Corporal Adrian ShephardEdit
Corporal Adrian Shephard is the main protagonist of Half-Life: Opposing Force.
He was tasked with terminating Gordon Freeman. However, the Osprey he is on crashes, separating him from his team. After being rescued and revived by a scientist inside Black Mesa, he has to find his way to escape. He eventually finds out about one last Osprey leaving Black Mesa. However, the G-Man prevents him from escaping. Now with nowhere to go, and with Gordon in Xen, he fights for his life in a torn-apart Black Mesa, ravaged by a war between the creatures of Xen and the new alien race known as Race X, with only the survivors of Black Mesa and HECU to aid him.
At one point, during Opposing Force, he temporarily disables a nuke (which is later rearmed by the G-Man.), and kills the massive Race X creature, known as the Gene Worm. After that, he witnesses the nuking of Black Mesa, and is put in stasis by the illusive G-Man.
Other Appearances Edit
He is set to reappear in Opposing Force 2. He would appear in the chapter "Urban Chaos", set a while after the "Seven Hour War."
He is also the main protagonist of the Half Life 2 mod, The Awakening, where he is responsible for unleashing the Antlions upon the world, posing problems to the Combine. He is also seen in Azure Sheep (in a cameo appearance), and in the second Sweet Half Life ending, still trapped on an isolated Xen island.
In the short movie, Beyond Black Mesa, there is a character named "Adrian Shephard", who seems to be a young Resistance member, adept of martial arts. He committed suicide with a grenade in order to avoid capture by the Combine. His name may be a homage to the Opposing Force protagonist, Adrian Shephard.