History WMG / HalfLife

2nd Jan '17 2:29:11 PM nombretomado
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* VideoGame/{{Portal}}: A GLaDOS-themed cybernetic eye for the Engineer.

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* VideoGame/{{Portal}}: A GLaDOS-themed [=GLaDOS=]-themed cybernetic eye for the Engineer.



It has been stated by Gabe Newell in an October 2007 interview that Chell has importance in the overall Half-Life universe, and will eventually have a fairly significant relationship with some of the other characters that we are already familiar with. Who knows, they are heading to the Borealis after all which is an Aperture ship, maybe a portal mishap leads Chell to Gordon's location or vice versa. Perhaps even GLaDOS gets some Half Life time? I know most people think 'but Portal 2 was set nearly 300 years after episode 2' but technically this was never confirmed so who knows. To this troper it appeared as though maybe 30 years at the most passed which would then put it into the HL continuity. We may even see Chell with a speaking role but that's just wishful thinking.

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It has been stated by Gabe Newell in an October 2007 interview that Chell has importance in the overall Half-Life universe, and will eventually have a fairly significant relationship with some of the other characters that we are already familiar with. Who knows, they are heading to the Borealis after all which is an Aperture ship, maybe a portal mishap leads Chell to Gordon's location or vice versa. Perhaps even GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] gets some Half Life time? I know most people think 'but Portal 2 was set nearly 300 years after episode 2' but technically this was never confirmed so who knows. To this troper it appeared as though maybe 30 years at the most passed which would then put it into the HL continuity. We may even see Chell with a speaking role but that's just wishful thinking.



One of the new sound files, when reversed, sounds like "Gordon, you're next". This could be Glados, who wants revenge on Gordon for some transgression against her in the past; maybe he was even a contributor to her insanity. This goes into Portal being an EvilPlan by Glados to escape into the "real world" and hunt down Gordon. Of course, she'll be very happy when she finds out he is en-route to an Aperture Facility where Gordon is at her mercy… Until Alyx, The Combine, newly-freed Chell and Gordon's own unexpected competence combine to throw a colossal SpannerInTheWorks of course. [[GambitRoulette The G-Man probably set this all up to sabotage the Combine's plans for Borealis]].

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One of the new sound files, when reversed, sounds like "Gordon, you're next". This could be Glados, [=GLaDOS=], who wants revenge on Gordon for some transgression against her in the past; maybe he was even a contributor to her insanity. This goes into Portal being an EvilPlan by Glados [=GLaDOS=] to escape into the "real world" and hunt down Gordon. Of course, she'll be very happy when she finds out he is en-route to an Aperture Facility where Gordon is at her mercy… Until Alyx, The Combine, newly-freed Chell and Gordon's own unexpected competence combine to throw a colossal SpannerInTheWorks of course. [[GambitRoulette The G-Man probably set this all up to sabotage the Combine's plans for Borealis]].



In Portal 2, a lot of the insane projects Cave Johnson talks about in his recorded messages sound like they could be the beginnings of the Combine. Experimental cyborg augmentation on hobos, replacing managers with android robots, experimenting with beams that turn blood into gasoline, creating an army of genetically engineered Mantis Men... There are also mentions that Aperture Science was experiencing unexpected time travel in the course of their testing. It seems possible that some component of Aperture Science (i.e. a vessel or outpost like the Borealis) was sent backwards in time and became the seed that eventually turned into the Combine. This is reinforced by the fact that Aperture tech and Combine tech are remarkably similar (even in Portal 2, where the level resources were all entirely original instead of reused from ''Half Life 2'') and both Aperture and the Combine seem characterised by total amorality in the singular pursuit of a focused goal (namely, ForScience!). Building on that, Combine Advisors are simply more advanced, bio-organic versions of Glados, [[spoiler: a human mind uploaded into an artificial construct, allowing it to live forever; albeit with a high degree of CloneDegeneration over the years]].

