Alyx Vance

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*''Half-Life 2.html">Alyx's Gun''Half-Life 2''''Half-Life 2 Episode One''''Half-Life 2 Episode Two''
*Overwatch Sniper Rifle
*Combine SPAS-12|Shotgun
*Emplacement Gun
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|voice=''Half-Life 2.html">Merle Dandridge''Half-Life 2''
|model=Jamil Mullen''Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar''
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*Marc Laidlaw
*Matthew Scott (''Episode One'' AI interactions)
*Andrea Wicklund (''Episode Three'' concept art)
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{{Dialogue2|Wallace Breen|Alyx my dear, you have your mother's eyes, but your father's stubborn nature.|Alyx Vance|You haven't seen a bit of it yet!|Alyx Vance and Wallace Breen in the Citadel|Half-Life 2}}

'''Alyx Vance''' is the WikipediaDeuteragonist|deuteragonist of ''Half-Life 2'' and its Half-Life 2 Episodes (disambiguation)|Episodes. The daughter of former Black Mesa scientist Eli Vance, she is portrayed as a woman in her mid-twenties, and is a prominent figure in the Resistance campaign against the rule of the Combine.

==Biography==

===Background===
FileVance family photo.png|Alyx and her parents.|left|100px|thumb

As a young child, Alyx lived in the dormitories within the confines of the Black Mesa Research Facility along with her father Eli Vance|Eli and her mother Azian Vance|Azian, while Eli was working at the Sector C. When the Black Mesa Incident occurred, Eli managed to escape along with Alyx and a family picture, while Azian was killed in the incident.''Half-Life 2'' During the course of the incident, the G-Man was instrumental in rescuing Alyx, despite the objections of unnamed naysayers. Alyx was apparently too young to remember this, and although Eli witnessed it, he never shared the story with her.

Alyx was raised by Eli in the world controlled by the Combine, likely at Black Mesa East much of the time. During this time, Alyx was also on good terms with Isaac Kleiner, referring to him as "Uncle Kleiner" in an affectionate portrait she once offered him. During Alyx's childhood, Eli used scrap metal to create Dog, a sentient robot designed to protect her, making him physically powerful, intelligent and with an in-built sixth sense so that he could always know Alyx's whereabouts. Although the initial model was a mere meter high, Alyx added new parts to Dog over the time, making him a towering 2.5 meters high at the time of ''Half-Life 2''.

As Alyx reached adulthood, she began working with the Resistance. As one of the core members of the City 17 branch, her contributions mostly included assisting Kleiner and Barney Calhoun in helping Citizens escape the city to Black Mesa East through the old Canals, as well as helping Kleiner, her father and Judith Mossman establish a teleport connection between Black Mesa East and Kleiner's Lab. She is working with this at the time of ''Half-Life 2''.

===Appearances===

====''Half-Life 2''====

FileAlyx Vance first.jpg|thumb|200px|right|Alyx meets Gordon for the first time.

Alyx is arguably the most important character in ''Half-Life 2'', as she helps Gordon Freeman more frequently and directly than any other character. Her first appearance is in the first chapter of the game, ''Point Insertion'', in a scene where Gordon has been intercepted by Civil Protection units while he is still an unarmed civilian, due to a miscount detection. Alyx rushes in the room and takes down the CPs by herself (although this is not explicitly shown on-screen). Subsequently, she escorts Gordon to Kleiner's Lab, there they meet up with Barney and Kleiner. After Gordon puts on his HEV suit, they enter the teleport room to be teleported to Eli Vance's lab in Black Mesa East. However, the two unintentionally part ways after Kleiner's teleportation device malfunctions, forcing Gordon to continue through City 17 on his own.

FileD3 c17 070018.JPG|thumb|200px|left|Alyx shortly before being separated from Gordon during the street war.

When Gordon finally arrives in ''Black Mesa East (Chapter)|Black Mesa East'', he is welcomed by Alyx and her father. Later, she gives Gordon the Gravity Gun and demonstrates its use. Alyx is also shown having a heated argument with Dr. Judith Mossman, a hostility that appears justified as Mossman is revealed a traitor in the chapter ''Entanglement'', where Gordon helps Alyx search Nova Prospekt for her captured father.

In the chapter ''Anticitizen One'', she fights alongside Gordon through a section of City 17 during the armed uprising but they are again separated when Alyx is kidnapped by Overwatch Soldiers while scouting an escape route from a rooftop vantage point. They are reunited later in the chapter ''Dark Energy'', when Gordon reaches Breen's office in the Citadel. There she provides indirect assistance to Gordon during the final confrontation with Dr. Breen in the Citadel's dark fusion reactor. Alyx also seems to have made peace with Dr. Mossman after seeing her turn on Dr. Breen and release Gordon Freeman, Eli and Alyx herself from their imprisonment.

In the ending scene of ''Half-Life 2'', Alyx is with Gordon at the time of the Dark Energy explosion. While the G-Man saves Gordon from the enormous blast, Alyx is apparently left behind, frozen in time with one arm shielding her eyes.

====''Half-Life 2 Episode One''====
FileHl2ep1 alyx+dog.jpg|thumb|200px|Alyx debating with Dog.

Alyx manages to survive, being rescued by Vortigaunts, who also free Gordon from the influence of his "employer", the G-Man; after being teleported away at the foot of the Citadel and briefly revisiting it to postpone the destruction of the Citadel Core, Alyx and Gordon stick together for most of ''Episode One'', finally getting to the exit from City 17 and jumping on the last Resistance train wagon heading out of the City just as the Citadel explodes.

====''Half-Life 2 Episode Two''====
FileEp2 outland 010019.jpg|200px|thumb|left|Alyx being held by the Victory Mine Vortigaunt|Vortigaunt.

