There is also a whipping noise as they pounce. Gordon’s first encounter with this beast is in an abandoned house in Ravenholm, just before he flips a switch to deactivate an electrical fence in the cobblestone street below. Extraterrestrial characters in video games Fictional parasites and parasitoids Half-Life characters Video game species and races Zombies and revenants in popular culture. Unlike other Headcrabs, it has only four fangs, which are uniquely curved back and hook-like. If you are not confident enough to use this method, you must keep away from the Headcrab while firing into its main body. It does not have a beak like the other varieties, instead using the sharp talons at the ends of its legs to latch to hosts.

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Like its relatives, the Poison Headcrab is able to infest and mutate humans into Zombies.

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If used in large numbers, these shells are highly effective in neutralizing a large Resistance base. Unlike other Headcrabs, it has only four fangs, which headcrsb uniquely curved back and hook-like.

It’s also interesting to note how large their mouths are. Because the games are remakes, headcrabs play essentially the same role as they do in the original Half-Life. As an ambush tactic, it leaps at and poisons a viable host in an attempt to create a Poison Zombie. The games also establish that while headcrabs are parasites that prey on humans, they are also the prey of the creatures of their homeworld.


The headcrabs found in Half-Life are also noticeably smaller than those in Half-Life 2which have bodies approximately the size of a watermelon. While the original Half-Life only contains one type of headcrab, Half-Life 2 introduced two major variations: The creature’s dorsal markings are similar to those of a species of orb-weaving spider Araneus diadematus. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

Classic Headcrab model, with six eyes as well PlayStation 2 version.

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Lost Coast Half-Life 2: The introduction of the Zombine was meant to indicate that, in the wake of the devastation caused by the player in Half-Life 2what was once a valuable weapon in the Combine arsenal is now just as dangerous to them as it is to regular humans.

Unlike the other headcrabs, the poisonous headcrab has some survival instinct, as it will retreat when injured. There is also a whipping noise as they pounce. It is as yet unclear as to what specific function in the Headcrab ecology or reproductive cycle that the zombification process serves.

To distinguish it further, it has white bands that encircle its knee joints, wider legs, and a more flattened body, giving it a generally more crab-like appearance. This article is about the species.

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Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. Headcrabs are depicted as parasitic lifeforms roughly 2 feet 0. Poison Headcrabs move slowly and cautiously when maneuvering but leaps with incredible speed while releasing an angry squeal when a suitable host is in a clear line of sight. Poison headcrabs get their name from the neurotoxin they carry, which reduces the player’s health to one point instantly on hezdcrab, meaning that minimal additional damage can easily kill the player.


Half-Life 2 also featured the first appearance of Dr. Headcrabs are one of the first enemies introduced in Half-Life. The Poison Headcrab also commonly known as the black headcrab, named “Venom Crab” by Alyx Vance is a Headcrab subspecies previously unknown before the Combine invasion.

Please help rewrite it to explain the fiction more clearly and provide non-fictional headcrrab. Classic Headcrab model, with six eyes Half-Life version. In Episode One it seems that the Combine have begun to lose control over hsadcrab bio-weapon; Headcrabs begin infecting Overwatch Soldiersshowing that the large-scale effects of shelling have caused even Combine-controlled areas to be affected. Please notify the administrators before removing this template.

Poison Headcrab

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Poison Headcrabs can be difficult to deal with, as their bite can leave you vulnerable to other enemies.