The Face of Halo’s Master Chief

This video has been circulating around the net, and it pretty much shows the face of Halo’s resident action hero, Master Chief. The face can be seen thanks to two players inn the beta who worked together to force the camera inside his helmet. Granted, it’s really shadowy and all you can really make out are some basic facial features, but it’s this is still the first tiem we’ve really seen anything underneath that helmet. I’m mostly surprised they actually put anything resembling a face behind the mirror-like visor though.

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On June 11, 2007 at 3:47 pm

I wish I had seen this when we had the Beta, as we surely would have tried on our own. Makes me wonder about easter eggs and info about the storyline that may or may not have been hidden in the Beta…


On June 11, 2007 at 6:14 pm

Perhaps the mixture of the glare from the visor/helmet and the shadow of being inside it, but he don’t look non-too-pretty. This should be an interesting revelation.


On June 11, 2007 at 8:02 pm

Try to pause it when the guy shoots his gun you get a clear picture of his face and it looks a little dirty but you can see his eye and part of his nose, (his eye is greenish/blue)


On June 11, 2007 at 10:34 pm

Interesting, he looks oddly similar to the original ‘Elite’ i wonder if maybe master chief is not human at all but an alien!

Ted Gates

On June 11, 2007 at 10:38 pm

This game is going to be awesome. It looks like Chief is smoking a cigar.


On June 11, 2007 at 10:41 pm

In multiplayer, your playing as a spartan soldier, not master chief


On June 11, 2007 at 10:46 pm

I hope we can get a screengrab where he shoots the gun.


On June 11, 2007 at 10:49 pm

LOL, he has a small head.


On June 11, 2007 at 10:52 pm

This is multiplayer where you play as a generic spartan it doesn’t mean that the face is the same as Master Chiefs


On June 11, 2007 at 11:11 pm

Well since I read the books I kind of expected a scared and all around ugly face.

Decent Hombre

On June 11, 2007 at 11:11 pm

It’s Kane….


On June 11, 2007 at 11:34 pm

I think i got a grab…heres a link:


On June 12, 2007 at 12:26 am

Anyone else find this clip a bit creepy? The ghostlike face…the thumps of the exhaust?


On June 12, 2007 at 1:38 am

he has one scarred eye


On June 12, 2007 at 1:38 am

Heh, that’s pretty cool. I doubt he’ll be winning any beauty contests anytime soon, though… ;)


On June 12, 2007 at 1:41 am

Heh, that’s pretty cool. I doubt he’ll be winning any beauty contests anytime soon, though…

jack off jimmy

On June 12, 2007 at 1:45 am

talk about a waste of time


On June 12, 2007 at 2:00 am

I always knew the chief would be a brotha! Oh, and for a blog as prominent as this one, you might wanna spell check your article a few times through.


On June 12, 2007 at 2:24 am

Scars are hot. :grin:


On June 12, 2007 at 4:13 am

[quote]# Cainnable says:
June 11th, 2007 at 10:34 pm

Interesting, he looks oddly similar to the original ‘Elite’ i wonder if maybe master chief is not human at all but an alien![/quote]

Have you read the books? He’s a genetically engineering super soldier who was abducted when he was about six year’s old and ‘experiemented’ on until he and the rest of his team reached about 18. Many died just going through the operation.

Neat video.


On June 12, 2007 at 6:19 am

the reason it looks ghostly is because he is always in the helmet and never gets any sun light which is why he’s pale.

if you read the book, the fall of reach the training exercises usually hurt them, like when he gets attacked by the fighter plane, also they were sent on missions to rebel bases and got attacked there. this explains why he is scarred.

also it may not be the chief as there were over 100 Spartans made, most of them died but some survived the attack on reach, in the book ghosts of onyx, you hear of a spartan which survived and now helps in the battle.

also if you have seen the front cover of ghosts of onyx you can see other warriors known as spartan lll, if you have seen the leaked pictures of customized multi player characters you can put together part of the plot for halo 3 as why would they include them if they were not relevant, halo 2 had elites because you played as them in he game, you decide what to believe


On June 12, 2007 at 7:50 am

For those who are making the statement “in multiplayer its a spartan, not master chief”, I just have this to say: come on. They use the same damn model. Get over it.


