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What if, instead of going to Ponyville, Twilight Sparkle left Canterlot to go to the Pony Mesa Research Facility?
What if, instead of fighting off Nightmare Moon, she fought off a Resonance Cascade?
And what if, instead of meeting her friends in preparation for the Summer Sun Celebration, she instead met them in the aftermath of the Resonance Cascade?

This is the story of Twilight Sparkle, as she takes on the role of Gordon Freeman from the original Half-Life, and the friends she meets along the way.

Thanks to HiveLordLusa for the picture.

Chapters (9)
Comments ( 99 )

Half-Life with Twilight Sparkle filling the role of Gordon Freeman.
& Now I have to play Half-Life to fully experience this story.

Ironically I started re-playing the first half-life game over a little awhile ago, and now you've come out with a proper fic, awesome. I have some high hopes for this and I like what I've read so far, was waiting fr the G-man to show up or is it G-pony, er Mr. G-mane? Anyway I'm pumped for this story and can't wait for more!
P.S. twilight should be careful when handling that anomaly matter for there may be "unforeseen consequences" *tollface*.

Who gets to be John Freeman who was gordon Freemans brother

We need to ponify Full-Life Consequences

You just had to combine one of my favourite computer games with one of my favourite shows, didn't you Ganymede? And I started to read this after re-watching Freeman's Mind too, how's that for timing? Keep it up! :twilightsmile:

R.I.P. Spike :moustache:

Spoiler warning.

It's a pretty interesting story. Way too many descriptions about similar looking walls and corridors though.

Still, in my opinion you killed of Spike Way, Way too soon. Seriously, I think he would have been just what you needed to make this fic sound more MLPish. Killing him off and you risk ending up with what's basically a retelling of Half Lifes story where the only difference is cosmetic, it's ponies instead of humans. Spike would have given the whole fic a whole other dynamic, it would have given Twilight a real reason to actually Fight. The instant you killed him off I found that I lost interest in the story, which is a shame as it was a promising and generally well written story.

A story doesn't have the same constraints as a first person shooter have, it's a shame you don't use that to your advantage, especially since the original Half Life just isn't a very varied or interesting setting to begin with. (Not belittling what the game did for the genre. It was amazing for it's time. But the story is only good if you compare it with other FPSes from that period in time.)

Someone call djy1991 hes going to flip a shit at this:ajsmug:

Damn, you beaten me to it :( by about 8 weeks.
I will still try my idea at the crossover. Using Magic instead of Science. You know, the medieval theme :P.

I do agree with the previous comments that it is too...modern...not MLP ?

first i was like :derpyderp1: then i was like:pinkiegasp: then :trollestia: then spike made me :fluttercry: plz keep this up

I think you've had this on total hiatus long enough, Ganymede. At the very least say something about what you're planning on doing with this, be it continuing or cancelling the project. I personally vote for continuing.

Also, If you do continue, and want a new picture for the story, you can use this http://hivelordlusa.deviantart.com/art/Twilight-Sparkle-s-HEV-Suit-283166360 and I can further edit it for you. :twilightsmile: All you have to do is ask nicely. (deviantart or here)


You drew fanart for this thing?! :pinkiegasp:

That's it. I'm taking this thing out of hiatus now! By gosh, this thing needs to be finished!

258477 Good Choice. I await the next chapter! :twilightsmile:

Now, how will you resolve what some people thought of as a large problem. Specifically, what to do about Spike now, hmmm?

So many words, so little time.

:ajbemused: < me 5 mins ago
:rainbowhuh: "new update? but this story was....... OH MY :trollestia: "!!!!
:yay: :yay: :yay: :yay: :yay: Ganymede you have all my love.
oh and is :rainbowlaugh: Rainbow gonna be adrian shepherd?

354798 I'm guessing you came to the same conclusion as me about that or saw my pic on my DeviantArt. :twilightsmile:

Also, Ganymede, can you update the description to say it's my picture?

EDIT: Thank you.

And I was not expecting that backstory for Rarity. The G-Pony has some serious explaining to do...

Pic?.."looks at DeviantArt :rainbowhuh: :pinkiecrazy: " mother of celestia.
YESSSSSSS!!!!!!!! :yay: :yay: :yay: :yay: :yay: hivelord you get all the love i got left

361227 I'll be releasing more Half-Life related stuff later as well, so... Keep a eye out. :twilightsmile:

Also, it's probably better to follow me on DA, I don't usually put any of my art here. Thanks, though.

I was going to do a half-life crossover, but i guess you beat me.

I'm not sure about the pony puns, but so far this is awesome. You captured the feeling of the opening credits perfectly!

Also, props for not forgetting the G-Man. Yeeeaaaah. ^^

I kind of agree with 4774 regarding Spike, but this is quite interesting an I will continue reading.
One thing that I did notice and struck me as unrealistic* was the laser in the hallway slicing Twilight's horn in half. From my understanding, you can't get lasers to cut like Light Sabers with no end on them. Even the beam in a high power laser cutter has to be focused very tightly right after it leaves the final lens to have a chance at cutting. It travels from the generator to wherever it is to be used in an expanded form to control beam quality and reduce diffraction. It will be focused right in front of the surface it will cut. The focus is very short so it will diverge quickly.

That's not to say it wouldn't hurt like a bastard if the beam hit you. An unfocused bean like this would give you serious burns almost immediately on your skin (and shortly kill the headcrab) and could start to burn bone, but it would take much longer that Twilight running through it. Her horn could still be scorched and would be very painful if it contained nerves/blood/tissue like our teeth do, which seems to make sense for pony biology. I could easily see it being very painful (but possible) to use magic for a while. Using magic with half a horn seems unrealistic* to me.

