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A close-up of Bassus as he grabs John-117 before throwing him away in Halo Infinite.
Biographical information


c. May 28, 2560[1]

Cause of death:

Killed in battle by John-117[2]

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Political and military information





"Spartans not so tough I think. Break open easy. Soft inside!"
— Bassus as he prepares to bash and kill John-117.[2]

Bassus was an old high-ranking Jiralhanae Chieftain in the service of the Banished.


Installation 07 conflict[edit]

Main article: Installation 07 conflict

On May 28, 2560, Bassus was in charge of security at Site Novem, the excavation site for the Conservatory, under the command of Commander Durakkus[3], when it was attacked by Spartan John-117. After the Master Chief disabled the cooling pipes on the Banished's mining drill, Bassus was ordered to defend the site personally. Bassus attacked the Spartan in the control room before the Master Chief and the Weapon can destroy the drill completely. After a brutal fight, the Master Chief managed to kill Bassus, allowing the Weapon to overload the mining drill and destroy it.[2]

Personality and traits[edit]

Bassus appears to be a typical Jiralhanae who enjoys battle, chuckling in the heat of it, and demonstrated relatively low intellect in his speech.[2] Like most Jiralhanae, Bassus appears to dislike the Sangheili as shown with his disdain for Chak 'Lok and delight upon learning of the Elite's death.[4] He saw the battle with the John-117 as an opportunity to become a Spartan Killer if he was victorious,[5] and considered himself to be a superior warrior than Tremonius.[6] Bassus has a tendency to refer to himself in the third person.[6]


Bassus wears a resilient Chieftain power armor and is equipped with a personal energy shield, albeit colored in gold and crimson, opposing typical black/grey and red (or sometimes blue)[7][8] power armor used by regular Jiralhanae Chieftains, and similar to armors issued by Warlord Tremonius and Sangheili Warlord Chak 'Lok. Like many Chieftains, Bassus was equipped with a massive Type-2 gravity hammer when confronting John-117.[1]


Main article: Bassus/Quotes


Bassus is voiced by Chris Swindle in Halo Infinite.


List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Halo Infinite, ref
  2. ^ a b c d Halo Infinite, campaign level Excavation Site
  3. ^ Halo Infinite, Banished Audio log: Outpost Intel #06 - Secrets Below
  4. ^ Halo Infinite, campaign level Excavation Site: "I thank you for killing Chak 'Lok! I never liked him anyway!"
  5. ^ Halo Infinite, campaign level Excavation Site: "With your death, I will earn the title of Spartan Killer!"
  6. ^ a b Halo Infinite, campaign level Excavation Site: "Where Tremonius failed, Bassus will succeed!"
  7. ^ Halo Legends - The Babysitter
  8. ^ Halo Infinite Multiplayer Season 1 Cinematic Intro