One of the things that we have known about the Halo franchise is that humanity relies on a group of super-soldiers that were specifically experimented on and trained by the military to become specialists. These super soldiers are called Spartans, who belong to different generations marked by the Roman numerals beside their “Spartan” designation. Now, we know that Master Chief is the most prominent Spartan in Halo, but there are also others who are quite strong as well. In that regard, let us now look at the strongest Spartans in Halo.
15. Tom-B292 and Lucy-B091
Tom-B292 and Lucy-B091 are always seen as a pair because they fight better whenever they are together. When they are together, they form arguably the most unstoppable duos in the entire Halo continuity, as no other pair of Spartans can get the job done as effectively as they can. And this is due to the fact that they have been fighting together for a very long time.
Both Tom and Lucy are members of Blue Team, and that means that they have used their skills to train Spartan-IVs, even though they may not be as strong as Spartan-II’s. Then again, they are both considered amazing survivors as they have been through situations that could have easily killed other Spartans. And it was actually through a mission that Lucy-B091 lost her ability to speak.
Kat-B320 made her debut in Halo: Reach, and that means that you probably know what happened to her in that game, as only one member of Noble Team made it out of Reach alive. Still, despite dying in Reach, she is one of the strongest Spartans out there and is quite capable when it comes to handling herself due to her abilities as a specialist. There is a reason why Kat-B320 is the team’s second-in-command, as she has amazing leadership skills that complement her expertise in technical aspects.
Throughout the entire history of Halo, Kat is also the first Spartan to be depicted on-screen in a main Halo game, and that means that she is a trailblazer for a franchise that is dominated by male characters. On top of that, she also has a cool armor that allows her to stand out from the rest of Noble Team, as her equipment complements her specialty in the more technical aspects of being a soldier. She also stood out as one of the most interesting characters in Halo: Reach.
Will-043 was often seen fighting alongside his teammates. However, even though Will-043 is better off when he is fighting together with his partners, he still was quite the amazing Spartan even as an individual because he has a lot of skills and traits that allow him to stand out. However, despite his amazing individual skills, he still perished on a mission in Onyx so that his teammates could escape.
Possessing raw strength and superb hand-to-hand combat skills, Will-043 was able to defeat a Hunter singlehandedly, a feat only accomplished by Master Chief. This means that he is actually quite strong. However, he is also proficient when handling weapons, as his favorite weapon of choice is a rocket launcher, which he can shoot from an incredible range.
12. Edward Malcolm Buck
Buck, like Jameson Locke, is one of the characters who grew up with a normal life and ended up becoming a soldier for the UNSC. He also went on to fight as an ODST before he eventually enlisted in the Spartan-IV program as an adult. As such, he probably doesn’t have the freakish physical traits that the earlier Spartans have, but his experience as a soldier on the field allows him to stand tall with the best of them.
In terms of pure strength, Buck is nowhere near the level of a Spartan-II. However, he excels in terms of skills, leadership, smarts, and accomplishments. He is a lot like Jameson Locke in a lot of different aspects because he has the combat experience and the abilities that allow him to bridge the gap between a Spartan-IV and a Spartan-II.
Spartan-1337 isn’t really one of the most well-known characters here because he was never shown in the games. Instead, this character was from a short animated film set in the same Halo universe as the games. This happened when Bungie separated from Microsoft, and 343 Industries began producing different animated shows that are quite similar to Star Wars Visions in the sense that they took on a Japanese anime approach. Spartan-1337 was featured in an odd episode where he found himself on a planet inhabited by dinosaurs and superpowered children.
One of the episodes featured Spartan-1337, who is actually the clumsiest Spartan-II of all time and also has the worst luck imaginable. Think of him as the opposite to Master Chief, as he found himself in the worst situation imaginable when he ended up facing dinosaurs and children that possess superpowers beyond the normal limits of a Spartan soldier. However, despite his bad luck, Spartan-1337 never gave up and showed his mettle in a funny and entertaining spoof episode.
Jerome-092 is another Spartan-II that you can consider to be a lite version of Master Chief because he has all of the necessary characteristics to be just as good as John-117. This was why he was one of the Spartan-II’s selected for leadership, as he is strong, capable, and smart. He was also one of the most prominent characters during the Battle of Arcadia.
However, Jerome spent a lot of time in cryosleep, and that may have affected his overall status. Still, he should be one of the strongest Spartan-II’s in the entire Halo lore, but he still lacks some of the other qualities that make the other Spartans on this list better than him. But that doesn’t take away the fact that he has the same skills that Master Chief has.
Blue Team is the most prominent squad in the entire Halo continuity, thanks to Master Chief. However, there are a lot of other prominent names in Blue Team as well, and that includes Kelly-087, who might be up there at the top when it comes to Blue Team members that aren’t Master Chief. She is also one of the characters who survived the events of Halo 5: Guardians.
Kelly-087 is like Master Chief because she is extremely lucky. However, she is also a skilled combatant in every aspect, as she knows how to fight on the frontlines and defend her teammates. She is known to be the fastest out of all of the Spartans and has very quick reflexes that allow her to surpass any other Spartan in terms of speed, quickness, and agility, even when she isn’t wearing her armor. Those qualities make her a survivor.
There are plenty of different specialists among the Spartan-II’s, and Kurt-051 was one of them. He earned the rank of Lieutenant Commander for a very good reason because of the fact that he is one of the smartest and best leaders among all of the Spartans. We can even say that he is the best tactician as Kurt-051 stands right up there at the top with Master Chief in terms of strategic brilliance and leadership.
