Alien Combine Soldier
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|Alien Combine Soldier|
The Alien Combine Soldier  is an enemy cut from Half-Life 2 and the predecessor of the Overwatch Soldier. Like most of the Synth or alien-style soldiers, the concept was abandoned to avoid any direct representation of human-scale alien enemies and instead depict the Combine as a more elusive force. Its design was probably recycled for the Combine Advisor and somehow inspired by the Kingpin, an enemy cut from Half-Life.
It was to move like a snake or a worm. Another version was to have a "dugy" yellow, polished skin, yellow lenses, use an energy whip at close range, and wear thick plastic gear with an insignia in the back.
The yellow lenses are seen again in a more recent version, a camouflaged Overwatch Soldier, which can be found as an early model for the Overwatch Elite in the leak files.
List of appearances
- Half-Life 2: Raising the Bar, page 107