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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })This page is for the Half-Life series as a whole. If you're looking for the first video game in the series with the same name, please click here.Half-Life is a series of First Person Shooters created by Washington-based developer team Valve. The series follows the life and times of physicist Dr. Gordon Freeman, a bearded, bespectacled Heroic Mime who works in the Anomalous Materials laboratory at the vast Black Mesa Research Facility, a top-secret complex in the middle of the New Mexico desert. Or, at least for all of 15 minutes, before everything Goes Horribly Wrong. Freeman then becomes an Action Survivor after a "resonance cascade" accident at the facility creates an interdimensional rift, forced to fight past the Eldritch Abominations — while also under attack from U.S. Marines, who have been sent in to contain the facility by any means necessary.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_2'); })In the sequel, Half-Life 2, Freeman is dropped into reality 20 Minutes into the Future years after the events of Half-Life. This takes place in what resembles an Eastern European setting where the interdimensional powers-that-be have already invaded and rule the entire planet. "The Combine" are everywhere to be found, "The Citadel" looms in the distance, and Freeman is The Only One who can stop them.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_3'); })The games composing the series are the following: Half Life 1 (1998) Half-Life: Opposing Force (1999) Half-Life: Blue Shift (2001) Half-Life: Decay (2001) Half-Life: Source (2003) Half-Life Deathmatch: Source (2006) Half-Life 2 (2004) Half-Life 2: Episode 1 (2006) Half-Life 2: Episode 2 (2007) Half-Life 2: Deathmatch (2004) Half-Life 2: Lost Coast (2005) Half-Life: Alyx* VR prequel to Half-Life 2 (2020)Counter-Strike, which started out as a mod of the first Half-Life, was originally billed as part of the Half-Life series (and implicitly in the same universe due to shared assets like Black Mesa scientists and containers), with the 1.6 version of the mod being officially named Half-Life: Counter-Strike when sold at retail, and its remake, Counter-Strike: Source being bundled with every retail copy of Half-Life 2, as well as, initially, every digital copy. Later iterations of the series (starting with Condition Zero, and continued with the standalone release of Counter-Strike: Source a year after it was released bundled with Half-Life 2) were sold standalone and the series as a whole went a separate way from Half-Life, with the first game remaining the only solid connection (it and its remake are still sold as part of Half-Life bundles on Steam, unlike the later Counter-Strike games). Portal is a side story to the series, more directly set in the same universe, whose plot has evolved almost completely separately given that it takes place entirely inside the Aperture Science complex, established in-game as a rival to the Black Mesa Research Facility.The series now has a Recap page covering all games as well as both Portal games. It is currently a black hole of red links and is in dire need of Wiki Magic.This page applies for the series as a whole. Please add any examples from an individual game to their dedicated pages.
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Abnormal Ammo
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Abnormal Ammo: The Gravity Gun easily invokes this trope, given that you can pick up and launch almost anything with it. When supercharged by dark energy, it can even pick up people, which kills them instantly. The Hive Hand, which generates and shoots alien bees. Half-Life 2's Crossbow fires lengths of glowing hot rebar. Also featured in Half-Life 2 is the "Pulse Rifle," a terrifying automatic weapon that fires dark-energy projectiles that are functionally identical to conventional bullets. The automated reloading mechanism and the 30-round "magazines" look more like shell-loading, cylindrical cartridges no bigger than a roll of quarters. In addition to this, the Pulse Rifle weapon's alt-fire shoots an energy ball projectile that ricochets off solid surfaces and disintigrates targets on contact. The first game has two weapons that use depleted uranium for ammunition.
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Heroic Mime
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Heroic Mime: Gordon Freeman is one of the most famous in gaming, never uttering a word of dialogue in-game. Barney Calhoun and Adrian Shepard from Blue Shift and Opposing Force, respectively, were also silent in-game.
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Crate Expectations
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Crate Expectations: There's too many examples to list here, honestly.
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No Bikes in the Apocalypse
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No Bikes in the Apocalypse: Inverted. There are bikes in HL2, but nobody can use them. The inversion is subverted in Concerned; Gordon Frohman rides the bikes.
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Technically Living Zombie
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Technically Living Zombie: The headcrab zombies... probably.
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Evil vs. Evil
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Evil vs. Evil: In the first game, in some chapters (such as On A Rail and Questionable Ethics), you could see HECU Marines gunning down Vortigaunts and Alien Grunts. For the most part they do a pretty good job, though they turn on you once the aliens are dead. In the second game, you can often find Combine soldiers fighting zombies and antlions. Once again, they do a pretty good job, but noticeably less so once Freeman destroys the Citadel and cut off the soldiers from their leadership. In Opposing Force, Black Ops would fight with Race X - and if you were quick enough, you can see Race X Shockttroopers engage Vortigaunts. After the events of Half-Life: Alyx, it's all but stated that the G-Man and his employers don't have any positive intentions concerning humanity and might even be the franchise's Greater-Scope Villain. However, they also hate the Combine and are directly fighting against their attempts at conquering The Multiverse.
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Clothes Make the Superman
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Clothes Make the Superman: Gordon's ubiquitous HEV suit. It's the only reason he was able to survive the resonance cascade at ground zero and kill the Nihilanth: he's the only survivor wearing (and trained in using) an HEV suit.
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Heal Thyself
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Heal Thyself: the insta-heal medkits and medical stations.
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All There in the Manual
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All There in the Manual: Averted, as part of the series' unique storytelling strategy. Despite you having been missing and in stasis for several years between parts 1 and 2, at no point does anyone explain to you what the hell happened during that time, nor does Gordon ever ask to be filled in. Unless you look at every newspaper clipping along the way, you can complete the entire game without any knowledge of the "Seven Hour War" or of what the Combine really is. Also, the only character that gives any real exposition is very easy to miss if you don't know where to look for him. If you have a lot of free time and possess an insane measure of dedication, you can construct a reasonably coherent picture.
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Eternal Engine
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Eternal Engine: The Residue Processing chapter in the original, and the final Citadel level in the sequel.
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Second Hour Superpower
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Second Hour Superpower: The HEV suits from both games.
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Photoprotoneutron Torpedo
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Photoprotoneutron Torpedo: Tau cannons and gluon guns.
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Floorboard Failure: Happens quite often. Also happens in ducts as well (once into a room full of laser tripwire explosives).
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Violation of Common Sense
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Violation of Common Sense: A live wire dangling from the ceiling just zapped some headcrabs who were very close to a vent, after zapping the faceplate off that same vent. Where are you supposed to go in order to avoid going under the wire? Into said vent, of course! There's a huge wall of double-stacked concrete barriers in your tram car's way. How do you proceed? By ramming the tram car right into it! Climb into a hanging metal coffin that completely restricts your movements to make it into the enemy base? Sure. Do it again, even though the last one resulted in your weapons being confiscated and only dumb luck keeping you alive? Of course. Locked in a room with a pit that has giant whirling fan blades the size of a bus and a ceiling that's boarded over. What to do? Jump out over the fan blades and turn into chunky salsa to get blown upwards, naturally!
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Abandoned Mine
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Abandoned Mine: Towards the end of Ravenholm and much of the early setting in Episode 2.
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Soft Water
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Soft Water: Which saves you from massive damage a lot. The engine demonstrates this trope aggressively: custom maps use ankle-deep water to break several story falls all the time. Just don't jump into any water infested with parasites or that has broken electronics nearby, or it's instant death!
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Power Limiter
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Power Limiter: The collars and bracers the enslaved Vortigaunts wear in the first game diminish their powers and render them the mooks of the Xen invasion. In the second game, when they can use their full powers... well, see Moment of Awesome. Note that the Combine employ similar shackles for the Vortigaunts they capture.
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Power Armour: The HEV suit. The military PCV only half-qualifies, since it's just an armor vest built with the HEV electro-reactive armor. Specifically averted with Barney Calhoun in Blue shift. Your armour is probably about as strong as the power armour, and despite coming across some HEV suit chargers here and there, you can't use them and can only renew your armour by picking up "undamaged" armour from other, less fortunate guards.
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Faceless Goons
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Faceless Goons: All Combine have their faces hidden behind gas masks of some sort. For the soldiers, it's to hide their complete uniformity of deathly pale skin and no body hair. For the Elites, it's questionable whether they even have a human-like face anymore. Stalkers are the only exception, who have a featureless metallic plate grafted directly to their face instead of a mask. In addition, the Black Ops forces of Half-Life 1 and Opposing Force wore form-fitting balaclavas. Most of the HECU wear chemical/biological warfare gear, including gas masks.
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Punch-Clock Villain
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Punch-Clock Villain: The HECU Marines are just as confused as to why they're killing the Black Mesa workers as the workers themselves. Well, some of them are,at least.
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Creepy Cockroach: Roaches (possibly alien, as their body shape is closer to that of a bug than a roach) appear throughout the original game. Surprisingly absent in the sequels.
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Video Games and Fate
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Video Games and Fate: The strict linearity and use of No Sidepaths, No Exploration, No Freedom in the series is a plot element as well as a gameplay device, reflecting how Freeman's actions are being controlled by the G-Man (who at one point boasts that he'd rather not offer Freeman "the illusion of free will").
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Scripted Event
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Scripted Event: There are no cutscenes, so the Half-Life series uses these almost exclusively for storytelling.
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Jump Jet Pack
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Jump Jet Pack: The HEV Suit has a long jump module that's effectively a big rocket attached to Gordon's back for crossing gaps his normal jump had no hope of reaching. Not used very much in the game and abandoned in the sequel.
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Crapsack World
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Crapsack World: The poor Earth has been reduced to this state after the Resonance Cascade's Portal Storms, the Seven Hour War, and resulting Combine occupation. Even if the Lambda Resistance does save humanity from the Combine, mankind will likely be spending the next few centuries (if not millennia) just fighting to survive against the Antlions and all other alien monstrosities that have claimed their environmentally devastated homeworld for their own without any more miracles on par with Gordon Freeman's return. Ironically, the Combine seemed to be doing a pretty good job staving off those monstrosities, making them something of a collective Load-Bearing Boss.
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Within Parameters
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Within Parameters: A scientist monitoring the experiment at the start of the game dismisses power-level fluctuations (presaging the Resonance Cascade) as this. Used again in Episode 2 by Kleiner when observing a eight-and-a-half pound weight difference in the rocket they're planning to launch. It's Kleiner's pet headcrab, Lamarr. And a garden gnome, if you did the achievement.
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May–December Romance
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May–December Romance: The implied romantic tension between Gordon and Alyx. Any relationship between them would technically be this, as Gordon is at least twenty years older than Alyx - although he's spent most of his life so far in stasis, so they're physically around the same age.
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Aborted Arc
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Aborted Arc: Shephard and his purpose to the G-Man have not been mentioned outside of Opposing Force.
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Good Bad Bugs
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The two Bradleys are a bit more dangerous, since their turret can actually swivel all the way around, but the first one still counts for this trope, as it oddly doesn't use its main gun, only firing missiles at you. These can be dodged and even redirected back at it. The second one, which actually uses its main gun, is much more dangerous, but it is still immobile.
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Slave Mooks
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Slave Mooks: The Stalkers and all Synths are this. Vortigaunts used to be this for the Nihilanth. Now that they're freed and joined the good guys...
