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Barney Calhoun is the playable character in Half-Life: Blue Shift and a side-character in Half-Life 2. He used to be a security guard that worked at Black Mesa; after the Resonance Cascade, he escaped and managed to regroup with several survivors of both the incident and the Seven Hour War.

Powers and Stats

Tier: 9-C with the crowbar and several fire arms, 9-A with rocket launcher

Name: Barney Calhoun

Origin: Half-Life

Gender: Male

Age: Around 40 in Half-Life 2 (He is a little older than Gordon and unlike him, he wasn't in suspended animation and escaped Black Mesa by himself)

Classification: Human

Powers and Abilities: Human Level attributes, Peak Human stamina, Weapon Mastery (any kind of firearm), sharpshooting, very good at improvising

Attack Potency: Street level with his crowbar (Can crack concrete and destroy wooden boxes in a few blows), Street level+ to Wall level with heavy firearms (shotguns, rifles, etc), Small Building level with his rocket launcher (Blew up a M1 Abrams tank with 4 shots) and with the Pulse Rifle's secondary shot (It can vaporize human beings )

Speed: Normal Human

Lifting Strength: Regular Human, likely reaching Athletic Human (Picked up a rocket launcher and wasn't slowed down)

Striking Strength: Human Class

Durability: His armor grants him at least Wall level durability (Can take small explosions and shots from heavy weaponry with some difficulty. Survived an elevator crashing with no injuries, said fall which crushed two scientists)

Stamina: Peak Human (He was fighting of HECU soldiers and Xen beings for at least several hours before escaping)

Range: Melee normally

Standard Equipment:

Intelligence: Average

Weaknesses: Without his armor he is as durable as a normal man


Notable Victories:

Thanos Simonattoi (The Real World) Thanos’s profile (Barney was given a pistol and a crowbar)

Notable Losses:

Inconclusive Matches:

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