Combine Assassin

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| image=FileCombine Assassin.jpg|250px
| name=Combine Assassin
| affiliation=Combine
| type=*Soldier / Assassin
| health=
| weapons=*Rifle
*USP Match|Dual pistols
*Foot kick
| entity=npc_fassassin
| designer=Ted Backman''Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar''
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The '''Combine Assassin''', also known as '''Female Assassin''' or simply '''Assassin''', is a transhuman enemy cut from ''Half-Life 2'', the successor of ''Half-Life''’s Black Ops|female assassin and a predecessor of the Overwatch Elite, who inherited her helmet.

==Overview==

The Combine Assassin is mostly a slimmer and female version of the Overwatch Elite, with an almost identical helmet.

She uses two automatic pistols (and originally some kind of rifle), and a variety of melee attacks. She is shown to be a quick and resourceful enemy, moving swiftly and performing flips, rolls, and other movements. She also wears heel springs, recycled as the Advanced Knee Replacement for Chell in ''Portal'', that improves her movements and speed. The armor and padding are almost completely absent, allowing the assassin to move quickly. When she dies, the light on her helmet slowly goes off.Playable Half-Life 2 Beta|''Half-Life 2'' Beta

Five individuals were to be seen "stored" frozen in tanks in the Borealis (cut location)|Borealis.WC mappack

==Fate==
The Combine Assassin survived as the female Combine Sniper in the arcade version of ''Half-Life 2'', ''Half-Life 2 Survivor'', as several custom player models.

==Trivia==
*The Combine Assassin was originally  going to wear the Advanced  Knee Replacement that Chell wore in ''Portal'',  but due to the cut of the Combine Assassin,  the Advanced Knee Replacement applied for Chell later when ''Portal'' was in development.
*If one was to get a certain addon for Garry's Mod they could have an NPC Assassin who proves rather challenging to take down. This addon also come with the Cremator, another NPC cut from Half Life 2

==Gallery==


FileI.A. Latham.jpg|Concept art for "I.A. Latham", simply referred to as "female protagonist" in ''Raising the Bar''. This denomination likely refers to a very early version of Alyx Vance|Alyx (being "protagonist" and not "antagonist"), where she was to wear leather straps and probably a breathing mask with a single "eye", recycled in the Combine Assassin, and originally to retract and reveal the face.
FileCombine Assassin con.jpg|Concept art for the final version.
FileAssassin springs.jpg|Detail of the Combine Assassin's heel springs, similar to the Long Fall Boots in ''Portal 2''.
FileCombine Assassin light.jpg|The Combine Assassin's red light effects.
FileD3 borealis 020001.jpg|One of the five Combine Assassins "stored" frozen in tanks on the Borealis in the mod ''Missing Information''.
FileD3 borealis 020003.jpg|Ditto.
FileD3 borealis 020000.jpg|The tanks. 
FileD3 borealis 020002.jpg|Ditto.
FileFassassin head.png|Texture file for the head, showing hidden elements, such as the head of a frightened man and Ted Backman's stylized signature on the bottom-left.
FileHl2s27.jpg|Custom Combine Assassin player model in ''Half-Life 2 Survivor'', with the cut Sniper Rifle.
FileHl2s20.jpg|Ditto, on the right, with a shotgun.
FileCombine_Assassin_model.jpg|The Assassiness ; A model made for SvenCoop 2, with the Assassiness from Half-Life as reference.


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

==References==
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CategoryCombine Units
CategoryCut enemies
CategoryHalf-Life 2 Beta
CategoryHalf-Life 2 Raising the Bar
CategoryTranshumans
CategoryEnemies
CategoryTed Backman designs