Master Chief vs Optimus Prime

Master Chief vs Optimus Prime

A little twist for this match. Instead of pitting these two against each other – which one makes for a better leader and why?

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68 Comments on "Master Chief vs Optimus Prime"

  1. marche May 1, 2009 at 7:30 am -      #1

    Optimus prime,he is a FAWKING ROBOT!

  2. Albert Wikowonkavitz May 1, 2009 at 8:36 am -      #2

    Optimus Prime, Master Chief isn’t synonymous with leader in my mind. Optimus Prime, in this category, is better matched against Captain America or Superman.

  3. Terror May 1, 2009 at 8:51 am -      #3

    Prime has a significant strength and durability advantage here of course. While I think MC will be difficult to kill simply due to his training and strategic planning, (Unless both were just plopped into a ring – Then Prime takes it rather easily) I just don’t see how he’s going to put Prime down. 1 on 1, Prime is on another level than MC.

    Prime wins unless there’s vehicles and heavy duty weapons involved.

  4. Rob (Expertimp) May 1, 2009 at 9:23 am -      #4

    OH NO YOU DIDN’T JUST DO THAT! I’ll have to collect my thoughts now and get back to this. Great battle!!!!

  5. L-W May 1, 2009 at 9:33 am -      #5

    Master Chief: Petty Officer, assault commander for a select group of the Naval special forces branch codenamed SPARTAN-II.

    Optimus Prime: Grand commander of the Autobots, a a faction of sentient robots that have waged a perpetual war throughout the entirety of the universe. The most revered hero in the known galaxy.

    Just on scale alone, Optimus is clearly the better leader.

  6. marche May 1, 2009 at 9:37 am -      #6

    “Optimus Prime, Master Chief isn’t synonymous with leader in my mind. ”

    Master chief leads blue team,he excells at leader ship.
    However,Optimus prime leads by example,he is a leader that puts his team before himself.
    That in my mind makes a great leader.

  7. Matapiojo May 1, 2009 at 10:17 am -      #7

    Optimus leads an entire armada. I don’t even see how this is a leadership contest.

  8. Thepocalypse May 1, 2009 at 2:27 pm -      #8

    Master Chief isn’t really a leader. He goes solo most of the time and answers to authority constantly. Prime on the other hand, is one of the greatest fictional leaders ever.

  9. The One Sin May 1, 2009 at 5:01 pm -      #9

    A spartan laser may help, but not likely.

  10. guns_talk_louder May 1, 2009 at 7:18 pm -      #10

    this should be which is the better leader optimus prime or arbiter chief is a great leader but only shows it of when advising captain keys on important decisions but like I said arbiter would be better suited in this match

  11. L-W May 1, 2009 at 10:50 pm -      #11

    “Nice laser, but mine is bigger…”

  12. Space marine May 2, 2009 at 1:08 am -      #12

    “Nice laser, but mine is bigger…”



  13. the_man_with The_Answers May 2, 2009 at 9:01 am -      #13

    MC is both a leader lone wolf. He has been a leader since he was aroud 9. The onl reason he is a lone wolf in the games is that most SPARTANs were gone. He has also been a leader longer than a lone wolf. He always puts his team before himself. Both are exellent leaders. However,I’ve never seen Optimus lead more than around 5 other autobots. MC has led more than 100 troops at Sigma Octavnous 4. Both continusly show leadership. Optimus can easily handle leadership when he is aginst enemys with lower strength but higher numbers, or equal strength and equal numbers. MC can use his leadership to coordinate attacks wih only 5 in a team against muliple thousands that have supirior fire-power.

    I think Kurt-051 would be a better match in leadership.

  14. Aerialbomber May 2, 2009 at 4:03 pm -      #14

    Master Chief outranks most of the UNSC, so technically he COULD lead, but on the other hand I think the transformers could hold their own without optimus prime.

  15. Sharagran May 2, 2009 at 5:05 pm -      #15

    “Master Chief outranks most of the UNSC”

    No, he’s the navy equivalent of a Staff Segeant I believe, or something close to it. So most of the UNSC outranks him.

  16. Dracosphinx May 2, 2009 at 9:58 pm -      #16

    My god! L-W and Thepocalypse agreed on something?

  17. Only the Nose Knows May 3, 2009 at 1:33 am -      #17

    “A spartan laser may help, but not likely” It’s over whose a better leader, not a fight. I’ll let this one slide Cody.

  18. the_man_with The_Answers May 3, 2009 at 10:37 am -      #18

    Master Chief Petty Officer is higher than staff sargent. Try Sargnt Major. Either way MC is the highest of the enlisted ranks for the navy.

