The Halo Periodic Table

The periodic table is an elemental display of scientific awesomeness. The following inter-pretation is the Halo equivalent. Mimicking the wide layout with the inclusion of the f-block, this gorgeous video game-themed version features all the exact symbols with things born in the expansive Halo universe acting as substitutions for the original chemicals. This project has been my baby for nine very long months now with graphic designer Halcylon (also known as John Stvan) actively working on it for the past four. I focused on content while he worked magic with the visuals and now you get to enjoy the fruit of our labor. I just used the words baby and labor in consecutive sentences. Lawlz. If you’re still reading this instead of ogling the beauty that is the Halo Periodic Table, you deserved the bad joke. Now go choose your preferred size out of the six available and begin dissecting this monstrous piece of art!

Periodic Table

for your downloading, viewing, and fapping pleasure







*A key with all the symbols and what they stand for along with the individual images in downloadable form will be made available on 12.15.09. Until then, let the guessing begin!

104 Responses to The Halo Periodic Table

  1. Poopie McGhee says:

    Nice, very nice…

    • Poopie McGhee says:

      Ra is clearly Rapist…

      • Him says:

        My god you are a moron.

  2. saved! ^_^ that so badass angel and halcylon! my new wallpaper for FOREVER!

  3. ElusiveEagle says:

    I think I found angel’s favorite: Cd = Codpiece :P

  4. Mr Viper says:

    I think the first person to correctly guess all of the symbols meanings should get a cookie.

    • ElusiveEagle says:

      I think I have them all down, except maybe one or two….that would be a long post to list them all though…

      • bs angel says:

        A few of them are tricky. After selecting all the included words, sitting down and visually representing them became a challenge I didn’t foresee. What we wanted image-wise wasn’t always available, or isn’t necessarily something tangible. So those are perhaps a bit more complicated than the others. I’m sure somebody will get all of them though. :)

        • snorkle256 says:

          I think if you end up doing a pixel map that pops up the meaning of each one when its hover over, that it will be really cool.

        • Mike says:

          yeah that would be good, just instead of anything being a link it was just the title, i could do that if i knew the definition of what everything was

        • halcylon says:

          You’ll have to wait until next week.

  5. Dragnew says:


  6. ElusiveEagle says:

    angel, I spiez with ma little eyez your hidden message to Hal. Isn’t he just the best? :)

    • bs angel says:

      Considering how many impossible requests I made of him during approximately 120 days, I’d say that man deserves a medal!

      • halcylon says:

        Or a sammich.

        • HellCat says:

          I think we all owe u several sammiches for ur help. What would u like in yours?
          And of course thanks to BS angel also. Great work u 2

  7. Sgt Benton says:

    Awesome work, kudos to both of you.

  8. iAnthraxx says:

    isnt it wierd that the 7th group is called halogens, There is the element br in it, And if you go all the way down, the number of the element is 117?

    • bs angel says:

      What an interesting coincidence! ;)

      • Mr Viper says:

        I would not be surprised if bsangel had gone back in time to edit the periodic table while it was being created, just so she could put that tribute in.

        • IcyTreats says:

          Wow. Bungie should see this.

        • Ben:D says:

          I would be quite surprised by that….

  9. *lifts jaw off floor*

  10. Oh….my….god….

    Its so beautiful…I don’t know what else to say…


    • HellCat says:

      U need say nothing. Just look… and fap

      • IcyTreats says:


  11. CzarCastic says:

    Awesome! Nice job guys.

  12. Arkonyx says:

    Very Impressive, well done. You may have a cookie for your efforts. ^_^

  13. rowboat 000 says:


  14. pittofdoom says:

    I love how used Hayabusa for Noob (Nb).

    • halcylon says:

      Lol. We had to really think about this one… like “camping” or other phrases, “n00b” was a tough one to show graphically.

      • suicidalkanoka says:

        A camping chair would have worked well.

  15. Fiesta says:

    Argh, i can’t look at this without tryign to find correspondence between the actual element and the thing pictured! Damn you science!

