History Characters / HalfLife

2nd Jul '16 12:19:44 PM Andrew_Maltani
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* AscendedExtra: A hologram of her appeared in ''Half-Life'' and ''Opposing Forces''. She can also be seen on security camera footage in ''Blue Shift''.

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* AscendedExtra: A hologram of her appeared as the Hazard Course Instructor appears in ''Half-Life'' and ''Opposing Forces''. Force''. She can also be seen on security camera footage in ''Blue Shift''.Shift'', and is one of the original multiplayer characters.
24th Jun '16 11:32:15 PM Blurios
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* MeaningfulName: '''Gargantua''', as in it's an absolute behemoth.


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* TheJuggernaut: Bullets don't do a damn thing against it what with its metal carapace, and even if its still susceptible to both energy weapons and all explosives it's going to take a lot of ammunition to bring it down. It also still says a lot when the only things to one shot it are very strong discharges from a power station or a direct hit from a mortar strike, both instances being very coincidental.
21st Jun '16 9:49:50 AM PartyEscortBotBeans
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The other scientist at Black Mesa East, and is somewhat distrustful of Alyx. Also [[spoiler:played traitor for Wallace Breen]], but after coming back to her senses, she eventually [[spoiler:saves Gordon, Alyx, and Eli from him]] near the end of ''Half-Life 2''. Was last seen with Resistance members tracking down the ''Borealis'', and got ambushed from the Combine before she could finish her message. She is still alive, whereabouts unknown. Her message was found by Gordon and Alyx, who were pursued by the Combine [[spoiler:for the entirety of Episodes ''One'' and ''Two'']] while delivering it to the scientists in White Forest Base. She will be most likely seen again in ''Half-Life 3''.

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The other scientist at Black Mesa East, and is somewhat distrustful of Alyx. Also [[spoiler:played traitor for Wallace Breen]], but after coming back to her senses, she eventually [[spoiler:saves Gordon, Alyx, and Eli from him]] near the end of ''Half-Life 2''. Was last seen with Resistance members tracking down the ''Borealis'', and got ambushed from the Combine before she could finish her message. She is still alive, whereabouts unknown. Her message was found by Gordon and Alyx, who were pursued by the Combine [[spoiler:for the entirety of Episodes ''One'' and ''Two'']] while delivering it to the scientists in White Forest Base. She will be most likely seen again in ''Half-Life 3''.
'Episode Three''.
16th Jun '16 2:19:21 AM PrussianInk
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->'''Age:''' 31.

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->'''Age:''' 31. [[labelnote:Note]]According to unused files. The instruction manual gives her age as 25.[[/labelnote]]



->'''Age:''' 37.

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->'''Age:''' 37. [[labelnote:Note]]According to unused files. The instruction manual gives her age as 31.[[/labelnote]]
12th Jun '16 2:19:06 PM Steven
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* ISeeThemToo: So far, he has been the only character who has acknowledged the G-Man, a.k.a. "our mutual friend"'s existence to Gordon.

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* ISeeThemToo: So far, he has been the only character who has acknowledged the G-Man, a.k.a. "our mutual friend"'s friend's existence to Gordon.


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* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: At the end of Episode 2, he is killed by a Combine Advisor by having his brain sucked out right in front of Gordon and Alyx.]]
8th Jun '16 7:45:45 PM rjd1922
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* DissonantSerenity: Always remains cool and businesslike no matter what chaos is occurring around him.
3rd Jun '16 4:08:59 PM rjd1922
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* MissingMom: Her Mom died during the Black Mesa incident.

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* MissingMom: Her Mom mom died during the Black Mesa incident.



* RememberTheNewGuy: He just appears during ''Episode 2''. Sure, it's implied he hadn't seen Gordon in a long time, but it still appears as though they know each other.

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* RememberTheNewGuy: He just appears during ''Episode 2''.Two''. Sure, it's implied he hadn't seen Gordon in a long time, but it still appears as though they know each other.



Breen is the earlier head of The Black Mesa Research Facility, and was unnamed and unseen in the first game, where he is merely referred to as "The administrator". In ''Half-Life 2'', he is the main antagonist and the Combine's puppet ruler of Earth, a position he got after selling out mankind to them.