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In Portal 2, a lot of the insane projects Cave Johnson talks about in his recorded messages sound like they could be the beginnings of the Combine. Experimental cyborg augmentation on hobos, replacing managers with android robots, experimenting with beams that turn blood into gasoline, creating an army of genetically engineered Mantis Men... There are also mentions that Aperture Science was experiencing unexpected time travel in the course of their testing. It seems possible that some component of Aperture Science (i.e. a vessel or outpost like the Borealis) was sent backwards in time and became the seed that eventually turned into the Combine. This is reinforced by the fact that Aperture tech and Combine tech are remarkably similar (even in Portal 2, where the level resources were all entirely original instead of reused from ''Half Life 2'') and both Aperture and the Combine seem characterised by total amorality in the singular pursuit of a focused goal (namely, ForScience!). Building on that, Combine Advisors are simply more advanced, bio-organic versions of Glados, [=GLaDOS=], [[spoiler: a human mind uploaded into an artificial construct, allowing it to live forever; albeit with a high degree of CloneDegeneration over the years]].
20th Nov '16 10:25:56 PM bigfatcarp93
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** But their reality manipulation, and reincarnation/souls/spirit bonds/etc. could just be science beyond understanding. You know, the whole Arthur C. Clarke thing. This is what I'm saying with this theory: "Magic" seems to exist in the HL universe, just... you know... via science.
9th Nov '16 10:55:28 PM TheLordofDeathless
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[[WMG:Branching off of the above theory, we will see at least one Advisor successfully mutate into its final stage and become the FinalBoss of Episode 3 or Half-Life 3.]]
Not a cute little slug anymore, huh?
18th Oct '16 5:00:16 PM dlchen145
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With the new Portal patch adding a bunch more WMG fuel and possible Portal/Half-Life links how about this for an insane theory? Gordon was part of Aperture Science testing in his past (although not necessarily tests related to the Portal Gun). At some point he escaped and, after discovering a talent for science, joined Black Mesa just to spite Aperture. When the events of Half-Life 1 went down, the TrainingFromHell Aperture gave him inadvertently resulted in him being a {{Badass}} OneManArmy and allowed him to bring the situation under some sort of control and survive the subsequent Combine invasion.

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With the new Portal patch adding a bunch more WMG fuel and possible Portal/Half-Life links how about this for an insane theory? Gordon was part of Aperture Science testing in his past (although not necessarily tests related to the Portal Gun). At some point he escaped and, after discovering a talent for science, joined Black Mesa just to spite Aperture. When the events of Half-Life 1 went down, the TrainingFromHell Aperture gave him inadvertently resulted in him being a {{Badass}} badass OneManArmy and allowed him to bring the situation under some sort of control and survive the subsequent Combine invasion.



As evidenced by their elevation from weak mooks in ''Half-Life'' to BadAss killing machines in ''Episode Two''. Also, note the change in skin texture and vocal outputs. This has something to do with the growing power of the Vortessence.

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As evidenced by their elevation from weak mooks in ''Half-Life'' to BadAss badass killing machines in ''Episode Two''. Also, note the change in skin texture and vocal outputs. This has something to do with the growing power of the Vortessence.
18th Oct '16 4:25:02 PM nombretomado
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* Console mode is an extension of this: Gordon's nascent telekinetic abilities allow him to erect an impervious personal shield (GodMode); increase the power of his [[FreemansMind superior kinetic weapons]] (weapon damage increase); allow for staggering feats of jumping, nay even flying, and passing through walls (gravity, no clip) and at the highest levels achieving complete mastery of the time-space continuum, making things appear from thin air and teleporting himself anywhere (give "item", make "enemy", map warp). Basically, Gordon uses his powers and knowledge of physics to their logical deadly end. The G-Man recognizes Gordon's potential towards the end of ''Half-Life'', so he reacts him for the inevitable war with the Combine, but there may be a secret Kryptonite to Gordon's abilities: they are only activate for limited periods of time and are more than likely limited in ultimate quantity (much like Spawn's energy powers).

