History Characters / HalfLife

8th Feb '16 11:30:44 PM darksoul4242
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The entire Black Mesa Incident, duh! Well, all Gordon did was push the crystal in. But still, all hell broke loose on his watch. To be fair, it's not entirely his fault, Eli Vance, the injured scientist you first met talking to, knew this was going to happened due to the risks normally involving some alien crystal that simply popped out of nowhere and Gordon happens to be the placed as the catalyst for it.
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The entire Black Mesa Incident, duh! Well, all Gordon did was push the crystal in. But still, all hell broke loose on his watch. To be fair, it's not entirely his fault, Eli Vance, the injured scientist you first met talking to, knew this was going to happened happen due to the risks normally involving some alien crystal that simply popped out of nowhere and Gordon happens to be the placed as the catalyst for it.
2nd Feb '16 7:33:09 PM Blurios
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* {{Cyborg}}: Their armor and weapons look like they are surgically grafted on to their bodies, and the Grunts themselves are artificially created in a factory. * DumbMuscle: The Grunts only appear to be semi-sentient. They can operate weaponry, including their Hivehands and powerful alien laser cannons, and order around Vortigaunts, but not much else. * EliteMooks: They're much more dangerous than the Vortigaunts/Alien Slaves, the other foot soldier of Xen in the first game, due to their high health, heat seeking projectiles, and armor.
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* {{Cyborg}}: Their armor and weapons look like they are have been surgically grafted on to their bodies, and the Grunts themselves are artificially created in a factory. * DumbMuscle: The Grunts only appear to be semi-sentient. Averted. While their strength is mainly emphasized over their smarts, they clearly use strategy in their skirmishes. They can operate weaponry, including use tactics such as firing their Hivehands to track those hiding behind cover and powerful alien laser cannons, and order around Vortigaunts, but not much else. running between cover themselves when the opportunity sees fit. * EliteMooks: They're much more dangerous than the Vortigaunts/Alien Slaves, Vortigaunts, the other foot soldier of Xen in the first game, due to their high health, heat seeking projectiles, and armor.
27th Jan '16 7:21:58 PM Blurios
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* EldritchAbomination: The Gene Worm is a gigantic monstrosity which has the power to convert any natural resource and by extension an entire planet in order to suit Race X's needs. It also houses an exit portal for reinforcements in its abdomen. ** The manual for Opposing Force implies that it's several miles long and that the portion you fight in-game is just its head.

** The manual for Opposing Force implies that the Gene Worm is several miles long and that the portion you fight in-game is just its head.
27th Jan '16 7:04:19 PM Blurios
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* BigBadEnsemble: Form one not only with the HECU but also with the Black Ops later on. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] as the HECU and arguably, Black Ops, were [[IDidWhatIHadToDo mainly doing]] [[PunchClockVillain their jobs.]]
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* BigBadEnsemble: Form one not only with the HECU but also with the Black Ops later on. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] as the HECU and arguably, Black Ops, were [[IDidWhatIHadToDo mainly doing]] [[PunchClockVillain their jobs.]]
27th Jan '16 7:00:31 PM Blurios
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* BigBadEnsemble: Form one not only with the HECU but also with the Black Ops later on. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] as the HECU and arguably, Black Ops, were [[IDidWhatIHadToDo mainly doing]] [[PunchClockVillain their jobs.]]

