Sgt. Forge was a way better character than Sg.t Johnson

Johnson was a Spartan 1. He should have been well above the average marine, so why is it that I had to constantly save him as the Chief so often?

Forge was just a regular dude and he was able to 1v1 an Arbiter in the second fight he had with him. Only reason he didn’t win in the first fight was because Anders had to interfere.

Factor in that both characters have some elements of comedic relief, I have to say that Forge was better because he was able to overcome situations that were much more difficult for him than they would have been for Johnson while filling in the same role that Johnson did.