Alyx appears in ''Half-Life 2 Episode Two|Episode Two'' throughout the game, and is almost always with Gordon. She once again rescues Gordon at the beginning of the game by using the Gravity Gun to free him from the remains of their crashed train, which fell off a bridge that was destroyed because of the Citadel explosion at the end of ''Episode One''. 

After making a first communication with White Forest, a large Resistance base, she is severely injured by a Hunter, but Gordon and a Vortigaunt manage to steal Antlion extract and use it to save her. During the process of reviving her, the G-Man reappears and informs Gordon that the reason Alyx remained alive during the events of ''Half-Life 2'' and its expansions is because he "plucked" her from Black Mesa before the Resonance Cascade destroyed the facility, ignoring the orders from his superiors - that she was a mere child and of no practical use. He tells Gordon to escort her to White Forest safely, telling Alyx to relay the words "prepare for unforeseen consequences" to her father. She then accompanies Gordon on their journey to get to White Forest. Throughout the journey, she helps Gordon at many points, by providing sniping support for him using a mounted Combine sniper rifle as he makes his way through a Zombie-infested industrial complex to get to the Muscle Car or by using her Alyx's Gun|gun on enemies while he is driving.

FileAlyx Eli spoiler.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Alyx kneels over her father's dead body.
At the end of the game, her father Eli is killed by an Combine Advisor|Advisor before she and Gordon get into a chopper to go looking for Dr. Mossman. While she and Gordon watch, helpless, pinned down onto the walls by the Advisors' psionic powers, Dog jumps through the roof and attacks the Advisor before it can do the same thing to Alyx and Gordon, severely injuring it causing both Advisors to flee. Alyx cries over Eli's body as Gordon passes out and the credits roll. Her full reaction to that loss and its influence on the subsequent events is yet to be revealed.

====Future====

In 2009, a video involving Gabe Newell and two interpreters discussing deafness and video games with a small audience of hearing-impaired people was posted on YouTube. In it Newell suggests that Alyx had a crush on a Unidentified deaf character|hearing-impaired Resistance member and that she taught Dog how to sign so she could practice and easily communicate with him. Then this person went away from Alyx to fight the Combine someplace else, and Alyx and Dog started signing with each other when they wanted to communicate without making noise or without other people knowing. This person would eventually come back in Future of the Half-Life series|the next ''Half-Life'' game, as a new gameplay and Source engine feature aimed at providing better support for hearing-impaired players.{{YouTube|Np5KTAm7kac|Gabe Newell w/ Deaf Character - Part Two}}

===Appearance===
FileEp2 outland 110035.jpg|thumb|left|200px|A worried Alyx at White Forest.

Alyx has brown, short hair with streaks of red (a reminiscence of her original fully red hair,FileAlyxhead.png) a headband and green eyes. She wears worn-out clothes, as most of the ''Half-Life 2'' characters a brown leather jacket with the right sleeve attached to the rest with duct tape, jeans and brown work boots, with a grey hooded sweater bearing the Black Mesa logo, with the words "Black Mesa" under it. She has black fingerless rappelling gloves and a tensor bandage around her right hand (it is unknown if it is for the looks or if she was previously hurt). She also wears a green belt where her gun and EMP Tool are attached; purple underwear can also be seen from behind. Around her neck is a little box-like jewel, made out of wood or metal, which apparently belonged to Azian Vance|her mother, according to the FileVance family photo.png|Vance family picture. A nevus can also be seen at the stem of her neck. At the beginning of ''Episode One'', she gains a small scar above her right eyebrow, presumably inflicted at the end of ''Half-Life 2'' and having been dug "out of the rubble". During ''Episode Two'', her jacket is damaged when the Hunter wounds her, also staining her undershirt with blood.FileEp2 outland 110029.jpg

===Personality and skills===

Alyx is a skilled hacker she is able to operate and manipulate Combine-based objects such as turrets with the help of her gear, and also wields an EMP Tool used to perform a variety of tasks. 

She also "put together" the Shorepoint Scout Car with her father Eli, and helped Kleiner "resurrect" his teleport.

She is also very proficient with a pistol and in unarmed combat, single-handedly defeating the five Metrocops who almost catch Gordon during his escape at the start of ''Half-Life 2'', and helps fight alongside Gordon briefly during the chapters ''Entanglement'' and ''Anticitizen One'' in ''Half-Life 2''. In ''Episode One'', Alyx accompanies Gordon for most of the game and demonstrates fighting skills previously unseen, using a Combine SPAS-12|shotgun and kicking and kneeing off Headcrab zombie|Zombies when they get too close. 

FileEp2 outland 12a000000.jpg|Eli kisses his daughter.|200px|right|thumb

Despite Alyx's friendly nature, she shows some hostility towards Dr. Mossman because of Mossman's somewhat patronizing attitude towards her, as well as Mossman's interest in her father. At the end of ''Half-Life 2'', this hostility has seemingly vanished, when Dr. Mossman helps to free Alyx and her father from the clutches of Dr. Breen.

Alyx is also a rather cheerful person, showing some sense of humor, evidenced by the jokes she makes about various events. For instance, she playfully mocks Gordon's silence at the start of ''Half-Life 2'', telling him "''Man of few words, aren't you?''". Another example can be experienced in the chapter ''Lowlife'' of ''Episode One'', where she and Gordon navigate a series of Zombie-infested tunnels. During lulls in combat she imitates a Zombie growl to scare the player, then will laugh and say "''Gotcha!''" when they find out it is her. She also attempts another "joke" shortly after when entering a Razor Train|Combine troop train. She spots a dead Overwatch Soldier with a Headcrab over its head and tries to lighten the situation, naming it a "Zombine".

