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24th Apr '17 10:35:27 PM ProjectXa3
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* YouMakeMeSic: Gordon's reaction to "Yore Dead Freeman".

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* YouMakeMeSic: Gordon's reaction to "Yore Dead Freeman".Freemon".
16th Apr '17 9:10:11 AM Generality
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* PassThePopcorn: Gordon expresses this sentiment in episode 59 when he sees a soldier being dragged into a barnacle's mouth.
-->"Oh, wow. Perfect. I could use some popcorn for this. Might want to fire your gun there. No? Okay, that's just me. This guy is giving a ''performance''. I respect that."
15th Apr '17 11:13:40 AM Dallenson
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* CoolCar: Gordon and/or Ross might have a thing for Porsches as Gordon remarks about buying a Porsche with Department of Defense contracts, another when he remarks the military truck he didn't know how to hot wire wasn't a Porsche with a laser-cut key. And of course the second time Gordon encounter's the room with the techno music playing, it was playing music from ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeed:'' '''''Porsche''''' ''Unleashed''.

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* CoolCar: Gordon and/or Ross might have a thing for Porsches as Gordon remarks about buying a Porsche with Department of Defense contracts, another when he remarks the military truck he didn't know how to hot wire wasn't a Porsche with a laser-cut key. And key and of course the second time Gordon encounter's the room with the techno music playing, it was playing music from ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeed:'' '''''Porsche''''' ''Unleashed''.
15th Apr '17 11:10:23 AM Dallenson
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* CoolCar: Gordon and/or Ross might have a thing for Porsches as Gordon remarks about buying a Porsche with Department of Defense contracts, another when he remarks the military truck he didn't know how to hot wire wasn't a Porsche with a laser-cut key. And of course the second time Gordon encounter's the room with the techno music playing, it was playing music from ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeed:'' '''''Porsche''''' ''Unleashed''.
15th Apr '17 3:55:11 AM Cleaningcaptain
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** ...intentionally avoids areas where he could find a new weapon and avoids picking up certain new weapons when he finds them. To be fair, he usually has a good reason for doing so.
14th Apr '17 5:45:24 PM Generality
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* RememberTheNewGuy: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]]. While Barney knows who Gordon is, Gordon has no idea who Barney is. He doesn't seem to recognize Dr. Breen either. He does, however, ''immediately'' recognize Dr. Kleiner and seems to think well of him, despite not having mentioned him at all throughout the previous series.

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* RememberTheNewGuy: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]]. While Barney knows who Gordon is, Gordon has no idea who Barney is. He doesn't seem to recognize Dr. Breen either. He does, however, ''immediately'' recognize Dr. Kleiner and seems to think well of him, despite not having mentioned him at all throughout the previous series. Ross Scott justified this in a fan chat when he explained that Barney is not mentioned anywhere in the original game, whereas Kleiner is at least mentioned in the manual as part of Freeman's backstory. Going on the canonical sources and taking them at face value, there's no reason to expect that Freeman knows Barney.
12th Apr '17 4:19:11 PM Whistleblower
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* {{Jerkass}}: In his April 2017 Videochat, Ross said he wrote Freeman like "If I were a jackass, what would I do?"
11th Apr '17 10:42:52 AM TheRoguePenguin
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* MakeAnExampleOfThem: During his trip through the ''Uplink'' demo, Gordon sees the military execute some scientists just as he shows up, and assumes they did it on purpose to get back at him. It fails because Gordon doesn't know those scientists and thus doesn't care.
10th Apr '17 10:45:45 AM TheRoguePenguin
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* AccidentalHero: 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.



* TheAlcoholic: Gordon often brings up his taste for alcohol through the series; bringing up how he comes to work after having two shots of vodka for breakfast, talking about how he's going to get ''way'' more drunk than usual when he seems to find a way out, and beginning to wonder if he's hallucinating alien worms as part of alcohol withdrawal.



* {{Angrish}}: Gordon tends to fall into senseless angry shouting when at his most frustrated. One particularly strong one happens at the beginning of episode 39.



* 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 while barely keeping his aim steady, making it so only a small number of the bullets hits them.
* 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. Twice.
-->''"Buttons!"''

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* 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 while barely keeping his aim steady, making it so only a small number of the bullets hits them.
* 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. Twice.
-->''"Buttons!"''
hit them.