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Surprisingly Happy Ending
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Surprisingly Happy Ending: At the end of Blue Shift, you manage to escape.
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Gas Mask Mooks
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Gas Mask Mooks: In the first game, some HECU Marines wore gas masks. In the second game, Metrocops and Overwatch infantry all wore gas masks.
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_2745f935
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_2745f935
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Half-Life (Video Game) / int_2745f935
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_27dcf55f
type
Aliens and Monsters
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_27dcf55f
comment
Aliens and Monsters: Primarily featured in the first game; by the second, one of the alien species had joined our side, all the others except for the headcrabs have mysteriously vanished, and most of the enemies are human cops and transhuman soldiers working for the unseen Combine, an interstellar and apparently multidimensional empire bent on universal conquest.
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_27dcf55f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_27dcf55f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Half-Life (Video Game) / int_27dcf55f
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_28104b90
type
Bag of Spilling
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_28104b90
comment
Bag of Spilling: More or less justified in every case: The G-Man took away all your weapons at the end of Half-Life* He said most of them were government property, and having your HEV suit would make it harder to get through the train station. In Episode One, you had already been stripped of everything but the gravity gun and your HEV suit very late in Half-Life 2. In Episode Two, all of your weapons had been thrown from the train when it derailed, and only the gravity gun was close enough for Alyx to find. A variation/inversion of this occurs with the games' chapter systems. You can start a brand new game at the beginning of any chapter you've already reached; the game equips you with every weapon available at that point and a reasonable amount of ammo, plus full health and some HEV Suit Power, regardless of whether you have ever made it that far without running out of something or running low on health.
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_28104b90
featureApplicability
1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_28104b90
featureConfidence
1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Half-Life (Video Game) / int_28104b90
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_29a39f6
type
Easter Egg
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_29a39f6
comment
Easter Egg: At the beginning of the first game you encounter the G-man talking to a scientist behind a locked door but can still watch through the window and can still hear a muffled conversation (though it's really hard to make anything out) this video analyzes the conversation and attempts to decipher what it says.
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_29a39f6
featureApplicability
1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_29a39f6
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Half-Life (Video Game) / int_29a39f6
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_2a0db0e2
type
Starwars
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_2a0db0e2
comment
In Opposing Force, two are mentioned from Star Wars. First, A security guard asks a scientist if he has seen the new IG-88. Second, at the end of this segment, you see doors that look like they were from the trash compactor room in A New Hope.
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_2a0db0e2
featureApplicability
1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_2a0db0e2
featureConfidence
1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Half-Life (Video Game) / int_2a0db0e2
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_2a195285
type
Revolvers Are Just Better
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_2a195285
comment
Revolvers Are Just Better: The revolver is much more powerful than the semi-automatic pistol in both Half-Life 1 and 2, and perfectly accurate. Averted in Opposing Force, where the Python is replaced with a Desert Eagle, which has the advantages of an extra round in the magazine, a Laser Sight for even greater accuracy and a quicker reload time.
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_2a195285
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-1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_2a195285
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Half-Life (Video Game) / int_2a195285
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_2ae247a4
type
Auto-Doc
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_2ae247a4
comment
Auto-Doc: Both first aid stations, which heal you, and similar looking HEV stations, which recharge your HEV suit.
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_2ae247a4
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_2ae247a4
featureConfidence
1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Half-Life (Video Game) / int_2ae247a4
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_2b706ca
type
More Dakka
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_2b706ca
comment
More Dakka: Opposing Force's M249. Thank you and good night. The Striders' autocannons might not look all that dakkalicious alone, but when you encounter more than one... Same goes for Gunships, whice are using a similar autocannon model.
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_2b706ca
featureApplicability
1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_2b706ca
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Half-Life (Video Game) / int_2b706ca
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_3126c34a
type
Insufferable Genius
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_3126c34a
comment
Insufferable Genius: Dr. Magnusson. And arguably Dr. Breen. Have you listened to his speeches?
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_3126c34a
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_3126c34a
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Half-Life (Video Game) / int_3126c34a
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_314c56b9
type
Time Stands Still
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_314c56b9
comment
Time Stands Still: The G-Man pulls this on you a few times.
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_314c56b9
featureApplicability
1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_314c56b9
featureConfidence
1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Half-Life (Video Game) / int_314c56b9
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_316d4c91
type
Auto-Save
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_316d4c91
comment
Autosave: The games autosave in certain places or intervals. If you want to to back before an autosave, you can always load the previous save file.
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_316d4c91
featureApplicability
1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_316d4c91
featureConfidence
1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Half-Life (Video Game) / int_316d4c91
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_32821ceb
type
The Unintelligible
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_32821ceb
comment
The Unintelligible: Originally, Vortigaunts, who would gibber and only knew one English phrase: DIE!! Headcrab zombies from the second game count, until you play their speech files backwards. Then you wish they were unintelligible. In the first game, they'd simple gurgle at you.
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_32821ceb
featureApplicability
1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_32821ceb
featureConfidence
1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Half-Life (Video Game) / int_32821ceb
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_33287e20
type
One Bullet Clips
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_33287e20
comment
One Bullet Clips: Handwaved - this is one of the features of the HEV system's offensive capabilities.
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_33287e20
featureApplicability
1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_33287e20
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Half-Life (Video Game) / int_33287e20
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_3346f944
type
Not Worth Killing
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_3346f944
comment
Not Worth Killing: The apparent reason why Barney Calhoun, Gina, and Colette successfully managed to escape Black Mesa on their own two feet, while Freeman and Shephard both ended up captured and put on deep freeze by the G-Man.
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_3346f944
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_3346f944
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Half-Life (Video Game) / int_3346f944
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_38119dcf
type
Not the Fall That Kills You
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_38119dcf
comment
Not the Fall That Kills You: Take enough damage from falling, and you WILL gib. More true to the trope, grabbing a ladder within inches of the terminal surface prevents any damage. Fall any distance into water, no matter how shallow, and you'll be fine. Assuming it's not filled with leeches.
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_38119dcf
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_38119dcf
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Half-Life (Video Game) / int_38119dcf
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_383675d3
type
Path of Greatest Resistance
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_383675d3
comment
Path of Greatest Resistance: In Freeman's Mind he often says that when he gets lost, the best bet seems to be to follow the trail of corpses and bloodstains, and that the more dangerous the situation, the more he seems to be on the right track.
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_383675d3
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_383675d3
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Half-Life (Video Game) / int_383675d3
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_38d17b6c
type
Boss Arena Idiocy
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_38d17b6c
comment
Boss Arena Idiocy: The Nihilanth is invincible by drawing upon the power of (and expending) energy orbs floating around its head, which get replenished by easily destroyable crystals on the walls of its chamber. Once the crystals are gone, the orbs eventually run out and the Nihilanth is toast.
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_38d17b6c
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_38d17b6c
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Half-Life (Video Game) / int_38d17b6c
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_391aa30b
type
You ALL Look Familiar
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_391aa30b
comment
You ALL Look Familiar: HECU grunts aren't that diverse. Neither are the citizens of City 17. Headcrabs only seem to latch on to people wearing white shirts and blue jeans. Though this could be because most of the humans you see are forced to wear identical blue uniforms like in prison. Continuing the tradition, they only latch to standard Overwatch Soldiers once they're out of Combine control. Metrocops and Combine Elites are perfectly safe. May be justified as higher ranked Combine achieve that rank by submitting to further cybernetic augmentation; there may not be enough human left for the Headcrabs to consider them proper hosts.
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_391aa30b
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_391aa30b
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Half-Life (Video Game) / int_391aa30b
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_39b8d3d6
type
Boring, but Practical
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_39b8d3d6
comment
Boring, but Practical: In the first game, the most useful weapon was probably the humble Glock 17, the first gun you found, due to its common ammo and its amazing accuracy. It's almost a game breaker because no enemy can touch you at the range you can hit them with the pistol. The second game had the MP7, which was really useful for dispatching Civil Protection officers and Antlions. It's fairly inaccurate and weak, but ammo is literally everywhere and it fires extremely fast. It becomes next to useless after you get your hands on the (also boring but practical) AR2 and SPAS-12, though.
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_39b8d3d6
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_39b8d3d6
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Half-Life (Video Game) / int_39b8d3d6
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_3aaa9cd0
type
All Deserts Have Cacti
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_3aaa9cd0
comment
All Deserts Have Cacti: The original Half-Life has a few saguaro cacti in the outdoor areas... despite being located in New Mexico. (While New Mexico has cacti, it doesn't have saguaros.)
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_3aaa9cd0
featureApplicability
1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_3aaa9cd0
featureConfidence
1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Half-Life (Video Game) / int_3aaa9cd0
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_3c0a4666
type
Noodle Incident
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_3c0a4666
comment
Noodle Incident: It's never explained exactly what the experement at the beginning that causes the resonance cascade was ostensibly supposed to do. The second game implies Dr.Breen and the other higher ups knew full well it would cause the RC but it's pretty obviousy Freeman and the other scientists had no knowledge of this.
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_3c0a4666
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_3c0a4666
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Half-Life (Video Game) / int_3c0a4666
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_3d92b13e
type
Research, Inc.
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_3d92b13e
comment
Research, Inc.: Black Mesa was a private contractor.
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_3d92b13e
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_3d92b13e
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Half-Life (Video Game) / int_3d92b13e
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_3e95582f
type
The Greatest Story Never Told
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_3e95582f
comment
The Greatest Story Never Told: Subverted. Half-way through the original game, US Marines special forces arrive, with the intent of killing everyone and covering up the whole event. At the end of Opposing Force we find out the military detonated a nuke which destroyed the facility. Unfortunately, this caused the portal storms, the Seven Hour War and the Combine occupation, and Gordon Freeman, instead of a story never told, was elevated to messianic status as "The One Free Man."
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_3e95582f
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-0.3
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_3e95582f
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Half-Life (Video Game) / int_3e95582f
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_3f737576
type
Climax Boss
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_3f737576
comment
Climax Boss: The Gonarch in Half-Life 1. The Wolfpack Boss fight with a group of Striders in Half-Life 2.
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_3f737576
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_3f737576
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Half-Life (Video Game) / int_3f737576
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_400d1fd7
type
Heel–Race Turn
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_400d1fd7
comment
Vortigaunts used to be this for the Nihilanth. Now that they're freed and joined the good guys...
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_400d1fd7
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_400d1fd7
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Half-Life (Video Game) / int_400d1fd7
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_40680cf6
type
Stupidity Is the Only Option
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_40680cf6
comment
Stupidity Is the Only Option: Even if you know about the ambush in "Apprehension" from playing before or reading spoilers you have no choice but to walk into it. Somewhat Justified as Gordon himself would have no way of knowing about it ahead of time.
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_40680cf6
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_40680cf6
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Half-Life (Video Game) / int_40680cf6
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_40e2ac3f
type
Flunky Boss
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_40e2ac3f
comment
Flunky Boss: A few The Nihilianth has an attack that will teleport you into another room. If it fails to hit you, it will instead teleport in a few Vortigaunts or Alien Controllers to aid him. In several of the battles with Antlion Guards, normal antlions back them up. In 2 of these battles, they continue to spawn: In episode one they keep coming until you block the holes in the ground, and in the episode 2 double guard battle they don't stop spawning until after the Guards are killed. In the latter circumstance, you have a powerful ally Vort who can easily dispatch the normal Antlions for you, allowing you to focus on the boss. The Gene Worm will periodically spawn Shock Troopers. Fortunately, this reveals its weak spot under its belly. Apply rocket launcher 3-4 times. The Final Battle with an army of Striders at the end of Episode II has you taking out 2 dozen striders, each of which is backed up by 1-3 Hunters. Though at this point, they're more like Mini-Boss creatures that all attack at once.
