master chief petty officer john 117

anneapocalypse  asked:

ONI, how do you respond to rumors that letting Project Freelancer go public was a distraction stunt to get media attention off the reawakened Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 and his failing AI? Is it true that Dr. Halsey is in custody? What about Dr. Church? How does Chairman Hargrove fit into all of this? Also, where did the Spartans come from? xoxo Interstellar Daily

ah, ms. andrews! we were wondering when you were going to show up. 

project freelancer’s public declassification and the master chief’s reappearance were not planned. we promise. we truly wish we didn’t have to talk about project freelancer, just thinking about how much money we pumped into that makes us sad. and we totally didn’t prop up a bigger AI failure to distract from what’s her face. 

dr. halsey was “re-accommodated” as per the unsc and united spaceflight policies, and is enjoying a nice research position at ivanoff station probably. we stopped caring the second we threw her on that prowler. 

while the death of dr. church is very unfortunate as justice is unable to be served, we watched seasons 1 through 14. we know that church will be back, probably, in some form. 

hargrove is in custody, in the cell two cells down from ben giraud. we’re currently playing men at work’s “who can it be now” on loop. his massive conflict of interest and unethical dealings with charon industries and the oversight subcommittee are enough to put anyone behind bars. except us. we still get to legally do all that shit. 

and finally, we got the spartans from the same place we buy freelancers and m808 main battle tanks: the lowest bidder. 

thanks for the hard hitting interview, ms. andrews! and please ask your cameraman to stop sending us requests for live flood samples for his new wave zombie movie. 

Halo: John-117 "The Master Chief" [ISTP]


Introverted Thinking(Ti): Chief is solitary and prefers to work alone and stay with his thoughts. In spite of his many achievements he still holds the rank of Petty officer as he has trouble following orders that he thinks are wrong. He disobeys Protocol quite frequently and goes rogue in Halo 5 to search for Cortana. He is very logical and calm even when facing great odds, he manages to calmly figure out a logical solution to the problem at hand. He is always known to do the ‘right thing’ which is basically whatever he thinks is right.Chief also has a very dry sense of humor 

Extroverted Sensing(Se):Chief is in touch with his physical surroundings and is a quick thinker. In Halo 2 He quickly thinks of a solution to use the Covenant’s bomb against their own ship. He is a great hand to hand combatant and can quickly figure out how to use any weapon on the battlefield from energy swords to guns. He is a doer and lets his actions do the talking more than his mouth.

Introverted Intuition(Ni): Chief usually builds upon his plan on the move perfecting it step by step. He uses the bomb on the covenant ship then plans to land on a UNSC ship perfecting this as he gets the bomb into position.(Not much material in games which shows Ni otherwise)

Extroverted Feeling(Fe):Chief isn’t expressive of his emotions and prefers to bury them. He cares deeply for people but has difficulty expressing it. He also keeps the promise he made to Cortana to rescue her from the Gravemind. Once, in a rare occasion, when many unarmed civilians are slaughtered he gets enraged and kills every covenant soldier responsible for it. . He is usually very stoic.

- Operation: BLIND FAITH (Briefing) -

Halo 3

Commander Miranda Keyes, Master Chief Petty Officer John-117, and Sgt Major Avery Johnson brief the Marines participating in Operation: BLIND FAITH’s surface engagements . Among them several hardened veterans of The Battle of Earth as well as the Battle of Installation 04 - all eager to see the war’s end.

Operation: BLIND FAITH marked the final engagement between the Covenant Empire and the United Nations Space Command. Its the only known UNSC operation conducted outside the known galaxy.

Daily Drawing Challenge 62: More Halo fanart! Yay! Hey all those who read this, be sure to inbox me Halo moments you’d like to see depicted! 

E3 Party [SFM/4K]

It’s that time of year again. E3 starts this weekend, so I figured I get this poster done of various characters sitting around, watching the TV for any big announcements that come from the show. Due to time differences, I’ll be unable to watch the Bethesda or Sony press conferences, but I’ll still check out EA (who are TONIGHT), Microsoft and Ubisoft. Hope you guys like it!

