Chips Dubbo

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Chips Dubbo
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Biographical information

Species:

Human

Gender:

Male

Hair color:

Brown

Eye color:

Brown

Political and military information

Affiliation:

UNSC Marine Corps

Rank:

Private First Class[citation needed]

 
Chips Dubbo: "Whoa, it's like a postcard: Dear Sarge, kicking ass in outer space. Wish you were here!"
Avery J. Johnson: "I heard that, jackass!'"
— Chips Dubbo arriving at a cliff edge on Installation 05.

Private First Class Chips Dubbo[1] is a UNSC Marine. He has fought through several battles and returned alive from two discovered Halo installations, and has fought alongside John-117 numerous times. He is characterized by his distinctive Australian accent, unmistakable smart-ass remarks, gung-ho enthusiasm and laid-back attitude.

Biography[edit]

Chips Dubbo was present at Reach when it fell on the 30th of August 2552. He was stationed on the UNSC Pillar of Autumn towards the end of the battle, and was on-board the ship as it fled into slipspace, unknowingly bound for Installation 04.

Battle of Installation 04[edit]

Chips Dubbo on Installation 04.
Main article: Battle of Installation 04

Almost immediately upon exiting slipspace, the Autumn came under attack from pursuing Covenant ships, and was soon boarded. The ship's Marine complement, Dubbo included, immediately set to work repelling the boarders. While engaging Covenant forces in a corridor nearby the bridge, Dubbo met an unarmed John-117 heading for the bridge. Dubbo escorted the Chief the rest of the way, remarking that the Captain wanted him there as soon as possible.[2] He survived the destruction of the Autumn, along with most of the other Marines, via an escape pod. Dubbo met the Master Chief on Halo again when his squad was under attack by Covenant forces. The Chief defended his squad until the Pelican Echo 419 came to evacuate the Marines.[3]

Chips later took part in a mission to rescue Captain Keyes, who had been captured by the Covenant, from the CCS-class battlecruiser Truth and Reconciliation. During their escape, he can be heard in the Covenant dropship, complimenting Keyes when he successfully rams two Hunters with their stolen Spirit.[4] Later, he accompanied Captain Jacob Keyes when he took two squads to locate the "weapons cache" that the captured Sangheili 'Qualomee had told them about.[5] The cache was found to be a Flood containment facility, and the parasite was unwittingly released by the Captain and his squad. Dubbo, alongside the remnants of Corporal Lovik's Second Squad, managed to escape the facility intact. They then rendezvoused with the Master Chief and were extracted by Echo 419.[6]

Dubbo ultimately survived the destruction of the ring and returned to Earth, along with a handful of other UNSC personnel. However, the method of his survival is unknown, as he was not on-board John-117's Longsword or Shiela Polaski's Pelican, the only two known UNSC craft to escape. Gunnery Sergeant Marcus Stacker and Sergeant Thomas Chang also both survived and were not on-board either craft, indicating that the three may have escaped together, although there is no decisive evidence to support this.

Battle of Mombasa[edit]

Main article: Battle of Mombasa

During the Battle of Earth, Dubbo was deployed to Mombasa along with other Marines from the UNSC In Amber Clad and participated in the Battle of Mombasa. After their Pelican crashed into Old Mombasa, Dubbo and several other Marines fought their way through the streets alongside John-117, eventually making it to the industrial zone of New Mombasa. Later, he was among the Marines on-board the UNSC In Amber Clad in time to escape the Slipspace explosion caused by the Prophet of Regret's assault carrier Solemn Penance.[7][8]

Battle of Installation 05[edit]

Main article: Battle of Installation 05

Arriving at Installation 05 on board the UNSC In Amber Clad, Dubbo was dropped onto Installation 05 as part of the 7th ODST Battalion. He accompanied the Master Chief, Gunnery Sergeant Stacker and several other Marines as the Spartan made his way through Covenant-held ruins on his way to the Prophet of Regret's temple.[9][10] He later fought alongside John-117 at various points during the engagement, including the Fall of High Charity.[citation needed] Despite the odds, Dubbo once again survived, and returned once more to Earth.

Battle of Earth[edit]

Main article: Battle of Earth

Dubbo partook in the late stages of the Battle of Earth. Stationed in the UNSC base Crow's Nest, Dubbo was at one point put on duty as the base's COM operator. After losing contact with the Pelican Echo 051, Dubbo informed Kilo 023 pilot Hocus to head to Mount Kilimanjaro for emergency evacuation, saving John-117, Avery Johnson, Thel 'Vadam and other surviving Marines.[11] Dubbo then took part in the Battle of Voi, assisting the Chief to clear hostile forces from the Crow's Nest base's hangar, and was evacuated from the hangar after the fight.[12] When the UNSC forces arrived at Voi, Dubbo then assisted the Chief in taking down Covenant anti-air defenses around the Forerunner artifact.[13] After the Flood crash-landed in Voi, Dubbo helped with cleansing the area, before pulling back to the UNSC Forward Unto Dawn.[14]

Battle of Installation 00[edit]

Main article: Battle of Installation 00

As part of the crew in the UNSC Forward Unto Dawn, Dubbo travelled through the Portal to The Ark and participated in the Battle of Installation 00. After crash-landing in a desert, Dubbo met up with John-117 and together with other Marines cleared a landing zone for the UNSC Forward Unto Dawn. He then assisted John-117 in pushing to Installation 00's Cartographer by offering the Spartan a Gauss Warthog and helping take down a Scarab.[15] During the Battle of the Citadel, Dubbo also assisted the Chief's push to one of the barrier towers.[16] After High Charity arrived and crashed on the Ark and John-117 planned to activate Installation 08, Dubbo evacuated the Ark with the rest of the surviving Marines and Sangheili aboard the Shadow of Intent. During the Voi Memorial on March 3, 2553, Dubbo took part in the Three Volley Salute for those fallen during battle.[17]

Gameplay[edit]

In-game, Dubbo behaves and acts just as any other Marine NPC would. The player can trade weapons with him (in games where it is possible), and unlike other plot-critical NPCs such as Thel 'Vadam, 343 Guilty Spark and Avery Johnson (excluding CE), he can be killed during the course of gameplay. The player can even betray him without any consequences besides those that come with killing a normal Marine. However, if he is killed, he will still reappear in later levels as if it hadn't happened.

