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'''Dynamite''' is an environmental trap consisting of bricks of remote detonated explosives used around the Black Mesa Research Facility|Black Mesa Facility for industrial and defensive purposes by the HECU, being used to force access to unreachabel areas of the base, or as an effective alternative to stopping Gordon in his tracks. Dynamite has two formats, the first one being a trap, detonated either by tripwire or correographed detonation, in which it must be avoided by means of a puzzle of fast thinking, and the second style being as a means of advancement in which an exit must be blown open to move onto the next portion of the level, proving either way as an important part of storyline and the game itself.

Dynamite only appears in the first ''Half-Life'' and its expansions as either a manueverable trap or as a means of advancing onto the next part of the level, appearing 6 times throughout the games.

*The dynamite is first encountered in Sector E in the ''Half-Life'' chapter ''On A Rail''. There, dynamite traps, either triggered remotely or by tripwires, block the way to the High Altitude Launch Center. Several packs are set up above tracks in Sector E Materials Transport, others are set up in the stairs in the Launch Center's Launch Control building.

*In ''Uplink'', dynamite is used by the HECU to blow up the locked door leading to Sector F's Transmitter Dome.

*In ''Opposing Force'', it is used by the HECU in the chapter ''Foxtrot Uniform'' to blow up a section of the Hydro-Electric Dam and destroy the Gargantua.

*Another appearance of dynamite in ''Opposing Force'' is a small charge of approximately 5 sticks sitting next to a dead soldier and scientist in a broken X-ray tunnel in Sector E. Shephard uses it to destroy the X-ray, allowing him to proceed.

*In ''Blue Shift'', HECU Marines attempt to blow up a door in the coolant generator area under Section A-17 Prototype Labs in the chapter ''Power Struggle'', but the wire is broken. Barney Calhoun re-establishes the link with a barrel, triggering the explosion and killing the soldiers.


FileC2a2e0002.jpg|Dynamite being set up along tracks in the Black Mesa Transit System.
FileC2a2e0005.jpg|Ditto, after being detonated by the nearby HECU soldier.
FileDynamite up close.jpg|Dynamite seen on the dam, near the Gargantua.
FileGarg dam boom.jpg|The Gargantua exploding on the dam.
FileDynamite dam destroyed.jpg|The destroyed section of the dam after the explosion.

==List of appearances==

*''Half-Life'' {{1st}}
*''Half-Life Uplink'' {{Nc}}
*''Half-Life Opposing Force''
*''Half-Life Blue Shift''

CategoryHECU weapons
CategoryHalf-Life Blue Shift
CategoryHalf-Life Uplink
CategoryHalf-Life Opposing Force
CategoryBrush entities