* AxCrazy:
** Gordon gets more and more crazy as episodes go on. 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]]).
** Episode 66 gives a good instance of this when after he get's shocked by a vortigaunt, he decides he's had enough with the aliens.
--->'''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!
* BadassBeard: Freeman constantly rants about how awesome his beard is, and how no one else has any style and how [[YouAllLookFamiliar everyone looks the same]].
--->'''Freeman:''' Does my beard intimidate you?
* 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 than their life. At the same time, he mocks his fellow scientists for not being as fit as him.
-->'''Gordon:''' I'm a physics-crunching badass. I'm the complete package.



* BadassBoast: Plenty of times.
-->''"I have a doctor's degree!"''\\
[while fighting ninjas] ''"I chase electron orbits, you think I can't find 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!"''



* BerserkButton:
** Gordon hates cockroaches. And locked doors. And dead ends. And aliens 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!'''"''
** 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 (Cthulhu Dog, Snot Monster, Snot Rag, Snot Freak...). Their persistent tendency to spit in his face might have something to do with it.



* BornLucky: Gordon comments on his seemingly improbable luck several times.
** When he somehow blows up a Bradley with an [=MP5=].
--->'''Freeman:''' You can't buy luck like that. You just have to be me.
** After just avoiding getting his brain splattered by a sniper.
** After shooting down an attack helicopter with an [=MP5=]. Even he's surprised by that one. Ross didn't actually intend to do it, but the health for the thing was lower than he thought.
** Finding a rocket launcher ''right before'' another attack helicopter shows up. This is what gets him to revise his stance that the universe wants to kill him, because if that were true, it would've just let the chopper shred him rather than giving him the means to destroy it.



* BunnyEarsLawyer: Despite his ramblings, Gordon's monologue does show that he is genuinely intelligent, and knows a lot about advanced science. Ross has stated that his intention was to make Gordon seem as invaluable to Black Mesa as possible to justify how he can be such a dick and not get fired for it.
-->'''Random Scientist:''' Do you know who ate all the donuts?\\
'''Gordon:''' NO! Do you know if leptons are really compound particles?! Friggin' donuts...\\
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'''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''!



* 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!



* CharacterDevelopment: Over the course of the series, Freeman slowly evolves from a NonActionGuy into a gun-toting badass who has SeenItAll. Best exemplified by his reactions to dangerous situations - in the beginning he has a minor FreakOut about the mere presence of aliens in the facility, whereas by the time he encounters his first battle tank he barely even seems to notice it.
* CharacterTics: When he's nervous, has a tendency to lapse into technobabble, basically spouting science as a SurvivalMantra.
-->'''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.
* TheChewToy: Gordon. Half the fun of the series is seeing how freaked out he will get the next time he sees a giant alien or another new obstacle courtesy of the HECU. He compares himself to Rasputin in the sense that he's been shot, burned, almost drowned, bit, lacerated, electrocuted, etc...



* ClothesMakeTheSuperman:
** Freeman's HEV suit, of course. Even more so than in 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. 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 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 is a ''total'' loon, even before the whole mess went down.
-->'''Gordon:''' I am Captain Gordon Freeman of the Intergalactic House of Pancakes ordering you to open!



* 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 that he hid precisely for a situation like this.



* 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.
** Apparently, Gordon had been [[ProperlyParanoid paranoid]] about alien invasions and government conspiracies even before he worked at Black Mesa.
** When he finds the rocket launcher, he comes to the conclusion that he's a pawn in a game between cosmic forces - half that want him dead and half that want him to succeed. This is exactly what's revealed to be happening later in the series.



* DeadpanSnarker: Gordon of course. Between the arquitectural death traps, aliens, soldiers, and absolute stupidity from everyone involved, Gordon brings plenty of snarking to the table.



* DitzyGenius: Gordon ''is'' legitimately intelligent, knows much about theoretical physics, and speaks five languages. [[CloudCuckoolander He just has a lot of weird quirks.]]
* DoomMagnet: Freeman's companions tend to die, though some are lucky enough to "only" get injured or stranded.



* DrivenToMadness:
** 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.
** [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!!]]"'''''
** In episode 24, he thinks about decapitating an injured security guard and using his intestines as rope, but later decides against it because he figured the intestines would be too slippery (and it'd be gross).
** 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]]
** He spends the entirety of Episode 27 talking like a pirate for no reason.
** 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 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. 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!''
* DrivenToSuicide: PlayedForLaughs when Gordon fins himself trapped in an alien dimension with no way home 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...
* DullSurprise: Intentionally done for comedy when Freeman unknowingly launches the required satellites into orbit to end the Resonance Cascade, and mistakes it for an ICBM:
-->'''Freeman:''' Jesus Christ, I launched a missile... I'm not helping ''anything''.



