Voltigore

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| image=FileVoltigore model.jpg|250px
| name=Voltigore
| affiliation=Race X
| type=Heavy support infantry
| health=
| weapons=*Front claws
*Purple electrical energy
*Electric death
| entity=*monster_alien_voltigore
*monster_alien_babyvoltigore
| designer=Stephen Bahlhttp//www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,22310/ Stephen Bahl on MobyGames
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'''Voltigores''', not to be confused with Vortigaunts, are large Race X creatures encountered in ''Half-Life Opposing Force''.

==Overview==
Voltigores are large, brown burly creatures that have four legs and two arms that end in scythe-like claws. On their backs are five vivid purple stripes, followed by a long tail. Behind their tentacled faces are mouths similar to those of a Pit Drones, but with round teeth.

These creatures apparently communicate via their unusual, electric-sounding bellow.

===Habitat===
Voltigores can be seen in various locations throughout Black Mesa Research Facility|Black Mesa although they seem to prefer dark, damp environments. As seen in the ''Opposing Force'' chapter ''Foxtrot Uniform'', in which Adrian Shephard ends up traveling through several disused tunnels beneath the surface of Black Mesa, a large population of Voltigores can be found nesting.

==Behavior and skills==
These aggressive creatures use their innate ability to harness electrical charges to create a devastating ranged energy bolt attack, bearing some similarity to the Vortigaunt's green energy stream, although the Voltigore's energy attack is purple, and much more lethal. At close range, they attack viciously with their claws.

When a Voltigore dies, its WikipediaCarapace|carapace explodes, causing massive damage to anything in the vicinity.

==Variations==
Baby Voltigores are much smaller and weaker, and they cannot use the energy attack commonly used by the adult form. Despite this, they will make valiant efforts to use it, simply producing a harmless purple spark.

While at a great disadvantage in battle due to their under-developed bodies, baby Voltigores are just as aggressive as their parents and will not hesitate to attack the player.

==Tactics==
The best weapon to quickly dispatch a Voltigore is the Displacer Cannon. If the Displacer Cannon is unavailable or too much of a risk to use, the SAW and Spore Launcher are good alternatives.

==Trivia==
*Voltigores only appear in Gearbox Software|Gearbox's ''Half-Life'' expansion ''Half-Life Opposing Force|Opposing Force''.
*It is notable that the Crab Synth manufactured by the Combine, and the Antlion Guard, resemble these creatures.
*Baby Voltigores can be eaten like the Headcrab by the Barnacle Gun.
*Although the similarity might be coincidental, the Starcraft 2 Zerg creature the http//starcraft.wikia.com/wiki/Brutalisk Brutalisk could be a nod to the Voltigore due to its shape.

==Gallery==


FileBaby Voltigore.jpg|The baby Voltigore model.
FileVicarious Reality.jpg|An adult Voltigore preparing for an attack. The purple spark of electricity can be seen below its head
FileOf5a20005.jpg|Ditto.
FileFoxtrot Uniform 3.jpg|A baby Voltigore preparing for an attack
FileOf5a20002.jpg|A Voltigore egg
FileFoxtrot Uniform4.jpg|Two Shock Troopers and a Voltigore
FileBlack ops apache voltigore.jpg|An adult Voltigore being attacked by an AH-64 Apache|Apache.


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

==References==
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