On June 12, 2007 at 8:40 am

Got a screen shot from when the gun is fired. Hope this works.

If not here is the URL link.



On June 12, 2007 at 9:01 am

lol how funny would it be if it turned out to be solid snake

or better yet.
(incredible moster with many tenticles whips master cheif) his helemet
falls to the ground and he looks up and it turns out to be non other then PAC-MAN!
(lol i got thwe idea from that link the guy posted cuz he look a little yellow


On June 12, 2007 at 10:08 am

@ happy gamer,
you speak of spell check, then you use gibberish like ‘wanna’ and ‘brotha’. Way to back up an argument.


On June 12, 2007 at 11:13 am

:mrgreen: :neutral: :twisted: :arrow: :shock: :smile: :???: :cool: :evil: :grin: :oops: :razz: :roll: :wink: :cry: :eek: :lol: :mad: :mad: :sad: :!: :?: :mad: :mad: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:


On June 12, 2007 at 8:22 pm

Dylan is a !



On June 13, 2007 at 8:29 am

I think you all are seriously wanting it to be the master chiefs face. I think the more likely conclusion is that it is just a graphical rendering of the back of his visor. I mean it seems like a real stretch to say that that is a face at all.


On June 13, 2007 at 2:20 pm

lol, burn victim


On June 14, 2007 at 12:56 am

I’m sure that bungie has a reason for laying out this easter egg, and I don’t think that, that is spartan John-117

Outkast 950

On June 14, 2007 at 3:50 pm

I have to agree with Shig on this one. Why would Bungie spend even more time creating a multiplayer SPARTAN which is, in almost every aspect, EXACTLY the same as the single player Master Chief model? Okay, okay, so maybe they did want to create a multiplayer model to completely waste precious disc space, for the sole purpose of screwing with your creative minds and creating massive amounts of hype and speculation that we ALL know Bungie wants. (Actually, I don’t know if they want Halo 3 publicized or not. Heh.) Bet your bottom dollar that this is the same exact model from the campaign though.

And as for spell check, “wanna” and “brotha” aren’t mispelled because they are SLANG words. I think spell check was brought up as a topic here because of some misspeld wurds. Heh.


On June 20, 2007 at 2:52 am

Anyone think the face looks like a Strogg? :???:


On June 20, 2007 at 9:44 pm

no it cant be him its impossible it cant be CAPTAIN KEYS i saw him die nooooooooo nah i just thought for a second that he lookt like keys.

Anomonously Anomonous

On July 16, 2007 at 9:13 pm

Hah, when there’s he’s not firing the gun, it looks alot like…
Can it be?
Dare I believe?
Mario!! :eek:


On August 6, 2007 at 2:32 am

dude holy crap none of my friends even know about this :shock:


On August 10, 2007 at 6:07 am

dude wtf i mean the face looks like a deamon cuz no eyes glow like that and i mean who cars mc still kicks ass and halo still rocks


On August 10, 2007 at 10:07 pm

It’s not Master Chief, it’s a spartan. This doesn’t give us any knowledge of what MC looks like. At least not until Halo 3 is released at anyrate. >:3


On August 11, 2007 at 7:51 am

ok ill give u that there but i dont care if the chief is a girl or a guy cuz if u get down to that u start bein sexest and that ant cool + i mean the games are good the storyline rocks the music is rocking the whole halo series is just the


On August 12, 2007 at 7:57 am

why would they put the face in there? if it wasit master chief why would bungie even brother making another spartans face? that face that we all saw on the beta was probery gonna show up in the halo 3 game but more detailed.

Id like to point out a few things to

1: Master chief is not black they said in the novels that he was a white boy with red hair

2:he is not a female we have all heard his voice

3: he is not a alien he is a human :mrgreen:


On August 12, 2007 at 8:42 pm



On August 13, 2007 at 9:28 am

ok yea but mc could have some sort od like thing that alters his voice and and to your other things yes i also cant see y the put the face it their and hes totaly not alen but i mean the eyes he has a scar under his left eye i mean the hole can be found in the cortana files i mean they are the true basic start of halo

halo destroyed

On August 13, 2007 at 12:05 pm

wow this video is long

MC Hunter

On August 14, 2007 at 12:26 pm

Master Chief is a guy. Read the books! He is scarred because of fights and tests done to him. He is white. as for that gun firing eye thing, ITS JUST A REFLECTION NOT AN EYE!!! :evil: Although i admit the face looks girly so maybe the developers didnt read. And for those who say its not master chief, why the hell would they make a completly differnet model for every multiplayer character, its the model for chief to. I bet they show his face in the end og Halo 3 anyway so get over it.

halo destroyed

On August 14, 2007 at 12:51 pm

oh oh yeah right evry1 knows that when u play multi ur a spartan model so thats not masterchief dee dee dee


On August 14, 2007 at 6:38 pm

but master chief is the last of the spartans dumbass


On August 14, 2007 at 7:59 pm

lol @ generic spartans
All the spartans from MC’s day are dead. There are probably more spartans, but they haven’t been introduced into the series yet, so currently Masterchief is the only spartan, except for people from Sparta, of course.

halo destroyed

On August 14, 2007 at 8:04 pm

exactly :arrow:


On August 14, 2007 at 8:07 pm

:arrow: Who gives a rats ass!!

halo destroyed

On August 14, 2007 at 9:04 pm

all these ppl


On August 14, 2007 at 11:32 pm

well we all can agree on one thing this games is going to be very good


On August 15, 2007 at 4:37 am

there are more spartans that are alive, in the book, ‘first strike’ you find out that some of them survived the attack on reach.

in the book ‘ghosts of onyx’ at least one of them survives and is still there at the end of the book, at the back of the book it states that the book is set at the time when the covenant attacks earth for the first time.

seeing that the whole series takes place in a few days maybe the other Spartans will appear.

not sure if I’m right or not but in the new e3 trailer when the chief is in the pelican, heading towards the halo, the pilot does not look like a regular marine but has a similar type of armor of halo combat evolved, maybe it’s a spartan with out the mjolnir upgrade???????????????????????????????

halo destroyed

On August 15, 2007 at 9:24 am

i know hes a guy i just want to know what he looks like

Why do i have to

On August 21, 2007 at 12:01 pm

The spartans that survived reach were killed in halo wars.if any1 has seen the trailer then u saw the spartans


On August 21, 2007 at 12:54 pm

if you did your research halo wars takes place before the first halo game, and before the battle on reach.

the group of spartans in the trailer were called ‘spartan group omega’ they were the first versions of the spartans and so could die in the strategy game.

if it was the master chief, who is a spartan II and he died it would end the game due to the story line ending.

the halo 3 character face is most likely a generic face used to map out the helmet, in halo 1 and 2 the marines heads were based on members of the bungie company and the face was mapped around the frame

halo destroyed

On August 21, 2007 at 5:56 pm

woah woah woah…….what????


On August 26, 2007 at 11:04 pm

Some of you need to read the novels and game plotlines before posting in order for correct info to be published. Severedspirit is correct, Omega group is before h1. Only Bungie(for now)knows if this is MC’s face or another Spartan. MC is not the only Spartan to even have made it off the Pillar of Autumn alive.


On August 27, 2007 at 2:57 am

oneminizut is also correct, in the book, ‘the fall of reach’ the spartans were all gathered on the pillar of autumn ready to try and capture a prophet from a covenant ship. however just before they did, the covenant fleet attacked the planet.

they split into to forces, half went down in a pelican, it was hit and they dived out, 1 out of the group died and they continued off to help some marines.

the other group which consisted of the master chief went to safe the generator powering the orbital mac gun, this is where they found Sgt johnson and some other officers. one of the spartans there was hit and taken with them. that i know of master chief was the only ‘conscious’ spartan to arrive on halo.

in the book ‘first strike’ the master chief comes across one of the stasis pods with a spartan in it, this is the one that got injured and took on to the autumn.

they also returned to the planet reach where they found ‘Halsey’ the creator of the spartan project, she was with some marines and spartans. she however took 2 or 3 of these spartans to a planet called onyx. this is found out about in the book ‘ghosts of onyx’ 1 of the spartans died and another remains to teach other soldiers how to fight.

