Best Halo Characters


The Top Ten

1 John 117 (a.k.a. Master Chief)

Coolest Spartan ever

Love him

Literally the best character ever. He has sick mark VI armor.

Master chief ls the best character of all halo, also is the main character in the saga (except: halo: reach, halo 3 ODST and halo wars series)!

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2 Arbiter Arbiter In the Halo science fiction universe, the Arbiter is a ceremonial, religious, and political rank bestowed upon alien Covenant Elites.

He has an amazing arc, great story, and possibly the most depth of any character (In game only of course). Also, he is incredibly badass.

Arbiter is the best well trained Elite he is very smart and has used weapons and helps Master Chief in halo 3 against the Covenant he is a fun character to play as and he is a cool character - karynm918

All arbiters are looking great. Especially the one that help master chief in halo 3. Still, the others a looking great too

He help Master Chief defeat the covenant. He saves Chief a couple times, especially on level Cortana

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3 Noble Six

I feel like there is a way he could’ve escaped. I made a connection to noble six. Even though you never see his face or know his name you can still make a connection

I agree Noble Six was "Noble" He fought to the very end, even when he was mortally wounded. Halo Reach was made to show us what it was like with Hell on Reach. In Lone wolf I was sad seeing all the dead marine and Spartan bodies seeing the comrades you've fought alongside with.. Burned, shredded, dismembered, or just missing.. Noble Six has been through hell and almost survived it - Zombieman99

Like others have said, you never really form a big connection with Master Chief or other big characters from the Halo universe. When playing the Reach campaign, I felt a solid connection between me and Noble Six. He was customizable, and you could picture yourself in the front lines rather than getting someone else's view. He was the most relatable character of the Halo universe, and in my opinion one of the greatest.

He is the best Spartan that ever existed and you really get to build a connection to the character through the halo reach campaign. Only one other Spartan was hyper lethal, master chief

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4 Cortana Cortana

The Galaxy is vast; its wonders and beauty are almost unfathomable. But the galaxy also hides dark secrets, some of which have lain dormant since the beginning of time itself. There is a danger in secrets, both in seeking and in knowing. Some things are meant to be hidden from view. Some mysteries defy understanding, and sometimes even the things we think we know are untrue. Some secrets should remain untouched.

My favorite in the books, second to Johnson in games.

I agree with this cortana is pretty awesome but in halo 3 u have to rescue her twice from the flood

So cool she is...

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5 Avery Junior Johnson

Personal favorite

How you doing

he knows what the ladies like - DenverStylee

Johnson for president

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6 Grunt

Why it's because they are very funny and cute.

Funny, cute, stupid, scared, and small, cutest and fun to fight characters made out of love.

Grunts are obviously the best.

You know at this point if the demon rips out our skulls and starts humping us with his big demony butt, we deserve it

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7 Sergeant Forge

Hell yeah, the most awesome, archetypal definition of a badass. Sure, chief got the main storyline, but just play Halo wars and you'll begin to understand why Forge is such an awesome character.

Halo Wars' answer to John-117

The true hero of the old days of the war. RIP dr jimothy badass forge

8 Gravemind

"If you will not hear the truth, then I'll show it to you." He has a way to poetry and words. "This one is but Flesh and Faith, and is the more deluded." He can see into people more than others. He can make an ally easily, but very manipulative. He is very interesting because of his appearance of over 100ft tall. Plus, his personality. One of the smartest characters in the Halo Franchise.

I am the monument to all your sins.

9 Brute Chieftain

I love the Brute Chieftan he is amazing and he can hit u with a hammer - karynm918

This brute will surely be the one you DON'T want to meet... Unless you want to die by being smacked in the face with his colossal gravity hammer!

I like him because when u kill him u can pick up a gravity hammer

10 Prophet of Truth

He is awesome and he uses manipulation and deceptive to in his powers - karynm918

The Contenders

11 343 Guilty Spark

A chortling, humming, slightly-maniacal guardian who threatens to transport the player back to "The Library" if they shoot him enough, Guilty Spark is not only a loveable/hate able critter, he's also not quite dead.

A eccentric AI that is like the best of the portal 2 SPACE! Core combined with a slightly crazy AI

He killed johnson. YAY

The funniest guy

12 Emile-A239

He is my favorite halo character of all time. He is really cool I was sad when he died.

Nothing beats Emile, he may not be the most patient Spartan, but he's certainly the most daring. Master Chief may be the luckier and longer lived Spartan, but Emile out lasts all of Noble Team (Except Jun) and he gives Noble 6 air cover while he clears out the Landing Zone. Also, you never see Emile's face, all you ever see of him is that awesome helmet carving, makes him more impersonal, matches his description.

*blasts a zealot with a shotgun, WHO'S NEXT? *stabbed by energy sword, AH! I AM READY, *grabs the zealot, HOW BOUT YOU, *both fall to their deaths. His description is dark too, "he may say he wants to win the war, but what he wants is for the enemy to die." His helmet skull is just WAY to badass.

