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  • In an interview with Eurogamer, Frank O'Connor said: "If you went down into that line and found a nerd with a deep canon Halo t-shirt and said describe the Master Chief to this police sketch artist, that police sketch artist would then produce a perfectly accurate rendering of an older man, almost painfully pale, almost albino white, with pale blue eyes, reddish hair, close cropped to a skin head, and maybe the last remnants of freckles he had when he was a kid."

    The bolded words above are the contradictions to the canon's Master Chief. In the fiction, John's described as a man with "Short hair, serious eyes, a firm mouth, and a strong jaw". No skin head, no "older man". He has dark brown hair, rather "reddish hair" (he's even depicted with his hair in Bungie's holiday card). Anyone who's read Halo: The Flood (the book that gave Master Chief's face away in a description) will agree with me.

    Handsome man standing at attention. “He’s so serious,” Cortana murmured. “Thoughtful eyes though. Attractive in a primitive, animal sort of way, don’t you think, Doctor?” - Halo: The Flood (2552)

    His official age is 45, but since the body doesn't age in cryonic sleep, he's a lot younger. Take into account the amount of time Chief's been in cryo in the games, he's 41. Factor in the rest of the time he's been in cryo throughout his career in the fiction, he's 35~. Pair that with his own amazing genetics and the augmentations he's received, he'd appear closer to 30.

    He's no "old man". Officially, Lasky's older than John (46 years old) and hasn't even been in cryo for nearly as long. John's the same person from 2552. Here's to hoping David Caruso isn't what 343i sees in Master Chief if they ever choose to reveal more of the protagonist's face in their games!

    Tom Lasky profile, 2557

    "Old Man Lasky"

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    • hm. that's interesting

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    • Halo forever wrote: hm. that's interesting

      Yep indeedy.

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    • Now that I think of it, you don't see the SPARTAN-IIIs in Halo: Reach looking like senior citizens either. They might as well take on modeling.

      Noble Plan

      Work it, Noble.

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    • With 343i looking to hire employees who know the weight an Unggoy off the top of their head, I'm hoping one of the members correct O'Connor on John's appearance, or at least ensure we have our canonically-accurate Master Chief. O'Connor's interpretation was frightening.

      Don't rewrite Chief into someone else unfamiliar!

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    • Syncrilibrium wrote:
      In an interview with Eurogamer, Frank O'Connor said: "If you went down into that line and found a nerd with a deep canon Halo t-shirt and said describe the Master Chief to this police sketch artist, that police sketch artist would then produce a perfectly accurate rendering of an older man, almost painfully pale, almost albino white, with pale blue eyes, reddish hair, close cropped to a skin head, and maybe the last remnants of freckles he had when he was a kid."

      The bolded words above are the contradictions to the canon's Master Chief. In the fiction, John's described as a man with "Short hair, serious eyes, a firm mouth, and a strong jaw". No skin head, no "older man". He has dark brown hair, rather "reddish hair" (he's even depicted with his hair in Bungie's holiday card). Anyone who's read Halo: The Flood (the book that gave Master Chief's face away in a description) will agree with me.


      Handsome man standing at attention. “He’s so serious,” Cortana murmured. “Thoughtful eyes though. Attractive in a primitive, animal sort of way, don’t you think, Doctor?” - Halo: The Flood (2552)

      His official age is 45, but since the body doesn't age in cryonic sleep, he's a lot younger. Take into account the amount of time Chief's been in cryo in the games, he's 41. Factor in the rest of the time he's been in cryo throughout his career in the fiction, he's 35~. Pair that with his own amazing genetics and the augmentations he's received, he'd appear closer to 30.

      He's no "old man". Officially, Lasky's older than John (46 years old) and hasn't even been in cryo for nearly as long. John's the same person from 2552. Here's to hoping David Caruso isn't what 343i sees in Master Chief if they ever choose to reveal more of the protagonist's face in their games!

      Tom Lasky profile, 2557

      "Old Man Lasky"

      TESTI-F**KING-FY MY MAN! I hope that was a one-off cgi rendition of the Chief's face and in the next games they'll fix that up

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    • Syncrilibrium wrote:
      Now that I think of it, you don't see the SPARTAN-IIIs in Halo: Reach looking like senior citizens either. They might as well take on modeling.
      Noble Plan

      Work it, Noble.

