1. Post #1
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    July 2008
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    Sorry if this is a horribly obvious or previously answered Question,
    But my friend got the orange box so we played Synergy together, and it kept bugging me that the G-Man called me "Mister" while everyone else in the game calls me "Doctor". Is there any Special signifigance to this or is it just me?
    Yes i know i am like 5 years late.

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  2. Post #2
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    December 2009
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    He wants to sound professional, I guess.
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  3. Post #3
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    July 2008
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    But you are a Doctor, and everyone else says specifically "Doctor Freeman"
    Even the people telling you to reload, they dont just say freeman, they say "Doctor Freeman".

    Surely there is some significance about this?

  4. Post #4
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    June 2009
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    Variation.

    Gets boring calling Gordon doctor all the time.
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  5. Post #5
    Fosty99's Avatar
    January 2010
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    Because he's a pretty cool guy.
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  6. Post #6
    KarmaPolice's Avatar
    May 2009
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    He says "Doctor Freeman" in Episode Two.
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  7. Post #7
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    August 2006
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    Maybe because he doesn't recognize Gordon as a theoretical physicist, but as an employee or individual. It seems proper in hl2+ anyway, since Gordon isn't a scientist anymore.
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    UnknownDude's Avatar
    December 2007
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    He only says mister in the beginning of HL2.
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    iggle's Avatar
    January 2010
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    I thought that he was a professor.
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    May 2009
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    If he's going to send you to your death, he could at least be polite.
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  11. Post #11
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    Oblivion Knight's Avatar
    July 2008
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    If he's going to send you to your death, he could at least be polite.
    Exactly.

    What if he sounded like 50 cent?

    Oh dear god.
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    onebit's Avatar
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    It shows how G-Man sees Gordon. Lower his self-image. If G-Man can get Gordon to not feel that amazing, he's much easier to manipulate. That's why he doesn't mention the doctor part, but just mister, like Gordon is just an average joe.

    Psychology 101
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  13. Post #13
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    July 2008
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    He's your employer. You're no doctor to him. He treats his employees with respect.
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    Positive energy is space expanding, negative energy is space contracting. Or reverse?
    onebit's Avatar
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    ruined merge
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  15. Post #15
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    July 2007
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    fuck you gman I didn't stay in school just so you could call me mister
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  16. Post #16
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    He calls him "Doctor" Freeman a few times in Ep2. Namely when he first reappears while Alyx is being healed.
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    It's denigrating. It's him saying "I am better than you" in only one word. Think about it. Freeman EARNED the title of Doctor. To ignore that is a pretty major insult.

    You'll note that the few times he does call him "Dr. Freeman", it's when Gordon is outside his direct control, and he's at least somewhat relying on Gordon choosing to help him.
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  18. Post #18
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    GameDev's Avatar
    February 2010
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    Exactly.

    What if he sounded like 50 cent?

    Oh dear god.
    Rise n' Shine, Bitch. :smug:
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  19. Post #19
    You'll have to speak up. I'm wearing a towel.
    omfgnex's Avatar
    January 2007
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    Probably because there's nothing scientific about hitting shit with a crowbar
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  20. Post #20
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    September 2008
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    Rise n' Shine, Bitch. :smug:
    Is ye boy here. You gotta wake up and smell all that burnt stuff, you know? DAMN it's been a long time.
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  21. Post #21
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    June 2010
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    He calls him Doctor in EP2 specifically because in HL2 and EP1, he manipulated you and used you to help the resistance defeat the Combine. In EP2, he's losing that control and now must show more respect to you so you're less likely to say "eh fuck you" and walk away before he has a chance to regain control. He wants you to still think he's the good guy or at least be thinking about it until he has the chance to regain control of Gordon.
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  22. Post #22
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    April 2008
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    Why does G-man talk like that? It's always bugged me that he sounds like an idiot.
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  23. Post #23
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    Because he temporarily forgot that Gordon has a Ph.D in badassery
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  24. Post #24
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    July 2008
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    Because he temporarily forgot that Gordon has a Ph.D in badassery
    And button pressing...

    And plugging in plugs...
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  25. Post #25
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    January 2008
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    Yes i know i am like 5 years late.
    More than 11 years actually.
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  26. Post #26
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    June 2010
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    But you are a Doctor, and everyone else says specifically "Doctor Freeman"
    Even the people telling you to reload, they dont just say freeman, they say "Doctor Freeman".

    Surely there is some significance about this?
    Follow Freeman?

    "Hey, it's Freeman! Let's follow him!"

    etc.
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  27. Post #27
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    September 2009
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    He was a doctor 50 years ago
    And I guess the combine don't take people with PHDs very kindly now days.

  28. Post #28
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    July 2008
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    It shows how G-Man sees Gordon. Lower his self-image. If G-Man can get Gordon to not feel that amazing, he's much easier to manipulate. That's why he doesn't mention the doctor part, but just mister, like Gordon is just an average joe.

    Psychology 101
    :golfclap:
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  29. Post #29
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    He was a doctor 50 years ago
    And I guess the combine don't take people with PHDs very kindly now days.
    I thought it was 20 years
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  30. Post #30
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    March 2009
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    damn gordon, i see you dere in de flash. or should I say, in that dirty motherfucking hazard suit. Shiiiit.
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  31. Post #31
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    June 2006
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    I always thought when he called you Dr. Freeman in Episode 2 was because he was mocking you and the resistance.

  32. Post #32
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    March 2010
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    Would you prefer G-Man address him as Miss Freeman?
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  33. Post #33
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    June 2010
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    He was a doctor 50 years ago
    Wow, Alyx looks damn fine for a pentagenarian.

  34. Post #34
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    July 2009
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    Is ye boy here. You gotta wake up and smell all that burnt stuff, you know? DAMN it's been a long time.
    Yo, the homie nigga at the wrong hood. Dawg, so much shit can happen like... DAMN!

    So boi, wake up son, wake up and smell that burnt shit on the ground.
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  35. Post #35
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    November 2009
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    i always though he refered to you as "doctor" in ep. 2 because hes starting to loose. we see the vortigaunts "blocking" him. we dont see him again 'till mid ep. 2. If hes loosing he needs to get freeman back on his side. Apealing to gordon's better nature could be one of these tactics.
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  36. Post #36
    E-102 Gamma's Avatar
    February 2010
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    Would you prefer G-Man address him as Miss Freeman?

    0:43 and 1:08.

    He already has.
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  37. Post #37
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    January 2005
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    Exactly.

    What if he sounded like 50 cent?

    Oh dear god.
    Come on Gordon get your ass back in the vehicle
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  38. Post #38
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    July 2006
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    Because Gordon is male?
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  39. Post #39
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    March 2010
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    Because Gordon's last name is Freeman
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  40. Post #40
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    November 2008
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    Because Gordon is male?
    Because Gordon's last name is Freeman
    Truth.:monocle:
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