Alyx is also a very sensitive person, giving some heart and realism to the series. She does not believe her eyes when she sees the state of the Citadel inside, is affected by the Stalkers' fate and behavior at the start of the ''Episode One'' chapter ''Lowlife'', and cries over the loss of her father at the end of ''Episode Two''.

===Relationship with Gordon Freeman===

Although Alyx was a child at the time of the Black Mesa Incident (at which point Gordon was 27 years old''Half-Life''), Gordon's almost two decades long stasis after ''Half-Life'' has more or less erased any age gap between the two.

At several points during ''Half-Life 2'' (as well as in ''Episode One'' and ''Half-Life 2 Episode Two|Episode Two''), it is suggested that there is a growing relationship developing between her and Gordon.

====''Half-Life 2''====
FileD1 eli 010011.jpg|200px|thumb|right|Eli teasing Alyx about Gordon at Black Mesa East.

* Eli Vance makes a teasing comment when him, Gordon and Alyx meet up in Black Mesa East "''There is nothing Gordon can't handle... with the possible exception of you!''". Alyx, embarrassed, utters "''Dad, please!''". This is followed by a moment of awkward silence, and is also the first time such a relationship is mentioned in-game.

* The chapter ''Entanglement'' contains several scenes, mainly when the two are forced to part ways for some reason, with Alyx becoming pensive with worry and telling Gordon to be careful.

* In the chapter ''Dark Energy (Chapter)|Dark Energy'', Alyx longingly looks down upon Gordon when he descends down the elevator, to the final confrontation. She puts her hand to the glass, and solemnly says "''Do your worst, Gordon, but, be careful.''"

====''Half-Life 2 Episode One''====
FileEp1 citadel 000010.jpg|200px|thumb|left|Alyx hugging Gordon.

Continuing this theme, ''Episode One'' contains several situations where this relationship is developed

* In Undue Alarm|the first chapter, Dog finds Gordon under a pile of rubble, and Alyx rushes at him and ardently embraces him, telling him how worried she was about him. However, she soon recovers her wits, acts embarrassed and changes the subject to more pressing concerns.

* Like the chapter ''Dark Energy'' elevator scene in the previous game, the chapter ''Direct Intervention'' contains at least one scene with Gordon going down an elevator and Alyx telling him to "hurry back". Additionally, a developer commentary given during this scene verifies that a Gordon/Alyx relationship was indeed intended.

* In the chapter ''Lowlife'', when forced to go through sewage-like sludge, Alyx comments on Gordon's HEV suit and jokingly asks "''Got room for two in there?''".

* In the chapter ''Urban Flight'', having bridged a gap between two ruins (and given Gordon his trademark crowbar), Barney Calhoun additionally states "''Go on across, Gordon. She's waiting for you, you lucky dog, you!''".

* After Gordon has defeated the Strider at the end of the chapter ''Exit 17'', Alyx runs up to him and tells him "''You're my new hero!''".

====''Half-Life 2 Episode Two''====
FileEp2 outland 110028.jpg|200px|thumb|right|Eli teasing Alyx again.

Their possible relationship is hinted even more obviously in ''Episode Two''

* In order to resurrect Alyx after the near-fatal attack by a Hunter, Gordon participates in a Vortigaunt ritual wherein his life is "weaved" with hers in a pact that might resemble a marriage (or a Vortigaunt variation) somewhat. After being informed as to the intense struggles Gordon went through to retrieve the Antlion larval extract (which was essential to the ritual), Alyx replies "''Yep, that's Gordon.''"

* After the previous highlighted scene, the Victory Mine Vortigaunt|Vortigaunt, Gordon and a weakened Alyx enter an elevator. Alyx asks Gordon to stand "next to her". This implicates that Alyx feels safer when he is near to her, at least when she is in a disoriented state.

* In the sequence where Gordon must go ahead in order to take down the Autogun, he jumps down a gap, leaving Alyx with the two rebels above. The last thing heard is one of the rebels asking Alyx "''So, uh... is that your boyfriend?'''". However, her answer cannot be heard (noclipping shows that she is not even answering, and that no answer was scripted at all).

* In his most obvious comment, her father jokes about everyone "doing their part", playing off of Dr. Kleiner's speech to the public about the Suppression Field being down, along with expressing his desire of having grandkids when Alyx confirms she and Gordon make a pretty good team, her father answers "''That's good, because now that the Suppression Field is down, we all have to do our part.''" Alyx, embarrassed, yells "''Dad!''" at him, as she did earlier in Black Mesa East, after which Eli retorts "''Can you blame an old man for wanting grandkids?''".

==Weapons==

{{Main|Alyx's Gun}}

In ''Half-Life 2'' and its expansions, Alyx is seen with her unique weapon, an automatic pistol, known simply as "Alyx's Gun" (from its entity name, weapon_alyxgun). This gun is not available to Gordon, although it can be obtained via the console. However, late in ''Episode One'', Alyx grabs a Combine SPAS-12|shotgun and wields it throughout the hospital. In both ''Half-Life 2'' episodes, she also uses an Overwatch Sniper Rifle to protect Gordon while he has to scout an area alone, and provides support twice during ''Episode One'' with a Combine Emplacement Gun.

==Related Achievements==
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!colspan="2" style="text-alignleft"|''The Orange Box Achievements 2 Episode One|Half-Life 2 Episode One''
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!style="text-alignleft"|Live Bait  (10G)
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|''Help Alyx snipe 30 enemies in Episode One.''
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!style="text-alignleft"|Escape From City 17 (20G)
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|''Escape City 17 with Alyx. ''
|-
|}

==Behind the scenes==
FileAlyx goggles concept.jpg|right|thumb|200px|Concept art for a half Asian/half African Alyx (FileAlyx and conscripts full.jpg|excerpt).

