History Machinima / FreemansMind

31st Jan '17 4:38:00 AM Elbruno
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* AprilFoolsDay: Many silly and off-the-wall episodes were released during April Fool:

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* AprilFoolsDay: Many silly and off-the-wall episodes were released during April Fool:Fools:



* BadassBookworm: Gordon makes no bones about his education; he's a graduate of MIT, and among other things he tells a bunch of enemy soldiers that his diploma is more valuable then their life. At the same time, he mocks his fellow scientists for not being as fit as him.

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* BadassBookworm: Gordon makes no bones about his education; he's a graduate of MIT, and among other things he tells a bunch of enemy soldiers that his diploma is more valuable then than their life. At the same time, he mocks his fellow scientists for not being as fit as him.



** When Gordon gets his hazard suit, he mutes the suit's computer as it narrates activating all the various systems. In the first April Fool's episode, when Gordon falls to his death, the impact unmutes the suit computer.

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** When Gordon gets his hazard suit, he mutes the suit's computer as it narrates activating all the various systems. In the first April Fool's Fools episode, when Gordon falls to his death, the impact unmutes the suit computer.



* CaptainObvious: After multiple hostile encounters with the "rescue team", plus the comments of his fellow scientist, Gordon finally starts to realize something

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* CaptainObvious: After multiple hostile encounters with the "rescue team", plus the comments of his fellow scientist, scientists, Gordon finally starts to realize something



-->'''Freeman:''' [unleashing his rage on some Vortigaunts] THAT IS IT! I AM SICK OF GETTING ELECTROCUTED OVER AND OVER! Even on my worst dates I never got shocked this much!

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-->'''Freeman:''' [unleashing ''[unleashing his rage on some Vortigaunts] Vortigaunts]'' THAT IS IT! I AM SICK OF GETTING ELECTROCUTED OVER AND OVER! Even on my worst dates I never got shocked this much!



** Gordon briefly discusses HeWhoFightMonsters, but dismisses it since he's never going be look like the tentacle monster he's fighting.

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** Gordon briefly discusses HeWhoFightMonsters, HeWhoFightsMonsters, but dismisses it since he's never going be look like the tentacle monster he's fighting.



--->'''Gordon:''' We've got missiles, tons of weapons, lasers, a shark tank, and now ninjas.

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--->'''Gordon:''' We've got missiles, tons of weapons, lasers, a shark tank, and now ninjas.



-->'''Gordon''': ''"[[WhyWontYouDie I've killed TANKS with what I've shot at that thing!]]"''

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-->'''Gordon''': ''"[[WhyWontYouDie [[WhyWontYouDie I've killed TANKS with what I've shot at that thing!]]"''thing!]]



* DisproportionateRetribution: If you invade his personal space while he's stressed out, expect him to yell at you if you're lucky, or shoot you if you're not.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: If you invade his personal space while he's stressed out, expect him to yell at you a lot if you're lucky, or shoot you if you're not.



** In Episode 25, he's hearing voices of the damned. [[note]]It's worth pointing out that the sounds he's hearing are ''actual'' cries of the damned. It's reused ''as'' the zombie Horde warning cry from ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'', to be specific.[[/note]]

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** In Episode 25, he's hearing voices of the damned. [[note]]It's worth pointing out that the sounds he's hearing are ''actual'' cries of the damned. It's reused ''as'' as the zombie Horde warning cry from ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'', to be specific.[[/note]]



* DumbMuscle: Gordon's opinion of the military clean-up battalion, and the military in general. Their stupidity doesn't help them any.

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* DumbMuscle: Gordon's opinion of the military clean-up battalion, and the military in general. Their utter stupidity doesn't help them any.
29th Jan '17 4:01:39 PM TheRoguePenguin
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''"See, this is why I'm such a good theoretical physicist. I solve problems that shouldn't even exist to begin with."''

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''"See, this is why I'm such a good theoretical physicist. I solve problems that shouldn't even exist to begin with."''"''\\



-->'''Gordon:''' Quiero un poco de drogas. ¿Dónde están? Tengo dinero.\\

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-->'''Gordon:''' --->'''Gordon:''' Quiero un poco de drogas. ¿Dónde están? Tengo dinero.\\



** Gordon spents the entirety of Episode 27 talking like a pirate. He drops it at the start of 28, commenting that he needs to drink a lot more whiskey to make his voice sound like that normally.

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** Gordon spents spends the entirety of Episode 27 talking like a pirate. He drops it at the start of 28, commenting that he needs to drink a lot more whiskey to make his voice sound like that normally.



* CasanovaWannabe: By his own admission (though without any air of self awareness), a lot of dates he goes on end with him getting tasered (''"It's not as bad as pepper spray though, I hate pepper spray"''). He also makes reference to repeatedly hitting on a girl named Heather and failing, and theorizes he probably ended up in a trash compactor since she threw him in there.

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* CasanovaWannabe: By his own admission (though without any air of self awareness), a lot of dates he goes on end with him getting tasered (''"It's not as bad as pepper spray though, I hate pepper spray"'').spray."''). He also makes reference to repeatedly hitting on a girl named Heather and failing, and theorizes he probably ended up in a trash compactor since she threw him in there.
29th Jan '17 2:56:43 AM Elbruno
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* BriefAccentImitation: Gordon spents the entirety of Episode 27 talking like a pirate. He drops it at the start of 28, commenting that he needs to drink a lot more whiskey to make his voice sound like that normally
* BrickJoke[=/=]CallBack: In episode 4, Gordon recalls a time when he stayed awake for four days and thought his house was being invaded by frog people. In episode 28, during a rant on how he is ProperlyParanoid, he lists one of the reasons as being "There's no race of anthropomorphic frog people in the sewers Freeman! You're just being paranoid!"

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* BriefAccentImitation: BriefAccentImitation:
**
Gordon spents the entirety of Episode 27 talking like a pirate. He drops it at the start of 28, commenting that he needs to drink a lot more whiskey to make his voice sound like that normally
normally.
** Gordon does one when mocking conveyorbelt workers, in a Southern drawl.
* BrickJoke[=/=]CallBack: BunnyEarsLawyer: Despite his ramblings, Gordon's monologue does show that he is genuinely intelligent, and knows a lot about advanced science.
-->'''Random Scientist:''' Do you know who ate all the donuts?\\
'''Gordon:''' NO! Do you know if leptons are really compound particles?! Friggin' donuts...\\
\\
'''Gordon:''' Those monkeys in there are having trouble learning about gravity. Whereas I can recite the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_chromodynamics#Lagrangian quantum chromodynamic gauge-invariant Lagrangian]] in my sleep!
* CallBack:
**
In episode 4, Gordon recalls a time when he stayed awake for four days and thought his house was being invaded by frog people. In episode 28, during a rant on how he is ProperlyParanoid, he lists one of the reasons as being "There's no race of anthropomorphic frog people in the sewers Freeman! You're just being paranoid!"



** At one point in episode 40 Gordon shoots at one soldier and shouts: "TAG, YOU'RE IT!" and once he kills another nearby soldier: "No tagbacks." Later the next episode he gets shot at and he blares: "I SAID NO TAGBACKS!"
** Near the end of On A Rail, he says that everyone who is wearing a military uniform is now a free target. At the beginning of Apprehension, he sees a soldier off in the distance and yells "Ah! Uniform! Uni-" before being interrupted by gunfire.

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** At one point in episode 40 Gordon shoots at one soldier and shouts: "TAG, YOU'RE IT!" and once he kills another nearby soldier: "No tagbacks." Later the next episode he gets shot at and he blares: "I SAID NO TAGBACKS!"
** Near the end of On A Rail, he says that everyone who is wearing a military uniform is now a free target. At the beginning of Apprehension, he sees a soldier off in the distance and yells "Ah! ''"Ah! Uniform! Uni-" Uni-"'' before being interrupted by gunfire.



** At the start of Episode 50, Freeman makes a short statement about why it's safe in the pipe he was stuck in. At the end of the episode when the ceiling collapses and almost hits him he laments "See this is why I like the pipe."
** In episode 49, he accidentally [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace shoots a guard]] who spooked him, after he had warned the guard not to take him by surprise like that. Freeman guiltily tries to justify it to himself before saying "It doesn't even matter now, I'm a fugitive anyway. What do I care? I launched a missile!"
** In Episode 29 Gordon gets ambushed by two soldiers who were hiding ''in a box''. In Episode 33 he gets stuck in a box and attacked by Vortigaunts, and realizes the aliens have taken a leaf from the military's book.
*** When he makes it to the factory on Xen, he finds Alien Grunts in barrels, and calls back to the soldiers in the box, saying that it was the military who copied the aliens and not the other way around.

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** At one point in episode 40 Gordon shoots at one soldier and shouts: ''"TAG, YOU'RE IT!"'' and once he kills another nearby soldier: ''"No tagbacks."'' Later the next episode he gets shot at and he blares: ''"I SAID NO TAGBACKS!"''
** At the start of Episode 50, Freeman makes a short statement comment about why it's safe in the pipe he was stuck in. At the end of the episode when the ceiling collapses and almost hits him he laments "See ''"See this is why I like the pipe."
"''
** In episode 49, he accidentally [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace shoots a guard]] who spooked him, after he had warned the guard not to take him by surprise like that. Freeman guiltily tries to justify it to himself before saying "It ''"It doesn't even matter now, I'm a fugitive anyway. What do I care? I launched a missile!"
missile!"''
** In Episode 29 Gordon gets ambushed by two soldiers who were hiding ''in a box''. In Episode 33 he gets stuck in a box and attacked by Vortigaunts, and realizes the aliens have taken a leaf from the military's book.
*** When
book. Later on, when he makes it to the factory on Xen, he finds Alien Grunts in barrels, and calls back to the soldiers in the box, saying that it was the military who copied the aliens and not the other way around.



** Also in Episode 8, Gordon fires a gun in an air vent, only to get a ringing in his ears for his trouble. In Episode 52, a missile explodes near him, causing a similar ringing. And in Episode 59, he's in an air vent, and pulls out a gun to shoot a headcrab again...only to put it away because it was 'too loud' and likely to damage his hearing.

