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Master Chief (Character)
from Halo (2001) (VG)

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Halo 4 (2012) (VG)
Cortana: The good news is these Covenant aren't outfitted like standard military. It's possible we've just come across a rogue salvage ship.
[Blast shields open]
Cortana: ... Or we could have stumbled onto an entire Covenant fleet.
Master Chief: Maybe they haven't recognised us.
Cortana: That's one possibility...

Thomas Lasky: I don't know if it's too early to be asking you for favours, but we're going to run out of breathing room real quick down here. I don't suppose you're any good at clearing LZs?
Master Chief: On occasion.

Master Chief: Our duty as soldiers is to protect humanity... whatever the cost.
Thomas Lasky: You say that is if soldiers and humanity are two different things. I mean, soldiers aren't machines. We're just people.
Master Chief: She said that to me once... about being a machine.

Master Chief: The device you found was a Forerunner weapon. The commander of that ship wants it back.
Dr. Tillson: Wants it back? You don't think you can...? It can't leave the station. You know that, right?
Master Chief: I'm sorry, doctor. We don't have a choice.
Dr. Tillson: It's not a matter of choice. It take three months and the biggest starship the UNSC could throw at it just to move it here! Unless you are a lot stronger than you look, it's not going anywhere.

Dr. Tillson: Maybe next time you rescue us... you can give us more time to pack.
Master Chief: Next time.

Cortana: Now what do we do?
Master Chief: Plan B.

Andrew Del Rio: I am ordering you to remove that AI's data chip, and retire it for final dispensation.
Cortana: [Muttering to herself] Don't... please... please. I don't want to... you don't want me to... Please.
Andrew Del Rio: Remove the chip now, commander!
[Master Chief removes the chip and places it in his helmet]
Andrew Del Rio: Give me that chip!
Master Chief: The Didact has to be stopped. If you won't do that, I will.
Andrew Del Rio: I... am ordering you... TO SURRENDER THAT AI!
Master Chief: No, sir.

Cortana: It's almost like those Sentinels want us to get the particle cannons offline.
Master Chief: This could be a trap.
Cortana: You say that like there's a second possibility.

Cortana: I was put into service eight years ago.
Master Chief: Eight years...
Cortana: AIs deteriorate after seven, Chief.
Master Chief: Halsey.
Cortana: Chief...
Master Chief: We need to find Halsey.
Cortana: Chief, please!
Master Chief: She made you. She can fix you.
Cortana: I won't recover from rampancy, Chief.
Master Chief: If we can just get back to Earth, and find Halsey, she fix this.
Cortana: Don't make a girl a promise you can't keep.

Cortana: If we're going to hijack one of these ships, we're going to need to find out where they're landing first.
Master Chief: I don't suppose you have a plan for that?
Cortana: We could always ask nicely.
Master Chief: Asking isn't my strong suit.

Cortana: Chief? Assuming we pull this off, and actually make it back to Earth... don't tell Halsey ow bad I got.
Master Chief: I won't say a word.

Andrew Del Rio: This is first contact scenario, Master Chief. Priority is to free Infinity from Requiem's gravity well and file a threat assessment back at FLEETCOM.
Cortana: You mean we're leaving?
Master Chief: Sir! Infinity drove the Didact back. He's vulnerable.
Andrew Del Rio: He isn't the only one. You know I'd think you, of all people, would appreciate the benefit of living to fight another day.

Cortana: [Distorted] They don't care about you! They replaced you!
[Normal]
Cortana: Blast it!
Master Chief: It's OK.
Cortana: How? How is it OK? How is putting you at risk because I can't keep it together OK? Chief... do you even know what rampancy is? We don't just 'shut down'. Our cognitive processes divide exponentially according to our total knowledge base. We literally think ourselves to death.
Master Chief: You know I won't let that happen.
Cortana: And if it happens anyway?

Andrew Del Rio: Open up the lane for us to move up and provide air support.
Master Chief: Captain, what's force recon's assessment of the terrain?
Andrew Del Rio: I know you've been off the field for a while, Master Chief, but this is a blow-through op. Sending in recon would just slow us down. Telemetry indicates that the particle cannons are being controlled from this a command post south-west of our position. Roll on that target, and neutralize those guns. We'll meet on the other side, and take the gravity well. Infinity out.
Cortana: I don't know about you, but I usually like a bit more intel with me intel.
Master Chief: We'll make it work.

