Definitions for g-manˈdʒiˌmæn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an agent for the FBI.
Origin of G-man:
1920–25; prob. repr. Government man
G-man, FBI agent, government man(noun)
a special law-enforcement agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
A US government agent fighting organized crime in the interwar years.
A fictional character based on this definition, eg, Dick Tracy.
Origin: Probably abbreviated from government man
The G-Man, voiced by Michael Shapiro, is a mysterious recurring character in the Half-Life series of first-person shooter video games. Described as a 'sinister interdimensional bureaucrat', he is known to display peculiar behavior and capabilities beyond that of a normal human. His identity and motives, however, remain almost completely unexplained. He plays the role of an overseer and employer, both observing the player as the games progress and pulling strings to control the outcome of specific events throughout the Half-Life saga. He claims to answer to some unseen higher authority which he refers to as simply his 'employers'. The G-Man's constant appearances in the Half-Life games, as well as his revealing monologues to the series’ protagonist Gordon Freeman, implying he is of great importance and somewhat an anchor to the endeavor of the player. His mysterious nature has made him an icon of the Half-Life series.
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