Eli Maxwell

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{{Youmayd|the early character|his successor|Eli Vance}}
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|era=Combine occupation of Earth|Combine occupation
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|affiliation=The Resistance
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|designer=*Dhabih Eng (appearance)''Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar''
*Marc Laidlaw
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{{Quote|First Particle Storm|storm I saw, I made the mistake of stoppin' to study it. That's... how I lost my leg.|Eli Maxwell|Development of Half-Life 2|FileMaxwell1B2lwv.ogg}}

'''Eli Maxwell'''Development of Half-Life 2 game|''Half-Life 2'' leak files is a character cut from ''Half-Life 2'' who was merged with Captain Vance to form Eli Vance.

==Overview==
Originally, Eli Vance was intended to have no more relation with Alyx Vance than being close friends. He would appear as an old bespectacled man with a white beard, a bonnet, an apron and walking with a stick because of his missing leg, and named "Maxwell", "Vance" being the name of the captain, Alyx's original father. Another proposed appearance consisted of a man with just a white moustache and an eye patch; a similar appearance was also used for concept art for Captain Vance.

He was to use a scrapyard and a cave as his lab, rather than a real building like Black Mesa East.WC mappack A prototype map of this original lab, last edited in August 2001, can be found in the WC mappack under the name "proto_eliden003" ("Eli's Den"). It does not contain any hint of a lab, but rather some sort of garage with a damaged school bus and several damaged cars, mirroring Helena Mossman|Mossman's sentence about the facility being more suited to mechanics than research scientists.WC mappack

He would work in that lab on the Physgun|physics manipulator with his robot Dog and show Gordon a slideshow of what happened between ''Half-Life'' and ''Half-Life 2'', mentioning the Air Exchange, among others. In sound files located in the Development of Half-Life 2 game|''Half-Life 2'' leak files (in the folder /sound/temp/Eli/), he also warns Gordon about Particle Storms, to which he lost his leg, while the final version uses a Bullsquid.

==Fate==
Apart from his last name, physical appearance and relation to Alyx, Maxwell's role and setting is mostly identical to the final Eli Vance.

==Gallery==

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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.
FileProto eliden fixed0002.jpg|Inside Eli's Den.


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

==References==
{{Quotecat|Eli Maxwell}}
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