been confirmed.
  • Driven to Suicide: Attempted to commit suicide by downing a bottle of pills after Eugene threatens to ruin his life and kill him.
  • Hero Antagonist: Zig-Zagged. While he and Kyle are opposed to Eugene, Arbiter and Chief are allied with Eugene and his clan for a good portion of the season, technically making them antagonists. However, upon seeing Eugene bully and break Brody's spirit, Chief and Arbiter pull a Heel–Face Turn and go against Eugene.
  • Those Two Guys: With Kyle.

Kyle Mathison

Brody's best friend and another enemy of Eugene and Tyler.

Michelle Harris

Eugene's girlfriend, who later on also becomes a friend of Arbiter.

  • Gamer Chick: And a very skilled one at that. She was able to make it to the final round of a Halo tournament.
  • Nice Girl: She's a genuinely nice girl.
  • Shoot the Shaggy Dog: She manages to make it to the final round of her Halo tournament, and actually starts to feel confident that she has a chance at winning its one million dollar prize. However, before she can go on to the final round, she gets shot by Eugene.

Antagonists

    Trent Donnovich and Affiliates 

Trent Donnovich

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.

  • Affably Evil: He's rather polite
  • Bad Boss: Laid off his company's writing staff because he believes a story to be unimportant to a game's success
  • Big Bad: Of Season 5, though it isn't apparent until Chief and Arbiter discover he's cheating on Claire. He also becomes the main villain again in Season 6.
    • Big Bad Friend: He and Arbiter were pretty friendly before becoming enemies.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: As game developers go, he's pretty despicable, getting rid of his team of writers, [[spoiler:cheating on his fiance and banning two of her friends when they discover his actions.
  • Hijacked by Ganon: He was behind Chaos Theosis in Season 6.
  • Jerk Ass: Cheats on Claire with one of the members of his Church construction crew and bans Chief and Arbiter when they find out. When Claire asks why Arbiter didn't come to the wedding, Trent suggests that he probably doesn't care about her.
  • Leitmotif: here.
  • 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.
  • Nietzsche Wannabe

Cameron and Cody

Two MLG players who are security guards for Trent's wedding. They reappear in Season 6 wanting to join TOSERS.

  • Asshole Victim: It's really hard to feel any sympathy for them when when they get fragged by Clyde and Duncan, considering how huge assholes they were throughout most of their screentime.
  • Co-Dragons: Both of them serve as Trent's right hand men and security guards at his wedding. With the Donnovich sisters they form Co-Co-Dragons.
  • Enemy Mine: They work with Chief and Arbiter to combat Chaos Theosis
  • Gunship Rescue: In "Remission", they end up saving Claire from Clyde using a falcon. They later show up at the roof while Arbiter confronts Adam. However, they get shot down by Duncan.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Sort of. They distance themselves from Trent after the wedding fiasco and later help Chief and Arbiter battle Chaos Theosis.
  • Jerk Ass: They act incredibly rude to any who isn't MLG.
  • Killed Off for Real: Not killed, exactly, but both of them were fragged by Chaos Theosis.
  • Put on a Bus: Disappear after Season 6, along with the rest of TOSERS.
  • Sacrificial Lion: Cameron in Season 6, thought he isn't a "sympathetic" character exactly, but he is still fragged by Clyde as one of these.
  • Serious Business: They take Halo and MLG very seriously.
  • Those Two Guys: They're always seen together.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: While working for Trent.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Somewhat. They do congratulate Arbiter and Chief after they stop Chaos Theosis. Doubles as a Pet the Dog moment.

Britney Donnovich and Victoria Donnovich

Trent's sisters.

Brian

  • Anti-Villain: 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 fiancé.
  • Evil Genius: Not really evil, but he is a network administrator, and he's affiliated with the Big Bad.

Justin "SniperDeathAngel00"

  • Evil Genius: He developed the hacks used in Season 5, the Fragban hacks and the Permanent Denial of Service hack.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: He created the hacks used by Trent, the Underground Hackers, and Chaos Theosis.
  • Insistent Terminology: It's P-DOS, not pedo.
    "I'm not a pedophile."
  • 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.
  • Ironic Name: He is actually terrible with the sniper rifle. See Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy above. Lampshaded by Arbiter.
    Arbiter: Who taught you to shoot, the galactic empire?!
    Justin: (offended) Shut up!!
    Arbiter: Leave it to the WORST sniper ever to call himself "SniperDeathAngel00"!
  • Karmic Death: He gets fragbanned with his own hacks.

    Chaos Theosis 

Chaos Theosis as a whole.

