Master Chief: Greatest Video Game Character Ever Created?

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#1 Posted by Draign (1708 posts) -

I dedicate my 500th post to the man, the myth, the legend. The greatness which is Halo and the character which lends its identity, are undisputed & undeniable. Master Chief has blazed a path for the past 3 generations and counting. It is a testament that we are are still mystified by what drives him, and where he will lead us. No matter our gaming platform of choice, we have all heard the name, and at some time or another, witnessed the glory.

Salute- Master Chief

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#2 Edited by Heil68 (56640 posts) -

No, that would go to either Pacman or Mario.

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#4 Posted by jsmoke03 (13696 posts) -

i never got why all the lems have a hard on for this guy....

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#5 Edited by BldgIrsh (3044 posts) -

Mr. Game and Watch /thread

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#6 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

lol

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#7 Edited by DEadliNE-Zero0 (6444 posts) -

@Desmonic said:

@Heil68 said:

No, that would go to either Pacman or Mario.

This

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#8 Posted by SecretPolice (29041 posts) -

Without a smidgen of doubt, yes.

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#9 Posted by freedomfreak (48922 posts) -

lol

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#10 Posted by sam890 (1108 posts) -

I don't believe there could be a "greatest video game character ever created".

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#11 Edited by always_explicit (3375 posts) -

I will agree he is a definite contender because he isnt simply a recognised character like mario....he is a character with a story to tell. He is definitely top 3 greatest and probably my personal number one also.

followed by Zelda and Agent 47.

I actually think mario is one of the worst video game characters.

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#12 Posted by HadOne2Many (1485 posts) -

I guess this depends on your age and what type of games you were playing when you first started out. Mario for me since I started gaming in the early 80's, but for the younger crowd who's first experience was on the OG Xbox, then yeah I can see it. The Halo games are top notch.

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#13 Posted by R4gn4r0k (23848 posts) -

I find him to be very unremarkable.

He's not a bad game character, far from it, but he doesn't have anything that makes him stand out.

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#14 Posted by PrincessGomez92 (4608 posts) -

He's a great character for sure. You've clearly never played Lollipop Chainsaw though. That has the greatest game character.

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#15 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (18733 posts) -

Oh god no.

He's the archetype strong,silent and bald marine character.

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#16 Posted by Heil68 (56640 posts) -

@Desmonic said:

@Heil68 said:

No, that would go to either Pacman or Mario.

Dont be hating on Pacman, that game put games in the main stream brother :P

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#17 Posted by Blabadon (32740 posts) -

He's the poster child for video games' popularity boom in the 2000s.

As a character, none of the Halos I've played have meant anything to put him in contention.

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#18 Posted by Mozelleple112 (6952 posts) -

Nope, Master chief deserves the most generic video game character in existence award. The greatest video game character award should go to G-man (villain) or Solid Snake (hero)

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#19 Edited by B4X (5660 posts) -

Pac-Man {Started it all. Popularity was unreal at the time.}> Mario> Zelda> Master Chief> Sonic> Donkey Kong> Solid Snake> Laura Croft> MK Scorpion> Ryo Hazuki> FF Sepiroth> Banjo Kazooie> Crash Bandicoot > SF Ryu / Bison> ?

That's my list. Popularity now is very different to that list for many people though.

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#20 Posted by MlauTheDaft (5189 posts) -

I think he's rather generic and not particularly interesting.

He's basically a space marine and about as deep as the characters from GeoW.

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#22 Posted by Telekill (6558 posts) -

Master Chief is a favorite of many but the best ever created? No. That award is subjective and depends on the time.

If it's your opinion that he's the best ever created then he is to you. For me, Nathan Drake is the best ever created.

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#23 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (18733 posts) -

I'd say Big Boss is easily the best game character. Followed by Solid Snake.

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#24 Edited by thehig1 (5496 posts) -

@Heil68: true but pacman has has a rougher ride than sonic for shitty games.

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#25 Edited by sts106mat (23292 posts) -

not really in my opinon, though he is probably my favourite. He is certainly iconic and seeing him in the trailer for Halo 5 I felt super excited about halo again. I also think 343 did a great job byactually giving him more character in halo 4.