*Yes I realize I am using 'realistic' in a relative since here.

This fanfic has limitlessssss potential.

3748 dont go to ravenholm<--- look it up after playing and beating half-life 1. but really DO NOT GO TO RAVENHOLM

Has a lack of John Freeman

Woohoo! Update! dl.dropbox.com/u/31471793/FiMFiction/Twilight_Sparkle_lolface.png Nice job with that chapter, Ganymede! Taking time to write these chapters helps, I think, as they end up so well. :twilightsmile:

Rarity's acting and planning skills surprise me, but they're put to good use here, and don't seem OOC for her. I do hope they show up again in the future! I wonder what they'll do with poor Rainbow Dash? :rainbowderp: 'Find out next time', I guess.

OH! Will Applejack be a security guard next chapter? Because I can definitely see that. Even if it isn't going to happen, I can see how it might... dl.dropbox.com/u/31471793/FiMFiction/emoticons/shrug_Twilight_Sparkle.png You're the author, your decision.

I noticed some small grammar errors, I hope you don't mind me pointing them out.
...Actually, after writing them up, I decided sending them to you in a PM was best. :twilightsheepish:


Applejack isn't going to make an appearance until the end of chapter 11. However, she's going to be playing a HUUUGE role in the second half of the story. :ajsmug:

Thanks for pointing out the errors. It's tough to track down the little stuff in a chapter this big. :twilightsmile:

1405963 Oh well, it doesn't matter. She appears, but the story is already awesome. I can't wait for the next chapter.

If you want, I could proof read for you.

That'd be funny if Fluttershy turned out to be the scientist from Lambda Core, holding the shotgun shaking :rainbowlaugh:

This is a great story. Even inspired me to create my own, however they are just a wee bit different... I would be honored if you could look it over and give me an opinion

When is more coming out I really enjoy this story :eeyup:


Careful what you wish for. I'm an ex-reviewer over at Ponychan.

I would rather have an expert review that says my story is crap, then no review and forcing the pain on others... Then again, I would prefer a non-crappy review, but hey, that's life.

1403589 Who was Gordon Freeman's brother (reads whole story out loud)

Couple of typos, Waste instead of Waist. Otherwise, awesomely done. Only Rainbow Dash could survive being eaten by a creature like that.

Good to see this update again!

I logged on this morning and saw an update. I waited through all of school in anticipation. I read it. There is only one word I have to say over this... this... chapter


Oh, fantastic, you are still writing this! I really love this story. I really love the way you've slotted the Mane 6 in to the Half-Life situation and made them essentially all "Gordon Freeman" in that they work together to solve the things he encountered.

That said, I'm really sorry about not getting back to you on the early chapter revisions you asked for. I tried making some progress, then there were some file issues, and then RL became far more busy than ever before, which has unfortunately continued up to this point, and that kept making me forget to contact you with anything, or not have the time or Internet connection when I did remember. I'm not sure if you want the. anymore, but if you do I can try making an edited document again and sending them to you.

And I'm glad you had Rainbow survive this encounter. Honestly, at least one person from deviantArt that I sent to your story via my fan art was somewhat angry about Spike's death earlier in the story (as in only one person commented, though there may have been more). I'm personally not against it, though, and it seems like good emotional motivation for Twilight to actually make this trek, especially now that she is making new friends and wants them to stay alive and well more than she would in the Mane Universe.

Dat tram ride. I don't think it could get any longer. Also, Yeah. Don't go to Ravenholm.... Tis a silly place. Especially don't go there in the middle of the night when you're all alone in the house...

Love it, though I'm kinda bummed that Spike had to die. I look forward to further installments. Also what or whom the others of the mane six will be.

Nice work, just saw a couple of typos and maybe one or two tense errors.

I don't care if it's a ponified version of the Half-Life story, this is fucking awesome. The dynamic of the three of them just... works so well here. Keep up the awesome work!

Bravo! Bravo! Encore! Encore!

Jeff Goldblum stating "You must go faster" just came to mind at that last bit :rainbowlaugh:

Comment posted by Corporal Rainbow Dash deleted May 19th, 2013

She held up some small leather pouches in her hooves.

How many sentient cows were harmed in the making of this chapter?

And now there goes Rainbow. Ah well. RIP, Airman Rainbow Dash.


And: Author, I just want to thank you. Your story is what first brought me onto FIMfiction. Your awesome.

But then it'd be called Pleather. :trollestia:

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BTW nice job making whole diffrent route for this fic, it was really fasnaiting!!

Oh, yay! A new chapter? How can I resist? :pinkiehappy:

So, I really liked this chapter. The way you basically broke the entirety of the original layout and remade it to suit your needs, in a way that wasn't jarring or annoying, was one of the really good things here. The dialogue was good, the introduction of Unicorns, and that part at the end? Well, it's still got me loving it and looking forward to the continuation. :twilightsmile:

This fic is AWESOME so far! really looking forward to the next chapter, keep up the good work! :pinkiehappy:

I would love to see you do Half-Life 2 afterward, having the apocalyptic society being ruled by Discord, and having Doctor Whooves return as... well, I honestly haven't played much of Half-Life 2 to be honest, so I don't remember all of their names. What is the name of that one woman who aids Gordon throughout the game? She should be either an older Sweetie Bell (who is aiding Twilight because her sister died for the same cause), or Derpy (as a friend of Doctor Whooves).

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