There were two characters that inspired me to start this series, one of whom I’ve already written about on Eleven-ThirtyEight, about a minor Star Wars character. Around the same time I was writing that piece, I was asked to respond to the critique of Halo’s Jameson Locke as a “boring” character.
“What do you say to the arguments that Locke is boring because he’s extremely ‘by-the-books’ with no distinguishable opinion of his own, and because he’s so good natured – there’s no weakness of his to develop from and therefore no ground for the audience to attach to him?”
My usual response would be to start quoting canon, pointing out the places that Halo’s storytelling gives him depth. But in the end, my response turned wholly personal, an exploration of what Jameson Locke meant to me.
As such, it only seemed fitting that my first true post in the series Finding Myself in Fiction: The Good, the Ugly, and the Divine would fall to Jameson Locke.
Modern parables do exist. And here is why Halo’s Jameson Locke is one of mine: Continue reading