* 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.



* FirstPersonSmartass: A lot of Gordon's monologue involves him snarking about all the craziness going on.



* TheFool: In his blind efforts to get out, Gordon manages to clear his own path simply by wandering around. Most obvious example is in episode 19 when, when he returns to the rocket testing station after activating the electricity and fuel needed to start the rocket and kill the worm monster.
-->'''Gordon:''' Hey, the lights are on! [''Pushes button''] Hey, it's doing something! Did somebody fix this? ''(Rocket begins to start up)'' What did I just do?\\
[''shortly thereafter'']\\
'''Gordon:''' Awwright! [[LampshadeHanging I'm making a lot of progress for not knowing what the hell I'm doing!]]
** One interviewer amusingly referred to him as "the Homer Simpson of action heroes".
** In a later episode we get this exchange:
--->'''Scientist:''' You're heading for the Lambda Complex, aren't you?\\
'''Gordon:''' I have no idea.



* FunctionalAddict: Gordon apparently has an oxycodone and alcohol addiction (stronger stuff is implied here and there), but he manages to be reasonably stable considering his situation and he kept his job at Black Mesa in spite of his habit.



* HandWave: Gordon usually doesn't take any real damage, because the creator is playing the game with godmode on, presumably. This is handwaved by the damage Freeman takes being written off as minor. Electricity hurts, but doesn't injure. Most bullets bounce off the suit or [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy miss altogether]]. Pistol rounds and buckshot do so without hurting. Rifle rounds hurt like paintball, but are otherwise harmless. Large caliber rounds and explosives can kill him right through his suit, but he dodges them. Headcrab bites are scratches. Bullsquid spit stinks but doesn't hurt. Et cetera.
* HardOnSoftScience: Gordon has a dim view of Freudian psychology and relishes the prospect of disproving string theory.

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* HandWave: HandWave:
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Gordon usually doesn't take any real damage, because the creator is playing the game with godmode on, presumably. This is handwaved by the damage Freeman takes being written off as minor. Electricity hurts, but doesn't injure. Most bullets bounce off the suit or [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy miss altogether]]. Pistol rounds and buckshot do so without hurting. Rifle rounds hurt like paintball, but are otherwise harmless. Large caliber rounds and explosives can kill him right through his suit, but he dodges them. Headcrab bites are scratches. Bullsquid spit stinks but doesn't hurt. Et cetera.
* HardOnSoftScience: ** Gordon himself provides the answers for Black Mesa's unstable structure when he realizes the monsters might be teleporting into the walls. He has a dim view of Freudian psychology and relishes some more when he realizes that the prospect "Box Smashing Room" was probably built to pad out the facility's costs so they could get the same amount of disproving string theory.grant money on the following year.



* HeroicComedicSociopath: Freeman eventually begins to enjoy killing aliens and soldiers. He considers time spent killing the former to be community service hours.
** Although he only really does it when he has to. He tries to negotiate with them at first (it doesn't work), and in episode 28 goes out of his way to avoid fighting a few soldiers.
** From Ross Scott himself in an interview with ''PC Gamer'':
--->'''Ross:''' In retrospect, I realized that the sheer number of people you have to kill in the ''Half-Life'' games suggests that some sort of paranoid psychopath might actually have a far better chance of survival than someone sensible.
** "Oh, look at this. Aliens that can't shoot back! I'm gonna take my time here."



* HumbleGoal: Freeman just wants to go home, and isn't all that interested in saving the world like the other scientists want him to. He couldn't care less about the alien invasion and government response if only they would all stop shooting/biting him.



* InsufferableGenius: Gordon graduated from M.I.T., and he won't hesitate to let everyone know it.
-->'''Gordon:''' ''(firing at soldiers)'' MY DIPLOMA'S WORTH MORE THAN YOUR LIFE!



* {{Jerkass}}: Gordon has a hatred or disgust for practically everything and everyone who crosses his sight, and is [[ItsAllAboutMe hilariously selfish]]. He is also implied to have committed several petty crimes in the past, ranging from embezzlement to vandalism.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Gordon is a massive {{jerkass}}, yet constantly makes very good points about how illogical the whole situation is, and how stupid everyone involved would have to be for it to happen.
* JustifiedTrope: Gordon himself provides the answers for Black Mesa's unstable structure when he realizes the monsters might be teleporting into the walls. He has some more when he realizes that the "Box Smashing Room" was probably built to pad out the facility's costs so they could get the same amount of grant money on the following year.



