Combine Synth Elite Soldier

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| designer=Ted Backman''Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar''
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The '''Combine Synth Elite Soldier''' is a part-human, part-Synth enemy cut from ''Half-Life 2''. With the Combine Super Soldier (which somehow stems from it), it is the predecessor of the Overwatch Elite, as well as the direct predecessor of the Combine Guard.Playable Half-Life 2 Beta|''Half-Life 2'' Beta files

==Overview==

The Combine Synth Elite Soldier is probably some descendant of the "mech" featured in the Weather Control story fragment. The "Combine Elite" is mentioned in the Combine Super Soldier story fragment|Alyx story fragment; it could be this unit, although the Combine Super Soldier could also fit, both being early elite Combine units. Overall, some concepts evolved into the Combine Guard, others into the Combine Super Soldier, to finally end up with the Overwatch Elite. Some concepts also bear similarities with the Hunter, especially the legs.

==Trivia==

*The variant of the Combine Synth Elite Soldier featured in the article's infobox is expected to appear in the upcoming Source mod ''http//www.of2mod.com/ Opposing Force 2''.

==Gallery==
These are concept art for several different versions, featured in ''Raising the Bar''. Most of them feature a big left arm where a weapons is included (as seen in the Combine Guard NPC) and a thinner right one.


FileCombine Synth Elite Soldier1.jpg|This version is closer to the Combine Guard and the Overwatch Elite, with legs very similar to that of the Hunter (as it is for the version featured in the infobox of this article).
FileCombine Synth Elite Soldier3.jpg|This version is also closer to the Combine Guard and the Overwatch Elite.
FileCombine Synth Elite Soldier7.jpg|The feet here are similar to that of the Combine Super Soldier.
FileCombine Synth Elite Soldier2.jpg|This version is nicknamed "Combine Elite 3" and its the closest to the Combine Guard, with on its shoulder the same logo found on the Gunship's back.
FileCombine Synth Elite Soldier5.jpg|The feet here are similar to that of the Combine Super Soldier, here with a spear, and the similarities to the Combine Guard are again featured.
FileCombine Synth Elite Soldier6.jpg|Again, the feet here are similar to that of the Combine Super Soldier.
FileCombine guard.jpg|The Combine Guard NPC.


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

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