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_40e2ac3f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_40e2ac3f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Half-Life (Video Game) / int_40e2ac3f
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_4156b553
type
Copy Protection
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_4156b553
comment
Copy Protection: Steam, which one must have to activate even retail copies of any Valve game since Half-Life 2.
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_4156b553
featureApplicability
1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_4156b553
featureConfidence
1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Half-Life (Video Game) / int_4156b553
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_41f45fa2
type
Inexplicably Awesome
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_41f45fa2
comment
Inexplicably Awesome: The G-Man.
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_41f45fa2
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_41f45fa2
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Half-Life (Video Game) / int_41f45fa2
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_427cc2b1
type
Sniping Mission
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_427cc2b1
comment
Sniping Mission: You must dodge Black Ops snipers and trip wire mines in Opposing Force... and snipe them back. You also have to save Barney from Combine Snipers later in the game. This was supposed to happen multiple times in the beta. While never performed by the player, Alyx takes this role twice, one time during each Episode, to your benefit.
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_427cc2b1
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_427cc2b1
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Half-Life (Video Game) / int_427cc2b1
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_42d9daf9
type
No Fair Cheating
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_42d9daf9
comment
No Fair Cheating: Sort of. You just can't get achievements in Episode Two with cheat mode on. Half-Life 2 Deathmatch - "This server is VAC-secured. Cheating will result in a permanent ban."
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_42d9daf9
featureApplicability
1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_42d9daf9
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Half-Life (Video Game) / int_42d9daf9
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_440d55b3
type
Expansion Pack
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_440d55b3
comment
The Expansion Pack Opposing Force has a trash compactor that looks even more like the Star Wars one.
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_440d55b3
featureApplicability
1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_440d55b3
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Half-Life (Video Game) / int_440d55b3
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_44141b67
type
Sssssnaketalk
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_44141b67
comment
Sssssnaketalk: G-Man in the first game. Changed to him putting syllable emphasis and sentence pauses in the wrong places in Half-Life 2.
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_44141b67
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_44141b67
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Half-Life (Video Game) / int_44141b67
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_45bf382b
type
Game Mod
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_45bf382b
comment
Game Mod: Lots. The original GoldSrc engine and its successor Source are popular for modding in part because the SDK, which comes free with every game, is capable of effectively producing full standalone games. Even for GoldSrc, despite its age, people are still making mods and map packs to this day. A major reason for that is the relative ease of creating maps - due to the low Polygon Ceiling and the brush-based map system used in GoldSrc, detailed architecture can be built exclusively in Hammer without having to use a 3D modelling application. Furthermore, all of the assets from the base game are available for use, so one can get pretty far without having to touch an external content creation application at all.
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_45bf382b
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_45bf382b
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Half-Life (Video Game) / int_45bf382b
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_4890cbb5
type
UseItem
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_4890cbb5
comment
Use Item: The same key is used to open doors, push buttons, talk to people, pick up things...
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_4890cbb5
featureApplicability
1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_4890cbb5
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Half-Life (Video Game) / int_4890cbb5
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_4a7c6f60
type
Personal Space Invader
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_4a7c6f60
comment
Personal Space Invader: Headcrabs. Snarks in the first game, even worse than the headcrabs. Half-Life 2 brings Fast Zombies, Antlions and Rollermines, which love to cuddle up real close to you while they attack.
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_4a7c6f60
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_4a7c6f60
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Half-Life (Video Game) / int_4a7c6f60
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_4b86a724
type
Getting Crap Past the Radar
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_4b86a724
comment
Getting Crap Past the Radar: One of the chapters in Opposing Force is called Foxtrot Uniform.
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_4b86a724
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_4b86a724
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Half-Life (Video Game) / int_4b86a724
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_4de1a4f7
type
Improvised Weapon
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_4de1a4f7
comment
Improvised Weapon: The crowbar and pipe wrench. Half-Life 2 has the Gravity Gun, which turns virtually anything into a weapon: Chairs, crates, tables, barrels (exploding and non-exploding varieties), benches, radiators, armoires, TVs, tires, bicycles, cars, people...
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_4de1a4f7
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_4de1a4f7
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Half-Life (Video Game) / int_4de1a4f7
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_4e7c4536
type
Wham Line
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_4e7c4536
comment
The major Wham Line in Episode 2, which is even more obscure because the words are the name of a level in the first game, that only appears as a caption and never spoken by anyone.
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_4e7c4536
featureApplicability
1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_4e7c4536
featureConfidence
1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Half-Life (Video Game) / int_4e7c4536
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_4f1f4751
type
Plot-Powered Stamina
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_4f1f4751
comment
Plot-Powered Stamina: Gordon never has to stop to eat, sleep, or take a piss (though one might forgive that as a function of the suit). While he did get a break in between the original game and Half-Life 2, in which the G-Man probably started him at optimal health, he's on the go from then on with only brief moments of unconsciousness at the start of each installment. It isn't as if time isn't passing either; the sun starts setting as Gordon arrives at Black Mesa East, Ravenholm takes place at night, and the sun is just rising as Gordon emerges from the mines. When he arrives at the Vortigaunt Camp at the end of "Sandtraps", the sun is setting again, and at the end of "Nova Prospekt", despite a week passing in relative terms, Gordon still hasn't had any rest. The finale appears to take place shortly before sunset, so even if all you count is the original Half-Life 2, Gordon is up and moving constantly for over forty-eight hours without a break.
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_4f1f4751
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1.0
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_4f1f4751
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Body Horror
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The Stalkers — they're what happens when the Combine capture you and don't turn you into one of their transhuman soldiers. Body Horror only begins to cover it.
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What Measure Is a Mook?
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What Measure Is a Mook?; Both Mook and One-Man Army are Deconstructed via this; sneaky players can listen in on the Army as they have weird self-hating conversations about slaughtering hundreds of scientists who expected them to RESCUE them - and later their rage at the player, who they believe was the mastermind behind the invasion and have been slaughtering their comrades wholesale. On the other hand, one of the Marines laments having none of the scientists fight back. There's also the Opposing Force expansion pack for the original game, where you play as a HECU marine. While said Marine is comatose for most of the original game and wakes up just as the military begins pulling out, your allies are all trying to work together to pull out.
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Book-Ends
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Book-Ends: The first game began and ended in a tram. Also interesting is that this seems to slightly carry over to the next game, where the player starts off in a train and also ends the game on a train, albeit the G-Man's metaphysical one. Episode One also ends with Gordon on a train, and Episode Two starts with you on a crashed train. Opposing Force keeps the tradition, though the tram in this case is a V-22 Osprey.
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Screens Are Cameras
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Screens Are Cameras: Most screens seem capable of this, particularly the Combine screens.
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Fan Remake
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Fan Remake: The much anticipated Black Mesa mod, which is meant to recreate Half-Life in the Source engine, and is made with Valve's blessing. The development has been a long process, but as of September 14, 2012 it has finally been released.
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Cavalry Betrayal
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Cavalry Betrayal: The scientists and guards Gordon comes across in the first few hours after the resonance cascade will enthusiastically tell you that the US military have called in via radio and told that a team is under way to Black Mesa to kill the aliens and rescue the personnel of the facility. While the first part of the message is true, the team's orders have been changed (or always were) to terminate the personnel because of their status as witnesses.
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Nobody Poops
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Nobody Poops: Gordon certainly doesn't, nor does he eat or sleep. The stasis between games might have rejuvenated him, but unless his suit has a diaper Gordon has been holding it in for at least four days. Although since the game is not really 72 hours long, there are several times in the story that he could have taken time out for those things, but which the actual game skips over because it's a game. In the first game, Gordon could drink. There were several vending machines, each one can dispense five cans of soda, and each soda adds one health. There are two scientists on toilets in the bathroom near the locker room.
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AlternateCharacterInterpretation
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Alternate Character Interpretation - In-universe. While it's implied quite a few Marines are having second thoughts of shooting civilians to cover-up the Black Mesa incident, everyone in the HECU wants a piece of Gordon Freeman - scuttlebutt had him killing a few Marines in cold blood, not to mention they believe him to be the one responsible for the whole mess (and not just the guy who pushed the crystal in). Given that G-Man, the one who did initiate the resonance cascade, later hires Freeman as his elite agent, they aren't that far off. It's just that Gordon is an unwilling (as far as we can tell) agent of the G-Man.
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Suspicious Video-Game Generosity
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Suspicious Video-Game Generosity: Whenever this series drops you into a room stocked with ammo, armor and health packs you have reason to worry. Perhaps justified. With G-Man's ability to teleport any where and his chess master behavior, he could very well be the one leaving some of this caches at strategic areas for the protagonists to find.
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The Walls Are Closing In
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The Walls Are Closing In: In the original game, a pair of mooks capture the player character and, rather than just shooting him, toss him in a trash compactor. Which he then escapes via conveniently stacked up garbage. The Expansion Pack Opposing Force has a trash compactor that looks even more like the Star Wars one.
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Lovecraft Lite
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Lovecraft Lite: The aliens take obvious inspiration from the Cthulhu Mythos in aesthetic, and the experiments and investigations that the Black Mesa personnel perform in an attempt to harvest knowledge (only to end up devoured and nearly bringing about the end of the world) would also be a familiar sight in Lovecraft's works. The Nihilanth, the Gonarch, and the Gene Worm in particular would fit pretty well alongside the pantheon of Great Old Ones. However, unlike the protagonists of the Mythos who were usually unprepared civilians in the 1920s/1930s, Half-Life stars a Badass Bookworm with Powered Armor and copious amounts of modern heavy weaponry. When you have a backpack-mounted nuclear accelerator or an anti-tank missile launcher, who needs a steamboat?
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Unreliable Canon
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Unreliable Canon: Valve Software once stated that 'canon is uncanonical' to reserve creative freedom for the games.
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Die, Chair, Die!
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Die, Chair, Die!: Crowbar, meet crate. Somewhat silly, since a crowbar is supposedly designed for opening crates, but the only way to get at the ammo inside is to smash 'em.
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Ambiguous Robots
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Ambiguous Robots: Pretty much everything you fight in the Half-Life 2 series (less headcrabs, zombies and antlions) is ambiguously cyborg in nature. The flying synths and the Striders are probably the most ambiguously robotic.
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Charged Attack
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Charged Attack: The Gauss Gun from Half-Life, the wrench from Opposing Force, and the mounted Tau Cannon on the buggy in Half-Life 2. The pistol in HL2 could originally do this but it was removed in a later patch.
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The Goomba
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The Goomba: Headcrabs.
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Air-Vent Passageway
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Air-Vent Passageway: This game is famous for its heavy use of this.
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Combat Medic
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Combat Medic: The second game has them as resistance fighting the Combine. They'll charge in and gun down enemies with an MP5 before running to Gordon to patch him up. Opposing Force adds HECU medics as allies that can be used to heal Shepard.
