History Characters / HalfLife

12th Jun '18 8:16:11 AM DivineFlame100
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* {{Lightworlder}}: Considering the Vortigaunts spent a good amount of time in Xen (which has lower gravity than Earth), they could count as such. Although, how much they're considered true lightworlders is left ambiguous because they adapted to Earth's gravity very well and have SuperStrength. Not to mention that details about their actual homeworld are never revealed.

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* {{Lightworlder}}: Considering the Vortigaunts spent a good amount of time in Xen (which has lower gravity than Earth), they could count as such. Although, how much they're considered true lightworlders is left ambiguous ambiguous, because they adapted to Earth's gravity very well and have SuperStrength. Not to mention that details about their actual homeworld are never revealed.
12th Jun '18 8:13:19 AM DivineFlame100
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* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: They're essentially an ''entire race'' of this since they're not connected to the Resonance Cascade nor the Xen aliens, and only appear in ''Opposing Force'' to take advantage of the whole incident in an attempt to raid Earth. They're not even given a backstory and some semblance beyond that.

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* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: They're essentially an ''entire race'' of this since they're not connected to the Resonance Cascade nor the Xen aliens, and only appear in ''Opposing Force'' to take advantage of the whole incident in an attempt to raid Earth. They're not even given a backstory and some any semblance to the main plot beyond that.
12th Jun '18 8:08:20 AM DivineFlame100
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* {{Lightworlder}}: Considering the Vortigaunts spent a good amount of time in Xen (which has lower gravity than Earth), they could count as such. Although, how much they're considered true lightworlders is left ambiguous because they adapted to Earth's gravity very well and have SuperStrength. Not to mention that details about their actual homeworld are never revealed.
12th Jun '18 7:51:26 AM DivineFlame100
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* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: They're essentially an ''entire race'' of this since they're not connected to the Resonance Cascade nor the Xen aliens, and only appear in ''Opposing Force'' to take advantage of the whole incident in an attempt to raid Earth. They're not even given a backstory and some semblance beyond that.
6th Jun '18 7:19:09 PM CodyDBuni
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* VillainProtagonist: While it's rather hard to call Adrian a "villain", he was actually working for HECU in order to [[LeaveNoSurvivors annihilate not only the aliens, but also the Black Mesa staff, the witnesses]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and Freeman himself]]. The fact that the trailer for ''Blue Shift'' expansion pack features him with the text "''You played the villain''" may probably help, though...
18th May '18 7:43:57 PM RoarkTenjouin
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* BigGood[=/=]BigBad: He's definitely the big...something. However, there's just as much to suggest that he's the former (saving Freeman and Shepard from their doom; ''seems'' to oppose the definite villains, the Combine; saving [[spoiler: Alyx Vance]] despite his employers objecting) as there is to suggest he's the latter (his employers are unknown; the Vortigauts don't support him; and as noted above, Eli suggests that [[spoiler: he's the one Black Mesa got the crystal that caused the resonance cascade, and by extension, the events of the entire series]]).
14th Apr '18 9:05:52 AM CodyDBuni
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* FragileSpeedster: Fast headcrab zombies are the fastest ones by far, and are arguably the most dangerous for this reason. However, they have no more health than a standard zombie, and so are only a big threat in large numbers.

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* FragileSpeedster: Invoked for all of the variants, of course.
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Fast headcrab zombies are the fastest ones by far, and are arguably the most dangerous for this reason. However, they have no more health than a standard zombie, and so are only a big threat in large numbers.numbers and [[GoddamnedBats being pretty annoying as well]].
* GlassCannon: While the Poison Headcrab may be durable as the regular and it's fast variants, it can drain the player's [[HpToOne health to 1 HP]] and thus, leaving the player vulnerable to other enemies.
** {{Nerf}}: As in the 2010 update, the Poison Headcrab, when alone, is no longer capable of killing the player.


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* GlassCannon: Despite it can be killed easily with any conventional weapons, the Barnacle can mow down an NPC including the player in few seconds while chewing in the first game. While in it's sequel, it will [[OneHitKill instantly kill an NPC]] via NeckSnap. However, the Player can take [[CherryTapping 10 damage points per bite]], thus giving the latter enough time to whack the said beast.
30th Mar '18 9:10:30 PM rjd1922
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* KilledOffForReal: Possibly. In ''Opposing Forces'', a body resembling hers is found near one of the Displacer's Xen teleport locations, and said body has the file name "Gina.mdl". However, it's worth noting that said model was a standard one from ''Half Life: Deathmatch", and was created before ''Decay'', so her fate is ambiguous at best.

