The Master Chief’s face will be revealed after 20 years

This story about controversial decision, boiled down, in 1:17 minutes.

What’s the fuss?

The protagonist of the longstanding sci-fi shooter franchise Halo will take his helmet off for the first time. Does he need to?

The situation

The renowned Halo game series (2001-present) puts the player in the shoes of the Master Chief, a galactic war hero that has saved the world countless times over.

Many are praising the show for how good it looks, but it has also brought a lot of controversy as well.

Boiling it down

Players are so connected with Master Chief because literally anyone can be behind the helmet.

  • Without a distinctive face, players can easily put themselves in Master Chief’s shoes which is why so many are attached to the character.
  • Removing the helmet is a big risk to the Halo franchise as a whole with the chance of alienating Halo purists.

This isn’t Halo’s first foray into other forms of media.

  • The show has inspired books, comics, and a live-action miniseries — none of which had the fanfare than the upcoming TV series does.
  • It’s way too early to tell how this show will fare in comparison, so all we can do is cross our fingers.

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