Halo’s lore of super soldiers, artificial intelligence, and ancient civilizations have nothing on the mystery of Master Chief’s real face—a secret that won’t be revealed in Halo 5: Guardians, either.
“I actually don’t even know if I can talk about that,” said Halo 5 Creative Director Tim Longo to Gamerant during Microsoft Canada’s recent X15 event. “He doesn’t take his helmet off.”
Maybe John-117 doesn’t want to show his face due to the shame of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection‘s launch. Or perhaps the glimpse of Master Chief’s face during Halo 4’s Legendary campaign ending—a face full of dry, wrinkled skin—should signal to fans that the Spartan doesn’t care about his complexion anywhere near as much as they do.
Like Lara Croft’s fluctuating cup size, Marcus Fenix’s trenbolone habit, and Agent 47’s alopecia, some things should remain a mystery.
Halo 5: Guardians releases October 27th exclusively for Xbox One.