Master Chief: [after defeating the Didact] Cortana? Cortana, do you read? Cortana, come in.
Master Chief: [Cortana appears] How...?
Cortana: Oh, I'm the strangest thing you've seen all day?
Master Chief: But if we're here...
Cortana: It worked. You did it. Just like you always do.
Master Chief: So how do we get out of here?
Cortana: I'm not coming with you this time.
Master Chief: What?
Cortana: Most of me is down there. I only held enough back to get you off the ship.
Master Chief: No, that's not... we go together.
Cortana: It's already done.
Master Chief: I am not leaving you here.
Cortana: John...
[touches his chest]
Cortana: I've waited so long to do that.
Master Chief: It was my job to take care of you.
Cortana: We were supposed to take care of each other. And we did.
Master Chief: Cortana, please.
Master Chief: [Cortana begins to leave] Wait...
Cortana: Welcome home, John.
[disappears]


Halo 2 (2004) (VG)
Master Chief: I need a weapon.

Master Chief: After I take care of Truth...
Cortana: Don't make a girl a promise if you know you can't keep it.

Cortana: [after seeing Gravemind] What... is that?
Gravemind: I... I am a monument to all your sins...
[the Arbiter struggles]
Master Chief: Relax. I'd rather not piss this thing off.
Arbiter: Demon!
Gravemind: This one is machine and nerve and has its mind concluded; this one is but flesh and faith and is the more deluded...
Arbiter: Kill me or release me, parasite. But do not waste my time with talk!
Gravemind: There is much talk... and I have listened through rock and metal and time... Now I shall talk and you shall listen...
2401 Penitent Tangent: Greetings! I am 2401 Penitent Tangent, I am the monitor of installation 05...
Prophet of Regret: And I am the Prophet of Regret, Council of most high hierarch of the Covenant!
2401 Penitent Tangent: [looks at Master Chief] A reclaimer, here? At last! We have much to do! This facility must be activated if we are to control this outbreak!
Prophet of Regret: Stay where you are! Nothing can be done until my sermon is complete!
2401 Penitent Tangent: Not true! This installation has a successful utilization record of 1.2 trillion simulated and 1 actual. It is ready to fire on demand.
Prophet of Regret: Of all the objects that our Lords left behind, there are none so worthless as these Oracles! They know nothing of the Great Journey!
2401 Penitent Tangent: And you know nothing about containment! You have demonstrated complete disregard for even the most basic protocols!
Gravemind: This one's Containment, and this one's Great Journey are the same... Your prophets have promised you freedom from a doomed existence, but you will find no salvation on this ring. Those that built this place knew what they wrought. Do not mistake their intent or all will perish as they did before.
Master Chief: This thing is right; Halo is a weapon. Your prophets are making a big mistake.
Arbiter: Your ignorance already destroyed one of the sacred rings, Demon. It shall not harm another!
Gravemind: If you will not hear the truth, then I will show it to you.
[to the Chief]
Gravemind: You will search one likely spot...
[to the Arbiter]
Gravemind: And you will search another. Fate may have placed us as foes, but this ring will make us brothers.

Cortana: [before Master Chief jumps out the space station airlock with a bomb] Just one question: What if we miss?
Master Chief: I won't.

Cortana: You look nice.
Master Chief, Sgt. Johnson: Thank you.
[they look to each other]

[last lines]
Master Chief: This is Spartan 117! Can anyone read me? Over.
Lord Hood: Isolate that signal! Master Chief, mind telling me what you're doing on that ship?
Master Chief: Sir. Finishing this fight.

Cortana: Wait! Stop! That's what I thought he said!
Master Chief: What?
Cortana: That Prophet, he's going to activate Halo!
Master Chief: Are you sure?
Prophet of Regret: [Cortana playing back the Prophet's comments] I shall light this holy ring, release it's cleansing flame, and burn a path into the divine beyond!
Cortana: Pretty much.

Master Chief: Sir, request permission to leave the station.
Lord Hood: For what purpose, Master Chief?
Master Chief: To give the Covenant back their bomb.
Lord Hood: Permission granted.