  16. Rhamsey says:

    The video game periodic table game was one of my favorites.

  17. L337MA573R says:

    So…when are you guys going to make another table explaining this one?
    Regardless, I get most of them. Awesome work, guys.

    • bs angel says:

      The individual tiles and what they stand for will be released next Tuesday. :)

  18. tb2571989 says:

    I think I just found my new desktop. I like how “CE” is Halo original.

    One thing, where did you get the “Halo Manual” font?

  19. Xor1an says:

    I’m really glad to see the finished product. Excellent work!

  20. skelbrute says:

    Science will never be the same…I would also bet money that in a few weeks, we see some kid’s middle school chemistry test with these items as the answers…. I can hardly wait!!!

    Absolutely gorgeous, hilarious, and educational all at the same time!!!

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  22. DeepCee says:

    Woot !! Awesome you two :D

  23. halcylon says:

    Phew! Its done :) This, by far, was one of the largest projects I’ve ever worked on and completed. I’m so thrilled that it actually came to fruition and didn’t fizzle out. There were plenty of times where I could tell we hit road blocks, but bs angel just kept right on trucking with the ideas and content.

    Thanks to all who commented and enjoyed this. I had a blast. I’m incredibly proud of how this turned out.

    Thank you, angel, for letting me help you on this.

    • Poopie McGhee says:

      Good job…
      Both of you…

  24. Felipe 058 says:

    I hate to be the dick who says this, angel and halcylon, but Lanthanum and Actinium have been switched in their d-bock positions. La should be between Barium (Ba) and Hafnium (Ha), and Actinium should be between Radium (Ra) and Rutherfordium (Rf). Yes they are faded out there because of the fact that they can go in either the d-block or f-block, but they’re still in the wrong places.

    • halcylon says:

      If you can post your source, we can look into it. We used three tables to accurately place these.

      • Felipe 058 says:

        Any google search of “periodic table of the elements” will show you that Lanthanum has an atomic number of 57 (thusly going after Barium, which has an atomic number of 56) and Actinium has an atomic number of 89 (thusly going after Radium, which has an atomic number of 88). They’re placed correctly in the f-block at the bottom; it’s in their transition metal, or d-block, positions that they’re wrong.

        • Felipe 058 says:

          Sorry if that came off as rude; I haven’t had much sleep recently studying for finals and whatnot.

        • halcylon says:

          It did, but you may need to get sleep. We have them placed after the same elements on the table you referenced, which was the same one we used.

        • Felipe 058 says:

          Sorry, but on yours it goes -Ba-Ac-Hf- and then below it -Ra-La-Rf-. Looking at Wikipedia it goes -Ba-La-Hf- and then -Ra-Ac-Hf-.

        • halcylon says:

          i c wat u did thar

    • bs angel says:

      That’s all you got? That the transparent tiles are backwards? Go get some more sleep then look at it again! I fully expected a more significant error than that somewhere. :)

      • Felipe 058 says:

        Ha, don’t worry, everything else was (and still is) perfect :)

        • bs angel says:

          Yeah? :fingers crossed:

          I honestly made the assumption some errors would be made. Sometimes no matter how many times you go over everything, you still don’t catch some of the most glaringly obvious mistakes. Thanks for letting us know about the swap btw. It’s been corrected. :)

  25. Kato says:

    Awesome, great work.

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  28. gogt200 says:

    I was wondering when you were going to get this up. I figured we would be treated to a very simple white periodic table, but this thing is so freaking awesome. Great work, definitely worth the wait.

  29. paulmarv says:

    Ununseptium for Master Cheif… rofl

    (atomic number is 117)

    I loved K, Au, No, and a bunch others. 5 stars.

    • IcyTreats says:

      OH NOW I GET IT.
      When I saw Chief by the Uus thing I was like WTF?

