Hazardous Environment Suit

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|image=FileHEV Suit HL2.jpg|150px
|name=Hazardous Environment Suit
|affiliation=*Black Mesa
*The Resistance
|usedby=*Black Mesa Science Team|Black Mesa scientists
*Gordon Freeman
*Gina Cross
*Colette Green
Harry Teasley.html">Chuck Jones
Harry Teasley
|voicedby=Kathy Levin |hidei= |hideu= |hideg= }} {{Quote|Well, Gordon, I see your HEV suit still fits you like a glove. At least the glove parts do.|Isaac Kleiner|Half-Life 2|FileKl fitglove01and02.ogg}} The '''Hazardous Environment Suit''', also simply known as the '''HEV Suit''', or the '''Hazard Suit''', is a protective suit worn by Gordon Freeman and other members of the Black Mesa Science Team in the Half-Life and Portal universe|''Half-Life'' series. ==Overview== The suit was designed for use in hazardous environment conditions. It provides limited protection from the elements. It also displays vital information on the heads-up display. A computerized female voice speaks from the suit to provide information on the user's status as well as updates on environmental conditions. The suit needs to be recharged periodically; the greater the charge, the more protective power the suit provides. It can be recharged by using wall-mounted chargers or power modules. The suit design appears to be unisex, and it has a Lambda logo on the chest. ==Appearances== ===''Half-Life''=== In ''Half-Life'', Gordon wears the Mark IV model of the suit. It was designed by Gina Cross. He is required to wear and operate the suit when handling anomalous materials, and is trained and certified in its use in Hazard Course|training course. It is also used by the survey teams sent to Xen to collect specimens. The suit has a high impact reactive armor, atmospheric contaminant sensors, communications interface, vital signs monitoring to display the status of the user, automatic medical systems to administer morphine when the user is wounded, defensive weapon selection system, and munition level monitoring. It also has a built-in flashlight, and a WikipediaGeiger counter|Geiger counter to alert to areas of radioactivity. Additional parts include a helmet and a Long Jump Module. There is an automatic targeting system that allows the user to lock on targets in the Half-Life (PlayStation 2 port)|PlayStation 2 version. The audio system is also used for communication in ''Decay''. ===''Half-Life 2''=== In ''Half-Life 2'', Gordon wears an upgraded version of his old suit, the Mark V. It was redesigned by Isaac Kleiner for comfort and utility. It isn't explained how Kleiner acquired the suit. New features include vision enhancement provided by a zoom function, and limited sprint function for moving quickly. The suit administers antidote for neurotoxin when the user is attacked by a Poison Headcrab. Unlike its predecessor, it uses auxiliary power source for the flashlight (excluding ''Episode Two''), sprinting, and oxygen supply. It can draw power from the Combine energy outlets. The Combine radio chatter can be heard through the suit.''Half-Life 2 Prima Guide'' There is also a suit radio used by Alyx Vance to communicate with Gordon. ==Behind the scenes== ===''Half-Life''=== The suit was created by Chuck Jones, inspired by a concept by Harry Teasley.html">Harry Teasley.Harry Teasley on ReferencesValve_employee_emails the Space Biker (August 3, 2014) Kathy Levin provided the voice of the suit. They were recorded only once for ''Half-Life'' and reused in the subsequent games featuring the suit. Most of the recorded Hazardous Environment Suit/Quotes|suit sounds are not used in-game. They are present in the game files but were presumably cut due to the lack of an actual purpose within the game. Originally, the suit was called the Power Suit. It had three main functions protection, notification, and augmentation. Some functions were automatic, and others required power. The player could turn on or off the suit voice.Half-Life SDK|''Half-Life'' SDK ===Other=== In an early version of ''Half-Life 2'', Gordon was to wear a leather suit instead of the HEV Suit. Gina Cross is said to have tested a Mark V prototype under the supervision of Richard Keller before the Black Mesa Incident,''Half-Life'' PlayStation 2 instruction manual but it is unknown how this is related, if at all, to the Mark V suit featured in ''Half-Life 2''. ==Trivia== *Valve's company logo can be seen in the back of the original suit. *There are two missing suits in the Anomalous Materials Laboratory when Gordon arrives. According to Randy Pitchford, these suits belong to Gina and Colette.