Val	CHA	Cost	Roll	Notes
15	STR	5	12-	Lift 200 kg; 3d6 HTH Damage [1]
15	DEX	10	12-
15	CON	5	12-
10	INT	0	11-	PER Roll 11-/12-
10	EGO	0	11-
15	PRE	5	12-	PRE Attack:  3d6

6	OCV	15
5	DCV	10
3	OMCV	0
3	DMCV	0
4	SPD	20		Phases:  3, 6, 9, 12

6+8	PD	4		Total:  6/14 PD (0/8 rPD)
6+8	ED	4		Total:  6/14 ED (0/8 rED)
6	REC	2
30	END	2
10	BODY	0
30	STUN	5		Total Characteristic Cost:  87

Movement:	Running:	12m/24m 
		Leaping:	4m/8m
		Swimming:	4m/8m

Cost	Powers & Skills
50	Combine Issue Weaponry:  see text
14	Combat Vest:  Resistant Protection (8 PD/8 ED); OIF (-½), Requires A Roll (12- roll; covers Hit 
	Locations 9-14; -¼)
3	Airfilter:  LS  (Expanded Breathing); OIF (helmet/mask; -½)
7	Radio:  Radio Perception/Transmission (Radio Group); OIF (helmet/mask; -½)
2	Observant:  +1 PER with Sight Group
10	Vocoder:  Hearing Group Images, -4 to PER Rolls, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +½); Set Effect (only 
	to disguise user's voice; -1), OIF (helmet/mask; -½)

2	Fringe Benefit:  Local Police Powers
1	Fringe Benefit:  Law Enforcement Rank
1	Fringe Benefit:  Weapon Permit

3	Combat Driving 12-
1	Computer Programming 8-
3	Interrogation 12-
2	KS: Combine Law And Procedure 11-
2	KS: Combine Overwatch Customs 11-
2	Navigation (Land) 11-
2	PS: Combine Overwatch Soldier 11-
3	Systems Operation 11-
3	TF:  Common Motorized Ground Vehicles, Helicopters, Wheeled Military 
3	Tactics 11-
3	Teamwork 12-
4	WF:  Energy Weapons, Small Arms

Total Powers & Skill Cost:  121
Total Cost:  208

175+	Matching Complications (50)
10	Distinctive Features:  Combine Overwatch Uniform (Easily Concealed; Always Noticed and Causes Major 
	Reaction [fear]; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses)
20	Hunted:  Combine Overwatch Very Frequently (Mo Pow; NCI; Watching)
25	Psychological Complication:  Total Loyalty To the Combine (Very Common; Total)
20	Social Limitation:  Subject To Orders (Very Frequently; Major)

Total Complication Points:  50
Experience Points:  33
Combine Overwatch

Background/History: Overwatch soldiers are humans who have agreed to submit to certain Combine medical procedures. These procedures include the removal of all genitalia, memory wipes, and the implanting of cybernetic devices in the head, throat, and torso. The result is an almost perfectly loyal soldier.

Personality/Motivation: Overwatch soldiers seem to be fully and totally dedicated to the Combine and its aims. They appear to be indoctrinated at regular intervals and unlike Civil Protection don’t suffer from second thoughts about what they are doing. That said, Administrator Wallace Breen does admonish and berate Overwatch forces at one point for their failure to capture Doctor Gordon Freeman, indicating a possibility they may still have some vestiges of their original personalities left.

Quote: "Priority alert. Nova Prospekt exogen breach. Perimeter communication status zero. Internal stabilization team deploy sterilizers in suspected infection blocks; A5, A7, B2."

Powers/Tactics: Overwatch soldiers are very well-armed and armored, with heavy body armor and automatic weapons. They work in squads of four to six, and usually consist of individuals armed with the MP7 with one man armed with the SPAS-12 and another with the OSIPR. All may have grenades and will use them to flush out hidden combatants. Anyone too close to effectively shoot will struck with the butt of a weapon.

When attacking, Overwatch soldiers will cover each other’s advance with bursts of weapons fire, try to cover multiple quarters if staying in a group, look for cover if a grenade is tossed their way, and will broadcast “Outbreak, outbreak, outbreak!” when a unit is down to it’s last member. While they don’t have the constant radio chatter of CP units, Overwatch members will talk to each other, using code words, so that the squad knows what is going on at all times.

Appearance: The typical Overwatch solider wears a dark blue-gray uniform with sectional pieces of padding on the limbs. Heavy body armor is worn over the torso along with a dark-colored helmet similar to what Civil Protection uses.

Designer's Notes: Combine Overwatch soldiers appear in Valve Software’s Half Life 2 series of games. Much of the information here was taken from direct game play, as well as the Combine OverWiki, found at http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page. The stats given here are a mix of conjecture, game play descriptions, and an attempt to present in-game concepts in a manner consistent with the HERO System.

Note: This version of a Combine Overwatch soldier is tougher than the ones who appear in Half Life 2 due to the inclusion of body armor.

(Combine Overwatch created by Valve Software, character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)

Combine Overwatch Hero Designer File

Half Life 2 Weapons List | Zero-Point Energy Field Manipulator | Civil Protection | Combine Overwatch | Combine Gunship | Combine Hunter | Combine Strider | Antlion, Soldier | Antlion, Worker | Barnacle | Headcrab | Headcrab Zombie | Fast Headcrab | Fast Headcrab Zombie | Poison Headcrab | Poison Headcrab Zombie

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