  19. Rob (Expertimp) May 4, 2009 at 9:08 am -      #19

    Wow I’m glad to see less stupid avatars with standard faces and people actually taking time to do something for once.

    Anyways I like Optimus as a better leader then MC. MC does mostly go solo and Optimus has commanded tons of other bots to fight for him. MC is a great leader as well but for the most part he works alone after everyone else dies. I could see MC driving Optimus prime but still Optimus is the better leader.

    WInner: Optimus

  20. Onesidedfight May 4, 2009 at 9:16 pm -      #20

    Mc is a great leader. He manged to keep blue team alive threw nurmoers missions. However, so is optimus. It is really hard for me to say who was a better leader, I would have to say optimus, mostly for destorying himself for the greater good half the time. However, who would win in a battle if both sides where given 100 marines, each side would be identically the same, and the leaders could not join in?

  21. Thepocalypse May 5, 2009 at 4:41 am -      #21

    “My god! L-W and Thepocalypse agreed on something?”
    What? I’d be more surprised if it were Rob or the_man_with The_Answers.

  22. Rob (Expertimp) May 6, 2009 at 11:20 am -      #22

    I’ve agreed with people before…

  23. Thepocalypse May 6, 2009 at 2:17 pm -      #23

    “I’ve agreed with people before…”
    No I mean us specifically. We never agree. Like never. Like the universe would explode if it happened so don’t agree with this comment kind of never.

  24. Master Arbiter(Spartan G44) May 6, 2009 at 6:38 pm -      #24

    I think Optimus is a better leader. Basically said alot Master Chief is more of a lone wolf.

  25. TheSorrow May 6, 2009 at 9:10 pm -      #25

    Like the_man_with The_Answers said, the only reason why Master Chief is a lone wolf is that most of his comrades died during the fall of Reach. He has been leader for at least a few decades. I’m sure if MC was around just as long as Optimus Prime has in the media, people might have a different opinion about who is the better leader.

  26. marvel man who knows all May 11, 2009 at 11:03 pm -      #26

    this is not fair master chief will not stand a chance

  27. sangheli_special_ops_elite May 12, 2009 at 10:43 pm -      #27

    yes he will the game shows him as a mainly a lone wolf but in the books he lead blue team through some of the most fubar situations ever optimus never lead more than about 5 bots before so chief isn’t really outmatched

  28. Onesidedfight May 15, 2009 at 6:11 pm -      #28

    Just reliazed something, optamis would most likely start rambauiling about the greater good, and then blow up, making mc the winner by defualt.

  29. anakin skywalker May 18, 2009 at 5:15 am -      #29

    optimos will have trouble shooting him with his blaster but then one shot mc will die so optimos wins

  30. anakin skywalker May 18, 2009 at 5:17 am -      #30

    and also spartan laser mite hirt optimus abit but realy optimos is bullet proof lasers hert a bit gun shot dont like shot guns hand gun but if you watch the old sieries the transformers are alot tuffer there

  31. anakin skywalker May 18, 2009 at 5:20 am -      #31

    and another thing i like master chief more so i am admiting the person i like more will lose

  32. cyborg pirate ninja jesus May 22, 2009 at 9:13 pm -      #32

    while i think that optimus prime would win in a fight

    i think mc is the better leader merely because the sight of him inspires the troops

  33. nathanking May 29, 2009 at 6:59 am -      #33

    how big is master-chiefs lazer

  34. Micah June 2, 2009 at 4:59 pm -      #34

    Optimus will win! He is cool, kind, strong, and a good leader. Anyways Arbiter can beat the snot out of Master Cheif.

  35. shut up June 6, 2009 at 3:43 am -      #35

    optmas will yous is sword and then go thru master cheif

  36. sangheli_special_ops_elite June 13, 2009 at 1:57 am -      #36

    this isn’t a death match it’s leadership match as the post says.

  37. CoolGuy571 June 13, 2009 at 1:55 pm -      #37

    Optimus Prime, I think would have a definite advantage here. He is so big, he could just crush a any spartan, any day. But, since this is a leadership test, I think it is a little bit varied. I, personally would still have Optimus Prime, because of his huge ass guns. But, he lacks in strategy and tactical areas that Master Chief excels in.

  38. Rex June 20, 2009 at 11:02 am -      #38

    MC because a spartan laser and the gravity hammer win

  39. chewie6000 June 20, 2009 at 2:18 pm -      #39

    Jesus can’t you guys read it says LEADERSHIP not to the death fight.

    Oh and I go for OP.

  40. Colin July 6, 2009 at 7:11 pm -      #40

    Dear god!!!! This is so simple!!!!

