Fandom

Half-Life Wiki

Griggs

848pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk9 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

HL2 article
Wiki cleanup
This article has yet to be cleaned up to a higher standard of quality.
You can help by correcting spelling and grammar, removing factual errors and rewriting sections to ensure they are clear and concise. Visit our Cleanup Project for more details.
Wiki images
This article would greatly benefit from the addition of more images.
To illustrate the article you can add one or more relevant images or upload them from canonical / official sources. For more instructions visit Help:Images.
 
"Okay, Freeman! Be adequate!"
―Griggs[src]
 

Griggs, nicknamed "Griggsy", is a Rebel medic who appears in the Half-Life 2: Episode Two chapter This Vortal Coil.

AppearancesEdit

Half-Life 2: Episode TwoEdit

Griggs and a rebel named Sheckley were stationed at an underground Resistance base near City 17, but Antlion and zombie attacks whittled down the numbers of troops until just Griggs and Sheckley remained, though some were probably evacuated to the next post. Both of their personalities clash (Griggs was naive and light-spirited, while Sheckley was no-nonsense), but they had become an unlikely duo.

When a Vortigaunt carrying the fatally wounded Alyx Vance appeared, Griggs and Sheckley volunteered to protect them from Antlion attacks. Gordon Freeman soon showed up, and the panicky Griggs briefly mistook him for an antlion drone before being ordered by Sheckley to show Freeman their remaining supplies.

When Antlions approached in great numbers, Griggs grew hopeless until more Vortigaunts showed up and helped to defeat them. Griggs then stayed to help protect the Vortigaunts with Sheckley while Freeman and a Vortigaunt retrieved an essence from the Antlion hive that would heal Alyx. After Freeman returned with the essence and saved Vance, Griggs and Sheckley probably remained with the Vortigaunts to go hunt Advisors.

Griggs is rather naive despite the horrors that he (according to the Prima Guide) has seen. He is easily panicked and at many times during the Antlion assault shouts that everyone is doomed. He is also light-spirited and several times makes jokes about their current position (which sometimes make little sense). He and Sheckley have several funny in-game conversations.

Behind the scenes Edit

  • Originally, Griggs and Sheckley were only minor characters who informed Gordon how to defend the Vortigaunts from the Antlions, before getting killed fairly quickly, leaving the player alone to kill the Antlions. However, the developers discovered that this led to the players being unsure of how to fight the battle, and would often make them use the wrong strategies. This led to the team deciding to keep Griggs and Sheckley, making them constantly informing the player of how to fight the battle, and even suggesting which tunnels to defend. This gave the team the idea of making the two funny characters, whose in-game conversations could serve as a comical relief during the battle.[1]

TriviaEdit

  • Unlike other medics, Griggs can actually throw medkits to Freeman instead of having to be next to him to heal him.
  • Griggs appears to have a mix of a British and an Australian accent.
  • According to the Prima Guide, Griggs and Sheckley were inspired by Abbott and Costello. This is confirmed in the developer commentary.
  • Griggs tells a departing Gordon the phrase "Be adequate". When Sheckley questions him about it by saying "What the hell does that mean anyway?!", he responds "I dunno, sounds like somethin' the Vorts would say."
  • He is voiced by John Patrick Lowrie who also voices the Sniper in Team Fortress 2 and some citizens on Half life 2.

List of appearancesEdit

References Edit


Also on Fandom

Random Wiki