Kurt-051 was also one of the few Spartans that were able to completely outsmart Master Chief, as he may not be as strong as John-117, but he certainly was just as smart or even smarter. He also had a sixth sense when it came to traps and ambushes because he could sense them to a degree that’s beyond logic. However, Kurt saw his end during the Onyx conflict. Still, he had a lasting impact when he fought alongside the Spartan-III’s and even trained them.
7. Jameson Locke
Jameson Locke is the first Spartan-IV on this list, as he is arguably the strongest Spartan-IV of all time. The thing about Spartan-IV’s is that they aren’t the strongest Spartans because they enlisted in the Spartan program as adults and didn’t have the same kind of training and augmentation that the earlier Spartans underwent. However, Locke’s experience and leadership allow him to stand up to the other Spartans that have better physical traits.
Halo 5: Guardians features Locke as the second playable character, as he and Fireteam Osiris were tasked to follow Master Chief and Blue Team and bring them in forcefully. Considering that Master Chief and Blue Team are legendary Spartans, the UNSC must have trusted Jameson Locke’s skills really well to think that he had the ability to defeat Blue Team. He eventually allied with Master Chief at the end of the game when Cortana’s guardians became the bigger threats.
Jorge-052 fought alongside Noble Six on the Noble Team and was the only Spartan-II on that squad. Given the fact that he is quite strong and was arguably physically stronger than most of the other members of the Noble Team in Halo: Reach, he specialized in heavy weaponry. Despite his large and imposing frame, he was one of the nicest persons on Noble Team and was often tasked with communicating with other people outside of his team.
However, it is no secret that Jorge-052 died in the events of Halo: Reach because the game was supposed to be a suicide mission for the characters. He had the most noble sacrifice in the game when he used a slipspace bomb to detonate a Covenant supercarrier that he thought was going to end the invasion. It was this act that solidified him as a completely lovable character that is just as strong as he is nice.
Frederic-104 is probably someone you would call a Spartan-II that can be just as strong as Master Chief. That’s because, like John-117, he doesn’t excel in one aspect but is great as an all-around threat thanks to his strength, speed, reflexes, and marksmanship. However, probably the only thing Frederic-104 lacks is Master Chief’s strategic mind and leadership, and that is why he isn’t considered the strongest Spartan.
The thing about Frederic-104 is that he may not have Master Chief’s luck, determination, and leadership, but he is probably second in a lot of different aspects in the entire Halo universe. He led other Spartans in a battle against Covenant forces with only a knife in his hands. And John-117 even admitted that Frederic-104 is the most skilled Spartan out there and could have taken over his status if it weren’t for the main hero’s amazing luck.
Linda-058 is another one of the Spartan-II’s that tend to be quite strong to the point that she can be a one-man army all on her own. She may be described as a lone wolf, but she does a good job at working together with the rest of Blue Team under the leadership of Master Chief himself. Linda-058 still plays a major role for Blue Team to this day.
What makes Linda-058 quite strong is the fact that no other Spartan is deadlier than her when she has a sniper rifle in her hands. She is a superb shot from faraway distances, as her vision and accuracy have never been equaled by any other Spartan in the entire Halo series. This is why she is often used as a one-man army, as she can take out numerous hostiles from a good distance without the need to dirty herself on the frontlines.
Spartan-B312, who was also called Noble Six, was the strongest and deadliest Spartan-III in the entire Halo universe, even though Spartan-III’s are generally weaker than Spartan-II’s. However, Noble Six displayed a lot of different traits and characteristics that allowed him to become just as lethal as any other Spartan out there, and he was the only Spartan-III that is classified as hyper-lethal. That means that he was a force to be reckoned with all on his own.
Noble Six is the playable character of Halo: Reach and was strong enough to handle a lot of different Covenants on his own. He single-handedly killed hundreds of Covenants but ended up dying in the final moments of the game when Reach inevitably fell to the Covenant. That said, he did show a lot of amazing feats in the only game he appeared in, as Noble Six could have possibly given Master Chief a run for his money had he been a Spartan-II.
Samuel-034 isn’t really the most prominent Halo character because there aren’t a lot of people who are familiar with him. However, he is actually one of the first Spartan-II soldiers ever created but was also the first one to die in the war against the Covenant at the tender age of 14. Despite dying young, he actually surprised a lot of people who follow the Halo lore.
What makes Samuel-034 arguably one of the strongest Spartans of all time was his amazing physical abilities and gifts. He was over seven feet tall and was not only bigger but also stronger than Master Chief.
On top of that, he possessed augmented hearing abilities that no other Spartan has ever been able to come close to since the start of the Halo franchise. Samuel-034 was pure potential, and he could have been the greatest Spartan of all time had he survived through his teen years.
1. John-117 aka Master Chief
Of course, the game’s poster boy is the top Spartan on this list because John-117, popularly called Master Chief, is humanity’s best bet against any alien invader out there. There is a good reason why he is often called the strongest Spartan of all time, as not a lot of Spartans could really stand up to his balanced build as a soldier.
Master Chief may not be the fastest or even the best when it comes to pure strength, but he is arguably the best leader in Halo. He is also a superb strategist capable of coming up with different plans that can get his team in the position to come out as victors. On top of that, he doesn’t have a lot of weaknesses and is the most dangerous out of all of the Spartans because of his sheer determination to win and survive at all costs.
As such, his balanced skill sets, amazing leadership capabilities, and unparalleled determination are what make Master Chief not only the most iconic Halo character but also the strongest out of all of the Spartans that humanity has on its side.