Stun Baton

{{Weapon Infobox
| image=FileStun Baton.jpg|250px
| name= Stun Baton
| affiliation= Combine
| manufacturer=
| model=
| type= Melee stun weapon
| damage= 40
| magazine=
| maxammo=
| fire=
| ammotype=
| operation= Shake to toggle charge, swing to strike
| rate of fire=Slow to Medium (slower than crowbar)
| spread=
| recoil= Low
| range= Close
| usedby=Civil Protection
| counterpart=Other CategoryMelee weapons|melee weapons
| counterwep=
| entity=weapon_stunstick

The '''Stun Baton''', also known as the '''Stunstick''', is an electrified baton used by Civil Protection|Metrocops to enforce the law on unruly Citizens, as well as restrain, harass or simply beat them. It is seen in the first and third chapters of ''Half-Life 2'', ''Half-Life_2_storyline Insertion'' and ''Half-Life_2_storyline Kanal'', and is a usable weapon in ''Half-Life 2 Deathmatch''.


*Stunsticks are similar in use and appearance to the WikipediaElectroshock weapon|batons used by real-world police officers, though considerably more brutal in application. 

*The small electrical device contained within the tip is used to electrocute anyone hit with the baton. When activated, the tip emits an electrical blue glow. It will stun the target for a few seconds, causing pain and confusion. The baton is approximately 22 inches long and is manufactured from a gray metal.

*Often, Stun Batons are used simply to beat Citizens who do not comply with Combine rules and regulations, or who simply disobey Civil Protection officers no matter how trivial the matter may be. For instance, in ''Point Insertion'', Gordon Freeman receives a beating if he puts the Dr. Breen's Private Reserve|>B can elsewhere than in the bin (e.g. throwing it at the CP or on the floor). They are also used in Civil Protection raids to subdue targeted Citizens or Resistance|Rebels, as seen in ''Point Insertion'' as well.


*While Freeman cannot use the Stun Baton as a weapon, it can be picked up and used as a battery, recharging the HEV Suit's power by 7%. However if the enemy is killed from far range, the Stun Baton will simply disappear once it is dropped.

*In ''Half-life 2 Deathmatch'', the Stun Baton is always given to players who spawn with Combine player models. It only has one level of damage and cannot have its stun mode toggled on or off. It is very similar in function to the crowbar, though it does significantly more damage (it will take 3 hits to kill a fully healed enemy), and has a slower attack rate. It is better suited against enemies whose health are already low.

==Behind the scenes==
As seen in the playable Development of Half-Life 2 game|''Half-Life 2'' leak, it appears that the Stun Baton was originally to be usable by the player in singleplayer, a feature kept for ''Half-life 2 Deathmatch'' only.


FileStunstick icon.png|Cut HUD icon.
FileStunstick icon2.png|Cut alternate icon, without caption.
FileStunstick hud icon.svg|''Half-Life 2 Deathmatch'' HUD icon, from "HalfLife2.ttf". 
FileStunstick text hud icon.svg|Placeholder icon, from "HalfLife2.ttf", also present in the game files as a texture.
FileStun pickup.svg|''Half-Life 2 Deathmatch'' HUD pickup icon, from "HL2MP.ttf".
FileStun Baton.jpg|Worldmodel.
FileStunstick v.jpg|Cut ''Half-Life 2'' viewmodel, still present in the retail files.
FileStun baton dm.jpg|''Half-Life 2 Deathmatch'' viewmodel.
FileMetrocop blue eyes.jpg|Early blue-eyed Metrocop with Stun Baton.
FileD1 arcade 02000255.JPG|Metrocop watching over Citizens with his Stun Baton in the cut Manhack Arcade.
FileMetrocop.jpg|Metrocop wielding a Stun Baton.
FilePick up that can.jpg|The "pick up that can" Metrocop about to send a Dr. Breen's Private Reserve|>B can on the ground. 
FileBeating1.jpg|CPs beating Citizens with their Stun Batons during an apartment raid.
FileBeating 2.jpg|Ditto.
FilePolice brutality.jpg|Beating Citizens near the City 17 Trainstation.

==List of appearances==
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*https// ''Half-Life 2'' at E3 2004 Train Station {{1st}} {{Nc}}
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*''Half-Life 2 Deathmatch'' {{Nc}}
*Source Particle Benchmark {{Gf}} {{Nc}}

CategoryCombine weapons
CategoryCut weapons
CategoryHalf-Life 2 (pre-release)
CategoryHalf-Life 2
CategoryHalf-Life 2 Deathmatch
CategoryMelee weapons