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** Also in In Episode 8, Gordon fires a gun in an air vent, only to get a ringing in his ears for his trouble. In Episode 52, a missile explodes near him, causing a similar ringing. And in Episode 59, he's in an air vent, and pulls out a gun to shoot a headcrab again...only to put it away because it was 'too loud' and likely to damage his hearing.



** In Episode 58, he states there are three possibilities that cover the massive number of friendly-fire incidents. He gets around to naming two[[note]]That it ''is'' a cover-up, as proposed by at least one scientist, [[GenreSavvy and the military is getting covered up too]], or that everyone is on drugs[[/note]] before his train of thought gets interrupted. Midway through the next episode, he finally gets around to option three[[note]]That the military [[TooDumbToLive is just]] [[LethallyStupid plain stupid]][[/note]].
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Despite his ramblings, Gordon's inner monologue does show that he knows a lot about science.
-->'''Random Scientist:''' Do you know who ate all the donuts?\\
'''Gordon:''' NO! Do you know if leptons are really compound particles?! Friggin' donuts...
** Early on, he mentions seeing one of the [[YouAllLookFamiliar (many)]] white-haired geezer physicists writing down the equation for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravitational_force gravitational force]], mentioning how it's something you'd see in Physics 1 classes. Truth of the matter? ''It really is.'' Most physics teachers (college-level, at least) also have (much) longer equations ''completely memorized'' so having to write down such a short, basic equation ''at all'' is just plain sad for a [=PhD=]-grade physicist.
--->'''Gordon:''' Those monkeys in there are having trouble learning about gravity. Whereas I can recite the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_chromodynamics#Lagrangian quantum chromodynamic gauge-invariant Lagrangian]] in my sleep!
** Given that the gravity gun was invented at some point between ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' and ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'', [[FridgeBrilliance it could be they were altering the formula to accommodate new discoveries about gravity.]]
** Not to mention he actually ''does'' start reciting a lecture about fermions as he comes to in the trash compactor.
* BriefAccentImitation: Gordon does one when mocking conveyorbelt workers, in a Southern drawl.
* CaptainObvious: "You know, I'm starting to think this ''isn't'' a rescue operation..."
-->'''Gordon:''' [''Seeing the Anti-Mass spectrometer malfunction and blow up the room'']: No no, this is not good.
* CasanovaWannabe: By his own admission (though without any air of self awareness), a lot of dates he goes on end with him getting tasered ("It's not as bad as pepper spray though, I hate pepper spray"). He also makes reference to repeatedly hitting on a girl named Heather and failing, and theorizes he probably ended up in a trash compactor since she threw him in there.
-->'''Freeman''': [unleashing his rage on some Vortigaunts] THAT IS IT! I AM SICK OF GETTING ELECTROCUTED OVER AND OVER! Even on my worst dates I never got shocked this much!
* CasualDangerDialogue: Freeman does this a lot in later episodes. Somewhat justified when his enemies pose no real threat to him, like when he's beating Houndeyes to death with a crowbar. Less justified when he's being pinned down by a [[ArmorPiercingAttack .50 BMG]] [[{{BFG}} machine gun]]. Or when an IFV is shooting at him with rockets.
-->'''Freeman:''' ''(rocket streaks past him)'' Yeah yeah, I think I'm under investigation. On the plus side, this guy is shooting rockets at me, so if I die, I'll see it coming ''(runs from behind cover to the other side of the road)'' that's cool right? ''(another rocket hits a bunch of cover near him)'' I'm trying to find the silver lining here. There's not much.
** Freeman overall seems really chill on Xen, a totally alien world from which he has no escape. Especially when he's speculating on how the ''other'' scientists wearing the same suit as him and carrying the same weapons probably died (e.g. killed by the Gonarch, beaten to death by [[SuperStrength Vortigaunts]], gored on the floor after falling off a ledge or out of the sky). It's [[RuleOfFunny probably better that way]].

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** In Episode 58, he states there are three possibilities that cover the massive number of friendly-fire incidents. He gets around to naming two[[note]]That it ''is'' a cover-up, as proposed by at least one scientist, [[GenreSavvy and the military is getting covered up too]], or that everyone is on drugs[[/note]] before his train of thought gets interrupted. Midway through the next episode, he finally gets around to option three[[note]]That the military [[TooDumbToLive is just]] [[LethallyStupid just plain stupid]][[/note]].
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Despite his ramblings, Gordon's inner monologue does show that he knows a lot about science.
-->'''Random Scientist:''' Do you know who ate all the donuts?\\
'''Gordon:''' NO! Do you know if leptons are really compound particles?! Friggin' donuts...
** Early on, he mentions seeing one of the [[YouAllLookFamiliar (many)]] white-haired geezer physicists writing down the equation for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravitational_force gravitational force]], mentioning how it's something you'd see in Physics 1 classes. Truth of the matter? ''It really is.'' Most physics teachers (college-level, at least) also have (much) longer equations ''completely memorized'' so having to write down such a short, basic equation ''at all'' is just plain sad for a [=PhD=]-grade physicist.
--->'''Gordon:''' Those monkeys in there are having trouble learning about gravity. Whereas I can recite the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_chromodynamics#Lagrangian quantum chromodynamic gauge-invariant Lagrangian]] in my sleep!
** Given that the gravity gun was invented at some point between ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' and ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'', [[FridgeBrilliance it could be they were altering the formula to accommodate new discoveries about gravity.]]
** Not to mention he actually ''does'' start reciting a lecture about fermions as he comes to in the trash compactor.
* BriefAccentImitation: Gordon does one when mocking conveyorbelt workers, in a Southern drawl.
*
CaptainObvious: "You After multiple hostile encounters with the "rescue team", plus the comments of his fellow scientist, Gordon finally starts to realize something
-->''"You
know, I'm starting to think this ''isn't'' '''isn't''' a rescue operation..."
-->'''Gordon:''' [''Seeing the Anti-Mass spectrometer malfunction and blow up the room'']: No no, this is not good.
"''
* CasanovaWannabe: By his own admission (though without any air of self awareness), a lot of dates he goes on end with him getting tasered ("It's (''"It's not as bad as pepper spray though, I hate pepper spray").spray"''). He also makes reference to repeatedly hitting on a girl named Heather and failing, and theorizes he probably ended up in a trash compactor since she threw him in there.
-->'''Freeman''': -->'''Freeman:''' [unleashing his rage on some Vortigaunts] THAT IS IT! I AM SICK OF GETTING ELECTROCUTED OVER AND OVER! Even on my worst dates I never got shocked this much!
* CasualDangerDialogue: CasualDangerDialogue:
**
Freeman ends up really used to having people and aliens wanting his head on a silver platter, and does this a lot in later episodes. Somewhat justified He does this both when his enemies pose no real threat to him, like when he's beating Houndeyes to death with a crowbar. Less justified when he's crowbar, and against stuff like being pinned down by a [[ArmorPiercingAttack .50 BMG]] [[{{BFG}} BMG machine gun]]. Or gun]], or when an IFV is shooting at him with rockets.
-->'''Freeman:''' ''(rocket --->'''Freeman:''' ''[Rocket streaks past him)'' him]'' Yeah yeah, I think I'm under investigation. On the plus side, this guy is shooting rockets at me, so if I die, I'll see it coming ''(runs ''Runs from behind cover to the other side of the road)'' road]'' that's cool right? ''(another ''[Another rocket hits a bunch of cover near him)'' him]'' I'm trying to find the silver lining here. There's not much.
** Freeman overall seems really chill on Xen, a totally alien world from which he has no escape.escape, after a little while. Especially when he's speculating on how the ''other'' scientists wearing the same suit as him and carrying the same weapons probably died (e.g. killed by the Gonarch, beaten to death by [[SuperStrength Vortigaunts]], Vortigaunts, gored on the floor after falling off a ledge or out of the sky). It's [[RuleOfFunny probably better that way]].sky...).



-->'''Freeman:''' ''(preparing to make yet another dangerous leap)'' [[MotorMouth Goddammit-Earth's-gravity-shouldn't-even-be-this-strong-for-a-planet-our-size. It's-only-this-way-because-there-are-so-many-metals-in-the-core-increasing-the-overall-density-and-]] oh fuck I'm gonna have to jump.

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-->'''Freeman:''' ''(preparing ''[Preparing to make yet another dangerous leap)'' leap]'' [[MotorMouth Goddammit-Earth's-gravity-shouldn't-even-be-this-strong-for-a-planet-our-size. It's-only-this-way-because-there-are-so-many-metals-in-the-core-increasing-the-overall-density-and-]] oh fuck I'm gonna have to jump.



* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: Freeman's HEV suit, of course. More so than in 'canon' ''Half-Life'' (see ImmuneToBullets), but not to the point where it trivializes Freeman's accomplishments. Freeman says that he would have stolen it a long time ago if he knew how useful it was.
** Sometimes, such as in the Blast Pit and Gonarch episodes, it's inverted. In those cases, the suit doesn't actually offer any relevant protection, either because he never gets hit by "small" threats or because what he's facing would kill him dead regardless of whether or not he's wearing the suit. It just weighs him down enough to inhibit his ability to dodge and jump.
* CloudCuckoolander: Gordon.

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* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: ClothesMakeTheSuperman:
**
Freeman's HEV suit, of course. More Even more so than in 'canon' ''Half-Life'' (see ImmuneToBullets), but not canon ''Half-Life''. The suit makes him more or less immune to all kinds of ranged attacks, including most of the soldier's barrages, which is what has helped him survive so many encounters. However, it doesn't go to the point where it trivializes Freeman's own accomplishments. Freeman He says at one point that he would have stolen it a long time ago if he knew how useful it was.
** Sometimes, such as in the Blast Pit and Gonarch episodes, episode, it's inverted. In those cases, the suit doesn't actually offer any relevant protection, either because he never gets hit by "small" threats or because what he's facing would kill him dead regardless of whether or not he's wearing the suit. It just weighs him down enough to inhibit his ability to dodge and jump.
* CloudCuckoolander: Gordon.Gordon is a ''total'' loon, even before the whole mess went down.