Production notes[edit]

Dubbo is voiced by Australian voice actor Andrew McKaige, in all of his appearances. McKaige is also credited with voicing Marines in Halo 3: ODST. He can appear at random as the voice of any of the Marines in the game, but also has scripted appearances in the following levels:

These Marines appear in completely disparate locations across the city in a very small timeframe, and so it is unlikely that they are the same person. Furthermore, none of these Marines have been identified as Dubbo himself by any official source, and in fact they cannot be, by virtue of the fact that at this time, Dubbo was on-board the UNSC In Amber Clad and en-route to Installation 05. Nevertheless, these Marines are often mistaken for Dubbo by fans, due to the shared voice actor. 343 Industries would later poke fun at this perceived canonical error with the Halo: The Master Chief Collection achievement entitled "Two Places, Same Time", which would unlock when the player triggered a voice line from one of these Marines in Halo 3: ODST. The description of this achievement reads "I've got my eye on you, Marine."

Achievements[edit]

There is a series of five achievements in Halo: The Master Chief Collection, one per game (sans Halo: Reach), which reference Chips Dubbo.[18] These are as follows:

Name Icon Game Description Requirements Gamerscore
My Buddy Chips HTMCC HCE Achievement MyBuddyChips.jpg Halo: CE Fight alongside Chips Dubbo and listen to his words of wisdom. Find Dubbo in-game, and listen to one of his voice lines 5G
THE Chips Dubbo? HTMCC H2A Achievement THEChipsDubbo.jpg Halo 2 Fight alongside the legendary Chips Dubbo and listen to his words. Find Dubbo in-game, and listen to one of his voice lines 5G
Can't Keep Him Down Can't Keep Him Down.jpeg Halo 3 Fight alongside and listen to The Man. The Legend. Chips Dubbo. Find Dubbo in-game, and listen to one of his voice lines 5G
You're No Chips Halo 4 What do Marines know about sticks? Listen to the scripted dialogue on Composer in which an ONI Security guard complains about someone having inverted the stick on a Mantis 5G
Two Places, Same Time Two Places, Same Time.jpg Halo 3: ODST I've got my eye on you, Marine. Find one of the Marines voiced by Andrew McKaige (Chips Dubbo's voice actor) and listen to one of their voice lines 10G

Trivia[edit]

Graphic Halo.png Check out our collection of quotes related to Chips Dubbo in its quotes page.
  • There are a number of amusing voice over out-takes from when Dubbo's lines were recorded, including a spoof of Crocodile Hunter called "Flood Hunter".[19]
  • He is one of the most well known and recognized Marines due to his accent and smart-ass remarks.
  • "Dubbo" is the name of a city in New South Wales, Australia. "Chips Dubbo" is also a fast food company in New South Wales.[citation needed] Whether this is a coincidence or an intentional reference is unknown.
  • He is both one of the first and last marines seen in the trilogy, present both at the start of Pillar of Autumn, and during the Three-Volley Salute at the end of Halo 3.
  • Dubbo is always the marine who escorts the Master Chief to the bridge on the level Pillar of Autumn. However, while the scripted dialogue is always Dubbo, whenever this particular Marine is shot, sometimes he will grunt or curse with Mendoza or Bisenti's voice.
  • In the Halo: Combat Evolved data files, dialogue for Chips is in a folder named "aussie", a slang term for "Australian".
  • Dubbo's mother may have been killed by the Covenant, as when he throws a grenade he yells "This one's for my mother!".
  • It is possible to have more than one of Dubbo in combat. This happens more often in Halo 2 when reinforcements are dropped off.
  • In Halo 2, a glitch can occur in some levels where a Marine ally's voice and accent will change to Chips Dubbo's partway through the level. This glitch is most likely to occur due to Dubbo having scripted dialogue, but Dubbo himself not being present or having been killed. This occurs most often on Delta Halo, where Dubbo has a substantial amount of pre-scripted dialogue. As a result of this, some marines in Halo 2 may have Dubbo's voice but not his character model.

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Halo: Combat Evolved credits
  2. ^ Halo: Combat Evolved, campaign level The Pillar of Autumn
  3. ^ Halo: Combat Evolved, campaign level Halo
  4. ^ Halo: Combat Evolved, campaign level The Truth and Reconciliation
  5. ^ Halo: The Flood, page 172
  6. ^ Halo: Combat Evolved, campaign level 343 Guilty Spark
  7. ^ Halo 2, campaign level Outskirts
  8. ^ Halo 2, campaign level Metropolis
  9. ^ Halo 2, campaign level Delta Halo
  10. ^ Halo 2, campaign level Regret
  11. ^ Halo 3, campaign level Sierra 117
  12. ^ Halo 3, campaign level Crow's Nest
  13. ^ Halo 3, campaign level The Storm
  14. ^ Halo 3, campaign level Floodgate
  15. ^ Halo 3, campaign level The Ark
  16. ^ Halo 3, campaign level The Covenant
  17. ^ Halo 3, campaign level Halo
  18. ^ IGN: Achievements
  19. ^ Bungie.net: Halo (Xbox) Voice Outtakes