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Breen is the earlier head of The the Black Mesa Research Facility, and was unnamed and unseen in the first game, where he is merely referred to as "The administrator". In ''Half-Life 2'', he is the main antagonist and the Combine's puppet ruler of Earth, a position he got after selling out mankind to them.
31st May '16 3:53:46 PM rjd1922
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* BerserkButton: Alyx in danger.
* BadAss: When you can put the hurt on [[spoiler: [[SpiderTank Striders]] and make Advisors]] (which if the things the Vortigaunts say are true, are each a larval EldritchAbomination) ''[[HorrifyingTheHorror run for their life]]'', then you are most likely this, for sure.

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* BerserkButton: Alyx in danger.
* BadAss:
{{Badass}}: When you can put the hurt on [[spoiler: [[SpiderTank Striders]] and make Advisors]] (which if the things the Vortigaunts say are true, are each a larval EldritchAbomination) ''[[HorrifyingTheHorror run for their life]]'', then you are most likely this, for sure.
31st May '16 3:49:33 PM rjd1922
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* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: By the time of ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'', he doesn't have any definitive rank in the rebellion, but he pretty much commands any rebel squads he comes across, who are all too willing to ZergRush a position if he so much as looks at it, all because he's good at killing things.

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* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: By the time of ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'', ''Half-Life 2'', he doesn't have any definitive rank in the rebellion, but he pretty much commands any rebel squads he comes across, who are all too willing to ZergRush a position if he so much as looks at it, all because he's good at killing things.



* TheDreaded: He steadily builds up a reputation throughout his adventures in Half-Life; by the midpoint of the game, the marines know exactly who he is and are actively hunting for him specifically. By the end, the Nihilanth is able to directly address him by name.

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* TheDreaded: He steadily builds up a reputation throughout his adventures in Half-Life; ''Half-Life''; by the midpoint of the game, the marines know exactly who he is and are actively hunting for him specifically. By the end, the Nihilanth is able to directly address him by name.



* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: At the end of ''Half Life'', he takes down [[spoiler:the Nihilanth]].
** The Rebels' reaction when he takes down his first Strider, and in Episode 2 where he takes out an ''army'' of them.

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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: At the end of ''Half Life'', ''Half-Life'', he takes down [[spoiler:the Nihilanth]].
** The Rebels' reaction when he takes down his first Strider, and in Episode 2 ''Episode Two'' where he takes out an ''army'' of them.



** The best example is probably at the end of Episode 2. [[spoiler: The rebel's main headquarters comes under attack from multiple directions. Dozens of Combine EliteMooks storm through the roof on dropships and set up numerous defensive positions, a bunch of [[LightningBruiser Hunters]] break in to support them, and a dozen striders, each supported by 2-3 Hunters, start attacking the base. After the rebel personnel get completely slaughtered, they just send Freeman, thinking that he's all they'll need to repel hundreds of heavily armed and armored dark energy rifle wielding super soldiers, and a bunch of giant tripod death machines supported by dozens of other, smaller tripod death machines. [[CurbStompBattle They're right.]] [[CrowningMomentofAwesome Completely.]]]]
* OneRiotOneRanger: By Episode 1 the Resistance sees him as nothing short than an [[PersonOfMassDestruction unstoppable god amongst men]], and he's often sent into the fray alone or with minimal help - not because of Resistance laziness or cowardice, but because Freeman ''consistently'' wins and thrashes the Combine in the process single-handedly.

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** The best example is probably at the end of Episode 2.''Episode Two''. [[spoiler: The rebel's main headquarters comes under attack from multiple directions. Dozens of Combine EliteMooks storm through the roof on dropships and set up numerous defensive positions, a bunch of [[LightningBruiser Hunters]] break in to support them, and a dozen striders, each supported by 2-3 Hunters, start attacking the base. After the rebel personnel get completely slaughtered, they just send Freeman, thinking that he's all they'll need to repel hundreds of heavily armed and armored dark energy rifle wielding super soldiers, and a bunch of giant tripod death machines supported by dozens of other, smaller tripod death machines. [[CurbStompBattle They're right.]] [[CrowningMomentofAwesome Completely.]]]]
* OneRiotOneRanger: By Episode 1 ''Episode Two'' the Resistance sees him as nothing short than an [[PersonOfMassDestruction unstoppable god amongst men]], and he's often sent into the fray alone or with minimal help - not because of Resistance laziness or cowardice, but because Freeman ''consistently'' wins and thrashes the Combine in the process single-handedly.