** TheCuckoolanderWasRight: Apparently, he had been [[ProperlyParanoid paranoid]] about alien invasions and government conspiracies even before he worked at Black Mesa.
* ClusterFBomb: Expect Gordon to carpet bomb the area whenever he gets ambushed or almost dies.
* ColdSniper: Commented on by Freeman in Episode 46,
-->"There's people who give you the evil eye, and then there's snipers. ''Big'' difference."
** Gordon actually theorizes that the multiple snipers he's encountered around Black Mesa are actually all the same guy, stalking him.
--->'''Freeman:''' Wait, is this that same sniper from last night!? Is he following me!? I knew it! That guy is fucking evil!

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** TheCuckoolanderWasRight: Apparently, he had been [[ProperlyParanoid paranoid]] about alien invasions and government conspiracies even before he worked at Black Mesa.
* ClusterFBomb: Expect Gordon to carpet bomb F-bomb the area with plenty of screaming to got along with it whenever he gets ambushed or almost dies.
* ColdSniper: Commented on by Freeman in Episode 46,
-->"There's people who give you
regarding the evil eye, and then there's snipers. ''Big'' difference."
**
snipers he comes across during his trek through Black Mesa. Gordon actually theorizes that the multiple snipers he's encountered around Black Mesa are actually all the same guy, stalking him.
--->'''Freeman:''' Wait, -->''"There's people who give you the evil eye, and then there's snipers. '''Big''' difference."''\\
''"Wait,
is this that same sniper from last night!? Is he following me!? I knew it! That guy is fucking evil!evil!"''



* ComicallyMissingThePoint: When Gordon isn't being more GenreSavvy (and crazy) than everyone else, he's frequently this.
** "[[HeroicComedicSociopath I'm on your side, you fucking idiots!]] [[TriggerHappy How many of you do I have to kill]] [[TooDumbToLive before you understand that?!]]"
** "This self-defense crap isn't cutting it because I never get to fire first!"
** "Look at all these dead scientists! This rescue mission's a disaster."
** "Those shots came dangerously close to my head. You guys could've killed me you know that?"
*** Just to make things worse, several of these lines were said by Gordon ''after someone explained to him that the military were purposely trying to kill him.''

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: When Gordon isn't being more GenreSavvy (and crazy) than everyone else, he's frequently this.
completely ignoring obvious things.
** "[[HeroicComedicSociopath I'm ''"I'm on your side, you fucking idiots!]] [[TriggerHappy idiots! How many of you do I have to kill]] [[TooDumbToLive kill before you understand that?!]]"
that?!"''
** "This ''"This self-defense crap isn't cutting it because I never get to fire first!"
first!"''
** "Look ''"Look at all these dead scientists! This rescue mission's a disaster."
"''
** "Those ''"Those shots came dangerously close to my head. You guys could've killed me you know that?"
*** Just to make things worse, several of these lines were said by Gordon ''after someone explained to him that the military were purposely trying to kill him.''
that?"''



** In episode 34, a security guard greets Freeman with a message: "Make sure you don't-" before being [[KilledMidSentence shot dead by an assassin]]. Freeman simply assumes the guy was trying to warn him not to kill himself, and was using an overly dramatic way to get the point across. "Okay, 10-4! I'll be sure not to do that!"
** In episode 50, a guard following Freeman says "Sorry sir, but I can't much more of this". Freeman chastises him for being lazy, as they'd only been walking for two minutes.. and completely ignores that the guard just took a blast from the Vortigaunt that would ordinarily be lethal.

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** In episode Episode 34, a security guard greets Freeman with a message: "Make ''"Make sure you don't-" don't-"'' before being [[KilledMidSentence shot dead by an assassin]]. Freeman simply assumes the guy was trying to warn him not to kill himself, and was using an overly dramatic way to get the point across. "Okay, ''"Okay, 10-4! I'll be sure not to do that!"
that!"''
** In episode 50, a guard following Freeman says "Sorry ''"Sorry sir, but I can't much more of this". this"''. Freeman chastises berates him for being lazy, as they'd only been walking for two minutes.. and completely ignores that the guard just took a blast from the Vortigaunt that would ordinarily be lethal.



** In episode 57, Freeman comes across a dead scientist lying in a ''massive'' pool of blood. His response is startled shock, questioning how he missed...the first aid kit on the ground beside him, which could potentially contain morphine.
* ComputerEqualsTapeDrive: "Whoa, whoa, what's this? Are you kidding me? Are we using tape reel computers? Noooo! Wait... are those slots for punched cards?"
** "I think they ''are'' punch card slots!"
* ContinueYourMissionDammit: In the third episode, Gordon's response to a scientist's prodding: "What do you think I'm doing?! Hey, I could just sit here and not do a damn thing. Bet you'd like that, huh? Ungrateful pricks."

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** In episode 57, Freeman comes across a dead scientist lying in a ''massive'' pool of blood. His response is startled shock, questioning how he missed... the first aid kit on the ground beside him, which could potentially contain morphine.
* ComputerEqualsTapeDrive: "Whoa, Gordon is shocked when he comes across some really ancient computers in the facility.
-->''"Whoa,
whoa, what's this? Are you kidding me? Are we using tape reel computers? Noooo! Wait... are those slots for punched cards?"
** "I
cards?"''\\
''"I
think they ''are'' '''are''' punch card slots!"
slots!"''
* ContinueYourMissionDammit: In the third episode, Gordon's response to a scientist's prodding: "What prodding.
-->''"What
do you think I'm doing?! Hey, I could just sit here and not do a damn thing. Bet you'd like that, huh? Ungrateful pricks.""''



** Freeman decides that Black Mesa is surely run by one.

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** After multiple encounters with lethal arquitecture and questionable research, Freeman decides that Black Mesa is surely run by one.



*** And, he's pretty much right. Dr. Breen is basically a Bond villain.
* CrazyPrepared: After realizing his bank accounts are probably frozen, Gordon mentions getting back to Massachusetts to find the 10,000 dollars in gold he has buried in Harold Park State Forest.
* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: In the first episode, as Gordon gets off the train, he looks back down the tracks asking "Is someone following me?" While this, at first, comes across just as him being paranoid, if one considers the actual events of ''Half-Life'', the G-Man ''is'' following Gordon. Throughout all of the events that have happened to him so far.

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*** And, he's pretty much right. Dr. Breen is basically a Bond villain.
* CrazyPrepared: After realizing his bank accounts are probably frozen, Gordon mentions getting back to Massachusetts to find the 10,000 dollars in gold he has buried in Harold Park State Forest.
Forest that he hid precisely for a situation like this.
* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: TheCuckoolanderWasRight:
**
In the first episode, as Gordon gets off the train, he looks back down the tracks asking "Is ''"Is someone following me?" me?"'' While this, at first, comes across just as him being paranoid, if one considers the actual events of ''Half-Life'', the G-Man ''is'' following Gordon. Throughout all of the events that have happened to him so far.far.
** Apparently, Gordon had been [[ProperlyParanoid paranoid]] about alien invasions and government conspiracies even before he worked at Black Mesa.



** After confrontations with the Gonarch and Nihilanth, Gordon concludes Creator/HPLovecraft was right about everything.



-->'''Gordon Freeman''': "[[WhyWontYouDie I've killed TANKS with what I've shot at that thing!]]"
* DeadpanSnarker: Gordon of course, the quote at the top of the page should say it all.
* DeconstructorFleet: This show would rival ''[[VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine Spec Ops: The Line]]'' in deconstructing first person shooters if it wasn't so hilarious.

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-->'''Gordon Freeman''': "[[WhyWontYouDie -->'''Gordon''': ''"[[WhyWontYouDie I've killed TANKS with what I've shot at that thing!]]"
thing!]]"''
* DeadpanSnarker: Gordon of course, course. Between the quote at arquitectural death traps, aliens, soldiers, and absolute stupidity from everyone involved, Gordon brings plenty of snarking to the top of the page should say it all.
table.
* DeconstructorFleet: This show would rival ''[[VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine Spec Ops: The Line]]'' in deconstructing first person shooters if it wasn't so hilarious.Freeman's mind deconstructs a lot of shooter concepts, both involving gameplay and story, all for the sake of humor.



** [[SmartPeoplePlayChess Playing chess doesn't demonstrate intelligence.]] It's just a matter of practice and memorization as an excuse to feel superior.



** A TinfoilHat won't block any signals.
** Getting infected with radiation won't [[ILoveNuclearPower give you super powers]], and even if it did, you'd still die of radiation poisoning.
** Being ProperlyParanoid eventually makes you Regular Paranoid and homicidal.
** No rational person would pick up a LivingWeapon after encountering other alien monsters.
** A {{Determinator}} isn't someone tough enough to endure anything, it's someone sociopathic enough to kill everyone and everything in their way before it can hurt them.
** That SilentProtagonist isn't being stoic, they just don't respect you/are planning to use you as a shield/are planning to kill you/are contemplating insane things/some combination of the above.



** The BondOneLiner is either a coping mechanism for increasing stress or a sign that you're a sociopath. Or both.



** Firing a gun inside an air vent is a dumb idea, and can permanently deafen you.



** AIs will never turn against us, because they are too narrow-minded and lack emotion. The ideas/tropes of AIs [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters turning against their masters]] and ruling the world is actually a wishful dream of humans who ''want'' the robots to do it, so that humans don't have to. The case is redundant anyway as programming an AI to rule the world would take just as much work as doing it yourself.
** [[TheStoner When Gordon shoots himself up with morphine,]] he's actually more or less normal, just slightly slurred in his "speech" and considerably less bitter about life then usual. And maybe a little more loopy than even his usual self.
** While ClarkesThirdLaw explains that advanced technology can pass for magic, it doesn't ''exclude'' magic as an explanation.
** {{Locked Door}}s are just painted metal walls.



