Ever since E3 2013, we've been hearing rumours about how Chief has gone AWOL, and we now know that those rumours are true. Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 is a Spartan-II. Spartan-IIs have nothing below the best training the UNSC have to offer. They are professional soldiers, trained in many aspects. One of those aspects is loyalty. A Spartan-II would not betray the UNSC for whatever reason. After being indoctrinated, contained, and trained, they are under the influence of the UNSC and would follow every order until death. No Spartan-II would betray the UNSC for their own personal reason(s).
Now we have the well know Master Chief, becoming a so-called 'traitor'. This is something that seriously bothers me because it is almost wrong. Out of all Spartans, Chief ends up leaving for his own emotions. No matter how long he fought with Cortana, he would have still let her go. He wouldn't abandon the UNSC for her. He has had longer lasting relationships with his fellow Spartan-IIs, and he would accept their death and carry on. Now maybe he's doing this because he can actually bring Cortana back unlike other dead soldiers, but this is not a legit reason. He would never go off course just because he gained an emotional attachment to Cortana. He is more professional than that, and his duty would always come first.
To me it seems as if 343 have just broken Halo's lore, and have ruined the whole universe (Halo universe) all together by doing this. Am I thinking a little too extremely? No, because the Spartan-IIs' behaviour plays a vital role in the Halo universe. It's as if everything we've ever known about Spartan-IIs (Chief in this case) has been a lie. All this knowledge from books, games, comics, and so on has been burned to ashes. I believe 343 can do a good job with the gameplay, but affecting Halo's lore is something else. I personally take this far more seriously than the gameplay, because it's what makes Halo. If it were Bungie, they may never have made Chief go AWOL. Chief is far too professional to do such a thing, it just wouldn't happen. I just hope that it won't get any worse than this. There is still some time left and lots we don't know, so hopefully we'll get a better reason overall.
What do you all think about this? Thanks for reading.
Edited by UNSC Spartan II, 20 March 2015 - 05:40 PM.