The player character in ''Blue Shift'', Barney Calhoun was a security guard at Black Mesa, and arrived to his duties at the same time as Gordon. Unlike Gordon and Adrian, he was the only player character in the first ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' not to have a special suit, and the only main character to escape from Black Mesa on his own, along with a few scientists.

In ''Half-Life 2'', Barney, posing as a Combine Civil Protection security guard, saves Gordon from heading to Nova Prospekt. Helps Gordon in the Resistance movement in City 17, and for ''Episode One'', helps some of the residents evacuate. Last seen boarding a train outbound from City 17 by the end of ''Episode One'' with the help of Gordon and Alyx, his whereabouts are unknown in ''Episode Two''.

* AscendedExtra: From being a stock security guard in ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' to the star of ''Blue Shift'' to a major character in ''VideoGame/HalfLife2''.

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The player character in ''Blue Shift'', Barney Calhoun was a security guard at Black Mesa, and arrived to his duties at the same time as Gordon. Unlike Gordon and Adrian, he was the only player character in the first ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' ''Half-Life'' not to have a special suit, and the only main character to escape from Black Mesa on his own, along with a few scientists.

In ''Half-Life 2'', Barney, posing as a Combine Civil Protection security guard, saves Gordon from heading to Nova Prospekt. Helps He helps Gordon in fight for the Resistance movement in City 17, and for in ''Episode One'', he helps some of the residents evacuate. Last seen boarding a train outbound from City 17 by the end of ''Episode One'' with the help of Gordon and Alyx, his whereabouts are unknown in ''Episode Two''.

* AscendedExtra: From being a stock security guard in ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' ''Half-Life 1'' to the star of ''Blue Shift'' to a major character in ''VideoGame/HalfLife2''.''Half-Life 2''.



* SuddenlyVoiced: As typical for protagonists in the series, he's a HeroicMime in ''Blue Shift'', but he talks as an NPC in ''Half-Life 2''.



* AscendedExtra: A hologram of her appeared in ''Half Life'' and ''Opposing Forces''. She can also be seen on security camera footage in ''Blue Shift''.

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* AscendedExtra: A hologram of her appeared in ''Half Life'' ''Half-Life'' and ''Opposing Forces''. She can also be seen on security camera footage in ''Blue Shift''.



* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:In ''Half-Life 2: Episode Two'' she gets stabbed in the back by a Hunter, and just manages to say "Gordon... Help...." before she passes out, appearing to be dead. Her condition goes from critically injured to no pulse left just before the Vortigaunts manage to save her.]]

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* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:In ''Half-Life 2: Episode ''Episode Two'' she gets stabbed in the back by a Hunter, and just manages to say "Gordon... Help...." before she passes out, appearing to be dead. Her condition goes from critically injured to no pulse left just before the Vortigaunts manage to save her.]]



* {{Handgun}}: Her main weapon throughout the Half Life 2 series is a seemingly custom made machine pistol she carries around in her jacket.

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* {{Handgun}}: Her main weapon throughout the Half Life 2 ''Half-Life 2'' series is a seemingly custom made machine pistol she carries around in her jacket.



* LastSecondEndingChoice: What he does in ''VideoGame/HalfLife1''. After Gordon has defeated the FinalBoss, the G-Man intercepts him, saying that his employers are very impressed with Gordon's work. He then offers to either employ Gordon, or throw him into a [[NonStandardGameOver battle that cannot be won.]] How Gordon responds is up to you.

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* LastSecondEndingChoice: What he does in ''VideoGame/HalfLife1''.''Half-Life 1''. After Gordon has defeated the FinalBoss, the G-Man intercepts him, saying that his employers are very impressed with Gordon's work. He then offers to either employ Gordon, or throw him into a [[NonStandardGameOver battle that cannot be won.]] How Gordon responds is up to you.



* BigBad: Of Half-Life 2.

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* BigBad: Of Half-Life 2.''Half-Life 2''.



* UncertainDoom: [[spoiler:At the end of ''Half-Life 2'', the platform lifting him up the teleporter collapses, and he seems to fall to his death. In Episode 1, a recording of Breen conversing with an Advisor suggests he may have become (or had a copy of his mind transferred into) an Advisor.]]

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* UncertainDoom: [[spoiler:At the end of ''Half-Life 2'', the platform lifting him up the teleporter collapses, and he seems to fall to his death. In Episode 1, ''Episode One'', a recording of Breen conversing with an Advisor suggests he may have become (or had a copy of his mind transferred into) an Advisor.]]