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Zombie Apocalypse
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Zombie Apocalypse: Reconstructed. In Half-Life, zombies are created by alien crabs latching onto peoples' heads and taking control of the person's nervous system. The person effectively dies in the process, but remains animate because all the vitals that are necessary to live are in the crab, not the corpse. They're also still self-aware, just not in control. Practically, this is what happened to nearly every single place after the Black Mesa Incident allowed headcrabs onto Earth and Combine started to use headcrab shells. There is no area in Half-Life 2 and its episodes where there would be no headcrab zombies or headcrabs wandering in search for a victim. The most direct example of this trope is Ravenholm, a town which was housing the refugees from City 17 before it was subjected to massive bombardment of headcrab shells and turned into Hell on Earth with a single survivor doing the work of saving the lost souls by the time Gordon shows up.
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Charge Meter
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Charge Meter: At least, for the flashlight. And for Half-Life 2 and later, suit power (which included the flashlight until Episode Two).
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Gameplay and Story Segregation
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Gameplay and Story Segregation: Damn near none, since you're in control of your character the whole time. A little for the overall franchise: You can play the original Half-Life so sociopathically you make THE US MILITARY look nice by comparison, killing every character you come across that isn't considered important by the story the second you get your hands on a weapon (including your fellow scientists), and yet by Half-Life 2 Gordon Freeman will be so highly revered the friendly humans consider him a messiah.
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Drill Sergeant Nasty
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Other "status report" deaths: Any time you let die a scientist who is needed to open a locked door or perform an important scripted event. Turning and shooting Drill Sergeant Nasty during Opposing Force's tutorial gets you court-martialed.
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Sickening
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Sickening "Crunch!": When you take fall damage.
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Insectoid Aliens
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Insectoid Aliens: The Antlions. And, arguably, the Vortigaunts.
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BadassNormal
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Badass Normal: While Freeman, Shepard, Green and Cross have special powered armor suits, Barney Calhoun was able to survive the Black Mesa incident and even travelling to Xen only wearing a common helmet and kevlar vest equipment. Extra points for Alyx for having no special protection at all and being able to fight alongside Gordon.
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Critical Existence Failure
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Critical Existence Failure: Justified in that the suit has built in medical tech and movement assisting features. Even when the reactive armour is inactive, the suit can absorb damage that should otherwise cripple or even kill the wearer, while the suit's medical systems administer medicine (refilled from health containers or stations) to take care of whatever manages to leak through. This is evidenced in-game by the manner in which the suit responds to the damage Gordon takes, such as applying morphine to dull the pain of a bone-breaking jump.
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Evil Tower of Ominousness
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Evil Tower of Ominousness: The Citadel that looms at the center of City 17.
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Implacable Man
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Implacable Man: Gordon Freeman himself, having mowed down countless Xen aliens, US Marines, and Combine shock troops. He even destroys Nova Prospect (one of the Combine's most heavily defended military base/prison on Earth) and the Citadel (the Combine's headquarters on Earth).
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Redemption Promotion
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Redemption Promotion: In the first game, when they're your enemies, the Vortigaunts are fairly low-level, easily disposed Mooks. In the second game, when they're your allies, they're incredibly powerful fighters whose beam attacks can kill an enemy in one hit and send them flying a few dozen feet. They're even powerful enough to counter-act the power of the then-seemingly unstoppable G-Man. He is not amused by this. Possibly justified. See those shiny green things they wear in the first game? Those are slave collars similar to the ones the Combine put on them. They can't use their full power until the collars are removed.
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Justified Tutorial
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Justified Tutorial: There's a mandatory course when a scientist is assigned an HEV suit that the player can choose to play.
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Cosmic Horror Story
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Cosmic Horror Story: As the games progress, one can't help but get this vibe with the series. Especially with the presence of the Combine, a force that comes off as some never ending horror series of atrocity after atrocity. Then there's the appearance of hostile alien species like the Headcrabs and Antlions, and the later games have started to increasingly emphasize that the G-Man is essentially Nyarlathotep in all but name.
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Escape Sequence
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Escape Sequence: A few times in Point Insertion, Route Kanal and Water Hazard.
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The Reveal
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The Reveal: Black Mesa knew about Xen for years, maybe decades, and were studying and processing the denizens.
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Ivy League for Everyone
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Ivy League for Everyone: Justified in the first game being set in a top secret research facility. Lampshaded by an NPC in HL2: Episode 1 who can be overheard saying "Sometimes it seems like everyone is a Doctor but me."
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Painfully Slow Projectile
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Painfully Slow Projectile: The crossbow bolts move about a fast as a thrown baseball. This is likely to make up for the crossbow being so powerful, as well as being usable underwater.
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Meaningful Name
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Meaningful Name: Father Grigori's name could have two meanings, both appropriate. His name also means 'watchful', which describes him pretty well. Meek Dr. Kleiner ("small" in German) and forceful, verbose Dr. Magnusson ("magnus" meaning "great" in Latin). "Alyx" comes from the Greek alexandros, which means "defender of men". Dr. Judith Mossmann calls to mind the biblical Judith, whose Fake Defection helped to (literally) decapitate the Assyrian army. Gordon "Freeman". The resistance from 2 and onwards even refer to him as "The One Free Man".
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Swiss Army Weapon
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Swiss Army Weapon: Gordon Freeman's suit. Not only does it protect from dangerous hazards, it can block bullets, generate air, it has a flashlight, it can hold many weapons, allows Gordon to run faster, and has a scope.
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Extreme Omnivore
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Extreme Omnivore: Barnacles, which attach themselves to ceilings and hang their tongue down to grab prey. They only eat human NPCs in the original game but from Half-Life 2 onward, they attempt to eat anything they grab, be it living, dead or inanimate, rather than only humans. Key word "attempt", as they only actually eat living NPC but spit back out everything else - the latter of which, strangely enough, includes corpses that got killed just a few seconds beforehand. If it's living, though, they'll eat anything whole regardless of size, up to and including Dog (who is a robot) and Striders (which are partially organic but far bigger than the volume of the barnacle's body). And yes, they eat the victim's uniform, combat gear and in the case of Combine soldiers, their cybernetic implants too, not just the fleshy bits. They don't, however, seem to like necrotic flesh: if they catch a zombie, they bite off the headcrab and spit out the rest. The only exception is the poison zombie, as barnacles die instantly if they eat a poison headcrab. On the other hand, their "eat first, figure out if it's edible later" behavior means they can be easily distracted by throwing a barrel or crate at their tongue - or even better, an explosive barrel which can be detonated by gunfire before the barnacle drops it to wipe out entire groups of them at once. A later Source engine version update patched them so that each barnacle grabs each physics object only once then ignores it from that point on once having confirmed that it's not edible, even if the player deliberately tries to feed it to them, so they can't be distracted indefinitely.
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Mook Maker
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Mook Maker: The Gonarch, a fully-grown headcrab, spawns annoying baby headcrabs which are arguably worse than the adults.
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Guide Dang It!
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Guide Dang It!: For players that are used to using guns to kill enemies rather than physics, many will feel this when encountering a Hunter for the first time. They can take a ridiculous amount of damage from bullets and explosions, but have a crippling weakness to physics objects. This is made worse by the fact that the only other enemy that is really weak to physics is the regular headcrab zombie, and only to sawblades.
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Another Dimension
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Another Dimension: Xen, and the Combine as an inter-dimensional empire.
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Let's Split Up, Gang!
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Let's Split Up, Gang!: Gina and Colette need to do this now and then to solve some of their puzzles. Gordon gets this line constantly from the NPCs he's paired with throughout Half-Life 2, often as a result of a bridge conveniently breaking itself to split the party. Functionally, it's a gameplay tool to force the player to go it alone.
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Alien Landmass
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Alien Landmass: Xen, the final level of the game, is a surreal alien landscape with floating, oddly-shaped landmasses and wonky physics that make it difficult to navigate.
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Everything Fades
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Everything Fades: All of the games, but taken to extremes in the original, where breaking open a large crate produces, along with a useful item like ammo or a spare HEV suit battery, a small pile of random computer equipment that begins to fade away almost instantly (possibly to make the useful item easier to spot).
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Door to Before
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Door to Before: Quite a few appear in the main game, largely averted in the second.
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What the Hell, Player?
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In the very first game, you can repeatedly mess with a microwave until someone's lunch explodes and you get a What the Hell, Player? from a nearby scientist. The brick doesn't come crashing down for 3 sequels, 10 real-life years, and roughly 20 in-series years until you meet Dr. Magnusson, the owner of that lunch, in Episode Two. He's still annoyed about it.
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Unwitting Pawn
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Unwitting Pawn: Gordon Freeman, and how! Adrian Shephard is a close second.
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Iconic Item
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Iconic Item: Gordon's crowbar becomes this in-universe between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2 by the Vortiguants, who grant Gordon a messianic status as liberator and destroyer of their oppressor. His crowbar is thus a holy item, and depicted as such in numerous drawings.
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Arc Words
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Arc Words: "Unforeseen Consequences", which does quintuple duty as Foreshadowing, Leaning on the Fourth Wall, Call-Back and Wham Line all at once.
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Fashionable Asymmetry
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Fashionable Asymmetry: Pretty much all Combine architecture and technology uses this to some degree.
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Put on a Bus
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Put on a Bus: Corporal Adrian Shephard. Barney Calhoun appears to have been put on a train at the end of Episode One, not to be seen since. He is missed. Colette Green and Gina Cross haven't been seen since the end of Decay, along with Dr. Keller. Not really a major character, Otis Laurey from the Gearbox expansions Opposing Force and Blue Shift became an Ascended Extra in Decay (in the manual, at least), but hasn't been mentioned at all in the main Half-Life Canon since.
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Bond Villain Stupidity
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Bond Villain Stupidity: Two marines, instead of dragging you to your interrogation and execution, toss you into a trash compactor. Filled with crates. And another crowbar sitting at the top. One of the missions cut from Decay was to retroactively avert this trope: a scene was planned involving the two marines executing Gordon before throwing his dead body into the compactor, unless they were promptly stopped by the player.
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Mad Libs Dialogue
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Mad Libs Dialogue: The computer voice in Half-Life: Deathmatch. The HECU would speak like this when in-battle with you. The sound files for the Black Mesa PA system are individual words, so all PA dialogue is this.
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Arbitrary Gun Power
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Arbitrary Gun Power: In both games, the 9mm pistol is the weakest weapon. The revolver, on the other hand, is the strongest firearm, and both are beaten by the crossbow.
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Remember the New Guy?
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Remember the New Guy?: Barney Calhoun, who was technically around and named before Half-Life 2, but never interacted with Gordon (although many characters who looked and sounded exactly like him did). A more blatant example of this is Dr. Magnusson in Episode Two, who definitely wasn't around before then, at all, and the scientists Barney helps get out in Blue Shift. Amusingly, the Brick Joke about the microwave casserole only works because he didn't appear in the original Half-Life (at least, not with the same voice or model — see You ALL Look Familiar below).
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Bolivian Army Ending
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Bolivian Army Ending: If Gordon rejects the G-Man's offer at the end of Half-Life, he is teleported unarmed into a room full of alien grunts. The game doesn't even show what happens, simply fading to black and showing "Subject: Gordon Freeman. Status: Terminated. Postmortem: Refused offer of employment." Half-Life: Uplink ends with Gordon trapped by a Gargantua with no real means of defeating it.
