Gina Cross

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|image=Gina Cross.jpg
|caption=Gina Cross
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|birth=Timeline of the Half-Life universe 1969 and 1978|Between 1969 and 1978
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|rank=Level 4 Research Associate''Half-Life Decay'' and Hazardous Environment Supervisor''Half-Life'' PlayStation 2 instruction manual Scientist
|sponsor=Classified''Half-Life Decay'' (actually Richard Keller)
|species=Human
|gender=Female
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|weapons=Half-Life
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|hair=Red, with a pin-tied bun
|eyes=Blue
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|era=Black Mesa Incident
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|affiliation=Black Mesa Science Team
|voice=Kathy Levin (both as the Holographic Assistant and Gina herself)
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{{Quote|I'll keep you covered.|Gina Cross|Half-Life Decay}}

'''Dr. Gina Cross''' is a Black Mesa scientist who first appears as the Holographic Assistant for Gordon Freeman in the Black Mesa Research Facility|Black Mesa's Hazard Course and then later as one half of the protagonist team involved in the Black Mesa Incident in ''Half-Life Decay''. 

==Biography==

===Background===
FileDecay schedule.jpg|Hazard Course Training schedule given by Gina Cross to Colette Green.|thumb|200px|left

Cross is a 31-year old''Half-Life Decay'' Research Associate and Hazardous Environment Supervisor with Level 4 security clearance.''Half-Life Decay'' She is the senior physicist assigned to anomalous materials handling at the Anomalous Materials Laboratory at the Black Mesa Research Facility.

She graduated from WikipediaCalifornia Institute of Technology|Caltech,''Half-Life Decay'' has a WikipediaDoctor of Philosophy|Ph.D. in applied physics''Half-Life Decay'' and masters the bioengineering and mechanical engineering fields as well. Gina's HEV Suit is tan colored.

As suggested by the handwritten notes added by Gina in the Hazard Course Training schedule from the ''Half-Life'' PlayStation 2 instruction manual, her job as Hazardous Environment Supervisor probably involves supervising the Hazard Course trainings, among other things. She is also one of the several scientists to train other scientists in the Hazard Course. When their work requires her to be elsewhere in the facility, she is replaced by her holographic counterpart, to which she gave her appearance and for which she recorded the instructions.

As seen in the Hazard Course Training schedule from the ''Half-Life'' PlayStation 2 instruction manual, several trainings are planned before, during and after the Black Mesa Incident. Two are directly related to Cross as instructor on May 13|May 13, 200- at 1000, she instructs Walter Bennet for an Anti-Mass Spectrometer Overload Simulation; on May 16|May 16, 200- at 0730, day of the incident, her hologram instructs Gordon Freeman for an HEV Suit training. Another is related to her as the trainee on May 15|May 15, 200- at 2000, she tests a Mark V HEV Suit prototype under the supervision of Richard Keller. It is unknown how this is related, if at all, to Gordon Freeman's Mark V suit in ''Half-Life 2''.

===Appearances===
FileHazard gina.jpg|thumb|150px|right|The Hazard Course Holographic Assistant, based on the appearance of an older Gina Cross.

====''Half-Life''====

In the ''Half-Life'' ''Hazard Course'' set in Sector A's Training Facility, she is seen as the Holographic Assistant preparing Gordon Freeman for any possible Resonance Cascade|disaster in his job as a research associate.

Before the Resonance Cascade, the Black Mesa Announcement System in Sector C mentions her by saying "Dr. Cross, call 729 please.".

