"This is not some agent provocateur or highly trained assassin we are discussing. Gordon Freeman is a theoretical physicist who had hardly earned the distinction of his Ph.D. at the time of the Black Mesa Incident. I have good reason to believe that in the intervening years, he was in a state that precluded further development of covert skills. The man you have consistently failed to slow, let alone capture, is by all standards simply that — an ordinary man."
— Dr. Wallace Breen, Half-Life 2
Moloch: Nobody "sent me." I don't have any "secret knowledge." I just don't want to die.
Violetta: I don't believe you! That's cheating!
Agatha: But... you say nobody can get through all that...
Moloch: There's just no way!
Agatha: And you've been doing work all over the town?
Moloch: That's right! So I've seen it! It's hopeless!
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