Master Chief Fandom
Master Chief, also known as John-117, is a Spartan-II supersoldier and the protagonist of the Halo science fiction video game franchise developed by 343 Industries and published by Microsoft Studios. Unsurprisingly, the Chief has developed a toxic and dedicated fanbase over the many years of his existence.
Why His Fandom Is Sometimes Toxic
- They are invariably part of the Halo Fandom.
- They don't love the Chief. They honor him to death.
- They love to overhype him to godlike levels. Good luck finding character debate forums without threads mentioning Master Chief in their titles (e.g. "Master Chief vs. [insert anyone powerful enough; an example would be Devil Jin from Tekken]) and Master Chief fanboys throwing fits whenever the Spartan-II loses a theoretical battle.
- Several fans of Master Chief are actually nostalgiatarded opinion disrespecters who more often than not fanboy over his MJOLNIR Mark VI armor from Halo 2/Halo 3 or the Halo: Infinite version of that armor and attack anyone who even so much as slightly likes his upgraded armor from Halo 4, the Halo 5: Guardians rendition of that armor (pictured), or even his MJOLNIR Mark V from Halo: Combat Evolved.
- This can especially be seen in some Halo fan videos created in Source Filmmaker (SFM).
- Also, good luck going on a social media post talking about the Chief without finding a Bungie Halo fanboy bashing the Halo 4 or Halo 5: Guardians versions of Chief.
- They clash with fans of Noble Team (a group of Spartans prominently featured in Halo: Reach) or Fireteam Osiris (a group of Spartan-IVs consisting of Locke, Buck, Vale, and Tanaka).
- In addition, they might even fight with people who like the other Spartans on Blue Team (Fred-104, Kelly-087, Linda-058), although this is fortunately extremely rare.
- They complain and throw massive fits of rage when a Halo game does not have Chief as a playable character or has him overshadowed by another character.
- These complaints, however, mostly apply to the FPS games in the series, particularly Halo 5: Guardians.
- They give the Master Chief a bad name.
- Not all fans of Master Chief are actually insane enough to exhibit any of the following traits above.
- Like with every character fandom, they do a lot of good fanarts and cosplays.
- Some fans of Master Chief actually do acknowledge that he HAS limits despite being more powerful and durable than all other currently alive Spartans in Halo.
- They do have a point about Fireteam Osiris being heavily unlikable characters overall with Buck being the sole exception.
- They also have a point in criticizing Halo 5: Guardians for not giving Chief and Blue Team enough screen time compared to Fireteam Osiris (3 missions for Blue Team compared to 12 for Osiris).
- This has resulted in many fanarts of Blue Team as a response, with some even going as far as modding them into other games (e.g. Fallout 4).