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Rocket Jump
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Rocket Jump: Can be done with various explosives. A safer version of this is used in Episode Two to reach the rocket cache, using a grenade and a metal 'catapult' on hinges. The achievement is aptly named 'Gordon Propelled Rocket', which is also an inversion of 'RPG'.
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Reckless Gun Usage
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Reckless Gun Usage: The player can twirl a loaded revolver at vital characters (it's part of an idle animation, and all conversations are in-game so you'll see it a lot) which almost guarantees a friendly fire incident or six. The sequel makes Gordon lower his weapon automatically when pointing the crosshairs at a friendly NPC so it no longer applies, though the player can still fire it (harmlessly) without aiming anyway.
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Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!
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Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Hey, dude, remember that big baby that you slayed in the first game? Alright, you had to kill him because he kept the hole between Xen and the Earth open, but it turns that he was also the only thing keeping the Combine at bay, and his death gave them the opportunity they needed to invade Earth. The Black Mesa incident. At the end of Half-Life 2 in the Citadel in one of the Breencasts, which is replayed once in Episode 1: " Tell me, Dr. Freeman, if you can. You have destroyed so much. What is it, exactly, that you have created? Can you name even one thing? I thought not". Two instances from when Gordon first wakes up after the resonance cascade. The first allows you to hit an elevator button...that sends an elevator with three people on it plummetting to the bottom of the shaft. A later incident has you stepping on a flimsy catwalk, causing it to collapse under the scientist on it. He even yells "GORDON!" in a What the Hell, Hero? tone before falling to his death. Although the elevator will fall even if you break the glass.
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Shared Universe
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Shared Universe: With Portal. Probably Counter-Strike too judging by all the Black Mesa logos in the retail maps, the fictional Black Mesa auto-turrets in Condition Zero, the title of the first game (Half-Life: Counter-Strike), and its remake being bundled with every retail copy of Half-Life 2. At one point, Team Fortress Classic was planned to be in the Half-Life universe too (something hinted at by the huge number of shared assets, the game being bundled with Half-Life whenever sold at retail, and its box art sporting a modified Half-Life logo like Half-Life's other expansion packs), but the expansion pack that would've made this explicit was scrapped. It was eventually folded into the separate universe of its sequel instead.
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Super Soldier
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Super Soldier: Gordon's a god with the HEV suit. Shephard more accurately fits the bill, being an actual soldier.
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Head Bob
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Head Bob: An early aversion.
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Mascot Mook
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Mascot Mook: It is not uncommon to see people at standard nerd gatherings running around in cute little Headcrab hats.
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Steam Vent Obstacle
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Steam Vent Obstacle: They appear in both games. You have to time your passage through some, but others are static and you have to find a valve to shut them off with.
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HiveDrone
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Hive Drone: There are several notable examples: The Ant Lions from Half-Life 2. The player exploits this later in the game by collecting Pheropods from a fallen Ant Lion Guard. The Combine operates on this concept for each dimension it conquers, by adapting the local dominant species (in Earth's case, humans) into obedient drones while draining their resources. Stalkers - emaciated former humans who work in the bowels of the Citadel. They are emaciated and mutilated, with crude prosthetics replacing their former limbs. And they only communicate by screaming. Combine Synths, such as Striders, Gunships, and Hunters, may fall into this category, being support units for the Combine Overwatch.
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Unbroken First-Person Perspective
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Unbroken First-Person Perspective: The first game was the Trope Codifier for using the trope for narrative effect - the game never breaks from Freeman's perspective for the duration of the game, and there are no cutscenes. This carried over into the sequel and the various expansion packs and episodes.
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Final Battle
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The Final Battle with an army of Striders at the end of Episode II has you taking out 2 dozen striders, each of which is backed up by 1-3 Hunters. Though at this point, they're more like Mini-Boss creatures that all attack at once.
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BFG
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Averted in Half-Life 2. Barney and Alyx both carry automatic weapons and have rapidly regenerating health, while Grigori gets a double-barreled rifle that can instantly kill most enemies and is almost perfectly accurate.
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Humanoid Abomination
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The G-Man might be this, or more of a Humanoid Abomination. And that's even assuming what we see of him is his real form!
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What Happened to the Mouse?
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What Happened to the Mouse?: invoked Remember Adrian Shephard? The protagonist in Half-Life: Opposing Force? What happened to that guy? If we believe Gabe Newell, Valve is itching to get him into the main storyline, but he still has yet to be seen. Amusingly, in Portal, there's an Easter Egg in which all keyboards have the letters A,S,H,P, and D colored yellow, referencing the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device. When someone inside Valve realized that it looked like 'Adrian Shephard', they decided it'd be funny to have every letter that makes up 'Adrian Shephard' be yellow. Race X (the alien race from the Opposing Force expansion) is occasionally wondered about, but according to Marc Laidlaw, they don't matter to the Half-Life Universe. Gearbox invented them to primarily experiment for future games of their own, and the minute Gearbox stopped making Half-Life games, they vanished. This is justified by the fact that they were only at Black Mesa by chance on account of all the trans-dimensional shenanigans going on. It's probable that their world was sealed off from ours following Shephard's victory over the Gene Worm, effectively putting a stop to their interactions with humanity. And none of the characters from Decay (in particular the two main characters, Gina and Colette) have been seen since that game's ending either. Speaking of Half-Life 1, aside from the Vortigaunts, barnacles, and headcrabs, virtually none of the other Xen races from that game have returned since and it's unknown what exactly happened to them after the events of the Black Mesa Incident.
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Psychic Powers
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In the first game, the aliens (and Xen in particular) sure seem this way. And they're all led by the Nihilanth, a gigantic levitating amputated fetus with terrifying Psychic Powers.
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Eldritch Abomination
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Eldritch Abomination: In the first game, the aliens (and Xen in particular) sure seem this way. And they're all led by the Nihilanth, a gigantic levitating amputated fetus with terrifying Psychic Powers. The G-Man might be this, or more of a Humanoid Abomination. And that's even assuming what we see of him is his real form! The Advisors, the enigmatic, grub-like psychic overlords of the Combine.
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Our Zombies Are Different
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Our Zombies Are Different: And terrifying.
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Hazmat Suit
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Hazmat Suit: "Welcome to the HEV Mark 4 protective system, for use in hazardous environment conditions."
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Insurmountable Waist-Height Fence
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Insurmountable Waist-Height Fence: Particularly in Half-Life 2, where, to demonstrate the physics engine, you must stack things to climb said fences. In addition, the first game often had locked doors blocking your way - you had to destroy or find alternate routes which deviate into God-knows-where (such as abandoned areas of the facility or the other side of that dam).
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Designated Hero
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A little for the overall franchise: You can play the original Half-Life so sociopathically you make THE US MILITARY look nice by comparison, killing every character you come across that isn't considered important by the story the second you get your hands on a weapon (including your fellow scientists), and yet by Half-Life 2 Gordon Freeman will be so highly revered the friendly humans consider him a messiah.
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Reference Overdosed
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Reference Overdosed: The series is notorious for having numerous hidden chemistry/physics nods. A handful of them are: The original game is named Half-Life, and a major objective involves Freeman working with the Lambda Complex.Exp. The lower-case lambda is used to represent exponential decay; in other words, the half-life of radioactive materials. The original game's expansions are named Opposing Force, Blue Shift, and Decay. Additionally, chapter names often allude to this through double meanings, such as "Surface Tension".
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Superhero Sobriquets
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Superhero Sobriquets: The One Free Man.
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Sorting Algorithm of Weapon Effectiveness
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Sorting Algorithm of Weapon Effectiveness: The games tend to hand you the crowbar first (Or the knife and pipe wrench in Opposing Force), then give you a 9mm pistol, shotgun, submachine gun, explosives, Magnum, rocket launcher and maybe some of the more exotic weapons either midgame or towards the end, depending on how powerful it is. Opposing Force plays around with this trope by giving you a Desert Eagle before the 9mm.
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Mook Bouncer
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Mook Bouncer: The Nihilanth has an attack that does this. Thankfully, he only does it four times. Unfortunately, the places he teleports you to get progressively worse. On the fourth, he simply teleports you to the third room with an unkillable extremely tough boss monster.
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Damage-Sponge Boss
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Damage-Sponge Boss: Most bosses in the Half-Life series are either a Puzzle Boss or can be defeated very quickly with a powerful weapon. The Gonarch, however, has no real other strategy to it than "circle strafe while firing all weapons at testicle, avoid white acid, run after it, repeat". It also has invincibility frames.
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Artificial Stupidity
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A fair number of Black Mesa staff also succeed in getting themselves killed under blatantly stupid circumstances, such as running directly into obvious traps, while HECU and Black Ops soldiers can sometimes blow themselves up with their own grenades. While some of it is scripted, many instances can also be attributed to Artificial Stupidity.
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Fluffy Tamer
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Fluffy Tamer: Dr. Isaac Kleiner and his pet headcrab, Lamarr. Get it? Hedy? That's Hedley!
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Guns Do Not Work That Way
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Guns Do Not Work That Way: A recurring theme in the Half-Life series is the SPAS-12's secondary fire somehow acting as a duel-fire, despite the weapon only having one barrel. Presumably, Valve just assumed that the SPAS-12's magazine tube is a second barrel.
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Big Bad
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You travel to an alien factory. Of course the Big Bad's near.
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Greater-Scope Villain
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After the events of Half-Life: Alyx, it's all but stated that the G-Man and his employers don't have any positive intentions concerning humanity and might even be the franchise's Greater-Scope Villain. However, they also hate the Combine and are directly fighting against their attempts at conquering The Multiverse.
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AcCENT upon the Wrong SylLABle
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Accent Upon The Wrong Syllable: The G-Man speaks with this.
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Kill It with Fire
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Kill It with Fire: In the first game, you have to kill some Tentacles by igniting the rocket engine above it. Shortly thereafter, a Gargantua tries to kill you with fire. A quick and relatively easy way of dispatching enemies in Half-Life 2 and episodes, given proper equipment (namely, the Gravity Gun and exploding things like gas cans); Father Grigori makes extensive use of fire traps to thin the zombie horde in Ravenholm. Just... try not to listen too closely when you light up a zombie.
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Foreshadowing
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Foreshadowing: In the tram ride of Half Life 1, the announcer says "More lives than your own may depend on your physical fitness."
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One-Man Army
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One-Man Army: Oh, boy.
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Abandoned Hospital
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Abandoned Hospital: One of the settings in Episode One, which appears to have been taken over by the Combine. The impending city-sized explosion left it in the process of being abandoned again
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Living Legend
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Living Legend: The Free Man, who starts a revolution just by showing up. The Combine are well aware of the threat he represents and unleash their everything when they find out about him.
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Enemy Chatter
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Enemy Chatter: The HECU often communicate with each other and taunt Gordon, impressive for the late nineties. In addition, so do the Combine troops, which also have a city-wide Dispatch for the Metrocops. The Black Ops were considerably more silent, and much harder to predict, as a result.