** They are also MadeOfIron. You actually briefly get a chance to shoot at one during the first stage of the assault at White Forest, using a mounted pulse cannon, which seems to be the Combine's equivalent to a .50 machine gun. Desptie taking many shots, only a few of which are enough to kill PoweredArmor wearing cyborgs, the Advisor shows no visible signs of injury and escapes unharmed. This also shows the limits of their powers; the Advisor can't actually throw Freeman around like the previous ones did, only being able to give him a headache, likely because of the (not at all long) distance between them.
*** Likely an example of [[PlotArmor Plot Armor]] though. They deliberately have a massive amount of health in Episode Two (over 1000) to prevent the player from killing them during the brief windows of opportunity. They're likely going to be boss battles or scripted kills in the next game, like striders or gargantuas.

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** They are also MadeOfIron. You actually briefly get a chance to shoot at one during the first stage of the assault at White Forest, using a mounted pulse cannon, which seems to be the Combine's equivalent to a .50 machine gun. Desptie Despite taking many shots, only a few of which are enough to kill PoweredArmor wearing cyborgs, the Advisor shows no visible signs of injury and escapes unharmed. This also shows the limits of their powers; the Advisor can't actually throw Freeman around like the previous ones did, only being able to give him a headache, likely because of the (not at all long) distance between them.
*** Likely an example of [[PlotArmor Plot Armor]] though. They deliberately have a massive amount of health in Episode Two ''Episode Two'' (over 1000) to prevent the player from killing them during the brief windows of opportunity. They're likely going to be boss battles or scripted kills in the next game, like striders or gargantuas.



* GreaterScopeVillain: Of the first game. Also in ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'', while Breen acts as the BigBad, the Advisors are clearly above him and are seemingly the Combine's leaders.

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* GreaterScopeVillain: Of the first game. Also in ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'', ''Half-Life 2'', while Breen acts as the BigBad, the Advisors are clearly above him and are seemingly the Combine's leaders.



* LoadBearingBoss: A collective, in-story version. For all the Combine's cruelty, they at least did manage to keep the massive Antlion infestations in check and keep headcrabs out of their cities. But then Gordon Freeman blew up Nova Prospekt, destroyed their defensive network of machine gun bunkers and 'thumpers' on the coast (thereby letting the Antlions into Nova Prospekt), slaughtered hundreds of soldiers and Synths, started a worldwide rebellion, and blew up the Citadel. All these things caused the Combine to lose control over City 17, resulting in a massive invasion by the nearby Antlion colonies and an infestation of headcrab zombies. By the time Episode One begins, the entire region is caught in a [[MeleeATrois four way struggle]] between the headcrab zombies, the antlion hordes, the Resistance, and the Combine.

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* LoadBearingBoss: A collective, in-story version. For all the Combine's cruelty, they at least did manage to keep the massive Antlion infestations in check and keep headcrabs out of their cities. But then Gordon Freeman blew up Nova Prospekt, destroyed their defensive network of machine gun bunkers and 'thumpers' on the coast (thereby letting the Antlions into Nova Prospekt), slaughtered hundreds of soldiers and Synths, started a worldwide rebellion, and blew up the Citadel. All these things caused the Combine to lose control over City 17, resulting in a massive invasion by the nearby Antlion colonies and an infestation of headcrab zombies. By the time Episode One ''Episode One'' begins, the entire region is caught in a [[MeleeATrois four way struggle]] between the headcrab zombies, the antlion hordes, the Resistance, and the Combine.



* SlaveMooks: An entire army of them, most of the Combine soldiers you fight throughout Half Life 2 and its episodes are actually cybernetically modified and enslaved transhumans. Also, the "Striders" "Gunships" "Hunters" "Dropships" and "Synth Scanners" you see in-game are all enslaved aliens or biomachines. It's [[WordOfGod implied]] that there are ''millions'' of enslaved species. The vortigaunts may have been one of them, though they were later found to be enslaved by the Nihilanth. In fact, the Nihilanth's species' role in relation to the Combine is never really explained and neither is Race X's role.

