"I would have been your daddy, but a dog beat me over the fence!"
The random lines of dialogue spoken by NPCs in Halo are among the funniest things in all of gaming. In this troper's case, he was playing Halo 3 and was killed after a protracted battle with a gang of Brutes. After dying, one of the Brutes ran over, stood over the Master Chief's corpse, and said, "He's dead! Now, we cuddle!"
"I need a nurse! No, no, a female nurse."
"Can I have his helmet?"
"HE WAS MY LOVER!"note For the unaware, that's aBrute speaking.
Even better is that there's a special skull in some games the reverses the chances of saying these lines, meaning they come up more often.
The enemy dialogue in Halo 2 and 3 can be pretty humorous. One that comes to mind is one of the elites' reactions to catching a grenade blast: they yell, in their typical, over-the-top, hammy way, "I'm seeing double!!!"
The cutscene before the level Keyes in the original game was funny; Cortana thinks she's figured out how to Teleport the Chief. She manages to do it, but she mistakes the ceiling of the ship with the floor.
No, the funny bit is immediately afterwards when that mistake finally exhausts the Chief's patience and he Dope Slaps his own helmet to shut her up.
Cortana: "Oh now I see, coordinate data needs to be" * donk* "Right...Sorry?"
In the level The Maw (the last level in the game), Cortana's trying to tell the Chief to pull up on his hijacked (and heavily damaged) banshee or else they'll crash, while Chief casually disregards this. They end up crashing, the Chief none worse for wear, and Cortana betting that he did that on purpose.
You can find many voice outtakes on Youtube; which can be downright hilarious. My personal favorites are the "Corpse-Man" tirade and the "Bet you can't stick it" line.
When Master Chief thought he'd shoot his way out, mix things up a little bit.
This Troper especially enjoys Sergeant Johnson's inspiring pep talk to the marines at the beginning cutscene of the first game, and all the variants therein:
Normal: "When we meet the enemy on the ground, we will rip their heads from their spines, and toss them away, laughing!"
Legendary: "I don't care if it's god's own anti-son-of-a-bitch machine or a giant hula hoop! WE AIN'T GONNA LET 'EM HAVE IT!!! What we will let them have, is a belly full of lead, and their own blood to drown in!!"
"Am I right, marines?"
"SIR, YES, SIR!
"Mmm hmm. Damn right I am!"
In ODST, just watch the Rookie's reactions to Buck and Dare's arguing. And Dutch's prayer at the end of Uplift reserve is also hilarious.
"Uh... Lord? I didn't train to be a pilot. Tell me I don't have anymore flying to do today" * drone-fighter crashes into a nearby statue* "...So, is that a yes or a no?" * behind him, his vehicle randomly explodes* "(Smiling) Amen."
Medic: Listen, marine... you're wounded... you need to try and relax...
Marine: Except us... we're the zebras! All fenced in, and ready for the slaughter!
Medic: And the Covenant?
Marine: They're the lions! RRRAAAARRRGGH!!
Medic: Careful. I think you just strained a metaphor.
Marine: (panicking) Oh God! OH GOD!! ...Is-is that serious?
Medic: Only if you keep it up...
In Reach, Kat and Six enter an upper level of Oni's Sword base while fending off Covenant.
Automated recording: Welcome to the Office of Naval Intelligence. An ONI representative will be with you shortly.
Kat: (dryly) Somehow, I doubt that very much.
A classic, from Halo 2:
Prophet of Truth: The Great Journey is nigh, and nothing, not even the Flood, can stop it.
(Master Chief teleports in, right next to a Grunt. He looks down at the Grunt)
Master Chief:: Boo.
Grunt:Aaah! (runs away, as the Chief steals his Needler)
Johnson's rant at the beginning of "Outskirts" in Halo 2.
Johnson: Dear humanity! We regret being alien bastards! We regret comin' to Earth! And we most definitely regret that the Corps just blew up our raggedy-ass fleet!
Pelican Pilots: Oorah!
The Covenant then shoot down the Chief's Pelican. As he hauls himself from the wreckage and tries to clear his head, the section title proclaims "They'll regret that too."
And sometime later we get this exchange as a group of Marines attempt to retreat:
Johnson: Where's the rest of your platoon?
Marine 1: Wasted, Sarge.
Marine 2: And we will be too sir, if we don't get the hell out of here!
Johnson: You hit, Marine?
Marine 2: N—no sir.
Johnson: Then listen up! When I joined the Corps, we didn't have any fancy-schmancy tanks. We had sticks! Two sticks, and a rock for the whole platoon! And we had to share the rock. Buck up boy, you're one very lucky Marine.
This speech after "listen up" changes, depending on the difficulty, just like Johnson's speech at his first appearance in Halo: CE. This one is from Heroic. The others:
Normal: "The Chief is going to jump in this tank, drive across that bridge, and blow up any Covenant sonofabitch that gets between him and the Prophet of Regret! Pull yourself together, because you're going with him!" Legendary: "Usually the good Lord works in mysterious ways, but not today. This here is 66 tons of straight-up, HE-spewing, dee-vine intervention! If God is love, then you can call me Cupid!" Easy: "You had your chance to be afraid before you joined my beloved Corps. But to guide you back to the true path, I brought this motivational device. Our big green style cannot be defeated!
Another hilarious section title where you play as the Arbiter simply says "Your ass, my size 24 hoof"
Speaking of section titles, in CE we get "Fourth Floor: Tools, Guns, Keys To Super Weapons".
