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"Be glad you're not the guy they're looking for. Poor bastard doesn't stand a chance."

This article reflects the minor Resistance members who have no direct or a minor influence on the Half-Life 2 story arc. Some characters use identical model variants.


Character Description Voiced by Entity/spawn codes
Al[1] is a Rebel stationed at Station 6. The radio operator, he directs Freeman after hearing a message from Alyx Vance. He may have survived the shelling, since he appears to subsequently have left his post. John Patrick Lowrie npc_citizen
(male 09, group 02)
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Arlene[2] is a Rebel stationed at Station 6, appearing at the end of the Half-Life 2 chapter Route Kanal.

Gordon Freeman encounters Arlene after Station 6 is shelled, after which she hands him the Airboat after fueling it, and directs him to Station 7, advising him to drive hard to have a better chance against Civil Protection. After Freeman leaves, she waits by her radio but is eventually killed (though not "zombified") by a Fast Headcrab.

Arlene is the very first victim of the Fast Headcrab, first introduced there. Seeing her attacked and killed can only be achieved by moving to the end of the Canals where the metal gate is, then returning. Of note is that the Headcrab did not turn her into a Fast Zombie and merely remains beside her, the Fast Zombie not being introduced until the Half-Life 2 chapter "We Don't Go To Ravenholm...".

Mary Kae Irvin npc_citizen (female 01, group 02)
Joe,[3] also known as BoxCar Joe,[3] is a Rebel who manned one of the Underground Railroad stations, in a boxcar with a Vortigaunt. He appears in the Half-Life 2 chapter Route Kanal.

When Gordon first drops into the boxcar, the G-Man can be seen on the television screen being powered by the Vortigaunt, in front of a Breencast background. Once Gordon gets noticed, the Vortigaunt stops powering the television. After the Vortigaunt gives a jolt to Gordon's HEV Suit, Joe opens the boxcar's door to let Gordon proceed to the next Rebel outpost, Station 12.

John Patrick Lowrie npc_citizen
(male 07, group 02)
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Daniel[4] is one of the four Rebels fighting Overwatch Soldiers in the garage at Shorepoint Base when Freeman reaches the base. After Gordon has helped them kill the remaining soldiers, Daniel remains with the female Rebel near Winston, wounded during the battle, while Gordon follows Leon into the main building. John Patrick Lowrie npc_citizen
(male 09, group 02)
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Jacob[5] is a wounded Rebel who is taken care of by the nurse at Shorepoint. He is seen lying on the ground on a mattress, before Gordon and Leon listen to Alyx's instructions. John Patrick Lowrie npc_citizen
(male 07, group 02)
Manhack Matt
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Matt,[6] also known as Manhack Matt,[7][3] is a Rebel who manned one of the stations of the Underground Railroad. He appears in the Half-Life 2 chapter Route Kanal.

Matt is still manning his post even during the Civil Protection raids on the Underground Railroad stations, putting explosive barrels in the two corridors linked to his home as protection against Manhacks. When Gordon Freeman arrives at his station, Matt tells him the Resistance is tearing off the railroad, covering their tracks. Before he opens his metal door to let Gordon proceed, three Manhacks break down the door and attack them. Matt arms himself with a piece of metal pipe and they destroy the Manhacks together. With the threat eliminated, Matt offers Gordon some supplies before sending him on his way, himself refusing to abandon his post in case more refugees come through. Gordon then leaves, but a few seconds later, Matt is heard screaming. When going back, Gordon discovers Matt has been killed by another Manhack that has apparently come from the other tunnel.

John Patrick Lowrie npc_citizen
(male 01, group 02)
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Mary[8] is one of the remaining Underground Railroad Rebels at the time of Freeman's journey through the City 17 Canals. Hidden in a concrete pipe, she calls him after he witnesses Station 12's massacre at the hand of Civil Protection, and tells him to proceed, as despite the fall of Station 12 there are other stations up ahead. She then tells Gordon she has to stay behind to "keep the railway alive", and he leaves her. It is likely that Mary was originally stationed at the nearby Station 12.

Despite telling the player that she'll stay behind, she's gone as soon as the player reaches the next area (she may have fled when Civil Protection started moving in on the player, who was well in view of her hiding place).

Mary Kae Irvin npc_citizen
(female 04, group 02)
Noriko is a Rebel stationed at Shorepoint Base. She appears at the start of the Half-Life 2 chapter Highway 17. Under the command of Leon, she appears to be the base's mechanic, since she is apparently in charge of maintaining the Scout Car and operating the crane.

On Leon's orders, she brings the car onto Shorepoint's Pier 87 after mounting an ammo crate on its back and uses the crane magnet to shift the vehicle down onto the beach with Freeman inside. However the magnet fails midway through the trip, sending Gordon and the Scout Car plummeting down onto the sand, from which Antlions begin to emerge. Fortunately, Gordon is able to flip the Scout Car back the right way up with the Gravity Gun and drive off.

If Freeman ventures on the beach instead of getting into the car, Noriko will ask him to get back on the pier several times. She will use several sentences until he comes back, her patience starting to grow thin. The sentences are, in order: "Come back up, Dr. Freeman! The car's on the pier!", "I said, get back up on the pier!" and "Dr. Freeman, you won't get anywhere on foot! Come back up and get in the car!".

Mary Kae Irvin npc_citizen
(female 04, group 02)
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Winston is one of the four Rebels fighting Overwatch Soldiers in the garage at Shorepoint before Gordon reaches the base. When Freeman arrives on the spot, Winston has been hit and is lying on the floor while his comrades (Leon, Daniel, and an unnamed woman) are still fighting. After Freeman helps the Rebels dispatch the soldiers, Leon asks Daniel and the unnamed woman to stay by Winston until he is stable, then bring him to Shorepoint's main building where the wounded are looked after by the nurse, then asks Freeman to follow him in the main building. Winston's fate after Gordon's departure is unknown. John Patrick Lowrie npc_citizen
(male 02, group 02)



Character Description Voiced by Entity/spawn codes
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Sweepy[9][10] is the nickname given by White Forest Rebels to a Vortigaunt janitor first seen sweeping the floor at the City 17 Trainstation at the very start of Half-Life 2.

Sweepy is seen again in White Forest's Silo 1, sweeping a very dark room with a broom at the foot of the rocket, then again sweeping the floor on ground level after the valley battle.

Louis Gossett Jr. npc_vortigaunt
Vortigaunt Shepherd
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The Vortigaunt Shepherd[3] appears in the Half-Life 2 chapter Sandtraps. After defeating the Antlion Guard, the Shepherd comes out of the Vortigaunt Camp and extracts the Bugbait, giving it to Gordon so that he can use it to control Antlions. The Shepherd then shows him how to use the Bugbait so that he is able to manipulate the Antlions to aid him in his journey to rendezvous with Alyx Vance in Nova Prospekt. After Gordon has completed domesticating a small pack of Antlions, the Shepherd lets him proceed to the Nova Prospekt beaches.

The Shepherd may have also trained some Rebels, since one says "I swear by the pheropods myself.".

Louis Gossett Jr. npc_vortigaunt



  1. Entity name.
  2. Entity and animations names.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Half-Life 2 Prima Guide
  4. Animations name.
  5. Nurse animations names.
  6. Half-Life 2 game files (his sound file names, the game subtitles file, his NPC name in the map, his scene files, the model name of his pipe)
  7. Half-Life 2 game files (the model name of his metal door)
  8. Female Citizen model animations name.
  9. The Orange Box Prima Guide
  10. Entity name in each game.