hope this solved and plot holes in the halo stories. one other thing if you follow this link to a wikipedia page you can see that there are about 8 surviving spartans all together,

also 1 of the spartans called SPARTAN-062 “Maria has retired but lives in Songnam, South Korea, on planet Earth, if you have played the halo 2 campaign, when you are testing your new gear he gunnery sgt says it ‘just came up from Songnam this morning’ if she is on earth and can still use spartan armour then she mighjt make it into the halo 3 game


On August 27, 2007 at 9:28 am

if you look on xbox 360 you can download a comercial that will show you master chief as a kid :mrgreen:


On August 27, 2007 at 11:32 am

actually there is no proof that it is the chief, the commercial shows 2 young children, it could be john and maybe his friend kelly, see fall of reach book. however they were taken straight to the planet reach until they were in fighting form, they did not go to earth, however the trailer is definitely earth. so i guess its just to shock the audience with the big bang.

one last thing, in the book spartan 117 had ginger hair, the child in the trailer did not.

halo destroyed

On August 27, 2007 at 4:15 pm

oh ya he was the only one to escape but the only answer is this….

MC is the last spartan

he is a guy

he is white

and he kicks @$$


On August 31, 2007 at 6:35 am

man da masta chief is wierd


On August 31, 2007 at 6:36 am

man da masta chief is wierd but he does kick @$$

Big Phenis

On August 31, 2007 at 12:22 pm

:wink: Ya he is human and only 25 more days to go!

—-Big Phenis
Say it a couple times you’ll figure it out :wink:


On September 10, 2007 at 7:30 pm

You all is wrong.A creator from Halo wanted to be a part of the game,so he added his face.Look it up on youtube.Everyone will tell you.


On September 11, 2007 at 1:46 am

actually you too are wrong, the face on the spartan is not a bungie employee but a generic face used for all the faces. the only differences between them is texture and colors/shading. this can be seen in the book ‘art of halo’

however a bungie employee did get his face in the game, on the level ‘containment’, the one with the two bases covered in snow, if you look at the halo ring with a sniper rifle one of the clouds is the image of a persons face smiling, many believe it to be ‘Frankie’.

before posting your ‘facts’ please look them up and verify that they are correct. only 15 days to go and 15 days to find out for sure.


On September 11, 2007 at 4:18 pm

Tisk.It’s sad that you think that.If you had watched the E3 video,it was announced. u_u I just checked again,so you get your facts right,okay?


On September 12, 2007 at 1:33 am

actually in the first e3 trailer there was speculation of a face coming through the visor. this was noticed by bungie and they said it was a real time reflection of the visor, the same image of a distorted ark opening. why would bungie keep the face a secret and then suddenly blurt out,”by the way i am the face of the chief”. they have never shown the face anywhere. that is that. if you don’t believe me ash bungie

nihon ninja

On September 17, 2007 at 7:37 am

how about this sam is not dead maby when he was about to die he swaped lifestile with mc. also that face is a graphic moulding key its just the print of an average head if you want to see his real head play the last game he gets his visa shot and you see his face as he dies dum dum dullulululm thata mutch i know peice out :lol:


On September 21, 2007 at 12:24 pm

^ WTF I hope that last part is not true because then you just ruined the damn story. :!: :evil:

Brandon D

On September 26, 2007 at 4:02 am

He dosent die. just finished it.


On September 28, 2007 at 1:28 am

k yo im betting the other spartan that was injured in teh stasis on the pillar of autumn switched with john and since the other spartan was a girl the spoiler will be that it is a woman not the john 117 we kno and love


On September 28, 2007 at 7:20 am

That is not the masterchief in halo1 they showed the face of a asian chick :cool:

master feaf

On September 28, 2007 at 9:58 pm

ol of you ar wrong in halo123 you can not see mc`s face :idea: youl are stuepid

Real master cheif

On September 29, 2007 at 3:21 pm



On September 29, 2007 at 8:21 pm

Wow all acting like a bunch of children. Grow up.

trash berd

On October 2, 2007 at 10:46 pm


He never met kelly when he was a kid, all of his spartan buddys were new to him.


On October 3, 2007 at 4:20 am

so do you actually see his face at all in the game? cos i played it all and completed every level on legendary n still nt seen nothin, some guy on anuva forum said u see it on the arc level but i never saw it.