Emile went down fighting. I literally cried when the zealot impaled him. Emile was the most mysterious and badass member of noble squad. And those awesome knives he has makes him even more badass (if that’s possible)

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13 ODSTs

ODSTs are god, especially graves

ODST's are the best people on halo because you can drop them anywhere on the battlefield and they have got great skills and way passes out the marines with better skills, guns and tactics ODST's ALL THE WAY AND FOR THE WIN! - dave

Why? Because they drop feet first into hell., that's why. ODST's for the win!

Their jobs aren't to dive feet first into hell. Their job is to make sure it's crowded when they get there

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14 Spartan

All Spartans are weapon wielding covenant killing badasses and will sacrifice themselves for everyone else and always complete the mission

Emile, Jorge, and six are probably the best character right behind the chief and arbiter

Go spartan locke!

The Reach Nobel Team is awesome esepcially, people like Emile and Noble Six.

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15 Super Scarab

Not really a character, more like either a piece of equipment or a bunch of characters since, IU, scarabs are made mostly out of mgalekgolo. - DenverStylee

It's a huge Scarab that's really strong. Imagine if it actually on the field. Seriously. It's just epic. Oh yeah it's in Halo Wars, my favorite Halo game.

16 Captain Jacob Keyes

Men like him will save us, you know. We need more like Keyes.

Master chief's first words on screen: "Captain Keyes"

This guy should be in top ten

17 Jorge-052

He is big, huge, and kind-hearted I think that's all I have to say.

In Reach he when the ship is about to explode he pick you up and throws you out.

Carter might be the boss but Jorge is a living breathing death threat

I do like MC more, but I like to vote for the underdog. He manually detonates a slipspace bomb to destroy a Covenant Supercarrier, so Noble 6 doesn't have to. Badass.

18 Tartarus

He is a awesome and badass Brute and he is my favorite villain in the halo universe - karynm918

He is the best Brute and the muscle of the mouth peice he is the strongest Brute ever He is my favorite villain in the halo universe He is really fun to fight against He is awesome - karynm918

Massive brute with extreme strength and power. Easily the strongest of the brutes and commanded the entire covenant army as their fiercest warrior. Most tremble at the sight of the mighty fist of rukt for they fear they may be next to face its wrath.

19 Prophet of Regret

Every member of the Covenant shall walk the path. None will be left behind when our Great Journey begins. That is the Prophets' age-old promise, and it shall be fulfilled!

20 Captain Cutter
21 Edward Buck

He deserves to be much higher on the list. Funny but grizzled, smart but dumb. Decades of experience all rolled into Nathan Fillion and boom. Buck should be top 3. He isn't Green but very, very mean

He is a vetran of the human covenant war, and he is in reach! He meets noble team and the ODST's from halo 3: ODST in the same day. So awesome!

22 Infections

Scary as hell. That first time in CE was the one of the creepiest times in game/Sci-fi history.

Anyone notice that they look like walking boogers in

23 Carter-A259

He commited suicide crashing into the scarab to save 6 and Emile so they could finish their mission to get Cortana to Master Chief.

24 Rtas 'Vadum

If it takes death, so be it. You will not defeat the Covenant.

I like him and I hope he makes a return in a future game

25 Jun-A266

The best sniper of all Halo, personally Jun and noble 6 are my favourite, MC close after.

Jun is my favourite character

26 Fred-104

Always the tech guy.
but he's funny when sarcastic

27 Catherine-B320

Who doesn't love a sexy one armed Lesbian

28 Ur-Didact

I think he is a very powerful boss, he has the coolest armour, and quiet smart to he tricked the master chief in releasing him, but after escaping eons of imprisonment he lives for like 6 hours!

Kinda weak, but still beautifully portrayed.

29 Dr. Halsey

The Spartan's would not exist without her. She's probably the most well developed character in the Halo universe. She should really be up there in the top 5 at least.

30 Jackals

And all kig-yar

31 Rookie

Not exactly green; no ODST is. But I didn't think he could do the job I wouldn't have him on my six. He doesn't say much, but I don't care. I just need him to listen.

Rookie is cool

32 Thel 'Vadam

The Arbiter is already #2.. - DenverStylee

The Arbiter that helps Chief

33 Jameson Locke

A great spartan really grew on me even despite hunting chief in Guardians

34 Jerome-092

He’s cool and a bit like the master chief

Dude he's badass

Jerome is my favorite chracter because, he cares about his team, gets job done, he's badass, he uses the spartan laser which is one the coolest weapons.

35 Thomas Lasky

I love him. Such a great character. Everything a good soldier should be. His character growth in his first three appearances is top notch.

36 Sesa 'Refumee (Heretic Leader)
37 Miranda Keyes
38 Marcus P Stacker
39 Douglas-042
40 Kelly-087
41 Linda-058

The best frickien sniper

42 Sam-034
43 Sangheili (Halo)
44 Flipyap
45 IsoDidact

He is the oldest and newest hero!

46 Ripa 'Moramee

I feel the joy of doing what I was born to. I have no regrets... Save that I will not die fighting.

47 Hunter

Badass covanant killer please put in top 5

48 Flood

These things are creepy! They burrow into your chest and infect you and turn you into one of them! They are really unique enemies!

49 Serina

A chocolate-loving AI, 'enough said.

50 Alice-130
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