  30. ODST Alpha says:

    I’m glad you guys finally got to finishing this.
    Plus, you took my suggestion for UnUnSeptium to heart! :D

    • bs angel says:

      That’s one of my favorite tiles, are you kidding me?! That suggestion was subtly brilliant. :)

    • halcylon says:

      Yeah, honestly I had to think about that and check the chart. Incredible suggestion.

  31. halcylon says:

    So who’s got them all figured out?!

    • bs angel says:

      I do!!

      • halcylon says:

        Cheater :)

  32. Zee-V70 says:

    I lol’d irl at Rb.
    “Hold RB to flip… wait, what? How did you do that?”

    • halcylon says:

      I’m glad that these are making sense!!!

    • pittofdoom says:

      *facepalm* I can’t believe I didn’t get that!

  33. XMixMasterX says:


  34. BerserkerBarage says:

    I got all but 2, and it’s because I’m not really sure about my answers. I was really expecting to see “Your mom” for the “Ho” one and a picture of Halcylon next to “Bk”. But alas, I didn’t make the table.

    My personal favorites, and ones I think few will get? “Ti” and “Dy”. I immediately knew them and it brought a smile to my face.

    I guess I’ll just have to wait to find out the 2 I’m missing =(


  35. iCeDrAgOn01 says:

    H – Halo
    Be – Brute
    Mg – Mgalekgolo
    K – Keyes
    Ca – Carbine
    Sc – Scarab
    V – Veronica
    Cr – Battle Creek
    Co – Coagulation
    Cu – Cutter
    Zn – Zanzibar

    Ga – Gravemind
    Ge – General
    As – Assault
    Se – Slayer
    Br – Battle Rifle
    Kr – Kig-yar
    Rb – Right Bumper (Flip over the Elephant [Wait.. How did you do that?])
    Sr – Serena
    Y – Yanme’e
    Zr – Zebra
    Nb – Hayabusa?
    Mo – Monitor
    Tc – The cone?
    Ru – Fist of Rukt
    Rh – Reach
    Pd – Power Drain
    Ag – UNSC Frigate
    In – Index
    Sn – Sangheili
    Sb – Sentinel Beam
    Te – Terminal
    I – I <3 Bees?
    Xe – Extermination
    Cs – Construct
    Ba – Banshee
    Hf – Honor Fleet?
    Ta – Tank
    W – Warthog
    Re – Marathon
    Os – Overshield
    Pt – Prophet of Truth
    Au – Pillar of Autumn
    Hg – Huragok
    Tl – Teleporter
    Pb – Plasma/Battle Rifle Combo?
    Bi – Brigadier
    Po – Porn hahaha.
    At – Auto Turret
    Rn – Rat's Nest
    Fr – Forge
    Ra – Arbiter
    Rf – Inferi Redivivus
    Db – Double Kill
    Sg – Sergeant Johnson
    Bh – Brute Hammer
    Hs – Headshot
    Mt – Mountain
    Ds – Dropship
    Rg – Regeneration
    La – Spartan Laser
    Ce – Combat Evolved
    Pr – Prophet of Regret
    Nd – Needler
    Pm – Prophet of Mercy
    Sm – SMG
    Eu – Forerunner?
    Tb – Teabag
    Ho – Hornet
    Er – Anders
    Tm – Tripmine
    Yb – Yellow Bars
    Lu – LAU-65D/SGM-151 (Missle Pod)
    Ac – Active Camo
    Th – The Rookie
    Pa – Plasma
    U – Unggoy
    Np – NMPD Headquarters (Windward)
    Am – UNSC In Amber Clad
    Cm – Camper
    Bk – Blackout
    Cf – Capture the Flag
    Es – Energy Sword
    Md – M6D Magnum Sidearm
    No – No Scope
    Lr – Legendary

    Yeah… I did it. Only missed a couple :D

    • ElusiveEagle says:

