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Olga is a Resistance member and a minor character who appears in Half-Life: Alyx. She only appears twice, near the beginning of the game.

Biography

Half-Life: Alyx

Olga flags down Alyx Vance from the street outside her hideout's laundromat. They check-in on Eli Vance and Russell's heist of a Combine mini-reactor. Just then, Civil Protection goes on alert, so Olga and Alyx briefly separate so as not to arouse suspicion. Olga later meets Alyx in a nearby alleyway and expresses concern that CP is more riled up than normal. Alyx calms her down and they separate again.

Behind the scenes

According to Valve animator Karen Prell, Olga primarily serves the role of ensuring players understand the character they are playing is not Gordon Freeman as in previous games, but Alyx Vance. She is the first character the player meets in-person and her first line is calling out to Alyx as she is exiting the elevator. Her dialog in the laundromat and later in the alley are meant to drive home the fact that she is conversing with the player, and the disembodied female voice the player hears is Alyx speaking back to her.[1]

Olga uses multiple assets from a cut character named Hann, as her Jumpsuit and beanie filenames have the name and her Jumpsuit even says Hann on it, but her head is original and fitted onto the model. Before, she wore an Red Parka, Blue Jeans, and Work Boots and had her Beanie still intact until the Hann model swap.

Gallery

References

  1. Half-Life: Alyx Developer Commentary.
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