On October 3, 2007 at 11:02 pm

An interesting fact about Master Chief is that his name is John, and he’s a Spartan. Do you remember the film Demolition Man with Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes? Where Sylvester plays as John Spartan? :twisted: Hee hee.


On October 4, 2007 at 1:55 am

you could be on to somthin there! lol :lol:


On October 5, 2007 at 12:14 am

OK i have a couple hundred things to say 1:In multiplayer mode it is not master chief you play as it is a similar spartan(most likely spartanII) 2:Master chief is human 3:Master chief is white with red hair(it says in the books)3:Master chief’s ball sack has been removed it says in the don’t think you’ll ever see master chief face, you might hear description but the producers are probably too lazy to do it so they made a helmet. :idea:


On October 5, 2007 at 9:39 am

this will clear up some confusion, i have played the game in legendary mode and all i can say is that you never see his face in the game, you will not see it in halo wars as he does not take place in it, read the ‘fall of reach’

he has red hair and is male so people who think its a girl called john are obviously screwed in the head.

and the message above me states his balls were removed, hes not a cat, they don’t cut them off, they gave him some injections which remove certain characteristics but leave testosterone which makes him aggressive in combat.

in halo 3 multiplayer, you customise your spartan or elite, the chiefs armor is very noticeable so you couldn’t use it for online mode


On October 5, 2007 at 7:20 pm

:mrgreen: this is kick


On October 5, 2007 at 7:22 pm

:mrgreen: this is sweet


On October 5, 2007 at 7:22 pm

:mrgreen: masterchief looks like a weirdy


On October 5, 2007 at 8:17 pm

This message is for Nibon ninja, master feaf (especially you since you can’t even spell stupid),Real master chief, scott, Brandon D, and D-man. You’re all a bunch of f–king retards. Try learning how to spell and use proper English grammar when you write and talk. It’ll make people think you aren’t as incredibly stupid as you are. You might do well to actually go back to kindergarden and start over. And anyone who actually thinks you can see the MC’s face here is an even bigger retard than these guys.


On October 5, 2007 at 10:14 pm


*Spoilers in this post*

Master chief is not human, he is forunner, you find out on the level Halo right before you fight 343 guilty spark


On October 6, 2007 at 2:18 am

again wrong, he is human, however he is descended from the forerunners, this is why commander keyes, sgt johnson and the chief are all able to activate the rings.

they still contain the same dna and forerunner code. its like saying you have dna from your mum, but you are not your mum are you.

guilty spark is also going mad, he is telling the truth that he has furerunner dna but thats as far as it goes, thats 100 000 years of evolution for you


On October 6, 2007 at 6:24 am

it is just dark inside his helmet and he looks ugly (scars / no eye)
because he is battle scared! :!: !


On October 6, 2007 at 4:47 pm

from what ive herd i think i know in the ark you have to be in xboxlive and enter a cheatcode that is how to see master cheafs face i`m not telling the code go fined it yourself but i will give you a hint go to you toob master cheaf .com good luck


On October 7, 2007 at 3:09 pm

how can that be his face u cant even see his eyes


On October 7, 2007 at 3:11 pm

oh wait mybad i can see 1 eye and a nose he;s mad ugly


On October 7, 2007 at 3:27 pm

:cool: :cool: :evil: :grin: :grin: :idea: :neutral: :twisted: :shock:


On October 7, 2007 at 6:42 pm

what did you say :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?:


On October 8, 2007 at 2:09 am

this is to Dave (aka Mr.dictionary), why dont you go f**k a goat and stop being such a picky arse hole about the way people write things! this a forum for halo 3 not for people who think there hard and want to take the piss.


On October 8, 2007 at 10:11 am

thats not his face i just read on halopedia that that is a model of one of the employees face if you go on halopedia it shows you a cleaned up version of the face search master chief scroll down until you see john117s face and read it


On October 8, 2007 at 6:35 pm


Well damnit, you’ve got me there


They can say that a face was another model. They can say anything and most people will beleive it. I’m not beleiving it untill I see a comparison of the so called “Bungie employee” and the face.


