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Characters: Arby 'n' the Chief
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Main Protagonists

    Master Chief 

Master Chief

  • Anti-Hero: and a Byronic one.
  • Ax-Crazy: He threatens Greg with a knife, while yelling something about how the knife demands a blood sacrifice. Yeah, that seems pretty frigging crazy.
    • 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
  • Catch Phrase: plenty.
    • NO U.
    • i r guy who gon t33ch u les0n
    • "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.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: used to be much more frequent.
  • Comically Missing the Point of Arbiter's speeches.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: RARELY, Chief is capable of pulling random CMOAs with no warning.
  • The Ditz
  • Dumbass Has a Point/Jerkass Has a Point: in recent seasons.
  • Epic Fail: This happens often.
  • 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
  • Even Evil 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.
  • For the Evulz
  • Insane Troll Logic: uses this frequently.
  • Jerk Ass
  • 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 Arbiter in more recent seasons.
  • Leet Lingo/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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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: a frequent target of his jokes.

    The Arbiter 

The Arbiter

    Greg 

Greg

    Claire 

Claire

  • 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.

Other characters

Supporting Characters

    Season 2 

Todd

Travis

Jeremy "xXxSm0k3w33d4LyPh3420xXx"

One of Chief's friends on Xbox Live.

    Season 3 

Josh Butterballs

The face of Stupid Obvious Information Magazine.

Agent Boris Smirnoff

A Russian agent who is after Scott.

    Season 4 

Cody

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

    Season 5 

Timothy

An Xbox Live player that Chief meets early in the season 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.

    Season 6 

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.

Mrs. McIntyre

Adam's mother.

    Season 7 

Brody Mitchell

A classmate of Eugene and Tyler, who, along with his friend Kyle, try to put a stop to Eugene's banning spree after acquiring his hacks.

Kyle Mathison

A classmate of Eugene and Tyler, who, along with his friend Brody, try to put a stop to Eugene's banning spree after acquiring his hacks.

Antagonists

    Season 2 

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.

    Season 3 

Craig

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

Zanthar

An Alien that kidnaps Todd, Travis and Cortana and kills them all.

Scott

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

    Season 4 

Master Chief's Clan

Todd

  • Jet Pack: His preferred armour ability.

Kyle

  • Invisibility Cloak: His ability of choice... except he cloaks when Arby can already see him.

Tucker

  • Whoring: His strategy for Halo: Reach.

Brent

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

    Season 5 

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.

Cameron and Cody

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

Britney Donnovich and Victoria Donnovich

Trent's sisters.

Brian

  • Anti-Villain
  • 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.

    Season 6 

Chaos Theosis

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 Trent.
  • Dragon-in-Chief
  • Disc One Final Boss
  • Evil Counterpart: He is considered this for Arbiter.
  • Faux Affably Evil
  • The Heavy
  • 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.
  • 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, 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.
  • 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

Kylie

Adam

  • Arch-Enemy: Becomes this to Arbiter after fragging Claire.
  • Axe Crazy
  • The Brute
  • Cluster F-Bomb
  • Comedic Sociopath: Though after a while it stops being funny.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Chief. Arbiter even calls him "the human version of Chief".
  • For the Evulz
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: In Chaos Theosis.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk
  • 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.
  • Kids Are Cruel
  • Knight of Cerebus: He is by far the most evil antagonist in the series so far.
  • Laser-Guided Karma
  • Laughing Mad
  • No Indoor Voice
  • Psycho for Hire
  • Psychopathic Manchild
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
    • This deserves a bit of expansion: 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 permeant 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...Ah, Karma.
    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.

Justin "SniperDeathAngel00"

    Season 7 

Eugene Black

  • Affably Evil
  • 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.
    • Mood Whiplash: ...and then someone else kills his in-game Elite and teabags him.
  • Driven to Villainy
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Cares deeply for his sister and refers to her as the one consistently good thing in his life.
  • Heroic BSOD: 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.
  • Killed Off for Real: See Driven to Suicide above.
  • Nietzsche Wannabe
  • Motif: He and both of his fellow clan members are all Elites.
  • 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.
    • Those Two Guys: Has two other members in his clan, Tyler and Colin.
    • Troll: How he and his clan spend their time online
  • Woobie Destroyerof Worlds

Tyler King

Colin Hunt

  • Covert Pervert: Master Chief catches him chatting up a 9 year old kid to join an IRC chat and realizes he's a pervert
  • Death by Irony: Hits him back, when he's going to snipe MC and Arbiter, and the police comes to arrest him
  • 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.
  • Shotacon See Covert Pervert above.

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