The Halo series would like you to believe, at least up until Halo 5: Guardians, that Master Chief is the most important human in all of humanity that ever human'd. But the truth is, he's a complete and total d*ck. It's entirely possible that he's a borderline sociopath. Dr. Halsey's been asked about that again and again, but she always deflect sand then somehow claims that her SPARTANs are the next phase of human evolution.
Which would of course be scary, because then the world would be without any sort of empathy and with billions of people who can only punch, shoot, and bomb things to solve their problems. This list compiles reasons why Master Chief is a complete jerk, citing specific incidents and behaviors that the Halo hero someone no ordinary person would even want to be stuck in elevator with. Whether he's treating his fellow soldiers like little more than pack mules or being careless with his grenades, there's plenty to unpack here.So take a look at our list of why Halo's Master Chief is a jerk, but keep in mind he's far from the most flawed character in Halo. Vote up the Chief's most unfriendly tendencies!
Bombs Are His Go-To Solution for Any and Every Problem
There's a problem! Bomb it. That's basically always Master Chief's entire plan. Didact going to destroy humanity? Plant a big ol' bomb and detonate (letting your AI companion kill herself to protect you from the blast). Covenant leave a bomb in your ship? Hey, it's a bomb, let's give it back and ride it Dr. Strangelove-style. Bomb bomb bomb, it's all he thinks about.
He Killed a Bunch of His Own Marines as a Kid
It's true. When he was younger, as outlined in canonical Halo novels, he had just received his augmentations and was working out. After misplacing weights that ended up getting his fellow soldiers hurt, he was challenged to a boxing match, whereupon a pint-sized Master Chief proceeded to kill his opponent. Lovely.
He Was a Total Bully as a Youngster
That's right. In Halo: The Fall of Reach, it's made clear that a young John-117 was not a nice boy. In fact, he would bully other kids, steal their food, and basically go full survival of the fittest. If you knew him before he was Master Chief, odds are he was beating you up for your lunch money.
He's Always Taking Soldiers' Guns
Sure, he might need the hardware more, but the reality is that throughout all the games, Master Chief takes essential weapons away from far more vulnerable Marines, leaving them with crap weapons and no ammo, effectively dooming them to horrific, violent deaths.