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* SlaveMooks: An entire army of them, most of the Combine soldiers you fight throughout Half Life 2 ''Half-Life 2'' and its episodes are actually cybernetically modified and enslaved transhumans. Also, the "Striders" "Gunships" "Hunters" "Dropships" and "Synth Scanners" you see in-game are all enslaved aliens or biomachines. It's [[WordOfGod implied]] that there are ''millions'' of enslaved species. The vortigaunts may have been one of them, though they were later found to be enslaved by the Nihilanth. In fact, the Nihilanth's species' role in relation to the Combine is never really explained and neither is Race X's role.



The ruler of the Xen aliens and the main antagonist of the first Half Life (and by extension, ''Blue Shift'', ''Decay'' and part of ''Opposing Force''). His race was under severe threat from the Combine, being hunted to near extinction. Some time prior to the first game, he enslaved the Vortigaunts, who were further pursued by the Combine. To escape them, he and the Vortigaunts fled to the border world, Xen, where they set up shop. Still desperate, he used the Resonance Cascade to launch an invasion of Earth, and despite the Black Mesa's scientists' best efforts to plug the rift between the dimensions, he was able to use his psychic powers to force it to stay open. His forces had success with pushing back the HECU, but his invasion was ended when the Black Ops nuked Black Mesa and Gordon Freeman traveled to Xen and killed him, finally closing the hole in the dimensions.

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The ruler of the Xen aliens and the main antagonist of the first Half Life ''Half-Life'' (and by extension, ''Blue Shift'', ''Decay'' and part of ''Opposing Force''). His race was under severe threat from the Combine, being hunted to near extinction. Some time prior to the first game, he enslaved the Vortigaunts, who were further pursued by the Combine. To escape them, he and the Vortigaunts fled to the border world, Xen, where they set up shop. Still desperate, he used the Resonance Cascade to launch an invasion of Earth, and despite the Black Mesa's scientists' best efforts to plug the rift between the dimensions, he was able to use his psychic powers to force it to stay open. His forces had success with pushing back the HECU, but his invasion was ended when the Black Ops nuked Black Mesa and Gordon Freeman traveled to Xen and killed him, finally closing the hole in the dimensions.



Rhino-sized, grub-like alien lifeforms. They led the Universal Union's Synth invasion of Earth, and now command the Combine forces stationed on Earth through Breen and the Overwatch, taking direct control in Episode 2. The Vortigaunts are familiar with the Advisors, whom they call "Shu'ulathoi", having long been enslaved by them. They are ancient beings, extremely intelligent and powerful, possessing a variety of psychic and telekinetic abilities.

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Rhino-sized, grub-like alien lifeforms. They led the Universal Union's Synth invasion of Earth, and now command the Combine forces stationed on Earth through Breen and the Overwatch, taking direct control in Episode 2.''Episode 2''. The Vortigaunts are familiar with the Advisors, whom they call "Shu'ulathoi", having long been enslaved by them. They are ancient beings, extremely intelligent and powerful, possessing a variety of psychic and telekinetic abilities.



* TheGhost: Their existence isn't known by anyone on Earth outside of the Combine's highest ranks and the oldest Vortigaunts; not even the folks of Black Mesa knew what they were. By Episode 2, it's revealed that Breen was little more than a puppet for their interests.

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* TheGhost: Their existence isn't known by anyone on Earth outside of the Combine's highest ranks and the oldest Vortigaunts; not even the folks of Black Mesa knew what they were. By Episode 2, ''Episode Two'', it's revealed that Breen was little more than a puppet for their interests.



Large, insect like creatures that migrated to Earth following the portal storms. They seem to operate much like many Earth insects, living in extremely large colonies with other antlions. After the events of ''Half Life 2'', the street war between the Combine and the Resistance has caused a breakdown of the Combine defenses, and the antlions have started pouring in to civilized areas.

* BerserkButton: Don't mess with their grubs. Seriously, don't.

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Large, insect like creatures that migrated to Earth following the portal storms. They seem to operate much like many Earth insects, living in extremely large colonies with other antlions. After the events of ''Half Life ''Half-Life 2'', the street war between the Combine and the Resistance has caused a breakdown of the Combine defenses, and the antlions have started pouring in to civilized areas.

* BerserkButton: Don't mess with their grubs. Seriously, don't.
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* MadeOfPlasticine: Antlions are the only enemies in VideoGame/HalfLife2 that can be gibbed.

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* MadeOfPlasticine: Antlions are the only enemies in VideoGame/HalfLife2 ''Half-Life 2'' that can be gibbed. gibbed.
* MamaBear[=/=]PapaWolf: Don't mess with their grubs. Seriously, don't.