* DidntThinkThisThrough: Episode 8 has Gordon shoot a headcrab while in a vent, causing an ear-piercing ringing to echo throughout the vent and temporarily makes Gordon deaf. He notes how the idea of shooting inside a vent wasn't exactly a bright idea.
* DisproportionateRetribution: If you invade his personal space while he's stressed out, expect him to shoot you.
* DitzyGenius: Gordon ''is'' legitimately intelligent, knows much about theoretical physics, and speaks five languages. [[HeroicComedicSociopath He just]] [[TheStoner has]] [[TheAlcoholic a lot]] [[CrazyPrepared of]] [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} weird]] [[ProperlyParanoid quirks.]]

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* DidntThinkThisThrough: Episode 8 has Gordon shoot a headcrab while in a vent, causing an ear-piercing ringing to echo throughout the vent and temporarily makes Gordon deaf. He notes how the idea of shooting inside a vent wasn't exactly a bright idea.
* DisproportionateRetribution: If you invade his personal space while he's stressed out, expect him to yell at you if you're lucky, or shoot you.
you if you're not.
* DitzyGenius: Gordon ''is'' legitimately intelligent, knows much about theoretical physics, and speaks five languages. [[HeroicComedicSociopath [[CloudCuckoolander He just]] [[TheStoner has]] [[TheAlcoholic just has a lot]] [[CrazyPrepared of]] [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} weird]] [[ProperlyParanoid lot of weird quirks.]]



** It's supposed to be funny, but in the beginning of episode 17, an exhausted Gordon becomes frustrated with the monsters for not answering his questions. At the end of the episode, in an unconnected rant, he questions whether he's already insane and imagining it all, then goes on about the unimaginable psychological torment he's going to endure later in life. It's actually a pretty dark rant.
** ''Gordon:'' (Hurling a grenade at a wall of explosive crates) I ''HAVE'' TO BLOW EVERYTHING UP! '''''[[SanitySlippage IT'S THE ONLY WAY TO PROVE I'M NOT CRAZY!!]]'''''
** ''Gordon:'' (Shooting at a group of soldiers) I AM ON YOUR SIDE GOD DAMMIT, ''HOW MANY MORE OF YOU DO I HAVE TO KILL BEFORE YOU REALIZE THAT!?!?''
** In episode 24, he thinks about decapitating an injured security guard and using his intestines as rope, but later decides against it simply because he figured the intestines would be too slippery.
** Episode 18 has him concluding that he must have encountered a pixie. He's frighteningly serious. It's safe to assume he's snapped at this point. Although, when you consider what has happened that day, the existence of pixies wouldn't be completely out of the question.
** Episode 25, he's hearing voices of the damned. [[note]]It's worth pointing out that the sounds he's hearing are ''actual'' cries of the damned. It's reused ''as'' the zombie Horde warning cry from ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'', to be specific.[[/note]]
** And in 26, he genuinely can't remember if gnomes exist (but again, considering what he ''has'' run into so far...)
** And now in Episode 27, he's started talking (thinking?) like a pirate.
** In episode 29 he starts howling like a wolf for no reason when he sees the full moon outside.
--->'''Gordon: *clears throat*''' AROOOOOOOOOOOOOOO- wait, what the hell am I ''doing''?
** In episode 39, he decides that everyone in the world is out to kill him, and thus he should kill everyone in the world. While he's said things like this before, he finally substantiates it by killing a friendly security guard without a second thought and shooting marines on sight. [[JumpingOfftheSlipperySlope It may be all downhill from here.]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Gordon:''' Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, ''EVERYONE DIES!'']]
*** To be fair to Gordon, he does have amnesia at this point. He's forgotten that the security guards are friendly. Although he's definitely in a "shoot first, don't bother to ask questions" mode of thinking. Gordon also rightfully points out that the soldier he just shot would have needed to pass by said guard, who obviously wasn't harassed. Also, he doesn't (intentionally) shoot anyone who doesn't try to kill him first from that point on.
*** Alternatively, the guard may have followed the soldier down the corridor, and was waiting for the soldier to come back so he could ambush him (he was standing right around the corner). [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Freeman just messed up his plans]] ''bad''.
* DrivenToSuicide: Finding himself trapped in an alien dimension with no way home, Freeman contemplates killing himself in episode 62:
-->'''Gordon:''' Okay, I guess I'll make my way to the big thing, then...blow my brains out, I don't know...

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** It's supposed to be funny, but in In the beginning of episode Episode 17, an exhausted Gordon becomes frustrated with the monsters for not answering his questions. At the end of the episode, in an unconnected rant, he questions whether he's already insane and imagining it all, then goes on about the unimaginable psychological torment he's going to endure later in life. It's actually a pretty dark rant.
life.
** ''Gordon:'' (Hurling [Hurling a grenade at a wall of explosive crates) I ''HAVE'' crates] ''"I '''HAVE''' TO BLOW EVERYTHING UP! '''''[[SanitySlippage '''[[SanitySlippage IT'S THE ONLY WAY TO PROVE I'M NOT CRAZY!!]]'''''
** ''Gordon:'' (Shooting at a group of soldiers) I AM ON YOUR SIDE GOD DAMMIT, ''HOW MANY MORE OF YOU DO I HAVE TO KILL BEFORE YOU REALIZE THAT!?!?''
CRAZY!!]]"'''''
** In episode 24, he thinks about decapitating an injured security guard and using his intestines as rope, but later decides against it simply because he figured the intestines would be too slippery.
slippery (and it'd be gross).
** Episode 18 has him concluding that he must have encountered a pixie. He's frighteningly serious. It's safe to assume he's snapped at this point. Although, when you consider what has happened that day, the existence of pixies wouldn't be completely out of the question.
**
In Episode 25, he's hearing voices of the damned. [[note]]It's worth pointing out that the sounds he's hearing are ''actual'' cries of the damned. It's reused ''as'' the zombie Horde warning cry from ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'', to be specific.[[/note]]
** And in 26, he genuinely can't remember if gnomes exist (but again, considering what he ''has'' run into so far...)
** And now in
He spends the entirety of Episode 27, he's started 27 talking (thinking?) like a pirate.
pirate for no reason.
** In episode Episode 29 he starts howling like a wolf for no reason when he sees the full moon outside.
--->'''Gordon: *clears throat*''' --->'''Gordon:''' ''[Clears throat]'' AROOOOOOOOOOOOOOO- wait, what the hell am I ''doing''?
** In episode Episode 39, he decides that everyone in the world is out to kill him, and thus he should kill everyone in the world. While he's said things like this before, he finally substantiates it puts his money where his mouth is by killing a friendly security guard without a second thought after he let a hostile marine run right past him to attack Gordon, and shooting all marines on sight. [[JumpingOfftheSlipperySlope It may be all downhill from here.]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Gordon:'''
His "kill everyone" policy doesn't last for long, though; at least as far as friendlies are concerned.
--->'''Gordon:'''
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, ''EVERYONE DIES!'']]
*** To be fair to Gordon, he does have amnesia at this point. He's forgotten that the security guards are friendly. Although he's definitely in a "shoot first, don't bother to ask questions" mode of thinking. Gordon also rightfully points out that the soldier he just shot would have needed to pass by said guard, who obviously wasn't harassed. Also, he doesn't (intentionally) shoot anyone who doesn't try to kill him first from that point on.
*** Alternatively, the guard may have followed the soldier down the corridor, and was waiting for the soldier to come back so he could ambush him (he was standing right around the corner). [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Freeman just messed up his plans]] ''bad''.
DIES!''
* DrivenToSuicide: Finding PlayedForLaughs when Gordon fins himself trapped in an alien dimension with no way home, Freeman contemplates killing himself home in episode Episode 62:
-->'''Gordon:''' Okay, I guess I'll make my way to the big thing, then... blow my brains out, I don't know...



* DumbMuscle: Gordon's opinion of the military clean-up battalion.

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* DumbMuscle: Gordon's opinion of the military clean-up battalion.battalion, and the military in general. Their stupidity doesn't help them any.



** Gordon is more flexible than the player is in the actual game. He can climb ledges and squeeze through large-enough gaps, bypassing obstacles that the player would have to find a way around. This is {{lampshaded}} in one of the episodes as he comments on how he can do a pull-up, and mocks others for not having the same ability.

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** Gordon is more flexible than the player is in the actual game. He can climb ledges and squeeze through large-enough gaps, bypassing obstacles that the player would have to find a way around. This is {{lampshaded}} in one of the episodes as he comments on how he can do a pull-up, and mocks others other scientist for not having the same ability.being able to.



** The whole Power Up arc is a subversion, since he spends more time wandering around and backtracking than he needed to. In episode 52, Gordon muses that once he gets out, he will meet an original architect of Black Mesa just to find out that he took the longest possible route to escape.
* EasyAmnesia: Gordon has amnesia from Episode 34 onwards after a few punches to the face. He writes it off as the result of getting drunk the night before. He also states this isn't the first time he's woken up in a trash compactor with no memories of the previous night. His memories slowly start to come back to him over the course of several episodes as the result of things triggering his memories.
* EEqualsMCHammer: When Freeman sees Newton's formula for gravity written on a whiteboard, it throws him into a rant. As he rightfully points out, any self-respecting scientist should be able to recite that, as well as dozens of far more advanced formulae, in their sleep.

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** The whole Power Up arc is a subversion, since he spends more time wandering around and backtracking than he needed to. In episode Episode 52, Gordon muses imagines that once he gets out, he will meet an original architect of Black Mesa just to find out that he took the longest possible route to escape.
* EasyAmnesia: Gordon has amnesia from Episode 34 onwards after a few punches to the face. He writes it off as the result of getting drunk the night before. He also states this isn't the first time he's woken up in a trash compactor with no memories of the previous night. His memories slowly start to come back to him over the course of several episodes as the result of things triggering his memories.
episodes.
* EEqualsMCHammer: When Freeman sees Newton's formula for gravity written on a whiteboard, it throws him into a rant. As he rightfully points out, any self-respecting scientist scientist, especially one with a [=PhD=], should be able to recite that, as well as dozens of far more advanced formulae, in their sleep.
28th Jan '17 9:34:47 PM Tractical_Chunder
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** Gordon briefly discusses HeWhoFightMonsters, but dismisses it since he's never going be look like the tentacle monster he's fighting.
28th Jan '17 11:15:31 AM TheRoguePenguin
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-->''"Oh my God, that was a pun! 'What's up with the cieling?' What's wrong with me? I'd punch somebody in the mouth if they said that to me."''

