Character Breakdown: Master Chief

Character Breakdown: Master Chief

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Character Breakdown: Master Chief
The Master Chief Workout
The Skills of Master Chief
The Solitude of Master Chief

Name: Master Chief “John 117”
Games: Halo series

  • Augmented body and skeleton
  • Strength and agility-enhancing powersuit
  • Expert marksman
  • Expert tactician
  • Strong leader
  • Dauntless
  • Resourceful

Summary: Master Chief is arguably the most recognizable and well-known modern-era game character.  The Halo series is one of the most successful ones in gaming, basically single-handedly launching the Xbox brand to stardom.  The mystique surrounding Master Chief and his Spartan compatriots is almost palpable when you talk to fans of the series, and her has inspired millions of gamers the world over to step into his oversized mechanical boots.  This should be fun!

In The Master Chief Workout, we’ll be focusing on building both stamina and power.  In The Commander Shepard workout we detailed some military training regimens and requirements.  These will not be sufficient for a Spartan workout, however, because we want to develop something akin to the physical capabilities the full augmented Spartans IIs had.  This means more strength training, in particular, but we still need the Spartan’s ability to go forever like some kind of apocalyptic Energizer Bunny.

In The Skills of Master Chief we’re going to take a look at the world of genetic augmentations.  We’re also going to look at some cool training measures and tweaks to build reflexes, sensory amplification, and mental acuity.  Spartans possessed serious augmentations to their bodies even without their Power Armor, and although that might be off the table for people right now, there’s still ways to gain superior versions of the skills you currently have.

Finally, in The Solitude of Master Chief we’re going to explore what goes through the head of someone who is arguably the next stage in human evolution, though possibly one of the last of his kind.  The psychological motivators and discrepancies that come from being a Spartan II are hinted at a bit in the books, as well as Halo 4.   The Master Chief sometimes exists in a lonely world, and if you find yourself feeling like this, this is the post you might be most interested in.

Tune in tomorrow to check out the next post in this series, The Master Chief Workout!  Until then, stay healthy, live boldly, and continue to be awesome!

Dan “DaRatmastah” Wallace

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    • DaRatmastah says:

      Hey! Unsure of what you mean. Do you mean you’re in the military and you’re looking for a meal plan, or that you’re looking for a military-type meal plan? (I assume that would mean utilitarian, prepared in large batches, etc.)

        • DaRatmastah says:

          No worries! So, what I would say, if you want utilitarian, is to grab a bunch of chicken breast, cube it up, marinade it in a premade marinade of your choice. Throw the chicken into a pot, cook it, then remove it with a strainer spoon (so you keep the liquid.) Dump a couple bags of frozen vegetables in said liquid in pot, cook the veggies in the juices. Re-add the chicken at the end.

          Separate out into re-usable tupperware containers. Boom, you have lunch and dinner for the week.

          Breakfast you can do eggs and oatmeal. Super simple, if you get instant oatmeal it’s just water and a minute in the microwave. If you don’t want to cook eggs every morning, hard boil a bunch and just keep them in the fridge.

          Boom. Breakfast for the week.

          Super cheap, super easy, super utilitarian. This is honestly what I do most of the time.

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