1. Post #1
    Gold Member
    AustinM's Avatar
    January 2008
    1,004 Posts
    I never knew what he really did. His only role I saw is the role to give some gay ass intro to every new player.

  2. Post #2
    Gold Member
    wuzzimu's Avatar
    June 2006
    1,364 Posts
    Storyline, that's all.

    Edit: I always assumed he observed you (He does help you right before that explosion, though). Hopefully Episode 3 will expand on this.

  3. Post #3
    Gold Member
    AustinM's Avatar
    January 2008
    1,004 Posts
    No, I meant, is he suppose to watch you and keep you safe (connection to GMan sightings?)

  4. Post #4
    The Cold Wind Of France
    Dennab
    November 2008
    18,691 Posts
    He's a stalker.

    He sees what you did there.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply France Show Events Agree Agree x 1 (list)

  5. Post #5
    Gold Member

    June 2009
    8,467 Posts
    To scare the piss out of you.

  6. Post #6
    He's your boss, in a way.

  7. Post #7
    Yobdren's Avatar
    June 2008
    2,394 Posts
    G-Man's true purpose is unknown. He was hired in order to follow Gordon and watch what he does in the original Half-Life. He offers Gordon a job and places him in stasis. G-Man exists in order to represent that despite there appearing to be the illusion of choice in game, everything runs linear. He's there as a plot device to explain why it's so straightforward.

  8. Post #8
    Resident Dick Master
    mikeyt493's Avatar
    September 2008
    39,174 Posts
    For a short while, (I played Half life 2 before the first, remember) I thought he was the man behind everything. Although after a short time, I realised that was totally wrong. But I think he's more of a... 'Guardian Angel' to Gordon, than anything else. He does drop little hints on it, I think. During Half Life 2 episodes. The episodes shed some light on him, but hopefully episode 3 tells us who he is.

    Infact, I'd rather it didn't... I want the mystery to stay :buddy: But I think a confrontation between Gordon and GMan would be win. Not just through the mind, like in the Half life 2 series, but like... A proper face-to-face meet.

  9. Post #9
    Gold Member
    smurfy's Avatar
    October 2007
    22,045 Posts
    G-Man exists in order to represent that despite there appearing to be the illusion of choice
    My god

  10. Post #10
    Gold Member

    January 2005
    172 Posts
    At the end of half-life 1 G-man says that he has been watching you, and is very impressed. He offers you a contract (which Gordon signs by stepping into the portal). So he is--in a way--your boss.

    Breen is also aware of this contract, by stating to Gordon that his contract was open to the highest bidder.
    So if this is true, that must mean that there are bigger forces at play than just the Combine empire enslaving humanity; if the G-man hopes to profit off this whole ordeal.
    If it is not true, then it is Breen trying to make you turn on the g-man, refusing to work(something like that).

    We are still unsure of the g-man's ultimate goal.

  11. Post #11
    Gold Member
    hexpunK's Avatar
    August 2008
    15,648 Posts
    His purpose...well that would be telling.

    He is there to piss you off at night while you worry yourself over question like this, and while you try and figure out who he is, he is here to cause us severe mental trauma from all the confusing links between him and random shit.

  12. Post #12
    Gold Member
    mastersrp's Avatar
    October 2005
    1,824 Posts
    G-Man's true purpose is unknown. He was hired in order to follow Gordon and watch what he does in the original Half-Life. He offers Gordon a job and places him in stasis. G-Man exists in order to represent that despite there appearing to be the illusion of choice in game, everything runs linear. He's there as a plot device to explain why it's so straightforward.
    Everything isn't linear. Play the intro of Episode One, and you'll know why.
    Episode One starts of a short time BEFORE the end of Half-life 2.

  13. Post #13
    Gold Member
    john_frohman's Avatar
    September 2008
    2,960 Posts
    Play Half-Life 1,at the end he hires Gordon to do his "job"

  14. Post #14
    Everything isn't linear. Play the intro of Episode One, and you'll know why.
    Episode One starts of a short time BEFORE the end of Half-life 2.
    I think that even at the end of HL2, he even says that he'll remove the "illusion of choice" and simply pick for you.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply United Kingdom Show Events Agree Agree x 1 (list)

  15. Post #15
    Yobdren's Avatar
    June 2008
    2,394 Posts
    G-Man doesn't hire Gordon, FYI. He offers him a contract the same way a headhunter will offer someone a contract for a job. Gordon isn't employed to the G-Man, he works for the G-Man's employers.

  16. Post #16
    Dennab
    March 2009
    1,876 Posts
    G-man Has his own employers. Valve has even admitted that there is no evidence in any game (purposefully put in, ergo if anyone finds something that leads to gmans identity, its a misinterpretation.) But they have denied that it is gordon from the future, And he is more than human. Or a ninja. With magic. Hell, he could be a freakin god guiding gordon to help stop the combines interdimensional reign.

  17. Post #17
    Yobdren's Avatar
    June 2008
    2,394 Posts
    He has a magic briefcase.

  18. Post #18
    rob54362's Avatar
    July 2008
    865 Posts
    He has a magic briefcase.
    Everyone knows it's magic and how he travels through time and space.

