Agent Locke Will Reportedly Be Halo 5’s Primary Character, Not Master Chief

Agent Locke, the new character of Halo 5: Guardians who gamers will get a proper introduction to in the upcoming Ridley Scott digital feature Halo: Nightfall, is apparently going to steal some of the spotlight from Master Chief. At least, that's according to Nightfall's leading man, Mike Colter.

In an interview with X-One Magazine (via an image posted on Reddit), the actor explained that Agent Locke will be the "primary character" of the upcoming fifth installment in the Halo series.

Yeah, I'm a playable character in Halo 5. Once Halo: The Master Chief Collection is released, and then Halo 5 comes out shortly thereafter, you're basically going to be playing a game with me as the primary character. I'll have some cool weaponry, and some cool abilities, because by that time I'll be a Spartan IV.

Colter then went on to discuss his relationship with Master Chief, going so far as to hint that the beloved Spartan may actually be dead.

What's not known, is whether I'm a friend or foe. The relationship between Master Chief and Jameson Locke is going to be interesting. Because what's the outcome?

Is he dead or alive? Because that's usually what a manhunt comes down to, dead or alive, but you won't know what the purpose of finding Master Chief is [right away]. Or what will happen if we do find him, what condition he will be in, and where he's at mentally. But I'm sure that'll be a plot twist in Halo 5.

How do you feel about potentially spending the bulk of your time in Halo 5's campaign as Agent Locke? Do you think 343 Industries is bold enough to pull Spartan 117 out of the spotlight? Could this be akin to what Bungie did with the Arbiter in Halo 2?