Finally, the Vortigaunts' notably "weave the Freeman's life with hers," while reviving and healing Alyx, thus explicitly connecting the two characters' wellbeings. The game commentary that is given during the "elevator scene," in which Gordon waits for the elevator that takes him down to the core, verifies that such a relationship was intended. We are only allowed to interact with Alyx after completing certain parts of the game, where we will get a few lines of flirtatious dialogue, a job well done, and a smile. You might also like: There is no basis for her feelings because the systems necessary for that to build upon are not part of the game. The game is comprised of loosely connected chapters, often with their own isolated gimmick. Alyx also has a good sense of humor evidenced by the jokes she makes about the Combine or Gordon's silence. If there were more, maybe Alyx Vance wouldn't be considered realistic. She is also very proficient with an automatic pistol, a shotgun, a sniper rifle, and in unarmed combat. Ravenholm — gravity gun, Havoc physics, and lighting. Whether this sense of humor survives her witnessing her father's gruesome death remains to be seen in Episode 3. Frankly I see Valve as an incredibly ingenious company. Continuing this theme, Episode One contains many situations where this relationship is developed.