    MC is a better leader, even though he is a lone wolf, he is an iconic symbol to the USMC, so people will follow him. OP is just awesome.

    MC is a better leader.

  41. ThE1NOnLeY July 10, 2009 at 4:30 am -      #41

    Master Chief would definitely win. Hands down.

  42. xonhigh July 10, 2009 at 5:40 am -      #42

    master chief is the best soldier are inspired to fight just at the sight of him definately the best leader here the only thing prime does is say autobots roll out??? thats it, dont get me wrong hes still sweet but the chief is the master…

  43. jeremy birch July 20, 2009 at 7:13 pm -      #43


  44. billy bob July 23, 2009 at 1:59 am -      #44

    i thin master chief would be better!!!! hes freakin master at being chief and freakin chief of the masters its in his name!!!! hes also the best. op is a freakin robot, he freakin sucks. i mean seriously im one of the only who says hes the best. op has all these guns and bulletproof metal. master chief has a suit a gun and maybe something else its not fair if they had both equal arms master chief would definetley wi. octo primio sucks fucking balls.

  45. kevin July 27, 2009 at 12:22 am -      #45

    Master Chief has the luck, the unbreakable calmness, focus and determination and the courage, but Optimus has Sam, the badass autobots and the respect for everything. I’m not sure who would be a better leader.

  46. Captain Epic July 29, 2009 at 12:17 pm -      #46

    Prime is a better leader hands down. I would rather follow Prime’s leadership then Chiefs. (I am just adding this Master Arbiter account)

  47. Zervziel August 3, 2009 at 12:38 am -      #47

    Leadership match eh? I must say the big firetruck wins this hands down. MC is a fine leader for a spec ops, but Prime has the ability to inspire people. MC has this too, but he lacks Prime’s charisma and kindness, which isn’t the sort of thing the UNSC wanted to teach their supersoldiers who were originally trained to deal with revolutionaries.

  48. Envoy August 11, 2009 at 12:11 am -      #48

    OP wins this so easy hell if he was running for absolute world leader (dictator) he’d get infinite+2 votes with no Hax or dirty campaigning

  49. Zach August 20, 2009 at 3:44 pm -      #49

    Optimus Prime leads a lot of Autobots. And Master Chief usually does missions alone. Plus, Master Chief barley speaks, how can he lead a team is he doesn’t talk?. Optimus prime leads better.

  50. halo fan August 30, 2009 at 7:08 pm -      #50

    mc all da way he would never lose to a big pile of junk with da spartan laser prime is just to big of a target and to slow

  51. Asger August 30, 2009 at 7:10 pm -      #51


    It’s a battle of LEADERSHIP. You know,to see who the better LEADER is (Prime obviously,as he has a personality).

  52. gerok September 3, 2009 at 9:42 pm -      #52

    A lot more personality than most of this lot, that’s certain…

    Anyway, Still Optimus, if I were a giant metal robot that could turn into an inconspicuous vehicle, I’d want to be lead by Prime.

    If I were a UNSC Marine, hell I’d be dead in a minute, tops… that’s not good for a lone wolf that can singlehandedly turn everything into hell…

  53. liam lovern October 16, 2009 at 9:24 pm -      #53

    I really think master chief and all of his troops and his vichels would destroy prime…. but with 2 of primes robots would probley destroy him and his allies all together.

  54. Tom October 23, 2009 at 1:21 pm -      #54

    Man, the Chief could call on Darth Vader, The Hulk and Superman, and Prime would still win.

    The Matrix helps, but not as much as any song by Lion.

  55. halo fan November 2, 2009 at 4:09 am -      #55

    Optimus prime can cut master chief with his axe master chief cant do any thing to stop optimus.

  56. MEGADOOMER January 26, 2010 at 1:43 pm -      #56

    In a fight between these two, there are many possibilities. If MC was armed with the spartan laser, he could blow a hole right through Primes chest and extinguish his spark. Prime could use that mongo rape cannon or energy axe on MC, but it would be hard to land a hit on him because he’s so fast. But either one of those would kill MC if they hit him. Also, MC is so strong and fast that he could just punch holes in Prime. Or Prime could just squish the Chief. But when it comes to leadership ability, Prime wins hands down. Not only is he king of an entire planet, MC is just more of a lone wolf.

