After the blackout in "Blackout", shouldn't Arbiter and Chief have been banned, since they were playing in the same game as Chaos Theosis?
It could be possible that that particular hack needs to be activated when they entered a game, and they were not expecting Arby or Chief to show up.
Jon admitted that he messed this up in a commentary, and points out that a possible explanation for it is that unplugging your xbox allows you to leave a game without being banned, unlike simply turning it off. He remarked that Chaos Theosis would know this but hope that no one figured it out.
Small one caused by "The Reunion". In that episode, Silent Strike says that he thought that Arbiter and Chief had been banned by Chaos Theosis. Yet, the last time they met Strike was in "The Storm", where they told him they were being discharged from TOSERS. What gives?
Chaos Theosis wasn't JUST banning TOSERS members, they were banning people for whatever reasons they felt like, so even if Arbiter and Chief had been kicked out of TOSERS, there was still the probability of getting banned should they cross paths in matchmaking.
Why doesn't Arbiter just kick out Chief through violence? As shown several times, Chief has no hope of winning a fight, and after Heat Arbiter has the reasoning to throw him out and leave him for dead. As a troper who's wanted Chief put in his place for more then one episode. It just bugs me, especially since Arbiter, Cortana and Greg all seem to hate Chief. the only reason I can find is that Arbiter doesn't want to clue Jon in by getting rid of Chief- knowing Chief, he'd probably tell Jon he's a toy to get back inside of the apartment.
Arbiter most likely can only bring himself to hurt someone in the heat of the moment as he is supposed to be portrayed as a reasonable guy. Furthermore, it seems like he is the type of person who would cry to coax someone into being a better person as opposed to beating the crap out of them and ruling them through fear.
Then how many times can Arbiter let Chief's antics slide? In the latest Byte, Chief nearly drowns Arbiter. Why? Because Arbiter liked games like Zelda and Bomberman 64, while Chief was doing his "Halo is the only game that will ever be good" crap. There is a difference between blindly turning an eye once in a while and letting someone do the things Chief does all the time scot free.