      Oh yeah i just forgot that Jorge and the Chief are the same age so they'll look about the same age except if John-117 rubs head&shoulders, Dove, Vaseline and other facial and hair products everytime he comes out of cyrosleep when no ones looking lol

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    • 149.12.7.137 wrote:

      Syncrilibrium wrote:
      Now that I think of it, you don't see the SPARTAN-IIIs in Halo: Reach looking like senior citizens either. They might as well take on modeling.
      Noble Plan

      Work it, Noble.

      Oh yeah i just forgot that Jorge and the Chief are the same age so they'll look about the same age except if John-117 rubs head&shoulders, Dove, Vaseline and other facial and hair products everytime he comes out of cyrosleep when no ones looking lol

      xD

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    • 149.12.7.137 wrote: TESTI-F**KING-FY MY MAN! I hope that was a one-off cgi rendition of the Chief's face and in the next games they'll fix that up

      Right on, man!

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    • Syncrilibrium wrote:
      Now that I think of it, you don't see the SPARTAN-IIIs in Halo: Reach looking like senior citizens either. They might as well take on modeling.
      Noble Plan

      Work it, Noble.

      I remember reading somewhere that Spartan-IIIs were in their twenties?

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    • Xili Gar wrote:

      Syncrilibrium wrote:
      Now that I think of it, you don't see the SPARTAN-IIIs in Halo: Reach looking like senior citizens either. They might as well take on modeling.
      Noble Plan

      Work it, Noble.

      I remember reading somewhere that Spartan-IIIs were in their twenties?

      They're in their 30s in Halo: Reach. Master Chief, with all the factors included in my opening statement, is practically in his 30s as well!

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    • Xili Gar wrote:

      I remember reading somewhere that Spartan-IIIs were in their twenties?

      Carter was 32, Kat 22, Emile 29, and I think 6 was somewhere around 22.

      but I agree with you entirely about 343i not messing up Cheif's face. Pls no!

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    • Xili Gar wrote:

      Xili Gar wrote:

      I remember reading somewhere that Spartan-IIIs were in their twenties?

      Carter was 32, Kat 22, Emile 29, and I think 6 was somewhere around 22.

      but I agree with you entirely about 343i not messing up Cheif's face. Pls no!

      Thanks for the assist, mate!

      Assist-assistHalo Reach Assist Render

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    • np, 
      Assist-guardian-angel

      I'm your guardian angel, looking out for ya!

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    • 149.12.7.137 wrote:
      Syncrilibrium wrote:
      Now that I think of it, you don't see the SPARTAN-IIIs in Halo: Reach looking like senior citizens either. They might as well take on modeling.
      Noble Plan

      Work it, Noble.

      Oh yeah i just forgot that Jorge and the Chief are the same age so they'll look about the same age except if John-117 rubs head&shoulders, Dove, Vaseline and other facial and hair products everytime he comes out of cyrosleep when no ones looking lol

      oh yeah...now they have no excuse to make chief look old 

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    • Syncrilibrium wrote:
      Now that I think of it, you don't see the SPARTAN-IIIs in Halo: Reach looking like senior citizens either. They might as well take on modeling.
      Noble Plan

      Work it, Noble.

      Emile, Jun and Carter should have been younger because they were Alpha Company Spartans that started later

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    • Ignore my last comment; that doesn't make sense at all whatsoever

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    • Halo forever wrote:

      149.12.7.137 wrote: Oh yeah i just forgot that Jorge and the Chief are the same age so they'll look about the same age except if John-117 rubs head&shoulders, Dove, Vaseline and other facial and hair products everytime he comes out of cyrosleep when no ones looking lol
      oh yeah...now they have no excuse to make chief look old

      Got that right! :-)

      (Also factor in all the stuff I mentioned in my opening statement; he's practically younger than even Jorge by around 7-10 years!)

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    • In a non-canon graphic novel; young MC had med. blonde hair

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    • Unnamed Field Marshall wrote: In a non-canon graphic novel; young MC had med. blonde hair

      Found what you're talking about!

