Ivan the Space Biker

{{Youmayd|the early character|his successor|Gordon Freeman}}
{{Character Infobox
|name=Ivan the Space Biker
|image=Ivan head.png
|weapons=9mm Pistol|Pistol
|equipment=HEV Suit 
|era=Black Mesa Incident
|affiliation=Black Mesa Science Team
|designer=Chuck Jones''Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar''
Harry TeasleyHarry Teasley on ReferencesValve_employee_emails the Space Biker (August 3, 2014) |entity= |hideb= |hidep= |hidec= |hideg=yes |hidev=yes }} '''Ivan the Space Biker''' is the nicknamehttp//www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/131815/the_cabal_valves_design_process_.php?page=4 The Cabal Valveā€™s Design Process For Creating Half-Life on Gamasutra (December 10, 1999)''Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar'' given to the original scientist character model for the player. He was replaced by Gordon Freeman. ==Overview== Ivan has a full, wild beard that made him look like a typical biker, as well as a bulbous grey-green HEV Suit (with "Research" written on the back) that resembled a space suit, hence the nickname of "Ivan the Space Biker". He also has a flattop haircut and no glasses. The beard was heavily reduced to eventually turn into the current Gordon's stylish goatee. Of note is that he already had brown hair and green eyes. The model, "doctor.mdl", can be found in some releases of ''Half-Life'', including the Steam release, but it cannot be opened because it uses an early version of .MDL format; however it is correctly recompiled for ''Half-Life Source'', making it viewable and usable in the Source version. In Half-Life Alpha|''Half-Life'' Alpha, there are three alternate skins for Ivan; red, green, and blue. ==Trivia== In ''http//wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Team_Fortress_2 Team Fortress 2'''s http//wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Training_mode Offline Practice mode, one of the bots bears the name "Ivan the Space Biker". ==Gallery== FileIvan alpha.png|Ivan's third person model. FileIvan red.png|Unused red version. FileIvan green.png|Unused green version. FileIvan blue.png|Unused blue version. FileIvan model views.jpg|Several views of Ivan's third person model. FileDoctor.png|One of the earliest screenshots of ''Half-Life'', showing third person gameplay with Ivan. FileIvan with barney.jpg|Ivan with a security guard. FileIvan shooting.jpg|Ivan in an early version of Stalkyard. FileIvan in Stalkyard.jpg|Ditto. FileEarly MP Ivan.jpg|Ditto. FileEarly MP Ivan dead.jpg|Ditto, dead. FileEarly MP Ivan dead2.jpg|Ditto. FileRPG early trail.jpg|Ivan shooting with the RPG. FileBigmomma wallpaper.jpg|The same spot within a ''Half-Life'' wallpaper. ==List of appearances== *''Half-Life'' on ''WikipediaSteam (software)|Steam'' {{Gf}} {{1st}} {{Nc}} *''Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar'' {{Nc}} ==References== {{Reflist}} {{Characters}} {{Black Mesa}} CategoryHalf-Life (pre-release) CategoryBlack Mesa Science Team CategoryMales CategoryHalf-Life 2 Raising the Bar CategoryCharacters CategoryCut characters CategoryHEV Suit users