History Machinima / FreemansMind

8th Feb '16 5:38:08 PM faclon
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**Though he does follow up by saying "this probably tastes like grasshoppers," which are on the list of things people claim taste like chicken.
1st Feb '16 9:00:15 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* TheAbridgedSeries[=/=]DungeonBypass: Gordon's guns deal more damage. For the sake of storytelling, he can also "climb" over obstacles and skip some sections of the game. This is possibly {{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. In Episode 46, Freeman decides to simply climb on top of a building after seeing the way to the ladder is lined with mines and guarded by a sniper. The game of course intends you to go that way. Then he later finds out it's even more dangerous than he thought, making him extra happy that he didn't go that way. At one point he nearly bypasses the rest of the game, only to realize that he is in the middle of the desert in a metal suit with no supplies; he promptly returns to the dungeon. It's subverted in episode 24, where he attempts to climbs and fails due to a sloped edge. In fact, the whole Power Up arc is something of 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.
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* TheAbridgedSeries[=/=]DungeonBypass: Gordon's guns deal more damage. TheAbridgedSeries: For the sake of storytelling, Gordon's guns deal more damage and he can also "climb" over obstacles and to skip some sections of the game. This is possibly {{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. In Episode 46, Freeman decides to simply climb on top of a building after seeing the way to the ladder is lined with mines and guarded by a sniper. The game of course intends you to go that way. Then he later finds out it's even more dangerous than he thought, making him extra happy that he didn't go that way. At one point he nearly bypasses the rest of the game, only to realize that he is in the middle of the desert in a metal suit with no supplies; he promptly returns to the dungeon. It's subverted in episode 24, where he attempts to climbs and fails due to a sloped edge. In fact, the whole Power Up arc is something of 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.game.

-->'''Gordon:''' I mean what am I supposed to say to people? 'Wow, you sure did a great job falling down that elevator shaft'! Or, 'way to lock yourself in the freezer!' I'm so proud of you. ** Although it should also be noted that he constantly refers to "when I get out of here" and "at my ''next'' job", which, after it's been established that both alien monsters and armed military forces are trying to kill you, is hilariously optimistic. Gordon's cynicism seems to wax and wane as RuleOfFunny demands.
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-->'''Gordon:''' I mean mean, what am I supposed to say to people? 'Wow, "Wow, you sure did a great job falling down that elevator shaft'! shaft!" Or, 'way "Way to lock yourself in the freezer!' freezer! I'm so proud of you. ** Although it should also be noted that he constantly refers to "when I get out of here" and "at my ''next'' job", which, after it's been established that both alien monsters and armed military forces are trying to kill you, is hilariously optimistic. Gordon's cynicism seems to wax and wane as RuleOfFunny demands.you."

** HumansAreBastards: in episode 51, he declares that his "opinion of humanity is ''so'' low right now" due to the stupidity or maliciousness (or both) of everybody involved in the Black Mesa Incident.

** Episode 61.5 is "the ending Freeman deserves" ([[Film/TheDarkKnight but not the one he needs]]), in which he is teleported, not to Xen, but to some remote forest park, where he finds a working jeep and heads off toward safety. Then again, the previous episode had him discussing what he would do if the teleporter created a a second Gordon, so it may be that a copy of him got created and wound up in a forest.
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** Episode 61.5 is "the ending Freeman deserves" ([[Film/TheDarkKnight but not the one he needs]]), in which he is teleported, not to Xen, but teleported to some remote forest park, where he finds a working jeep and heads off toward safety. Then again, the previous episode had him discussing what he would do if the teleporter created a a second Gordon, so it may be that a copy of him got created and wound up in a forest.

* AmbiguousDisorder: Gordon, natch. Paranoid (even before it all went down), violently anti-social, completely lacking in empathy, narcissistic, borderline psychopathic, occasional hallucinations. Some of this can probably be put down to his drug use. Ross Scott describes him as suffering from "paranoia, egomania, mild schizophrenia", and the video descriptions for each episode call him "a neurotic individual".
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* AmbiguousDisorder: AmbiguousDisorder: ** Gordon, natch. Paranoid (even before it all went down), violently anti-social, completely lacking in empathy, narcissistic, borderline psychopathic, and suffers occasional hallucinations. Some of this can probably be put down to his drug use. Ross Scott describes him as suffering from "paranoia, egomania, mild schizophrenia", and the video descriptions for each episode call him "a neurotic individual".

