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* BadassNormal: Possibly even more so than the other members of his squad, considering that he's pretty much fighting alone for most of his sections.

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* BadassNormal: Possibly even more so than the other members of his squad, considering that he's pretty much fighting alone for most of his sections. Arguably the biggest example in the franchise given the sheer number of Covenant he slaughters. Not even squads of power-armored Brute [=SpecOps=] (who can fly and turn invisible ''on top'' of being able to bench press a truck) so much as slow him down.


->'''Voiced by: David Scully'''[[note]]With the exception of ''VideoGame/HaloWars2'', due to Scully being involved in a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016%E2%80%9317_video_game_voice_actor_strike voice actor strike]] at the time.[[/note]]

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->'''Voiced by: David Scully'''[[note]]With Creator/DavidScully'''[[note]]With the exception of ''VideoGame/HaloWars2'', due to Scully being involved in a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016%E2%80%9317_video_game_voice_actor_strike voice actor strike]] at the time.[[/note]]


* RecurringExtra: Had appeared in some form in every single ''Halo'' FPS until Creator/ThreeFourThreeIndustries decided to not include him in ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians''.

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* RecurringExtra: Had appeared in some form in every single ''Halo'' FPS until Creator/ThreeFourThreeIndustries decided to not include him in ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians''.


* SupportingLeader: In ''ODST'', as the Rookie is technically the protagonist.

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* SupportingLeader: In ''ODST'', as Played with in ''ODST''; the Rookie is technically the protagonist.protagonist, but Buck actually has the most involvement in the main plot.


* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Seems he did get better, as by the events of Halo 5, he has become a [[SuperSoldier Spartan-IV]].

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* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Seems he did get better, as by the events of Halo 5, ''Halo 5'', he has become a [[SuperSoldier Spartan-IV]].



* SuperSoldier: Becomes a Spartan-IV by the time of Halo 5. This includes the anatomical and physiological enhancements, as well as [[power armor]].

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* SuperSoldier: Becomes a Spartan-IV by the time of Halo 5. ''Halo 5''. This includes the anatomical and physiological enhancements, as well as [[power armor]].{{powered armor}}.



* SupportingLeader: In ''ODST''.

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* SupportingLeader: In ''ODST''.''ODST'', as the Rookie is technically the protagonist.


* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Eventually becomes a Spartan-IV.

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* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Eventually becomes Seems he did get better, as by the events of Halo 5, he has become a Spartan-IV.[[SuperSoldier Spartan-IV]].


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* SuperSoldier: Becomes a Spartan-IV by the time of Halo 5. This includes the anatomical and physiological enhancements, as well as [[power armor]].


-->''Truly, if he was any better he’d be a Spartan.''

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-->''Truly, if he was any better he’d [[{{Foreshadowing}} be a Spartan.'']]''


[[folder: Sgt. Ghost]]
!!'''Sergeant "Ghost"'''
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[[folder: Sgt. Ghost]]
!!'''Sergeant "Ghost"'''
Ralph]]
!!'''Ralph (formerly Ralph-103)'''
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->'''Birthdate: Unknown'''
->'''Debuted in: ''[[Anime/HaloLegends Prototype]]'''''
->'''Voiced by: Creator/DavidMatranga'''

A Marine in the UNSC Corps of Engineers who lost his entire platoon sometime in the past. Later, he's deployed on Algolis with the Hades Corps to destroy prototype weapons and all related data before the Covenant can get to them.

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->'''Birthdate: Unknown'''
c. 2511'''
->'''Debuted in: ''[[Anime/HaloLegends Prototype]]'''''
Homecoming]]'''''
->'''Voiced by: Creator/DavidMatranga'''

Leraldo Anzaldua'''

A former Spartan-II trainee, Ralph was part of a small group who tried to escape the program after their augmentations. After being recaptured, he was soon discharged and sent back to civilian life, enlisting in the Marine in the UNSC Corps of Engineers who lost his entire platoon sometime in the past. Later, he's deployed on Algolis with the Hades Corps to destroy prototype weapons and all related data before the Covenant can get to them.once he was old enough to.