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-->''"Oh my God, that was a pun! 'What's up with the cieling?' ceiling?' What's wrong with me? I'd punch somebody in the mouth if they said that to me."''
28th Jan '17 9:04:10 AM Elbruno
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''Freeman's Mind'' is a {{Machinima}} posted from 2007 to 2014 by [[http://www.accursedfarms.com/ Ross Scott]] that's somewhere between a LetsPlay and an AbridgedSeries of ''VideoGame/HalfLife1''. It follows the rambling, eccentric and narcissistic thoughts of SilentProtagonist Gordon Freeman as he tries to survive the events of the game, showing us that perhaps it was for the better he kept his mouth shut. Imagine a one man ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' speaking as he goes through ''Half-Life''. Filmed in ''Half-Life: Source,'' the initial Source Engine upgrade of ''Half-Life''[[labelnote:*]]Aside from Episodes 58 and 59, which take place in the original [=GoldSrc=] engine level ''Half-Life: Uplink''[[/labelnote]].

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''Freeman's Mind'' is a {{Machinima}} posted from 2007 to 2014 by [[http://www.accursedfarms.com/ Ross Scott]] that's somewhere between a LetsPlay and an AbridgedSeries of ''VideoGame/HalfLife1''. It follows the rambling, eccentric and narcissistic thoughts of SilentProtagonist Gordon Freeman as he tries to survive the events of the game, showing us that perhaps it was for the better he kept his mouth shut. Imagine a one man ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' speaking as he goes through ''Half-Life''. Filmed in ''Half-Life: Source,'' the initial Source Engine upgrade of ''Half-Life''[[labelnote:*]]Aside ''Half-Life''[[note]]Aside from Episodes 58 and 59, which take place in the original [=GoldSrc=] engine level ''Half-Life: Uplink''[[/labelnote]].
Uplink''[[/note]].



* AccidentalPun: Gordon asks "What's up with this ceiling?" not knowing he made an awful pun, then chastises himself over it.
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: "My simian skill saw me safely" and "The ruptured, rusty rods reveal a rift!"
* AIIsACrapshoot: Averted; in episode 52 Gordon notes that robots will likely never take over the world since they're only programmed to perform highly specific tasks.
-->"We only ''wish'' they'd take over the world, so that we wouldn't have to. But then we're the ones who'd have to program them, so what the hell?"
* TheAlcoholic: Upon finding an elevator finally leading to the surface and presumably to his escape, Freeman muses: "I am gonna get ''so'' drunk tonight. I mean, ''way'' more than usual." And he comes into work having had two shots of vodka for breakfast. In episode 52, Gordon begins to wonder if he's hallucinating alien worms as part of alcohol withdrawal.
* AliensAreBastards: Gordon is quick to take this view, which isn't that unjustified, considering the circumstances. He even calls out the trope by name!
* AllUpToYou: Lampshaded frequently. Freeman constantly complains that he has to do everyone else's job.

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* AccidentalPun: Gordon asks "What's up with this ceiling?" not knowing ceiling?". It takes him a few seconds to realize what he made an awful pun, then chastises himself over it.
just said.
-->''"Oh my God, that was a pun! 'What's up with the cieling?' What's wrong with me? I'd punch somebody in the mouth if they said that to me."''
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: "My ''"My simian skill saw me safely" safely"'' and "The ''"The ruptured, rusty rods reveal a rift!"
rift!"''
* AIIsACrapshoot: Averted; Discussed in episode 52 52, where Gordon notes that robots will likely never take over the world since they're only programmed to perform highly specific tasks.
-->"We -->''"We only ''wish'' '''wish''' they'd take over the world, so that we wouldn't have to. But then we're the ones who'd have to program them, so what the hell?"
hell?"''
* TheAlcoholic: Upon finding an elevator finally leading to Gordon often brings up his taste for alcohol through the surface and presumably series; bringing up how he comes to his escape, Freeman muses: "I am gonna work after having two shots of vodka for breakfast, talking about how he's going to get ''so'' drunk tonight. I mean, ''way'' more drunk than usual." And usual when he comes into work having had two shots of vodka for breakfast. In episode 52, Gordon begins seems to find a way out, and beginning to wonder if he's hallucinating alien worms as part of alcohol withdrawal.
* AliensAreBastards: Gordon is quick to take this view, which isn't that unjustified, considering the circumstances. He even calls out the trope by name!
circumstances.
* AllUpToYou: Lampshaded frequently. Freeman constantly complains that he has to do everyone else's job.job on his way through the facility.



* {{Angrish}}: Often, most notably the beginning of episode 39.
* AnotherDimension: Deconstructed by Freeman, who observes that that the aliens are quite clearly three-dimensional, and shows a great deal of annoyance at the misuse of the word.
-->'''Freeman''': I'm pretty sure these aliens are ''three'' dimensional.
* ApocalypticLog: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] when Freeman notes that if a dead explorer doesn't leave gear behind, you're getting a detailed report of what happened to them.

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* {{Angrish}}: Often, Gordon tends to fall into senseless angry shouting when at his most notably frustrated. One particularly strong one happens at the beginning of episode 39.
* AnotherDimension: Deconstructed by Freeman, who observes that that the aliens are quite clearly three-dimensional, and shows a great deal of annoyance at the misuse of the word.
-->'''Freeman''': I'm pretty sure these aliens are ''three'' dimensional.
word.
* ApocalypticLog: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] when in regards to all the dead explorers Freeman notes that if a dead explorer doesn't leave gear behind, you're getting a detailed report of what happened to them.comes across in Xen.



* AppliedPhlebotinum: In episode 0, when Gordon notices that nothing is projecting the {{Hologram}} that's talking to him, he says it "must be nano-emitters or something".
* AprilFoolsDay: Feature a variant of the "Gordon head" title card, relevant to the episode's gimmick.

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* AppliedPhlebotinum: In episode 0, when Gordon notices that nothing is projecting the {{Hologram}} that's talking to him, he says it "must ''"must be nano-emitters or something".
something"''
* AprilFoolsDay: Feature a variant of the "Gordon head" title card, relevant to the episode's gimmick.Many silly and off-the-wall episodes were released during April Fool:



** 2013, VideoGame/{{Doom}}Guy's Mind Episode 7 set in ''VideoGame/BrutalDoom''. Here he plays a psychotic, BloodKnight Space Marine as he happily slaughters his way through Phobos. Aside from a lot more profanity, being a GutturalGrowler, and praising the Marines rather than theoretical physics, the character ends up pretty similar to Freeman...

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** 2013, VideoGame/{{Doom}}Guy's Mind Episode 7 set in ''VideoGame/BrutalDoom''. Here he plays a psychotic, BloodKnight Space Marine as he happily slaughters his way through Phobos. Aside from a lot more profanity, being a GutturalGrowler, and praising the Marines rather than theoretical physics, the character ends up pretty similar to Freeman...



** Zig-zagged with the soldiers' body armor; Scott has adjusted the damage values in-game so that the marines now go down in three or so shots from the Glock 17 or [=MP5=] as opposed to the ten or so shots it would take in the original game, reasoning that this makes the whole thing seem less video gamey. This is a case of RealityIsUnrealistic, as the type of body armor issued to modern American soldiers (soft armor backed up by rifle-proof ceramic plates) would actually render them more or less ''immune'' to those weapons[[note]]The ''Half-Life'' HD pack fixed this somewhat by replacing the [=MP5=] with an M4[[/note]]. Ross has said he considers the series to take place in the early 2000s, during which time the US military's main body armor was the PASGT vest and helmet, with few soldiers being issued hard plates. Though this armor can protect the user from pistol rounds decently well, multiple 9mm NATO rounds to the same general area at distances of under 20 meters can penetrate the vest. This makes it plausible for Gordon to consistently kill soldiers with just a few [=MP5=] shots each, especially since all the combat is [[ShortRangeLongRangeWeapon at a very short range]] and he tends to [[MoreDakka shoot the soldiers a lot more than the game technically needs him to]]. The problem is that at least a handful of the soldiers ''should'' be wearing the [[http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ground/isapo.htm ISAPO]] plates, but [[FanWank you can just assume those unlucky few]] just happened to be the ones who get killed by things like [[{{BFG}} heavy machine guns]], [[BoomHeadshot headshots]], and [[StuffBlowingUp satchel charges]].
** Ross notes in an interview that some of the soldiers Freeman shot are probably still alive thanks to their armor, a fact Gordon echoes when he speculates that the soldiers may be alive. Gordon, however, doesn't think he's at the point of checking his kills.

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** Zig-zagged with the soldiers' body armor; Scott has soldiers. Ross adjusted the damage values in-game so that the marines now marines, who are all carrying body armor of some kind at the very least, go down in three or so shots from the Glock 17 or [=MP5=] as opposed to the ten or so shots it would take in the original game, game under the reasoning that this it makes the whole thing seem fights come off as less video gamey. This is makes for a slight case of RealityIsUnrealistic, as RealityIsUnrealistic when considering that the type of body armor issued to modern American soldiers (soft armor backed up by rifle-proof ceramic plates) offers superb protection against those two weapons, to the point that the best ones would actually almost render them more or less ''immune'' to those weapons[[note]]The them[[note]]The ''Half-Life'' HD pack fixed this somewhat by replacing the [=MP5=] with an M4[[/note]]. Ross has said he considers the series to take place in the early 2000s, during which time the US military's main body armor was the PASGT vest and helmet, with few soldiers being issued hard plates. Though this armor can protect the user from pistol rounds decently well, multiple 9mm NATO rounds to the same general area at distances of under 20 meters can penetrate the vest. This makes it plausible for Gordon to consistently kill soldiers with just a few [=MP5=] shots each, especially since all the combat is [[ShortRangeLongRangeWeapon at a very short range]] and he tends to [[MoreDakka shoot the soldiers a lot more than the game technically needs him to]]. The problem is that at least a handful of the soldiers ''should'' be wearing the [[http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ground/isapo.htm ISAPO]] plates, but [[FanWank you can just assume those unlucky few]] just happened to be the ones who get killed by things like [[{{BFG}} heavy machine guns]], [[BoomHeadshot headshots]], and [[StuffBlowingUp satchel charges]].
** Ross notes
noted in an interview that some of the soldiers Freeman shot are probably still alive thanks to their armor, a fact Gordon echoes when later on. However, he speculates that the soldiers may be alive. Gordon, however, doesn't think he's at the point of checking his kills.



