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- Anti-Hero: If only because he's too stupid to be a villain.
- 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
- The Brute: He was super excited to go on a fragbanning spree with Eugene and his Clan.
- 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?"
- i (insert whatever potential Double Entendre the previous character just said) ur m0m last nite
- 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.
- 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/Jerkass Has a Point: In recent seasons.
- Epic Fail: This happens often.
- He even calls his attempt to drown himself in the toilet an Epic Fail, despite it happening in the original Master Cheef sucks series.
- Dan Browned: this dialogue:Chief: halo 3 wuz laging liek shit adn it maed meh vreh :( so i quitArbiter: 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. DUMASSArbiter: Jon's hard drive isn't even that big.Chief: dun wury. i hav........... 2 FLOPY DISKZArbiter: 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 TOSERChief: FREEZE / TOSERS / GET DOWN ON THE FUKCING GROUND
- 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.
- 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.
- Psychopathic Man Child: He often acts like an out of control eight-year old.
- Saying Sound Effects Out Loud/Unsound Effect:
- MAI ROFLKNIEF GOEZ SLIEC SLIEC SLIEC SLIEC SLIEC
- And his faces.
- 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 Anti-Nihilist
- Author Avatar: As acknowledged by Jon in an interview.
- 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.
- 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 Cortona 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: In varying proportions as time passes. Demonstrated in "Recon" (S1E2) and "Evil" (S3E12). But he is far from being a jerk to anyone else who treats him nicely.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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?
- Asshole Victim: The queen of this trope. She is always made out to be the victim in every situation. Is she the one who starts arguments with Chief, or is it really the other way around? In light of all this, was her death in the oven supposed to be taken that seriously?
- 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
- She's never been seen playing on the Xbox, nor does she have any desire to.
- 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: See Asshole Victim. Again, did Jon actually expect anyone to feel any shred of sympathy for her when she died?
- Put on a Bus
- 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.
Chief and Arbiter's friends
- Bus Crash: He and Travis are raped to death by Zanthar.
- Flat Character: He's basically like Arbiter as a Master Chief action figure, that's it.
- Nice Guy
- Put on a Bus: Along with 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
- Put on a Bus
- 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.
- The Cameo: In Season 5.
- Cluster F-Bomb
- Satisfied Street Rat: He introduces himself with a Cluster F-Bomb about how he grew up on the streets without any parents. Less than a second later we hear his dad telling him it's time for bed.
CodyA kid on Chief's friends list who was hosting custom games on infection during "Night of the Evading Dead".
TOSERSThe Terms of Service Enforcement/Response Squad, who's objective is to keep online gaming fair and enjoyable. Arbiter refers to them as Game Police.
KevinA thirteen year old player who joins TOSERS.
- Big Damn Heroes: Saves Arbiter and Chief from Clyde, Adam and some other hackers.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Returns to help Chief and Arbiter escape from the Hackers.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: Gets killed by one of the hackers, shortly after his Big Damn Heroes moment.
LeonardThe moderator of basic division.
- Big Good: He's the highest ranked TOSERS member we see.
- Killed Off for Real: Is fragbanned along with the rest of TOSERS.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Pretty reasonable and fair towards Chief and Arbiter.
- The Smart Guy: He's a TOSERS admininistrator
Stephen "Silent Strike"A member of TOSERS who was Arbiter and Chief's first supervisor. He turns out to be a Chaos Theosis affiliate.
Josh ButterballsThe face of Stupid Obvious Information Magazine.
- Ascended Extra: The only of the Season 3 characters to appear in two unrelated episodes, and to appear again in another season.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome
- Back for the Finale: Returns for the final season after a two season absence.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Stupid Obvious Information Magazine.
- Know-Nothing Know-It-All
- Running Gag: He appears in the 8th episode of Season 3 and then in the Penultimate episode. And in Season 5 he appears in a few episodes.
Agent Boris SmirnoffA 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.
TimothyAn 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. McIntyreAdam'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.
- The Dog Bites Back: In "Cradle to Love", she sends Adam to juvenile hall after years of abuse.
Brody MitchellA classmate of Eugene and Tyler, and a frequent victim of their bulying.
- Those Two Guys: With Kyle.
- Driven to Suicide: Attempted to commit suicide by downing a bottle of pills after Eugene threatens to ruin his life and kill him.
- Straight Gay : Maybe. It hasn't really been confirmed by Jon.
Kyle MathisonBrody's best friend and another enemy of Eugene and Tyler.
- All Men Are Perverts
- The Lancer
- Nice Guy
- Peer Pressure Makes You Evil: Averted. Brody constantly peer pressures him to join him on his plans, yet the intentions of the plans aren't evil. Peer pressure does get you banned however...
- Those Two Guys: With Brody.
Michelle HarrisEugene'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.
Trent Donnovich and Affiliates
Trent DonnovichThe 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 CodyTwo 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.
Britney Donnovich and Victoria DonnovichTrent's sisters.
- Co-Dragons: They can always been seen by Trent's side.
- The Dark Chick: Two sisters working for the Big Bad.
- Wolfpack Boss
- 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.