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* KilledOffForReal: Possibly. UncertainDoom: In ''Opposing Forces'', Force'', a body resembling hers is found near one of the Displacer's Xen teleport locations, and said body has the file name "Gina.mdl". However, it's worth noting that said model was a standard one from ''Half Life: Deathmatch", ''Half-Life: Deathmatch'', and was created before ''Decay'', so her fate is ambiguous at best.



* 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.]]



* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler: At the end of ''Episode Two'', right before Gordon and Alyx were to board the helicopter to find the Borealis, he is killed by a Combine Advisor by having his brain sucked out right in front of Gordon and Alyx.]]



* ISeeThemToo: The G-Man appears to be invisible to everyone but Freeman and Shephard at times (excluding cameos in Blue Shift and Decay). However, the Nihilanth, Eli Vance, and the Vortigaunts are all also aware of his existence. Dr. Breen has also implied that he's aware of his employers, what the G-Man did to Gordon in the interim between the first and second games, and that Breen and/or the Combine may have also been involved in a bidding war for Gordon's 'services'. Breen was also implied to be among the "naysayers" who objected to the G-Man saving [[spoiler:Alyx Vance's]] life.

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* ISeeThemToo: The G-Man appears to be invisible to everyone but Freeman and Shephard at times (excluding cameos in Blue Shift ''Blue Shift'' and Decay).''Decay''). However, the Nihilanth, Eli Vance, and the Vortigaunts are all also aware of his existence. Dr. Breen has also implied that he's aware of his employers, what the G-Man did to Gordon in the interim between the first and second games, and that Breen and/or the Combine may have also been involved in a bidding war for Gordon's 'services'. Breen was also implied to be among the "naysayers" who objected to the G-Man saving [[spoiler:Alyx Vance's]] life.



* OffscreenTeleportation: Though there are ''two'' scenes where you get to see him do it: Once in ''Half-Life'' ("Lambda Core"), and once in ''Opposing Force'' ("Foxtrot Uniform"). Played straight several times in ''Half Life 2'' and its episodes where he can occasionally be spotted in the distance, only to calmly walk away and disappear without a trace when approached. Even more glaring is his habit of appearing to Gordon literally out of thin air ''without'' using a visible portal, so...

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* OffscreenTeleportation: Though there are ''two'' scenes where you get to see him do it: Once in ''Half-Life'' ("Lambda Core"), and once in ''Opposing Force'' ("Foxtrot Uniform"). Played straight several times in ''Half Life ''Half-Life 2'' and its episodes where he can occasionally be spotted in the distance, only to calmly walk away and disappear without a trace when approached. Even more glaring is his habit of appearing to Gordon literally out of thin air ''without'' using a visible portal, so...



* HateSink: You will not find any other character in the Half Life universe more unlikable than Breen.

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* HateSink: You will not find any other character in the Half Life ''Half-Life'' universe more unlikable than Breen.
14th Mar '18 5:29:35 PM borgjones
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* BodyHorror: In addition to his general creepy anatomy, he also has what appears to be amputation scars on his chest, slave bracelets, and a mutilated legs that have been burned to vestigial stubs. But Marc Laidlaw denies that this is the result of being captured by the Combine, which is a common fan theory.

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* BodyHorror: In addition to his general creepy anatomy, he also has what appears to be amputation scars on his chest, slave bracelets, and a mutilated legs that have been burned to vestigial stubs. But Marc Laidlaw denies that this is the result of being captured by the Combine, which is a common fan theory.



* NaturalWeapon: A laser-like weapon built into their belly that they can fire downward. It bares some resemblance to the weapon used by Combine Gunships when spawned by the console.

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* NaturalWeapon: A laser-like weapon built into their belly that they can fire downward. It bares bears some resemblance to the weapon used by Combine Gunships when spawned by the console.
8th Mar '18 6:02:16 PM Rmpdc
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* CavalryBetrayal: Shephard, and by extension, the remaining HECU soldiers in Black Mesa, realize that they're not there to help them pull out, but are ordered to silence them along with any surviving Black Mesa personnel as well as the aliens.
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