History Fridge / HalfLife

15th Oct '17 3:14:38 PM TheGreatKomodo
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* The nazis dominated most of Europe within a few years. The Combine dominated the entire Earth within ''7 hours''.
12th Oct '17 9:40:12 AM SeptimusHeap
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** ... Which doesn't bar the fact that he may have had parents, aunts, uncles, siblings, cousins, grandparents, etc. All of which could be dead or not locatable. This is happening to EVERYBODY. Also in CivilProtection (made by Ross Scott, creator of Freeman's mind), it is mentioned that the language on the walls gives away where city 17 is at. They are someplace in Europe in a country that was former Soviet-Union. So... Where is everyone who speaks that country's native language and why does no one have accents? Only English speakers are in the city it seems, so where is everyone else...? - Tropers/{{Thecommander236}}

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** ... Which doesn't bar the fact that he may have had parents, aunts, uncles, siblings, cousins, grandparents, etc. All of which could be dead or not locatable. This is happening to EVERYBODY. Also in CivilProtection Machinima/CivilProtection (made by Ross Scott, creator of Freeman's mind), it is mentioned that the language on the walls gives away where city 17 is at. They are someplace in Europe in a country that was former Soviet-Union. So... Where is everyone who speaks that country's native language and why does no one have accents? Only English speakers are in the city it seems, so where is everyone else...? - Tropers/{{Thecommander236}}
29th Sep '17 11:43:43 PM SevXof
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*** Also, they're only redshirts when they're up against a near-invincible time-traveling super-genius carrying an impossible arsenal of weapons. Lore-wise, they spend most of their time beating up Citizens and fighting the Resistance, and they seem somewhat effective in that regard considering how their crackdown during Route Kanal results in most of the Railroad dead either before you arrive or shortly after you leave. And during the Uprising, the Resistance have the advantage of numbers on their side.
**** But why do trans-human supersoldiers covered head-to-toe in Kevlar still die to a handful of pistol bullets, that seem to go right through their armor like it's nothing?
***** It seems like most of the guns in the game came from a Combine armory, since they're seen using the Pistol, SMG and Shotgun. They could have those guns loaded with an armor-piercing round, which would make this a case of HoistByHisOwnPetard. Other weapons from non-Combine sources like the .357 Magnum and the Crossbow could reasonably penetrate body armor on their own. (They shoot Magnum rounds and superheated rebar, respectively.)
29th Sep '17 11:24:55 PM SevXof
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** You could take that logic a step further and say that the G-Man is responsible for all of the BenevolentArchitecture that we've learned to take for granted in games; every single door you need to go through being conveniently unlocked, for instance.
10th Sep '17 8:34:43 AM Kayube
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* This one is about the "Epistle 3" plot summary that's been making the rounds. My first thought when seeing how it turned out was indignance- it's another cliffhanger, it doesn't resolve anything! But after thinking back about the history of the series, it actually makes sense why it would end that way. Half-Life 1 and 2 both ended with the G-Man putting Gordon in stasis, taking him out of the action so he doesn't know how things actually turned out. The Vortigaunts' intervention is the only reason he's able to stay in the Half-Life 2 setting for the Episodes. The fact that he stays in that setting for a direct continuation of the second game is why the episodes aren't called Half-Life ''3'' Episode whatever, despite taking place after 2. An ending to Episode 3 that took Gordon out of the conflict with the Combine would presumably lead to an actual Half-Life 3 which was about an entirely different conflict. That might even be why the series is called Half-Life: Gordon keeps leading "half-lives" as he fights different battles but never gets to actually finish things.
1st Sep '17 9:24:04 PM HalcyonDayz
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** They could be resistance members / they are off screen the entire time in Hl2.

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** They could be resistance members / they are off screen the entire time in Hl2.''VideoGame/HalfLife2''.



*** Well they did have to have the Antlion Larvae to boost their powers, that may be because she's not of a species even related to Vortigaunts (like the Gargantuan, Alien Controllers or Alien Grunts, but seeing as their powers involve creating and manipulating energy (it's electricity in [=HL1=], but this troper feels it looks that way due to their collars limiting their power and so the energy is more chaotic like lightning, as their attack in Hl2 is powerful enough to kill you at full HP), it makes sense that they'd be able to heal or resurrect their own and with the necessary tools people of other species.

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*** Well they did have to have the Antlion Larvae to boost their powers, that may be because she's not of a species even related to Vortigaunts (like the Gargantuan, Alien Controllers or Alien Grunts, but seeing as their powers involve creating and manipulating energy (it's electricity in [=HL1=], but this troper feels it looks that way due to their collars limiting their power and so the energy is more chaotic like lightning, as their attack in Hl2 ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' is powerful enough to kill you at full HP), it makes sense that they'd be able to heal or resurrect their own and with the necessary tools people of other species.
11th Aug '17 7:21:46 AM Kalmbach
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* In Nova Prospekt, one of the things you hear the Overwatch voice say is "Attention Nova Prospekt internal containment team. De-service all political conscripts in block A7. Prohibit external contact." What do you find when you reach block A7? A dead vortigaunt. Clearly it was an intruction to kill it so it couldn't communicate with Freeman.

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* In Nova Prospekt, one of the things you hear the Overwatch voice say is "Attention Nova Prospekt internal containment team. De-service all political conscripts in block A7. Prohibit external contact." What do you find when you reach block A7? A dead vortigaunt. Clearly it was an intruction instruction to kill it so it couldn't communicate with Freeman.


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** Perhaps most telling is a radio message referring to Freeman as "Status: Malignant". In a way, that makes perfect sense: Freeman's growing reputation, and hence his growing number of followers and rebels, is seen like a spreading cancer.
10th Jul '17 6:13:53 AM xX_IRONIC_USERNAME_Xx
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Alternatively; the combine HAD to keep all the citizens speaking the same language so their thought police could order them about without being misunderstood
24th Jan '17 2:50:00 PM bravo104
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* Who, exactly, do the Advisors advise?
20th Jan '17 12:39:23 AM TheGreatKomodo
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* In ''Half Life'', the surviving scientists at the Lambda Core's plan were to teleport Gordon into Xen so he could destroy the mastermind behind the invasion. ''But they never even mentioned how they were going to bring Gordon back to Earth''. It's entirely possible that the scientists at the Lambda Core were planning to just sacrifice Gordon for the sake of humanity and to leave him there, stranded in Xen for the rest of his life if the G-Man weren't to intervene.
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