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Double-Meaning Title
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Double-Meaning Title: Blue Shift is a physics term, its protagonist is Barney Calhoun, a security guard in blue uniform on shift. Opposing Force is an obvious reference to both Newton's Laws and the fact that the protagonist is one of the antagonistic HECU members from the original game. Half-Life itself refers to the scientific term, and potentially the situation and theming for most enemies encountered, where many are slaves to a larger force (Vortigaunts, Zombie victims, Civil Protection, citizens of the Combine, etc.) or have had so much of their biology replaced with cybernetics that they're barely alive anymore (Combine troops, Striders, Stalkers, etc.).
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Ascended Extra
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Not really a major character, Otis Laurey from the Gearbox expansions Opposing Force and Blue Shift became an Ascended Extra in Decay (in the manual, at least), but hasn't been mentioned at all in the main Half-Life Canon since.
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Lab Pet
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Lab Pet: In Half-Life 2, Dr. Kleiner has Lamarr, a pet headcrab.
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Unusable Enemy Equipment
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Unusable Enemy Equipment: Averted. Even if it's alive. Even if it tries to bite your face off. Also played straight with the Combine Sniper Rifle. Also, even though they are allies, not enemies, Alyx's Machine Pistol and Father Grigori's Winchester Rifle are unique to them.
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And I Must Scream
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Headcrab zombies are quintessentially this; there's a strong implication within the game that the host is still semi-aware and screaming under the control of the Puppeteer Parasite. This was confirmed when someone took the sound files and played them backward.
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Reality-Breaking Paradox
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Reality-Breaking Paradox: Following Freeman into the Xen portal in Opposing Force gives a Non Standard Game Over due to the Time Paradox.
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Final Solution
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Final Solution: This is what happened to the Nihilanth's race at the hands of the Combine.
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Space Marine
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Space Marine: Averted with the HECU, which don't even have any specialized equipment, save for the PCV powered vest some soldiers are assigned.
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Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!
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Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: In Half-Life 2, toward the end of the game, Gordon goes through a weapon confiscator. It vaporizes all his weapons except for the Gravity Gun, which the confiscator is unable to destroy. Instead, the confiscator malfunctions and ends up making it more powerful.
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Oh, Crap!
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Oh, Crap!: Toss a grenade into the sniper's nest, and one of his possible responses is a vocoder-muffled but still discernible "...SHIT!"
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Convection Schmonvection
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Radiation Schmadiation: Only direct contact with radioactive waste causes any issues. Fair enough for Gordon, who has the HEV suit (designed for that sort of thing), not valid for the few times NPCs also get near it unless it's stabilized.
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Fate Worse than Death
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Fate Worse than Death: Headcrab zombies are quintessentially this; there's a strong implication within the game that the host is still semi-aware and screaming under the control of the Puppeteer Parasite. This was confirmed when someone took the sound files and played them backward. The Stalkers — they're what happens when the Combine capture you and don't turn you into one of their transhuman soldiers. Body Horror only begins to cover it.
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RetCon
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Retcon: Too many to list here. A complete list can be found on Combine OverWiki though.
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Brains and Brawn
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Brains and Brawn: "With my brains and your brawn, we'll make an excellent team!" Except Gordon usually provides both.
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Living Motion Detector
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Living Motion Detector: The blind tentacles in the first game, and the canceled hydra for the second, somewhat brought back via scripts.
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Fake Defector
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Dr. Judith Mossmann calls to mind the biblical Judith, whose Fake Defection helped to (literally) decapitate the Assyrian army.
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Track Trouble
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Track Trouble: The first game's chapter "Apprehension" starts with soldiers detonating a bomb on the track Gordon is riding a tram on, and it'll derail into a pool of water if you don't get off in time.
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No OSHA Compliance
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No OSHA Compliance: One of the chapters in the original Half-Life forces Gordon to go through a waste processing factory. Yes, it's flesh-burning acid, but fortunately, Gordon's wearing the partially acid-proof HEV suit. Similarly, Adrian Shephard in the expansion has to go through some sort of experimental blast furnace, which has no rails or catwalks to shield workers, and is only accessible via a hole on the wall. Then there's the massive toxic spill you can see on the opening tram ride... In fact, the whole facility is a disaster waiting to happen: there are no emergency exits directly leading to the surface in case of fire or extradimensional incursions, ceilings and catwalks collapse without warning, and an alarmingly large amount of objects, namely computers, are Made of Explodium. One of the worst is a giant fan near the silo area. The only way to turn it on is by climbing down a ladder onto a narrow catwalk beneath the blades and pressing a button. The catch is that the fan blades touch the area anyone climbing the ladder up would be, so in order to survive the task, you have to press the button and then haul ass and hope the fan doesn't catch you on the way out. One episode of the "Freeman's Mind" machinima openly gripes about this. There is also the ladder in the elevator shaft, which is assumed to be there to fix the elevator in case it's broken. However, the only way to access said ladder is if the elevator is working. There's also the fact that literally everything is apparently structurally comprised, from solid concrete ceilings and walls to steel catwalks. Even most of the elevators don't work. Pretty much the only things in the entire Black Mesa facility that are able to withstand any sort of damage whatsoever are the exit doors, and they're all locked. Freeman's Mind explains away the latter by stating that aliens could be teleporting into the walls. The abandoned areas (the cliff face and the old missile silo) have the excuse of no longer being maintained, but for some areas there really is no excuse. There is no reason that the two generators that run the tram to the surface should be allowed to launch giant arcs of electricity everywhere. In an interesting subversion, in Half-Life 2: Lost Coast, the headcrab cannon has OSHA standard signs on it. Naturally, you have to do exactly what they tell you not to do. There's an achievement in Half-Life 2 called 'No OSHA Compliance' for killing some Combine soldiers with a crane. It's the Trope Namer.
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Too Dumb to Live
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Too Dumb to Live: Gordon sometimes does some incredibly stupid things, like deliberately entering a metal coffin right into Breen's hands. Twice. Breen even lampshades this. A fair number of Black Mesa staff also succeed in getting themselves killed under blatantly stupid circumstances, such as running directly into obvious traps, while HECU and Black Ops soldiers can sometimes blow themselves up with their own grenades. While some of it is scripted, many instances can also be attributed to Artificial Stupidity.
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Corridor Cubbyhole Run
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Corridor Cubbyhole Run: At the exit to the Ravenholm mines, there's a buzzsaw trap that zooms back and forth along a track, shredding all the zombies in your way. It will also shred you or run you over if you don't stay out of its way.
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Sensory Tentacles
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Sensory Tentacles: The Tentacles react to loud noises. They also appear to have a small eye near the end of each appendage, but they rely considerably more on their hearing than their sight.
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Crowbar Combatant
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Crowbar Combatant: Gordon Freeman can wield a crowbar for most of the series and each game in the main series has it as a weapon (to the point where it is one of the most iconic examples of this trope). It also appears as a usable weapon in the Expansion Pack Blue Shift, for Barney Calhoun.
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Late to the Tragedy
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Late to the Tragedy: Half-Life was the first game to subvert this, as the first level is a leisurely stroll through the player's workplace, before all Hell breaks loose. (Ironically, with all of the NPCs telling Gordon, "You're late!") Played straight in Half-Life 2, though, as Gordon is abruptly dropped into City 17 more than a decade after Earth's subjugation by the Combine, and played with - but ultimately straight - in Opposing Force: Adrian is part of the first HECU responders, but his Osprey is taken out. He regains consciousness just as the military begins its pullout.
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Government Drug Enforcement
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Government Drug Enforcement: "Don't drink the water. They put something in it, to make you forget."
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His Name Is...
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His Name Is...: In the original Half-Life, in the level immediately after when the Marines first appear, a nameless scientist proclaims that he must be protected and knows everything about what's going on before charging straight into Marine gunfire and being mowed down. Of course, if you manage to save him, he has nothing special to say. There's also a security guard who is midway through telling you something important before being gunned down by Assassins. In Episode Two, Eli Vance, as it is written somewhere on this page, is about to divulge critical information on the true nature of the Combine and the G-Man, before a pair of advisors literally break into the place and suck his brains out. At the beginning of Opposing Force, you and your squad are not told what the Black Mesa mission will be. When Xen ships start attacking a plane in the background, your sergeant starts to explain that mission, but your plane gets hit as well and crashes before he can reveal them.
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Mind Screw
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There is also the ladder in the elevator shaft, which is assumed to be there to fix the elevator in case it's broken. However, the only way to access said ladder is if the elevator is working.
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Locked Door
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_bf7cad7d
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Locked Door: You must find alternate routes due to these, whether it be a massive pipe falling through several stories, or exploding walls. Or one of many, many actual locked doors. Mildly subverted in Half-Life 2 when you come across a door locked with a padlock and simply shoot or pry off the lock. Barney can do this in Blue Shift as well. And the barred doors which are actually Gravity Gun puzzles.
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Non-Standard Game Over
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Non-Standard Game Over: In Opposing Force, leaping through a portal Gordon leapt through in the main game sends you plummeting into space (instead of where Gordon landed) and accuses you of attempting to create a Time Paradox. Other "status report" deaths: Any time you let die a scientist who is needed to open a locked door or perform an important scripted event. Turning and shooting Drill Sergeant Nasty during Opposing Force's tutorial gets you court-martialed. Any overly excited person playing "Blue Shift" can accidentally (or purposefully) shoot the guard in the armory window in the crotch which the auto-aim automatically locks onto, or purposefully attack anyone else once you've receive your gun. This will result in Barney being fired for "improper handling of a Firearm." however there is a slight delay with the display and the game actually ending which gives you time to empty 1 or 2 clips of ammo into anyone you like.
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Humans Are Warriors
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Humans Are Warriors: Subtly invoked throughout the series; the HECU grunts will commonly trounce Xen forces when pitted against them in AI battles and their weapons are far more precise and deadly to the player, the Combine expend more than a little effort to turn most able-bodied humans into cyborg troops for use in their interstellar conquests, and lest we forget, one untrained human scientist in a suit of really good body armor was able to fight his way through two separate armies at once, one of them a multi-species invasion force from another dimension, the other a hardened special forces branch of the US Marines, who were tracking his every move via GPS no less. And after that, Freeman's presence and violent resistance on Combine-occupied Earth for a few days was enough to incite mass armed rebellion at their base of operations, level the Citadel and most of City 17, and guarantee the success of the plan to neutralize the Combine's capacity for off-world reinforcement. On the flip side, Earth was entirely defeated by the Combine in a mere 7 hours of open warfare, but it is worth remembering that the Combine came from another universe, which they had already conquered and subjugated in its entirety, and them versus a single planet is hardly going to be a fair fight. When all is said and done, humanity is far from helpless against the various alien war machines present in the series.
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Hold the Line
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Hold the Line: Several examples, usually with easily-knocked over turrets.
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Outrun the Fireball
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Outrun the Fireball: A grunt throws in a satchel charge in a tunnel you're crawling through in the first game. Better run * In either direction, since the hatch is only a few feet away and the explosion doesn't damage you if you're right where the satchel charge is. Practically your objective throughout Episode One. You pretty much succeed, but not entirely.
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Badass Bookworm
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Badass Bookworm: Gordon, duh. Dr. Breen himself is perplexed, and had this to say on the matter:
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Mooks
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In the original game, a pair of mooks capture the player character and, rather than just shooting him, toss him in a trash compactor. Which he then escapes via conveniently stacked up garbage.
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Energy Ball
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Energy Ball: From what we can tell, a ball of Dark Energy might behave like that.
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Drop Pod
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Drop Pod: The Combine Headcrab Canisters.
