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This was Donut's first Article here![edit]

This was my very first article on this wiki. I came here looking for info on them, and ended up taking control of a near dead wiki. Now, as the "Combine Advisor" of this Wiki, I'll do my best to make it into something great.

-- Donut THX 1138 [Comm] 20:43, 11 April 2007 (UTC)
Good luck to you sir, it's a good article. I know this because wikipedia has copied it wholesale. 23:10, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

Does the combine advisor really suck the "juice", out of the dead rebel? To me it looks more like the advisor sucks out the brain. Don't know if this is important.

Other Information[edit]

"The Advisor "brain sucking" technique is very similar to that of the brain bugs of Starship Troopers."

I'm going remove this in a few days, since there's no evidence the brain sucking is real, and it's already mentioned in the article. 11:06, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

I have a question[edit]

During the paragraph dealing with the Advisors telekinesis it mentions that it ripped a human in half at some point. I'm not questioning the validity of the statement, but when does this happen?

Don't forget to sign. That's in the barn in Ep2, in the map "ep2_outland_07". Klow 09:27, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

If I remember correctly, actually, the rebel doesn't get torn in half, but his torso is briefly twisted, then twisted back a bit once he is thrown away by the Advisor. Go after the corpse when you're free from the Advisor, you'll see that his torso is either intact or twisted a bit (can't remember which, but he was certainly not ripped apart) -Doctor Nuriel

Advisor vs. Adviser[edit]

Is there any particular reason why we are spelling it this particular way? As I understand it, "Adviser" is the preferred spelling of the word. Is it spelled "Advisor" in any official Valve or Marc Laidlaw written statement? If not, we may wish to consider changing it. — Unsigned comment by JorduSpeaks

Please sign your comments.
So, no offense, but this is kind of an absurd comment. It would be like asking "Are we sure Alyx's first name is spelled 'Alyx' and not 'Alex'?... The word "advisor" is another spelling of the word "adviser", and it is authorized in the English language. You should have Googled it first. Second, for the in-universe game, this is its entity name in Ep2. Again, you should have checked, because it's on the page. It's also the model, texture, sound file names, etc. (again...) What else? Ah yeah. It's in Raising the Bar, the Prima Guides, and some WC mappack maps. (again...) I guess that answers your question. Klow 11:34, March 9, 2010 (UTC)
You're pretty rude for a guy who said "no offense"... no offense -_- Xboxannihilator 03:36, April 13, 2010 (UTC)
Careful, this guy will ban you for a week if you upload a picture wrong. Big McLargeHuge 04:03, April 13, 2010 (UTC)
I don't see anything rude here. Sorry if I offended you, it was not my purpose. But you kinda asked for it, since the world "Advisor" can very easily found in the related sources. It's a cruel world, huh!! Klow 14:36, April 13, 2010 (UTC)
I'm not the guy you were talking about. It just struck me on how offensive your message seemed. Maybe it's just the voice in my head reading it in the tone that sounds rude.-- 01:01, April 14, 2010 (UTC)
Ah yeah you are different persons. You can use the voice you want when you read, but don't blame me if you badly choose it! ;) Klow 14:27, April 14, 2010 (UTC)

Those Bastards!Killing Eli like that!--"I thought i would pretend i was one of those deaf-mutes (:p" 14:58, April 16, 2010 (UTC)


I understand maybe putting in some pictures from HL2: Episode 2 ending scene, but the whole scene in pictures? Is that really necessary?

Collar Markings[edit]

To quote the article, "Advisors have a ring where the body meets the head that bears strange golden markings, which could be the evidence of an Advisor alphabet". Then again, "The suit also has a black collar adorned with golden hieroglyphs on it". I think both sentences are referring the same thing, the dark band around Advisor's "neck" with some golden markings. If so, one of them is probably redundant. It is also risky to call these markings an "alphabet", since it actually can be any writing system, including some type unknown to humans - if at all it is some type of writing system. Besides it is interesting to note that the Advisor's pod bears (at least in one case) Latin letters and Arabic numerals, which would indicate either the terrestrial origin of that pod or the necessity to interact with humans (for example, for servicing or the like). Shorr 16:21, November 2, 2010 (UTC)

They are more than likely referring to the same thing. A better term, I feel, would be "glyphs". Bramblepath 18:32, November 2, 2010 (UTC)
I changed the article accordingly. I hope it looks better now. Shorr 20:03, November 2, 2010 (UTC)
Indeed, thanks! Bramblepath 20:08, November 2, 2010 (UTC)


Welp, looks like valve slipped up with Portal 2, and left a remnant of the advisor in the game was the thread, and was in the .fdg (sp) I don't know much about the wiki, so can someone post some stuff from it into Trivia or something?

Arms and Legs?[edit]

The picture of the juvenile Advisor seems to show underdeveloped arms and legs, as well as eyes. This fits to the idea that they were once similar to humans. They have never appeared in retail like that, so is it worth mentioning in the Trivia? Pete (talk) 17:53, 16 September 2014 (BST)

Hello, Pete. I agree with you. They look like humans with underdeveloped limbs. You can go ahead and add a note to the "behind the scenes". The page is outdated and there is a lot of work that needs to be done. --Barnz (talk) 19:24, 16 September 2014 (BST)


Although "The Orange Box" prima guide says they are synths, no other sources that speak of them say they are. While I understand this piece of information has been added to this article and the "Synth" article, does this really mean they are synths? Are prima guides "always" reliable, because I know that certain simple but small mistakes can be made on prima guides from time to time, but not all the time?Gabeluna27 (talk) 22:05, 4 March 2018 (MSK)

Advisors were initially identified as Synths in the original Half-Life 2 Prima guide, so they had carried this descriptor for years before The Orange Box, and no change or correction was made at that later time. Otherwise, there's no reason to question the validity of what is an official and authorized source. The guides have contained a few small and trivial errors over the years, but so have the games. None of the information available to us provides any evidence that calls into the question the guide's statement that Advisors are Synths, but that's a moot point as it's not our position or authority to make such declarations on our own. The information is simply objectively presented and cited as it's been given to us. Marphy (talk) 01:57, 5 March 2018 (MSK)