On October 8, 2007 at 9:32 pm

:???: :???: :???: :?: :?:


On October 9, 2007 at 2:49 am

:neutral: well i can tell you all a few things, first of all i have a friend that works at bungie and he says his real face is very dark pale purple. very f-kin ugly. 2nd of sll, they make that face behind that visor just to make more hype and screw with people and make you think that hos face will be on halo wars so that everyone will buy it….
and his face is like.. evil and corrupted from war.
sooo yeah.


On October 10, 2007 at 3:09 am

Ive got a little fact for you,Sergeant Major Avery J. Johnson survived the explosion of the first Halo by escaping in a Pelican drop ship with three other soldiers. They hid in the debris of Halo before being found by Master Chief and Cortana, who were flying in a Longsword fighter. First Strike details the Sergeant Major’s rare medical condition, Boren’s Syndrome a nervous system defect resulting from heavy exposure to the electromagnetic fields caused by plasma. Johnson contracted this condition by using a full crate of plasma grenades while he held off the Covenant during the Siege of Paris IV to allow his squad to be evacuated. This condition saved him from the Flood’s ability to infest the minds and bodies of hosts; the abnormal frequencies in his nervous system served as a buffer, keeping the Flood out of his mind. As it protects him from Flood attempts to control him, he gains a curious regenerative ability. The Master Chief omits this information from Johnson’s survival report, as Johnson would have been forced into ONI’s experimentations and die from dissection had he left it in.
In the gallery section of the Halo Graphic Novel, one page depicts a private conversation and a data log from a blocked attempt to read Johnson’s private file. In the conversation, it is implied that ONI fabricated the Boren’s Syndrome story to conceal the fact that Johnson is a Spartan-I, and that he may have taken part in a highly classified operation involving the assassination of a Naval Officer.


On October 10, 2007 at 3:21 am

During a briefing in Halo: The Flood, the Chief is described as tall with short hair, serious eyes, and strong features.[24] His skin is “too white”, testifying to the amount of time he spends in his armor.[24] With his armor, the Master Chief stands about seven feet (2.13 m) tall and weighs one thousand pounds (450 kg);[25] without it, the Chief still stands six feet, six inches (1.98 m) tall and weighs 287 pounds (130 kg

CPO Price

On October 14, 2007 at 6:13 pm

MC is cool and all but i think it would be sick if you could be a marine in multi or campaign. You would just have health and maybe some armor you have on your body but no shield. hopefully IF they make a 4th one i wanna drive one of those sick HUGE cruisers tat would be sick


On October 16, 2007 at 3:04 pm

this is not his face, this is the multiplayer spartan’s face. not master chief. if you don’t believe me, it says it in an article on


On October 18, 2007 at 9:36 pm

:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: how did you know all that stuf guys :shock:


On October 29, 2007 at 9:40 pm

sorry ya’ll, but before they decided not to go with a face so that everyone could feel like he could be anyone, at least for the games since in the books he’s still white anyways, they were gonna have him take his helmet off in #2 and it was gonna be the face of a white guy you’d have been looking at, sorry, nothing but white, but they decided to just not take the helmet off because, well, obvious reasons….


On November 4, 2007 at 2:06 pm

master chief looks like that because as stated in halo3 he is the fore runner :shock: and no you dont see his face in halo 3 :evil:


On November 4, 2007 at 3:35 pm

wasn’t talkin bout multiplayer, or this video, and it went back to number 2 when they were gonna show his face and decided not to


On November 7, 2007 at 8:27 pm

:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :?: i don’tknow what i’m talkin bout but i’m shure you have some dumness in all af us wellsary bout that see you’l round o and by the way you don’t see mc’s face at all not in 1 o2 and i’m a big fan of him and i know a lot more than you’l do

Skullhunter X17

On November 28, 2007 at 4:19 pm

What I don’t understand is why do they even NEED to put a face in there???? They DONT!!!! Just put the helmet on and ur done…ya got a spartan….and this is the only reason why this is suious to me….Has anyone ever tried doing this with a female spartan by the way????? Wonder if you’d get a different face……….

Akihiko Sanada

On December 3, 2007 at 7:41 pm

Ummm Ok i have something to say about the Promo Vid. Master Chief A.K.A John 117 is the little kid to the right from our view. The reason you cant see his red hair is because its so dark. And the other one is his close friend he had on earth that was taken to the spartan program. And a funny thing about that vid is at first you see a worthog when he gets up then is a quad lol….weird.


