Whiteowl Feb 3 @ 11:26pm
Vortigaunt marriage?
Did the Vortigaunts marry and ?? I've always thought so, because I understand when someone says weaving ones life with another is technically marriage, though use different words that mean similar like bind... and the wiki states it means either marriage or just some Vortigaunt thing they had to have Gordon there for. They also say, "Almost Vortal, this bond between you." Stuff like that, would this now technically speaking mean they are married? By Vortigaunts? There are too many things I see that make it a little obvious, even their relationship.

Man, I wouldn't mind one bit if Valve meant this, it means we don't have to see any typical weddings which we couldn't imagine happening, ever....EVER! And it'd just be too weird seeing that scene. Though I would wonder why they needed a human in that whole healing process anyway.

By the way, if there would ever be a marriage ceremony wedding thing even as a ending cut scene, there will totally be a wedding crash, Combine and zombies!!! I bet it!
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LMMJ Feb 4 @ 2:49am 
Yes, I think so, even though it is very different kind of marriage.

I think of it more like a bond. She was almost dead when vorts saved her and I think they bonded her life energy to Gordons, so I think she lives only if he does, and vice versa.
Gordon gave her part of his life, very romantic for a man that never spoke to her before :D
Whiteowl Feb 5 @ 5:12pm 
Quite so! This would imply if Gordon dies, Alyx dies with him, well, better than have him die and her being all saddened again by helpless death, but would it happen the other way around? Would Gordon die if Alyx died? Maybe...maybe not. But as far as I know, Alyx doesn't know what happened! Great, Gordon's silent, he could keep a secret for life...
rrr598 Feb 6 @ 8:28pm 
I think it was not a mate-type marriage. Marriage besically means joining, so yeah, you could say that.
Skylx Feb 12 @ 10:36pm 
"We are a tapestry woven of Vortessence. It is the same for you if only you would see it." The wiki article about them says they believe in a binding lifeforce, guess it beats midi-chlorians. They probably needed another human in the ritual to heal Alyx because they had similar physiologies and the bug extract probably needed a template.
ownomics Feb 13 @ 2:16am 
Originally posted by Leviticus:
Though I would wonder why they needed a human in that whole healing process anyway.
For the same reason humans can't reproduce with animals.
Human + human DNA behaves nicely together but not human + alien.

What they probably did is they migrated flesh and blood from gordon to alyx to seal up wounds and replenish the body, and maybe organ tissue.
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LMMJ Feb 13 @ 3:28am 
Originally posted by ownomics:
Originally posted by Leviticus:
Though I would wonder why they needed a human in that whole healing process anyway.
For the same reason humans can't reproduce with animals.
Human + human DNA behaves nicely together but not human + alien.

What they probably did is they migrated flesh and blood from gordon to alyx to seal up wounds and replenish the body, and maybe organ tissue.

That sounds very reasonable. However I don't think they migrated any blood or flesh from Freeman.

More than anything else they needed larval secretion which is alien DNA.This secretion dissolves false veils that divide the vortessence. Vortessence is binding life force which I think is the force that makes us human with free mind and reasoning. To simply put it, it is force that binds soul and body.

If all she needed was blood or flesh, they would be able to heal her at the stage where group of vorts rejoined around her.
They needed human only in procces of applying secretion, to say it very simple, I think they needed human system to start her system again. Like when your OS in pc get corrupted you need data to boot the system again, even though your hardware can be complete and working.(sorry for this comparison)
Whiteowl Feb 13 @ 5:12pm 
Lol, ok got it. Kinda reminds me of...oh wait...I dunno if i can say that, its religious, oh but its a better sounding, and don't get huffy anyone over it, I need to say this; Like Adam and Eve. And so on...it just reminds me somehow...and Gordon is used to heal Alyx.

No shame no pain.

Anyway, also remember how the Vortigaunt when on our way up the lift before that loading he says something then, "...all this you shall witness when..." Then he stops, then the loading comes on. I really wonder if he was gonna say more, when what? Either way, it still could mean Alyx and Gordon are now, erhm, tied...by Vortigaunt standards. But I'd only think of them REALLY being together is if they married, which I cannot see happening yet, unless its an ending cut scene.
ownomics Feb 13 @ 6:08pm 
Originally posted by Skylx:
"We are a tapestry woven of Vortessence. It is the same for you if only you would see it." The wiki article about them says they believe in a binding lifeforce, guess it beats midi-chlorians. They probably needed another human in the ritual to heal Alyx because they had similar physiologies and the bug extract probably needed a template.
I'm not sure on midi-chlorians, any magic-type stuff or anything like that. To me, the extract sounded like it was some sort of super DMT.

Now that you mention it, though, the vortessence does seem inspired by "the force"/midi-chlorians. Nice observation.

Originally posted by Leviticus:
Lol, ok got it. Kinda reminds me of...oh wait...I dunno if i can say that, its religious, oh but its a better sounding, and don't get huffy anyone over it, I need to say this; Like Adam and Eve. And so on...it just reminds me somehow...and Gordon is used to heal Alyx.

No shame no pain.
I thought it was a little similar, too, since eve was created from adam's flesh(IIRC).
It's not uncommon for games and other media to have biblical references. Bungie used to do it alot, and the movie pulp fiction had quite a few too, I think. Off the top of my head, of course.

Originally posted by LMMJ:
Originally posted by ownomics:
For the same reason humans can't reproduce with animals.
Human + human DNA behaves nicely together but not human + alien.

What they probably did is they migrated flesh and blood from gordon to alyx to seal up wounds and replenish the body, and maybe organ tissue.

That sounds very reasonable. However I don't think they migrated any blood or flesh from Freeman.

More than anything else they needed larval secretion which is alien DNA.This secretion dissolves false veils that divide the vortessence. Vortessence is binding life force which I think is the force that makes us human with free mind and reasoning. To simply put it, it is force that binds soul and body.

If all she needed was blood or flesh, they would be able to heal her at the stage where group of vorts rejoined around her.
They needed human only in procces of applying secretion, to say it very simple, I think they needed human system to start her system again.
I'm not understanding your analogy. What do you mean by needing a human system to start her system?
Also, I didn't say that blood and flesh was all that was needed - I suggested it as a theory on how they healed her. I was curious about the technicalities of it all.
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