Walter Bennet

{{Character Infobox
|name=Walter Bennet
|eyes=Blue''Half-Life Blue Shift'' texture files
|era=Black Mesa Incident
|affiliation=Black Mesa Science Team
|voice=Harry S. Robins
|entity= monster_scientist 
{{Quote|Dr. Rosenberg! Thank God you made it!|Walter Bennet|Half-Life Blue Shift}}

'''Dr. Walter Bennet''' is a Black Mesa Science Team|scientist first mentioned in ''Half-Life Opposing Force''. He then appears in ''Half-Life Blue Shift'' where he is an assistant to Rosenberg, with Simmons.



On May 13|May 13, 200- at 1000, Walter is being instructed by Gina Cross for an Anti-Mass Spectrometer Overload Simulation.''Half-Life'' PlayStation 2 instruction manual


===''Half-Life Opposing Force''===

Walter is first introduced in the chapter ''Vicarious Reality'', in a hologram message intended for him, in Sector E. In that message, a colleague explains to him that they were finally able to successfully detach a Barnacle from its point of gestation, but that they were still only able to coerce the creature into latching onto organic materials. The scientist then states he has to cease his experiments on the creature because the Wallace Breen|Administrator has called him down to the Anomalous Materials lab for an important experiment, and that Bennet should take on the work on specimen 1176. After listening to that message, Adrian Shephard takes possession of specimen 1176, the Barnacle Grapple, stored in a nearby room.

===''Half-Life Blue Shift''===
FileBennett rosenberg talking.jpg|Bennet and Rosenberg discussing their escape plans. |right|200px|thumb

In ''Blue Shift'', it is learned that when the Resonance Cascade occurred at Black Mesa Research Facility|Black Mesa, Rosenberg and a colleague named Harold formulated a plan of escape They would reach the disused Prototype Labs and use its old teleport to teleport themselves to the surface and escape. Along with Simmons and Bennet, they set out to accomplish this, but they do not count on the arrival of the HECU and their immediate hostility. Harold is killed and Rosenberg is captured, but Walter and Simmons escape unscathed to the Prototype Labs and get it ready for the teleportation sequence.

When Rosenberg returns with a security guard named Barney Calhoun, Walter is extremely relieved and briefs him on the situation. After the teleport is set up with the help of Barney, Walter is the first one to go through, and arrives outside the Black Mesa South Access Tunnel. Simmons soon comes through as well, and gets a Black Mesa SUV ready for their escape while Walter uses a crowbar to open a gate. Soon, Calhoun and Rosenberg teleport nearby, and they escape with the SUV. As with Rosenberg and Simmons, Bennet's fate afterwards remains unknown.

==Behind the scenes==

*Walter's name is based on the "Scientist 01"'s face texture name, which is simply "walter". He was therefore created like Gina Cross, Barney Calhoun or Otis Laurey, from being a generic model with a generic first name to a standalone character with a surname, although Isaac Kleiner also stems from "Scientist 01".

*The spelling of his surname can be seen in the ''Half-Life'' PlayStation 2 instruction manual, in the Hazard Course Training schedule.


*Walter is one of the only NPCs in the ''Half-Life'' series to ever wield a crowbar, along with Barney Calhoun, near the end of ''Blue Shift''.

*In the late 1990s / early 2000s, Walter was very popular among players, who tended to refer to the bald/glasses scientist by that name. He was also the subject of a fanfiction named "http// Walter's World" on ''Planet Half-Life'', quite popular in its day.


FileVicarious Reality2.jpg|The hologram message addressed to Bennet in ''Opposing Force''.
FileBa teleport20015.jpg|Bennet and Simmons putting on the final touches after installing the battery. 
FileBa teleport20027.jpg|Bennet about to escape through the teleport.
FileWalter crowbar.jpg|Bennet opening the gate with a crowbar.
FileBs outro.jpg|Bennet, Simmons, Rosenberg and Calhoun on their way to freedom and safety outside the Black Mesa South Access Tunnel.
FileDecay schedule.jpg|Hazard Course Training schedule featuring Bennet's name.

==List of appearances==

*''Half-Life'' PlayStation 2 instruction manual
*''Half-Life Opposing Force'' {{1st}} {{Mo}}
*''Half-Life Blue Shift''


==See also==
*Half-Life universe|''Half-Life'' series retcons

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CategoryHalf-Life Blue Shift
CategoryHalf-Life Opposing Force
CategoryGlasses wearers