-->'''Freeman:''' Dead explorers leave the best mementos. If it's not supplies [[LampshadeHanging you get a long, detailed log of what happened]].
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-->'''Freeman:''' Dead explorers leave the best mementos. If it's not supplies supplies, [[LampshadeHanging you get a long, detailed log of what happened]].

* [[OohMeAccentsSlipping Argh, Me Accent Be Slippin'!]]: Episode 27

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* [[OohMeAccentsSlipping Argh, Me Accent Be Slippin'!]]: BriefAccentImitation: Episode 2727, 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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* [[OohMeAccentsSlipping Argh, Me Accent Be Slippin'!]]: DungeonBypass: ** 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. ** Parodied in Episode 2746. Freeman decides to simply climb on top of a building after seeing the way to the ladder is lined with mines and guarded by a sniper. The game of course intends you to go that way. Then he later finds out it's even more dangerous than he thought, making him extra happy that he didn't go that way. ** Subverted when he reaches the missile launch site and tries to climb a ridged pipe out of the facility, only to realize that he is in the middle of the desert in a metal suit with no supplies; he promptly returns to the dungeon. ** 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.

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* [[OohMeAccentsSlipping Argh, Me Accent Be Slippin'!]]: Episode 27HumansAreBastards: In episode 51, he declares that his "opinion of humanity is ''so'' low right now" due to the stupidity or maliciousness (or both) of everybody involved in the Black Mesa Incident.
9th Jan '16 8:10:23 AM rjd1922
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** Given that the gravity gun was invented at some point between ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' and ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'', [[FridgeLogic it could be they were altering the formula to accommodate new discoveries about gravity.]]
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** Given that the gravity gun was invented at some point between ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' and ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'', [[FridgeLogic [[FridgeBrilliance it could be they were altering the formula to accommodate new discoveries about gravity.]]
8th Jan '16 10:54:17 AM MarsJenkar
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* AGodAmI: After killing the Nihilanth, Gordon claims to be the new god.
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* AGodAmI: After killing the Nihilanth, Gordon claims to be the new god.god because he ''thinks'' [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt that's how it works]].

* AmusingInjuries: All forms of alien projectiles are treated as non-lethal (to Freeman, anyway; soldiers and such can still be seen dying to lightning and bees) and thus Gordon getting hit with them is a source of humor. Whether it's Vortigaunts' lightning bolts, Houndeye's sonic booms, Bullsquid's spit, a swipe from a Headcrab, Grunt's BeeBeeGun or Alien Controller's energy blasts, getting hit with these will only annoy Freeman unless it gets him in the face, in which (based on his reaction) it leaves a bruise or laceration at worst. Bullets are treated more seriously.
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* AmusingInjuries: All forms of alien projectiles are treated as non-lethal (to Freeman, anyway; soldiers and such can still be seen dying to lightning and bees) and thus Gordon getting hit with them is a source of humor. Whether it's Vortigaunts' lightning bolts, Houndeye's sonic booms, Bullsquid's spit, a swipe from a Headcrab, Grunt's BeeBeeGun or Alien Controller's energy blasts, getting hit with these will only annoy Freeman unless it gets him in the face, in which (based on his reaction) it leaves a bruise or laceration at worst. Bullets (especially high-caliber rounds), {{Death Ray|s}}, and explosives are treated more seriously.

* 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 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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* 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.

** 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 cane sword when he's older.
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** 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 cane sword SwordCane when he's older.

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

-->'''Gordon Freeman''': "I've ** He also says this regarding the [[DamageSpongeBoss Gonarch]], pointing out at one point that he's killed TANKS ''tanks'' with what I've shot the weaponry he's already thrown at that thing!"it.