====''Half-Life Opposing Force''====
Gina makes a cameo in ''Opposing Force''. At some point, Adrian Shephard is allowed to use the Displacer Cannon to transport himself to the original Hazard Course, where Gina's hologram counterpart is still running. Interestingly, the course is full of Vortigaunts, who attack the hologram but can not damage it. She also appears in an alien chamber, which can also be discovered through the Displacer Cannon, wherein her multiplayer corpse model can be seen. The corpse could be a random female scientist, or it can really be Gina Cross.
====''Half-Life Blue Shift''====
FileGina Cross sample cart BS.jpg|Gina Cross delivering the crystal sample as seen through a security camera by Barney.|thumb|200px|left

In ''Blue Shift'', Cross is seen in a small cameo appearance. Barney Calhoun can go to the video surveillance room and use a ceiling mounted video camera to watch her deliver the GG-3883 crystal sample.

Her HEV suit in this is colored orange, not tan, as it is the original holo.mdl model used for the ''Half-Life'' Hazard Course. It is unknown why the "Gina" model was not used.

====''Half-Life Decay''====
FileCross & Green.jpg|thumb|150px|right|Colette Green and Gina Cross.

In ''Decay'', Cross is the one who delivers the GG-3883 crystal sample to the delivery system and then heads to an area below the test chamber, where Colette Green is stationed, to fix a jam in the lift that allows the specimen to be delivered up to Gordon. After the Resonance Cascade occurs, Cross teams up with Dr. Green to battle their way through the now alien-infested facility. They first escort Rosenberg to the surface to contact the military, and then under the guidance of Richard Keller, they succeed in starting a resonance reversal to help lessen the effects of the dimensional rift.

Gina Cross' fate, along with the rest of the survivors in ''Decay'', remains unknown to the other Black Mesa survivors.http//www.halflife2.net/forums/showthread.php?p=3059184&posted=1 Stephen Bahl as quoted on ''Marc Laidlaw Vault'' on the HalfLife2.net Forums

During the course of the game, the Holographic Assistant is again seen when the players are required to cut through the destroyed remains of the Hazard Course to reach the surface.

===Personality and skills===
As heard in ''Decay'', Gina is a pragmatic person, with calm manners, as opposed to her partner Colette, a jumpier person.

==Behind the scenes==
FileGina early.jpg|150px|left|thumb|Hi-res model render, from the http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihNwIe2v5jA&hd=1 ''Day One'' avi file.

*Gina Cross stems from the model "gina.mdl". It can be found in the "female" bodypart of "player.mdl" in the ''Half-Life Day One'' files, the "male" bodypart being Gordon, already with blue eyes and bun pins in the air. "Player.mdl" was originally used both as Gordon and the Gina, or the Holographic Assistant. The ''Day One'' files also contain two small avi files, "gordon.avi" and "gina.avi", consisting of a higher resolution version of this "male" / "female" player model turning on itself, but with the HEV Suit helmet in their hands. That Gina model was also probably to be used for ''Half-Life Deathmatch''. The bun pins are missing from the ''Half-Life Deathmatch'' model "gina.mdl", but they are featured in its HD version. Overall, that generic "gina" model was retconned in ''Half-Life Decay'' as a standalone character alongside Colette Green and the woman who gave her likeness to the Hazard Course's Holographic Assistant,''Half-Life Decay'' while the name "Cross" was first mentioned by the Black Mesa public announcement system at the start of ''Half-Life''. Therefore Cross was created like Barney Calhoun, Walter Bennet or Otis Laurey, from being a generic model with a generic first name to a standalone character with a surname.

*For some reason, the Holographic Assistant model seen in ''Half-Life'' and ''Blue Shift'' actually appears as an older woman with brown eyes, reusing the face texture of the ''Day One'' model, with changes to make her appear older (and clearly named "olderface.bmp", while the young face is simply named "face.bmp). The ''Decay'' model for the Holographic Assistant was however remade as a retcon to fit Gina's likeness, although the bun pins in the hair are missing.

*Gina's age is incorrectly stated in the instruction manual to be "25".

*When playing ''Half-Life Decay'' as Gina, the HUD is in grey, while Colette's is red to match their HEV suits.