*Alyx's face and body were based on Jamil Mullen|Jamil Giovanni Mullen, an American actress and television host. Mullen spent several days in a motion capture studio recording running, jumping, and combat animations, which were used as the starting point for Alyx's animation library.

*Actress Merle Dandridge voices Alyx. According to Valve's Bill Van Buren, she was chosen among the last five over more than one hundred actors auditioning for the part. The team wanted "someone with a beautiful voice, who could be charming, very feminine, and warmly intimate, but could then go into intense circumstances and be a strong, confident, and believable action character."

*"Alyx" is a very rare feminine variant of "Alex", the short form of "Alexander" / "Alexandra",http//www.behindthename.com/name/alyx which is from "Alexandros", "defender of men" in Greek.http//www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=Alexander Being intended or not, it fits the character very well.

*In the early stages of production, Eli and Alyx Vance had no relation, and she was the daughter of Captain Vance, leader of the Conscripts. Therefore she was not half Asian/half African-American, but Caucasian.

FileAlyxspeech01.jpg|left|thumb|200px|Alyx's earliest known model in Kleiner's Lab, in a sequence partially seen in the https//www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUw33CwqE_I first ''Half-Life 2'' trailer.

*She had also a slightly different appearance red hair (she still has streaks of red in the final model), a green jacket with a white fur collar and a blue-green bodysuit. It consists of her earliest known model, as seen in the Development of Half-Life 2 game|''Half-Life 2'' leak game files, the http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUw33CwqE_I ''Half-Life 2'' trailer for E3 2002, ''Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar|Raising the Bar'', and several pre-release screenshots set in Kleiner's Lab. In the Development of Half-Life 2 game|''Half-Life 2'' leak game files, it can be found as the model "predator.mdl", without the proper textures (all black), but its textures are all present in the files; a texture based on a screenshot of that model is also used in the E3 2003 video "http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZBwwo5olk0 Psyche"; the leak features a second model, "alyx.mdl", almost identical to the retail one. Late in the development process, the team agreed on the fact that she was too similar to other video game heroines, and they redesigned her whole appearance except the head in a very short time, based on sketches by Dhabih Eng. During several design meetings, the team considered giving her braces or glasses, along with making her more of a tinkering mechanic. In the end, the team ended up with a young woman attractive without being over the top like many female video game characters.

*Early concept art depicts her with a socket wrench that she could have probably used as a basic weapon, in the vein of the crowbar for Gordon or the Pipe Wrench|pipe wrench for Shephard. It is however unknown if she is portrayed with it only for aesthetic reasons or if it actually was to be scripted, as no information is given about the picture. However it is the vein of the early concept of her being a tinkering mechanic, and her model still has sockets attached to the belt.

*In her Development of Half-Life 2 game|''Half-Life 2'' leak model, similar to the final one, her panties are red instead of purple.Development of Half-Life 2 game|''Half-Life 2'' leak files

*Alyx was to own a female pet alien named "Skitch".

*At one point of the game's development, Alyx and Skitch were to be first met at the start of the Air Exchange chapter, where Gordon was to crash with his train at a nearby depot. They were to be attacked by "Strider|tripods" and "Combine Super Soldier|Combine Elite".

FileAlyx hanging trailer.jpg|right|thumb|250px|Alyx in the first ''Episode Two'' teaser trailer.

*Very early Alyx sound files can be found in the folder "temp/alyx" in the Development of Half-Life 2 game|''Half-Life 2'' leak files (made by other actress than Merle Dandridge)

*One gives some information about a prototype of ''Half-Life 2'''s final Citadel scene. Alyx can be heard saying "Let go of me, bitch!", referring to Judith Mossman (as confirmed in the concept art below), and also lectures the Consul about him being "just another cog in the Combine machinery".

*Other sound files relate to the Skyscraper chapter, where she is wounded after the plane crash and asks Gordon to find her father, Captain Vance, in his headquarters near the near the city's inner gates.

*A sound file also mentions she was to bring Gordon to Alyx's cache|her place at some point during the game.

*Another sound file reveals that Eli was to explain to Gordon at Black Mesa East that after the Resonance Cascade he found Alyx alone with her mother's wedding ring in her hand, suggesting the jewel carried by Alyx was originally a ring instead of a necklace, and that Alyx does not remember anything about that day. While Eli still wears his wedding ring in the final game, no ring can be found in Alyx's model, and no reference to that is ever made.

*In the WC mappack maps, the Alyx's model appears often. It was used for measurements, lighting tests, and placeholders (Odell's model also alternatively fills this role).

*As seen in the first ''Episode Two'' teaser released with ''Episode One'',http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6_pSnKUXt0 Half-Life 2 Episode Two Teaser 1 on Combine OverWiki's YouTube channel at the very start of the game Alyx was to be hanging to the twisted barrier of the partially collapsed train bridge (at that point all concrete), on the brink of falling in the canyon below, calling for Gordon, instead of safely being out of the train as seen in the final game. David Speyrer revealed she was to fall right after, thus being wounded differently than in the final game. He stated there were a lot of issues with that early sequence, the worst being that Alyx falling as a result of the train crash did not create any interesting tension between the player and the Hunter as an adversary. He added that testers mashed the Use key to try and figure out how to catch her before she falls, and then they go down below, see her unconscious and really want to help her, realizing there was nothing to do but wait for the Vortigaunt. Speyrer felt that the sequence they eventually created with the Hunter was much more effective, as the player knew very clearly that Gordon was trapped and immobile, and simply had to watch helplessly as the enemy punctured Alyx.http//www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=181620 The Orange Box Dissected - with Valve on ComputerAndVideoGames.com

*Concept art for ''Episode Three'' suggests that Alyx's outfit may change in the next ''Half-Life'' game. Design studies include Alyx wearing a thick parka, a Soviet army officer ushanka, her father's jacket and Harvard sweater, goggles similar to those featured in ''Half-Life 2'' concept art, and a chullo, among others.

