Charger (Xen creature)

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| image=FileCharger model front.jpg|250px
| name=Charger
| affiliation=Xen
| type=Wildlife
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| weapons=*Charge
*Toxic spit
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| designer=Ted Backman''Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar''
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The '''Charger'''''Half-Life'' SDK is an alien enemy cut from ''Half-Life''. While not in the game files, its source files can be found in the ''Half-Life'' SDK files.

==Overview==

The Charger was to be a two-legged insect-like creature, with a small head dotted with two moving flaps (possibly ears, since holes can be seen in the inner sides) that could cover its head completely. It was to have seven eyes, three big and four small, randomly spread around its face (or only three, depending on the two textures files), six pointed teeth, and overall colors similar to that of the Bullsquid.

While its model is more insect-like, its original concept was more like "a demonic a bipedal monster", without wings and a ruminant-like tail.

==Behavior and skills==
Its animations show the creature constantly flying, its wings moving very fast, and apparently not using its legs much. It appears that once it notices the player, it was to charge towards them, wrap its head in its flaps (probably to increase velocity), then hit them with its legs at the end of the charge. Other animations show it "firing" with its mouth, likely some toxic spit in the same vein of the Bullsquid or the Antlion Worker.

==Trivia==

*The "bipedal demonic monster" variant of the Charger is expected to appear in the upcoming Source mod ''http//www.of2mod.com/ Opposing Force 2''.
*Another Valve game, ''http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Left_4_Dead_2 Left 4 Dead 2'', contains a Special infected named the Charger. While its current appearance is much different from the Half-Life Charger, some concept art show similar ideas of a bipedal creature with small/no arms that rams players with its head and back.

==Gallery==


FileCharger con.jpg|Original "bipedal demonic monster" concept.
FileCharger model charging.jpg|Charging.
FileCharger model left back.jpg|View from the back.


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

==References==
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CategoryXen creatures
CategoryCut enemies
CategorySpitters
CategoryHalf-Life Beta
CategoryEnemies
CategoryTed Backman designs