Cortana: I know what you're thinking, and it's crazy.
Master Chief: So, stay here.
Cortana: Unfortunately for us both, I like crazy.

The Master Chief: [after deactivating the bomb] How much time was left?
Cortana: You don't wanna know.

[being congratulated for their work on Halo]
Master Chief: You told me there wouldn't be any cameras.
Sgt. Johnson: And you told me you were gonna wear something nice.


Halo 3 (2007) (VG)
Little Boy: Do you ever wonder what's up there?
Little Girl: Like what?
Little Boy: Maybe someone up there is probably wondering what it's like here.
Little Girl: I guess... Do you think we'll ever meet them?
Little Boy: I hope so... Don't you?
Master Chief: [gasps for air, looks to the side and sees helmet]
Little Girl: [echoing] Do you think we'll ever meet them?
Master Chief: [grabs helmet and puts it on]
Little Girl: [whispering] Time to go...

[from trailer]
Sergeant Johnson: Marines, fall back now!
Sergeant Johnson: Any sign of the Chief?
Marine #2: Negative Sarge. I think we lost him.
Master Chief: Not yet.

Cortana: Got an escape plan?
Master Chief: Thought I'd try shooting my way out. Mix things up a little.

[last lines]
Master Chief: Wake me... when you need me.

Cortana: You found me. But so much of me is wrong... out of place. You might be too late.
Master Chief: You know me. When I make a promise...
Cortana: ...you keep it. I do know how to pick 'em.
Master Chief: Lucky me.

[a damaged, Flood-infested Covenant ship crash lands nearby]
Arbiter: What is it, more Brutes?
Master Chief: Worse.

Marine: [Master Chief is lying motionless on his back in his own crater, hands still raised as if he were still in combat] His armor's locked up. Gel layer could have taken most of the impact... I don't know, Sergeant Major.
Sgt. Johnson: [kneels over the Chief, looking for signs of life] Radio for VTOL. Heavy lift gear. We're not leaving him here.
Master Chief: [grabs Johnson's arm] Yeah, you're not.
[pulls himself up]

Cortana: Halo, it's over.
Master Chief: It's over.
Cortana: It' been an honor serving with you, John.


Halo (2001) (VG)
[last lines]
[as you enter the Longsword Fighter]
Cortana: We're cutting it close!
[the Master Chief sits down, hits a few buttons]
The Master Chief: Here we go.
[the fighter launches, Halo explodes, the engines give a critical temperature warning]
Cortana: Shut them down, we'll need them later.
[pause]
Cortana: Fancy a look?
The Master Chief: Did anyone else make it?
Cortana: Scanning... Just dust and echoes. We're the only ones left. We... did what we had to do, for Earth. An entire Covenant armada, obliterated, and the Flood... we had no choice... Halo. It's finished.
The Master Chief: No, I think we're just getting started.

Cortana: [at the Control Room control panel] There, try that.
The Master Chief: [the Master Chief puts Cortana's AI chip into the panel] You okay?
Cortana: Never been better! You can't imagine the wealth of knowledge here. So much so fast! It's glorious!
The Master Chief: So, what kind of weapon is it?
Cortana: What are you talking about?
The Master Chief: Let's stay focused, now. Halo - how do we use it against the Covenant?
Cortana: This ring isn't a cudgel, you barbarian, it's something else. Something much more important. Gimme a second to access... Yes, this ring, it's forerunner. The forerunner built this ring, what they call a fortress world, in order to... Wait... no, that can't be... Oh, those Covenant fools! They must have known! There must have been signs!
The Master Chief: Slow down. You're losin' me.
Cortana: The Covenant found something, buried in this ring, something terrible, and now, they're afraid.
The Master Chief: Something buried? Wha...
Cortana: The Captain! We've got to stop the Captain!
The Master Chief: Keyes?
Cortana: The weapons cache he's looking for it's not really... it doesn't really exist!
The Master Chief: I don't understa...
Cortana: There's no time! Get out of here, find Keyes, stop him!
[the Master Chief runs out of the room]
Cortana: Before it's too late!