Clyde

  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Discussed and defied, though he does significantly better the second time around.
  • 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.
  • The Dragon: To his employer, Trent Donnovich.
    • Dragon-in-Chief: Even so, Clyde is the one who actually fights Arbiter and Chief, while Trent runs away.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: It's eventually revealed he was really working for Trent.
  • Evil Counterpart: He is considered this for Arbiter.
  • Faux Affably Evil
  • The Heavy: Despite working for a Mysterious Employer, Clyde poses a more immediate threat.
  • 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 immediately fragged by Chief and Arbiter.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Fragging Cameron and later Duncan.
  • 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.

Duncan

  • Affably Evil
  • Compensating for Something: Implied, but said word-for-word by The Arbiter.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He is taken aback when he learns that his fellow hackers plan to take down the OMN.
  • 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, though he does speculate if Kylie is a man in disguise. Cradle to Grave also reveals that his gamer tag is "back2thekitchen88"
  • Noble Bigot: Aside from being a He-Man Woman Hater, he's a pretty chill dude.
  • 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.
  • Serious Business: He is described as a hyper competitive MLG player.
  • Token Good Teammate: He was the only member who was actually in it to take down TOSERS.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Duncan decides to back out when Clyde reveals that he plans to take down Xbox LIVE. Clyde and Kylie lure him into a 'clan meeting' and stab him in the back.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He just wanted TOSERS gone.

Kylie

Adam

  • Arch-Enemy: Becomes this to Arbiter after fragging Claire.
  • Ax-Crazy: He's probably the most unhinged member of Chaos Theosis.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: The youngest and most violent of the group.
  • The Brute: Really enjoys fragbanning people.
  • Bad Boss: Anyone who he cows into doing what he says are no safer from his Ax-Crazy tendencies than his victims, killing a few of his own allies in his final battle with Arbiter and Chief for simply being in the way.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Drops a lot of "fucks" when his mom sends him off to juvenile hall.
  • Comedic Sociopath: Though after a while it stops being funny.
  • Enfante Terrible: Is very sociopathic and cruel for a child.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Chief. Arbiter even calls him "the human version of Chief". Although unlike Chief, Adam hasn't got a single decent bone in his body.
  • For the Evulz: Why he kills all the other players. He truly enjoys what he does.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: In Chaos Theosis, for good reasons.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Gets angry whenever someone interrupts him playing Halo.
  • Jerkass: The absolute biggest one in the series.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: When his mother begs one more time to change his life around, he appears to begin to change, only to yell at her more.
  • Karmic Death: Though it isn't death exactly, but his defeat and fragging might not have happened if he hadn't treated his mum and his friends like crap.
  • Kick the Dog: All the damn time. He constantly insults his mother and refuses to go see his grandmother when she's in the hospital
  • Kids Are Cruel: And how. See Kick the Dog above.
  • Knight of Cerebus: He is by far the most evil antagonist in the series and is played more seriously than the others.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After abusing his mother too much, she decides to send him to juvy.
  • Lack of Empathy: Shows no concern over his dying grandmother.
  • No Indoor Voice: Screams all the time.
  • Reality Ensues: Well, it's a complicated example, and when Jon did the commentary for "Cradle to Grave" he addressed this. After he abuses his mother one times too many, she calls the police to take him juvenile hall. He didn't exactly commit any crimes, save for cyberterrorism, but given that he's a horrible and depraved individual, would it really surprise you if he had?.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Almost every word out of his mouth is a curse.
  • Smug Snake: Has a very bad tendency to underestimate his opponents and abuse everyone around him, thinking that he's not going to be punished for it, although his cocky veneer disintegrates chunk by bloody chunk as one of his abused friends sells him out, Arbiter and Chief mock him relentlessly for his all-round pathetic nature and he's dragged out by a correctional officer screaming in petulant, impotent fury as everything crashes down around him and he's given the Coup de Grâce by Arbiter.
  • 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".
  • The Sociopath: Shows no empathy towards anything.
  • 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.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: It probably doesn't bear thinking about how he got so messed up.
  • 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!
  • Weapon of Choice: A Grenade Launcher and a Rocket Launcher.
  • Your Mom: He uses this a lot. Not as much as Chief though.

    Eugene's Clan 

Eugene's Clan as a whole

Arbiter: The only people we could ever call friends — a psychopath, a sadist, and a pedophile...

  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: To Chaos Theosis in Season 6. Chaos Theosis' members were only working together because they were getting paid to. Eugene and his clan members are all genuine friends with each other. Chaos Theosis had a set goal in mind. Eugene and his clan only fragbanned people For the Lulz
  • For the Evulz: They don't have much motive for fragbanning people, other than they find it funny.
  • No Name Given: Eugene chose to not name the clan as "names only draw attention".
    • In addition, while we do learn the actual names of Eugene and his co-moderators, we never learn what their gamertags are.
  • Oddly Small Organization: Despite the impressive reach the clan is said to have, only Eugene, Tyler, Colin and a few other miscellaneous Xbox Live players are shown to be members. Though they do gain two more members when Arbiter and Chief join.
  • Terrible Trio: Eugene, Tyler and Colin form one with Cortana even at one point referring to them as such. They become a 5 Bad Band when Arbiter and Chief join them in their fragbanning spree.
  • Troll: The clans' members are all self-admitted trolls, though their idea seems to include using hacks to perma-ban people on Xbox Live.