** In a straighter example, Gordon considers bloodstains and dead bodies to be signs of danger, to be avoided, rather than considering them "clues" like a video game player would. This means he often misses supplies and ignores areas most gamers would explore. Notably, he skirted the room where the first shotgun is located, and so did not find one until two full chapters later. He also avoided picking up the Tau Cannon, an extremely powerful weapon, in part because it was covered in blood and body parts at the scene of a recent explosion. The other part, though, was that he'd heard the scientist and guard talking about it...[[TooDumbToLive and getting killed from it overcharging]].
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** In a straighter example, Gordon considers bloodstains and dead bodies to be signs of danger, to be avoided, rather than considering them "clues" like a video game player would. This means he often misses supplies and ignores areas most gamers would explore. Notably, he skirted the room where the first shotgun is located, and so did not find one until two full chapters later. He also avoided picking up the Tau Cannon, an extremely powerful weapon, in part because it was covered in blood and body parts at the scene of a recent explosion. The other part, though, was that he'd heard the scientist and guard talking about it...[[TooDumbToLive and getting killed from it overcharging]]. He ''does'' pick up the other Tau Cannon just before Xen, however, and makes good use of it.

** Then in Episode 47, he avoids getting the Hivehand and instead tries to ''kill'' it, thinking it's just another alien that wants to kill him.
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** Then in Episode 47, he avoids getting the Hivehand and instead tries to ''kill'' it, thinking it's just another alien that wants to kill him. He avoids picking up the other Hivehand in the supply rooms just before Xen; [[WordOfGod as Ross himself said]], no sane person would touch something that looked like ''that''.

-->'''Gordon:''' Give me your hand!
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-->'''Gordon:''' [[TakeMyHand Give me your hand!hand]]!

-->'''Gordon:''' No your other hand, you idiot!
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-->'''Gordon:''' No your other ''other'' hand, you idiot!
7th Jan '16 2:26:32 PM TheRoguePenguin
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Has nothing to do with [[CrispinFreeman Freeman]] or [[Creator/FreemaAgyeman Freema]]'s Mind.
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Has nothing to do with [[CrispinFreeman [[Creator/CrispinFreeman Freeman]] or [[Creator/FreemaAgyeman Freema]]'s Mind.
7th Jan '16 2:12:55 PM rjd1922
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* {{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 embezzling to vandalism.
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* {{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 embezzling embezzlement to vandalism.
4th Jan '16 3:31:37 AM pittsburghmuggle
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Has nothing to do with [[CrispinFreeman Freeman]] or [[Creator/FreemaAgyeman Freema]]'s Mind.
26th Dec '15 8:56:17 PM Generality
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* ScrewDestiny: -->'''Freeman:''' You know, people say you should just play the hand you've been dealt in life. You know what? Fuck that. I say that if you get a dealt a bad hand, you throw out your cards, flip the table, pull a gun on the dealer and start shooting... [[{{Metaphorgotten}} life]], I guess.

* SchmuckBait
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Gordon's main goal since the resonance cascade has just been to escape from the facility. But its labyrinthine design and the lethality of the firefight on the surface repeatedly force him to stay on the path.
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: ScrewDestiny: -->'''Freeman:''' You know, people say you should just play the hand you've been dealt in life. You know what? Fuck that. I say that if you get a dealt a bad hand, you throw out your cards, flip the table, pull a gun on the dealer and start shooting... [[{{Metaphorgotten}} life]], I guess. * ScrewThisImOuttaHere: ** Gordon's main goal since the resonance cascade has just been to escape from the facility. But its labyrinthine design and the lethality of the firefight on the surface repeatedly force him to stay on the path.path. ** In the episode 0 prequel, which covers the tutorial level, Gordon skips the rest of the training session after he realizes he's been ordered to deliberately jump off a high platform and be injured in order to learn to use the game's medical supplies.
22nd Dec '15 1:41:24 PM ZoeyPosthuman
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** He theorizes that the Administrator is a Bond villain. Said administrator would later take over the world and run it like a 1984 dystopia. Gordon is going to be so gleeful to have been right (and even happier to kill Breen).
22nd Dec '15 1:39:17 PM ZoeyPosthuman
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*** He also realizes the Administrator is evil far before anyone else. When he comes to Half-Life 2, he's going to be shouting from the rooftops how much he called it, because Dr. Breen was the Administrator of Black Mesa.
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