==Trivia==
FileAlyx hide2.jpg|left|thumb|200px|Alyx covering her eyes in the City 17 Underground.

*Unlike other games that feature extremely vulnerable mission-critical characters, ''Half-Life 2'' gives Alyx the ability to absorb a large amount of damage before death (due to the fact that her health regenerates extremely rapidly). It is still possible for her to die during combat however, and at several points the player is required to protect her from taking damage. Her death will result in a black screen fade and failure message, then the game will reload. It takes five simultaneous Overwatch Sniper Rifle shots to kill her, indicating that she can absorb an extremely high amount of damage. Alyx can often successfully defeat several enemies at once without the player's assistance, but she is vulnerable to multiple enemies mobbing her at close range, or to individual Combine Soldiers equipped with shotguns.

*Just before Alyx and Gordon meet with Barney, a rebel asks Alyx if she is Kleiner's daughter and she sarcastically claims that she is the daughter of Odessa Cubbage, mirroring somehow the early stages of ''Half-Life 2''’s production when she was to be the daughter of another military man, Captain Vance.

*In the complete darkness areas of the ''Episode One'' chapter ''Lowlife'', Alyx will protect her eyes when Gordon directs his flashlight directly at her face (it is also seen in ''Episode Two''). Furthermore, as she cannot proceed in complete darkness without Gordon and his flashlight, she will call in fear when the player turns it off and suddenly moves away from her.

*Alyx is referred to in Overwatch Voice announcements as "Vance subprime."

*When Alyx and Gordon first meet, she asks him "''Doctor Freeman, I presume?''", probably a nod to the famous quote "''WikipediaDavid Livingstone|Dr. Livingstone, I presume?''".

==Gallery==

===Models===


FileJamil bust.jpg|Jamil Mullen.
FileJamil ref.jpg|Jamil Mullen's picture used as Alyx's face texture.
FileAlyx predator model.png|Alyx's earliest known model from around 2002, "predator.mdl", as found in the game files.
FileAlyx old model.png|Composite image of the various texture files of Alyx's 2002 model.
FileAlyxhead.png|Alyx's earliest known face texture, as a Caucasian woman.
FileAlyx 2003.jpg|''Half-Life 2'' leak model.
FileBlack Mesa logo Alyx sweater Beta.svg|The Black Mesa logo as seen on Alyx's sweater, leak version.
FileAlyx hl2.jpg|''Half-Life 2'' model.
FileBlack Mesa logo Alyx sweater.svg|Black Mesa logo as seen on Alyx's sweater. Parts of the original, bigger name can be seen in the retail texture file.
FileAlyx ep1.jpg|''Episode One'' model.
FileAlyx ep2.jpg|''Episode Two'' model.
FileAlyx jewel faceposer.jpg|Detail of Alyx's jewel.
FileAlyx panties.jpg|Alyx's purple underwear.
FileAlyx Gun model.jpg|Alyx's Gun.


===Pre-release===
====''Half-Life 2''====


FileI.A. Latham.jpg|Concept art for "I.A. Latham".
FileAlyx goggles concept.jpg|Concept art for a half Asian/half African Alyx, with a leather strap.
FileAlyx and conscripts full.jpg|Full image, with Captain Vance and his Conscripts behind.
FileConcept art eli gordon alyx skitch.jpg|Concept art of Eli Maxwell, Gordon Freeman, Alyx Vance, Skitch - and Dog in the back, made during the first year of ''Half-Life 2'''s development.
FileGordon consul gunpoint.jpg|Gordon Freeman holding the Consul at gunpoint while Helena Mossman is holding Alyx.
FileAlyx headset.jpg|Alyx and Gordon in the Citadel. 
FileAlyxspeech01.jpg|Alyx's earliest known model in Kleiner's Lab, in a sequence partially seen in the http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUw33CwqE_I first ''Half-Life 2'' trailer and partially reused in the WC mappack map "ms_lab", last edited June 2002. FileAlyxspeech01.jpg here for more variants.
FileAlyxspeech09.jpg|Ditto, used for one of the FileOld HL2 covers.jpg|early alternate ''Half-Life 2'' covers and the basis for FileHL2 Alyx cover.png|one of the retail alternate covers.
FileEli Alyx early lab.jpg|Alyx and Eli in one of the most famous pre-release screenshots for ''Half-Life 2'', somehow mirrored FileD1 eli 010008.jpg|at Black Mesa East.
FileEli Alyx early lab 2.jpg|Ditto.
FileE3 Hydra tunnels.jpg|Early screenshot of an Overwatch Soldier impaled by the Hydra, with Alyx on the right.
FileGhost03.png|Ghostly ''Half-Life 2'' leak texture based on the early Alyx model, used in the E3 2003 video "http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZBwwo5olk0 Psyche" and the ending sequences of the WC mappack maps "e3_end" and "hazard01".
FileAlyx E3 lab.jpg|Alyx in the lab in the E3 2003 demo "Kleiner's Lab".
FileAlyx gordon weapons.jpg|Gordon and Alyx wielding melee weapons.


====''Half-Life 2 Episode One''====


FileEp1 off screenshot 1.jpg|Alyx taking part into the Antlion Guard battle in an early ''Episode One'' screenshot.


====''Half-Life 2 Episode Two''====


FileCity17 destroyed.jpg|Alyx, Dog and a Rebel overlooking the destroyed City 17 from the Outlands. 
FileHangar concept.jpg|Concept art of Alyx in the White Forest helicopter hangar.