- 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 as a whole.
- Atrocious Alias: Their usernames. Kylie's username is alright. Both Clyde's and Duncan's usernames, however, are rather sexist towards women, whilst Adam's own lengthy username contradicts his statement about another user's name in the first episode of Season 6.
- Badass Crew: A rare villainous example.
- Death by Irony: All of them.
- Five-Bad Band:
- Even Evil Has Standards: All of them hate Adam for being a psychotic asshole. Except for Adam himself, but he's indifferent.
- Holly Wood Hacking
- Leitmotif: And holy crap, is it awesome.
- Oddly Small Organization: There's only four of them. Though later on, Silent Strike joins to make a fifth member, and Trent is The Man Behind the Man.
- Psycho for Hire: They all qualify for this trope except Duncan, and they were hired to take down the Halo network.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Except for Adam, who just wants to kill people.
- They all, with the exception of Duncan, turn out to be Psychos for Hire who were hired to take down the Halo network
- Your Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters
- 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.
- 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.
- Anti-Villain: Her motive for joining Chaos Theosis was so that she would have enough money to live on her own because of her abusive father.
- Dark Action Girl: She's actually a pretty good Halo: Reach player. Even Duncan has taken note of this.
- The Dark Chick: In Chaos Theosis.
- The Dragon: Plays this role to Clyde. She is the one most committed to Chaos Theosis' goals aside from him.
- Evil Counterpart: Some have said that she is this to Claire.
- Faux Affably Evil
- Jerk Ass
- Femme Fatale: Promises Chief pictures of her boobs if he fragbans Arbiter.
- Gamer Chick: She considers herself one.
- Manipulative Bitch: She manipulates Chief into trying to kill Arbiter.
- 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.
- 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.
- Evil Counterpart: To Chief. Arbiter even calls him "the human version of Chief".
- For the Evulz: Why he kills all the other players.
- 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.
- 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 as a whole
- 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 Five-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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Freudian Trio: The Ego, given how he 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.
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.
- One of the first ones we see him give is to the leader of a copycat trolling clan.
- 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.
- Ax-Crazy: Abuses his dog and has a habit of breaking controllers when he gets mad.
- Chainsaw Good:Brings along a chainsaw when he goes to Arbiter and Chief's apartment to avenge Eugene.
- The Dragon: To Eugene, on account of being his best friend.
- Co-Dragons: He and Colin are Co-Moderators in Eugene's Clan.
- Dragon Their Feet: Shows up to avenge Eugene after he's committed suicide.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: While he may be a psychopathic Jerk Ass when he talks to Arbiter outside of Jon's department he seems genuinely shaken up about Eugene's suicide.
- Evil Counterpart: While Eugene is one to Arbiter, Tyler is the Evil Counterpart to Chief. Both share similar temperaments though Tyler is much more Ax-Crazy than Chief is.
- Freudian Trio: The Ax-Crazy Id.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Broken seventeen controllers, beat up Brody, beats his dog, Charlie, and has broken his leg on one occasion.
- Jerk Ass: Laughs about Brody trying to commit suicide, and beat him up without question. Takes part in banning many players and beats his dog, too.
- Karmic Death: Not "death" per se, but he meets his end on XBL when his dog, Charlie finally loses it with Tyler's sadistic abuse of him and attacks him, allowing Arbiter and Chief to defeat him.
- Number Two for Brains: He's not the sharpest tool in the shed, to the point of apparently thinking you could cure a hemorrhage by sitting on a donut.
- Psychopathic Manchild: See Ax-Crazy.
- Psycho Sidekick: He's a lot more unhinged than Eugene.
- The Sociopath: Of the low-functioning variety.
- The Stoner: It's mentioned he smokes weed a lot.
- The Dog Bites Back: Literally. He gets attacked by his dog, Charlie as revenge for his abuse.
- Villainous Breakdown: While not mentally stable in the first place, Eugene's death does not help.
- Villainous Friendship: With Eugene and Colin.
- 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.
- Freudian Trio: The cool and pragmatic Superego.
- Laser-Guided Karma: The police catch and arrest him immediately after Chief rats out Colin's pedophilia to them.
Skyler LoveheartThe 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.
- 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
- The Faceless: His head is never shown.
CraigA 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.
- 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.
- Smug Snake: He's a competent player... until he stops to jerk off.
- What Measure Is a Non-Super?: He looks down on Chief for not being MLG.
ZantharAn Alien obsessed with 'raping butts' that kidnaps Todd, Travis and Cortana and kills them all.
- Black Comedy Rape: His rape is Played for Laughs.
- 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.
- Unexpected Character: Shows up at the end of the 2001: A Space Odyssey arc in Season 8 with his 'space Allens'.
ScottJon'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.
- 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
- Killed Off for Real
- Laughably Evil
Master Chief's Clan
- Badass Crew / The Team: Parodied.
- Invisibility Cloak: His ability of choice... except he cloaks when Arby can already see him.
- Jerk Ass: Given for someone who harasses the online community.
- Jet Pack: Todd's preferred armour ability.
- Whoring: His strategy for Halo: Reach.