Eugene Black

  • Affably Evil: He's pretty friendly to Arbiter when he first meets him, and even manages to maintain a friendship with him for a decent while.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: After his death, Arbiter compares Eugene to an abused animal.
  • Big Bad: He's effectively this for season 7, given his fragbanning spree across the OMN.
  • The Bully: He and Tyler are both feared bullies at his school.
  • Dead Person Conversation: Returns in visions as part of Arbiter's subconscious during the early part of Season 8.
  • Despair Event Horizon: His sister's death and the ominous silence, combined with his girlfriend leaving him is bound to send him over the edge. And to take out his rage, he goes on a banning spree online.
  • 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.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Cares deeply for his sister and refers to her as the one consistently good thing in his life.
  • Expy: He's pretty similar to the previous Big Bad, Trent Donnovich. Both are Straw Nihilists who start off as friends with Arbiter before he and Chief discover his true colors. Both are also in a relationship with someone who is friends with Arbiter.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Arbiter. Both share the same beliefs on life and their places in the universe.
  • Foil: As stated above, Eugene is the Evil Counterpart to Arbiter, but Eugene is what Arbiter would be if he threw all his morals aside. Even the color schemes on their Halo: Reach avatars contrast each other. Arbiter's is silver with blue trim, while Eugene's is gold with red trim.
  • The Kirk: Balances out Tyler's and Colin's personalities.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: After he receives the news that his sister has died.
  • He's Dead, Jim
  • Hollywood Atheist: all the traits are there, even if he never actually spoke the A-word.
  • Ill Girl: His sister has Leukemia and is staying at the hospital. He fears that she may never come out. She doesn't.
  • Jerk Ass: Very much so.
  • Kick the Dog: Shoots Michelle when she breaks up with him, preventing her from going on to the final round of the Halo tournament she was excited about.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Or at least the digital equivalent of one.
    Eugene: I suggest we get the utmost out of fragban while it's still functional. That, or until not a single solitary player's left connected.
  • Sadist: He derives a lot of enjoyment out of reducing Brody to tears before fragbanning 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.
    • One of the first ones we see him give is to the leader of a copycat trolling clan.
    Eugene: I've deducted two possible conclusions regarding the reasoning of those who pull this kind of shit with us: One, they are, in reality, brilliant trolls with astronomical testicular fortitude well aware of the fact that what they're doing is completely and utterly retarded and do so with the intent to annoy. And two, which I believe is the far more likely case, it is simply you who is completely and utterly retarded and mistakenly convinced that your actions are not.
    Blake: I'm sorry Eugene! Believe me when I tell you that myself and my clan did what we did out of a deep respect for you, and yours, and your extensive history of work.
    Eugene: Then educate me. If your shenanigans were rooted entirely in respect, why the fuck would you think so little of us, that you'd believe we're in any need of your vastly inferior services. You've brought us a lot of unwanted attention and sullied our reputation. Seems quite disrespectful if you ask me.
    Blake: That... that isn't how it is at all dude. I swear to yo-
    Eugene: Would you like to know what I think? I think you're just scrounging a little attention and notoriety because of your subatomic testicular fortitude, rendering you too much of a goddamn pussy to earn any for yourself. And guess what? That shit doesn't fly so well with me. And given how deeply woven our particular network is through society, to a degree that would likely come as a great surprise to you, I am about the last guy you'd want to fuck with in these here parts.
    • At the beginning 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.
  • Tragic Villain: It's not hard to feel sorry for him, even if he's caused thousands of dollars in property damage, given his sister's condition and his father's abuse.
  • Villainous Friendship: He's friends with his two co-moderators, Tyler and Colin.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: It's hinted that his sister's death may have accelerated his fragbanning spree.

Tyler King

Colin Hunt

  • Affably Evil: He's pretty friendly with Eugene, though is distrusting of newcomers.
  • Co-Dragons: He's a co-moderator in Eugene's Clan with Tyler.
  • Cold Sniper: His preferred weapon is the sniper rifle. And he's a damn good shot with it.
  • Covert Pervert: Master Chief catches him chatting up a 9 year old kid to join an IRC chat and realizes he's a pedophile.
  • Death by Irony: Hits him back, when he's going to snipe MC and Arbiter, and the police comes to arrest him.
  • Evil Genius: He created Fragban 2.0 and appears to be the most pragmatic member of Eugene's Clan.
  • Fate Worse Than Death: Unlike Eugene and Tyler (who were both killed), Colin will be spending a VERY long time in jail for his pedophiliac 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 pedophilia to them.
  • Pedo Hunt: Colin is a pedophile, and actively secudes children online.
  • The Spock: Cool and pragmatic, as well as pretty skilled software engineer.

