Alien Assassin

{{Youmayd|the enemy cut from Half-Life 2|the Half-Life Opposing Force enemy|Shock Trooper}}
{{Enemy Infobox
| image=FileAlien assassin - idle.jpg|250px
| name=Alien Assassin
| affiliation=Combine
| type=Soldier / Assassin
| health=
| weapons=*Claws
*Hopwire Grenades
| entity=npc_assassinPlayable Half-Life 2 Beta|''Half-Life 2'' Beta files
| designer=Dhabih Eng''Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar''
The '''Alien Assassin''', also known as the '''Combine Alien Assassin''', the '''Breeder''' and the '''Shock Trooper''', is a transhuman enemy cut from ''Half-Life 2''. It is the original form of the Fast Zombie.

FileAlien Assassin concept.jpg|Concept art, sans spikes on the head.|150px|thumb|left

*The Alien Assassin has long claws used for slashing targets, red spikes on the top of its head, a breathing mask and pipes in its eye orbits, and apparently only two toes.

*Like the Combine Assassin, it is likely that it was to be a quick and resourceful enemy, moving swiftly and performing flips, rolls, and other movements. It was also to fire smoke to conceal its movements,Half-Life 2 Beta|''Half-Life 2'' Beta source code throw Hopwire Grenades and knives stored on its back, and quickly pounce the player.

*It was also to have a Zombie version, but it was never completed. It appears as even more transformed than the Standard Zombie, the Headcrab's rear left leg going inside the Assassin's back even further than in Standard Zombies, to reappear near the Assassin's right shoulder. The hands and feet have turned a bright red, and the bones of the forearms have become visible. The blending between the limbs and chest/waist texture files is also not well finished. When shot at, it sounds like it was in metal.Playable Half-Life 2 Beta|''Half-Life 2'' Beta

*Both the Alien Assassin and the Cremator bear some similarities. They have an identical orange sphere on the back of one hand, looking like some sort of lid (the right hand for the Alien Assassin, in lower resolution, the left for the Cremator), similar arms and hands (except that the Cremator has only four fingers), and also lines on the hands (although the Cremator has them on its gloves instead of the skin like Alien Assassin). This suggests they were to be related in some way.

*A related sound file, "ball_zap1.wav", can still be found in the ''Half-Life 2'' files, in the folder "/sound/npc/assassin/". Similar to a Stun Baton sound, it was likely related to the Assassin's Hopwire Grenades.

*The sound file "tattle1.wav" located in the sound folder for the Alien Assassin in the playable ''Half-Life 2'' Beta files indicates the Assassin was at some point to taunt the player. However the record seems to be temporary as it is made in a childish way, with a falsetto/Muppet-like voice.

*Players often refer to it as "Prowler", although the term is not in any official source.


FileAlien Assassin - run.jpg|Running.
FileAlien Assassin - walk.jpg|Walking, in a WikipediaNosferatu|Nosferatu-esque way.
FileZombie Assassin model.jpg|The Zombie version.
FileAlien Assassin hand ball.jpg|The Alien Assassin's left hand, with the orange sphere.
FileCremator - Alien Assassin hand ball.png|Orange sphere texture, from the Cremator texture files.

==List of appearances==
*''Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar'' {{1st}} {{Nc}}


CategoryCombine Units
CategoryCut enemies
CategoryDhabih Eng designs