** Episode 51 also has him commenting on the phenomenon of armor actually getting you killed faster due to the higher likelihood of taking risks while wearing it:

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** Episode 51 also has him Gordon commenting on the phenomenon of armor actually getting you its user killed faster due to the higher likelihood of taking risks while wearing it:



-->"Red lights, walking backwards, GIVE ME SOME MORE PRESSURE, I DON'T HAVE ENOUGH! '''YES! BIOHAZARD! PERFECT! THANK YOU!''' AAAHH, FALLING TO MY DEATH! TANK OF ACID, SUPERB! ''[annoyed]'' Sidestepping..."

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-->"Red -->''"Red lights, walking backwards, GIVE ME SOME MORE PRESSURE, I DON'T HAVE ENOUGH! '''YES! BIOHAZARD! PERFECT! THANK YOU!''' AAAHH, FALLING TO MY DEATH! TANK OF ACID, SUPERB! ''[annoyed]'' Sidestepping...""''



** Gordon is very quick to point out the soldiers' stupid tactics, including bombing the area where their soldiers (and no one else) are, killing each other with grenades, running into trip mines they themselves set, and running straight at him around a corner even though they just saw their friends getting shot running around the same corner. This is a very ironic meta joke, since ''Half-Life'' was praised for introducing tactically intelligent enemies when it first came out. They appear stupid in ''Freeman's Mind'' both as a result of bugs, scripting, and the age of the AI. A lot of the things that Gordon calls them stupid for, such as the friendly fire artillery barrage in Episode 13, a soldier being found dead, shot to death by his own turret gun in Episode 12, and the odd (to say the least) ambush in Episode 29 are actually scripted sequences... which doesn't really excuse them from an in-universe standpoint, but still.
** A notable case is the two soldiers who ran into their own trip-mines in Episode 22.
--->'''Freeman:''' You know it's probably the military who put these trip-mines here to begin with, and they just go and run into them! I don't get it. They bomb each other, they can't figure out who the civilians are, and they can't duck. I mean look how easy this is. ''(ducks under a trip-mine laser)'' Power slide! ''(slides under another laser)''
** Then the Marines hired ''Film/TheThreeStooges'' for episode 30 and started blowing each other up with grenades. Gordon muses that he could see Moe just lose it and kill the other two.
** And there's that time Gordon was ambushed by two soldiers ''hiding in a box.'' He hypothesizes on some "cigar-smoking general" ordering the two into the box, complete with a voice akin to talking past a beard. He admits it ''did'' catch him by surprise, though. Clearly, Gordon has never heard of the teachings of [[{{Franchise/MetalGear}} Big Boss]]. Although it wasn't cardboard.

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** Gordon is very quick to point out the soldiers' stupid tactics, including bombing the area where their soldiers (and no one else) are, killing each other with grenades, running into trip mines they themselves set, and running straight at him around a corner even though they just saw their friends getting shot running around the same corner. This is a very ironic meta joke, since While ''Half-Life'' was praised for introducing tactically tactially intelligent enemies when it first came out. They appear stupid in ''Freeman's Mind'' both as a result of bugs, scripting, and out, the age of the AI. AI shows. A lot of humor comes from Gordon's reactions to the things that Gordon calls them stupid for, such as soldiers' stupidity. While some of it comes from scripted sequences, like the friendly fire artillery barrage in Episode 13, a soldier being found dead, shot to death by his own turret gun in Episode 12, 13 and the odd (to say the least) ambush in Episode 29 are actually scripted sequences... which doesn't really excuse them from an in-universe standpoint, but still.
** A notable case is
29, there's plenty that's just a result of the AI, the most usual ones being soldiers killing each other with grenades, or running straight at Freeman around a corner even after seeing their buddies getting shot around the same corner.
** In Episode 22,
two soldiers who ran run straight into their own trip-mines in Episode 22.
trip-mines.
--->'''Freeman:''' You know it's probably the military who put these trip-mines here to begin with, and they just go and run into them! I don't get it. They bomb each other, they can't figure out who the civilians are, and they can't duck. I mean look how easy this is. ''(ducks ''[ducks under a trip-mine laser)'' laser]'' Power slide! ''(slides ''[slides under another laser)''
laser]''
** Then the Episode 30 had three Marines hired ''Film/TheThreeStooges'' for episode 30 and started blowing each other up with grenades. grenades, making Gordon muses wonder if he just came across ''Series/TheThreeStooges''. He thinks that he could see Moe just lose it and kill the other two.
** And there's that time Gordon was ambushed by two soldiers ''hiding in a box.'' He hypothesizes on some "cigar-smoking general" ordering the two into the box, complete with a voice akin to talking past a beard. He admits it ''did'' catch him by surprise, though. Clearly, Gordon has never heard of the teachings of [[{{Franchise/MetalGear}} Big Boss]]. Although it wasn't cardboard.
two.



** He thinks that natural selection is making them smarter, though. He's genuinely surprised when one soldier DOESN'T just blindly run around the corner and [[ShootingSuperman shoot him again]], instead chucking a grenade.

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** He thinks that natural selection is making them smarter, though. He's genuinely surprised when one soldier DOESN'T just blindly run around the corner and [[ShootingSuperman shoot him again]], again, instead chucking a grenade.



** It gets even ''worse'' in Episode 58, when Gordon takes a teleporter trip over to "Uplink" (a.k.a. the ''Half-Life'' demo). The AI there is even more unpolished, leading to things like soldiers blowing themselves up with their own grenades. Gordon concludes that either [[GenreSavvy the soldiers are covering up their own cover-up]], everyone's on drugs ("Shoot anybody you want! It's cool: he's high, too! Get high before you die!"), or everyone is [[TooDumbToLive just that]] [[LethallyStupid stupid]].
** Conversely, in the same episodes Gordon notices the zombies have gotten a lot more intelligent, setting traps and laying ambushes.
* ATeamFiring: Gordon tends to just fire his gun in the general area his enemy is in and only a small number of the bullets hits them. Justified since Gordon wouldn't have any advanced training in firearm handling, and codes are in place to make his shots a lot stronger anyway.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: It's common for Freeman to be ranting about something or other, only to cut himself off with "[[CatchPhrase Hey, what's this do?]]" and fiddle with whatever button catches his eye. Taken UpToEleven when he's on morphine; he gets distracted by a massive control panel.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Gordon declares the Gluon Gun to be this, deeming its ammo supply too small for the weight of the backpack he has to wear to use it. He discards it in favor of his more reliable weapons. He does love its awesomeness, though, to the point of declaring that it would probably be adopted by the military as-is regardless of its flaws. He's got a point: what's an impractical, backpack-mounted weapon for a man in power armor would be very practical to mount to a vehicle.

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** It gets even ''worse'' in Episode 58, when Gordon takes a teleporter trip over to "Uplink" (a.k.a. the ''Half-Life'' demo). The AI there is even more unpolished, leading to things like soldiers blowing themselves up with their own grenades. Gordon concludes that either [[GenreSavvy the soldiers are covering up their own cover-up]], everyone's on drugs ("Shoot (''"Shoot anybody you want! It's cool: he's high, too! Get high before you die!"), die!"''), or everyone is [[TooDumbToLive just that]] [[LethallyStupid stupid]].
**
that stupid]]. Conversely, in the same episodes Gordon notices the zombies have gotten a lot more intelligent, setting traps and laying ambushes.
* ATeamFiring: Gordon doesn't have any advanced training in firearm handling, so he tends to just fire his gun in the general area his enemy is in and while barely keeping his aim steady, making it so only a small number of the bullets hits them. Justified since Gordon wouldn't have any advanced training in firearm handling, and codes are in place to make his shots a lot stronger anyway.
them.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: It's common for Freeman to be ranting about something or other, only to cut himself off with "[[CatchPhrase ''"[[CatchPhrase Hey, what's this do?]]" do?]]"'' and fiddle with whatever button catches his eye. Taken UpToEleven when he's on morphine; he gets distracted by a massive control panel.
-->''"Buttons!"''
* AwesomeButImpractical: Gordon declares Gordon's opinion on the Gluon Gun to be this, deeming Gun. He deems its ammo supply too small for the weight of the backpack he has to wear to use it. He discards it in favor of his more reliable weapons. He does love its awesomeness, though, to the point of declaring thinking that it would probably be adopted by the military as-is regardless of its flaws. He's got a point: what's an impractical, backpack-mounted weapon for a man in power armor would be very practical to mount to a vehicle.flaws.



** Gordon, [[DrivenToMadness in later episodes]]. For example, in episode 15, he comments on how fun it was to shoot aliens, and in episode 24, he thinks about decapitating an injured security guard and using his intestines as rope, but decides against it because it would be too slippery (and [[{{Squick}} gross]]). As of episode 39, he's killed a Black Mesa security guard in cold blood, believing that the guard was out to get him.
--->'''Freeman:''' Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, everyone dies!

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** Gordon, [[DrivenToMadness in later episodes]]. Gordon gets more and more crazy as episodes go on. For example, in episode Episode 15, he comments on how fun it was to shoot aliens, and in episode 24, he thinks about decapitating an injured security guard and using his intestines as rope, but decides against it because it would be too slippery (and [[{{Squick}} gross]]). As of episode 39, he's killed a Black Mesa security guard in cold blood, believing that the guard was out to get him.
--->'''Freeman:''' Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, everyone dies!
gross]]).



