Emergency flare

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| type=Flare
| usedby=Gordon Freeman
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The '''emergency flare''' is an item cut from ''Half-Life'' and brought back for ''Half-Life 2 Episode One'' and ''Half-Life 2 Episode Two'' as a Combine item.

The emergency flare was originally to appear in ''Half-Life''. Its model can be found in the game files.

===''Half-Life 2''===
Flares are seen in ''Half-Life 2'', but they are smaller, shot by a flare gun, and are only used by Civil Protection|Metrocops and Overwatch Soldiers. The flare gun was originally to be used by the player, and can be found in the playable Half-Life 2 Beta|''Half-Life 2'' Beta.

===''Half-Life 2 Episode One''===
In ''Episode One'', usable emergency flares are introduced in the City 17 Underground. Automatically lighting when grabbed by the player, they can be held (and thrown) with the Zero Point Energy Field Manipulator|Gravity Gun, mocking the operation of a flare gun, and provide light to the player in dark areas on a long range. In addition to providing light, flares can also be used to set Zombies on fire. This action is needed to complete the The Orange Box Achievements|''Orange Box'' Achievement "The Orange Box Achievements One|Zombie-que".

===''Half-Life 2 Episode Two''===
The emergency flare appears in the ''Episode Two'' chapter ''Half-Life 2 Episode Two storyline the Radar|Under the Radar'', inside a pit full of Supply Crates with transponders attached to them.


FileEmergency flare.jpg|Original ''Half-Life'' flare model.
FileFlameammo l.png|Cut ''Half-Life 2'' flare gun flare.
FileFlare HL2.jpg|Retail ''Half-Life 2'' flare gun flare.
FileEp1 signalflare.jpg|A lit emergency in a pitch black ventilation shaft in ''Episode One''.

==List of appearances==
*''Half-Life'' {{1st}} {{Gf}} {{Nc}}
*''Half-Life 2'' {{C|As a different flare shot by a flare gun}}
*''Half-Life 2 Deathmatch'' {{Nc}}
*''Half-Life 2 Episode One''
*Source Particle Benchmark {{Gf}} {{Nc}}
*''Half-Life 2 Episode Two''

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CategoryBlack Mesa technology
CategoryCombine technology
CategoryCut items
CategoryHalf-Life 2
CategoryHalf-Life 2 Episode One
CategoryHalf-Life 2 Episode Two