* TheBully: The adjunct section of the ''Literature/HaloTheFallOfReach'' reprints mention that while he had slight bullying tendencies during rehabilitation, he had fully grown out of it by the time he joined the Marines.
* CloningBlues: [[spoiler:Though his flash clone lived much longer than expected, he was still suffering a major case of CloneDegeneration.]]
* DePower: Had several of his augmentations removed after his discharge, but he still retained enough to be noticeably above baseline human.
* HappilyAdopted: According to Mike’s letter in ''The Fall of Reach'' reprints' adjunct section.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:After discovering his clone, the original briefly snaps and ends up killing him, though [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone he's clearly ashamed of himself for doing so]] after he comes back to his senses.]]
* MilitaryBrat: Implied to have been raised by a military family after his discharge, which would help explain why he joined the Marines.
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: [[spoiler:He attempts to save Daisy after she's shot, but is killed alongside the rest of his men in the process.]]
* PhlebotinumRebel: The reason he ran away was to go back to his homeworld; he actually managed to make it all the way to his old house before being recaptured.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Seems to have been this with Daisy-023 during training.
* {{Retcon}}: His service number was originally "303", with 343i promising an explanation for why he had one greater than 150 (the initial number of candidates for the SPARTAN-II program), but they eventually gave up and just retconned it to "103".
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[[folder: Sgt. Ghost]]
!!'''Sergeant "Ghost"'''
[[quoteright:300:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/5443459c277a6758aec1cd006dda18d9.png]]
->'''Homeworld: Unknown'''
->'''Birthdate: Unknown'''
->'''Debuted in: ''[[Anime/HaloLegends Prototype]]'''''
->'''Voiced by: Creator/DavidMatranga'''

A Marine in the UNSC Corps of Engineers who lost his entire platoon sometime in the past. Later, he's deployed on Algolis with the Hades Corps to destroy prototype weapons and all related data before the Covenant can get to them.
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[[folder: Ralph]]
!!'''Ralph (formerly Ralph-103)'''
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[[folder: Ralph]]
!!'''Ralph (formerly Ralph-103)'''
[[quoteright:300:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ralph.png]]
[=SSgt=]. Marvin Mobuto]]
!!'''Staff Sergeant Marvin Mobuto'''



->'''Birthdate: c. 2511'''
->'''Debuted in: ''[[Anime/HaloLegends Homecoming]]'''''
->'''Voiced by: Leraldo Anzaldua'''

A former Spartan-II trainee, Ralph was part of a small group who tried to escape the program after their augmentations. After being recaptured, he was soon discharged and sent back to civilian life, enlisting in the Marine Corps once he was old enough to.

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->'''Birthdate: c. 2511'''
Unknown'''
->'''Debuted in: ''[[Anime/HaloLegends Homecoming]]'''''
->'''Voiced by: Leraldo Anzaldua'''

A former Spartan-II trainee, Ralph was part
''Literature/HaloTheFlood'''''

-->''"I didn't know you, Sarge, but I sure as hell wish I had. You must have been one hardass son
of a small group who tried to escape bitch."''
--> - John-117, upon finding his body

A member of
the program after their augmentations. After being recaptured, UNSC ''Pillar of Autumn''[='s=] Marine contingent during the events of the first game. Not much is known about him, barring the fact that he was soon discharged probably at the Fall of Reach, and sent back was later abducted by 343 Guilty Spark to civilian life, enlisting try and acquire the Index. He died battling the Flood in the Marine Corps once he attempt, but still managed to get pretty far. However, by the time he'd finally been killed, his body was old enough to.thrashed and mangled to the point where even the Flood couldn't make use of his body.



* TheBully: The adjunct section of the ''Literature/HaloTheFallOfReach'' reprints mention that while he had slight bullying tendencies during rehabilitation, he had fully grown out of it by the time he joined the Marines.
* CloningBlues: [[spoiler:Though his flash clone lived much longer than expected, he was still suffering a major case of CloneDegeneration.]]
* DePower: Had several of his augmentations removed after his discharge, but he still retained enough to be noticeably above baseline human.
* HappilyAdopted: According to Mike’s letter in ''The Fall of Reach'' reprints' adjunct section.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:After discovering his clone, the original briefly snaps and ends up killing him, though [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone he's clearly ashamed of himself for doing so]] after he comes back to his senses.]]
* MilitaryBrat: Implied to have been raised by a military family after his discharge, which would help explain why he joined the Marines.
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: [[spoiler:He attempts to save Daisy after she's shot, but is killed alongside the rest of his men in the process.]]
* PhlebotinumRebel: The reason he ran away was to go back to his homeworld; he actually managed to make it all the way to his old house before being recaptured.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Seems to have been this with Daisy-023 during training.
* {{Retcon}}: His service number was originally "303", with 343i promising an explanation for why he had one greater than 150 (the initial number of candidates for the SPARTAN-II program), but they eventually gave up and just retconned it to "103".

