A 2006 Games.Net video titled “Ten Ambiguously Gay Game Characters” listed The Arbiter from Halo 2 as clearly gay because in one scene he is shown hugging a marine. Further research indicates that this scene was actually a cut scene that appears at the end of Halo: Combat Evolved and Anniversary, and does not include the Arbiter. Moreover, the player can only see it if they complete The Maw on Legendary difficulty. A video of this scene is below.
- Hugging Elite. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/Hugging_Elite
- Jacquethesnake. (2006, May 1). Video Net Ten: Ten Ambiguously Gay Game Characters. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hL8p3wafxfY
- The Arbiter. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/Arbiter
- The Arbiter “supposedly” being “Gay.” (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.edgeworksent.com/forum/?page=showthread&threadid=1371
- WarrenBlake productions. (2008, May 6). Elite and Johnson hugging. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRXRgllW_s0