*Gina is voiced by Kathy Levin, both as the Holographic Assistant in ''Half-Life'' and as Gina herself in ''Decay''. The ''Decay'' dialogs merely consist of gameplay sentences similar to the ones said by security guards. Levin also provided the female voice for the Black Mesa Announcement System, suggesting Cross herself might have recorded it, although this might just be related to game limitations. With Colette, Gina is the only playable character that talks during gameplay.

*In ''Decay'', the security guards were to say six sentences to Gina and Colette when idle, as seen in the game files. Two of them are ''"I like you in orange!"'' and ''"The orange in that suit really brings out your eyes!"''.''Half-Life Decay'' game files While their suit is not orange in ''Decay'', it originally was.http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wXzfX86lD0&fmt=18 ''Half-Life Decay'' PlayStation 2 trailer on YouTube The sounds were re-included in the PC port of ''Decay''.

*"Gina" is the diminutive form of Georgina, Regina, Luigina, and other names ending in "-gina". It can also be used as a diminutive of Virginia or Eugenia. It was popularized in the 1950s by Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida, whose birth name was Luigina.http//www.behindthename.com/name/gina "Cross" is a locative surname obviously related to the cross. It denoted one who lived near a cross symbol, or near a crossroad.http//surnames.behindthename.com/php/search.php?type=n&terms=cross

FileFemale scientist dead.jpg|Gina Cross' possible corpse in ''Opposing Force''. |200px|right|thumb

*Although the outcome for Cross, along with the rest of the survivors in ''Decay'', is unknown, a body resembling hers can be found in ''Half-Life Opposing Force|Opposing Force'' by Adrian Shephard, in one of the Displacer's Xen teleport destinations.FileFemale scientist dead.jpgFileGina model1.jpg The actual model name for this body is gina.mdl (a ''Half-Life Deathmatch'' player model), which would suggest that the corpse truly belongs to Cross, "Gina" being her first name and the model existing since the release of ''Half-Life'' (and not Colette Green, since only the environment light is making the HEV suit look maroon, while it is clearly orange and beige). However, this possible retcon has yet to be made by Valve or Gearbox, since Gina Cross did not exist as a real character before ''Decay'', released two years after ''Opposing Force'', and that her fate is merely stated as being "unknown".

==Gallery==


FileOther5 cut.jpg|Gina Cross facing a Gargantua in an early ''Decay'' screenshot.
FileOther8.jpg|Gina and Colette swimming in an early ''Decay'' screenshot.
FileOther3.jpg|Gina and Colette armed with shotguns in an early ''Decay'' screenshot.
FileDy accident10001.jpg|Gina Cross looking into the Data Chamber near the Anti-Mass Spectrometer Control Room.
FileDy accident100014.JPG|Gina Cross passing by a guarded door before the Resonance Cascade.
FileGina player.jpg|The ''Half-Life Day One'' model.
FileHazard1.jpg|The ''Half-Life Day One'' model in an early Hazard Course.
FileGina holo model.jpg|The Gina Cross-based Holographic Assistant model, as seen in ''Half-Life'' as the holograph, and in ''Blue Shift'' as Gina herself.
FileGina face.png|The face texture of the ''Half-Life Day One'' model (also featured in the ''Half-Life'' SDK files). 
FileGina face older.png|The face texture of the ''Half-Life'' Holographic Assistant model. 
FileGina holo model decay.jpg|The Gina Cross Holographic Assistant model, ''Decay'' version. 
FileGina model1.jpg|The "Gina" multiplayer model as seen in ''Opposing Force''. 
FileGina model2.jpg|The "Gina" multiplayer model, HD version. 
FileGina model decay.jpg|The Gina Cross model. 


==List of appearances==
*''Half-Life Day One'' {{1st}} {{Holo}} {{M}}
*''Half-Life'' {{Holo}} {{M}} {{C|As a Deathmatch model}}
*''Half-Life'' PlayStation 2 instruction manual
*''Half-Life Uplink'' {{Nc}} {{Holo}}
*''Half-Life Blue Shift''
*''Half-Life Decay'' {{1stID}} {{Holo}}

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