Gordon Freeman () was a silent man who somehow always managed to get his point across. Maybe that crowbar had something to do with it...
Anyway. Freeman was once a lab worker at Black Mesa, a big-budget fast-food chain with a mean milkshake and even meaner scientists. Black Mesa was given a grant by the U.S. Government to research extremely high-quality meats for issue to President Reagan himself. However, they managed to stumble upon a vortex of flavour known thereafter as a 'resonance cascade.' After finding this, their top-secret research facility went under and their chains were shut down by health inspectors due to headcrab meat winding up in the burgers.
Freeman escaped somehow and avoided the Combine's capture of CNN and, thus, the world. Appearing almost out of nowhere, Freeman was sent to City 17 for an unknown reason. Whoever knows what City 17 is gets a pickle surprise.
After boarding a train with his awesome ninja skillz, he realized that the train w