* UnstoppableRage: If you mess around with Antlion grubs, the Antlion Guardian will. Get. Pissed. Th Guardian that appears in Episode Two actually [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge leaves the nest to hunt down and kill]] Freeman in revenge for breaking in and killing their young.

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* UnstoppableRage: If you mess around with Antlion grubs, the Antlion Guardian will. Get. Pissed. Th Guardian that appears in Episode Two ''Episode Two'' actually [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge leaves the nest to hunt down and kill]] Freeman in revenge for breaking in and killing their young.



** During ''Episode 2'', they do this once Gordon reaches Griggs and Sheckley's hideout. Fortunately the forementioned rebels are quite adept at killing them, not to mention they have two turrets.

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** During ''Episode 2'', Two'', they do this once Gordon reaches Griggs and Sheckley's hideout. Fortunately the forementioned rebels are quite adept at killing them, not to mention they have two turrets.



The backbone of the Nihilanth's Xenian army in the first VideoGame/HalfLife. The Grunts are tall, bipedal, muscular creatures with multiple red eyes, backward jointed legs, tube ears, vertical opening mouths, and an arm sticking out of their chest, similar to the Vortigaunts. They make up a large part of the invasion force during the Black Mesa Incident, where the Nihilanth's forces squared off against the HECU.

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The backbone of the Nihilanth's Xenian army in the first VideoGame/HalfLife.''Half-Life''. The Grunts are tall, bipedal, muscular creatures with multiple red eyes, backward jointed legs, tube ears, vertical opening mouths, and an arm sticking out of their chest, similar to the Vortigaunts. They make up a large part of the invasion force during the Black Mesa Incident, where the Nihilanth's forces squared off against the HECU.



* MadeOfIron: Bullets just bounce harmlessly off their skin. It takes a TON of explosive or electrical damage to actually put them down, more than the actual M1 Abrams tanks in the game. Even more so in the mod ''Videogame/BlackMesa'' (a recreation of ''Half Life 1'' in [=HL=]2's engine), where there is absolutely no conventional way to kill them, even with all the explosives the player can carry; they can only be taken down with scripted sequences.
* MiniBoss: They serve this role whenever they appear in the original Half-Life; they're very tough, and half the time are meant to be taken down in scripted sequences to boot, but don't last as long and aren't as powerful as the actual bosses, of which there were only three (the [[PuzzleBoss Tentacle]], the [[DamageSpongeBoss Gonarch]], and the [[FinalBoss Nihilanth]]).

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* MadeOfIron: Bullets just bounce harmlessly off their skin. It takes a TON of explosive or electrical damage to actually put them down, more than the actual M1 Abrams tanks in the game. Even more so in the mod ''Videogame/BlackMesa'' (a recreation of ''Half Life ''Half-Life 1'' in [=HL=]2's engine), where there is absolutely no conventional way to kill them, even with all the explosives the player can carry; they can only be taken down with scripted sequences.
* MiniBoss: They serve this role whenever they appear in the original Half-Life; ''Half-Life''; they're very tough, and half the time are meant to be taken down in scripted sequences to boot, but don't last as long and aren't as powerful as the actual bosses, of which there were only three (the [[PuzzleBoss Tentacle]], the [[DamageSpongeBoss Gonarch]], and the [[FinalBoss Nihilanth]]).
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* ButtMonkey: In a way they are this, even if they are creepy. They are usually getting obliterated by both Combine and rebels and even the game actively encourages you to kill them in "creative" ways such as throwing saws, using traps, or setting them on fire. Of the four factions competing for control by the end of Half Life 2 they are probably the weakest, with their only saving grace being their sheer numbers.

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* ButtMonkey: In a way they are this, even if they are creepy. They are usually getting obliterated by both Combine and rebels and even the game actively encourages you to kill them in "creative" ways such as throwing saws, using traps, or setting them on fire. Of the four factions competing for control by the end of Half Life 2 ''Half-Life 2'', they are probably the weakest, with their only saving grace being their sheer numbers.



** ''Half Life 2'' introduces the fast headcrabs and poison headcrabs, as well as their accompanying zombie forms.

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** ''Half Life ''Half-Life 2'' introduces the fast headcrabs and poison headcrabs, as well as their accompanying zombie forms.
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