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* TheBully: The adjunct section of BadassNormal: Considering the ''Literature/HaloTheFallOfReach'' reprints mention fact that while he had slight bullying tendencies during rehabilitation, he had fully grown out of it by the time he joined the Marines.
* CloningBlues: [[spoiler:Though his flash clone lived much longer than expected, he was still suffering a major case of CloneDegeneration.]]
* DePower: Had several of his augmentations removed after his discharge, but he still retained enough to be noticeably above baseline human.
* HappilyAdopted: According to Mike’s letter in ''The Fall of Reach'' reprints' adjunct section.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:After discovering his clone, the original briefly snaps and ends up killing him, though [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone
he's clearly ashamed a normal human that went far with just standard-issue armor and gear, he deserves to be counted as one.
* {{Determinator}}: It took many waves
of himself for doing so]] after he comes back Flood to his senses.]]
* MilitaryBrat: Implied to have been raised by a military family after his discharge, which would help explain why he joined the Marines.
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: [[spoiler:He attempts to save Daisy after she's shot, but is killed alongside the rest of his men in the process.]]
* PhlebotinumRebel: The reason he ran away was to go back to his homeworld; he actually managed to make it all the way to his old house
wear him down before being recaptured.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Seems
he finally succumbed. This inspired the Master Chief to press on.
* MadeOfIron: You'd
have been this with Daisy-023 during training.
* {{Retcon}}: His service number was originally "303", with 343i promising an explanation for why
to be if you lasted as long as he had one greater than 150 (the initial number of candidates for did against the SPARTAN-II program), but they eventually gave Flood.
* PosthumousCharacter: He's already dead when his body shows
up and just retconned it to "103".in ''Literature/HaloTheFlood''.



[[folder: [=SSgt=]. Marvin Mobuto]]
!!'''Staff Sergeant Marvin Mobuto'''

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[[folder: [=SSgt=]. Marvin Mobuto]]
!!'''Staff Sergeant Marvin Mobuto'''
Capt. Ponder]]
!!'''Captain Ponder'''



->'''Debuted in: ''Literature/HaloTheFlood'''''

-->''"I didn't know you, Sarge, but I sure as hell wish I had. You must have been one hardass son of a bitch."''
--> - John-117, upon finding his body

A member of the UNSC ''Pillar of Autumn''[='s=] Marine contingent during the events of the first game. Not much is known about him, barring the fact that he was probably at the Fall of Reach, and was later abducted by 343 Guilty Spark to try and acquire the Index. He died battling the Flood in the attempt, but still managed to get pretty far. However, by the time he'd finally been killed, his body was thrashed and mangled to the point where even the Flood couldn't make use of his body.

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->'''Debuted in: ''Literature/HaloTheFlood'''''

-->''"I didn't know you, Sarge, but I sure as hell wish I had. You must have been one hardass son of a bitch."''
--> - John-117, upon finding his body

''Literature/HaloContactHarvest'''''

-->''"[[IronicEcho Someday we will win, no matter what it takes.]]"''

A member of the UNSC ''Pillar of Autumn''[='s=] Marine contingent during the events of the first game. Not much is known about him, barring the fact that he former Lieutenant Colonel who was probably at the Fall demoted following an incident with an Insurrectionist in Eridanus II. Later, he is put in charge of Reach, and was later abducted by 343 Guilty Spark to try and acquire the Index. He died battling the Flood in the attempt, but still managed to get pretty far. However, by the time he'd finally been killed, his body was thrashed and mangled to the point where even the Flood couldn't make use of his body.training Harvest's Colonial Militia.



* BadassNormal: Considering the fact that he's a normal human that went far with just standard-issue armor and gear, he deserves to be counted as one.
* {{Determinator}}: It took many waves of Flood to wear him down before he finally succumbed. This inspired the Master Chief to press on.
* MadeOfIron: You'd have to be if you lasted as long as he did against the Flood.
* PosthumousCharacter: He's already dead when his body shows up in ''Literature/HaloTheFlood''.