The Master Chief: Captain Keyes.
Captain Keyes: Good to see you, Master Chief! Things aren't going well. Cortana did her best, but we really never had a chance.
Cortana: A dozen superior Covenant battleships against a single Halcyon class cruiser. With those odds I'm content with three... make that four kills.
Cortana: [she turns to the Master Cheif] Sleep well?
The Master Chief: No thanks to your driving... Yes.
Cortana: So you did miss me.

[the Monitor hits the floor after the Chief inserts the Index into the core and Cortana arise from the hologram panel in a foul mood]
Cortana: I have been cooped up in here for twelve hours watching you toatie about helping that thing get set to slit our throats!
The Master Chief: Hold on now, he's a friend.
Cortana: [Sarcastically] Oh! I didn't realize! Is he your pal? Is he your chum? DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT THAT BASTARD ALMOST MADE YOU DO?
The Master Chief: Yeeessss; activate Halo's defenses and destroy the Flood, which is why we brought the Index to the control center.
Cortana: You mean this?
[Holds up the Index]
343 Guilty Spark: A construct in the core? That is absolutely unacceptable!
Cortana: Sawed off!
343 Guilty Spark: Why... I shall purge you at once!
Cortana: You sure that's a good idea?
[the Index vanishes from her hands]
343 Guilty Spark: Why I-I...
Cortana: -Do what? I have the Index! YOU CAN JUST FLOAT AND SPUTTER!
The Master Chief: [to both] Enough!
[turns to Cortana]
The Master Chief: The Flood is spreading. If we activate Halo's defenses, we can wipe them out.
Cortana: You have no idea how this ring works, do you? Why the Forerunners built it? Halo doesn't kill Flood, IT KILLS THEIR FOOD! Humans, Covenant, whatever; we're all equally edible. The only way to stop the Flood is to starve them to death, and that's EXACTLY what Halo is designed to do; wipe the galaxy clean of all sentient life. You don't believe me? Ask HIM.
[points to the Monitor]
The Master Chief: [turns to the Monitor with a serious demeanor] Is it true?
343 Guilty Spark: ...More or less. Technically, this installation's pulse has a maximum effective radius of up to 25,000 light years. But, once others follow suit, this galaxy will be quite devoid of life. Or, at least any life with sufficient biomass to sustain the Flood. But you already knew that. I mean... how couldn't you?
Cortana: Left out that little detail, did he?
343 Guilty Spark: [to the Chief] We followed outbreak procedure to the letter. You were with me each step of the way as we managed this crisis.
Cortana: [bows her head] I'm tracking movement, we have to go!
343 Guilty Spark: [still talking to the Chief] Why would you hesitate to do what you've already done?
Cortana: We have to go! We have to move now!
343 Guilty Spark: [four Sentinels appear behind him] Last time you asked me, if it were my choice, would I do it? Having had considerable time to ponder your querey, my answer has not changed.
[the Chief grabs Cortana's chip and jams it into his helmet]
343 Guilty Spark: If you are unwilling to help, I will simply find another. But still, I must have the Index.
Cortana: [to the Chief] Get... us... out of here!
343 Guilty Spark: Surrender your construct, or I will be forced to take it from you.
The Master Chief: [through his teeth] That's not going to happen!
343 Guilty Spark: So be it.
[to the Sentinels]
343 Guilty Spark: Save his head, dispose of the rest.
[the Monitor flies away, leaving the Chief and Cortana to the tender mercies of the Sentinels]

[in a Banshee]
Cortana: This thing is falling apart!
The Master Chief: It'll hold.
Cortana: We're not gonna make it!
The Master Chief: We'll make it.
Cortana: Pull up! Pull up!
[the Banshee crashes]
Cortana: [sardonic] You did that on purpose, didn't you?

[the Master Chief plugs the AI Cortana into his MJOLNIR armor memory matrix]
Cortana: Hmm. Your architecture is a quite similar the Autumn's.
The Master Chief: Don't get any funny ideas.

Cortana: [Before crash landing on Halo in the life pod] Sure you wouldn't rather take a seat?
The Master Chief: We'll be fine.


"Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn" (2012)
Master Chief: [picking out which cadets will guard the driver as they make their way to the Warthog] Who's the best shot here?
Michael Sullivan: You, probably?