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Captain Major
Species and equipment information


Political and military information
Mission types


  • Leading Brute packs in battle
  • Commanding lower ranking Brutes, Jackals and Grunts

The Brute Captain Major is a Jiralhanae rank whose members wear Golden Power Armor. They are the second highest ranking Captain though they are seen much more commonly than the other two. They are seen in the Campaign of Halo 3 and often lead lower ranking Brutes, as well as squads of Jackals and Grunts.



Captain Majors are much tougher than standard Brutes; their armor can take more damage than others, and with the Mythic or Tilt skulls activated, they can survive a Plasma or Spike grenade stick (on higher difficulties.) On higher difficulties, it takes two Sniper Rifle or Beam Rifle shots to destroy their Power Armor and a third shot to the torso or head to kill them. In terms of strength, battlefield adaptability and rarity, Captain Majors are similar to Sangheili Ultras. Appearently they increase the morale of their troops (if one is killed, all nearby Grunts will flee). They usually use Brute shots, and when under attack will deploy their piece of equipment, usually a bubble shield. On Halo 3 they can be seen commanding troops on the Scarab walkers.


Jiralhanae Captain Majors are the only Brutes to wear bright gold armor, making them easily recognizable. Their most often used weapon is a Brute Shot. They are most commonly found on the Legendary difficulty.


A Captain Major standing with superiority.

Jiralhanae Captain Majors, are most commonly seen sending Jackals, Grunts, or lower-ranked Brutes, into the heart of battle, as they fire ceaselessly from long range with whatever they are armed with.

Players facing a Brute Captain Major are advised to grenade the subordinates to death, then either long-range headshot or melee the Captain Major to death. Using long range weapons gives the player a chance to dodge the ceaseless fire given out by the Captain Major, and meleeing will cause the Brute to pause long enough for the player to kill him with melee attacks.

Brute Captain Majors often employ the use of a Flare, Deployable cover, or Bubble Shield. When the brute deploys a Bubble shield, the player is advised to seek close range weapons such as a shotgun and assault the bubble shield. Do this by running as close to the Brutes as possible so that they do not use their weapons against you. Instead they will try to melee you. If you are quick enough, you can dodge the Brute's melee and shoot/melee them in the back, or side. When the Captain Major deploys a flare, the player is advised to either take cover until the Flare is burnt out, or to use the flare to their advantage, using their motion sensor to seek out enemies who are likewise blinded. When he deploys a Deployable Cover, although rarely, the player is advised to use grenades, or long to short range weaponry to take it out.


  • Surprisingly, they have Gold armor, and yet are lower than a cyan Ultra Captain.
  • On the Halo 3 level The Ark you can see a Brute Captain Major, (but sometimes other Brute Captain ranks) urinating on a wall.
  • When a Flood Infection Form infects a Captain Major with its armor on, it will still become a Brute Minor Combat Form.
  • When the Thunderstorm Skull is on in Sierra 117 only, you'll see Brute Captain Majors instead of Brute Ultra Captains.
  • Even on Easy, the first Brute you come across in Halo 3 is a Brute Captain Major.
  • Originally, the Captain Major in Halo 3 was planned to have a deployable shield that would fan out from his gauntlets to protect him from enemy fire.[1]



Jiralhanae Military Ranks
Commanders Army CommanderChieftain of the Jiralhanae
Standard Chieftains ChieftainWar Chieftain
Captains CaptainCaptain MajorCaptain UltraShip Master/Alpha Brute
Specialists StalkerJump PackBodyguard
Infantry MinorMajorUltra
Others Honor Guardsman

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