Xen Why do I say Xen is between life and death? This is just an idea really,but it seemed plausible to me. If Xen truly is a hub to all the end of the universe, the planets themselves must have some connection to Xen. What are two of the most certain things in the galaxy? Life and Death. The state of being in Xen, or being between the living and dead is the true state of Half-Life. G-man The g-am himself probably does have ties to the military,but what about the administator? If he can control the events around a whole government research facility, certainly he can control parts of the military. Perhaps he is a third force? The Black-ops now come to mind. Were they truly military personell? Were they privatly owned by the administrator? Perhaps they are assimilated into the Combine. Again, that's all for now..