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*** Doubles as FridgeBrilliance. Think about bees. A single antlion spotting a threat attempts to force said threat to cause more to come to its aid in case it is more than it can handle on its own.

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** (Insert work here) with Half Life sounds. [[labelnote:Explanation]] Dubbing Half Life dialogue and sound effects in various works on Youtube, like the ''Series/{{Chernobyl}}'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F1ma_0vwog series]].[[/labelnote]]


* DemonicSpiders: In the Mod ''VideoGame/SvenCoop'' the developers added a new Xen Enemy called Tor. He can summon Alien Grunts that distract you as he shoots an energy that lifts you up and let fall damage do its job for him. Think you can just zerg rush him? Too bad he can launch and shockwave you guys away. Basically any Strong enemies in the mod got a buff in 4.6, Gonomes, Alien Grunts, and Human Grunts can run and fire as well as melee you.


* MemeticMolester: Many fans like to interpret the G-Man as this, likely because of his bizarre speaking patterns and personality.



** The G-man's briefcase has never been seen open, and as such fans speculated on what he could be holding in it, including the ever elusive ''Half-Life 3''. [[spoiler: Come ''Alyx'', and the G-man allows you to catch and open his briefcase to perform a CosmicRetcon on ''Episode Two'', and set up the events for the now confirmed ''Half-Life 3'', making the joke true to an extent.]]

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** The G-man's G-Man's briefcase has never been seen open, and as such fans speculated on what he could be holding in it, including the ever elusive ''Half-Life 3''. [[spoiler: Come ''Alyx'', and the G-man allows you to catch and open his briefcase to perform a CosmicRetcon on ''Episode Two'', and set up the events for the now confirmed ''Half-Life 3'', making the joke true to an extent.]]


* DemonicSpiders:
** In the Mod ''VideoGame/SvenCoop'' the developers added a new Xen Enemy called Tor. He can summon Alien Grunts that distract you as he shoots an energy that lifts you up and let fall damage do its job for him. Think you can just zerg rush him? Too bad he can launch and shockwave you guys away.
*** Basically any Strong enemies in the mod got a buff in 4.6, Gonomes, Alien Grunts, and Human Grunts can run and fire as well as melee you.

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* DemonicSpiders:
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DemonicSpiders: In the Mod ''VideoGame/SvenCoop'' the developers added a new Xen Enemy called Tor. He can summon Alien Grunts that distract you as he shoots an energy that lifts you up and let fall damage do its job for him. Think you can just zerg rush him? Too bad he can launch and shockwave you guys away.
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away. Basically any Strong enemies in the mod got a buff in 4.6, Gonomes, Alien Grunts, and Human Grunts can run and fire as well as melee you.



* WoobieSpecies: The Vortigaunt race. They start off as low-tier mooks in the first game and, thanks to Gordon Freeman, are freed from slavery! [[OneManArmy (after Gordon slaughtered a few hundred of them)]] ... Only to fall under Combine control, with most of them living either on the run or as slaves of the Combine.

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* WoobieSpecies: The Vortigaunt race. They start off as low-tier mooks in the first game and, thanks to Gordon Freeman, are freed from slavery! [[OneManArmy (after (After Gordon slaughtered a few hundred of them)]] ... them.)]] ...Only to fall under Combine control, with most of them living either on the run or as slaves of the Combine.

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** Scientist lines and screams from the first game have become popular as of late. With STAHP and AUGH being amonth the most beloved.


* MagnificentBastard: The [[TheSpook G-Man]] is an enigmatic bureaucrat who uses his [[RealityWarper supernatural abilities]] to carry out the whims of his "employers". Always watching from afar, the G-Man monitors people who exhibit [[ActionSurvivor great survival instincts]] to employ them under his cause. Responsible for bringing the crystal sample that cause the [[VideoGame/HalfLife1 Black Mesa Incident]], the G-Man went against the orders of his superiors to rescue Alyx Vance and Adrian Shephard for his own purposes. The G-Man would rearm a nuclear warhead to [[NukeEm destroy the entire facility]] to cover-up his tracks. When Gordon Freeman killed the Nihilanth, the G-Man recruited him as Xen was now under the control of his employers. [[VideoGame/HalfLife2 Twenty years later]], he sent Gordon to City 17 to help overthrow the rule of the Combine. Although he was held back by the powers of the Vortigaunts, the G-Man waited until they were distracted to order Alyx to warn her father about the Borealis. With motives known only to himself, the G-Man removes any sense of choice from the people he manipulates.

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* MagnificentBastard: The [[TheSpook G-Man]] is an enigmatic bureaucrat who uses his [[RealityWarper supernatural abilities]] to carry out the whims of his "employers". Always watching from afar, the G-Man monitors people who exhibit [[ActionSurvivor great survival instincts]] to employ them under his cause. Responsible for bringing the crystal sample that cause caused the [[VideoGame/HalfLife1 Black Mesa Incident]], the G-Man went against the orders of his superiors to rescue Alyx Vance and Adrian Shephard for his own purposes. The G-Man would rearm a nuclear warhead to [[NukeEm destroy the entire facility]] to cover-up his tracks. When Gordon Freeman killed the Nihilanth, the G-Man recruited him as Xen was now under the control of his employers. [[VideoGame/HalfLife2 Twenty years later]], he sent Gordon to City 17 to help overthrow the rule of the Combine. Although he was held back by the powers of the Vortigaunts, the G-Man waited until they were distracted to order Alyx to warn her father about the Borealis. With motives known only to himself, the G-Man removes any sense of choice from the people he manipulates.