  57. MEGADOOMER January 26, 2010 at 1:47 pm -      #57

    OH, and I’m just stating the facts both ways, so don’t get mad at me people. And for the person who mentioned the Hulk and Superman, either one of those guys could beat Prime on a bad day. But remember, this is a battle of leadership people. Keep it cool. :)

  58. jack February 2, 2010 at 9:48 pm -      #58

    it would be chief. 1: do it like a scarab shoot its legs the hit is core. (octomises head) 2: if cheif had a tank…..BOOM GO OCTOMICE. 3: cortana. 4: in one episode of transformors a little deseptocn jumped on octomices back and his arms cant bend that far so cheif could bord it. sry for that but i did not realise that this is leadership . octomice he leads a wole fuc*in world

  59. Megaraptor18 February 2, 2010 at 10:43 pm -      #59

    “1: do it like a scarab shoot its legs the hit is core”

    Transformers are not build like Scarabs so your comparison doesn’t hold much.

    “if cheif had a tank…..BOOM GO OCTOMICE”

    No sorry but tank in not standard gear for MC. (Check BankGambling rules)

    ” 3: cortana”

    She is knwon as outside help in this site. Unless Admin says so she is not in this fight

  60. paul chung April 1, 2010 at 12:53 pm -      #60

    i think op will win because he has a fricken hot falming sword which MIGHT kill mc unless mc uses hit gravity hammer

  61. Darkbladex96 April 1, 2010 at 2:26 pm -      #61

    “If MC was armed with the spartan laser, he could blow a hole right through Primes chest and extinguish his spark.”

    really, Prime is getting hit in the chest with blasters and lasers from starscream and other decipticons, quite regularly. what would a spartan lazer do. itch? tickle a lil?
    damn sure aint gonna hurt em.

  62. shaun182 April 1, 2010 at 4:17 pm -      #62

    here we see optimus taking numerous lazer blasts with no damage, whilst defeating numerous enemies, who could kill MC many times over just by standing on him.

    and back to main point of this debate, optimus is a better over all leader, since he commands an entire army in a war between two robot races, using different skill sets to complete different missions and objectives on a huge scale.

    where the chief is just a squad leader at best, a small picture kind of guy.

  63. theobserver April 1, 2010 at 5:21 pm -      #63

    @ #64

    That video just put Optimus back on my list of badass characters. Such a shame I never followed Transformers much.

    Back to the task at hand. Everyone’s stated it anyways so what’s the point in repeating the fact that Optimus is able to carry out and plan tactics that would lower possibilities in terms of casualties while at the same time accomplishing the task at hand? I’m just going to use beast wars as an example since it’s the only transformers series I actually followed. In that Optimus was able to effectively lead his troops to safety on numerous occasions even when they didn’t have the ability to transform. As far as I’ve heard, most of Chief’s troops have died so he has to carry out his solo missions. In anything they show OP in, his troops mostly survive so that shows a better tactician in OP as well.

  64. Ahremos May 11, 2010 at 5:44 pm -      #64

    I don’t mean to say MC’s a better leader, but he IS the leader of the most prestigious combat groub In the military, always puts his team, the human race, and his mission before himself. Just clearing up how most people here said he’s a lone wolf.

    Optimus is a better leader, though… he leads an entire race.

  65. Nota May 13, 2010 at 10:06 pm -      #65

    You guys are all fucking retarded. MC (John 117) is not in any way a lone wolf… At the age of 6 he is abducted by a private scientist named DR. Halsey. Halsey created the spartan II program and made John work with 2 other companions or 70… This is facts from the actual halo book “Fall of Reach.” Also MC has an on-board AI (artificial intelligence system) that can think 1000 times faster and can store 1000 times more information than the human brain. This AI is depicted as Cortana. Also MC has reflexes 4x faster than that of a normal human, Stands 6.8 feet tall and has bones made harder than steel due to the augments he obtains at the age of 14…. So give him an energy sword, gravity hammer, spartan laser, or any plasma weapon you could think of and he can burn through Optimums Prime’s steel. Even a rocket can blow him to bits. Dont just take your knowledge from the game actually read up before you make assumptions…. the explosion with a rocket outside of the game would be soooo much bigger…. and any type of plasma can melt though steel… And MC has Rechargeable shields…. so Prime wont even be able to do damage if he Locks his armor…

  66. Carl October 5, 2010 at 12:09 pm -      #66


    1. This is a fight about leadership, not combat.
    2. Optimus leads an armada, an entire race. Sure, MC has lead groups, and he is an inspiring figure on the battlefield, but he is not leader over an army. He fights mostly on Earth, but that can vary. Optimus has experience from all over the galaxy. I think its safe to say that OP(hehe, bad pun) takes this fight.

  67. Chuck inglish October 5, 2010 at 3:05 pm -      #67

    Spartan lazer PAWNS!!!

  68. X January 23, 2012 at 11:09 pm -      #68

    Optimus because he will always sacrifice his life for his allies, but idk about master chief since i havent seen him lead the spartans but i bet he’s also good.

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