Some people probably already know this, but i have seen many discussions on what the combine really are..
People have said the Combine soldiers are the aliens species and the Metro police are humans..
But in Episode 1 !SPOILER!
The Zombines if alyx were to call them lol, the combine zombies, if you take off the the Headcrab it is a Human lower Jaw bone that is left... Thus proving the Combine Soldiers are Humans... not only the metro police..
If anyone wants to add, please do so... and if you think this is old news.. lol sorry, but it seemed new to me.. i've always seen people argueing about the combine not being humans..
Slightly cooler than a n00b
27th November 2005
Yeap, Metro police are just humans in uniform, but the soldiers are "combined" humans.
True, the "soldiers" are part of the overwatch, an army of super-modified humans. If you read about Half-Life 1, vortigaunts we're taken and transformed into a super-soldier (something like that). I've been wondering this for a while though... Where the hell is their esophagus? I don't even see it. :confused: Forget my last sentence, real combine are the fat and slug-like creatures.
They have become so big from letting the other races do thier dirty work
"World's Best Boss"
14th August 2004
Ever think that aliens could have lower jaw-bone too?
Yes but for the Alien to have the same shaped lower jaw bone as us? mine as well call them human too..
yeah, the large slug like creatures are what control all of what the combine is.. ALL the combine soldiers are humans from earth, ALL the Striders and Vortigaunts are creatures from Zen..
I can see it all clearly now, these slug like creatures are the real force.. they "as stated before" gather creatures that have the best physic and intelligence, and use them as weapons..
Combines = Humans from earth.. Stiders = a creature from Zen Headcrabs = Zen Vortigaunts = Not exactly sure if they are from zen, but if so zen..
Get it ? the only bad alien there is, is those Slug like creatures... they are controlling all the enemies you fought..
remember in Episode 1 when they started to screw with you and Alyx's mind?
this is what i think
Uh, Striders are not from Xen, they are biologically engineered Synths created by the combine. You are getting it all wrong. The combine soldiers are an army of surgically-altered modified humans! They would be changed in Nova Prospekt. Oh and Nova Prospekt is a polish phrase for New Prospective, or changed views (Human views, changed to combine Overwatch views). Picture of surgically altered human: Picture of a human that resisted, but was captured: SPOILER!
Still a spoiler, but it is a picture, I'll just post a link:
That is what i am saying, ALL the creatures except for those pod like creatures are just captured reconfigured creatures from various planets..
The only alien here are those slug things, everything else is just captured from various planets and altered..
again, the combine are humans, Striders are creatures from some other planet, changed, just like humans where changed into combine..
same with the Gunships, Antlions etc etc..
The slug combine go to different planets capturing the most intelligent species and alters them for the combines army.. Combine being the slug creatures..
I'm starting to think that you are confusing me on purpouse..
I now see your point, but the combine are not the humans, they are a combination of all the races that we're assimalited into the empire, thus the name Combine.
But again, the striders, gunship, dropships, mortar synths, and crab synths are SYNTHS..Synthetic: Non-natural, created. Look it up in the dictionary. They are not aliens, they were taken from another race that created them when they we're taken into the empire.
Howe are Headcrabs Synthetic? In HL1 they where living creatures on Zen...
No, not headcrabs, crab synths...they we're synths cut out of the game.