Colette Green

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|birth=Timeline of the Half-Life and Portal universe 1969 and 1978|Between 1969 and 1978
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|rank=Level 4 Research Associate Scientist''Half-Life'' PlayStation 2 instruction manual
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|eyes=Green
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|era=Black Mesa Incident
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|voice=Lani Minella
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'''Dr. Colette Green''' is a Black Mesa scientist involved in the Black Mesa Incident, and one of the two protagonists of ''Half-Life Decay'', the other being Gina Cross.

==Biography==
FileDecay memorandum.jpg|left|thumb|150px|LM's memo about GG-3883.

===Background===
Green is a 31-year old Research Associate with Level 4 security clearance assigned to the Anomalous Materials Laboratory in the Black Mesa Research Facility. She is a graduate of WikipediaCarnegie Mellon University|Carnegie Mellon and has a WikipediaDoctor of Philosophy|Ph.D. in electrical engineering and masters the robotics field as well. Her personal HEV Suit is maroon colored.

As seen in the ''Half-Life'' PlayStation 2 instruction manual, Green received a memo from the Black Mesa Office of the Administrator's LM on May 11|May 11, 200-. In it, he/she tells her that the supervision team is particularly interested in Xen crystal sample GG-3883. Although Green's experiments on the sample revealed unexpected spectral analysis fluctuations, she has identified it as the purest and largest sample they have. Therefore sample GG-3883 will replace the original chosen sample, sample EP-0021, in the Anti-Mass Spectrometer|simulation. LM also states that he/she already has authorized the enclosed materials requisition form required to switch the samples, and that he/she is conscious that a sample change made so fast is a violation of normal anomalous material handling protocol. 

The Hazard Course Training schedule featured in the instruction manual also says Green was to be instructed by Isaac Kleiner for an Anomalous Materials Handling on May 14|May 14, 200-, at 1900, but it was postponed to June. On May 18|May 18, 200-, at 0800, she was to conduct a Public Relations Tour. Due to the Black Mesa Incident, these did not happen.

===Appearances===
FileCross & Green.jpg|Colette and Gina Cross as seen in ''Decay''.|right|thumb|150px

In ''Decay'', Dr. Green's role in the experiment is to make preparations in a room below the test chamber and initiate the Anti-Mass Spectrometer to run at 105%. Gina Cross|Dr. Gina Cross also enters the same room to fix a jam in the specimen delivery system's lift mechanism, meaning they are both in the same place when the Resonance Cascade finally occurs. 

Following the disaster, the two team up to fight their way through the facility for survival. They escort Dr. Rosenberg to the surface to call the HECU|military for help and then, with the help of Richard Keller|Dr. Richard Keller, manage to start a resonance reversal to prevent the dimensional rift from becoming too large to be repaired. 

The outcome for Dr. Green, along with the rest of the survivors in ''Decay'', is unknown to the other Black Mesa survivors.http//www.valvetime.net/threads/marc-laidlaw-vault.114535/page-5 Stephen Bahl as quoted on Marc Laidlaw Vault on the ValveTime.net Forums

===Personality and skills===
As heard in ''Decay'', Colette seems to enjoy shooting enemies, and utters demented laughs when she starts attacking and defeats enemies, while Gina has calm manners and sounds more pragmatic. Her tone in her other lines suggest she is a very vigorous and jumpy, sometimes relaxed person, while being an efficient partner for Gina.

==Behind the scenes==
*Colette is voiced by Lani Minella. Her dialog merely consist of gameplay sentences similar to the ones said by security guards, although they sound more demented than theirs and Gina's.

*Originally, Colette and Gina were both to wear orange HEV suits identical to Gordon's in ''Decay''.http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wXzfX86lD0 ''Half-Life'' PlayStation 2 trailer on YouTube Lines from the Black Mesa Security Force|security guards still make mention of the orange suits despite having been changed during development. When playing as Colette, the player's HUD is displayed in a {{Abbr|orange-red|RGB values 255 128 64}} color.

*"Colette" is a French first name derived from "Nicolette", itself the diminutive of "Nicole", itself the feminine form of Nicolas / Nicholas, from the Greek name "Nikolaos", meaning "victory of the people". Saint Colette was a 15th-century French nun who gave her money to the poor. This was also the pen name of the French author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette.http//www.behindthename.com/name/colette "Green" is obviously related to the color, but more specifically, it was a descriptive name for someone who often wore the color green or someone who lived near a village green.http//surnames.behindthename.com/php/search.php?type=n&terms=green

==Gallery==

FileLadies trailer.png|Colette and Gina wearing orange suits in an early trailer.
FileOther8.jpg|Gina and Colette swimming in an early ''Decay'' screenshot.
FileOther3.jpg|Colette and Gina armed with shotguns in an early ''Decay'' screenshot.
FilePs2 colette decay.png|Colette from ''Half-Life Decay''.
FilePs2 colette dm.png|Half-Life (PlayStation 2 port)|Head-to-Head model.
FilePS2 HtHPortrait Colette.png|Head-to-Head portrait.
FilePS2Manual GinaColette.jpg|Posed render with Gina.


==List of appearances==
*https//www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0410E54E7F5E6AB2 ''Half-Life'' PlayStation 2 trailers {{1st}} {{Nc}}
*''Half-Life'' PlayStation 2 instruction manual
*''Half-Life Decay''

==References==
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CategoryHalf-Life Decay
CategoryBlack Mesa Science Team
CategoryFemales
CategoryCharacters aware of the G-Man
CategoryPlayable characters
CategoryHEV Suit users
CategoryCo-op characters