Characters from left to right

- Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)

- b/tard (OC by DarthS4nchez)

- Lena Oxton A.K.A Tracer (Overwatch)

- Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 (Halo)

- RC-1262 “Scorch” (Star Wars: Republic Commando)

- Tali’Zorah vas Normandy (Mass Effect)

- Faith Connors (Mirror’s Edge)

- Spartan Benjamin ‘Ben’ Walker (My OC)

- Isaac Clarke (Dead Space)


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S-117 Psych Evaluation


I received the full set of files and your request for my input. I don’t know why you came to me; you know I’m not going to parrot back to you what you want to hear. If you’re hoping I’ll confirm your suggestion that Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 is “broken” or “troubled” I can tell you right now that I cannot agree with such an assertion. I know what Doctor Marnon’s report said, but I’ve turned a deaf ear to ONI’s mouth-piece and you know it. You know me well enough to not bother clumping in that sort of garbage to try to sway my opinion. But you asked me for my thoughts, so I shall give them.

Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 has, without a doubt, an impressive military career. But I believe the analyses of my colleagues have been missing one major factor: the subject is a Spartan. Every examination I’ve read so far has compared the Master Chief’s profile with the profiles of standard UNSC soldiers - but a Spartan simply can’t be compared to that standard. Instead it must be taken in reference to the psych profiles of the remaining living Spartan-IIs, which I have taken the liberty of procuring to insure a thorough analysis. After comparing the Master Chief’s behavior to that of other individuals in his peer group, I have come to the conclusion that - for a Spartan - the Master Chief is healthy. The Spartan-II team consisting of Frederic-104, Kelly-087, and Linda-058 (designated “Blue Team”) has been consistently deployed to active combat positions for the past five years, and their behavior is identical to that of John-117. And as there has been no question of the stability of mental states of the other Spartan-IIs, I can see no reason to assume differently in regards to Master Chief Petty Officer 117.

Though I suppose I must address the incident that took place on the bridge of Infinity - the one most extensively outlined in the files you sent me. There are two possibilities here as to what was going on under the surface, but from what I can gather from your message it seems that you’re unlikely to believe in the same one as me. As a colleague and friend, I advise you to not put so much stock into one idea before examining all the facts. For starters it should be acknowledged that the Master Chief went above and beyond the call of duty towards the end of the war and afterwards, and that the events he experienced would be considered highly stressful even when accounting for level of training afforded a Spartan-class soldier. It is also noticeable that there were no other reported incidents of insubordination in the file that you gave me. So I feel I must point out that one event does not equal a pattern.

The first of the possible reason for such an action can be the attributed to the direct losses suffered by John-117 during the last several weeks of his tour during the Human-Covenant War. This idea boils down to one point: that even a Spartan can only take so much defeat. According to some records I’ve looked into, 95% of the Spartan-II personnel that remained in 2552 went KIA or MIA just prior to the Battle of Earth. This left the Master Chief without a reliable team to lead into combat - which, judging from his service history, would be an experience somewhat outside his comfort zone. And after experiencing the deaths of his known associates Commander Keyes and Sergeant Johnson on the Forerunner Installation known as “the Ark”, in addition to working under the reasonable assumption that all of the other Spartans were possibly KIA in 2557, lead to a situation where when faced with giving up the AI CTN 0452-9 (designated “Cortana”) he refused. Doctor Karban was the first one to at least put this theory forward, reasoning that the Master Chief was not willing to sacrifice the last teammate he’d acquired in absence of the other Spartan-IIs. In that moment he defied direct orders to keep the remaining personnel (albeit an artificial one) under his command safe. The obvious concern that goes along with this is the possibility that the Master Chief might react drastically to similar orders in the future. I believe such a fear is unfounded however, as the files you sent me clearly state that he has been returned to work with Blue Team. I also have to point out that such a concern is based in faulty logic to begin with; the Master Chief has lost multiple long-standing teammates during his career while maintaining optimum mental stability, so the idea that the deaths of those associated with Spartan-117 for only a few weeks would result in a progressive psychological breakdown is quite ridiculous. Though you’ve always been a fan of the dramatic.