On December 11, 2007 at 8:31 pm

I think its Steve Downes (the guy who plays the voice of master chief) under that helmet.


On December 16, 2007 at 7:09 am


Inside the helmet is the face of a generic SPARTAN-II or (most likely) SPARTAN-III.

Master Chief’s face would be different. Bungie most likely placed that face under the helmet to make people speculate upon it and maybe drag more hype out of the masses.
The books describe John (at a young age) as a boy with brown hair and freckles, with a gap in his teeth. I can see how the tests on Reach and his missions with Blue Team would have altered his appearence, but I don’t exactly see it being so dramatically altered that it looks like the face in the video. Some scars are expected, of course.

tl;dr, that is not John-117. That is a SPARTAN-II/III

trash berd

On December 17, 2007 at 4:46 am

WORSHIP CHAOS has it right, it’s not john. Period. But it’s interesting nonetheless.


On December 26, 2007 at 4:22 pm

whoaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa have you guys seen Ark


On January 4, 2008 at 7:58 pm

I looked it up on wikipedia and bungie actually photoshopped it look it up on

lit up master cheifs face

On January 5, 2008 at 9:47 am lit up face :lol:

lit up master cheifs face

On January 5, 2008 at 9:48 am

:razz: lit up face :lol:

blood thirsty reaper

On January 28, 2008 at 5:59 am

I know what masterchiefs face looks like…….

blood thirsty reaper

On January 28, 2008 at 6:01 am

he has red hair and freckles OMG!!!!!!!! trust me i know


On March 8, 2008 at 4:45 pm

master chief’s face is real freaky. :???:

You people are stupid...

On March 9, 2008 at 5:13 pm

Are you people stupid? First – you dont play as the master chief in multiplayer.. so continue on imagining that ur seeing his face.

And second – its not even a face, your staring at the inside of the polygons that make up the 3d model of the helmit…

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On March 22, 2008 at 2:59 am

Wow. I’m not sure whether to think of this as cool or as who cares?


On March 31, 2008 at 10:32 pm

:evil: ok people when u play onine you arnt a bunch of master chiefs running around this is just a random sparten if you did this on the story then yes its the chief but this is just a random spartan damnit

halo is a beast

On April 10, 2008 at 7:04 pm

hey is’it that the same scar from 300 becasuse if you have seen the movie you can see that this dude hits the other dudes helmet then he leaves that scar maybe it’s the same as 300 if you seen it because in 300 they’er from sparta and ther spartins if you listen to the beganin of the movie or go to youtube and put halo 300 trailr listen close and you’ll see that it’s like the same but in moder or even futer day so that leave’s you something to kinda thik about

Is'a Spartan!

On April 27, 2008 at 8:49 am

Master chief is a spartan..
but the people from 300 are spartans..
and master chief has the same scar as the king of sparta
adding 2 and 2 together

ITS LEONIDUS! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

and haha is he’s a girl thats the BUTCHEST girl in the world


On June 15, 2008 at 3:44 pm

That was probably a prank from Bungie do really think Bungie would just reveal Master Chief’s face like that?


On June 15, 2008 at 3:44 pm

Seriously y woudld they?

Master Chief

On June 21, 2008 at 10:54 am

It’s just an easter egg. It’s a Bungie worker. I read that on the web.


On July 3, 2008 at 3:27 am

Alright Losers he’s a guy he’s been scarred and he scares the living christ out of me after watching that video at 4am wow talk about nightmares im gonna have. All i know is you should gett a better pic or vid of his CRISPY,ALIEN, :roll: looking ass and further more his left eye looks like it soed shut and i dont think he has a nose it looks like a whole in the middle of his face his mouth is contorted and bent and thats no reflection thats his other eye he zoomed in pretty well considering and it looked like his ear was burnt or burnt off too all i know is HE IS SCARY AS HELL AND NIGHTMARES HERE I COME!!!!!!!!!!!