** This of course bites him in the ass when he realizes it helps the ''HECU'' marines pick him out from the rest of the science team, and [[SarcasmMode totally not the hazard-orange, bulletproof safety suit that turns out to be filled with tracking devices...]]
* BadassBookworm: Gordon makes no bones about his education; he's a graduate of MIT, and among other things he tells a bunch of enemy soldiers that his diploma is more valuable then they are. He simultaneously mocks his fellow scientists for not being as fit as him.

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** This of course bites him in the ass when he realizes it helps the ''HECU'' marines pick him out from the rest of the science team, and [[SarcasmMode totally not the hazard-orange, bulletproof safety suit that turns out to be filled with tracking devices...]]
* BadassBookworm: Gordon makes no bones about his education; he's a graduate of MIT, and among other things he tells a bunch of enemy soldiers that his diploma is more valuable then they are. He simultaneously their life. At the same time, he mocks his fellow scientists for not being as fit as him.



* BadassGrandpa: The scientist who jumps through a window in Episode 10 and keeps a shotgun in his desk, Freeman even remarks on his badassery. Somewhat ruined since the scientist is killed by zombies moments later. Freeman also hopes he becomes one, opting to buy a SwordCane when he's older.
* BadassOnPaper: Despite the above, he's still a delusional and neurotic CloudCuckoolander who has survived more than one encounter via pure luck. It doesn't stop fellow Black Mesa personnel from seeing him as a living legend, and believing him to be the only one that can stop the alien invasion. Freeman lampshades his improbable luck repeatedly.
* BadassBoast: Plenty.
-->'''Gordon:''' [while fighting ninjas] I chase electron orbits, you think I can't find you?!

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* BadassGrandpa: BadassGrandpa:
**
The scientist who jumps through a window in Episode 10 and keeps a shotgun in his desk, Freeman even remarks on his badassery. Somewhat ruined since the scientist is killed by zombies moments later.
**
Freeman also hopes he becomes he'll become one, opting deciding to buy a SwordCane when he's older.
* BadassOnPaper: Despite the above, he's all said, Gordon is still a delusional and neurotic CloudCuckoolander who has survived more than one encounter via pure luck. It doesn't stop fellow Black Mesa personnel from seeing him as a living legend, and believing him to be the only one that can stop the alien invasion. Freeman lampshades his improbable luck repeatedly.
* BadassBoast: Plenty.
-->'''Gordon:'''
Plenty of times.
-->''"I have a doctor's degree!"''\\
[while fighting ninjas] I ''"I chase electron orbits, you think I can't find you?!you?!"''\\
''"See, this is why I'm such a good theoretical physicist. I solve problems that shouldn't even exist to begin with."''
''"Yeah, feel the sting of Defense Department funding! I don't know what this gun is, but it's VERY, VERY EXPENSIVE!"''



** Subverted with the alien BeeBeeGun used by the Alien Gruntos. Freeman is not impressed by the ineffectiveness of alien bees.
--->'''Gordon:''' Earth bees are more hardcore than space-bees.



** Subverted. Freeman is not impressed by the alien BeeBeeGun, causing him to remark that:
-->'''Gordon:''' Earth bees are more hardcore than space-bees.
* BerserkButton: He hates cockroaches. And locked doors. And dead ends. And Vortigaunts or soldiers interrupting his train of thought.
-->"''Okay children, Class is in session! Everyone take your seats! '''I said everyone take your seats!''' Dammit, Billy, that means you too! '''Take your seats!'''''"
** He also seems to have a special hatred for Bullsquids, since he gets angry at them more often than the other species and has particularly nasty nicknames for them ([[EldritchAbomination Cthulhu Dog]], [[{{Squick}} Snot Monster]], [[RunningGag Snot Rag]], [[RuleOfThree Snot Freak...]]) Their persistent tendency to spit in his face might have something to do with it.

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* BerserkButton:
** Subverted. Freeman is not impressed by the alien BeeBeeGun, causing him to remark that:
-->'''Gordon:''' Earth bees are more hardcore than space-bees.
* BerserkButton: He
Gordon hates cockroaches. And locked doors. And dead ends. And Vortigaunts aliens or soldiers interrupting his train of thought.
-->"''Okay --->"''Okay children, Class is in session! Everyone take your seats! '''I said everyone take your seats!''' Dammit, Billy, that means you too! '''Take your seats!'''''"
seats!'''"''
** He also Freeman seems to have a special hatred for Bullsquids, since he gets angry at them more often than the other species and has particularly nasty nicknames for them ([[EldritchAbomination Cthulhu Dog]], [[{{Squick}} (Cthulhu Dog, Snot Monster]], [[RunningGag Monster, Snot Rag]], [[RuleOfThree Rag, Snot Freak...]]) ). Their persistent tendency to spit in his face might have something to do with it.



** During episode 37, he gets one of these as he is dropped from a conveyor belt 10 meters up into a pool of water. To make matters worse, [[spoiler:he's still recovering from being knocked out, and as such, is drowsy]]
-->'''Gordon:''' OH MY GOD I'M GONNA DROWN!!
** In episode 55, he has a FreakOut when an alien ''almost'' teleports inside him, complete with three consecutive "OH MY GOD!" statements in a row.

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** During episode Episode 37, he gets one of these as he is dropped from a conveyor belt 10 meters up into a pool of water. To make matters worse, [[spoiler:he's still recovering from being knocked out, and as such, is drowsy]]
-->'''Gordon:''' OH
water.
-->''"OH
MY GOD I'M GONNA DROWN!!
DROWN!!"''
** In episode Episode 55, he has a FreakOut when an alien ''almost'' teleports inside him, complete with three consecutive "OH ''"OH MY GOD!" GOD!"'' statements in a row.



* BilingualBonus: Presumably to show off how smart and educated Freeman is:
** In Episode 33, Gordon gets the impression that a scientist is Spanish (or Mexican).

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* BilingualBonus: Presumably to show off how smart and educated Freeman is:
is.
** In Episode 12, he becomes convinced that a pair of scientists are voodoo zombies, and considers finding their master and buying one of them off him:
--->'''Gordon:''' I know how to talk to these people. I've been to Haiti. ''Les yeux de Dieu ne regardent pas beaucoup là''.\\
(''The eyes of God don't watch there much.'')
** In Episode 33, Gordon gets the impression that a scientist is Spanish (or Mexican).speaks Spanish



(''Show me the money!'')

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(''Show me the money!'')gold!'')



** In Episode 12, he becomes convinced that a pair of scientists are voodoo zombies, and considers finding their master and buying one of them off him:
--->'''Gordon:''' I know how to talk to these people. I've been to Haiti. ''Les yeux de Dieu ne regardent pas beaucoup là''.\\
(''The eyes of God don't watch there much.'')
** The sentence, if phrased a little strangely, does make sense, but his pronunciation is horrendous. It's not made clear if it's deliberate for the sake of humor, or if Ross himself just can't speak French. It's also not clear why exactly Freeman said ''that'' of all things.
* BlackComedy: Gordon is a big fan of this, at one point contemplating dressing up a pig in a labcoat and throwing it into a giant piston, just to freak everybody out.

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** In Episode 12, he becomes convinced that a pair of scientists are voodoo zombies, and considers finding their master and buying one of them off him:
--->'''Gordon:''' I know how to talk to these people. I've been to Haiti. ''Les yeux de Dieu ne regardent pas beaucoup là''.\\
(''The eyes of God don't watch there much.'')
** The sentence, if phrased a little strangely, does make sense, but his pronunciation is horrendous. It's not made clear if it's deliberate for the sake of humor, or if Ross himself just can't speak French. It's also not clear why exactly Freeman said ''that'' of all things.
* BlackComedy: Gordon is a big fan of this, at one point contemplating having ideas like dressing up a pig in a labcoat and throwing it into a giant piston, or cloning body parts and spread them around a small village just to freak everybody out.



* BreadEggsMilkSquick
-->'''Gordon:''' This is almost getting to be like a chore. Y'know: wash the dishes, do the laundry, shoot the snot thing, empty the trash... it's all just a blur.
** Episode 40:
--->'''Gordon:''' Lasers make me happy. Though not as much as food, bedrest, painkillers, not being persecuted...

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* BreadEggsMilkSquick
-->'''Gordon:''' This
BreadEggsMilkSquick:
-->''"This
is almost getting to be like a chore. Y'know: wash the dishes, do the laundry, shoot the snot thing, empty the trash... it's all just a blur.
** Episode 40:
--->'''Gordon:''' Lasers
blur."''\\
''"Lasers
make me happy. Though not as much as food, bedrest, painkillers, not being persecuted..."''



-->'''Freeman:''' ''(hiding for his life from a giant alien walking tank)'' Dammit, this happens every time I get cocky! Someone like this comes along and I wish I hadn't said a lot of things that I did.
* BriefAccentImitation: Episode 27, where in Gordon becomes a pirate. He drops it at the start of 28, commenting that he needs to drink a lot more whiskey to make his voice sound like that normally

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-->'''Freeman:''' ''(hiding ''[Hiding for his life from a giant alien walking tank)'' tank]'' Dammit, this happens every time I get cocky! Someone like this comes along and I wish I hadn't said a lot of things that I did.
* BriefAccentImitation: Gordon spents the entirety of Episode 27, where in Gordon becomes 27 talking like a pirate. He drops it at the start of 28, commenting that he needs to drink a lot more whiskey to make his voice sound like that normally
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFR1hzjV4HA Parker's Mind (21 episodes, finished)]]

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* [[VideoGame/RedFaction Parker's]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFR1hzjV4HA Parker's Mind (21 episodes, finished)]]
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Gordon is very quick to point out the soldiers' stupid tactics, including bombing the area where their soldiers (and no one else) are, killing each other with grenades, running into trip mines they themselves set, and running straight at him around a corner even though they just saw their friends getting shot running around the same corner. This is a very ironic meta joke, since ''Half-Life'' was praised for introducing tactically intelligent enemies when it first came out. They appear stupid in ''Freeman's Mind'' both as a result of bugs, scripting, and the age of the AI. A lot of the things that Gordon calls them stupid for, such as the friendly fire artillery barrage in Episode 13, a soldier being found dead, shot to death by his own turret gun in Episode 12, and the odd (to say the least) ambush in Episode 29 are actually scripted sequences... which doesn't really excuse them from an in-universe standpoint, but still.