The reason for these actions that I stand by, and that I’m sure you’ll dismiss, is that he was simply acting in accordance with his Spartan training. Captain Del Rio dismissed the Master Chief’s assessment of immediacy of the threat of a hostile Forerunner (known as “the Didact”), though the danger was proven to be true later with the attack on New Phoenix. It is very likely that the Master Chief fully understood the gravity of the situation and, as the Spartans have been indoctrinated to do, did what was needed to protect humanity. No one can really argue that his defiance of orders was not the right choice, as his actions resulted in the neutralization of this enemy before any more lives were lost. I read the transcript of the verbal altercation that occurred on the bridge of the Infinity, and I have to disagree with your assertion that the Master Chief’s refusal to follow the Captain’s orders had a great deal do with the AI. It was rather clear from John-117’s words that he was responding largely to Del Rio leaving the Didact without taking care of the threat. Your confusing desire to make the focus of this incident about an AI, which the keeping of appeared more to be an act of desperation, is unfounded and only muddles the facts and the analysis of the subject.

Once again, I know this isn’t the answer you wanted; but you asked me for my honest opinion. I request only that you don’t completely toss aside my assessment and at least give it a chance. I know that you and I don’t often see eye-to-eye, but even when your opinion has been the polar opposite of mine I have always respected it. I would think that our years of friendship would lead you to do the same. I also understand that you have a job to do, so if you hit the delete button as soon as you read this I can understand that as well. I hope only that you honestly consider my reasoning before erasing it from your computer, and I’m sure mine, and moving on to reading more of the mindless reports that I’m sure ONI’s puppets have sent you.

P.S. Steven was upset that you didn’t come over for dinner the last time you were on Luna, and demands that you don’t make the same mistake next time. We’ll keep a place at the table set.            


Master Chief Petty Officer John-117, better known to the public as the Master Chief, is a Spartan-II commando of the UNSC Navy’s Special Weapons division. He served as one of the most important figures of the Human-Covenant War. After nearly thirty years of active duty, he is one of the most decorated war veterans of the United Nations Space Command, having fought in more than two hundred ground engagements against the Covenant and Insurrection, earning every major service medal except the Prisoner of War Medallion.

For much of his career, John served as the leader of Spartan Blue Team. As the war neared its end, most of John’s fellow SPARTAN-IIs were killed in action during the Fall of Reach. However, John and his AI companion Cortana fled Reach and their vessel fortuitously arrived at Halo Installation 04, a one hundred millennia-old superweapon created by the Forerunners to destroy their parasitic enemy, the Flood, by killing all life in the galaxy. Having destroyed Halo, the surrounding Covenant fleet, and the Flood forces on the ring, John-117 returned to Earth and resisted the Covenant’s impromptu invasion. Pursuing the invaders’ flagship, the Master Chief encountered Installation 05, where civil war soon broke out within the Covenant. Weeks later, John followed the remaining Covenant forces to the Ark, the Halo Array’s control center, which he disabled before the Halos could be fired.

John went missing in action after the war’s final battle in December 2552, having stymied the threat of the Covenant, the Flood, and the Halos. In the interbellum, John was lauded as a hero, and though he was officially declared MIA like all Spartans, he was ostensibly believed by the UNSC to have perished. After his recovery in July 2557, he played a key role in the conflict between the UNSC and the Didact’s Promethean forces and Covenant devotees, beginning on the shield world Requiem. This culminated in an attack on Earth and the Didact’s temporary defeat, as well as the loss of Cortana. John subsequently reunited with Blue Team and with their help, vanquished the Didact for the second time. John and his Spartan compatriots then departed Earth to embark on new missions, eventually falling out of contact with the UNSC.