Though a destined hero, he still has no reason to speak. Curious as to how he got through school...
Often seen with a crowbar
"This is the Freeman. The Combine's reckoning has come." --Vortigaunt, Half Life 2
"...giving him nicknames as 'The One Free Man'..." --Dr. Breen, Half Life 2
"Crowbars are for geeky video game characters." --Anna Grimsdottir, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory