Pit Drone

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{{Quote|I'm afraid I have trapped myself here, to escape those... beasts.|Black Mesa Science Team|Black Mesa scientist|Half-Life Opposing Force}}

The '''Pit Drone''' is a small Race X alien, encountered within the Black Mesa Research Facility after the Resonance Cascade.

==Overview==
Pit Drones are short, bipedal creatures with a head that sports a pair of black eyes (one on either side), tentacle-like appendages near the creature's mouth, and rows of sharp spines protruding from pores on the creature's forehead. A Pit Drone's arms end in long, scythe-like claws, which it can use to make vicious slashing attacks. Pit Drones have some reptilian characteristics, such as smooth, leathery skin, splayed feet, and small eyes.

==Behavior and skills==
Pit Drones are fast and fairly intelligent, typically traveling in packs of five or six, and are capable of making flanking movements to quickly surround their prey. The Pit Drone has two forms of attack firing their head-spines with acid jets when at long range or charging towards their target to deliver a deadly slash from their claws. Some Pit Drones appear to be incapable of their head spine attack, appearing to have depleted their ammunition of spines.

==Trivia==

*Pit Drone noises sound like distorted dog noises.
*Strangely, Pit Drones will attack a Shockroach if it doesn't have a host, despite it being part of Race X.
*Pit Drones do not seem to show hostility towards Houndeyes, and can only be seen using idle animations when near each other.
*The design of the Pit Drone resembles very early concept art of the title monster from the movie Alien, before Ridley Scott went with H.R. Giger's art direction.

==Gallery==

FilePit drone early.png|Early model.
FileOf15.JPG|Early Pit Drones attacking Shephard.
FileOf16.JPG|Ditto.
FileOf7.JPG|Ditto.
FilePit Drone BM.jpg|Pit Drone attacking Shephard.
FilePit drones idle.jpg|Idle Pit Drones in Black Mesa's Waste Processing Area 3.


==List of appearances==
*''Half-Life Opposing Force'' {{1st}}

==References==
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