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Lx Nov 20, 2013 @ 6:18am
Unforeseen consequences theory
Hey, there might be spoilers in this thread so don't read if you haven't played Half-life 2 Episode 2 yet.

Lately I've been thinking about those last words Gman told us in ep2. All this time I thought that what he meant by unforeseen consequences was that Eli is going to die. But then I was thinking, Eli heard those words before, Gman told him those words, back in Black Mesa,before the incident(resonance cascade), I bet he used the same words for reason. So like Eli said,it was warning because of Borealis and that made me think, Gman might have been referring that on Borealis, something similar to resonance cascade will happen.
Ever since the citadel was destroyed, Advisors were looking for Borealis and according to stolen message from Judith they finally found it and are trying to use it for their plans cause it might be the only source left to reopen portals (think about the Aparture science projects) and enable the Combine to take over the earth again.
So I think, Advisors in the end of ep2 came because they wanted to stop Freeman from going to Borealis and not because they came to kill Eli. He knew and willingly sacrificed himself.
So I wonder, will there be really another unforeseen consequences happening? Borealis is very old (according to Portal 2 it was made in 1970) so using it might lead really to something unpredictable. I really wonder what those unforeseen consequences will be. Final fight?
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Nov 21, 2013 @ 1:23pm 
Go Play Half-life Or better yet Black Mesa (remake) then replay its sequels,then come back here.
Lx Nov 21, 2013 @ 1:46pm 
I played both, what's your point
Lx Nov 21, 2013 @ 2:07pm 
Yes ,you might be right. I wasn't paying too much attention to those 2 things you pointed out. What I was trying to say is that Gman obviously see some future events, he used Alyx to spread the message and unforeseen consequences might mean something different as it looks.
Lx Nov 21, 2013 @ 2:20pm 
Originally posted by Pinhead:

And about the part relationed with "Eli's sacrifice", I think at less that is very possible. So possible that, with your permission, I will add it to my own theory.

sure, if you look closely he was not struggling for his life, I think the moment Advisors entered the room he knew something terrible will happen and if sacrifising his life meant giving even a little chance for his daughter to survive he was "prepared" to do it. Still those were not the only unforeseen consequences Gman might have meant.
Last edited by Lx; Nov 21, 2013 @ 2:20pm
Lx Nov 21, 2013 @ 2:56pm 
Yes I think Gman can see the possibilities of future but he himself cannot do anything to make it happen, cannot execute any action and that is why he is "employing" Freeman to do what Gman thinks he will do and end in event Gman wants (like blowing the Citadel or killing Nihilanth )

I don't think that Gman has the physical body,what we see him like is just an image because for example when Vorts blocked him in ep1 it was in some kind of wierd dimension, it was not real physical world but oh well, it was on mental level lets say.

But I dont know much about Nihilanth, I know he is dead now and that he was enslaving vorts. But I doubt he could predict definite future. He could predict all possibilities of future and also his own death but he thought Freeman would never make it, and he was wrong.
Lx Nov 24, 2013 @ 2:29am 
yes, I understand, nice to read your theory anyway!
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Date Posted: Nov 20, 2013 @ 6:18am
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