A humanoid Synth?

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Since Synths are said to be some alien creatures modified by the Combine to become a machine, then don't you think that the Dropship's 'original form' might have been a humanoid (like the Alien Grunt)?

(the image is turned upside down to show what I mean)
 

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lol @ that picture.

No, I absolutely don't think the dropship was originally a humanoid shape. Humanoid synths do exist, however, as Soldiers and Elites prove.
 

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But I don't know if we have proof that Stalkers are really made from human race ?... Even if it seems logical.
Alyx flat-out states "this is what happens to you if you resist" while mournfully closing a stalker pod in Ep1, and a couple of Resistance fighters sometimes reference how rebels get turned into stalkers, too.

Besides, the closest Valve's ever come to designing a humanoid Half Life alien have been the Alien Grunts, the Nihilanth, and the Vortigaunts (all the CP units and foot soldiers in the game are or once were human, it's easy to forget sometimes because of the masks). I doubt they'd design an alien so similar to humans that the two species have the same skeletal structure, and then only use that species in a highly-altered synth form on the human homeworld. That's just confusing.
 

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Thanks, I just chose that one because it came up first on Google and I forgot that you're closely related to Combine OverWiki.

btw
 

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the shilling just does not ****ing stop

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It won't stop until no one uses the leftover wiki.

Never noticed there are 2 wiki. They both seems identical... Are you saying that combineoverwiki.net is the original one ?
Combine OverWiki was founded as "Half-Life Wiki" in 2006 on Wikia, and moved in 2011 to a privately hosted domain while the original wiki remained as a duplicate on Wikia. You can read more about the move here and here, while this list can show why OverWiki is objectively better.
 

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Also to clarify our connection to COW, we do not run or own it. We support it as the true community wiki source and host it on that basis.
 

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Combine OverWiki was founded as "Half-Life Wiki" in 2006 on Wikia, and moved in 2011 to a privately hosted domain while the original wiki remained as a duplicate on Wikia. You can read more about the move here and here, while this list can show why OverWiki is objectively better.
That makes sense. I always thought one was aping the other for content.
 

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It sort of does look like a humanoid alien creature, but I think that's a little bit of a stretch. Either the Combine modified the creature a lot, or this is an alien we haven't seen before.
 
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It's possible that the dropship is an aquatic creature, notice how it's movement resembles something swimming in water?
 

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I think the combine dropship was a land animal similar to a horse if you notice it has hooves
 
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I think the combine dropship was a land animal similar to a horse if you notice it has hooves
I didn't notice that, good catch. I would love to see what world it came from, it's brutal how the Combine just takes living things and mutilates them, binding them physically and mentally to their servitude. Breen really believed this was our path to the next stage of evolution? he was a fool, we were only to become mere weapons and tools, it makes you think though, what if the Advisors are also slaves?
 

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They would probably also jump high or run fast judging by the big hind legs
 
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