====''Half-Life 2 Episode Three''====


FileEp3 alyx bust.jpg|Bust of Alyx.
FileEp3 alyx bust ushanka.jpg|Bust of Alyx wearing a reused Soviet army officer ushanka, with "hammer and sickle" cap badge.
FileEp3 alyx bust chullo.jpg|Bust of Alyx wearing a chullo and her father's Harvard sweater.
FileEp3 alyx bust eli's jacket.jpg|Bust of Alyx wearing her father's jacket.
FileEp3 alyx bust side1.jpg|Bust of Alyx with her ears protected.
FileEp3 alyx bust side2.jpg|Ditto.
FileEp3 alyx1.jpg|Full-length Alyx in a weapon holding position.
FileEp3 alyx2.jpg|Ditto (with long hair).
FileEp3 alyx3.jpg|Ditto.
FileEp3 alyx4.jpg|Full-length Alyx with goggles.
FileEp3 alyx5.jpg|Full-length Alyx with goggles and vest.
FileEp3 alyx6.jpg|Full-length Alyx, with a "pirate"-ish style.
FileEp3 alyx7.jpg|Full-length Alyx with ushanka.
FileEp3 alyx8.jpg|Full-length Alyx wearing her father's jacket and a sweater similar to that of Mossman.


===Retail===

====''Half-Life 2''====


FileHL2 Alyx cover.png|Alyx on an alternate cover of ''Half-Life 2''.
FileAlyx Vance head.png|Full cover art.
FileGame of the year hl2.jpg|Alyx and Gordon on the artwork for the Game of the Year Edition of ''Half-Life 2''.
FileSteam mac alyx 1984.jpg|March 2010 image of Alyx Vance throwing a crowbar in a screen where Wallace Breen is addressing Citizens, taken from a http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXS3talXlOA video promoting the arrival of Steam on Mac, sent by Valve to http//www.macworld.com/article/146840/2010/03/valve_mac.html Macworld. This references Wikipedia1984 (advertisement)|an Apple commercial directed by Ridley Scott and released late 1983, itself referencing the film/novel WikipediaNineteen Eighty-Four|1984.
FileFaceposer icon.png|Icon of the Source SDK's Face Poser, featuring the hairless head of Alyx's model next to a yellow Lambda logo. 
Filesteamsmiley alyx.png|Steam emoticon of Alyx.
FileAlyx poster.jpg|Alyx standing in front of the Breen poster near Kleiner's Lab.
FileD1 trainstation 050000.jpg|Alyx Vance near the entrance to Kleiner's Lab.
FileD1 trainstation 050008.jpg|Alyx buying Gordon a drink.
FileD1 trainstation 05002.jpg|Kleiner and Alyx discuss the new teleport with Gordon in Kleiner's Lab. 
FileD1 trainstation 00050011.jpg|Alyx and Barney watching surveillance monitors in Kleiner's Lab.
FileD1 trainstation 05000200.jpg|Ditto.
FileD1 trainstation 050010.jpg|Alyx, Kleiner and Barney discussing in Kleiner's Lab.
FileD1 trainstation 050011.jpg|Alyx watching monitors in Kleiner's Lab. 
FileD1 trainstation 050005.jpg|Alyx in Kleiner's Lab.
FileKleiner by alyx.png|Drawing of Kleiner made by a young Alyx.
FileD1 trainstation Alyx.jpg|Alyx about to be sent to Black Mesa East through Kleiner's Lab teleport. 
FileD1 trainstation 05001415.jpg|Alyx safe and sound after her teleportation.
FileD1 trainstation 0500029.jpg|Alyx, Mossman and a Vortigaunt at Black Mesa East during the teleportation failure. 
FileHalfLife2 BME Eli's lab.jpg|Alyx Vance and Judith Mossman discussing in Eli Vance's lab at Black Mesa East. 
FileD1 eli 010005.jpg|Eli teasing Alyx about Gordon at Black Mesa East.
FileEli-alyx-vance.jpg|Eli and Alyx Vance chatting at Black Mesa East.
FileBme alyxladder.jpg|Alyx fixing a device in Eli's lab.
FileAlyx gravity gun first buttons.jpg|Alyx opening the Gravity Gun's cupboard.
FileAlyx gravity gun first retrieving.jpg|Alyx introducing the Gravity Gun to Gordon.
FileAlyx gravity gun first waiting.jpg|Alyx waiting for Gordon to take the Gravity Gun.
FileBme scrapyard.jpg|Alyx and Dog in Black Mesa East's scrapyard. 
FileDog Alyx BME.jpg|Ditto.
FileLeon Alyx TV.jpg|Leon and Alyx's transmission at Shorepoint. 
FileD1 town 050087.jpg|Ditto.
FileKleiner shotgun.jpg|Kleiner greeting Alyx and Gordon with a shotgun and Lamarr, mirroring FileShotgun scientist HL.jpg|a scene from ''Half-Life''.
FileD3 c17 010004.jpg|Kleiner and Alyx discussing the start of the rebellion in the partially destroyed lab. 
FileD3 c17 070007.JPG|Alyx in a dim-lit room during the street war.
FileD3 c17 070009.JPG|Alyx activating a Combine Power Generator. 
FileD3 breen 010072.JPG|Eli and Alyx prisoners of Breen in the Citadel.
FileD3 breen 010065.jpg|Alyx about to spit at Breen's face after he mentions her mother.
FileD3 breen 010010.JPG|Eli and Alyx about to be sent offworld. 
FileD3 breen 010123.JPG|Mossman and Alyx helping Eli down.
FileD3 breen 010124.JPG|Mossman giving Alyx her EMP Tool back. 
FileTrio citadel kiss.jpg|Alyx (not) saying goodbye to her father after Breen's escape.
FileTrio citadel1.jpg|Alyx, Eli and Judith after Breen's escape. 
FileD3 breen 0100225.JPG|Breen talking to an Advisor, with the supercharged Gravity Gun and Alyx about to disable the Force Field.
FileD3 breen 010026.JPG|Alyx disabling the Force Field with her EMP Tool.
FileD3 breen 010048.JPG|Alyx looking at the dark fusion reactor.
FileD3 breen 010060.JPG|A sad Alyx looking at Gordon about to stop Breen.
FileD3 breen 010093.JPG|The dark fusion reactor exploding.
FileD3 breen 0100925.JPG|The G-Man freezing time after the reactor explodes.
FileD3 breen 010102.JPG|The G-Man's monologue about the latest events.