* TheSpook: Infamously known for this. The only things we do know about them is that they're interested in colonizing other planets and that they have sufficient knowledge about teleportation technology if their movement through portal storms is any indication. Even in-universe, the higher ups at Black Mesa didn't fully know about their existence despite the countless research expeditions made on Xen.
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* TheSpook: Infamously known for this. The only things we do know about them is that they're interested in conquering and colonizing other planets planets, and that they have sufficient knowledge about already mastered teleportation technology if their movement through portal storms is any indication.technology. Even in-universe, the higher ups at Black Mesa didn't fully know about their existence despite the countless research expeditions made on Xen.
27th Jan '16 3:19:03 PM Blurios
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* TheSpook: Infamously known for this. The only things we do know about them is that they're interested in colonizing other planets and that they have sufficient knowledge about teleportation if their movement through portal storms is any indication. Even in-universe, the higher ups at Black Mesa didn't fully know about their existence despite the countless research expeditions made on Xen.
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* TheSpook: Infamously known for this. The only things we do know about them is that they're interested in colonizing other planets and that they have sufficient knowledge about teleportation technology if their movement through portal storms is any indication. Even in-universe, the higher ups at Black Mesa didn't fully know about their existence despite the countless research expeditions made on Xen.
27th Jan '16 3:13:23 PM Blurios
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A mysterious alien race from the other dimension, they only appear in ''Opposing Force'', where their invasion is repelled by Adrian Shepard and his men, and is finally ended when the US government nukes Black Mesa. Their main soldiers are "Shock Troopers", but they also have creatures such as a giant worm that shoots lasers and a small, fast poultry-like creature that attacks with scythe-like claws. * BigBadEnsemble: ''Opposing Force'' reveals that US Black Operations and Race X (led by the Gene Worm) were also largely responsible for the events of the first game. The HECU, on the other hand, [[IDidWhatIHadToDo were just doing whatever they needed to do to stop the invasion and survive the Black Ops onslaught.]] * EyeScream: The way to defeat the Gene Worm. * MadeOfIron: The Shock Troopers take about twenty [=MP5=] shots to kill, or just three Desert Eagle shots. That's twice as much as the average human soldier. * PlanetLooters * ShockAndAwe: The aptly named "Shock Troopers", who carry a weapon called a "Shock Roach", a parasitic bug that shoots deadly electricity when squeezed. Also, the Voltigores, large creatures which shoots powerful bolts of purple electricity. * ShroudedInMyth: You don't learn much about them other than that they want to take Earth's resources and that they are hostile to Xenian and US Military forces. * StarfishAliens: Especially the Gene Worm, a very large creature that shoots acid, and can teleport in "Shock Troopers". The manual for the game implies that the gene worm is several miles long and can suck the resources out of a planet, and that the creature you fight at the end of ''Opposing Force'' is just its head.
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A mysterious alien race from the other dimension, another dimension they only appear in ''Opposing Force'', where their invasion is repelled by Adrian Shepard Shepard, and his men, and is finally ended when the US government nukes Black Mesa. Their main soldiers are "Shock Troopers", the Shock Troopers but they also have other creatures at their disposal such as a giant worm that shoots lasers the Pit Drone, Shock Roach, Voltigore, Pit Worm, and a small, fast poultry-like creature that attacks with scythe-like claws. * BigBadEnsemble: ''Opposing Force'' reveals that US Black Operations and Race X (led by the Gene Worm) were also largely responsible for the events of the first game. The HECU, on the other hand, [[IDidWhatIHadToDo were just doing whatever they needed to do to stop the invasion and survive the Black Ops onslaught.]] Worm. * ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Haven't been seen since Opposing Force. * EyeScream: The way to defeat Shooting the eyes of the Gene Worm. Worm with the conveniently placed laser turrets blinds it... ** AttackItsWeakPoint: ...if blinded in both eyes it opens its midsection revealing a portal, making it vulnerable to attack. * MadeOfIron: The Shock Troopers take about twenty [=MP5=] shots to kill, or just three Desert Eagle shots. That's twice as much as the average human soldier. * PlanetLooters PlanetLooters: Their goal regardless of origin and affiliation is all very much the same: conquer a planet while also plundering all of it's resources, and then terraform it so it can be of better use as a more suitable colony. * ShockAndAwe: The aptly named "Shock Troopers", who Shock Troopers which carry a weapon called a "Shock Roach", a parasitic bug Shock Roach, insect-like creatures that shoots shoot deadly electricity when squeezed. electricity. Also, the Voltigores, large creatures which shoots shoot powerful bolts of purple electricity. * ShroudedInMyth: You don't learn much about them other than that they want to take Earth's resources and that they are hostile to Xenian and US Military forces. * StarfishAliens: Especially Even more so than Xen's occupants which is saying a lot. For example, Shock Troopers, in their infantile stage, are green amphibious fish-like organisms; by the Gene Worm, time they reach maturity, they gain a very large creature that shoots acid, humanoid stature, two pairs of arms, and can teleport have more in "Shock Troopers". common with insects than fish. ** The manual for the game Opposing Force implies that the gene worm Gene Worm is several miles long and can suck the resources out of a planet, and that the creature portion you fight at the end of ''Opposing Force'' in-game is just its head. *TheSpook: Infamously known for this. The only things we do know about them is that they're interested in colonizing other planets and that they have sufficient knowledge about teleportation if their movement through portal storms is any indication. Even in-universe, the higher ups at Black Mesa didn't fully know about their existence despite the countless research expeditions made on Xen. -->'''Security Guard:''' What is that thing, doc? -->'''Scientist:''' I don't know, I've never seen that species before!
27th Jan '16 9:21:47 AM PixelKnight
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* RightManInTheWrongPlace: The TropeNamer, as described by the G-Man.
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* RightManInTheWrongPlace: The TropeNamer, as described by the G-Man, but not an example, because he's being manipulated by the G-Man.
25th Jan '16 3:18:59 PM The-Artist-64
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* StrawNihilist: Both his name and his cryptic comments to Gordon imply that he is a nihilist.
18th Jan '16 10:54:10 PM AnotherGuy
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* LeaveNoWitnesses: And that includes the HECU marines doing the dirty work.
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