* UncannyValley: G-Man, with his odd speech pattern, CreepyMonotone and overall aura of freakiness, definitely qualifies. [[IntendedAudienceReaction This was probably done on purpose]].

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* UncannyValley: G-Man, with his odd speech pattern, CreepyMonotone and overall aura of freakiness, definitely qualifies. [[IntendedAudienceReaction This was probably most likely done on purpose]].

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** The G-man's briefcase has never been seen open, and as such fans speculated on what he could be holding in it, including the ever elusive ''Half-Life 3''. [[spoiler: Come ''Alyx'', and the G-man allows you to catch and open his briefcase to perform a CosmicRetcon on ''Episode Two'', and set up the events for the now confirmed ''Half-Life 3'', making the joke true to an extent.]]


** Despite (or rather because of) their cyclopian arthropod appearance, Snarks may be the [[ActionBomb explosive]] Xen equivalent of piranhas but their giant green eye, little bird-like beak, and squeaky chirping makes them endearing, especially since they're held like a hamburger when equipped. ''VideoGame/BlackMesa'' takes this a step further when {{Idle Animation}}s show Gordon playing with an equipped Snark and said Snark even [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIPjYN2hR0E makes a little laugh while Gordon tickles its belly before trying to bite his fingers]].

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** Despite (or rather because of) their cyclopian arthropod appearance, Snarks may be the [[ActionBomb explosive]] Xen equivalent of piranhas piranhas, but their giant green eye, little bird-like beak, and squeaky chirping makes them endearing, especially since they're held like a hamburger when equipped. ''VideoGame/BlackMesa'' takes this a step further when {{Idle Animation}}s show Gordon playing with an equipped Snark and said Snark even [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIPjYN2hR0E makes a little laugh giggles while getting tickled by Gordon tickles its belly before trying to bite his fingers]].fingers]]. In ''VideoGame/HalfLifeAlyx'', Alyx also [[https://youtu.be/Vkyfjey9MbM?t=200 keeps one in a jar as a pet]], and she can feed the Snark like a pet goldfish.


** [=D0G=], for basically being Alyx’s big badass robot compainion. Valve responded to his popularity by giving him a major role in the intro of ''Episode One''.

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** [=D0G=], for basically being Alyx’s big badass robot compainion.companion. Valve responded to his popularity by giving him a major role in the intro of ''Episode One''.



** Adrian Shephard from Opposing Force. Valve themselves have taken note of his enduring popularity and have not ruled out having him make a return at some point.



** Adrian Shepard of ''Opposing Force'' definitely comes off as this to those wishing for him to finally make a reappearance ever since the G-Man put him in indefinite detainment at the end of the game.

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** Adrian Shepard Shephard of ''Opposing Force'' definitely comes off as this to those wishing for him to finally make a reappearance ever since the G-Man put him in indefinite detainment at the end of the game.


** D0G, for basically being Alyx’s big badass robot compainion. Valve responded to his popularity by giving him a major role in the intro of ''Episode One''.

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** D0G, [=D0G=], for basically being Alyx’s big badass robot compainion. Valve responded to his popularity by giving him a major role in the intro of ''Episode One''.


* UglyCute: Lamar, Dr. Kleiner's pet headcrab. Every other headcrab is NightmareFuel defined and the only physical difference Lamar has from the rest is that she's been debeaked, but she's otherwise a domesticated pet who feeds on watermelons whose startling but completely harmless attempts to latch onto other people's heads and tendency to hide in vents is strangely endearing.

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* UglyCute: UglyCute:
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Lamar, Dr. Kleiner's pet headcrab. Every other headcrab is NightmareFuel defined and the only physical difference Lamar has from the rest is that she's been debeaked, but she's otherwise a domesticated pet who feeds on watermelons whose startling but completely harmless attempts to latch onto other people's heads and tendency to hide in vents is strangely endearing.endearing.
** Despite (or rather because of) their cyclopian arthropod appearance, Snarks may be the [[ActionBomb explosive]] Xen equivalent of piranhas but their giant green eye, little bird-like beak, and squeaky chirping makes them endearing, especially since they're held like a hamburger when equipped. ''VideoGame/BlackMesa'' takes this a step further when {{Idle Animation}}s show Gordon playing with an equipped Snark and said Snark even [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIPjYN2hR0E makes a little laugh while Gordon tickles its belly before trying to bite his fingers]].


** Wait a minute, TV Tropes, in total, has eight letters. Two on TV and six on Tropes. Six divided by two is three. HALF-LIFE 3 CONFIRMED! [[labelnote:Explanation]] Thanks to the DevelopmentHell that ''Half-Life 3'' is currently in, many people have gone and went to crazy lengths to "confirm" ''Half-Life 3'' is coming out.[[/labelnote]]

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** Wait a minute, TV Tropes, in total, has eight letters. Two on TV and six on Tropes. Six divided by two is three. HALF-LIFE 3 CONFIRMED! [[labelnote:Explanation]] Thanks to the DevelopmentHell that ''Half-Life 3'' is currently in, many people have gone and went to crazy lengths to "confirm" ''Half-Life 3'' is coming out. Became somewhat HilariousInHindsight with the release of ''VideoGame/HalfLifeAlyx'' and Valve's acknowledgement that said game would ''not'' be their final entry in the ''Half Life'' franchise, all but confirming that ''Half-Life 3'' is back in development.[[/labelnote]]


* HypocriticalFandom: Gordon Freeman never speaks considering that creator Gabe Newell wanted to give Freeman a greater sense of embodiment, and quite a few people like him because of that. Unfortunately, some of these same fans tend to complain about other games with mute (or laconic) heroes, even if it's for the same reasons.

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