* 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:''' [''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...



* LargeHam: Again, Gordon.



* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Gordon is completely unaware of the plot because he never listens to the [=NPCs=]. He's just trying to escape and completing objectives by accident along the way.



* {{Metaphorgotten}}: '''All. The. Time.'''
-->'''Freeman:''' ''(sees a Bullsquid eating a dead soldier)'' Okay, I see a dead soldier and an alien that doesn't see me. I can put one and one together. ''(shoots Bullsquid)'' Actually, that's one and ''negative'' one. ''(shoots the Bullsquid more, killing it)'' Now it's negative two and ''me''. But wait, wouldn't I be number one? I don't know what the hell I'm talking about. See, this is why you have to define your terms: if you don't, people die.



* MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds: Freeman has this opinion of himself after he launches a missile at the end of the On A Rail arc. Amusingly, he's right, but for the wrong reasons.
-->'''Freeman:''' Jesus Christ I launched a missile... I'm not helping ''anything'' today. Well, guess I started World War III.



* MotorMouth: Gordon during the entirety of episode 45, combined with CasualDangerDialogue. He even ''sings'' in this manner.



* {{Omniglot}}: Gordon apparently speaks German, on top of having some knowledge of Hindi, Spanish, and French. He says he's been to Haiti and India in the past, and he mentions living in Austria a few times (where German is spoken)--specifically Innsbruck, which matches with Freeman's ''canon'' background. No word yet on where he learned Spanish, though he ''does'' live in New Mexico. However, it's worth noting that his understanding of the other languages appears focused on how to get something for himself. Spanish for buying drugs; German for finding treasure; Hindi for [[ProperlyParanoid his new life after he goes into hiding]]; and French to buy zombies.
* OneManArmy: Freeman, as usual. Though Deconstructed to a degree: Freeman is very vocal about the outcome of his body count, probably predicting it will result in extreme mental breakdown and the U.S. Government hunting him down even if he manages to escape. Also, while Freeman's high intellect, physical strength, and resourcefulness help him survive, he's clearly acknowledged several times that without his suit he'd most likely be dead. [[ArtificialStupidity His enemies']] [[UnfriendlyFire blunders]] also help.
** In episode 31, he has come to the conclusion that, since he has no prior military or firearms training, doesn't belong to any extremist groups, and is just a theoretical physicist, it would be extremely difficult for the military to really believe he's killed dozens of their numbers single-handedly, and thus he may not end up being the fall guy.
** In episode 51, he complains about being a literal one-man army, insisting that the phrase is only meant to sound badass and complaining about how it actually consists of one man having to do ''everything'' you'd expect a more competent army to accomplish with teamwork.
--->'''Freeman:''' You say that to sound badass, not because you ''literally want to function as an entire army!''



* OnlySaneMan: Freeman sees himself this way. Surprisingly, there is a lot of truth in his statements, as per the nature of ''Half-Life'', everyone is either completely retarded (he frequently lampshades the scientists' and marines' suicidal tendencies) or trying to kill him. Or both. At the beginning of episode 13, he even says "Everyone is crazy except me!" while reacting to the marines bombing the surface. This by no means makes him [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} that sane himself]], it's more "Everyone's more insane than me!"



* PetTheDog: Though mostly known for being a [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]] {{Jerkass}}, Freeman does on occasion try to save his fellow scientists.
** Near the end of episode 59, he starts lobbing grenades at a Gargantuan that's attacking some Black Mesa personnel and actually seems upset when he's unable to save them. Bear in mind that doing so wouldn't benefit him at all. Ironically, this moment happens at what could easily be considered the height of Gordon's [[AxCrazy Ax Craziness]]
** Freeman won't actually kill people that he doesn't see as a threat (though his paranoia and jumpiness has massively lowered the threshold for someone to qualify as one). [[WhatMeasureIsANonhuman This applies even to aliens]], as when he runs into some non-hostile vortigaunts on Xen, he's willing to let them live.
** Despite being a massive {{jerkass}}, Freeman's not particularly malicious. Just really selfish. When a trio of MadScientist types teleport him in and out of a death trap as part of an experiment, he scares them by firing his gun, and yells at them a lot, but doesn't kill them. Well, he does kill one [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace by accident]]--as a continuation of his wildly firing at the Gargantua he was being threatened by--but even that is immediately followed by him saying that he didn't want to kill the guy.
** The scientist who helps Gordon to get out of Bio Labs gets shot in the leg by a soldier. Before leaving, Gordon suggests said scientist to treat his wound inmediately, showing real concern for him.



