Panther Eye

{{Enemy Infobox
|image=FileBlue Panther Eye model.jpg|250px
|image2=FileRed Panther Eye model.jpg|215px
|name=Panther Eye
|affiliation= Xen
*Leap attack and teeth
|entity=*monster_panther''Worldcraft'', ''Half-Life'' Game Definition File (halflife.fgd) in ''Half-Life'' Alpha
*monster_cine_panther{{efn|cine, or cinematic are hard coded character entities (with no WikipediaArtificial Intelligence|artificial intelligence) used for the in-game scripted scenes in the earlier builds of ''Half-Life'', before they were replaced with scripted_sequence. When triggered, they leave their idle pose, and play the only animation they have.}}
|designer=Chuck Jones''Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar''

The '''Panther Eye''',''Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar'' also known as '''Panthereye''', is an alien enemy cut from ''Half-Life''. It comes in two versions a blue-colored, which was created first, and a red-colored. While not in the retail game files, the source files of the red version can be found in the Half-Life SDK|''Half-Life'' SDK files, where its folder bears the name "Diablo". Both the blue and red versions can be found in the leaked Half-Life Alpha|''Half-Life'' Alpha.

Like many of the Xen creatures, it has a single eye and is overall very similar to the Vortigaunt. Originally created for ''Quiver'', it was first called "Sound Dog".''Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar'' This theme relates to the Houndeye, who bears a similar name.

==Behavior and skills==

Of the size of a panther, it was to throw its victims on the ground and attack them somehow with its mouth and some sort of beige tongue located behind its chin (as seen in the red version), while blocking them with its paws. It was also to slash and push its victims with the claws of its upper paws. The creature was to run very fast, making it a very efficient opponent, and waving its tail while being idle. Other animations see it crawling on its belly to avoid being noticed. Overall, its behavior was to be more or less like a panther or any feline animal from earth, hence its name.

The blue version has WikipediaEye eyes|compound eyes, likely allowing the creature to see with a very large view angle.

The leaked ''Half-Life'' Alpha contains 4 Panther Eye sounds, used for when it is idle. It consists mostly of high-pitched groaning sounds (reminiscent of the "Sound Dog" concept) and undetermined noises.

==Behind the scenes==
According to "Skeletal Animation.txt", a text document in ''Half-Life'' Alpha, the Panther Eye was to have a tongue, and was to be animated using WikipediaMorph target animation|vertex animation. The tongue can be seen in a FilePanthereye test.jpg|screenshot included along with the document. There is a version of the tongue animated using skeletal animation used by the red Panther Eye. The Gargantua also appear to have a similar tongue, which is used in several animations, and is hard to see because of its placement.

==In modding==
The Panther Eye has since appeared in several mods, notably ''Azure Sheep'', ''http// Point of View'' and ''They Hunger Hunger 3 Rude Awakening|They Hunger 3''.


FilePanther eye concept.jpg|Concept art of the "Sound Dog" above a victim.
FilePanther eye-scientist.jpg|High-res render of a blue Panther Eye attacking a scientist. 
File0047-experiment1.JPG|Blue Panther Eye in ''The Portal Device''.
FilePA experiment2.jpg|Ditto, in a more recent version.
FileC1a10000.jpg|Ditto, featuring the red variant.
FilePanthereye satellite.jpg|Glimpse of a blue Panther Eye.
FilePanthereye-guard.jpg|Blue Panther Eye about to attack a Military Police.
FilePanthereye walk.jpg|Front view of the blue Panther Eye.
FilePanthereye test.jpg|Blue Panther Eye with animation skeleton visible.
FileScientist strangled early2.jpg|Blue Panther Eye about to attack.
FileScientist strangled early3.jpg|Ditto.
FileScientist strangled early4.jpg|Ditto.
FileScientist strangled early5.jpg|Blue Panther Eye attacking.
FileScientist strangled early6.jpg|Ditto, close-up.
FilePanther video.png|Scientist getting killed by a blue Panther Eye.
Filediablopanther1.jpg|Red variation model renders.
FilePanther eye red promotional.jpg|High-res render of HECU grunts enlightening a red Panther Eye attacking a scientist.
FilePanthereye-drinks.jpg|Red Panther Eye beside a dead security guard.

==List of appearances==
*https// ''Half-Life'' 1997 Teaser {{1st}} {{Nc}}
*Half-Life SDK|''Half-Life'' SDK {{Nc}}
*''Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar'' {{Nc}}

==See also==



CategoryXen creatures
CategoryHalf-Life 2 Raising the Bar
CategoryHalf-Life (pre-release)
CategoryCut enemies
CategoryChuck Jones designs