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TF2 Medic

In Team Fortress 2, the Medic is the healing class of the team. Of Germanic origin, he has a tenuous adherence to medical ethics, and is enthusiastic about performing doctor-assisted homicide.

Coach from Left 4 Dead 2

In Left 4 Dead 2, Coach (voiced by Chad Coleman) was a high school teacher and football coach until the infection hit. He is the voice of reason within the group, with a healthy appetite and a big heart to match.

Nick from Left 4 Dead

In Left 4 Dead 2, Nick is a gambler and a con artist with a shady―even violent―past. He wears a white suit and blue shirt he claims is worth $10,000. He has multiple rings on his finger, one of which bears a symbol belonging to a gang. It can be gathered from his appearance that he is a ladies’ man as he has lipstick smudged on his collar as well as a love bite, or hickey, on his neck.

Barney Calhoun

Barney Calhoun is a playable character in Half-Life: Blue Shift, and a major character in Half-Life 2 as well as Episode One. Starting out as a security guard at Black Mesa Research Facility, he eventually joins the Lambda Resistance and works as a mole in the Combine Civil Protection Forces.

TF2 Scout’s Mom

In Team Fortress 2 lore, Scout’s mom has raised Scout and his seven mad-dog Bostonian brothers, managing to keep her figure and her 60’s mod style. She has a romance with the enemy’s Spy, whose lovingly nicknames her “ma petit chou-fleur”.

Alyx Vance

In Half-Life 2, Alyx Vance is a brilliant hacker and mechanic who is a close friend of Gordon Freeman. She helps Gordon by providing weapons and fighting alongside him. She owns a robot named “Dog”, which she built herself.

Gnome Chompski

Gnome Chompski is a garden gnome who likes to make unlikely appearances in video games, including Half-Life 2, Left 4 Dead 2, and the Final Hours of Portal 2. As far as we can tell, there’s no relation to the famous linguist.

Francis from Left 4 Dead

In Left 4 Dead, Francis is a cocky, tattoo-covered biker from the Hell’s Legion. His weapon of choice against the infected is a pump-action shotgun.

Saxton Hale

In Team Fortress 2, Saxton Hale is the CEO of Mann Co, the company that supplies both RED and BLU mercenaries with their weapons. He’s a manly Australian who’s rarely seen in a shirt, let alone a necktie. The better to show off his Australia-shaped chest hair.

Miss Pauling

In Team Fortress 2, Miss Pauling (voiced by Ashly Burch) is assistant to the Administrator, and performs various administrative duties such as background checks, supply orders, and murders. Scout has taken a shine to Miss Pauling, which she does her best to ignore.