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Broken Bridge
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Broken Bridge: Dozens of them. Lampshaded in Episode 2 by the Vortigaunt, who declares, "Pity the generator that requires a Vortigaunt to activate it."
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Idle Animation
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Idle Animation: For each weapon and NPC - for example, Adrian pets his living rocket launcher, and Barneys pull up their pants every so often.
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Shout-Out
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_c75df49a
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Dr. Breen is likely a Shout-Out to Colonel Breen from Quatermass and the Pit, an Obstructive Bureaucrat who's frequently observed to go against the Science Hero.
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_c75df49a
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Armies Are Evil
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HECU gets their own Army in the even more shadowy Black Ops unit, who apparently goes even higher in command. Like the HECU, they're also there to stop the alien infestation after the HECU fails, with predictable results.
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Informed Ability
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Informed Ability: The most technical things super-scientist Gordon Freeman has ever done are pushing a sample on a cart and plugging a teleporter in. Half-Life 2 explicitly refers to this fact. Early in the game Gordon has to plug in a cable and throw a switch, and Barney mentions that his MIT education is really paying off. It has been pointed out that the only bit of physics that Gordon ever seems to apply is F=ma. That is to say, he knows how to swing a crowbar really hard... that is until the advent of the Havoc physics engine, where Gordon now understands simple machines like levers and pulleys. According to the backstory, Gordon's PhD dissertation was a very complicated piece of work done on complex portal physics. Supposedly Gordon was given menial labor because he was young and was the new hire. Had the experiment worked Gordon almost certainly would have spent dozen of hours studying the results, running complex equations, organizing the data, and coming up with conclusions with a group of his peers. Later in Half Life 2, Eli is very eager to get Gordon out of his hazard suit and back into a lab coat. On both occasions, Gordon was forced into fight and flight due to an attack that occurred immediately afterwards.
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Corrupt Corporate Executive
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_cbe687ab
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Corrupt Corporate Executive: Dr. Breen, head administrator of Black Mesa. The research conducted under his administration would not hold up to any kind of ethical standards. May or may not have set up the entire Black Mesa Incident in order to be appointed head administrator of the entire human race. The G-Man also seems to fill this role. He is always wearing a snappy business suit, after all.
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Half-Life (Video Game) / int_cbe687ab
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Word of God
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Race X (the alien race from the Opposing Force expansion) is occasionally wondered about, but according to Marc Laidlaw, they don't matter to the Half-Life Universe. Gearbox invented them to primarily experiment for future games of their own, and the minute Gearbox stopped making Half-Life games, they vanished. This is justified by the fact that they were only at Black Mesa by chance on account of all the trans-dimensional shenanigans going on. It's probable that their world was sealed off from ours following Shephard's victory over the Gene Worm, effectively putting a stop to their interactions with humanity. And none of the characters from Decay (in particular the two main characters, Gina and Colette) have been seen since that game's ending either.
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No Sense of Personal Space
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No Sense of Personal Space: Freeman's squad habitually crowd around him so closely that it can be impossible to move without bumping into one or take a shot without dinging one by accident.
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Gun Twirling
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_ce4f133d
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Gun Twirling: The idle animation for the revolver in both games.
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Escort Mission
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_cfda0ecb
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Escort Mission: Several times in the first game you need to escort a scientist from a hiding place to a door. Barney must also escort a scientist safely to escape Black Mesa in his expansion pack. However, these escort missions aren't too much of a pain, as you can tell them to stay put while you clear out the area ahead, and they will. That, and most of the "escort missions" in the game are optional. Averted in Half-Life 2. Barney and Alyx both carry automatic weapons and have rapidly regenerating health, while Grigori gets a double-barreled rifle that can instantly kill most enemies and is almost perfectly accurate. In Episode One, you have to escort civilians to the trains to escape City 17. This gets annoying after the first two trips, and when they start firing rockets at you. In Episode Two, in order to get the "Little Rocket Man" achievement, you must "escort" (or rather carry, since it's just an item) a garden gnome from the first level all the way to nearly the end of the game. It's easy enough to fling it around for the start of the game, but it takes a lot of work to jam that thing in the car and keep it in place while you're dodging fire from a Hunter Chopper.
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Made of Indestructium
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Made of Indestructium: As with most video games, almost all of the scenery is invulnerable to your weapons in the first game. Some odd exceptions include the metal grates (which can be broken with a single crowbar swing, less than it takes to break most wooden crates) and the concrete barriers which instantly shatter when you run the tram car through them.
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Developers' Foresight
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_d24ed873
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They don't, however, seem to like necrotic flesh: if they catch a zombie, they bite off the headcrab and spit out the rest. The only exception is the poison zombie, as barnacles die instantly if they eat a poison headcrab.
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Schmuck Bait
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Schmuck Bait: Early on, after the resonance cascade, you reach an elevator with a large warning sign next to it - "In Case Of Fire Do Not Use Elevators" - should you press the button, an elevator full of scientists will fall screaming to their doom (though if you don't press the button, the elevator will fall anyway once you break the door's glass to continue). (The developer who thought this up said that it worked both as a game element and as a message to other developers - "Enough with the d*mn button puzzles already.")
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Delicious Distraction
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Delicious Distraction: Bullsquids can be distracted with meat strung up in the meat locker you first find them in.
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Long Bus Trip
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Long Bus Trip: Corporal Adrian Shephard.
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What the Hell, Hero?
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Two instances from when Gordon first wakes up after the resonance cascade. The first allows you to hit an elevator button...that sends an elevator with three people on it plummetting to the bottom of the shaft. A later incident has you stepping on a flimsy catwalk, causing it to collapse under the scientist on it. He even yells "GORDON!" in a What the Hell, Hero? tone before falling to his death. Although the elevator will fall even if you break the glass.
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ToiletHumor
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Toilet Humor: not really in the game, but this fan-video will make you hurt.
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The Chessmaster
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The Chessmaster: "I do apologize for what must seem to you an arbitrary imposition, Dr. Freeman. I trust it will all make sense to you in the course of... well... I'm really not at liberty to say. In the meantime... this is where I get off." The G-Man will save people and provide them with information, but also interfere with their plan to move them into situations where everything they will do for their own gain will also advance his own plan. He isn't even trying to hide it.
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Fake Ultimate Mook
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Fake Ultimate Mook: The two tanks you encounter in Half-Life are dangerous and can instantly kill you if they are able to land a hit. However, they are immobile and if you can avoid the extremely slow-moving turret (which can't make a full 360 degree turn), you can destroy them at your leisure. The first tank doesn't even have a machine gun. The two Bradleys are a bit more dangerous, since their turret can actually swivel all the way around, but the first one still counts for this trope, as it oddly doesn't use its main gun, only firing missiles at you. These can be dodged and even redirected back at it. The second one, which actually uses its main gun, is much more dangerous, but it is still immobile.
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Action Girl
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Action Girl: Alyx and the female rebels, who fight just as well and hard as the men.
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Reflecting Laser
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_db602541
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Reflecting Laser: The Tau Cannon / "Gauss". Technically a "hypervelocity projectile" weapon, but works like an insta-hit laser that reflects off any solid map surface at 45 degrees angle or less to the horizontal.
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Gaiden Game
 Half-Life (Video Game) / int_dbd8e795
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Gaiden Game: Portal and Half-Life: Counter-Strike. The latter spawned its own separate series (and a remake), while the former started out as a separate series that, unlike the later Counter-Strike games (which don't seem to be in-continuity), still gives lip-service to its Half-Life universe setting.
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Pointy-Haired Boss: Dr. Wallace Breen was the administrator of Black Mesa at the start of the first game. Given, oh, everything that's happened since, I think it's safe to assume he wasn't the most competent administrator ever. Of course, in the sequel, he gets worse.
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Contrived Coincidence: The huge three-headed hydra monster that can't be destroyed by any of Gordon's weapons, only by a blast from a huge rocket engine, luckily tunnels his way into a rocket engine testing chamber!
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Artificial Brilliance
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On the other hand, their "eat first, figure out if it's edible later" behavior means they can be easily distracted by throwing a barrel or crate at their tongue - or even better, an explosive barrel which can be detonated by gunfire before the barnacle drops it to wipe out entire groups of them at once. A later Source engine version update patched them so that each barnacle grabs each physics object only once then ignores it from that point on once having confirmed that it's not edible, even if the player deliberately tries to feed it to them, so they can't be distracted indefinitely.
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Mouth Flaps: Characters in the first game, due to engine limitations.
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Then there's the massive toxic spill you can see on the opening tram ride... In fact, the whole facility is a disaster waiting to happen: there are no emergency exits directly leading to the surface in case of fire or extradimensional incursions, ceilings and catwalks collapse without warning, and an alarmingly large amount of objects, namely computers, are Made of Explodium.
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Expositing the Masquerade: It's revealed in Opposing Force that the scientists have been experimenting with Xen life for long enough to have a terrarium and have modified a Barnacle to use as a weapon. The main game already had plenty of hints of this. In "Questionable Ethics" you find several Xen creatures contained in laboratories. While on Xen yourself, you come across dozens of corpses wearing HEV suits. Word of God has also said that the sample Gordon pushes into the anti-mass spectrometer in the beginning of the game is the same kind of crystal that protects Nihilanth.
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Classic Cheat Code: God mode and such. Noclip and Impulse 101 are at the top of about 95% of the console code lists. If you have ever used the console, you probably use Noclip and Impulse 101 the most. By extension, sv_cheats 1 is well known, since it is needed to enable those two.
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Half-Life 2 has the Gravity Gun, which turns virtually anything into a weapon: Chairs, crates, tables, barrels (exploding and non-exploding varieties), benches, radiators, armoires, TVs, tires, bicycles, cars, people...
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Nerf
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Nerf: The Source version of the original Half-Life, even on hard mode, has a lot less enemies to deal with in the Xen levels (and some other rare cases outside Xen) due to there not being as many walkover game-play triggers that spawn in new enemies; especially Alien Controllers. The "Interloper" level in particular really toned down on the triggers.
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Sprint Meter: The auxiliary power source. It also powers the flashlight in Half-life 2 and Episode One, so don't run too much when you need it.
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The headcrabs are a blatant Xenomorph Xerox, especially in the Black Mesa era games where you see them infest scientists, workers, and soldiers in abandoned industrial facilities, and end their threat by fighting their queen. This carries over to Half-Life 2 where the Combine weaponize them just like Burke wanted to.
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Face Full of Alien Wing-Wong
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Face Full of Alien Wing-Wong: Headcrabs, also frequently known as Facehuggers. Or as Barney calls them, "head humpers." Magnusson gives us the more scientific-sounding "cranial-conjugal parasite."
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Tortured Monster: The zombies are humans who have been turned into People Puppets and mutated by the parasitoid headcrabs attached to their heads. In the second game they can be heard screaming for help as they attack you.
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Evil Plan
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Dr. Breen, head administrator of Black Mesa. The research conducted under his administration would not hold up to any kind of ethical standards. May or may not have set up the entire Black Mesa Incident in order to be appointed head administrator of the entire human race.
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Deadly Rotary Fan
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Deadly Rotary Fan: Several times in the first game and at least once in Half-Life 2, you have to pass through, or by, an active fan. Touching the blades means instant death.
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Diegetic Interface: Would normally be Justified by Gordon's Powered Armor, either through his glasses* since he never wears the suit's helmet or some other way.
