Master Chief Fandom

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The Chief isn't invincible, you know...

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

  1. They are invariably part of the Halo Fandom.
  2. They don't love the Chief. They honor him to death.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. They give the Master Chief a bad name.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Not all fans of Master Chief are actually insane enough to exhibit any of the following traits above.
  2. Like with every character fandom, they do a lot of good fanarts and cosplays.
  3. 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.
  4. They do have a point about Fireteam Osiris being heavily unlikable characters overall with Buck being the sole exception.
  5. 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).

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