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#26 Posted by Draign (1708 posts) -

Wow, no love for Q-bert?

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#27 Edited by GrenadeLauncher (6843 posts) -

How is Master Chef a character? He's just another voiceless avatar the player can slip into while playing an FPS, like Gordon Freeman.

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

I'd say Big Boss is easily the best game character. Followed by Solid Snake.

This guy gets it.

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#28 Posted by mems_1224 (55488 posts) -

Obviously.

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#29 Edited by PonchoTaco (3159 posts) -
@GrenadeLauncher said:

How is Master Chef a character? He's just another voiceless avatar the player can slip into while playing an FPS, like Gordon Freeman.

But he does have a voice...

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#30 Posted by General_Solo76 (381 posts) -

Samus would mop the floor with that chumbalone!

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#31 Posted by Chutebox (41226 posts) -

MC is terrible, what is this?

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#32 Posted by Shewgenja (16561 posts) -

It took novels to give him a personality, so I will go with 'no'. Although, the games are great (at least up til 3 and Reach.. All downhill from there)

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#33 Edited by Cloud_imperium (14105 posts) -

One of the greatest , yes . Greatest , No .

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#34 Edited by B4X (5660 posts) -

When grown men do this...He's kinda popular, I would love to have a MC costume!! I would wear it everywhere!

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#35 Posted by Draign (1708 posts) -

@b4x said:

When grown men do this...He's kinda popular, I would love to have a MC costume!! I would wear it everywhere!

That guy wins.

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#36 Posted by GreySeal9 (28247 posts) -

**** no.

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#37 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (19564 posts) -

Many will exclaim that theres much better characters with more emotional depth and complex characteristics than Master Chief..... But why does that matter ?

Ultimately the game is played by you. All that fluff is just incentive to keep you playing !

There is no such thing as the best video game character. At most you have characters who just happen to be in a video game.

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#38 Posted by B4X (5660 posts) -

@draign said:

@b4x said:

When grown men do this...He's kinda popular, I would love to have a MC costume!! I would wear it everywhere!

That guy wins.

I would wear it to the Grocery store. :p

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#39 Posted by Zero_epyon (9496 posts) -

Plenty of characters better than Master Chief. Hell Kratos has more character, and he's a douche bag.

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#40 Edited by PrincessGomez92 (4608 posts) -

@GrenadeLauncher:

Never played a Halo game, I take it?

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#41 Edited by MonsieurX (35440 posts) -

@princessgomez92 said:

@GrenadeLauncher:

Never played a Halo game, I take it?

Have you ever?

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#42 Posted by AmazonAngry (968 posts) -

If one of the most boring, uninspired, monotonous,drones is one of the best gaming characters....the industry deserves to tank.

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#43 Posted by RR360DD (13558 posts) -

Yup. Nothing Sony has created is even in the same league.

Bless them, they did try with Sackboy ... LOL

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#44 Edited by Gue1 (12171 posts) -

master chief is so great that their creators dumped him and never even gave him a decent closure to his story.

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#45 Edited by Lulu_Lulu (19564 posts) -

@RR360DD

What ! Sackboy is Fantastic..... He's a boy... Made of Sack... How can you not love that ! :o

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#46 Edited by handssss (1905 posts) -

@jsmoke03 said:

i never got why all the lems have a hard on for this guy....

he's a good character in the books, but nothing more than a meh character in the games, tho at least halo 4 made him a lot more real.

he's basically just iconic though and that's why people say things like this. it's the same thing as Gordon Freeman. we all know there's too many idiots who would call that empty shell that only has a name for narrative purposes and a face for box art purposes "the greatest character ever!"

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#47 Posted by XOne_ShotX91 (152 posts) -

No, not hardly. He's rather bland and uninteresting in all honesty.

Keep in mind, I do LOVE Halo, and I think the games are fantastic (With the exception of Halo 3), MC is rather dull.

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#48 Posted by misterpmedia (6132 posts) -

@lostrib said:

lol

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#49 Posted by StormyJoe (7463 posts) -

@draign: Mario.

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#50 Posted by GamingTitan (657 posts) -

If anything I would say cortana is the more interesting character.

My personal fav is Sam fisher. Ironside fisher that is.