Why Master Chief Doesn’t Take Helmet Off in Halo 5: Guardians

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If ever there is one thing Halo fans want to see before they die, it is Master Chief’s face. Unfortunately for them, the enigmatic super soldier will not take his helmet off in Halo 5: Guardians, making us wonder if we will ever see his face.

When asked by the guys at Game Rant if Master Chief will finally reveal his full face, Halo 5: Guardians creative director Tim Longo confirmed that he “doesn’t take his helmet off.” That’s right, you won’t see what John-117 actually looks like anytime soon, if ever... CHECK OUT: Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer is Primed for Players, Perfected for Pros Bungie originally kept Master Chief’s face a secret so players got the feeling of actually being the character himself, and -- frankly -- it would likely do the series harm if it was revealed. Using Darth Vader as an example, Star Wars fans believe the iconic villain’s image and aura were ruined when George Lucas made the prequel movies. It’s hard to erase the visual and audio scar left by Hayden Christensen’s acting… I personally feel that it is the in the best interest of the Halo franchise if Master Chief’s face remains a secret. The enigmatic persona of Master Chief is one of the defining features of Halo. But that’s just me -- what do you think? Should Microsoft reveal the Chief’s face?

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