====''Half-Life 2 Episode One''====


FileEpisode One cover.jpg|Alyx on the cover of ''Half-Life 2 Episode One'', emphasizing her role in the game.
FileAlyx gun desktop.jpg|Wallpaper of Alyx wielding her gun.
FileAlyx and dog wp.jpg|Ditto, reversed and with Dog in the background.
FileAlyx vorts intervention.jpg|Alyx "brought back" by the Vortigaunts after the G-Man's intervention. 
FileEp1 citadel 000010.jpg|Alyx hugging Gordon after Dog finds him at the foot of the Citadel.
FileEp1 citadel 000003.jpg|Alyx feeling slightly awkward after the hug.
FileEp1 citadel 000005.JPG|Alyx listening to her father at the foot of the Citadel.
FileEp1 citadel 000009.JPG|Ditto.
FileEp1 citadel 000022.jpg|Kleiner and Eli not settling about what to do. 
FileEp1 citadel 000035.JPG|Eli smiling to Alyx while she puts her hand on the screen.
FileEp1 citadel 000018.JPG|Alyx and Dog at the foot of the Citadel.
FileEp1 citadel 000044.JPG|Dog holding the car's door, before throwing the duo into the Citadel with the car.
FileEp1 citadel 000065.JPG|Alyx talking to Dog by the car.
FileEp1 off screenshot 6.jpg|Ditto.
FileEp1 citadel 000067.JPG|Alyx and Gordon after entering the car.
FileEp1 citadel 000074.JPG|Alyx grabbing the car's wheel while being thrown by Dog.
FileEp1 citadel 000083.JPG|During the fall with the car.
FileEp1 citadel 000001.JPG|Alyx near Combine Power Generators.
FileAlyx watching decay.jpg|Alyx realizing how it really was inside the Citadel.
FileEp1 citadel 010024.JPG|Alyx traversing a powered bridge in the Citadel.
FileEp1 citadel 030004.JPG|Alyx in the Citadel Core, with dead Overwatch Elites nearby.
FileEp1 citadel 030005.JPG|Alyx in the Citadel Core.
FileEp1 citadel 030008.JPG|Alyx pondering the situation in the Citadel Core.
FileEp1 citadel 030010.JPG|Alyx about to let Gordon go into the Core.
FileEp1 citadel 030018.JPG|Alyx letting Gordon go into the Core.
FileEp1 citadel advisors room advisor breen leaving2.jpg|Alyx is watching as an Advisor is leaving in its pod in the Citadel. 
FileEp1 citadel advisors room advisor screen.jpg|Alyx and an Advisor on several screens in the Citadel. 
FileEp1 citadel advisors room breen record.jpg|Watching a Breen record from ''Half-Life 2'' in the Citadel. 
FileEp1 citadel alyx stalkers.jpg|Stalkers preventing Alyx and Gordon from proceeding through the Citadel. 
FileEp1 citadel junk alyx.jpg|Alyx wonders how they are going to proceed through this Citadel corridor. 
FileCitadel alyx elevator waiting.jpg|Alyx waiting for Gordon after the elevator ride in the Citadel. 
FileEp1 alyx stalker.jpg|Alyx inside the Stalker car. 
FileEp1 alyx stalker2.jpg|Alyx examining a Stalker in the train.
FileEp1 alyx vs stalker.jpg|Alyx harrassed by a Stalker inside the Stalker car after the train has derailed.
FileEp1 c17 000005.JPG|Alyx recovering from the train wreck and her experience with the Stalkers.
FileAlyx helpless.jpg|Alyx helpless without Gordon's flashlight in the City 17 Underground.
FileEp1 off screenshot 3.jpg|Alyx looking at what the Striders have done to the city.
FileAlyx kleinercast.jpg|Alyx watching Kleiner through Breencast after leaving the City 17 Underground.
FileEp1 off screenshot 4.jpg|Alyx in a ruined City 17, Kleiner's broadcast in the back. 
FileAlyx empl gun street.jpg|Alyx firing at Antlions with an Emplacement Gun on a City 17 street.
FileAlyx City 17 Citadel meltdown.jpg|Alyx and Gordon watching the Citadel's reactor meltdown resuming. 
FileEp1 c17 02a0011.jpg|Alyx using her gun against Zombies and Overwatch Soldiers in the Hospital. 
FileEp1 c17 02a0033.jpg|Alyx fighting Zombies while a Zombine launches a grenade in the Hospital.
FileEp1 off screenshot 5.jpg|Alyx firing at a Fast Zombie in the Hospital.
FileEp1 c17 02a0034.jpg|Alyx caught in the Zombine's grenade explosion in the Hospital.
FileEp1 c17 05000000.jpg|Alyx holding her shotgun in the Hospital.
FileEp1 c17 050002.jpg|Closeup of Alyx in the Hospital.
FileEp1 c17 05000004.jpg|Alyx smiling at Gordon near the Technical Trainstation. 
FileEp1 c17 05000700.jpg|Alyx and Citizens waiting for Gordon near the Technical Trainstation. 
FileAlyx emplacement idle.jpg|Alyx manning the Emplacement Gun inside the Technical Trainstation.
FileAlyx emplacement fire.jpg|Alyx firing the Emplacement Gun.
FileEp1 c17 060000.JPG|Barney and Alyx discussing their escape plan in the Technical Trainstation. 
FileEp1 c17 060007.JPG|Alyx shouting "You're my new hero!" after Gordon defeats the Strider.
FileEp1 c17 060016.JPG|Leaving City 17 for good.