    Other Antagonists 

Skyler Loveheart

The head of Douchebag Studios, A machinima company. He mistakes Master Chief's awful machinima movie as a parody of bad machinimas and hires him to write movies in Arby 'n' the Chief: The Movie.

  • Action Figure Speech: Since we don't see his face, he compensates with ten times as much body language.
  • Berserk Button: After realizing the truth about Master Chief's skills, he goes absolutely nuts.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He's extremely hyperactive.
  • Driven to Suicide: Played for Laughs
  • Drives Like Crazy: He takes a phone call while driving, then proceeds to talk to the caller about how they're both phoning while driving and how dangerous but awesome that is, while swerving the steering wheel like a maniac.
  • The Faceless: His head is never shown.
  • Large Ham: His voice seems to grow in hamminess from a cool register to a fever pitch by the end of every scene.

Craig

A friend of Chief's who claims to be an MLG. He 'secretly' hates Chief because he isn't an MLG. He ends up having a match with Chief, which Chief wins.

  • A Date with Rosie Palms: He decides to jerk off when he does well in his match against Chief.
  • Caught with Your Pants Down: The reason he loses the match is because he is busy arguing with his parents after they caught him masturbating.
  • Jerk Ass: He pretends to be Chief's friend and later bullies him for not being pro.
  • Miles Gloriosus: He nervously sidesteps Arbiter's questions about any MLG events he's been a part of and what other pros he's played, implying he has none to speak of. In their match, he's only a threat thanks to exploiting cheap tactics, and is shown spamming grenades and panicking when confronted.
  • Smug Snake: He's a competent player... until he stops to jerk off.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Badass?: He looks down on Chief for not being MLG.

Zanthar

An Alien obsessed with 'raping butts' that kidnaps Todd, Travis and Cortana and kills them all. Absolutely not related in any way to Jon's chin.

  • Black Comedy Rape: His rape is Played for Laughs.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: He drops bridges on the three toy side-characters that had been missing for two seasons, just to be done with that plot thread already.
  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: Appears just to show what happened to Todd, Travis and Cortana. Later reappears at the end of the 2001: A Space Odyssey Arc in Season 8.
  • Retcon: A few seasons later Cortana actually comes back, overwriting her fate with Zanthar. His appearance in Arbiter's 2001 dream suggests he might not be a real character at all.
  • Unexpected Character: Shows up at the end of the 2001: A Space Odyssey arc in Season 8 with his 'space Allens'.
  • Voodoo Shark: He's an intergalactic alien overlord who came to Earth solely to abduct a handful of sentient action figures and rape their butts (except the female one, who he just throws into the sun).

Scott

Jon's room mate during Endgame who is a wanted criminal for smuggling cocaine from Russia and hacking in online video games.

  • Big Bad: Of Endgame.
  • The Cracker: One of his hobbies is hacking games including Halo 3.
  • Funny Afro: A black afro wig.
  • Immune to Drugs: If anyone had as much cocaine as Scott absorbs, they'd probably be dead now.
  • Jerk Ass: He's a raging jackhole who games loudly and obnoxiously all day, leaves cigarettes and coke everywhere, steals his roommate's wallet to buy hundreds of hookers, and antagonizes people online.
  • Killed Off for Real
  • Laughably Evil

Master Chief's Clan

Brent

A player who harasses people online in Halo: Reach during "Night of the Evading Dead".

PAL 9001

An AI Monitor who appears in the first arc of season 8. He is the main computer of the ship Truth and Reconciliation, where Arbiter and Cortana are apparently in suspension. Originally a dutiful and by-the-book AI helper with no quirks, he suddenly suffers a "boredom overload" that corrupts his systems and turns his personality into the spitting image of Chief's, after which he awakens Arbiter and Cortana to have some company.

  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Ends up trying to kill both Cortana and Arbiter.
  • Arc Villain: Of Act I of season 8.
  • Dying as Yourself: After having his brain filled with lead by Arbiter, he loses all his memories and reverts to his original programming for the few minutes he has left before shutting down.
  • Properly Paranoid: He justifies the assortment of explosive and chemical weapons strewn about the cargo bay, using the bizarrely specific hypothetical of defending themselves from "allens" trying to rape their butts. Naturally once he's dead, the ship is invaded by a bunch of aliens named Allen, who have come to do exactly that.
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