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Earn Your Happy Ending
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Earn Your Happy Ending: Barney goes through a lot to have the sole happy ending of a Half-Life game.
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Weapon of Choice
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Weapon of Choice: Gordon is always depicted carrying the red crowbar.
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Script Breaking
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Script Breaking: A staple of speedruns.
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The Very Definitely Final Dungeon
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The Very Definitely Final Dungeon: You travel to an alien factory. Of course the Big Bad's near. In the sequel, once you enter the Citadel, you know there's going to be a boss at the top.
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Sequence Breaking: The physics engine and stackable boxes allow clever players to bypass some of the challenges. There are three areas in "Nova Prospekt" where the player must use mounted turrets to repel the Combine. In two of those areas, it is possible to stack boxes to block some of the attack routes and, in the second, to escape to a more defensible position. Alternatively, a dedicated player may choose to bring along the turrets from each area to the next, giving you far more firepower than you'd normally have.
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The Watcher
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The Watcher: The G-Man. It is also suggested that there are several other parties/individuals keeping track of the Combine's activities and are all trying to affect the outcome of the struggles on Earth:
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Hopeless Boss Fight: The ending of Uplink.
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Brick Joke
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Amusingly, the Brick Joke about the microwave casserole only works because he didn't appear in the original Half-Life (at least, not with the same voice or model — see You ALL Look Familiar below).
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Buffy Speak
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The Striders' autocannons might not look all that dakkalicious alone, but when you encounter more than one... Same goes for Gunships, whice are using a similar autocannon model.
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Badass Preacher
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Practically, this is what happened to nearly every single place after the Black Mesa Incident allowed headcrabs onto Earth and Combine started to use headcrab shells. There is no area in Half-Life 2 and its episodes where there would be no headcrab zombies or headcrabs wandering in search for a victim. The most direct example of this trope is Ravenholm, a town which was housing the refugees from City 17 before it was subjected to massive bombardment of headcrab shells and turned into Hell on Earth with a single survivor doing the work of saving the lost souls by the time Gordon shows up.
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Dissonant Serenity / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Ditzy Genius / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Donut Mess with a Cop / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Door to Before / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Dressed All in Rubber / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Driven to Madness / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Driving Question / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Easy Level Trick / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Elaborate Underground Base / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Emerald Power / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Emergency Weapon / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Endangered Species / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Enslaved Elves / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Escapist Character / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Establishing Series Moment / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Everything-Is-Smashable Area / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Everything's Better with Penguins / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Everything's Better with Plushies / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Everything's Deader with Zombies / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Evil Is Bigger / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Exploding Barrels / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Explosive Results / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Extra-Dimensional Shortcut / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Extra Eyes / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Extremely Short Timespan / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Face Full of Alien Wing-Wong / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Failsafe Failure / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Fake Ultimate Hero / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Fantastic Light Source / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Featureless Protagonist / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Galactic Superpower / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Gas Mask Mooks / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Generic Cuteness / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Giant Spinning Duct Fan / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Gone Horribly Wrong / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Good Hair, Evil Hair / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Good Parents / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Gratuitous Greek / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Green Is Gross / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Green Rocks / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Grenade Launcher / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Grimy Water / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Gut Punch / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
HP to 1 / int_3b7abee2
 Half Life
seeAlso
Half-Life (Video Game)
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Handy Remote Control / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Hard Light / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
He Knows About Timed Hits / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Heads-Up Display / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Heal Thyself / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Helmets Are Hardly Heroic / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Heroic Mime / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Herr Doktor / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Hidden Agenda Villain / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Hollywood Nerd / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Hope Bringer / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Hot Bar / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Hugh Mann / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Hyper-Destructive Bouncing Ball / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Hyperspace Arsenal / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Hyperspace Is a Scary Place / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
I Don't Like the Sound of That Place / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
I Want Grandkids / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Iconic Item / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Iconic Outfit / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Imminent Danger Clue / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Implacable Man / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
In-Universe Game Clock / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Inconveniently Placed Conveyor Belt / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Inexplicably Awesome / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Infinite Flashlight / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Insane Troll Logic / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Instant Expert / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Invading Refugees / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Ironic Name / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
It Can Think / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
It's Going Down / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
I've Never Seen Anything Like This Before / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Ivy League for Everyone / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Jack-of-All-Stats / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Jossed / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Jump Jet Pack / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Justified Tutorial / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Kick Them While They Are Down / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Kidnapped by the Call / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Killer App / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Kinetic Weapons Are Just Better / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
King in the Mountain / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Ladder Physics / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Land Mine Goes / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Laser Hallway / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Law of Inverse Recoil / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Lie Detector / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Limited Sound Effects / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Living Legend / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Load-Bearing Boss / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Locked Door / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Long Bus Trip / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Loose Canon / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Lovecraft Lite / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Lucky Charms Title / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Ludicrous Gibs / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Machine Monotone / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Macro Zone / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Made of Incendium / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Magnet Hands / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Malicious Misnaming / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Marathon Level / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Mascot Mook / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Meat Puppet / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Mecha-Mooks / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Mêlée à Trois / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Messianic Archetype / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Minimalist Cast / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Missing Backblast / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Mission-Pack Sequel / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Mother of a Thousand Young / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Multiboobage / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Mysterious Backer / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Mysterious Employer / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Mysterious Informant / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Mysterious Watcher / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Nameless Narrative / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Nerd Action Hero / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
New Weapon Target Range / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Night of the Living Mooks / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Nightmarish Factory / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
No Campaign for the Wicked / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
No Peripheral Vision / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
No Sidepaths, No Exploration, No Freedom / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Non-Humans Lack Attributes / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Not That Kind of Doctor / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Not What I Signed on For / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
O.C. Stand-in / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Obstructive Bureaucrat / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Omniglot / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
On-Site Procurement / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
One Bullet at a Time / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
One Bullet Clips / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Only Six Faces / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Orange/Blue Contrast / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Orcus on His Throne / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Organic Technology / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Organization with Unlimited Funding / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Our Monsters Are Weird / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Out of the Frying Pan / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Outdated by Canon / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Overarching Villain / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Oxygen Meter / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Parasite Zombie / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Personal Space Invader / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Phlebotinum-Handling Equipment / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Platform Battle / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Plot Lock / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Powers That Be / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Puppeteer Parasite / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rail Enthusiast / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Raising the Steaks / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rated M for Manly / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Readings Are Off the Scale / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Reality-Breaking Paradox / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Recurring Traveller / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Recycled Soundtrack / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Remixed Level / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Removing the Head or Destroying the Brain / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Repetitive Audio Glitch / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Research, Inc. / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Revenge Is a Dish Best Served / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Ridiculous Future Sequelisation / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Right Man in the Wrong Place / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rival Science Teams / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Road Runner PC / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Roar Before Beating / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Robotic Torture Device / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Samaritan Syndrome / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Samus Is a Girl / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Scary Shiny Glasses / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Sci-Fi Kitchen Sink / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Science Hero / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Scrappy Weapon / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Screens Are Cameras / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Scripted Event / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Secondary Fire / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Self-Contained Demo / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Semper Fi / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Sensory Tentacles / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Sentry Gun / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Sequel Displacement / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Sequel Number Snarl / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Sequence Breaking / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Series Mascot / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Set a Mook to Kill a Mook / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Set Right What Once Went Wrong / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shared Universe / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Sharpshooter Fallacy / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shoot the Fuel Tank / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Short-Lived Big Impact / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Show Some Leg / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Sickly Green Glow / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Signature Line / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Slash Fic / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Slave Race / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Sliding Scale of Linearity vs. Openness / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Sliding Scale of Silliness vs. Seriousness / int_3b7abee2
 SlidingScaleOfVideoGameObscurity
seeAlso
Half-Life (Video Game)
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Slobs vs. Snobs / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Small Role, Big Impact / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Smashing Hallway Traps of Doom / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Smitten Teenage Girl / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Smoking Is Cool / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Sniper Pistol / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Sniper Rifle / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Sociopathic Soldier / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Soft Water / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Soviet Superscience / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Spear Carrier / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Specs of Awesome / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Spring-Loaded Corpse / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Sprite/Polygon Mix / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Sssssnaketalk / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Starfish Language / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Stealth Hi/Bye / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Steam Vent Obstacle / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Stock Sound Effects / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Stone Wall / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Story-Driven Invulnerability / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Suddenly Always Knew That / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Sufficiently Advanced Alien / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Super Prototype / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Superhero Sobriquets / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Swivel-Chair Antics / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Sword and Gun / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Take Your Time / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Technicolor Death / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Technicolor Eyes / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Technologically Advanced Foe / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Telepathic Spacemen / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Teleporter Accident / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Ten-Second Flashlight / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Tentative Light / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Terminology Title / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
That One Achievement / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
The Adjectival Man / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
The Chooser of The One / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
The Goomba / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
The Greatest Story Never Told / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
The Man / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
The Omniscient Council of Vagueness / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
The Precarious Ledge / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
The Professor / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
The Spook / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
The Symbiote / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
The Tetris Effect / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
The Trope Without a Title / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
The Voiceless / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
The War Sequence / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
The World's Expert on Getting Killed / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
There Was a Door / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Through the Eyes of Madness / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Throw the Dog a Bone / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Time Stands Still / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Title 1 / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Too Awesome to Use / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Tortured Monster / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Toxic, Inc. / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Track Trouble / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Trail of Blood / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Trouble Follows You Home / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Unbreakable Weapons / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Unbroken First-Person Perspective / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
United Nations Is a Superpower / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Unlikely Hero / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Unnecessarily Large Interior / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Unobtainium / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Unsafe Haven / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Unusable Enemy Equipment / int_3b7abee2
 UseItem
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Half-Life (Video Game)
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Used Future / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Vertical Kidnapping / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Video Game Long Runners / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Video Game Perversity Potential / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Video-Game Flamethrowers Suck / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Video Game Setpiece / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Viler New Villain / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Villainous Widow's Peak / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Voice of the Legion / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Vulnerable Civilians / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Weaponized Teleportation / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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White Mask of Doom / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Within Parameters / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Word of God / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Xenomorph Xerox / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Ye Olde Nuclear Silo / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Zombie Apocalypse / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
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Zombie Gait / int_3b7abee2
 AnythingAgencyVsLawbreakersRP
seeAlso
Half-Life (Video Game)
 Black Mirror Series Two
seeAlso
Half-Life (Video Game)
 Half Life
seeAlso
Half-Life (Video Game)
 Borderlands (Video Game)
seeAlso
Half-Life (Video Game)
 MINERVA: Metastasis (Video Game)
seeAlso
Half-Life (Video Game)
 TheColony
seeAlso
Half-Life (Video Game)
 Portal Stories: Mel / Videogame
seeAlso
Half-Life (Video Game)
 Doomsday Arcade (Web Video)
seeAlso
Half-Life (Video Game)
 Life With Lamarr (Webcomic)
seeAlso
Half-Life (Video Game)
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Cutscene / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Floorboard Failure / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Not the Fall That Kills You / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Portal Pool / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Slave Mooks / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
Strange-Syntax Speaker / int_3b7abee2
 Half-Life (Video Game)
hasFeature
The Watcher / int_3b7abee2
 halflife
sameAs
Half-Life (Video Game)