{{IA|20141108111613/http//forums.gearboxsoftware.com/showthread.php?p{{=}}2051|''Half-Life'' PS2 and ''Decay''|the Gearbox Software forums (July 6, 2003)}} *In the chapter ''Lambda Core'', there are three empty suit tubes in the preparation room for the Survey Team. These tubes are actually full, and have suits in them, but they fall through the floor on map load because of a bug. This was fixed in the Half-Life Source|Source version of the game. *An HEV Module can be found in ''Aperture Robot Repair''. *The http//wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Biosuit_(Classic) Biosuit in ''http//wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Team_Fortress_Classic Team Fortress Classic'' and ''Deathmatch Classic'' uses the ''Half-Life'' HEV model. ==Gallery== ===''Half-Life'' Alpha=== FileIvan alpha.png|Ivan the Space Biker. FileIvan red.png|Unused red version. FileIvan green.png|Unused green version. FileIvan blue.png|Unused blue version. ===''Half-Life Day One''=== FileGina player.png|Gina. FileGina early.jpg|Ditto, render. ===''Half-Life''=== FileGordon concept.jpg|Concept art. FileRtb 050 02.jpg|Early model. FileRtb 050 01.jpg|Red version. FileGordon model 1.jpg|Ditto, render. FileRtb 067 01.jpg|Ditto. FileGordon red suit shotgun.jpg|Ditto, in-game. FileUa office02.jpg|Viewmodel. FileC2a5 gauss.jpg|Ditto. FileGordon model 2.jpg|Model render. FileSuit hl.png|{{IconPlusLinkCorner|e/ee/Suit_hl.webm}}The Mark IV. FileSuit helmet hl.png|Unused version with helmet. FilePlayer hl01.png|{{IconPlusLinkCorner|5/56/Player_hl01.webm}}Gordon Freeman. FileDm gordon.png|Multiplayer version. FilePlayer hl02.png|{{IconPlusLinkCorner|b/b7/Player_hl02.webm}}With helmet. FileDm helmet.png|Multiplayer version. FileHl holo.png|The Holographic Assistant. FileShotgun 1.png|Viewmodel. FileHl egon.png|Ditto. FileShotgun hd.png|High Definition version. FileLaser_hd.png|Ditto. FileC1a0d suit room.jpg|The suit room. FileC3a2d0000.jpg|Ditto. ===Half-Life (Dreamcast port)|''Half-Life'' (Dreamcast port)=== FileSuit hldc.png|{{IconPlusLinkCorner|a/ac/Suit_hldc.webm}}The Mark IV. FilePlayer hldc01.png|{{IconPlusLinkCorner|9/90/Player_hldc01.webm}}Gordon Freeman. FilePlayer hldc02.png|{{IconPlusLinkCorner|6/6b/Player_hldc02.webm}}With helmet. FileHldc holo.png|The Holographic Assistant. ===Half-Life (PlayStation 2 port)|''Half-Life'' (PlayStation 2 port)=== FileSuit hlpsx.png|{{IconPlusLinkCorner|5/56/Suit_hlpsx.webm}}The Mark IV. FilePlayer hlpsx01.png|{{IconPlusLinkCorner|b/b6/Player_hlpsx01.webm}}Gordon Freeman. FilePlayer hlpsx02.png|{{IconPlusLinkCorner|2/2f/Player_hlpsx02.webm}}With helmet. FilePs2 holo.png|The Holographic Assistant. ===''Half-Life Decay''=== FilePs2 gina decay.png|Gina Cross. FilePs2 colette decay.png|Colette Green. ===''Half-Life 2''=== FileConcept art eli gordon alyx skitch.jpg|Concept art. File03 Vance+Vance-5.png|Isaac Kleiner with the suit. FileHEV Suit HL2 sides.jpg|The Mark V. FileHEV Suit lab.jpg|Ditto, in Kleiner's Lab. FileV hands HEV.jpg|Viewmodel. FileHEV Suit lambda.svg|Chest logo. ===Other=== FileHEV Suit HL2 leak.jpg|The Mark V, leak version. FileGordon survivor.png|''Survivor'' model. FileGordon statue valve.jpg|Gordon statue. FileGordon NECA.jpg|Gordon action figure. FileHalf card01.jpg|Unpublished trading card. ===Promotional artwork=== FileArt-gordon-greybg.jpg|For ''Half-Life''. FileDhabihEng AgruntGordon.jpg|Ditto. FileGordon game of the year.jpg|Ditto. FileGordonclose2.jpg|Ditto. FileGordon tentacles.jpg|Ditto, Dreamcast port. FileGordonalyx2 nohl2.png|For ''Half-Life 2''. FileAlyx gordon weapons.jpg|Ditto. FileGordon rubble crowbar complete.png|Ditto. FileBarnacle Gordon nohl2.png|Ditto. FileGordon crowbar enemies.jpg|Ditto, Xbox port. FileGame of the year hl2.jpg|Ditto, GOTY edition. FileSteam mac gordon.jpg|Teaser image.{{abbr3|i|This image was created for the Steam for Mac announcement. It was sent to MacRumors and posted online in March 3, 2010. The Apple logo can be seen on the chest of the suit.}} ==List of appearances== ===Main games=== *''Half-Life'' *''Half-Life Opposing Force'' *''Half-Life Blue Shift'' *''Half-Life Decay'' *''Half-Life 2'' *''Half-Life 2 Episode One'' *''Half-Life 2 Episode Two'' ===Other=== *''Half-Life Day One'' {{1st}} *''Half-Life Uplink'' {{Nc}} *''Half-Life 2 Deathmatch'' {{Nc}} *''Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar'' *''Half-Life 2 Lost Coast'' {{Nc}} ==See also== *Powered Combat Vest ==Associated media== *{{ImagecatInline|Hazardous Environment Suit images}} *{{QuotesInline}} ==References== {{Reflist}} {{Technology}} {{Black Mesa}} CategoryEquipment CategoryBlack Mesa technology CategoryResistance technology CategoryTechnology