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* BadassNormal: Considering ArtificialLimbs: Lost an arm after diving on an Insurrectionist grenade, and dislikes wearing the fact prosthetic limb.
* TheCaptain: Dedicated to his mission and the troops to the very end.
* CigarChomper: Has a fondness for Sweet Williams.
* DefiantToTheEnd: [[spoiler:Facing his impending death at Tartarus's hands, Ponder decides to tell his killer
that he's a normal human that went far with just standard-issue armor and gear, he deserves to be counted as one.
"Someday we will win, no matter what it takes."]]
* {{Determinator}}: It took many waves of Flood to wear Even [[spoiler:getting mortally wounded by Maccabeus's hammer]] can't stop him down before he finally succumbed. This inspired from leading in the Master Chief to press on.
* MadeOfIron: You'd have to be if you lasted as long as he did
front against the Flood.
* PosthumousCharacter: He's already dead when
Covenant invaders, despite losing his body shows up prosthetic and having half his ribs and multiple organs utterly destroyed.
* AFatherToHisMen: Quickly realizes that Johnson could really use a break from stressing about the Insurrection, and gives him a friendly order to "Have a drink, dance with a girl." [[spoiler:Even his last thoughts are of all the people he's ever led.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Slowly dying from his previous injuries anyways, he decides to use himself as bait to lure the ''Rapid Conversion'' into a trap.]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:How Tartarus kills him. Those bayonets on the Spiker Rifles are not for show.]]
* MyGreatestFailure: During the early years of the Insurrection, he commanded a unit sent to capture a high-ranking Innie officer. While searching the town, he visited the Innie's father-in-law and daughter, and asked for their help
in ''Literature/HaloTheFlood''.bringing him in. The father-in-law responded by pulling out a grenade, resulting in one of Ponder's snipers shooting him and accidently causing the grenade to go off, killing the family, several of Ponder's men, and setting off a bloodbath in the town that Ponder was blamed for, resulting in his demotion from Lieutenant Colonel. Ponder blames himself for all these events, feeling that the father-in-law had only been bluffing, and that he should have had better discipline among his men.
* ReassignedToAntarctica: Subverted; while he initially wished he could go back to the frontlines after his demotion, he later decides that he was lucky to have gotten out of the fighting before he'd have the chance to make another mistake that got even more people killed.
* VeteranInstructor: On Harvest.



[[folder: Capt. Ponder]]
!!'''Captain Ponder'''
->'''Homeworld: Unknown'''

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[[folder: Capt. Ponder]]
!!'''Captain Ponder'''
[=SSgt=]. Nolan Byrne]]
!!'''Staff Sergeant Nolan Byrne''' (48780-19114-NB)
->'''Homeworld: Unknown'''Earth (Ireland)'''



-->''"[[IronicEcho Someday we will win, no matter what it takes.]]"''

A former Lieutenant Colonel who was demoted following an incident with an Insurrectionist in Eridanus II. Later, he is put in charge of training Harvest's Colonial Militia.

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-->''"[[IronicEcho Someday we will win, no matter what it takes.]]"''

A former Lieutenant Colonel Marine who was demoted following an incident with blames Johnson for the death of his squad to an Insurrectionist in Eridanus II. Later, he suicide bomber on Tribute during Operation: TREBUCHET. He is put in charge of training Harvest's later reassigned to train the Colonial Militia.Militia on Harvest.