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    • So apparently, for those of you who know who HaloFollower is, he posted a video speculating about the Chief's face.

      In his video, he thinks the fan-made picture in his video was done with research at hand to be fictionally-accurate. Guess he never saw this video: Future of Game Graphics: VFX Tech Demo, nor did he bother to consider some key factors to John's aging.

      Would someone (or some people) mind correcting him before he gives everyone the wrong impression? He's been spewing about John being "a lost old man" like Halo was some generic WWII movie for quite some time now.

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    • Syncrilibrium wrote:
      So apparently, for those of you who know who HaloFollower is, he posted a video speculating about the Chief's face.

      In his video, he thinks the fan-made picture in his video was done with research at hand to be fictionally-accurate. Guess he never saw this video: Future of Game Graphics: VFX Tech Demo, nor did he bother to consider some key factors to John's aging.

      Would someone (or some people) mind correcting him before he gives everyone the wrong impression? He's been spewing about John being "a lost old man" like Halo was some generic WWII movie for quite some time now.

      HOLY FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

      They shouldnt show his face IMHO please dont. But if they do make him badass like Big Boss or something NOT THAT STUPID OLD MAN(Gritty but still nice to look at. And im a guy BTW) we're getting shown from all angles.

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    • look, no one knows mastah chiephff's face exept for the gamers imagination YA GOTT DAT!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?

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    • The hair is the same. Not a complete contradiction.

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    • Trol Lolamee' wrote:
      The hair is the same. Not a complete contradiction.


      By the way of coruse hes going to be a older man because we are far from the old chief. Years have passed. I mean from halo flood to halo 3 alone thats years. Plus from halo 3 to halo 4 wasn't that like 5 years of something. Of coruse he will be older looking (at least like hes 40-50 in appearance).

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    • "From Halo flood to halo 3 alone that's years."

      No. Halo: The Flood takes place a few months before Halo 3.

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    • AND the Halo Trilogy took place in like, one year....

      But from 3 to four... that is like.. 2552 to 2557. five years. 45-50.

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    • "Four years, seven months, ten days."

      The entire Halo Trilogy of CE, 2, and 3 occur over 4-5 months. Pillar of Autumn beginning in early September of 2552, and Halo taking place in January of 2553.

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    • That's what i think is weird because how can master chief's armor and personality and cortana's designation change so quickly because in halo ce she was a ship ai but in 2-3 she changed to a assistance ai.

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    • 14.200.94.208 wrote:
      That's what i think is weird because how can master chief's armor and personality and cortana's designation change so quickly because in halo ce she was a ship ai but in 2-3 she changed to a assistance ai.

      Cortana was NOT the Autumn's ship AI, since she was temporarily put in control of the ship only when the Covenant attacked. The ship AI is Wellesley (Read Halo: The Flood).

      Chief's armor changes, but I dont think his personality changed much, nor did Cortana's "designation." Assistance AI is not a classification of AI in the UNSC; it's only Smart AI, which expires after 7 years, and Dumb AI, which have a limited purpose but last indefinitely. (Read Halo: Fall of Reach)

      Clearly, Cortana was a Smart AI, so she was designed for usage in all fields. This explains why she was rampant in Halo 4, which took place in 2557, after her expiration. Her primary function was to complement Chief's armor by improving his overall performance, and also serving as a Covenant analysist in the field. So in your terms, she has always been an "assistance" AI. (Play any Halo game)

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    • General B.H. wrote:
      Trol Lolamee' wrote:
      The hair is the same. Not a complete contradiction.

      By the way of coruse hes going to be a older man because we are far from the old chief. Years have passed. I mean from halo flood to halo 3 alone thats years. Plus from halo 3 to halo 4 wasn't that like 5 years of something. Of coruse he will be older looking (at least like hes 40-50 in appearance).

      halo flood to 3 is 2 months.check your dates

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    • I suppose it's not really canon (I haven't read the books) but I picture John looking like Revelations Ezio.

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    • Syncrilibrium wrote: With 343i looking to hire employees who know the weight an Unggoy off the top of their head.

      Does that information even exist?

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