Jameson Locke – A study of Halo’s most underappreciated character

“Show our friend here that there’s more to a soldier than his armour.”

Five years. Five long years. That’s how long it’s been since Halo 5 released…

On this particular anniversary, I wanted to write a long overdue character study that pulls together things I said four years ago in my novel-length analysis of Halo 5 and my two-part Halo: Nightfall dissertation back in 2017, as well as all the time in-between.

Jameson Locke is one of my favourite Halo characters. He deserves so much better.

Let’s dissect what really works about him, what doesn’t, why he’s woefully underappreciated, and what future role Fireteam Osiris could have in Halo Infinite.

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Halo 4 – Crafting a Masterpiece of Character

“Cortana. It’s not over. Not yet.” Despite having done seven consecutive weeks of content, I find I still have the drive to put out more before 2018 is out! Earlier this year, I followed up my character studies of the Master Chief in the original trilogy with an in-depth examination of Halo 4 (which, incidentally, was my […]

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The Forgotten Skywalker (or, ‘Why Shmi Skywalker Deserves Better’)

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…. A Queen in-disguise, a Jedi Knight, a heroic droid, and a hapless Gungan fled to a desert planet under the light of twin suns in search of a way to repair their starship, where they happened upon a slave boy with a great and terrible […]

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The Last Jedi – Thinking Outside the (Mystery) Box

Rian Johnson pulls off a magic trick with The Last Jedi, revealing that JJ Abrams’ purposefully empty ‘mystery box’ is actually Pandora’s box, and that it’s been open the whole time… and all the evils our heroes must face have already been unleashed. But, of course, hope still remains. In the time that The Last Jedi […]

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Why I Love Halo: Nightfall – Part 1

This one’s dedicated to Grim, who moved this right to the top of my ‘to-write’ list… Y’know, when Halo: Nightfall originally released, I, like many, wasn’t too sure what to make of it. I didn’t dislike it, but I wasn’t swept off my feet the way I was two years prior when Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn gave […]

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