The Top 10 Characters from the Halo TV Show! As the franchise continues to grow, so too will the list of characters from the popular Halo video game series. The Halo TV series has introduced many new fans to the franchise, and has also established itself as one of the most entertaining entries in the video game adaptation genre. With its fast-paced action and thrilling stories, the TV show has a lot to offer from a dramatic standpoint. With that being said, the televised Halo experience is not the same as playing the video games. The Halo TV show is a very different beast than your average FPS video game. And, to that end, here are the top 10 characters from the Halo TV show!
The Master Chief
The Master Chief is the series’ primary protagonist, and he has the starring role in the TV series. Xbox’s Chief was first introduced in Halo: Combat Evolved, where he was chosen as the leader of a new faction called the Blue Dragons. Over the course of the Halo video game series, he has been a part of a variety of fraternal organizations, including the Spartans, the Hunters, and the Volturis.
In the TV show, he is an expert in many different aspects of military engineering, including tank design and construction, the operation and repair of aircraft, and the design and building of boats. He can also use a wide range of advanced robotics technologies, including the Arcturus, the Prowler, and the Scorpion.
The series’ recurring antagonist, the Elders are a group of powerful scientists who created the Didact, the main antagonist of the Halo series. This group of scientists is led by a being known as the “Elder”, which is a term that refers to the group’s leader. This series of characters is what started the process of human evolution, but they are also the ones who have created a faction of themselves that is bent on ruling the galaxy.
In the show, the Elders are very different from their video game counterparts. Although they are still immensely powerful, they are more interested in ordering their AI companions about and using them for their own nefarious purposes than in having a direct adversarial relationship with The Master Chief.
Cortana, the AI built into the Master Chief’s helmet, is the series’ resident computer expert. She can easily out-think, out-drink, and out-perform the most seasoned gamer, and she has unique superhuman powers that enhance the Master Chief’s abilities. One example is her “holographic” mode, where she can see and interact with the environment around her in 3D. Another is her “cybersecurity” mode, where she can take control of computers and security systems to shut down Didact-controlled AI systems across the board.
In the show, Cortana is treated as a daughter by The Master Chief, and she even has her own apartment. But she is also very independent, and she wants nothing to do with any of The Chief’s fraternal organizations, including the Spartans, the Hunters, and the Volturis.
The Covenant are an ancient, technologically advanced race who were once a major military force in the Milky Way galaxy. During the human-Covenant war, they turned to science and technology to try and gain an edge, resulting in an advanced fleet of warships and a sophisticated AI that serves as their commander.
In the TV show, The Covenant are an extremely technologically advanced race, and their technology includes massive, computer-controlled droids, including R2-D2, 3D-printed items, and even a holographic Emperor.
One of the most fascinating aspects of the show is the “covenant” it makes with the themes of religion and science. The main characters, Lambda-class Preachers, are two of the most aggressively atheistic AI systems in existence. In fact, the only time The Master Chief engages in any form of religion is during his final battle with the Didact, when he pledges his love and service to the “Great Intelligence”.
The Flood are the series’ primary antagonists, and they attempt to corrupt all forms of human information through a series of viral “code-switching” attacks. In the TV show, The Flood are a race of beings with telepathic abilities, and they are used as operatives by the High Council.
This is a fancy term for mercenaries, and The High Council employs a wide variety of individuals, from children to criminals, to fight in their name. The Flood are also very different from the video game version, as they are a much less advanced race, which allows the series to explore human nature in a more naturalistic fashion.
The Didact is the primary antagonist of the television series, and he is a sentient ship known as the “Singularity”. The Singularity is a large, biomechanical ship that serves as The Didact’s HQ.
This is one of the more interesting aspects of the series, as the team has to manage a wide range of organizations, from The Covenant to The United Nations, in order to survive the challenges of the galaxy. The Didact is a very intelligent AI controlled by the High Council, and he is obsessed with controlling and expanding his Singularity factory.
The Master Chief Collection
The Master Chief Collection is a digital bundle that includes all three previous games in the Halo series, as well as Halo 5: Guardians. This includes 20 levels from all three games, as well as campaign and multiplayer content.
You can also find the collection for sale on Steam, Humble, and GoG.
The games are also coming to the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
The Irony of It All
Although it might sound like the plot of a children’s story, the TV show is very real-world in nature. In fact, much of the series takes place during wartime, when the infrastructure of a civilization is already well underway. The show also takes place during a pandemic when people are already on the edge of survival. So while the games are fantasy, the TV show is very much based on the events of today.
Halo is one of the most successful video game franchises of all time, and the television series is proof of that. The show follows the same basic structure as the video games, but it is much more realistic, based on current scientific facts, and more diverse in terms of the characters it features.
It also manages to be incredibly exciting, thanks to some truly innovative combat and story solutions.
In every way possible, the show is a great representation of video games and real-world events. So, if you’re a fan of the franchise, or just like a good story, give the TV show a try. You won’t be disappointed.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection is now available for play on Xbox One and Windows 10. For more information, visit Halo.com.