Ivan the Space Biker

{{Youmayd|the early character|his successor|Gordon Freeman}}
{{Character Infobox
|name=Ivan the Space Biker
|weapons=Glock 17|Pistol
|equipment=HEV Suit 
|era=Black Mesa Incident
|affiliation=Black Mesa Science Team
|designer=Chuck Jones''Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar''
"'''Ivan the Space Biker'''" is the nickname for Gordon Freeman's original character model.

FileIvan model views.jpg|Several views of Ivan's third person model.|left|thumb|150px

Designed by Chuck Jones, this version of Gordon had a full, wild beard that made him look like a typical biker, as well as a bulbous grey-green HEV Suit (with "Research" written on the back) that resembled a space suit, hence the nickname of "Ivan the Space Biker". He also had a flattop haircut and no glasses. The beard was heavily reduced to eventually turn into the current Gordon's goatee. Of note is that he already had brown hair and green eyes. The model, "doctor.mdl", can still be found in the ''Half-Life'' game files, but it cannot be opened because it uses early version of .MDL format, however it is correctly recompiled for ''Half-Life Source'', making it viewable and usable in the Source version. Ivan looked like a "Homeless hobo" to some testers.


*Ivan has a cameo appearance in the web comic ''Concerned''.http//www.hlcomic.com/index.php?date=2006-08-04 Concerned  Friday, August 4, 2006.

*In ''http//wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Team_Fortress_2 Team Fortress 2'''s http//wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Training_mode Offline Practice mode, one of the bots bears the name "Ivan the Space Biker".


FileIvan.jpg|Ivan's third person model.
FileIvan Face 1.png|Face texture.
FileDoctor HL Beta.jpg|One of the earliest screenshots of ''Half-Life'', showing third person gameplay with Ivan.
FileIvan small.jpg|Ivan and an early security guard.
FileIvan shooting.jpg|Ivan's model in an early version of the multiplayer map "Stalkyard".
FileIvan in Stalkyard.jpg|Ditto.
FileEarly MP Ivan.jpg|Ditto.
FileEarly MP Ivan dead.jpg|Ditto, dead.
FileEarly MP Ivan dead2.jpg|Ditto.
FileRPG early trail.jpg|Ivan shooting with the RPG.
FileBigmomma wallpaper.jpg|The same spot within a ''Half-Life'' wallpaper.

==List of appearances==
*''Half-Life'' {{Gf}} {{1st}} {{Nc}}
*''Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar'' {{1stID}} {{Nc}}


==External links==
*http//designreboot.blogspot.com/2009/07/design-reboot-dr-ivan-just-cant-die.html Design Reboot Dr. Ivan Just Can't Die. - what ''Half-Life'' would have been if Ivan had been kept

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CategoryBlack Mesa scientists
CategoryHalf-Life 2 Raising the Bar
CategoryCut characters
CategoryHEV Suit users