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* Console mode is an extension of this: Gordon's nascent telekinetic abilities allow him to erect an impervious personal shield (GodMode); increase the power of his [[FreemansMind [[Machinima/FreemansMind superior kinetic weapons]] (weapon damage increase); allow for staggering feats of jumping, nay even flying, and passing through walls (gravity, no clip) and at the highest levels achieving complete mastery of the time-space continuum, making things appear from thin air and teleporting himself anywhere (give "item", make "enemy", map warp). Basically, Gordon uses his powers and knowledge of physics to their logical deadly end. The G-Man recognizes Gordon's potential towards the end of ''Half-Life'', so he reacts him for the inevitable war with the Combine, but there may be a secret Kryptonite to Gordon's abilities: they are only activate for limited periods of time and are more than likely limited in ultimate quantity (much like Spawn's energy powers).



* This actually explains a lot of things, like why there are no separate helmets available in any of the suit storage areas, and why none of the suit-wearing corpses have the helmet knocked off of them (being attached to the suit). Also, the reason Gordon doesn't activate the helmet in ''FreemansMind'' is because he never read the manual.

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* This actually explains a lot of things, like why there are no separate helmets available in any of the suit storage areas, and why none of the suit-wearing corpses have the helmet knocked off of them (being attached to the suit). Also, the reason Gordon doesn't activate the helmet in ''FreemansMind'' ''Machinima/FreemansMind'' is because he never read the manual.



* Or maybe because he can read [[FreemansMind Freeman's Mind]], and doesn't wish to inflict that horror on the rest of the universe.

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* Or maybe because he can read [[FreemansMind Freeman's Mind]], ''Machinima/FreemansMind'', and doesn't wish to inflict that horror on the rest of the universe.



And somehow one of those E.T. cartridges made it into the anti-mass spectrometer. Nice job, Atari. You've caused a Resonance Cascade. After he's done [[MultiMookMelee killing endless waves of zombies,]] Gordon Freeman will [[FreemansMind sue the hell out of you.]]

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And somehow one of those E.T. cartridges made it into the anti-mass spectrometer. Nice job, Atari. You've caused a Resonance Cascade. After he's done [[MultiMookMelee killing endless waves of zombies,]] Gordon Freeman will [[FreemansMind [[Machinima/FreemansMind sue the hell out of you.]]



* And if I don't hear a FreemansMind reference, heads are gonna roll.

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* And if I don't hear a FreemansMind ''Machinima/FreemansMind'' reference, heads are gonna roll.



* ''FreemansMind'' has Gordon mention that the Black Mesa facility contains a lot of old missile silos, so you aren't the only one to consider this.

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* ''FreemansMind'' ''Machinima/FreemansMind'' has Gordon mention that the Black Mesa facility contains a lot of old missile silos, so you aren't the only one to consider this.
18th Oct '16 4:24:33 PM nombretomado
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* [[{{FreemansMind}} Grappling hook]]

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* [[{{FreemansMind}} [[Machinima/FreemansMind Grappling hook]]
15th Oct '16 4:11:06 PM KingKoopa87
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[[Spoiler: Half-Life ''4'' confirmed!]]

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[[Spoiler: Half-Life [[spoiler:Half-Life ''4'' confirmed!]]
15th Oct '16 4:10:31 PM KingKoopa87
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[[WMG: Instead of Half-Life 3...]]
Valve seems to have great issues with the number 3, with both Half-Life and Portal failing to get 3rd parts. But everybody loves Half-Life, so...

[[Spoiler: Half-Life ''4'' confirmed!]]
1st Jul '16 8:00:27 PM TheBuddy26
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\n* Now that there's Source 2...

1st Jul '16 7:56:33 PM TheBuddy26
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[[folder:Half-Life 3]]

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[[folder:Half-Life [[folder: Episode Three/Half-Life 3]]
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