At the beginning of Halo 3, after the Chief wakes up, The Arbiter tells the humans that they need to leave:
The Arbiter: "We must go. The Brutes have our scent." Sergeant Johnson: (Easy/Normal) "Then they must love the smell of green." Sergeant Johnson: (Heroic) "Then they must love the smell of hero." Sergeant Johnson: (Legendary, variant 1): "Then they must love the smell of badass." Sergeant Johnson: (Legendary, variant 2) "Then they must love the smell of badass. And I left a little present for you, Arbiter. And I'm walking away. Ha-ha-ha!" Sergeant Johnson: (Legendary, variant 3) "Then they must love the scent of testosterone." Sergeant Johnson: (Legendary, variant 4) "Then they must love the scent of a real man." Sergeant Johnson: (Legendary, variant 5) "Then they must love the smell of Bvlgari. Yeah, I'm doing a little product placement! I gotta get paid, too!"
In the October 8 2010 Bungie.net update, the first of two "Blame Stosh" clips shows three players in a Rocket Warthog, parked and shooting at an offscreen Phantom. There's a sudden, growing 'whoosh' sound, and then WAM! A Covenant drop-pod lands right smack-dab on the Warthog, triple-killing its occupants.
Before ODST came out, Bungie had a little glitch with the Brutes. Instead of them charging you while they shot at you, they would pimp walk. Naturally, this became a short-lived meme on the updates.
Anything Grunts say in Combat Evolved. Sometimes you'll walk into a room and randomly hear screams of fear, even though they don't know you're there yet. Also:
In the first game, when you've returned to the Pillar of Autumn and go through the dark vents again, just outside your exit is a battle between Covenant and Flood. But because of the narrow doorway, you can mostly only see the bullets and grenades flying back and forth, and hear the NPCs' reactions offscreen, turning an otherwise-ordinary battle into hilarity.
Shooting at 343 Guilty Spark in The Library in Halo: CE will generate a variety of responses, the best being "Stop being human!"
In Reach, Elites wielding Energy Swords are very formidable opponents. However, their simplistic AI drives them to charge directly at a player. Normally this works if the Elite can corner you. However, they fail to realize that running towards a speeding vehicle is a bad idea, even if it is a forklift.
Halo 3's IWBYD (I Would Be Your Daddy) skull is made of this. Example:
Friendly Elite" (Chief gives gun to him) One word for you. "Random Gibberish".
Brute (After someome kills another Brute):"HE WAS MY LOVER!"
Full list of quotes here: . If you don't laugh at these, something is VERY wrong with you.
One particularly funny IWHBYD Skull moment is when a Grunt shouts, "Don't kill me! Look, I will join your side!" It will actually sticky grenade another Grunt at that point, and add, "See my betrayal? I can join you now, right?" (He will keep attacking though. Grunts are kinda expendable.)
Bungie made an intro video to the release of Halo featuring everyone's favorite sergeant...No no, the other one, to teach you how to survive Halo
Sergeant Johnson "BEEP them or by god they will BEEP YOU!"
Bungie PR Guy Jason Jones' (not that one) quote describing Halo 2.
Halo 2 is a lot like Halo 1, only it's Halo 1 on fire, going 130 miles per hour through a hospital zone, being chased by helicopters and ninjas ... And, the ninjas are all on fire, too.
In Halo 3, if you manage to flip over an Elephant Tank you will get the following message when you walk up to it: "Hold RB to flip... wait, what? How did you do that?"
The Legendary ending to the first game. "This is it, baby... Hold me." Johnson and an Elite hug, and the Elite grabs Johnson's butt. In Anniversary, they still hug, but Johnson grabs the Elite's butt. The Elite is briefly shocked before the Pillar of Autumn explodes.
The Ur-Didact, the complex, refined, highly articulate leader of the greatest military to ever exist, eloquently expresses the Warrior-Servant feelings toward lack of gravity:
Ur-Didact: "As any Warrior will tell you, uneven gravity is a [expletive, possibly sacrilegious, untranslatable]."
Then there is his reaction to the Maginot Sphere, based on the ancient philosophy of Jat-Krula—which has been outdated millennia before he was born:
Ur-Didact: We're ruled by idiots.
After formulating a plan to seal everyone but himself in protective bubbles while he blows up the ship they're on, one of the Forerunners offers the Ur-Didact her armor. He mentions that he'd hoped she would: surviving an exploding ship in his underwear isn't a promising outcome.
Humans on the Ark hold a ceremony which they allow some Forerunners to attend. Notable events include a Warrior-Servant spitting up his wine and the humans getting several Forerunners, including the IsoDidact, to dance along with them.
The Catalog is clearly an odd Forerunner:
Catalog: "The Flood has entered over five hundred systems and infected thousands of worlds and entire fleets"
Sharp-by-Striking: "Tell us something encouraging."
Catalog: "All of those systems have fallen silent, and it is assumed their defenses have been placed at the disposal of the Flood."
Sharp: "That isn't what I meant."
During her testimony to Catalog, the Librarian goes into in depth details about the lovemaking she and the Didact engaged in to conceive her children. The details aren't shown in the book, but Catalog is still made uncomfortable by it.
Catalog, being the Forerunners' equivalent of the police, acts like a Conspiracy Theorist who sees everything as a potential crime.
Releasing solute that will cause those to killed by Halo radiation to disintegrate so as to avert an ecological miasma? Could be used to conceal evidence of another crime!
The Librarian and the IsoDidact having him taken to their presence? Subverting his investigation!
From Halo 2, Chief and some Helljumpers deploy onto Delta Halo by Drop Pod. Chief opens his pod's door and steps out.
Cortana: Could we possibly make any more noise?
Chief reaches back into his pod and pulls out a rocket launcher.