By actor Nathan Fillion's own admission, his Halo 5: Guardians character, Edward Buck, looks more handsome than he does, despite being based on his real-world face. This was no accident. In an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" last week, Fillion said he asked the studio 343 Industries to make his character model more good-looking. The developers obliged, and, as you'll see in the video, Fillion is quite pleased with the result.
Fillion recalls traveling to the 343 office in Seattle, where he sat in a 36-camera rig to have his face captured from every angle possible to be re-created in the game. "I said, jokingly, 'Can you make it look like I'm just a little bit better-looking than I actually am?'" That's exactly what they did, and, now that new images and trailers for Halo 5 have been released, people have definitely noticed the difference.
"Now, people are on Twitter going, 'Hey, that there's a guy in Halo 5 who looks just like you, only better-looking,'" said the actor known for playing Richard Castle on the ABC TV series "Castle," as well as Captain Malcolm Reynolds in the television series "" and its film continuation "Serenity." He currently appears in the crowdfunded Web series " ."
Check out the closeup image below and decide for yourself.
Fillion is no stranger to the Halo series, as he most recently did voice work for Halo: Reach and Halo 3: ODST, playing the character Buck. In the upcoming Halo 5, Buck is a member of Spartan Locke's Firetime Osiris, tasked with hunting down Master Chief.
In other recent news about the game, 343 has announced its launch day multiplayer playlists and revealed all the achievements. In addition, the game is now available to pre-load, while Microsoft has announced a New Year's Eve-style countdown celebration event for Halo 5.
This article originally appeared on GameSpot under the headline "Nathan Fillion Asked Halo 5 Devs to Make Him Look More Handsome."