      Nb = Noob
      Tc = Traffic Cone
      Fe = Forge
      B = Bungie
      C = Cortana
      O = ONI
      F = Flood
      Si = Superintendent
      P = Penitent Tangent
      S = Skull(s)
      He = HEV (Drop Pod)
      Ne = New Mombasa
      Ar = Arbiter
      Cl = Chill Out
      Sr = Serina
      Ag = UNSC Aegis Fate FFG-307
      Hf = Half-jaw, or rather Rtas ‘Vadam
      Ir = Iris (Halo 3 ARG)
      Tl = Chiron TL-34
      Pb = Noob Combo, there should be a more elegant way to say this

      • bs angel says:

        P(lasma pistol) and B(attle rifle)


    • ElusiveEagle says:

      Po = Pron
      Ra = Ripa ‘Moramee
      Mt = Mt. Kilimanjaro more specifically
      Eu = Elevator?
      Gd = The Guardian
      Dy = Danger Canyon
      Er = Ellen Anders
      Fm = Foe Hammer (Carol Rawley)

    • ElusiveEagle says:

      N = Night, or VISR?
      Na = Narrows
      Uus = Master Chief

      I just need Li, Al, or Mn. I forgot where I’ve seen those symbols before.

      • ElusiveEagle says:

        Cd = Codpiece (somehow I failed to put that above)
        Re = Reclaimer (reclaimer glyph)
        Li = Librarian
        Al = Avalanche
        Mn = Mendicant Bias

        Yay! I think I got them all!

    • suicidalkanoka says:

      I was thinking V stood for something else… but Veronica makes a bit more grounded sense.

      I thought Fe would be the Iron skull, so I thought the forge symbol was the Iron symbol for a bit. lol

  36. 117649 says:
    this is my incomplete version

    • bs angel says:

      Good job! I’m curious how many elements we chose the same Halo item for. :)

  37. shadowsquid86 says:

    I find it disturbing that Carbon Fluoride would be a “bond” between Cortana and the Flood. 0_o

  38. Dan says:

    This is BRILLIANT! :D i got a few of them, but i missed a lot of them :S
    also ag: Agincourt?? (im not sure how to spell it, but it was one of the UNSC ships)… further to that… :D good job :D

  39. KalamariKidd says:

    I think this is awesome!!! Thank you bs angel for creating my new wallpaper.

  40. Mr Meyagi says:

    lols ban hammer

  41. Todd Hubbard says:

    Mah new wall paper on mah computer!

  42. Fezzer says:

    Oh wow! I actually had totally forgotten about this. Looks great!

  43. Excellent Job also!

  44. So much win. Truly epic.

  45. Green 2 says:

    This is Awesome! Now Chemistry got a lot more fun. :D

  46. HellCat says:

    V = Vagina?… i think u guys got it wrong… Dares a man.

    • iCeDrAgOn01 says:

      V = Veronica.

  47. Indeed Not says:

    If this were the real Periodic Table, I would have paid attention in Chemistry. As it is, this is so amazing that I stopped watching Star Wars to look at it in it’s glory.

    But why are there two “Ac”s? Is one representing the actual camo item, and the other what it does?

    • Indeed Not says:

      *its. I hang my head in shame.

    • ElusiveEagle says:

      The f-block, baby! Woo!!! :P

  48. Morpheus says:

    lol, is there one in iPhone size?


    • halcylon says:

      This would totally not work as an iphone wallpaper :)

  49. DethPwn says:

    Nice one, Halcyclon!

  50. DethPwn says:


    • suicidalkanoka says:

      What? There is no element “A” and none of the elements whose symbols start with “A” look like arrows.

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  52. j0bert says:

    Why is Ar not an Assault Rifle?

    • bs angel says:

      Because in my opinion, the Arbiter is a more crucial component in the Halo universe than the assault rifle.

  53. shadowsquid86 says:

    You could have included Copernicium (formerly Ununbium), although it won’t be officially given that name until next month.

    Very nice overall. I can see a lot of effort went into it.

  54. Marksman says:

    :O :O :O

    I just found this browsing the Interwebz, and thought I should bring it back here and give you guys the link pointlessly.

    It surprised me, that’s all :/

    • bs angel says:

      I love Gear Fuse! :)

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