Spore (Xen)

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The '''spore''', also known as '''fungus''',Half-Life SDK|''Half-Life'' SDK is an alien plant-like organisms featured in ''Half-Life'' and Half-Life expansions (disambiguation)|its expansions.

==Overview==
Spores are stationary alien organisms seen in the alien world Xen. They consist of a spherical, beige body with a concave tip, connected to a surface by five dark brown root-like legs. Their body appears to be bulging in a manner similar to breathing. They appear in groups and in various sizes, posing no threat to any nearby creatures.

==Behind the scenes==
Comments in the source code indicate some planned but unimplemented features. The three sizes of spores, small, normal, and large, are set to use different skins, but in the final game, they all only have one appearance. When damaged, spores were to release smoke which would cause damage. It's also suggested that spores could react in some manner to the player's close proximity, but this behavior isn't specified.

The Half-Life (Dreamcast port)|Dreamcast version features some visual changes along with additional animated features. The tip's appearance is more mouth-like and opens and closes during its breathing motions. Its legs also bend as it pulsates.

==Gallery==

FileFungus on Xen.jpg|Spore on Xen.
FileC4a20001.jpg|Dead survey team member next to spore in Gonarch's Lair.
FileC1a0e pool.jpg|Spore behind Bullsquids drinking from a Healing Pool on Xen.
FileOf bullsquid pond.jpg|Ditto, larger view.
FileXen first teleport1.jpg|Spore near the first Xen teleport taken by Freeman.
FileFungi group.jpg|Group of spore in the Gonarch's lair.
FileFungi ceiling xen.jpg|Spore growing on a ceiling in Gonarch's lair.
FileOf2a1b0001.jpg|Xen flora invading Black Mesa.
FileXen cases BMRF.jpg|Xen flora and the Barnacle Gun stored in cases in Black Mesa.
FileOf4a30000.jpg|Ditto, spore and Barnacle Gun cases.


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

==References==
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CategoryHalf-Life
CategoryXen flora and minerals