On July 6, 2008 at 3:45 am

Yeah right why would they? Beats me


On July 13, 2008 at 6:26 pm

He kind of looks like a brute if you pause it at the right time because u can see layers of something :?: :!:


On July 16, 2008 at 2:39 am

:twisted: that is so stupid im 13 and yeti no that that is not mastercheif sorry 2 say but thos ppl r gunna haft 2 do better if im gunna bleve em i mean i was waching this at 3 in the mornin and im a kid ill def have nightmars bout him!hes like a twisted brute


On July 16, 2008 at 6:09 pm

it cant br leonidus cuz he died at the end of the movie


On July 16, 2008 at 6:11 pm

besides that was only in the beta lets see somethin in campaign then ill belieive tat it is chiefs face


On July 16, 2008 at 6:13 pm

i thik it could be leon from re4


On July 16, 2008 at 11:53 pm

well the thing is i couldent be leon because the game isnt like the book mc is john but they never mentain john do they


On July 17, 2008 at 10:05 am

im just sayin it would be coll if it was leon


On July 17, 2008 at 10:07 am

i mean cool


On July 19, 2008 at 11:14 pm

and no


On August 1, 2008 at 12:59 am

IM MASTER CHIEF AND I THINK YOU ALL SUCK AT HALO :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :grin: :mrgreen: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?:


On August 1, 2008 at 1:00 am

oh ya bye the way i have my own actoin figures noobs :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:


On August 1, 2008 at 1:02 am

what the :shock: :shock: :shock:


On August 27, 2008 at 8:39 pm

Half of the people claiming to have read the books are wrong! And most of the people who haven’t are wrong. MC is not the last Spartan, there’s a Spartan III and Kelly out there. And if any other girls read the book… you’ll notice MC is meant to be ATTRACTIVE! Scarred, yes, but NOT UGLY! This may be a face, but I doubt it is John’s true face. John? you ask? Read the books. :evil:

Your But

On September 26, 2008 at 12:53 pm

da chief looks cool


On November 22, 2008 at 1:32 pm

You know what I think, I think that in Multiplayer you play as Spartan III’s because in the book Ghosts of Onyx the Sprtan III’s have whats called Semi Powered Infiltration Suits. And do to that there are many different types of the armor unlike that Mjlonir armor which only came in 3 forms. Which led me to believe that you play as Spartan III’s in the multiplayer setting.


On April 29, 2009 at 4:21 pm

it’s pretty cool what I looks like.But it is very sad that Idied.

halo fan

On August 16, 2009 at 12:09 pm

Master chiefs face is going to look diffrent from a reguler spartan its not that every spartan will have a diffrent face its that they have a spartan face and master chiefs face. spoilers. and any way halo 3 has already been released and yet agian they didn’t show hes face even in legendary ending

hi my name is _______

On September 9, 2009 at 5:42 pm

I LOVE halo, but I think that its just a spartan face. I gots a lego Master chief from and it is awesome, I have just a normal white guys face on it because hes human. DDDDDDDDDUUUUHHHHHH!!!!!!!

P.s. slang is just mispelled words shortened down by people who don’t know how to speak correctly, like Ozzy Osborn.


Master Chief

On January 9, 2010 at 2:42 am

I don’t know, but I can’t see my face


On April 7, 2010 at 11:12 pm

it wont play for me


On April 20, 2010 at 4:37 pm

y doesnt it play 4 me i refresh and i delete the page but it doesnt work….

Precursor God

On September 10, 2010 at 3:59 pm

First of all …… Thats not master chief……… thats probably a spartan of grey team……. possibly jai…….. if you want proof that that is not master chief read the Ghosts of Onyx… and for proof about the Jai thing ….. Read Cole Protacal…… if any of you want the full description add me on halo 2 pc …. Gamertag: precursor god …. or email me at

yo yo yo

On September 28, 2010 at 1:08 pm

mater chief is a beast and i really want to see the face of a real champion and by the way halo reach is so awesome


On July 29, 2011 at 9:15 am

Isn’t master chief a girl because in the Halo 2 cutscene of the level Metropolis he says that chief will driv and Johnson? Says I know what the ladies like.

I know everything about halo...

On December 6, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Master chief is a guy he is white and you never see his face lol aaaaannndddd when johnson said he knows what the ladies like he was talking to cortana…How do you not know that?

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diego sundaime

On May 20, 2012 at 6:31 am

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