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** Gordon is very quick to point out the soldiers' stupid tactics, including bombing the area where their soldiers (and no one else) are, killing each other with grenades, running into trip mines they themselves set, and running straight at him around a corner even though they just saw their friends getting shot running around the same corner. This is a very ironic meta joke, since ''Half-Life'' was praised for introducing tactically intelligent enemies when it first came out. They appear stupid in ''Freeman's Mind'' both as a result of bugs, scripting, and the age of the AI. A lot of the things that Gordon calls them stupid for, such as the friendly fire artillery barrage in Episode 13, a soldier being found dead, shot to death by his own turret gun in Episode 12, and the odd (to say the least) ambush in Episode 29 are actually scripted sequences... which doesn't really excuse them from an in-universe standpoint, but still.



* LackOfEmpathy: Freeman actually ''does'' feel bad about killing the soldiers at first, but later starts to just stop caring all together. They probably don't deserve any better.
-->'''Gordon:''' [''Having just killed several soldiers''] You know, its strange. I thought I would feel weird about killing all these people, but really, I don't. That's because they're all [[SociopathicSoldier pricks and deserve to die]]! I'll make a speech at their funerals if someone wants me to. I have no problem with going up to a grieving widow and telling her "I'm sorry for your loss... but your husband was a [[DumbMuscle ratfuck meathead who tried to kill me for no goddamned reason because he was too stupid to figure out what the word "civilian" means]]. [[MercyKill If I hadn't put him down]], he likely would have come home later and strangled you in your sleep. [[{{Fetish}} And not in the kinky way]] either. I know how you base wives are..."

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* LackOfEmpathy: LackOfEmpathy:
** Gordon's sympathy for his coworkers extends as far as their usefulness to him, and his concern for their deaths rarely extends beyond a single thought. Gordon only shows concern for two scientists: an older BadassGrandpa who does a SuperWindowJump and dies, and another who proves helpful in escaping the weapons testing labs.
**
Freeman actually ''does'' feel bad about killing the soldiers at first, but later starts to just stop caring all together. They probably don't deserve any better.
-->'''Gordon:''' --->'''Gordon:''' [''Having just killed several soldiers''] You know, its strange. I thought I would feel weird about killing all these people, but really, I don't. That's because they're all [[SociopathicSoldier pricks and deserve to die]]! I'll make a speech at their funerals if someone wants me to. I have no problem with going up to a grieving widow and telling her "I'm sorry for your loss... but your husband was a [[DumbMuscle ratfuck meathead who tried to kill me for no goddamned reason because he was too stupid to figure out what the word "civilian" means]]. [[MercyKill If I hadn't put him down]], he likely would have come home later and strangled you in your sleep. [[{{Fetish}} And not in the kinky way]] either. I know how you base wives are..."
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!!Tropes present

* TheAbridgedSeries: The character based humor and frequent LampshadeHanging are very reminiscent of an abridged series. As for the actual ''abridged'' part, for the sake of storytelling, Gordon's guns deal more damage and he can "climb" over obstacles to skip some sections of the game.

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!!Tropes present

!!Tropes:

* TheAbridgedSeries: The character based character-based humor and frequent LampshadeHanging are very reminiscent of an abridged series. As for the actual ''abridged'' part, for the sake of storytelling, Gordon's guns deal more damage and he can "climb" over obstacles to skip some sections of the game. Gordon also jumps into the ''Uplink'' demo at one point.



* AccidentalHero: See TheFool.

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* AccidentalHero: See TheFool.Gordon makes his way through the facility, killing troops and setting up things to end the Resonance Cascade, solely out of either ignorance or the belief that his actions will eventually allow him to escape. In fact, he explicitly rejects helping intentionally at every turn, because it's not his job.



* AGodAmI: After killing the Nihilanth, Gordon claims to be the new god because he ''thinks'' [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt that's how it works]].



* ArtificialStupidity: Gordon is very quick to point out the soldiers' stupid tactics, including bombing the area where their soldiers (and no one else) are, killing each other with grenades, and running straight at him around a corner even though they just saw their friends getting shot running around the same corner. This is a very ironic meta joke, since ''Half-Life'' was praised for introducing tactically intelligent enemies when it first came out. They appear stupid in Freeman's Mind both as a result of bugs, scripting, and the age of the AI. A lot of the things that Gordon calls them stupid for, such as the friendly fire artillery barrage in Episode 13, a soldier being found dead, shot to death by his own turret gun in Episode 12, and the odd (to say the least) ambush in Episode 29 are actually scripted sequences... which doesn't really excuse them from an in-universe standpoint, but still.

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* ArtificialStupidity: ArtificialStupidity:
Gordon is very quick to point out the soldiers' stupid tactics, including bombing the area where their soldiers (and no one else) are, killing each other with grenades, running into trip mines they themselves set, and running straight at him around a corner even though they just saw their friends getting shot running around the same corner. This is a very ironic meta joke, since ''Half-Life'' was praised for introducing tactically intelligent enemies when it first came out. They appear stupid in Freeman's Mind ''Freeman's Mind'' both as a result of bugs, scripting, and the age of the AI. A lot of the things that Gordon calls them stupid for, such as the friendly fire artillery barrage in Episode 13, a soldier being found dead, shot to death by his own turret gun in Episode 12, and the odd (to say the least) ambush in Episode 29 are actually scripted sequences... which doesn't really excuse them from an in-universe standpoint, but still.



--->'''Freeman:''' You know it's probably the military who put these trip-mines here to begin with, and they just go and run into them! I don't get it. They bomb each other, they can't figure out who the civilians are, and they can't duck. I mean look how easy this is ''(ducks under a trip-mine laser)''. Power slide! ''(slides under another laser)''.
** Then the Marines hired ''Film/TheThreeStooges'' for episode 30 and started blowing each other up with grenades.
** And there's that time Gordon was ambushed by two soldiers ''hiding in a box.'' He hypothesizes on some "cigar-smoking general" ordering the two into the box, complete with a voice akin to talking past a beard. He admits it ''did'' catch him by surprise, though.
*** Clearly, Gordon has never heard of the teachings of [[{{Franchise/MetalGear}} Big Boss]]. Although it wasn't cardboard.

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--->'''Freeman:''' You know it's probably the military who put these trip-mines here to begin with, and they just go and run into them! I don't get it. They bomb each other, they can't figure out who the civilians are, and they can't duck. I mean look how easy this is is. ''(ducks under a trip-mine laser)''. laser)'' Power slide! ''(slides under another laser)''.
laser)''
** Then the Marines hired ''Film/TheThreeStooges'' for episode 30 and started blowing each other up with grenades.
grenades. Gordon muses that he could see Moe just lose it and kill the other two.
** And there's that time Gordon was ambushed by two soldiers ''hiding in a box.'' He hypothesizes on some "cigar-smoking general" ordering the two into the box, complete with a voice akin to talking past a beard. He admits it ''did'' catch him by surprise, though.
***
though. Clearly, Gordon has never heard of the teachings of [[{{Franchise/MetalGear}} Big Boss]]. Although it wasn't cardboard.



* [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny Attention Deficit... Ooh, Button!]]: It's common for Freeman to be ranting about something or other, only to cut himself off with "[[CatchPhrase Hey, what's this do?]]" and fiddle with whatever button catches his eye. Taken UpToEleven when he's on morphine; he gets distracted by a massive control panel.

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* [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny Attention Deficit... Ooh, Button!]]: AttentionDeficitOohShiny: It's common for Freeman to be ranting about something or other, only to cut himself off with "[[CatchPhrase Hey, what's this do?]]" and fiddle with whatever button catches his eye. Taken UpToEleven when he's on morphine; he gets distracted by a massive control panel.



* AxCrazy: Gordon, [[DrivenToMadness in later episodes]]. For example, in episode 15, he comments on how fun it was to shoot aliens, and in episode 24, he thinks about decapitating an injured security guard and using his intestines as rope, but decides against it because it would be too slippery (and [[{{Squick}} gross]]). As of episode 39, he's killed a Black Mesa security guard in cold blood, believing that the guard was out to get him.
-->'''Freeman:''' Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, everyone dies!

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* AxCrazy: AxCrazy:
**
Gordon, [[DrivenToMadness in later episodes]]. For example, in episode 15, he comments on how fun it was to shoot aliens, and in episode 24, he thinks about decapitating an injured security guard and using his intestines as rope, but decides against it because it would be too slippery (and [[{{Squick}} gross]]). As of episode 39, he's killed a Black Mesa security guard in cold blood, believing that the guard was out to get him.
-->'''Freeman:''' --->'''Freeman:''' Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, everyone dies!



-->'''Freeman:''' STEP RIGHT UP! (launches several grenades from grenade launcher at some alien grunts) NICE CATCH! (launches another grenade and then fires a few SMG rounds) NOW DON'T CROWD! (Hit by hivehand round) AHH! (takes cover and reloads before firing a grenade round) THIS MUST BE THE MEAT STORAGE FACILITY! DON'T WORRY WE'LL FILL IT UP!

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-->'''Freeman:''' --->'''Freeman:''' STEP RIGHT UP! (launches several grenades from grenade launcher at some alien grunts) NICE CATCH! (launches another grenade and then fires a few SMG rounds) NOW DON'T CROWD! (Hit by hivehand round) AHH! (takes cover and reloads before firing a grenade round) THIS MUST BE THE MEAT STORAGE FACILITY! DON'T WORRY WE'LL FILL IT UP!



--->'''Gordon:''' I'm a physics-crunching badass. I'm the complete package.

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--->'''Gordon:''' -->'''Gordon:''' I'm a physics-crunching badass. I'm the complete package.


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* AGodAmI: After killing the Nihilanth, Gordon claims to be the new god because he ''thinks'' [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt that's how it works]].
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* TaughtByTelevision: Gordon attributes his firearms experience to his repeated viewings of ''Film/DieHard''.
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