* PhraseCatcher:
-->'''Random person:''' Gordon Freeman.\\
'''Freeman:''' You know it.
* PopCulturedBadass: Freeman sure does love his pop culture references. See ShoutOut.



* PunchClockHero: When Freeman fails to follow ChronicHeroSyndrome, he justifies it by saying "That's not my job!"



* PungeonMaster: Guess who?
-->'''Freeman:''' [[AccidentalPun What's up with this ceiling?]]
-->'''Freeman:''' ''(trapped in a box and surrounded by aliens)'' I'M BOXED IN!
-->'''Freeman:''' ''(looking at a dam)'' They can blow up the damn dam for all I care! Dammit!



* SmallNameBigEgo: Gordon ''is'' actually pretty smart, physically fit, and overall competent, though he tends to [[UpToEleven inflate it to godlike levels.]]
-->'''Gordon:''' ''(after killing a Gargantua)'' That's why the dinosaurs went extinct: ME!



* TaughtByTelevision: Gordon attributes his firearms experience to his repeated viewings of ''Film/DieHard''.



* TookALevelInJerkass: Freeman gets noticeably more callous, uncaring, and cynical as the series goes on. Compare episode 4, where he tries to [[TakeMyHand save a scientist from falling]], to episode 10, where he says to a scientist "You're on your own, chump" and abandons him. He also talks about how slavery was a good idea (though overly restricted by only targeting one race) and makes a back-up plan in case he accidentally shoots a civilian. There's a [[SanitySlippage couple]] [[RuleOfFunny reasons]] for this. He does show concern when a helpful scientist is shot and demands he find gauze and disinfectant. He seems to believe in survival of the fittest as he doesn't care when idiots get themselves killed, but he likes people to stay alive if they are helpful, smart, and DON'T piss him off. In episode 65 (and later 66), he even spares a couple of ''aliens'' because they're not attacking him, and he doesn't want to discourage that mentality.



* WeirdnessMagnet: Lampshaded in episode 51.
-->'''Freeman:''' It's so easy to try to explain this all as just "aliens". But it's aliens ''and'' teleportation ''and'' a conspiracy against me, ''and'' drugs, ''and'' in-house genocide, ''and'' ghosts, and now these... cosmic disco balls?



* WouldHitAGirl: Freeman does so by necessity, gunning down the female black ops he mistakes for ninjas.
9th Apr '17 7:18:26 PM Generality
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* {{Crossover}}: ''Freeman's Mind'' makes references to two of its [[Machinima/FreemansMindSpinoffs most popular spinoffs]], ''Shepherd's Mind'' and ''Barney's Mind'', though both are very subtle; whereas the spinoffs are generally assumed to be set in the same continuity as ''Freeman's Mind'' and make direct references to it, the parent series is ambiguous about their canonicity, perhaps to prevent viewers from having to view those series in order to understand any jokes.
** In episode 61, as he's jumping into the portal to Xen, Shepherd's voice can be heard shouting "Backrubs!" This is highlighted by a caption appearing on the bottom of the screen. At the equivalent point in ''Shepherd's Mind'', Shepherd is actually shouting "Get back here, you big orange fuck!" Krim, the creator of that series, requested that this line appear in the main series, but Ross Scott decided it would be too obvious, plus confusing for anyone not familiar with the spinoff, so went with something more unexpected. The explanation is that the noise created by the portal machine makes Freeman unable to understand what anyone is saying.
** In episode 67, Barney's voice can be heard among a jumble of voices coming from the final transmitter, saying "I wanted a cheeseburger!"


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* InstantExpert: Zigzagged with regard to Freeman's aptitude with guns: most of the time he sprays bullets in the general direction of enemies, only surviving due to his superior armor and the sheer dumb luck that he never gets hit in the head. However, other times he takes a careful aim and snipes a target from a considerable distance with little effort. He also has no trouble operating or reloading his weapons, even those that he's never seen before like the Gluon Gun. According to his monologue, he's never fired a gun before the resonance cascade incident, but [[IKnowMortalKombat learned all he knows about guns]] from watching ''Film/DieHard'' multiple times.
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