* ArtificialLimbs: Lost an arm after diving on an Insurrectionist grenade, and dislikes wearing the prosthetic limb.
* TheCaptain: Dedicated to his mission and the troops to the very end.
* CigarChomper: Has a fondness for Sweet Williams.
* DefiantToTheEnd: [[spoiler:Facing his impending death at Tartarus's hands, Ponder decides to tell his killer that "Someday we will win, no matter what it takes."]]
* {{Determinator}}: Even [[spoiler:getting mortally wounded by Maccabeus's hammer]] can't stop him from leading in the front against the Covenant invaders, despite losing his prosthetic and having half his ribs and multiple organs utterly destroyed.
* AFatherToHisMen: Quickly realizes that Johnson could really use a break from stressing about the Insurrection, and gives him a friendly order to "Have a drink, dance with a girl." [[spoiler:Even his last thoughts are of all the people he's ever led.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Slowly dying from his previous injuries anyways, he decides to use himself as bait to lure the ''Rapid Conversion'' into a trap.]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:How Tartarus kills him. Those bayonets on the Spiker Rifles are not for show.]]
* MyGreatestFailure: During the early years of the Insurrection, he commanded a unit sent to capture a high-ranking Innie officer. While searching the town, he visited the Innie's father-in-law and daughter, and asked for their help in bringing him in. The father-in-law responded by pulling out a grenade, resulting in one of Ponder's snipers shooting him and accidently causing the grenade to go off, killing the family, several of Ponder's men, and setting off a bloodbath in the town that Ponder was blamed for, resulting in his demotion from Lieutenant Colonel. Ponder blames himself for all these events, feeling that the father-in-law had only been bluffing, and that he should have had better discipline among his men.
* ReassignedToAntarctica: Subverted; while he initially wished he could go back to the frontlines after his demotion, he later decides that he was lucky to have gotten out of the fighting before he'd have the chance to make another mistake that got even more people killed.
* VeteranInstructor: On Harvest.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: [=SSgt=]. Nolan Byrne]]
!!'''Staff Sergeant Nolan Byrne''' (48780-19114-NB)
->'''Homeworld: Earth (Ireland)'''
->'''Birthdate: Unknown'''
->'''Debuted in: ''Literature/HaloContactHarvest'''''

A Marine who blames Johnson for the death of his squad to an Insurrectionist suicide bomber on Tribute during Operation: TREBUCHET. He is later reassigned to train the Colonial Militia on Harvest.
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* AnArmAndALeg: Loses his left arm when the left arm on the prototype suit gets blown off by a plasma grenade. Blood is visible as the suit goes flying out of control from the ensuing explosion.

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* AnArmAndALeg: Loses the lower half of his left arm when the left arm on the prototype suit he's piloting gets its left arm blown off by a plasma grenade. Blood is visible as the suit goes flying out of control from the ensuing explosion.


* BadassArmy: On the ground, they're more than capable of holding their own against the superior numbers and technology of the Covenant, though this is [[GameplayAndStorySegregation less apparent in the actual games]].
* BadassNormal: Even in-game, they can sometimes take down a stronger opponent by themselves, especially starting with ''Halo 2''. You can take it even further if you switch out their starting weapons for something more powerful.

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* BadassArmy: On the ground, they're more than capable of holding their own against the superior numbers and technology of the Covenant, though Covenant. Though this is [[GameplayAndStorySegregation less apparent in the actual games]].
* BadassNormal: Even in-game,
games]], even there they can sometimes take down a stronger opponent the Covenant's finest by themselves, especially starting with ''Halo 2''. You 2''; you can take it even further if you switch out their starting weapons for something more powerful.



* BadassNormal: Unlike the Spartans, they kick ass without [[BioAugmentation Cybernetics]] and PowerArmor.

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* BadassNormal: Unlike Can take on almost the same odds as the Spartans, they kick ass without ''without'' [[BioAugmentation Cybernetics]] and PowerArmor.


A Marine who commanded a squad during the Harvest Campaign, during which he encountered Daisy-023.

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A Marine NCO who commanded a squad fought alongside Daisy-023 sometime during the Harvest Campaign, during which he encountered Daisy-023.Human-Covenant War.


* BadassNormal:



* DefiantToTheEnd:

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* DefiantToTheEnd:DefiantToTheEnd: He manages to take down Hunters, Elites, two Wraiths, and a ''freakin Phantom'' before he goes down.


* BadassBoast: "Ghost to Hades Corp. Fall back immediately. Ignore the Covenant. I'll hold them back. ''Nobody's dying here''.

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* BadassBoast: "Ghost to Hades Corp. Fall back immediately. Ignore the Covenant. I'll hold them back. off. ''Nobody's dying here''.here''".


->'''Voiced by: David Scully'''[[note]]With the exception of ''VideoGame/HaloWars2'' due to Scully involved in a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016%E2%80%9317_video_game_voice_actor_strike voice actor strike]] at the time.[[/note]]

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->'''Voiced by: David Scully'''[[note]]With the exception of ''VideoGame/HaloWars2'' ''VideoGame/HaloWars2'', due to Scully being involved in a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016%E2%80%9317_video_game_voice_actor_strike voice actor strike]] at the time.[[/note]]

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