  19. Post #19
    Gold Member
    IceCKryss's Avatar
    July 2007
    5,409 Posts
    In Half-Life his briefcase contained stuff. Now it's just a solid briefcase.

  20. Post #20
    Yobdren's Avatar
    June 2008
    2,394 Posts
    Everyone knows it's magic and how he travels through time and space.
    And also where he stores Adrian Shephard

  21. Post #21
    Gold Member
    Shawnald's Avatar
    December 2008
    2,786 Posts
    His purpose is to save you from giant explosions.

    Seriously guys.

  22. Post #22
    I'll donate $1,000 to a site that's based around chance but not $1 to a site that provides a community service :C
    yellowoboe's Avatar
    February 2007
    33,182 Posts
    To rape Alyx.

  23. Post #23
    Yobdren's Avatar
    June 2008
    2,394 Posts
    To rape Alyx.
    What!? Have you even seen the combine advisors? Those guys have a fucking magic penis that can rip out spines! They already raped Eli, it only makes sense that Alyx is next!

  24. Post #24
    Gold Member
    Hakita's Avatar
    June 2007
    21,420 Posts
    :iiam:

  25. Post #25
    Gold Member
    Lol-Nade's Avatar
    September 2008
    3,740 Posts
    ITT: People who think they know the G-Man.

    Valve doesn't even know G-Man.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply United States Show Events Dumb Dumb x 1 (list)

  26. Post #26
    Yobdren's Avatar
    June 2008
    2,394 Posts
    ITT: People who think they know the G-Man.

    Valve doesn't even know G-Man.
    Valve knows the G-Man. They've got a whole three sticky notes of info about him.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply United States Show Events Funny Funny x 1 (list)

  27. Post #27
    mrcoolwhip's Avatar
    June 2009
    76 Posts
    He has a magic briefcase.
    lol whats in the friggin breifcase?!?!?!

  28. Post #28
    Yobdren's Avatar
    June 2008
    2,394 Posts
    lol whats in the friggin breifcase?!?!?!
    Precisely six pencils, one pad of paper, Adrian Shepherd, and a laptop.

  29. Post #29
    Gold Member
    borisvdb's Avatar
    July 2007
    2,337 Posts
    The Gman is the man who decides your fate.
    Now shut up and listen to him or he'll hit you with his magical briefcase with which he can conjure anything.

  30. Post #30
    tschumann's Avatar
    March 2009
    437 Posts
    lol whats in the friggin breifcase?!?!?!
    Three pencils, a notepad, a pistol and a comuter with his face on the screen.

    Also, according to the Half-Life SDK GMan is a misunderstood servant of the people, though that seems dated now.

  31. Post #31
    Gold Member
    DemonDog's Avatar
    May 2008
    6,130 Posts
    To be a badass.


  32. Post #32
    Gold Member
    Levithan II's Avatar
    January 2008
    1,775 Posts
    To be a badass.
    YEAH BOII.


    The song is a bit quiet so you're gonna need to turn your sound up a bit sorry.

    Couldn't find one with good enough quality.


  33. Post #33
    Gold Member
    Janus Vesta's Avatar
    May 2007
    12,575 Posts
    G-Man's true purpose is unknown. He was hired in order to follow Gordon and watch what he does in the original Half-Life. He offers Gordon a job and places him in stasis. G-Man exists in order to represent that despite there appearing to be the illusion of choice in game, everything runs linear. He's there as a plot device to explain why it's so straightforward.
    It's funny how Gordon Freeman is "The Last Free Man" according to the rebels when in reality he has no freedom at all. He is more enslaved than any of the citizens.

  34. Post #34
    Gold Member
    pie_is_good's Avatar
    January 2008
    8,271 Posts
    He is Gordon Freeman from the future


  35. Post #35
    Raiderz's Avatar
    August 2008
    603 Posts
    Wait, in episode 2, didn't Eli say the G-Man gave him the sample that caused the resonance cascade?

  36. Post #36
    Gold Member
    DemonDog's Avatar
    May 2008
    6,130 Posts
    Wait, in episode 2, didn't Eli say the G-Man gave him the sample that caused the resonance cascade?
    That sample didn't cause the cascade.



    Frohman did.

  37. Post #37
    Gold Member
    Xelatomis's Avatar
    July 2008
    2,130 Posts
    He checks up on you to see if you're on task.

  38. Post #38
    Mercenary-'s Avatar
    June 2009
    3,288 Posts
    Oh, he's just the mushroom that tells you the Princess is in some other castle.
    [OBLIGATORY PLUG]

  39. Post #39
    You'll have to speak up. I'm wearing a towel.
    omfgnex's Avatar
    January 2007
    762 Posts
    Talent scout

  40. Post #40
    MachiniOs V2's Avatar
    November 2008
    21 Posts
    If you look closely he is incredibly similar to gordon. I reckon he is a rogue goverment agent ;hence the G-Man (Goverment Man)
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply United Kingdom Show Events Dumb Dumb x 4 (list)