Alien Assassin

{{Youmayd2|the enemy cut from Half-Life 2|the Half-Life Opposing Force enemy|Shock Trooper|. For other uses, see '''Assassin (disambiguation)'''.}}
{{Enemy Infobox
| image=FileAlien assassin - idle.jpg|250px
| name=Alien Assassin
| affiliation=Combine
| type=Soldier / Assassin
| health=
| weapons=*Claws
*Hopwire Grenades
| entity=npc_assassinDevelopment of Half-Life 2 game|''Half-Life 2'' leak files
| designer=Dhabih Eng''Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar''
The '''Alien Assassin''', also known as the '''Combine Alien Assassin''', the '''Breeder''', the '''Shock Trooper''', and the '''Prowler''',''Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar'' (Half-Life_2_Raising_the_Bar proof), page 279 is an enemy cut from ''Half-Life 2''. It is the original form of the Fast Zombie.

FileAlien Assassin concept.jpg|Concept art, sans spikes on the head.|150px|thumb|left

The Alien Assassin has long claws used for slashing targets, red spikes on the top of its head, a breathing mask and pipes in its eye orbits, and apparently only two toes. Like the Combine Assassin, it is likely that it was to be a quick and resourceful enemy, moving swiftly and performing flips, rolls, and other movements. Furthermore, it was to fire smoke to conceal its movements,Development of Half-Life 2 game|''Half-Life 2'' leak source code throw Hopwire Grenades and knives stored on its back, and quickly pounce the player. It was also to have a Zombie version as the Zombie Assassin, but it was never completed.

Both the Alien Assassin and the Cremator bear some similarities. They have an identical orange sphere on the back of one hand, looking like some sort of lid (the right hand for the Alien Assassin, in lower resolution, the left for the Cremator), similar arms and hands (except that the Cremator has only four fingers), and also lines on the hands (although the Cremator has them on its gloves instead of the skin like Alien Assassin). This suggests they were to be related in some way.

==Behind the scenes==
A related sound file, "ball_zap1.wav", can still be found in the ''Half-Life 2'' files, in the folder "/sound/npc/assassin/". Similar to a Stun Baton sound, it was likely related to the Assassin's Hopwire Grenades. The sound file "tattle1.wav" located in the sound folder for the Alien Assassin in the  ''Half-Life 2'' leak files indicates the Assassin was at some point to taunt the player. However the record seems to be temporary as it is made in a childish way, with a falsetto/Muppet-like voice.


FileAlien Assassin - run.jpg|Running.
FileAlien Assassin - walk.jpg|Walking, in a WikipediaNosferatu|Nosferatu-esque way.
FileAlien Assassin hand ball.jpg|The Alien Assassin's left hand, with the orange sphere.
FileCremator - Alien Assassin hand ball.png|Orange sphere texture, from the Cremator texture files.

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


CategoryCombine humanoids
CategoryCut enemies
CategoryDhabih Eng designs
CategoryHalf-Life 2 (pre-release)
CategoryHalf-Life 2 Raising the Bar