====''Half-Life 2 Episode Two''====


FileGordon alyx hunters.jpg|Concept art of Gordon and Alyx chased by Hunters. 
FileSourceBrochure-1.png|Alyx on the cover of the Source Engine Brochure from 2008. 
FileAlyx hanging 1.jpg|Alyx in the second ''Episode Two'' teaser. 
FileHL2EP2PortalStorm.jpg|Alyx in the Outlands during a Portal Storm.
FileEp2 outland 010011.jpg|Ditto.
FileHuntingAlyx.jpg|Alyx attacked by a Hunter.
FileEp2 outland 010017.jpg|Alyx about to die.
FileEp2 outland 010019.jpg|The Victory Mine Vortigaunt holding Alyx.
FileEp2 outland 020008.JPG|Vortigaunts healing Alyx. 
FileEp2 outland 020011.JPG|The G-Man interfering while Alyx is being healed.
FileG-Room.jpg|The G-Man talking to Alyx. 
FileGman above alyx.jpg|Ditto.
FileEp2 outland 020037.JPG|Alyx wakes up, cured by the Vortigaunts.
FileVort canyon.jpg
FileAlyx vort kiss.jpg|Alyx kissing goodbye the Victory Mine Vortigaunt before leaving the Victory Mine site. 
File00565083-photo-half-life-2-episode-two.jpg|Alyx and Gordon being assaulted by Hunters in the Outlands. 
FileAlyx outlands chopper.jpg|Alyx and the Outlands Hunter-Chopper. 
File00565091-photo-half-life-2-episode-two.jpg|Alyx in the Muscle Car in the Outlands. 
FileEp2 outland 110022.jpg|Alyx her father embrace upon being reunited at White Forest.
FileEp2 outland 110024.jpg|Eli is teasing Alyx about Gordon. 
FileEp2 outland 110028.jpg|Ditto.
FileEp2 outland 110029.jpg|Eli noticing the wounds inflicted by the Hunter to Alyx.
File19551on2.jpg|Kleiner, Eli and Alyx  talking about the ''Borealis'' at White Forest.
FileEp2 outland 11b0073.JPG|Alyx getting the trigger by the G-Man. 
FileEp2 outland 11b0070.JPG|The G-Man sending his trigger image to Alyx. 
FileEp2 outland 11b0075.JPG|Eli not feeling well after Alyx's message from the G-Man.
FileUriah alyx silo 2.jpg|Uriah and Alyx in silo 2.
FileEp2 outland 11b0084.JPG|Alyx and Eli listening to Magnusson's rants. 
FileEp2 outland 12a0073.jpg|Arne Magnusson congratulating Gordon for protecting White Forest, while Alyx does not believe her ears. 
FileEp2 outland 12a006008.jpg|Alyx rather impressed after Magnusson's congratulations. 
FileEp2 outland 12a0082.jpg|The Vances looking at Gordon before the rocket launch.
FileEp end 01.jpg|Eli and Alyx exchanging perplexed looks before the rocket launch. 
FileEp end 07.jpg|The rocket lifting off as the group watches.
FileEp end 03.jpg|Eli and Alyx watching the rocket lifting off. 
FileEp end 11.jpg|Eli and Alyx watching as the Superportal is about to be shut off.
FileEp2 outland 12a0108.jpg|Alyx and Eli watch as the Superportal is shut off.
FileEp end 12.jpg|Eli and Alyx watching as the Superportal vanishes.
FileEp end 14.jpg|Eli and Alyx enthusiastic moments after the Superportal is shut.
FileFather and daughter.jpg|Eli telling Alyx how her mother would be proud if she were still there.
FileEp2 outland 12a000000.jpg|Eli kissing his daughter. 
FileAlyx eli hangar talk.jpg|Eli and Alyx looking at Gordon while discussing the future plans in the hangar. 
FileEp end 18.jpg|Right after being knocked down on the ground by the first Advisor, with the Mil Mi-8 in the background.
FileEp end 21.jpg|The first Advisor pulling Alyx. 
FileEp end 24.jpg|Eli trying to reach out for Alyx while being pulled away by the first Advisor. 
FileEp end 25.jpg|Eli picking up a pipe to defend the trio against the Advisor. 
FileEp end 33.jpg|Eli being killed by the first Advisor.
FileEp end 37.jpg|Alyx begging Gordon for help while being held by the second Advisor.
FileEp end 38.jpg|Dog arriving to rescue the duo. 
FileEp end 39.jpg|Dog fighting the second Advisor. 
FileAlyx Eli spoiler.jpg|Alyx kneeling over her father's dead body.
FileEp end 44.jpg|Alyx hugging her father one last time. 


==List of appearances==

*https//www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUw33CwqE_I ''Half-Life 2'' - E3 2002 Trailer {{1st}} {{Nc}}
*''Half-Life 2''
*''Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar''
*''Half-Life 2 Episode One''
*Source Particle Benchmark {{Gf}} {{Nc}}
*''Half-Life 2 Episode Two''
*''Randolph the Red-Nosed Turret'' {{C|Name only}} {{Nc}}

==References==
{{Quotecat|Alyx Vance}}
{{Reflist}}

==External links==
*http//www.podcast17.com/interviews/audio/merle-dandridge/ Merle Dandridge Interview at Podcast 17

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{{Black Mesa}}
{{Resistance}}
{{DEFAULTSORTVance, Alyx}}
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